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The Best of Egypt & Jordan
19 Day Tour with a 5-Day Top Deluxe Nile Cruise
Only $5539 per person
based on double occupancy
Guaranteed Weekly Departure
USA from New York (JFK) airport on your flight to Cairo, all meals and beverages served on
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 Oberoi Hotel for overnight.
A room at the luxurious Mena House with
a view of the pyramids
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.
PM Drive to the Pyramids of Giza. Cheop's Pyramids, 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. Visit the Solar Boat Museum. Later transfer back to your
hotel for an overnight. (B,L)
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. You will be met by
our tour guide and a private tour of the newly opened Nubian Museum in Aswan, where you
can see the Nubian civilization from the start until present time. Later transfer
back to your cruise ship for dinner and overnight on board ship. (B,L,D)
Sonesta Sun Goddess cruise ship dining
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)
Sundeck on board Sun Goddess cruise
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)
Breakfast, then 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 Hatshipsut 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. Dinner on board ship. (B,L,D)
Karnak: Amon-Ra Temple
with a statue of Taharka
then disembark your cruise ship, where you will be met and transferred to the Old Winter
Palace Hotel. Later you will be met by our guide and start your tour visiting the
Tomb of the Nobles, the King Tut Tomb, the Seti First Tomb and Madinet Habut.
Transfer back to your hotel. Later transfer to attend the magnificent Sound and
Light Show at the Karnak Temple. Return to your hotel for an overnight.
then visit the newly opened Tomb of "Nefertari". It consists of 25
chambers and it houses the sons of Ramses II. It's a breathtaking exhibit.
Later visit the Luxor Museum. PM 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 luxurious Cairo Marriott and Towers Hotel
for an overnight. (B,L,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 excusion 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 an overnight.
||Breakfast, then drive to visit the Pyramid of
Maidum was originally a seven-stepped pyramid. It was enlarged to an eight-stepped
pyramid. Eventually the steps were filled in and a smooth outer 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 Pharaoh. (2613 - 2494 BC). A little north
from the Maidum Pyramid is the remains of the Seila Step Pyramid, it is made of the
limestone and is thought to be from the 2nd Dynasty. From there we drive to Dahshur
to visit the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid. The constructor of these pyramids is
thought to have been Sneferu. Sneferu is thought as well to have built the Pyramid
of Maidum. His son was Cheops, who continued his constructive tendencies.
Return to your hotel. Overnight. (B,L)
||Breakfast, then visit Fayoum, Egypt's largest
oasis, overlooking Lake Qarun which is a popular spot for hunting and fishing. You
can visit the remains of the Temple and Pyramid of Amenhat III and Qasr Qarun, a well
preserved temple from the Greco-Roman Era. PM Return back to Cairo.
Overnight at your hotel. (B,L)
||Breakfast and morning at leisure
for last minute shopping. Overnight at your hotel. (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 flight to Amman. Arrive Amman Queen
Alia Airport where you will be met by our representative, assisted and transferred to your
hotel. The Inter-continental Hotel for overnight. (B)
Jordan: Um Qeis
||Breakfast, then drive north for a
full day tour to three of Jordan's most historical sites: Jerash, Ajlun and Umm
Qeis. You will start in the biblical land of Gilead (Jerash). This is one of
the finest preserved Greco-Roman cities, which the Hellenistic forces of Alexander the
Great called Antioch on the Chrisorhoas. It is one of the best preserved cities of
the decapolis. Within its intact towered city walls, are colonnaded streets, three
theaters, several baths, two temples, plazas, fountains and many other public spaces that
formed the typical wealthy provincial Roman town. From the Byzantine period, Jerash
has at least 15 churches with sparkling mosaics. Back to the hotel for an overnight.
||After an early breakfast, drive
south, via the King's Highway, on your way to what is rightly called "The 8th Wonder
of the Ancient World": Petra. As you pass south of Amman through the Old
Ammonite Kingdom, we reach Madaba, with one of the best preserved collections of early
Christian Byzantine mosaics from the 4th to the 7th centuries AD. Ten minutes east
of Madaba, is Mt. Nebo, with its commanding view of the Dead Sea and the Jordan
Valley. It is the same spot where Moses is thought to have looked out over the Holy
Land. Continue to the massive crusader fortress of Kerak, with its labyrinth of
underground galleries, rooms and secret passages. Its thick defensive walls are
pierced by narrow slits, where the crusader's archers held out in vain for over 1000
years. Continue to Petra. Overnight at Tibat Zaman Hotel. (B,D)
Jordan: First Century
Treasury of Petra
||After breakfast, start your full
day tour is the rose red city of Petra, the wondrous, rock-carved Nabatean capital.
From that same well-secured spot, the 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. Overnight at your hotel. (B,L)
||Breakfast, and a day at
leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B,L)
||Breakfast, then you will bemet by
our representative and transferred to Amman Airport, where you will be helped with your
check-in and immigration formalities for your flight back home. Arrive New York
(JFK) Airport the same day. (B)
|Also Included: All
transfers and sightseeing in Egypt and Jordan are operated by private cars (personalized
sightseeing.) All taxes, service charges, port charges and entrance fees to sights.
Included as well, meeting and assistance and baggage handling. "If any
modifications or changes are needed to package, that will be accommodated at an extra
Not included: Items of
personal nature, such as phone calls, wine, tips, etc.
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 $639.
EXTENSIONS & OPTIONAL TOURS: Extra days and
optional tours to sites that are not included are available upon request.
If airfare from the U.S.A. is not
required, please deduct $1050 from posted rate.
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will customize it for you.
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