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Everything in life is so sudden and so surprising, we simply don't know what's going to happen next.

We just have to accept and respect and adjust to living in the new situation.

Let's all try to enjoy those close to us, to be kind to them and give them encouragement in everything they did.

Let's enjoy our kids and our family for a good long life


Leon Gork

about leon
What is special about this site is that I am your guide. Other sites advertise tours and you don't know who the guide is going to be. Here you know because it's only me.
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Call Leon to reserve a place 0523801867



I was born in a little town in S. Africa by the name of Krugersdorp where I did all the wonderful things that go to developing a child into an adult. I attended primary school, high school and like all Jewish children, Heder (an afternoon school where I learnt the basics of the Jewish Religion, Hebrew and Jewish History),


I loved all of this, but constantly felt that there was more to know than the teachers taught me. My curiosity lead me to delve deeply into the history of all religions, especially Christianity and Judaism and to learning languages.


I knew that language was the key to information, so now I speak, study and guide in German, English, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch and I still keep on learning from the people of the various countries whom I've been guiding for the last 35 years.


I came to settle in Israel with my family, then 2 sons now 4 and 4 grandchildren.


I love my work and thank God every moment for giving me this love of learning about His holy Land. Either I'm in the library, searching for new information about old sites, that I visit with tourists, or I'm out walking to discover new and exciting, places, rarely visited by tourists, or I'm out with tourists telling them about this wonderful land and it's history and most of all the relationship with God.


My motto in life is to love everybody and everything and to give thanks to God for everything. I don't consider myself religious, but I belong to the Jewish Faith. I love all religions. Judaism is my religion because I was born with it and because I've learned to respect its tenets and I love the Jewish People. I believe that the Jewish People gave the other religions like Christianity and Islam their belief and they should love and be grateful to the Jews for that.

My Promise for Good Service:

I have been guiding tourists in Israel for about 40 years and I am at the disposal of any person or group of any size, from 1 to 1000 or more. 

Of course, I have help from agents in Israel and bus companies, but I oversee it all. 


Although I prefer guiding smaller groups, because of the more personal relationship that I can establish with each individual, most of the groups that I guide are between 20 and 50 people  


As you have seen it's difficult to give a standard program, each of the programs are specific for the group involved. 

All you need to do is to write to me, telling me your requirements and, together with you I will design a tour program that suits you


The itinerary is the basis of everything. Then I'll contact agents, and bus companies and I'll give you a price for everything.​​


There is no obligation. People can check the program and compare it with others and choose whatever suits them. They are only obliged to me when they finally commit themselves, which is when they are satisfied that the program and the price is right for them. I assure you that they will get everything I promise in the program and often more than I promise.


Usually the bigger the group the less will be the price per individual.

You will always get my personal attention because I only handle one group at a time.


I'm on Whatsapp and will be happy to talk with you any time.


​Wishing you a great day

Yours truly 

Leon Gork​



People share their experience

Andrew Dickenson:


"Just a short note to thank you so much for our walk together last Wednesday. I want to say again how much I enjoyed your company, your comments and observations, and the further insight you gave to me concerning Jerusalem and the myriad aspects associated with it. Also, thank you so much for caring for my physical needs: I so much enjoyed our lunch stop.


I haven't the time now to explore your web site but over the next days, I shall do so.


I don't know when I shall again visit our supplier in Israel, but if you are agreeable, I should like to contact you when I do, and take another walk with you."



T.J. Creamer:


"Thank you ever-so-much for the tour yesterday, Leon!

I hope you could tell I so enjoyed chatting with you, and listening to your stories.


I had an ABSOLUTE blast, and would love to come back and spend more time with you, just to absorb.  Perhaps even bring the family.

You made my trip/visit to Jerusalem a sincere treat!"



Amanda Taylor:


We hiked with you for one day in Jerusalem.  It was a memorable day for us... We LOVED it. You were great!



Geert Van Kamp:


Ondertussen zijn we weer terug in Nederland. We hebben genoten van Israel en zeker ook van de dag met jou als gids. Dank en wie weet tot de volgende keer.

Hartelijke groet"



Opa and Oma:


"Thank you for having paid such attention to our six questions all along the trip!

We are still reminding them in our conversations with friends and family.


Kindest regards from the old "trekkers":"


Rob Jonhson:


"Thanks, too, for creating an unforgettable experience for Justin and myself for our first (and hopefully not our last!) trip to Israel.  We had a wonderful time!"


Published Trip Advisor:






From $80 price depends on no. of people, distance travelled and time spent.


Send me an e mail or call me 052 3801867 for a quote.



Accommodation is based on the places your plan to visit and the number of days you plan to spend at the various places.


For a quote please send me details of your itinerary. 

I promise you a swift reply with no obligations. Try it.


Or simply write to me with your details for a quote: No of people, ages of children below 18, dates, level: delux, luxury, moderate, price range


2. Guiding fees

Guiding fees are for guiding only Transport and accommodation and entrance fees are separate.


A. Individual tours.


3 hour tour ₪ 600


Full day tour (more than 3 hrs, up to 9hrs: ₪ 1000


B Group tours: 

Price is per group.


₪ 1000 per day (equivalent to about $280 depending on the exchange rate)  , irrespective of the number of participants - Tour can be , anywhere in Israel. This is a fixed fee but there are discounts for tours longer than 1 day.


Call or write to me: Tel: 052 3801867 or



entrance fees


From Tel Aviv:

Private taxi:

to Jerusalem $150 (US dollars) each way.


Public bus 16 shekels per person each way. 


Public busses to Jerusalem depart from Central Bus Station line 405 from the 6th Floor, and from Tel Aviv Central Railway Station in Arlozorov Str. line 480


Bus to Central Bus Station No. 4 in Allenby Str.


Bus to Tel Aviv Central Railway Stn. No. 10 from Allenby Str.


Sherut to Jerusalem from the central bus station 35 shekels each way from the street outside the central bus station.


Meeting point in Jerusalem by arrangement with me by phone 052 3801867 or email


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