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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 a call, I became a tour guide because I love my country and want to share my faith as a Christian guide with you. As a tour guide my belief is that the Holy Land is one of the best places on earth to come and visit to understand the Old and New Test...
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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 year later I left Israel with a one-way ticket to Europe. I hitchhiked from country to country meeting many people along the way. Many had something to say about Israel, both positive and negative. A year later I had an epiphany and decided to retur...
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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 the River Thames in the heart of the British countryside, he began to study and work in the furniture industry.In June 1967, outbreak of the Six-Day Israel-Arab War, an awakening and emotional involvement paved the way to help his fellow brothers in t...
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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 engineer and my profession was renovating old buildings and churches. I was working mainly with churches till one day I went to my wife Haneen and I told her I do not want renovate old buildings and churches, from now and on I want to renovate the...
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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 with are pilgrims who come and visit the Holy land commemorating Jesus life in each region, site and by reading the Holy scriptures, expanding our faith and knowledge.
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 tourism agencies: Emmanuel tours, Rashid tours, 2004-2006 . Tour guide for the Israeli National Parks (archeological sites and nature reserves) 2001-2004. Interpreter for the U.N in 2001 . Personal details : I am very interested in the ancient and modern ...
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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 tourism agencies: Emmanuel tours, Rashid tours, 2004-2006 . Tour guide for the Israeli National Parks (archeological sites and nature reserves) 2001-2004. Interpreter for the U.N in 2001 . Personal details : I am very interested in the ancient and modern ...
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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 in Israel with my wife and two children in 2005. I graduated the Tour Guide School at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I have been guiding groups of Evangelical Christians around the Holy Land since 2014. I am keen on history and archeology of the Land...
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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 the church like my husband, Shibly. I am a qualified English speaking licensed tour guide from the holy land. I can suite myself to your personal needs and itinerary . I am expertise in different areas especially biblical, historical and archaeo...
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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 Supervisor of two offices. Then my first son was born and I took a long maternity leave, at the same time I was studying Law for my second degree. In 2002, I was involved in two job activities: first, I was hired as a part-time translator for the Volgo...
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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 the Dead Sea, stop by Jerusalem and continue to the deserts and the Red Sea. We can build a plan that takes you through the long history, visiting the ancient civilizations, following the routes of the prophets of the Bible and Jesus and continue up...
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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 experience and guaranteed to impact forever how you “see” the Bible, hear the stories and “walk the talk.” Anticipating a pilgrimage to the Holy Land? Bible References will help you locate major stories pertinent to the sites you’ll be visiting. ...
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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, I started to notice the influx of pilgrims and tourists, even when I was very young. I was captivated by the different people from all over the world who came to the city, all who shared a common interest in visiting the Christian sites. Later on I r...
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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 you if you ever visit us in Israel
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 Jesus and the disciples of the Galilee. We will visit the town of Nazareth and the town of Jesus Capernaum. We will live the experience of Jesus’ pilgrimage to the Holy City and we will explore many texts of the Bible in the same locations where they...
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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 course in 1991 enabled her to combine her languages with her passion for the Bible and the Land of Israel. As a tour guide, she aspires to give the Biblical texts a new dimension by reading and living the scripture in every breath you take, and every s...
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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 holy book. I live between Egypt and Chicago for the last five years and enjoy both of them equally. My favorite site in Egypt is every part of it, I still amazed with the pyramids every time I go there. But what I like the most is the magical city o...
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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 production companies while they shoot films about Egypt. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, engaging in desert safaris, camping, reading, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and 2 sons. Yasser’s favorite site in Egypt is Luxor. He describes ...
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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 with US citizens. Osama’s favorite site in Egypt is the Egyptian museum. He describes it as having the richest Egyptian collection ever from all different time periods. According to Osama, “there are some interesting and biblical related pieces as...
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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 passions, and travelling is among the deepest interests in life. I enjoy walking on the off-beaten paths, leading me to think from a different perspective. The art and melody in all fields of studies, the beauty in nature and the human spirit, and an end...
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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 traveling. I have been leading tours in Turkey ever since, trying to discover more of her sights and sounds… Yes, it is as great as it sounds…every moment spent here is rewarding… Come and join us!
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 was always something very special to all the Christians in this land. I was born Christian. Actually, our family tree goes back as far as the 4th century A.D , a time when most of the people in this land were Christians. Born as an Orthodox , marrie...
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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 horse beauty judgment, I am an international horse beauty judge (do you believe it?). I also studied sales and marketing in Atlanta – Georgia in the United States ending with Archaeology and a very intensive high degree in the University of Jordan ag...
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