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.
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.
Take an Included flight to Abu Simbel and check in to your luxury cruise boat. Late afternoon, after the crowds have departed, join your Tour Director for an Included tour of the amazing temples of Ramses ll and his Queen Nefertari. SCENIC ENRICH: Tonight’s highlight is the Sound and Light Show in front of the temples at Abu Simbel.
Three Night Cruise: ms African Dreams, Balcony Cabin. Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Cruising on Lake Nasser is a relaxing and serene experience. With only a few cruise boats plying this vast reservoir you are cruising without the crowds. Enjoy your Included visit to the temples of Amada and Derr and the Tomb of Penut. Relax, spot the bird and wildlife from your private balcony or the sun deck and enjoy the facilities of your luxury cruise boat whilst sailing to Wadi El Sebou.
Join your Tour Director this morning for an Included tour. Walk through the avenue of sphinxes guarding the entrance and learn the hidden secrets of the temple of Wadi El Sebou. Cruise to Aswan to moor for the night.
Included morning visits to the well preserved Kalabsha Temple, then take a motorboat to the Temple of Isis at Philae where your Tour Director will guide you on an Included tour. Stop at the Aswan High Dam then check in to your luxurious Nile River cruise boat. 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).
Three Night Cruise: ms Sun Ray, Main or Upper Deck cabin. Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Set sail early morning for Kom Ombo and an Included tour by your expert Tour Director to the unique temple of Sobek, perched on the river’s edge. Then sail to Edfu for your Included visit to the well preserved Temple of Horus. Set sail for Luxor and tonight enjoy the lively Galabeya (traditional Egyptian dress) party.
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. Late afternoon enjoy an Included visit to Luxor Temple. Tonight witness the Belly Dancer and Whirling Dervish Show.
Join your Tour Director for your Included morning tour of the vast open air museum and amazing temple complex of Karnak. SCENIC ENRICH:
a highlight is your visit to the magnificent temple of Hathor at Dendera, where you will be amazed by the well preserved colourful hieroglyphics and temple complex. Continue to your magnificent resort located on the shores of the Red Sea.Two Night Special Stay: Red Sea
Opportunity to add a balloon flight over the West Bank of the Nile.
This morning choose your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity: (1) a massage or hydrotherapy treatment; or (2) a round of golf; or (3) semi-submersible submarine cruise. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the facilities of your resort and take advantage of your Included snorkelling equipment to explore the underwater world of the Red Sea. Tonight enjoy your gourmet buffet dinner at The View restaurant, sampling from the four live cooking stations.
Enjoy the morning at leisure to make the most of the resort facilities before taking an Included flight to Cairo.
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 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. On your Included tour of the old walled city you will see the Triple Arch Gate, the huge Hippodrome, 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. 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. SCENIC ENRICH: be amazed by the spectacle of Petra by Night as you walk through the Siq lit by thousands of candles all the way to the Treasury.
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 features five pools and direct access to the sea. Included is your entry to the Dead Sea indoor salt pool and sauna. 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 saying farewell to Jordan with the backdrop of 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 luxurious 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.
Your tour ends today and after breakfast 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.