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
Visit the stunning temples of Abu Simbel.
Discover the incredible Lost City of Petra.
Tour the fascinating Old City of Jerusalem.
Witness the incredible Great Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx.

Special Experiences

An early start this morning 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.
We take a cooking class and enjoy our creations for our group farewell dinner.

Itinerary Egypt, Israel & Jordan

Itinerary

Day

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

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.

Accommodation Egypt, Israel & Jordan

Accommodation

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel

Egypt flag Cairo

Le Méridien Pyramids comprises elegantly decorated guestrooms. Enjoy incredible views of the majestic Pyramids of Giza from your sun lounge beside the pool. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from offering Mediterranean, International, Egyptian and Mexican food as well as 2 cafes, including a traditional Shisha cafe. Hotel amenities include dry cleaning, currency exchange, laundry, gift shops and spa services. Enjoy a free upgrade to the Deluxe Pyramid View room during your stay here.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel image

Mövenpick Resort

Egypt flag Aswan

Mövenpick Resort Aswan is located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the River Nile, within walking distance of the historical Island, touristic sites, central station and cultural hotspots. Mövenpick Resort Aswan offers luxurious accommodation with countless services including a swimming pool, tennis court, and gymnasium. The well-appointed rooms are spacious and stylish. All of them offer private balconies or terraces, and many enjoy panoramic views across the river.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Mövenpick MS Royal Lily

Egypt flag Nile Cruise

The Royal Lily flagship cruiser comprises 56 cabins of approximately 22 sqm and 4 Royal Suites. The Deluxe cabins are tastefully decorated and include an en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, climate control and telephones. The expansive restaurant is located under the main deck and offers mouth-watering buffets featuring authentic Egyptian, international and vegetarian dishes accompanied by a selection of local and imported wines, spirits and liqueurs. The Salon Deck has large panoramic windows and a relaxing lounge which serves afternoon tea and other refreshments. There is a pool on the sundeck and a fully equipped gym and massage room. Also don't forget to sample some ice-cream from the Movenpick ice-cream bar, delicious!

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Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel

Egypt flag Luxor

The Steigenberger Nile Palace is situated in the heart of Luxor's historical district and is only 1.5km from the Temple of Luxor. There are several in-house restaurants, cafes and bars from which to choose providing local, Italian, Thai and Lebanese cuisine. With views of the Nile you can sit back with a cocktail and watch the boats sail. Hotel features include 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, laundry, hairdresser, souvenir shop, currency exchange and massage.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Le Méridien Cairo Airport

Egypt flag Cairo

Linked to Cairo Airport Terminal 3 by a pedestrian bridge, Le Meridien Cairo Airport offers a heated outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a seating area. There is also an electric kettle. Private bathrooms also come with a shower. Extras include satellite channels, All rooms feature soundproofing, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Unique dining venues range from Lebanese and Singaporean restaurants to a high-energy sports bar.

Facilities air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; heated outdoor swimming pool; dry cleaning facilities

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Arthur Hotel

Israel flag Jerusalem

Positioned in the newly revived Ben Yehuda district and central to Jerusalem's major attractions, this hotel allows guests to explore the historical beauty and enchantment of Jerusalem. Just a short walk from the Old City and the Yehuda Market, the Arthur Hotel is draped in rich tones of red and green to create a distinct colonial charm.

Facilities free wifi, air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, 24-hour front desk, safe deposit box  

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Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel

Israel flag Galilee

Run by a traditional Israeli sharing community, the Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel is set in peaceful surrounds, including its own private beach on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. It boasts a great location at the foot of Mount Arbel. 

Facilities: free wifi; air-conditioning; pool

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Melody Hotel

Israel flag Tel Aviv

Overlooking the Tel Aviv beach and Independence Park, this hotel is located within walking distance of nearly all the main attractions of Tel Aviv. The hotel lobby lounge is open all day, with complimentary evening snacks and beverages (Sun-Thurs). Other amenities include a library, rooftop terrace, fitness centre and laundry service.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

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Al Manara, A luxury collection hotel

Jordan flag Saraya Aqaba

This luxury hotel is located on the shores of the Red Sea and set against the rugged backdrop of the expansive granite mountain range, the hotel is exceptionally appointed and has private sandy beaches.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities; outdoor swimming pool

Al Manara, A luxury collection hotel image

Rahayeb Desert Camp

Jordan flag Wadi Rum

A typical Bedouin-style retreat in the heart of Wadi Rum's mesmerising desert, the Rahayeb Desert Camp offers guests an authentic desert encounter. Secluded from the influence of modern civilisation, visitors will reaquaint themselves with their senses and truly experience an unspoiled natural landscape and a peaceful, illuminated night sky.

Facilities: free wifi

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Petra Guest House Hotel

Jordan flag Petra

The Petra Guest House is ideally located at the visitors entrance to the Siq and only a few steps away from the famous archaeological sites. The hotel offers well-appointed guestrooms each with mountain views and modern amenities. There is a lobby lounge, 24 hour room service, business centre, bar and restaurant for your convenience.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

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Crowne Plaza Resort & Spa

Jordan flag Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa boasts an outdoor pool, a gym and a restaurant. The hotel offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a private bathroom. Each room includes a balcony overlooking the gardens or the Dead Sea. You can dine at any of Crowne Plaza Jordan’s restaurants where à la carte menus are provided.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Crowne Plaza

Jordan flag Amman

The well-appointed Crowne Plaza Amman is conveniently situated within walking distance to the main shopping district of Sweifieh, as well as the popular Gold Souk of Um Utheina and only 10 minutes from Amman's Citadel, Roman Theatre and Souq Jara.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities; outdoor swimming pool

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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

Dates & Prices
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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
Per person
twin share
Status    
19 Jul 20
12 Aug 20
$13,395
Available
23 Aug 20
16 Sep 20
$13,395
Guaranteed Departure
04 Oct 20
28 Oct 20
$13,395
Fully Booked
11 Oct 20
04 Nov 20
$13,395
Guaranteed Departure
18 Oct 20
11 Nov 20
$13,395
Guaranteed Departure
25 Oct 20
18 Nov 20
$13,395
Guaranteed Departure
01 Nov 20
25 Nov 20
$13,395
Available
08 Nov 20
02 Dec 20
$13,395
Guaranteed Departure
29 Nov 20
23 Dec 20
$12,995
Available
13 Dec 20
06 Jan 21
$14,495
Available
17 Jan 21
10 Feb 21
$13,395
Available
31 Jan 21
24 Feb 21
$13,395
Available
14 Feb 21
10 Mar 21
$13,395
Available
21 Feb 21
17 Mar 21
$13,595
Available
28 Feb 21
24 Mar 21
$13,595
Available
07 Mar 21
31 Mar 21
$13,595
Guaranteed Departure
28 Mar 21
21 Apr 21
$13,995
Available
11 Apr 21
05 May 21
$13,995
Available
25 Apr 21
19 May 21
$13,395
Available
09 May 21
02 Jun 21
$13,395
Available
23 May 21
16 Jun 21
$12,995
Available
06 Jun 21
30 Jun 21
$12,995
Available

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. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
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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