About The Guide
Passionate About Inspiring Others
Hi, and welcome to the Israel Executive Touring Center!
My name is Patrick Amar, and I established the Israel ETC to offer eager travelers like yourself the chance to experience Israel in a way that leaves you inspired, excited, and craving more. I hail from Montreal, Canada where I grew up speaking French and English. As a university student, I began travelling to Israel on group trips, first as a participant and then afterwards in leadership roles. I couldn’t get enough. I eventually found myself in Israel so often that I felt it was already like a second home. So, then I made it my permanent home! Together with my wife, we immigrated to Israel in 2006 soon after getting married. We have been blessed to live in the Old City of Jerusalem. and now live in Ramot, where we are raising our family.
After working with group trips to Israel for nearly a decade, I realized that I had a lot to share and becoming an Israeli tour guide would give me the opportunity to do so. After undergoing the grueling two year Israel Guide’s Course - and turning over what felt like every stone in Israel - I became officially licensed by Israel's Ministry of Tourism to hit the trail and teach about subjects across the spectrum: geography, politics, history, religion, people, plate tectonics, you name it! Since then, I have been privileged to guide hundreds of individuals around the Land of Israel and give them a taste of this incredible place I call home.
I love guiding groups, individuals, and families, whether for those visiting Israel for the first time or those who can hardly count how many times they’ve been here. Whether my clients are young or old, I’m here to help them have the best time possible, doing my best to keeping them entertained all the while.
Join us here in Israel, and let us help you too have the trip of a lifetime!
I hope to hearing from you soon.
About Israel ETC
The Israel Executive Touring Center was established by Patrick Amar in 2011 to provide travelers to Israel with a one-stop destination for designing and actualizing their ideal Israel experience. The Israel Executive Touring Center revolves around custom-made tours designed to meet the needs of our clients, ranging anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks.
In addition to our guiding department, we also offer a full-range travel service, covering any or all aspects of our clients’ travel needs. Services include: itinerary consultation & design, travel arrangements, accommodation and/or vehicle recommendations and bookings, special event organization, group program design, VIP service, and more.