Australia – Cairo

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to Cairo, Egypt! Note: Some flights may depart one day later.

Cairo

Arrive in Cairo today. Our representative will meet you and assist you through the various procedures. After lunch, we visit the vast majority of tourists to see the Egyptian Museum, see more of Egypt’s ancient treasures, artefacts, King Tutankhamen, Jewelry display and a truly spectacular Royal Mummy Room, is stands today has 11 mummies, including the most recently discovered mummy, that of Hatshepsut. Then visit Cairo tower and take a photo from outside for Citadel and Mohammad Ali Mosque. (Ice cream during sightseeing) Then freely time to have dinner and visit Cairo by night. After dinner, you will be transferred from the airport to the hotel.

Overnight: SOLUXE hotel in Cairo or similar

Meal: Lunch and Dinner

Optional: Royal Mummy Room Ticket, Citadel and Mohammad Ali Mosque Tickets

Alexandria

After breakfast, today we take a full day tour of Alexandria, is a large port city that sits on the Mediterranean coastline. Explore about the city’s origins as an homage to Alexander the Great, and its place as a cultural, political, economic and intellectual centre. Spend the day viewing the relics of a bygone age these are a highlight of Alexandria and Roman Amphitheatre. After lunch, we continue to visit the Catacombs, Pompeii’s Pillar and Qaitbay Citadel from outside. (soft drink during sightseeing). We return to Cairo and dinner.

Overnight: Cherry Mariski hotel in Alexandria or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Optional: Qaitbay Citadel from outside

Cairo

This morning after breakfast, drives out to Giza and visit two of Egypt’s most iconic landmarks such as pyramids, inside second pyramid and the graceful Great Sphinx of Giza.

In the evening, you may chance to have a sound and light show. Then visit the famous Khan el-khalili Bazzar, a major souk in the historic centre of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo’s main attractions for tourists and Egyptians.

Overnight: SOLUXE hotel in Cairo or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Optional: Sound and light show

Cairo – Aswan – Nile Cruise

You will be transferred to the airport for your early morning or midnight flight to Aswan. On arrive, we visit Abu simple temple, there is two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, Upper Egypt and near the border with Sudan. Later on, there is a visit to Aswan high dam.

You will be welcome aboard the cruise boat. Lunch and Dinner are served after you settle into your cabin.

Overnight: Nile cruise, Royal Nile ruby cruise or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Nile Cruise – Edfu

After breakfast, you will Philae Temple and cruise sailing, then visit Kom Ombo Temple, and then continue sailing while watching the villages go by. Later you will stop at Edfu to see the second largest Temple in Egypt.

Overnight: Nile Cruise, Royal Nile ruby cruise or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Nile Cruise – Luxor

Enjoy your breakfast while cruising boat while sailing towards Luxor. You will then visit the East Bank of Luxor – Karnak and Luxor Temples

Overnight: Nile Cruise, Royal Nile ruby cruise or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Luxor – The Valley of the Kings – Cairo

Enjoy your breakfast and visit West Bank of Luxor – The Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Then catch the flight to Cairo. Overnight at hotel in Cairo.

Overnight: SOLUXE hotel in Cairo or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Cairo – Amman

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Amman, Jordan. On arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Olive Hotel & Suites or similar

Meal: Breakfast

Amman City Tour

After breakfast, today we take a city tour of Amman and begin your pilgrimage by visiting the Cave of the Seven Sleepers (Ashab al Kahf) which is mentioned in a Sura in the Holy Qur’an. This is where a group of devout Christian youths sought refuge from prosecution by the tyrannical Roman Emperor Trajan for monotheism. To preserve them Allah put them to sleep. They awoke 309 lunar years later however by then Christianity was widespread so Allah put them to sleep for eternity in the cave. The Byzantine ruins and mosque nearby are accurately described in the Holy Qur’an. We then drive to the tomb of the venerable companion Abdul Rahman bin Auf. He was one of the first eight people to accept Islam. A line of stones marks his burial site as one of the “Blessed Ten” who were promised paradise by Prophet Mohammad.

Overnight: Olive Hotel & Suites or similar

Meal: Breakfast

Amman – Allenby Bridge – Jerusalem – Mount of Olives – Mount Zion

After Breakfast, meet and assist by our Muslim guide. A transfer takes you to Allenby Bridge where the group crosses into Israel. The tour guide meets you once customs and immigration have been cleared. After, we continue on to the El- Quds (Jerusalem) AL masjid Al-Aqsa for the first prayer. Then visit El Quds, Masjid El Aqsa and Qubat Al- Sakhra, in Harem – El Sheriff for Al Fajir prayer. Other sites on today’s sightseeing itinerary include Mt of Olives (Jabal Zaitoon) for a panoramic view of El Quds, Maqam Raba’a Al Adaweiya, Suleiman Al Farisi, the Tomb of Nabi Daoud on Mt Zion. See the room where Nabi Issa had his last Supper with his disciples. We end the day with prayer service in Masjid El Aqsa.

Overnight: Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar

Meal: Breakfast

Bethlehem – Hebron – Nabi Youns

After Breakfast, we will visit to Bethlehem to see the church of the Nativity, the site of the birth of Nabi Issa (Jesus). Next continue to visit Omar Mosque, Tomb of Rachel. Then stop at Solomon’s Pools (Birak Suleiman) before driving to Hebron (Al- Khalil) visiting Al-Haram Al-Ibrahimi (Ibrahim, Ishaq, Yaqoub, Sara(PBUH) and the old city. Visit Nabi Youns before returning to Jerusalem.

Overnight: Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar

Meal: Breakfast

Allenby Bridge – Mt. Nebo – Madaba – Dead Sea

After breakfast, today return to Allenby Borders then enter Jordan. Your drive will be there at the Allenby Border. Then he will drive you to Mt. Nebo. Here God showed Moses the Promised Land before he died. From the mountaintop view the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho, and the Mountains of Jerusalem. Then we drive you to Madaba, known for the detailed mosaic map discovered on the floor of the church which shows all major biblical sites from Lebanon to Egypt, especially Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

After lunch, head to the Dead Sea where you have the afternoon to float in the sea, try the invigorating properties of the mud by the beach, and rest by the resort pool. Enjoy your skin being especially smooth for a few days following your Dead Sea fun.

Floating in the Dead Sea is definitely a wonderful experience and highlight on any trip to Israel, not to mention an item frequently found on bucket lists the world over!

Overnight: Dead Sea Ramada Resort or similar

Meal: Breakfast

Dead Sea – Wadi Rum

After breakfast, the driver will come to your hotel to transfer you to Wadi Rum to the beautiful desert valley of Wadi Rum, made famous by T E Lawrence. Freshen up at your campsite before climbing into the back of a 4WD Jeep for a 2 hour tour. As you make your way through the canyons and across the vast tracks of red sand, see ancient inscriptions, extraordinarily coloured sand dunes and majestic mountains. Return to your camp to watch the sun set before enjoying a traditional Zarb Jordanian dinner under the stars.

Overnight: Rahayeb Camp (deluxe Tent) or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Petra

In early morning leave the desert behind to head Petra. Meet your local English-speaking guide for a 3-4 hour tour of the rose-red city of Petra. Walk the 1.2km-long Siq (chasm) passing shrines, tombs and carvings before exiting to the breath-taking sight of the Treasury. Walk the Street of Facades, passing the Roman Theatre to reach the Royal Tombs. See the Byzantine Church, Temple of the Winged Lions and Great Temple. At the museum your tour ends. Spend the rest of the day exploring more of the city or climb to the Monastery and/or High Place of Sacrifice at your leisure.

Overnight:  Petra Palace Hotel or similar

Meal: Breakfast

Amman –– Australia

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to Amman Airport for your homeward flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Australia 

Arrive home today.

Day 1

Australia – Cairo

Depart Australia today on your overnight flight to Cairo, Egypt! Note: Some flights may depart one day later.

Day 2

Cairo

Arrive in Cairo today. Our representative will meet you and assist you through the various procedures. After lunch, we visit the vast majority of tourists to see the Egyptian Museum, see more of Egypt’s ancient treasures, artefacts, King Tutankhamen, Jewelry display and a truly spectacular Royal Mummy Room, is stands today has 11 mummies, including the most recently discovered mummy, that of Hatshepsut. Then visit Cairo tower and take a photo from outside for Citadel and Mohammad Ali Mosque. (Ice cream during sightseeing) Then freely time to have dinner and visit Cairo by night. After dinner, you will be transferred from the airport to the hotel.

Overnight: SOLUXE hotel in Cairo or similar

Meal: Lunch and Dinner

Optional: Royal Mummy Room Ticket, Citadel and Mohammad Ali Mosque Tickets

Day 3

Alexandria

After breakfast, today we take a full day tour of Alexandria, is a large port city that sits on the Mediterranean coastline. Explore about the city’s origins as an homage to Alexander the Great, and its place as a cultural, political, economic and intellectual centre. Spend the day viewing the relics of a bygone age these are a highlight of Alexandria and Roman Amphitheatre. After lunch, we continue to visit the Catacombs, Pompeii’s Pillar and Qaitbay Citadel from outside. (soft drink during sightseeing). We return to Cairo and dinner.

Overnight: Cherry Mariski hotel in Alexandria or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Optional: Qaitbay Citadel from outside

Day 4

Cairo

This morning after breakfast, drives out to Giza and visit two of Egypt’s most iconic landmarks such as pyramids, inside second pyramid and the graceful Great Sphinx of Giza.

In the evening, you may chance to have a sound and light show. Then visit the famous Khan el-khalili Bazzar, a major souk in the historic centre of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo’s main attractions for tourists and Egyptians.

Overnight: SOLUXE hotel in Cairo or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Optional: Sound and light show

Day 5

Cairo – Aswan – Nile Cruise

You will be transferred to the airport for your early morning or midnight flight to Aswan. On arrive, we visit Abu simple temple, there is two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, Upper Egypt and near the border with Sudan. Later on, there is a visit to Aswan high dam.

You will be welcome aboard the cruise boat. Lunch and Dinner are served after you settle into your cabin.

Overnight: Nile cruise, Royal Nile ruby cruise or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6

Nile Cruise – Edfu

After breakfast, you will Philae Temple and cruise sailing, then visit Kom Ombo Temple, and then continue sailing while watching the villages go by. Later you will stop at Edfu to see the second largest Temple in Egypt.

Overnight: Nile Cruise, Royal Nile ruby cruise or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7

Nile Cruise – Luxor

Enjoy your breakfast while cruising boat while sailing towards Luxor. You will then visit the East Bank of Luxor – Karnak and Luxor Temples

Overnight: Nile Cruise, Royal Nile ruby cruise or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8

Luxor – The Valley of the Kings – Cairo

Enjoy your breakfast and visit West Bank of Luxor – The Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Then catch the flight to Cairo. Overnight at hotel in Cairo.

Overnight: SOLUXE hotel in Cairo or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9

Cairo – Amman

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Amman, Jordan. On arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Olive Hotel & Suites or similar

Meal: Breakfast

Day 10

Amman City Tour

After breakfast, today we take a city tour of Amman and begin your pilgrimage by visiting the Cave of the Seven Sleepers (Ashab al Kahf) which is mentioned in a Sura in the Holy Qur’an. This is where a group of devout Christian youths sought refuge from prosecution by the tyrannical Roman Emperor Trajan for monotheism. To preserve them Allah put them to sleep. They awoke 309 lunar years later however by then Christianity was widespread so Allah put them to sleep for eternity in the cave. The Byzantine ruins and mosque nearby are accurately described in the Holy Qur’an. We then drive to the tomb of the venerable companion Abdul Rahman bin Auf. He was one of the first eight people to accept Islam. A line of stones marks his burial site as one of the “Blessed Ten” who were promised paradise by Prophet Mohammad.

Overnight: Olive Hotel & Suites or similar

Meal: Breakfast

Day 11

Amman – Allenby Bridge – Jerusalem – Mount of Olives – Mount Zion

After Breakfast, meet and assist by our Muslim guide. A transfer takes you to Allenby Bridge where the group crosses into Israel. The tour guide meets you once customs and immigration have been cleared. After, we continue on to the El- Quds (Jerusalem) AL masjid Al-Aqsa for the first prayer. Then visit El Quds, Masjid El Aqsa and Qubat Al- Sakhra, in Harem – El Sheriff for Al Fajir prayer. Other sites on today’s sightseeing itinerary include Mt of Olives (Jabal Zaitoon) for a panoramic view of El Quds, Maqam Raba’a Al Adaweiya, Suleiman Al Farisi, the Tomb of Nabi Daoud on Mt Zion. See the room where Nabi Issa had his last Supper with his disciples. We end the day with prayer service in Masjid El Aqsa.

Overnight: Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar

Meal: Breakfast

Day 12

Bethlehem – Hebron – Nabi Youns

After Breakfast, we will visit to Bethlehem to see the church of the Nativity, the site of the birth of Nabi Issa (Jesus). Next continue to visit Omar Mosque, Tomb of Rachel. Then stop at Solomon’s Pools (Birak Suleiman) before driving to Hebron (Al- Khalil) visiting Al-Haram Al-Ibrahimi (Ibrahim, Ishaq, Yaqoub, Sara(PBUH) and the old city. Visit Nabi Youns before returning to Jerusalem.

Overnight: Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar

Meal: Breakfast

Day 13

Allenby Bridge – Mt. Nebo – Madaba – Dead Sea

After breakfast, today return to Allenby Borders then enter Jordan. Your drive will be there at the Allenby Border. Then he will drive you to Mt. Nebo. Here God showed Moses the Promised Land before he died. From the mountaintop view the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho, and the Mountains of Jerusalem. Then we drive you to Madaba, known for the detailed mosaic map discovered on the floor of the church which shows all major biblical sites from Lebanon to Egypt, especially Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

After lunch, head to the Dead Sea where you have the afternoon to float in the sea, try the invigorating properties of the mud by the beach, and rest by the resort pool. Enjoy your skin being especially smooth for a few days following your Dead Sea fun.

Floating in the Dead Sea is definitely a wonderful experience and highlight on any trip to Israel, not to mention an item frequently found on bucket lists the world over!

Overnight: Dead Sea Ramada Resort or similar

Meal: Breakfast

Day 14

Dead Sea – Wadi Rum

After breakfast, the driver will come to your hotel to transfer you to Wadi Rum to the beautiful desert valley of Wadi Rum, made famous by T E Lawrence. Freshen up at your campsite before climbing into the back of a 4WD Jeep for a 2 hour tour. As you make your way through the canyons and across the vast tracks of red sand, see ancient inscriptions, extraordinarily coloured sand dunes and majestic mountains. Return to your camp to watch the sun set before enjoying a traditional Zarb Jordanian dinner under the stars.

Overnight: Rahayeb Camp (deluxe Tent) or similar

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15

Petra

In early morning leave the desert behind to head Petra. Meet your local English-speaking guide for a 3-4 hour tour of the rose-red city of Petra. Walk the 1.2km-long Siq (chasm) passing shrines, tombs and carvings before exiting to the breath-taking sight of the Treasury. Walk the Street of Facades, passing the Roman Theatre to reach the Royal Tombs. See the Byzantine Church, Temple of the Winged Lions and Great Temple. At the museum your tour ends. Spend the rest of the day exploring more of the city or climb to the Monastery and/or High Place of Sacrifice at your leisure.

Overnight:  Petra Palace Hotel or similar

Meal: Breakfast

Day 16

Amman –– Australia

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to Amman Airport for your homeward flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 17

Australia 

Arrive home today.

Tour Excludes:

Travel Insurance

Visas

Personal Expenses

Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Documentation:

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 7 to 14 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips. 

Airline:

Return economy flights departing Sydney or Melbourne with a full-service Chinese carrier, China Southern, China Eastern, Air China, China Airlines or other Asian carriers

Return economy flights departing Sydney or Melbourne with Qantas at an additional cost $600 per person

Brisbane and Adelaide – A $300 per person interstate surcharge applies

Perth– A $600 per person interstate surcharge applies

Customers may be flown to Sydney or Melbourne to join their international flights

Including maximum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline)

One return flight is supplied per voucher

Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked

The airfare remains non-refundable at all times

Flights:

Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in-flight as specified in the itinerary

Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking

Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing

Please note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 1-2 weeks before departure

Arriving early/Extending your trip:

From $250 per person (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. We will then provide quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. Please note, if you have selected a breakaway, airport transfers (if applicable) will not be provided.

Single Supplement:

$1800 per person in addition to the twin share price. Payable direct at the time of booking to Travel Partner.

Group Size:  Minimum 4 People – Maximum 20 People

Triple Share: Not available

Accommodation:

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. Double-bedded rooms may be requested but are never guaranteed. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Hotel locations can be within or outside itinerary cities.

Please note all accommodation is based on the local rating.

All optional tours are payable directly upon booking with our Travel Partner. You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours. Please note, transportation is not included for all optional programs. Travellers will be required to make their own way to the optional program venue. Optional programs are subject to availability, must require a minimum of at least 2 people to run and must be booked at least 2 months prior to departure.

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences.

Child Price: Same price as an adult – Minimum age 2 years. Infant price is $350 per person (Need to accompany with 2 Adults) , payable direct to our Travel Partners.

Fine Print:

Travel Advice:

  • Departure City: Melbourne/Sydney
  • For the latest travel advice for your holiday please visit smartraveller.gov.au
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your trip overseas.
  • A visa may be required for your destination or any countries you are transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain a valid visa. Please visit http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ to assist you with any requirements.

Travel insurance, we highly recommend it. Delightful Travel provided 30% off with nib TRAVEL INSURANCE when Purchasing the Tour. Pleases email through the details and the Team members will email you the quotation.

Bedding Configuration:

  • Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability) Please inform us when book the tour.
  • Bookings are non-changeable & non-refundable once your travel dates are confirmed.

Exclusions:

– Visa fees
– Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any speciality restaurants onboard cruise)
– Optional activities/tours
– Personal expenses
– Travel insurance (Strongly Recommended) Delightful Travel provided 30% off with NIB TRAVEL INSURANCE when Purchasing the Tour. Please email through the details and the Team members will email you the quotation

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