An 18 day tour around Jordan, Israel and Egypt where you can visit many of the highlights of all three countries! In Jordan, visit the UNESCO sites of Petra & Wadi Rum, Roman ruins, Byzantine mosaics and a dip in the Dead Sea! Explore the pyramids and temples in Egypt, and board a cruise along the Nile. Discover Jerusalem and Bethlehem and much more that Israel has to offer.
Duration: 18 days/ 17 nights
|Price indication for Jordan
3* Hotels: from 725 USD pp
Price indication for Israel
3* Hotels: from 1140 USD pp
Price indication for Egypt
4* Hotels: from 750 USD pp
Tour around Jordan, Israel and Egypt
Day 1: Arrival Amman Airport – Amman
The driver will meet you at the airport from your flight and transfer you to Amman to check-in to your hotel. If you arrive in the morning you can take a city tour of sites of the capital, visiting The Citadel, Roman Theatre, and downtown souks or explore on your own Your overnight stay is at 3* Toledo Hotel/ 4* Amman International/5* Crowne Plaza Hotel, Amman.
Optional city tour: 35USDpp
Day 2 (B): Amman – Jerash – Ajloun Castle – Amman
After breakfast, the driver will meet you and take you north to visit the impressive Roman ruins of Jerash. Wander along the Colonnaded Way, climb up the steps of the Temple of Artemis or listen to the traditional bagpipers in the Theatre. There is a restaurant where you can have lunch and then further north to Ajloun castle, a 12th century Muslim fortress built by the nephew of Saladin. In the late afternoon, you’ll return to your hotel in Amman.
Optional: Guide for the day 50USDpp
Day 3 (B): Amman – Madaba – Nebo – Dead Sea
Today you’ll be met and taken to visit the beautiful mosaics and churches of Madaba. Then onto Mt Nebo for views over the Dead Sea and to see the site where Moses is reputed to be buried. In the afternoon, you’ll drive down to the Dead Sea for a relaxing dip in the salty waters and your overnight stay at 4* Dead Sea Spa/5*Movenpick Hotel.
Day 4 (B): Dead Sea – Bethany Baptism Site – Jerusalem
After breakfast, you’ll travel towards the border with Israel, stopping at Bethany Baptism site for a tour of the site where Jesus was baptized. Then you’ll cross over to Israel and be met the other side for your transfer to Jerusalem. You have the afternoon free to relax and enjoy the city. Overnight at 3* Shani Hotel/4* Grand Court Hotel/5* Waldorf Astoria.
Day 5 (B): Tour of Old Jerusalem & Bethlehem (Group Tour)
Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David’s Tomb, Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher. Continue to Bethlehem where Jesus was born; Walk through the Manger square to visit the Church of Nativity; View the Shepherds’ field. Then return to your hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 6 (B): Caesarea – Haifa – Acre – Rosh Hanikra (Group Tour)
We drive along the coastal road to Tel Aviv to meet the rest of the group. Then we drive to Caesarea the ancient Roman capital and port; Enjoy a walking tour of the theatre and the archaeological ruins and excavations. Continue to Haifa for a scenic view of the City, the Port and the magnificent Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Proceed to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car into the underwater grottoes and admire the spectacular natural formation. Onto Acre, the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site; Walk through the market, the mosque and the old port; Visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt and learn about their fascinating history and culture. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7 (B): Jerusalem – Nazareth – Tiberias – Capernaum – Yardenit – Jerusalem
At 6.00 am depart to Tel Aviv to meet the group and drive via the coastal road and the landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Basilica of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue, via Kana, to Tiberias, the lively resort town on the Sea of Galilee. Drive along the Kineret Lake to Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught; Continue to Tabgha and visit the Church of Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes with the beautiful mosaic floor. Proceed to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site located where the Jordan River flows out from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea; enjoy the peaceful and natural surrounding on site. Return to Jerusalem to overnight (Maybe a change of vehicle in Tel Aviv).
Day 8 (B/D): Jerusalem – Karak Castle – Wadi Rum
This morning you’ll cross back into Jordan where your driver will be waiting to take you south to Wadi Rum. Along the way, you’ll stop at Karak to visit the impressive Crusader castle and have time for lunch. Then you’ll continue down the ancient trade route, the Kings Highway to the beautiful desert of Wadi Rum where your overnight stay is at a Bedouin Camp, dinner is included.
Optional: Camel ride in Wadi Rum (1 hour) 30USDpp
Day 9 (B): Wadi Rum – Petra
After breakfast, you can visit some of the desert by 4×4 safari – visit the Nabatean inscriptions, red sand dunes and rock canyons and then you will transfer north to Petra and spend the afternoon to explore this fantastic UNESCO and World Heritage site. You can walk down the Siq to the famous Treasury, the take a hike up to the High Place of Sacrifice and take the trail down to the Garden Temple Complex. At the end of the day you can walk to your hotel for the night, 3* Petra Palace/4* Petra Moon Hotel/5* Petra Movenpick.
Optional: Hammam/Turkish bath 25 JOD per person
Day 10 (B): Petra – Amman
A second day to explore this extensive site. You can explore alone or if you prefer, a hiking guide can collect you and take you by 4×4 the backway into Petra. You will enjoy fantastic views over Wadi Araba as you take a path around the mountain to the Monastery. At the end of the day, your driver will collect you to take you north back to Amman for your overnight stay.
Day 11 (B): Amman – Cairo
The driver will collect you from your hotel at 7am to take you to the airport to catch your flight to Cairo at 9.30am. You would be met at the airport and taken to your hotel for the night, 4* Mercure Sphinx/5* Semiranis Intercontinental. You have the afternoon to explore on your own, or take one of the optional trips into Cairo or catch up on some relaxation time.
Day 12 (B/L): Egyptian Museum- Pyramids –Sphinx
After breakfast your driver and guide will collect you for a visit to the Egyptian Museum, the Treasure Room for the child king Tutankhamen, alongside many other fascinating artifacts After lunch you’ll go out to the Pyramids, where you will spend the morning wandering the Pyramids and Sphinx, and perhaps visit the Solar Boat. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 13 (B/L/D): Cairo – Luxor – Valley of the Kings – Statues of Memnon
This morning you will transfer to the airport for a short internal flight down to Luxor. You’ll go directly to visit the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatchpsut and the Statues of Memnon. You can then check in to your room on the 5* Nile Cruise ship. After lunch on board, you can relax for the afternoon. Overnight and dinner on board your ship.
Day 14 (B/L/D): Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple – Edfu
After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple, before returning to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, the ship will set sail towards Edfu. Dinner and relax on board.
Day 15, (B/L/D): Edfu – Kom Ombo
You’ll have arrived overnight at your first stop Edfu and will leave the boat to visit the Temple of the God Horus at Edfu, returning in time for lunch on board. The ship will set sail again down the Nile. Enjoy relaxing this afternoon as the world drifts by. In the late afternoon, you’ll reach Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of the God Sobek (The Crocodile God). Dinner on board before travelling further upstream towards Aswan.
Day 16 (B/L/D): Philae Island – High Dam of Aswan – Kitchener Island
Breakfast on board before departing on a trip to Philae Island and the Temple of Isis. Then your guide will take you further south to see the engineering feat of the High Dam of Aswan, before returning to the ship for lunch. In the later afternoon, a sunset Felucca ride to Kitchener Island and the Botanical Gardens. Overnight and dinner on the cruise ship.
Day 17 (B): Aswan – Luxor – Cairo
Breakfast on board and check out from the ship. Then you’ll be taken to the airport for your flight back to Cairo. On arrival, you’ll visit Sakkara Complex to see the world’s oldest pyramid. After lunch a trip to Coptic Cairo. Overnight in Cairo at 4*Mercure Sphinx Hotel/5* Semiranis Intercontinental Hotel.
Day 18 (B): Flight home
Your driver will be ready to take you to the airport for your flight home.