Dead Sea Holidays

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The Pyramids at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Pyramid at Giza

Day 2: Cairo

Today is at leisure. Everyone will ariive today to start your exciting tour. Get settled into your hotel.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 3: Cairo

Today, enjoy a visit to the Pyramids at Giza, one of the sole survivors from the ancient Greek listed Seven Wonders of the World. In front of the pyramids sits the Sphinx, an enormous statue with the face of a man and body of a lion. Later, we explore the necropolis of Saqqara, with its litany of ancient tombs and famous centre piece, Zhoser’s step pyramid.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 4: Cairo

We start the day’s sightseeing with a trip to the Egyptian Museum to see the dazzling antiquities of ancient Egypt on display there, including the amazing treasures of King Tutankhamen. This afternoon we take a tour of Old Coptic Cairo, where we’ll find the Citadel and some of the oldest Christian churches in the world, including the Hanging Church. Transfer to Giza station to depart to Aswan.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 5: Cairo - Aswan

Early this morning we take you on an air excursion to the famous Abu Simbel, the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II, the Great Builder. Later, free time to perhaps do some shopping in the colourful souks and markets or simply relax in this attractive town which straddles the River Nile.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 6: Aswan - Nile Cruising

This morning a visit out of town takes us to the mighty High Dam – a modern feat of engineering, the by–product for which is Lake Nasser, the world’s largest artificial lake! Continuing, we enjoy a short boat trip to Agilika Island for the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. On your return we check into your 5 star Nile cruise boat.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 7: Nile Cruising

Relax on the sun deck and enjoy the spectacular views and great facilities and service on board as the cruiser plies its course. Today you will disembark for a visit to The Temple of Kom Ombo which is dedicated to two gods, Sobek the crocodile God and Harveris the Sun God and we visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu.

Looking across the Nile

Day 8: Nile Cruising

This morning we visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu. Later this afternoon you will arrive in to Luxor and when dusk draws near we will take you sightseeing to the Luxor Temple, beautifully illuminated at night.

Kom Ombo

Day 9: Nile Cruising - Luxor

Today the massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we’ll see as we arrive on the West Bank for our day's sightseeing. We visit the valleys of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut & Karnak temple. Transfer to Luxor station for the overnight train to Cairo.

Valley of the Kings

Day 10: Luxor - Dead Sea

This morning after breakfast we head to the airport for your flight to Amman via Cairo. On your arrival in Amman we will be there to meet you and take you to your hotel on the Dead Sea for the night.

Dead Sea salt up close

Day 11: Dead Sea

Time for a bit of pampering - perhaps enjoy a day at the Dead Sea spa. Free day to relax by the Dead Sea

Relaxing in the Dead Sea

Day 12: Dead Sea - Petra

The morning is at leisure. Depart in the afternoon, driving along the Dead Sea’s eastern shoreline and then up to tour the Karak Crusader Castle. The magnificent Crusader fortress of Karak - Crak des Moabites, or Le Pierre du Desert to Crusaders - soars above its valleys and hills like a great ship riding waves of rock. We continue to Petra for the night.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 13: Petra

Today we explore Petra. Taking a walk through the mysterious siq (an ancient passage created due to a geological fissure) we are confronted by the rose-red facade of the Treasury. Transfer to Madaba to visit the Archaeological Park and St. George Church.

Amman's old city walls

Day 14: Petra - Amman

We have free time in Petra this morning before we head to Madaba. Famed for it’s Byzantine mosaics, including the fascinating map of the Holy Land made in the 6th century out of two million stone pieces and now housed in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, Madaba, its mosaics and little shops offers us gentle respite.

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 15: Amman

Today we driving north and visit the Roman ruins of Jerash. Recognised as one of the best-preserved member cities of the Decapolis, Jerash is deservedly one of Jordan’s major attractions. The traditional Roman street is very impressive and still boasts chariot ruts. We continue to Ajlun before returning to Amman.

Amman amphitheatre

Day 16: Amman

Transfer to the airport in time for your international flight back home. (International flight not included).

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