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ISRAEL, JORDAN, EGYPT & THE NILE

Israel & Jordan Tour with Egypt & Nile Cruise
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ISRAEL, JORDAN, EGYPT & THE NILE

Israel & Jordan Tour with Egypt & Nile Cruise 17 day tour - April 5, 2018

This once in a lifetime tour of Israel will visit many sites that other tours miss, some even leave off Bethlehem.

Our special Holy Land tour includes all of the important sites in Israel such as Jerusalem, Garden Tomb, Galilee, Bethlehem, Masada, the Dead Sea and more. It also includes Petra, Mt. Nebo & Christ’s baptismal site in Jordan.

This once in a lifetime tour will visit many sites that others are not able to see when they go to Israel. For example: The City of Lehi excavations, located a short distance down from Jerusalem. This is where caves were discovered with writings on the inside walls. It was determined that the writings were by a prophet in hiding that date approx. 600 BC. The Arabs have considered the hill above the cave to be a sacred place. As they put it – “before Mohamed there was a great prophet named Lehi and he taught from that hill.” Even the archaeologists in Jerusalem now call the area Beit Lehi. We do not know if this is our Lehi, but we do know this will be a huge highlight as you visit an active archaeological dig. The excavations are on an army base. Only those excavating and Fun For Less Tours have been given permission to go onto the site.  click to view a video on the Lehi excavations
NOTE: The excavations are now far enough along, there are stairs into the underground excavations.

Visiting the Holy Land is a life changing experience. You will never read the scriptures in quite the same way after walking in the footsteps of prophets, apostles, and the Savior. The men and women whose stories have inspired us since childhood come to life in a manner that is remarkable and penetrating. When Jesus walked to Emmaus with two of his disciples they later remarked, “Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” We feel confident you too will feel the power of the Bible’s familiar stories as you experience the sights and sounds of the land that gave to us our shared spiritual heritage. After visiting the lands of the scriptures you will always feel a certain unique homesickness for them and a longing to return.

This is our Ultimate Holy Lands experience. We have combined our Israel & Jordan Holy Land Tour with a fantastic Egypt tour & Nile Cruise that includes: Cairo, the Pyramids, King Tut’s Treasures in the Cairo Museum, Luxor, Karnack Temple (more impressive than the Pyramids), Luxor Temple, a 5 star three night luxury cruise on the Nile,  and so much more. You are already going to be in the neighborhood – why not do it all!!!!

Package Price Includes:

Important Note:
This Special Tour is a combination of our Israel & Jordan Tour and our Egypt Tour.  It has been combined together to create one tour, and cannot be done separately. This combination is our most popular tour we offer anywhere in the world!
Our price is a complete package.  We do not give you free afternoons and then charge you more for additional touring!!!  Many travel companies show a low price, but by the time you add everything in, they become expensive.  Our pricing is a complete package that will actually give you more for less!
This special tour is a combination of two different tour packages. Our Israel and Jordan Package. Plus our Cairo, the Pyramids, & Nile Cruise.
Below is the information on the two packages we have COMBINED to create our Israel, Jordan and Egypt Tour:
Package #1: Israel & Jordan
  • 4-star deluxe Hotels in Israel.
  • 5-star luxury hotel in Jordan.
  • Special guest educator throughout Israel: Dr. John Madsen.
  • The best in guides and bus drivers!
  • All land taxes and booking fees.
  • All transfers, buses and entrance fees.
  • Petra in Jordan: Voted as one of the 7 Wonders of the World!
  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
  • Breakfast & dinner throughout your stay in Israel.
  • All of the important sites in Israel & Jordan.
  • The City of Lehi Excavations.
  • Fun For Less Tours staff throughout your tour – “We Don’t Send You, We Take You.”
  • “Whisper Perfect” headset receivers: Everyone on this tour will have their own individual “whisper perfect” headset receiver. You will be able to hear every word clearly spoken by our guides and educators, even when you step away from the group to take that important picture.
  • If someone has purchased our group airfare from JFK New York or Salt Lake City then these group airfares will include the middle flight from Amman to Cairo.  If someone has done there own airfare internationally there will be a $200 charge for this required flight from Amman to Cairo on the same flight that the group is on.
  • Not included in our package is the option to purchase our group airfare.
  • Not included in our package is the Egypt Tour – information and pricing can be found below.
Package #1 Price: $2,795*
Package #2: Our Cairo, the Pyramids, & Nile Cruise Package includes the following
  • $580 in domestic airfare:
    • Airfare from Cairo to Aswan.
    • Airfare from Luxor to Cairo.
  • All taxes, ticketing fees and fuel surcharges.
  • 5 star Nile Cruise ship with all meals.
  • 5 star luxury Intercontinental Citystars Hotel Cairo.
  • All shore excursions of the ship.
  • All tours, entrance fees, buses and guides throughout.
  • Fun For Less Tour staff throughout – “We Don’t Send You – We Take You.”
  • Use of our “Whisper Perfect” headset receivers.
Package #2 Price: $1,694*

Package Price: $4,489 - Total Ultimate Package Price (package 1 & 2)*

**does not include international airfare to and from the Middle East, tips or visas.
SLC Roundtrip Airfare: $1,797
JFK Roundtrip Airfare: $1,389
(The SLC or JFK Airfare prices above also includes a middle flight from Amman to Cairo. If someone does there own airfare there will be a $200 charge for this flight with the group from Amman to Cairo.)
You can also purchase your own airfare.
If you need a quote from another city please contact our office.

Your day by day itinerary is a partial list of your tour. The itinerary below is subject to change as needed at any time to accomplish everything we can in each area we visit. We will have local guides who will make sure we see the very best in the time we have.
Day 1: April 5: Fly to Amman
Today everyone will fly on our international flight to Amman Jordan.
Day 2: April 6: Amman
After clearing customs in Amman Jordan we will transfer to our hotel in Amman Jordan.
Day 3: April 7: Petra
This morning we will travel to Petra, the newly voted “Wonder of the World. “We will walk down the narrow canyon to the breathtaking view of the Treasury, Petra’s most famous landmark. You will have time to visit this fascinating city carved from the cliffs of the canyon and experience some of the best ruins found anywhere in the world. We will then head back to Amman to overnight.
Day 4: April 8: Amman – Galilee
This morning we will cross into Israel. After the border crossing, we will visit Christ’s Baptismal site on the Jordan River. We also plan to swim in the Dead Sea. We will then make a quick photo stop of the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Rising above the desert floor is Herod the Great’s fortress of Masada which we will visit via cable car. During the Jewish revolt in 70 C.E., Masada’s defenders committed suicide rather than be taken prisoner by the Romans. After we will drive to the Galilee where we will be staying for the next 3 nights.
Day 5: April 9: Galilee
Our journey today takes us north of the Sea of Galilee. We begin by visiting Capernaum where so many wonderful events and teachings of the Savior took place. We then stop at the Mount of Beatitudes where we will ponder the great truths delivered by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. Driving to the far north of Israel we pass the Canaanite city of Hazor on our way to Tel Dan. Here Jeroboam erected a golden calf for the Israelites to worship, marking the beginning of a road that would end with the “lost ten tribes.” The restored walls and gates give us an excellent idea of the fortifications Joshua would have faced as he conquered the land. We will visit Banias, known as Caesarea Philippi in the days of Jesus where he asked his disciples, “Whom do ye say that I am?” At the end of the day, we will return to our hotel in Galilee. Our day would not be complete without a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where we can discuss Jesus walking on the water and stilling the storm.
Day 6: April 10: Nazareth – Galilee 
This morning we will travel to Ein Harod, the spring where Gideon chose his three hundred men before routing the Midianites. We will be visiting a baptismal site on the Jordan River. Then it is on to the top of Mt Carmel where Elijah had his historic confrontation with the priests of Baal with its dramatic conclusion. We travel on to Nazareth, home of the Savior for thirty years of his life. We will visit Mount Precipice, which has a sweeping view of the Jezreel Valley from Nazareth dominated by Mt. Tabor where we will discuss the transfiguration of the Savior. Deborah and Barak gathered their forces at Mt Tabor and defeated Sisera’s iron chariots. We will also visit today the Arbel Cliff for a fantastic overview of the Sea of Galilee.
Day 7: April 11: Caesarea – Bethlehem – Jerusalem
This morning we will head to the Mediterranean Sea where our focus shifts now to the Apostles Peter and Paul as we discover Caesarea. Here the Roman centurion, Cornelius, became the first gentile convert to Christianity and Paul related his account of his vision on the road to Damascus to King Agrippa. We will visit the picturesque old Roman aqueduct and let you wade in the Mediterranean Sea. We conclude our visit to Caesarea at the Roman theatre and hippodrome where chariot races were held. We will then visit Bethlehem where we will remember the wondrous account of the Savior’s birth as recorded in Mathew and Luke and retold each Christmas. We will walk through the Church of the Nativity and sing Christmas Carols. We will have time to shop in the best Olive Wood store in Israel, Nissan Brother in Bethlehem.
Day 8: April 12: Jerusalem
Our attention today is drawn to the Old City of Jerusalem. We will explore the ruins located south of the Temple Mount where you can walk the sidewalks and stairs of Jesus’ time. We will climb the Temple Mount where both Solomon’s and Herod’s temples once stood and where the magnificent Dome of the Rock and Al Aksa Mosques now stand. We will stop at the Western Wall, the most sacred site for the Jewish faith. You can write a prayer on a piece of paper and place it into the cracks of the wall as millions have done before you. We will then travel to the new city of Jerusalem and visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are located, and the Model City, a reproduction of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. We will also have time to visit the Jerusalem Museum, recently opened after a 2-year renovation. The day will end at your hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 9: April 13: Jerusalem – Beit Lehi
We will walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel, built over 2500 years ago to secure the water supply of Jerusalem during the Assyrian siege. You will need a flashlight for the tunnel. At its end, we find the Pool of Siloam where the man born blind washed as instructed by Jesus and came away seeing. We will then head to Beit Lehi to experience an archeological dig firsthand. Our visit to Beit Lehi includes beautiful early Christian mosaics, oil presses, a mikvah (a ritual bath) and the recently discovered columbary where doves were raised by the thousands for sacrifice at the Temple. There is also a New Testament period stable which will give you one of the best settings for the birth of the Savior. We will also stop at the Valley of Elah where David fought Goliath on our way back to Jerusalem.
Day 10: April 14: Jerusalem 
Today we reach the spiritual pinnacle of our pilgrimage as we retrace the footsteps of our Savior during the last hours of his life and feel the deep appreciation these places create for the sacrifice of the Son of God. We begin on Mt. Zion at the traditional site of the Upper Room where the Last Supper was shared with devoted apostles. We visit St. Peter in Gallicantu, the possible site of the cock’s crowing and the Palace of Caiaphas where Jesus was tried. From there we descend into the Kidron Valley to visit Gethsemane, the Garden of the Savior’s deepest prayers. In the afternoon we will enter the Old City and continue the last hours of the Savior’s life. We will visit The Church of St Anne where the Pools of Bethesda were located. Here Jesus commanded the impotent man to take up his bed and walk. We visit the Convent of the Sisters of Zion, the location of the Antonia Fortress where Pilate tried the Savior. Our highlight day concludes at Golgotha and the Garden Tomb where we will have time to ponder the Resurrection and final triumph of Christ.
Day 11: April 15: Jerusalem – Amman – Egypt
This morning we will cross into Amman, Jordan and transfer to the airport for our flight to Cairo. This flight is only included if you purchased our JFK or SLC group airfare.  If someone has done their own airfare there will be a $200 charge for this required flight from Amman to Cairo on the same flight that the group is on.  Upon arrival into Cairo, we will transfer to our hotel.
Day 12: April 16: Cairo – Aswan
Today we will tour the Cairo Museum, which houses the greatest collection of Egyptian artifacts anywhere in the world, including King Tut’s Treasures. This afternoon we will fly to Aswan. Upon arrival, we will transfer to our Nile cruise ship.
Day 13: April 17:  Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu – Aswan
This morning will you will take a boat ride to the Philae Islands with its temple dedicated to Isis. Then we will sail on the Nile to the Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples.
Day 14: April 18: Luxor
Luxor is more impressive than Cairo and the Pyramids! You will marvel at its sheer grandeur and its monumental architecture and excellent state of preservation. This morning we will visit the Valley of the Kings, site of the tombs of the Pharaohs. In the afternoon we will visit the best ruins in Egypt –Karnack! We will also visit Luxor Temple before returning to your cruise ship.
Day 15: April 19: Cairo
This afternoon we will fly to Cairo.  Upon arrival, we will visit the Pyramids, built over four thousand years ago and the only remaining wonder of the ancient world. We will then see the Sphinx. Then we will transfer to our hotel.
Day 16: April 20: Cairo 
Today we will finish touring Cairo. We will have a late evening flight back to the US.  After our tour, we will transfer to the Cairo Airport for our return flight home just after midnight tonight. (There is no hotel night included on the tour this night.  If someone is doing their own airfare and you need this night of hotel please contact our office for a quote.)
Day 17: April 21: Fly Home
This morning we will fly back to the US.