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Classical Egypt & Israel

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(19 Reviews)
From $7,233 AUD
  • 16 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Cairo, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Muhraka, Megiddo, Acre, Galilee, Tiberias, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Banias, Cana, Nazareth, Yardenit, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea

    Group Size:
    1 to 48
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruising with Land, Egypt Nile Cruises, Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Uncover magical ruins, mysteries and tradition across Egypt & Israel

  • Cruise down the Nile to experience the great monuments of Karnak, Luxor, Edfu and Philae temples
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut’s temple
  • Marvel at the sights of Cairo, including the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum
  • Explore the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region
  • Visit the Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth
  • Discover the Old City of Jerusalem including the Room of the Last Supper
  • Tour Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust
  • Drive to the Judean Hills to Qumran Caves, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Upon arrival into Cairo, a representative will be there to meet you. You will be escorted to your hotel for check in and overnight. Overnight Cairo.

After breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel for departure on a full day tour of Cairo. You will visit the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Salah Din and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Your tour will end with a visit to Khan El Khalili, the oldest bazaar in Cairo, where you can shop for souvenirs. Overnight Cairo.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, a representative will be there to meet and escort you to your cruise vessel. Embark and check in before lunch is served on board. After lunch, visit the Luxor and Karnak Temples. Overnight on board.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast on board, visit the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Enjoy sailing across the Nile River, reach Esna Lock, cross the lock and continue sailing to Edfu. Overnight on board.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast on board. In Edfu, take a tour by horse-drawn carriage to visit the Temple of Horus. Continue sailing to Kom Ombo and visit the temples of Sobek and Horus. Sail to Aswan. Overnight on board.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast on board. Begin your visit of Aswan with a tour to the High Dam and Philae Temple. Experience a short adventure trip on the Nile by a Felucca (small boat) sailing around the islands where you will view Elephantine Island, the Aga Khan Mausoleum and the Botanical Gardens. Overnight on board in Aswan.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, disembark your vessel and transfer to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival into Cairo airport you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Cairo.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel. Meet your guide at the hotel for a full day tour of Cairo. Visit Memphis and Sakkara followed by lunch at one of Cairo’s restaurants. After lunch, visit the Pyramids of Giza and the famous Sphinx before returning to your hotel. Overnight Cairo.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival to Tel Aviv Airport you will be met by our representative who will be holding a sign with your name, immediately after passport control. Our representative will guide you to pick up your luggage, after which you will be escorted via Customs to meet your driver who will transfer you to your hotel. Evening at leisure in Tel Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Depart Tel Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman Theater and aqueduct. Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel Valley and the lower Galilee. Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battlefield as you visit the archaeological excavations, including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, and visit the local market and harbor. Overnight at Kibbutz hotel in the Galilee.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Allon Center where the “Jesus boat,” an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias springs and tour the Golan Heights. Overnight at Kibbutz hotel in the Galilee.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River, followed by a stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem for overnight. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road. Visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; see the Jewish Wailing Wall; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Proceed to Bethlehem*, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds’ Field; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. Return to Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Drive through the Judaean Hills to Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found; continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD; ascend Masada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, the water cistern and Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth; enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects (weather permitting). Overnight in Jerusalem.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your departure flight. End of services at Tel Aviv airport.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4-star or 5-star hotels

4 night Nile cruise:

  • Superior:
    • Esmeralda or similar
  • Deluxe:
    • Movenpick Royal Lily or similar

Licensed English speaking guide

Tours as per itinerary

15 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan

Flight from Cairo to Luxor

Flight from Aswan to Cairo

Flight from Cairo to Tel Aviv

Entrance fees to sites listed in itinerary

Local taxes

Passport or entry visa into Egypt and Israel

Any beverages or food not listed in itinerary

Baggage and personal insurance of any kind

Hotel taxes, service charges and tips of any kind

Any items of a personal nature

Pricing & Availability

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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Barcelo Cairo Pyramids
229 Al Haram, Street, El Talbia, Giza Governorate 12111, Egypt
Tel: +20 2 35823300
Rating
4
Barcelo Cairo Pyramids
Prima Park Jerusalem
Ze'ev Vilnai St 2, Jerusalem, Israel
Tel: +972 2-658-2222
Rating
4
Prima Park Jerusalem
Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Lavi, 1526700, Israel
Tel: +972 4-679-9450
Rating
4
Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Grand Beach Hotel Tel Aviv
HaYarkon St 250, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Tel: +972 3-543-3333
Rating
3.5
Grand Beach Hotel Tel Aviv
Conrad Cairo Hotel
1191 Nile Corniche, Cairo
Tel: +20 2 25808000
Rating
4.5
Conrad Cairo Hotel
Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem
St George St 15, Jerusalem
Tel: +972 2-591-7777
Rating
3.5
Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem
Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Lavi, 1526700, Israel
Tel: +972 4-679-9450
Rating
4
Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Grand Beach Hotel Tel Aviv
HaYarkon St 250, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Tel: +972 3-543-3333
Rating
3.5
Grand Beach Hotel Tel Aviv

Ship Details

  • Length: 72 m
  • Breadth: 12.5 m
  • Cabins: 60
  • Voltage: 220 v
  • Spa-steam and sauna with aromatherapy and massage
  • Swimming pool with bar and jacuzzi
  • Salon
  • Library
Executive Cabin
  • Bedding:
  • Size(sqm): 25
Presidential Suite
  • Bedding:
  • Size(sqm): 40
  • Bathroom with bath tub
  • Hairdryer
  • Large panoramic balcony
  • LED TV sets satellite channels
  • Telephone with international direct dial
  • Internet connection
  • Safe box
  • Minibar
  • In house movie program and music system
  • Panoramic camera to watch the sailing from cabin
  • Launched: 2007
  • Cabins: 60
  • Spacious cabins
  • Relaxing Spa
  • Swiss-quality service
  • Restaurant
  • Salon Deck
  • Plunge pool
  • Gym
Deluxe
  • Bedding: Twin
  • Size(sqm): 22
  • Window: Yes
Royal Suite
  • En-suite shower room
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Climate control
  • Telephone
  • Launched: 2005
  • Passengers: 120
  • Cabins: 62
  • Spacious cabins
  • Health Club
  • Swiss-quality service
  • Restaurant
  • Salon Deck
  • Plunge pool
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
Deluxe
  • Bedding: King/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 22
  • Window: Yes
Royal Suite
  • Bedding: King
  • Size(sqm): 42
  • En-suite shower room
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Climate Control
  • Telephone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-Smoking cabins available

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

Tour can be a combination of regular tours; therefore coach changes may be required.

The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

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Reviews for Classical Egypt & Israel

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Lewis
Thank you Sun Island Tours

Review for: Highlights of Egypt & Jordan

Thank you Sun Island Tours. We enjoyed a tour throughout Egypt & Jordan. Good tour guides, Great hotels. Overall great time.
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Scott
Awesome experience

Review for: Egypt in Style

We had an Awesome experience! Extremely well co-ordinated tour. Very friendly staff. Great hotels. Special Thanks to our tour guide who went above and beyond, He made our trip a memorable one. We would highly recommend Sun Island Tours to anyone who needs a hassle free and amazing experience.
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Greg
The Only Tour Company To Book With In Egypt!

Review for: Classical Egypt

This tour company made me and my friends first trip to Egypt absolutely incredible! We spent a total of 8 days in Egypt and continued on to Jordan for the rest of our vacation (Which was also booked through Sun Island Tours). From the booking of it, to the knowledgeable Egyptologists, the five star accommodations, the new/air conditioned company vehicles, the scheduling to see many different parts of Egypt/see the most important historical landmarks, and on top of everything all communications with the company were always wit the utmost professionalism. Everyday of the trip was scheduled and planned so we had to worry about nothing. I don’t things could be more seamless! I felt the prices were a value for all that was included. If your going to Egypt- Sun Island Tours is the only company to use!

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Classical Egypt & Israel

5
(19 Reviews)
From $7,233 AUD
  • 16 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Cairo, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Muhraka, Megiddo, Acre, Galilee, Tiberias, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Banias, Cana, Nazareth, Yardenit, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea

    Group Size:
    1 to 48
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruising with Land, Egypt Nile Cruises, Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

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