The New Israel, Petra & Egypt Tour - 11 Days

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Discover the beauty of Israel, Petra and Egypt with a New and Exciting 11 Day Tour! 

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) - Transfer to Arava Border - Aqaba

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.  Transfer to Arava border where a Noah Tours representative will meet you at the other side and transfer you to the beautiful city of Aqaba. Overnight in Aqaba. 

Day 8 Sunday Aqaba - Petra - Amman - Cairo

After Breakfast, drive to Petra, through the scenic Jordanian desert, past the Wadi Rum area, where Lawrence of Arabia once lived and fought with the Bedouin. Enter the Red City of Petra through the Siq by foot. This is a narrow passage through the mountains which has inspired people for centuries. The impressive treasury wonder appears suddenly at the end of the gorge, leaving the visitors breath-taken by it's size, color and beauty. Continue into the heart of this ancient city carved into the mountains, passing hundreds of tombs and monuments and a spectacular amphitheatre. Stop for a traditional lunch, followed by transfer to Amman. Flight to Cairo, transfer to hotel in Cairo for overnight.

Day 9 Monday.
Cairo - Memphis - Sakkara - Giza Great Pyramids

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 10 Tuesday. Full day city tour of Cairo

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. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 11 Wednesday. Breakfast and departure

Have breakfast and then transfer to the airport for departure.



Room type - Regular Tourist Comfort Superior Deluxe Executive
Per Person in Double Room $1905 $2135 $2545 $3473 $5473
Single Room Supplement $650 $695 $960 $1915 $2000
Supplement for dinners $0 $193 $333 - -
High Season Supplement (per tour - single pay double) $113 $113 $225 $450 $675
Double Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) $33 $35 $45 - -
Single Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) $40 $40 $47 - -
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HOTELS
Hotel Area Tourist  Comfort Superior  Deluxe  Executive
Tel Aviv Seanet BY 14  Dan Panorama  Carlton Hilton
Galilee Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel Kibbutz Hotel
Dead Sea Leonardo Inn Oasis David Resort David Resort Herods
Jerusalem Jerusalem Tower Grand Court Dan Panorama Mamilla King David
Aqaba Lacosta City Tower Double Tree Mövenpick Kempinski
Cairo Horizon Pyramids Barcelo Steigenberger Marriot Cairo Four Seasons

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 2018 - 3 January 2019  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 31 August 2018 (Summer holiday Period )


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 - 31 August 2019 (Summer holiday Period )


Peak Season

  • 19 – 27 April 2019 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 7 – 9 June 2019 : Shavuot (Jewish holiday)
  • 29 Sep - 1 Oct 2019 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 8 – 9 Oct 2019 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 11 – 20 Oct 2019 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

 

REGULAR SEASON:

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

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PEAK & HIGH SEASONS 2020:


High Season

  • 22 Dec 2019 - 3 January 2020  (Christmas and New Years) 
  • 01 July - 31 August 2020 (Summer holiday Period )


Peak Season

  • 8 – 15 April 2020 : Passover (Jewish holiday)
  • 28 – 30 May 2020 : Shavuot (Jewish holiday)
  • 18 Sep - 20 Sep 2020 : Rosh Hashana (Jewish holiday)
  • 27 – 28 Sep 2020 : Yom Kippur - Not possible for touring
  • 2 – 10 Oct 2020 : Succoth (Jewish holiday)

 

REGULAR SEASON:

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

Including

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to the hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Tour of 11 days and 10 nights
  • Hotels with breakfast
  • English speaking guide for 9 days
  • A/C tourist Van/Minibus/Bus during touring days
  • Entrance fees
  • 1 flight from Tel Aviv to Eilat
  • 1 flight Amman to Cairo

Excluding

  • Does not include border taxes and fees when crossing the border, please refer to important notices.
  • Visa to Jordan and Egypt
  • Jordan and Egypt Border fees
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Traveler's medical and baggage insurance
  • Beverages with meals
  • Supplement for private transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the "rate includes" section above
  • Entry to inside the Great Pyramids is not included as possible with supplement approximately $25

OPTIONALS

 OPTIONAL FLIGHTS:

  • Flight from Cairo back to Tel Aviv (selected days): USD $391 per person, rate and tickets are subject to availability.

OPTIONAL TOURS:

  • Day Tour to Alexandria from Cario. You will be visiting the Catacomb, PomPei’s Pillar, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the garden. Drive back to Cairo through the desert road. From USD$ 250 per person including 1 additional overnight (First Class). This will make the tour a 13-day tour.
  • Day Tour to Luxor including 2 flights from/toCairo. From USD$ 545 per person. Not including an overnight in Cairo (please contact us for rates). This will make the tour a 13-day tour. 

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.

Important Notes

  • Tour starts on Sunday from Tel Aviv and ends the next Wednesday in Cairo.

  • The tour may start on Wednesday from Cairo with similar itinerary.

  • During August, the tour Deluxe category is upon availability only in Israel.

  • All rooms are standard rooms. Optional room upgrades are available upon request 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.

  • During High Season & Peak Season, please contact us for rates and availability.
  • There are a few options for extension tours in Egypt.

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

  • In case of non availability at a Dead Sea hotel, a hotel in Jerusalem will be designated. 

  • For single travellers, kindly contact us.

  • All tours may be operated as a private tours at an additional cost.

  • In order to pre-issue visas to Jordan and Egypt, we require a scanned copy of the all clients' passports.

  • Kindly make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months at the time of your travels.

  • Noah Tours may be operating this tour with other tour operators.

  • Noah Tours Ltd. advises all participants to insure themselves and their belongings.

  • Dinner supplement is 7 dinners starting from the second night ( 5 dinners in Israel & 2 dinners in Egypt)

  • We work with many different hotels however the hotels on the list are the ones we are most likely to use.

  • For further details please see our Terms and Conditions.

 

BORDER AND VISA FEES: (NOT INCLUDED)

Jordan:

  • USD $32 per person for the border taxes, fees and tips.  To be paid at the border.

  • USD $60 for visa to Jordan. To be obtained at the border.

Egypt: 

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

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