about me


Shalom and Welcome!
My Name is Yuval De-Joannes. I live in Moshav Tzafririm in the Ella Valley and I lead tours throughout the country for over ten years.
My passion for traveling began in my early school days, when I've joined the school of environmental studies in the Negev desert. Upon completing my military service as a paratrooper, and traveling the world for a couple of years, I've joined Ben-Gurion University and started my academic life. First, I've achieved a bachelor's degree in Behavioral sciences, and then through Haifa university, a Master's degree in Cultural Anthropology. My fieldwork took place in Ireland, on one of the Islands off the west coast, where I stayed for nearly two years.  
Upon my return, I tried to put into practice the knowledge of people and history I've gained and completed an International tour guiding course, conducted by the Open University, and another tour guiding course conducted by the ministry of tourism. A third course I've completed was conducted by the ministry of education. Through the years I've received special expertise certificates, from the ministry of tourism in Christianity, Zionism, desert tourism and wine tourism.
From here the road was open to a new career. I've decided to focus on Israel, and to put all my energy in exploring it in depth.
For me guiding is a passion, if not a call. Every tour I take is different for me. Even if the sites might repeat themselves, they are always fresh for me, cause every time I see them through different eyes, the eyes of those I travel with.
when I'm not guiding I enjoy hiking in Israel and around the world, mountain biking and reading.
I guide families and individuals in Hebrew, English and Italian, and offer a wide range of focal points - theological, archaeological, historical, botanical, geological and more.
It could be a day tour or a full package tour, all customized to your needs and desires.
I use a luxurious Mercedes van, so you can be sure to travel in comfort and safety.
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Dead-Sea & Masada

Geology, Archaeology, Amazing views and Dramatic History

Check out a day tour to the Dead Sea and Masada area, for an Amazing experience

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Popular Day Tours


Jerusalem Old City

Jerusalem Old City

Classic tour of Jerusalem

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Dead Sea & Masada

Dead Sea & Masada

Geology, Archeology, dramatic history and beautiful scenerry, all are awaiting you in this amazing touring day. visit Masada, the Dead Sea, Qumran and Ein-Gedi.

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Tel-Aviv Jaffa

Tel-Aviv Jaffa

Comprehensive tour of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa,

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Along the Coastline

Along the Coastline

Romans, Crusaders, the Ottoman empire, are in the core of this beautiful tour along Israel's coastline. Two world heritage sites, amazing scenery, archaeology, history and local cuisine, are all intertwined to create a perfect day of touring.

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Galilee Christian Tour

Galilee Christian Tour

In the footsteps of Jesus in the Galilee

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Galilee Jewish Tour

Galilee Jewish Tour

Jewish heritage tour of the Galilee and the Golan Hights

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Jerusalem & Dead-Sea in one day!!!

First time in Israel ? only one day available for touring ?combining Jerusalem and the Dead-Sea is probably one of your best options for a day out.

Costs


Walking tours
Walking tours in Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem: $450 (up to 10 hours)

 Cost guidelines for day tours including transportation (luxurious Mercedes Van)

Prices are up to 200 Km (125 miles) and 10 hours, and do not include entrance fees
No V.A.T charge for foreign citizens, for Israeli citizens there'll be extra charge of 17%

Minimum charge for day tours 1-7 passengers: $650
Minimum charge for day tours, 8-16 Passengers: $900

For bigger groups please contact me

Prices for popular day tours departing Tel-Aviv for up to 7 passengers in a private tour (not including entrance fees)
 
Jerusalem $650
Tel-Aviv $650
Dead Sea and Masada $750
Along the coastline $750
Galilee: $850
Golan Heights: $900

Multiple day tours / Package tours

Private full package tours are designed specifically to the time in hand, the budget and the individual interests of the participants, therefore the cost could be very different from one tour to another
If you are interested in a full package tour, please contact me for a suggested itinerary and a quote.
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  • Tsafririm, Israel
  • Ha'Bustan 14