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Destination: Israel

Our list of articles tagged with "Israel."

December 15, 2020

Jerusalem’s Old City

One of the best places to discover the fascinating layers of Jerusalem’s history and culture is in the walled Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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October 25, 2016

Israel Off the Beaten Track: The Stunning Negev

The Negev is a stark and beautiful desert region in southern Israel. Covering more than half the country’s total land area, it has unique geological features, interesting archaeological ruins, great outdoor activities and even a wine region. One of the highlights of the Negev is Masada, a 2,000-year-old fortress on the edge of a high, […]

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March 8, 2016

Private Tours of Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

All over the world, we love to explore markets to learn more about cities and the people who live in them. In Jerusalem, there’s no better place to do this than Machane Yehuda, a sprawling market in the western part of the city that’s been around since the late 1800s. Known as the shuk (Hebrew […]

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April 23, 2014

Zippori Archaeological Site, Israel

Clients who recently returned from Israel sent us these photos of the spectacular mosaics they saw at the Zippori archaeological site in the Galilee. Ongoing excavations at Zippori have revealed the site’s many layers of history, from a Roman administrative capital in the first century B.C. to a busy Jewish religious center and, later, a […]

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September 17, 2012

Just Back: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

Artisans of Leisure founder and CEO Ashley Isaacs Ganz recently returned from touring Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in Israel. Read about the highlights of her trip, including Jewish and Christian touring, incredible cuisine, and fascinating historical sites.

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December 29, 2011

Eating Our Way Through Israel

We love eating as the locals do when we travel, and we find that food often inspires some of our best travel memories. Artisans of Leisure recently traveled across Israel and we particularly loved visiting the open-air markets, sampling street food, and dining where the locals like to eat. Here are a few of the culinary […]

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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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December 28, 2010

Petra as a day trip from Israel

One of our most popular day tours from Israel is an excursion to Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most impressive archaeological sites. Artisans of Leisure travelers enjoy a private ride through stunning landscapes from Eilat to Petra, and the VIP services we arrange ensure a smooth transition during the border crossing. […]

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November 13, 2009

Tel Aviv’s Top 5 cultural travel experiences

Israel’s most dynamic city, Tel Aviv is the country’s cultural and commercial heart and a highlight of any tour of Israel. Although it possesses no holy sites and a relatively short history (aside from the ancient port of Jaffa), Tel Aviv is a vibrant, 24-hour city with a wide array of cultural offerings, restaurants and […]

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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 18, 2009

Floating in the Dead Sea

Everyone should experience floating in the Dead Sea at least once in their lives. The sea (actually a lake) has such high salinity that it is incapable of supporting marine life (hence the name), and causes an amazing buoyancy. You don’t float so much as bob to the surface—there really is nothing like it! For […]

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