From (AUD)$12,995
Days25
Airfares included
Uncover thousands of years of ancient history in three of the world’s oldest and most interesting countries. Tour the fascinating wonders and monuments of age-old Egypt, explore the impressive sacred sites of Israel, marvel at amazing endless desert landscapes and discover the incredible Lost City of Petra.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $450pp pre-paid
Transport — Coach, Felucca sailboat, Jeep, Nile River cruise & Plane
No Hidden Extras
Witness the incredible Great Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx.
Visit the stunning temples of Abu Simbel.
Discover the incredible Lost City of Petra.
Tour the fascinating Old City of Jerusalem.

Special Experiences

We have an early start to cross the desert. Our destination is the incredible twin temples of Abu Simbel. The temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC, as a monument to himself and his queen, Nefertari.
In the evening we enjoy dinner and a spectacular sound & light show at the Tower of David Museum.
Indulge in a tour and tasting of the Golan Winery.
Enjoy a cooking class where we learn about delicious local Middle Eastern cuisine and enjoy our culinary creations for a group welcome dinner.

Itinerary Egypt, Israel & Jordan

Itinerary

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Inclusions Egypt, Israel & Jordan

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Unlock the mysteries of Egypt's ancient civilisation

  • Visit the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza. Our tour includes plenty of time to soak up the power of these magnificent structures before we visit a nearby vantage point and then continue on to the famous Sphinx.
  • Visit the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the nearby giant statue of Ramses II and the old capital of Memphis.
  • Visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum whose priceless artefacts include those of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen.
  • Get a fascinating insight into current Egyptian life as you visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque, the Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the centuries-old Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
  • Explore Aswan including the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Philae Temple on Agilkia Island.
  • Relax on a traditional felucca sailboat in Aswan as you cruise around Kitchener’s Island.
  • Visit the stunning temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. This is a must-see while in Egypt, which most other companies offer only as an optional extra. We include it!
  • Unwind on a three-night luxury cruise on the Nile from Luxor to Aswan.
  • Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo which currently displays some of the crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity.
  • Travel to the magnificent Temple of Horus (the Falcon God) in Edfu.
  • Enjoy a Galabeya Party whilst cruising the Nile.
  • Visit the beautiful Luxor and Karnak Temples, where each year elaborate festivals and ceremonies were performed to appease the gods.
  • Explore the West Bank, including the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings (where we enter some of the tombs of the pharaohs) and the massive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

Discover the sacred sites of Israel

  • Learn about the history and culture of the Jewish People throughout the world in a truly special experience at the Diaspora Museum.
  • Spend two full days exploring Jerusalem – a one of a kind destination with an intriguing history that stretches back thousands of years.
  • Visit the Mount of Olives, and explore the Christian and Jewish Quarters of the Old City.
  • Visit the Wailing Wall, a section of the ancient wall of Herod's Temple and a Jewish place for pilgrimage and prayer.
  • Visit Israel's parliament, the Knesset.
  • See the spectacular Sound & Light Show at the Tower of David Museum. 
  • Visit the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed.
  • Tour Yad Vashem, museum and memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
  • Visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and King David. Today it is a bustling city and a major area of culture and tourism.
  • See the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth.
  • Tour around the Sea of Galilee, visiting the ancient synagogue ruins in Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes and Tiberias.
  • Indulge in a tour and tasting of the Golan Winery.
  • Travel to Golan Heights and see the abandoned Syrian bunkers and Kuneitra.
  • Be rewarded with breathtaking views of the beautiful city of Haifa Bay from the summit of Mount Carmel.
  • Visit the fascinating ancient remains of the Crusader City and the Roman Theatre in Caesarea.

Jewels of Jordan

  • Discover Aqaba with its fusion of history, nature and city life. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and blue sea, it is Jordan’s only coastal city.
  • Explore the unique desert landscape of Wadi Rum with an exciting jeep tour.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable night under a sky of a million stars at a desert camp in Wadi Rum.
  • Discover fascinating Little Petra with a history dating back 9,000 years - one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East.
  • Visit one of the world’s greatest treasures – the lost city of Petra! An awe-inspiring experience and one that has to be seen to be believed!
  • Visit the impressive Shobak Crusader Castle ruins.
  • Swim or float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy the therapeutic mud!
  • See the spectacular Byzantine and Umayyed mosaics in Madaba, one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land.
  • Visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.
  • Visit Mt Nebo for fantastic views of the Jordan Valley.
  • Tour the sites of Amman including the Citadel and the Roman Theatre.
  • Visit the beautifully preserved Roman Citiy of Jerash.
  • Admire the views from the impressive Islamic Ajloun Castle which was built in the 12th century and served as a military fort to protect the region from invading Crusader forces.
  • Take a cooking class in Amman and enjoy our culinary creations for dinner. 

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to the Middle East. Taxes included 
  • 3 economy-class flights within the Middle East
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding 4WD in Wadi Rum)
  • 3 night Nile River cruise
  • Tipping Made Easy, $450pp pre-paid 

Accommodation

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  • 13 nights in 4-5 star hotels
  • 3 nights in a Deluxe Pyramid View room at the Le Méridien Pyramids hotel.
  • 3 nights in an outside cabin on board a 5 star (Egyptian standard) luxury Nile River cruise
  • 2 nights in a Kibbutz in Galilee
  • 1 night at a Bedouin-style desert camp with private facilities in magnificent Wadi Rum

Properties include:

  • Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, Cairo
  • Le Meridien Cairo Airport, Cairo
  • Movenpick Resort, Aswan
  • Movenpick Royal Lily, Nile Cruise
  • Steigenberger Nile Palace, Luxor
  • Arthur Hotel, Jerusalem
  • Nof Ginosar Kibbutz, Galilee
  • Melody Hotel, Tel Aviv
  • Al Manara Hotel, Aqaba
  • Rahayeb Desert Camp, Wadi Rum
  • Petra Guest House, Petra
  • Crowne Plaza Resort & Spa, Dead Sea
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Amman

Hotels & Cruise ship listed are an indication, and are subject to change without notice.

Meals

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  • 22 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 13 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking, university-qualified Egyptologist guides
  • English-speaking locally based drivers and guides in Israel & Jordan (English-speaking driver and local specialist guides at Jerash, Ajloun Castle, Mt Nebo & Petra for group sizes below 5 passengers)

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Some things to note

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Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in Egypt and the Middle East click here.

Please note: Due to local laws and regulations, the only mode of transport available to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu is by horse and carriage. You are welcome to explore Edfu independently or stay on board the cruise to enjoy the ship’s facilities if you would prefer. 

Note on Nile Cruises: The luxury Nile cruise is not a private charter, and is shared with non Bunnik passengers. Due to the limited space for docking along the Nile, ships bank together when stopped. Therefore in some cases, you may need to walk through as many as six ships to enter and exit our cruise ship. The Nile Cruises featured on all tourist itineraries to Egypt operate between the cities of Luxor and Aswan. These cities lie only 240 kilometres apart which means this distance could easily be covered in only 1 or 2 days without stops. However, due to logistical and scheduling reasons the cruises are offered only as 3, 4 and 7 night packages. This allows for extensive sightseeing along the way and, as such, much of the time is spent in port in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo or Aswan. Each cruise itinerary will however, have an element of day-time cruising allowing us to relax and see life along the river.

Note on Esna Lock and Itinerary Schedule: Please note that due to the high volume of river traffic all cruise itineraries are subject to change without notice. The order and timing of sightseeing may therefore change however all inclusions will remain the same. Similarly travel through the Esna Lock is subject to river traffic and local conditions which means we may pass through the lock during the night or have an extended wait prior to entering the lock.

Information Egypt, Israel & Jordan

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Egypt, Israel & Jordan

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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
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06 Jun 21
30 Jun 21
$12,995
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $450pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $310
Single Supplement
From $2,950
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes and fuel surcharges.
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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