Destination: Egypt

Our list of articles tagged with "Egypt."

April 14, 2020

Touring the Iconic Temples and Tombs of Luxor, Egypt

The city of Luxor has some of Egypt’s most impressive and iconic historical sites, including Karnak and King Tut’s tomb. The Nile River runs through Luxor, separating it into two incredibly rich archaeological zones. On the West Bank are the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, and on the East Bank […]

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October 9, 2017

Just Back: Egypt

Artisans of Leisure travel specialist Maria Merrill recently returned from Egypt and shares her thoughts about one of our favorite destinations in the Middle East.

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November 10, 2014

Letter From a Mother: Don’t Wait to Travel with Your Children

We were touched and honored to read this letter from the mother of a family that travels regularly with Artisans of Leisure. We hope you enjoy reading about how traveling together has become such an important part of their lives. As my eldest daughter enters her senior year of high school, with her two sisters not […]

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April 2, 2014

Top 10: Favorite Breakfasts around the World

We always enjoy experiencing how different cultures approach the most important meal of the day. Here are a few of our favorites: 1.) Breakfast at a cave hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey We love sitting on the hotel terrace and taking in views of the fantastical rock formations of this beautiful region while eating a classic […]

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September 11, 2012

Jordan Up Close

Jordan has far more attractions than its modest size suggests. The most famous is undoubtedly the stunning archaeological site of Petra. Other must-sees include the Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash and Umm Qais; the beautiful natural landscapes of the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum and Dana Nature Reserve; Crusader castles; ancient mosaics; and Amman, Jordan’s sophisticated capital. […]

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August 24, 2012

Just Back: A Fun Few Days at the Four Seasons Hampshire, England

We recently returned to the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, a luxury resort in the beautiful English countryside just 35 minutes from Heathrow Airport. It’s an ideal spot to spend a few nights if you’re transiting through London or taking an England trip and want a few days of luxury and relaxation in a rural setting. […]

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July 14, 2012

Learn by Doing While Traveling the World

Want to learn to make mozzarella by hand on the Amalfi Coast? How about a private karate lesson in Kyoto? A surfing lesson in Bali? Would you like to paint porcelain in Austria or assist on an archaeological dig in Israel? We offer hundreds of such learning experiences that can be incorporated into our private […]

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April 13, 2012

Inspiration for Amazing Family Trips

Your son likes castles, your daughter likes shopping, your husband likes history, and you like art–how can you make sure that family vacations please everyone? Artisans of Leisure specializes in one-of-a-kind, private, customized family tours that feature a world of engaging experiences sure to satisfy families of all sizes, ages and interests. Here are a […]

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May 24, 2011

Private Shore Excursions the Artisans of Leisure Way

When taking a luxury cruise, a great way to make the most of your time in ports of call is with private shore excursions and private overland tours. Artisans of Leisure has a vast network of expert guides and drivers in cruise destinations around the world, and we work with sophisticated travelers to customize private […]

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October 1, 2010

A Nile Cruise—One of the Best Ways to Experience Egypt

Taking a luxurious cruise down the Nile is the stuff of legend, reminiscent of an Agatha Christie novel, and evocative of a time when traveling by ship was de rigueur. There are now faster ways to travel from Aswan to Luxor, but none are as memorable or beautiful as a Nile river cruise. There are […]

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October 6, 2009

Top 5: Quick getaways over the Christmas and New Year holidays

Looking for great options for a short international trip over the Christmas and New Year holidays? Our luxury travel experts have selected five of their favorite destinations. 1.) Marrakesh A week in Marrakesh promises over-the-top luxury, thriving traditional culture, great shopping and dining, and plenty of outdoor options. We recommend using Marrakesh as base for five or […]

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April 30, 2009

Egypt: a great family travel destination

Egypt’s extraordinary historical sites and friendly local people make it a dream destination for families and an unforgettable experience for children. Our Egyptologist guides, the best in the country, bring history alive for family members of all ages during private tours of the Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and the most interesting historic sites around Cairo […]

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March 24, 2009

Private Jewish Heritage Tours

Many travelers ask us to incorporate people, places and activities of Jewish significance when they are traveling internationally with us. We can incorporate Jewish touring into any of our tours around the world, from Sydney to Shanghai and most places in between. Many travelers simply want us to incorporate some Jewish-related sightseeing in Europe, Asia, […]

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February 12, 2009

A visit to Egypt’s magical Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel is one of the most breathtaking monuments in Egypt, and high up on my list of favorite places in the world. Located by the border of Sudan in southern Egypt and facing Lake Nasser, it is comprised of two temples carved out of solid rock in the 13th century BC: the Great Temple […]

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