Welcome to Egypt. On arrival at Cairo Airport you will be met by a Scenic Tours Representative and transferred* to your hotel in Giza, home of the pyramids. SCENIC ENRICH: This evening join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a private supper at the Mena House Oberoi.
Two Night Special Stay: Giza
SCENIC ENRICH: Scenic Tours have planned your itinerary at this key highlight, the Pyramids of Giza, to allow plenty of time to explore. On your tour you will see the Great Pyramids, take in the view from the lookout, enter the Solar Boat Museum and visit the famous Sphinx. There is plenty of free time for you to explore at your own pace. Included tonight is the ‘Sound and Light’ show at the Pyramids.
Take an early morning Included flight to Luxor. SCENIC ENRICH: A delightful way to experience the charm of the Hotel Sofitel Winter Palace is at your private morning tea served in the Royal Bar. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the facilities and fabulous gardens of the hotel. Late afternoon your Included tour takes you to see Luxor temple set in the heart of the city. SCENIC ENRICH: A highlight tonight begins with a pre-dinner drink in the delightful Victoria Lounge followed by a private Egyptian barbeque in the gardens of the hotel.
Overnight Special Stay: Luxor
Today is a highlight on your Included tour as you explore one of the most important archaeological areas in the world. See the Colossi of Memnon, then visit the Valley of the Kings and enter three different tombs. SCENIC ENRICH:
A highlight is your entry into the colourful tomb of Tutankhamen. Then tour the imposing Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. SCENIC ENRICH:
The final stop is your tour of the well preserved Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III - Medinet Habu. Return to the private docking facility and board your luxurious Nile Cruise boat for lunch and each day afternoon tea is served in the lounge.Four Night Luxury Cruise: ms Sun Ray, Main or Upper Deck cabins. Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Opportunity to add a balloon flight over the West Bank of the Nile (own expense, weather permitting)
Join your Tour Director for your Included morning tour of the vast open air museum and amazing temple complex of Karnak, where you will walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall and learn about the history of this important temple. Then set sail and SCENIC ENRICH: join your Tour Director for an informative private discussion on life in modern and ancient Egypt. Tonight enjoy the Cruise Manager’s Cocktail Party before dinner.
Included is your tour of the well preserved temple of Horus at Edfu. Then enjoy the scenery as you cruise to Kom Ombo, take an Included tour of this unique temple, perched on the river’s edge. Afterwards, cruise to picturesque Aswan and take part in the lively Galabeya (traditional Egyptian dress) party.
SCENIC ENRICH: This morning your flight excursion takes you to see the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel. This afternoon choose your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity: (1) motorboat cruise to the upper Nile; or (2) cruise by motorboat and visit a traditional Nubian Village; or (3) a relaxing felucca ride (weather permitting). Tonight be entertained by the Nubian show after dinner.
Check out of your cruise boat this morning for your Included tour of the Temple of Isis at Philae and then the Aswan High Dam. Check into your magnificent hotel set on the banks of the Nile and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. SCENIC ENRICH: Tonight is a highlight at your private dinner on the Legendary Terrace overlooking the Nile.
Overnight Special Stay: Aswan
Take an included flight to Cairo. On arrival transfer to your luxurious hotel located on the banks of the Nile and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Two Night Special Stay: Cairo
SCENIC ENRICH: Scenic Tours have planned your itinerary to allow plenty of time to explore the incredible Egyptian Museum. On your tour you will see King Tutankhamen’s collection and be fascinated when you enter the Royal Mummy Room. This afternoon choose your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity: (1) Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Bazaar; or (2) Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo); or (3) Saqqara and the Step Pyramid. SCENIC ENRICH: This evening farewell Egypt as you enjoy a private dinner in an intimate private room overlooking the Nile with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
This morning fly to Jordan (flight not included). Upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport you will be met by a Scenic Tours representative. Amman Archaeological remains date back as far as 10,000 BC. Situated at the crossroads of Asia and Africa, the city has been inhabited by many civilisations including the Persians, the Nabateans and the Romans and was referred to as the Roman city of Philadelphia. Meet your Jordanian Tour Director this afternoon for an Included tour to see the traces of Amman’s many lives, the Citadel overlooking the city, the Byzantine church and the Archaeological Museum. SCENIC ENRICH: Tonight sample a delicious home cooked meal. You will enjoy a local family’s friendly hospitality whilst learning about the lifestyle and culture of the Jordanian’s.
Two Night Stay: Amman
This morning travel to the ancient city of Jerash which is acknowledged as one of the best preserved provincial cities of the Roman Empire. Archaeological finds date the history of the city as far back as 3,200 BC. Conquered by the Romans in 63BC Jerash achieved great prosperity under their rule and extended over 800,000 square meters within its walls. Your Included tour will see the Triple Arch Gate, the Colonnaded Street, the Forum, the Temple of Zeus and the paved way leading to the Temple of Artemis. Return to Amman and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
This morning travel to ‘Bethany Beyond The Jordan’ for your Included tour. Amazing archaeological discoveries have identified this as the area where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. Continue to one of the most revered sites in Jordan – Mount Nebo and view the memorial to Moses at the presumed site of the prophet’s death. Then at Madaba you will see the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land, comprised of two million pieces of coloured stone, before continuing to the rose red city of Petra and your hotel which is located directly across from the entrance to the site.
Two Night Stay: Petra
A highlight of your trip is today’s Included full day walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra. This magnificent ancient city, carved into the Sandstone Mountains, is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious race who settled in south Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. By the 16th century Petra had become completely lost to the West, and remained so until 1812 when the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt persuaded his guide to take him to the site of the rumoured lost city. The impressive eastern entrance of the city leads down through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge or Siq, carved by an ancient waterway. Marvel at Petra’s most famous monument: the imposing Treasury more than 40 metres high, which appears dramatically at the end of the Siq. This towering facade, called Al Khazneh is only the first of Petra’s secrets you will discover today.
Today travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you drive to the Valley of the Moon - Wadi Rum, where the legend of Lawrence was born and the film was shot. Included is your two hour adventure through some of the most dramatic desert landscapes by Jeep, operated by the local Bedouin tribes. Explore Lawrence Road; be awed by the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. Continue north to the lowest point on earth and your luxurious resort located on the shores of the famous Dead Sea.
Two Night Special Stay: Dead Sea
You have the day to relax and enjoy the facilities of the Resort, which is located on the edge of the Dead Sea with direct access. This magnificent resort features 5 pools and Included is your access to the Dead Sea Indoor Salt Pool. As part of your welcome pack Scenic have Included a voucher to spend at the resort. A highlight today will be the chance to float in the sea which is renowned for its therapeutic benefits. SCENIC ENRICH Enjoy a private dinner tonight with magnificent views over the Dead Sea.
This morning fly to Dubai (flight not included). On arrival you will be met by a Scenic Tours Representative after clearing customs and immigration you will be transferred to your hotel.
Three Night Special Stay: Dubai
Meet your local guide this morning and explore the old and new faces of Dubai side by side on your Included tour. See the famous Burj al Arab, visit Al Fahidi Fort and the Dubai Museum. Ride the Abra (water-taxi) across the creek and wander through the world famous gold and spice souks. Then enjoy some free time at the Dubai Mall. SCENIC ENRICH: Ride the high speed elevators 124 floors up the tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Then enter “At the Top” for an unobstructed 360-degree view over the city, the desert and the Arabian Gulf. This evening choose your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dinner: (1) the exciting Desert Dune Safari and Arabian style barbeque; or (2) cruise aboard Bateaux Dubai, including a four-course gourmet dinner; or (3) enjoy a delicious dinner at the contemporary AOC French Brasserie.
Relax and enjoy a day at leisure to discover Dubai at your own pace.
Tour ends after breakfast where you will be transferred* to Dubai International Airport for your onward or homebound flight (flight not included).
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.