Guide to Choosing a Private Tour Guide in Israel
When planning a trip to Israel you may opt for a private tour guide. If you do, it’s important that you take your time and follow a few simple steps when deciding which one to use. Heres a few basic tips on finding and choosing the perfect tour guide for your trip to Israel.
What makes the best tour guides?
Speaking with a tour guide before your trip is always a good idea. You’ll get to know more about them and ensure that they’re the right fit for you. Try asking them about the places you want to visit, this will confirm they have the knowledge required to provide a worthwhile experience. The best tour guides will respond to your questions in a timely manner, be polite and have a good sense of humour. Israel private tour guides should generally allow you more time in specific locations. All these attributes will ensure that your Israel private tour guide will provide you with an enjoyable and informative tour.
Choosing a tour guide that speaks your native language:
It’s important to choose a guide that you can understand and speaks your language fluently. As Israel is a country with many different nationalities and tongues, it’s not very hard to stumble across a guide that speaks in; English, Spanish, Russian or French. As well as speaking English it’s also important to make sure your guide can speak Hebrew so they are able to converse with the locals. There’s plenty of guides available who speak English at a good level so you won’t have to search for long.
Choosing a private tour guide that fits your needs:
Making sure that you discuss your needs and itinerary with your guide before you make arrangements is essential. There’s no point in arranging a guide for 1 day if there are 15 different places that you want to see. A lot of the guides working with large companies have pre-arranged itineraries that will help make your trip planning easier (watch out for offers on specific tours also). Make sure you specify the places you wish to visit.
Choose a guide that offers extras
So now you’ve narrowed it down to 2 or 3 guides and you’re not quite sure which one to go for. There’s not much difference in the price and they all seem like they know their stuff. The best plan of action now is to find a guide that offers you something extra. Something above all the others. The best Israel private tour guides will be able to offer detailed insights into local life and recommend restaurants or local experiences.
Choosing the best guide is essential to making the most of your visit to Israel. Remember to use the following tips when deciding which one to choose;
- Make sure the guide is polite and has a good sense of humour
- Make sure they have a knowledge of the locations/ places you wish to visit
- Try to use a tour guide that speaks your native language
- Consider a tour guide from a large company if you wish to have a pre-planned itinerary.
- Make sure your tour guide offers everything you need and a little more.
Israel is a beautiful country. Making sure you have a suitable private tour guide will enable you to make the most of your trip.
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