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From Prophets to Pharaohs

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

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

    Group Size:
    1 to 45
    Age Range:
    5 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

Travel from Tel Aviv to Cairo taking in spectacular sites on this 21 day tour

  • Visit Jerusalem, Masada & The Dead Sea
  • Explore the Ancient city of Petra
  • 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)
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

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 check out and transfer to the border and cross to Jordan where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Amman.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to Petra en-route visiting Mababa, Mount Nebo and Kerak (Kings Highway). The trip south from the dead sea takes us to the 5,000-year-old King’s Highway, one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites. The first city you come upon is Mababa, “the City of Mosaics”. Madaba’s chief attraction, in the contemporary Greek Orthodox Church of St. Georg, is a wonderfully vivid, sixth-century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. Ten minutes to the west is the most revered site in Jordan: Mount Nebo, the memorial of Moses, the presumed site of the prophet’s death and burial place. A small, square church was built on the spot by early Byzantine Christians and later expanded into a vast complex. Later proceed further south to Kerak. Kerak lies about 150 Km south of Amman. It is famous of its crusader fortress in the center of underground galleries, rooms and secret passageways and its thick defensive walls pierced by narrow arrow slits where crusader archers held out bravely but in vain for over 100 years. It was the crusaders who made Kerak famous. The fortress was built in 1142 by Payen Le Boutellier, the lord of Montreal. He made Kerak the new capital of the province because it was situated on the king’s highway, where it could control all traffic from north and south. After the tours, proceed to Petra for check in and overnight. Overnight in Petra.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the many sites of Petra. Petra was carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to Civilization until re-discovered by the Swiss Burkhardt. Around 11,000 BC Stone Age man was already exploiting the abundant natural resources of the Petra region, particularly wild goats and by 7000 BC some of the world’s earliest farmers were living in a walled village at Beidha, cultivating cereals and collecting nuts and fruits. But Petra really came to prominence in the 7C BC when the Edomites settled on Umm al-Biyara and other mountain strongholds and built a town at Tawilan above ’Ain Musa, in the hills to the north. Subject to Assyria, Babylonia, and then Persia, Edom in the 3C BC became the nucleus of an Arab state, the Nabateans kingdom and its capital at Petra. Originally from North Arabia, the Nabateans are first mentioned by the 1C BC historian Diodorus, who relates that in 312 BC Antigonus, the One-Eyed sent his general Athenaeus against ‘the land of the Arabs who are called Nabateans’, at that time a nomadic people who raised cattle and sheep and could survive for long periods in the desert, where they created a network of secret underground reservoirs. Athenaeus attacked a certain strong, though un-walled rock, perhaps the great massif of Umm al-Biyara at Petra, where the Nabateans had left their valuables, elders, women, and children while celebrating a festival, killed some of the Arabs there and made off with vast quantities of frankincense, myrrh and silver. Some 150 years later the Nabateans had settled, and Petra was the capital of an organized state, walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the Treasury, the Roman Theatre, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. Overnight in Petra.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, drive to the desert of Wadi Rum. Enjoy 02 hours 4×4 jeep tour of Wadi Rum, following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia then drive to Amman hotel for overnight. Overnight in Amman.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, check out of hotel. Transfer to Amman airport for flight to Cairo (flight included). Transfer to Alexandria. Overnight Alexandria.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Depart from hotel for a full day tour visiting Pompey’s pillar and The Catacomb of Kom Al Shukafa which is the largest Roman cemetery. After that view Fort Qaitbey which has the most visible location in Alexandria, located at the spot of the famous lighthouse of Pharaohs. After lunch, visit the National Museum, then drive by the Corniche viewing The Montazah Gardens concluding the 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. At the end of the tour, travel with the guide through the desert road back to Cairo. Overnight Cairo.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast depart on a full day tour of Cairo. You will visit Memphis and Sakkara following which we 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 the guide at the hotel for departure on a full day tour of Cairo where you will visit the Egyptian Museum. Visit The Citadel of Salah Din and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. The 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 into Luxor airport our representative will be there to meet and escort you to your 4 nights Cruise. Embarkation and check in before lunch on board. After lunch you will begin with a visit to Luxor and Karnak Temples. Overnight on board in Luxor.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast on board. We will 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, visit the temples of Sobek and Horus. Back to cruise and sail to Aswan. Overnight on board.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast on board. Start the day with a 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

After breakfast disembark your vessel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of day is at leisure. Overnight Cairo.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your departure flight to your onward destination. End of services at Cairo airport

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels

4 nights Nile Cruise:

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

Licensed English speaking guide

All guides on Sun Island Tours Egypt Tours are qualified Egyptologists

Tours as per itinerary

21 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan

Flight from Amman to Cairo

Flight from Cairo to Luxor

Flight from Aswan to Cairo

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 entry visa into Jordan, Egypt & Israel

Border taxes at Sheikh Hussein

Any beverages or food not listed in itinerary

Baggage and personal insurance of any kind

Hotel taxes, service charges and tips of any kind

Beverages during meals and any meal not expressly listed above

Any items of a personal nature

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Hotel List (or similar)

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
Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Lavi, 1526700, Israel
Tel: +972 4-679-9450
Rating
4
Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Prima Park Jerusalem
Ze'ev Vilnai St 2, Jerusalem, Israel
Tel: +972 2-658-2222
Rating
4
Prima Park Jerusalem
Corp Amman Hotel
Shuhadaa Amman Street, Amman, Jordan
Tel: +962 6 568 6666
Rating
4.5
Corp Amman Hotel
Harir Palace Hotel
Al Wifaq Street, Amman
Tel: +962 7 97740001
Rating
3.5
Harir Palace Hotel
Petra Panorama Hotel
Queen Rania St, Amman 71810, Jordan
Tel: +962 3 215 7393
Rating
3
Petra Panorama Hotel
Le Metropole Hotel Alexandria
52 Saad Zaglol، Street, Raml Station، Al Mesallah Sharq, Al Attarin, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
Tel: +20 3 4861465
Rating
3.5
Le Metropole Hotel Alexandria
Barcelo Cairo Pyramids
229 Al Haram, Street, El Talbia, Giza Governorate 12111, Egypt
Tel: +20 2 35823300
Rating
4
Barcelo Cairo Pyramids
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
Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Lavi, 1526700, Israel
Tel: +972 4-679-9450
Rating
4
Kibbutz Lavi Hotel
Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem
St George St 15, Jerusalem
Tel: +972 2-591-7777
Rating
3.5
Grand Court Hotel Jerusalem
Grand Millennium Hotel Amman
7 Illiyah Abou Madi Street, Shmeisani Amman 11194 - Jordan Amman Amman, 11194, Jordan
Tel: +962 6 500 4500
Rating
4
Grand Millennium Hotel Amman
Movenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel
Kings Highway, Queen Rania St, Wadi Musa 71811, Jordan
Tel: +962 3 215 7201
Rating
3.5
Movenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel
Sheraton Montazah Hotel Alexandria
Corniche Road, Al Mandarah Bahri, Montaza 2, Alexandria Governorate 21923, Egypt
Tel: +20 3 5480550
Rating
3.5
Sheraton Montazah Hotel Alexandria
Conrad Cairo Hotel
1191 Nile Corniche, Cairo
Tel: +20 2 25808000
Rating
4.5
Conrad Cairo Hotel

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.

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.

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 From Prophets to Pharaohs

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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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From Prophets to Pharaohs

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

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

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

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