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, Negev Desert, Tel Aviv

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

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
(7 Days)
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Journey Through Israel
(13 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Galilee, Tel Aviv, Negev Desert, Eilat or Aqaba

Multi-country Tours

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

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

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

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

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

Journey Through Israel

(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Galilee, Tel Aviv, Negev Desert, Eilat or Aqaba with Petra

This comprehensive private tour of Israel features the country’s most interesting cultural and historic destinations and beautiful landscapes plus a side trip to Petra.

Upon arrival, enjoy VIP airport assistance before being transferred to Jerusalem. Built entirely from white stone, Jerusalem glows and changes from white to pink to rose to gold with the changing of the light. Your expert private guide will bring the beautiful city and its incredible, multi-layered history alive. Of immeasurable religious, historic and archaeological importance, the entire Old City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Temple Mount, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Via Dolorosa and the Western Wall, including the excavation tunnels under the Western Wall. Explore the narrow streets, twisting alleyways and airy plazas, ancient synagogues and churches, and bazaars and boutiques of the Old City's Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Armenian quarters. See the Mount of Olives, Mount Zion and walk upon the old city ramparts. Visit Jerusalem's most important museums, such as the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum and the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. Perhaps also see the Chagall Windows at Hadassah Hospital.

One day, enjoy a tour of the Machane Yehuda Market with a culinary expert guide. Sample local culinary specialties such as burekas (flaky filled pastries), chocolate rugelach and halvah and shop for regional staples such as tahini, za'atar, dried fruits and nuts. Alternatively, with an expert Palestinian guide, enjoy a private excursion to Bethlehem to tour the Church of the Nativity or to Jericho, considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the world. Perhaps also visit Ein Kerem, a charming village outside Jerusalem regarded as the birthplace of John the Baptist.

Another day, enjoy a private excursion to the Dead Sea. En route, visit Masada, a historic mountaintop fortress. Visit a beach on the Dead Sea and, if desired, relax in the salt and mineral-laden water, famous for its buoyancy and therapeutic qualities. Also enjoy spa access and a buffet lunch at a nearby hotel. If desired, you might also like to opt for a hike in the lush Ein Gedi oasis or perhaps visit Qumran, an archaeological site surrounding the caves in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

If desired, we can arrange many special interest activities around Jerusalem, such as a cooking class with a local chef, touring the ancient City of David, joining an archaeological dig, walking through the city's ancient underground water tunnels, specialized shopping or exclusive meetings with local religious experts, geo-political experts, chefs, artists, fashion designers, winery owners or even former Israeli operatives.

Continue to the Galilee region. Enjoy flexible private touring around the Sea of Galilee (also known as Lake Tiberias and Lake Kinneret), an area renowned for its beautiful landscapes and proximity to important historical and biblical sites. Visit important historical and biblical sites such as Capernaum, Mount of the Beatitudes, Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes and Kibbutz Ginosar and the Yigal Alon Museum. You may choose to visit a local kibbutz or the ruins at Beit Shean, first settled 7,000 years ago. Or, perhaps enjoy active pursuits such as hiking in one of the region’s many nature reserves or a four-wheel drive excursion in the demilitarized zone along the Syrian border. Other options include browsing art galleries in Rosh Pina, sampling wines at local vineyards, geo-political touring, kayaking on the Jordan River or having lunch at a local Druze home.

Next, enjoy flexible touring en route to Tel Aviv. Choose to explore Jewish history and spirituality in Safed, visit the ancient city of Akko (Acre), tour the ancient ruins at Megiddo and Caesarea, tour Haifa and the Baha’i Gardens, or stop in Nazareth to see the Basilica of the Annunciation.

Continue to Tel Aviv, a vibrant city on the Mediterranean Sea coast. During private touring, experience the best of Israel's largest city: the Neve Tzedek neighborhood, UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture, Old Jaffa, the Carmel Market, and museums such as the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Design Museum Holon and Beit Hatfutsot: Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv. If desired, we can also arrange an excursion to the fascinating Ayalon Institute, a kibbutz that hid a secret underground ammunition factory. Additional options in Tel Aviv include specialized shopping or strolling the port district or fashionable HaTachana. During free time, perhaps spend time on the beach, shop in the city's markets and leisure districts and enjoy the city's excellent restaurants.

Next, spend some time in the arid beauty of the Negev Desert. Enjoy hiking or rappelling at the impressive Ramon Crater, see rock art at Mount Karkom, take a desert jeep excursion or visit a boutique winery. You may also choose to take an excursion to the ancient Nabatean city of Avdat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the storied Spice Route. Special-interest activities include visiting David Ben-Gurion's home on Kibbutz Sde Boker, visiting the Air Force Museum near Beer-Sheba or taking an ecology tour in the Arava Valley. Upon request, additional activities can be arranged, such as a special picnic lunch in the desert, stargazing tour or if the season is right, a nighttime tour to spot the region’s unique glow-in the-dark scorpions.

Conclude in Eilat, Israel's resort town on the Red Sea. During free time, enjoy your resort and time to relax. Alternatively, stay in Aqaba, a port city and popular resort area on the edge of the Red Sea in Jordan. One day, enjoy a private charter boat cruise on the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea, including the option for snorkeling or scuba diving over colorful coral reefs and wrecks. Alternatively, enjoy an excursion to Petra, one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. The Nabataeans created this ancient city by sculpting monuments and tombs into beautiful red sandstone mountains in the desert. During private touring of this fascinating ancient wonder, see Petra’s most famous ruin—the iconic Treasury—and explore the atmospheric Siq (gorge). Also see impressive Royal Tombs and Roman ruins, and learn about the history, beliefs and architecture of the Nabataeans while exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Jerusalem
VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights

Day 2 Jerusalem

Full-day private tour

Day 3 Jerusalem

Full-day private tour

Day 4 Jerusalem & Dead Sea

Private excursion to Masada and the Dead Sea

Day 5

Jerusalem – Galilee

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route

Day 6

Galilee & environs
Full-day private tour

Day 7

Galilee – Tel Aviv

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route

Day 8 Tel Aviv

Full-day private city tour

Day 9

Tel Aviv – Negev Desert

Private transfer to the Negev Desert for 2 nights, with tour of ammunitions kibbutz en route

Day 10 Negev Desert

Full-day private desert touring and activities

Day 11 Negev Desert – Eilat or Aqaba, Jordan

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure

Day 12 Eilat or Aqaba

Diving and snorkeling excursion. Alternatively, full-day private excursion to Petra

Day 13 Depart Eilat or Aqaba
Private airport transfer. VIP departure assistance

Hotels
Jerusalem: The King David Hotel or Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Galilee The Scots Hotel or The Setai Sea of Galilee
Tel Aviv:  The Norman, The Jaffa Hotel or The Ritz-Carlton Herzliya
Negev Desert: Beresheet Hotel
Eilat or Aqaba: Herods Vitalis Eilat or Al Manara

Cost
$20,510 Per person (double occupancy)