Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Petra, Amman, Cairo, Nile Cruise

Tour Departs on: Thursdays
Tour Includes
  • Deluxe Hotels
  • Deluxe 5 Day/4 Night Nile Cruise
  • Breakfast Daily, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • Professional English Speaking Guide Throughout*
  • All Transfers, Sightseeing and Flights within Egypt per Itinerary (Flight from Amman to Cairo NOT included and must be added)
  • VIP assistance and Exclusive Isram Crossing at Allenby Bridge
  • Entry Permit for Jordan (U.S. & Canadian Passports) (Visa for Egypt to be obtained locally at Cairo airport)

Deluxe Hotels

City Nights Hotels
Israel:
Tel Aviv 2 Carlton (Premium Sea View Room/Executive Lounge Access)
Haifa 2 Dan Carmel (Deluxe Bay View Room)
Jerusalem 3 Inbal (Superior, Old City View Room)
Jordan:
Petra 1 Movenpick
Amman 1 Grand Hyatt (Deluxe Room)
Egypt:
Cairo 3 Fairmont Nile City (Nile View)
Nile Cruise 4 Sonesta St. George

(Other Hotels in Israel may be utilized. Please inquire.)

Thursday: En Route

Depart the U.S.A. on your flight to Israel.

Friday: Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Arrive Ben Gurion Airport; meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel in trendy Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean beach. Balance of the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, Get Together Dinner. (D)

Saturday: Tel Aviv

Morning walking tour through the city’s well known streets including Dizengoff Square ending at Ben Gurion House, former residence of the First Prime Minister. Remainder of the day is at leisure; or take an early afternoon optional visit to Machon Ayalon, the fascinating underground Ammunitions Factory ($110 per person including roundtrip transfers; must be pre-booked with minimum 2 participants). Or, take the optional full day tour of Masada and the Dead Sea ($136 per person based on locally scheduled bus tour). (B)

Sunday: Tel Aviv/Haifa

Depart Tel Aviv and drive to the extraordinary Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center. Continue to ancient Caesarea; explore the Roman and Crusader ruins including the impressive 2,000-year-old theater and aqueduct. Then, visit Caesarea Harbor, a multi-media presentation brings ancient history to life! Arrive in Nazareth, the sacred town where Jesus spent part of his youth; visit the Church and view Mary’s Well. On to the sparkling port city of Haifa; check into your hotel atop Mt. Carmel. Evening: Enjoy Dinner and a special cultural presentation (subject to minimum 10 participants). (B.D)

Monday: Haifa

View the golden-domed Baha’i Shrine and their breathtaking “Hanging Gardens”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive along the coast to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car to see the magnificent underwater grottoes. Continue through the picturesque seaside town of Nahariya to the timeless Crusader city of Acre; walk through the subterranean city and bazaars that recall the colorful middle Ages. Then, to Safed, one of Judaism’s holiest cities; visit the ancient synagogues and the charming Artists’ Quarter. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B.D)

Tuesday: Haifa/Jerusalem

Depart Haifa en route Capernaum to see the fantastic ruins of the ancient synagogue dating back to the 5th-century. Ascend the strategic Golan Heights and learn about the 20th century battles. Continue to Katzrin, capital of the Golan and to the Monument of the 7th Brigade. In the magnificent strip of the Golan known for producing the finest wines in the world, enjoy wine tasting and a tour of the wine making process. Continue for a visit to a former Syrian army bunker at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv, settled by Americans and Israelis together. Enjoy a late lunch in the communal dining room. Then drive south to Jerusalem, stopping first for a blessing and a toast to our arrival in the eternal city. Overnight in Israel’s capital. (B.L)

Wednesday: Jerusalem

Drive to Hadassah Medical Center to the see the sublime Chagall Windows. On to Yad Vashem, Israel’s National Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust, visit the Children’s Pavilion and Avenue of the Righteous. Then, continue to Mount Herzl to pay respects to Israel’s founders and heroes. Pass the Supreme Court and the Knesset (Parliament) en route to the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Walk through the New Israel Museum and the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden; see the Scale Model of ancient Jerusalem. Evening: Night Tour of illuminated Jerusalem followed by a restaurant dinner and the “Night Spectacular” Sound & Light Show at the Citadel Museum (weather and schedule permitting). (B.D)

Thursday: Jerusalem

Drive to Mt. Zion to visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Enter the Old City to the restored Jewish Quarter; walk along the Cardo – the main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Continue to the Western Wall, the last remnant of the Second Temple and view the Dome of the Rock. Proceed through the Hasmonean Tunnel (tunnel schedule permitting) or tour the Herodian Mansions, a completely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago. Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; stroll through the exotic bazaars. End today with a visit to the fabulous Friends of Zion Heritage Center before returning to your hotel; or, an optional visit to Bethlehem may be arranged. (B)

Friday: Jerusalem / Petra

Morning transfer from Jerusalem to the Allenby/ King Hussein Bridge. Our representative will meet you at the Terminal Building on the Israeli side of the Border, attend to all required procedures at this crossing and escort you to the awaiting vehicle to begin your tour of Jordan; an Exclusive IsramBeyond Service with no waiting for shuttle buses! Meet your Jordanian guide and begin your drive through the dramatic desert scenery of the Kings Highway. First stop is Mt. Nebo, highest point of the Moabite mountain range, offering a remarkable view of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Then proceed to Madaba, home to some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world. View the 6th century mosaic map of the Holyland. Lunch en route. Continue to Petra, built by the Nabateans over 2000 years ago. Dinner and overnight in Petra. (B.L.D.)

Saturday: Petra / Amman

Today, discover a most unforgettable day in the “hidden” city of Petra. Travel on horseback or on foot into the “rose-red” city beginning at “Siq”, a winding canyon road. Marvel at one of Petra’s most impressive monument, The Treasury, made famous in the movie “Indiana Jones”, carved out of solid rock from the side of the mountain. Beyond the Treasury, you’ll discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theatre, burial chambers and water channels. After lunch, depart Petra and drive north to Amman, the modern and ancient capital of Jordan. Check into your hotel for overnight. (B.L)

Sunday: Amman / Cairo

Morning drive to Jerash, known as the “Pompeii of the East”, one of the world’s best preserved Greco-Roman cities. Your local guide will escort you on a tour of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, the Roman Forum, Hadrian’s Arch, the massive Theatre and the mile long Street of Columns. After lunch, time permitting, continue to Ajloun for a visit to Saladin’s magnificent mountaintop castle. In time, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo (Note: Flight from Amman to Cairo NOT included and must be added as additional). Arrive Cairo; transfer to your hotel for overnight. (B.L)

Monday: Cairo

Morning drive to Giza to see the Three Great Pyramids, the oldest surviving structures built by man; enter one of the Pyramids. Visit the astonishing Solar Boat Museum, housing the oldest known ship in the world buried for over 4500 years. Stand in awe at the magnificent Sphinx carved out of a single piece of stone, guarding the Giza plateau. Try a camel ride before continuing to the unique Karnak Bazaar for refreshments and some fantastic buys. After lunch, visit to the world famous Egyptian Museum with objects covering 5000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization; see Tutankhamun’s treasures and enter the fascinating Mummy Room. Overnight in Cairo. (B.L)

Tuesday: Cairo / Luxor / Cairo

Early morning flight to Luxor. Drive past the famed Colossi of Memnon to the beautifully terraced Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Then explore the Valley of the Kings containing the secretive tombs of New Kingdom Pharaohs; enter the Tomb of Tutankhamen. After lunch, tour the Karnak Temple-Complex, built by generations of Pharaohs over a 2000-year period. Continue to the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the imposing Temple of Luxor with its grand colonnades. Return flight to Cairo and transfer to your hotel for overnight. (B.L)

Wednesday: Cairo

Morning drive to Old Cairo to visit the beautiful Coptic Church of St. Sergius, where Jesus and the Holy Family stayed after fleeing Jerusalem. Continue to the restored, 10th century A.D. Ben Ezra Synagogue (subject to opening schedule and permission), the oldest in Egypt. Proceed to the Mosque of Mohammed Ali at the Citadel of Saladin. Drive to the bustling Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, where shopping is an exotic experience. Balance of the day is at leisure. Evening: Farewell Dinner overlooking the Nile River. (B.D)

Thursday: En Route

Transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure flight. (B)

THE HISTORIC JOURNEY with Nile Cruise Extension

Featuring: 5 Day Deluxe Nile Cruise
18 Days * 16 Nights

Program follows same itinerary till Sunday (arrive Cairo).
BALANCE OF ITINERARY

Monday: Cairo / Luxor
NILE CRUISE

Take early morning flight to Luxor. Arrive and transfer to your Nile Cruiser for a 5 Day/4 Night Cruise. After lunch, our guide will meet you to begin with a visit to the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the imposing Temple of Luxor with its grand colonnades, standing alone in the heart of town. Continue to the vast Karnak Temple-Complex, built by generations of Pharaohs over a 2000-year period. Evening, enjoy on board entertainment featuring belly dancing and an Egyptian folkloric show. Overnight in Luxor. (B.L.D)

Tuesday: Luxor / Esna
NILE CRUISE

After breakfast, visit the Valley of the Kings containing the secretive tombs of New Kingdom Pharaohs. On to the beautifully terraced Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Pass the famed Colossi of Memnon, standing nearly 70 feet tall. Sail to Esna. Balance of the afternoon at leisure. Join your Captain for a welcome cocktail before dinner. Overnight in Esna. (B.L.D)

Wednesday: Esna / Edfu / Kom Ombo
NILE CRUISE

Early morning set sail to Edfu. Visit the Temple of Horus, the best preserved of all large Egyptian Temples, built over 180 year period. In the afternoon arrive in Kom Ombo, a hill town over-looking the banks of the Nile. Visit the Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Horus, the Sun God and Sobek, the Crocodile God. This evening, a traditional fun-filled Galabeya party. Overnight in Kom Ombo. (B.L.D)

Thursday: Kom Ombo / Aswan
NILE CRUISE

Morning set sail to Aswan. Visit the Aswan High Dam and the granite quarries where the stone for the ancient monuments and modern dam of Aswan were cut. Continue by motorboat to the beautiful island of Philae to see the exquisite, gleaming white Temple of Isis. After lunch, sail on a traditional Egyptian “felucca” (sailboat) which glides along the Nile, passing by Lord Kitchener’s Island and the dramatic white marble Aga Khan Mausoleum. Nubian Show this evening after dinner on board. Overnight in Aswan. (B.L.D)

Friday: Aswan / Cairo

After disembarkation, transfer for your return flight to Cairo. Meet and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Or, join the optional tour to Abu Simbel*. Evening: Optional Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids (See details on Page 23; please reserve at time of booking). Overnight in Cairo. (B)

Saturday: Cairo

Morning drive to Giza to see the Three Great Pyramids, the oldest surviving structures built by man; enter one of the Pyramids. Visit the astonishing Solar Boat Museum, housing the oldest known ship in the world buried for over 4500 years. Stand in awe at the magnificent Sphinx carved out of a single piece of stone, guarding the Giza plateau. Try a camel ride before continuing to the unique Karnak Bazaar for refreshments and some fantastic buys. After lunch, visit to the world famous Egyptian Museum with objects covering 5000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization; view Tutankhamun’s treasures and the fascinating Mummy Room. Overnight in Cairo. (B.L)

Sunday: En Route

Transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure flight; or extend your journey to Dubai, please inquire. (B)

Please Note: The cruise line reserves the right to alter the sailing schedule.

LAND PRICES PER PERSON Prices in USD
(Flight Amman/Cairo is NOT included)
(Includes Intra-Egypt Domestic Flights)
May’20 – May’21
15 Days/13 Nights 18 Days/16 Nights
Thursday Departures (Without Nile Cruise) (With Nile Cruise)
2020 Twin Single⁺ Twin Single⁺
May 14, 21 $6420 $8695 $7230 $9935
May 28^, Jun 4^, 11, 18, Sept 10* 6380 8620 7190 9860
Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 20, 27, Sep 3 6325 8515 7150 9780
Oct 15 6455 8770 7695 10645
Oct 22, 29, Nov 5 6455 8770 7605 10490
Nov 12 6400 8665 7555 10385
Dec 3 6240 8345 7395 10065
Dec 17 6590 9040 8325 11705
Dec 24 6590 9040 7545 10455
Dec 31 6270 8405 7300 9960
2021
Jan 14 6270 8405 7300 9960
Feb 11 6330 8515 7360 10075
Mar 4, 11 6490 8840 7520 10400
Apr 15, 22, 29, May 6 6490 8840 7265 9995
May 13*, 20, 27 PRICES TO BE ADVISED

For Departures Jan 16 to May 7, 2020, please inquire or check our website at www.isramBeyond.com.

^ May 28 & Jun 4 Departures with Nile Cruise option: Sonesta St. George Cruise is on Dry Dock. Cruise will be performed by Farah Nile Cruise.

* Revised touring in Israel due to holidays.

Tour is guaranteed on a minimum of 4 passengers throughout. Should the tour fall below 4 passengers, you’ll be offered the option of touring by Share-a-car in Israel at a supplement of $495 per person (3 persons minimum).

Please note: During certain Jordanian holidays (dates approximate due to Lunar calendar), some border crossings may close. In such cases, Jordan program will be revised utilizing a different border crossing.

Jordan entry permit is included (US Passports) providing tour is booked minimum 2 weeks prior to departure. If less than 2 weeks, you will be responsible to obtain your own visa from the Jordanian Embassy prior to your departure from the USA.

Border Crossing Fees are not included and must be paid locally (approximately $50 per person at time of printing).

⁺SINGLE TRAVELING ALONE, PLEASE INQUIRE as subject to confirmation of minimum participants required throughout this tour. Additional supplement applies.

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For Hotel Descriptions and details on our MIX & MATCH hotel plans, click here.

For Touring By Private Car, click here.

HISTORIC JOURNEY  

LAND PRICES PER PERSON (USD

(Flight Amman/Cairo is NOT Included)
May ’19 – May ‘20
Thursday Departures  

15 Days/13 Nights

(Without Nile Cruise)

18 Days/16 Nights

(With Nile Cruise)

2019 Twin Single* Twin Single*
May 2, 9, Jun 20, 27 $6290 $8485 $6900 $9545
 

May 16, 23, 30, Jun 6*, 13 &           Aug 1, 15

6250 8400 6860 9460
Jul 4, 18, Aug 29, Sep 5 6130 8155 6740 9215
Sep 12 6185 8265 6800 9325
Sep 19 6195 8280 7330 10165
Oct 24, 31 6345 8585 7475 10460
Nov 7 6295 8475 7425 10345
Nov 14 6235 8365 7365 10240
Dec 12, 19 6325 8600 7980 11290
Dec 26 6060 8060 7115 9785
2020
Jan 16 6100 8100 7220 9955
Feb 13 6245 8380 7365 10235
Mar 5, 19 6360 8615 7480 10470
Mar 26 6485 8870 8140 11565
Apr 16 6395 8685 8060 11400
Apr 23*, 30, May 7 6360 8615 6985 9675
^Revised touring in Israel due to holidays.

Jordan entry permit (visa) included provided tour is booked minimum 3 weeks in advance (U.S. Passports & Canadian Passports). If your reservation is placed less than 2 weeks prior, you will be responsible to obtain your own visa from the Jordanian Embassy prior to your departure from the USA. Border crossing fees at Allenby Bridge (approximately $50 per person) are NOT INCLUDED and must be paid locally.

Tour is guaranteed on minimum 4 passengers throughout utilizing Isram Israel Select Guides. Should the tour fall below 4 passengers, you will be offered the option of touring by Share-a-Car in Israel at a supplement of $495 per person (3 person minimum required to operate throughout the tour). In such cases, Jordan program utilizes driver & local guides in Petra/Jerash; local guide will be utilized for the Nile Cruise option.

*SINGLE TRAVELING ALONE, PLEASE INQUIRE as subject to confirmation of minimum participants required throughout this tour. Additional Supplement may apply.

 

For Hotel Descriptions and details on our MIX & MATCH hotel plans, click here.

For Touring By Private Car, click here.

HISTORIC JOURNEY   

LAND PRICES PER PERSON (USD)*

(Flight Amman/Cairo is NOT Included)
May ’18 – May ‘19
 Thursday Departures  

15 Days/13 Nights

 

Option A

18 Days/16 Nights

(With Nile Cruise)

Option B

2018 Twin Single Twin Single
May 10, 17*, 24, 31, Jun 7 $5920 $8045 $6570 $9005
Jun 14, 21 5945 8095 6600 9055
Jun 28, Jul 5 5810 7815 6460 8775
Jul 19, Aug 2, 16 5875 7955 6530 8915
Aug 30 5755 7710 6410 8670
Sep 27* 6115 8425 7320 10245
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8 6035 8265 7240 10085
Nov 15 5890 7970 7095 9795
Dec 13 5920 8025 7670 10715
Dec 20 6190 8560 7940 11250
Dec 27 5945 8075 7165 9925
2019
Jan 17, Feb 14 5770 7730 6990 9575
Mar 7, 21, 28 5930 8045 7150 9895
Apr 4 6050 8275 7800 10965
Apr 25* 6150 8495 7370 10345
May 2* 5980 8135 7195 9985
*Revised touring in Israel due to holidays.

NOTE: Land prices do not include flight from Amman to Cairo.

Jordan entry permit included provided tour is booked minimum 3 weeks in advance (U.S. Passports & Canadian Passports). If your reservation is placed less than 2 weeks prior, you will be responsible to obtain your own visa from the Jordanian Embassy prior to your departure from the USA. Border crossing fees (approximately $50 per person) are NOT INCLUDED and must be paid locally.

Visa for Egypt is required and can be individually obtained upon arrival at Cairo Airport at a cost of $25 per person (US and Canadian Passports). Other nationalities please check with the respective consulates.

Tour is guaranteed on minimum 4 passengers throughout utilizing Isram Israel Select Guides. Should the tour fall below 4 passengers, you will be offered the option of touring by Share-a-Car in Israel at a supplement of $495 per person (3 person minimum required to operate throughout the tour). In such cases, Jordan program utilizes driver & local guises in Petra/Jerash; local guide will be utilized for the Nile Cruise option.

 

For Hotel Descriptions and details on our MIX & MATCH hotel plans, click here.

For Touring By Private Car, click here.

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