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Sam Makarios

P.O.Box 14271

Jerusalem 9114201

Mobile: +972 54 649 6628

Telefax: +972 2 676 0495

Professional info

I'm a full-time licensed tour guide to the Holy land in both languages English and Spanish. I am one of the few guides who are licensed to guide in both the Palestinian Territories and Israel. I have eighteen years of experience guiding tourists from different  origins. I am a freelancer, I have worked with multiple tour agencies. 







Work experience

2010 - present

Full-Time Tour Guide to the Holy Land

01/2005 - Today

Freelancer full-time guide to the Holy Land. Working with multiple tour agencies as well as private families; guiding in both English and Spanish

2010 - present

Restaurant Owner, Puerto Rico- San Juan

08/2001 - 12/2004

When the political situation in the Holy Land erupted I joined my two brothers in Puerto Rico, worked with them and learned Spanish

Full-Time Tour Guide to the Holy Land

11/1996 - 02/2001

Freelancer full-time guide to the Holy Land. Working with multiple tour agencies as well as private families.

Archaeological Team of Palestine

05/1994 - 09/1997

Volunteer for three months per year, excavating various sites all over the country

Tower of David Museum- Jerusalem

09/1993 - 10/1996

Local guide at the Tower of David for the groups visiting the museum.


University of Haifa - Israel School of Tourism -Jerusalem Branch Hebrew University


Tour Guides Course in the Following subjects:

History, Archaeology, Geology, Botany, Zoology, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Zionism and the Modern History of the State of Israel

Kreuzberg Institute - Bonn, Germany

03/1997 - 03/1998

Scholarship from Jerusalem's church for a one-year German language study in Bonn Germany.

Bethlehem University

04/1994 - 05/1995

Tour Guiding Intensive Program in the following subjects: 

History of the Land focusing on the West Bank, Water Resources, Culture and Heritage. 

Dublin University, Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center and Bethlehem University Institute of Hotel Management

09/1992 - 06/1993

Hotel Management Certificate

College de Frere, De La Salle High School - Jerusalem

09/1978 - 06/1992

High School Literary Stream Certificate

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