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A JOURNEY THROUGH ANTIQUITY

Africa and the Middle East are calling. Explore their historic cities, discover amazing landscapes, enjoy the treasures of Nile and it all begins in Egypt.

Travel Style

Cultural

Start

Cairo

Finish

Tel Aviv

Trip Code

AJTA93

Countries

3

Number of countries visited

Days

18

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

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Itinerary

A JOURNEY THROUGH ANTIQUITY
Trip Code: AJTA93

This itinerary can be modified to meet your travel needs.

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: Epik Escapes
    • Countries: Egypt, Jordan, Israel
    • Style: Cultural (Discovery)
    • Duration: 18 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Visit 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (* Denotes a UNESCO World Heritage Site)
    • Explore historic Cairo and Jerusalem
    • Discover the amazing landscapes of Wadi Rum and Petra
    • Enjoy the treasures of the Nile from the comforts of your cruise ship
  • Cairo

    Day 1

    Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be transferred to your hotel.

    Safir Hotel

  • Cairo

    Day 2

    Explore the Great Sphinx of Giza and the Great Pyramids*, followed by an excursion to Memphis* and Saqqara*.

    Safir Hotel
      Breakfast

  • Cairo • Aswan

    Day 3

    Explore historic Cairo*, including visits to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Tahrir Square, the Citadel with Mohamed Ali Mosque and the awesome Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. Evening we take the overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

    Onboard the train
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Nile Cruise: Aswan

    Day 4

    Upon arrival in Aswan, you will board the Nile cruise ship, then visit High Dam, the Granite Quarries*, the Temple of Philae* and sail on a felucca cruise to Kom Ombo to visit the temple and continue to Edfu. Optional excursion (additional cost) to Abu Simbel upon arrival in Aswan.

    Sherry Nile Cruise
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Nile Cruise: Edfu • Luxor

    Day 5

    Visit the Horus Temple in Edfu by horse carriage and then sail through the Esna Locks on the Nile River to Luxor.

    Sherry Nile Cruise
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Nile Cruise: Luxor

    Day 6

    Explore the Necropolis of Ancient Thebes* on the West Bank of the Nile with visits to the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

    Sherry Nile Cruise
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Luxor • Sharm El-Sheikh

    Day 7

    Visit the Karnak Temple Complex and the Temple of Luxor before your transfer to the airport for your flight to Sharm El-Sheikh.

    Sheraton Sharm Hotel
      Breakfast

  • Sharm El-Sheikh

    Day 8

    Spend the day relaxing at a world-class resort.

    Sheraton Sharm Hotel
      Breakfast

  • Sharm El-Sheikh • St. Catherine

    Day 9

    Drive in the afternoon through the Sinai desert to the Biblical site of St. Catherine.

    Catherine Plaza Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • St. Catherine • Aqaba

    Day 10

    Begin your Mount Sinai hike to catch the sunrise. After your descent, visit the Monastery of St. Catherine* and drive to Nuweiba to travel by speed ferry to Aqaba in Jordan.

    Marina Plaza Hotel
      Breakfast

  • Aqaba • Wadi Rum

    Day 11

    Free morning to enjoy the beautiful Red Sea. Then take a short drive northwards to Wadi Rum* and board a 4X4 open top jeep to explore Wadi Um Eshreen, the Moving Sands, Al Khazali, Abu Aineh and Rum Mountain. Evening BBQ dinner under the stars of the desert sky.

    Bait Ali Camp
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Petra

    Day 12

    Take a short drive northwards to explore Petra*, one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.

    Petra Moon Hotel
      Breakfast and dinner.

  • Petra • Amman

    Day 13

    Travel to the Dead Sea, visit Madaba and Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land before your arrival in Amman.

    Al-Qasr Metropole Hotel
      Breakfast

  • Amman • Jerash

    Day 14

    Visit the Roman Amphitheater, the Citadel, the Archaeological Museum and King Abdullah Mosque before your excursion to Jerash to explore the Greco-Roman ruins.

    Al-Qasr Metropole Hotel
      Breakfast

  • Jerusalem

    Day 15

    Cross the border into Israel where you will be transferred to Jerusalem*. The afternoon will be free.

    Grand Hotel Room
      Breakfast

  • Jerusalem

    Day 16

    Visit the Church of Visitation in Ein Keren, the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and then proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity*.

    Grand Hotel Room
      Breakfast

  • Jerusalem

    Day 17

    Walking tour of the Old City starting at Stephens Gate, visiting the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Jewish Quarter, the Cardo, the Wailing Wall, the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

    Grand Hotel Room
      Breakfast

  • Tel Aviv

    Day 18

    You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

      Breakfast


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