Discover the ancient treasures housed within Cairo's Egyptian Museum including the royal mummy room.
Explore the legendary lost city of Petra and admire the red rose city carved into the sandstone.
Visit Mt Nebo where Moses looked out over the Holy Land and discover ancient Christian mosaics in the town of Modaba.
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Welcome to Cairo, one of the world’s most sprawling and exotic cities where minarets outnumber skyscrapers. We will meet you at the airport and take you directly to your luxurious hotel, set along the famous Corniche on the banks of the mighty Nile. Celebrate the beginning of your adventure this evening with a welcome dinner, the perfect chance to get to know fellow travellers.
Stay: Two Nights, Cairo, Four Seasons Nile PlazaDaily :
You may feel like exploring the city’s religious diversity with a visit to the majestic Islamic citadel of Salah-el-Din. Or perhaps wander through the streets of Coptic Cairo, home to The Hanging Church, Abu Serga and Ben Ezra Synagogue. For those more inclined towards art and design, the Gayer Anderson Museum displays a patchwork of Islamic form and style.
An Aladdin’s cave of Egypt’s most famous artefacts are all housed within the ornate walls of Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. Come face to face with the reverent beauty of Tutankhamen’s gold mask and be humbled by the immortal inhabitants of the royal mummy rooms. After lunch, choose your Freedom of Choice experience. Finish your day like the locals, taking in the colours and bustle of Khan Al Khalili Grand Bazaar or the Tent Makers Bazaar.Daily :
Bid a temporary farewell to Cairo, to continue your explorations down river. Your flight follows the course of the Nile southwards to the East Bank city of Luxor, where your river ship is docked and waiting. After settling in over lunch in the dining room, perhaps venture off board to explore. This area that has been home to three different religions over the centuries and temples to each are still standing on the riverbanks. The dedication to faith of Luxor’s earliest residents is revealed at the fascinating ancient archaeological sites of Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.
Stay: Four Nights, Oberoi Philae Nile River CruiseDaily :
You’ll be tempted to wake early this morning to witness an authentic Egyptian dawn as the rising sun casts a glow on the shimmering Nile. Today’s exciting adventures will see you delve deep into Egyptology. On the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings, you’ll explore tombs constructed for notable pharaohs including Tutankhamun and Ramesses VI. Later, visit the magnificent memorial temple of Medinet Habu and the massive stone Colossus of Memnon. Back on board this afternoon, enjoy time to relax as your ship sails on to the ancient city of Essna, crossing the Essna lock.Daily :
Along the banks of the Nile, remnants of ancient civilisations blur the lines between the past and the present. Stunning examples to be seen include the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to Horus the falcon god, regarded as the best preserved temple of the ancient world. Also see the twin temples of Kom Ombo shared by the gods Sobek and Horus. Time onboard can be as luxurious and relaxing as you like. From tea in the club lounge, to drinks on deck, spa treatments, or delicious dining, a view of the mighty Nile is never more than a glance away.Daily :
The modern world of engineering feats beckons today with a visit to Aswan High Dam, the biggest in Egypt, which collects water from Lake Nasser, one of the world’s largest artificial lakes. Later, immerse yourself back in ancient times on the charming island of Agilika and pay homage to the goddess Isis at the relocated Philae Temple. To discover more about this region and its culture and traditions, a motor boat will take you on shore to visit the impressive Nubian Museum complex which is located on a towering clifftop.Daily :
Your Nile cruise draws to a close this morning, docking in the laid-back southern city of Aswan. Here the river is dotted with picturesque islands and crisscrossed by the sweeping sails of feluccas. Kitchener’s Island on the eastern bank is home to Aswan’s Botanical Gardens. The entire island is dedicated to lush plantings of native and exotic species including rare Egyptian palms. You’ll be looking forward to checking-in to tonight’s accommodation, the legendary Old Cataract Hotel. This grounds of this restored 19th century Victorian Palace, set between the pink-granite of the edge of the desert and a magnificent blue-expanse of the Nile is the perfect place to watch the sunset.
Stay: Aswan, Sofitel Old Cataract HotelDaily :
This morning a short flight takes you across the Nubian desert to the town of Abu Simbel. Here, carved into a soaring mountainside, you’ll discover the World Heritage-Listed temples dedicated to Ramesses II and his beloved Nefertari which date back to the 13th century BC. Later, arrive back in Cairo, where this evening you’ll be treated to the spectacular Sound and Light show projected onto the pyramids.
Stay: Two Nights, Cairo, Four Seasons First ResidenceDaily :
An incredible salute to all things Egyptian will be enjoyed today. At the Giza pyramid complex, the known intricacies of the oldest remaining Seven Wonders of the World will be revealed. You’ll be able to touch and explore the Great Pyramid of Giza and get incredible views of the Sphinx. Later, wander through the ruins of Memphis, the ancient capital and Sakkara, an early burial site, and see the world’s oldest stone pyramid.Daily :
Today you’ll bid adieu to Egypt and transfer to the airport for your flight to the Jordanian capital, Amman. During the drive to your luxurious hotel, soak up the amazing atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city where modern architecture and crumbling ruins exist side by side. There’ll be much anticipatory chatter about the Jordanian adventures ahead during dinner at the hotel this evening.
Stay: Two Nights, Grand Hyatt AmmanDaily :
Your discovery of the Kingdom of Jordan will begin by combing the sprawling ruins of Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman provincial cities in the Middle East. Afterwards, it’s time to explore the bustling centre of Amman. Originally built around seven hills, Amman has continued to expand and offers spectacular views at every turn. Visit the Roman Theatre and Citadel and soak up the old meets new city atmosphere with guided walking tour of the historic centre.Daily :
Set off early this morning on a road trip down the 5,000 year old King's Highway towards Petra. En route sightseeing stops will include Mount Nebo, with its spectacular views over the Jordan Valley, the place where its is believed Moses had his last view over the Holy Land. You’ll also see one of the oldest maps in the world, the Christian mosaics of Madaba, before arriving into Petra.
Stay: Two Nights, Movenpick Resort PetraDaily :
Today you’ll explore the legendary Petra, the rose-red city built from the rock face, with awe-inspiring temples, tombs and caves. Walk through the Siq, winding your way through the canyon with 80 metre walls soaring either side, a location you may recognise from the movie ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'. You’ll also see The Treasury, which is the first historical building within the site, and The Monastery, a huge carved temple reached by 800 steps. Over 2,000 years old, this incredible site has been occupied by various civilisations throughout the centuries.Daily :
Set off towards Al Beida or Little Petra, thought to be one of the first settled villages in human history. Continue through the amazing desert landscape to Wadi Rum where you’ll join a jeep ride with a local Bedouin exploring all of the hidden sites of the desert.
Stay: Wadi Rum, Memories Aicha Luxury CampDaily :
Your epic desert trek continues on today, looping back towards Amman and on to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. Actually an enormous inland salt lake of over 600 square kilometres, the Dead Sea is nearly ten times saltier than the ocean. The water and mud are full of minerals, and the air is oxygen-rich. One of the world’s first ever health resort areas, it has attracted visitors for thousands of years.
Stay: Two Nights, Dead Sea, Kempinski Hotel IshtarDaily :
Today is yours to relax and rejuvenate at your beautiful Dead Sea resort. Perhaps, join in the fun and read the paper or sip a drink whilst effortlessly floating in the buoyant water. This evening we celebrate all we have seen, heard and learned on this fascinating journey with a farewell dinner.Daily :
Your journey through Egypt and Jordan has come to an end. Transfer to Amman airport for your flight home.Daily :
Experience the surreal joy of floating on top of the salty Dead Sea. Take a selfie while reading the paper afloat!
In Wadi Rum spend a night at a luxury camp. The lunar-like desert landscape provides a perfect backdrop for stargazing.
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.