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Egypt, Jordan & Israel 2017/18 (19 Days, )

Starting in Cairo and ending in Amman, this enlightening trip visits the Pyramids of Giza, Petra in Jordan, Jerusalem in Israel and plus loads more unforgettable destinations with the added bonus of a local Topdeck guide in each country. From the temples of Abu Simbel to the markets of Luxor, the coral reefs of Dahab to a desert camp in Wadi Rum, you'll make memories to last a lifetime on this incredible adventure

Inclusions

Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
Felucca sailing on the Nile
Egyptian Museum
Nubian village visit
4-star Red Sea resort in Dahab
Discover the 'Lost City of Petra'
Float in the Dead Sea
Guided tours of Jerusalem & Bethlehem
Temples of Abu Simbel, Luxor & Karnak
Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut
Wadi Rum 4x4 Excursion & Desert Camp
Saqqara Step Pyramid, Coptic Cairo & Khan el Khalili
Guided tours at major sites (entrance fees not included in Egypt)
18 Breakfasts
18 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
19
Price From
AUD $3,776
Start Location
Cairo, Egypt
End Location
Cairo, Egypt
Age Range
Avg. 39+
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
19 Nov 201707 Dec 2017Fully BookedAUD $4,950 
03 Dec 201721 Dec 2017Fully BookedAUD $4,950 
17 Dec 201704 Jan 201841AUD $3,777
31 Dec 201718 Jan 201836AUD $5,395
14 Jan 201801 Feb 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,395 
28 Jan 201815 Feb 201840AUD $5,395
11 Feb 201801 Mar 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,395 
25 Feb 201815 Mar 2018Fully BookedAUD $5,395 
11 Mar 201829 Mar 201844AUD $5,395
25 Mar 201812 Apr 201838AUD $5,395
08 Apr 201826 Apr 201843AUD $5,395
22 Apr 201810 May 201840AUD $5,395
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Cairo, Egypt
Touch down, be whisked to your hotel then kick that body clock into overdrive with Cairo’s nocturnal lifestyle. Shopping at 2am? Why not. But first, get to know your crew at tonight’s welcome meeting. Included activities: - Airport transfer
Day 2: Cairo to Aswan via Overnight Coach
Khan el Khalili market not only drips with silver lanterns, scarab pendants and incense, it’s cloaked in ancient history. The site was originally a mausoleum dating back to 970AD known as the Saffron Tomb. Some of the people playing backgammon at Fishawi's could very well have been in the same spot since then. Then tick off Coptic Cairo and the famous step pyramid in Saqqara. Included activities: - Saqqara Step Pyramid - Coptic Cairo - Khan el-Khalili market Meals: - Breakfast
Day 3: Aswan
There’s no cheesy soundtrack or polo-and-deck-shs uniform required when you’re sailing on the world’s longest river. Just a gorgeous old felucca, the breeze in its cotton sails, before getting up close and personal with the Nubians who have called this place home for thousands of years. (B) Included activities: - Short felucca ride - Nubian village visit Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: - Camel ride - Nubian dinner
Day 4: Aswan
The Nile is so badass, it takes down everything in its path. Which is why Abu Simbel temple was sliced into 1,015 pieces and relocated in the '60s. Don't worry, Pharaoh Ramesses II, you're still looking good. All four of you. Included activities: - Abu Simbel Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: - Philae Temple
Day 5: Aswan to Luxor
Start the day on a Luxor note with a visit to two temples and plenty of time to soak up the world’s largest open-air museum of temples and tombs. The writing’s on the wall... but that’s a good thing here. Included activities: - Karnak & Luxor temples Meals: - Breakfast
Day 6: Luxor to Cairo via Overnight Coach
Get down and deity on a guided tour through the Valley of the Kings where anyone who was anyone was wrapped and packed for all eternity, including King Tut. Then tick off the Temple of Hatshepsut and the two imposing statues comprising Colossi of Memnon. All in a day’s work. Included activities: - Valley of the Kings - Temple of Hatshepsut - Colossi of Memnon Meals: - Breakfast
Day 7: Cairo
How do you use an ancient Egyptian doorbell? Toot-and-come-in! Yeah. We went there. Check out King Tutankhamun's treasures (amongst 160,000 relics and mummified remains) at the Egyptian Museum then snap your Sphinx and pyramid selfie in Giza. Included activities: - Egyptian Museum - Giza pyramids & Sphinx Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: - Nile dinner cruise
Day 8: Cairo to Dahab
Start slapping on the sunscreen - we’re off to the Red Sea! With sun, sandy beaches and some of the world’s hottest and saltiest seawater, the Red Sea is the ultimate spot to remain in a sedated state of relaxation. Leisure seekers apply within. Meals: - Breakfast
Day 9: Dahab
Four days, coastal vibes, perfect kite-surfing conditions and camels - welcome to Dahab. Snorkel, swim or just soak up the beauty of the Blue Hole. Balance bubble-blowing with a burn through the desert on quad bikes (optional) or sate your appetite at one of the many beachside eateries. Forget farm to table. Here the fish almost leap out of the ocean onto your plate. Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: - Diving - Snorkelling - Quad bikes - Hike Mount Sinai for sunrise - Camel ride
Day 17: Petra
Petra is not just one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, this rose-red city of 80 metre-high twisting sandstone tunnels, palaces, temples, tombs and Indiana Jones flashbacks is a real-life movie set and today you’re the star. Life = made. Meals: - Breakfast
Day 16: Amman to Petra
Bible studies 101 today as you listen to history's whispers in Madaba amongst intricate Byzantine mosaics, check out the view from Mount Nebo and storm a Crusader castle in Karak before arriving in the Lost City. Included activities: - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Karak Castle Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: - Petra by Night tour
Day 15: Jerusalem to Amman, Jordan
You don’t need flowers to pay your respects at the Mount of Olives – a stone placed on top of a tomb will let them know you stopped by. You’ll also get epic views over Jerusalem and holy vibes in the Gethsemane garden. Then, travel into the real-world nativity scene in Bethlehem and onto Amman. Included activities: - Mount of Olives - Gethsemane - Bethlehem Meals: - Breakfast
Day 14: Jerusalem
This is the definition of ‘soul-stirring’ – at just one square kilometre in size, the Old City jams in 4,000 years of history and a trifecta of Jewish, Muslim and Christian sacred sites. See the Wailing Wall walk the Via Dolorosa to the Golgotha (where Jesus was crucified) and then head to Mount Zion to see King David’s tomb. Included activities: - Old Jerusalem city tour Meals: - Breakfast
Day 10: Dahab
Another day in paradise awaits you. Gear up for an eye-opening dive exploration, snare yourself a bargain at the village shops, or alternatively, do nothing at all. It’s your vaycay. Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: - Diving - Snorkelling - Quad bikes - Hike Mount Sinai for sunrise - Camel ride
Day 12: Dahab
When you get bored of sun, swimming and snorkelling, don your comfiest hiking shs and make your way to the top of Mount Sinai for a holy sunrise and mingle with the monks at St Catherine’s Monastery, where history can be traced back 17 centuries. Then, saddle up for a camel ride or explore the desert by a more mechanical steed (aka quad bike). Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: - Diving - Snorkelling - Quad bikes - Hike Mount Sinai for sunrise - Camel ride
Day 11: Dahab
Fancy a seafood feast, fit for a sheikh? Satiate your appetite with a drool-inducing seafood feast at one of the many beachside restaurants in this superb seaside town. When your tummy is well and truly full, head back to the beach, where your toughest decision will be whether to doze or dip. Meals: - Breakfast Optional activities: - Diving - Snorkelling - Quad bikes - Hike Mount Sinai for sunrise - Camel ride
Day 18: Petra to Wadi Rum
Kick off with a 4x4 desert safari and dig into local flavours at tonight's earth-oven dinner. Then bed down for the night like a Bedouin amongst the glowing desert landscape of Wadi Rum. The traditions here remain unchanged since the time of Lawrence of Arabia. We won't blame you for not wanting to move on. Included activities: - 4x4 excursion - Overnight in Bedouin desert camp Meals: - Breakfast - Dinner Optional activities: - Camel ride
Day 13: Dahab to Jerusalem, Israel
Cross the Israeli border into the holy land for a salty dip. Sitting at 427 metres below sea level, 306 metres deep with 9.6 times the salinity of the ocean, the Dead Sea will float your body. You can't fight it; it’s science. Included activities: - Dead Sea Meals: - Breakfast
Day 19: Wadi Rum to Amman
Say bye, bye Bedouins and return to Amman. Then we’re outta here. But if you’ve become more of a fan of Jordan than Nike, why not extend your stay? Included activities: - Little Petra Meals: - Breakfast