Grand Tour of Egypt, Jordan & Israel

Cairo, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Luxor, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea & Jerusalem

From NZD $17500 per person in low season
From NZD $18900 per person in high season

based on 15 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • BBQ dinner in Wadi Rum

Price is based on two people sharing one room.

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At a Glance

  • Uncover the legacy of some of the world's oldest and most important civilizations

  • Feel the awe of three Wonders of the World: Pyramid, Petra & Dead Sea

  • Experience the outpouring of emotions in the spiritual Holy Land of Jerusalem

  • An unforgettable night under the stars and jeep safari through the Martian landscape of Wadi Rum

  • Let us bring you into some of Egypt's best kept secret tombs with some of the most well-preserved hierogylphs

  • For those with more time, we recommend extending your stay in Israel to explore Sea of Galilee, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Nazareth and more!

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The best time to visit climate-wise is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the daytime temperatures aren't too extreme. Winter can be cold in some areas.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 09 887 3617 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Uncover the legacy of some of the world's most important civilizations. Marvel at twin Wonders of the World: the Egyptian Pyramid & the Jordanian Petra. Experience the outpouring of emotions in the spiritual Holy Land of Jerusalem.

  1. Days 1-3: Cairo

    Your journey begins with an introduction through the Egyptian Museum, as you get acquainted with some of the very best ancient treasures from the Antiquities. Optional entry into the Mummies Room is available at additional cost.

    Discover the romance of Islamic Cairo as you wind through Citadel of Salah-el-Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque and a bird's eye view of Cairo from Ibn Tulun Mosque's minaret.

    A new day beckons as you visit Memphis, the ancient burial ground of Sakkara, the Step Pyramid of Djoser, and finally, the iconic Giza where the famous Great Pyramids and Sphinx stand tall above you. Optional camel ride and Sound & Light Show can be tailor-made for you at request.

    Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City Hotel (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-4: Aswan

    As your plane departs from Cairo, you will make a side stopover to Abu Simbel's gigantic temples at Lake Nasser, before boarding your onwards flight to Aswan. In Aswan, don't miss the opportunity to sail the Nile by Felucca into the Elephantine Island, where you will have an afternoon tea with some of the most beautiful 360-degree view of the legendary Nile River.

    Next morning, you will make an en route stop at Temple of Horus, as well as Kom Ombo dedicated to a crocodile god before arriving in Luxor.

    Accommodation: Movenpick Aswan (1 night)

  3. Days 4-6: Luxor

    Spend a day to uncover the very best of West Bank. Visit 3 tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Hatchepsut Temple, Tomb of King Tutankhamun with his mummified body, as well as a secret tomb containing Egypt's best-preserved carvings.

    On your final day in Luxor, you will explore the East Bank, home to Karnak & Luxor Temples. Continue to the Luxor Museum before catching your flight to Cairo.

    Accommodation: Steigenberger Nile Palace (2 nights)

  4. Days 6-7: Cairo

    Upon arrival at Cairo, you will be accommodated at an airport hotel to rest before departing to Jordan the next morning.

    Accommodation: Le Meridien Cairo Airport (1 night)

  5. Days 7-9: Petra

    Upon arrival in Amman, you will be driven to Petra via Madaba and Mount Nebo. The famed Mount Nebo is the very site where Moses viewed the Holy Land, whereas Madaba is home to the famed mosaic of St. George. Try to spot Egypt in the mosaic!

    We dedicate a full day to explore Petra! One of the new Seven Wonders, the Red Rose City of Petra is home to some of the greatest Nabataean monuments, tombs and monasteries. At night, follow through trails of candles for a magical Petra by Night experience (only on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday).

    Accommodation: Movenpick Resort Petra (2 nights)

  6. Days 9-10: Wadi Rum

    On the next morning, we can make a brief excursion to Little Petra, much less-visited and an incredibly opportunity to channel your inner Indiana Jones through the quiet tombs and channels.

    Arrive afternoon in Wadi Rum and enjoy a two-hour jeep safari through Martian-like desert landscape, immortalized on the Lawrence of Arabia movie. Sleep under a traditional Bedouin tent with a BBQ dinner under the stars.

    Accommodation: Wadi Rum Night Camp (1 night)

  7. Days 10-11: Dead Sea - Jordan Side

    We leave Wadi Rum via the King's Highway, making a stop at the medieval Kerak Castle, with its impressive maze and passageways.

    Arriving in Dead Sea in the afternoon, you will have free time at leisure in your hotel. You may want to take a dip at the Dead Sea to experience the floating sensation for yourself, or request some of the hotel's mud and health spa treatments.

    Accommodation: Movenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea (1 night)

  8. Days 11-16: Jerusalem

    We will pick you up to cross the border into Israel, making a brief photo stop at Jericho, the oldest city in the world.

    The next morning, you will experience Jerusalem from the Tower of David and onwards to Mount of Olives for incredible panoramic city view. End the night with a Night Spectacular Light Show at the Citadel.

    Next day, you will follow Jesus' footprints through the Old Jerusalem, passing through the Jewish Quarter, Dome of the Rock, Wailing Wall, Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Way of the Cross, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and moreā€”an incredibly experience as you witness the outpouring of emotions in a city where spiritualities of Judaism, Christianity and Muslim cross path. An optional traditional Shabbat dinner is available if you'd like to sample the local cuisine!

    Make a side trip to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, where you will marvel at the Church of Nativity and Milk Grotto Chapel.

    Another day brings you to Qumran Cave where the famous Dead Sea Scroll was discovered. You will also take a cable car ride up to the Masada Fortress to admire the picturesque view of the Judean Desert.

    Depending on your flight time, you may want to spend your final day with an optional tour of Tel Aviv & Jaffa before you bid farewell to the incredible Holy Land from Tel Aviv Airport!

    (For those with more time, we recommend extending your time to explore Israel more in-depth through Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Haifa and Megiddo National Park, the site of the famous Armageddon Battle!)

    Accommodation: Herbert Samuel Hotel (5 nights)

Experiences

  • Abu Simbel's Colossal Temple

    Often considered the most impressive monument in Egypt after the Great Pyramids, visit the colossus temple of Ramses II, set by Lake Nasser. The four breathtaking statues in front of the temple are spectacular examples of ancient Egyptian art.

  • Best of West Bank

    Take a morning motorboat into the West Bank. Explore 3 tombs in Valley of the Kings, Hatchepsut Temple, King Tutankhamun's Tomb and Queen Nefertari's Tomb. Time permitting, you can also explore another 3 tombs in the Valley of the Queens.

  • Bethlehem: Birthplace of Jesus Christ

    Visit the birthplace of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem including Church of Nativity, Milk Grotto Chapel and King David's Well. Time permitting, visit the Walled Off Hotel for its museum and galleries.

  • Egyptian Museum

    The Egyptian Museum is home to a plethora of ancient treasures exhibiting the very best of Egyptian antiquities.

  • Hebron

    Explore the arched roofs and alleys of the souk, the Mosque of Abraham, the synagogue and the glass factory.

  • Islamic Cairo

    Discover the romance of Islamic Cairo as you navigate from Citadel of Salah-el-Din, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Sultan Hassan Mosque to an astounding city view from Ibn Tulun Mosque's minaret.

  • Jericho

    Pass through the world's oldest city, making brief photo stops at Sycamore Tree and Mount of Temptation.

  • Karnak & Luxor Temples

    The East Bank of Luxor is home to some of the most important Pharaonic sites, notably Karnak and Luxor Temples.

  • Memphis

    Visit Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt, as well as the great Colossus of Ramses II.

  • Old Jerusalem Tour: Highlights of the Holy Land

    Follow Jesus' path from Zion Gate through Jewish Quarter, Wailing Wall, Dome of the Rock, Kotel Tunnels, Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Garden of Gethsemane, Way of the Cross, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Armenian & Christian Quarters and Mount Zion.

  • Old Jerusalem Tour: Second Time's the Charm

    See the Old Jerusalem from another perspective as you climb over the ramparts of Tower of David, followed by a visit to Mount Zion, home to three major Christian sites.

  • Pyramids & Sphinx

    This trip to Giza brings you to none other than the iconic Great Pyramid and the Sphinx of Giza.

  • Ramallah

    This tour of Ramallah will bring you to the Yasser Arafat Museum and his memorial tomb.

  • Sail Aswan by Felucca

    Sail the Nile by felucca passing through sights such as Agha Khan Mausoleum, Kitchener's Island and ending at Elephantine Island, where you will enjoy afternoon tea with a view.

  • Sakkara

    You will head to Sakkara, the ancient burial ground, as well as the Pyramid of Djoser.

  • Temple of Horus & Kom Ombo

    As you make your way between Luxor and Aswan, make a visit to Temple of Horus in Edfu as well as Kom Ombo, where you will find a huge temple dedicated to the God Sobek and Harocies.

Location

Cairo, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Luxor, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea & Jerusalem

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 09 887 3617 to start planning your holiday.

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