20 day tour to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt Itinerary
This is a 20 day tour to three countries. Start the tour in the north of Israel. Travel to the south, and into Jordan. From Jordan, cross over to Eilat, and into Egypt. Travel north where you will tour Cairo, and take a plane to the Nile cruise and back. Departure is from Cairo, and there is an option to depart from Tel Aviv. The tour can be changed to suit your needs. Order of the tour may vary according to the start day. This tour can depart any day of the week. This is a tour with the Christian sites, we also have a tour with the Jewish sites, for your preference.
Day 1: Arrival in Tel Aviv. A driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Relax and maybe take a walk around the town, but don’t forget you have an early start in the morning. Overnight Tel Aviv.
Day 2: Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee. 07:15 a driver will be waiting for you to start the tour. Drive toward Nazareth, stop at the Mount of Precipitation. Tour the Church of Annunciation, and the Church of St. Joseph. Travel to the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum and the Benedictine Church. At Yardenit, Sea of Galilee, there will be a chance to be baptized in the Jordan Rivers for those who wish to do so. On retuning we will pass Mt. Tabor. Overnight Tel Aviv.
Day 3: Caesarea, Acre, and Haifa. 07:15 start the day driving to Caesarea. When arriving tour the Roman Theater, and the hippodrome. In Haifa walk through the Baha’i gardens and shrine. In Rosh Hanikra ride the cable car down to the grottos. Stop at Acre to tour the Crusader city and the Turkish prison. Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 4: Jerusalem. 08:30 a driver will take you for a panoramic view of the Old City. Enter the Old City and walk along the Via Dolorosa to arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Tour the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall. Take a walk in the Old City markets. Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 5: Jericho and Bethlehem. 08.30 drive towards the Dead Sea, and turn towards Jericho. When arriving in Jericho view the Mount of Temptation. Tour the numerous excavations, and drive on to Bethlehem to walk across Manger Square, and arrive at the Church of Nativity. View the ancient mosaic floor from the 4th century. There is a star which commemorates the place where Jesus was born. Tour the manger and the altar that is dedicated to the three wise men. Walk a short ways to the Crusader Church, and do down to the grotto. As you are leaving, pass the Mild Grotto and Shepherd’s Fields. Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 6: Footsteps of Jesus. 08:30 Start the day with a stop at the Mount of Olives, start touring the Church of Ascension. Walk on to the Pater Noster, a Crusader cloister. Walk down from the Mount of Olives and stop at Dominus Flevit. Continue on to tour the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane. Cross th Kidron Valley and enter the Old City through the Lions gate. Stop at the pools of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne. Enter the convent of the Sisters of Zion. Stroll in the courtyard of the Praetorium.
Day 7: Masada and the Dead Sea. 08:30 Drive to Masada, and ascend in a cable car to the site. Tour Masada with your guide, viewing the palaces built by Herod for his personal use. Tour the very will preserved bath house, the ancient synagogue, the Roman barracks, and more. After lunch, continue on to the Dead Sea for a swim in the therapeutic waters.
Overnight Dead Sea
Day 8: Dead Sea Spa and transfer to Eilat. Rise at your convenience, eat breakfast, and this day includes the entrance fee to the Dead Sea Spa. Enjoy a mud bath, Jacuzzi, or the therapeutic baths. Massages and treatments not included. In the evening you will have a transfer to Eilat.
Day 9: Petra. 08:30 a driver will be waiting to take you to the Arava border. He will help you with the border proceedings, and another driver will be waiting on the Jordanian side to take you to Petra. With your guide, walk through the Siq to arrive at the Treasury (one of the main reasons Petra received its status as one of the seven wonders of the world). Continue on to tour the Roman theater, the tombs, the mourning houses, the temples, and more. After lunch you will be taken to your hotel.
Day 10: Petra. This is a free day to go back in Petra and explore on your own. There are also markets, and Little Petra. In the evening you can see Petra by night, approximately $15 (not included).
Day 11: Wadi Rum transfer to Mt. Sinai. 09:00 (approximately) start the tour in a 4x4 to tour the desert of Wadi Rum. As you are driving through the desert see the amazing paintings on the side of the sandstone mountains that are thousands of years old. Take a tour to see how the Bedouins live. In the afternoon, there will be a transfer back to the border and to Eilat. The driver will hold your luggage, and you can have a walk around the beach area, and get a bite to eat. At 21:00 you will meet the driver for a transfer to the Taba border. You will be assisted with the border proceedings, and another driver will be waiting to take you to Mount Sinai. Start climbing the mountain with your guide.
Day 12: Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine. See the beautiful sunrise from Mount Sinai and continue after to tour Saint Catherine’s Monastery with your guide. Tour the ancient library, the church, dated back to the 6th Century , “The Burning Bush," and “Jethro’s Well."
Day 13: Cairo. 08:00 (approximately) your guide will be waiting to take you to the Giza Plateau, see the pyramids of Cheops, Chphren, Mycrenos, and the Sphinx. There will be a short camel ride in the area. Continue on to tour the Step Pyramid of Djoser and the pyramids of King Titi and Sakkara. There will be a stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we will tour the ancient city of Memphis, the Open Air museum, and see the statue of King Ramses II. Back to your hotel, and overnight. B/L
Day 14: Nile Cruise Flight- Check in Cruise- Philae temple- High Dam- Felucca around the islands
A driver will take you to the Cairo airport, for your flight to Aswan. You will be transferred to your ship, and checked in. Eat lunch on board and then start touring. Visit High Dam, and the temple of Philae. After the tour it is back to the ship for dinner, and a Nubian show. B/L/D
Day 15: Kom Ombo temple- Edfu temple- Luxor
Visit the Sobek and Harores temple, then sail to Edfu and tour the temple of Hours. Back to the ship, and sail to Luxor for overnight. B/L/D
Day 16: West Bank- Hatshepsut- Memnon
Start the touring day with the West Bank. Visit Thebes Necropolis, and the Valley of the Kings. You will enter 3 royal tombs in the area. Return to ship for lunch, and a free afternoon. Night entertainment on board. B/L/D
Day 17: Karnak and Luxor temples- Flight
Breakfast, and then check out procedures from the cruise. After check out, tour the East Bank, with the Karnak and Luxor temples. Lunch at a local restaurant, after lunch transfer to the Luxor airport for flight to Cairo. Arriving in Cairo you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight. B/L
Day 18: Egyptian Museum- Coptic Cairo- Citadel and Mosque
Tour the Egyptian museum. Then go for a tour of the city center of Cairo, including the churches. Visit the Citadel of Salah El Dien, and the Mosque of Mohamed Ali. After the tour we take you back to your hotel. There are optional tours, cruises, and shows, please ask your tour guide. Overnight Cairo. B/L
Day 19: Cairo
Leisure day in Cairo, to walk around by yourselves, and relax after an exhausting trip. Overnight Cairo.
Day 20: Cairo and Flight
Breakfast and transfer to Cairo airport for your international flight.
Option 1: Departure from Tel Aviv with flight from Cairo to Sharm, transfer to Eilat, and flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv $350.
Option 2: Extend 1 more night. Departure from Tel Aviv with flight from Cairo to Sharm, overnight in Sharm, transfer to Eilat, and flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv $420.
Other additional options:
Option 1: Extend more nights in Israel, Jordan, Cairo, or Sharm, $70 per night per person.
Option 2: Day 16, tour to Alexandria, see the great library and Montazah Summer Palace. $150 per person. Single supplement $25.
Option 3: Lunches $200
Option 4: Upgrade of hotels.
4* $1150 supplement per person
5* $1850 supplement per person
4* National, Legacy, Commodore
5* Leonardo Plaza, Inbal, Mamilla
4* Prima, Leonardo Art, Savoy Sea Side
5* Crowne Plaza, Isrotel Tower
4* Isrtotel Ganim
5* Isrotel Dead Sea
4* Prima Music, Leonardo Privilege
5* Royal Garden, Dan Eilat
4* Petra Guest House
5* Marriott, Movenpick
4* Hilton, Bardelo
5* Marriott, Grand Nile
Note: All of the hotels and Nile Cruise are subject to availability, other hotels can be substituted in this case.
- All internal flights
- 2 nights hotel Tel Aviv on B/B basis (Central Boutique or New Metropole)
- 5 nights hotel Jerusalem on B/B basis (De La Mer or Olympia)
- 1 night hotel Dead Sea on B/B basis (Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel)
- 1 night hotel Eilat on B/B basis (Vista or Melony)
- 2 night hotel Petra on B/B basis (Petra Moon)
- 4 nights hotel Cairo on B/B basis (Golden Tulip or Barcelo Pyramids)
- 3 nights Nile Cruise on F/B basis (Nile Goddess or Amarco)
- 17 Full touring days including guide and transportation.
- 20 Breakfasts
- 6 lunches
- 3 dinners
- Entrance fees to all of the touring sites.
Option of hotels:Upgrade of hotels. 4* $750 supplement per person5* $1300 supplement per personJerusalem4* National, Legacy, Commodore 5* Leonardo Plaza, Inbal, Mamilla Tel Aviv4* Prima, Leonardo Art, Savoy Sea Side5* Crowne Plaza, Isrotel Tower Eilat4* Prima Music, Leonardo Privilege5* Royal Garden, Dan EilatPetra4* Petra Guest House5* Marriott, MovenpickCairo4* Hilton, Bardelo5* Marriott, Grand Nile
- Border tax for 2 borders $130
- Visa for Egypt $50 we can make it for you at the border.
- Visa for Jordan must be made in advance. We can make it for you at the border for $75 per person.
- Meals not mentioned as included.
- Personal expenses.
- Personal insurance.
- Health insurance.
- High Season supplement 3* $350, 4* $480, 5* $690
- All extras aboard the Nile Cruise, such as drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Single supplement. There will be a $1200 single supplement for 1 person traveling alone.
What you need to know:
These are all small group tours, made up of no more than 20 people, the norm being closer to 15
- This tour can be adjusted to your needs, contact us for further details.
- This tour can leave on any day. The order of the tour may be adjusted.
- Dress accordingly. Churches and holy places require covered knees and shoulders. You will not be admitted if not abiding by the dress code.
- Dinner has not been included and not mentioned. There are fantastic restaurants in all of the cities that you will be staying. You can just go and get a sandwich, order pizza to your room, or go to a fancy restaurant.