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The Best of Egypt and Israel
17 Day Tour with a 5-Day Deluxe Nile Cruise
Only $4259 per person
based on double occupancy

Tour Highlights:

Line Weekly Departures from New York
Line Domestic Air Fare in Egypt
Line 5 Day Deluxe Accommodation in Cairo
Line One Night in Tel-Aviv
Line One Night in Haifa
Line Four Nights in Jerusalem
Line One Night in the Kibbutz guest house
Line 5 Day Deluxe Nile Cruise with all meals and shore excursion included
Line Extensive Sightseeing to the Pyramids
Line Sphinx
Line Memphis
Line Sakkara
Line Egyptian Museum
Line Citadel
Line Synagogue
Line Bazaar


Line Mohammad Ali Mosque
Line Luxor
Line Valley of the Kings and Queens
Line King Tut Tomb
Line Esna
Line Aswan
Line and in Israel, visit Tel-Aviv
Line Acre
Line Safed
Line Golan Heights
Line Kibbutz
Line Cabernaum
Line Tiberias
Line Beit Shean
Line Jericho
Line New And Old City of Jerusalem
Line Haifa
Line Bethlehem
Line Nazareth
Line All entrance fees, guidance and taxes

Line Guaranteed Weekly Departure Line
Itinerary
Day 1

Depart USA from New York airport, for your flight to Tel-Aviv, all meals and beverages served on board flight.

Day 2

Arrive Tel-Aviv (Ben Gurion) airport 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 Yamit for an overnight.

Day 3

Breakfast, then visit Beit Hatefutsot , the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora on the campus of the Tel Aviv University. See the displays depicting the history and traditions of the Jewish people. Proceed to Caesarea, the one time Roman capital of the country for a visit to the Roman and Byzantine ruins. See the moat surrounded city, the aqueduct and the theater. Continue to Acre and visit the underground Crusader city including St. John's Crypt and the Knight's Halls. See the Turkish baths and the Pisan Harbor. Continue to Haifa for overnight at the Dan Panorama Hotel. (B)

Day 4

Breakfast, then enjoy the magnificent view of the city of Haifa , the port and the bay from the top of Mount Carmel. Visit the golden domed Bahai Shrine and the beautiful Persian Gardens around it. Proceed through the hills of the upper Galilee to Safed, center of the Kabala - the Jewish mysticism. Visit the old synagogues and the narrow alleys of the artist quarter. Proceed to the Golan Heights. Dinner and overnight at the Ayelet Hashachar Kibbutz guesthouse for an overnight in Upper Galilee.  (B, D)


Israel

Day 5

Breakfast, then visit Capernaum, where Jesus lived and taught. Continue to Nazareth for a visit to the Church of Annunciation, Joseph's Workshop and Mary's Well. Proceed to Tiberias for a visit to the ancient ruins of Hamat Tiberias, including the mosaic floor of the ancient synagogue. Proceed to Beit Shean and through the Jordan Valley to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Visit the Tel, the ancient walls and the watch tower. Proceed through the Judean wilderness to Jerusalem. Overnight at the Paradise Hotel. (B)


City of Nazareth

Day 6

Breakfast, then enjoy a magnificent view of the city of Jerusalem from the top of Mount Scopus and the Mount of Olives. Enter the Old City and visit the Armeian, Jewish, Christian and Moslem quarters, including the Cardo, the Herodian Mansions, the Western Wall, Temple Mount, the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa), the Holy Sepulcher and the bazaars. In the afternoon visit the room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion and King David's Tomb. Proceed to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity. Return to Jerusalem for overnight. (B)

Day 7

Breakfast, and start a day of sightseeing in new Jerusalem. Visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. Proceed to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and on to Ein Kerem, birthplace of John the Baptist where you will also see the Chagall stained glass windows at the Hadassah Medical Center. Proceed to the model city of Jerusalem as it appeared 2000 years ago. In the afternoon, visit the Israel Museum, then visit the Knesset-Israel's Parliament and the Me norah. View the Ram Hill Campus of the Hebrew University. Overnight in Jerusalem.   (B)

Day 8

Breakfast, and a day at leisure for swimming or last minute shopping. (B)

Day 9

Breakfast, then depart Israel by bus via an air conditioned motor coach for your trip to Cairo via the Rafah border, clear immigration and customs at both the Israeli and the Egyptian border, arrive Cairo where you will be met by our representative, transfer to your deluxe hotel, the Ramses Hilton for an overnight. (B)


Ramses Hilton Hotel

Day 10

Breakfast, then drive to Memphis on the edge of the western desert, the capitol of the ancient kingdom, and one of the most important cities throughout the history of ancient Egypt. From here we drive to Sakkara, the vast necropolis of ancient Memphis. P.M. drive to the pyramids of Giza. Cheops pyramid, the largest of the three, was built in the 3rd dynasty about 2690 B.C., and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world . Enjoy a camel ride by the pyramids if you wish. In front of the pyramids of Chepren, 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. Return to your hotel for an overnight. (B)


Great Pyramid of Cheops

11 

Breakfast, then you will be met and transferred to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor, upon arrival at Luxor airport, you will be met and transferred to embark your cruise ship. Lunch then visit the temple of Karnak and the temple of Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board ship. (B, L, D)

Day 12

Breakfast, then cross to the west bank, visit the Necropolis of Thebes, tomb of King Tut, temple of queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari and Colossi of Memnon, lunch, P.M. sail to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board ship. (B, L, D)

5-star cruise ship at night with chefs.
Cruise ship sundeck and pool.
Day 13

Breakfast, then visit the temple of god Khnum. Sail to Edfu P.M.. Visit the temple of Horus. Sail to Kom-Ombo. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Day 14

Breakfast, then visit the Temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Aswan. P.M. visit the botanical gardens and the Agha Khan Mausoleum by Felucca. Lunch. Dinner and overnight on board cruise ship. (Abu-Simbel flight with sightseeing is available as an optional tour for only $219 additional).  (B, L, D)

Day 15

Breakfast, then visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk. Disembark your cruise ship where you will be met and transferred to Aswan airport for your flight back to Cairo, upon arrival at Cairo airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the Cairo Marriott Hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 16

Breakfast, then start 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. Afternoon excursion to Old Cairo, visiting the very old Coptic Churches and the oldest Jewish Synagogue of Beni Ezra. Continue your visit to a 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 overnight. (B)


Luxurious Cairo Marriott Hotel

Day 17

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 international flight back home. Arrive New York back the same day. (B)

Also Included:  All transfers, meeting and assistance, entrance fees to sights mentioned, baggage handling and airport departure tax is included.  All tours and transfers provided in Cairo, are operated in a private car with a tour guide or a tour escort and a driver available at all times. (Personalized service)

Departure from other gateway cities is available as follows:  Departure out of Boston, please add $129. Departure out of Washington, D.C., add $149. Departure out of Chicago, please add $259. Departure out of Los Angeles, please add $369, or call for your city.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single occupancy in hotels and on board cruise, please add $569.

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 $920 from posted rate.

If you need a different package, we will customize it for you.

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