Land of Egypt and Israel 2

Day 1 (Flying to Cairo): Fly to Cairo on board of Egypt Air. (Other air carriers are available) (D)

Day 2 (Cairo): Upon arrival at Cairo airport, our representative will assist you through formalities. Transfer you to Le Meridian Pyramids with buffet breakfast daily. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

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Day 3 (Cairo): After breakfast, full day sight seeing, visiting the Egyptian museum with the huge collection of the Pharaonic antiquities and monuments. Then you will visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, nearby the mysterious Sphinx, a colossal lion with a pharaoh head. Evening time you will be back to the hotel for leisure and relaxation. Overnight at the hotel. (BL)

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Day 4 (Cairo): After breakfast, (optional trip) full day sight seeing, visiting Memphis the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world, and the statue of Ramses II. Then continue to Saqqara to visit the legendary Unas Pyramid, king Zoser Step Pyramid, Tomb of Ti and Tomb of Ptahotep. Then you will continue to Old Christian Cairo, where the holy family stayed during their visit to Egypt. You will visit the Church of Abu Serga and the well known Hanging Church. You will pass through the alleys, where Jesus stepped, also you will visit Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Egypt. Then you will proceed to the Old Islamic Cairo and you will visit Mohamed Ali Mosque and the Citadel of Salah El Din. Continue to Khan El Khalili Bazaar a place for shopping where you will find all kinds of Oriental goods and hand crafted pieces. Overnight at your hotel. (BL)

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Day 5 (Nile cruise): After Breakfast, transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan, upon arrival transfer to your 5* Nile cruise for embarkation, (breakfast, lunch and dinner included). The cruise starts in Aswan and ends in Luxor, with an English speaking guide accompanied. Check in before lunch, you will sail by felucca (sailing boat) passing by Elephantine Island and view the Botanical Gardens with its rare trees and plants and Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan. (BLD)

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Day 6 (Nile cruise): After breakfast, visit the High Dam, Granite Quarries and Philae Temple. Lunch time, while sailing to Kom Ombo, you will enjoy the peaceful and relaxing view of the eternal Nile, until you arrive to the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Dinner time, sail to Edfu and overnight on board of the cruise. (BLD)

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Day 7 (Nile cruise): After breakfast, visit the temple of Horus in Edfu, which is one of the Ptolemaic periods. Lunch time is while sailing and crossing the locks of Esna. Proceed to Luxor and overnight on board of the cruise. (BLD)

Day 8 (Nile cruise): After breakfast, cross the West Bank where most of the richest collections of treasures exists. Then visit the Necropolis of Thebes in the west bank. You will visit the royal tombs including Ramses VI and the tomb of Tut Ankh Amun (optional). Then the temple of Queen Hatshepsut in the Valley of the Queens and the Colossi of Memnon. Afterwards, lunch time, and then visit the magnificent Karnak temple with its famous hypostyle hall and the 134 columns, the huge statue of Ramses II, and then you will see Luxor temple, dinner and overnight in Luxor on board of the cruise. (BLD)

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Day 9 (Cairo): Disembarkation, after Breakfast, transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. Transfer to the Heliopolis Sheraton (5*) and overnight. (B)

Day 10 (Tel Aviv): After Breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival transfer to MetroPolitan hotel and overnight. (B)

Day 11 (Jerusalem): Today we drive via Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beersheba, a short visit to the Negev capital then continue via Arad to Massada. Ascend to the fortress which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans, visit the excavations, Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bath house overlooking the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Proceed to Jerusalem to the hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 12 (Jerusalem): Today we drive to Mt. Scopus for a view of Jerusalem, then to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations, drive to Mt. Zion for a visit to the tomb of King David, the Toom of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey, the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the book with its famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the Knesset (the Parliament), the Hebrew university campus, Mt. Herzl and Yad Vashem. We visit the model of Jerusalem then we continue to the Hadassah Medical Centre to visit the synagogue with its Marc Chagall stained-glass windows, back to our hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 13 (Bethlehem): Today we walk through the Yaffa Gate to the old city, the renewed Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, the temple area, the colorful bazaars, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, erected over the site of the crucifixion, view Mt. of Olives then continue to Bethlehem to visit Rachel’s Tomb, the Manger Square and the Church of Nativity. Back to the hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 14 (Tiberias/Galilee): Today we drive via Bethany to Jerico, the oldest city in the world to explore the ruins of the biblical site, visit the excavation and then continue via Jordan Valley to Betshean. After a short visit, proceed to Taberias, the old centre of Jewish learning where Jesus began his ministry, drive along the shores of the sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient Synagogue and MT. of Beatitudes. Continue to a Kibbuts for overnight. (B)

Day 15 (Nazareth): Today we drive to the Golan Heights, Birkat Ram and the Duse Villages via Banias, source of the Jorden River then proceed to Kiryat Shmona and the hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabbalah to visit the old synagogue and the artists colony and then to Nazareth via Cana to visit the Christian holy sites and the Church of of annunciation. Return to the Kibbuts hotel for overnights. (B)

Day 16 (Caesarea): Today we drive to Acra to visit the old famous crusades stronghold and medieval fortifications, continue to Haifa to visit the Bahai shrine, Persian garden and Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of the city, proceed to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the crusader Fortress . Drive via Natanya to Tel Aviv, short city tour of Tel Aviv, Yaffa and then to our hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 17 (Cairo): After breakfast drive to the airport for your flight back to Cairo, upon arrival transfer to Le Meridian Pyramids to overnight. (B)

Day 18 (Alexandria): After breakfast, (optional trip) transfer to Alexandria, by an air conditioned car or bus. Alexandria was named after Alexander the great. Egypt is second biggest city, it is a semi circle city on the sea, with lots of Roman remains. You will visit Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa, Pompeii pillar, the Roman theater and the newly opened Alexandria library. In antiquity the library was the largest and most important library in the world. Transfer back by an air conditioned car or bus. Overnight at Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx. (BL)

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Day 19 (Flying back home): After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your final departure. (B)

Prices of 2018/2019 departures from Toronto, Montreal and New York.

Your tour price includes
1- International Airfare from Toronto, Montreal and New York included.
2- All transfers included in Egypt & Israel (from airport to hotels or cruises and back)
3- Accommodation Double occupency at hotels included.
4 -Meals Buffet Breakfast in Cairo and L uxor.
5- Meals on Cruise All meals while on the cruise commencing with lunch on the day of embarkation and ending with breakfast on the day of disembarkation.
6- Nile Cruise 4 nights Nile Cruise Between Luxor  to Aswan or vice versa in an outside cabin with private facilities.
7- Sightseeing One full day sightseeing tour in Cairo and all sightseeing tours on the Nile Cruise included.
8- Six full days sightseeing in Israel included.
9- All Sightseeing in Israel is included as per the ittenary.

2018/2019
5 Stars Deluxe
5 Stars Superior
Sep 01- Dec 10
4399
4799
Dec 11 – Jan 02
4799
5199
Jan 03 – Apr 30
4399
4799
May 01 – May 31
4499
4899
Jun 01 – Aug 31
5099
5199
Single Supplement
799
799
Optional Day 4
150
150
Optional Day 18
180
180
Taxes
580
580