20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and Emirates flights

Including return Emirates flights, all accommodation with a 5-star river cruise experience on the Nile and an overnight desert camp in Jordan, breakfast daily, airport transfers, sightseeing at ancient landmarks, and more.

$5,299
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per person twin share | Typically $9,650!
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  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
  • 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour with Nile River cruise and flights
 

Highlights

 

Taking in the wonders of Egypt and Jordan is a once-in-a-lifetime experience made even better with a 20 day Best of Egypt and Jordan tour that includes a Nile river cruise.

Cairo is the launchpad for your discovery of Egypt. One of the first highlights of this trip is seeing the Pyramids at Giza and the languid Sphinx. Look in at the incredible collection of antiquities and artefacts at the Egyptian Museum and bunker down on an overnight train journey from Cairo to Luxor. Traverse the Valley of the Kings, wander the Nubian Bazaar in Aswan, and embark on a luxury 5 night cruise of the Nile. Admire the legendary city of Alexandria and discover Egypt’s more recent past by visiting the sites at El Alamein.

Fly to Jordan and touch down in Amman. See the city’s preserved ruins and old-world sights, and then dip a toe into the famously buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. Travel deeper into the Jordanian desert at Wadi Rum and spend the night in a traditional Bedouin camp. This is where you can channel the legendary adventures of T.E. Lawrence. The tour concludes in spectacular fashion: a trip to Petra, dubbed the ‘Jewel of Jordan’. Roam this once-lost city, explore its buildings and make memories to last you a lifetime. 

 

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Cairo

Depart Australia for extraordinary Egypt. 

Please note: Some flights may depart 1 day later 

Day 2: Cairo

Arrive at Cairo International Airport and be transferred to your hotel. Please note that flights may arrive at any time throughout the day, and hotel rooms are generally only available after midday. Gather for the tour welcome meeting at 6pm (directions available at hotel reception) and meet your guide and fellow travellers.

Accommodation: Mercure Le Sphinx or similar

Day 3: Cairo –train-icon– Luxor (B,D)

Drive out to Giza this morning after breakfast. Giza is home to two of the ancient world’s most iconic structures: The Pyramids and the Sphinx. Travellers will see these wonders up close and, for a small fee, can venture inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu. It is then onto the fascinating Egyptian Museum, which is brimming with wonderful antiquities and collections. There is a tour of the museum followed by free time. Return to the hotel in the afternoon to freshen up and then head to the railway station, ready to board the overnight sleeper train to Luxor.

Your accommodation tonight is a two-berth cabin aboard the train. These cabins convert to bunk beds when you’re ready to sleep. All bedding is provided, and Western-style toilets are in each carriage. Bags are stored in the cabin and airline-style meals are also served in-cabin. Those with dietary requirements may want to bring their own food and your tour leader can help with this. 

Day 4: Luxor – Embark on Nile Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon 

An early breakfast is served on-board the train and you then roll into Luxor. This vibrant city is located near some of Egypt’s most symbolic sights, including the temple complex of Karnak. The group heads to Karnak for a guided tour of some of the temples before being transferred to the Nile cruise boat, which will be your home for the next four nights. The rest of the day is free time.  Relax by the boat’s pool or step back onto the mainland to continue exploring Luxor, perhaps stopping in at a local teahouse or bazaar. 

River Cruise: Nile Dolphin or similar

Day 5: Valley of the Kings, Edfu (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Head into Valley of the Kings this morning. Be amazed to learn that there are more than 60 Pharaohs’ tombs buried beneath these arid hills. The Valley’s most famous resident is Tutankhamun; his final resting place is here and there will be time for you to visit it. A guide will also be on hand to explain the paintings, hieroglyphics and ancient Egyptian funerary rites. Visit three royal tombs and continue to the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch is taken back on the boat. Relax as the cruise begins its journey to Edfu. This voyage usually continues late into the night, but travel times vary depending on river traffic. 

River Cruise: Nile Dolphin or similar

Day 6: Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Wake up to find the cruise moored near Edfu, which is the location of a beautifully-preserved temple dedicated to Horus. The boat continues its travels upriver and travellers can relax on the sundeck and take in the passing landscape. Arrive at Kom Ombo temple in the afternoon and explore its North and South sections; one is dedicated to Horus, the other to Sobek. A crocodile museum is also attached to the temple. Board the boat in the evening and continue to Aswan (expected arrival time is 9.30pm).

River Cruise: Nile Dolphin or similar

Day 7: Aswan (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Experience Aswan with free time. Visit the Nubian Bazaar or wander along the waterfront promenade, known as the corniche. Relax at a local café as you sip mint tea and watch as families come out to socialise and stroll at dusk. 

River Cruise: Nile Dolphin or similar

Day 8: Aswan – Abu Simbel – Aswan (B)

Disembark from the Nile cruise this morning and board a coach for the journey to Abu Simbel. Here, you’ll be met by the four imposing statues of Ramses that guard the entrance to the Great Temple. There is an afternoon excursion aboard a traditional Egyptian felucca that will ferry you to see nearby islands. The rest of the day is at your leisure and some travellers may take up the opportunity to travel to the Monastery of St. Simeon. 

Accommodation: Philae hotel or similar

Day 9: Aswan –airplane-takeoff– Cairo (B)

A transfer takes you to the airport where you will catch a flight to Cairo. Once the group is checked in at the hotel, set out to discover even more of Egypt’s capital city at Khan el-Khalili. This sprawling souk has a medieval feel and visitors will be able to see stalls selling gold, perfumes, cloth and textiles, and spices.

Accommodation: Mercure Le Sphinx or similar

Day 10: Cairo – Alexandria (B)

Travel along the desert road to the coastal city of Alexandria. Perched along the Mediterranean, this city was built as an homage to Alexander the Great and it quickly become an epicentre for culture, politics, academics and economics. While you’re here, stroll along the corniche and head underground to see the Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa. 

Accommodation: Azur Mediterranean Alexandria hotel or similar

Day 11: Alexandria – El Alamin – Cairo (B,L)

Learn about more recent Egyptian history with a visit to El Alamein, a site that played a key role in the North African campaign of WWII. There are a number of memorials to lost soldiers in the area, as well as a war cemetery. The group visits the museum to learn more about what happened in El Alamein, and then returns to Cairo.

Accommodation: Mercure Le Sphinx or similar

Day 12: Cairo –airplane-takeoff– Amman (B)

A transfer takes you to the airport, so you can catch the flight to Amman, Jordan. You will be met at Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) and transferred to the hotel for check in. Time permitting, you may choose to get your first taste of Jordan by heading to the hilltop Temple of Hercules or relaxing in a Turkish bathhouse. 

Accommodation: Grand Palace hotel or similar

Day 13: Amman – Jerash – Amman (B)

Head to Jerash this morning. The city was once a fine Roman metropolis and now holds some beautifully preserved Greco-Roman ruins, including archways, theatres, baths, public buildings and colonnaded streets. Return to Amman in the evening. 

Accommodation: Grand Palace hotel or similar

Day 14: Amman – Dead Sea (B,D)

Travel to the famously buoyant Dead Sea and spend a day around its shores and floating in its waters. 

Accommodation: Dead Sea Spa or similar

Day 15: Dead Sea – Wadi Rum (B,D)

Journey to Wadi Rum, a rugged protected wilderness, and take in the valley’s incredible landscape of sandstone mountains and ochre desert floor. Jump into a jeep to further discover this area; an excursion operated by the local Bedouin community. Stop at the visitor’s centre in Rum, and travel by camel to your home for the night: a Bedouin desert camp..

Accommodation: Quite Village camp or similar

Day 16: Wadi Rum – Petra (B,D)

Wake up in the desert and enjoy a scenic morning walk. A 4WD will take you from the camp to Wadi Rum’s entrance point, which is located opposite the Seven Pillars of Wisdom – the mountain named after T.E. Lawrence’s book. The tour continues its travels towards Petra.

Accommodation: Petra Moon hotel or similar

Day 17: Petra (B,D)

Petra is undoubtedly Jordan’s most recognisable landmark and this ancient city is a fixture on many travellers’ bucket lists. Established by the biblical Nabateans and known for the famously ornate façade of its Treasury, the city was only rediscovered in 1812. A guide takes you through the old Roman road, the amphitheatre and several of the tombs, and you will be able to climb up to the Monastery and enjoy a spectacular view of the site. There is free time to discover more of Petra and you may even be able to hang around to see the city become illuminated as evening falls.

Accommodation: Petra Moon Hotel or similar

Day 18: Petra – Amman (B)

It would be a hard task indeed to see all of Petra in just one day, so the tour heads back to the site this morning for further exploration. Walk to the High Place of Sacrifice, learn about the history of this once powerful city and its people, and also visit the Crusader castle at Shobak. Continue from Petra to Dana, a small old world village located at the edge of the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Perhaps pick up some charms or silver jewellery from local artisans before driving to Madaba. Stop at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George and see its mosaic map of the Holy Land. The journey concludes in the evening as you arrive back in Amman. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. 

Accommodation: Grand Palace hotel or similar

Day 19: Amman –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

A transfer takes you to the airport and you will board the return flight to Australia. 

Day 20: Australia
Arrive home today.

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Emirates flights, including at least 23kg of checked baggage
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • All airport transfers
  • One-way airfares from Aswan to Cairo & Cairo to Amman
  • 12 nights’ twin share accommodation in charming hotels, including overnight desert camp experience under the stars
  • 4 nights on-board a deluxe, 5 star Nile River cruise ship
  • Overnight sleeper train from Cairo to Luxor
  • 17 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English speaking tour guides throughout

Highlights:

  • Explore the UNESCO world heritage site Qusayr Amra
  • Immerse yourself in Jerash, once among the grandest ancient Roman cities in the world
  • Marvel at the must see destination, Petra
  • Experience the magnificent sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum 
  • Float in the infamous Dead Sea
  • Visit one of the greatest sights in the world, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Learn about the wonders inside the Egypt Museum
  • Travel to Karnak, one of the world’s most celebrated temple complexes
  • Cruise on-board a deluxe river cruise ship from Luxor to Aswan
  • Head into the Valley of the Kings
  • Explore the tranquil water city of Aswan
  • Visit the iconic Abu Simbel. With the four gargantuan statues of Ramses
  • Enjoy the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria

 

 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information: 

  • A deposit of $499 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Single Supplement: $999 per person in addition to your twin share voucher.

You can purchase you single supplement by clicking here

Land Only: Please click on the yellow Land Only tab

Group Size: 4 – 20 people

Triple Share: Not available

Children: Same price as adults. Min age 5 years.

Accommodation:

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

Cairo: Mercure Le Sphinx or similar
River Cruise: Nile Dolphin or similar
Aswan: Basma Hotel or similar
Alexandria: Azur Mediterranean Alexandria hotel or similar
Amman: Grand Palace hotel or similar  
Petra: Petra Moon hotel or similar 
Aqaba: City Tower hotel or similar 
Wadi Rum: Quite village Desert camp or similar 
Dead Sea: Dead Sea Spa hotel or similar 
Madaba: Best Western Hotel or similar

Tipping: Tipping is part of local customs in Egypt and your Tour Director will brief you during the group meeting at the start of your journey. You should consider approx. USD $5 per person per day for the Tour Leader and a total of USD $3 per person per day for all other services (local drivers, hotels, etc.).

Tour Excludes:  Travel insurance, visa, tips for leader, guide and driver

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

18 January
1 February 
15 February 
15 March 
1 March
15 March 
29 March 
12 April
26 April 
17 May 
31 May 
7 June 
21 June 
5 July
19 July
2 August 
16 August 
30 August
6 September
13 September
20 September 
27 September 
4 October 
11 October 
18 October 
25 October 
1 November 
8 November 
15 November 
22 November

Surcharges may apply, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with with Emirates
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your booking form and your booking is confirmed, no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By arriving early and/or extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to and/or from the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Emirates flights, including at least 23kg of checked baggage
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • All airport transfers
  • One-way airfares from Aswan to Cairo & Cairo to Amman
  • 12 nights’ twin share accommodation in charming hotels, including overnight desert camp experience under the stars
  • 4 nights on-board a deluxe, 5 star Nile River cruise ship
  • Overnight sleeper train from Cairo to Luxor
  • 17 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English speaking tour guides throughout
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