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Cruisin' & Diving Egypt,
Israel & Jordan
15 Days/13 Nights with an 8 Day/7 Night
Deluxe Red Sea Cruise!!
based on Deluxe Outside Upper Deck cabin
Only $5749 per person
based on double occupancy
Round Trip airfare
from New York on a scheduled airliner
Add-on or connections from other cities
are available upon request
Domestic air from Cairo / Sharm-El-Sheikh and from Eilat to Jerusalem and from Sharm-El-Sheikh back to Cairo
Ports of call Sharm-El-Sheikh
All meals and all shore excursions are included, as well as sightseeing to all sights mentioned in itinerary
Private car sightseeing in Cairo visiting the Pyramids
Citadel of Salah-El-Din
Mohammed Ali Mosque
Jewish Synagogue of Beni-Ezra
Churches of Old Cairo
Bazaar of Khan el-Khalili
Oasis of Fayoum
Pyramid of Amenhat
Pyramid of Maidum
Valley of the Kings and Queens
Luxor and Karnak Temple
All entrance fees, guidance and taxes
Guaranteed Weekly Departure
from New York (JFK) airport (Add-ons available from all other major airports) for your
flight to Cairo, all meals and beverages served on board flight.
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
Oberoi Hotel for dinner and overnight. (D)
breakfast drive to Memphis on the edge of the western desert, the capital 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. 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
Pyramid 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. Return to your
hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
a drive to Fayoum, Egypt's largest oasis, overlooking Lake Qarun, which is a popular spot
for hunting and fishing. You will visit the remains of the Temple and Pyramid of
Amenhat III and Qasr Qarun, a well-preserved temple from the Greco-Roman Era. Lunch
at the Auberge El-Fayoum Hotel, overlooking the lake. Then continue our tour to
Maidum. The Pyramid of Maidum was orginally a seven-stepped Pyramid. It was
enlarged to an eight-stepped Pyramid. Eventually the steps were filled in and a
smooth outter facing turned it into a true Pyramid. It is a huge structure that is
surrounded by the debris from the casing that collapsed. The Maidum Pyramid is
thought to have been started by Huni, the last ruler of the 3rd Dynasty and then completed
by his son, Sneferu. Sneferu was the first 4th Dynasty Pharao (2613-2494 B.C.) A
little north of the Maidum Pyramid are the remains of the Seila Step Pyramid, which is
made from limestone and is thought to be from the 2nd Dynasty. Transfer back to your
hotel for an overnight. (B,L)
The M/S Golden Sea cruise route
then you will be met and transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Sharm el-Sheikh.
Arrive Sharm and transfer to the Jollie Ville Movenpick or to the Marriott Sharm Hotel.
Balance of day at leisure for swimming, diving, snorkeling or relaxing by the seaside or
by your hotel pool. Overnight. (B, D)
Relax by the seaside or enjoy a camel
transfer to embark your top deluxe and luxurious ship, the M/S Golden Sea Cruise Ship.
Dinner and a midnight sailing to Eilat. Overnight. (B, L, D)
Diving the Red Sea (Sharm-El-Sheikh)
Breakfast, lunch on board.
Arrive Eilat in the afternoon and start your tour of Eilat visiting the Marine Museum and
the Underwater Observatory. On to the Timna Valley to see the Solomon's Pillars, the
ancient Egyptian Temple and the "Mushroom". Dinner and overnight on board your
cruise ship. (B, L, D)
Restaurant on board the a M/S Golden Sea Cruise Ship.
transfer to Eilat airport for our flight to Jerusalem. Arrive Jerusalem where you will be
met and transferred to the city. Start your tour by a drive to Mount Scopus for a
panoramic view of Jerusalem. Enter the old city for a walking tour which includes the
recently restored Jewish Quarter, "Cardo" the Western Wall, and Temple Mount.
Lunch, then walk along the Via Delarosa (Stations of the Cross) to the Church of the Holy
Sepulcher. Spectacular view of Jerusalem from the south, from Mt. of the Evil Cousel
(Jerusalem's New promenade). Continue to Mt. Zion to visit the traditional tomb of King
David, the Dormition Abbey and the Room of the Last Supper. Visit Rachel's tomb, then on
to Bethlehem to the Church of the Nativity. Later transfer back by an air conditioned by
back to Eilat. Embark your cruise ship again around 9:00 p.m. Dinner and overnight on
board cruise ship. (That specific Jerusalem tour will only be operated based on a minimum
of 10 participants, otherwise, if tour is cancelled a refund of $240 per person will be
issued upon return back home.) (B, L, D)
cruising to Aqaba. Arrive Aqaba where you will be transferred to Petra, start your tour in
the Rose Red City of Petra, the wondrous, rock-carved Nabatean Arab Kingdom controlled one
of the greatest international trade routes of the ancient world. The fabled "Spice
and Incense Route", which linked China, India and Southern Arabia with rich markets
of Greece, Rome and the Mediterranean world. For approximately 500 years, between the 3rd
century BC and the 2nd century AD, the Nabateans carved a fabulous city out of the Rose
Red Rock, of which over 800 individual monuments and tombs can still be appreciated today.
Lunch. Return back to your ship around 7:30 p.m. for dinner. Mid-night sailing to
Hurghada. Overnight on board cruise ship. (B, L, D)
lunch on board cruise. P.M. Arrive Hurghada. Dinner and overnight on board cruise ship.
(B, L, D)
Casino on board the Golden Sea.
breakfast, then you will be transferred by bus from Hurghada to Luxor. Upon arrival at
Luxor, you will be met by your tour guide to start your tour by crossing with a ferry to
the west bank of the Nile and visit the Valley of the Queens which lies hidden in the
foothills of the Mountains of Gourma. See the dramatic Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a
masterpiece of graceful proportions, then visit the famous Valley of the Kings where the
royal Tomb of Seti I, King Tut and Ramses are located. See the elaborate reliefs and wall
paintings, depicting events of the past, and marvel at the exquisite colors, excellently
preserved for thousands of years. P.M. Continue your tour to visit the Temple of and
Karnak with their awesome and giant columns. The ruins of Greece and Rome dwarfed beside
them. Then visit the Temple of Luxor which was started by Amenhotep III and completed by
Ramses II. Lunch during the tour. P.M. Transfer back by bus to Hurghada to embark your
cruise ship. Dinner and overnight on board. Cruise evening sail to Sharm-el-Sheikh. (B, L,
St. Catherine: The St.
into Sharm, breakfast, the transfer by car through the Sinai Peninsula. It was in the
Sinai that Moses received the Ten Commandments. Prophet Elyah sought refuge from Queen
Jezebel and that the Holy Family traveled on their journey into Egypt. Lunch during tour.
Visit the St. Catherine Monastery: Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th Century to
shelter Christian Monks. The Monastery contains the Chapel of the Burning Bush, the Mosaic
of the Transfiguration of Christ and a library containing early Christian manuscripts. You
can see and climb as well the Mount Moses Mountain which is beyond the Monastery, where
the Monks did build a staircase of rocks with 3,750 steps leading to the summit. Return
back to your cruise ship for dinner, overnight and sailing back to Sharm-El-Sheikh. (B, L,
Bar on board cruise ship.
disembark your cruise ship in Sharm. Where you will be transferred to Sharm Airport for
your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport you will be met and transferred
to your hotel. The luxurious Cairo Marriott Palace and Hotel Downtown Cairo. Balance of
day at leisure to explore Cairo on your own or have a camel or a horse back ride at the
Pyramid area or simply relax by your hotel pool. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)
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 dinner and overnight. (B, D)
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 flight back home.
Also Included: All
taxes, service charges, port charges, VAT taxes and entrance fees to sights mentioned is
included as well.
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 $865.
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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