This classic tour starts every week Year round !!!
17 days guided Tour in the Wonders of the Middle east and the biblical countries: Israel the Bible Holy land, the Nabatean Red City of Petra and the Great Ancient Egypt.
Visit the Cradle of civilization and the historic Worlds Wonders.
A unique journey in the history learning seeing touching and feeling the Bible time.
The Tour starts arriving Tel Aviv on Sunday every week throughout the year. Ending after 17 days in Cairo on Tuesday.
Our locale tickets agents can book for you special flight from The USA, Europe Australia & New zealand, flying into Tel Aviv and back from Cairo for a atractive cost
Tour Route & Highlights
Tel Aviv , Masada & the Dead sea, Jerusalem, Jordan River , Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, upper Galilee, Golan heights, Zefat (Safed), Nazareth, Akko Carmel, Caesaria, Eilat By the Red Sea, Petra Jordan, Sinai Desert, Sharm el Sheikh, Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan, Cairo, the great Pyramids in Giza, and holy sites on the way.
Upon arrival to Tel Aviv airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Tel Aviv for rest and overnight.
Tel Aviv – Beersheva – Arad – Massada – Jerusalem
after breakfast our gyided tour drive to Beersheba continue to Massada The Mountain which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse, etc. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea.
Descend to the Dead Sea the lowest place on earth. Take a break near Ein Gedi for a Swim or float in the salty minerals water and the aromatic mad.
Proceed to Jerusalem for overnight.
Jerusalem – sightseeing of the new city
Start the morning in Jerusalem in Mt. Scopus panoramic view of Jerusalem. Then to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Visit the Tomb of King David on Mt. Zion, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Visit the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, Drive by the Supreme Court bldg. & Mt. Herzl. visit in “Yad Vashem” (the memorial for the millions who were killed in the Holocaust). visit the model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Afternoon visit the old village of Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist) then back to the Hotel for overnight.
Jerusalem (Old City) and Bethlehem*
Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; visit the Temple area, the last standing Western Wall known as the Wailling wall, walk the Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Walk out of the old city of Jerusalem via the colorful bazaars; and drive to Bethlehem* to visit Rachel Tomb and the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight.
Jericho* – Jordan river – Tiberius – Galilee
Leave Jerusalem, driving by Bethany and Jericho*, the oldest city in the world. continue northward via Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. After a short visit stop in Yardenit when you can walk into the Jordan river , proceed to Tiberius the old center of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
Upper Galilee – Golan Heights – Nazareth
Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, Birkat Ram, and
the Druze villages, Via Banias, source of the Jordan River. Proceed via Kiryat
Shmone and the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabala, to visit synagogues and
the artists colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian Holy Sites. Return to
the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.
Acre – Haifa -Carmel – Eilat
After Breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the Roman theater and the Crusader fortress. Continue south for a short city tour of Tel Aviv-Jaffa and and take a take a short flight to Eilat for overnight
crossing to Jordan:
Eilat – Petra – Aqaba – Eilat
After Breakfast and Leave Eilat-Israel, cross the Arava border and drive to Petra, through the scenic Jordanian desert, past the Wadi Rum area, where Lawrence of Arabia once lived and fought with the Bedouin.
Enter the Red City of Petra through the Siq, by horse or by foot (optional carriage )
This is a narrow passage through the mountains which has inspired people for centuries.Suddenly the impressive Treasury wonder appears at the end of the gorge, leaving the visitors breath-taken by it’s size, color and beauty. Continue into the heart of this ancient city carved into the mountains, passing hundreds of tombs and monuments and a spectacular Amphitheatre. Stop for a traditional lunch, followed by a visit to Moses Spring. Drive to Aqaba for a short city return to Eilat / Taba for overnight.
Taba – Sharm el Sheikh
Breakfast & leisure by the Red Sea possible snorkeling in the famous Red sea reefs.
afternoon drive through the magnificent Sinai desert. to Sharm el Sheikh from there you can drive or fly to Cairo.
optional visit Mount Sinai and St. Catherine’s Monastery
optional diving tours in the Red Sea
Sharm el Sheikh – Luxor (*right now we fly to Cairo first)
After breakfast flight to Luxor and transfer to a 5 stars Nile Cruise. Lunch on ship. In the afternoon visit the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor. a vast open air museum of ruined temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings, notably the Great Temple of Amen. Dinner and overnight on cruise boat.
We are using luxury Nile cruise boats,operating on European standards that have acquired an excellent eputation with our travelers. Our staff are available throughout the cruise and will guide you on the land tours.
Luxor – Esna – Edfu
Immediately opposite Luxor, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the Theban Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. The archaeological remains of Thebes offer a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height. Among others we shall view the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a famous female Pharaoh who during her 22 year long reign became known for her extensive expeditions and fostering of trade relations. From Luxor we sail to Esna. Two barrage bridges straddle the Nile at this point: one built by the British in 1906, and the “Electricity Bridge” built in the 1990s. If time permits we will visit the temple of Esna and the market of Esna. Our boat will negotiate its way through the lock system and sail on the Nile to Edfu for overnight.
Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan
Edfu is known for the major Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 BCE and 57 BCE. The Temple of Horus also known as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo, is the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the best preserved. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth, and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt. We continue our sail on the Nile to the town of Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty. The building is unique because everything is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis and there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world. The northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Horus the Elder, A few of the three-hundred crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity are displayed inside the temple.Sail on the Nile to Aswan for overnight.
The busy market town Aswan stands on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. In antiquity the city of Swenet, was Egypt’s southern frontier town. It is one of the driest inhabited places in the world; as on January 2011 the last rainfall was a thunderstorm on May, 2006. In surrounding Nubian settlements, they generally do not bother to roof all the rooms in their houses.
Visit to the Aswan High Dam is truly spectacular. It is one of the largest dams ever built and formed the Nasser Lake.Then sail on a Felucca, the traditional wooden sailing boat that has plied the Nile for thousands of years, to enjoy a quiet and calm view of the regions Botanical Gardens. Return to the Nile cruise boat for overnight
Aswan – Cairo
After breakfast, disembark and at leisure in Aswan evening travel by a Sleeper Train to Cairo. Dinner and breakfast on Train.(right now we use a return flight for a supplemenet)
Optional: Abu Simble Tour to the preserved Great Temple of Abu Simbel – rescued by UNESCO from the rising waters of the Dam. Abu Simbel Great Temple was preserved by relocating 22 monuments and architectural complexes to the shores of Lake Nasser. Other monuments were relocated to countries that helped with the rescue works. The best way to get to Abu Simbel is by 45 minutes flight with a Boeing or by tour bus that takes 3+ hours each way.
Cairo – Memphis -Saqqara — Great Pyramid of Giza
We begin our day with a tour of the ancient city of Memphis that lies some 12 miles south of Cairo. The ancient city is now an open air museum testifying to the magnificence of its four thousand years history. Serving Memphis lies the necropolis Saqqara a vast, ancient burial ground, featuring numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step pyramid of Djoser.
We then proceed to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx located on the Giza Plateau. The Great Pyramids of Cheops or Khufu; of Khafre or Chephren; and of Menkaure have always loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt and were listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Valley Temples surrounding the pyramids provide an insight to dominating religious motives of the era.Return to hotel for overnight.
Cairo city tour
start the Cairo city tour by visiting the Egyptian Museum, with its fantastic display of ancient civilization; the Mosque of Mohammad Ali’s Citadel; the old city; the Ben Ezra – Geniza Synagogue. its store room – Geniza – was found to contain over 2000 medieval, manuscripts, a collection known as the Cairo Geniza. The El Mullakah Church ( Hanging Church) one of the oldest and most famous Coptic Churches in Egypt.. Continue to the City of the Dead a four mile long grid of tombs and mausoleums where people live and work amongst their dead and ancestors. Many residents live here because they were forced from more crowded areas in Cairo or immigrated from countryside. End at Bazaar of Kahn Khalili and return for overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast transfer to the airport. End of tour.
Per Person in a double room w/breakfast
Optional 11 Dinners Supp.
Single room Supp.
The Tour Package includes:
– 17 days 16 nights
– Airport Pick up and transfer
– Guided tours, hotels with breakfast, site entrance fees.
– Transfer by Sleeper Train Aswan – Cairo half board basis.
– 4 nights on a 5 stars Cruise Boat on full board basis.
– Flights: Tel Aviv – Eilat, Cairo /Sharm el Sheikh – Luxor
” Visa to Egypt, Israel Jordan and Egypt Border tax.
” Tips and all other extra expenses.
(It’s recommended to tip guides, drivers etc.)
– In security situation if Sites won’t be permitted
alternate sites will be visited.
– Tour itinerary may change due to operational needs.
– prices can change with out notice due to currency, fuel price, hotels and others.