About us

IM Israel Travel Ltd.

IM Israel Travel is a family-owned boutique company established by tour guides, which design and organizes tailor-made tours throughout Israel. All of our tours are guide-designed, as we strongly believe that the very best tours are those designed with the hands-on knowledge of professional guides. We are up-to-date on new hotels, activities, restaurants, and special events, all personally checked by us before being recommended to you as part of the tour planning. We organize the entire tour: a tailor-made itinerary with interactive experiences with locals, transportation, accommodations, guiding, activities and sites, restaurant reservations, and more. The combination of meticulous itinerary planning, superb guiding and dedicated professional back-office support will create an emotional and meaningful Israel experience that will introduce you to the depth, magic, flavor, and beauty of our unique country, From Biblical history to recent dreamers who created this miracle that is the State of Israel.

Our mission:

Our mission is to provide a unique and outstanding experience, combined with a personal touch and attention to every detail, needs and budget of our travelers.

  • Trip design by professional tour guides

    Trip design by professional tour guides

  • Interactive experience with local

    Interactive experience with local

  • Up-to-date knowledge of activities, hotels and restaurants

    Up-to-date knowledge of activities, hotels and restaurants

  • Personal touch all along the process

    Personal touch all along the process

  • Flexibility even during the trip

    Flexibility even during the trip

Note from

Ram Marshall

Dear Travelers, I was born in Tel Aviv, and spent part of my childhood in Paris, France. My passion for travel began as soon as I could walk on my own. I traveled with my family throughout Europe, and by myself to every corner of Israel. After serving in the IDF's elite Special Forces I spent 2 years traveling by motorcycle in America and Asia. Since then, I have never missed an opportunity to travel and meet people anywhere I could. I started working as a tour guide in 1987, both in Israel and abroad. Alongside my guiding experience, I have enhanced my education in History & Far East Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and I obtained degrees in Hotel & Food Administration, and as a Culinary Chef, in Canada. I have worked in many different fields in several countries, while still guiding, until my passion for travel and people turned me into a full-time tour guide 15 years ago, and led to the launch of our company in 2012. My passion for organizing and guiding tours and sharing our beautiful country and people with travelers has never left me and was dramatically enhanced when my wife, Shirley, joined the company to manage all its logistical needs. Looking forward to hosting you in Israel, Yours, Ram

Note from

Shirley Marshall Galor

Dear Travelers, I was born and raised in Tel Aviv, and throughout my youth I was involved with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel’s traveling and educational program. Just before serving in the IDF as a Casualties Officer I traveled to Africa on a safari tour. Since then, traveling and meeting different people have been part of my life. I graduated with a Law degree from Tel Aviv University, and worked in many aspects of the profession at different law firms. I was recruited by Akim Israel, the largest NGO in Israel for people with intellectual disabilities, in 1995 in order to establish the organization’s legal department and represent them in many law cases in front of the Supreme Court of Israel. In 2010, I became Akim’s Deputy General Manager, a position that I held until I decided to join Ram in 2014 in our new, exciting, and growing travel company. As the company’s office manager and partner, I am responsible for all the logistics and reservations in our company, and offer you my services with love, passion, and a personal touch all along the way. Yours, Shirley

Our Guides

IM Israel travel was created by tour guides who believe that one of the major key ingredients in a successful tour is the tour guide. We hand-picked our team not necessarily due to their vast knowledge, or their human relations skills, or their enthusiasm, but for the combination of all these elements with others, and above all - true love and passion for people and for guiding. All these taken together make the perfect recipe for an extraordinary tour guide. IM Israel Travel's dedicated tour operators and back-office staff are devoted to ensuring that the journey, from the initial planning to the departure back home fits your expectations exactly, and that all logistics are handled professionally and are reliably taken care of.

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  • Sarah Walker

    Sarah Walker

    Dear Ram and Shirley, Thank you for putting together such an amazing trip for us. My family travels together every year and my trip to Israel with my dad was one of the best we’ve ever taken. You had clearly put so much thought into our itinerary—we saw a ton in a week and much of it with few other tourists around. Ram, you are so knowledgeable, and it was such a pleasure getting to know you over the course of our trip. I would highly recommend that anyone traveling to Israel use IM Israel Travel.

  • Rachel Kitaygorodsky

    Rachel Kitaygorodsky

    Ram, I can't even begin to tell you how much of an amazing trip I've had. I have seen and learned more in this trip than I even thought possible. You have been an unbelivable tour guide, and I so happy we got to spend these past 10 days with you

  • Rebecca Athos

    Rebecca Athos

    Raffi was absolutely fantastic! He was very knowledgeable, energetic & passionate about showing me Jerusalem. We fit a lot of things in but at an enjoyable pace and in a sequence that made sense. I would highly recommend Raffi to anyone!

  • David Shemper

    David Shemper

    I just want to thank you again for putting everything together for us... Arnon was great and very patient with our group! His knowledge and demeanor and affability no doubt made this a trip my children will remember for years to come….. For me to be able to come here with my parents, my wife, and my children, having a guide such as Arnon only served to make the trip as meaningful as it was!

  • Natasha Raine

    Natasha Raine

    Israeli guide Rafi Shaul exceeded expectations- he was extremely knowledgeable, engaging, attentive, funny and great company for the whole family, would absolutely recommend him to a friend. Jordanian guide, Kamal, also very good, knowledgeable, passionate and very accommodating.

  • Jeri Presser

    Jeri Presser

    Dear Ram, We miss you & Jacob (and, of course Shirley) terribly ! We miss Israel and walking up every morning to a new and beautiful day. We miss our intensive RAM history lessons (past and current) ... . We miss the desert, the sea, the Golan Heights, the Galilee, Jerusalem, Jordan Valley,

  • Hallie Wachen

    Hallie Wachen

    Our guide was great. He was extremely knowledgeable and understood what we wanted to see and was always amenable to changing the plan if we needed. He was very patient and easy to talk to and was a pleasure to be with.

  • Sarah Shulman

    Sarah Shulman

    Dear Ram & Shirley, Thank you very much for the trip of a lifetime. We are heading home with so many great memories and know we owe so very much of that to you and the thoughtful & careful planning, and changing and adapting, with us and for us before we got here and then all the week too.

  • Shirley Eisenberg

    Shirley Eisenberg

    Dear Ram, Thank you for a week of a lifetime. You were perfect! Best Wishes to Shirley, who works harder than you! Shirley & Paul

  • Elyssa Strug

    Elyssa Strug

    Ram, I want to thank you for being our guide. Traveling with 14 people was quite a challenge and I want to thank you for taking the time to get to know all of us and helping with many different needs along the way. The B'nai mitzvah location was superb and continuing the ceremony at Rama's Kitchen was the perfect choice. We had the best driver! Idan took such good care of us driving us all over. I want to especially thank Shirley for all the behind-the-scenes magic.

  • Angela  &  Andrew Sandler

    Angela & Andrew Sandler

    Thank you again for everything - we will be back. You made our first experience in Israel more amazing than we thought. Thank you for your help, guidance, and friendship. Please pass our appreciation to Shirley.

  • Deborah  & Craig  Radis

    Deborah & Craig Radis

    Ram, Craig and I would like to thank you again for such an amazing week! Your knowledge of all of the history and your passion for showing us your remarkable country has left us with a feeling that can only be explained as magical… we loved every single place we visited and are already looking forward to another trip back.

  • Rosengard Group

    Rosengard Group

    Ram, You were the perfect guide to handle our large group! From the initial itinerary planning and all throughout our trip, communication with you and Shirley was always clear and highly professional. We could not have asked for a better guide to share such impressive knowledge and passion for Israel and its history. We appreciated your good humor, local food recs, and flexibility with adjusting our schedule as needed. Everyone involved, including our driver Idan and Bethlehem guide Ramzi, were equally as pleasant and fun to spend time with during our trip! You made the entire experience so easy for us.