Medad Shalem 

Highly recommended local SAfed tour guide

over 20 years of experience

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We had a wonderful tour experience!

Medad was so helpful, we rented a car and were staying in Tiberias. He helped us with directions and provided information on a great place to park in Safed. We have 3 daughters, ages 9,12,14, and he was naturally engaging. They were all smiling, laughing, but also, involved in the tour. They opened the ark in the synagogue and also felt very comfortable asking questions. We had many tours during our two week trip to Israel, but our girls told us that this was the BEST tour of our trip, and my husband and I absolutely agree! Melissa Hausfeld

What an amazing tour. I wish there were more stars!! From start to finish, I was so engaged by stories, history, music, and shtick. Totally the best. So much so, that I have booked again, but this time for my son. You will not believe this view of Tzfat; I had been there before, but through this superb and unique guided tour, I experienced a whole new level of love and understanding. Thanks so much Caroline Lee

What a phenomenal experience. Medad is extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful, and a tremendous communicator. I've already sent his contact information to several of my friends. Nathan Lord

Outstanding tour and guide. Extremely professional, funny when needed, easy going and full of unique stories about the history of Safed. A tour that leaves you with great memories and deep thoughts. We highly recommend Medad if you really want to get an authentic flavor of Safed. Ronen Yancu

Medad is amazing! Very knowledgeable in all the history of tzfas from all the wars to the culture
has a great sense of humor and will explain anything you ask
would highly recommend I only took a 2 hour tour but could've done a whole day! (Joseph Kohn. April 4th 2022 ).

Medad was an amazing tour guide!
He kept the kids enthralled while teaching everyone about the holy city of Sfat.
He took us to places only a local would know, and shared his knowledge of the holy sites.
He was dynamic, singing and dancing with us all, well prepared and lots of fun.
We especially loved the 500 yr old underground houses, and other places only a local would know.
Would highly recommend. especially to families with kids (Mali  Wolofson, N.Y)

I hired Medad on Feb 3 2020 to give me a half day private tour of Tsfat.
I have had many professional guides throughout Israel and elsewhere and can say that Medad is one of the best.
He is knowledgeable (historically, archeologically and religiously), engaging, witty, kind and energetic and his English is very good.
He gladly answered dozens of questions on many topics and was flexible to adjust the tour to meet my interests.
I give him my highest recommendation!
Thanks again BTW - to was really a very special day, thanks to you!
God bless you and your family MICA PRYOR, J.D. REALTOR®

Dear Medad once again thank you so much for your very interesting and inspirational tour of the city of Tzfat.
Tzfat's history and stories of it's great Rabbis became alive through your warm, soft spoken and very knowledgeable presentation.
the feedback from the girls was very positive!!!
Thank you once again   Sincerely Mrs. R. Sternberg Administrator, Michlelet Esther

Hi Medad, Thank you again for an extremely enjoyable, informative, atmospheric and magical afternoon.
We all hope to return to Tzfat in the future...
this is all about introducing the world to the best tour-guide in Tsfat
Toda raba, Kfir (31st December 2017)

Medad took our family round Zefat.
We have children age 16,14 and 8 - he kept them interested the whole time (which is no mean feat!)
We got taken to fascinating places and learnt about the ancient and modern history of the city -
thoroughly recommended. (Stephen Goldman. April. 21st 2022)

Amazing tour guide! We enjoyed it greatly!
He went into beautiful details that were very interesting.
The views were breathtaking and we learnt a lot about this holy city and it’s spiritual ways.
Thank you so much for a memorable experience- my wife and I enjoyed it very much!! Kfir Chohen (April 30th 2022)

the tour 

On this tour we'll meet the Kabbalists of Tzfat from the 16th century – especially the Holy Ari.

We'll go to the spot where the custom of singing the Lecha-Dodi started.

We'll hear the story of the surprising event that occurred in the middle of the great earthquake that destroyed the city

We’ll see the following places:

Houses over 500 years old that were hidden from the eyes of all for many years.

The most beautiful synagogue in Safed, the Rabbi Isaac Abuhav Synagogue`

The place where the "Maggid" - (angel) would appear to Rabbi Yosef Karo, author of the Shulchan Aruch

A beautiful view of the Galil from one of the roofs in Tzfat’s Old City


We'll hear:

The story that took place at the end of the narrowest alley in Tzfat

About the miracle that occurred in Tzfat during the War of Independence when the city was liberated.


The rest of the details of the tour I will be glad to go over with you by phone.

My fee is 700 Shekels for a 2 hour tour.

950 shekels for a 3 hour tour.

If you are interested, i can take you on  tours throughout the Galilee and the Golan Heights

Tour cancellation policy

Up to two weeks before the date of the event - a fee of NIS 200 per tour (in event production 35% of the price of the event)

Up to a week from the date of the event 50% of the price of the event/tour

Up to 48 hours from the date of the event 75% of the price of the event/tour

Up to 24 hours from the date of the event 90% of the price of the event/tour

Medad Shalem