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Combining famous monuments, temples, and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, this tour of iconic sites showcases the very best of Egypt and Jordan.
Enjoy dinner 187 metres above ground at the Cairo Tower Restaurant, offering spectacular views and Egyptian dishes. For a really stand-out experience, visit Petra by night when it’s illuminated by over 1,500 candles.
- Explore the Pyramids of Giza
- Enjoy a city tour of Alexandria
- Take a scenic ride on a felucca
- Watch a chariot race in Jerash
- See the biblical site of Mount Nebo
- Experience Petra by and night
Day 1: Fly to Cairo
Fly to Cairo, arriving late in the evening. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 2: Pyramids of Giza
Spend today exploring the Pyramids of Giza and The Sphinx, followed by the Egyptian Museum, before testing your bargaining skills at Khan El Khalili bazaar.
Day 3: Cairo Tower
View the world’s largest collection of Egyptian Christian artefacts, old churches and the ancient burial ground of Sakkara. This evening’s dinner is at the famous Cairo Tower where you’ll taste local dishes while the restaurant rotates giving you spectacular views of Cairo at night.
Day 4: Explore Alexandria
Travel north to Alexandria, visiting the Roman Amphitheater, the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, and the defensive fortress of Qaitbay Citadel on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 5: El Alamein and Monastery of St Macarius
This morning, we visit El Alamein, the site of two key battles in WWII. 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.
Day 6: Cruise the Nile River
After arriving in Luxor, transfer to the port to begin your four night Nile River Cruise. Once settled, your shore excursion takes you to Luxor’s East Bank, visiting the Temple of Luxor and Temple of Karnak, an impressive complex of buildings dedicated to the Egyptian pharaohs.
Day 7: Explore the West Bank
Explore the stunning landscape of the West Bank where you will the Colossi of Memnon statues, the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, and the famous Valley of Kings, home to the tombs of ancient Egyptian rulers. Later sail to Esna.
Day 8: Kom Ombo
Sailing further down The Nile River, you will reach the city of Edfu for a full days visit of the Temple of Edfu, before sailing to Kom Ombo to explore the Temple of Kom Ombo. Set sail again for Aswan.
Day 9: Discover Aswan
In Aswan you will be visiting the man-made 3,600-metre High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the majestic Temple of Philae. Sail on a traditional felucca with views of Elephantine Island, Kitchener’s Island, and the botanical gardens.
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.
Day 11: Fly to Jordan
This morning, you will continue your tour with a flight to Jordan. On arrival transfer to your hotel to settle in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 12: Jerash Chariot Race
Tour the city of As-Salt, before driving to the ancient Roman city Jerash where you will witness the Roman pastime of chariot racing. Continue to Ajloun to visit the fortress of Qa'lat Al Rabad.
Day 13: Nai Workshop
Take a city tour of Amman to explore the Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre and the Desert Castles. Return to Amman where you will participate, with the help of a local expert, in making your own wind instrument – a Nai.
Day 14: Mount Nebo
Today you will visit Mount Nebo, and the town of Madaba to visit the Orthodox Church of St. George before continuing to the world-renowned city of Petra.
Day 15: Petra by night & day
A morning to explore the amazing UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra, with its many caves and tombs. Spend the afternoon relaxing before returning this evening to experience it at night, by candlelight.
Day 16: Wadi Rum Desert Camp
Stop at Little Petra, a smaller canyon, before the journey to Wadi Rum. Here you will explore Lawrence's road, driving over the sand dunes and through canyons. You will spend the evening surrounded by desert and starlight in a Bedouin camp.
Day 17: Dead Sea
Head north to the Dead Sea where you have the day to explore on your own. Experience one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water by floating in the Dead Sea, or do some exploring of this lovely coastal area.
Day 18: Depart Jordan
This morning you will depart Amman and fly back to the UK.
You'll spend 17 nights in 4/4+/5* accommodations
Experience Petra by candlelight
A highlight of Jordan and an experience not to be missed - Petra by Night. Start by walking the entire Siq (candlelit gorge) to the Treasury, which is lit with over 1,500 candles, bringing this major attraction to light.
Dine high above Cairo
Enjoy dinner 187 metres above the ground at the revolving Cairo Tower Restaurant, the tallest structure in North Africa. Dine on local Egyptian dishes and admire the spectacular views of this romantic city.
Visit a World War II battlefield
Pay a visit to El Alamein, the site of one of the most important battles in the Western Desert campaign of WWII. Explore the fascinating war museum and pay your respects at the military cemetery here.
- All meals: 17 Breakfasts, 16 lunches and 17 dinners
- International flights and taxes
- Domestic transportation
- All accommodation
- Touring with guides and entrance fees
- Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
- Based on London Heathrow departures
- Flight upgrades available on request
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of Japan on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts and local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.
The maximum number of people per group for this tour is 18
This tour has a Level 1 fitness rating. This means that 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.
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