Zack Shavin

About Zack Shavin

Zack Shavin is an Israel Ministry of Tourism approved and licensed national guide, archaeologist, certified wilderness instructor, and state accredited biblical history teacher, specializing in Jewish heritage & Christian Holy Land tours, business travel, & Israel outdoor nature trips.

Zack Shavin on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem with golden Dome of the Rock

Zack Shavin on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem with Dome of the Rock mosque in background

Shalom from Zack Shavin
Dear friends, Israel sets hearts on fire!  As a veteran guide, archaeologist, and teacher for over 30 years, sharing the wonders of Israel and the Holy Land with people of all ages and backgrounds is my life and passion. Whether making private day tours, planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or coming on Holy Land pilgrimage, every tour, whatever the size, is tailor made to your needs and includes pre-tour planning, help choosing accommodations, site reservations, and my personal guide service to ensure a smooth, enjoyable, and memorable experience.

Zack’s background
Zack Shavin was born in Miami, Florida and spent his early childhood there. His family was strongly rooted in the Bible and moved to Israel when Zack was a teenager, fulfilling the biblical belief in the return to Zion. Zack attended Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in biblical studies, archaeology, and education. Zack has State of Israel teacher accreditation, guide certification from both the Israel Nature Society & National Guides School, and a national guide’s license from the Israel Ministry of Tourism.

Zack’s professional experience
Zack Shavin began organizing and leading camel & jeep safaris into the rugged Sinai desert and Red Sea region back in the late 1970’s while working for Israel Nature Society as a wilderness instructor and guide. When Israel turned the area over to Egypt a few years later, he continued, leading and guiding groups, pilgrimages, and private parties around Israel. Today, Zack continues teaching, organizing tours, and guiding, sharing his love and enthusiasm for the Land of Israel, the Bible, biblical history, and nature with people of all ages, religious backgrounds, and walks of life.

English, Spanish, French & Hebrew
Born in the USA, raised in Israel, and fluent in 4 languages (English, French, Spanish, Hebrew) Zack organizes and guides a wide variety of private clients and groups and has appeared on local and PS television in the USA. He writes and produces the radio series “Holy Land Revealed: Meaning, Message, and Mystery”. Zack is married with six children.

Contact Zack Shavin
Would you like to know more? See Tours for various options. For recommendations see TestimonialsClergy Feedback, and Trip Advisor. You can also Contact Zack directly. Look forward to hearing from you!

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