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Egypt, Jordan and Israel Explored

  • Duration
    25 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
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Witness the majestic legacy of Ancient Egypt, visit lost cities and Bedouin camps in Jordan, and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Israel and Palestine, all on one unforgettable trip. See Egypt from top to toe, follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia in Jordan and explore the history-soaked sites of the Holy Land on this 25-day adventure. From a four-night Nile cruise to stargazing in Wadi Rum and experiencing sacred Bethlehem and Jerusalem, this is the ultimate introduction to the Middle East.

  • 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 4/4+/5 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Egypt, Jordan and Israel Explored tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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You can holiday to Egypt without having to quarantine either on your arrival in the country or on your return to the UK. There are also no travel advisories in place against travel from the FCDO meaning you can book with complete peace of mind.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fly to Cairo
    Day 1: Fly to Cairo

    Fly to Cairo and transfer to your hotel in the city centre.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Pyramids of Giza
    Day 2: Pyramids of Giza

    Visit Egypt’s most iconic sites: the Pyramids of Giza and the unblinking Sphinx, along with the atmospheric Egyptian Museum with its collections of statues, mummies and pharaonic treasures. Later, explore the Khan el Khalili Bazaar, a souk famed for its precious and semiprecious jewellery.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Cairo City Tour
    Day 3: Cairo City Tour

    Spend the morning exploring Cairo's oldest district, the Coptic Quarter, with its impressive churches and huge Christian artefact collection at the Coptic Museum. Later, continue to Sakkara, an ancient necropolis famed for its painted catacombs and the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Tonight's dinner will be at the revolving restaurant atop Cairo Tower – the best viewpoint in the city.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Explore Alexandria
    Day 4: Explore Alexandria

    Take the desert road to Alexandria, on the coast. This afternoon, you’ll discover Alexandria's many highlights, from the Roman theatre to the atmospheric Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, dating back to the 2nd century. Pause for a photostop at the renovated 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel, once one of the most important defensive strongholds of Africa's Mediterranean coastline.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    El Alamein
    Day 5: El Alamein

    This morning, we visit El Alamein, the site of two key battles in WWII. The Allied victory in the second battle was instrumental in ending the Axis threat to Egypt. Explore the military museum and war cemeteries before travelling southeast back to Cairo. Stop en route to visit the still-active Monastery of St Macarius, inhabited by Coptic Orthodox monks since the 4th century AD.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Luxor's East Bank
    Day 6: Luxor's East Bank

    Take a short one-hour flight from Cairo to Luxor, where we transfer to the port and board your 5* Nile cruise ship for our four-night cruise. Refresh yourself before this afternoon's excursions around Luxor's East Bank. Begin at the Temple Complex of Karnak, famed for the majestic Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic stone columns, along with the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the Sacred Lake.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    The West Bank
    Day 7: The West Bank

    Explore the West Bank of Luxor, one of Egypt's most stunning landscapes. Admire the mysterious Colossi of Memnon statues en route to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the gigantic funerary complex of Egypt's second-ever female Pharaoh. This afternoon, visit the Valley of the Kings, resting place of many pharaohs of the New Kingdom. Here, visit the tomb of Tutankhamun along with other richly-painted tombs of your choice. Tonight, sail for Esna.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Kom Ombo
    Day 8: Kom Ombo

    Enjoy a morning visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, one of Egypt’s most beautiful and well-preserved temples, dating back to the 3rd century BC. Return to the ship for lunch as you cruise on to the town of Kom Ombo, where we visit the unusual double temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Horus and Sobek. Sail on to Aswan, where we dock for the next two nights.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Day 9: Aswan

    Discover the many highlights of Aswan on this full-day tour. Visit the 111-metre tall Aswan High Dam, see the Unfinished Obelisk in place at Aswan's ancient quarry, and visit the Temple of Philae on Agilkia Island. After lunch, embark on a felucca (traditional Nile sailing boat) and cruise to Elephantine Island and Kitchener's Island, where we visit the botanical gardens.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    Abu Simbel

    Disembark the ship and journey southwest to the iconic twin temples of Abu Simbel, at Egypt's furthest edge. This atmospheric temple complex, perhaps the greatest in Egypt, is dedicated to Ramesses II, often considered the greatest pharaoh of the New Kingdom. Admire its many halls and imposing statues before returning to Aswan for your flight back to Cairo.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Fly to Amman
    Day 11: Fly to Amman

    Depart Egypt and take a short flight to Amman, the capital of Jordan. Transfer to your hotel before this evening's Jordan briefing.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    Roman Jerash
    Day 12: Roman Jerash

    Begin your explorations of Jordan with visits to Al Salt and the Roman city of Jerash with its impressive archaeological remains. Here, you’ll witness a re-enactment of a favoured ancient Roman pastime – watching a dramatic chariot race in Jerash’s restored hippodrome. Continue to Ajloun, where we visit the 12th-century castle overlooking the Jordan Valley.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13
    Amman City Tour
    Day 13: Amman City Tour

    Explore the old city of Amman, with its impressive Citadel and large Roman theatre, before exploring the Desert Castles outside the city. After lunch, return to Amman and visit a Nai-making workshop, where you'll enjoy the unique experience of creating your own Nai – an Arabic reed flute.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 14
    Mount Nebo
    Day 14: Mount Nebo

    Visit Mount Nebo, one of the possible burial sites of Moses. The ruined 4th and 5th-century churches here are home to impressive Biblical mosaics. Continue to Madaba to visit the Orthodox Church of St George, famed for its mosaic map. Your evening ends in the town of Petra, where you’ll enjoy an authentic Levantine cooking class with a local chef.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 15
    Petra by day & night
    Day 15: Petra by day & night

    Petra, the Lost City of the Nabateans, is an iconic site. Carved directly into the rugged sandstone cliffs, it is approached through a deep canyon known as the Siq. Your guide will introduce you to Petra's many secrets before an afternoon at leisure. This evening, we'll return to Petra and experience the unforgettable sight of the Treasury lit by over a thousand candles.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 16
    Wadi Rum Desert
    Day 16: Wadi Rum Desert

    Start with a visit to Little Petra before transferring to Wadi Rum, the Valley of the Moon. This wondrous desert is filled with ancient valleys, towered over by sandstone mountains. A comfortable 4x4 will whisk you into the heart of the wadi, where you’ll follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and hear the desert's long history. This evening, stay in a unique desert camp with luxurious en-suite private tents.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 17
    The Dead Sea
    Day 17: The Dead Sea

    Depart your luxury desert camp and head to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and famed for its spa-like minerals. Your afternoon is at leisure to float in its super-buoyant waters.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 18
    Tel Aviv
    Day 18: Tel Aviv

    Depart Jordan and transfer to Tel Aviv for your adventure in the Holy Land.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 19
    Sea of Galilee
    Day 19: Sea of Galilee

    Explore Jaffa, the charming harbour town out of which Tel Aviv has grown. Continue to Caesarea, a fascinating Roman site dramatically situated on the edge of the Mediterranean. You’ll stop to visit the ethnoreligious Druze community on the slopes of Mt. Carmel before arriving at Tiberias, a Biblical town on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 20
    Day 20: Tiberias

    Begin at Kibbutz Degania Bet to gain an insider's perspective on Israel's Kibbutz movement. Continue to Tabgha, held to be the site of the 'miracle of the loaves and fishes' as depicted in the site's wonderful mosaics. In Capernaum, visit the site where Jesus is said to have raised a woman from the dead. See the House of St Peter and the nearby Mount of Beatitudes, the site of the Sermon on the Mount. This afternoon, spend some time in the charming artistic town of Safed.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 21
    Jordan Valley
    Day 21: Jordan Valley

    Drive through the scenic Jordan Valley into Palestinian Territory to visit Qasr El Yahud, the site of Jesus’ baptism. Continue to Jericho where you’ll take a cable car to the cliffside Quarantal Monastery on the Mount of Temptation. After lunch, return to the Dead Sea to experience its western shore.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 22
    Day 22: Bethlehem

    Drive to Masada and ascend to Masada Fortress by cable car. Admire the spectacular view and hear the story of the last stand of the Jewish rebels against the Romans. Enjoy lunch in Qumran and visit the caves in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Tonight, stay in Bethlehem and enjoy a Palestinian cultural dance performance.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 23
    Mount of Olives
    Day 23: Mount of Olives

    Visit Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, one of the most holy sites in the world. Continue to Jerusalem to visit the famous Western Wall, the last remnant of the original Temple Mount retaining wall, which supported the First and Second Temples of Jerusalem. Walk to the Stations of the Cross and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre before continuing to Temple Mount, site of the Dome of the Rock and Al Aksa Mosque.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 24
    Day 24: Jerusalem

    Visit Mt Zion to see King David's Tomb, the Dormition Abbey and the Cenacle. After lunch, visit the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane, the site of Jesus’ arrest. Wander its atmospheric olive groves before this evening's Shabbat dinner, prepared by a local rabbi.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 25
    Depart Tel Aviv
    Day 25: Depart Tel Aviv

    Transfer from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv Airport (Ben Gurion) for your return flight.

    • Breakfast

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