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Highlights of Israel and Egypt

We take pleasure in presenting our 15 day Highlights Israel and Egypt Combination Tour. This tour operates on a guaranteed departure basis, including the best of the Christian, Jewish and Egyptian worlds all in one single tour!

This tour starts in Israel and ends in Egypt.

SUNDAY
Arrival
Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Tel Aviv for an overnight.

MONDAY
Tel Aviv - Beersheba - Arad - Massada - Jerusalem
Leave Tel Aviv via Ashdod and Ashkelon to Beersheba, the capital of the Negev. Continue via Arad to Massada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress and visit the excavations, including Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, the bathhouse, and more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a possible “float” in the salty water of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Via Ein Gedi & Kalia, proceed to Jerusalem for overnight.

TUESDAY
Jerusalem (New City) - Ein Karem
Drive to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Continue to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem. Continue to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. Afternoon visit to the Hadassah medical center’s synagogue, with Marc Chagall stained glass windows. Continue via Ein Karem, the birth place of John the Baptist to the hotel for overnight.

WEDNESDAY
Jerusalem (Old City) - Bethlehem
Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City. Visit the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall, the Temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem to visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight.

THURSDAY
Beit Shean - Tiberias -Galilee
Leave Jerusalem and drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. Proceed to Tiberias, 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.

FRIDAY
Upper Galilee - Golan Heights - Nazareth
Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages. Visit the Banias, the source of the Jordan River. Proceed via the Hula Valley to Safed, city of Kabbalah, Jewish Mysticism, to visit a synagogue and the artists’ colony. Then continue to Nazareth and visit the Christian Holy Sites. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

SATURDAY
Acre - Haifa -Tel Aviv
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 Baha'i Shrine, Persian Gardens on Mount Carmel and enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the bay. Proceed along the coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. End the day with a short city tour of Jaffa (Joppa).
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

SUNDAY
Arrival to Egypt
Pick up from your hotel in Tel Aviv transfer to Ben Gurion airport where you board your flight to Cairo Egypt. Upon arrival to Cairo meet our representative and transfer to hotel your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo.

MONDAY
Cairo - Luxor
After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up from your hotel to the airport to take the flight to Luxor and you will be transferred to a 5 star Nile Cruise. Embark before lunch. Afternoon at leisure.
Dinner and overnight on the Boat.

TUESDAY
Luxor
Visit Luxor East and West Bank. Sail to Esna. We will cross the Lock and sail to Edfu.
Dinner and overnight on the Boat.

WEDNESDAY
Edfu - Kom Ombo
We will visit Edfu. Sail and visit the Kom Ombo. Continue to Aswan for dinner and overnight on the Boat.

THURSDAY
Aswan Dam
Visit the High Dam and Temple of Phyla, riding "Feluca" (Sailing Boat) and pass by the botanical Garden.
Dinner and overnight in Aswan on the Boat.

FRIDAY
Aswan
After Breakfast, disembark the boat and enjoy a day at leisure at Aswan. Optional tour to Abu Simbel. Travel by a Sleeper Train to Cairo. Dinner and breakfast on the train.
Overnight on the train.

SATURDAY
Cairo
Arriving Cairo and a full day tour of this magnificent city. Today you will visit Memphis and Sakkara, the capital of ancient Egypt. On to Giza to see the three Great Pyramids and the magnificent Sphinx, carved out of a single piece of stone, guarding the Giza plateau. Overnight in Cairo.

SUNDAY
Cairo- Transfer to airport
After breakfast at the hotel, your full day tour that includes the Egypt museum covering 4000 years of ancient civilizations as well as the Salah El Din Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali and the Synagogue Ben Ezra. Enjoy old Oriental Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Old Cairo.
Transfer to the International airport in Cairo, where the tour ends.

Rates in USD: Valid till 31 Dec,'11

City

First Class

Superior First Class

Deluxe

Tel Aviv

Metropolitan/
Mercure/
Marina 

 Dan Panorama/
Renaissance/
Crowne Plaza

Carlton/
Sheraton Hotel & Tower/
David Intercontinental

Galilee

Kibbutz

Kibbutz -Sup. rooms

Kibbutz -Sup. rooms

Jerusalem

Leonardo/
Grand Court/
Prima/
Ramada 

Dan Panorama/
Crowne Plaza 

David Citadel/
Inbal 

Cairo

Oasis/
Barcelo

Hilton Ramses

Marriot

Nile Cruise

Presidential Nile Cruise

Presidential Nile Cruise

Sabena  Cruises

Per Person sharing a twin including breakfast

2,020

2,280

2,880

Per person sharing twin including breakfast and 9 dinners (first night dinner not included)

2,190

2,590

N/A

Single Room Supplement

790

945

1,325

High Season Supplement per person sharing twinper night:
01-31 Jul, '11
01-31 Aug,’11
01-10-&22-31 Oct,'11;21-31Dec, '11



20
8
28



23
11
34

N/A

Peak Season Supplement per person sharing twinper night 17-26 Apr, '11; 11-21 Oct, '11

40

N/A

N/A

Rates include:

  • Arrival and departure transfer from/ to Ben Gurion Airport.
  • Arrival and departure transfer from/ to Cairo international Airport (Ending tour at Cairo international Airport)
  • 9 nights of accommodation in Israel and Cairo on Bed & Breakfast basis at selected hotels (or similar ones) as per itinerary on chosen board basis; 4 nights on a Cruise Boat on Full Board basis (including breakfast, lunch and dinner) & 1 night on a sleeper train on Half Board basis (including dinner and breakfast).
  • Domestic flight Cairo to Luxor
  • Sightseeing in modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an English speaking government licensed guide on all touring days
  • Entrance fees to places of interest while touring
  • Due to Jewish New Year, the sequence of the tour in Israel starting 25 Sep, '11 will be reversed
  • Due to Yom Kippur tour will not operate on 02 Oct, '11

Not including:

  • International flights to/ from Egypt
  • Visa fees and arrangements
  • Porterage, tips to guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Traveler’s medical and baggage insurance

Please note: The above package is based on a minimum of 2 participants. The sequence of the tour, hotels used and sites visited may be amended due to circumstances beyond our control. During High Season tour might spend one night in Haifa or Naharyia instead of Kibbutz.