Egypt, Jordan and Israel Explored

Resort: Egypt
Operator: Wendy Wu Tours
Destination: Egypt
Price From: £7340.00

Overview

Journey through three incredible countries taking in world-renowned ancient sites, magnificent temples and sailing Earths longest river, the Nile. This history-filled tour uncovers the intrigue of the Middle East in one bucket list trip!

 

– Fully Inclusive

– Touring with Guides and entrance fees

– Included Meals

– Breakfasts: 24 , Lunches: 23 , Dinners: 24

– Flights

– International flights and current taxes

– Accommodation

– 24 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation

– Group Tour

– Max Group Size: 18

– Physical Rating

– Walking, some steps and time on your feet

 

Itinerary

DAY 1

Fly to Cairo

Fly to Cairo, arriving late the same day. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay.

 

DAY 2

Pyramids of Giza

An exciting day ahead with a trip to the famous Pyramids of Giza and The Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum which houses an extensive collection of statues, mummies and treasures, including Tutankhamuns Tomb.

 

DAY 3

Cairo City Tour

Visit Old Cairo churches, the Coptic Museum, which hosts the worlds largest collection of Egyptian Christian artefacts, and the ancient burial ground Sakkara. You will have the afternoon at leisure to explore the city, before dinner at Cairo Towers revolving restaurant.

 

DAY 4

Explore Alexandria

Depart for the largest city on the Mediterranean, as well as Egypts main seaport, Alexandria. Once here see the Roman Amphitheater, the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa and the Qaitbay Citadel, a defensive fortress located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

DAY 5

El Alamein

On the journey back to Cairo you will stop at El Alamein for a guided tour of the military museum and WWII cemeteries. Once in Cairo, take the overnight train to Luxor.

 

DAY 6

Cruise the River Nile

On reaching Luxor begin your journey along the Nile. This afternoon, visit Luxors East Bank including the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, buildings dedicated to the Egyptian pharaohs.

 

DAY 7

The West Bank

Today explore the West Bank, one of the most stunning landscapes in Egypt. Visit the Colossi of Memnon statues, Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of Kings, home to the tombs of ancient Egyptian rulers. Then, sail on to Esna.

 

DAY 8

Kom Ombo

Head to the Temple of Edfu before sailing further to the Temple of Kom Ombo, famous for its unique twin temples. Sail to Aswan and stay overnight.

DAY 9

Aswan

Touring the town of Aswan, you will stop at the 3,600-metre High Dam, walk around the Unfinished Obelisk and the majestic Temple of Philae. Enjoy a felucca tour viewing and the botanical gardens.

DAY 10

Giza sound and light show

This morning is free for you to explore before being transferred to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Experience the Sound & Light Show at Giza to end your visit to this amazing country.

 

DAY 11

Fly to Amman

After breakfast you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Amman where you will have the day at leisure.

DAY 12

Gladiator Show

Today you visit As-Salt for a city tour, driving to Jerash to experience one of the most favoured Roman pastimes, a gladiator show and chariot race. Drive to Ajloun to visit the fortress of Qa’lat Al Rabad, overlooking the Jordan Valley.

DAY 13

Amman City Tour

Take a city tour through Amman, exploring the Citadel and Roman Amphitheatre, before visiting some of Jordan’s Desert Castles. A Nai-making workshop, under the tutelage of a local expert, ends this day of exploring.

 

DAY 14

Mount Nebo

A busy day as you visit Mount Nebo, the site of Moses’ Tomb, Madaba to see the Orthodox Church of St. George, and the Madaba Mosaic Map, the oldest surviving depiction of the Holy Land. Travel to Petra where you will stay overnight.

DAY 15

Petra by day & night

Visit Petras many caves and tombs. Surrounded by imposing mountains and accessible through a deep, narrow cleft, Petra is a unique and unforgettable place. You have the afternoon to yourself before your evening tour of Petra where youll see it lit up by candlelight.

DAY 16

Wadi Rum Desert

Enjoy a short stop at Little Petra before driving to Wadi Rum, the Valley of the Moon. Explore Lawrences Road, visiting the most spectacular sights and drive among sand dunes to get a sense of what Wadi Rum has to offer.

DAY 17

The Dead Sea

Travel north along the Jordanian/Israeli border to the Dead Sea – the lowest point on earth. After lunch, enjoy some free time to finish off your Jordan experience floating in its super-buoyant waters.

 

DAY 18

Tel Aviv

Make your way by road to Tel Aviv. On arrival why not take the opportunity to relax before your explorations begin tomorrow.

 

DAY 19

Sea of Galilee

The first stop is Jaffa, the world’s oldest active harbour, before continuing to Caesarea to view the fascinating Roman ruins. A Druze Village stop with local interaction before finishing the day on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

DAY 20

Tiberias

Depart for Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. From here, you will travel to Mount of Beatitudes and visit a hilltop town rich in Jewish heritage, before returning to Tiberias this afternoon.

 

DAY 21

Jordan Valley

After breakfast, head to Kibbutz Degania Bet, Israel’s first Kibbutz, touring the community before you drive through the scenic Jordan Valley into Palestinian territory to Qasr El Yahud. Take a cable car to the Quarantal Monastery on Mount of Temptations in Jericho, then continuing to the Dead Sea to end your day by floating in its rich waters.

 

DAY 22

Bethlehem

Qumran, famous for being the area where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered is your 1st stop today. Travel by cable car to the top of Masada Fortress and then continue onto Bethlehem – Palestine, and enjoy a Palestinian dancing show during dinner this evening.

DAY 23

Mount of Olives

Visit the Church of Nativity this morning before seeing the Western Tunnels in Jerusalem. At Mount Zion you will visit the Cenacle, King David’s Tomb and the Dormition Abbey. Venture into Western Jerusalem to visit the Hebrew University, Parliament House and the Supreme Court.

 

DAY 24

Jerusalem

From the Mount of Olives you will descend into Josaphat Valley to the Garden of Gethsemane. The Old City is where you will visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and finish this amazing tour with an authentic Shabbat dinner prepared by a local Rabbi.

 

DAY 25

Depart Tel Aviv

Transfer to the airport in Tel Aviv for your departure flight.

 

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