Welcome to the bustling city of Cairo. On arrival at Cairo International Airport you will be met by a Scenic Tours Representative for your Included transfer* to your hotel. SCENIC ENRICH This evening join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a private soiree including canapés and drinks.
Two Night Special Stay: Cairo
SCENIC ENRICH Scenic Tours have planned your itinerary at this key highlight, the Pyramids of Giza, to allow plenty of time to explore. On your Included tour you will see the Great Pyramids, take in the view from the panorama, enter the Solar Boat Museum and visit the famous Sphinx. Included ‘Sound and Light’ show at the Pyramids.
Early morning Included flight to Luxor. SCENIC ENRICH A delightful way to experience the charm of the Sofitel Old Winter Palace is at your private morning tea served in the Royal Bar. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the facilities of the hotel. Late afternoon your Included tour takes you to visit Luxor temple set in the centre of the city. SCENIC ENRICH A highlight tonight begins with a private pre-dinner drink in the delightful Victoria Lounge followed by a delicious Egyptian style BBQ in the gardens of the hotel.
Overnight Special Stay: Luxor
Today is a highlight as you explore one of the most important archaeological areas in the world. See the Colossi of Memnon, then Included is your visit to the Valley of the Kings. SCENIC ENRICH A highlight is your Included entry into the colourful tomb of Tutankhamen. Then Included is the imposing Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. SCENIC ENRICH Included tour of the well preserved Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III - Medinet Habu. Return to the private docking facility and board your luxurious Nile Cruise boat for an Included lunch. Each day enjoy afternoon tea served in the lounge.Opportunity to choose the following add on experience, Balloon Flight over the West Bank of the Nile
Four Night Luxury Cruise: ms Sun Ray or ms Mayfair. Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Included morning tour of the vast open air museum and amazing temple complex of Karnak. Set sail and SCENIC ENRICH join your Tour Director for an informative private discussion on life in modern and Ancient Egypt. Tonight enjoy the Cruise Manager’s Welcome Cocktail Party before dinner.
Included is your tour of the temple of Horus at Edfu. Return to the cruise boat and cruise to Kom Ombo. Included is a guided tour by your expert Tour Director of this temple perched on the river’s edge. Afterwards, cruise to picturesque Aswan and take part in the lively Galabeya (traditional Egyptian dress) party onboard.
SCENIC ENRICH This morning your Included flight excursion takes you to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel. This afternoon Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity choose from: (1) motorboat cruise to the upper Nile; or (2) visit a traditional Nubian Village; or (3) a relaxing felucca ride (weather permitting). Tonight watch the Nubian show onboard after dinner.
Included visit to the Temple of Isis at Philae and then the Aswan High Dam. Included flight to Cairo. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the facilities of your luxurious hotel located on the banks of the Nile.
Two Night Special Stay: Cairo
SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity choose from: (1) Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Bazaar; or (2) Coptic Cairo and Old Cairo; or (3) Saqqara and the Step Pyramid. SCENIC ENRICH Scenic Tours have planned your itinerary to allow plenty of time to explore the incredible Egyptian Museum at your own pace. Your Included tour takes in King Tutankhamen’s collection and then SCENIC ENRICH be fascinated when you enter the Mummy’s Room. SCENIC ENRICH this evening enjoy your Included private dinner with fabulous views the Nile.
This morning fly to Jordan (flight not included). Upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport you will be met by your Scenic Tours representative who will assist you with clearing customs and immigration then transfer you to your 5 star hotel located close to the tourist district in Amman. Archaeological remains date Amman as far back as 10000 BC. Situated at the crossroads of Asia and Africa, the city has been inhabited by many civilisations including the Persians, the Nabateans and the Romans and was referred to as the Roman city of Philadelphia. Join your Tour Director this afternoon for an Included tour to see the traces of Amman’s many lives, the Citadel overlooking the city, the columns of a Roman temple and the Byzantine church. SCENIC ENRICH enter the Archaeological Museum. SCENIC ENRICH Tonight sample a delicious home cooked meal. You will enjoy a local family’s friendly hospitality whilst learning about the lifestyle and culture of the Jordanian’s.
Two Night Stay: Amman
This morning travel to the ancient city of Jerash which is acknowledged as one of the best preserved provincial cities of the Roman Empire. Archaeological finds date the history of the city as far back as 3,200 BC. Conquered by the Romans in 63BC Jerash achieved great prosperity under their rule and extended over 800,000 square meters within its walls. Your Included tour will see the Triple Arch Gate, the Colonnaded Street, the Forum, the Temple of Zeus and the paved way leading to the Temple of Artemis. Return to Amman and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Leave Amman this morning and travel to ‘Bethany Beyond The Jordan’ for your Included tour. Amazing archaeological discoveries have identified this as the area where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. Continue to one of the most revered sites in Jordan – Mount Nebo. View the memorial to Moses at the presumed site of the prophet’s death and burial place. Enjoy your Included lunch at Madaba then see the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land, comprised of two million pieces of coloured stone, before continuing to the Rose Red City of Petra and your hotel which is located directly across from the entrance to the site.
Two Night Stay: Petra
A highlight of your trip is today’s Included full day walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra. This magnificent ancient city, carved into the sandstone mountains, is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious race who settled in south Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. By the 16th century Petra had become completely lost to the West, and remained so until 1812 when the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt persuaded his guide to take him to the site of the rumoured lost city. The impressive eastern entrance of the city leads down through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge carved by an ancient waterway. Marvel at Petra’s most famous monument: the Treasury, which appears dramatically at the end of the siq. This towering facade, called Al Khazneh is only the first of Petra’s secrets you will discover today. Tonight enjoy your Included dinner in the Al Saraya Restaurant.
Today travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you drive to the Valley of the Moon - Wadi Rum, where the legend of Lawrence was born and the film was shot. Included is your adventure through some of the most dramatic desert landscapes by Jeep, operated by the local Bedouin tribes. Explore Lawrence Road; be awed by the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. Continue north to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea.
Two Night Special Stay: Dead Sea
You have the day to relax and enjoy the facilities of the Resort, which is located on the edge of the Dead Sea with direct access. This magnificent resort features 5 pools and Included is your access to the Dead Sea Indoor Salt Pool. As part of your welcome pack Scenic have Included a voucher to spend at the resort. A highlight today will be the chance to float in the sea which is renowned for its therapeutic benefits. SCENIC ENRICH Enjoy a private dinner tonight with magnificent views over the Dead Sea.
Your tour ends today and after breakfast you will be transferred* to Queen Alia International Airport for your onward or homebound flight (flight not included).
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For passengers who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.