Land of the Prophets - Summer 2021

Cairo
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Weekly
$285^^
Monthly
$1232^
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Availability

From 11/08/2021 to 03/10/2021

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Aug Wed 11 2021 to Sep Sun 05 2021
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  • Aug Wed 11 2021 to Sep Sun 05 2021
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  • Aug Wed 11 2021 to Sep Sun 05 2021
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    $14,775*
  • Sep Wed 08 2021 to Oct Sun 03 2021
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    From
    $15,225*
  • Sep Wed 08 2021 to Oct Sun 03 2021
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  • Sep Wed 08 2021 to Oct Sun 03 2021
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What's included

Highlights.
Tel Aviv: Enjoy a Welcome Drink and mingle with your fellow travel companions to begin your journey.
Tiberias: Participate in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
Jerusalem: Toast the culmination of your travels with a lively Celebration Dinner.
Amman: Get to know your fellow travelers and Travel Director over a drink at your Welcome Dinner.
Amman: Enjoy tasting traditional Jordanian when you visit the Bait Khairat Souf for an authentic style lunch.
Petra: Taste authentic Jordanian flavours as you experience a traditional desert dinner when you dine at the Ammarin Bedouin camp.
Wadi Rum: Enjoy tea with the Bedouins at sunset and taste authentic Jordanian cuisine dine under the stars for your Zarb dinner.
Amman: Toast to your adventures with your fellow travellers at a lively Celebration Dinner.
Luxor: Get to know your fellow travelers over a delightful Welcome Drink.
Cruising: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party, dressed in traditional Egyptian attire.
Aswan: Follow the footsteps of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy high tea in true colonial English-style at Aswan's famous Old Cataract Hotel, as the sun begins to set.
Dining Summary: 1 Afternoon Tea (AT), 25 Breakfast (B), 10 Dinner (D), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), 8 Lunch (L)Galilee: Choose between a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret or alternatively, meet one of the archaeologists who found the Ancient Galilee Boat and hear the story of its excavation.
Amman: Choose between joining a guided tour to discover the highlights of the city or alternatively, explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.
Aswan: On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft.
Visit the High Dam and Granite Quarries.
Luxor: Enjoy listening to stories of village life from local residents, when you visit a family home for a tasting of authentic Egyptian sun bread.
Giza: With your Egyptologist, meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.
Cairo: With your Egyptologist, gaze upon Tutankhamun's treasures at the Egyptian Musuem, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery - all treasures of Tutankhamun.
Amman: Visit the Iraq-Al Amir Women's Cooperative supported by the TreadRight Foundation.
Learn some skills behind these traditional handicraft activities from the ladies of the cooperative and admire their work, which helps boost their financial livelihoods.
The Women's Cooperative also advances SDG 5: Gender Equality.
The Cooperative, which is managed and run by local women, has provided training projects for more than 150 women from all villages of Wadi Seer on a variety of handicrafts.
It also advances SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.
Here women are provided with job training skills enable them to gain access to economic opportunities that might not have otherwise been possible.
Scenic Drives: Enjoy the scenery as you travel through mountainous, winding landscape on the King's Way that connects some of Jordan's most spectacular sights.
Tel Aviv: Explore with your Local Expert and see the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and browse around the Carmel Market.
Jaffa: Visit the ancient port and artists' quarter and see the famous clock tower and old harbour.
Caesarea: With your Local Expert, explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formerly one of the splendid cities in Palestine.
Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary.
Capernaum: Visit the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the MountDead Sea: Alongside your Local Expert, ascend to the ancient fortress of Masada by cable car where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies, before sacrificing themselves.
Jerusalem: At the Israel Museum, wander to the Shrine of the Book wing housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Jerash: Feel like you have stepped 2,000 years back in time as your Travel Director guides you through this marvellous ancient metropolis - now the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world!Mount Nebo: Take in the astounding view of Moses' Promised Land, where the ruins are truly a site to behold.
Shobak: Explore the Crusader fortress and see the Crusader chapel.
Madaba: Guided by your Travel Director, see St George Church and admire the detail of the Madaba Map - a fascinating mosaic that is believed to be the earliest surviving map of the Holy land.
Petra: Explore the ancient and hidden 'rose-red' city, as you journey with your Travel Director, through the winding, dark passageway, between rock walls up to 200 metres high.
See the Treasury and explore the Roman Amphitheatre and ancient tombs.
Wadi Rum: Enjoy beautiful desert scenery as you make your way on a jeep safari deep into the heart of Wadi Rum's majestic desert.
Amman: During a city tour of Amman, visit the Citadel, the grand Roman Amphitheatre and the Archaeological Museum.
Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man, as your Egyptologist explains the significance behind it.
Walk the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, see the of Rameses II and the Hypostyle Hall.
Dendera: At the Temple of Hathor, see a rare depiction of Cleopatra and Caesarian.
Aswan: See Aswan's High Dam and ponder why the Unfinished Obelisk has been left in mid-creation for thousands of years.
Philae Island: Travel by motorboat to Philae Island and witness the majestic Temple of Isis rising from the waters.
Kom Ombo: Visit the unique temple as it is the only double temple in Egypt.
West Bank: Explore with an Egyptologist the Valley of the Kings which is home to the magnificent tombs of Egypt's Pharaohs.
Luxor: Enjoy your short flight returning to Cairo.
Memphis: Visit this famous capital of the ancient world to see the statue of Ramses II and the Great Alabaster Sphinx.
Sakkara: View the oldest pyramid in the world, the Step Pyramid of Zoser I, existing for over 4,500 years.
Cairo: Guided by your Local Expert, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery - Tutankhamun's treasures.
Sightseeing includes sweeping vies over the city from the Citadel and a visit to the Great Alabaster Mosque.
Giza: Be mesmerised by the Sound& Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
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Our highly-skilled Travel Director and certified Egyptologist will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseasEnjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroomAlternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasionWe carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel doorHotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currencyWe also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotelsFrom time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination7 night Nile cruise aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, on either MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Giselle, MS La Boheme or similarPlease note that gratuities are not included for the Travel Director, Nile Cruise staff, Drivers and Airport EscortsIncluded economy class flights between Cairo/Luxor and Luxor/Cairo with transfers between airports and hotelsComplimentary transfers from/to Cairo Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.
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Itinerary

  • Day Day 2 - Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv Morning sightseeing showcases the highlights of this vibrant city including the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market. Venture along the seashore to the ancient city of Jaffa to see the famous clock tower and the old harbour. Visit the artists' quarter with its galleries, boutiques and picturesque narrow lanes. Walk along the seaside promenade at sunset for spectacular views, as local musicians and street artists take to the stage.(Breakfast)
  • Day Day 6 - Masada and the Holy City of Jerusalem Take a cable car ride up to the fortress of Masada, where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies. Travel through the Judean Hills to Mount Scopus for breathtaking views of Jerusalem. Visit King David's Tomb on Mount Zion, and the Room of the Last Supper. Enter the Old City and follow the winding cobbled alleyways to the magnificent Wailing Wall, the most sacred monument in Judaism.(Breakfast)
  • Day Day 9 - From Jerusalem to Amman Travel through the Judaean Desert to the border of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. You are met on the other side to journey through a landscape that has changed little in the last 2,000 years. Once at your Amman hotel, relax and settle in before joining your Jordanian Travel Director for drinks and dinner.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
  • Day Day 14 - Amman If you wish, start the day with sunrise yoga at the Bedouin camp, before returning to Amman.Explore Amman with Insight Choice. Join a guided sightseeing to discover the highlights of the city and learn about the history and culture. Alternatively, explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.Later, check in at your hotel where the rest of your day is at leisure.Join in a lively dinner to celebrate the end of your Jordanian adventures.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
  • Day Day 24 - Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza Today you’ll head to Memphis, the famous capital of the ancient world. See the colossal statue of Ramses II and the Great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara, to see the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest pyramid in the world, dating back to 2,700 BC. In the afternoon, it's on to Giza with your Egyptologist to explore the magnificent pyramids, where you’ll come face-to-face with the enigmatic Sphinx. During your visit, venture inside one of these ancient wonders to see the chambers where the pharaohs were sent to meet their Gods in the afterlife. Later, drive to the pyramids to witness the magical Sound & Light Show - an unforgettable introduction to the world of Ancient Egypt.(Breakfast)
  • Day Day 25 - Cairo sightseeing This morning, ascend to the Citadel, for breathtaking views over the city. While here visit the Alabaster Mosque, otherwise known as the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, regarded as the founder of modern Egypt. Continue to Tahrir Square, the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, and the Egyptian Museum. Among the many exhibits found here, are the fabulous artefacts recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun.(Breakfast)
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0% 12 months interest free†
Weekly
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Monthly
$1232^
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