AVI GOREN


YOUR GUIDE IN ISRAEL

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ABOUT ME


As a people person, tour guiding has been a blessing in my life. I am an Israeli born and raised, have four wonderful children and live in Hod Hasharon in central Israel. I am a veteran of the Yom Kippur war of 1973, after which I was decorated with the medal of distinguished service.

I’ve been a licensed tour guide for over 25 years. I keep my guiding style humorous and informative, but most of all- personal. Over the years I had been privileged to work with many couples, large groups, Bna'i Mitzvah groups, solo travelers and various foreign delegations (both business and government officials).

After receiving my tour-guiding certification, I went back to university for 6 years for Israeli studies. I was at the top of my class in the undergraduate degree and went on to complete a Master’s degree, specializing in Israeli Archeology. There's no such thing as knowing too much when you're responsible to telling Israel's story!

Decorated war veteran

I was a 19-year-old tank driver when the Yom Kippur (The Day of Pardon) war broke in 1973. I was stationed at the Egyptian border, right by the Suez Canal. Experiencing the war at such a young age has had an immense influence on my life. I have lost many dear friends in the sands of Sinai, was fortunate enough to save the lives of a few and was decorated with the Medal of Distinguished Service.

These records can be found in Latrun- a former British police fort and the site of Yad Lashiryon- the Commemoration and Remembrance Site of the Israeli Armored Corps. I take pleasure in bringing visitors there, as I hold Latrun dear and truly feel as a part of it.

The war’s horrors have made me seek peace in my own life and oppose any kind of violence.



Itineraries


SECURITY AND SAFETY


This is the most important part of my trip planning. I keep well informed of everything that goes on in Israel, from bad weather through traffic jams. There’s no place in Israel that doesn’t have coverage, so keeping updated is easy.

As for safety- did you know that Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are considered safer than most capital cities in the western world? Like every other place in the world- some places aren’t safe and I keep well away from them. I’ve lived here all my life and this is where I chose to raise my children.

Every year, Tel Aviv nightlife get ranked at the world's top! Come, see for yourself! If you still have any specific concerns or worries- let me know. I’ll be more than happy to answer any question you might have.

SERVICES



My standard service is first class. There’s no other type. When you travel with me I’ll make sure all the details have been confirmed and that all is set for your visit: while on the trip, there’s no reason for you to do anything other than look, listen and soak in the experience. Some of the services I offer include:

  • Pick up at the airport and drop off
  • All hotel reservations
  • At your service is my fully equipped, air conditioned SUV
  • Trip extensions to Jordan
  • Wildlife tours (both day and night)
  • Off-the-beaten track specialty tours
  • Camel / donkey / horseback riding
  • Customized tours for any age, kind, and size of group
  • Masada sunrise
  • Red Sea scuba diving and snorkeling
  • Hikes to some of Israel’s most beautiful natural sites
  • 4x4 adventure trips
  • Visit Israel’s hidden and less visited gems

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