This wonderful 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 & Kempinksi.
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.
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. The above cost includes $245pp of air taxes which are subject to change.
Organised shore excursions are an additional expense. Visa is an additional cost. Please note whilst on the cruise B / L / D is included.
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 and then fly to Cairo. Upon arrival into Cairo we will transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day will be left at leisure.
Hotel: Mariott Hotel Cairo for 1 night
Today, you will be flown from Cairo to Luxor to visit the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak. Witness the ancient hieroglyphs that adorn the pillars still standing among the decaying temples and religious structures, including the hypostyle hall in the Precinct of Amun-Ra.
Hotel: Steigenberger Nile Palace for 1 night
Soak in lush panoramas on the west bank of the River Nile this morning, as you visit the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, a woman whose reign is a storied part of Egyptian history. Then, visit the world-famous Valley of the Kings, part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of ancient Thebes. Be left astounded by the colourful depictions of daily life and the afterlife that adorn the tombs, as you see hieroglyphs of their occupants in the presence of deities.
Cruise: MS Haimes for 4 nights
History lovers are certain to find themselves entranced by Dendera, where one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt can be found. The ornate and the structured beauty of Hathor Temple is certain to leave lasting impressions. Return to Luxor and visit the hieroglyphs of Luxor Temple, the backdrop of the modern cityscape.
Content for Day 6.
This morning, fly to Abu Simbel to visit one of the most celebrated monuments in Egypt. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Abu Simbel temples were built by Ramesses II, and they stand as some of the best-preserved in the country. This afternoon, return to Aswan for a guided boat tour on the Nile.
This morning, bid farewell to your captain and crew and embark on a guided tour of the Philae temple complex, a series of ancient temples that were expertly relocated as part of a UNESCO-spearheaded project. This afternoon, fly to Cairo where you have a three-night stay in this bustling capital.
Hotel: Mariott Hotel Cairo for 3 nights
Discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World today, as you visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. After your tour, the remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure.
This morning, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the priceless antiquities that can be found inside of the Egyptian Museum, the site where relics from Tutankhamun’s tomb are currently displayed. Enjoy perusing exhibits of ancient scrolls, religious artefacts and solid-gold funerary masks.
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Cairo International Airport to fly to Amman for a two-night stay. The Jordanian capital has flourished for thousands of years, forming what is now a modern city with a delightful scattering of ancient ruins, including the famed Temple of Hercules in the Amman Citadel. This evening, you will be invited to a home-hosted dinner with a local family, for a fascinating insight into their lives.
Hotel: Kempinski Hotel for 2 nights
Start your day with an excursion as you explore the Roman Ruins of Jerash, where temples and theatres once formed the centre of imperial life in the city. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch of Jordanian specialities before returning to Amman for your city tour. Experience all the highlights of this bustling capital including the impressive Amman Citadel. Cast your gaze upon the ruins of the Roman Temple of Hercules and stroll between the royal and residential buildings of Umayyad Palace. Then, take a walking tour through the lively local markets with your tour director and experience local life.
Your day will begin with an incredible journey as you witness the sun-kissed hues of the desert during a jeep adventure in Wadi Rum. Lawrence of Arabia was filmed here, and many cultures have left their mark on the area. Later, continue onwards to Petra and enjoy an afternoon of independent exploration.
Enjoy a guided tour of prehistoric Petra today. This magnificent UNESCO World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans and their lost civilisation. Witness the raw beauty of this mystical place as you walk through passageways that have been carved straight into the rock. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brightly coloured gorge to the imposing Treasury, a well-known tomb that local people once believed to contain a hidden treasure.
Hotel: Mariott Hotel Petra for 2 nights
Today, you will travel to the lowest body of water on the Earth – the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is known for its hypersaline waters and therapeutic mud. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight at the hotel with your tour director and fellow travellers before a restful overnight stay.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort for 1 night
This morning, you’ll have the chance to either relax in your hotel or enjoy a visit to Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus of Nazareth is thought to have been baptised by John the Baptist and where the first five apostles are said to have met. Later, it’s time to say goodbye as we transfer to Amman Airport for our flight home to Perth. Upon arrival into Perth your driver will be waiting to take you home.