2 Arrive Amman
Welcome to Jordan! Meet your fellow travellers this evening for a welcome drink.
3 Jerash Excursion
Today we visit the beautifully preserved Roman cities of Umm Qais and Jerash, as well as the impressive Ajloun Castle. Tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner. (B/L/D)
4 Madaba Excursion
Today we make our way to Madaba and visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St George and the biblical site of Mt Nebo, before enjoying lunch. In the afternoon we return to Amman and embark on a sightseeing tour of the Old City. (B/L/D) Special Experiences: Tonight we take a cooking class and enjoy our culinary creations for dinner.
5 Amman - Wadi Rum
We make the journey to Wadi Rum via Amman's famous Royal Automobile Museum, where we'll take an exciting jeep tour guided by local Bedouin tribesmen. We'll spend the night in an amazing desert camp. (B/L/D)
6 Wadi Rum - Aqaba (Red Sea)
This morning we'll take a camel ride across the desert before heading to picturesque Aqaba on the Red Sea and enjoy a cruise through the crystal-clear waters of the Aqaba Marine Park. (B/L/D)
7 Aqaba (Red Sea) - Petra
As we make our way towards Petra, we'll stop to visit “Little Petra”, also known as Siq al-Barid. (B/D)
We'll discover the famous Lost City of Petra, an important junction for the Nabataean silk and spice trade routes. (B/D) Special Experiences: Savour the magic of Petra by night as the rock city is lit by more than 1,000 candles. Enjoy Jordanian music and Bedouin mint tea whilst admiring the spectacular view.
9 Petra - Dead Sea
This morning we venture south to the lowest point on Earth - the Dead Sea. Along the way we'll stop at the 12th century Crusader castle of Shobak. (B/D) Special Experiences: Take a dip in the Dead Sea and cover your body in the therapeutic mud, said to have amazing benefits for your skin.
10 Dead Sea - Amman - Cairo
Today we transfer to the airport for our flight to Cairo. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a group dinner to welcome us to Egypt. (B/D)
11 Giza Excursion
Our touring in Egypt begins at the oldest structures in existence, the amazing Great Pyramids of Giza. We'll also visit the nearby Great Sphinx and discover the ancient capital of Memphis and the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara. (B)
We visit the world-famous Egyptian Museum today, home to Tutankhamun's priceless treasures. We also visit the 12th century Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the Mohammed Ali Mosque. We'll then discover the 14th century souk, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. (B)
13 Cairo - Aswan
We take a short flight to Aswan today, a gateway to incredible history and temples. (B) Deluxe Experience: We'll indulge in a decadent high tea of delicate sandwiches and freshly baked scones with clotted cream whilst enjoying spectacular views over the Nile at the Old Cataract Hotel.
The High Dam - an engineering miracle built in 1960, which still provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. We'll also see the Unfinished Obelisk and visit the magnificent Temple of Isis on Philae Island. (B) Special Experiences: Tonight we'll enjoy the incredible Philae Island Sound & Light Show which brings the myth of Isis and Osiris to life.
15 Aswan - Embark Lake Nasser Cruise
Embark Cruise: Enjoy the morning at leisure before we embark our Lake Nasser cruise ship. Deluxe Experience: Spend four nights cruising majestic Lake Nasser in luxury. This afternoon we'll relax on board a traditional felucca sailboat as we sail around Kitchener's Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. (B/L/D)
16 Lake Nasser Cruise
This morning we visit Kalabsha Temple, dating back to the Ptolemaic Dynasty and completed under the rule of the Roman Emperor Augustus. (B/L/D)
17 Lake Nasser Cruise
We begin our day with a visit to the temples of Wadi El Seboua. This afternoon we continue to Amada and visit its ancient temples. (B/L/D)
18 Lake Nasser Cruise
Cruising this morning, we'll observe the citadel of Kasr Ibrim from our sundeck. Later we'll arrive at the incredible temples of Abu Simbel. (B/L/D) Special Experiences: Tonight's enchanting Sound & Light Show at Abu Simbel will transport you back to the time of the pharaohs.
19 Disembark Lake Nasser Cruise - Aswan - Embark Nile Cruise
Disembark Cruise: This morning we transfer to Abu Simbel airport for a short flight back to Aswan. Embark Cruise: We embark our Nile cruise ship (B/L/D)
20 Nile Cruise
We set sail for the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroesis. We'll then cruise to Edfu where we'll visit the Temple of Horus. Tonight we'll experience a traditional galabeya party on board. (B/L/D)
21 Nile Cruise
We'll arrive in Luxor and explore the fascinating Karnak Temple, dedicated to the Pharaoh Amun. We'll then visit Luxor Temple, once connected to Karnak Temple by a 3-kilometre-long Avenue of Sphinxes. (B/L/D)
22 Disembark Nile Cruise - Luxor
Disembark Cruise: This morning we leave our cruise and cross the Nile to the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings. We'll be able to descend into the tombs to see the well-preserved hieroglyphics. (B)
23 Luxor - Cairo
This afternoon we fly back to Cairo. Tonight we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner. (B/D)
24 Depart Cairo
Today we begin our journey home. (B)