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THE NEW BEST OF ISRAEL AND EGYPT - 15 DAYS

Day 1 Sunday. Arrival 

Arrival to Tel Aviv International Airport. A Noah Tours representative will meet you after passport control and accompany you to your transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Monday. Jaffa – Caesarea – Haifa – Nazareth – Cana – Galilee

After breakfast drive through Jaffa, an ancient port city and the oldest part of Tel Aviv. Continue on to the ancient city of Caesarea that was built by King Herod the Great while driving along the beautiful Mediterranean coast. We will then proceed to Haifa, passing by Mt. Carmel to see the famous Bahai Gardens. From Haifa, we will drive to Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation. Drive to Cana, where the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine took place and visit the “Wedding Church”.  End the day with an overnight in Tiberias/Galilee Sea. 

Day 3 Tuesday. Galilee – Mt. Beatitudes – Capernaum – Tabgha - Golan Heights

Start the day with an exciting boat ride on the Galilee Sea. Continue to see the “Jesus Boat”, the ancient boat found sunk in the Sea of Galilee from the time of Jesus. Ascend up to Mt. Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the “Sermon on the Mount”.  Continue the day in Capernaum, known as “The Town of Jesus”, visit the synagogue and Peter’s house. Take a lunch break with a delicious St. Peters fish lunch. Next, we will visit Tabgha, the place where the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes took place. You will also have the amazing opportunity to see the famous mosaic under the alter of the ancient church of Tabgha. Proceed to the Golan Heights and have an overview from above. End the day at your hotel in the Galilee Sea for your overnight.

Day 4 Wednesday. Jordan River – Qumran – Masada – Dead Sea

Begin the morning driving along the Jordan River to Yardenit Baptismal Site. Visit Qumran and see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Travel on to Masada where you will take a cable car up to the fortress. The history of the famous Jewish fortification will unfold before your eyes; the palaces built by King Herod, the synagogue and bathhouses used by the Jews. Descend Masada by cable car and drive to the Dead Sea for some relaxation and a dip in the water. Overnight at a Dead Sea hotel and spa where you will be able to take advantage of the spa facilities.

Day 5 Thursday. Dead Sea - Mt. of Olives - Bethlehem

Take advantage of some extra sleep or an early spa treatment, since check out isn’t until 11:00 AM. Go up to the Mt. of Olives, a cemetery that once was covered in olive groves, where you will have a magnificent panoramic view of Jerusalem. Depart for Bethlehem to see the Church of Nativity located at Manger Square. Overview of the Judean Desert and Shepherd's Field. Finish the day back in Jerusalem for your overnight.

Day 6 Friday. Jerusalem (New City) - Mahane Yehuda Market

The morning will begin with a visit to Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust, Yad VaShem, located on Mt. Herzl. Drive past The Knesset and the Israeli Supreme Court, on your way to the Israel Museum, Israel’s national museum, where you will see the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as a model of the Second Temple. Continue the day with an exciting tour of the Mahane Yehuda Marketplace (Shuk) and experience life as an Israeli. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7 Saturday. Jerusalem (Old City) - Tel Aviv

Today will begin with a tour of the Garden of Gethsemane, the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before his crucifixion. Make your way to Mt. Zion where you will visit David’s Tomb and the site of the Last Supper, also known as the “Upper Room”. We continue to the Christian Quarter where you will enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was crucified. From there, walk where Jesus walked and make your way down Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross). The day will continue with a trip to The Cardo, what used to be a main street in the Old City during the time when Judea was under Roman rule. Go down to the Western Wall and spend some time in reflection and/or prayer. End the day with an overnight in Tel Aviv. 

Day 8 Sunday. Arrival to Cairo

Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for a flight to Egypt Arrival to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport meet our representative and transfer to your hotel in Cairo for an overnight.

Day 9 Monday. Transfer to Luxor

After breakfast flight to Luxor and transfer to a 5 stars Nile Cruise. Lunch on ship. In the afternoon visit the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor. A vast open air museum of ruined temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings, notably the Great Temple of Amen. Dinner and overnight on cruise boat. We are using luxury Nile cruise boats, operating on European standards that have acquired an excellent reputation with our travelers. Our staff is available throughout the cruise and will guide you on the land tours.

Day 10 Tuesday. Luxor - Esna - Edfu

Immediately opposite Luxor, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the Theban Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. The archeological remains of Thebes offer a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height. Among others we shall view the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a famous female Pharaoh who during her 22 year long reign became known for her extensive expeditions and fostering of trade relations. From Luxor we sail to Esna. Two barrage bridges straddle the Nile at this point: one built by the British in 1906, and the "Electricity Bridge" built in the 1990s. If time permits we will visit the temple of Esna and the market of Esna. Our boat will negotiate its way through the lock system and sail on the Nile to Edfu for overnight.

Day 11 Wednesday. Edfu/ Kom - Ombo

Edfu is known for the major Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 BCE and 57 BCE. The Temple of Horus also known as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo, is the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the best preserved. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth, and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt. We continue our sail on the Nile to the town of Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty. The building is unique because everything is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis and there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world. The northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Horus the Elder. A few of the three-hundred crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity are displayed inside the temple. Sail on the Nile to Aswan for overnight.

Day 12 Thursday. Aswan - Cairo 
 
After breakfast, disembark and at leisure in Aswan evening travel by a Sleeper Train to Cairo. Dinner and breakfast on Train.

Optional*: Abu Simble Tour to the preserved Great Temple of Abu Simbel - rescued by UNESCO from the rising waters of the Dam. Abu Simbel Great Temple was preserved by relocating 22 monuments and architectural complexes to the shores of Lake Nasser. Other monuments were relocated to countries that helped with the rescue works. The best way to get to Abu Simbel is by 45 minutes flight with a Boeing or by tour bus that takes 3+ hours each way.

Day 13 Friday. Cairo - Memphis -Saqqara - Great Pyramid of Giza

Arrive at Cairo. Full Day tour, visiting the Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis / Sakkara. Overnight at hotel in Cairo.

Day 14 Saturday. Old Cairo full day - Egyptian museum- Bazaar
 
Full day tour, visiting the national Egyptian Museum, Citadel (or Synagogue), Mohamed Ali Mosque, Old Cairo and famous Khan El Khalil Bazaar  

Day 15 Sunday. Cairo- Departure Transfer

After breakfast Transfer to the International Cairo Airport. 

 

Room type - Regular Tourist First Superior Deluxe Executive
Per Person in Double Room USD $2477 USD $2742 USD $2961 USD $3667 USD $6467
Single Room Supplement USD $770 USD $865 USD $1046 USD $1332 USD $2800
Supplement for dinners - USD $228 USD $382 - -
High Season Supplement (per tour - single pay double) USD $113 USD $113 USD $225 USD $450 USD $675
Double Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) USD $35 USD $35 USD $45 - -
Single Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) USD $45 USD $45 USD $65 - -
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HOTELS
Hotel Area Tourist  First Superior  Deluxe  Excutive
Tel Aviv Seanet Mercure  Dan Panorama  Carlton Hilton
Galilee Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel

Kibbutz Hotel

Scots

Dead Sea Oasis Oasis David Resort

David Resort

Herods

Jerusalem Jerusalem Tower Grand Court Dan Panorama

Mamilla

King David / Waldorf Astoria

Cairo Horizon Pyramids Barcelo Hilton Ramses Marriot Cairo Four Seasons
Cruise Semiramis Sarah/ Tower Prestige Amarco I/ Blue Shadow May Fair Sun Boat

Family Plan

Tourist & First Class: Child (2-12) sharing parents' room - Reduction of 20%. 

Superior: Child up to age 18 sharing parents’ room - Reduction of 30%.

Season Periods:

PEAK & HIGH SEASONS 2018:


High Season

  • 22 Dec 2017 - 3 January 2018  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 28 August 2018 (Summer holiday Period )


Peak Season

  • 30 Mar – 7 April 2018 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 19 – 21 May 2018 : Shavuot (Jewish holiday)
  • 10 - 11 Sep 2018 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 18 – 19 Sep 2018 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 23 Sep– 2 Oct 2018 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

 

REGULAR SEASON:

  • Dates that do not appear in high & peak season.

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PEAK & HIGH SEASONS 2019:


High Season

  • 22 Dec 2018 - 3 January 2019  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 28 August 2019 (Summer holiday Period )


Peak Season

  • 19 – 27 April 2019 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 8 – 10 June 2019 : Shavuot (Jewish holiday)
  • 29 Sep - 1 Oct 2019 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 8 – 9 Oct 2019 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 13 – 22 Sep 2019 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

 

REGULAR SEASON:

  • Dates that do not appear in high & peak season.

Including

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival
  • Government licensed English speaking guide on touring days.
  • 10 Nights Hotel Accommodation including daily breakfasts
  • 1 Overnight on Sleeper Train
  • flight from Tel-Aviv to Cairo 3 Nights on Nile Cruise
  • Flight Cairo - Luxor
  • 12 Full days sightseeing in A/C vehicles
  • All transfers in Egypt according to the tour program
  • Full board during the cruise
  • All that is mentioned in the itinerary

Excluding

  • Not including visa fees & border taxes
  • Visa to Egipt is USD$ 25 per person
  • Tips to guide, driver, hotel staff, etc.
  • Traveler's medical & baggage insurance
  • Beverages with meals
  • Lunches and Dinners when not on cruise (Dinner supplement for 8 dinners can be purchased separately)
  • Supplement for private transfers
  • Any International Flight (except the flight from Tel-Aviv to Cairo)
  • Anything not mentioned in the "rate includes" section.

OPTIONALS:

OPTIONAL FLIGHTS:

  • ASWAN – CAIRO FLIGHT: Flight from Aswan to Cairo instead of a Sleeper Train and additional overnight in Cairo, including all transfers from/to hotels. Highly recommended.
  • USD $130  - rate per person for the flight Aswan – Cairo + Overnight in a First Class hotel on BB basis
  • USD $180  - rate per person for the flight Aswan - Cairo + Overnight in a Superior Class hotel on BB basis
  • USD $ 240 - rate per person for the flight Aswan – Cairo + Overnight in a Deluxe Class hotel on BB basis
  • CAIRO - TEL AVIV FLIGHT: USD $351 - rate per person a direct flight from Cairo to Tel Aviv (on selected days), rate and tickets are subject to availability.

OPTIONAL TOURS:

  • ABU SIMBLE DAY TOUR BY CAR: USD $155 - rate per person for a tour by car to Abu Simbel (on day 13).
  • ABU SIMBEL DAY TOUR BY AIR: USD $355 - rate per person for a tour by air to Abu Simbel (on day 13), including 2 flights.
  • ALEXANDRIA DAY TOUR : USD $190 – rate per person for a day tour to Alexandria from Cairo, visiting the Catacomb, Pompei’s Pillar, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the garden, including 1 additional overnight (First Class on BB basis). This will make the tour a 16-day tour.

Kindly note that the above rates are per person with a minimum of 2 people. In case of a single traveler, a supplement must be paid. Please contact us for more details and rates.

Important Notes

  • The tour departs every Sunday with transfer to the hotel from the airport.

  • Starting times may be extended depending on the number of hotels guests are being picked up from.

  • All rooms are standard rooms. Optional room upgrades are available upon request for a supplement fee.

  • All categories of hotel class stay in the same Kibbutz Hotel in the Galilee no matter which hotel class was booked, except Executive.

  • Option for Superior and Deluxe class to upgrade to a non-Kibbutz Hotel for a supplement fee.

  • In case the hotels mentioned in the table are not available, a similar hotel from the same category will be booked.

  • It is possible to book additional nights hotel accommodation if arriving before or after the tour dates.

  • Dinner supplement in Egypt is including 3 dinners only. During the cruise it is on full board basis. In Israel, dinner supplement is including 5 dinners only from day 2 and not on the last day.

  • In case of non availability of a Kibbutz Hotel, a hotel in the Galilee will be designated.

  • Dead Sea hotel is upon availiability.

  • The sequence of the tour, hotels used, and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances.

  • Reservations received less than 14 days prior to departure are on a request only basis.

  • Tours of holy sites require modest dress.

  • For reservation and additional information, please feel free to contact us.

  • Please make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months at the time of the tour

  • In order to pre-issue visas, kindly send us the passports for all travelers.

  • We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express & Bank transfers.

  • Rates are in USD $.

  • The program can be extended, performed vice versa and tailor-made for groups or private tours.

  • For further details please see our Terms and Conditions.

BORDER AND VISA FEES: (NOT INCLUDED)

Egypt: 

  • USD $ 25 per person for the visa to Egypt. To be obtained at the airport upon arrival.

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