THE ESSENCE OF EGYPT & JORDAN

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Ancient and natural wonders

Explore the incredible legacy of these two intriguing countries, from magnificent monuments immortalising the pharaohs in Egypt to the footsteps of the Romans and Nabateans in Jordan. Natural wonders abound, from extraordinary desertscapes to soaring mountains, world-famous seas and, of course, the mighty Nile.

Delve into the wonders of Egypt and discover the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza before marvelling at the ancient temples, tombs and monuments at Luxor. Glide along the Nile on a luxury cruise to Aswan and stand in awe before the extraordinary temples of Abu Simbel, then top it all off with the treasures of Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. In the Kingdom of Jordan, discover the capital Amman before travelling to the World Heritage-listed city of Petra for a spine-tingling exploration of the incredible Treasury and ruins. Marvel at the moon-like desertscape of Wadi Rum before relaxing by the azure waters of the Red Sea, and floating in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea.

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Free Flights
Enjoy included economy flights and taxes* or fly Business Class fr only $5,495* per person including taxes

INCLUSIONS

  • Return economy flights and taxes
  • Smaller group sizes with a maximum of 34 guests
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • 4 Scenic Sundowners events
  • Your choice of 8 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 5 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 43 meals – 19 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L) and 13 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director,
  • expert Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides
  • All internal flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

DATES & PRICES

Departures from October 2018 – May 2020


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Disclaimer:

All Earlybird airfare deals are subject to availability of appropriate airline class and once sold out surcharges will apply. Flights must be booked by Scenic. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. A second non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person is due by 15 December 2018 or 11 months prior to travel for tours departing in 2019, or by 28 February 2019 for tours departing in 2020, whichever comes first. Scenic reserves the right to ticket the airfare upon receipt of the full deposit. Offer available until 15 December 2018 for tours departing in 2019 or by 28 February 2019 for tours departing in 2020 or until sold out. Strictly limited, available on set departures and all offers are subject to availability. Offers cannot be combined with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. All Earlybird airfare deals are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the brochured tour departure dates and ports. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. Full airline terms and conditions apply. Free Flights including taxes. Flights are based on wholesale airfares in Economy Class U with Etihad Airways (or another airline of Scenic’s choosing), are subject to availability of airline and booking class and based on Tour Codes MEEJ, MEGD, ZCTC, ZCTJ. Free Flights including taxes are based on departure ports of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Flights from Perth are based on wholesale airfares in Economy Class T with Emirates. Surcharges apply from other ports. Free Flights including taxes offer is available on selected departures as detailed in this publication and is strictly limited and subject to availability. Price inclusive of internal flights and taxes featured in the relevant itinerary once the journey commences. Airline/Airport taxes up to $250 per person are included but may vary depending on gateway cities travelled. Fly Business Class from $5,495 per person. Airfares are in Business Class and based on Etihad Airways W Class (or another airline of Scenic’s choosing). Fly Business Class from $5,495 per person airfare offer is based on Tour Code MEEJ, MEGD, ZCTC, ZCTJ. Business class airfares are based on departure ports of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Surcharges apply from other ports, including Perth. Internal flights and taxes featured in the relevant itinerary once the journey commences are in economy class. Airline/Airport taxes up to $255 per person are included but may vary depending on gateway cities travelled.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Day 1 – Giza (Cairo)

    Highlights:
    Scenic Sundowners

    Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two night special stay. You’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent Pyramids.

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 – Giza

    Highlights:
    Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

    Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC before marvelling at the 20 metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.

    Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC before marvelling at the 20 metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 3 – Giza > Luxor

    Highlights:
    Luxor Museum

    Fly to Luxor and relax in the beautiful gardens of your hotel, your Special Stay for tonight. Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colourful local markets.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 – Luxor > Nile Cruise

    Highlights:
    Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple, Embark Nile cruise

    Optional Balloon Flight – Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites. Additional cost, please book on tour.

    Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut, then admire the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Late afternoon tour the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak, and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

    Sundowners

    Raise your glass and toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapés.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 – Nile Cruise

    Highlights:
    Temple of Hathor at Dendera

    Relax on one of the Sun Decks and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple before returning to Luxor and visiting the impressive Luxor temple. This evening’s entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerising moves of a
    belly dancer.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 – Nile Cruise

    Highlights:
    Kom Ombo Temple

    Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. This afternoon explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god.
    A fun night awaits on board with a lively and colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies,
    music and dancing.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 – Nile Cruise

    Highlights:
    Philae Temple

    Cruise south to reach charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 – Nile Cruise > Aswan

    Highlights:
    Scenic Enrich – Dinner at The Terrace
     

    Freechoice

    Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens.

    Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay, admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.

    Enrich

    Watch the sun set and picture yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 9 – Aswan > Cairo

    Highlights:
    Temples of Abu Simbel

    Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Later, fly to bustling Cairo for your two night stay.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 10 – Cairo

    Highlights:
    Egyptian Museum and Mummies Room, Scenic Freechoice

    Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies.

    Freechoice

    Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient site of Saqqara.

    This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 11 – Cairo > Amman

    Highlights:
    Fly to Amman

    Fly to Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, for two nights. Join your Jordanian Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 12 – Amman

    Highlights:
    Jerash

    Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age. Explore the impressive ruins and witness an exciting re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in the hippodrome.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 13 – Amman > Petra

    Highlights:
    Royal Jordanian Automobile Museum, Madaba mosaics

    During a visit to the Royal Automobile Museum view the extensive private collection of the Royal Family. At Madaba discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land then continue to the rose red city of Petra for your two night stay.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 14 – Petra

    Highlights:
    The amazing Treasury

    This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away. This is only the first of many wonders you will discover here today.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 15 – Petra > Wadi Rum

    Highlights:
    Desert Jeep safari

    Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Explore Lawrence Road and be awed by the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. You will feel like you have stepped onto the moon during your Special Stay in the luxurious Martian tents of the Sun Camp.

    Sundowners

    Witness the vivid and dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 16 – Wadi Rum > Aqaba

    Highlights:
    The Red Sea

    Early risers will be rewarded with the stillness of the desert at sunrise. Later, continue south to Aqaba for a two night Special Stay. Relax in the luxurious surrounds of your hotel, step onto your balcony with sweeping Red Sea views or take a dip in the pool.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 17 – Aqaba

    Highlights:
    Scenic Freechoice

    Freechoice

    Cruise and snorkel the Red Sea in search for marine life. Alternatively, you may choose a relaxing Spa treatment.

    The afternoon is at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of your resort.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 18 – Aqaba > Dead Sea

    Highlights:
    Intriguing desert landscapes, Mount Nebo

    Travel north toward the Dead Sea, stopping at Bethany Beyond the Jordan to see where Jesus was baptised and view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. Continue on to the Dead Sea for a two night stay at your luxurious resort. Relax and take in the views over the Dead Sea across to Israel from your balcony.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 19 – Dead Sea

    Highlights:
    Floating in the Dead Sea

    Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to slather you in the therapeutic mud. Or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or the newspaper.

    Sundowners

    Join your Tour Director at the Sky Bar and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 20 – Dead Sea > Amman

    Highlights:
    Farewell

    Say farewell as you transfer to Amman airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

    Meals included: Breakfast