Born in Haifa in 1964, from young age Moti Bar-tuv knew that he wants to combine his love and passion for hiking and traveling around Israel with his future proffesion and occupation. Hiking every corner and trail around Israel from Dan in the north to Eilat in the south, climbing almost every pick of mountains all over Israel, gliding down cliffs and chasing floods in the Judean Desert, from young age until the army service, made Moti Bar-Tuv an expert in the trails of Israel, even before officially becoming a guide and making traveling a profession.
Moti Bar-Tuv served in the IDF for more than 4 years, most of them spent in Lebanon and on front lines, and finished the army ranked as First Master Sergeant, after leading soldiers in various activities and served in the IDF reserve until age 45.
Moti Bar-Tuv graduate from the Israeli Tourism College to the side of Haifa University in 1988 and became an active working licensed tour guide since then. Moti Bar-Tuv also graduated Haifa University and has a B.A in Geography and Environment Studies.
For 12 years Moti worked as a self-employed guide in the biggest agencies in Israel, guiding variety of groups and people, tourists and Israelis, until deciding to go on an independent way and opened Travel Israel information, offering high quality and personalized service to all travelers to Israel. Moti Bar-Tuv is the CEO but never gave up guiding and you can still find him around Israel, wearing his tour guide license, passionately showing people around Israel.
Parallel to his work in guiding Moti worked for 6 years in the Israeli Antiquity Authority as the Head of the Training and Educational in the Conservation and Restoration Department. Moti is a graduate of the Conservation Project Managers course of ICROM (International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) and during his work was in charge and managed the biggest archeology conservation and restoration projects in the major sites in Israel like Caesarea, Akko (Acre), Beit She’an, and took part in setting the foundation of the archeology conservation in Israel.
Since 2010 Moti Bar-Tuv is also acting as the Chief Guide of Israel Shore Excursions Expert L.T.D, Israel’s largest shore excursions agent, giving services to the finest cruise companies like Oceania, Regent, Tui, Thomson and more. In this position Moti Bar-tuv is in charge of all the operation’s aspects of the cruise companies’ shore excursions, supplying all the guides and used as the professional advisor planning the shore excursions. in Travel Israel Information Moti Bar-tuv is using his wide experience in the cruising business to plan and execute high quality private and shared tours to cruise passengers of all companies.
Moti Bar-Tuv is married to Ayelet and a proud father to 3 children Rotem, Yuval and Talia, now living in Qiryat Tiv’on, a small community in the Western Lower Galilee Area half way between Haifa and Nazareth.