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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

2010 - present

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.

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

Tower of David Museum- Jerusalem

09/1993 - 10/1996

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

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

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



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

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

Restaurant Owner, Puerto Rico- San Juan

08/2001 - 12/2004

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

Full-Time Tour Guide to the Holy Land

01/2005 - Today

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

Archaeological Team of Palestine

05/1994 - 09/1997

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