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20 DAY ISRAEL JORDAN EGYPT GRAND TOUR WITH A NILE CRUISE
20 Days Israel, Jordan Egypt Tour - starting every Sunday.
Day 1 Sunday Arrival
Arrival to Tel Aviv Interntional airport. Our representative will meet you after the passport control and escort you to your private transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Day 2 Monday Jerusalem (Old City)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then meet your guide in the lobby after check out for today's tour. Drive to Jerusalem, getting to know your group. The first site is the Mt of Olives, a cemetary that once was covered in olive groves. From there you will view the city. Go down into the Old City via one of the gates built by Suleiman. Briefly stop at the Cardo, an ancient Roman market road, but then continue down to the Western Wall. Spend some time in reflection and/or prayer, then continue down the Via Dolorosa. You will end the morning at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. In the afternoon your group will drive to Mt. Zion, where you will visit King David's tomb and the Room of the Last Supper. End the day with an overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 3 Tuesday Jerusalem (New City) - Bethlehem
Begin the day passing by "The Knesset" - Israeli Parliment. Afterwards, drive to the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls with your very own eyes and the model of the second temple. Continue the morning with a visit to Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust museum. In the afternoon, drive to Bethlehem to see the Church of Nativity located at Mangar square with a local guide. Finish the day back in Jerusalem for your overnight.
Day 4 Wednesday Masada - Dead Sea
Take your towel and bathing suit today, but begin with a hat, sunscreen, and water for your tour of Masada. Go up to the fortress by cable car. The history of the famous Jewish fortification will unfold before your eyes: the palaces built by Herod, the synagogue and bathhouses used by the Jews there, and the place the zealots died. Descend Masada by cable car and drive to the Dead Sea for relaxation. Go back to Jerusalem for your overnight.
Day 5 Thursday Jordan Valley - Beith Shean - Nazareth
Check out of your hotel and say goodbye to Jerusalem. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Qasr el Yahud to the place of Jesus' baptism. Continue to Beit Shean, a national park containing the ruins of a Roman city. Visit Nazareth and Cana, known today best for its "Wedding Church". Finish the day with a tour of Tiberias. Proceed to hotel in the Galilee Sea area for overnight.
Day 6 Friday Banias - Golan Heights
After breakfast ascend to Mt Beatitudes for an overlook of the Galilee Sea. Continue up North. Pass by the Banias, also known as Caesarea Phillippi. Then go through the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian fortification from 1967 (the Six Day War). Visit a Druze village, then return to your hotel for overnight.
Day 7. Saturday. Acre - Haifa - Tel Aviv
After breakfast drive towards the Mediterranean coast to visit the Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications of Acre. From Mt Carmel you can admire the panorama of your next stop: Haifa. You will see the Persian garden: the Shrine of Bahais. Then drive along ancient water aqueduct and visit the beautiful Caesarea Maritimes, famous for its Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. Drive to Tel Aviv for a short walking tour of the Old Jaffa (time permitting) and overnight.
Day 8. Sunday. Tel Aviv - Sheikh Hussein Bridge - Jerash - Amman
Drive from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to the border crossing procedures to enter Jordan. proceed to Jerash - city of the Decapolis, located about 45 km North of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad, visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple etc. Then drive to Amman for a city tour of the Jordanian Capital. Overnight in Amman.
Day 9. Monday. Amman - Mount Nebo - Madaba - Petra
After breakfast drive to Mount Nebo, where, according to Deuteronomy, Moses was allowed a view of the Promised Land that God was giving to the Israelites. Indeed, the view from the 800 m. summit provides a panorama of the Holy Land and part of the Jordan River Valley. According to Jewish and Christian tradition, Moses was buried on this mountain by God Himself, and his final resting place is unknown. Continue to Madaba, once a Moabite border city, mentioned in the Bible. Visit the Basilica of Saint George with the famous Mosaic Map of the Holy land with two million pieces of coloured stone, the 6th century map preserved in the floor depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns and the earliest extant representation of Byzantine Jerusalem, labeled the "Holy City." Drive south to Petra via the crusaders castle - Shobak, to Wadi Mussa (Moses), the village of by Petra for overnight.
Day 10. Tuesday. Petra - Wadi Rum - Aqaba
After early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Musa. Then on horseback to the "Siq" (canyon) and then on foot to Petra known as "Sela Edom" or red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from 3rd century B.C. to 2nd Century A.D. Visit the most interesting monuments, such as the Treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar, (Al Madhbah) from this point you can view the whole of the rock city, overnight in Aqaba.
Day 11. Wednesday. Aqaba - Eilat - Cairo
After breakfast drive to Taba border via Arava border Eilat. Cross the border into Egypt and drive through the magnificent Sinai desert to Cairo.
Day 12. Thursday. Cairo - Luxor (or Sharem el Sheikh - 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 13. Friday. 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 14. Saturday. Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan
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 15. Sunday. Aswan
The busy market town Aswan stands on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. In antiquity the city of Swenet, was Egypt’s southern frontier town. It is one of the driest inhabited places in the world; as on January 2011 the last rainfall was a thunderstorm on May, 2006. In surrounding Nubian settlements, they generally do not bother to roof all the rooms in their houses. Visit to the Aswan High Dam is truly spectacular. It is one of the largest dams ever built and formed the Nasser Lake. Then sail on a Felucca, the traditional wooden sailing boat that has plied the Nile for thousands of years, to enjoy a quiet and calm view of the regions Botanical Gardens. Return to the Nile cruise boat for overnight.
Day 16. Monday. Aswan - Cairo
After breakfast, disembark and at leisure in Aswan evening travel by a Sleeper Train to Cairo. Dinner and breakfast on Train.
Day 17. Tuesday. Cairo - Memphis -Saqqara - Great Pyramid of Giza
We begin our day with a tour of the ancient city of Memphis that lies some 12 miles south of Cairo. The ancient city is now an open air museum testifying to the magnificence of its four thousand years history. Serving Memphis lies the necropolis Saqqara a vast, ancient burial ground, featuring numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step pyramid of Djoser. We then proceed to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx located on the Giza Plateau. The Great Pyramids of Cheops or Khufu; of Khafre or Chephren; and of Menkaure have always loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt and were listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Valley Temples surrounding the pyramids provide an insight to dominating religious motives of the era. Return to hotel for overnight.
Day 18. Wednesday. Cairo city tour
Start the Cairo city tour by visiting the Egyptian Museum, with its fantastic display of ancient civilization; the Mosque of Mohammad Ali's Citadel; the old city; the Ben Ezra – Geniza Synagogue. Its store room – Geniza – was found to contain over 2000 medieval, manuscripts, a collection known as the Cairo Geniza. The El Mullakah Church (Hanging Church) one of the oldest and most famous Coptic Churches in Egypt. Continue to the City of the Dead a four mile long grid of tombs and mausoleums where people live and work amongst their dead and ancestors. Many residents live here because they were forced from more crowded areas in Cairo or emigrated from countryside. End at Bazaar of Kahn Khalili and return for overnight at the hotel.
Day 19. Thursday. Cairo
Enjoy a free day in Cairo
Day 20. Friday. Cairo- Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport.
|Room type - Regular||tourist||first||superior||deluxe|
|Per Person in Double Room||USD $2950||USD $3340||USD $3940||USD $4805|
|Single Room Supplement||USD $1075||USD $1315||USD $1835||USD $2600|
|Supplement for dinners||USD $280||USD $280||USD $480||-|
|High Season Supplement (per tour)||USD $167||USD $178||USD $215||-|
|Double Room Peak Season Supplement (per night)||USD $33||USD $35||USD $45||-|
|Single Room Peak Season Supplement (per night)||USD $40||USD $40||USD $47||-|
|AREA||TOURIST CLASS||FIRST CLASS||SUPERIOR CLASS||DELUXE CLASS|
Dan Panorama/ Crowne Plaza
David Intercontinental/ Carlton
|Jerusalem||Jerusalem Tower||Leonardo Jer/ Grand Court||Dan Panorama/ Crowne Plaza||Mamilla/
|Galilee||Kibbutz Hotel||Kibbutz Hotel||Kibbutz Hotel||Kibbutz Hotel|
|Eilat||Adi||Prima Music||Dan Panorama Eilat or sim.||Dan Eilat/ Herods|
|Amman||Liwan/ Arena||Grand Palace||Regency Palace||Marriot|
|Petra||Candels||Kings Way||Taybet Zeman||Movenpick Resort|
|Cairo||Horizon Pyramids / Pharaoh's Dokki||Oasis / Barcelo||Hilton Ramses||Marriot Cairo|
|Cruise||Nile Cruise||Nile Cruise||Nile Cruise||Nile Cruise|
All tours may be operated as private tours at additional cost.
HIGH SEASON IN ISRAEL:
- 11-13 June 2016 Shavuot (Jewish Holiday)
24 July - 31 August, 2016
- 20 December, 2016 - 4 January, 2017
PEAK SEASON IN ISRAEL:
- 21 – 30 April 2016 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
- 3 - 4 October 2016 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
11 – 12 October 2016 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
16 -25 October 2016 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)
HIGH SEASON IN EGYPT:
July 1 - 31, 2016
October 1 - 31, 2016
December 22, 2016 - January 5, 2017 : Christmas/New Years Eve
- March 25 - 28, 2016 : Easter
- Dates that does not appear in high & peak season.
- Meeting and assistance on arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
- 2 Transfers- from & to the airport
- Government licensed English speaking guide on touring days
- Tour of 20 days and 19 nights
- Pick up and drop off at airport
- Hotels with breakfast
- Nile Cruise on full board
- A/C tourist Van/Minibus/Bus during the touring days
- Entrance fees
- 1 land transfer From Eilat to Cairo.
- Visa to Egypt, Israel & Jordan
- Border fees and departure taxes
- Tips to guide and driver.
- Beverages with meals
- Traveler's medical and baggage insurance.
- Supplement for private transfers
- All other extra expenses
- Anything not mentioned in the "rate includes" section above.
Flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo (instead of land transit): USD $120 per person – Highly recommended
It is a highly recommended option to reserve a flight from Aswan to Cairo instead of a Sleeper Train (highly recommended) with:
$130 supplement of per person on BB basis for the flight to Cairo from Aswan + Overnight in Barcelo/Oasis Hotel
$180 per person on BB basis for superior category (Hilton Ramses) including all transfers from/to hotels
$240 per person for Deluxe category on BB basis (Marriot) including all transfers from/to hotels
- Flight from Cairo back to Tel Aviv (selected days): USD $351 per person, rate and tickets are subject to availability.
Tour to Mt. Sinai on the 11th day. Visit to St. Catherine by car including 1 extra overnight: USD $229 per person. Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh or Santa Caterina hotel (on first class category sharing a double room and (on first class category sharing a double room).
Tour by car to Abu Simbel (on day 16), $155 per person.
Optional tour by flight to Abu Simbel , $355 per person (including 2 flights).
- Optional day tour to Alexandria on day 19 from Cairo. You will be visiting the Catacomb, PomPei’s Pillar Visit Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Garden. Drive back to Cairo through the desert road. From USD$ 150 per person.
The above rates are for a minimum of 2 people. In case of a single traveller, a supplement must be paid. Please contact us for details and rates
Tour starts on Sunday from Tel Aviv.
Tour has guaranteed departure with minimum of 2 participants.
For single travelers, supplement of US $120 is required for Eilat-Cairo transfer.
Dinner supplement includes 14 dinners (6 in Israel from 2nd day, 3 in Jordan, 1 on the Sleeper train and 4 in Cairo).
Dinner supplement for Deluxe hotels is available in Egypt part only and includes 3 dinners.
The Nile Cruise is on full board basis (4 nights) including breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
During August, the tour Deluxe category is upon availability in Israel.
There are a few options for extension tours in Egypt & Jordan.
All tours may also be operated as private tours.
In order to pre-issue visas to Jordan and Egypt, we require a scanned copy of the all clients' passports.
St. Catherine's is only open from 8-11:30 Mon-Sat., closed on Sundays.
Noah Tours may be operating this tour with other tour operators.
Noah Tours Ltd. advises all participants to insure themselves and their belongings.
For further details please see our Terms and Conditions.
BORDER AND VISA FEES: (NOT INCLUDED)
USD$ 32 per person departure tax when leaving Israel on day 8.To be paid when crossing the border into Jordan.
USD $65 for visa to Jordan. To be obtained at the border.
USD$ 15 per person departure tax leaving Jordan. To be paid when crossing the border into Israel on day 11.
USD $ 32 per person border fees for the Israeli side of the Israel -Egypt Border.
USD $ 15 per person Taba toll road tax.
USD $ 25 per person for the visa to Egypt. To be obtained at the border.
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