Visiting - Jerusalem, Petra & Cairo 9 nights from £1669
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Visit 3 cities, in 3 countries and enjoy an introduction to one of the oldest cities in the
world, one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World and the largest city in Africa, all in
Prices for the City HighlightsTour start from £1669
per person for 9 nights
This classic tour can only be booked by calling 0844 770 9960
3 nights Jerusalem + 3 nights Petra + 3 nights Cairo
Day 1 Depart from the UK for your flight to Tel Aviv. On arrival, you will be met and
transferred to your chosen hotel in Jerusalem for 3 nights, during which time you can
explore world famous sites that are of significance to the Jewish, Christian and
Day 4 Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your flight to Amman. On arrival, you will be met
and transferred to your chosen hotel in Petra for 3 nights. A timelessly fascinating
city, you will have the opportunity to explore the awe-inspiring city carved out of the
Day 7 Transfer to Amman airport for your flight to Cairo. On arrival, you will be met
and transferred to your chosen hotel for the next 3 nights. During your stay in Cairo,
you can gain an insight into this bustling city, home to the historical Pyramids of Giza
and the Sphinx.
Day 10 Transfer to Cairo airport for your return flight to the UK.
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Things to see in Jerusalem, Petra & Cairo
Dome of the Rock
The jewel in the Temple Mount crown is the gold-plated Dome of the Rock, the enduring symbol of the city and undoubtedly one of the most photographed buildings on earth. As its name suggests, the dome covers the slab of stone sacred to both the Muslim and Jewish faiths.
The main commemoration site of the Sho'a (Holocaust) in Israel, located on Har Hazikaron in western Jerusalem. The main building on the site is Ohel Yizkor (Remembrance Tent), which serves as a place of communion with the memory of the Sho'a victims. The museum reviews the chain of events, starting with the rise of the Nazis to power up until the end of the war.
Beach offers special, calm atmosphere and a dolphin pod that lives there. There are no shows here, but rafts allow a special view of the dolphins life. It is possible to swim with the dolphins. Cafeteria, crafts corner and souvenir store.
Petra is Jordan’s most famous attraction, a ‘lost city’ carved from red rock over 2,000 years ago and only recently rediscovered by the Swiss explorer Burkhardt.
From your first glimpse of the Treasury as you walk through the Siq, the narrow, winding gorge that is the entry to Petra, your imagination will be captured by this magical city built by the Nabataeans centuries ago, and once important as a junction for the trade routes linking Rome, Arabia, Egypt, China, Syria and Greece.
The Pyramids of Giza
This must-see ancient Egyptian landmark is Cairo's most remarkable tourist attraction. One of the seven wonders of the world, the great Pyramids of Giza are located on the Giza Plateau with the largest of the 3 pyramids, Khufu, known to be the world's tallest structure for more than 43 centuries until the Eiffel Tower broke its record in 1889. The two smaller pyramids are Khafre and Menkaure. Attend the entertaining Sound & Light Show at Giza which takes place every night with the pyramids as a breathtaking backdrop. Be sure to take that camel ride here as it is one of the experiences all newcomers to Egypt must try!
Close to the Pyramids stands the incomparable Great Sphinx of Giza, a grand statue which represents a body of a lion with a human head. The Sphinx represents one of Egypt's greatest mysteries as there is no evidence to conclude who the Sphinx represents, why its nose is broken and how it was broken.
Solar Boat Museum
Also on the Giza Plateau is the Solar Boat Museum. The Ancient Egyptians used to build wooden boats and place them into carved ditches of the kings' tombs as they believed that the kings would need transportation to get to the 'after life'. Many ditches have been found underneath the pyramids and one of the boats that have been found in very good condition has been revealed and can now be seen at this museum.
Memphis & Saqqara
Memphis is the oldest capital of Egypt which was built by King Menes around 3100 BC. The limestone statue of Ramses II is the main attraction in Memphis which stands in a small museum. Saqqara is where Memphis was buried and it is one of the oldest ancient Egyptian cemeteries. Saqqara is home to many monuments of most of the main dynasties and is where many pharaohs were buried, making it a very important archaeological site.
The Saqqara Step Pyramid
Considered to be the world's oldest stone structure of this dimension in the world, this 6-tiered step pyramid stands at 60 metres high in the middle of Saqqara. Originally built as a tomb for King Zoser by his physician and architect, Imhotep, it is now part of a mortuary complex for the king with nearby smaller pyramids and monuments.
The Cairo Citadel
To the east of the city centre is Islamic Cairo where the Cairo Citadel of Salah El Din stands overlooking bazaars, mosques, and panoramic views of Cairo reaching out as far as the Pyramids. This interesting highly fortified area resembles a typical early medieval fortress, with large gateways, towers and high defending walls. The Citadel is one of the most popular non-pharaonic monuments in Cairo and is one of the main attractions for Islamic art. The Citadel houses several mosques, museums, gardens, and an impressive gold scripted palace.
Mohamed Ali Mosque
Built inside the citadel is Mohamed Ali Mosque, which took 33 years to build during the Turkish rule of Mohamed Ali. The mosque is also known as the Alabaster Mosque because alabaster was used to cover the mosque's inner and outer walls, resembling the mosques of Istanbul.
The Egyptian Museum
In the heart of Cairo's downtown area in the now popular square of Midan Tahrir, Liberation Square, where the modern-day revolution took place in 2011 to overthrow the former President Mubarak, stands the impressive Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. It is the most extensive museum in Egypt and is the richest exhibit of ancient Egyptian art and treasures from the Pharaonic until the Graeco-Roman period with over 130,000 items on display from artefacts to jewellery to mummies. Make sure you don't miss the artefacts found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun!
Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Khan El Khalili is by far Cairo's busiest and most popular oriental bazaar. With shops left right and centre, this souk is a shopping haven for souvenirs and Egyptian jewellery, sheesha pipes, galabiyyas, papyrus paintings, accessories and even belly dancing gear! Bargaining is part of the bazaar's tradition so make sure to negotiate and offer a third of the asking price. The bazaar also has Egyptian style cafes and restaurants so you can take a break between all the shopping.
The Hanging Church
Located in Old Cairo, the Hanging Church is one of the most famous Coptic churches. It was given its name because it is situated on top of the gatehouse of a Roman fortress. This beautiful church boasts 13 amazing pillars in its interior which represent Jesus and his 12 apostles.
St. Mark's Cathedral
The oldest and largest church in Africa, the cathedral of St. Mark was built in a more modern architectural style in the district of Abbaseya where St. Mark's remains rest. Beautiful icons and mosaics fill the massive Coptic cathedral making for a magnificent sight.
Ibn Tulun Mosque
The Mosque of Ibn Tulun is the largest mosque in Egypt, resembling more of a fortress than a mosque. It was built between 876-870 BC and it is quite unique for its external spiral staircase winding up to the minaret where prayers are called by the sheikh.
Al Azhar Mosque
Located in the heart of Islamic Cairo, Al Azhar is home to one of Cairo's oldest mosques and the world's oldest university which still operates today. It is one of the leading centres of Islamic teachings. It also the place where the graduation black gowns originated! It is believed that the current graduation costume was inspired from the robes worn by the Islamic Scholars who were graduating from Al-Azhar University.
A landmark of Egypt, the Cairo Tower is the tallest building in Egypt standing at about 43 metres taller than the Great Pyramid of Giza, Khufu (187 metres in total) and is ranked the 4th tallest in the world. It is located in Cairo's Zamalek district on El Gezirah Island overlooking the Nile. The design is inspired by the lotus flower, one of the most iconic ancient Egyptian plants. At the very top of the tower, you will be able to see the most spectacular 360 degrees panoramic views of Cairo with telescopes in an open air area which will make you feel like you are at the summit of the amazing city. From the top you can see the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, the Egyptian Museum, and many other sites.