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From Pharaohs to Prophets

5
(10 Reviews)
From $12,144 AUD
  • 21 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Cairo, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Alexandria, Amman, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Kerak, Petra, Wadi Rum, Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Megiddo, Cana, Tiberias, Capernaum, Tabgha, Golan Heights, Banias, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea, Bethlehem

    Group Size:
    1 to 45
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruising with Land, Egypt Nile Cruises, Partially Guided Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Discover the treasures of Egypt & Israel on this multi-day Tour

  • Visit the Pyramids of Egypt with a chance to go inside the Great Pyramid (optional extra)
  • Sail along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan
  • Licensed and private English speaking egyptologist
  • Visit Valley of Kings, Temple of Queen Hatschepsut & Colossi of Memnon
  • Visit Abu Simbel by air or land (optional extra)
  • Visit Jerusalem, Masada & The Dead Sea
  • 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 airport, a representative will be there to meet and assist you through the airport formalities. You will be escorted to your hotel for check in and overnight. Overnight Cairo

Breakfast at hotel. Meet your guide at the hotel for departure on a full day tour of Cairo. You will visit Memphis & Sakkara following which you will have lunch at one of Cairo’s restaurants. After lunch, visit the Pyramids of Giza and the famous Sphinx. Overnight Cairo.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast at hotel. Meet your guide at the hotel for departure on a full day tour of Cairo. You will visit the Egyptian Museum. Then you will visit The 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

Transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, a representative will be there to meet and escort you to your 4 nights Cruise. Embarkation and check in before lunch. Lunch on board. After lunch you will visit Luxor and Karnak Temples. Overnight on board in Luxor.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast on board then visit the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Back to cruise, enjoy sailing across the river Nile, 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. Back to cruise, sail to Kom Ombo and visit the temples of Sobek and Horarios. Back to cruise and sail to Aswan. Overnight on board.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast on board. Start the visit of Aswan with The High Dam and Philae Temple. After that you will experience the short adventure trip on the Nile by a Felucca (small boat) sailing around the islands where you will view Elephantine Island and the Aga Khan Mausoleum with a visit to the Botanical Garden. Overnight on board in Aswan.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Check out after having breakfast on board. Transfer to Aswan airport for your departure flight to Cairo. Arrive and transfer to Alexandria. Overnight in Alexandria.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Depart from hotel for a full day tour beginning with Pompey’s pillar and The Catacomb of Kom Al Shukafa which is the largest Roman cemetery. After that you will view Fort Qaitbey which has the most visible location in Alexandria, located at the spot of the famous lighthouse of Pharos. After Lunch, visit The National Museum, then you will enjoy driving by the Corniche viewing The Montazah Gardens concluding your day with a visit to Alexandria Library, the major library and cultural centre located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Overnight in Alexandria.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast transfer from Alexandria to Cairo airport for your flight to Amman. Upon arrival at Amman airport, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Amman.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, we depart via the Kings’ Highway for Petra, visiting the mosaic city of Madaba, where we will see the oldest map of the holy land, which exists on the floor of Saint George’s Cathedral. Next we will go to Mt. Nebo – where according to tradition, Moses is buried, to admire the wonderful view of the countryside, the Jordan River and the Dead Sea. Next is Kerak and departure for Petra. Overnight in Petra.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, we depart for our tour of the Ancient Site of Petra (the city carved into the stone with the famous treasury). Even if there were no other interesting sites in Jordan, the visit would still be worthwhile just to see Petra. Visitors are stunned by the dream-like view, as Petra looks absolutely unreal. We head for the archaeological site with the hundred temples, the Royal Palaces, the Roman Theatre and houses, the Hydria Monument, the Corinthian Tomb and the Monastery (for those who have enough strength to climb about 900 steps). Overnight in Petra.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, depart for 4×4 safari in the Wadi Rum Desert, the land of Lawrence of Arabia, where you will be enchanted by the striking landscape, the endless sands and the large rock formations of Petra that appear out of the desert sands. Transfer to Amman. Overnight in Amman.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast check out and transfer to the border. Cross to Israel where you be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Visit the old city of Jaffa in Tel Aviv. Short walking tour of the fortified town. Pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hill top. Drive to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea. Proceed to Megiddo, the supposed site of Armageddon. After exploring the ancient ruins, drive toward the Sea of Galilee, stopping at Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus is said to have turned water into wine. Continue to Tiberias.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Travel to Capernaum, the centre of Jesus’ ministry. Continue to Tabgha and the Church of Multiplication and its mosaic floor. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Ascend to the Golan Heights for a panoramic view. Visit Banias, one of the sources of the Jordan River. Visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site. Return to Tiberias.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Sail on a boat on the Sea of Galilee. Travel to Nazareth. Visit the Church of Annunciation, St. Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s Well. Visit the ancient synagogue at Beit Alpha. Drive through the Jordan Valley, passing by Jericho. Continue to Jerusalem.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Travel to Masada, ascending by cable car to tour the ancient fortress. Descend by cable car and visit the ancient city of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue to the Dead Sea for a swim (weather permitting). Return to Jerusalem.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Visit the Israel Museum including the Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Enjoy the picturesque village of Ein Karem, where John the Baptist was born. Proceed to Yad Vashem – the Holocaust memorial set in beautiful gardens. Continue to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Return to Jerusalem.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Enter the Old City of Jerusalem where you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit the tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the Old City. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure. End of services at Tel Aviv Airport.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

3 Nights accommodation in Cairo

4 Nights Nile Cruise:

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

2 Nights accommodation in Alexandria

1 Night accommodation in Amman

2 Nights accommodation in Petra

Licensed English Speaking Guide

All guides on Sun Island Tours Egypt Tours are qualified Egyptologists.

Tours as per itinerary

20 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Drinks with meals are not included

By road via private air-conditioned vehicle

Nile Cruise Aswan to Luxor

Included Flights:

  • Egypt Air flight Cairo to Luxor
  • Egypt Air flight Aswan to Cairo
  • Egypt Air flight Cairo to Amman

Entry into the Great Pyramid in Giza

Entry into Unfinished Obelisk, Sound & Light show, East Bank, Botanical Gardens

Abu Simbel Tour from Aswan by air or land

Entrance fees to sites listed in the itinerary

Local taxes

Passport or Visa Fees

Drinks with meals

Any other items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2021
2022
Departing Ending

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.

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

This is a packaged tour. As such the sequence of this package tour may vary depending on the arrival day.

Cruise itineraries and cruise vessels are subject to change without notice.

Excursions on the cruise vessel are not private and are with a group.

Esna Lock closes periodically for maintenance throughout the year. As a result a transfer by coach is provided between Esna and Luxor. Although Sun Island Tours endeavours to advise passengers of this prior to departure it is not always possible.

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Reviews for From Pharaohs to Prophets

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Laura
This was such a nice adventure

Review for: Egypt in Style

This was such a nice adventure. I went from Cairo/Giza to Alexandria, back to Cairo, then onward to Luxor, then Aswan, then to Abu Simbel, and then back to Cairo. All the Tour Guides + drivers were really nice and friendly, and I was happy to finally go to Egypt because it is my heritage. I got to speak some Arabic which was nice. The Iberotel Luxor Hotel (in Luxor) is a lovely hotel, I stayed there one night before embarking on a Nile cruise. The breakfast was so yummy, and they had an elegant courtyard area outside the restaurant overlooking the scenery. The room was great too. I liked sailing on the Nile, that was really special. The name of the cruise ship was “Esmeralda”. I am glad that there were representatives who helped me check in at the airports within Egypt. THANK YOU - SHOOKRAN!
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Brendan A
Go on this tour

Review for: Magnificent Nile

Go on this tour. We had a wonderful experience!
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
We agree :)
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Sue Gilkes
We booked a seven-week holiday

Review for: Magnificent Nile

We booked a seven-week holiday with Sun Island Tours through Egypt, Italy, Slovenia, Istanbul, Greece, Greek Island and Cyprus and it was fabulous! Everything was perfect - flights, transfers, excursions and we stayed in some excellent, yet not expensive hotels in great locations. Highly recommended. Thanks to Paul and the staff at SIT
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hi Sue, it definitely was an all-encompassing holiday! Thank you for writing to us about your trip of a lifetime. Can't wait to see where you're off to next! Paul at Sun Island Tours

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TRIP IN BRIEF

From Pharaohs to Prophets

5
(10 Reviews)
From $12,144 AUD
  • 21 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Cairo, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Alexandria, Amman, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Kerak, Petra, Wadi Rum, Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Megiddo, Cana, Tiberias, Capernaum, Tabgha, Golan Heights, Banias, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea, Bethlehem

    Group Size:
    1 to 45
    Age Range:
    5 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruising with Land, Egypt Nile Cruises, Partially Guided Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

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