12-night Jordan and Egypt – Petra to the Pyramids Cruise/Land Package

Cruise Line:
Tauck - Cruise Division
Ship:
Oberoi Philae
Destination:
Amman/Cairo
Departure Date:
1/21/2021
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1361509
from
$12390


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Amman
1/21/2021
1/21/2021

Amman has served as the modern and ancient capital of Jordan. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and is built on seven enchanting hills. Gleaming white houses, kebab stalls and cafes are interspersed with bustling markets and the remains of civilizations and ages long past. The greatest charm of Amman, however, is found in the hospitality of its residents who give visitors a warm welcome.

Land Tour: Dead Sea, Jordan
1/21/2021
1/21/2021

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Dead Sea, Jordan
1/22/2021
1/22/2021

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Jerash
1/22/2021
1/22/2021

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Dead Sea, Jordan
1/23/2021
1/23/2021

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Mt. Nebo
1/23/2021
1/23/2021

Mount Nebo is rich with mythical and religious significance. Rising 2,680 feet above sea level, panoramic views of the surrounding landscape can be viewed from the summit - including Jericho and on clear days, Jerusalem. According to Judeo-Christian mythology, this is where Moses had his view of the 'promised land' of the Israelites and is the prophet's burial site. The ruins of Sygaha monastery, dated to the 4th century, are at the mountain's peak. Of modern interest is the sculpture by Giovannai Fontani, the Brazen Serpent monument, also at the top of the mountain.

Land Tour: Madaba
1/23/2021
1/23/2021

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Petra
1/23/2021
1/23/2021

From Jordan's port on the Red Sea, you can travel to the mysterious lost city of Petra, which was hidden for centuries. At first it looks like a mirage: rugged sandstone hills seem to melt into windows and doorways, columns and gargoyles. But it is not: all the buildings of Petra, except one, were elaborately carved into the rock hills by a nomadic Arabian tribe in the 6th century B.C. It is a remarkable sight. You can also visit Wadi Rum, where Bedouin families set black goat-hair tents at the base of massive, striated "jebels," the sheer-faced hills of the region.

Land Tour: Petra
1/24/2021
1/24/2021

From Jordan's port on the Red Sea, you can travel to the mysterious lost city of Petra, which was hidden for centuries. At first it looks like a mirage: rugged sandstone hills seem to melt into windows and doorways, columns and gargoyles. But it is not: all the buildings of Petra, except one, were elaborately carved into the rock hills by a nomadic Arabian tribe in the 6th century B.C. It is a remarkable sight. You can also visit Wadi Rum, where Bedouin families set black goat-hair tents at the base of massive, striated "jebels," the sheer-faced hills of the region.

Land Tour: Petra
1/25/2021
1/25/2021

From Jordan's port on the Red Sea, you can travel to the mysterious lost city of Petra, which was hidden for centuries. At first it looks like a mirage: rugged sandstone hills seem to melt into windows and doorways, columns and gargoyles. But it is not: all the buildings of Petra, except one, were elaborately carved into the rock hills by a nomadic Arabian tribe in the 6th century B.C. It is a remarkable sight. You can also visit Wadi Rum, where Bedouin families set black goat-hair tents at the base of massive, striated "jebels," the sheer-faced hills of the region.

Land Tour: Wadi Rum
1/25/2021
1/25/2021

Wadi Rum or Valley of the Moon, is a valley of sandstone and granite rock situated in southern Jordan. Wadi Rum has been inhabited by nomads since prehistoric times and is currently home to the Zalabia Bedouin people who guide ventures of climbers and trekkers. Eco-adventure tourism is a developing success and their main source of income. Travelers can visit the key spots of Wadi Rum’s desert history: the Thamudic inscriptions of Wadi Rum, Nabatean Temple, and Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

Land Tour: Petra (Aqaba)
1/25/2021
1/25/2021

Jordan's only outlet to the sea, Aqaba is a popular holiday destination - with a superb climate and beach-edged Red Sea waters that boast some of the world's finest coral reef diving. Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan. Visit fabled Petra, perhaps the finest archaeological site in the Middle East. The great monuments of this Nabatean 'rose-red city, half as old as time' were hewn from living sandstone some 2,000 years ago, and rediscovered only in 1812. Nearer Aqaba is the spectacular scenery of Lawrence of Arabia's Wadi Rum, where rugged jebel mountains rise sheer from the desert sands.

Land Tour: Air Travel
1/25/2021
1/25/2021

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Aswan
1/25/2021
1/25/2021

Aswan is Egypt's sunniest southern city and has a distinctively African atmosphere. The pace of life here in the most beautiful setting on the Nile is slow and relaxing. It is a favorite winter resort spot for Europeans, Middle Easterns and Africans alike - it's a perfect place to get away from it all. Strolling up and down the Corniche, one can watch sailboats glide by. Savor the flavor of locally caught fish while listening to Nubian music or wander in the bazaar and get lost in the sights and sounds of this mystical place. Visit the Aga Khan Mausoleum, the Monastery at Qubbat al-Hawa, the Unfinished Obelisk, The Tombs of the Nobles, Qubbat al-Hawa, the Monastery at Aswan , or the St. Simeon monastery (Anba Hatre), uninhabited and just outside of Aswan.

Land Tour: Aswan
1/26/2021
1/26/2021

Aswan is Egypt's sunniest southern city and has a distinctively African atmosphere. The pace of life here in the most beautiful setting on the Nile is slow and relaxing. It is a favorite winter resort spot for Europeans, Middle Easterns and Africans alike - it's a perfect place to get away from it all. Strolling up and down the Corniche, one can watch sailboats glide by. Savor the flavor of locally caught fish while listening to Nubian music or wander in the bazaar and get lost in the sights and sounds of this mystical place. Visit the Aga Khan Mausoleum, the Monastery at Qubbat al-Hawa, the Unfinished Obelisk, The Tombs of the Nobles, Qubbat al-Hawa, the Monastery at Aswan , or the St. Simeon monastery (Anba Hatre), uninhabited and just outside of Aswan.

Land Tour: Air Travel
1/26/2021
1/26/2021

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Abu Simbel
1/26/2021
1/26/2021

Abu Simbel is a set of two temples near the border of Egypt with Sudan. It was constructed for the pharaoh Ramesses II who reigned for 67 years during the 13th century BC (19th Dynasty).

The temples were cut from the rock and shifted to higher ground in the 1960s as the waters of Lake Nasser began to rise following completion of the Aswan High Dam.



The Great Temple is dedicated to Ramesses II and a statue of him is seated with three other gods within the innermost part of the rock-cut temple (the sanctuary). The temple's facade is dominated by four enormous seated statues of the Pharaoh (each over 20 metres or 67 feet high), although one has been damaged since ancient times.


The Small Temple was probably completed ahead of the Great Temple and is dedicated to Ramesses' favourite wife, Nefertari. At the entrance stand six 10-metre-high (33 feet) rock-cut statues - two of Ramesses and one of Nefertari on either side of the doorway.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
1/26/2021
1/26/2021

No information currently available.

Aswan
1/26/2021
1/26/2021

Aswan is Egypt's sunniest southern city and has a distinctively African atmosphere. The pace of life here in the most beautiful setting on the Nile is slow and relaxing. It is a favorite winter resort spot for Europeans, Middle Easterns and Africans alike - it's a perfect place to get away from it all. Strolling up and down the Corniche, one can watch sailboats glide by. Savor the flavor of locally caught fish while listening to Nubian music or wander in the bazaar and get lost in the sights and sounds of this mystical place. Visit the Aga Khan Mausoleum, the Monastery at Qubbat al-Hawa, the Unfinished Obelisk, The Tombs of the Nobles, Qubbat al-Hawa, the Monastery at Aswan , or the St. Simeon monastery (Anba Hatre), uninhabited and just outside of Aswan.

Aswan
1/27/2021
1/27/2021

Aswan is Egypt's sunniest southern city and has a distinctively African atmosphere. The pace of life here in the most beautiful setting on the Nile is slow and relaxing. It is a favorite winter resort spot for Europeans, Middle Easterns and Africans alike - it's a perfect place to get away from it all. Strolling up and down the Corniche, one can watch sailboats glide by. Savor the flavor of locally caught fish while listening to Nubian music or wander in the bazaar and get lost in the sights and sounds of this mystical place. Visit the Aga Khan Mausoleum, the Monastery at Qubbat al-Hawa, the Unfinished Obelisk, The Tombs of the Nobles, Qubbat al-Hawa, the Monastery at Aswan , or the St. Simeon monastery (Anba Hatre), uninhabited and just outside of Aswan.

Boat Launch to Agilkia Island
1/27/2021
1/27/2021

No information currently available.

Agilkia Island
1/27/2021
1/27/2021

No information currently available.

Kom Ombo
1/28/2021
1/28/2021

In Kom Ombo tourists can visit the roofless Temple of Kom Ombo which was built for the falcon and crocodile gods. The Temple of Sobek is another attraction in Kom Ombo where a mummified crocodile can be seen!

Edfu
1/28/2021
1/28/2021

Edfu(Idfu) was the Greek city of Apollinopolis Magna located about 33 miles south of Isna and 65 miles north of Aswan. The city is a religious and commercial center that produces sugar and pottery. The Temple of Horus, a preserved cult temple, is located in Edfu.

Luxor
1/29/2021
1/29/2021

Aside from visiting the pyramids near Cairo, Luxor and Al Karnak are places not to be missed when in search of ancient Egyptian monuments and artifacts. Luxor is on the southern part of ancient Thebes, Al Karnak on the north. Between the two, visitors can lose themselves for days in the hundreds of temples, chapels, tombs and gardens in the area. Too extensive to list all of them, a few of the tombs not to be missed are the tombs of Nefertari, Amenhotep II & III, several Ramesses and Tutankhamen.

Valley of the Queens
1/29/2021
1/29/2021

No information currently available.

Valley of the Kings
1/29/2021
1/29/2021

The Valley of the Kings in Upper Egypt contains many of the tombs of pharaohs from the New Kingdom, including Tutankhamun and Ramesses the Great.

The Valley of the Kings actually has two components - the East Valley and the West Valley. It is the East Valley which most tourists visit and in which most of the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs can be found. (The West Valley has only one remote tomb open to the public, that of Ay who was Tutankhamun's successor.)

Luxor
1/30/2021
1/30/2021

Aside from visiting the pyramids near Cairo, Luxor and Al Karnak are places not to be missed when in search of ancient Egyptian monuments and artifacts. Luxor is on the southern part of ancient Thebes, Al Karnak on the north. Between the two, visitors can lose themselves for days in the hundreds of temples, chapels, tombs and gardens in the area. Too extensive to list all of them, a few of the tombs not to be missed are the tombs of Nefertari, Amenhotep II & III, several Ramesses and Tutankhamen.

Land Tour: Air Travel
1/30/2021
1/30/2021

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Cairo
1/30/2021
1/30/2021

Cairo and the ancient monuments of the Egyptian empire have fascinated visitors throughout the centuries. The mystifying Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza, over four thousand years old, stand majestically on the outskirts of the city at the edge of the desert. Cairo's Museum of Antiquities holds one of the finest collections of artifacts in the world, including the astounding treasures of King Tutankhamen's tomb.

Land Tour: Sakkara
1/30/2021
1/30/2021

Sakkara is located south of modern day Cairo in Egypt. It is home to the oldest complete stone building complex in history, which was built in 2650 B.C. It is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Egypt. 

Land Tour: Cairo
1/31/2021
1/31/2021

Cairo and the ancient monuments of the Egyptian empire have fascinated visitors throughout the centuries. The mystifying Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza, over four thousand years old, stand majestically on the outskirts of the city at the edge of the desert. Cairo's Museum of Antiquities holds one of the finest collections of artifacts in the world, including the astounding treasures of King Tutankhamen's tomb.

Land Tour: Giza Necropolis
1/31/2021
1/31/2021

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Cairo
2/1/2021
2/1/2021

Cairo and the ancient monuments of the Egyptian empire have fascinated visitors throughout the centuries. The mystifying Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza, over four thousand years old, stand majestically on the outskirts of the city at the edge of the desert. Cairo's Museum of Antiquities holds one of the finest collections of artifacts in the world, including the astounding treasures of King Tutankhamen's tomb.

Land Tour: Cairo
2/2/2021
2/2/2021

Cairo and the ancient monuments of the Egyptian empire have fascinated visitors throughout the centuries. The mystifying Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza, over four thousand years old, stand majestically on the outskirts of the city at the edge of the desert. Cairo's Museum of Antiquities holds one of the finest collections of artifacts in the world, including the astounding treasures of King Tutankhamen's tomb.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
1/21/2021
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – A private tented dinner in the desert in Petra featuring traditional entertainment by sword dancers
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – An after-hours private visit to the Valley of the Kings and King Tutankhamun’s tomb
  • Guided sightseeing to Jerash, Mt. Nebo and Madaba, thousands of years old Visit to Aswan Dam, spanning the Nile
TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES
  • A 3-night Nile River cruise aboard Oberoi Zahra with included shore excursions to Egypt’s must-see sights
  • A 4x4 adventure in the lunar landscapes of Wadi Rum
  • A ride aboard a horse cart to the Temple of Horus at Edfu
  • A camel cart ride to the ruins of Saint Simeon Monastery on Elephantine Island
  • A boat ride to Agilkia Island to see the Temple of Isis at Philae and tea in a Nubian Village
  • Guided exploration of the Great Pyramids of Giza, including the Sphinx and Solar Boat Museum, during a 3-night stay in Cairo in pyramid-view rooms
  • Visit to the Old Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • Private charter flight to and from Abu Simbel
  • On-Tour Air included (4 flights)
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 33 meals, gratuities to local guides, service charges, admission fees, taxes and porterage
Available Addons:
Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Pre or post cruise hotel stay
Remarks:
Small Group Departures – Select small group departures averaging 24 Tauck guests, priced from $8,190 per person double plus on-tour air; specific dates apply – select "Small Group" in the pull-down menu.


All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1361509

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