Egypt, Jordan & Israel

Egypt, Israel, Jordan & Red Sea Cruise

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Suez Canal Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Splendours of the Red Sea

january, 2020

28janallday20mayEgypt, Israel, Jordan & Red Sea Cruise - 20% Early Booking DiscountApplies to bookings made by 31st May 2020

Don’t miss…

  • The Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza
  • The wonders of Cairo
  • Valley of the Kings in Karnak
  • Hatsepsut temples in Luxor
  • The natural wonders of Wadi Rum in Jordan
  • The Suez Canal

A cruise itinerary to explore the Red Sea and its natural and historical wonders. Some of the best corals on earth and beautiful beaches are found here and perhaps even more awe inspiring are the historical monuments in Luxor and Petra.  

A land steeped in history, religion, mythical tales and legendary heroes, with monumental architecture in Luxor and Petra at your fingertips to explore at your leisure.

A very relaxed atmosphere permeates this cruise taking you through diverse cultures with friendly locals, proud of their heritage and the service they provide.

A resident Egyptologist will bring everything to life for you imparting his knowledge with our guests. This is a cruise of fascination and relaxation.   

Ports of call: Suez, Ain Sokhna, Gubal, El Gouna, Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh, Eilat

The Weather

One of the reasons this region is so popular with visitors is the moderate to warm temperatures during this time of year. The weather during the cruise season (December to early March) is rather warm in the Red Sea (22c to 25c). Temperatures do tend to drop during the night due to the clear skies.

Itinerary

Tel Aviv/Herzliya Marina, Israel

Join the good ship Harmony G from 13:30 and settle in. This evening we have a welcome dinner and introduce you to our resident Egyptologist who will brief you on the week ahead. Overnight at sea.

Herzliya City in Israel

Port Said, Egypt

Port Said, Egypt

We arrive this morning in Port Said, the jumping off point for our optional all-day excursion to Cairo – city of mystery, the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids at the Giza Necropolis. It’s an ideal day for connoisseurs of ancient history (and souvenir shoppers!). Return to the ship by 22:00 for the ship to join the Canal Convoy at 22:30. Start transit of Suez Canal.

Suez Canal Crossing, Egypt

Suez Canal Crossing, Egypt

A full day’s cruise crossing the Suez Canal, built by Ferdinand de Lesseps and opened in 1869. It may look small on the map, but it’s 101 miles long, about 350 yards wide and 80 feet deep. Now owned by Egypt over 17,000 ships make the transit every year bringing $3 Billion in revenue. Afternoon canal exit in Suez. Overnight at sea to Hurghada.

Temple of Hatshepsut

Gubal islands or El Gouna – Hurghada, Egypt

We arrive around lunchtime in either Gubal or El Gouna. After stopping for a swim we’ll fire-up the BBQ on deck. Later this evening we arrive in Hurghada for dinner and an overnight in port.

Luxor

Hurghada – Luxor Egypt

We disembark this morning and board a bus to transfer to Luxor, for an overnight stay in a selected deluxe hotel, all included as part of your cruise itinerary. The reason for the visit to this wonderful city, on the site of ancient Thebes, the Pharaoh’s capital at the height of their power, is the opportunity to join an optional excursion to visit the temples of Karnak and Luxor. Overnight in Luxor hotel.

Petra , Jordan

Luxor – Hurghada, Egypt

Our optional excursion today crosses the River Nile to discover the Valley of the Kings, the Hatschepsut Temple, dedicated to the only ever female Pharaoh, and the Colossi of Memnon. This afternoon we return to Hurghada to re-embark the ship. Overnight at sea to Aqaba.

Coral Colony in Eilat

Aqaba, Jordan

Mid-day arrival in Aqaba where the major attraction is the option to visit the world famous Wadi Rum, one of UNESCO’s protected World Heritage Sites since 2005. The name Wadi Rum translates as either ‘Valley of light sand’, or ‘Roman Valley’ due to the propensity of Roman architecture in the area. Somewhat confusingly others know it as the ‘Valley of the Moon’. One thing for sure, it’s the largest desert valley in Jordan and the sandstone and granite landscape has been used as an extra-terrestrial surface in numerous science-fiction films. Overnight in port.

Eilat

Aqaba

We disembark after breakfast to board the transfer back to Tel Aviv. Alternatively, you can make an optional all-day excursion transfer to Tel Aviv via Jerusalem which includes a stop and lunch in Masada. A second option is a Jordan land Tour ending in Amman or in Tel Aviv – with a transfer organized between Amman and Tel Aviv.

Sunday departures

Departure Dates

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Your vessel: The M/Y Harmony G

The Harmony “G” is a modern mega yacht with a sleek high-tech profile, boasting spacious and comfortable accommodation . At 53 meters long / 7.2 meters wide, she is large enough to offer superior comfort for up to 42 guests in 21 guest cabins.  whilst permitting access to small harbours and islands beyond the reach of large cruise ships. There is a spacious lounge and bar plus a dining room and a spacious sun deck. The vessel was launched in January 2001 and renovated most recently in 2019. She complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations ,while its powerful engines and state of the art stabilisers allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

Harmony G

Home at Sea

  • Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor & Outdoor Restaurant
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi

Comfort Zone

  • Windows: upper & main deck cabins
  • Portholes: lower deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category C
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • CD & DVD player
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Harmony G Cabin Category C

Category C

LOWER DECK- 1 DOUBLE OR 2 LOWER BEDS.

The Category C cabins are located on the lower deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Harmony G-CAT B CABIN-MAIN DECK

Category B

MAIN DECK – 2 LOWER BEDS

The Category B cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Harmony G Category A cabin

Category A

MAIN DECK – 2 LOWER BEDS.

The Category A cabins are located on the main deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

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Harmony G Cabin Category P

Category P

UPPER DECK – 1 DOUBLE BED OR 2 LOWER BEDS.

The Category P suites are located on the upper deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Harmony G Lounge Area

Lounge Area

Life on board centers around the Indoor/Outdoor lounge and its American Bar (inside/outdoor). The interior lounge has relaxing couches and comfortable lounge chairs where you can have a drink and gaze out of the large windows into the breathtaking sceneries you are cruising to, relax and read a book, watch television on the satellite TV or one of our documentaries on the next place you are visiting.
Harmony G Sun Deck

Sundeck

The spacious sun deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun and just completely unwind, or you can just sit under the shaded area and let your senses drift while looking at the view.
HArmony G Dining Room

Dining Room

The classy dining room is located on the Main Deck and is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call while it accommodates all guests at one single seating.
Harmony G Outdoor Dining Area

Outdoor Dining Area

Located on the Upper Deck, the outdoor dining area provides beautiful views of the ports of call visited, and meals are served “al fresco” depending on the weather and the ship location. It accommodates all guests in one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavour.

Optional: Cruise & Stay

There’s so much to see and it really is easier to stay a little longer than plan to come back. Many guests decide to extend their visit with a stay in Petra and Amman or Jerusalem and Amman– we have a couple of 2 night packages before or after the cruise to see magnificent Petra or historic Jerusalem. Just ask…

Pre & Post Cruise

Dan Boutique Hotel ( Jerusalem ) & Amman West Hotel ( Amman )

Two night add-on including one tour and transfers

from £520 pp

Pre Cruise

Petra Panorama Hotel ( Petra) & Amman West Hotel ( Amman )

Two night add-on including one tour and transfers

from £480 pp

Prices

  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin  with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Full board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening , fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.
  • Flights & transfers (where booked as a flight inclusive package)

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  • Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew gratuities (optional –  recommend  Eur10-14 per passenger per day)
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)
  • Flights & transfers (unless booked as a flight inclusive package).

London to Amman

British Airways and Royal Jordanian both fly to Amman from London-Heathrow. Currently these are the only direct flights available from London.

London to Tel Aviv

There are direct flights to Tel Aviv from Heathrow airport with British Airways and Luton airport with Easyjet and Wizz Air.

  • The average flight time from London to Tel Aviv  is 4h 55min
  • 4 airlines fly direct from London to Tel Aviv

Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

Royal Jordanian fly from terminal 3. There are plenty of shops to make the most of your duty free allowance in. Choose from British fashion labels like Burberry and Cath Kidston or just stock up on last minute travel essentials at Boots. There are two lounges in terminal 3: one operated by Servisair and another by No.1 Traveller. Both are accessible to all passengers for a fee. You can book in advance or pay on the day.

British Airways fly from terminal 5. This terminal is an extra stop on the Piccadilly Line and Heathrow Express. Terminal 5 is renowned for its luxurious shops and restaurants, including Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food restaurant and an outpost of Harrods. There’s an Aspire Lounge & Spa in terminal 5. You can pay for lounge access on the day.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport.

  • London to Amman Queen Alia is 2,276 miles
  • The average flight time from London to Amman Queen Alia is 5h 10min
  • 2 airlines fly direct from London to Amman Queen Alia

 

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Nile Cruise

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A cruise voyage unraveling the natural and ancient wonders of Egypt

Nile Cruise

Few places on the planet can offer such a spectacular historic and journey with so many awe inspiring sights concentrated within a 9 night holiday. The cruise along the Nile between Luxor and Aswan offers the best and most convenient way to explore this truly unique collection of tombs temples, and timeless treasures, whilst the rhythm of life on the Nile will fascinate and captivate you.

Our cruise begins in Luxor with it’s famous Luxor temple, atmospheric Belle Epoque corniche, and its exotic resort atmosphere. We cruise the wonderful stretch of Nile between Luxor and Aswan after passing through the lock at Esna. Sites to visit include the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and the fabulous temple complex at Karnak The temple of Knum at Esna and Horus at Kom Ombo, as well as those of Philae & isis, together with the unfinished Obelisk and the Aswan Dam, which resulted in the creation of lake Nasser.
With so many unrivalled and world famous sights, we have included the cruise shore excursions within our package. The longer tour to the spectacular temple of Abu Simbel is an optional one.

Rich History, Culture and Gastronomy

We offer the cruise part of the holiday on a full board basis, with an exotic mix of local and international dishes on offer during your cruise. We complement the programme with a deck barbecue and also special themed nights ensuring a memorable trip in this beautiful country.

Your vessel: the state of the art Royal Viking

Royal Viking

Our chosen vessel, the recently fully refurbished Royal Viking was specifically designed for cruising along the Nile.

It offers  a full range of facilities including swimming pool and large sundecks from where you can relax and watch the breath-taking scenery as it glidesw gently by. All the spacious cabins have en-suite facilities and climate control, as well as entertainment systems and large windows  opening to  French  balconies.

There is a single sitting restaurant as well as a comfortable lounge and bar ,  a deck café plus a small gym, a gift shop and a boutique on board.

Features & facilities onboard

  • Restaurant
  • Lounge bar
  • Gift shop
  • Evening entertainment programme
  • Laundry and concierge services
  • Room service (not 24 hour)
  • Sun deck with complimentary sun loungers and parasols
  • Massage service and sauna room (local charge)
  • Swimming pool
  • Poolside bar
  • Wi-Fi Internet access is available (local charge)*
  • Private dock in Luxor

Ports of call: Luxor – Aswan – Cairo – Edfu
Monday/Saturday departures from London Heathrow

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Day-by-Day Itinerary

Luxor

Luxor

Transfer on arrival (approx. 20 minutes) to your cruise ship, with evening meal.

Edfu & Esna

Luxor to Edfu & Esna

An early morning start to the West Bank of the Nile to visit The Valley of the Kings and Queens and the temple of Hatchepsut. In the evening we set sail to Edfu via Esna lock.

aswan

Edfu/Kom Ombo/Aswan

Start the morning with a visit to the temple of Knum and Edfu, after which we sail to Kom Ombo to visit this famed temple dedicated to the God Horus. In the evening we set off to Aswan where we spend the night.

Nile Cruise

Aswan

In the morning we visit the famous landmarks of Aswan, the high dam, Philae Temple and the unfinished obelisk still in the ground at its ancient quarry

 Aswan

Today take the optional Abu Simbel excursion or spend the day at leisure with an afternoon felucca ride around the spectacular Elephantine island  also known as Kitchener’s Island and its noted Botanical Gardens(entrance to which is optional).

Aswan to Luxor

 

The day is spent at leisure as the boat heads to Luxor via Edfu and Esna. We arrive later that evening. After dinner, enjoy the delights of a traditional on board party with a Belly Dance show.

 Luxor

A morning visit to the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple with an optional visit to the Sound and Light show at Karnak Temple after dusk,.

Cruise nile river

Luxor to Cairo

We disembark after breakfast and transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for two nights.

The Weather

Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from the low 70’s in winter and up to the high 80’s or even 90’s in the height of Summer. The climate is typically desertic, giving warm or hot days with cooler nights and virtually no humidity.

Red Sea Extention

Combine your 7 night Nile cruise with a relaxing stay in a deluxe Red Sea esort. Reknowned for its deluxe hotels, wonderful beaches and some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in the world, a stay in Hurghada is the perfect addition for a 14 night holiday.

Our chosen resort, the Pyramissa Sahl Hashees enjoys a wonderful beach front location and boasts all the amenities you would expect of a deluxe 5 star hotel.
These include lagoon pool and childrens pool, a fitness centre, an excellent spa centre, a choice of restaurants, cafe’s and bars and a fully equipped PADI dive centre. for the two centre package we recommend flying into and out of Hurghada, and the transfer between Hurghada and Luxor accross the desert is included in our package; Our package is offered on a BB basis to give you maximum flexibility to do as you please durring your stay.

Prices

  • Scheduled returned  flights with Egyptair (Heathrow to Luxor.
  • All air and port taxes
  • All overseas transfers
  • 7 Nights Cruise on full board basis
  • Excursions on board the cruise ship with on board Egyptologist
  • Complimentary upper deck cabin
  • Drinks from the bar or with meals
  • High season & regional departure flight supplements
  • Extra optional excursions such as Abu Simbel & balloon ride over Luxor
  • Optional extra excursions (Abu Simbel , Balloon Right, Sound & Light Show )
  • Crew gratuities & items of a personal nature such as spa treatments & laundry


Monday departures from London Heathrow

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

Direct road transfer to your cruise ship in approximately 20 minutes.

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Nile & Cairo Cruise & Stay

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A cruise voyage unraveling the natural and ancient wonders of Egypt

Nile & Cairo Cruise & Stay 9 Nights

Few places on the planet can offer such a spectacular historic and journey with so many awe inspiring sights concentrated within a 9 night holiday. The cruise along the Nile between Luxor and Aswan offers the best and most convenient way to explore this truly unique collection of tombs temples, and timeless treasures, whilst the rhythm of life on the Nile will fascinate and captivate you.

Our cruise begins in Luxor with it’s famous Luxor temple, atmospheric Belle Epoque corniche, and its exotic resort atmosphere. We cruise the wonderful stretch of Nile between Luxor and Aswan after passing through the lock at Esna. Sites to visit include the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and the fabulous temple complex at Karnak The temple of Knum at Esna and Horus at Kom Ombo, as well as those of Philae & isis, together with the unfinished Obelisk and the Aswan Dam, which resulted in the creation of lake Nasser.
With so many unrivalled and world famous sights, we have included the cruise shore excursions within our package. The longer tour to the spectacular temple of Abu Simbel is an optional one.
The holiday ends with a 2 night stay in Cairo.

Rich History, Culture and Gastronomy

We offer the cruise part of the holiday on a full board basis, with an exotic mix of local and international dishes on offer during your cruise. We complement the programme with a deck barbecue and also special themed nights ensuring a memorable trip in this beautiful country. The stay in cosmopolitan Cairo is on a bed and breakfast basis giving you the opportunity to explore this great city at your own pace.

Your vessel: the state of the art Royal Viking

Royal Viking

Our chosen vessel, the recently fully refurbished Royal Viking was specifically designed for cruising along the Nile.

It offers  a full range of facilities including swimming pool and large sundecks from where you can relax and watch the breath-taking scenery as it glidesw gently by. All the spacious cabins have en-suite facilities and climate control, as well as entertainment systems and large windows  opening to  French  balconies.

There is a single sitting restaurant as well as a comfortable lounge and bar ,  a deck café plus a small gym, a gift shop and a boutique on board.

Features & facilities onboard

  • Restaurant
  • Lounge bar
  • Gift shop
  • Evening entertainment programme
  • Laundry and concierge services
  • Room service (not 24 hour)
  • Sun deck with complimentary sun loungers and parasols
  • Massage service and sauna room (local charge)
  • Swimming pool
  • Poolside bar
  • Wi-Fi Internet access is available (local charge)*
  • Private dock in Luxor

Ports of call: Luxor – Aswan – Cairo – Edfu
Monday/Saturday departures from London Heathrow

The Weather

Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from the low 70’s in winter and up to the high 80’s or even 90’s in the height of Summer. The climate is typically desertic, giving warm or hot days with cooler nights and virtually no humidity.

NILE CRUISE & CAIRO
Day-by-Day Itinerary

Luxor

Luxor

Transfer on arrival (approx. 20 minutes) to your cruise ship, with evening meal.

Edfu & Esna

Luxor to Edfu & Esna

An early morning start to the West Bank of the Nile to visit The Valley of the Kings and Queens and the temple of Hatchepsut. In the evening we set sail to Edfu via Esna lock.

aswan

Edfu/Kom Ombo/Aswan

Start the morning with a visit to the temple of Knum and Edfu, after which we sail to Kom Ombo to visit this famed temple dedicated to the God Horus. In the evening we set off to Aswan where we spend the night.

Nile Cruise

Aswan

In the morning we visit the famous landmarks of Aswan, the high dam, Philae Temple and the unfinished obelisk still in the ground at its ancient quarry

 Aswan

Today take the optional Abu Simbel excursion or spend the day at leisure with an afternoon felucca ride around the spectacular Elephantine island  also known as Kitchener’s Island and its noted Botanical Gardens(entrance to which is optional).

Aswan to Luxor

 

The day is spent at leisure as the boat heads to Luxor via Edfu and Esna. We arrive later that evening. After dinner, enjoy the delights of a traditional on board party with a Belly Dance show.

 Luxor

A morning visit to the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple with an optional visit to the Sound and Light show at Karnak Temple after dusk,.

Cruise nile river

Luxor to Cairo

We disembark after breakfast and transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Cairo

Day at leisure, with the opportunity to take part in an optional excursion to Giza for the Pyramids and Spynx as well as the amazing Egyptian Museum.

Cairo to UK

Transfer to Cairo Airport for your return flight to the UK.

Your Stay in Cairo

The Ramses Hilton

This landmark hotel domintaes the Cairo skyline. centrally located on the banks of the Nile, the Ramses Hilton provides everything the discerning iternational traveller would expect of a top city hotel. Facilities include an extensive reverside terrace and swimming pool, a fitness centre, bars and cafes, a range of dining options as well as a casino plus a range of gift shops and boutiques.

The luxurious rooms offer all the modern amenities you would expect as well as comanding views of the city and Nile.

The Steigenberger Hotel - Giza

Located close to the Pyramids at Giza and within easy reach of downtown Cairo, this modern deluxe hotel is an excellent base from which to explore the wonderful sights of Cairo
the hotel is set in extensive grounds with two lagoon style swimming pools,as well as a range of bars, a cafe and a choice of dining options to suit your taste.
The beautifully appointed rooms provide all modern amenities and the hotel offers a quieter more relaxing alternative to the hustle and bustle of downtown Cairo.

Prices

  • Scheduled flights with Egyptair (heathrow to Luxor, Luxor Cairo & Cairo London.
  • All air and port taxes
  • All overseas transfers
  • 7 Nights Cruise on full board basis
  • Excursions on board the cruise ship with on board Egyptologist
  • 2 nights Bed and Breakfast in your chosen Cairo Hotel
  • Complimentary upper deck cabin
  • Drinks from the bar or with meals
  • High season & regional departure flight supplements
  • Extra optional excursions such as Abu Simbel & balloon ride over Luxor
  • Excursions during your stay in cairo which are optional
  • Crew gratuities & items of a personal nature such as spa treatments & laundry


Monday / Saturday departures from London Heathrow

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

Direct road transfer to your cruise ship in approximately 20 minutes.

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