(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Galilee, Tel Aviv
This private tour of Israel is perfect for families wanting to experience together the best of Israel’s rich history, diverse culture and tremendous natural beauty. Accommodation is at Israel's leading luxury hotels and all touring is private.
Begin in 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 Western Wall tunnels. 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. Touring will be customized to your family’s interests. Perhaps visit the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, the Ein Yael Living Museum or the Chagall Windows at Hadassah Hospital, or enjoy a guided walk through the ancient tunnel that once delivered the city’s water. Tour the Mount of Olives and walk along the Old City ramparts or the Haas Promenade, with its iconic view over the city. Also visit the Mahane Yehuda Market, which is a great place to sample falafel and chocolate rugelach. Other options include visiting the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea scrolls, planting a tree, participating in an archaeological dig, hiking in the Judean Hills, watching a sound & light show at the Tower of David, enjoying the Time Elevator Jerusalem, or visiting caves in the Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park.
One day, enjoy a private excursion to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. En route, visit Masada, a UNESCO-listed 2000-year-old mountaintop fortress, or choose to hike in the lush Ein Gedi oasis. Visit a beach on the Dead Sea and, if desired, swim in the salt and mineral-laden water, famous for its buoyancy and therapeutic qualities.
Spend the next two nights in the Galilee region. Enjoy 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. While in the area, visit a local kibbutz and, if desired, stop at Gan Hashelosha National Park for a dip in swimming holes fed by natural hot springs. You may choose to visit the ruins at Beit Shean, first settled 7,000 years ago. Alternatively, take a private four-wheel drive excursion into the Golan Heights, a beautiful region of springs, waterfalls and historic ruins. Options include hiking, rappelling, visiting the Crusader-era Nimrod’s Castle, exploring the streams and forests of the Tel Dan Nature Reserve or kayaking on the Jordan River.
Conclude your tour in Tel Aviv, a vibrant city on the Mediterranean Sea coast. En route, visit the Roman ruins of Caesarea, one of Israel’s major archaeological sites. Also visit the ancient seaside town of Acre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another option is to tour a Druze village to learn about their traditional way of life. Families with younger children might like to visit Kfar Kedem, a re-creation of 2,000-year-old Galilean town, where you can learn to make pita bread or ride in a donkey caravan.
While in Tel Aviv, enjoy private touring that includes Old Jaffa, markets, UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture, the Eretz Israel Museum and the Diaspora Museum. If desired, we can arrange a tour of the fascinating Ayalon Institute, a kibbutz that hid a secret underground ammunition factory. Also enjoy free time to relax on the beach in Tel Aviv or shop in the city’s markets and leisure districts.
Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities, such as meeting with a geo-political expert, soft-adventure activities, family cooking classes, Sabbath dinner in an Israeli home and other special religious experiences.
VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for four nights
Full-day private city tour
Full-day private city tour with option for excursion to Bethlehem
Full-day private city tour with option for hiking in the Judean Hills
Jerusalem – Galilee
Private excursion to the Dead Sea with option to visit Masada, the Dead Sea or hike to Ein Gedi Waterfalls. Private transfer to Galilee region for two nights
Full-day private excursion around the Sea of Galilee, including Nazareth, Golan Heights, Safed or option for hiking or other soft adventure
Galilee- Tel Aviv
Private transfer to Tel Aviv for three nights with touring en route, including Caesarea and Acre
Full-day private city tour
Half-day private city tour. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy beach or shopping
Depart Tel Aviv
Private transfer to airport
The King David Hotel
Mizpeh Hayamim, Scots Hotel Tiberias,
or Ramot Resort
Dan Tel Aviv or Ritz Carlton Herzliya
Per person (based on four travelers/two rooms)
Per person (based on three travelers/triple occupancy)
Per person (based on two travelers/double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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