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  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Tel Aviv
    You are met at Ben Gurion Airport and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Share a drink with your fellow guests during a short introduction to your trip.(WR)

    Day 2
    Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv
    (Relaxed Start) Morning sightseeing shows you the highlights of this vibrant city �� the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market. Drive along the seashore to the ancient city of Jaffa – see the famous clock tower and view the old harbour. Visit the artists' quarter with its galleries, boutiques and picturesque narrow lanes. At night, enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner at your hotel.(BB / SE)

    Day 3
    To Caesarea, Acre, Nazareth and Galilee
    Leaving Tel Aviv, drive along the coastal road to Caesarea to explore the ancient Roman and Crusader ruins, including the huge amphitheatre. Travel via Haifa to Acre, fought over for centuries and captured in turn by Saracens and Crusaders, including Richard the Lionheart. See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt before continuing to Nazareth. Visit one of Christianity's most sacred places, the Church of Annunciation, on the site where the angel is said to have appeared to Mary. Head on to your welcoming hotel in Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee. The day concludes with a brief introduction to life on a Kibbutz.(BB / D)

    Day 4
    Along the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea
    Visit the ancient wooden boat which dates back to the times of Jesus and enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, where Jesus is said to have entered the Synagogue and taught, and then head to the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount. Next, journey through ever-changing landscapes along the Jordan Valley, past ancient Jericho to take a dip in the buoyant salt waters of the Dead Sea.(BB / D)

    Day 5
    Masada & the Holy City of Jerusalem
    Take a cable car ride up to the fortress of Masada, where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies. Pass the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found at Qumran, before driving through the Judean Hills to Jerusalem. Continue up to Mount Scopus for breathtaking views of Jerusalem. Afterwards, visit King David's Tomb on Mount Zion and the Room of the Last Supper before entering the Old City. Here, walk along winding cobbled alleyways to the magnificent Wailing Wall – the most sacred monument in Judaism. Then check into your hotel for three fabulous nights.(BB)

    Day 6
    Exploring Jerusalem
    Visit Yad Vashem, the memorial in tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust, and the Shrine of the Book, a wing of the Israel Museum, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.(BB)

    Day 7
    Optional Bethlehem Experience and Exploring Jerusalem
    (Relaxed Start) In the morning, perhaps take an option to meet your Local Expert at the West Bank border and continue to the Holy city of Bethlehem. Visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Christ, and it is considered sacred by followers of both Christianity and Islam. Return to Jerusalem, where you'll also visit the Garden of Gethsemene and walk through the Old City to see the Temple Mount, one of Islam's holiest sites. Continue along the Via Dolorosa past the Stations of the Cross, Ecce Homo Arch, Pool of Bethesda to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. At night, enjoy a hearty end-of-tour Celebration Dinner with wine.(BB / CD)

    Day 8
    Welcome to Amman
    Drive through the Judaean Desert to the border with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. With the formalities completed, you are met on the other side and transfer through a landscape that has changed little in the last 2,000 years. Once at your Amman hotel, relax and settle in before joining your Jordanian Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, with drinks and a Welcome Dinner.(WD)

    Day 9
    Jerash, the Pompeii of the East and on to Petra
    The journey to Jerash reveals the most beautifully preserved example of a Greco-Roman city still in existence. Enter through Hadrian's Arch, to explore the grand ruins of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, where you can listen to the Whispering Column, and overlook the vast Oval Plaza, and Cardo Maximus, the main Roman road. Return to Amman for sightseeing of the huge Roman Amphitheatre and the Citadel Hill. After some free time, continue south to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra – voted one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World'.(BB / D)

    Day 10
    Exploring the Lost City of Petra
    This day is devoted to the beautiful ‘rose red city, half as old as time'. You enter this lost city through a narrow gorge, the Siq, with walls that rise up to 200 metres. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40 metres high. Wind your way through the canyon to explore the Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators, and the ancient tombs.(BB / D)

    Day 11
    To the Crusader Castle of Shobak, Mt. Nebo and back to Amman
    Follow the King's Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12th century crusader fortress, perched on the side of a rocky mountain standing guard over a barren and desolate land. Admire the Arabic calligraphy on the external walls and towers before discovering the original Crusader chapel, palace complex and even a set of secret passages! Continue to Mt Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, where Moses stood and saw before him the Promised Land. At Madaba, visit the famous Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with its amazing 6th century mosaic map depicting the entire Holy Land – from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Later, return to the Jordanian capital where you are at leisure.(BB / D)

    Day 12
    Depart Amman
    Your journey concludes with a transfer to the airport. Alternatively, why not extend your stay with a short drive to the lowest spot on earth? The Jordan Valley Dead Sea Resort & Spa is 400 meters below sea level.(BB)

    ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
    Tel Aviv: See Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel market.
    Jaffa: Visit the ancient port and artists' quarter.
    Acre: See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt.
    Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation.
    Galilee: A brief talk on the history and contemporary life on a Kibbutz. Visit Capernaum and the Mount of the Beatitudes. View the ancient wooden boat, which is said to date back to the times of Jesus.
    Qumran: See the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
    Jerusalem: Walk the Garden of Gethsemene, Room of the Last Supper, Pool of Bethesda, Ecce Homo Arch. See the Temple Mount. Visit the Jewish sites of King David's Tomb and the Western Wall.
    Amman: See the Roman Amphitheatre and Citadel Hill.
    Shobak: Explore the Crusader fortress seeing the Crusader chapel.
    AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS
    Tel Aviv: Partake in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
    Jerusalem: Toast the culmination of your tour with a lively Celebration Dinner.
    SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
    Caesarea: Explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formerly one of the splendid cities in Palestine.
    Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a morning boat ride at the very place where Jesus is said to have walked on water.
    Dead Sea: It's nearly impossible to sink so be sure to take a dip in the mineral-rich waters.
    Dead Sea: Ascend by cable car to the ancient fortress of Masada where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies, before committing mass suicide.
    Jerusalem: Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Shrine of the Book.
    Jerusalem: Walk the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of the Crucifixion.
    Jerash: Step back 2,000 years in time in this marvellous ancient city, the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world.
    Petra: Visit the ‘rose red' city and journey through the winding dark passageway between rock walls 90-180 meters high to the ancient hidden city.
    Mount Nebo: Look down upon Moses' Promised Land. The view is amazing and the ruins are truly a site to behold.
    Madaba: View the mosaic that is believed to be the earliest surviving map of the Holy Land.
    STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES
    Tel Aviv: Sheraton Towers Hotel. Considered one of Tel Aviv’s more sophisticated hotels, located on the waterfront providing guests with luxury accommodation.
    Tiberias: The Leonardo Plaza Tiberias Hotel is centrally located close to the Old Town. Offering beautifully decorated rooms and a wide range of facilities.
    Dead Sea: The magnificent Hod Hamidbar hotel on the shore of the Dead Sea, offers you serenity, relaxation and the perfect pampering experience in their modern spa.
    Jerusalem: Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem. The Leonardo Plaza graces the Jerusalem skyline in the heart of the city and offers panoramic views. It has many top facilities and is a good base from which to explore the Old and New Cities.
    Amman: The 5-star Amman Marriott Hotel is located in one of the capital's busiest centers, with easy access to all historical sites. It offers spacious rooms and features 2 restaurants, 2 bars, and a health club with 2 pools.
    Petra: The Petra Marriott Hotel is majestically situated to overlook the dramatic and picturesque rose-red city. It combines the warmest Arabian hospitality with the splendor of the ancient city of Petra.
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  3. Day 1
    Welcome to Tel Aviv
    You are met at Ben Gurion Airport and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Share a drink with your fellow guests during a short introduction to your trip.(WR)

    Day 2
    Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv
    (Relaxed Start) Morning sightseeing shows you the highlights of this vibrant city – the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market. Drive along the seashore to the ancient city of Jaffa – see the famous clock tower and view the old harbour. Visit the artists' quarter with its galleries, boutiques and picturesque narrow lanes. At night, enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner at your hotel.(BB / SE)

    Day 3
    To Caesarea, Acre, Nazareth and Galilee
    Leaving Tel Aviv, drive along the coastal road to Caesarea to explore the ancient Roman and Crusader ruins, including the huge amphitheatre. Travel via Haifa to Acre, fought over for centuries and captured in turn by Saracens and Crusaders, including Richard the Lionheart. See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt before continuing to Nazareth. Visit one of Christianity's most sacred places, the Church of Annunciation, on the site where the angel is said to have appeared to Mary. Head on to your welcoming hotel in Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee. The day concludes with a brief introduction to life on a Kibbutz.(BB / D)

    Day 4
    Along the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea
    Visit the ancient wooden boat which dates back to the times of Jesus and enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, where Jesus is said to have entered the Synagogue and taught, and then head to the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount. Next, journey through ever-changing landscapes along the Jordan Valley, past ancient Jericho to take a dip in the buoyant salt waters of the Dead Sea.(BB / D)

    Day 5
    Masada & the Holy City of Jerusalem
    Take a cable car ride up to the fortress of Masada, where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies. Pass the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found at Qumran, before driving through the Judean Hills to Jerusalem. Continue up to Mount Scopus for breathtaking views of Jerusalem. Afterwards, visit King David's Tomb on Mount Zion and the Room of the Last Supper before entering the Old City. Here, walk along winding cobbled alleyways to the magnificent Wailing Wall – the most sacred monument in Judaism. Then check into your hotel for three fabulous nights.(BB)

    Day 6
    Exploring Jerusalem
    Visit Yad Vashem, the memorial in tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust, and the Shrine of the Book, a wing of the Israel Museum, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.(BB)

    Day 7
    Optional Bethlehem Experience and Exploring Jerusalem
    (Relaxed Start) In the morning, perhaps take an option to meet your Local Expert at the West Bank border and continue to the Holy city of Bethlehem. Visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Christ, and it is considered sacred by followers of both Christianity and Islam. Return to Jerusalem, where you'll also visit the Garden of Gethsemene and walk through the Old City to see the Temple Mount, one of Islam's holiest sites. Continue along the Via Dolorosa past the Stations of the Cross, Ecce Homo Arch, Pool of Bethesda to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. At night, enjoy a hearty end-of-tour Celebration Dinner with wine.(BB / CD)

    Day 8
    Welcome to Amman
    Drive through the Judaean Desert to the border with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. With the formalities completed, you are met on the other side and transfer through a landscape that has changed little in the last 2,000 years. Once at your Amman hotel, relax and settle in before joining your Jordanian Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, with drinks and a Welcome Dinner.(WD)

    Day 9
    Jerash, the Pompeii of the East and on to Petra
    The journey to Jerash reveals the most beautifully preserved example of a Greco-Roman city still in existence. Enter through Hadrian's Arch, to explore the grand ruins of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, where you can listen to the Whispering Column, and overlook the vast Oval Plaza, and Cardo Maximus, the main Roman road. Return to Amman for sightseeing of the huge Roman Amphitheatre and the Citadel Hill. After some free time, continue south to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra – voted one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World'.(BB / D)

    Day 10
    Exploring the Lost City of Petra
    This day is devoted to the beautiful ‘rose red city, half as old as time'. You enter this lost city through a narrow gorge, the Siq, with walls that rise up to 200 metres. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40 metres high. Wind your way through the canyon to explore the Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators, and the ancient tombs.(BB / D)

    Day 11
    To the Crusader Castle of Shobak, Mt. Nebo and back to Amman
    Follow the King's Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12th century crusader fortress, perched on the side of a rocky mountain standing guard over a barren and desolate land. Admire the Arabic calligraphy on the external walls and towers before discovering the original Crusader chapel, palace complex and even a set of secret passages! Continue to Mt Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, where Moses stood and saw before him the Promised Land. At Madaba, visit the famous Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with its amazing 6th century mosaic map depicting the entire Holy Land – from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Later, return to the Jordanian capital where you are at leisure.(BB / D)

    Day 12
    Amman to the Dead Sea
    Transfer to the Dead Sea for its warm, soothing mineral-rich waters. The likes of Cleopatra have luxuriated in its stimulating black mud. Pamper yourself at your resort which offers a wide range of treatments to rejuvenate both body and mind.(BB / D)

    Day 13
    Dead Sea at Liesure
    (Relaxed Start) The entire day is yours to relax as you will. Lying more than 400m below sea level, this is Earth's lowest point on dry land. Its famously hypersaline water makes floating easy. The surrounding desert offers many oases and historic sites.(BB / D)

    Day 14
    Depart Amman
    (Relaxed Start) After breakfast, you are transferred to Amman Airport for your onward flight.(BB)

    ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
    Tel Aviv: See Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel market.
    Jaffa: Visit the ancient port and artists' quarter.
    Acre: See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt.
    Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation.
    Galilee: A brief talk on the history and contemporary life on a Kibbutz. Visit Capernaum and the Mount of the Beatitudes. View the ancient wooden boat, which is said to date back to the times of Jesus.
    Qumran: See the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
    Jerusalem: Walk the Garden of Gethsemene, Room of the Last Supper, Pool of Bethesda, Ecce Homo Arch. See the Temple Mount. Visit the Jewish sites of King David's Tomb and the Western Wall.
    Amman: See the Roman Amphitheatre and Citadel Hill.
    Shobak: Explore the Crusader fortress seeing the Crusader chapel.
    AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS
    Tel Aviv: Partake in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
    Jerusalem: Toast the culmination of your tour with a lively Celebration Dinner.
    13 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Welcome Drink (WR), 1 Signature Evening (SE), 7 three-course table d'hôte Dinners or Buffets, plus tea or coffee (D); 1 Welcome Dinner (WD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) both with wine, plus tea or coffee.
    SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
    Caesarea: Explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formerly one of the splendid cities in Palestine.
    Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a morning boat ride at the very place where Jesus is said to have walked on water.
    Dead Sea: It's nearly impossible to sink so be sure to take a dip in the mineral-rich waters.
    Dead Sea: Ascend by cable car to the ancient fortress of Masada where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies, before committing mass suicide.
    Jerusalem: Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Shrine of the Book.
    Jerusalem: Walk the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of the Crucifixion.
    Jerash: Step back 2,000 years in time in this marvellous ancient city, the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world.
    Petra: Visit the ‘rose red' city and journey through the winding dark passageway between rock walls 90-180 meters high to the ancient hidden city.
    Mount Nebo: Look down upon Moses' Promised Land. The view is amazing and the ruins are truly a site to behold.
    Madaba: View the mosaic that is believed to be the earliest surviving map of the Holy Land.
    STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES
    Tel Aviv: Sheraton Towers Hotel. Considered one of Tel Aviv’s more sophisticated hotels, located on the waterfront providing guests with luxury accommodation.
    Tiberias: The Leonardo Plaza Tiberias Hotel is centrally located close to the Old Town. Offering beautifully decorated rooms and a wide range of facilities.
    Dead Sea: The magnificent Hod Hamidbar hotel on the shore of the Dead Sea, offers you serenity, relaxation and the perfect pampering experience in their modern spa.
    Jerusalem: Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem. The Leonardo Plaza graces the Jerusalem skyline in the heart of the city and offers panoramic views. It has many top facilities and is a good base from which to explore the Old and New Cities.
    Amman: The 5-star Amman Marriott Hotel is located in one of the capital's busiest centers, with easy access to all historical sites. It offers spacious rooms and features 2 restaurants, 2 bars, and a health club with 2 pools.
    Petra: The Petra Marriott Hotel is majestically situated to overlook the dramatic and picturesque rose-red city. It combines the warmest Arabian hospitality with the splendor of the ancient city of Petra.
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  5. Day 1
    Welcome to Tel Aviv
    You are met at Ben Gurion Airport and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Share a drink with your fellow guests during a short introduction to your trip.(WR)

    Day 2
    Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv
    (Relaxed Start) Morning sightseeing shows you the highlights of this vibrant city �� the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market. Drive along the seashore to the ancient city of Jaffa – see the famous clock tower and view the old harbour. Visit the artists' quarter with its galleries, boutiques and picturesque narrow lanes. At night, enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner at your hotel.(BB / SE)

    Day 3
    To Caesarea, Acre, Nazareth and Galilee
    Leaving Tel Aviv, drive along the coastal road to Caesarea to explore the ancient Roman and Crusader ruins, including the huge amphitheatre. Travel via Haifa to Acre, fought over for centuries and captured in turn by Saracens and Crusaders, including Richard the Lionheart. See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt before continuing to Nazareth. Visit one of Christianity's most sacred places, the Church of Annunciation, on the site where the angel is said to have appeared to Mary. Head on to your welcoming hotel in Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee. The day concludes with a brief introduction to life on a Kibbutz.(BB / D)

    Day 4
    Along the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea
    Visit the ancient wooden boat which dates back to the times of Jesus and enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, where Jesus is said to have entered the Synagogue and taught, and then head to the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount. Next, journey through ever-changing landscapes along the Jordan Valley, past ancient Jericho to take a dip in the buoyant salt waters of the Dead Sea.(BB / D)

    Day 5
    Masada & the Holy City of Jerusalem
    Take a cable car ride up to the fortress of Masada, where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies. Pass the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found at Qumran, before driving through the Judean Hills to Jerusalem. Continue up to Mount Scopus for breathtaking views of Jerusalem. Afterwards, visit King David's Tomb on Mount Zion and the Room of the Last Supper before entering the Old City. Here, walk along winding cobbled alleyways to the magnificent Wailing Wall – the most sacred monument in Judaism. Then check into your hotel for three fabulous nights.(BB)

    Day 6
    Exploring Jerusalem
    Visit Yad Vashem, the memorial in tribute to those who perished in the Holocaust, and the Shrine of the Book, a wing of the Israel Museum, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.(BB)

    Day 7
    Optional Bethlehem Experience and Exploring Jerusalem
    (Relaxed Start) In the morning, perhaps take an option to meet your Local Expert at the West Bank border and continue to the Holy city of Bethlehem. Visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Christ, and it is considered sacred by followers of both Christianity and Islam. Return to Jerusalem, where you'll also visit the Garden of Gethsemene and walk through the Old City to see the Temple Mount, one of Islam's holiest sites. Continue along the Via Dolorosa past the Stations of the Cross, Ecce Homo Arch, Pool of Bethesda to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. At night, enjoy a hearty end-of-tour Celebration Dinner with wine.(BB / CD)

    Day 8
    Across the Judaean Desert to Amman
    Drive through the Judaean Desert to the border with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. With the formalities completed, you are met on the other side and transfer through a landscape that has changed little in the last 2,000 years. Once at your Amman hotel, relax and settle in before joining your Jordanian Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, drinks and a Welcome Dinner.(BB / CD)

    Day 9
    Jerash, the Pompeii of the East and on to Petra
    The journey to Jerash reveals the most beautifully preserved example of a Greco-Roman city still in existence. Enter through Hadrian’s Arch, to explore the grand ruins of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, where you can listen to the Whispering Column, and overlook the vast Oval Plaza, and Cardo Maximus, the main Roman road. Return to Amman for sightseeing of the huge Roman Amphitheatre and the Citadel Hill. After some free time, continue south to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra – voted one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’.

    Day 10
    Exploring the Lost City of Petra
    This day is devoted to the beautiful ‘rose red city, half as old as time’. You enter this lost city through a narrow gorge, the Siq, with walls that rise up to 200 metres. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40 metres high. Wind your way through the canyon to explore the Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators, and the ancient tombs.

    Day 11
    To the Crusader Castle of Shobak, Mt. Nebo and back to Amman
    Follow the King's Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12th century crusader fortress, perched on the side of a rocky mountain standing guard over a barren and desolate land. Admire the Arabic calligraphy on the external walls and towers before discovering the original Crusader chapel, palace complex and even a set of secret passages! Continue to Mt Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, where Moses stood and saw before him the Promised Land. At Madaba, visit the famous Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with its amazing 6th century mosaic map depicting the entire Holy Land – from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Later, return to the Jordanian capital where you are at leisure.

    Day 12
    Fly to Cairo
    Transfer to Amman airport for your flight to the timeless land of the Pharaohs - a country rich in wonders and mysteries. Upon arrival in Cairo, you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

    Day 13
    The Citadel and Egyptian Museum
    Begin your city sightseeing at the world-famous Egyptian Museum. Starring among its attractions is the amazing treasure recovered from Tutankhamun's tomb. Sightseeing continues at the Citadel where you enjoy breathtaking views over the whole city. Salah El Din started the Citadel in the 12th Century, but it owes its present outline to Mohammed Ali, whose Great Alabaster Mosque you'll visit next. Then free time to enjoy as you wish. In the evening, get to know your Tour Director and fellow guests over a Welcome Drink at the hotel. Later, take your seats at the magical Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids which literally illuminates the history of Giza - an unforgettable introduction to the world of ancient Egypt.

    Day 14
    Cairo and the Great Pyramids of Giza Experience
    Gain a deeper understanding of the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World during a visit to Giza with a Local Expert. Meet the enigmatic Sphinx crouching at the foot of Chephrenís Causeway and venture inside one of the magnificent pyramids. Nearby lies Memphis, capital of the Old Kingdom, see the colossal statue of Rameses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara, view the Step Pyramid of Zoser I; dating from 2,686 BC, it's the oldest in the world. Enjoy free time this afternoon.

    Day 15
    Fly to Luxor to board your Nile Cruise Ship
    Fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall. Transfer to your cruise ship. After lunch onboard, visit Luxor Temple unearthed by Mariette in the 1860s.

    Day 16
    Visit the Valley of the Kings, then through the Esna Lock to Edfu
    Travel by air-conditioned coach to the west bank of the Nile to see the Colossi of Memnon, and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried. Next, visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans creating authentic Egyptian bread. Return to your cruise boat and sail via the Esna Lock to Edfu.

    Day 17
    From the Temple of Horus to Aswan
    Visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the Falcon God. After exploring this magnificent site, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods: the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder. Cruise to Aswan and in the evening, don your galabeyas (traditional Egyptian attire), for a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.

    Day 18
    Explore Aswan’s High Dam and experience a Nile Felucca
    In the morning, visit to the Aswan High Dam and Granite Quarries to see the enormous unfinished obelisk. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae. Later, on a traditional Nile Felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient craft. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy colonial-style high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel.

    Day 19
    Free Time in Aswan and back to Cairo
    In the morning, disembark your cruise ship and enjoy free tme in Aswan. Why not join an optional experience by air to the magnificent Temples of Rameses II at Abu Simbel? Otherwise, spend the morning as you wish. There is lots to enjoy; the Botanic Gardens, Elephantine Island, the Aga Khan Mausoleum or soak up the African atmosphere in the Nubian bazaar. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo for the night.

    Day 20
    Depart Cairo
    Your journey ends after breakfast with transfers to the airport.

    Additional Included Highlights
    Tel Aviv: See Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel market.
    Jaffa: Visit the ancient port and artists' quarter.
    Acre: See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt.
    Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation.
    Galilee: A brief talk on the history and contemporary life on a Kibbutz. Visit Capernaum and the Mount of the Beatitudes. View the ancient wooden boat, which is said to date back to the times of Jesus.
    Qumran: See the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
    Jerusalem: Walk the Garden of Gethsemene, Room of the Last Supper, Pool of Bethesda, Ecce Homo Arch. See the Temple Mount. Visit the Jewish sites of King David's Tomb and the Western Wall.
    Amman: See the Roman Amphitheatre and Citadel Hill.
    Shobak: Explore the Crusader fortress seeing the Crusader chapel.
    AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS
    Tel Aviv: Partake in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
    Jerusalem: Toast the culmination of your tour with a lively Celebration Dinner.
    Cruising: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.
    Luxor: Visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans creating authentic Egyptian bread.
    Aswan: Like Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie before you, enjoy the sunset and high tea in colonial English-style at Aswan’s famous Old Cataract Hotel.
    19 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 2 Welcome Drinks (WR), 4 lunches (L), 1 High Tea (AT), 2 Signature Evenings (SE), 8 three-course table d'hôte Dinners or Buffets (D) all with tea or coffee and bottled water while cruising; plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) both wine, and tea or coffee.
    SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
    Caesarea: Explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formerly one of the splendid cities in Palestine.
    Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a morning boat ride at the very place where Jesus is said to have walked on water.
    Dead Sea: It's nearly impossible to sink so be sure to take a dip in the mineral-rich waters.
    Dead Sea: Ascend by cable car to the ancient fortress of Masada where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies, before committing mass suicide.
    Jerusalem: Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Shrine of the Book.
    Jerusalem: Walk the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of the Crucifixion.
    Jerash: Step back 2,000 years in time in this marvellous ancient city, the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world.
    Petra: Visit the ‘rose red’ city and journey through the winding dark passageway between rock walls 90-180 meters high to the ancient hidden city.
    Mount Nebo: Look down upon Moses’ Promised Land. The view is amazing and the ruins are truly a site to behold.
    Madaba: View the mosaic that is believed to be the earliest surviving map of the Holy Land.
    Cairo: Gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery – Tutankhamun's treasures.
    Giza: If only these walls could talk! Oh, but they do at the audio visual Sound & Light Show at the Great pyramids.
    Giza: Meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.
    Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man.
    West Bank: Embark on an experience with an Egyptologist to visit the Temple Hatshepsut and royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
    Philae Island: Board a motorboat to the temple complex.
    Aswan: On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft.
    STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES
    Tel Aviv: Sheraton Towers Hotel. Considered one of Tel Aviv’s more sophisticated hotels, located on the waterfront providing guests with luxury accommodation.
    Tiberias: The Leonardo Plaza Tiberias Hotel is centrally located close to the Old Town. Offering beautifully decorated rooms and a wide range of facilities.
    Dead Sea: The magnificent Hod Hamidbar hotel on the shore of the Dead Sea, offers you serenity, relaxation and the perfect pampering experience in their modern spa.
    Jerusalem: Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem. The Leonardo Plaza graces the Jerusalem skyline in the heart of the city and offers panoramic views. It has many top facilities and is a good base from which to explore the Old and New Cities.
    Amman: The 5-star Amman Marriott Hotel is located in one of the capital's busiest centers, with easy access to all historical sites. It offers spacious rooms and features 2 restaurants, 2 bars, and a health club with 2 pools.
    Petra: The Petra Marriott Hotel is majestically situated to overlook the dramatic and picturesque rose-red city. It combines the warmest Arabian hospitality with the splendor of the ancient city of Petra.
    Cairo: The luxurious Cairo Marriott is conveniently located on Gezira Island in downtown Cairo. The central section was once the Gezirah Palace built for the Khedive Isma'il Pasha in 1869. Facilities include health club, whirlpool and sauna.
    Cruising: Cruise the Nile in style, on-board your traditional Nile cruiser with its spacious cabins, bars, shops, lounge, restaurant and swimming pool.
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  7. Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg, Pretoria
    Arrive in Johannesburg where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel in Pretoria. Then enjoy some time at leisure.
    Day 2: Pretoria, Embark Rovos Rail
    Board your train at Capital Park Station to begin your journey of some 1,600 kilometres. Over the next two days, you’ll travel through a variety of landscapes — from South Africa’s highveld region, through rolling grasslands to the acclaimed winery country of Cape Town. On board, relax in your suite, or unwind with a drink in the Lounge Car or Observation Car.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 3: Rovos Rail, Kimberley
    Arrive in Kimberley, famous for its diamond mining past, thanks to the first recorded discovery here in 1871. Enjoy a city tour, then visit the ‘Big Hole’ — the result of a diamond rush and thought to be the largest man made hole in the world. Tour the open-air Mine Museum to retrace the steps of miners before re-boarding your train.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 4: Rovos Rail, Matjiesfontein, Cape Town, Disembark Rovos Rail
    Stop in the Klein Karoo town of Matjiesfontein and visit the Transport Museum. Back on board, journey through the tunnels along the Hex River in the Hex River Valley before arriving in Cape Town. Disembark and transfer to your hotel.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    Day 5: Cape Town
    This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    Day 6: Cape Town
    On a tour, ride the cableway to the top of Table Mountain and take in stunning views, before visiting the Castle of Good Hope. Later perhaps tour Constantia Winelands. Alternatively, take a ferry to Robben Island. Tonight, choose from a selection of restaurants to dine at.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    dinner
    Day 7: Cape Town, Cape Peninsula
    Journey along scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive today to Cape Point. Take in the majestic South African beach scenery before continuing on to historic Simon’s Town. Visit Boulder’s Beach and its penguin colony.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    Day 8: Cape Town, Kruger National Park
    Fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest and most diverse game park. Arrive at your lodge located within breathtaking surrounds. Enjoy the scenery and sundowner drinks.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    dinner
    Day 9: Kruger National Park
    Rise early before heading out on a morning game drive with experienced trackers. It’s then back to your lodge for lunch before setting off again this afternoon. During both drives you’ll experience incredible encounters with Africa’s Big Five. Your day ends with a boma dinner under the stars amid the sounds of the bush.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 10: Kruger National Park, Livingstone, Victoria Falls
    Fly to Livingstone in Zambia and arrive at your hotel, on the stunning Zambezi River. Settle in before taking a short walk through the hotel’s gardens to Victoria Falls. This evening, board the Royal Livingstone Express steam train for a journey over the Victoria Falls bridge, while you enjoy a five course dinner, drinks and spectacular views.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    dinner
    Day 11: Livingstone
    Perhaps trace the steps of Dr Livingstone on Chief Mukuni’s Village Cultural Tour then visit the Maramba Market. Or enjoy a rhino walking safari in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Alternatively, marvel at spectacular views of thundering Victoria Falls from the heights of a helicopter flight.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    Day 12: Livingstone, Windhoek
    Journey to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe for your flight to Windhoek, the Namibian capital. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    dinner
    Day 13: Windhoek, Sossusvlei, NamibRand Nature Reserve
    Board your private plane and fly to Sossusvlei. Set off on an excursion to learn about the harsh environment of the Namib Desert. After lunch, board a short flight to NamibRand Nature Reserve. Upon arrival, travel by 4WD to Wolwedans Dunes Camp. At the end of the day, head out on a nature drive, stopping for sundowners overlooking the incredible Chateau Plains.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 14: NamibRand Nature Reserve
    Venture out on morning and afternoon 4WD excursions that showcase the landscapes of the Namib Desert. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner prepared by the lodge’s desert chef.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 15: NamibRand Nature Reserve, Etosha National Park
    Re-board your private plane and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the great Dune Sea of the Namib Desert. On reaching the coast (fog levels permitting), you may also see abandoned mining camps and shipwrecks. Land at Walvis Bay and board a cruise to see dolphins and seals, ending with a picnic lunch along the beach. Continue by plane to Onguma Private Game Reserve, on the border of Etosha National Park.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 16: Etosha National Park
    During your game drives today, experience Etosha National Park’s wildlife. Here, herds of elephants, lions, and giraffes can be found. You also have a chance of sighting zebras, cheetahs, leopards and perhaps even the endangered black rhinoceros.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 17: Etosha National Park
    Today presents another opportunity to explore Onguma Private Game Reserve via your game drives.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 18: Etosha National Park, Depart Windhoek
    Fly to Windhoek, for your connecting international flight home.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
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  9. Day 1: Arrive Windhoek
    Journey to Windhoek, the Namibian capital. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival and enjoy meeting your fellow guests and APT Tour Director at a Welcome Dinner.
    Meals Included
    dinner
    Day 2: Windhoek, Sossusvlei, NamibRand Nature Reserve
    Board your private plane and fly to Sossusvlei, where you can take in the various shapes of some of the world’s tallest freestanding dunes. Set off on an excursion to learn about the harsh environment of the Namib Desert and the unique creatures and plants that have adapted to survive here. After lunch, board a short flight to NamibRand Nature Reserve. Upon arrival, admire the stunning scenery as you travel by 4WD to Wolwedans Dunes Camp, perched on the very top of a dune plateau.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 3: NamibRand Nature Reserve
    Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner prepared by your camp’s chef.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 4: NamibRand Nature Reserve, Etosha National Park
    Farewell your dune camp as you re-board your private plane for your next adventure. Your flight route begins with an amazing bird’s-eye view of the great Dune Sea of the Namib Desert, which stretches along Namibia’s entire Atlantic coast. On reaching the coast (fog levels permitting), you may also see abandoned mining camps and shipwrecks. Continue by plane to Onguma Private Game Reserve, located on the border of Etosha National Park. Transfer to your camp, overlooking a watering hole and enjoy the peaceful surrounds of your camp’s location.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 5: Etosha National Park
    During your morning and afternoon game drives, experience the wildlife of Etosha National Park, where open desert landscapes create an array of game viewing opportunities. Within the desert of the Etosha Salt Pan, elephants, lions, giraffes and various breeds of birds congregate around the various waterholes. You may also spot wildebeest, zebras, cheetahs, leopards and perhaps even rhinoceros.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 6: Etosha National Park
    Today presents yet another opportunity to explore Onguma Private Game Reserve via your morning and afternoon game drives. Should you have missed any sightings from the day before, perhaps today may present new discoveries.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 7: Etosha National Park, Windhoek, Cape Town
    Board your plane and fly to Windhoek, where your Namibia Private Air Safari ends. Change planes and continue to Cape Town where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel for the next stage of your adventure.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    Day 8: Cape Town
    Ride the cableway to the top of Table Mountain and take in stunning views, before visiting the Castle of Good Hope.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    dinner
    Day 9: Cape Town, Cape Peninsula
    Journey along the winding, scenic coastal road of Chapman’s Peak Drive today to Cape Point, a nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park. Take in the majestic South African beach scenery before continuing on to historic Simon’s Town which has been an important naval base for more than 200 years. A few kilometres away from Simon’s Town is Boulders Beach. Make a visit here and see a colony of penguins up close before returning to Cape Town.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    Day 10: Cape Town, Oudtshoorn
    Travel the world-famous Garden Route to Oudtshoorn. Explore the underground labyrinth of tunnels and chasms that is the Cango Caves, before enjoying a dinner of regional Karoo cuisine.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    dinner
    Day 11: Oudtshoorn, Knysna
    Later, continue on your journey to Knysna.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    dinner
    Day 12: Knysna, Featherbed Nature Reserve
    Take a ferry to Featherbed Nature Reserve and travel by 4WD to Western Head for panoramic views of Knysna Lagoon. Conclude your sightseeing with a buffet lunch amid the lush forest environment.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    Day 13: Knysna, Port Elizabeth
    Perhaps visit Monkeyland Primate Reserve, where you’ll see primate species roam free. Alternatively, enter the world’s largest aviary dome. Continue to Port Elizabeth.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    dinner
    Day 14: Port Elizabeth, Kruger National Park
    Fly via Johannesburg to Kruger National Park, arriving at the private game reserve of Ngala. Upon arrival, you have time to unwind amidst the luxury of the lodge. Perhaps relax on your private deck before sundowner drinks at dusk. Then, join your fellow guests for a delicious dinner.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    dinner
    Day 15: Kruger National Park
    Rise early this morning and head out with your experienced trackers on a morning game drive. Return to the lodge for lunch and time to relax before heading out again in the afternoon. During both of these game drives you will share the land with very few others, increasing your chance of animal sightings.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    Day 16: Kruger National Park, Johannesburg
    After breakfast, say goodbye to Kruger National Park and fly back to Johannesburg. Here, you will stay overnight before your flight to Kasane in the morning.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    Day 17: Johannesburg, Livingstone
    Upon arrival into Livingstone, be transferred to your hotel which is set beside the Zambezi River. Enjoy some time to settle in, before taking a short walk through the hotel's gardens to the iconic landmark of Victoria Falls, Watch clouds of mist rise skyward as the waters of the Zambezi roar over the brink and into the seemingly bottomless chasm located below.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    dinner
    Day 18: Livingstone

    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    Day 19: Kasane, Livingstone
    Travel by coach and boat through Botswana into Namibia and transfer to your water villa on the Chobe River. Enjoy views of Sedudu Island, known for its high density of wildlife.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    dinner
    Day 20: Chobe River
    Wake to a beautiful sunrise overlooking the Chobe as you prepare for another day of safari boat rides, and see many elephants that call the Chobe home.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
    lunch
    Day 21: Chobe River, Depart Kasane
    Your journey ends after breakfast this morning with a transfer to Kasane airport for your onward flight.
    Meals Included
    Breakfast
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