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Ancient Wonders: Egypt & Nile River Cruise - 2023

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
  • 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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Petra & Amman, Jordan

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

Once lost to time, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra is now a not-to-be missed icon, whose beauty is as spellbinding as the history that surrounds it. Here, intricate temples, treasuries, and palaces dating to the ancient Nabataeans still stand, hewn into the red rock of the jebels, or desert hills. Walk through the dim, narrow gorge of the Siq to reach Petra's elaborate ruins and explore the many highlights of the Rose City. Your Jordan stay also includes a chance to swim in the Dead Sea; visits to the ancient cities of Madaba and Jerash; a night in Jordan’s capital, Amman; and more. Make the most of your time in the Middle East by adding these travel milestones, at a great value.

Your Price Includes:
  • Flight from Cairo to Amman, as well as all overland transportation
  • Accommodations for 4 nights: 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Petra (or similar); 1 night at the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea (or similar); and 1 night at the InterContinental Amman (or similar)
  • 8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • 4 included features, including guided sightseeing in Petra and Amman
  • Services of a Vantage Adventure Leader and a local guide in Petra
  • Transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • 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 1:

Fly overnight to Amman

Depart the U.S. for an overnight flight to Amman, Jordan.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Amman

Arrive in Amman this morning. If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, a representative will meet you at the airport and assist you in transferring to your centrally-located hotel. Settle in and enjoy your afternoon and evening at leisure to soak in Jordan’s capital—from its thriving art scene to its many beautiful churches and mosques.

DAY 3:

Explore Amman and transfer to the Dead Sea

After breakfast, continue to Amman for a city tour and lunch at a local restaurant before traveling to Jerash. Often called the “Pompeii of the East,” this prehistoric Jordanian city boasts well-preserved Greco-Roman ruins that reflect its illustrious past. Next, depart for the Dead Sea — the famed lake set at the world’s lowest elevation on land. For millennia, people have come to soak in these salty waters known for their therapeutic properties. A remarkably high salt concentration makes these waters among the most buoyant on Earth, and you’ll have a chance to experience the sensation of effortless floating during your stay. Dinner is included at your hotel tonight.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 4:

Visit the Dead Sea Museum and transfer to Petra

This morning after breakfast, visit the Dead Sea Museum to learn about the area’s geological and cultural history before lunch in a local restaurant. Then, transfer to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and check into your hotel. The evening is at your leisure

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 5:

Uncover Petra, a World Wonder

Today, you’ll set out for a guided walking tour of Jordan’s greatest archaeological treasure — awe-inspiring Petra. Petra’s strategic location at an important trade crossroads prompted the nomadic Arab Nabataeans to establish a settlement here around 300 BC. Carving beautiful buildings directly into the rose-red rock, they also applied ingenious methods to control the water supply, creating a prosperous oasis. The city declined under Roman rule and was eventually abandoned, falling into obscurity until its rediscovery by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. As you explore Petra’s intricately carved Treasury, Great Temple, and tombs, your Adventure Leader will share some of this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site’s long and intriguing history. Dinner is at your hotel this evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 6:

Fly to Cairo, Egypt and begin your main journey

Transfer to the airport this morning for your flight to Cairo, making stops en route for lunch and to visit the ancient town of Madaba on Mt. Nebo — tradition tells us Moses was buried here, and this is also the site of the ruins of crusader-era castles.

Upon arrival in Cairo, check in to your hotel and join your fellow travelers for your main journey.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

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