Egypt - Jordan - Israel Tour
Explore Pyramids “Cairo”, Aswan to Luxor Nile Cruise
With Deluxe Hotels & Nile Cruise Accommodation
Tour code: 15042023 / PYRCRS344006003
Guest’s name: Ms. Laura
Group side: 01 Guest
Duration: 13 Days
Arrive Cairo via …. arrives at …. - our representative your best friend in the coming few days will be waiting for you inside the arrival hall at Cairo airport holding a sign in hand with your names and will help you through the immigration and customs then you will be transferred to start your tour. During your transfer, your tour manager will provide you very helpful information that you will need during your trip in Egypt and you will have the chance to ask him any questions – Check in at your Hotel – Overnight in Cairo
Breakfast at Hotel – At 08.00am Join your Egyptologist Tour Guide and Enjoy the first day tour to visit Giza Plateau to explore the world famous Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, Mycrenos & the Sphinx You will have chance to take many photos with the Panoramic view of the Pyramids “Ride camels optional upon request” - Later proceed to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser at Saqqara & Pyramid Of King Titi where you can see the exclusive pyramids texts inside the Pyramid – You will see also very nice Tombs related back to the Old Kingdome, You will enter tomb of Kajemeni – After the amazing time in Saqqara Stop for Lunch at local restaurant – later you will enjoy your special visit to The Ancient city of memphis, the city of God Ptah and the capital of the Old Kingdom, including the Open Air Museum and the Colossal statue of King Ramses II – back to your Hotel – Evening free - Overnight in Cairo (Breakfast - Lunch)
Breakfast at Hotel - Meet your Egyptologist tour guide - Enjoy your tour to visit The Citadel Of Salah El Dien and Alabaster Mosque Of Mohamed Ali - then proceed to visit The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization This amazing museum just opened after a procession of floats carried the mummified remains of 22 pharaohs through the capital to their new resting place at the museum, This new Museum present a comprehensive view of Egyptian civilization from prehistory to the present day, taking a multidisciplinary thematic approach designed to highlight Egypt’s tangible and intangible heritage – Stop for Lunch at very traditional Kushri restaurant wihich is consider one of the best vegetrian meals in Egypt later one of the most important Museums in the world, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities that houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun - you will explore the city center of Cairo - After your special visit transfer to Cairo Airport for departure to Luxor – Arrive Luxor – Meet and Assist – transfer to your Hotel and Overnight in Luxor (Breakfast - Lunch)
Breakfast at Hotel - Pick up from your Hotel at 7.00 Drive by A/C late model Van/Bus to Alexandria (Distance about 220 KM and it consider the largest city after Cairo) - Alexandria becoming more and more popular with tourists coming to Egypt. Alexandria the second largest city in Egypt, known as "The Pearl of the Mediterranean”, has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern; It has a deep history goes back to 332 BC as it was erected by Alexander the Great and it considered the capital of Egypt during the Greek Roman time.
Begin our tour in Alexandria by visiting the Catacomb Necorpolis related back to the Graeco Roman time then proceed to visit will be to the Roman Amphitheatre, discovered in 1960, the theatre which was established in the 4th century BC with its marble steps is one of its kind in Egypt.
Next Enjoy your visit will be the Library of Alexandria, with the ancient library being established in the 3rd century BC and destroyed in the 1st century BC, the library we see today which is a huge wonderful architectural work, was opened in 2002.Later on, You will see the Liberary from outisde and take the photos then we will proceed to have lunch in local restaurants in Alexandria. After lunch, We will then visit Qaitbay Citadel, this citadel was established in the 16th century and became the landmark of Alexandria today then we will be ready to drive back to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo. (Breakfast - Lunch)
Breakfast at Hotel – transfer to Cairo Airport for departure to Aswan via .... at .... – Arriver Aswan – Meet & Assist - Transfer to your Nile Cruise – Check in your Cruise - Start your tour with your Egyptologist tour guide to visit the High Dam which was an engineering miracle when it was built during the reign of the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 - then continue your tour to visit beautiful temple of Philae dedicated to Goddesses Isis and Hathour and is consider one of the most famous temples in Egypt for centuries for its hertiage now lies submerged beneath the waters of Lake Nasser to the south of Aswan – transfer to your Hotel - Check in your Nile Cruise – Rest and Refresh – Lunch on board – Afternoon enjoy felucca ride around the Islands and view of the Agha Akhan Mauseloum and Botanical Gardens – back to the Cruise – Dinner on board – Overnight in Aswan (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner)
Breakfast at Hotel – Free time on board your Nile Cruise – (Monring Optional tour to visit Abu Simble temples can be offered upon request) - Lunch on board – Afternoon Sailing to Kom Ombo “Sailing hours Supject to change according to the Nile Cruise” – Enjoy your amazing tour to visit the Kom Ombo temple established in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era, the temple is dedicated to two gods, the local crocodile, Sobek, and the famous eagle god, Haroeris. This was why the temple was divided into two sections; one for each god. – After exploring the temple – back to your Nile Cruise and continue sailing towards Edfu – Dinner on board - Galabya Party show on the Cruise and Overnight ( Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner )
Breakfast on board - You will discover the finest preserved ancient Egyptian temple in the land of the Nile, The Temple of Horus in Edfu which is consider One of the best examples of Greaco Roman temples in Egypt and the most well preserved temple and the only one we know it has been completed built from Sandstone blocks related back to the Ptolemaic period in Egypt, it was constructed by the Ptolemies in the 3rd century BC for the worship of Horus – After the tour back to Cruise – Continue sailing to Luxor - Arrive Luxor - Enjoy Lunch on board - Afternoon is your tour discovering the richness of the Luxor East Bank; the visit of the temple of Karnak, where each Pharaoh rendered homage by bringing a stone to build the temple. No other sacred edifice ever designed included as perfect illustrations as this temple: The temple of Amon Râ was an enormous permanent construction site for over 2,000 years. Then the visit of the temple of Luxor, one of the most majestic Pharaoh temples and one of the most picturesque because of it's suspended mosaïcs. Finally, back to the Cruise – (Alternative Optional Sound & Light show at Karnak temples can be offered upon request) - Evening free at leisure - Dinner on board – time to enjoy Folkloric show on the Cruise – Overnight in Luxor ( Breakfast- Lunch - Dinner )
Breakfast on board - Check out your Nile Cruise - (Early morning Optional Hot Air Balloon Over valley of the kings and West Bank of Luxor can be offered upon request) - Morning Cross the West Bank - visit to Thebes Necropolis - - The Valley of The Kings the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. This was the burial site of the kings from the New Kingdom. The visit including entry to 3 royal tombs in the area – then proceed to visit El Dear El Bahri temple of queen Hatshepsut constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the greatest rulers of Egypt. The Temple is featured with its many terraces, the statues of the Queen with a beard, and its magnificent location carved out of one of the great mountains of Thebes - Colossi of Mammon these two huge statues are the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III constructed in 1350 BC and became a landmark of Luxor afterwards – later transfer to Luxor Airport for departure to Cairo via .... – Arrive Cairo at ... – Meet and Assist – check in your Hotel and Overnight in Cairo (Breakfast)
Breakfast at Hotel – transfer to Cairo Int. Airport to connect your flight at Cairo International Airport for your final departure via flight to Amman. Arrive Amman Airport – Meet & Assist before the immigration and assists you with the procedure. After you collect the luggage and pass the customs, the representative matches you with your driver. Transfer to your Hotel - Check-in – Amman is the capital of Jordan, which is a fascinating city of contrasts - a unique blend of the old and the new. Start your Amman city tour and explore the fascinating Roman Theater and Nymphaeum that reflect the city's historical legacy, and the charming Citadel Also visit King Abdullah Mosque. From here stroll along the vibrant Souq with its different shops and stalls. We stop in Jabal Amman at Rainbow Street with its charm of early 20th century houses, cafés and restaurants – Overnight in Amman (Breakfast)
Today we head 1.5 hours to the Islamic castle of Ajloun, in Arabic called Qal’at Ar Rabad. In 1184 during the Crusades an Arab general and relative of Salah ad-Din built here a fortress on higher grounds. Its purpose was to watch over the routes to the Jordan Valley and the commercial routes to Syria, as well as to protect the iron mines nearby. There is a small museum inside the castle and don’t miss the great view over the surrounding countryside. We continue then to Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East. The well preserved ruins had been hidden for centuries in sand, before the excavations started in 1925. Wander along the spectacular Forum, paved and colonnaded streets, the Nymphaeum, theatres and the Temple of Artemis. - After this amazing visit Drive towards the South of Jordan, proceed to the rose-red city and one of the world’s seven wonders; Petra. Check in at the hotel, dinner - Overnight in Petra.(Breakfast)
Breakfast at Hotel – The ancient Nabatean city of Petra was recently voted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. In 1985 Petra was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your visit by enjoying a walk or a short horse ride from Petra’s main entrance to the entrance of the old city “Al Siq”. As you reach the end of the Siq, the first and greatest monument of Petra slowly comes into view. This is the famous Treasury monument “Al Khazneh”. Indulge yourself, and walk through the architectural and spiritual wonders of this majestic place examining every detail in sight.
After the tour, You will Say goodbye to Petra with the certainty that you will carry in your soul, the most beautiful images and experiences of this place. We will continue towards Wadi Rum, a journey to another world, a quiet and timeless place, where you will be insignificant. 'Vast, echoing and divine', that's how Lawrence of Arabia described it. Massive, uniquely shaped mountains emerge from the red sand of the desert. Enjoy Wadi Rum and Moon Valley and Check in your Wadi Rum Camp - have your dinner under the stars in Wadi Rum in a desert Camp and spend your night sleeping under the stars - Overnight in Wadi Rum (Breakfast - Dinner)
Breakfast at your desert Camp - Today will be welcomed and will live the life of a safari with the 2-hour 4x4 jeep tour led by the Bedouins. Everywhere in this lunar place there are signs of the presence of man from the earliest known times, as well as on the rocks at the foot of the mountains the names of the ancient travelers are engraved. Emptiness and silence are part of the atmosphere – After you finish your tour, We will drive to Dead sea – Drive to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. The dark mud found on its shores has been used for over 2,000 years for therapeutic purposes. Enjoy this natural wonder with leisure time at the beach and the unique experience, to float on the salty buoyant waters – Check in Hotel Dead Sea and overnight. (Breakfast)
At a pre-arranged time pickup from your hotel lobby. Your driver takes you for an hour to the Allenby Bridge, also known as King Hussein Bridge. After the formalities board a shuttle bus (not included in the package), say farewell to Jordan and cross on your own into Palestine / Israel. Drive to Masada and learn about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans. Visit the remains of the walls, palace, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, Roman baths and other findings. Experience spectacular views and descend by cable car. On the way back to Jerusalem stop at the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by an Arab boy. The scrolls contained fragments of biblical and sectarian texts, some of them more than 2,000 years old. Transfer about 40 minutes to your hotel in Jerusalem.
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
(Note: The Allenby Bridge / King Hussein Bridge official opening hours are Sunday to Thursday: 08:00 – 21:00, Friday & Saturday & on Jewish Holidays: 08.00 to 12:00. You have to be minimum 2 hours before the closing time at the border. Note, occasionally Israeli authorities have closed the border early. The whole border crossing takes minimum 1-2 hours and can take longer depending on traffic or if the Israeli authorities will question you about your stay in Israel / Palestine).
Start your tour with a panoramic view from the top of Mount Olives, a good place for an introduction to the city and its history. Then we visit the holy sites of the three monotheistic religions, represented in Jerusalem. We start with the walk to the Wailing Wall, which represents the last remnants of the Jewish Temple, destroyed by the Romans. Usually you can see the various types of Jews who come to worship at this holy place. If open to visitors, we ascend to the Temple Mount, to look at the famous Dome of the Rock. Continue through the Arab Market to the "Via Dolorosa", Jesus' "Way of Suffering", which leads us to The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified and buried. Afternoon transfer to Bethlehem, to see the Church of the Nativity, built over the birthplace of Jesus Christ. If you like we visit the Milk Grotto and the Shepherds’ Fields. Return transfer to your Jerusalem hotel.
Meals: Breakfast at hotel
Onto Haifa City, and up to Mt. Carmel one of the holy mountains, we can see the coast of Haifa city all the way down to the Mediterranean. Visit Stella Maris on top and the Baha’i Gardens in the edge of the city center. On proceed to Caesarea, where we will see the ancient ruins of a Roman theater facing the Mediterranean, remains of one of Herod's palaces and many marble and granite columns. Also we visit the Hippodrome and the water aqueducts. Short visit to the Old City of Jaffa. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast at hotel