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.

EOFY sale is on NOW! Book to save $500* per couple on this incredible Middle East experience.

$5,999
From
per person twin share
Gallery View
  • 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
  • 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 

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel.

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. 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. 

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the hotel to your next travel arrangements.

Day 20: Australia
Arrive home today.

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Book to save $500* per couple on this incredible Middle East experience
  • 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
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 20 guests
  • 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:

  • 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: $1249 per person in addition to your twin share voucher.

You can purchase you single supplement by clicking here

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without return international flights, please click on the yellow Tour Only button 

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 $5 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.

*EOFY Sale: Offer is valid from 09:00 Wednesday 19 June until advised otherwise or sold out. Offer is strictly valid per couple. Offer excludes selected tours to Canada & Alaska, Scandinavia, Asia, and resort only deals. A $500 cash back will be refunded to your method of payment within 30 days of completing your booking. The amount returned will be based on the tour price, not the total cart value at checkout. For example, a tour priced at $2,000 will receive $200 cash back per couple, even if two passengers have been added to the cart totalling $4,000. I.e. the $200 cash back amount applies to a couple who has purchased two tours priced at $2,000 each, and will not be based on their total cart value of $4,000. Land only bookings are valid for cash back, per couple. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for cash back. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply.

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

17 January 
31 January 
14 February 
28 February 
13 March 
20 March 
27 March 
10 April 
24 April 
15 May 
29 May 
5 June 
3 July 
7 August 
4 September 
11 September 
18 September 
25 September 
2 October 
9 October 
16 October 
23 October 
30 October 
6 November 
13 November 
20 November 
27 November 

Surcharges will apply to some peak season travel dates, please see the availability calendar for more details.

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.

Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability. Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure.

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth with Emirates Airlines and their codeshare partners 
  • Brisbane customers – A $100 interstate surcharge per person applies 
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg (subject to airline)
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

Flight Conditions:

  • 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/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgment will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

Travel Information

 

 

 

 

Reviews

 
Map
View Map
Package Inclusions
  • Book to save $500* per couple on this incredible Middle East experience
  • 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
  • Small group experience with a maximum of 20 guests
  • 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
Refer to Friend