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THE GRAND TOUR - 21 DAYS ISRAEL - JORDAN - EGYPT  2017-2018

Jerusalem Tour Western Wall        

   

This classic tour starts every week Year round !!!

A 21 day guided Tour in the 3 biblical countries: Israel the Holyland, the Kingdom of Jordan and  the great Ancient Egypt.
Visit the Cradle of  civilization and the historic Worlds Wonders.
a unique journey in the history learning seeing touching and  feeling the Bible time.
The Tour starts in Tel Aviv on Thursday every week throughout the year. Ending after 21 days  in Cairo on Wednesday.


Tour Route & Highlights
Visit Tel Aviv ,Jaffa,Ceasarea,Carmel, Megido, Sea of Galilee, Cfarnaum, Golan heights, upper Galiee,Nazareth,Jordan River,Biat shean, Jerusalem, , Dead Sea,  Jerash, Amman, Petra, Eilat, Red Sea, Mt Sinai, Sharm el Sheikh, Nile Cruise from  Luxor to Aswan,  Cairo,  the great Pyramids in Giza, Alexandria and many other historic and holy  sites on the way.  

 


Customer Service:
Israel:
+972-3-522-5253 | USA: 1-800-762-1779

Australia: (02)44658007

Send mail to us
info@wonders-tours.com

TOUR ISRAEL EGYPT & JORDAN INTINERARY

Tour Tel Aviv

 

Tour Capernaum and Sea of Galilee (Kinneret)

Jesus Boat Cruise on Sea of Galilee

Tour Masada and the Dead Sea

 Tour Jerusalem the Western Wall

Jerusalem Tour David Tower

Tour Jerusalem View of the Old City

Tour Jerash Jordan

Amman Ciry Tour

Tour Petra End of the Sig

Petra Tour  the Treasury

Tour Red Sea Coral Beach

Mount Sinai Tour

Nile Cruise Luxury Boat

Nile Cuirse Tour the Karnak in Luxor

Nile Cruise Tour Loxur Temple

Nile Cruise Tour Kom Ombo Temple

Nile Cruise Tour Aswan Temple

Abu Simbel Tour

Great Pyramid Tour in Cairo

 Egypt Cairo Tour Pharoh Statue

Tour Alexandria Egypt Pompey Pillar

THURSDAY

Tel Aviv, Israel

arrive to Israel Ben-Gurion international airport meet  our representative and be transferred to the hotel in Tel Aviv.
You can book your own flights or use our locale air ticket agents
FRIDAY

Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias

After breakfast drive for a brief visit of the old city of Jaffa (Joppa – where Jonah took to ship to meet the whale). Take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town and marvel at the views from the hill top.Then drive north along the coast to the archaeological site of the port of Caesarea, built by King Herod in honor of Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar. Continue to Haifa, for a sightseeing tour including the Bahai Shrine- Persian Garden and Mount Carmel with a panoramic view of the city. Drive to Megiddo  - the “Armageddon” of  the Book of Revelation ,  After exploring the fascinating archaeological remains of this ancient city drive towards the Sea of Galilee skirting Mt. Tabor to arrive at Tiberias and check-in to your hotel.
SATURDAY

Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights

Visit  historic Tiberias, drive along the coast of the Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum and Tabgha, then drive up to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. optional short cruise on the lake for a vist of the anicent  Jesus boat musem i kibitz Nof Ginoshar.Ascend to the rugged plateau  of the Golan Heights for a panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon and  the green pastoral Huleh valley. Return to Tiberias for another lovely night in town.
SUNDAY

Sea of Galilee / Jordan River / Jerusalem

This morning we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. We proceed to Nazareth, to visit the Church of Annunciation. Continue through the Jordan Valley to the town of Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater and the preserved remains of this beautiful Roman City which was partly destroyed in an earthquake. Then onwards to Jerusalem,to your hotel for overnight .
MONDAY

Dead Sea & Masada

In the morning drive through the remarkable sometimes eerie Wilderness of Judea     to the shores of  the Dead Sea. Nearly 1,300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. En route we shall pass the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.  We continue to Masada citadel which is situated on the top  of an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. the Masada was declared  a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the Masada fortress on which King Herod built a luxurious palace and which later was the last stronghold.of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations and marvel at the ancient ingenious water saving installations. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Bring your swim suit. for  a dip to float on the salty, mineral rich water will be possible. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.
TUESDAY

Jerusalem Old City

Jerusalem occupies a unique place in the world. It is holy to Judaism Christianity, and Islam.   This day’s tour   starts on Mt. Scopus with a panoramic view of the city from the east. Then to  the Mount of Olives, and the Garden of Gethsemane. Walk into the Old City to see and touch  the Western  Wall  (Wailing wall), the only one remnant of the Second Temple. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. Then turn southwest, just outside the Old City, visit Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Return to hotel.
WEDNSDAY

Jerusalem New city & Bethlehem

Visit "Yad Vashem" the official memorial commemorating the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. There’s no denying that this is a heart-rending but mandatory experience.  We pass by Mt. Herzl the national cemetery named for Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism. Then to Ein Karem a picturesque village known as the birthplace of John the Baptist.  Ein Karem is also the site of the super modern Hadassa Medical Complex where we shall visit the magnificent Chagall Vitrage Windows. We then visit the Israel Museum which houses a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book, that contains the Dead Sea Scrolls.   Drive by the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of the Hebrew University. Ongoing to visit Bethlehem to see Rachel Tomb and the Church of the Nativity.     Back to Jerusalem for overnight. 

Optional: A fascinating evening tour of the Western Wall Tunnels that reveal layers    of Jerusalem’s history.

THURSDAY
Jordan:

Jerusalem Jerash - Amman 

Drive from Jerusalem to the Jordanian border at Sheikh Hussein bridge. Thence to Jerash known as the city of 1000 columns The town is known for the remains of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, considered one of the best preserved Roman cities. Wander among the original temples, theaters, plazas, paths and colonnaded streets, all enclosed within the remaining old city walls.  After drive to  the Jordanian capital Amman built on the old Roman city of Philadelphia. During the city tour we shall see the ancient citadel and the theatre; pass by King Hussein Palace, where the late king is buried; the traditional markets and the beautiful houses of Abdoun. Overnight at the hotel.
FRIDAY

Amman -  Petra

After early breakfast, leave for Petra  (=rock) an  archaeological city  known for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established  around the 3rd century BCE as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and recently was chosen to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is also known as the “Red Rock City” because of the color of its rocks. (you can rent a carriage for all the tour ) Our visit will begin with 700 m. ride or walk to the impressive eastern entrance that leads us on foot or carriage 400 m.down through the Siq, a narrow gorge at the end of which we behold  Petra's most spectacular tomb      Al Khazneh - theThresury  hewn into the rose colored sandstone cliff. A little further down, is a massive theatre, so placed as to bring the greatest number of tombs obelisks and altars within view. At the point where the valley opens out into the plain, the site of the city is revealed with striking effect. If you like you can climb 900 stairs up the mountain  to the  Monastery on the top overlooking the Arrava valley . (about 40 minutes each way , optional donkey ride )  after the visit overnight in Petra 

 

SATURDAY

Petra - Eilat/Taba 

After early breakfast, leave for Petra  for Wadi Ram were you will visit the Bedueen camp and  join a safari  jeep ride through the special desert landscape visiting the Famous Lawrence of Arabia Spring and Khazali Canyon. after  the visit drive to Eilat  Israel for overnight by the Red Sea.

 

SUNDAY

Eilat/Taba 

A free day in Eilat/Taba  for leisure to enjoy the beach or visit  local attractions  such as underwater observatory  or local desert tours.

Optional: afternoon transfer to  Mt. Sinai for overnight and early morning climbing to the high summit to view the sun rising above the Sinai peaks.

MONDAY
Egypt:

Taba -Mount Sinai - Sharm el Sheikh

Early morning pick up and drive to Taba border. Cross the border into Egypt and drive through the magnificent Sinai desert. Arrive at Mount Sinai According to Jewish and Christian tradition where Moses received the Ten Commandments.                             visit St. Catherine's Monastery a UNESCO World Heritage Site. St. Catherine  is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world. Visit the chamber of skulls  and the site of the burning bush. Then drive to Sharm el Sheikh on the coast of the Red Sea at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula overnight.
TUESDAY

Sharm el Sheikh - Luxor

After breakfast flight to Luxor  and transfer to a 5 stars Nile Cruise.  Lunch on ship. In the afternoon visit the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor.  a vast open air museum  of ruined temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings, notably the Great Temple of Amen. Dinner and overnight on cruise boat.

We are using  luxury Nile cruise boats,operating on European standards  that have acquired an excellent eputation with our travelers. Our staff  are  available throughoutt the cruise and will guide you on the land tours.

WEDNESDAY

Luxor - Esna - Edfu

Immediately opposite Luxor, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the Theban Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. The archaeological remains of Thebes offer a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height. Among others we shall view the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a famous female  Pharaoh who during her 22 year long reign became known for her extensive expeditions and fostering of trade relations.  From Luxor we sail to Esna. Two barrage bridges straddle the Nile at this point: one built by the British in 1906, and the "Electricity Bridge" built in the 1990s. If time permits we will visit the temple of  Esna and the market of Esna. Our boat will negotiate its way through the lock system and sail on the Nile to Edfu for overnight.
THURSDAY

Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan

Edfu is known for the major Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 BCE and 57 BCE.  The Temple of Horus  also known as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo, is the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the best preserved. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth, and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt.
We continue our sail on the Nile  to the town of Kom Ombo  to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo,  an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty. The building is unique because everything is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis and there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world. The northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Horus the Elder, A few of the three-hundred crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity are displayed inside the temple.Sail on the Nile to Aswan for overnight.
FRIDAY

Aswan

The busy market townAswan stands on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. In antiquity the city of Swenet, was Egypt’s southern frontier town. It is one of the driest inhabited places in the world;  as on January 2011 the last rainfall was a thunderstorm on May, 2006. In surrounding Nubian settlements, they generally do not bother to roof all the rooms in their houses.
Visit to the Aswan High Dam is truly spectacular. It is one of the largest dams ever built and formed the Nasser Lake.Then sail on a Felucca, the traditional wooden sailing boat that has plied the Nile for thousands of years, to enjoy a quiet and calm view of the regions Botanical Gardens. Return to the Nile cruise boat for overnight.
SATURDAY

Aswan - Cairo

After breakfast, disembark and  at leisure in Aswan evening travel by a Sleeper Train to Cairo. Dinner and breakfast on Train.

Optional: Abu Simble Tour to the preserved Great Temple of Abu Simble - rescued by UNESCO from the rising waters of the Dam. Abu Simbel  Great Temple was preserved by relocating 22 monuments and architectural complexes to the shores of Lake Nasser. Other monuments were relocated to countries that helped with the rescue works. The best way to get to Abu Simbel is by 45 minutes flight with a Boeing or by tour bus  that takes  3+ hours each way.

SUNDAY

Cairo - Memphis -Saqqara -- Great Pyramid of Giza

We begin our day with a tour of the ancient city of Memphis that lies some 12 miles south of Cairo. The ancient city is now an open air museum testifying to the magnificence of its four thousand years history. Serving Memphis  lies the necropolis  Saqqara a vast, ancient burial ground,  featuring numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step pyramid of Djoser.
We then proceed to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx located on the Giza Plateau. The Great Pyramids of Cheops or Khufu; of   Khafre or Chephren; and of Menkaure have always loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt and were listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Valley Temples surrounding the pyramids provide an insight to dominating religious motives of the era.Return to hotel for overnight.
MONDAY

Cairo city tour  

start the Cairo city tour by visiting the Egyptian Museum, with its fantastic display of ancient civilization;  the Mosque of Mohammad Ali's Citadel; the old city; the Ben Ezra – Geniza Synagogue. its store room – Geniza – was found to contain over 2000 medieval, manuscripts, a collection known as the Cairo Geniza. The El Mullakah Church ( Hanging Church) one of the oldest and most famous Coptic Churches in Egypt.. Continue to the City of the Dead  a four mile long grid of tombs and mausoleums where people live and work amongst their dead and ancestors. Many residents live here because they were forced from more crowded areas in Cairo or immigrated from countryside. End at Bazaar of Kahn Khalili and return for overnight at the hotel.
TUESDAY

Cairo - Alexandria

One day tour to Alexandria a 3 hours drive from Cairo Visit the famous Library of Alexandria the Montazah Summer Palace, the Fort and Citadel built from the stones of the ruins of the Pharos lighthouse, one of the ancient world seven wonders. Naval museum devoted to Nelson's defeat of Napoleon's fleet Visit to the Bombay's Pillar which was built in 297 AD for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Then to the Catacomb of Komel-Shokafa. These tombs, tunneled into the bedrock during the era of the Antonine emperors represent the last existing major construction of the old Egyptian religion. Return to Cairo by evening.

Optional: overnight in Alexandria and a day tour the El Aleman the historic battle ground form world war 2

WEDNESDAY

Cairo

After breakfast transfer to the airport. End of tour.

 


Optional extension tours:
Early morning air Balloon ride in Luxor 
El Alamein  tour to World 2nd war battlelfield                                                                                                                Fayoum  tour ,visit  Madium, Karanis, Kom Oshim 

Pricing table & hotels information:

  

There is also a high season supplement, please email us the dates and we will quote you the rate  

Tour Price by Hotel Category:


3* hotels 4* hotels 5* hotels
Per Person in a double room w/breakfast  $3,150 $3,500 $4,250
Optional Dinners Supp. $280 $300 $500
Single room  Supp. $1150 $1500 $2000

*optional using deluxe hotels by quote

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Cost of Optional Tours
- Visit to Abu Simbel on the last day of the Cruise by flight $265 per person

 you can book this tour online or over the phone and pay with a credit card or money transfer


The Tour Package  includes:
- 21 days 20 nights
- Airport Pick up and transfer
- Guided tours, hotels with breakfast, site entrance fees.
- Transfer by Sleeper Train Aswan - Cairo half board basis.- now we use a flight instead for a supplement 
- 4 nights on a 5 stars Cruise Boat on full board basis.
- Flights: Sharm el Sheikh / Cairo  – Luxor


NOT  INCLUDED: " Visa to Egypt, Israel Jordan and Egypt Border taxs.
                               " Tips and all other extra expenses.
                                (It's recommended to tip guides, drivers etc.)

  Notes:
- In securty situation if Sites won't  be permitted
 in each country our operation  follow the locle security  advice   
  alternate sites will be visited.
- Tour itinerary may change due to operational needs.
- prices can change with out notice due to currency, fuel price, hotels and others.


Item Number: 21 Days Grand tour of Israel Jordan Egypt  
Send mail to us
Email Information Request: info@wonders-tours.com

Customer Service: 
Israel:
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  3* 4* 5* Top Grade
Class Tourist First Superior Deluxe
Jerusalem Jlm Tower Grand Court Dan Panorama David Citadel
Galilee Kibbutz Hotels or Holiday inn kibbutz (deluxe room) or Scots house
Tel Aviv Sea Net Metropolitan/ Mercure Dan Panorama Carlton/Sheraton
Eilat Adi Vista/Ceasar Dan Panorama Dan Eilat
Petra Petra palace Golden Tulip Crowne Plaza Movenpick
Amman Liwan GT grand Palace Ramada/Regency Palace Marriott