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Ancient Wonders: Egypt & Nile River Cruise - 2022

Cairo • 7-night river cruise to Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan • Luxor • Cairo
  • Egypt and Nile 7-night River Cruise exploring Ancient Wonders from Cairo including Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan and Luxor
    VISIT THE LIMESTONE WONDER THAT HAS BEGUILED EXPLORERS FOR CENTURIES — THE GREAT SPHINX
  • The Great Pyramids on a clear sunny day
    BE WOWED BY THE MAGNITUDE OF THE GREAT PYRAMIDS ON AN EXCURSION TO THE GIZA PLATEAU
  • DESCEND INTO THE ASTONISHING BURIAL CHAMBERS OF THE PHARAOHS AND QUEENS
  • Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, Egypt, Africa
    EXPLORE THE VAST KARNAK AND LUXOR TEMPLE COMPLEXES DURING A MORNING EXCURSION TO THE NILE’S EAST BANK
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    CRUISE THE NILE IN STYLE ABOARD THE H/S NEBU
  • ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO JORDAN’S DEAD SEA TREASURES
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO JORDAN AND THE DEAD SEA
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Alexandria, Egypt

FROM $1,099 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $275 PER DAY

Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great — and later, Mark Antony and Cleopatra — with a visit to the great port city he founded in 331 BC. Often called the “Pearl of the Mediterranean,” both its coastal and cultural climate set it apart from the Egyptian destinations you’ve visited thus far. And thanks to its storied past, Alexandria boasts a wealth of cultural and historic sites — many of which you’ll tour during your sojourn here. Explore its rich past as a center of learning at the celebrated Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Discover the mysterious underground world of its ancient Greco-Roman catacombs. You’ll also enjoy visits to the Alexandria National Museum, Roman Amphitheatre, and Pompey’s Pillar.

  • 3 nights' accommodations: 2 nights at the Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria (or similar) and 1 night at the Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel (or similar)
  • 6 meals: 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • 7 included features, including a visit to Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a panoramic tour of Alexandria, discovering the ancient Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, exploring the Roman Amphitheatre and National Museum, and visiting the Qaitbay Citadel and Pompey’s Pillar
  • All transfers and baggage handling overseas (where permitted)
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 14:

Panoramic tour of Alexandria

Upon arrival in the celebrated city of Alexander the Great, have lunch at a local restaurant. Then you’ll visit the world-renowned Bibliotheca Alexandrina — a discus-shaped, contemporary library, cultural center, and museum complex built to reincarnate what was once among the ancient world’s most important libraries. After checking into your hotel, enjoy a panoramic city tour showcasing its highlights. Your evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own.

Included Features:

  • Panoramic tour of Alexandria
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina visit

Included meals:

Lunch

DAY 15:

Alexandria’s ancient architectural marvels

This morning, visit the ancient Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, an extensive underground burial site from the Greco-Roman era that’s considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. According to legend, the great archaeological site was discovered in 1900 when a donkey working the farmland above fell into one of the shafts. You’ll also visit Alexandria’s tallest monument — Pompey’s Pillar. Constructed from a single block of red granite from Aswan, this massive Romanesque column is the largest of its kind ever found outside of ancient Rome and Constantinople. Then, explore the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel, splendidly set on the Mediterranean Sea. Following lunch at a local dining establishment, your tour continues at the Roman Amphitheatre and National Museum. Your evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own.

Included Features:

  • Visits to: Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, Qaitbay Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre and National Museum

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 16:

Return to Cairo

We’ll conclude our explorations of Alexandria with a visit to the Royal Jewelry Museum, home to the vast collections of jewelry and acquired by the royals of Egypt’s Muhammad Ali Dynasty. After, transfer back to Cairo, stopping en route at a local restaurant for lunch. Spend your final evening in Egypt at leisure, and seek out dinner on your own.

Included Feature:
  • Visit the Royal Jewelry Museum

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 17:

Fly home

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Cairo airport for your flight home to the U.S.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Amman, Petra & the Dead Sea

FROM $1,599 PER PERSON | 5 DAYS | $319 PER DAY

Jordan is rich in biblical history, breathtaking natural beauty, and a vibrant culture that has a long tradition of welcoming others with open arms. Begin your journey with this discovery-packed extension and experience firsthand what others have only dreamed of. Visit ancient and UNESCO-listed Petra and journey to Mount Nebo, from where Moses first laid eyes on the Holy Land. Explore the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash, legendary outpost of the Empire. Float on the Dead Sea’s famously buoyant waters and meet a local artisan to learn about the region’s renowned mosaics. And see more of the remarkable “White City” of Amman, a fascinating blend of Roman-era monuments, busy souks, and urban sophistication.

Your Price Includes:

  • 4 nights' accommodations: 1 night at the InterContinental Amman (or similar), 1 night at the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea (or similar), and 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea with guaranteed sea view rooms (or similar)
  • 8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Roman City of Jerash Tour
  • Half-day tour of Petra
  • Dead Sea excursion
  • Visit to the Dead Sea Museum
  • Madaba and Mount Nebo excursion
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly to Amman

Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Amman, Jordan.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Amman

Enjoy an evening at leisure to acclimate before beginning your discoveries on Day 3.

DAY 3:

Jerash’s legacies of ancient Rome and floating on the Dead Sea

Enjoy a morning briefing before we check out of our hotel for a city tour of Amman, featuring lunch at a local restaurant. After, we’ll visit the ancient Roman city of Jerash, touring this astonishing site with a knowledgeable guide. Stroll its dramatic colonnaded street, see the expansive Oval Forum, and more before continuing to the Dead Sea, the Earth’s lowest land elevation. Here, you’ll have an opportunity to take a swim. The sea’s high salinity lends it a unique buoyancy and for centuries, locals and visitors have come here to partake of its water’s alleged curative properties. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure, with dinner at the hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 4:

Discover the Dead Sea Museum, then transfer to Petra

Get an introduction to the geology, history, and unique environment of the Dead Sea today with a visit to the Dead Sea Museum. We’ll have lunch on our own after a tour, then transfer by coach to Petra. The afternoon is at leisure, with dinner on your own.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 5:

Uncover the Lost City of Petra

After breakfast, we’ll embark on a half-day visit to one of the world’s most magnificent archaeological treasures — awe-inspiring Petra. Dating back to approximately 300 BC, this prehistoric city was carved into the pink sandstone cliffs of Jordan’s southwestern desert by the ancient Nabataean people. As you explore Petra’s Great Temple and tombs, you will listen to some of this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site’s long and intriguing history. Lunch is on your own, followed by an afternoon at leisure.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 6:

Visit Madaba and Mount Nebo, then join the base tour

After breakfast, we’ll embark motorcoaches for a drive back to Amman to join Day 2 of the base tour. Along the way, we’ll take in more of Jordan’s inspiring beauty and rich culture. Ascend to the summit of Mount Nebo, from where Moses is said to have first laid eyes on the expanse of the Promised Land. Then, stop in Madaba to view the spectacular Mosaic Map in the Greek Orthodox Basilica of St. George. Some two million colorful tiles were laid out here in the 6th century to represent the Holy Land as it was then.

Back in Amman, we’ll fly to Cairo, where we’ll join Day 2 of the base tour.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

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