Cairo and Petra Tours, Immerse yourself in the ancient wonders of Cairo; relax with a Nile cruise and explore the historical sites of Jordan: A quality Nile cruise and Jordan tour.
This 12 day Nile Cruise and Jordan tour is ideal for anyone longing to experience the romanticism of Egypt from the water. It is truly a journey through time, and one which you'll remember for the rest of your life. Enjoy one day of sightseeing in Cairo and then head off for your luxury cruise on the Nile.
Visit Egypt's top sites as you cruise the world's longest river before finally moving on to Jordan. Explore ancient rock carved cities dating back thousands of years and experience the timelessness of the Jordanian desert.
- Every Day
- Tour type
- Pickup Location
- Cairo Airport
- Physical rating
Giza Pyramids Complex
Saqqara Step Pyramid
Valley of the Kings
The Dead Sea
Welcome to Ancient Egypt, the Cradle of Human Civilization. No matter what time of the day or night you arrive for your Nile cruise and Jordan adventure, a tour managers will be standing by to meet you at Cairo International Airport, along with a driver.
Once formalities have been taken care of, you will be driven in cool comfort to your luxury 5-Star hotel.
Our tour manager will assist you with check-in, and then the two of you will discuss your tour itinerary and confirm the pick-up times for your various tours.
Enjoy a free "Welcome" drink, and spend the rest of your day any way you want. Go out and explore the Cairo; sample exotic cuisine, or simply relax and unwind in the tranquility of your hotel.
- No Meals
The first stop on your luxurious Nile cruise and Jordan holiday will be a guided trip to the Great Pyramids of Giza. You'll also enjoy an opportunity to see the Sphinx and the Valley Temple.
Sakkara is the next stop on the itinerary, where you will see the Step Pyramid, and then you will head on to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. You will return to your hotel for the night.
On day 3 of your Nile Cruise and Jordan vacation you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading to the Cairo Airport to catch a flight to Luxor. On arrival in Luxor, you will be met and transferred to board your luxury Nile cruise ship.
You'll enjoy lunch aboard ship and in the afternoon, you will visit the Karnak Temples, as well as the Luxor Temple with its avenue of Ram Headed Sphinx'. You will stay the night aboard the ship at anchor.
You will explore the West Bank area after breakfast. Here, you will encounter the amazing Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens and Queen Hatshepsut's Temple. You will also visit the Colossi of Memnon and then return to your cruise ship for lunch, dinner and rest.
You will enjoy a delightful breakfast on ship and then sail down the Nile to Esna. You will stop at the Temple of Horus at Edfu and then continue sailing on to Kom Ombo, where your ship will anchor for the night. You will dine and sleep aboard the ship.
The Greco-Roman Kom Ombo Temple is the first stop of your day, followed by sailing to the city of Aswan. Here, you will visit the Aswan High Dam, as well as the incomparable Temple of Philae. You will stay aboard ship again overnight.
You will debark your ship in the early morning and head to the Aswan Airport, where you will catch a flight to Cairo. You will be met at the Cairo Airport and escorted to your hotel for the night.
After enjoying breakfast, you will once more visit the Cairo International Airport, where you will board a flight for Amman. When you arrive at the Queen Alia Airport in Amman, you will be met by our representative who will escort you to your hotel for the night, as well as assisting with customs, baggage and passport procedures.
In the morning, you will drive 2 hours from Amman to Gadara (Umm Qais), which was a member of the Decapolis founded by Alexander the Great in antiquity. Here, you will enjoy stunning views of the Jordan Valley, as well as the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.
Jerash is the next stop on your tour, which is an amazing example of a Roman provincial town, and includes a forum, the Nymphaeum, the Temple of Artemis and more. Ajloun, a 12th century Islamic castle, is the next stop on your tour, and was built by Salah El Din. You will return to Amman for the night.
Nile cruise and Jordan holiday day 10. After breakfast, you will drive to Mount Nebo, the place from which Moses descried the Promised Land. You will visit an ancient monastery and enjoy the view of the Jordan Valley, and then visit Madaba. Your tour ends at the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, and you will have the chance to splash in the salty waters before returning to Amman for the night.
You will have breakfast in Amman before making the 2-hour drive to the Rose Red City of Petra. You will ride on horseback through the Siq (the canyon) and then walk on foot to the Treasury. You will also enjoy the Royal Tombs, the Pharaoh's Castle, the Street of Facades and the Roman Amphitheatre. You will return to Amman for the night.
Day 12 is the only day of your Nile cruise and Jordan vacation you've probably been dreading. Yes, this is where your magical journey through history comes to an end.
After you have enjoyed your breakfast, our staff will help you to check-out, and then they will drive you to the Queen Alia Airport for your departing flight home. They will assist with luggage; they'll assist with check-in, and then they will shake hands and bid you farewell.
11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
- Cruise Boat
- Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle
- Horse carriage at Edfu
- Taftaf at Valley of the Kings
- Motor Boat to Philae island
- 5-Star hotel in Cairo for 3 nights
- 5-Star Nile cruise ship for 4 nights
- 5-Star hotel in Amman for 4 nights
- Meet and assist at airports; port; stations and etc
- All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Dead Sea, Petra and Amman
- Local English guide in Petra for about 02/03 hours.
- Local English guide in Jerash for about an hour.
- English assistant driver in the Dead Sea, Umm Qais, Ajloun.
- Entrance fees and English speaking Egyptologist guide
- Domestic flights
- All taxes and service charges
- International flights to Egypt
- International flight (Cairo – Amman)
- International flight from Amman
- Entry visas for Egypt and Jordan
- Optional tours not mentioned in the Nile Cruise and Jordan itinerary
- Meals except where indicated
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
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Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)
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