Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt (2020)

Explore three classic Middle East destinations in less than two weeks, thanks to the flexibility and convenience of privately chartered flights.

Journey Overview

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

Explore three classic Middle East destinations in less than two weeks, thanks to the flexibility and convenience of privately chartered flights, journeying from Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Masada to Petra and Wadi Rum, and onward to set foot inside the tomb of King Tutankhamun, touch the paws of the Sphinx and cruise for four nights along the Nile.

Journey Highlights

  • Discover Israel, a land held sacred by three faiths, and gain perspective on the nation’s varied cultures when you visit a vast array of biblical and historical sites
  • Customize your experience in Jerusalem, taking advantage of A&K’s Design Your Day feature
  • Behold Petra, the city “half as old as time” and Wadi Rum, the desert outpost of Lawrence of Arabia
  • Embark on a four-night Nile River cruise aboard the intimate dahabeah, ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau,’ and marvel at some of Egypt’s greatest temples and tombs
  • Explore one of Egypt’s legendary pyramids on the Giza Plateau from the inside out
  • Enter Egypt’s latest world-class landmark — the Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Touch the paws of the enigmatic Great Sphinx on a once-in-a-lifetime insider-access opportunity
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Tel Aviv, Israel

Arrive in Tel Aviv, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem.
The King David 

Day 2: Jerusalem | Timeless Spiritual Inspiration

If you wish, rise early for a guided walk on the Temple Mount. After breakfast, explore the Old City of Jerusalem, starting in the Jewish Quarter. Proceed past the Burnt House, destroyed by the Romans in AD 70, to the Western Wall, Judaism’s most sacred site. Also explore the underground Western Wall tunnels. After lunch, visit major Christian sites, including St. Anne’s Church, nearby the Pool of Bethesda. Walk along the Stations of the Way of the Cross, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to Mount Zion to view the traditional Tomb of King David and the Upper Room, which commemorates the Last Supper. Tonight, gather at a local restaurant for a special welcome dinner.
The King David | Meals: BLD 

Day 3: Jerusalem, Bethlehem or Tel Aviv | Design Your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Explore the New City of Jerusalem & Bethlehem, viewing the Dead Sea Scrolls and joining a local Christian family for lunch in Bethlehem, in the West Bank.
  • Visit the New City of Jerusalem & Enjoy Time at Leisure, exploring Yad Vashem, before some free time to relax or explore.
  • Discover Dynamic Tel Aviv on an active walking tour and visit the ancient port city of Jaffa.

All options include lunch.
The King David | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Jerusalem | Masada & the Dead Sea

Venture through the Judean desert wilderness to Masada, where you take the cable car up to the last stronghold of the Zealots. Many of their fortifications, originally built by King Herod, still stand today. Stop for lunch at a hotel beside the Dead Sea. If you wish, take a dip in its buoyant, mineral-rich waters before returning to Jerusalem.
The King David | Meals: BLD 

Day 5: Aqaba, Jordan | Arrival in Petra

Transfer to the Tel Aviv airport to board your privately chartered flight to Jordan, landing in Aqaba, where you have lunch before continuing to Petra.
Mövenpick Resort Petra | Meals: BLD 

Day 6: Petra & Wadi Rum | The Bedouin Life

Explore Petra, the once-thriving desert capital carved into red rock, with a local archaeologist. Discover the Siq, the Treasury, the Temple of the Winged Lions and the Palace Tomb. This afternoon, continue to Wadi Rum, the so-called “Valley of the Moon” and the site of your private desert camp. Later, marvel at the sunset as you sit down to a Bedouin meal, followed by a discussion on local Bedouin life.
Discovery Bedu Camp | Meals: BLD 

Day 7: Abu Simbel & Aswan, Egypt | Abu Simbel

Fly from Aqaba via private charter to Abu Simbel. There, behold the towering twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari, rescued from the flooding waters of the Aswan High Dam. Then, fly to Aswan, where you board the intimate dahabeah, ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau.’ This evening, ride by motorized boat to the island of Agilika and view the Philae Temple. This sacred complex was dedicated to the goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations — Egyptian, Greek and Roman.
'Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau' | Meals: BLD 

Days 8-9: Cruising the Nile | Stunning Architecture

Go ashore at Kom Ombo to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), and view the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today. Continue sailing toward Esna, a city sacred to ancient Egyptians, passing riverside villages where time has seemingly stood still and soaking in the ambience aboard your dahabeah, taking in the views, as history unfolds all around you.
'Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau' | Meals: BLD 

Day 10: Cruising the Nile | Tutankhamun & Nefertari

Cruise to Luxor where you roam through the Valley of the Kings, legendary burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was here in 1922 that the tomb of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun, was found by British archaeologist Howard Carter. Now discover it for yourself, as you set foot inside its 35-century-old walls. Also visit the tomb of Seti I, the father of Ramses II, one of the best-preserved tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Continue to the Valley of the Queens, where you visit Queen Nefertari’s tomb, famous for the colorful, well-preserved artwork that adorns its walls. After lunch back on board, visit the Temple of Karnak and walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall. Visit the Temple of Luxor, with its massive statues of Ramses II, and marvel at the Colonnade and Court of Amenhotep III.
'Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau' | Meals: BLD 

Day 11: Luxor & Cairo | Immersive Museum Visit

Today, bid farewell to ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau,’ disembarking to fly aboard chartered aircraft to Cairo. Explore the new Grand Egyptian Museum, where the entire 5,400-piece collection of artifacts taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun is expected to be on display for the first time. Then, check in at your hotel located along Cairo’s Corniche.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: BL 

Day 12: Cairo | The Pyramids & the Great Sphinx of Giza

Venture through the Giza Plateau and explore the interior of a legendary pyramid. Continue to the Solar Boat Museum, site of Cheops’ cedar funerary boat. Then, go up close to the Great Sphinx, enjoying special private access to the paws of this enigmatic monument, close enough to touch them. This evening, gather for a farewell dinner.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: BLD 

Day 13: Depart Cairo

After breakfast, privately transfer to the airport to board your departing flight.
Meals: B

Journey Details

Flight Details: Tel Aviv–Aqaba (45 min) | Aqaba–Abu Simbel (2 hrs) | Abu Simbel–Aswan (40 min) | Luxor–Cairo (1 hr 15min)
Aircraft: Gulfstream IV & Embraer Legacy 600 or comparable (Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change)

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

The King David

Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt (2020)

The King David hotel Jerusalem, a six-storey landmark opened in 1931, offers 283 guest rooms and suites. All uniquely designed to fit t ... Read more

Mövenpick Resort Petra

Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt (2020)

With its prime location a stone's throw from the entrance to the historic city of Petra, the Mövenpick Resort Petra is a perfect retreat ... Read more

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau

Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt (2020)

The first 'dahabiya' (sailing boat) built to international luxury standards, complete with air conditioning and expansive windows ... Read more

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo

Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt (2020)

The majestic Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza is a beacon of sophisticated hospitality on the legendary Corniche along the bank of ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Mar 11, 2020 - Mar 23, 2020
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$52,165pp Single Supplement AU$14,485 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$53,615pp Single Supplement AU$15,500 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$54,775pp Single Supplement AU$16,660 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Mar 22, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$52,165pp Single Supplement AU$14,485 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$53,615pp Single Supplement AU$15,500 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$54,775pp Single Supplement AU$16,660 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Apr 1, 2020 - Apr 13, 2020
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$52,165pp Single Supplement AU$14,485 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$53,615pp Single Supplement AU$15,500 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$54,775pp Single Supplement AU$16,660 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Oct 14, 2020 - Oct 26, 2020
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$53,165pp Single Supplement AU$14,485 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$55,065pp Single Supplement AU$15,500 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$56,515pp Single Supplement AU$16,660 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Oct 25, 2020 - Nov 6, 2020
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$53,165pp Single Supplement AU$14,485 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$55,065pp Single Supplement AU$15,500 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$56,515pp Single Supplement AU$16,660 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Nov 1, 2020 - Nov 13, 2020
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$53,165pp Single Supplement AU$14,485 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$55,065pp Single Supplement AU$15,500 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$56,515pp Single Supplement AU$16,660 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.