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)
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

Highlights of Israel & Morocco
(15 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Casablanca, Fez, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh

Introduction to Israel & Dubai
(11 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Dubai & Arabian Desert

Best of Israel & Greece
(14 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Athens, Santorini, Porto Heli

Journey Through the Middle East
(21 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Dubai & Arabian Desert

Biblical Lands: Israel & Jordan
(13 Days)
Jerusalem & Bethlehem, Galilee region, Cities of the Decapolis, Amman & Jerash, King’s Highway, Petra, Jordan River, Masada, Jericho



Introduction to Israel & Dubai

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Dubai & Arabian Desert

This introductory private tour features the highlights of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Dubai and its surrounding region, including the beautiful Arabian Desert. Accommodation is at the best luxury hotels throughout.

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, Artisans of Leisure 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 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, strolling the port district or fashionable HaTachana or visiting the Roman ruins of Caesarea. During free time, perhaps spend time on the beach, hop in the city's markets and leisure districts and enjoy the city's excellent restaurants.

Fly to the UAE and experience the best of Dubai during flexible, personalized city touring. Learn about Dubai's culture and history while exploring Old Dubai. See the traditional buildings of the Bur Dubai district and Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood (formerly known as Bastakiya), ride an abra (water taxi) across Dubai Creek, and browse the spice and gold souks. Visit tile-covered mosques, and see ultra-modern skyscrapers, including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Dubai is also a renowned shopping destination, with atmospheric souks and legendary luxury malls filled with exclusive boutiques and attractions such as Ski Dubai and the Dubai Aquarium. Depending on your interests, also experience Dubai's burgeoning art and design scene during visits to interesting shops and galleries housed in converted traditional and industrial buildings. Other options include visiting one of Dubai's water parks, touring attractions such as Dubai Miracle Garden, seeing the Dubai Fountain, or enjoying Dubai's beaches and exciting dining and entertainment districts.

One morning, take a private four-wheel drive (4x4) excursion to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in the beautiful Arabian Desert to see the sand dunes and local wildlife.

One day, if desired, enjoy a private excursion to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. Visit the most interesting cultural sites, such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Al Hosn Palace and Emirates Palace. Other options, depending on your interests, include touring the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, visiting Ferrari World theme park, seeing other museums and structures on Saadiyat Island, or experiencing futuristic Masdar City.

Artisans of Leisure can also arrange additional special interest activities such as private culinary tours, a private falconry lesson, Arabian cultural exchange activities, tours with art experts and shopping experts, and scenic flights over the city's renowned skyscrapers and man-made islands. Artisans of Leisure can also make advance dining reservations at the city's top restaurants and in unique locations such as the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Jerusalem, Israel

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

Day 2 Jerusalem

Full-day private tour

Day 3 Jerusalem, Masada & the Dead Sea

Full-day private excursion to Masada and the Dead Sea

Day 4 Jerusalem

Full-day private tour

Day 5

Jerusalem – Tel Aviv

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

Day 6

Tel Aviv
Full-day private tour

Day 7 Tel Aviv – Dubai, UAE
Private airport transfer. VIP departure assistance and flight to Dubai (flight not included). VIP assistance at airport through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights
Day 8 Dubai
Full-day private city tour
Day 9 Dubai & Arabian Desert
Morning private desert excursion. Afternoon private city tour
Day 10 Dubai
Continue private city touring or excursion to Abu Dhabi
Day 11 Depart Dubai
Private transfer to airport

Hotels
Jerusalem:

King David Hotel, David Citadel Hotel or Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem

Tel Aviv: The Norman, The Jaffa or The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya
Dubai: Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
* Burj Al Arab or One&Only The Palm can be booked for a supplement

Cost
$21,220 Per person (double occupancy)

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)
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

Highlights of Israel & Morocco
(15 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Casablanca, Fez, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh

Introduction to Israel & Dubai
(11 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Dubai & Arabian Desert

Best of Israel & Greece
(14 Days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Athens, Santorini, Porto Heli

Journey Through the Middle East
(21 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Dubai & Arabian Desert

Biblical Lands: Israel & Jordan
(13 Days)
Jerusalem & Bethlehem, Galilee region, Cities of the Decapolis, Amman & Jerash, King’s Highway, Petra, Jordan River, Masada, Jericho



Testimonials

Our trip to Israel was excellent. Our guide was great, and the VIP airport transfers you arranged were incredible! We’ve used other tour companies in the past and you are far better.
~ D.B., Carlingford, NSW, Australia

We had such an incredible time in Israel. Each day was more interesting than the last…because of our wonderful guide, who seemed to know absolutely everything about everything…It was a great trip!
~ R.G., New York, NY

Our Israel and Jordan trip was excellent in every respect. It was so well organized, with beautiful accommodations and so much attention to detail…The expertise and knowledge of the guides was beyond our expectations. 
~ B.L., Toronto, CA   

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