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  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Israel
    You are met at Ben Gurion Airport and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Tonight meet your fellow passengers for welcome drink and a short introduction about the tour.(Welcome Drink)

    Day 2
    Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv
    Sightseeing this morning shows you all 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. Tonight enjoy a Shabbat dinner at your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 3
    Caesarea, Acre & Nazareth
    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. Now on to your welcoming hotel in Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee. The day concludes with a brief introduction to life on a Kibbutz.(Buffet Breakfast / Three-course table d’hôte Dinner or Buffet)

    Day 4
    Along the Jordan River to the Dead Sea
    Visit the ancient wooden boat, which is said to date back to the times of Jesus and enjoy a boat ride 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. Now journey through ever changing landscapes along the Jordan Valley, past ancient Jericho to take a dip in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea.(Buffet Breakfast / Three-course table d’hôte Dinner or Buffet)

    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, before mass suicide prevented final surrender. 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 from where there is a breathtaking view 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 Western Wall - the most sacred monument in Judaism. Then check in to your hotel for three fabulous nights.(Buffet Breakfast)

    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. Later, there is an optional excursion to Bethlehem.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 7
    Exploring Jerusalem
    During your stay 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. Tonight, bid farewell to the antiquities of Israel at a Celebration Dinner with wine.(Buffet Breakfast / Celebration Dinner)

    Day 8
    From Jerusalem 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.(Buffet Breakfast / Welcome Dinner)

    Day 9
    Jerash, the Pompeii of the East & Petra
    The trip 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 a city tour seeing the huge Roman Amphitheatre and the Citadel Hill. After some free time, continue south to the UNESCO listed site of Petra - voted as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’.(Buffet Breakfast / Three-course table d’hôte Dinner or Buffet)

    Day 10
    Exploring the Lost City of Petra
    Today is devoted to this beautiful ‘rose red city, half as old as time’. The approach to this lost city is through a narrow gorge, the Siq, whose walls rise up 200 metres. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40 meters high. Wind your way through the canyon to explore the Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators, and the ancient tombs.(Buffet Breakfast / Three-course table d’hôte Dinner or Buffet)

    Day 11
    Crusader Castles, Mt Nebo & Amman
    Follow the King's Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12C 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. Now return to the Jordanian capital where you are at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast / Three-course table d’hôte Dinner or Buffet)

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

    Day 14
    Depart Amman
    After breakfast you are transferred to Amman airport for your onward flight.(Buffet Breakfast)

    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.
    PREMIUM EXPERIENCES AND DINING
    Petra: Visit the rose red city and journey through the winding dark passageway between rock walls 300 and 600ft high to the ancient hidden city.
    PREMIUM HOTELS AND LOCATIONS
    Sheraton is one of the most revered hotel brands in the world, known for superior quality and service. Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel sits on a prime beach front location and right at the heart of the city's social hotspot
    On the shores of the Sea of Galilee, The Scots Hotel is set in a historic building overlooking the Golan Heights.
    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.
    The Leonardo Plaza in Jerusalem is modern, elegant and superbly located within walking distance from the Independence Park and the Western Wall - a tranquil island in the heart of an historic city, bustling with life.
    The Marriott hotels featured in Jordan are excellent examples from this prestigious and luxurious brand.
    SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES AND DINING
    Caesarea: Explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formally 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 at this marvellous ancient city, the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world.
    Mount Nebo: Look down upon Moses' Promised Land. The view is amazing and the ruins are a site to behold!
    Mabada: View the mosaic that is believed to be the earliest surviving map of the Holy Land.
    Tel Aviv: Partake in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
    Jerusalem: Toast the culmination of your tour with a lively Celebration Dinner.
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  3. Day 1
    ARRIVE CAPE TOWN (4 NIGHTS)
    Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, transfer to your hotel to relax and unwind after your flight. At 6:30pm join your Travel Director for an African style kick-off party at a nearby local restaurant and enjoy a warm African welcome, followed by a finger food buffet of authentic to South African cuisine.Kick-Off Party

    Day 2
    CAPE PENINSULA TRIP
    Enjoy a full day to take in the stunning Cape Peninsula. View the exquisite stretch of coastline from Camps Bay and Clifton to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno and the charming working harbour of Hout Bay. Embark on an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise. Wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breathtaking ocean views before arriving at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before meandering back along the coast visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the endearing penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. This evening, delight in the Local Speciality of Djembe, an interactive drumming experience, where you'll truly feel the heartbeat of Africa. After getting in tune with your musical side, enjoy a Regional Meal of Cape Malay and African cuisine.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Regional Meal

    Day 3
    CAPE TOWN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
    Begin the day with a cable car ride to the legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) at the southernmost tip of Africa. Be amazed at the stunning panorama of the City and landscape as you climb to the summit.Continue to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where you'll gain a Unique Insight into the Cape Floral Kingdom. Set below the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, the gardens are home to over 3,000 different plants, including many indigenous species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world! This afternoon is free to spend time relaxing at your hotel or join an optional visit to Robben Island by ferry (weather permitting). During this emotionally charged and highly moving experience, see the cell where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for more than 25 years and marvel at how far this amazing country has come in such a short time. Enjoy the evening at leisure to sample one of the local restaurants.Buffet Breakfast

    Day 4
    TABLE MOUNTAIN AND FREE TIME
    This morning allows time for a lazy breakfast or an optional visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium located at the waterfront. Without a doubt, the most popular animals in the aquarium are the ragged-tooth sharks. This afternoon,  gain a Unique Insight into the Amy Biehl Foundation. The foundation works to fulfill three rights in the South African Constitution: the right to education, the right to equal employment, and the right to health. The program aims to empower the youths of the townships around Cape Town, mainly through after-school programs. On arrival you enjoy a simple lunch and experience a township tour. Visit the after school centers to learn about activities and Local Specialties such as beading, marimba, recorder, choir, brass, traditional dance, and kwaito classes which you can either participate in or interact with the local children. This evening is free to enjoy the facilities of your hotel.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch

    Day 5
    CAPE TOWN - STELLENBOSCH (2 NIGHTS)
    After an early breakfast, depart Cape Town and drive to see the last place in which Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, a Unique Insight. It was through these gates that Mandela walked to freedom in 1990. Visit the Cheetah Outreach facility and experience the excitement of a personal encounter with hand raised cheetahs with a Local Expert. Later, stop for a Be My Guest lunch at a nearby Wine Estate where you'll enjoy a Boerebraai and wine blending experience. This includes a local South African lunch, a cellar tour, wine tasting and wine blending, a Local Specialty. Children will enjoy a sampling of the estates delicious grape juice and, weather permitting, a tractor ride. You will be hosted by the Momberg family and get an opportunity to interact with them and learn about the history of the wine estate. Head to the historical town of Stellenbosch, and check into your hotel before completing the day at the Eagle-Encounters bird of prey rehabilitation center. This evening is free to enjoy the facilities of your luxurious hotel.Buffet Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining

    Day 6
    STELLENBOSCH -HERMANUS - STELLENBOSCH
    Today drive to the seaside town of Hermanus situated on the stunning south coast of the Western Cape at the beginning of the Garden Route, famous for its incredible viewings of Southern Right Whales, a Unique Insight. The whales migrate to these waters from their Antarctic feeding areas to breed, care for their young and play in the shallow waters of Walker Bay. Embark on a whale watching boat cruise (seasonal Jun-Dec) to see these massive, gentle and inquisitive creatures followed by lunch at a local restaurant. For the months outside the whale watching season (Jan - May) visit the Aquila Private Game Reserve, a 'Big 5' Game Reserve and visit the Animal Rescue Centre for an afternoon safari including a buffet lunch.  Later return to your hotel for a leisurely evening.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch

    Day 7
    STELLENBOSCH - CAPE TOWN - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (3 NIGHTS)
    Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before heading to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Transfer your hotel, perfectly located near the entrance to the Kruger National Park. You arrive in time for your first game viewing experience before enjoying dinner in the African Bush.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Day 8
    KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
    For the next two days, join a Local Expert and experience all of the wonders of legendary Kruger National Park, home to the magnificent ‘Big 5’ animals of the world, and a host of others including 147 species of mammal, and over 500 bird species.  There is simply nothing to beat that rising feeling of anticipation and excitement as you enter the nearby park in the half-light of the spectacular African dawn. View areas of sweeping savannah, bisected by rivers full of hippos, muddy waterholes lined with animals quenching their thirst, and the bush itself, home to zebra and antelope, studded by immense biscuit-coloured termite hills, and towering above it all, graceful giraffes. Stop for lunch at a rest camp situated inside the park and continue to enjoy game-viewing in the afternoon, an intensely moving experience with nothing preparing you for the waves of emotion inspired by an encounter with these wonderful, almost regal creatures thriving in their natural habitat. Dinner is served at the hotel in the evenings and on the final night, enjoy a Farewell Dinner under the stars in a traditional African Boma.

    Day 10
    DEPART KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - JOHANNESBURG
    This morning, time permitting, enjoy an optional three hour morning game drive. After breakfast, transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your flight to OR Tambo International Airport for your onward journey home.Buffet Breakfast

    Sightseeing Highlights
    See the Cheetah outreach facility, the Eagle Encounters conservation centre in Stellenbosch and the abundance of wildlife in the famous Kruger National park.
    View iconic Table Mountain, the penguins at Boulders Beach, and the stunning Garden Route coastal scenery.
    Visit the Cape of Good Hope, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens,  Stellenbosch wine estates, Hermanus for its whale watching.
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  5. Day 1
    Welcome to Israel
    You are met at Ben Gurion Airport and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Tonight meet your fellow passengers for welcome drink and a short introduction about the tour.(Welcome Drink)

    Day 2
    Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv
    Sightseeing this morning shows you all 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. Tonight enjoy a Shabbat dinner at your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 3
    Caesarea, Acre & Nazareth
    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. Now on to your welcoming hotel in Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee. The day concludes with a brief introduction to life on a Kibbutz.(Buffet Breakfast / Three-course table d’hôte Dinner or Buffet)

    Day 4
    Along the Jordan River to the Dead Sea
    Visit the ancient wooden boat, which is said to date back to the times of Jesus and enjoy a boat ride 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. Now journey through ever changing landscapes along the Jordan Valley, past ancient Jericho to take a dip in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea.(Buffet Breakfast / Three-course table d’hôte Dinner or Buffet)

    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, before mass suicide prevented final surrender. 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 from where there is a breathtaking view 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 Western Wall - the most sacred monument in Judaism. Then check in to your hotel for three fabulous nights.(Buffet Breakfast)

    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. Later, there is an optional excursion to Bethlehem.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 7
    Exploring Jerusalem
    During your stay 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. Tonight, bid farewell to the antiquities of Israel at a Celebration Dinner with wine.(Buffet Breakfast / Celebration Dinner)

    Day 8
    From Jerusalem 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.(Buffet Breakfast / Welcome Dinner)

    Day 9
    Jerash, the Pompeii of the East & Petra
    The trip 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 a city tour seeing the huge Roman Amphitheatre and the Citadel Hill. After some free time, continue south to the UNESCO listed site of Petra - voted as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’.(Buffet Breakfast / Three-course table d’hôte Dinner or Buffet)

    Day 10
    Exploring the Lost City of Petra
    Today is devoted to this beautiful ‘rose red city , half as old as time’. The approach to this lost city is through a narrow gorge, the Siq, whose walls rise up 200 metres. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40 meters high. Wind your way through the canyon to explore the Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators, and the ancient tombs.(Buffet Breakfast / Three-course table d’hôte Dinner or Buffet)

    Day 11
    Crusader Castles, Mt Nebo & Amman
    Follow the King's Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12C 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. Now return to the Jordanian capital where you are at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast / Three-course table d’hôte Dinner or Buffet)

    Day 12
    Depart Amman
    Your tour concludes with a transfer to the airport.(Buffet Breakfast)

    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.
    PREMIUM EXPERIENCES AND DINING
    Petra: Visit the 'rose red' city and journey through the winding dark passageway between rock walls 300 and 600ft high to the ancient hidden city.
    PREMIUM HOTELS AND LOCATIONS
    Sheraton is one of the most revered hotel brands in the world, known for superior quality and service. Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel sits on a prime beach front location and right at the heart of the city's social hotspot
    On the shores of the Sea of Galilee, The Scots Hotel is set in a historic building overlooking the Golan Heights.
    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.
    The Leonardo Plaza in Jerusalem is modern, elegant and superbly located within walking distance from the Independence Park and the Western Wall - a tranquil island in the heart of an historic city, bustling with life.
    The Marriott hotels featured in Jordan are excellent examples from this prestigious and luxurious brand.
    SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES AND DINING
    Caesarea: Explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formally 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 at this marvellous ancient city, the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world.
    Mount Nebo: Look down upon Moses' Promised Land. The view is amazing and the ruins are a site to behold!
    Mabada: View the mosaic that is believed to be the earliest surviving map of the Holy Land.
    Tel Aviv: Partake in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
    Jerusalem: Toast the culmination of your tour with a lively Celebration Dinner.
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  7. Day 1
    Cairo at Leisure
    Welcome to Egypt, the timeless land of the Pharaohs and a treasure house of ancient history. On arrival in Cairo you are met and transferred to your sophisticated tour hotel, built around a stunning landscaped atrium.

    Day 2
    To the Gulf of Suez
    Visit Old Cairo to see the hanging Church of St. Mary this morning, before travelling on to Ain El Sokhana. Your resort is located on the shores of the Red Sea.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 3
    Suez Sightseeing
    Early morning visit to Saint Antony monastery, a Coptic Orthodox monastery standing in an oasis in the desert and Saint Paulos monastery. Afterwards, return to your hotel for free time.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 4
    On to Alexandria
    Drive through the desert to Alexandria, Egyptís major port, founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 5
    Alexandria Sightseeing
    Your full day city tour includes the National Museum, Roman Amphitheatre and Roman Catacombs. After a visit to the 15C Quayet-Bey Fortress, your final stop is at the Montazah Gardens. Tonight, your Highlight Dinner is at a local restaurant.(Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 6
    El-Alamein & Cairo
    Drive into the Western Desert to El-Alamein. Time here to pay your respects at the War Cemeteries and visit the Military Museum. En route to Cairo make a stop at the Coptic Monasteries at Wadi El Natrun (if open).(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 7
    Cairo Sightseeing
    Enjoy views over the city from the Citadel of Salah El Dinand then visit Mohammed Ali's great alabaster mosque. Continue to Tahrir Square, focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Then gaze upon Tutankhamun's treasure in the Egyptian Museum. Tonight, experience a Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza!(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 8
    Fly to Luxor and Join Cruise
    Fly to Luxor on the banks of the Nile, to tour the Temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of Ramheaded sphinxes, past the statue of Rameses II, to the vast Hypostyle Hall, a veritable stone forest, housing 134 giant decorated columns. Later, get to know your cruiseboat, and set sail for Dendara.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 9
    On Board Ship
    Visit the Temple of Hathor in Dendara, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt and containing a rare depiction of Cleopatra and her son Caesarian, whose father was Julius Caesar. Return to Luxor around mid day where you are at leisure. In the cool of early evening, visit the ancient Temple of Luxor, founded in 1400 BC during Thebe's Golden Age.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 10
    On Board Ship
    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. Return to your cruise boat and sailvia the Esna Lock to Edfu.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 11
    On Board Ship
    Visit the well-preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the Falcon God. After exploring this fascinating site, your cruise continues to Aswan. Don your galabeyas, (traditional Egyptian attire), for a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 12
    On Board Ship
    Sightseeing includes a 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, return to Aswan to sail in a traditional Nile felucca around Aswan's Botanical Gardens and enjoy a very English high tea before sunset.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 13
    On Board Ship
    Perhaps join the optional excursion by air to the temples of Abu Simbel? Later, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple of Egypt dedicated to two gods, the crocodile headed, Sobek and falcon headed Horus the Elder.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 14
    On Board Ship
    Your cruise continues along the life giving waters of the Nile. In the evening arrive back in Luxor where there is time for last minute shopping and sightseeing.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 15
    Luxor and Cairo
    Disembark from your cruise and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 16
    Cairo Sightseeing
    Drive to Memphis to admire the statue of Rameses II and the great alabaster sphinx. Continue to Sakkara to see the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest in the world. Now enjoy a highlight visit inside one of the Pyramids of Gizaand see the guardian Sphinx.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 17
    Depart Cairo
    The tour ends with transfers to Cairo airport.(Buffet Breakfast)

    ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
    Athens: See Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus.
    Corinth Canal: Cross the amazing rock-cut channel dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece.
    Patras: Cross world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridge.
    Thermopylae: See the memorial to Leonidas and his heroic Spartans.
    HIGHLIGHT HOTELS AND LOCATIONS
    Cruising: Cruise the Nile in style aboard your traditional Nile cruiser with its spacious cabins, bars, shops, lounge, restaurant and swimming pool.
    Cairo Marriott: 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.
    SIGNATURE DINING
    Alexandria: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner is at a local restaurant.
    A Welcome Reception with drinks and Welcome Dinner (WD), 6 Breakfasts (BB), 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) and 3 three-course table d’hôte Dinners, or Buffets, plus tea or coffee (D). Departures on tour for New Year’s Eve, enjoy a festive celebration dinner.
    SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
    Alexandria: Visit the magnificent 15C Quayet-Bey Fortress.
    Cairo: The full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne, precious jewelry; gaze upon the most recognizable symbols of ancient Egypt - Tutankhamun’s treasure!
    Giza: If only these walls could talk! Oh, but they do at the audio visual Sound & Light Show at the great Pyramids.
    Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man.
    West Bank: Embark on an excursion to visit the Temple Hatshepsut and royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
    Philea Island: Board a motorboat to the temple complex.
    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.
    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.
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  9. Day 1
    Cairo at Leisure
    Welcome to Egypt, the timeless land of the Pharaohs and a treasure house of ancient history. On arrival in Cairo you are met and transferred to your sophisticated tour hotel, built around a stunning landscaped atrium.

    Day 2
    To the Gulf of Suez
    Visit Old Cairo to see the hanging Church of St. Mary this morning, before travelling on to Ain El Sokhana. Your resort is located on the shores of the Red Sea.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 3
    Suez Sightseeing
    Early morning visit to Saint Antony monastery, a Coptic Orthodox monastery standing in an oasis in the desert and Saint Paulos monastery. Afterwards, return to your hotel for free time.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 4
    On to Alexandria
    Drive through the desert to Alexandria, Egyptís major port, founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 5
    Alexandria Sightseeing
    Your full day city tour includes the National Museum, Roman Amphitheatre and Roman Catacombs. After a visit to the 15C Quayet-Bey Fortress, your final stop is at the Montazah Gardens. Tonight, your Highlight Dinner is at a local restaurant.(Buffet Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 6
    El-Alamein & Cairo
    Drive into the Western Desert to El-Alamein. Time here to pay your respects at the War Cemeteries and visit the Military Museum. En route to Cairo make a stop at the Coptic Monasteries at Wadi El Natrun (if open).(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 7
    Cairo & the Pyramids of Giza
    Drive out to Memphis, to view the colossal statue of Rameses II and great alabaster sphinx. Nearby at Sakkara,view the Step Pyramid of Zoser; dating from 2686BC, it's the oldest in the world. Now the moment youíve been waiting for - a guided tour of Giza where you see the enigmatic Sphinx and venture inside one of the magnificent Pyramids!(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 8
    Cairo, the Citadel and the Egyptian Museum
    Start the day with breathtaking views over the city from the Citadel, and visit the alabaster mosque. Then test your bargaining skills in the Khan El Khalili bazaars. Continue to Tahrir Square, focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Next is the Egyptian Museum, an unrivaled warehouse ofPharaonic treasure, housing the golden treasure recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 9
    Fly to Abu Simbel to Join Cruise
    Transfer to the airport for your flight via Aswan to the ancient Nubian lands near Egypt's southern border. On arrival, board your comfortable cruise boat on Lake Nasser. Get your camera ready for your visit to the Great Temple of Abu Simbel. You are confronted by four towering statues of Rameses himself, carved out of a single slab of rock. The smaller Temple of Hathor, is also guarded by six 10 metre statues. Spend some time exploring inside the 3,200 year old walls, depicting scenes of Rameses and the Gods.Tonight, experience the monuments lit in all their glory at the sound and light show.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 10
    On Board Ship
    Enjoy the ever changing scenery as you cruise to the ancient ruined citadel of Kasr Ibrim, still occupying its original strategic high ground. Cruise on to Amada, noted for having the oldest surviving structure on Lake Nasser. Also, it has some of the finest carvings of any Nubian temple. Explore the temple dedicated to Amun-Re and Re-Harrakte and also visit the Tomb of Penniut, deputy of Nubia.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 11
    On Board Ship
    This morning you visit Wadi El Sebou, in the Valley of the Lions', named after the great Avenue of Sphinxes which led to the Temple of Rameses II. Now time to relax and enjoy your superb cruise facilities as you continue on to exotic Aswan - where the Middle East overlaps with Africa!(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 12
    On Board Ship
    Visit the Temple of Kalabsha, built by the Roman Emperor Octavius Augustus and dedicated to the local fertility god Mandulis. Disembark now and cross over the Aswan High Dam. Take a motorboat to the Temples of Philae, rising from the waters of the Nile. Aswan granite was used by many of the Pharaohs to build their temples and tombs and you visit one of the quarries on your way to your second cruise ship which will transport you up the Nile. This afternoon, enjoy high tea in English colonial style before sunset.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Afternoon Tea / Dinner)

    Day 13
    On Board Ship
    For a change of mood, embark on a traditional Nile sailing boat (felucca,) around Aswan's Botanical Gardens. Cruise on to Kom Ombo to visit the only temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods - Horus the Elder and the crocodile headed Sobek. In fact, crocodiles were kept in the temple and some mummified remains are still on show. Set sail again for Edfu. Tonight celebrate in Egyptian style at an Oriental Dinner and Galabea Party.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 14
    On Board Ship
    In Edfu this morning, two black granite falcons guard the entrance to the Temple of Horus, the Falcon God. After exploring the well preserved wall reliefs, continue your Nile cruise to Luxor. On arrival, visit the fabulous Luxor Temple which lay buried beneath the streets of the town for thousands of years.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Day 15
    Return to Cairo
    Drive over to the west bank of the Nile for a photo stop at the towering Colossi of Memnon. Next, visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, blending into the cliff face above. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, the burial place of many of the New Kingdom Pharaohs. Return to Luxor to the Temple complex of Karnak. Among its splendours is the Hypostyle Hall, the largest of any temple in the world. Later, transfer to the airport to board your flight back to Cairo.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 16
    Depart Cairo
    Your tour comes to a close with a transfer to the airport.(Buffet Breakfast)

    HIGHLIGHT HOTELS AND LOCATIONS
    Cruising: Cruise the Nile in style aboard your traditional Nile cruiser with its spacious cabins, bars, shops, lounge, restaurant and swimming pool.
    Cairo Marriott: 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.
    SIGNATURE DINING
    Alexandria: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner is at a local restaurant.
    Cruising: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.
    SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
    Alexandria: Visit the magnificent 15C Quayet-Bey Fortress.
    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.
    Cairo: The full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne, precious jewelry; gaze upon the most recognizable symbols of ancient Egypt - Tutankhamun’s treasure!
    Abu Simbel: Visit to the Great Temple and be confronted by four towering statues of Rameses himself, carved out of a single slab of rock.
    Abu Simbel: Experience the monuments lit in all their glory at the sound and light show.
    Philea Island: Board a motorboat to the temple complex.
    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.
    West Bank: Embark on an excursion to visit the Temple Hatshepsut and royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
    Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man.
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