General

Especial Trip
27 days / 26 nights
Egypt, Jordon, and Israel

Day 01
Welcome to Cairo! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel.
Dinner at hotel

Day 02
7:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour. In the morning you will be driven to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx: the most famous monuments of not only ancient Egypt, but of the entire ancient world! These massive stone structures were built around 4,500 years ago on a rocky desert plateau close to the Nile.
After lunch, which will be at a local restaurant, you will be taken to Sakkara to see the very first pyramid ever built; the Step Pyramid of Djoser. You will also get the chance to see some fantastic mastabas, before heading off to the ancient capital of Egypt: Memphis. The Colossus of Ramses II dominates the museum here; do not forget your camera! After the visit, you will be driven to the Papyrus Institute where you will see how the ancient Egyptians made this forerunner to today’s paper; have a go at making it yourself; and get the opportunity to look at some fantastic examples of papyrus art, with no obligation to buy.
After this amazing trip through Egypt’s Pharaonic past you will be driven back to your hotel.
At night depart for the sound and light show trip to the pyramids of Giza.
Transfer back to the hotel for over night
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch

Day 03
It is said that Egypt is full of Pyramids and after breakfast you will get the opportunity to visit 2 more of them. You will be taken, in an air conditioned vehicle, to Dahshour where you will see the two pyramids built by the Pharaoh Snefru. Not only will you be able to look at the Red Pyramid, the world’s first true pyramid, you will also have the opportunity to go inside it and gaze at the phenomenal corbelled ceilings in the 3 separate rooms. Next you will be able to stare at the wonder of the “Bent Pyramid”, so called due to the change in angle caused by the architect wanting to relieve the weight which was causing it to subside.
After this day of exploring old Kingdom pyramids you will be driven back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch

Day 04
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by another full day tour, but this time you will spent the afternoon at the Egyptian Museum: gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask.
Lunch, at a local restaurant, then you will be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, the fortress built between 1176 and 1183 AD, to protect Cairo from the Crusaders and rebuilt by Muhammad Ali Pasha, whose mosque is a “must see”. From here you will be taken on a tour of the old market of Cairo (Khan El-Khalili) to test your haggling skills, and then back to your hotel
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch

Day 05
After breakfast it is time to set off on your Oasis safari. You will first of all head to the Bahariya Oasis, stopping en route to visit the village of El-Bawiti, to see the remains of a Roman triumphal arch and two temples (one dating to the reign of the Late Kingdom pharaoh Apries (589-570 BCE)
After this exciting day you will stay overnight in a hotel in Bahariya
Dinner at hotel.
Breakfast – Dinner

Day 06
The White Desert    Early morning departure after  you have your breakfast , then you will be transported, in our 4×4 vehicle, to the  to the White Desert, a paradise for rock hounds and amateur geologists, with its impressive limestone formations shaped like giant mushrooms or animals. In the mid to late afternoon it will be time to  drive back to you camp site in baharia. Overnight in baharia
Breakfast – Dinner

Day 07
Bahariya and Cairo    After breakfast it will be time to pack and  head back to Cairo. Once back in your Cairo hotel you will have time to freshen up before enjoying the rest of the day in relaxation.
Breakfast – Dinner

Day 08
Aswan Hotel    After breakfast you will check out and our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel to Aswan for check in then start escorted trip
You will visit the High Dam; the world largest rock filled dam, and then a short sail to the Temple of Philae, moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location.
Romantic flucca ride for the presenting the marriage vows hen back to hotel for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 09 
Nile Cruise: Aswan
After breakfast, our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight to Abu Simbel – Upon arrival you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to the temple: Where you will be able to gaze in amazement at these phenomenal rock-cut temples built by Ramses II. During your 2 hour stay here you will be able to enter both temples; the Temple of Ramses and the Temple of Nefertari. Please note that photography is not allowed inside the 2 temples.
Once your visit here is over you will be transferred to Abu Simbel Airport for flight back to your to check in your  Nile cruise in Nile cruise in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 10
A new day and your first breakfast on board as the boat sails majestically towards Kom ombo, where you will visit the Temple of Kom ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. After the visit you will be taken back to the boat for your lunch while it sails onward to Edfu, home of the best preserved temple in Egypt: the Temple of Horus. After your visit to this superb temple you will be taken back to the boat in plenty of time before it departs Edfu and sets sail for Esna.
Once you reach Esna you will watch as it sails through the Esna locks.
once through the locks the boat continues on its course towards Luxor, which it will reach after you have had dinner.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 11 
An early breakfast and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings, including entrance to the tomb King tut ankh Amon and the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon
After breakfast our air-conditioned vehicle will take you on your visit to After lunch, which you will have on board, you will visit the magnificent Karnack and Luxor Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is completed you return to the boat where your last dinner, upon this floating hotel, will be served.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 12
Check out from your cruise and transfer to hotel in Luxor. Then start special sightseeing tour to visit the tombs of the nobles and the Madinat Habu temple.Once your visit to these ancient Theban Tombs and Temples is completed you will be returned to your hotel.
Depart hotel to go attend sound and light show at  Karnack temple.
Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 13
Today you will visit Dendara to see the Temple which was dedicated to the goddess Hathor, goddess of love and joy. Built in the time of the Ptolemy rulers of Egypt, around 125 BCE, it still has an intact roof where you can marvel at the beautiful ceiling that depicts the hours of the night and day, as well as the journey of the sun, the moon and the stars across the sky: one ceiling even has a plaster cast depiction of the signs of the zodiac.
Abydos, where the ancient Egyptians believed Osiris, lord of the underworld, was buried. Here you will visit the Temple of Seti I, which was built during the reign of Seti I and completed by his son, Ramses II.The paintings and reliefs on the walls of this temple are reckoned to be the best, and most beautifully, preserved in Egypt.
At the end of these visits you will be driven back to your Luxor hotel.
Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 14 
Your day starts with breakfast in your hotel followed by checkout. Afterwards you will be driven, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to airport to fly to Sharm  Elshiek via Cairo . Upon arrival to Sharm you where you will check-in at your hotel
The rest of the day belongs to you.
Dinner at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 15
Sharm El Sheikh    Another full day of free-time, perhaps some sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Sharm El-Sheikh has to offer.
Breakfast- Dinner

Day 16 
St. Catherine and Mount Sinai    After breakfast you will be taken, in an  air-conditioned vehicle to St. Catherine and the monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai. Though it is a 260 KM, 3 hour drive, Upon arrival at St. Catherine it will be time to check-in in 3 star hotel before settling down for your dinner.
Breakfast – Dinner

Day 17
The day begins, early wakeup call with an optional early morning climb up Mount Sinai ( only if you are fit ) to watch the phenomenal sunrise. Please note: this trip is for volunteers only!
After breakfast it is time to check-out and then visit St. Catherine’s Monastery before being driven to Sharm El Sheikh.
Upon arrival it is time to check-in, and you then have the rest of the day at leisure, enabling you to laze on the beach, do some exploring, take up some of the many water sport activities available to you here, or visit Naama-Bay Shopping area to find those gifts you just have to buy.
Breakfast- Dinner

Day 18
After breakfast you will check-out and be driven to Sharm El-Sheikh airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and then transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to do as you please.
Breakfast- Dinner

Day  19
Your day starts with breakfast in your hotel followed by a visit to some of the sites that this beautiful city, originally built by Alexander the Great, has to offer. These include: The library of Alexandria , the roman amphitheater, Pompey’s Pillar. And then to visit the Montazah Gardens, a private park where world leaders often meet, 150 acres of numerous trees, palms, and flowers which overlook many bays and beaches.
Lunch will be supplied at a local restaurant in the middle of this exciting tour, and at the end of the day you will be returned to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast  – Lunch

Day 20
Alexandria    After breakfast the second part of your tour of Alexandria starts with a visit to the Citadel of Qaitbay, where, about 1480AD, the Mameluke Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay fortified the site, which held the ruins of the Alexandria Lighthouse, and with successive improvements it now stands as a very prominent Citadel on the Mediterranean coastline, which is followed by a visit to the Alexandria national museum.
You will then have lunch at a seafood restaurant overlooking the eastern port before being transferred back to Cairo in our air-conditioned vehicle, where you will check-in upon arrival.
Dinner at hotel
Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 21
After breakfast you will be taken on a half day tour of Cairo famous Churches, including: The Hanging Church and the Church of and the Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius), where, it is said, the Holy Family took shelter in a cave, with the church being erected her to commemorate this. AT the end of this tour you will visit the famous bin Ezra synagogue Then back to you hotel, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Day 22: Egypt and Jordan
After breakfast you will check-out and then be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Amman. Upon arrival at Amman Airport you will be met and assisted through immigration by our Jordan representative. He will then help you with your luggage and transfer you to  your Amman hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 23
We set out from the hotel in Amman / Dead Sea & drive to Allenby / Sheik Hussein border, after meet & assist by our Israeli guide drive along the to The Holy City, Jerusalem. We start with a panoramic view from The Mount of 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 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, where we can look at the famous Dome of the Rock. Then we continue through the Arab Market (“Suq”) to the “Via Dolorosa”, Jesus’ “Way of Suffering”, which leads us to The Church of the Holy Sepulture, where according to the Christian tradition Jesus was crucified and buried. After lunch, we Drive to Bethlehem, the Birth town of Jesus Christ. Here we visit the Church of the Nativity, including the Grotto of the Mangery. This church is the oldest church in the world, which was never destroyed till this very day.
Important remark: This visit can be cancelled without prior notice due to security regulations or other reasons which are not under our control. Responsibility in the Palestinian-controlled areas is solely on our Palestinian colleagues. Overnight in Jerusalem
Breakfast + Dinner

Day 24 
Amman, Bridge, Mount of Olives, Old City Tour     This day is dedicated to Jerusalem’s New City: We visit the famous “Menorah” (Candelabra) situated outside the “Knesset”, Israel’s parliament, a visit to the Israel Museum with the “Shrine of the Book”, where the “Dead Sea Scrolls” are exhibited, the Model of Jerusalem at the time of the 2nd Temple, and more, Afternoon back to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner & overnight.
Breakfast + Dinner

Day 25
After Breakfast we visit old city of Jaffa, one of the ancient gateways to the Holy Land: Through it’s port the Cedar trees for Salomon’s Temple were brought, the prophet Jonas tried to flee God, but most important: It was in Jaffa where Christianity began to be spread among the nations. Here St. Peter lived in the house of Simon the Tanner and had the “Vision of the Flesh”, and here he made his first miracle by healing the little girl. Today Jaffa’s renovated alley-ways attract many artists, who have their galleries there. We drive to Caesarea Maritima, the magnificent port-city built by King Herod the Great. From here St. Peter went to Rome and started with his first miracles. In Caesarea’s well-preserved theater an inscription of the procurator Pontius Pilate was found. We continue to Tell Megiddo, one of Israel’s most ancient cities, where we can find traces of fortifications left by the Canaanites, King Salomon, King Ahab, and more, as well as a very sophisticated water system, some claim was built by the king Salomon. This strategic place has always been the scenery of war, and according to John’s Revelation it is here where the last battle shall take place – the battle of Armaggedon – Overnight Nazareth / Tiberias.
Breakfast + lunch

Day 26
Nazareth & Peter house
After early breakfast, transfer to Nazareth, Begin the day with a walking tour of Nazareth including the Church of Annunciation, The old city and the Market (suq), on the way from Nazareth we will pass through Kana and Continue to Capernaum for a visit to Peter’s House, than we will go to visit the Church on the Mt. of Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount took place, Tabhga, the Church of the Primacy and the Church of the Multiplication, Late afternoon, departure to Jordan at Sheik Hussein border.
Breakfast

Day 27
Your final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure back to the U.S.A
Breakfast – Dinner

Package Rate Includes:

  • 07 night’s accommodation in Cairo at 05 star Superior hotel on half board basis.
  • 02 night’s accommodation in Baharia oasis at 03 star hotel camp on half board basis.
  • 02 night’s accommodation in Aswan at 05 star hotel on half board basis.
  • 03 night’s accommodation at 5 star Nile cruise on Full board basis
  • 02 night’s accommodation in Luxor 05 star hotel on Half board basis.
  • 04 night’s accommodation in Sharm El sheik at 05 star Superior hotel on Half board basis.
  • 01 night’s accommodation in St Catherine 03 star hotel on Half board basis.
  • 01 night’s accommodation in Alexandria at 05 star hotel on Half board basis.
  • 26 Breakfast – 09 Lunch + 14 Dinner
  • All transfers as per above mentioned program.
  • Private and personalized sightseeing shore excursions for 03 nights on the cruise.
  • Private English speaking guides as per the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing.
  • Domestic flights: Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo.
  • Domestic flights: Aswan- Abu Simbel / Abu Simbel Aswan
  • Flights Cairo / Amman
  • Visit to Abu Simbel temples + Guide +Entrance free
  • Sound and light show at the pyramids of Giza.
  • Sound and light show at the Karnak temples.
  • Private and deluxe air conditioned vehicle for all transportation
  • All applicable taxes
  • Arrival / departure assistance
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels.

 

 

Egypt Package Rate Excludes:

  • Excursions, including transportation and guide, not included in the above package
  • Tipping for guides, driver, Nile cruise crew, etc…
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, etc…)
  • Beverages during meals
  • Entry Visa
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • International airfare
  • Any domestic flights not included in the above package
  • Any other items which are not included in the above package

 

Jordan and Jerusalem Package rate includes:

  • 03 night’s Accommodation on Half board basis at 3 star hotel ( 01 night at Leonardo Tiberius & Two nights at Leonardo Jerusalem
  • 01 night’s accommodation in Amman at 04 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • 04 Breakfast + 03 Dinner
  • English speaking driving guide 04 days
  • Entrance fees

 

Jordan and Jerusalem Package rate excludes:

  • Tips
  • Border tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Traveller insurance
  • Any item not listed above

Notes:

  • Cruise program could be changed due to cruise line program or navigational circumstances; but the visits will remain the same.
  • We will not pay expenses caused by force majeure reasons and by factors beyond our control like flight delays, roadblocks, political disturbances, natural calamities etc.
  • The above is only an offer and we are not holding any booking. Booking would be subject to availability once confirmed by you along with the date of travel and guest details.

 

Special Package Terms & Conditions:

  1. Prices are net. All prices are subject to reconfirmation and accommodation is subject to availability on confirmation.

 

  1. All reservations must be forwarded via email or fax, and reconfirmed by us via email or fax.

 

  1. Any amendment to confirmed service will be charged extra for each amendment. For all services, no show fee is 100%. All unused services will not be refunded. In case of cancellation or amendment any extra charge applied by supplier will be levied on the customer.

 

  1. All services will be invoiced at time of confirmation. Full payment is to be made prior to first service. Service vouchers will be given only on receipt of full amount.

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