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Welcome to the Middle East Tours

105 reviews
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Welcome to the middle east tours offers you a unique visit to Israel - the local's perspective. We combine the famous tourist sites with local sites and our guides are friendly, fun, informative and most important - super informative. We discuss the real issues that makes Israel and promise you an experience you will never forget.
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend Shai to guide your visit to Israel. We got his name from our mid 20 year old kids who he guided for 10 days 18 months ago. He gave us a great guided experience in Tzfat and Jerusalem. I was impressed with his...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without Shai's fantastic knowledge and inviting humor, our educational college trip to Israel would not have been the same. He was very friendly and molded the trip to our interests and personalities creating connections across politics and culture. I appreciated his ability to connect 20...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shai served as our guide for "Perspectives," a trip for student leaders at our university to explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . Though the tour was highly politically and emotionally charged, he did an excellent job of illuminating many of the complexities of the conflict and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jds526
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of 5 with 3 adult children. We travel to a new destination each Christmas and just returned from 10 days in Israel. Our trip included Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada, Dead Sea, stayed in Eilat to see Petra, Haifa, Sea of Galilee, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank steve l
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited Israel and booked 4 full-day tours with Shai. My friend and I could not have been any happier with our experience. Shai was PHENOMENAL. During pre-planning, he took the time to answer all of our questions, recommended sites to visit as well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank taniachatila
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Shai Goren was our guide on this day trip. He was easy-going, knowledgeable, and engaging. We felt relaxed with him and had time plenty of time to take stop, take pictures and be leisurely. The history of both of these sites were new to us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

One of the best tours I've ever taken. Shai is incredibly knowledgeable and gave us all the history we could ever want as well as tie it all together with the current situation. We saw the main tourist sites in the old city of Jerusalem...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank keeptrekking30
Reviewed 15 October 2018

(I took a 10-day tour of Israel last year with 12 friends.) Shai is the perfect alchemy of several key ingredients: local historian, trusted pal, logistics expert, and comedic relief. There is something authentically spiritual about him, though not overtly so. His wisdom is at...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Our extended family visited Israel in June this year and had the great fortune to have Shai as our guide. We had a blend of religions in our group and Shai provided a wonderful comprehensive stories of the region, religions, food, politics and history. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

My sisters and I travelled to Israel for the first time this week. While on the trip we started to make plans to return to Israel for a further tour with Shai. He is the best tour guide we could have dreamed of- he literally...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Olivia R
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