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Itinerary

Day 1A Warm Welcome to Cairo

Upon your smooth arrival by flight, our dedicated representative will extend a gracious welcome to you in Cairo. Their primary objective is to ensure a seamless and trouble-free transition for you. You will then be transferred to your selected hotel for check-in, where you can relax and prepare for your stay in Cairo. An overnight stay in Cairo is scheduled for this evening.

Day 2Giza Pyramids / Sphinx / Grand Egyptian Museum

Following a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, you will commence your day’s activities in a modern, private, air-conditioned vehicle headed for the illustrious Giza Plateau. Accompanied by a private Egyptologist, this day will be dedicated to exploring the Great Pyramid Area, where you will gain profound insights into the historical and architectural significance of the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Subsequently, your journey will take you to the Valley Temple and the Great Sphinx, iconic landmarks providing an opportunity for unparalleled photography to commemorate your visit.
A delectable lunch follows these excursions. Post-lunch, you will have the privilege of visiting the Grand Egyptian Museum, a groundbreaking institution that showcases the magnificent tomb collection of King Tutankhamun, comprising an impressive array of approximately 5000 artifacts. The day concludes with your return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch

Day 3NEMC / Old Cairo / El Muezz street / Khan El Khalili

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, your day commences with a visit to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NEMC), an esteemed cultural institution nestled in El-Fustat, Old Cairo. The museum’s impressive terrace overlooks Ayn As Sirah Lake, providing captivating vistas of the Citadel. NEMC boasts six thematic galleries, each dedicated to showcasing the paramount achievements of Egyptian civilization. Of particular note is the unique “Royal Mummies” gallery, which offers a glimpse into Egypt’s royal past.
You will then partake in a culinary journey featuring classic Egyptian comfort food – “Kushary,” an enticing dish with origins dating back to the mid-19th century, blending Italian, Indian, and Middle Eastern flavors. Following this, your dedicated tour guide will lead you on a comprehensive exploration of historically significant Coptic and Jewish archaeological sites. You will traverse the historic streets of Old Cairo, visiting the iconic Hanging Church. A walking tour along El Muezz street, renowned as the oldest Islamic street in Cairo and the world’s largest open-air museum of Islamic monuments, awaits.
The day culminates with a visit to the renowned Khan El Khalili old bazaars. Subsequently, you will return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch

Day 4Fly to Aswan

After savoring a delightful breakfast at your hotel, a private modern A/C van will transport you to the airport for your domestic flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, you will embark on an exploration of the Isis Temple (Philae Temple) on Agilka Island via a motorboat. Renowned for its breathtaking beauty, this temple is often regarded as one of Egypt’s most splendid. Your expert guide will lead you on a guided tour of its various sections before allowing you some leisure time to further explore and capture unforgettable photographs.
Later in the evening, you will board a 5-star Deluxe Cruise. The night will be marked by a walking tour of Aswan Market, followed by an overnight stay.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 5Sail through the Nile to Kom Ombo & Edfu

Commence your day with a delightful breakfast as your cruise embarks on a journey along the majestic Nile River to Kom Ombo. Here, you will visit the double sanctuary temple of Kom Ombo, an architecturally striking structure nestled picturesquely on the riverbank. Your erudite Egyptologist guide will provide a comprehensive narrative, shedding light on the temple’s unique dedication to two deities: the crocodile-representing God Sobek and the falcon-representing God Haroeris.
The cruise will then sail onwards to Edfu, where you will explore the Horus temple, an imposing edifice that stands as a testament to ancient Egyptian craftsmanship. An overnight stay on board the cruise awaits.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 6Luxor West Bank

Following breakfast on board, your day will begin with a journey to the West Bank of Luxor. Your itinerary includes a visit to the renowned Valley of the Kings, offering access to remarkable tombs that house a wealth of historical treasures. Next, you will explore the Queen Hatshepsut Temple, an architectural marvel situated beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari. The tour continues with a visit to the colossal Colossi of Memnon, towering statues depicting King Amenophis III seated on a cube-shaped throne.
Upon concluding these captivating explorations, you will return to the cruise for an overnight stay, marking the culmination of your Nile cruise experience.
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
This itinerary is meticulously crafted to provide you with an immersive and enriching journey through Egypt’s historic and cultural landmarks. We trust that your experience will be both memorable and educational, allowing you to savor the treasures of this ancient civilization.

Day 7Luxor / Cairo

Begin your day with a leisurely breakfast on board the cruise. Following this, you will disembark from the cruise ship and prepare for an engaging cultural tour under the guidance of your experienced tour guide. Your cultural exploration will focus on Luxor’s East Bank, where you will visit the monumental Karnak Temples. These temples, believed to be the largest religious worship site globally, represent a treasure trove of ancient history.
Subsequently, you will transfer to Luxor Airport for a domestic flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you will promptly check in at the hotel for an overnight stay.
Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 8Tel Aviv / Jerusalem

Following a delightful breakfast at your hotel, your private air-conditioned van will facilitate your transfer to the airport for your flight to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem, where you will spend the night.
Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 9Bethlehem - Ein Karem

After breakfast, your day will commence with a visit to Bethlehem, where you will explore the Basilica of the Nativity church, the Milk Grotto, and the Shepherds Fields. In the afternoon, your journey will lead you to Jerusalem, where you will visit Ein Karem, including the Visitation church and St. John the Baptist church. You will then return to your hotel in Jerusalem for an overnight stay.

Day 10Mt. Olives – Old City of Jerusalem

Following breakfast, your day will begin with a visit to Mt. Olives, where you will explore the Chapel of Ascension, Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit, and take a walk down the Palm Sunday road to reach the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane. Your itinerary will also include visits to the tomb of Mary, the Old City of Jerusalem, Via Dolorosa, Pool of Bethesda, Ecce Homo Convent, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. You will return to your hotel in Jerusalem for an overnight stay.

Day 11Mt. Zion, King David's Tomb, Allenby Bridge to Jordan - Dead Sea Hotel

After breakfast, you will embark on a half-day tour within the Old City, which will encompass Mt. Zion, King David’s tomb, and the Last Supper room (the Cenacle). In the afternoon, you will transfer to the Allenby Bridge to cross into Jordan. Following a short transfer, you will arrive at your hotel at the Dead Sea for an overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 Dead Sea Free Morning – Mt. Nebo – Petra Hotel

You will enjoy a free morning at the Dead Sea, where you can indulge in the unique experience of floating in its salty waters and unwind at the beach. After lunch, your journey continues with a drive to Mt. Nebo, a site that provides sweeping vistas of the Jordan Valley and segments of the Holy Land. According to biblical accounts, this is where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land before his passing, and it is also believed to be his resting place.
From here, you will proceed southwards to your hotel in Petra, where you will check in for the night.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 Petra Visit - Amman Hotel

Today’s highlight is a visit to Petra, the awe-inspiring “rose rock city” and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Be prepared for a day of exploration involving walking over uneven terrain. Petra’s origins date back to the 6th century B.C. when it was established by the Nabatean Arabs, a nomadic tribe that eventually settled in the area, laying the foundation for a prosperous commercial empire extending into Syria.
Upon arrival at Petra, you will meet your local guide, who will offer you profound insights into Petra’s history during the next 2.5 hours. Your journey will commence with a walk through the canyon known as the Siq, culminating in a spectacular sight: the Treasury. This monumental structure, rising over 40 meters and carved into the sandstone, exemplifies Petra’s architectural marvels. Your exploration will continue along the Street of Facades, past the Theatre, and towards the Royal Tombs. You will then retrace your steps to the main entrance.
From Petra, you will embark on a journey lasting approximately two and a half hours to reach your hotel in Amman, where you will check in for the night.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 Final Departure

On your last day, you will begin with breakfast at the hotel. Following this, you will check out and be transferred to Amman Airport for your final departure.
This meticulously planned itinerary offers a comprehensive exploration of historical and cultural landmarks across Egypt and Jordan, providing you with a rich and memorable travel experience. We trust that your journey will be both enlightening and fulfilling, allowing you to appreciate the remarkable historical legacies and natural wonders of the region.

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