Born in Haifa in 1964, from a young age Moti Bar-tuv knew that he wanedג to combine his love and passion for hiking and traveling around Israel with his future profession and occupation. Hiking every trail around Israel from Dan in the north to Eilat in the south, climbing almost every peak of mountain all over Israel, abseiling down cliffs and chasing flash floods in the Judean Desert, throughout his youth and military service, made Moti Bar-Tuv an expert in the trails of Israel, even before officially becoming a guide and making travelling a profession.
Moti Bar-Tuv served in the IDF for more than 4 years, most of them spent in Lebanon and at the front line. He finished the army ranked as First Master Sergeant, after leading soldiers in various activities and he served in the IDF reserve until age 45.
Moti Bar-Tuv graduate from the Israeli Tourism College affiliated with Haifa University in 1988 and worked as a licensed tour guide since. Moti is also a graduate of Haifa University and has a B.A in Geography and Environmental Studies.
For 12 years Moti worked as a self-employed guide with the biggest agencies in Israel, guiding a variety of groups and people, international tourists and Israelis, prior to establishing his own independent agency: 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 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 Archeology Conservation in Israel.
Between 2010 and 2017 Moti Bar-Tuv was the Chief Guide of Israel Shore Excursions Expert Ltd, Israel’s largest shore excursions agent, providing services to the finest cruise companies like Oceania, Regent, Tui, Thomson and more. In this position Moti Bar-tuv was 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. AsTravel 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 also leading groups of Israeli tourists on tours in various places around the world and is specialize in tours to Russia – Moscow and St. Petersburg.
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.