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The Crossroads of Civilization - Egypt, Israel & Jordan
20 Days/18 nights with A 4-Day Nile Cruise!!
Only $6739 per person
based on double occupancy
Guaranteed Weekly Departure
USA on a scheduled flight to Cairo, all meals and beverages served on board flight.
Cairo, where you will be met by our representative who will help you with your immigration
and customs formalities. Later you will be transferred to your hotel. The luxurious Mena
House Hotel for an overnight.
then start your sightseeing by visiting the Pyramids of Giza. Cheop's Pyramid, the largest
of the three, was built in the 3rd Dynasty about 2690 BC, and is one of the Seven Wonders
of the ancient world. In front of the pyramids of Chephren, we find the Sphinx carved from
a single piece of stone. It is a lion with a pharaoh's head thought to be a portrait of
the Pharaoh Chephren. Have a camel ride by the pyramids area, then continue your tour
visiting the Egyptian Museum famous for its antiquities from Egypt's Pharaonic period,
which dates back some 50 centuries and includes the fabulous treasures of King
Tut-Ankh-Amon. Also visit the outstanding Mummy Room in the Museum. Afternoon excursions
to Old Cairo, visiting the very old Coptic churches and the oldest Jewish Synagogue of
Beni Ezra. Continue your tour by visiting the Citadel of Salah el-Din and the Mohammed Ali
mosque and the medieval bazaars of Khan-el Khalili, where you can bargain for your jewelry
and hand-tooled leather items. Return to your hotel for an overnight. (B)
then you will be met and transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon
arrival at Aswan Airport, you will be met and transferred to embark your cruise ship.
Later you will visit by "Felucca" the Elephantine Island, the Mausoleum of Agha
Khan and the Botanical Gardens. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board ship. (B, L, D)
then visit the Unfinished Obelisk in the ancient granite quarries, and the High Dam.
Lunch, then cruise to Kom-Ombo. Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Kom-Ombo, which was
dedicated to two gods: the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed god Haroeris. Sail to
Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board. (B, L, D)
then visit the Temples of Horus (237 BC) the best preserved Egyptian temple in existence.
Lunch. Sail to Esna and visit the Temple of Khnum. Continue to Luxor. Dinner and overnight
on board ship. (B, L, D)
cross the Nile to visit the necropolis of ancient Thebes. Explore the Valleys of the Kings
and Queens where tombs of 64 pharaohs and 57 queens have been discovered, and enter some
of the most important burials. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of
Memnon. Lunch. Afternoon visit the Temple of Karnak, which took over 1500 years to build
and is considered the world's largest religious complex. Then visit to the Temple of
Luxor, which was started by Amenhotep III, and completed by Ramses II. Disembark your
cruise ship, where you will be met and transferred to Luxor Airport for your flight back
to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
The Gezirah Sheraton Hotel for an overnight. (B, L)
Cairo: The Gezirah
and a day at leisure for last minute shopping or you can purchase an optional tour from
our Cairo office. Overnight. (B)
||Breakfast, then you will be met by our
representative and transferred to Cairo Airport, where you will be helped with your
check-in and immigration formalities for your departure flight to Tel-Aviv. Arrive
Tel-Aviv where you will be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel, the Dan Hotel in
Tel-Aviv for an overnight. (B)
||Breakfast, then travel through the Sharon
Plain and via Netanya to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the country. See the
excavations of the Roman statues, the aqueduct and the Roman Theater, which has been
restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Drive along the Via Maria to Megiddo.
Visit this biblical city rebuilt by King Solomon and walk through the 9th century BC water
tunnel. End our tour in Haifa. Overnight at the Dan Carmel Hotel in Haifa. (B)
||Breakfast, then start your tour to Haifa at
the summit of Mount Carmel, for a panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the Western Galilee.
Proceed to the Bahai Center and visit the exotic Persian gardens. Drive to Acre, once the
capital of the Crusader Kingdom, visit the Crypt of St. John and the underground Crusader
city. Continue to Safed, the mystic city of the Upper Galilee, visit the beautiful ancient
synagogues and the artists' colony. On to the Golan Heights, see the former Syrian
fortifications and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Continue to a kibbutz, a wonderful
opportunity to learn about the kibbutz life. Dinner and overnight at the kibbutz. (B, D)
||Breakfast, then start the day with a visit
to the church of Annunciation in Nazareth. Drive to Capernaum, on the northwest shore of
the Sea of Galilee, see the ruins of the Synagogue and the Church of St. Peter. Continue
to Tiberias, the lovely rest town. Visit the Synagogue of the Hammat. Travel then through
the fertile Jezreel Valley to Beit Alpha, where the most beautiful synagogue mosaic floor
is displayed. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Jericho, the oldest city on earth and
explore the ruins of the biblical site. Proceed then to Jerusalem. Overnight at the
luxurious King David hotel. (B)
Jerusalem: Dome of the
||Breakfast, then visit the Tomb of King David
and the room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter the Old City and walk through the
newly restored Jewish Quarter and visit the Cardo and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via
Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Drive then around the old city, view Mount
Scopus, and enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives.
Continue to Bethlehem, stopping at Rachel's tomb. Visit the Church of Nativity and then
return to Jerusalem. Overnight at the King David hotel. (B)
luxurious King David Hotel
||Breakfast, then drive to Hadassah Medical
Center at Ein Karem to see the famous Chagall stained glass windows. Proceed to Bayit
Vagan to view the scale model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period.
Continue to Yad Vashem, a memorial of the holocaust. Continue to Israel Museum, visit the
Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed. See the Knesset, Israel's
Parliament, and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University. Overnight at the King David
hotel in Jerusalem. (B)
||Breakfast, then drive through the Judean
Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on the surface of the Globe. View the caves at
Qumran site, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered by desert Bedouins. Proceed along
the Dead Sea to Massada, the site of the most dramatic act in the Jewish history, ascend
by cable car and tour the mouth, see the excavations enjoy the view of the wilderness.
Time and weather permitting, an opportunity will be provided to float on the Dead See,
before returning to Jerusalem. Overnight at the King David hotel. (B)
||Breakfast and you will be met and
transferred to the Allenby bridge (the cross point between Israel and Jordan) around 10:00
a.m., where you will be met by our Jordanian representative who will help you with your
passport control, then you will be transferred to Jerash, the best preserved city of Roman
times, to visit its theaters temple, churches and colonnaded streets. The continue to
Ajlun to tour the 12th century Saracen Castle built by one of Saladin's lieutenants in the
campaign against the Crusaders. Transfer to your hotel in Amman. The Marriott hotel for an
Jordan: The Treasury
||Breakfast, then drive southward along the
Kings' Way to Petra, visiting Madaba with the oldest map of the Holy Land, and its Mosaic
School, Mt. Nebo and the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Dead Sea and the
Jordan Valley; then drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit
the Crusader Castle. Continue to Petra and overnight at the historical village of Tibat
||Breakfast, and a full day tour visiting the
many sites of Petra, on a horseback and then on foot, this city that was carved into the
rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to Civilization until re-discovered by
the Swiss Burkhardt. Walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the
cliffs, to reach the Treasury, the Roman Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple
of the Winged Lion and other monuments. A break for lunch, or if you wish you may climb up
the Monastery. Overnight in Petra at Tibat Zaman village. (B)
Jordan: Um Qeis
||Breakfast, then drive to the lowest spot on
Earth and experience floating in the waters of the Dead Sea. Continue northwards to Pella
in the Jordan Valley, considered to be one of the largest, richest and most important
archeological sites in Jordan. Continue our tour to Um Qeis, Gedara was renowned in its
time as a cultural center. Um Qeis boasts an impressi8ve colonnaded terrace and the ruins
of two theaters as well as a spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee, the Yarmouk River and
the Golan heights. Transfer back to Amman for check-in at your hotel, the Forte Grand. PM.
You will be met and transferred by our representative to a Jordanian home for dinner and a
friendly social discussion to get to know the local people and see their way of life.
Later transfer back to your hotel for an overnight. (B, D)
||Breakfast, then you will be met and
transferred to Amman Airport for your flight back home. Arrive the USA the same day. (B)
|Also Included: All
transfers and touring within Egypt and Jordan are operated by private car (personalized
service) with a guide and driver. Entrance fees to all sights mentioned, and the
services of a professional English speaking guide. Also included in the package price are
the service charge imposed by hotels, porterage, meeting and assistance at hotels,
airports, and docks.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single occupancy in hotels
and on board cruise, please add $1279.
EXTENSIONS & OPTIONAL TOURS: Extra days and
optional tours to sites are available upon request.
If airfare from the U.S.A. is not required,
please deduct $1080 from posted rate.
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