My name is Ofir Horn and I’ve been a licensed tour guide for over six years now. I am 36 years old, married with two beautiful children and living with my family in the vivacious and never-resting city of Tel Aviv.
I had decided to establish “Holy Land Private Tours” in order to satisfy the need for quality tours, ones full of meaning and significance for the wonderful people who are visiting this land and love it for a variety of reasons. I wholeheartedly believe that a private tour is the best way of providing you with that meaning and significance.
As mentioned, I became a tour guide several years ago and I’d like to tell you how that came about. After graduating from high school, I spent three amazing years doing my mandatory service in the Israeli army (the IDF). Following this period of time and while traveling from time to time for my own enjoyment, I studied Economics and
Management for four years and graduated with a B.A. in this field. In the years since graduation, I’ve gained experience in many areas of occupation, working in such jobs as a construction manager and even as a stock market dealer, while continuing to travel all over the world.
At a certain point I realized that although I was good at many of these jobs, I wasn’t really happy while doing them. Combining my love of travel with my preference for working with people (and while recognizing that although I had a great knowledge regarding many parts of the world, I wasn’t familiar enough for my liking with my own backyard), I decided to become a tour guide in my beloved country.
For this reason, I joined a tour guide school (and in doing so, completing the hardest studies I have ever had) and the rest is history. Since then, tour guiding has become my passion.
I love what I do: I love the land of Israel and the country built upon it; I love the people who live here, their warmth and authenticity; I love the mixture of cultures, traditions and religions found here, all of which are derived from the diverse Israeli population of natives and of immigrants from all over the world. But most of all, I love showing Israel to other people as seen through my eyes.
I am fortunate enough to have the privilege of loving and enjoying this land on a daily basis, which is why I perceive it as my duty to pass this love on to those who visit Israel and wish to experience its wonders.
Aiding me in this is my enthusiasm for the country, which is that of a first timer during every single tour, and I believe that it’s a feeling I easily pass along to my tourists.
If you choose me to be your tour guide, then together we can discover this land in an intimate manner, with you witnessing it as a sightseer and I, as someone who loves to reveal Israel’s hidden gems to eager visitors. We can dedicate our time to enjoying great food, discovering a unique atmosphere and observing religious rituals originating in that mix of cultures and beliefs, with all these ventures combining to create the Israeli experience.
I am truly blessed in the privilege of being a part of something incredible.
Join me and allow me to share this with you, to show you what makes this land so special. I am confident that if you place your faith in me and let me be your shepherd during your visit to the holy land, you will not regret it.