Premium Middle East In Depth

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See beneath the surface of this diverse and captivating region

Modern marvels, ancient sites and religious treasures await on a 28-day Premium adventure through Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Admire the the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, cruise down the legendary Nile, immerse yourself in Bedouin culture in Wadi Rum, float in the salty Dead Sea and stand in awe of the elaborate Treasury of Petra. Journey from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv and gain an understanding of the region’s diverse viewpoints, visiting major religious and historical sites with insights from local experts. With premium accommodation, local leaders and a relaxed pace all as standard, you’ll be enjoying these masterpieces in all their prized glory.

Why you’ll love this trip


Our best accommodation and highest level of service.


Unusual, exceptional and authentic on-trip experiences.


Led by our most experienced and highest rated local leaders.

  • Discover the Pyramids of Giza, Valley of the Kings, the ancient city of Alexandria, battle site of El Alamein, the majesty of Petra, and embark on a 4WD drive adventure through wind-swept rock formations of Wadi Rum.
  • Enjoy unforgettable Exclusive Experiences, including dinner in a family’s home in Cairo, a visit to the city’s oldest coffeeshop, sunset drinks on board a traditional felucca and a zarb dinner with your Bedouin hosts in Wadi Rum.
  • Take your time exploring Abu Simbel with an overnight stay, discovering this magnificent monument carved out of the mountainside with less crowds, followed by a Premium Exclusive Experience; an incredible sound and light show.
  • Relax with four nights on a premium Nile riverboat, experience isolated elegance during your stay at a luxury camp in Wadi Rum, and stay in Palestine’s first heritage hotel in Bethlehem, your Feature Stays for this adventure.
  • Taste the best of Middle Eastern cuisine during high tea at the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan, traditional meals in family homes, a family-run cooking class in Amman and exclusive hummus tasting in Tel Aviv.
  • Experience for yourself some of the world’s most renowned religious sites – the Church of the Annunciation, the Church of the Nativity, Via Dolorosa, Qumran and the Western Wall. Discuss history with a geopolitical expert (Exclusive Experience), meet a local Rabbi and have dinner with a Christian family.


Map of Premium Middle East In Depth including Egypt, Israel and Jordan

Day 1: Cairo

Day 2: Cairo

Day 3: Alexandria

Day 4: Alexandria

Day 5: Cairo

Day 6: Nile Cruise – Luxor

Day 7: Nile Cruise – Edfu

Day 8: Nile Cruise – Aswan

Day 9: Nile Cruise – Aswan

Day 10: Abu Simbel

Day 11: Aswan

Day 12: Aswan

Day 13: Cairo

Day 14: Cairo

Day 15: Amman

Day 16: Amman

Day 17: Dead Sea

Day 18: Petra

Day 19: Petra

Day 20: Wadi Rum

Day 21: Amman

Day 22: Jerusalem

Day 23: Jerusalem

Day 24: Jerusalem

Day 25: Bethlehem

Day 26: Haifa

Day 27: Tel Aviv

Day 28: Tel Aviv



25 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 16 dinners


Private vehicle, Plane, Riverboat, Felucca, Jeep


Comfortable hotel (23 nights), Feature Stay (5 nights)

Included activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Cairo – Welcome Dinner
  • Cairo – Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Cairo – Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo – The Egyptian Museum headset
  • Alexandria – Wadi El Natron monasteries
  • Alexandria – Anba Bishoy Monastery
  • Alexandria – Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Alexandria – Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Alexandria – Al Montazah Palace & Gardens
  • El Alamein – War cemeteries and museum
  • Luxor – Karnak Temple
  • Luxor – Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Luxor – Tomb of Tutankhamun
  • Luxor – Hatshepsut Temple
  • Luxor – Colossi of Memnon
  • Izbat Al Bayyarah – Kom Ombo Temple
  • Aswan – Philae Temple
  • Aswan – Sharia el Souk
  • Abu Simbel – Abu Simbel temples
  • Abu Simbel – Abu Simbel Sound and Light Show (entrance fee)
  • Aswan – Afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel
  • Aswan – Sunset drinks on a felucca
  • Aswan – Elephantine Island
  • Aswan – Unfinished Obelisk and High Dam
  • Aswan – Nubian Village Visit and Dinner
  • Cairo – Downtown Walking and Tasting Tour
  • Cairo – Tahrir Square
  • Cairo – Khan al-Khalili Bazaar
  • Cairo – Ibn Tulun Mosque
  • Cairo – Gayer-Anderson Museum (entrance fee)
  • Cairo – Home-Cooked Dinner
  • Cairo – Coffee/tea in a local cafe
  • Amman – Welcome Dinner
  • Jerash – Roman ruins
  • Amman – Beit Sitti cooking class and dinner
  • Madaba – St Georges Church
  • Mt Nebo – Site visit
  • Shobak – Shobak Castle
  • Petra – Guided tour of Petra
  • Petra – Petra second day visit (unguided)
  • Wadi Rum – Desert Jeep tour
  • Wadi Rum – Zarb dinner
  • Wadi Rum – Desert and dunes walk
  • Jerusalem – Welcome Dinner
  • Jerusalem – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Jerusalem – Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
  • Jerusalem – Old City walking tour
  • Jerusalem – Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Jerusalem – Rooftop views from the Austrian Hospice
  • Jerusalem – Conversation with a local rabbi
  • Jerusalem – Temple Mount Courtyard
  • Qumran – Archaeological site visit
  • Masada – Fortress visit by cable car
  • Dead Sea – Visit and float
  • Jerusalem – Conversation with a regional expert
  • Jerusalem – Yad Vashem Museum
  • Jerusalem – Mount of Olives
  • Jerusalem – Church of All Nations
  • Jerusalem – Garden of Gethsemane
  • Bethlehem – Church of the Nativity & Shepherds’ Field
  • Bethlehem – Home-cooked Dinner
  • Tiberias – Church of the Multiplication
  • Tiberias – Sea of Galilee boat ride
  • Capernaum – St Peter’s Church
  • Nazareth – Church of Annunciation & Mary’s Well
  • Haifa – Bahai Gardens view & photo stop
  • Acre – Knights of St John Complex
  • Caesarea – Roman ruins
  • Tel Aviv – Hummus Tasting
  • Tel Aviv – Leader-led tour of Old Jaffa

Premium Inclusions

  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support



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