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Egypt, Jordan & Israel Explored | 27 days | Classic Group Tour | from $16,480pp
Journey through three incredible countries taking in world-renowned ancient sites, magnificent temples and sailing Earth’s longest river, the Nile. This history-filled tour uncovers the intrigue of the Middle East in one bucket list trip!
The Sphinx has the face of a man and body of a lion, with the three pyramids standing tall behind it, waiting to be explored.
Ancient tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone, tells us about the Nabateans, nomadic desert people who built Petra.
The lowest place on earth which has a high salt concerntration, making it so dense that you can float on top of it.
An islamic shrine on Temple Mount where the Prophet Muhammad is believed to have ascended into heaven.
Our Egypt, Jordan & Israel Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
An experience not to be missed as it completes your Petra experience is Petra by night. Seeing part of the rock city by candlelight is a truly memorable moment and one of the best ways to explore the old city. Start by walking the entire Siq (lantern
lit gauge) to the Treasury, which is lit with over 1,500 candles, bringing this major
attraction to light.
The Western Wall of the Temple Mount is one of the most magnificent and significant remnants in Jerusalem. Only 70 metres is visible and this tour allows you to reach the
sectors hidden from view. The tunnels allow you to walk through fascinating ancient
areas with large stone arches, water pits and the Strouthion Pool. This is a must-see
site in the city of Jerusalem.
Spend time exploring and learning the history of the Great Sphinx of Giza. Nearby
you will find Egypt's famous Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and
with all the mystery that surround them, these ancient icons will not disappoint.
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.
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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.
Fly overnight to Cairo via Dubai. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
An exciting day ahead with a trip to the famous Pyramids of Giza and The Sphinx. From here you will visit the Egyptian Museum which houses an extensive collection of statues, mummies and treasures, including Tutankhamun's Tomb. A visit to Egypt is not complete without a stop at the renowned Khan El Khalili Bazaar to interact with the locals and shop for a keepsake souvenir.
This morning, set off to visit Old Cairo churches, the Coptic Museum, which hosts the world's largest collection of Egyptian Christian artefacts, and the ancient burial ground Sakkara. You will have the afternoon at leisure to explore the city, before dinner at Cairo Tower's revolving restaurant.
Depart for the largest city on the Mediterranean, as well as Egypt's main
seaport, Alexandria. On arrival you will tour the Roman Amphitheatre, the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa and the Qaitbay Citadel, a defensive fortress located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
On the journey back to Cairo you will stop at El Alamein for a guided tour of the military museum and WWII cemeteries. On arrival in Cairo, you will be taken to the train station for your first-class sleeper train to Luxor.
Once you reach Luxor, transfer to the port to begin the journey along the Nile. This afternoon, visit Luxor's East Bank including the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, buildings dedicated to the Egyptian pharaohs.
Today explore the West Bank, one of the most stunning landscapes in Egypt. Visit the Colossi of Memnon statues, Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of Kings, home to the tombs of ancient Egyptian rulers. Then, sail on to Esna.
Head to the Temple of Edfu before sailing on to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, famous for its unique twin temples. Sail to Aswan and stay overnight.
Touring the town of Aswan, stop at the 3,600-metre High Dam, walk around the
Unfinished Obelisk and the majestic Temple of Philae. Enjoy a cruise on a felucca passing by the botanical gardens.
This morning is free for you to explore before being transferred to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Experience the Sound & Light Show at Giza to end your visit to this amazing country.
Bid farewell to Egypt and fly to Amman. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Explore Al Salt before continuing to Jerash to experience one of the most favoured Roman pastimes, a gladiator show and chariot race. Drive to Ajloun to visit the fortress of Qal'at ar-Rabad, overlooking the Jordan Valley.
Take a city tour through Amman, exploring the Citadel and Roman Amphitheatre, before visiting some of Jordan's Desert Castles on the outskirts where examples of early Islamic art and architecture are on display. A Nai-making workshop, under the tutelage of a local expert, ends this day of exploring.
A busy day as you will be visiting Mount Nebo, the site of Moses' Tomb, Madaba to see the Orthodox Church of St George, and the Madaba Mosaic Map, the oldest surviving depiction of the Holy Land. Travel to Petra where you will stay overnight.
Start today visiting Petra's many caves and tombs. Surrounded by imposing mountains and accessible through a deep, narrow cleft, Petra is a unique and unforgettable place. You have the afternoon to yourself before your evening tour of Petra where you'll see it lit up by candlelight.
Enjoy a short stop at Little Petra before driving to Wadi Rum, the Valley of the Moon. Explore Lawrence's Road, visiting the most spectacular sights and drive among sand dunes to get a sense of what Wadi Rum has to offer. This evening you will stay in a unique desert camp.
Travel north along the Jordanian/Israeli border to the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth. After lunch enjoy some free time to finish off your Jordan experience.
Make your way by road to Tel Aviv. On arrival you will check in to your hotel and take the opportunity to relax before your explorations begin tomorrow.
Explore Jaffa, the world's oldest active harbour before continuing to Caesarea to view the fascinating Roman ruins. Visit the Druze Villages on the slopes of Mount Carmel before a stop at the street bazaars to interact with the local community, then drive to Mukhraga for a view of the Holy Land. Finish the day in Tiberias, on the shores of the famous Sea of Galilee.
Visit Kibbutz Degania B to learn about its development before continuing to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Head to Capernaum to visit the Ancient Synagogue and House of St Peter.
Drive through the scenic Jordan Valley, into Palestinian Territory, to Qasr El Yahud the original site of Jesus' baptism. Continue to Jericho where you will visit Quarental monastery. After lunch drive to the Dead Sea, where floating in the mineral-rich waters is the perfect end to this day.
Drive to Masada and take a cable car to the top of Masada Fortress, where as well as the wonderful view, you will learn of the last stand by Jewish rebels against the Romans. Drive to Qumran for lunch and a visit to where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. Continue your journey to Bethlehem, in Palestinian Territory, for a one night stay. Enjoy a Palestinian dancing show during dinner this evening.
This morning visit the Church of Nativity and then drive to Mount Zion where you will visit the Cenacle, King David's Tomb and Dormition Abbey. After lunch continue to Mount of Olives to visit Pater Noster Church and the Church of Ascension. Visit the garden of Gethsemane before venturing into Western Jerusalem to see the Hebrew University, Parliament House and the Supreme Court.
Explore Jerusalem and visit the Temple Mount, the famous building of the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aksa Mosque. Continue to the Western Wall, the holiest place of Judaism, and Tunnel, taking a journey back in time walking the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. End the day with a Shabbat dinner prepared by a local Rabbi.
This morning travel overland from Tel Aviv to Amman, Jordan in time to connect with overnight flights to Australia.
Most nationalities require a visa when travelling to this destination. Travellers should arrange visas well in advance of departure. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your visa in the price of your tour. We handle the entire application process – all you need to do is complete the paperwork and send your passport to us eight weeks prior to departure. We are always on hand to help you with any queries you may have while completing the application form.
While travelling overseas, the Wendy Wu Tours contact number during business hours is +61 2 9224 8888. Emergency Assistance (24-hours) is 0044 1888 288 288. You will find mobile phone coverage to be quite high throughout South & Central America. We recommend contacting your mobile carrier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated call and data costs before you leave Australia. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi, which usually comes at a cost.
Tipping is not commonplace in Australia. In the Middle East however, it is anticipated that a tip be given to reward good service. With that in mind, we have a tipping system for our group tours. Each passenger ‘tips’ a set amount to the National Escort at the start of the tour or on arrival in each country. They then distribute this as appropriate. Tipping is appreciated for Private and Tailor-Made travel. In your final documents, we include guidelines for tipping when travelling independently.
We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or too unusual. Breakfast at your hotel includes local and western dishes. In remote areas, we suggest embracing local specialities. Drinks such as beer, soft drinks or bottled water are at your own expense locally.
Shopping is a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests while on holiday, your tour includes a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. Included are visits to establishments that provide locally produced goods, unique to your destination. Witness the creation of these products, and see first-hand how their production supports the local economy. As most travellers like to take home souvenirs, we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
Wendy Wu Tours ensures all hotels meet the high levels of service, which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family-run guesthouse in a smaller town. Chosen hotels are also chosen for ease of navigation around tourist sights.
At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience the world. That's why we are touring experts - our customer reviews and numerous awards say it all. This website is all about showcasing top sights magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best holiday, whether it's your first visit or your 10th. Wendy Wu and the team look forward to welcoming you soon!