Discover the ancient treasures housed within Cairo's Egyptian Museum including the royal mummy room.
Explore Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter, Wailing Wall, Dome of the Rock and Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Wander along the walkways of Mount Zion in seach of the tomb of King David and the room of the last supper.
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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 :
Perhaps learn more about the city’s religious diversity with a visit to the Citadel of Salah-el-Din or a wander through the streets of Coptic Cairo; or visit the Gayer Anderson Museum of art and design. Whichever experience you choose, you’ll finish your day like a local, taking in the colours and bustle of Khan Al Khalili Grand Bazaar or the Tent Makers Bazaar.
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. Whichever experience you choose, you’ll finish your day like a local, taking in the colours and bustle of a local bazaar.Daily :
Fly across 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. Continue on to the laidback southern city of Aswan where tonight’s accommodation is the legendary Old Cataract Hotel. The 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 :
Your river ship is docked and waiting for you at the port in Aswan. After settling in and enjoying lunch in the dining room, perhaps venture off board to discover more about this region and its culture and traditions. A motor boat is available to take you to the impressive Nubian Museum complex which is located on a towering clifftop. This evening enjoy a special cocktail reception and dinner on board.
Stay: Four Nights, Oberoi Philae Nile River CruiseDaily :
The modern world beckons with a visit to Aswan High Dam, the biggest in Egypt. Along the banks of the Nile, remnants of ancient civilisations blur the lines between the past and the present. Immerse yourself back in ancient times on the charming island of Agilika where you pay homage to the goddess Isis at the relocated Philae Temple. Later visit the twin temples of Kom Ombo shared by the gods Sobek and Horus.Daily :
This morning visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to Horus the falcon god, regarded as the best preserved temple of the ancient world. This afternoon your ship sails on to the ancient city of Essna, crossing the Essna lock. 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. This evening your ship will dock in the ancient city of Luxor.Daily :
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. Later, explore the East Bank, an area that has been home to three different religions over the centuries. There are temples to each creed 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.Daily :
Today you’ll fly back to Cairo and check in to your hotel. 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 :
Guided by your own Egyptologist, explore the ancient ruins of Memphis and the fascinating step pyramids of Sakkara.
At the World Heritage-listed Giza Necropolis, you’ll be able to touch and explore the three Great Pyramids and get incredible views of the Sphinx.Daily :
Today you’ll fly to the Jordanian capital, Amman. 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 it 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, with its 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.Daily :
In Wadi Rum, a soul-enriching stay awaits at Memories Aicha Luxury Camp where you’ll feast on a traditional Arabic banquet. As evening falls, the lunar-like desert landscape provides a perfect backdrop for stargazing.
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 :
Today cross into Israel at the nearby Allenby Bridge border point. Visit Jericho and take a cable car to the Mount of Temptations, visit the old Orthodox monastery and Qumran where the sacred Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden for thousands of years before arriving in to Jerusalem.
Stay: Four Nights, Orient Hotel, JerusalemDaily :
Discover Jerusalem, a holy city of high importance to people of Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which was first consecrated in the year 335AD, is believed to have been built up around the sites of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. This afternoon visit Bethlehem with its famous Church of the Nativity.Daily :
Today, visit the holiest site in Judaism, the Western (or Wailing) Wall. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to descend into the labyrinth of limestone tunnels built beneath the old city. Later visit, the Machane Yehuda marketplace, known locally as ‘the Shuk’.Daily :
Today visit the National Memorial of the Holocaust, then head to the leafy neighbourhood of Ein Karem for lunch. Finish at the Israeli Museum where under a distinctive white dome is the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare manuscripts. Adjacent is the model of the Second Temple which is a reconstruction of what the city looked like before is destruction by the Romans in 66AD.Daily :
Today we travel north to the fertile hilly region surrounding the Sea of Galilee. This afternoon you’ll get to venture out onto the fabled waters during a sunset boat ride.
Stay: Two Nights, Sea of Galilee, The Scots HotelDaily :
Today, visit the nearby village of Capernaum where Jesus is said to have lived and ministered for many years. A 4WD trip into the rolling hills towards the orchards and vineyards of the Golan plateau will include a delicious chef’s lunch served at the award-winning Château Golan winery.Daily :
Set off for the city of Nazareth where you’ll see the Church of Annunciation before heading to the Mediterranean coast and visiting the ancient walled-city of Acre and the exotic garden town of Haifa. Later arrive into Tel Aviv where you’ll stay on the waterfront in the colourful, old town of Jaffa.
Stay: Two Nights, Tel Aviv, The SetaiDaily :
Enjoy a morning City Tour, then set off on a guided walk taking you to the Ilana Goor Museum, housed in a 300-year old building and full of incredible new and old art and sculpture, followed by an optional visit to the Maskit Fashion House, Israel’s most famous design studio. Foodies may prefer to take culinary tour of Israel’s food markets where you get to sample local delicacies. Share your day’s adventures with your fellow travellers at tonight’s farewell dinner.Daily :
Your epic adventure comes to a close this morning with a coach transfer across the border and on to Amman airport, where your tour comes to an end.Daily :
Spend a day in the spectacular scenery of the Golan Heights with a chef's lunch at one of the top wineries.
In Wadi Rum spend a night at a luxury camp. The lunar-like desert landscape provides a perfect backdrop for stargazing.
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