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Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt

LIMITED TO 12 GUESTS

13 DAYS | DATES TO BE DETERMINED

PRICES START AT $44,394 PER PERSON

Explore three classic Middle East destinations in less than two weeks, thanks to the flexibility and convenience of privately chartered flights, journeying from Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Masada to Petra and Wadi Rum, and onward to set foot inside the tomb of King Tutankhamun, touch the paws of the Sphinx and cruise for four nights along the Nile.

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EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Discover Israel, a land held sacred by three faiths, and gain perspective on the nation’s varied cultures when you visit a vast array of biblical and historical sitesCustomize your experience in Jerusalem, taking advantage of A&K’s Design Your Day featureBehold Petra, the city “half as old as time” and Wadi Rum, the desert outpost of Lawrence of ArabiaEmbark on a four-night Nile River cruise aboard the intimate dahabeah, ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau,’ and marvel at some of Egypt’s greatest temples and tombsExplore one of Egypt’s legendary pyramids on the Giza Plateau from the inside outTouch the paws of the enigmatic Great Sphinx on a once-in-a-lifetime insider-access opportunity.

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ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Arrive in Tel Aviv, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem.

The King David

DAY 2: JERUSALEM | TIMELESS SPIRITUAL INSPIRATION

If you wish, rise early for a guided walk on the Temple Mount. After breakfast, explore the Old City of Jerusalem, starting in the Jewish Quarter. Proceed past the Burnt House, destroyed by the Romans in AD 70, to the Western Wall, Judaism’s most sacred site. Also explore the underground Western Wall tunnels. After lunch, visit major Christian sites, including St. Anne’s Church, nearby the Pool of Bethesda. Walk along the Stations of the Way of the Cross, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to Mount Zion to view the traditional Tomb of King David and the Upper Room, which commemorates the Last Supper. Tonight, gather at a local restaurant for a special welcome dinner.

The King David

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 3: JERUSALEM, BETHLEHEM OR TEL AVIV | DESIGN YOUR DAY

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

Explore the New City of Jerusalem & Bethlehem, viewing the Dead Sea Scrolls and joining a local Christian family for lunch in Bethlehem, in the West Bank.

Visit the New City of Jerusalem & Enjoy Time at Leisure, exploring Yad Vashem, before some free time to relax or explore.

Discover Dynamic Tel Aviv on an active walking tour and visit the ancient port city of Jaffa.

All options include lunch.

The King David

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 4: JERUSALEM | MASADA & THE DEAD SEA

Venture through the Judean desert wilderness to Masada, where you take the cable car up to the last stronghold of the Zealots. Many of their fortifications, originally built by King Herod, still stand today. Stop for lunch at a hotel beside the Dead Sea. If you wish, take a dip in its buoyant, mineral-rich waters before returning to Jerusalem.

The King David

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 5: AQABA, JORDAN | ARRIVAL IN PETRA

Transfer to the Tel Aviv airport to board your privately chartered flight to Jordan, landing in Aqaba, where you have lunch before continuing to Petra.

Mövenpick Resort Petra

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 6: PETRA & WADI RUM | THE BEDOUIN LIFE

Explore Petra, the once-thriving desert capital carved into red rock, with a local archaeologist. Discover the Siq, the Treasury, the Temple of the Winged Lions and the Palace Tomb. This afternoon, continue to Wadi Rum, the so-called “Valley of the Moon” and the site of your private desert camp. Later, marvel at the sunset as you sit down to a Bedouin meal, followed by a discussion on local Bedouin life.

Discovery Bedu Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 7: ABU SIMBEL & ASWAN, EGYPT | ABU SIMBEL

Fly from Aqaba via private charter to Abu Simbel. There, behold the towering twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari, rescued from the flooding waters of the Aswan High Dam. Then, fly to Aswan, where you board the intimate dahabeah, ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau.’ This evening, ride by motorized boat to the island of Agilika and view the Philae Temple. This sacred complex was dedicated to the goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations — Egyptian, Greek and Roman.

'Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau'

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAYS 8-9: CRUISING THE NILE | STUNNING ARCHITECTURE

Go ashore at Kom Ombo to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), and view the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today. Continue sailing toward Esna, a city sacred to ancient Egyptians, passing riverside villages where time has seemingly stood still and soaking in the ambience aboard your dahabeah, taking in the views, as history unfolds all around you.

'Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau'

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 10: CRUISING THE NILE | TUTANKHAMUN & NEFERTARI

Cruise to Luxor where you roam through the Valley of the Kings, legendary burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was here in 1922 that the tomb of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun, was found by British archaeologist Howard Carter. Now discover it for yourself, as you set foot inside its 35-century-old walls. Also visit the tomb of Seti I, the father of Ramses II, one of the best-preserved tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Continue to the Valley of the Queens, where you visit Queen Nefertari’s tomb, famous for the colorful, well-preserved artwork that adorns its walls. After lunch back on board, visit the Temple of Karnak and walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall. Visit the Temple of Luxor, with its massive statues of Ramses II, and marvel at the Colonnade and Court of Amenhotep III.

'Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau'

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 11: LUXOR & CAIRO | IMMERSIVE MUSEUM VISIT

Today, bid farewell to ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau,’ disembarking to fly aboard chartered aircraft to Cairo. Explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities (or the Grand Egyptian Museum, if open) to view a vast trove of artifacts. Then, check in at your hotel located along Cairo’s Corniche.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 12: CAIRO | THE PYRAMIDS & THE GREAT SPHINX OF GIZA

Venture through the Giza Plateau and explore the interior of a legendary pyramid. Continue to the Solar Boat Museum, site of Cheops’ cedar funerary boat. Then, go up close to the Great Sphinx, enjoying special private access to the paws of this enigmatic monument, close enough to touch them. This evening, gather for a farewell dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 13: DEPART CAIRO

After breakfast, privately transfer to the airport to board your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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