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Ultimate Ancient Egypt, Israel & Jordan

From $5298

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

21 Days
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Vacation Package Details

Travel to Egypt where you will see history's most recognizable landmarks, then explore the treasures of the Holy Land and mystical Petra, on this ultimate tour of the ancient world.

Tour Includes

3 Countries
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Cairo
  • Nile River
  • Pyramids of Giza
  • Sphinx
  • Memphis
  • Saqqara
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Luxor
  • Edfu
  • Kom Ombo Temple
  • Aswan
  • Tel Aviv
  • Ceasarea
  • Nazareth
  • Akko
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jerusalem
  • Qumran
  • Bethlehem
  • Masada
  • Dead Sea
  • Petra
  • Amman
Cruise Accommodations
  • 4 Nights
  • River cruise aboard Jaz Crown Prince
Hotel Accommodations
  • 16 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
  • All meals onboard ship
  • 15 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, and 15 Dinners on land portion
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

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Passports and Visas:

  • U.S. citizens must have a visa to enter Egypt.
  • U.S. citizens can obtain a renewable single-entry 30-day tourist visa on arrival at Egyptian airports for a 25 USD fee. A multiple entry visa is also obtainable for 27 USD. The Government of Egypt has created a website for the issuance of “e-visas.” There are other websites purporting to offer electronic visas, some of which reportedly charge double the official price, but this is the only official Government of Egypt portal for this service.
  • U.S. citizens and the citizens of 44 other countries are eligible to apply through this means in advance of their travel. Egyptian immigration officials occasionally have denied entry to travelers without explanation.
  • U.S. citizens who have experienced difficulty with their visa status in Egypt or are concerned about their eligibility for a visa upon arrival should apply for a visa at an Egyptian embassy or consulate prior to travel, but a visa obtained prior to entry does not guarantee admission to Egypt.
  • Guests who booked their flight with YMT Vacations will be met by a friendly representative at the airport, who will help obtain a tourist visa required to enter Egypt.

Tour Highlights

  • Take a Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan
  • Tour the legendary Pyramids of Giza
  • Come face to face with the Great Sphinx
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings
  • See the world’s largest collection of Egyptian artifacts at the Egyptian Museum
  • Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Abu Simbel (optional and at additional cost)
  • Experience Tel Aviv's bustling Carmel Market
  • Take a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee
  • Visit the holiest sites of Christianity, Judaism and Islam in Jerusalem
  • See the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum
  • Visit Nazareth and Bethlehem
  • Marvel at the stunning site of Petra, carved deep into the red rocks of the Jordanian desert
  • Experience floating on the Dead Sea

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Ultimate Ancient Egypt, Israel, & Jordan

Tours Starts: Cairo, Egypt

Tours Ends: Amman, Jordan

Days 1

Depart for Cairo, Egypt

Your journey begins on an overnight flight.

Day 2

Arrive in Cairo, Egypt

Guests who booked their flight with YMT Vacations will be met by a friendly representative at the airport, who will help obtain a tourist visa required to enter Egypt and transfer you to the hotel. Meet your fellow guests tonight at a welcome dinner. (D)

Barceló Cairo Hotel or similar

Day 3

Cairo, Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara

Begin at the Pyramids of Giza, which stand as the ultimate display of the power, wealth, and brilliance of ancient Egypt. The Great Pyramid is the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, its 2.3 million limestone and granite blocks still awe-inspiring after 46 centuries in the desert sun.

Next to the pyramids lies the mysterious Sphinx. The world’s most famous statue was cut from the bedrock of the Giza Plateau in honor of the sun god and Pharaoh Khafre in the 25th century BCE.

Continue to the ancient capital city of Memphis to see ruined temples, ancient statues, and the 30-foot-tall Colossus of Rameses II. Finally, visit Saqqara, Egypt’s largest archaeological site. Here you will discover 11 pyramids (B, L, D)

Barceló Cairo Hotel or similar

Day 4

Cairo & Egyptian Museum

Discover the secrets of the Egyptian Museum, home to the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities and artifacts in the world. The museum is focused on exhibitions with artifacts from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era. It holds 120,000 pieces including coffins, golden burial masks, jewelry, and even food for the dead to enjoy in the afterlife. (B, L, D)

Barceló Cairo Hotel or similar


Get all inclusive beverages onboard ship - includes water, soft drinks,coffee, tea and alcoholic beverages, just $199 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 5

Fly to Luxor and Embarkation)

After an included flight to Luxor, embark on your Nile cruise. Visit the massive temple complex of Karnak. The centerpiece of the site is the Temple of Amun-Ra, most famous for its vast Hypostyle Hall, a spectacular forest of giant papyrus-shaped columns constructed during the reign of Seti I. Discover the preserved Temple of Luxor. As you enter the temple, you’ll pass six massive statues of Rameses II and a granite obelisk. (B, L, D)

Day 6

Luxor and Edfu via Esna (Depart at 1:00PM)

At the edge of the desert, just beyond the lush Nile floodplain, lies the Necropolis of Luxor. You will be welcomed to this archaeological goldmine by the Colossi of Memnon, twin statues of pharaoh Amenhotep III.

Continue to the Valley of the Kings, home of 63 magnificent royal tombs including the miraculously undisturbed tomb of King Tut.

The nearby terraced Temple of Hatshepsut is a carved into the limestone cliffs of the Deir el- Bahari. This lavish shrine to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the few women to ever be crowned as pharaoh, represents a highpoint in Egyptian art and architecture. (B, L, D)

Day 7

Edfu, Kom Ombo & Aswan (Depart at 10:30 AM - Arrive at 5:00 PM in Aswan)

Start your day at Edfu Temple, an incredible hillside monument to the falcon god Horus. It was built in the classic golden era style and stands as the best-preserved temple in the Nile River Valley.

Continue to a beautiful temple complex perched grandly over a picturesque bend in the Nile. Guests are encouraged to wear a traditional loose-fitting robe, called a Galabeya, during this evening’s fun on-board soiree. (B, L, D)

Day 8


Start your day with a visit to the High Dam. The dam created a reservoir that flooded much of the area, which forced ancient sites including Abu Simbel and the Temple of Philae to be relocated.

Continue to the Temple of Philae, which was erected during the reign of Ptolemy II to honor Isis, Osiris, and Horus. Flanked by a duo of courtyards,the stunning Temple of Isis is renowned for its breathtaking and highly detailed carvings.

Next, see the Unfinished Obelisk. This massive, cracked pillar still lies in the granite bedrock where it was abandoned thousands of years ago.

Take an afternoon ride on a traditional Felucca sailboat to Aswan Botanical Gardens, a lush sanctuary of rare and exotic plants. Watch a Nubian Show on the ship this evening to learn about the fascinating Nubian culture. (B, L, D)

Day 9

Disembark in Aswan and Fly to Cairo

After checking out of your stateroom, spend the day relaxing aboard the ship or join an optional day trip to the Abu Simbel Temples at an additional cost. Take an included flight to Cairo later this afternoon. (B, L, D)

Steigenberger El Tahrir Cairo Hotel or similar


Fly roundtrip to Abu Simbel to see spectacular twin temples on the banks of Lake Nassar built to honor Pharaoh Ramesses II and his wife Nefertari. Boxed lunch included, just $449 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 10


Start your final day in Old Cairo. Visit the thousand-year-old churches of Coptic Cairo, then visit the dazzling National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Discover civilizations and cultures stretching from prehistory to modern times, with exhibits focused on everything from the small moments of daily life through the preservation of one’s body in the face of death.

You can join an optional afternoon excursion to the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and souq (for an additional fee), a 14th century shopping destination that is the perfect place to explore and pick up authentic souvenirs. End the trip with an included farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 11

Arrive in Tel Aviv

Depart Cairo and fly to Tel Aviv, Israel. Meet your fellow guests tonight at a welcome dinner. (D)

Hotel Leonardo Plaza Natanya or similar

Day 12

Tel Aviv

Spend the day exploring Tel Aviv, one of Israel’s most vibrant cities. Nearly 9 miles of coastline border a metropolis known for its 1930s architecture, ancient port, and electrifying energy.
Your city tour includes the port city of Jaffa, whose history dates back at least 4,000 years. Then, visit the bustling Carmel Market. (B, D)

Hotel Leonardo Plaza Natanya or similar

Day 13

Caesarea, Nazareth & Akko

Today we visit the ancient city of Caesarea, built by King Herod as capital of Roman Judea. It was among the Mediterranean’s most vital ports, and the site of one of Herod’s palaces.
Next visit Nazareth, the home of Joseph and Mary, pass Mary’s Well, and visit the Church of the Annunciation and Nazareth Village that depicts the daily activities and culture the town Jesus grew up in.
Continue to one of the oldest continuously inhabited cites in the world, Akko, which dates back to the era of Egyptian pharaohs. Today, it is best known for its medieval fortifications. (B, D)

Hotel Kibbutz Lavi or similar

Day 14

Sea of Galilee

This morning, explore some of places where the most important events in Jesus’ early life took place. Embark on a short boat trip on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus gathered his first disciples. Next, see Capernaum where Jesus lived and performed miracles. Visit a synagogue of the Second Temple period & the house of Saint Peter.
Drive to Tabgha, the site where Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fish. After lunch on your own, visit the site where Jesus was baptized on the Jordan River. In Yardenit, you will have an opportunity to be baptized (please note robe & towels will need to be purchased on site). Overlooking the whole area is the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. (B, D)

Hotel Leonardo Jerusalem or similar

Day 15

Old City of Jerusalem

Visit the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. From here, walk through the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was betrayed by Judas.
Continue to the streets and alleyways of the Old City. Visit the Wailing Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites.
See Temple Mount. The revered 7th-century Islamic shrine, the Dome of the Rock is built here.
For members of the Jewish faith, Temple Mount covers the holy Western Wall.
Explore the winding path of Via Dolorosa, along which Jesus carried his cross. Finally, stop at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which encloses the place where Jesus was crucified and buried. (B, D)

Hotel Leonardo Jerusalem or similar

Day 16

New City of Jerusalem, Bethlehem

Start your day at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum. A guide will share images, survivors' accounts, and artifacts that put human faces on the Holocaust. Next, visit the Israel Museum. The museum is best known as the home of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Cross the boarder into Palestine to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity. (B, D)

Hotel Leonardo Jerusalem or similar

Day 17

Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea

Get an early start this morning, driving down the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea. The first stop is Qumran, the ruins where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, the oasis where David hid from Saul. Then travel by cable car to the cliff-top fortress of Masada. The day ends with a stop at Kalia beach on the salty shores of the Dead Sea. (B,D)

Hotel Leonardo Jerusalem or similar


See and hear the innovative Sound and Light show, the Night Spectacular, screened among the ancient remains and the backdrop of the Tower of David. $79 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 18

Travel from Israel to Jordan

Cross into Jordan today on a journey along the King's Highway, the oldest trading route in the world. Traveling south through ancient biblical lands, stop first at Mount Nebo, where Moses looked out upon the Promised Land. On a clear day you can see Jericho, the Dead Sea, the River Jordan, and even Jerusalem.
Continue to Madaba, where you can find the oldest original cartographic mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. (B, L, D)

Petra Moon or similar

Day 19


Today, see the city of Petra. You will reach Petra through the narrow, high-walled canyon called the Siq. This caravan-city situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria- Phoenicia.
You can join your fellow guests on an optional Jeep tour this afternoon in Wadi Rum. (B, L, D)

Petra Moon or similar


Experience the otherworldly desert landscape of Wadi Rum, whose towering dunes and endless sea of red sand are best seen from the back of a rugged all-terrain jeep. Starts at $99 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.

Day 20

Petra to Amman

Bob like a cork in the Dead Sea, which is ten times saltier than the ocean and makes visitors float. Tour the picturesque capital city of Amman, then sit down for a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Ambassador Hotel Amman or similar

Day 21

Depart for Home (B)

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

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