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Local Biblical Guides with over 40 years of experience

Maroun Sader
Holy Land Tour Guide
My name is Maroun Sader, born November 20, 1971 in the small Galilean village of Jish. I have B.A in Geography and Middle Eastern Studies from Haifa University, and a Masters degree from FAU Erlangen/ Nuremberg in Germany. I have been a licensed tour guide since 1996, guiding fluently in both German and English. For me guiding is a passion, if not...
Eshcar Kapoya
Holy Land Tour Guide
I was born into a traditional family and grew up in the collective community of Kibbutz Timorim, in the mid-south of Israel. Upon completing my military service I fulfilled a childhood dream – walking the 600+ miles of the Israel National Trail, from Dan to Eilat. I didn't carry a book, only maps, and knew very little of the history of my land. A...
Malcolm Cartier
Holy Land Tour Guide
Malcolm David Cartier of Russian, Hungarian, Austrian and Welsh descent. The youngest of three brothers, was born March 18, 1948 in London, England to Jewish parents, Marie and Martyn Cartier; just two months prior to the re-birth of the State of Israel. After completion of formal education at Carmel College along the bank of the upper section of t...
Foteh Mickel
Holy Land Tour Guide
My name is Foteh Mickel, its a Greek name means light of God, even though its greek but originally i am from Italy my family came to the holy land during the crusader period 800 years ago. I was born 1982 and I was raised in Jerusalem. I have a BA degree in elctro mechanical engineering from the University of Jordan in Amman Jordan I worked as an...
Hani Awwad
Holy Land Tour Guide
Working as Tour Guide with incoming tourists, assisting and guiding them through the various tourist places and other places of interest located in the Holy land, telling them about the historical importance and other interesting aspects of the tourist spots, focusing on Jesus ministry and his way of life in the Holy land. Most of the groups I work...
Sam Makarios
Holy Land Tour Guide
Born in Nazareth in the year 1976 . Married with 2 children .Education : 1999-2001: Certificate of authorized tour guide, Haifa tourism school. 1996-1999: B.A degree in archeology and Studies of The Land of Israel, Haifa university. Experience : Tour guide, exclusively for the N.E.T Tours Agency since 2006. Tour guide for different incoming touris...
Andre Shama
Holy Land Tour Guide
Born in Nazareth in the year 1976 . Married with 2 children .Education : 1999-2001: Certificate of authorized tour guide, Haifa tourism school. 1996-1999: B.A degree in archeology and Studies of The Land of Israel, Haifa university. Experience : Tour guide, exclusively for the N.E.T Tours Agency since 2006. Tour guide for different incoming touris...
Roman Tyutnev
Holy Land Tour Guide
Born and in 1975 in Volgograd, Russia in a Russian-Jewish family. I have Master’s degree in Foreign Languages (English) and Management. I accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior in 1991. I was an active member of the Baptist church in Volgograd, Russia, before Lord has called me to the Land of my ancestors. Responding to Lord’s call I came to live i...
Ruby Azraq – Abu Sada
Holy Land Tour Guide
About myself: My name is Ruby Azraq – Abu sada, I am an Israeli Arab Christian. I was born in Jerusalem , the old city , 28 May 1972. My family is a Christian family who lives in Jerusalem since 10 generations . I am married, i have three boys: Issa (yeshua), George, Michael, all of them in the university and they are good Christians , active in...
Olga Smoldyreva
Holy Land Tour Guide
I was born in Russia and got my degrees, got married, and gave birth to my firstborn son there. Professionally, I started working as a translator for an international charity organization while a fourth year student of the State University, Department of Linguistics. After I graduated I continued with the same company and became Assistant to the Su...
Roberto Leandro Grobman
Holy Land Tour Guide
Roberto Leandro Grobman Birth location: São Paulo, Brazil Citizenship: Israeli, married, 4 children Residence Location: Rishon Lezion, Israel Religion: Christian History of Religions (Christian, Judaism and Islam) History of Israel Biblical Archeology Old Testament New Testament Sacred sites in the Holy Land Large groups tour guiding
Khalil Haddad
Holy Land Tour Guide
I am a Christian from Nazareth in Galilee. I have a Bachelor's degree in communication and political science and a Master's degree in Comparative Religion and Political Science. I have been guiding Christian English Speaking groups through the Holy Land since 2012.
Marcos Ruiz (Aviel)
Holy Land Tour Guide
Welcoming visitors to our compound, sharing with many of them the history of the Christ Church and its pioneers, also explaining the different models we have in display, such Jerusalem during the second Temple Period, also talking about an overview of the history of the country and Jerusalem
Ibrahim Emtanis
Holy Land Tour Guide
An experienced and licensed tour guide willing to make your journey in the holy land a wonderful one. Whether for pleasure or pilgrimage, we can build together the plan that makes you view, feel, smell and "taste" our country. We can start from the highest mountains in the north, through the Sea of Galilee, the shore of the Mediterranean, down to ...
Gila Yudkin
Holy Land Tour Guide
A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a journey of the heart. It’s a walk in the Land of the Bible that holds the roots of your faith. It’s a celebration of the spirit in thanksgiving, prayer, song, and fellowship, with sacred rites such as baptism, communion, a reading of the Beatitudes, a sail on the stormy sea. It’s a life-changing experienc...
Sleiman Rabadi
Holy Land Tour Guide
My name is Sleiman Rabadi and I am a father of two little girls. I was born into a Christian family in 1971 and lived most of my life next to the holy sites in Jerusalem . My favorite places to play were the old city streets of Jerusalem, the courtyard of the Holy Sepulcher and the terraces of the old city. While growing up in this ancient city, ...
Yousef Khair
Holy Land Tour Guide
My name is Joseph khair I have been guiding groups in the last 20 years in the holy land I learned that this profession is like being an ambassador in your own country and should transmit my faith to all visitors , that’s what made me love my work . Beside the English language I also guide Spanish speaking groups. I will be honored the serve yo...
Kavork Hagoplan
Holy Land Tour Guide
Sam Gorenshten
Holy Land Tour Guide
For the past five years, i have become involved in guiding pilgrims. before that, I worked as an economist and statistician. I also have an interest in anthropology, theology, archaeology and history. I like to travel and hike, I enjoy trying different cuisines and spending time with my family. Next time we meet, be ready to explore the land of Je...
Marika Steeg
Holy Land Tour Guide
Marika Steeg was born in Germany and was raised in Brazil by her Israeli parents. In 1984 she moved to Israel to study at the Hebrew University, where she completed a bachelor's degree in English and German Literature. Marika speaks five languages: Hebrew, English, German, Spanish and Portuguese. Completing the Israel Government Tour Guide cour...
Essam Zeid
Egypt Tour Guide
ESSAM ZEID was born and raised in Egypt in 1970. Studied business administration and a post graduate diploma for guidance. I have been enjoying working with tourists from all over the world. Start to be specials in pilgrim’s American tour for the last 15+ years… My passion is to link the history to the land and both to the Old Testament and the...
Yasser Hussein
Egypt Tour Guide
Yasser was in born in Cairo in 1971. In 1996 Yasser graduated from the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels and has enjoyed working as a tour guide since 1998. He has had the pleasure of leading many American and British tour groups, specializing in Biblical, Academic, and Pilgrimage groups. During the past 15 years, Yasser has also assisted major product...
Osama Tewfik
Egypt Tour Guide
Osama Tewfik was born and raised up in Egypt, Land of the Pharaohs. He points out that it is the Land of the Bible, as well, with over 7000 years of history. Osama studied Egyptology and tourist guidance for 4 years after high school and has almost 20 years of experience in the tourism field. He is an English speaking tour guide, who works mostly w...
Sebnem Kececi
Turkey Tour Guide
have been passionately dedicated to guiding since 1989. Meeting and learning from people from a range of backgrounds and sharing my enthusiasm for the varied and rich historical and biblical heritage of my beautiful country invigorates my soul and sustains my love for guiding. An ever-lasting hunger for learning and reading are my personal passi...
Erturk Zobi
Turkey Tour Guide
Born in 1965 of Turkish descent, a proud one as I was named, I went through a dense science education before I switched to history, art and anthropology (after getting a bit wiser). I then worked in travel agencies, studied travel and hotel management, and received my guiding certificate in 1987, armored with the full theory and practice of traveli...
Ruby Haddad
Jordan Tour Guide
Ruby is a native-born Jordanian, married to a Palestinian, and both serve as tour guides based in the capital city of Amman. Ruby holds a university degree in chemistry, but early in her career she decided to master English and assist visitors from the West in appreciating the incredible beauty of “The Hashemite Kingdom.”
Fadi Haddad
Jordan Tour Guide
FADI HADDAD, Biblical Travels’ Jordanian Guide. Here is how our delightful Jordanian guide, Fadi Haddad, describes himself: Born in the northern city of Irbid (ancient Arbila) and living in Amman the capital of Jordan (ancient Amon or Philadelphia ), I grew up with so much history around! The fact that our Lord Jesus lived and taught in my land ...
Ala Abu Amara
Jordan Tour Guide
My name is Ala’ Abu Amara, 43 years old, I was born in Jordan went around the world but always going back to Jordan. My first university degree was from the University of Jordan as a Literature student, that’s why I started speaking English, then I got many studies in different fields, as a horse owner I studied some veterinary ,Farriery and ho...
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Testimonials

What our customers are saying.

Good Afternoon Nancy,

My son, Jonathan, and I just got back from our Holy Land Tour and I am still in awe.  Our guide, Foteh Mickel, was outstanding.  His knowledge of the Bible, history and archeology really brought everything together and will forever change the way I read the Bible. He and our driver, Mohammed, went out of their way to make sure that we got to see everything possible during our stay.  Foteh was constantly making sure we had access to sites, and then would make sure we understood the importance of the area and how it related to the Bible and history. He would also insure that everyone was OK with the terrain and make suggestions for easier footing.  Rare in a guide.   I would recommend Maranatha Tours to anyone.  Every detail was covered.  When I opened my final packet and found the lanyard included the hotel address, phone numbers and Foteh’s phone number for emergency, I told my son that ya’ll really have this down to an art.  By the way, the “Whispers” are absolutely fantastic.  Great way to make sure everyone can hear.

Thank you so much for a life changing experience.  The memories will last a lifetime!

Elizabeth Gordon
December 1969

Dear Maranatha Tours,
Your company has put together one the best things I have ever experienced. I am very thankful for the trip of a life you made possible for me to enjoy and to be educated at the same time. I always dreamed about going to Israel and confirming my dreams, was more than I expected.

It was well organized and every day activity was outlined in the booklet or by the tour guide personnel. Malcolm and his staff were awesome. Malcolm is well educated about the place and most of all he was informative and patient. Thank God for people like him. His bus driver was humble and friendly. The hotel personnel was helpful in every way possible in the dining room and made sure I was please and comfortable.

I appreciated all that they and I want to thank each and every one in your staff for they all came together to make this possible for me. Thank you again and again.

I am yours truly,

Norma Summer
December 1969

Dear Maranatha Tours,
We just wanted to mention our appreciation to Maranatha Tours that we are very satisfied with our 10 Day Tour of Jordan and The Holy Land. We are grateful for Tareq (in operations) and Rami (our tour guide) in Jordan. They did a terrific job in making the first part of our tour a success.
We also want to extend further recognition and appreciation for our Israel tour guide Foteh Mickel on our first Holy Land tour. With Foteh’s ; knowledge, love and respect of bible scripture, Holy Land and local Christian community; Ability to manage a VERY diverse (and sometimes difficult) group; respect for the overall Maranatha agenda. He fulfilled every detail beyond our expectations.
By knowing the right times to visit certain places (so we wouldn’t wait in line for hours) Foteh’s time management skills and professional attitude allowed us to learn so much while being spiritually enlightened more than we could possibly imagine. Thank you Foteh for making this not just a tour but a TRUE pilgramage.
We are very grateful for a positive and memorable experience.

Respectfully,

Scott and Nancy Blackwood
Nashville, TN
 

Scott and Nancy Blackwood
December 1969

Hello, we are the Sweats who were on the Holy Land Tour with Pastor Brian Price May 13-22

Greetings from Tennessee and many thanks for taking such good care of us when our flight to Istanbul was delayed causing us the need to stay in Turkey 2 extra nights.  We were quite tired and stressed but your company turned it all into a blessing

By entertaining us you provided a service for which we are most grateful.

The tour bus and guide you provided us with did a great job showing us the beautiful city of Istanbul

with lots of historical attractions. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness. That’s why Maranatha was recommended to us and that’s why we’ll choose Maranatha for future travels.

Jerry and Jettie Sue Sweat
December 1969

Dear Maranatha Tours,
Your company has put together one the best things I have ever experienced. I am very thankful for the trip of a life you made possible for me to enjoy and to be educated at the same time. I always dreamed about going to Israel and confirming my dreams, was more than I expected.

It was well organized and every day activity was outlined in the booklet or by the tour guide personnel. Malcolm and his staff were awesome. Malcolm is well educated about the place and most of all he was informative and patient. Thank God for people like him. His bus driver was humble and friendly. The hotel personnel was helpful in every way possible in the dining room and made sure I was please and comfortable.

I appreciated all that they and I want to thank each and every one in your staff for they all came together to make this possible for me. Thank you again and again.

I am yours truly,

Norma Summer
December 1969
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About Maranatha Tours

The Holy Land's most trusted Christian Tour Operator.

 

The most important decision you will make regarding a Spiritual tour is choosing the company that will arrange the tour for you, and must be sure you receive the best tour for their dollars spent.  We present to you Maranatha Tours, Inc., family owned and operated for over 47 years.

 

Maranatha Tours was founded by Richard S. Reilly and Michael S. Reilly to promote Christian group travel. Dick Reilly’s unique background as a missionary in India, director of a mission society for 16 years, pastor, evangelist, and a Youth for Christ leader, brought unusual insight into the ways and means of successful group travel. Though Dick Reilly has passed on, his Christian philosophy used in establishing Maranatha Tours lives on. Dick’s son, Michael, as President of Fellowship Tours for 16 years, managed one of the largest tour operations for Christian group travel in the United States and has been President of Maranatha since its opening. We are family owned and have his son, Greg in sales, and daughter Jennifer handling all our operations. You will be very pleased with our staff’s professionalism and our concern for each detail.

 

Maranatha Tours specializes in Christian tours that visit places of the Bible or history in Israel, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Europe and more.

Romans 10:9 "because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."

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