The Best of Israel, Jordan and Egypt

  • destination Egypt, Israel & Jordan
  • traveltime11 days
  • moneyFrom € 2145,- pp

Ready to discover the wonders of the Middle East? This trip takes you along the most special places in the region.

This trip starts in Jerusalem, after which we set course to the capital of Jordan. Via Jerash and the Dead Sea you go southwards to Petra. After visiting the vast Wadi Rum desert, you fly from Amman to Cairo to visit the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

During this unique tour through the Middle East, you will visit various places of the UNESCO World Heritage List and two wonders of the world.

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Itinerary

Flight to Jerusalem including meet & assist and airport transfer

Today you will arrive at the international airport of Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion. Our representative will be waiting for you here. You will be guided to your driver who will transport you to the hotel in Jerusalem. After checking in you can spend the rest of the day in the city. We can give you plenty of suggestions for a nice diner on the first evening.

Jerusalem including tour with guide

In the morning you will meet our local Israeli guide. Together with the guide you will explore the old city of Jerusalem. The old part of the city is divided in four quarters: the Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Armenian quarter. The history of the old city dates back to 1004 BC when King David founded Jerusalem. The old city of Jerusalem has a lot of stories to tell, according to your interest we will put together a plan for the day with a guide. You will visit the Mount of Olives, the via Dolorosa and the church of the Holy sepulcher. This will be a intense but unforgettable day.

Jerusalem - Yad Vashem - Amman including tranfers

Today you will visit Yad Vashem, this is Israel’s largest Holocaust Memorial. The memorial is set on the slopes of the mount of Remembrance. Yad Vashem is an impressive place to visit and we definitely recommend everyone to take part in this Israeli experience.

After this visit you will travel to the capital of Jordan, Amman.

Amman - Jerash - Dead Sea instructions local representative & pick up rental car

You will start your trip in the capital of Jordan; Amman. Our local representative will meet you on arrival to discuss the rest of your trip. You receive the keys from the rental car and from here you will continue your journey.

First you can choose to visit Amman, a lively and modern city which offers you a glimpse of the modern Jordanian life. The city has a number of highlights that are worth a visit, for example the Citadel and the blue King Abdullah I Mosque.

From Amman you will head towards Jerash, a city founded by Alexander the Great. It is one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. Unfortunately Jerash is not allowed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, because wrong methods were used to restore the city. Nevertheless, Jerash is one of the biggest surprises of Jordan. Located in the middle of a contemporary city, you can imagine yourself back in Roman times. A must see in Jordan.

From Jerash you can to drive to Aljoun Castle if you have some time left before you drive to the Dead Sea where you check-in at your accommodation.

Dead Sea - Wadi Mujib - Petra

After breakfast, you check out at your accommodation and continue to travel south. Along the way you can stop at one of Jordan’s most beautiful valleys: Wadi Mujib. The wadi offers breathtaking views of the beautiful gorge. For the real adventurers among us, you can walk, swim and climb through the gorge. Definitely a recommendation for the adventure-seeking traveler.

Your journey continues south via the famous Kings Highway, also known as Jordan’s King’s Road. This old trade route is still an important connecting road in Jordan. This highway brings you Petra.

Your journey continues south via the famous Kings Highway also known as Jordan’s King’s Road. This old trade route is still an important connecting road in Jordan. This highway brings you to Petra.

Petra including backdoor hike with guide

Today you will visit the ancient city of Petra, one of Jordan’s national treasures and one of the seven wonders of the world! Today you enter the red city of the Nabataeans. Centuries ago, the Nabataeans built a kingdom which was hidden in the mountains. The ingenious water system enabled the kingdom to flourish in this remote place for a long time. This also is one of the main reasons why all the carvings are so well preserved.

You can spend an entire day in the city. It will be an unforgettable visit but make sure you are ready for a full day of hiking. There are two ways to visit the site. The first one is the traditional way through the Siq (Canyon), this is the main entrance. The Siq will take you to the Treasury. You can visit the Treasury, basin, the royal tombs and the theater, the High Place of Sacrifice and the Roman soldier tombs. All the way at the end of the complex you will find the Monastery.

The second one is through the back door; the more adventurous route! It begins with a 20 minute drive through the desert. After the drive you will begin with a 1,5 hour hike through a mountain area, until you reach the Monastery. Then you will continue through the main site of Petra. Your guide will explain about the archaeology and the history of the site and it inhabitants. After exploring the city you will be exiting from the main gate. This way you are avoiding the tourist crowds, definitely an advantage.

Petra - Wadi Rum

You are going to spend a full day in Jordan’s most important desert: The Wadi Rum. This beautiful desert is a spectacular piece of nature and is known for its rock formations.

Wadi Rum - Amman - Caïro drop off rental car

This morning a camel tour through Wadi Rum is on the program. During the tour you will see the breathtaking desert with its sandy valleys and sandstone mountains. At the end of the day, you will fly from Amman to Cairo.

Cairo including private driver

Today you are in the capital of Egypt, Cairo, a chaotic but charming city. Here you can visit the Citadel of Salah el Din. From here you have a wonderful view over the skyline of Cairo. Besides this, the citadel houses the Mohammed Ali mosque with its four recognizable minarets.

Afterwards you can visit the busy Islamic quarter, this is within walking distance from the mosque. You will finish your day at the largest market in Africa, the El Kahlili Soukh, an unforgettable experience. Today you can also visit the Egyptian Museum, one of the most famous museums in the world. After your visit you will understand why.

Cairo - Pyramids of Giza including private driver

Today you will leave the capital behind and visit the Pyramids of Giza. Just outside Cairo you will visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Kephren and Mykerinos. This UNESCO Site is home to three great Pyramids, of which the Giza Pyramid is the largest. The Giza Pyramids need no introduction, the largest and most famous monuments of antiquity and the sole surviving of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. On the Giza plateau you will also find a number of smaller buildings that are called the Pyramids of the Queens. Finally, you will visit the famous Giza Sfynx. The Cheops pyramid is the only one of the seven classical wonders of the world that can still be visited today.

Cairo - Flight back home including airport transfer

Unfortunately your trip is coming to an end today, but you can extend it by the Red or Mediterranean Sea. One of our local representatives will pick you up from your accommodation and bring you to the airport for you flight back home.

Accommodation

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

Dead Sea Located on the edge of the Dead Sea, the Holiday Inn Resort features a large outdoor pool and a private beach.

Mövenpick Resort Petra

Wadi Musa (Petra)The Mövenpick Resort Petra is located right at the entrance of the wonder of the world.  From the roof terrace you have a beautiful view of the hills.

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Details & Prices

The Best of Israel, Jordan and Egypt

  • destination Egypt, Israel & Jordan
  • traveltime11 days
  • moneyFrom € 2145,- pp
Included
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Meet & assist local representative
  • Overnight stays in selected hotels
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Visa Jordan
  • Visa Egypt
  • Driver as mentioned in program
  • Excursions as mentioned in program incl. entrance fees
  • All taxes and fees
  • Personal travel app with travel route and information
  • An unforgettable experience! 
Excluded
  • Other meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Optional excursions
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