Israel, Egypt and Jordan 2020

With David Schmidt

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Tour Destinations

Egypt, Israel, and Jordan

Tour Details

3 nights in Jerusalem (Israel), 1 night in Aqaba and 2 nights in Petra (Jordan), 3 Nights in Cairo (Egypt), 7 Nights on the Esmeralda Cruise Ship on the Nile River (Egypt)


  • Porterage at hotels
  • 6 full days sightseeing as per program.
  • Government licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach at disposal daily
  • Entrance fees for all non-optional activities and sites listed in the itinerary
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation at the above-mentioned hotels or similar – subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Meal arrangements: Half Board Basis
  • Visas and border taxes
  • 2 Nights in Jerusalem
  • Day trips to Qumran and Masada
  • 1 Night in Aqaba
  • 2 Nights in Petra
  • Airport transfer from Amman to Cairo
  • 3 Nights in Cairo (2 pre cruise and 1 post cruise)
  • 7 Nights aboard the Esmeralda Cruise Ship on the Nile River
  • Airport transfers from Cairo to Luxor and back
  • A day trip to Abu Simbel
  • Breakfast and dinner included on all full days, lunches also included on full days spent on the Esmeralda
  • All scheduled tours, attractions and admission included

Available Tour Dates

Tour Start Date Tour End Date
August 30, 2020 September 15, 2020

Tour Itinerary

  1. Sunday, August 30, 2020

    Includes: Dinner

    • Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Meet the tour guide and transfer to the hotel in Jerusalem. After some relaxation time, enjoy a welcome dinner in the hotel.

  2. Monday, August 31, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After breakfast, embark upon a day that traces some of the footsteps of Jesus Christ during his last days. Visits to historic religious sites include the Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa, The Road to Calvary, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Mount Zion. Tonight, dinner is in the hotel.

  3. Tuesday, September 1, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Spend the entire day in Jerusalem; visiting Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Later, visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity, built by Constantine the Great and his mother Helena on the site of Jesus’s birth. This evening we enjoy a special Jerusalem farewell dinner.

  4. Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Travel to Aqaba in the south of Jordan by motor coach. Along the way, stop in Qumran National Park, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered last century. Continuing, experience the majestic fortress of Masada one of the most popular tourist attractions in Israel before arriving in Aqaba. Enjoy a dinner at the hotel this evening.

  5. Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Enjoy a relaxing morning before the journey to Petra. Arrive in the afternoon with a brief orientation tour before checking into the hotel. Before dinner, enjoy a nice swim in the pool or a chance for souvenir shopping. Tonight, have a relaxing evening watching the stars.

  6. Friday, September 4, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Today, spend the entire day exploring the incredibly well-preserved ruins of Petra, Jordan’s most popular tourist attraction and a true icon of the country of Jordan. Petra is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it is recognized as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After our spectacular day, return to the hotel for dinner and relaxation by the pool.

  7. Saturday, September 5th, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Transfer to Amman Cairo international airport, meet and greet assistance by a representative. Transfer via deluxe air-conditioned vehicle to the hotel during which a tour guide will provide basic information about Egypt. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and an overnight stay in a luxury Cairo hotel.

  8. Sunday, September 6th, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After breakfast, visit the ancient pyramids of Giza with their guardian the Sphinx, one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Later, visit the Egyptian Museum, famous for its extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts. See the treasures of Tutankhamen and learn about the development of Egyptian culture and art. Return
      to the hotel for dinner.

  9. Monday, September 7th, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Transfer to the Cairo airport after breakfast for a short flight to Luxor, the ancient capital of Thebes, where the Esmeralda cruise ship awaits embarkment. Enjoy lunch on board. In the afternoon, visit the amazing complex of Karnak Temple, the largest religious building in Egypt with its stunning collection of temples, chapels, towers and pylons, Sphinx Avenue as well as the Temple of Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board the Esmeralda.

  10. Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Today, visit the West Bank of Nile and the Valley of Kings, where Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s Tomb. See the Temple of the Queen Hatchesput and the Colossi of Memnom. Return for lunch on the Esmeralda cruise ship while it sets its course for Esna, famous for its lock that allows vessels to navigate up the Nile towards the Cataracts.

  11. Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • This morning visit of the Temple of Horus in Edfu and experience a ride back to the boat in a local horse drawn Calesa. Lunch on board as the ship cruises towards Kom Ombo for souvenirs shops or to try out a Shisapipe in one of the open-air cafes. Dinner will be served on board with entertainment.

  12. Thursday, September 10th, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Awake in the port of Aswan. Board a motor coach and enjoy a picnic style breakfast on the journey to Abu Simbel. Once in Abu Simbel, admire the great Temples carved in to the rock and rescued by UNESCO from rising waters of Lake Nasser. After lunch visit the High Dam in Aswan. Dinner will be served on board followed by evening entertainment.

  13. Friday, September 11th, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • After breakfast, visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, the Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk. In the afternoon, sail around the Nile Cataracts on a Felucca and see the Elefantine Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan. After dinner, enjoy some evening entertainment.

  14. Saturday, September 12th, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Breakfast on board the Esmeralda while it cruises back to Kom Ombo to visit the twin temples, dedicated to the ancient Egyptian gods Sobek and Haroeris. Visit the crocodile mummification museum before going back to the ship for lunch. Dinner onboard while the ship navigates back through Esna lock to Luxor.

  15. Sunday, September 13th, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Enjoy a relaxing day cruising along the Nile while enjoying the amazing scenery with breakfast, lunch and dinner on board. Arrive late in the afternoon to Luxor. Tonight, enjoy a sound and light show at Karnak Temple.

  16. Monday, September 14th, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • After breakfast, disembark the Esmeralda and transfer to Luxor airport for the flight back to Cairo. After checking into the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight, a special farewell dinner with a big surprise awaits!

  17. Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast

    • Transfer to the Cairo airport for the return flight home.