If you are looking for quality Israel tour guides, you will quickly find out that there are many individuals and companies providing such services. However, if you want to find a tour guide that will satisfy your needs and expectations during your vacation, you will have to search more diligently.
What to Expect
There are many “types” of Israel tour guides - some of them are perfect for individual tours, while others are better for group expeditions. It all depends on what you wish to do and where you plan to go. After all, for the guide it is essential to know what you are looking for to experience an unforgettable vacation.
People usually don’t understand what tour guides actually do and what their role is. Their job can be really complex and it is not limited only to walking and talking to tourists and showing them the most popular places in the country. If that was the case, everyone would be able to do it.
Guides are actually responsible for many things; things that make or break the vacation. For example, they have to organize the entire program of the vacation (including the hotel room and the itinerary), take care for the transport, watch the weather conditions, make sure everything is done on time, and that everything is going according to the daily schedule. They also need to know what kind of activities would be perfect for their clients. Finally, they are responsible for the security of every single member in the group.
Choosing the Right Israel Tour Guides
Now, when we know what the responsibilities of the Israel tour guides are, it is easy to understand why a wrong choice can ruin the whole vacation.
Probably the first thing you should do when looking for an experienced tour guide is to check whether the company you want to hire holds all required licenses. In this way, you can be sure that you will not have a lousy vacation or even be cheated by some amateurs who only present themselves as tourist guides.
Remember, all professional guides in the country must have a special license that is issued by the state’s Ministry of Tourism. In other words, every single guide must pass a very complex course when he or she wants to do this job.
This means that all of them must be educated and able to provide the ultimate service to their clients. In addition, based on these licenses, you can choose a guide that speaks your language without any problem.
After this initial checkup, you have to go a level deeper and see which guide will be able to make your vacation perfect. Take note that not all guides are familiar with all the tourist destinations across the country. Some of them are specialized in religious and historical tours, while others will be more appropriate for people who want to explore the natural wonders of Israel. Still others are experts in Jerusalem sights and others are ideal for Tel Aviv and other cities.