Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt (2022)

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

  • Fly directly between three diverse destinations on exclusive chartered flights
  • 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
  • Customise 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
  • 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

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, discovering the Siq, the Temple of the Winged Lions and the Palace Tomb, and visiting the iconic Treasury accompanied by a local archaeologist. 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 Aswan, where you clear Egyptian Immigration, and then take off for 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. Fly back to Aswan, where you board the intimate dahabeah, ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau.’ Later, ride by motorized boat to the island of Agilika and view a special Sound and Light Show at the Philae Temple, a sacred complex that reflects 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 newly opened Grand Egyptian Museum to view a vast trove of artifacts, some displayed 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. 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

Minimum age is 10 years.
First group event: welcome briefing at 6:30 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 12.

Flight Details:
Tel Aviv–Aqaba (45 min)
Aqaba–Aswan (2 hrs)
Aswan-Abu Simbel (40 min)
Abu Simbel–Aswan (40 min)
Luxor–Cairo (1 hr 15min)

Aircraft: Challenger 850, Embraer Legacy or comparable (Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change)

NOTE: Cruise and corresponding flight schedules are subject to change on select departures, when vessel sails in reverse direction.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

The King David

Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt (2022)

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 (2022)

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 (2022)
A&K Favourite

Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is a stunning dahabiya, available only for private charter. An oasis of calm, the vessel is reminiscent of th ... Read more

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo

Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt (2022)
A&K Favourite

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

Feb 6, 2022 - Feb 18, 2022
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$52,695pp Single Supplement AU$13,505 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$54,045pp Single Supplement AU$14,455 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$55,400pp Single Supplement AU$15,535 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Feb 20, 2022 - Mar 4, 2022
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$52,695pp Single Supplement AU$13,505 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$54,045pp Single Supplement AU$14,455 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$55,400pp Single Supplement AU$15,535 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Mar 13, 2022 - Mar 25, 2022
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$52,695pp Single Supplement AU$13,505 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$54,045pp Single Supplement AU$14,455 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$55,400pp Single Supplement AU$15,535 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 11, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$52,695pp Single Supplement AU$13,505 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$54,045pp Single Supplement AU$14,455 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$55,400pp Single Supplement AU$15,535 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Sep 23, 2022 - Oct 5, 2022
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$52,695pp Single Supplement AU$13,505 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$54,045pp Single Supplement AU$14,455 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$55,400pp Single Supplement AU$15,535 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.