EGYPT IN DEPTH
14 Days / 13 Nights

Follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions as you cruise leisurely up the Nile and discover ancient wonders and timeless villages along its banks.

Everything in Egypt seems to be on an impossibly grand scale – history spanning thousands of years, majestic temples, gigantic monuments and vast deserts. Flowing through the centre is its eternal lifeblood, the mighty Nile. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and stand in awe before the staggering façade of the Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Learn about more recent history at the World War II memorials in El Alamein and relax on the shores of the sparkling Red Sea.

INCLUDES
• Smaller group sizes with a maximum of 34 guests
• 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
• 3 Scenic Sundowners events
• Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities
• 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
• 29 meals – 13 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
• Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director, expert Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides
• All internal flights
• Return airport transfers
• All tipping and gratuities

ITINERARY
DAY 1 GIZA (CAIRO)
Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a three night Special Stay at your iconic hotel with views of the Great Pyramids from your balcony. Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent Pyramids.
Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2 GIZA
Be amazed by the magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC. Marvel at the 20 metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

DAY 3 GIZA
Freechoice: Visit the site of one of World War II’s defining battles, El Alamein or visit the ancient sites of Saqqara and Memphis. Alternatively, play a round of golf against the backdrop of the Pyramids.
Tonight enjoy a barbeque dinner at 139 Terrace.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 4 GIZA - ASWAN
Fly early to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam.
Fly to Aswan where you will be ensconced in luxury during your two night Special Stay and admire the views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

DAY 5 ASWAN
Freechoice: Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, take a motorboat ride to the upper reaches of the Nile and explore the Botanical Gardens. Discover the history of the hotel as you sample delicious cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace.
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 6 ASWAN - NILE CRUISE
Embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Discover the granite quarries of ancient Egypt, learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. Later, enjoy traditional felucca cruise on the Nile. Toast the start of your Nile cruise and enjoy a display of Nubian dancing.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 7 NILE CRUISE
Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise north. Explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank. A fun night awaits on board with a colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 8 NILE CRUISE
Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and admire the colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut and the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. At the vast temple complex of Karnak marvel at the enormous pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 9 LUXOR
Disembark and join a walking tour through the local produce markets. Later, relax in the beautiful gardens of your overnight Special Stay in luxury rooms overlooking the gardens. Late this afternoon discover the fascinating antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by the treasures of Luxor Temple. Relax in the gardens of the hotel and enjoy a barbeque dinner Egyptian style.
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 10 LUXOR - RED SEA
Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight. Additional cost, please book on tour.
Travel to the temple complex of Dendera and marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple. Drive through the desert moonscape to reach your luxurious resort, the Kempinski Soma Bay, set on the shores of the Red Sea.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

DAY 11 RED SEA
Relax and enjoy a day at leisure on the sparkling shores of the Red Sea. Your resort features a daily activity program or you can just relax pool or beachside. Raise your glass as you watch the play of colours across the dramatic desert and sea landscapes.
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 12 RED SEA - CAIRO
This morning is at your leisure before flying to Cairo for your two night stay.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 13 CAIRO
Discover Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Bazaar or explore Old Cairo and the Hanging Temple of Babylon. Alternatively, visit the old Egyptian Museum and see the collection of Royal Mummies. Tonight join your Tour Director for a farewell to Egypt dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14 CAIRO
Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport.
Meals included: Breakfast

2020 DEPARTURE DATES
From January to May and from September to November

PRICE
From $9,695* per person

JEWELS OF EGYPT & JORDAN
21 Days / 20 Nights

From the majesty of the pyramids to the unrivalled beauty of the Treasury at Petra, mesmerising desertscapes, world famous seas and a cruise on the mighty River Nile, you will uncover the ancient and natural wonders of Egypt and Jordan in-depth on this magnificent 21 day journey.

Discover the endless history and legacy of these two intriguing countries, from the majestic monuments immortalising Egypt’s Pharaohs and the footsteps of the Romans and Nabateans in Jordan, to the more recent memorials of the WWII battlefields at El Alamein. Dive into the Red Sea and float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, possibly while reading a book. Marvel at the otherworldly desert landscapes of Wadi Rum and the magnificent Temples of Abu Simbel and the Treasury at Petra, hewn into the desert rock.

INCLUDES
• Smaller group sizes with a maximum of 34 guests
• 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
• 5 Scenic Sundowners events
• Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities
• 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
• 44 meals – 20 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L) and 13 dinners (D)
• Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director, expert Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides
• All internal flights
• Return airport transfers
• All tipping and gratuities

ITINERARY
DAY 1 GIZA (CAIRO)
Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a three night Special Stay at your iconic hotel with views of the Great Pyramids from your balcony. Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent Pyramids.
Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2 GIZA
Be amazed by the magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC. Marvel at the 20 metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

DAY 3 GIZA
Freechoice: Visit the site of one of World War II’s defining battles, El Alamein or visit the ancient sites of Saqqara and Memphis. Alternatively, play a round of golf against the backdrop of the Pyramids.
Tonight enjoy a barbeque dinner at 139 Terrace.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 4 GIZA - ASWAN
Fly early to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam.
Fly to Aswan where you will be ensconced in luxury during your two night Special Stay and admire the views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

DAY 5 ASWAN
Freechoice: Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, take a motorboat ride to the upper reaches of the Nile and explore the Botanical Gardens. Discover the history of the hotel as you sample delicious cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace.
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 6 ASWAN - NILE CRUISE
Embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Discover the granite quarries of ancient Egypt, learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. Later, enjoy traditional felucca cruise on the Nile. Toast the start of your Nile cruise and enjoy a display of Nubian dancing.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 7 NILE CRUISE
Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise north. Explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank. A fun night awaits on board with a colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 8 NILE CRUISE
Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and admire the colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut and the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. At the vast temple complex of Karnak marvel at the enormous pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 9 LUXOR
Disembark and join a walking tour through the local produce markets. Later, relax in the beautiful gardens of your overnight Special Stay in luxury rooms overlooking the gardens. Late this afternoon discover the fascinating antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by the treasures of Luxor Temple. Relax in the gardens of the hotel and enjoy a barbeque dinner Egyptian style.
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 10 LUXOR - RED SEA
Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight. Additional cost, please book on tour.
Travel to the temple complex of Dendera and marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple. Drive through the desert moonscape to reach your luxurious resort, the Kempinski Soma Bay, set on the shores of the Red Sea.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

DAY 11 RED SEA
Relax and enjoy a day at leisure on the sparkling shores of the Red Sea. Your resort features a daily activity program or you can just relax pool or beachside. Raise your glass as you watch the play of colours across the dramatic desert and sea landscapes.
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 12 RED SEA - CAIRO
This morning is at your leisure before flying to Cairo for your two night stay.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 13 CAIRO
Discover Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Bazaar or explore Old Cairo and the Hanging Temple of Babylon. Alternatively, visit the old Egyptian Museum and see the collection of Royal Mummies. Tonight join your Tour Director for a farewell to Egypt dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14 CAIRO - AMMAN
Fly to Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, for two nights. Join your Jordanian Tour Director for a welcome dinner of local delicacies.
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 15 AMMAN
Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age. Explore the impressive ruins and witness an exciting re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in the hippodrome. This afternoon join your Tour Director for a walk through the food and produce markets and stop to taste some traditional Jordanian sweets.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

DAY 16 AMMAN - WADI RUM
At Madaba discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land and visit the Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration. Continue to the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum where you will feel like you have stepped onto the moon during your Special Stay in the luxurious Martian tents of the Sun Camp. Witness the dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 17 WADI RUM - PETRA
Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Explore Lawrence Road and marvel at the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. Continue to the Rose Red city of Petra for your two night stay. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight.
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

DAY 18 PETRA
This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away.
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 19 PETRA - DEAD SEA
At Bethany Beyond the Jordan see where Jesus was baptised then view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. Travel north to your resort for the next two nights on the shores of the Dead Sea. Relax and enjoy sweeping views over the Dead Sea and across to Israel from your balcony.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 20 DEAD SEA
Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to slather you in the therapeutic mud, or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or the newspaper. Join your Tour Director at the Sky Bar and toast the end of a wonderful journey.
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 21 DEAD SEA - AMMAN
Say farewell as you transfer to Amman airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.
Meals included: Breakfast

2020 DEPARTURE DATES
From January to May and from September to November

PRICE
From $15,595* per person

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only based on adult fares in AUD and subject to availability at time of booking. Offers valid until sold out and for departures as specified. From prices based on May and September departures, except for 27 September 2020. Itineraries may vary. Freechoice activities are subject to minimum numbers and/or seasonal operations. Seasonal surcharges & single supplements may apply, & prices may vary due to currency fluctuations & changes to taxes & surcharges. Valid for new bookings only & not combinable with any other offers. Departures may be based on minimum group numbers. Prices are correct as at September 2018 & are subject to change without notice. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.