Take the exclusive Israel and Egypt tour for 15 days starting in Tel Aviv and leaving from Cairo. This is an amazing tour that is exclusive to Booking-tours.
Tour Israel to see the main sites, including Jerusalem, Nazareth, Masada, swim in the Dead Sea, and tour northern Israel.
In Egypt see the amazing pyramids, and take a cruise on the Nile. Tour the famous temples, and see the breathtaking views.
Day 1: Arrival
A driver will be waiting at the Ben Gurion airport, to take you to your hotel in the Old City of Jerusalem. Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 2: Jerusalem private.
At about 08:30, a private guide will collect you from your hotel and take to the Old City sites in Jerusalem. Stroll through the Jewish Quarter to arrive at the Western Wall, you can even put a note in the wall. Walk through the Armenian Quarter, continue to the Stations of the Cross, and walk along the Via Dolorosa, ending up at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Go up to Mt. Zion and on Saturdays you can visit the Hall of the Last Supper and David’s Tomb. Drive to Yad Vashem to tour the Holocaust Museum. Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 3: Jerusalem private.
Your private guide will collect you from your hotel, and continue on the tour of the Old City, seeing some of the excavations that are still going on today. You will also tour some of the sites that tourists seldom get to see. Overnight Jerusalem.
Day 4: Bethlehem and Jericho
At 08:30 a driver will pick you up from your hotel in Jerusalem and drive you to the Dead Sea area, and continue on to Jericho to tour the many ruins and excavations. See Mount Temptation in the distance, where Jesus fasted for 40 days and nights. Continue driving on to Bethlehem to tour the Church of Nativity. Walk from Manger Square to reach the church. See the place where Jesus was born. View the alter dedicated to the three wise men. Overnight Tel Aviv.
Day 5: Caesarea, Acre, Haifa
At 07:15 a driver will collect you from your hotel in Tel Aviv. Drive to Caesarea to tour the ancient part of the city. Tour the Roman Theater and beside it the hippodrome. Pass through Haifa and stop at the Baha’i gardens and shrine. Drive north and stop at Rosh Hanikra, take a cable car down to the grottos. Drive on to Acre, the largest crusader city in Israel. Tour the Crusader city, and the Turkish Prison. Overnight Tel Aviv.
Day 6: Masada and the Dead Sea
At 07:15 a driver will collect you from your hotel in Tel Aviv. Start the drive towards the Dead Sea. The first stop of the day will be Masada, where we will ascend in a cable car to the top with the guide explaining everything you are seeing. Arrive at the top to tour the palaces of Herod, the very well preserved bath house, the ancient synagogue, the barracks from the Roman soldiers, and more. After the tour, travel to the Dead Sea to soak in the therapeutic waters. The water is 33% salt, and is said to be able to cure most skin ailments. Overnight Tel Aviv.
Day 7: Tel Aviv-Eilat-Cairo
In the morning you will have a flight from the Sde Dov airport to Eilat. From the airport in Eilat a driver will take you to the Taba border and help you with the border proceedings. Continue the drive to Cairo, about 10 hours, with a few stops along the way. Arrive in Cairo in the evening and check into your hotel. .
Day 8: Cairo
Breakfast and free day.
Day 9: Pyramids and Sphinx
After breakfast your tour guide will be waiting to take you to the Giza Plateau, to see the pyramids of Cheops, Chphren, Mycrenos, and the Sphinx. There will be a short camel ride in the area. Continue on to tour the Step Pyramid of Djoser and the pyramids of King Titi and Sakkara. There will be a stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we will tour the ancient city of Memphis, the Open Air museum, and see the statue of King Ramses II. Back to your hotel, and overnight. B/L
Day 10: Flight- Check in Cruise- Philae temple- High Dam- Felucca around the islands
After breakfast, a driver will take you to the Cairo airport, for your flight to Aswan. You will be transferred to your ship, and checked in. Eat lunch on board and then start touring. Visit High Dam, and the temple of Philae. After the tour it is back to the ship for dinner, and a Nubian show. B/L/D
Day 11: Kom Ombo temple- Edfu temple- Luxor
After breakfast visit the Sobek and Harores temple, then sail to Edfu and tour the temple of Hours. Back to the ship, and sail to Luxor for overnight. B/L/D
Day 12: West Bank- Hatshepsut- Memnon
After breakfast, start the touring day with the West Bank. Visit Thebes Necropolis, and the Valley of the Kings. You will enter 3 royal tombs in the area. Return to ship for lunch, and a free afternoon. Night entertainment on board. B/L/D
Day 13: Karnak and Luxor temples- Flight
Breakfast, and then check out procedures from the cruise. After check out, tour the East Bank, with the Karnak and Luxor temples. Lunch at a local restaurant, after lunch transfer to the Luxor airport for flight to Cairo. Arriving in Cairo you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight. B/L
Day 14: Egyptian Museum- Coptic Cairo- Citadel and Mosque
After breakfast at your hotel, tour the Egyptian museum. Then go for a tour of the city center of Cairo, including the churches. Visit the Citadel of Salah El Dien, and the Mosque of Mohamed Ali. After the tour we take you back to your hotel. There are optional tours, cruises, and shows, please ask your tour guide. B/L
Day 15: Cairo- Departure
Breakfast and transfer to Cairo airport for your international flight.