About Us

Guiding Star Ltd is a family-owned tour company based in Jerusalem since 1961. Each year we handle many thousands of visitors who travel with high expectations, and many return year after year.

We offer customised Tours of Israel and Holy Land Pilgrimages with many unique features. In our itineraries we include special sites and time at locations that can transform a standard tour into an unforgettable experience.

We represent many leading tour operators and institutions. Our clients include
Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Travel
Harvest Pilgrimages
Napa Institute
St Augustine Institute
Salt & Light TV Media. 
Arch Diocese of Edmonton


This website contains an outline of our services and is designed as an introduction for tour operators and travel organisers. Please contact us to arrange the ideal tour of Israel for your clients.

How we operate

Being a family owned company is the key factor in how we operate. Every single booking or request is overseen by a senior member of staff and we look to fine tune every aspect of the tour to match what the clients are looking for. 

Each tour booking is handled by an experienced Tour Operator, who is supervised by a senior manager with at least 20 years experience. Every part of the tour: itinerary, guide selection, meals, timings, is adjusted to suit the expectations to match each booking. 

Our clients have the contact details of the guide and of the tour operator and every tour leader is visited while in Jerusalem to make sure all is as expected. 


Mark Garbett is the day to day Operations Manager at Guiding Star.  He joined the company in 1990, is a graduate of Birmingham University and has an MBA from the Kellogg program at the University of Tel Aviv.