An expert Egyptologist on board and on shore will enhance your experience with insights that bring each destination to life for a very well-rounded perspective. Join us during the winter and spring months when you'll enjoy cooler temperatures that will make your exploration of these historical sites and ancient ruins comfortable. St. Catherine's Monastery, the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatsepsut Temples in Luxor, the Pyramids in Cairo and more ancient treasures await.
Embrace your wanderlust and discover the world on a deeper level. Cross the Suez Canal, discover Israel, Egypt and Jordan.
FROM JORDAN TO ISRAEL
DAY BY DAY
Day 1 | Sunday
Embarkation at 2.30-3pm. Departure to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Overnight at sea.
Day 2 | Monday
SHARM EL SHEIKH - HURGHADA, EGYPT ☽
Morning arrival. Optional excursion to St. Catherine's monastery or optional snorkeling excursion. Late evening arrival in Hurghada. Overnight in port.
Day 3 | Tuesday
HURGHADA - LUXOR, EGYPT ☽
1 night / 2 day excursion to Luxor. Overnight at Luxor hotel - Optional Luxor excursion: Morning bus transfer to Luxor for a 2-day/1-night land tour to this magnificent Ancient City. The complimentary trip includes transfer to Luxor and overnight at a deluxe hotel, but not the excursions which are optional. In the afternoon after checking in, optional excursion to Karnak and Luxor Temples. Overnight in Luxor hotel.
Day 4 | Wednesday
LUXOR - HURGHADA, EGYPT
Morning optional excursion in Luxor to discover the Valley of the Kings, the Hatshepsut Temple, dedicated to the only ever female Pharaoh, and to the Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon return to Hurghada to re-embark the ship. Overnight at sea to Suez.
Day 5 | Thursday
SUEZ, EGYPT ☽
Today, enjoy your morning and early afternoon at sea with lectures and lunch on board. Arrival in Suez late in the afternoon. Overnight in port.
Day 6 | Friday
All day Cairo optional excursion. Return to the ship by 21:00 for the ship to join the Canal Convoy at 21:30. Overnight crossing the Suez Canal.
Day 7 | Saturday
SUEZ CANAL CROSSING - PORT SAID
Day crossing the Suez Canal. Enjoy reading a good book, mingle with your fellow travelers, and relax at the Upper deck lounge area, gazing at the passing scenery. Afternoon canal exit in Port Said. Overnight at sea to Ashdod, Israel.
Luxor is often called the world’s greatest open-air museum, but that comes nowhere near describing this extraordinary place. Enjoy a 2-day/1-night complimentary trip to Luxor, a magnificent Ancient City. Optional excursions in Luxor include a discovery of the Valley of the Kings, the Hatschepsut Temple, dedicated to the only ever female Pharaoh and the Colossi of Memnon.
St. Catherine's Monastery
Visit St. Catherine's Monastery, the remarkable Orthodox Christian monastery that is believed to be in use since the year 381. The monastery has a large collection of codices, old bibles which make it the second most important collection in the world, only surpassed by the Vatican archives.
Giza is most famous as the location of the Giza Plateau: the site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids and temples.