Land of the Prophets - Classic Group, Winter 2021-2022

Tour Type: Regional Journey
Brochure Type: Europe Summer 2021 V2

Get up close and personal with the beautiful cultures, iconic antiquities, and inspiring landscapes of Israel, Egypt and Jordan on this heritage journey.

Authentic Dining
  • Tel Aviv: Enjoy a Welcome Drink and mingle with your fellow travel companions to begin your journey.
  • Tiberias: Participate in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
  • Jerusalem: Toast the culmination of your travels with a lively Celebration Dinner.
  • Amman: Get to know your fellow travelers and Travel Director over a drink at your Welcome Dinner.
  • Amman: Enjoy tasting traditional Jordanian when you visit the Bait Khairat Souf for an authentic style lunch.
  • Petra: Taste authentic Jordanian flavours as you experience a traditional desert dinner when you dine at the Ammarin Bedouin camp.
  • Wadi Rum: Enjoy tea with the Bedouins at sunset and taste authentic Jordanian cuisine dine under the stars for your Zarb dinner.
  • Amman: Toast to your adventures with your fellow travellers at a lively Celebration Dinner.
  • Luxor: Get to know your fellow travelers over a delightful Welcome Drink.
  • Cruising: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party, dressed in traditional Egyptian attire.
  • Aswan: Follow the footsteps of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy high tea in true colonial English-style at Aswan's famous Old Cataract Hotel, as the sun begins to set.
  • Dining Summary: 1 Afternoon Tea (AT), 25 Breakfast (B), 10 Dinner (D), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), 8 Lunch (L)
Insight Choice
  • Galilee: Choose between a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret or alternatively, meet one of the archaeologists who found the Ancient Galilee Boat and hear the story of its excavation.
  • Amman: Choose between joining a guided tour to discover the highlights of the city or alternatively, explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.
Insight Experiences
  • Aswan: On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft. Visit the High Dam and Granite Quarries.
  • Luxor: Enjoy listening to stories of village life from local residents, when you visit a family home for a tasting of authentic Egyptian sun bread.
  • Giza: With your Egyptologist, meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.
  • Cairo: With your Egyptologist, gaze upon Tutankhamun's treasures at the Egyptian Musuem, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery - all treasures of Tutankhamun.
Make Travel Matter
  • Amman: Visit the Iraq-Al Amir Women's Cooperative supported by the TreadRight Foundation. Learn some skills behind these traditional handicraft activities from the ladies of the cooperative and admire their work, which helps boost their financial livelihoods. The Women's Cooperative also advances SDG 5: Gender Equality. The Cooperative, which is managed and run by local women, has provided training projects for more than 150 women from all villages of Wadi Seer on a variety of handicrafts. It also advances SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities. Here women are provided with job training skills enable them to gain access to economic opportunities that might not have otherwise been possible.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Scenic Drives: Enjoy the scenery as you travel through mountainous, winding landscape on the King's Way that connects some of Jordan's most spectacular sights.
  • Tel Aviv: Explore with your Local Expert and see the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and browse around the Carmel Market.
  • Jaffa: Visit the ancient port and artists' quarter and see the famous clock tower and old harbour.
  • Caesarea: With your Local Expert, explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formerly one of the splendid cities in Palestine.
  • Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary.
  • Capernaum: Visit the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount
  • Dead Sea: Alongside your Local Expert, ascend to the ancient fortress of Masada by cable car where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies, before sacrificing themselves.
  • Jerusalem: At the Israel Museum, wander to the Shrine of the Book wing housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Jerash: Feel like you have stepped 2,000 years back in time as your Travel Director guides you through this marvellous ancient metropolis - now the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world!
  • Mount Nebo: Take in the astounding view of Moses' Promised Land, where the ruins are truly a site to behold.
  • Shobak: Explore the Crusader fortress and see the Crusader chapel.
  • Madaba: Guided by your Travel Director, see St George Church and admire the detail of the Madaba Map - a fascinating mosaic that is believed to be the earliest surviving map of the Holy land.
  • Petra: Explore the ancient and hidden 'rose-red' city, as you journey with your Travel Director, through the winding, dark passageway, between rock walls up to 200 metres high. See the Treasury and explore the Roman Amphitheatre and ancient tombs.
  • Wadi Rum: Enjoy beautiful desert scenery as you make your way on a jeep safari deep into the heart of Wadi Rum's majestic desert.
  • Amman: During a city tour of Amman, visit the Citadel, the grand Roman Amphitheatre and the Archaeological Museum.
  • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man, as your Egyptologist explains the significance behind it. Walk the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, see the of Rameses II and the Hypostyle Hall.
  • Dendera: At the Temple of Hathor, see a rare depiction of Cleopatra and Caesarian.
  • Aswan: See Aswan's High Dam and ponder why the Unfinished Obelisk has been left in mid-creation for thousands of years.
  • Philae Island: Travel by motorboat to Philae Island and witness the majestic Temple of Isis rising from the waters.
  • Kom Ombo: Visit the unique temple as it is the only double temple in Egypt.
  • West Bank: Explore with an Egyptologist the Valley of the Kings which is home to the magnificent tombs of Egypt's Pharaohs.
  • Luxor: Enjoy your short flight returning to Cairo.
  • Memphis: Visit this famous capital of the ancient world to see the statue of Ramses II and the Great Alabaster Sphinx.
  • Sakkara: View the oldest pyramid in the world, the Step Pyramid of Zoser I, existing for over 4,500 years.
  • Cairo: Guided by your Local Expert, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery - Tutankhamun's treasures. Sightseeing includes sweeping vies over the city from the Citadel and a visit to the Great Alabaster Mosque.
  • Giza: Be mesmerised by the Sound& Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
Included Insight Services
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director and certified Egyptologist will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroom
  • Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasion
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • 7 night Nile cruise aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, on either MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Giselle, MS La Boheme or similar
  • Please note that gratuities are not included for the Travel Director, Nile Cruise staff, Drivers and Airport Escorts
  • Included economy class flights between Cairo/Luxor and Luxor/Cairo with transfers between airports and hotels
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Cairo Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations

Call (614) 766-5625 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15546128

Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2021
Duration
26 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Tel AvivWelcome to Tel Aviv: You will be met at Ben Gurion Airport and driven to your hotel in Tel Aviv. At 19:30 meet your travel companions for a Welcome Reception and a short introduction to your Israeli adventures.
Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel.
Day 2Tel AvivExploring Vibrant Tel Aviv: Morning sightseeing showcases the highlights of this vibrant city including the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market. Venture along the seashore to the ancient city of Jaffa to see the famous clock tower and the old harbour. Visit the artists' quarter with its galleries, boutiques and picturesque narrow lanes. Walk along the seaside promenade at sunset for spectacular views, as local musicians and street artists take to the stage. (Breakfast)
Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel.
Day 3TiberiasCaesarea to Galilee: Travel from Tel Aviv, along the coastal road to Caesarea. Explore the ancient Roman and Crusader ruins, including the huge amphitheatre. Travel via Haifa to Acre, fought over for centuries and captured in turn by Saracens and Crusaders, including Richard the Lionheart. See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt. Continue to Nazareth and visit one of Christianity's most sacred places, the Church of Annunciation, built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary. Head on to your hotel in Tiberias, which is located on the Sea of Galilee. The day concludes with a brief introduction to life on a Kibbutz. This evening, break traditional challah bread with your travel companions over a cheerful Shabbat dinner. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Tiberias.
Day 4Golan HeightsGolan Heights: Journey to Golan Heights and visit a winery known for producing Israel's leading wines. Learn about the distinctive features of the region before indulging in a wine tasting. (Breakfast)
Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Tiberias.
Day 5Ein BokekTo the Dead Sea: Explore Galilee with Insight Choice. Join a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret or meet one of the fishermen who found the Ancient Galilee Boat and hear the story of its excavation. Visit Capernaum, where Jesus is said to have entered the Synagogue to teach, before heading to the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount. Journey through ever-changing landscapes along the Jordan Valley, past ancient Jericho, to take a dip in the buoyant salt waters of the Dead Sea. (Breakfast / Dinner)
Herods Dead Sea, Ein Bokek.
Day 6JerusalemMasada and the Holy City of Jerusalem: Take a cable car ride up to the fortress of Masada, where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies. Pass the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found at Qumran. Travel through the Judean Hills to Mount Scopus for breathtaking views of Jerusalem. Visit King David's Tomb on Mount Zion, and the Room of the Last Supper. Enter the Old City and follow the winding cobbled alleyways to the magnificent Wailing Wall, the most sacred monument in Judaism. (Breakfast)
Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem.
Day 7JerusalemExploring Jerusalem: Today is dedicated to exploring the multiple facets of Jerusalem. Visit Yad Vashem, a memorial for those who perished in the Holocaust. Continue to the Israel Museum and retrace the history of the city. Visit the Shrine of the Book, home to ancient Dead Sea scrolls, and look out for the most ancient one, the Isaiah scroll, dating from the third century B.C. (Breakfast)
Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem.
Day 8JerusalemOptional Bethlehem Experience: Enjoy a relaxed morning or alternatively choose to meet your Local Expert at the West Bank border and continue to the Holy city of Bethlehem. The Optional Experience includes visiting the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Christ, and is considered sacred by followers of both Christianity and Islam. In the afternoon, visit the Garden of Gethsemene and walk through the Old City to see the Temple Mount, one of Islam's holiest sites. Continue along the Via Dolorosa past the Stations of the Cross, Ecce Homo Arch, and the Pool of Bethesda, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. At night, toast your adventures over a hearty Highlight Dinner with wine. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem.
Day 9AmmanFrom Jerusalem to Amman: Travel through the Judaean Desert to the border of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. You are met on the other side to journey through a landscape that has changed little in the last 2,000 years. Once at your Amman hotel, relax and settle in before joining your Jordanian Travel Director for drinks and dinner. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Amman Marriott Hotel.
Day 10AmmanExploring Amman and Jerash: After breakfast depart for Iraq Al-Amir, a women's cooperative involving women and girls from nearby Wadi Al Seer villages. The Association is supported by Insight Vacations through The TreadRight Foundation and provides training and work opportunities for women in the region. Then, the journey to Jerash reveals the most beautifully preserved example of a Greco-Roman city still in existence. Enter through Hadrian's Arch, to explore the grand ruins of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, where you can listen to the Whispering Column. Overlook the vast Oval Plaza and Cardo Maximus, the key Roman road. Return to Amman where the rest of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast / Lunch)
Amman Marriott Hotel.
Day 11PetraRed city of Petra: Continue to Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, where Moses stood and saw before him the Promised Land. At Madaba, visit the famous Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with its amazing 6th century mosaic map depicting the entire Holy Land, stretching from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Follow the King's Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12th century crusader fortress, perched on the side of a rocky mountain, standing guard over a barren and desolate land. Admire the towers and Arabic calligraphy on the external walls before discovering the original Crusader chapel, palace complex, and even a set of secret passages!Then head south for one of the highlights of your journey: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Petra Marriott Hotel.
Day 12PetraExploring the Lost City of Petra: This day is devoted to the beautiful 'rose-red city, half as old as time'. You enter this lost city through a narrow gorge, the Siq, with walls that rise up to 200 metres. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40 metres high. Wind your way through the canyon to explore the Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators, and the ancient tombs.Tonight, dine with locals in a stunning backdrop at the Ammarin desert camp. (Breakfast / Dinner)
Petra Marriott Hotel.
Day 13Wadi RumWadi Rum with the Bedouin: Head to Wadi Rum. Enjoy beautiful vistas as you make your way on a jeep safari deep into the heart of Wadi Rum's majestic desert. Enjoy the spectacular Bedouin hospitality tonight as you dine with locals under the stars, and stay in elegant simplicity in a desert camp for the night. (Breakfast / Dinner)
Sun City Camp, Wadi Rum.
Day 14AmmanAmman: If you wish, start the day with sunrise yoga at the Bedouin camp, before returning to Amman.Explore Amman with Insight Choice. Join a guided sightseeing to discover the highlights of the city and learn about the history and culture. Alternatively, explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.Later, check in at your hotel where the rest of your day is at leisure.Join in a lively dinner to celebrate the end of your Jordanian adventures. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Amman Marriott Hotel.
Day 15CairoAmman to Cairo: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.Take some time to relax before joining your Travel Director, a professionally trained Egyptologist. (Breakfast)
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
Day 16LuxorFly to Luxor, Cruise the Nile: This morning, fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall before transferring to your cruise ship. One of the most luxurious vessels on the Nile, it will be your home for the next six nights. After lunch on board, visit the Luxor Museum to see many ancient artefacts from Luxor Temple and two royal mummies. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers over a welcome drink. The rest of the evening is yours at leisure, enjoy dinner on the ship before relaxing in its lounge or in the comfort of your room. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
Day 17Dendera and EdfuExploring Dendera and Edfu: A day of legend and history awaits you today as you begin with a morning visit to the Temple of Hathor in Dendera. One of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, it contains a rare depiction of Cleopatra and her son Caesarian, whose father was Julius Caesar. Later, visit Luxor Temple. Located on the east bank of the Nile, it was built by the New Kingdom Pharaohs Amenhotep III and Ramesses II. It is known as ipet resyt 'the southern sanctuary. In the evening return to your ship and enjoy a scenic journey via the Esna Lock to Edfu. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
Day 18AswanEdfu to Aswan: You will start the day with breakfast as you cruise along the Nile to Kom Ombo and continue on to the city of Aswan. Famous for its archaeological sites such as the Philae Temple Complex and the Temple of Isis, Aswan is a vibrant destination that portray an agreeable mix of ancient and contemporary Egypt. In the evening, enjoy a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
Day 19AswanAswan's High Dam & Temple of Isis: Sightseeing includes a visit to Aswan's High Dam and Granite Quarries to see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae. The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy the facilities on your cruise boat. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
Day 20Feluccas and High TeaFeluccas and High Tea: Throughout your journey you'll have seen many feluccas sailing along the Nile. Now it's your time to explore one for yourself. On this traditional vessel, you'll meet a local sailor who will teach you about the ancient art of sailing. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy colonial-style high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel, just like Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie once did before you. The hotel is rumoured to be where Christie wrote her bestselling novel, 'Death on the Nile.' (Breakfast / Lunch / Afternoon Tea / Dinner)
MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
Day 21Kom OmboFree time and on to Kom Ombo: With the morning free, perhaps join the optional experience of travelling to the temples of Abu Simbel by air? These temples overlook Lake Nasser and are made up of the Great Temple of Ramesses II and the Temple of Hathor. Later, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple of Egypt, dedicated to two gods: the crocodile-headed Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus the Elder. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
Day 22LuxorCruising the Nile to Luxor: Your cruise continues along the life-giving waters of the Nile. In the evening, arrive back in Luxor where there is time for shopping and sightseeing. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
Day 23CairoExplore Luxor and fly to Cairo: Disembark from your cruise and travel by air-conditioned coach to the west bank of the Nile. See the Colossi of Memnon and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried. Visit a local family home and witness the making authentic Egyptian bread. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. (Breakfast)
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
Day 24CairoCairo and the Pyramids of Giza: Today you'll head to Memphis, the famous capital of the ancient world. See the colossal statue of Ramses II and the Great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara, to see the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest pyramid in the world, dating back to 2,700 BC. In the afternoon, it's on to Giza with your Egyptologist to explore the magnificent pyramids, where you'll come face-to-face with the enigmatic Sphinx. During your visit, venture inside one of these ancient wonders to see the chambers where the pharaohs were sent to meet their Gods in the afterlife. Later, drive to the pyramids to witness the magical Sound & Light Show - an unforgettable introduction to the world of Ancient Egypt. (Breakfast)
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
Day 25CairoCairo sightseeing: This morning, ascend to the Citadel, for breathtaking views over the city. While here visit the Alabaster Mosque, otherwise known as the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, regarded as the founder of modern Egypt. Continue to Tahrir Square, the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, and the Egyptian Museum. Among the many exhibits found here, are the fabulous artefacts recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. (Breakfast)
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
Day 26CairoDepart Cairo: Your wonderful journey ends with transfers to Cairo International airport. (Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
10/06/2021$10,450.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/03/2021$10,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/01/2021$10,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/15/2021$10,475.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/22/2021$10,525.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/29/2021$10,595.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/26/2022$10,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/09/2022$10,150.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/23/2022$10,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/23/2022$10,450.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/06/2022$10,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
Disclaimer
Notes: Departure changes: Due to religious festivals some departures will operate in reverse and/or a modified itinerary. The order of sightseeing, inclusions and itinerary may change at short notice. Alternate Vehicles: Smaller coaches without legroom or onboard washroom may be used on occasion.

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