Shalom and Welcome to Israel!

2014 logoMy name is Danny Herman (a.k.a “Danny the Digger“), and I specialize in private guided tours across the Holy Land.

With a guiding license, an MA in Archaeology, an MBA, and a teaching position in Hebrew University, I can provide a very unique and high level touring experience.

I cater to many clients, sometimes special VIP projects (President of SamsungCo-founder of Snapchat, and VP of Apple just this last year..). Occasionally I also appear on various international media productions (The Travel Channel, the Smithsonian Channel, and more).

See a sample of single day tour offers below:

Danny the Digger 2015

For a small group I can provide transportation in my nice SUV

I can also include “Extreme” activitiesaccommodation,  and nutrition :-), but mostly I try to act as a “cultrual mediator” introducing the Holy Land with all it’s beauties, sanctities – and complexities..


See a demo of me guiding the “Three Surfers” (the Gudauskas brothers) across Jerusalem:

How long is a tour?
I work on a daily basis, and for about 10 hours. For more then 12 hours you could add a tip.

Where do we Meet?
It’s a private tour!. We meet at your hotel, or where ever you want!.

What is the cost?
$500 USD for a day tour by foot, $600-$800 for a full day tour + transportation (up to 7 passengers, and depends on mileage).
$100 reduction for half a day tour (up to 4 hours). $100 addition for a tour on Shabbath.

Am I worth it?   Well in 2016 I was awarded, again (for the sixth time!..), with a “Certificate of Excellence” by “Tripadvisor”, based  on the sheer number of positive  testimonials, like the ones below:  



Interested?. Contact me via this “contact form”, or click here.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Danny Herman
Private tours, Archaeological Expertise


שלום וברוכים הבאים לאתר שלי!danny the guide
אני מתמחה בסיורים פרטיים לתיירים בישראל, כולל אורחי חברות הי-טק, סטרטאפים, בנקים, מוסדות ממשלתיים, מוסדות אקדמים, ועוד (בשנה האחרונה למשל הדרכתי זוכה פרס נובל, את נשיא סמסונג, מייסד סנפצ’אט, וסגן נשיא אפל..).
על איכות השירות לי ניתן ללמוד מעשרות ההמלצות באתר “טריפאדבייסור“, כמו גם מכתבי תודה של הלקוחות שלי. ניתן גם לראות כתבה עלי ב”ידיעות מודיעין” כאן.
אם גם לכם יש אורח מחו”ל אשמח לעמוד לשרותכם!
דני הרמן
054-6040200 whatsapp


Latest Blog Posts:

Holy Shit!, I’m Seriuos..

13-toiletThe Bible can be at times graphic and blunt. Such is the case when it describes Jehus’ religious reforms in ancient Samaria , when he turns the “House of Ba’al”, into, well “House of shit”..   Could there be any archaeological evidence for such an event?? [Keep reading here]

Ein-Gedi Scroll Deciphered!

isaiah scroll peterIn the 1970’s a an accidental find in the oasis of Ein-Gedi led to the exposure of a grand Synagogue floor from the Byzantine period. Among its finds was a carbonised ancient scroll. Only now was it finally dicephered, thanks to new modern technology [Keep reading here].

Mysteries at Tell Huqoq

Mosaic showing Samson carrying the gate of Gaza, from the Huqoq

A few years ago Professor Jodi Magness from University of North Carolina at Chapel hill began excavating at Tell Huqoq, a hilltops about 7 km west of the Sea of Galilee. Her major find is a mosaic floor of a 5th century CE synagogue, whose subjects are not totally clear.. [Keep reading here]


See me on the “Smitshonian Channel”..

I am proud to say that I appear in the one of the latest productions of the “Smithshonian Channel”, in a chapter deadling with the Mystrious Copper Scroll.    See here a preview –