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Egypt Extensions
CRUISE YEAR

Enhance your bucket-list cruise and land adventure and make the most of your time in this incredible region of the world before or after your 11-night Secrets of Egypt & the Nile itinerary.

ADD 3 NIGHTS DUBAI PRE-CRUISE

Explore the vibrant city of Dubai, home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and a cultural focal point in the Middle East known for luxury shopping, modern architecture and a lively nightlife.

Day 1 Dubai Arrival Transfer
Day 2 Dubai City tour and desert safari with BBQ dinner
Day 3 Dubai Full day tour to Abu Dhabi
Day 4 Dubai Depart Dubai and fly to Cairo
Flight between Dubai and Cairo is additional. We recommended flying Emirates and taking advantage of their stopover fare
Day 1
DUBAI

Arrive at the Dubai International Airport where you’ll meet an AmaWaterways’ representative and transfer to the award-winning JW Marriott Marquis.

Day 2
DUBAI

Visit the Dubai Museum housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, which is the oldest existing building in the city, and a must-visit for a taste of old Dubai. Afterwards, you’ll drive through Al Fahidi historic district, commonly referred to as Al Bastakiya; and then enjoy a boat trip down the massive Dubai Water Canal past many of the city’s luxury hotels and landmarks. Next visit the Gold Souk, Dubai’s most famous and visited souk, offering a huge selection of jewelry made from gold, silver, diamonds as well as the Spice Souk, where countless flavors, fragrant herbs and colorful spices will greet you at every turn. You will then visit Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. In the afternoon, enjoy a desert safari in a 4x4 where you’ll experience the beauty and customs of the desert, such as henna painting, belly dancing and more, followed by a barbecue dinner. (B, D)

Day 3
DUBAI

Start the day with a visit to Zayed Grand Mosque, the biggest one in the country as well as being known for its grand chandeliers. After your visit here, you’ll drive past Emirates Palace and the sprawling Presidential Palace in Ras Al Akhdar with stops at each for photos. Then make your way to see Heritage Village, where you can shop, explore artifacts and watch artisans making pottery, blowing glass and weaving fabric on a loom. You’ll conclude your day’s adventure with a visit to Yas Marina, one of Abu Dhabi’s finest marinas, which includes dining, fitness and leisure facilities. (B)

Day 4
DEPART DUBAI

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Dubai International Airport for your onward flight. (B)

Dubai Pre Cruise Extension DATES & PRICES

Sep, 2022 – Dec, 2022 From £1,192 per person, double occupancy
Sep, 2021 – Dec, 2021 From £1,788 per person, solo traveler

Note: Airfare to or from Cairo additional

ADD 4 NIGHTS JORDAN PRE-CRUISE

Discover the fascinating jewels of Jordan, including its capital, Amman, and the UNESCO-designated "Rose City" of Petra; and cap off your journey in Wadi Rum, the timeless "Valley of the Moon."

Day 1 Amman Arrival Transfer
Day 2 Amman – Jerash City tour and afternoon visit to Jerash
Day 3 Madaba & Petra Visit to Madaba and Mt. Nebo
Day 4 Petra Visit to Petra
Day 5 Petra Depart Petra and fly to Cairo
Day 1
AMMAN

Upon arrival and after you have cleared customs and immigration, an AmaWaterways’ representative will meet you and transfer you to the 5-star St. Regis Amman, now an established landmark in Jordan's capital city.

Day 2
AMMAN – JERASH

Since Jordan was once part of the Roman Empire, it is home to a legacy of Roman architectural treasures. Begin your day with a visit to the old city of Amman – Jordan’s capital and largest city. Enjoy a guided a tour into the city of rolling hills and explore historical sites such as the Citadel and Roman Theatre. You’ll have lunch at Kan Zaman Castle, offering an atmospheric setting in a historic caravanserai. Afterwards, you’ll be taken to the extremely well preserved Jerash, dating back 6500 years, and considered one of the best examples of Roman influence in the Middle East outside of Italy. Then continue westward to Saladin's 12th century Arab castle, Qalaat al Rabad (Ajloun), one of the finest examples of military architecture. (B, L)

Day 3
MADABA & PETRA

This morning, head to Madaba, “The City of Mosaics,” known for its famous mosaics—beautiful reminders of the Byzantine era. Then, you’ll visit Mt. Nebo, one of the most revered sites in Jordan where Moses first viewed the Promised Land. Next, explore the ancient lost city of Petra where you’ll check into The Old Village Hotel and Resort, situated on the outskirts of Wadi Musa, overlooking the Shaharah Mountains, and home to the rose-red ruins of Petra. (B, L)

Day 4
PETRA

After breakfast, you’ll be off to the ancient ruins of Petra. You’ll visit the Siq, a nearly ¾-mile narrow passageway carved into sheer rock walls. While the Treasury is the most well-known ruin in Petra, it’s not the only one. You’ll also see the 4,000-spectator Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. After your visit here, you’ll return to your hotel for dinner. (B, D)

Day 5
PETRA

With its red-pink sands, stunning natural arches and mountains, and prehistoric rock engravings, Wadi Rum, “Valley of the Moon,” is a romantic and timeless place. Then, it’s on to the Lawrence Springs named for T.E. Lawrence – “Lawrence of Arabia," for a jeep tour of this oasis. You’ll have lunch en route to Queen Alia International Airport for your flight to Cairo. (B, L)

Jordan Pre Cruise Extension DATES & PRICES

Jan, 2022 – Dec, 2022 From £1,738 per person, double occupancy
Jan, 2022 – Dec, 2022 From £2,607 per person, solo traveler

Note: Airfare between Amman, Jordan and Cairo, Egypt is included

ADD 4 NIGHTS ISRAEL POST-CRUISE

From the Dead Sea to mesmerizing sacred wonders, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall, there’s no shortage of ways to uncover Israel’s enthralling past and captivating present.

Day 1 Tel Aviv Fly to Tel Aviv and transfer to Jerusalem
Day 2 Jerusalem Visit Bethlehem, Tomb of King David, and the Walled City
Day 3 Jerusalem Tel Aviv City Tour with Old Jaffa District and Carmel Market visits and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem
Day 4 Jerusalem Visit ancient Masada, the Dead Sea, and Qumran Park
Day 5 Jerusalem Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for your flight home
Day 1
TEL AVIV

Fly from Cairo, Egypt to Tel Aviv, Israel in the morning. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by an AmaWaterways representative and you’ll go to Jerusalem to check into your hotel. (B, L)

Day 2
JERUSALEM

Take a short drive to the West Bank to visit Bethlehem, King David’s hometown and Jesus’ birthplace. You’ll tour Manger Square and the UNESCO-designated Church of the Nativity, built above the cave where Jesus was born. The tour continues underground to the Gihon Spring, the major water source of Jerusalem for over 1,000 years and crucial to the city’s survival. From here, tour the Jewish quarter and visit the Byzantine Cardo. Not far from here, lies the Western Wall, which surrounds the Temple Mount, the holiest site for Jews. Follow Via Dolorosa, the path where Jesus walked to his crucifixion, arriving at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was said to have been crucified. (B, L)

Day 3
JERUSALEM

From Jerusalem, venture to Tel Aviv and visit Old Jaffa, an 8000-year-old port city, which showcases Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry. Continue the day with a tour of Tel Aviv – one of the most vibrant cities in the world offering sandy Mediterranean beaches with a world-class nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then, embark on a colorful culinary journey to Carmel Market, also called the shuk, the largest, most beautiful and happening market in Israel. Return to Jerusalem and visit the Israel Museum which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world as well as rare early medieval biblical manuscripts. (B, L)

Day 4
JERUSALEM

Drive through the Judean Desert to Masada. You will take a cable car to the top where you will explore the ancient ruins of Herod’s 2,055-year-old palace fortress. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Dead Sea where you can enjoy swimming and lunch. On your return to Jerusalem, we’ll visit Qumran, a historic archeological site where the legendary Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of ancient Jewish texts, were found. (B, L)

Day 5
JERUSALEM

After breakfast, continue to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Israel Post Cruise Extension DATES & PRICES

Jan, 2022 – Dec, 2022 From £2,538 per person, double occupancy
Jan, 2022 – Dec, 2022 From £3,807 per person, solo traveler

Note: Airfare between Cairo, Egypt and Tel Aviv, Israel is included

ADD 3 NIGHTS DUBAI PRE-CRUISE AND 4 NIGHTS ISRAEL POST-CRUISE

Explore the vibrant city of Dubai, home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and a cultural focal point in the Middle East. Finish your journey in Israel, home to some of the oldest and holiest sites in the world, and explore such wonders as Old Jaffa, the Walled City, and the Dead Sea.

PRE DUBAI

Day 1 Dubai Fly to Tel Aviv and transfer to Jerusalem
Day 2 Dubai City tour and desert safari with BBQ dinner
Day 3 Dubai Full day tour to Abu Dhabi
Day 4 Dubai Depart Dubai and fly to Cairo
Flight between Dubai and Cairo is additional. We recommended flying Emirates and taking advantage of their stopover fare
Day 1
DUBAI

Arrive at the Dubai International Airport where you’ll meet an AmaWaterways’ representative and transfer to the award-winning JW Marriott Marquis.

Day 2
DUBAI

Visit the Dubai Museum housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, which is the oldest existing building in the city, and a must-visit for a taste of old Dubai. Afterwards, you’ll drive through Al Fahidi historic district, commonly referred to as Al Bastakiya; and then enjoy a boat trip down the massive Dubai Water Canal past many of the city’s luxury hotels and landmarks. Next visit the Gold Souk, Dubai’s most famous and visited souk, offering a huge selection of jewelry made from gold, silver, diamonds as well as the Spice Souk, where countless flavors, fragrant herbs and colorful spices will greet you at every turn. You will then visit Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. In the afternoon, enjoy a desert safari in a 4x4 where you’ll experience the beauty and customs of the desert, such as henna painting, belly dancing and more, followed by a barbecue dinner. (B, D)

Day 3
DUBAI

Start the day with a visit to Zayed Grand Mosque, the biggest one in the country as well as being known for its grand chandeliers. After your visit here, you’ll drive past Emirates Palace and the sprawling Presidential Palace in Ras Al Akhdar with stops at each for photos. Then make your way to see Heritage Village, where you can shop, explore artifacts and watch artisans making pottery, blowing glass and weaving fabric on a loom. You’ll conclude your day’s adventure with a visit to Yas Marina, one of Abu Dhabi’s finest marinas, which includes dining, fitness and leisure facilities. (B)

Day 4
DEPART DUBAI

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Dubai International Airport for your flight to Cairo. (B)

POST ISRAEL

Day 1 Tel Aviv Fly to Tel Aviv and transfer to Jerusalem
Day 2 Jerusalem Visit Bethlehem, Tomb of King David, and the Walled City
Day 3 Jerusalem Tel Aviv City Tour with Old Jaffa District and Carmel Market visits and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem
Day 4 Jerusalem Visit ancient Masada, the Dead Sea, and Qumran Park
Day 5 Jerusalem Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for your flight home
Day 1
TEL AVIV

Fly from Cairo, Egypt to Tel Aviv, Israel in the morning. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by an AmaWaterways representative and you’ll go to Jerusalem to check into your hotel. (B, L)

Day 2
JERUSALEM

Take a short drive to the West Bank to visit Bethlehem, King David’s hometown and Jesus’ birthplace. You’ll tour Manger Square and the UNESCO-designated Church of the Nativity, built above the cave where Jesus was born. The tour continues underground to the Gihon Spring, the major water source of Jerusalem for over 1,000 years and crucial to the city’s survival. From here, tour the Jewish quarter and visit the Byzantine Cardo. Not far from here, lies the Western Wall, which surrounds the Temple Mount, the holiest site for Jews. Follow Via Dolorosa, the path where Jesus walked to his crucifixion, arriving at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was said to have been crucified. (B, L)

Day 3
JERUSALEM

From Jerusalem, venture to Tel Aviv and visit Old Jaffa, an 8000-year-old port city, which showcases Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry. Continue the day with a tour of Tel Aviv – one of the most vibrant cities in the world offering sandy Mediterranean beaches with a world-class nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then, embark on a colorful culinary journey to Carmel Market, also called the shuk, the largest, most beautiful and happening market in Israel. Return to Jerusalem and visit the Israel Museum which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world as well as rare early medieval biblical manuscripts. (B, L)

Day 4
JERUSALEM

Drive through the Judean Desert to Masada. You will take a cable car to the top where you will explore the ancient ruins of Herod’s 2,055-year-old palace fortress. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Dead Sea where you can enjoy swimming and lunch. On your return to Jerusalem, we’ll visit Qumran, a historic archeological site where the legendary Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of ancient Jewish texts, were found. (B, L)

Day 5
JERUSALEM

After breakfast, continue to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Dubai Pre - Israel Post Cruise Extension DATES & PRICES

Sep, 2021 – Dec, 2021 From £3,729 per person, double occupancy
Sep, 2021 – Dec, 2021 From £5,595 per person, solo traveler

ADD 4 NIGHTS JORDAN PRE-CRUISE AND 4 NIGHTS ISRAEL POST-CRUISE

Discover the fascinating jewels of Jordan, including its capital, Amman, the "Rose City" of Petra, and the blush pink sands of Wadi Rum. Finish your journey in Israel, home to some of the oldest and holiest sites in the world, and explore such wonders as Old Jaffa, the Walled City, and the Dead Sea.

PRE JORDAN

Day 1 Amman Arrival Transfer
Day 2 Amman – Jerash City tour and afternoon visit to Jerash
Day 3 Madaba & Petra Visit to Madaba and Mt. Nebo
Day 4 Petra Visit to Petra
Day 5 Petra Depart Petra and fly to Cairo
Day 1
AMMAN

Upon arrival and after you have cleared customs and immigration, an AmaWaterways’ representative will meet you and transfer you to the 5-star St. Regis Amman, now an established landmark in Jordan's capital city.

Day 2
AMMAN – JERASH

Since Jordan was once part of the Roman Empire, it is home to a legacy of Roman architectural treasures. Begin your day with a visit to the old city of Amman – Jordan’s capital and largest city. Enjoy a guided a tour into the city of rolling hills and explore historical sites such as the Citadel and Roman Theatre. You’ll have lunch at Kan Zaman Castle, offering an atmospheric setting in a historic caravanserai. Afterwards, you’ll be taken to the extremely well preserved Jerash, dating back 6500 years, and considered one of the best examples of Roman influence in the Middle East outside of Italy. Then continue westward to Saladin's 12th century Arab castle, Qalaat al Rabad (Ajloun), one of the finest examples of military architecture. (B, L)

Day 3
MADABA & PETRA

This morning, head to Madaba, “The City of Mosaics,” known for its famous mosaics—beautiful reminders of the Byzantine era. Then, you’ll visit Mt. Nebo, one of the most revered sites in Jordan where Moses first viewed the Promised Land. Next, explore the ancient lost city of Petra where you’ll check into The Old Village Hotel and Resort, situated on the outskirts of Wadi Musa, overlooking the Shaharah Mountains, and home to the rose-red ruins of Petra. (B, L)

Day 4
PETRA

After breakfast, you’ll be off to the ancient ruins of Petra. You’ll visit the Siq, a nearly ¾-mile narrow passageway carved into sheer rock walls. While the Treasury is the most well-known ruin in Petra, it’s not the only one. You’ll also see the 4,000-spectator Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. After your visit here, you’ll return to your hotel for dinner. (B, D)

Day 5
PETRA

With its red-pink sands, stunning natural arches and mountains, and prehistoric rock engravings, Wadi Rum, “Valley of the Moon,” is a romantic and timeless place. Then, it’s on to the Lawrence Springs named for T.E. Lawrence – “Lawrence of Arabia," for a jeep tour of this oasis. You’ll have lunch en route to Queen Alia International Airport for your flight to Cairo. (B, L)

POST ISRAEL

Day 1 Tel Aviv Fly to Tel Aviv and transfer to Jerusalem
Day 2 Jerusalem Visit Bethlehem, Tomb of King David, and the Walled City
Day 3 Jerusalem Tel Aviv City Tour with Old Jaffa District and Carmel Market visits and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem
Day 4 Jerusalem Visit ancient Masada, the Dead Sea, and Qumran Park
Day 5 Jerusalem Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for your flight home
Day 1
TEL AVIV

Fly from Cairo, Egypt to Tel Aviv, Israel in the morning. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by an AmaWaterways representative and you’ll go to Jerusalem to check into your hotel. (B, L)

Day 2
JERUSALEM

Take a short drive to the West Bank to visit Bethlehem, King David’s hometown and Jesus’ birthplace. You’ll tour Manger Square and the UNESCO-designated Church of the Nativity, built above the cave where Jesus was born. The tour continues underground to the Gihon Spring, the major water source of Jerusalem for over 1,000 years and crucial to the city’s survival. From here, tour the Jewish quarter and visit the Byzantine Cardo. Not far from here, lies the Western Wall, which surrounds the Temple Mount, the holiest site for Jews. Follow Via Dolorosa, the path where Jesus walked to his crucifixion, arriving at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was said to have been crucified. (B, L)

Day 3
JERUSALEM

From Jerusalem, venture to Tel Aviv and visit Old Jaffa, an 8000-year-old port city, which showcases Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry. Continue the day with a tour of Tel Aviv – one of the most vibrant cities in the world offering sandy Mediterranean beaches with a world-class nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then, embark on a colorful culinary journey to Carmel Market, also called the shuk, the largest, most beautiful and happening market in Israel. Return to Jerusalem and visit the Israel Museum which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world as well as rare early medieval biblical manuscripts. (B, L)

Day 4
JERUSALEM

Drive through the Judean Desert to Masada. You will take a cable car to the top where you will explore the ancient ruins of Herod’s 2,055-year-old palace fortress. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Dead Sea where you can enjoy swimming and lunch. On your return to Jerusalem, we’ll visit Qumran, a historic archeological site where the legendary Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of ancient Jewish texts, were found. (B, L)

Day 5
JERUSALEM

After breakfast, continue to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Jordan Pre - Israel Post Cruise Extension DATES & PRICES

Jan, 2022 – Dec, 2022 From £4,275 per person, double occupancy
Jan, 2022 – Dec, 2022 From £6,414 per person, solo traveler
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