Private luxury tours in Israel

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Luxury Israel Tours

Introduction to Israel
(7 days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Tel Aviv

Highlights of Israel
(9 days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Galilee, Tel Aviv

Essence of Israel
(11 days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Galilee, Tel Aviv

Family Tour of Israel
(10 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Galilee, Tel Aviv

Exclusive Israel
(13 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Negev Desert, Galilee, Tel Aviv

Jewish Tour of Israel
(10 days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Galilee, Tel Aviv

Christian Tour of Israel
(9 Days)
Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Dead Sea, Galilee, Nazareth, Tel Aviv

Culinary Tour of Israel
(9 Days)
Jerusalem, Galilee, Tel Aviv

Multi-country Tours

Highlights of Israel & Jordan
(12 days)
Jerusalem, Galilee, Dead Sea, Petra, Amman, Tel Aviv

Highlights of Israel & Egypt
(16 days)
Galilee, Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River cruise, Tel Aviv

Introduction to Israel & Jordan
(9 days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Eilat, Petra, Tel Aviv

Journey Through Egypt, Israel & Jordan
(18 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Petra, Dead Sea, Galilee, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Best of Israel & Jordan
(16 days)
Jerusalem, Galilee, Amman, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Eilat & the Red Sea, Tel Aviv

Best of Israel & Jordan

16 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Jerusalem, Galilee, Amman, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Eilat & the Red Sea, Tel Aviv

This is the ultimate tour of Israel and Jordan for culture lovers, foodies, history buffs and adventurers. Highlights include private cultural touring in Jerusalem and Amman, a private culinary tour of Machane Yehuda Market, seeing historical sites and beautiful landscapes around Galilee and the Golan Heights, a private tour of Petra and Wadi Rum, floating in the Dead Sea, and diving or snorkeling in the Red Sea.

Enjoy VIP airport assistance upon arrival, and then transfer to Jerusalem, one of the world's most historic cities. Jerusalem is a fascinating mix of cultures and religions, and the entire Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During private touring, your expert private guide will bring the city and its incredible, multi-layered history to life. Visit neighborhoods according to your interests, such as the Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter, Muslim Quarter and Armenian Quarter. See highlights such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, ancient synagogues, bazaars, and atmospheric narrow streets lined with galleries and private houses. Visit Jerusalem's most important museums, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum and the Israel Museum. See the Mount of Olives, and walk on the city ramparts. Also take a private tasting tour through bustling Machane Yehuda Market, a great place to sample local culinary specialties such as halvah, chocolate rugelach and burekas (filled pastries), and shop for staples such as tahini, za'atar, nuts and dried fruit. During leisure time, enjoy your hotel's resort facilities.

If desired, Artisans of Leisure can arrange special interest activities around Jerusalem, such as a private cooking class with a renowned food expert, a tour of the ancient City of David or the excavation tunnels under the Western Wall, a meeting with a geo-political expert, an archaeological dig, a walk through the city's ancient underground water tunnels, specialized shopping or a visit to Ein Kerem village to experience its local food, wine, art and religious sites. We can also arrange an excursion to Bethlehem or Jericho and hiking in the Judean Mountains.

Next, transfer to the Galilee region. En route, tour Zippori National Park, an archaeological site of Roman, Jewish, Christian and Crusader ruins, including impressive mosaic floors. Also enjoy private touring around the Sea of Galilee (also known as Lake Tiberias and Lake Kinneret), an area of beautiful landscapes and important historical and biblical sites. Visit a local kibbutz and the hillside town of Safed, the birthplace of the Kabbalah and a center of Jewish studies, as well as an artists’ colony and vacation spot. Or, see Christian-oriented sites and attractions such as a first-century A.D. fishing boat known as the “Jesus boat,” the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes, the Mount of the Beatitudes and Kfar Nahum Synagogue in Capernaum. One day, take a private excursion to the Golan Heights to visit Tel Dan Nature Reserve, have a meal with a Druze family in their home, explore natural attractions and, if desired, learn about the history of the region during a four-wheel drive excursion in the demilitarized zone.

Continue to Amman, the modern capital of Jordan. En route, visit Jerash, one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman cities in the Middle East. During private touring in Amman, see ancient Roman ruins, the eighth-century Umayyad Palace complex, lively souks and shopping streets. Also taste local culinary specialties such as falafel, baba ghanoush, labneh (strained yogurt) and stuffed grape leaves.

Continue to a luxurious resort on the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. En route, visit Mount Nebo to take in panoramic views of the Jordan River and Dead Sea, and see the famed sixth-century mosaic map of the Holy Land in Madaba. Also visit the beautiful Dana Biosphere Reserve, an area of great natural beauty, diverse ecosystems, and abundant flora and fauna. During leisure time at your Dead Sea resort, enjoy the extensive facilities, including a spa, numerous restaurants, several swimming pools and a private beach, where you can relax in the salt- and mineral-laden water of the Dead Sea, which is famous for its buoyancy and therapeutic qualities.

Then, transfer to Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of impressive archaeological ruins that the Nabataeans carved into sandstone mountains and cliffs more than 2,000 years ago. During private touring, walk through pink stone gorges, see ancient monuments and tombs (including the remarkable Treasury), and learn about the history and beliefs of the Nabataeans.

Spend one night at a luxury tented camp in spectacular Wadi Rum, a vast area of red sand dunes, stone mountains, rock bridges and steep canyons that’s been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for both its natural beauty and the evidence of 12,000 years of human inhabitation, including petroglyphs.

Continue to Eilat, Israel, a resort town on the Red Sea. One day, enjoy a diving or snorkeling excursion in the Red Sea, which is famed for clear water, amazing coral, and colorful reef fish and invertebrates.

Then, transfer to Tel Aviv, a vibrant city on the Mediterranean Sea coast. En route, tour the highlights of the beautiful Negev desert region, such as Makhtesh Ramon, a giant erosion crater. During private touring in Tel Aviv, experience the best of Israel's largest city: the Neve Tzedek neighborhood, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bauhaus architecture, Jaffa, Sarona, the Carmel Market, and museums such as the Eretz Israel Museum and the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora. If desired, we can also arrange a tour of the fascinating Ayalon Institute, a kibbutz that hid a secret underground ammunition factory. Additional options in Tel Aviv include specialized shopping, visiting the Design Museum Holon, strolling the port district and spending time on the beach. We can also arrange reservations at the city's excellent restaurants.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Jerusalem, Israel

VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Jerusalem
Full-day private tour
Day 3 Jerusalem
Full-day private tour
Day 4

Jerusalem – Galilee

Private transfer to the Galilee region for 2 nights with touring en route

Day 5

Galilee & Golan Heights

Full-day private excursion

Day 6

Galilee – Amman, Jordan

Private transfer to hotel for overnight with touring of Jerash en route

Day 7

Amman – Dead Sea

Morning private city tour. Private transfer to resort for 2 nights

Day 8

Dead Sea

Day at leisure to enjoy the resort and spa
Day 9

Dead Sea – Petra

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with touring of Mount Nebo, Madaba and Dana Biosphere Reserve en route. Petra by night tour

Day 10

Petra

Full-day private tour of Petra

Day 11

Petra – Wadi Rum

Private transfer to desert camp for overnight

Day 12

Wadi Rum – Eilat, Israel

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 13

Eilat

Diving or snorkeling excursion

Day 14

Eilat – Tel Aviv

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with touring en route

Day 15

Tel Aviv

Full-day private tour

Day 16

Depart Tel Aviv

Private airport transfer. VIP departure assistance

 


Hotels
Jerusalem:

The King David Hotel or Waldorf Astoria

Galilee: Scots Hotel Tiberias or The Setai Sea of Galilee
Amman: Four Seasons Amman
Dead Sea: Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Petra: Movenpick Petra
Wadi Rum: Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp
Eilat: Herods Vitalis Hotel & Spa or Isrotel Royal Beach
Tel Aviv:

The Norman or Ritz-Carlton Herzliya


Cost
$18,525 Per person (double occupancy)