Cairo, Egypt to Tel Aviv, Israel

    from AU$8,602.00 AU$8,171.90

    Arrive Cairo where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for overnight
    Full day tour of Cairo including Memphis and Sakkara followed by a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the famous Sphinx. Overnight Cairo. (B,L)
    Depart for a full day tour of the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Salah Din and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Your tour will end with a visit to Khan El Khalili, the oldest bazaar in Cairo, where you can shop for souvenirs. Overnight Cairo. (B)
    After breakfast transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor (flight included). On arrival in Luxor transfer to your cruise vessel. Afternoon tour of Luxor and the Karnak Temples. Overnight on board (B,L,D)
    Morning visit to the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Enjoy sailing across the river Nile, reach Esna Lock, cross the lock and continue sailing to Edfu. Overnight on board. (B,L,D)
    Take a tour of Edfu by horse-drawn carriage to visit the Temple of Horus. Sail to Kom Ombo, visit the temples of Sobek and Horus, then onto Aswan. Overnight on board. (B,L,D)
    Tour of Aswan including the High Dam and Philae Temple. Experience a short adventure on the Nile by Felucca (small boat) sailing around Elephantine Island. Visit the Aga Khan Mausoleum and the Botanical Gardens of Aswan. Overnight on board. (B,L,D)
    Take an optional tour to Abu Simbel, then transfer to Aswan airport for a flight to Cairo (flight included). Arrive and transfer to Alexandria for overnight. (B)
    Enjoy a tour to Pompey’s Pillar and the Catacomb of Kom Al Shukafa. Also, visit the stunning Fort Qaitbey – established in 1477 on the spot of the Pharos lighthouse. An afternoon visit to the National Museum is followed by a leisurely drive along the Corniche, via the Montazah Gardens, and ending at the unique Alexandria Library. Overnight
    Alexandria. (B,L)
    After breakfast transfer from Alexandria to Cairo airport for a flight to Amman (flight included). Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight Amman. (B,D)
    After breakfast, we depart via the Kings’ Highway for Petra, visiting the mosaic city of Madaba. On to Mt. Nebo, where according to tradition Moses is buried, to admire the wonderful view of the countryside, the Jordan River and the Dead Sea. Next stop Kerak and on to Petra for overnight. (B,D)
    Depart for a tour of the Ancient Site of Petra the city carved into the stone and the treasury. Head for the archaeological site with the hundred temples, the Royal Palaces, the Roman Theater and houses, the Hydria Monument, the Corinthian Tomb and the Monastery. Dinner and overnight in Petra. (B,D)
    After Breakfast, departure for 4x4 safari in the
    Wadi Rum Desert, the land of Lawrence of Arabia, where you will be enchanted by the striking landscape, the endless sands and the large rock formations appear out of the desert sands. Transfer to Amman for overnight. (B,D)
    Transfer to the Israeli/Jordanian border for crossing. You will be met on the Israeli side and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Tel Aviv. (B)
    Morning visit to the city of Jaffa where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. Proceed along the coast to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans to visit the Roman Theatre and the Crusader fortress. Continue to Megiddo, identified in the book of Revelations as the site of Armageddon. Drive towards the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias for overnight. (B)
    After a tour of Tiberias, where Jesus lived, take a boat ride to Capernaum, which was the centre of Jesus’ ministry. Proceed to Tabgha, the site of the
    miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor.
    Drive on to the Mount of Beatitudes, overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Ascend the Golan Heights for a panoramic view of the peak of Mt Hermon and the rugged plateau below. Overnight Tiberias. (B)
    This morning travel through Cana to Nazareth. Visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. Proceed to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheatre. Overnight Jerusalem. (B)
    Drive through remarkable scenery to the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue
    to Masada – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ascend by cable car from the valley floor to the fortress of Masada. Bring your swimsuit, for if weather permits you will have a chance to “float” on the salty, mineral-rich water of the Dead Sea. Overnight Jerusalem. (B)
    Full day tour of Jerusalem Old City including Mt Scopus and Mount of Olives, a stop at the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer, and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. Enter the Old City from the Cardo and you’ll see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. Then at Mount Zion, enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Overnight Jerusalem. (B)
    Today’s tour includes Ein Karem – a picturesque village on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Proceed to Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust established in 1953, located on the foot of Mt. Herzl. Visit the Israel Museum with a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Visit Bethlehem (situation permitting) to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity. Overnight Jerusalem. (B)
    Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure flight. End of our services. (B)

    Includes

    - All transfers and assistance
    - 5 nights in Egypt
    - 4 night Nile Cruise
    - 4 nights in Jordan
    - 7 nights in Israel
    - Meals as per itinerary
    - Tours as per itinerary with English speaking guide
    - Flights: Cairo - Luxor and Aswan - Cairo and Cairo - Amman

    Not included

    - International flights
    - Drinks with meals
    - Passport or visa fees
    - Any other items of personal nature

    Accommodation

    Superior Class
    - Egypt -
    - Cruise -
    - Jordan -
    - Israel -

    Deluxe Class
    - Egypt -
    - Cruise -
    - Jordan -
    - Israel -

    Things to note

    The sequence of these tours may vary depending on arrival day and may require extra nights.

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    At a Glance

    Book & pay in full by 31 March 2018 and save 5% on all bookings departing between January-September 2018.

    Guaranteed with a minimum 2 people.

    Cities Visited

    Cairo, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Alexandria, Amman, Madaba, Nebo, Kerak, Petra, Wadi Rum, Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Megiddo, Tiberias, Capernaum, Tabgha, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea, Bethlehem

    Countries Visited

    Egypt, Jordan, Israel

    Duration

    21 Days

    Start City

    Cairo

    End City

    Tel Aviv

    Type

    Escorted Coach Tours & Nile Cruise

    Languages

    English

    Departure Day

    Friday

    Departures

    January - December 2018

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