EGYPT & JORDAN 2019 | Including a Nile River Cruise
Legend:IFM: In Flight Meal B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
Day 1: PERTH TO EGYPTIFM
Your holiday begins when you are picked up from home by a private vehicle and transferred to the airport. Meet your Kings Tour Manager and fellow passengers then fly to Cairo. Upon arrival into Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your local Tour Director for a tour briefing.
Hotel: Cairo for 3 nights
Day 2: CAIRO | PYRAMIDSB D
Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids before marvelling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx.
Day 3: EGYPTIAN ARTEFACTS & PYRAMID LIGHT SHOWB
This morning you will discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb as part of your included tour. Continue to be amazed, as we take you to visit one of the most fascinating and ancient markets in Cairo, the Khan-El-Khalil market. This colourful market has stocks of everything from soap powder to semiprecious stones. In your free time, perhaps explore the Fortress of Babylon. Delight in an evening light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.
Day 4: CAIRO - LUXOR | NILE CRUISE EMBARKATIONB L D
Today, you will fly to Luxor where you will have a chance to visit the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. You will begin your journey in Luxor with a visit to the Monument of Queen Hatshepsut, and statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Then, embark on your cruise ship privately chartered for Emerald Waterways and settle into your cabin. Later, visit the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.
Cruise: Nile Cruise for 4 nights
Day 5: NILE CRUISINGB L D
Relax on one of the Sun Decks and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Once in Dendera, you will have a chance to marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of the Hathor’s Temple during your included visit. Return to Luxor and tour the temple complex of Luxor straddling the banks of the Nile. This evening, on board entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerizing moves of a belly dancer.
Day 6: NILE CRUISINGB L D
Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south, where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt. This afternoon, explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. A fun night awaits on board with a lively Galabeyya party themed with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.
Day 7: NILE CRUISINGB L D
Cruise South to reach charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. This afternoon, take a Felucca cruise on the Nile (weather dependent). Tonight, join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner, followed by a Nubian show on-board the ship
Day 8: DISEMBARK NILE CRUISE | ABU SIMBEL & ASWANB
This morning, bid farewell to your crew as you disembark your ship. You will fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam.
Hotel: Aswan for 1 night
Day 9: ASWAN TO CAIROB D
Start your day with a visit to a traditional Nubian village. Meet the school children and learn about life on an island in the Nile. In the afternoon, you will fly to Cairo, then join your tour director for a farewell dinner.
Hotel: Cairo for 1 night
Day 10: CAIRO TO AMMANB D
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Amman. The capital of the Kingdom of Jordan is a modern city with numerous ancient ruins, including the historic Citadel with the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules. This evening, you will be invited to a home-hosted dinner with a local Jordanian family for a fascinating insight into their lifestyle.
Hotel: Amman for 2 nights
Day 11: AMMANB L
During your included city tour, experience all the highlights of this bustling Capital including the impressive Citadel. In the afternoon, as part of your You’re Invited experience, take a walking tour through the lively local markets with your Tour Director to get a glimpse of life in the capital. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch of Jordanian specialties before exploring the impressive ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash.
Day 12: AMMAN TO PETRAB
Today, on route from Amman to Petra, visit Mount Nebo, the burial site of John the Baptist. Continue to discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Lands.
Hotel: Petra for 2 nights
Day 13: PETRAB D
Today, enjoy a guided city tour of Petra. This magnificent World Heritage-listed city, is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in Southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive Eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high.
Day 14: PETRA TO THE DEAD SEA | FAREWELL DINNERB D
Today, your day will begin with an incredible journey as you will take part on a Jeep Adventure in Wadi Rum. Then, you will travel to the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is known for its hypersaline, therapeutic waters and charming landscape. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight at the hotel with your local Tour Director, Kings Tour Manager and fellow travellers.
Hotel: The Dead Sea for 1 night
Day 15: AMMAN TO PERTHIFMB
Today farewell Jordan as we transfer to the airport for our flight home to Perth. Upon arrival into Perth your driver will be waiting to take you home.
Our incredible Egypt tour will take you to the bustling capital city Cairo where you can wander lively bazaars, try a traditional home-cooked meal and witness the grandeur of the Pyramids and The Great Sphinx of Giza. Watch a traditional Nubian show and enjoy the spectacular scenery from the sun deck of the extensively refurbished MS Hamees as you journey along the Nile River from Luxor towards Aswan. Stay at luxurious accommodation including the Marriott, Mövenpick, Kempinksi and Crowne Plaza.
Unforgettable experiences await you in these exotic lands as we bring to life the people, landscapes, history, cultures and culinary delights to ensure the trip of a lifetime.
- Home pick-up and return by Hughes
- Fully Escorted by a Kings Tour Manager
- Return Economy Airfares including taxes
- 10 nights’ specially selected accommodation
- 4 nights’ on board a luxury Nile Cruise
- Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 9 dinners
- All sightseeing and entry fees as per itinerary
- Gratuities and port taxes included
- HIGHLIGHT - Watch an evening light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids
- HIGHLIGHT - Visit to the Pyramids & Great Sphinx
- HIGHLIGHT - Indulge in a cooking demonstration & dinner with local family
- HIGHLIGHT - Visit a Nubian village to meet local school children
- HIGHLIGHT - Dine with a Local Family in Amman
- HIGHLIGHT - Cruise to Dendera and visit to Hathor Temple
- HIGHLIGHT - Walk Through a Local Market & visit to the Ruins of Jerash
- HIGHLIGHT - Cruise the waters of the Nile River and enjoy a Nubian show
- HIGHLIGHT - Enjoy city tours of Amman and Petra
Tours are based on reaching a minimum number. Home pick-up and return is included based on a set radius – surcharges will apply outside these areas. Other special conditions may apply to each individual tour, please contact the office for further details. VISA: US25 per person visa fee to be paid in cash on arrival.
Pricing based on Cat D Cabin. The above prices are valid until 31 May 2019 or until sold out.
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 21
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