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For custom tours, you need to have the following:

  1. An itinerary (those mentioned here one for example). Click here to customize these tours for you)
  2. A guide. You can use the information here instead of renting a guide, but in the end it’s more expensive and a huge hassle.
  3. Transport. Transports can be that you hire a mini-bus with driver, or you rent a car or let your guide do it for you (click here for more info).
  4. Hotels. You can use the info here, or on or generally the Internet or let your guide negotiate the best deals for hotels for you.
  5. Food. You can use the restaurants here in this itinerary or ask the guide.
  6. What you need to supply is
    1. Airplane tickets
    2. Visa and insurance

For costs, questions, queries and other related information, click here.

The listed tours in this page is only a set of samples or templates for you to choose and/or mix with. Using those templates, you can easily create a itinerary, which will suit you, you family and/or group. Ask Wim to help you out.

Tour itineraries already published

  1. Family and Children tour, 12 days
  2. Classical Israeli-Gems Tour, 10 Days
  3. Family and Children tour, 10 days
  4. Orthodox Christian Tour, 10 days
  5. Orthodox Christian Tour, 8 days
  6. Orthodox Christian Tour, 6 days
  7. Orthodox Christian Tour, 4 days
  8. Day tour Jerusalem
  9. Day tour Sea of Galilee
  10. Walking day tour Tel Aviv
  11. Catholic Tour Israel, 7 days
  12. Catholic Tour Israel, 5 days
  13. Catholic Tour Israel, 3 days
  14. Catholic Pilgrimage Tour, 8 days
  15. Day tour Old Tiberias Walking Tour
  16. Day tours Nine Farm Tours for Families
  17. Day tour Old-City Ramparts Walk tour, Jerusalem
  18. Day tour Luzit Caves – Do-it-your-self in caving
  19. Boat tours – Touring in the Red Sea, Sea of Galilee and cruises
  20. Wine Tasting & Israel Adventure Experience
  21. A Holy Land Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of the Virgin Mary
  22. Bus tours
  23. Camel tours
  24. Cave tours
  25. Children tours – Specific tours for your children and teenagers
  26. City tours – More city tours then we already have
  27. Day tours – More day tours in a specific theme
  28. Family tours – More family tours, but in a specific theme
  29. Jeep tours
  30. Catholic tours
  31. Christian tours
  32. Evangelic tours
  33. Orthodox tours
  34. Pilgrimage tours
  35. Wine tours

Tours in the make

  1. Follow the Footsteps of Jesus in Jerusalem
  2. Adventure tours
  3. Music tours
  4. Culture tours
  5. Food and Wine tours
  6. History tours
  7. Church tours

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Wim Vincken

I’m specialized in Private and Tailor-made Israel Tours for Groups, Families, Individuals, and Corporate Clients – All Tours May Be Booked As Day Tours From Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa or Anywhere in Israel! Call me +972-52-483-9865 or email me: Contact me

Why using a private tour guide in Israel?

It’s cheaper.
If you think that you can find the cheapest prices for hotels, transport, entry fees and also you know the right places you want to see, because you have an internet connection and find anything you want to see and experience online, then dream on. I know the best places for you, depending on your preferences and requirements. I live here in Israel already for more then 24 years and counting. And I’m doing the private guide tours already for more then 15 years. And I created tours for tourists already for longer then that. Creating tours means at least knowing all the prices and negotiate the best conditions. So, when you arrive here with a book in your hand, and try to figure out the best things to enjoy, this is always more expensive then hire me.
You earn my daily rate back immediately. Contact me

It is about telling the great story behind the sights
Apart from visiting some of the same places, there is no resemblance between a private tour and do-it-your-self or an average group tour. While a group tour can be no more than just seeing a collection of sights, my tour is about telling and developing the amazing story of this country – past and present. When I unfold this complex and interesting story gradually and carefully, you can absorb it easily and enjoy it in such a way that when you depart, you have had the thrilling sensation of experiencing a great journey in time, cultures, religions, views and tastes. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Contact me

It is about understanding your wishes
In your private tour, I adapt the tour exactly to your expectations, needs, wishes and limitations. Before you arrive in Israel, we discuss your requests in detail through phone calls, Skype and emails. We travel according to your interests and pace, with maximum flexibility of the hours and program. Contact me

And how do we follow your wishes?
On this website, you can see hundreds of interesting sights in many different categories; also you will see several itineraries (tours). None of them will be your tour exactly – they are presented here so that you can get a general idea of what I can do. After I get to know you and your expectations, I will be able to design your specific itinerary, discuss it with you and change it until you are satisfied.
As we travel on the tour, we will follow this itinerary but will also keep the option open to change it whenever you feel like doing so. Contact me

Guiding only Guiding and Transportation Consulting


On multiple day tours, where we will be sleeping outside the Tiberias area, the customer is also responsible to pay my lodging and meals.

Guiding only
That means that you hire me only as a guide, but the transportation, lodging and meals is up to you. Call me +972-52-483-9865 or email me: Contact me

My fee is $150 per full day of touring. This means either a walking tour or a tour where you provide transportation. My fee for half day tours is $100. In some cases I need to charge transport money. Go to Top

Guiding and Transportation
I arrange for you myself as the guide and transportation as you require. Call me +972-52-483-9865 or email me:

  1. Guiding, vehicle, driver and fuel for a full day
    – Up to 6 people for up to 10 hours and 200 km is $450.
  2. Guiding, vehicle, driver and fuel for a full day
    – Up to 16 people for up to 10 hours and 200 km is $750.
  3. Guiding, vehicle, driver and fuel for a full day
    – Up to 30 people for up to 10 hours and 200 km is $950.

Keep in mind that there are many guides who both drive and guide at the same time and charge a higher (or similar) rate. Here you are getting a dedicated driver besides me as a guide. This means that I can give you my full attention while the driver gives his full attention to the road! Also there are often sites where the driver will be able to drop us off in one area to walk around and tour and then pick us up in a different area rather than having to walk back to the vehicle. This is by far the best way to tour!
The rate may vary based on the size of vehicle you need as well as the distance to be traveled etc. Once I have the details I can give you an exact quote. On multiple day tours you will have to provide for food and lodging for the driver as well. Go to Top

Consulting only
Consulting such as preparing itineraries, booking hotels, arrange transportation, etc. for days when I will not be guiding you is billed at $40 per hour or a fixed amount at $100. Go to Top. Call me +972-52-483-9865 or email me: Contact me


A 25%, non-refundable deposit must be paid in order to reserve days. This can be paid via Post office (MoneyGram, Western Union, TransferWise or similar) (it’s uncomplicated and quick). Once the days are booked the deposit cannot be refunded in case of cancellation. (You may change the day up to 14 days before the booked day as long as I have your desired day available.) Go to Top. Contact me

Payment of the balance

The balance must be paid at the end of the first day of touring in cash (Shekels, USD or Euro is fine). Go to Top.

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Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus 99

Egged Bus 99 was a bus route that was operated for tourists in Jerusalem. The bus had 29 stops It was a hop on/hop off double-Decker bus that reached 35 of the leading tourist attractions in Jerusalem, provided audio commentary in eight languages. Map.

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus 99
Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus 99

In 2015, Egged sold the bus route with its double Decker buses to Yara Tours (972-2-645-0884, Ikhwan e-Safa street, 17, Jerusalem and website ). During the operation of the route by Yara Tours, the route was operated by request only. In 2016, Yara Tours completely stopped to operate the route and the newest bus from the fleet of the route was sold while the older buses went out of service.

The Egged 99 Bus stopped at:

For more information about transportation in Jerusalem (read here only buses), click here for the Egged transport company search pages (in English).

  • In case you can’t find the Egged line 99 (Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus), I suggest to hire a taxi for the day or part of the day. Try to talk to an Arab taxi driver(there are many) and ask him for a ‘deal’ to drive you and your company around for the day or part of the day. In that way you’ve also a guide.
  • Another option is download the maps about Jerusalem and get your way by walking in Jerusalem. Click here for the maps about Jerusalem, or the maps about the old city of Jerusalem.