Magical Grand Tour

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 (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 5 (Cairo): After breakfast, 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 6 (Nile cruise): After Breakfast, transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor, upon arrival transfer to the your Nile cruise (5* cruise line), with breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet daily. The cruise starts in Luxor and ends in Aswan. Check in then visit the West Bank Valley of the Kings, temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon ,  after lunch visit karnak temple and luxor lemple ,dinner on board and overnight .(BLD).

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Day 7 (Nile cruise): After breakfast, lunch on board, sail to Esna, cross the lock, sail to Edfu, dinner on board and overnight. (BLD)

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Day 8 (Nile cruise): After breakfast, visit the temple of horus in edfu, lunch on board  sailing to Kom Ombo, visit the temple shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris, sail to Aswan dinner on board  and overnight on your cruise. (BLD)

Day 9 (Nile cruise): After breakfast on board, visit the High Dam, the unfinished obelisk and the temple of Philae. Lunch will be on board, then visit the botanical garden by felucca. Enjoy your dinner on board and overnight in Aswan. (BLD)

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Day 10 (Amman): Enjoy your breakfast on board before the disembarkation. Transfer to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo then connect for your flight from Cairo to Amman. Upon arrival Amman, transfer you to le Meridian Amman, dinner and overnight. (B)

Day 11 (Amman): Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to visit the roman city of Jerash, visiting Maximus Cardo, the colonnaded street flanked by temples, churches, theaters and endless mosaics. Continue to visit Ajun castle is an awe-inspiring Islamic fortress that withstood the power of the crusader armies in the 12th century. Continue to the north to the ancient city in the northern Jordan is Byzantien umm Ais, an important city of the Decapolis where poets and artists were inspired and where Christ performed the miracle of the gadarineswine. Back to Amman, dinner and overnight at the hotel in Amman. (BD)

Day 12 (Amman-Petra): After breakfast at the hotel, depart from Amman directly to Petra to start a full day dedicated to visit Petra the rose red city, the visit will include the main sited as the “siq“, a long winding fissure between two walls of overhanging cliffs, the “Khazneh� referref to as the treasury, the street of Facades, the court house and the Amphitheater. Dinner and overnight in Petra. (BD)

Day 13 (Wadi Rum): Breakfast at the hotel, drive to Wadi Rum the most enchanting desert in the world. An open space and a setting that resembles the moon, Wadi RuM will engulf you with its enigmatic lure. Whether you’re an an adventurer or a novice wanderer, you’ll learn more about yourself in a unique exprerience combing outdoor activities and inner-self enriching, where we will arrange for a jeep tour for 2 hours inside the desert. After Wadi Rum drive back to Petra, dinner and overnight. (BD)

Day 14 (Madaba): Breakfast at the hotel, depart to visit the endless churches of Madaba known as the city of mosaics for the famous mosaic map fooring the greek orthodox church of st. George, the oldest map in the world depicting the holy land. Then continues to visit mount Nebo, the mountain top memorial of moses with captivating views of the Jordan valley, dead sea, river of Jordan. Drive to the dead sea the lowest point on earth for free time and overnight in the dead sea Movenpick hotel. (BD)

Day 15 (Amman): Free

Day 16 (Tel Aviv): Transfer to Amman airport for your departure to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival to the airport meet our representative and transfer to your Dan Panorama hotel for an overnight. (BD)
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Day 16 (Tiberias): Leave Tel Aviv and travel north along the mediterranian coast to Haifa, drive up to the peak of mountain Carmel to enjoy the panorama of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine and Persian garden. Continue via Acre to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car to visit the Grottos and the Lebanese border, then drive to Tzippori, the ancient capital of the Galilee with the recent excavations and impressive mosaics. Continue to Kibbutz hotel in Tiberias for overnight. (BD)
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Day 17 (Nazareth): Travel to Nazareth and visit the church of the annunciation and Mary’s well. Continue throug the upper Galilee and ascend to the Golan heights. Visit the former syrian fortifications, Birkat Ram and the Druze villages. Via Banias, source of the Jordan river, drive to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight. (BD)
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Day 18 (Galilee): Drive along the shores of the sea of Galilee to Capernaum; visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue, then visit mountain of Beatitudes and drive through the city of Tiberias. Continue to the valley of Armageddon; visit the multi-layered mound of Megiddo with the impressive remains from the age of the biblical kings. Proceed to Tel Aviv- Jaffar for a short city tour and overnight. (BD)
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Day 19 (Asdod, Ashkelon, Beersheba): Leave Tel Aviv via Asdod, Ashkelon, Beersheba, a short visit to the Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Massada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last strong hold of the jewish zealots in their war against the romans. Visit the excavations herod’s palacaes, the synagogue, bathhouse, etc. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the roman camps and the dead sea. Descend for a possible “float� in salty water of the world’s lowest place. Via Ein Gedi and Kayla proceed to jerusalem for overnight. (BD)

Day 20 (Jerusalem): Drive to mount Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem on to the garden of Gethsemane and church of the angony. Drive to mount Zion for the visit to the tomb of King David, the room of the last supper and dormition Abbey. Sightseeing in the new city including the Israel museum, new supreme court building, mount Herzl and Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million jews who were killed in the hilicaust). Then visit the model of the herodian city of Jerusalem dating back to the time of the seecong temple, afternoon visit of the Hadassah medical center and the synagogue with Marc Chagall stained glass windows. Then via Ein Karem (the birth place of john the Baptist), return to the hotel. (BD)
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Day 21 (Walled old city): Walk through one of the gates of the walled old city: the renewed jewish quarter, the western wall, the temple area, the colorful bazaars, via dolorosa and the church of the holy sepulcher. Continue of bethlehem to visit rachel’s tomb and the church of the nativity. Reurn to jerusalem and onvernight. (BD)
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Day 22 (Flying back home): After breakfast, transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for your final departure home. (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, Jordan and 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- Meals in Jordan and Israel based on breakfast and dinner.
8- Sightseeing One full day sightseeing tour in Cairo and all sightseeing tours on the Nile Cruise included.

2018/2019
5 Stars Deluxe
5 Stars Superior
Sep 01- Dec 10
5999
6399
Dec 11 – Jan 02
6799
7099
Jan 03 – Apr 30
5999
6399
May 01 – May 31
6099
6499
Jun 01 – Aug 31
6299
6599
Optional Day 4
150
150
Taxes
580
580