The wonders of ancient Egypt on a Nile cruise

The cradle of civilisation. If anywhere has a real claim to that title, it’s the Nile basin. Given enough time, this snake of a river will take you from Cairo right down to Luxor to Aswan, but most people just visit the final two locations.

The Egyptian capital is a bustling city where you can explore the souks and bazaars; but what truly sets the city apart is that the last remaining Wonder of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza, lies 12 miles away. Giza is a sight like no other to watch the sun coming up and flooding the site of the pyramids with light. There you really can feel a connection to the past that you won’t feel anywhere else. The Sphinx, so majestic, has watched over visitors for thousands of years and by night, a sound and light show make the pyramids shimmy with colours.

Further south, the temples of Luxor – one, the setting for a famous scene in The Spy Who Loved Me – show all the religious grandeur of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs. Huge columns, massive carved stone statues of people and animals. You can walk through these huge buildings – or what’s left of them – and picture the scene as they teemed with people. On the other side of the river is the Valley of the Kings, the burial place of the pharaohs, where you can descend into the chambers and have the stories and hieroglyphs on the wall explained by your guide.

Your last stop is Aswan, an ancient town that begs to be explored. There are more ancient, fascinating tombs to enter, and don’t miss the Philae Temple, which was built 3,000 years ago in honour of the goddess Isis and is just as splendid today as it ever was.

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Explore Jordan with New Direct Flights from Gatwick

Destination: Aqaba
Explore Jordan with New Direct Flights from Gatwick (weekly flights November till March included) as seen on TV (Travel Man, Channel 4) Explore Jordan with new direct flights from Gatwick from £930.00 per person on a Half Board basis with 3* Hotels; There is a reduction of £60.00 person if 4 or 5 people share 2 rooms 4* and 5* Hotels are also available Explore Jordan Itinerary Day 01: Arrival to Aqaba Arrival Aqaba Airport, transfer to Aqaba, Dinner & Overnight in Aqaba Day 02: Aqaba – Wadi Rum – Petra. After Breakfast drive to Wadi Rum or (Valley of the Moon), where Geologists believed that this Desert was created from a great crack on the Surface of the earth. Archaeologists believe that Wadi Rum was inhabited in the prehistoric periods, On the way to Wadi Rum, visiting the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, named by Lawrence of Arabia, and then continue to visit Desert Police Station, with their beautiful uniforms, with possibility to enjoy 2 hours trip with Jeeps to explore more about Wadi Rum where you visit different beautiful sites in the Desert. Then to Petra, Dinner & Overnight in Petra Day 03: Full day visit Petra After breakfast, Visit Petra Your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra, which was built by Nabatean (An early Arab people). Petra was renowned for it massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabatean who settles in the South of Jordan more than 2 thousands years ago. They dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia. The Nabateans Kingdom reached to Damascus and includes part of Sinai and Negev Desert. The visit starts by riding horses from the main Entrance of Petra for about 600-700 m to the Siq and back on horses same distance to the main Entrance, then walk through the Siq (1.2 KM), where you face in the end the most impressive Facade of the Treasury. Then visit Royal Tombs, The Court, Roman Theatre, Roman Street, Qasr El Bint. Dinner & Overnight in Petra Day 04: Petra – Little Petra–Amman After breakfast at Hotel in Petra, drive about 8 km north of Petra to visit Beidha, what is called also as (little Petra), which is famous of it is oldest settlement in Jordan history which goes back to the Iron Age, little Petra has also small (Siq) and some other fascinating building, monuments and small theatre to visit, After visit continue to drive via desert highway to Amman, panoramic visit of Amman. Transfer to Hotel. Dinner & Overnight in Amman Day 05: City Tour of AMMAN + Jerash – Amman After Breakfast, prepare yourself for special day, as we will begin by visiting Amman the Capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan by visiting National Museum, Citadel, then Drive through down town, visit Mosque .then drive north to about 45 KM. To Jerash one of the best preserved Roman Towns in the world. Its Triumphal Arch, which was built at 129 to honour the visit to Emperor Hadrian just one part of massive building, today you can walk through “Street of Columns”, Roman Cardo. The Two Huge Tamales of Zeus and Airtimes and a lot of other different sites .Then drive back to Amman. Dinner & Overnight in Amman Day 06 :  Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Dead Sea AQABA After Breakfast, Drive to Madaba to visit St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church in Madaba, which was rebuilt in 1897. The world of mosaic map by an unknown mosaicist who worked in Madaba towards the middle of the Sixth Century AD. It is the oldest preserved and most detailed ancient map of the lands extending east and west of the River Jordan from Lebanon to Egypt, from the desert to the Mediterranean. Then drive Mt. Nebo (Siyagha) is the memorial of Prophet Moses. The memorial consists of a Trefoil Church built in the 4th century AD and is famous for having been visited by the Pilgrim In the 5th century AD, a nave was added to the Trefoil Church. In the sixth century, around 530 AD, then drive to lowest point on earth to Dead Sea, time to swim and relax then drive back to Aqaba. Dinner & Overnight in Aqaba. Day 07: Aqaba After Breakfast, Full day Free in Aqaba Day 08: Transfer to Aqaba Airport After Breakfast, transfer to Aqaba Airport (End of Services) The above price includes: 1. 7 Nights’ accommodation in the selected Hotel category on Half Board basis. 2. All entrance fees and a short horse ride in Petra. 3. All excursions in modern air-conditioned vehicle + English Speaking Driver. 4. Jeep Safari in Wadi Rum for 2 hours. 5. Free Entry Visa to Jordan.(passport Details needed) 6. Above Rates are valid for minimum 2 Pax. 7. Transfers from/to AQJ A/P. 8. Meet and assistance upon Arrival and Dep. 9. Local English Speaking Guide in Petra only (2-3 hours). 10. Flights with 20kg baggage allowance Not included: 1. Private drinks and expenses. 2. All kinds of Tips. 3. Lunches Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Explore Jordan with New Direct Flights from Gatwick and for further information on other Jordan Holidays.
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Explore Jordan with New Direct Flights from Gatwick
Destination: Aqaba

Explore Jordan with New Direct Flights from Gatwick (weekly flights November till March included) as seen on TV (Travel Man, Channel 4)

Explore Jordan with new direct flights from Gatwick from £930.00 per person on a Half Board basis with 3* Hotels;
There is a reduction of £60.00 person if 4 or 5 people share 2 rooms
4* and 5* Hotels are also available

Explore Jordan Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Aqaba
Arrival Aqaba Airport, transfer to Aqaba, Dinner & Overnight in Aqaba

Day 02: Aqaba – Wadi Rum – Petra.
After Breakfast drive to Wadi Rum or (Valley of the Moon), where Geologists believed that this Desert was created from a great crack on the Surface of the earth. Archaeologists believe that Wadi Rum was inhabited in the prehistoric periods, On the way to Wadi Rum, visiting the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, named by Lawrence of Arabia, and then continue to visit Desert Police Station, with their beautiful uniforms, with possibility to enjoy 2 hours trip with Jeeps to explore more about Wadi Rum where you visit different beautiful sites in the Desert. Then to Petra, Dinner & Overnight in Petra

Day 03: Full day visit Petra
After breakfast, Visit Petra Your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra, which was built by Nabatean (An early Arab people). Petra was renowned for it massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabatean who settles in the South of Jordan more than 2 thousands years ago. They dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia. The Nabateans Kingdom reached to Damascus and includes part of Sinai and Negev Desert. The visit starts by riding horses from the main Entrance of Petra for about 600-700 m to the Siq and back on horses same distance to the main Entrance, then walk through the Siq (1.2 KM), where you face in the end the most impressive Facade of the Treasury. Then visit Royal Tombs, The Court, Roman Theatre, Roman Street, Qasr El Bint. Dinner & Overnight in Petra

Day 04: Petra – Little Petra–Amman
After breakfast at Hotel in Petra, drive about 8 km north of Petra to visit Beidha, what is called also as (little Petra), which is famous of it is oldest settlement in Jordan history which goes back to the Iron Age, little Petra has also small (Siq) and some other fascinating building, monuments and small theatre to visit, After visit continue to drive via desert highway to Amman, panoramic visit of Amman. Transfer to Hotel. Dinner & Overnight in Amman

Day 05: City Tour of AMMAN + Jerash – Amman
After Breakfast, prepare yourself for special day, as we will begin by visiting Amman the Capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan by visiting National Museum, Citadel, then
Drive through down town, visit Mosque .then drive north to about 45 KM. To Jerash one of the best preserved Roman Towns in the world. Its Triumphal Arch, which was built at 129 to honour the visit to Emperor Hadrian just one part of massive building, today you can walk through “Street of Columns”, Roman Cardo. The Two Huge Tamales of Zeus and Airtimes and a lot of other different sites .Then drive back to Amman. Dinner & Overnight in Amman

Day 06 :  Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Dead Sea AQABA
After Breakfast, Drive to Madaba to visit St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church in Madaba, which was rebuilt in 1897. The world of mosaic map by an unknown mosaicist who worked in Madaba towards the middle of the Sixth Century AD. It is the oldest preserved and most detailed ancient map of the lands extending east and west of the River Jordan from Lebanon to Egypt, from the desert to the Mediterranean. Then drive Mt. Nebo (Siyagha) is the memorial of Prophet Moses. The memorial consists of a Trefoil Church built in the 4th century AD and is famous for having been visited by the Pilgrim In the 5th century AD, a nave was added to the Trefoil Church. In the sixth century, around 530 AD, then drive to lowest point on earth to Dead Sea, time to swim and relax then drive back to Aqaba. Dinner & Overnight in Aqaba.

Day 07: Aqaba
After Breakfast, Full day Free in Aqaba

Day 08: Transfer to Aqaba Airport
After Breakfast, transfer to Aqaba Airport (End of Services)

The above price includes:
1. 7 Nights’ accommodation in the selected Hotel category on Half Board basis.
2. All entrance fees and a short horse ride in Petra.
3. All excursions in modern air-conditioned vehicle + English Speaking Driver.
4. Jeep Safari in Wadi Rum for 2 hours.
5. Free Entry Visa to Jordan.(passport Details needed)
6. Above Rates are valid for minimum 2 Pax.
7. Transfers from/to AQJ A/P.
8. Meet and assistance upon Arrival and Dep.
9. Local English Speaking Guide in Petra only (2-3 hours).
10. Flights with 20kg baggage allowance

Not included:
1. Private drinks and expenses.
2. All kinds of Tips.
3. Lunches

Call Crusader Travel today on 020 87440474 to book Explore Jordan with New Direct Flights from Gatwick and for further information on other Jordan Holidays.

Price From
£930
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Price From
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