Cruise the Nile in Style and uncover the wonders and history of the Middle East in 2024 on our 15 day/14 night Treasures of Egypt and Jordan
Prices for this 15-day tour tart from $8,245 per person twin share.
Egypt is a country rich in history and culture spanning over 5000 years. Home to the legendary pharaohs of old and scattered with over 1500 ancient temples and other magnificent sights, the country evokes a remarkable living history. Explore the treasures of Cairo – from the pyramids and Egyptian Museum to Islamic Cairo and the ancient royal city of Memphis – before heading to Luxor and drifting slowly down the Nile on a leisurely cruise to Aswan.
Fly to Jordan and wander through the Roman ruins at Jerash, and visit the Jewel of Jordan – the ancient city of Petra hewn into sheer rock more than 2000 years ago. Marvel at the breathtaking desert landscapes of the Wadi Rum desert before finishing with a relaxing stay on the shores of the Dead Sea.
- Transfers, meals and sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Accommodation on a B&B basis except in Wadi Rum which is half board and onboard the cruise, which is full board
- Economy class airfares Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo
- Royal Mummy Room & Great Pyramid entrance fees
- Services of a local English speaking guide in Jerash, and Petra
- 2hr 4WD jeep tour in Wadi Rum
- Explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza and marvel at the mighty Sphinx
- Visit the magnificent Egyptian Museum and the Royal Mummy Room
- Enjoy a cruise down the famous Nile River
- Discover the rock-hewn temple of Petra and explore the Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash
- Marvel at the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum
- Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea
Treasures of Egypt & Jordan
15 days/14 nights
On arrival transfer to your hotel for 3 nights.
Today enjoy a full day tour of the Pyramids at Giza, with entry into the Great Pyramid of Khufu. Marvel at the mighty Sphinx and explore the ancient royal city of Memphis and the necropolis of Sakkara. On day 3, visit the magnificent Egyptian Museum*, with entry to the Royal Mummy Room, and the main sites of Islamic Cairo including the Citadel, the Mosque of Sultan Hassan and the Khan Khalili Bazaar. BL
*Please note: Exact museum will vary depending on when the new Grand Egyptian Museum will open.
Nile Cruiser, Luxor
Today fly to Luxor and transfer to your Nile cruiser. In the afternoon tour the magnificent Karnak and Luxor temples. Overnight on board. BLD
Nile Cruiser, Edfu
Cross the Nile to Thebes Necropolis on the West Bank for a tour of the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial site for nearly 500 years of the pharaohs during the 16th to the 11th centuries BC. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Queens and the Colossi of Amenhutep III (Memnon). Afternoon sailing to Edfu via Esna. BLD
Nile Cruiser, Aswan
Explore Edfu and the well preserved Temple of Horus before cruising to Kom Ombo, an unusual double temple dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroeris. Continue sailing on to Aswan for overnight. BLD
Nile Cruiser, Aswan
This morning enjoy a tour of the famous Aswan High Dam which controls the Nile River and forms the huge reservoir of Lake Nasser. Continue to the North Quarry with its giant Unfinished Obelisk still embedded in the rock. Take a boat trip to the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Isis. Due to the construction of Aswan Low Dam in the early 20th century, in order to save the temple, it was moved from Philae Island and reconstructed on nearby Agilkia Island. BLD
Disembark after breakfast. Optional visit to Abu Simbel (contact us for details). Afternoon flight to Cairo. On arrival in Cairo transfer to your hotel for overnight. B
Transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Amman (not included). You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Amman is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world where ancient ruins and mosques sit beside modern hotels and restaurants. On day 10, enjoy a morning guided city tour including the fascinating Roman Theatre and Nymphaeum and the enchanting Citadel. Afternoon excursion to the ancient Greco-Roman city of Jerash. Walk down the beautiful colonnaded streets and explore its plazas, temples, theatres, baths and the famous Arch of Hadrian. Overnight at Kempinski Hotel Amman or similar. B
After breakfast depart via the King’s Highway to Petra. On the way visit Madaba, home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Continue to Mt Nebo, the mountain-top memorial of Moses and explore the famous crusader castle of Kerak. Next day enjoy a full day private tour of Petra, explore the ancient city and visit the famous Treasury carved into the rock face. Overnight at Mövenpick Resort Petra. B
Today drive to the breathtaking desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Home to Bedouin tribes, it was made famous by British officer and writer T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia) and is a maze of monolithic rock-scapes rising up from the desert floor. Take a 2 hour 4WD desert safari through this breathtaking landscape. Overnight at Memories of Aicha Camp. BD
This morning drive to your hotel at the Dead Sea. The afternoon is at leisure to swim in the Dead Sea, indulge in one of the many spa treatments or just explore the shores of this unique salt lake 427m below sea level. Overnight Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea. B
Tour Ends, Amman
Morning is at leisure before you transfer to Amman where your tour ends. B
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
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