Israel by me

Welcome to Israel! The Holy Land. A small country with a long history, diverse landscapes, rich culture and great heritage.

Israel has everything. Beautiful Mediterranean beaches and bustling city life. Ancient Jewish, Christian and Muslim architecture and history. Vast deserts and snowy mountains. Lush forests and Dead Sea enchantment. Hybrid music and culinary cultures.

I invite you to explore Israel with me, Ruthie Genah Gutman, an experienced guide specializing in tailor-made tours. My goal is to show people how beautiful and amazing my country is. Together, we'll walk the streets and alleys of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa. We'll explore the wonders of Nazareth, Akko and the Galilee, enjoying good music and great local cuisine.

As a percussionist, musician and lover of life, my vision is to introduce my guests to Israel's unique tastes, rhythms, songs and atmosphere. By foot or by car, we'll visit places that are off the beaten path and enjoy sites with great stories and history, while not neglecting to visit select eateries, wineries and farms. See you soon in Israel!

"I traveled with my family in December to Israel…we had the most wonderful, knowledgeable, intelligent and professional guide – her name is Ruthie." (See more on TripAdvisor`s profile: Ruthie`s travels)

My vision

The best way to visit Israel is to do it with a local, experienced and of course, licensed tour guide. Visiting Israel can be complicated and comfusing sometimes, because of the geopolitical situation and the different language.

I own a new luxury van for 7 people and would love to show you my country, from North to South, from the Galilee to the West bank and the desert.

If you come by flight, I will be able to pick you up from the airport, if by cruise, I have day tours from Haifa or Ashdod port to different destinations.

Many people like to combine the trip to Israel with a trip to Jordan or Egypt. I can of course help you  plan it.

Together we will plan your trip to Israel as an unforgetable trip!

My day tours

Join me on a one-day tour of Jerusalem, where we will tour the Old City & Mount Zion sites, stopping for a bite in bustling Mahane Yehuda Market while taking in New Jerusalem, as well.

If you prefer, we can take a trip to Nazareth, Tiberias & the Sea of Galilee, where we will visit the Church of the Annunciation, the Holy Family Church, Caparnaum, the Seven Springs Church (Tabha), Mount of Beatitudes and the Baptismal site on the Jordan river.

And let's not forget Tel Aviv: a day trip that includes the beach promenade, Rothschild Boulevard, the White City, Jaffa and more.

Pilgrimage tours

The history of Christianity began here, in the Holy Land.

Visiting Israel and the holy sites can be a life changing experience. Walking in the footsteps of Jesus from Mount of Olives to Mount Golgotha, Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth and the Galilee. Visiting the Sea of Galilee, the place of countless miracles. Baptizing in the Jordan River. And much more. It's a tour filled with unforgettable experiences.

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Events and special tours

Planning a unique Bar Mitzvah event in Jerusalem? I'll help you plan a fascinating heritage tour in the Jewish quarter and the City of David, before or after the event at the Kotel. 

Looking for the ultimate Israeli market experience? Let's taste fresh fruit, halva, bourekas, juice and other delicacies in Tel-Aviv's Carmel Market or Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market.

Adore Bauhaus architecture? Together, we'll tour Tel Aviv's White City, which is home to thousands of Bauhaus buildings built by Jewish German immigrants in the 1930`s.

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Our Tours


Dear Ruth,
I can't believe it was a whole year ago that we were touring with you in Israel!! That time was such a highlight in the the lives of my family. You played such a wonderful part in it. Thank you again. I have showed my presentation to many people and several groups. Am looking at pictures and videos of the trip again this week.What precious memories!! Heather, Hannah and Amanda want their father to save money for another trip. I am sure at the top of their list would be to see you!

Hello Ruthie,

Thank you so much for looking after me on the recent trip to your wonderful country.  I thought you were an exceptional guide and a very special person.  I would love to work with you again in the very near future, so will be working hard to bring my clients to Israel!

 Lots of love

Lin xx

Hi Ruthie

Thank you for your company over our trip to Israel.

It was a fantastic and fascinating trip made better by your excellent guiding.

If you are ever in the cold North of England, currently 4 degrees then i would be delighted to show you the sites.

 Kind regards


Un'esperienza indimenticabile. Grazie Ruthie!

Abbiamo visitato insieme a Ruthie la città di Gerusalemme, il sito di Masada ed il Mar Morto: Abbiamo trovato in Ruthie una giuda preparatissima ed una persona splendida, disponibile e impeccabile. Ci auguriamo di poter tornare presto per visitare nuovi posti con il suo specialissimo supporto.

Maria, Saronno, Italia


I travel with my family in December to Israel, and we never thought that we are going to have the best time ever !!! And the reason why- because we have the most wonderful, knowledgeable, intelligent and professional guide- her name is Ruthie.

If you ever travel to Israel, doesn't matter what town, she will take you everywhere and show you everything around...believe me you will be very haywire her service.

Victoria, Miami- Florida

Ruthie was a wonderful tour guide and a great companion for our family trip to Israel to celebrate our son's Bar Mitzvah. She is knowledgable but just as important for a multi-day trip she is a joy to spend time with. She is a relaxed, engaging guide who shares information in

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