My name is Ofir Horn and I’ve been a licensed tour guide for over ten years. I am 39 years old, and married with two beautiful children. My family and I live in the vivacious, never-resting city of Tel Aviv.
I decided to establish “Holy Land Private Tours” to satisfy the need for quality tours. I plan tours full of meaning and significance for the wonderful people who visit this Israel land, and love it for many varied reasons.
I wholeheartedly believe that a private tour is the best way of providing you with that additional meaning and significance.
Travel with me, and I will dedicate our time together to enjoying great food, discovering a unique atmosphere.
We will be observing religious rituals originating in a great mix of cultures and beliefs. All this combines to create the Israeli experience!
Why I do it
I became a tour guide 10 years ago as mentioned, and I’d like to tell you how that came about. After high school, and my three meaningful years of compulsory service in the Israeli army (the IDF), I traveled from time to time for my own enjoyment. I successfully completed four years of B.A. studies in Economics and Management. After receiving my degree, I gained experience in many varied fields, working as a construction manager and even as a stock market dealer, while continuing my world-wide travels.
At some point, I realized that although I was good at those jobs, I wasn’t really happy doing them.
The decision of combining my love of traveling with my preference for working with people. I recognized that while my knowledge of the many parts of the world was vast, I wasn’t familiar enough for my liking with my own backyard. Therefore, I decided to become a tour guide in Israel.
So I joined a tour guide school, incidentally completing my hardest studies ever, and the rest is history. Since then, tour guiding is my passion. I have found my true path!
So, what is my added value? Or in other words, why should you choose me from the large pool of available guides?
I love what I do!
My love of this land and for the country built upon it motivates me to offer the best possible service. I love the people who live here, and their warmth and authenticity. I love the mixture of cultures, traditions and religions, formed here by 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 love & enjoy this land on a daily basis, and see it as my duty to pass this love on to those who visit Israel and wish to experience its wonders.
With my enthusiasm for the country, I experience every tour as if it was my first, and I believe this feeling passes easily to my tourists.
If you choose me as your tour guide, together we can discover this land in an intimate manner. You will witness it as a sightseer, and I, as someone who loves to reveal about Israel’s hidden gems to eager visitors.
I am truly blessed and privileged to be part of something incredible.
Join me and allow me to share this with you, about showing 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.
You can read more here: About Me.
If you have any questions, requests or thoughts, please Contact Me.