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Classical Jerusalem, Jordan and Cairo

Duration

12 Days

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$2,468

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Overview

The "Classical Jerusalem, Jordan, and Cairo" tour offers a captivating journey through historic and cultural gems. Explore the ancient wonders of Jerusalem, the natural beauty of Jordan, and the vibrant streets of Cairo. From iconic landmarks to local flavors, this tour provides an unforgettable Middle Eastern experience.

Inclusions :

Meals

All Breakfast buffet include - 7 Lunch included in: Jerash, Madaba, Amman, Shoubak, Petra, Moses Well, Cairo - 4 dinner included in: Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Saint Catherine

Transport

- Includes arrival and departure transfers. - Travel by bus with an English-speaking guide. - City tours in Jerusalem and Cairo. - Excursions to Bethlehem, including 4x4 vehicles and camel rides. - Ticket admissions for sites in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt are included. Any ticket admissions not covered in the detailed itinerary will be clearly mentioned.

Accommodation

11 nights of hotel accommodation is included.

Tour Highlights

Qasr Kharana:

Qasr Kharana is an enigmatic desert castle in Jordan, displaying ancient Islamic architecture. Its purpose remains a mystery, but its striking square design and remote location make it a captivating historical site amid the arid wilderness.

Petra

Petra, known as the "Rose City," is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's most iconic archaeological wonders. Carved into rose-red cliffs by the Nabateans over 2,000 years ago, it features an awe-inspiring entrance through the narrow Siq canyon, leading to the breathtaking Treasury, with its intricate façade. Beyond, you'll discover a vast city of rock-cut temples, tombs, and a Roman-style amphitheater, all set against a backdrop of stunning desert landscapes. Petra's rich history and unique beauty make it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking to explore the mysteries of ancient civilizations.

Pyramids of Cheops, Kefren and Micerinos

A tour to the Pyramids of Cheops, Kefren, and Micerinos in Egypt promises a mesmerizing journey through ancient history. You'll stand in awe of the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the last surviving wonder of the ancient world, marvel at the grandeur of the Pyramid of Kefren with its iconic Sphinx guardian, and explore the Pyramid of Micerinos, each steeped in pharaonic mystique and architectural brilliance. This tour offers a captivating glimpse into the monumental achievements of ancient Egypt, with opportunities to delve into the secrets of these timeless structures and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring atmosphere of the Giza Plateau.

Itinerary

Day 1

JERUSALEM

 

Welcome to Jerusalem. Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the information boards in the hotel reception area for details of the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travelers.

Day 2

JERUSALEM

 

Breakfast. Excursion to visit the New City of Jerusalem, seeing the Shrine of the Book in the Museum of Israel, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed, and the model that represents the city of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. We will go through the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, then going toward Ein Karen, a picturesque neighborhood on the outskirts of the city to visit the Shrine of Saint John the Baptist. We will also see Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum and Memorial. In the afternoon, we will travel to BETHLEHEM, located behind the wall built in recent years to separate the two communities. We will take a Palestinian guide to visit the Church of the Nativity, the Grotto of the Manger and the Shepherds’ Field. Return to Jerusalem and accommodation.

Day 3

JERUSALEM

 

We include a visit to the old city of Jerusalem. Excursion by Mount Scopus toward the Mount of Olives. There is an extraordinary view of the walled Holy City from the top. We then continue to Gethsemane, the Basilica of the Agony. Departure toward the Old City. Visit to the Western Wall (Wailing Wall). We will continue along the Via Dolorosa to arrive at Calvary, the place where Christ was crucified, and to see the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We then go onward to Mount Zion to visit the Tomb of King David, the Cenacle (Hall of the Last Supper) and the Abbey of the Dormition. Accommodation in Jerusalem.

Day 4

JERUSALEM - SHEIKH HUSSEIN BRIDGE - JERASH - AMMAN

 

Breakfast. Early departure to border of Israel and Jordan. Arrival at Sheik Hussein Bridge to complete border and visa procedures. Welcome to Jordan! We explore the FORTRESS OF AJLUN, an imposing castle dating back to the 12th century. In this area, Muslims and Orthodox Christians have always lived together. We visit the historic CHURCH OF SAINT SERGIUS. Shall we all pray for peace? Lunch included. We continue to JERASH to visit its impressive Roman archaeological site. We then travel to AMMAN. Arrival and accommodation.NOTE: The Sheik Hussein border must be crossed on a special bus for this purpose. This costs around $3 per person, which must be paid directly by the passengers themselves.IMPORTANT NOTE: There are customs regulations upon arrival in JORDAN that prohibit the entry of religious objects. These objects can be withdrawn from the passenger without prior notice and without any compensation. Europamundo is not responsible if this happens.FEES: Each country requires an entry/exit fee that passengers must pay directly at their destination. For guidance purposes, these are the fees/visa fees that may apply (prices subject to change without notice): Israel: $32 (Departure Fee to Jordan); Jordan: 40 dinars/$60 (Sheik Hussein Border visa).

Day 5

AMMAN - MADABA - AMMAN

 

We will depart towards the CASTLES OF THE DESERT, built between the 7th and 8th centuries. We will visit QASR KHARANA, with its imposing structure of thick walls and the QUSAYR AMRA World Heritage Site, notable for its remarkable frescoes. Then, we travel to MADABA, lunch is included. We will visit the Madaba Archaeological Park, which we cross via an ancient Roman road, and the Church of St. George, with its fantastic 6th Century mosaic representing the oldest known map of the Holy Land. We continue to MOUNT NEBO, where Moses stopped to look over the Promised Land. Return to Amman. Arrival and free time.

Day 6

AMMAN - BETHANY - DEAD SEA

 

We leave for BETHANY on the banks of the River Jordan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; this is where John the Baptist baptised Jesus. Then we visit the DEAD SEA MUSEUM, which an impressive Panorama Complex. Lunch is included. Arriving at our hotel at the DEAD SEA, do not forget to take a dip in the saltiest sea and lowest altitude on earth. Dinner and accommodation included.

Day 7

DEAD SEA - SHOUBAK - PETRA

 

Exciting section in the heart of Jordan. We ascend to the historic King´s Road, which tells us about the Moab Kingdom of the Bible. At the top of a hill we will be surprised by the castle of KARAK (entrance included), an impressive example of military architecture of the twelfth century. It soon became one of the most important fortresses between Jerusalem and Aqaba. Arrival at DANA, a small picturesque town of stone houses on a huge cliff. Lunch is included. We continue along the King´s Route to SHOBAK, where we take photographs (outside only) of the great Crusader Castle. We continue to WADI MUSA (the site around Petra). We will explore the MOSES SPRING, where Moses is said to have tapped the rock with his rod and the water gushed out, and the Petra Museum, an excellent exhibition that enables us to learn about the history of the Nabateans and to see magnificent pieces found in the area. Dinner and accommodation. Any travelers who wish can go to an old Turkish bath or see a light and sound show in Petra.

Day 8

PETRA - WADI RUM

 

Today we have the most exciting day of the trip: First, we visit the impressive archaeological site of PETRA, which is accessed through a narrow canyon, and discover the temples and tombs excavated on the cliffs in this city that was founded 300 years before Christ. After lunch (included) we leave for the impressive desert of WADI RUM. At the Visitor Centre we board 4x4 vehicles to visit some of the most impressive landscapes. We stop in the town of RUM to visit the ruins of the Nabatean temple. We include a 45-minute camel ride through the desert. We will also visit the Khazali Canyon. In this spectacular place, we will see the engravings that reveal the origins of the Arabic language. Dinner and accommodation included in a desert camp.

Day 9

WADI RUM - AQABA - EILAT - SAINT CATHERINE

 

After breakfast, we leave for AQABA, Jordan’s second city, lying on the banks of the Red Sea. We walk through the center before continuing to the border of ISRAEL, EILAT and arrive in this modern and tourist city with its excellent beaches. There’s time to relax, have lunch and stroll around. Are you tempted to have a swim? We then continue towards the EGYPT border, and into Sinai. On the way, there’s chance to take photographs of the Pharaoh’s Island with the powerful fortress of Saladin. Continue to SAINT CATHERINE. Arrival, accommodation and dinner included. FEES: At the border crossing from Jordan to Israel and from Israel to Egypt, every traveler must pay an entry/exit fee for the different countries. Jordan: $15 (exit fees), Israel: $32 (exit fee), Egypt: $45 (entry visa, which is actually $25 visa + $20.Approximate rates and subject to change without prior notice by the authorities of the country.Drones and cameras with a 5,5 mtr zoom are prohibited as well as other types of professional equipment cameras ( Europamundo is not responsiblefor objects that may be seized at borders by the authorities of the countries)IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to exceptional circumstances or due to a small number of participants, it may happen that we will cross directly from Jordan to Egypt by boat, taking the AQABA- TABA FERRY with a duration of just over two hours. During the ferry crossing, there will be no assistance from any guide.

Day 10

SAINT CATHERINE - MOSES WELL - CAIRO

 

At the foot of Mount Sinai, we visit the impressive walled monastery of SAINT CATHERINE. According to tradition, this is where Moses saw “the Burning Bush that burned without being consumed”. The monastery, which is a sacred place for Jews, Christians and Muslims, belongs to the Orthodox Church and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We then continue on through the Sinai Desert’s picturesque landscapes. Lunch included in route. Stop at the WELL OF MOSES, a biblical site that looks like a small oasis. We will leave Sinai through the tunnel under the SUEZ CANAL. Arrival in CAIRO at the end of the afternoon. Accommodation.

Day 11

CAIRO

 

Full day visit where we explore the famous Pyramids of Cheops, Kefren and Micerinos (tickets to go inside the pyramids are not included), and also the impressive Sphinx, which is sculpted from rock. Visit to the Egyptian Museum with its ancient art and where the treasure of the Lost Tomb of Tutankhamen is kept. Lunch included. Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque. We will take a walk through the Coptic neighborhood where we visit the Hanging Church built above a Roman fortress.

Day 12

CAIRO

 

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and end of our services.

Included Activities

Our "Classical Jerusalem, Jordan and Cairo" tour package offers an array of 22 captivating activities, each designed to provide a diverse range of experiences. During this extraordinary journey, you'll have the chance to explore the remarkable cultural and historical landscapes of the Middle East

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