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Israel, Jordan & Egypt: Petra to the Pyramids

14 days |  17 days with Luxor & Cairo extension
14 days |  17 days with Luxor & Cairo extension
Group size1530 travelers

4.2 out of 5 stars

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looking down at the treasury of petra in jordan
the great sphinx of Giza in Cairo Egypt
swimmer floating in the dead sea in israel during the evening
View of the part of the Old City in Jerusalem Israel at sunset
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    Be wowed by world wonders and a religious epicenter.

    The Middle East is a global crossroads where events that shaped holy scriptures took place and stories of King Tut come to life. Discover the history behind Jerusalem and Petra before figuring out once and for all how the Egyptians built the Pyramids of Giza. Then, live like a local by savoring your fair share of falafel and relaxing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea.

    Your tour package includes

    • 12 nights in handpicked hotels
    • 12 breakfasts
    • 3 lunches
    • 4 dinners, some with beer or wine
    • 13 sightseeing tours
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    Included highlights

    • Jaffa's Old Town
    • Yad Vashem
    • Jerusalem
    • Western Wall
    • Mount Zion
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    Overnight flight1 night
    Day 1: Travel day

    Board your overnight flight to Tel Aviv today.

    Tel Aviv2 nights
    Day 2: Arrival in Tel Aviv
    Included meal: Welcome dinner

    Welcome to Israel! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner this evening.

    Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Tel Aviv
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Join your Tour Director for a sightseeing tour of Tel Aviv, a modern metropolis located on the Mediterranean Sea.

    • Walk through the Old Town of Jaffa
    • Discover the UNESCO-listed White City, named for its 4,000 buildings built in the Bauhaus and International styles
    • Take in Bauhaus architecture at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, Independence Hall, and Rothschild Boulevard

    Spend a free afternoon in Tel Aviv or add an excursion.

    Food of Tel Aviv Walking Tour

    From $129 per person

    Jerusalem3 nights
    Day 4: Transfer to Jerusalem, Israel Museum & Yad Vashem
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Make your way to Jerusalem and explore the sites of one of the world’s holiest cities with your Tour Director.

    • Visit the Israel Museum, where you will get a chance to see the Dead Sea Scrolls
    • Spend time at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum, which is a world leader in Holocaust education, commemoration, and research

    After an included lunch, enjoy a free afternoon in Jerusalem or add an excursion.

    Bethlehem & the Church of the Nativity

    From $119 per person

    Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Jerusalem
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Delve deeper into Jerusalem’s holy landmarks and cultural quarters alongside your Tour Director today.

    • Soak in panoramic views of the city from the Mount of Olives
    • See the Church of All Nations and enter the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested before his crucifixion
    • Venture into the Muslim, Christian, Armenian, and Jewish quarters
    • Pay a visit to the Western Wall, also known as the “Wailing Wall”
    • Enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    • Walk through the city’s bazaar as you stroll along Via Dolorosa
    • Head to Mount Zion to view King David’s Tomb and the Upper Room, where Jesus held the Last Supper
    Day 6: Free day in Jerusalem
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Enjoy a free day in Jerusalem or add an excursion.

    Masada, the Dead Sea & Kfar Hanokdim Bedouin Camp

    From $255 per person

    Amman1 night
    Day 7: Amman via Jerash
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Cross into the Kingdom of Jordan and meet up with your Jordanian Tour Director. Together, you’ll visit Jerash where you’ll enjoy an included lunch, then set off to explore some of the world’s largest and best-preserved Roman ruins.

    Then, continue on to Amman and enjoy a free evening in the city.

    Aqaba2 nights
    Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Amman & transfer to Aqaba
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Join a local guide for a sightseeing tour of Amman, Jordan’s capital city.

    • Explore the ruins of the citadel and Roman theater
    • Step inside the King Abdullah Mosque, a beautiful landmark dedicated to Jordan’s first king and houses some of his personal items
    • Walk through the Old City

    Please note: Travelers are required to remove shoes when entering the King Abdullah Mosque. Women must cover their hair, arms, and legs. Men must cover their legs.

    Travel to Aqaba, a coastal city located on the Red Sea.

    Day 9: Wadi Rum desert safari
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Drive to Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon. Hop inside a Jeep to marvel at the region’s landscapes and petroglyphs during a desert safari led by a Bedouin guide.

    Dead Sea1 night
    Day 10: Sightseeing tour of Petra & transfer to the Dead Sea
    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Travel to the city of Petra, which was carved into the red rocks of Mount Hor, and embark on a guided tour.

    • Learn about Petra’s unique architecture, one of the reasons it was named to the list of modern world wonders
    • Walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Site to the famous Al-Khazneh temple
    • See the intricately carved pillars and columns that make up the Palace Tomb
    • Stroll through the winding gorge known as the Siq

    Please note: In order to enter Petra, travelers should be able to walk two miles round-trip in hot weather over uneven terrain. Other modes of transportation may be available for you to book on arrival at an additional cost.

    Later, travel to the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea and sit down for an included dinner.

    Cairo3 nights
    Day 11: Free morning at the Dead Sea & flight to Cairo
    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Enjoy a free morning to relax in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Then, fly to Cairo, Egypt. You’ll meet up with a professional Egyptologist, who’s also your Tour Director, and sit down for a late included dinner this evening.

    Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Giza & the Grand Egyptian Museum
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Join your Egyptologist on a guided tour of Giza.

    • Uncover the Pyramids of Giza, the only Wonder of the Ancient World to have survived the modern era
    • Visit the enigmatic Great Sphinx, the largest monolith statue in the world
    • Enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant
    • Enter the Grand Egyptian Museum, the world’s largest museum, and explore the vast collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts alongside your Egyptologist

    Please note: If the Grand Egyptian Museum is not yet open to the public, a visit to the Egyptian Antiquities Museum will take its place.

    Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Cairo
    Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

    Explore the capital city of Cairo on a sightseeing tour led by your Egyptologist.

    • View a number of the city’s 500 mosques, which display some of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the world
    • Visit the citadel that was built in the 12th century by mighty Salah el-Din and originally used as a fortress before it became the residence of the Sultans until 1850
    • Stop at the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, also known as the Alabaster Mosque

    Spend the afternoon in the oldest part of Cairo as you explore the labyrinth like alleys, ancient churches, and ornate mosques as you learn more about Egypt’s history.

    • Enter the Hanging Church, one of the oldest churches dating back to the 3rd century
    • Step inside the Ben Ezra Synagogue and view its ornate Turkish style interior that is a place of pilgrimage for North African Jews

    Celebrate your trip with your fellow travelers at tonight’s farewell dinner.

    Flight Home
    Day 14: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to visit Luxor and further explore Cairo.

    Extension to Luxor & Cairo
    "The world’s greatest open-air museum." That’s how travelers and historians describe the city of Luxor. Fly here from Cairo to join your Egyptologist and explore many of the city’s sprawling temples and admire ancient statues, which sit on the banks of the Nile River, before ending your trip back in Cairo.
    Luxor2 nights
    Day 14: Flight to Luxor & sightseeing tour
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Fly to Luxor and set off on a guided tour with your Egyptologist.

    • View the painstakingly excavated Temples of Karnak and Luxor, once connected by an avenue of sphinxes
    • Walk past symbolic statues, view towering pillars, and see ancient hieroglyphics as you explore the temples
    Day 15: Sightseeing tour of Luxor’s West Bank
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Spend the day touring the Nile’s West Bank with your Egyptologist as your guide.

    • Explore the Valley of the Kings, a series of tombs hidden in the Theban hills
    • Enter King Tut’s tomb, famous for the ancient Egyptian treasures found inside the complex tomb

    Spend a free evening in Luxor or add an excursion.

    Nile River Felucca Ride & Dinner

    From $119 per person

    Cairo1 night
    Day 16: Flight to Cairo
    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Fly back to Cairo and celebrate your trip at an included farewell dinner this evening.

    Flight Home
    Day 17: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    Overall rating 4.2 out of 5

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      5 out of 5 stars

      1/14/23 by 1st-time traveler Jeanne

      So happy to have taken this tour. It is a once in a lifetime adventure. The other travelers I met only enhanced the overall experience. I have signed up for two more tours!

      4 out of 5 stars

      Israel, Jordan, Egypt: Petra to the pyramids.
      9/30/23 by 1st-time traveler Tanya

      This was the first guided tour I have taken. I did like the fact that I didn't have to do any of the planning (flights , hotels, excursion, ground travel). I just packed my bags, and even that was easy with tips from EF (but I did do my research). The trip was amazing (for some of us, a once in a l...

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      10/7/23 by 1st-time traveler Caroline

      A friend and I went to Israel the day before our tour started. Unfortunately, that was the day the war broke out in Israel. EF Go Ahead tours was a true life saver! Although no one else from the tour had arrived, they were there with me by phone and kept me informed every step of the way. They made...

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      Hotels, flights & FAQ

      Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


      We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
      Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
      Dan Panorama Tel Aviv

      This elegant hotel is located in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood. Guests enjoy a pool, fitness center, and Wi-Fi. Nearby, you'll find beaches along the M...

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      Lady Stern Jerusalem Hotel
      Lady Stern Jerusalem Hotel

      This elegant hotel is located in Jerusalem, Israel. Guests enjoy kosher breakfasts, on-site café, and gastronomic restaurant. Nearby you’ll find the B...

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      Amman Rotana
      Amman Rotana

      This massive tower hotel is located in Amman's new downtown area. Guests enjoy the outdoor pool, state of the art cocktail bar, and spacious rooms wit...

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      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba
      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba

      This trendy hotel is located in the business district of Aqaba, Jordan. Guests enjoy the infinity pool, rooftop lounge overlooking the Red Sea, and fi...

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      Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
      Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa

      This luxurious hotel is located on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea. Guests enjoy an outdoor pool, fitness center, and restaurant options. Nearby, y...

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      Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis
      Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis

      This stylish hotel is located in the Heliopolis district of Cairo. Guests enjoy the rooftop pool, health club, and fitness center. Nearby you'll find ...

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      Steigenberger Nile Palace
      Steigenberger Nile Palace

      This modern hotel is located on the Nile River in Luxor, Egypt. Guests enjoy an outdoor pool, restaurant options, and a fitness center. Nearby, you’ll...

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