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Presenting Jerusalem from Mount of Olives

My name is Danny Herman, yet being an archaeologist for many years,  I am known as “Danny the Digger“.

With my team we provide Private and VIP tours across Israel, with optional extensions to Jordan and Egypt

We cater many clients, institutions, and companies, especially High-Tech companies.

Doctor Oz in Israel with Danny the Digger

With Dr. Oz, in Cana

Over the years we also handled quite a few VIP projects. Just to name a few: Dr. Oz, Go Daddy’s CEOGoogle’s VP, Apple’s VPSamsung’s President王石 Wang Shi, a few Noble Prize Winners, and even A Nigerian King.. 


Director G.H., Switzerland

Danny Herman goes beyond “guiding”. He is definitely NOT JUST ANY TOUR GUIDE. Danny plans, suggests alternatives, tailors tours, continually adjusting destinations according to his clients’ energies and interests… coming up with even more fascinating alternatives.. He is ideal for VIP executive tours. We highly recommend Danny for visitors to Israel looking to know the country in-depth.. (From “TripAdvisor“).


Occasionally we are also involved with various Media productions, especially on “The Watchman” with Erick Stackelbeck on TBN.

See here Danny’s latest video, presenting Herodium   – 

A selection of other videos can be seen here.


Judge G.T., Australia

We have just had 10 wonderful days with Danny. His extensive qualifications and experience as an archaeologist give him a depth of knowledge beyond any tour guide. Added to that, his guides are provided with warmth and humour, but always with a genuine respect for the historical and religious significance of the sites..


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How long is a tour?
We work on a daily basis, and for about 10 hours

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

What is the cost?

My nice new comfy SUV..

Unfortunately it is hard to cash livestock, gold ingots, or even Saracean slaves any more.. :-). Being so, the cost is $600 USD for a day tour by foot.

For a tour + transportation I charge $650-$850 (up to 5-6 passengers, and depends on mileage).

On Shabbath and Holiday there is a $100 surcharge.

Tripadvisor certificate of excellence 2019

My “Hall of Fame” Tripadvisor award

Are we worth it?  

Well in 2019 we were awarded, again (for the Ninth time!..), with a “Certificate of Excellence” by “Tripadvisor”!.

And on “Google My Business” we have also received over 200 reviews, all with raving reviews :-).

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(12/19) The Location of Placing the Ark of the Covenant in Beth-Shemesh Discovered?

The book of Samuel mainly documents the struggles of the tribes of Israel against the Philistines, a struggle that eventually led to the kingdom by Saul and David, and the creation of Jerusalem as their capital. According to the Bible, the most sacred object of the tribes of Israel was the Ark of the Covenant, which contained the Tablets, the instructions of the God of Israel how to worship it. Given to Moses at Mount Sinai, the tablets in the ark were carried through the wilderness, and once the Israelites of conquered the “Promised Land” the ark was placed first

(11/19) David’s first capital discovered? The Quest for Biblical ZIKLAG.

Ziklag was was Biblical town within the kingdom of Achish , the Philistine king of Gath, and later part of the kingdom of Judah. According to the book of Samuel (I Sam. 17), although David slew Goliath, a native of Gat, he later approached Achish, king of Gat, seeking asylum from Saul. Achish gave him the site of Ziklag, where David and 600 of his man and their families settled for 16 months. David then raided against other villages, acting more like a bandit, and later even attempted to join Achish and a philistine army to fight Saul. His request

(10/2019) New Museum opens in Petra

In my last visit to Petra   I was pleasantly surprised to see a new Museum has being opened next to the main entrance to Petra. Free of charge (at least for now..) this new museum is a result of a $7M grant from Japan, and its spectacular modern design is made by Japanese architects Yamashita Sekkei. Its galleries present about 300 objects, 50 of them presented to the public for the first time. Additional artifacts are expected to be presented on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York. My favorite gallery was of the presentation of some

(9/2019) Impressions of a Mysterious Cultic center found in the City of David – Malchizedek’s shrine? or Shalem’s stone?..

 Eli Shukrun is a friend since my years as an archaeology students at the Hebrew University. We took some classes together and stayed friends since. Later he joined me, and became a tour guide as well. Last week I happen to meet him while both of us were guiding at the City of David  , and he invited me to join his presentation to his group of his own dig at the City of David at a section not opened yet to the public. Of course my group and I happily joined, and we were indeed taken to an area I didn’t know

(8/2019) New church found with decoration alluding to the “miracles of the multiplication of Loaves and fish”

 In a recent article in “Haaretz” a sensational new discovery was presented – a mosaic floor of another church found in Hippos-Sussita . A discovery of an ancient church is not that rare, and four churches were already discovered in Sussita alone, but this was the first to be found at the site with an almost complete mosaic floor intact, and its decoration include fish and baskets, two of baskets even bearing 5  loaves of bread, matching the textual description of the “Miracle of the mulitplication of the loaves and fish (Mark 6).  While it is indeed tempting to suggest that