Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt (2023)

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

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 air, 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
  • 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,’ exclusively chartered for your group, 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. Explore the Old City of Jerusalem, starting in the Jewish Quarter. Proceed 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 with 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 further explore the city.
  • 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 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 colourful, 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 to view its soaring, iconic pyramids and explore the interior of one of these legendary tombs built for the pharaohs of the Fourth Dynasty. Then, go up close to the Great Sphinx, enjoying special private access to the paws of the 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.

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program.

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

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

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

Included with every Wings Over The World Journey

  • Unique Itinerary Made Possible by Private Chartered Flights
  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day
  • Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except for Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support

Customise this Journey

Talk to one of our expert Journey Designers or your travel agent about booking this tour as a private journey for your own small group with family or friends. Or, if you would prefer to travel privately, find out more about creating the perfect bespoke tailor-made journey based on this itinerary.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

The King David

Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt (2023)

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

Mövenpick Resort Petra

Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt (2023)

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 (2023)
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 (2023)
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

Jan 17, 2023 - Jan 29, 2023
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$64,075pp Single Supplement AU$14,075 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$65,485pp Single Supplement AU$15,345 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$66,895pp Single Supplement AU$16,470 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jan 31, 2023 - Feb 12, 2023
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$64,075pp Single Supplement AU$14,075 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$65,485pp Single Supplement AU$15,345 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$66,895pp Single Supplement AU$16,470 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Feb 14, 2023 - Feb 26, 2023
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$64,075pp Single Supplement AU$14,075 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$65,485pp Single Supplement AU$15,345 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$66,895pp Single Supplement AU$16,470 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Mar 7, 2023 - Mar 19, 2023
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$64,075pp Single Supplement AU$14,075 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$65,485pp Single Supplement AU$15,345 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$66,895pp Single Supplement AU$16,470 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Apr 18, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$64,075pp Single Supplement AU$14,075 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$65,485pp Single Supplement AU$15,345 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$66,895pp Single Supplement AU$16,470 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Sep 5, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$64,075pp Single Supplement AU$14,075 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$65,485pp Single Supplement AU$15,345 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$66,895pp Single Supplement AU$16,470 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Sep 19, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$64,075pp Single Supplement AU$14,075 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$65,485pp Single Supplement AU$15,345 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$66,895pp Single Supplement AU$16,470 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Oct 17, 2023 - Oct 29, 2023
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 1 - Deluxe Cabin Price AU$64,075pp Single Supplement AU$14,075 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 2 - Napoleon Suite Price AU$65,485pp Single Supplement AU$15,345 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau: Category 3 - Farouk Suite Price AU$66,895pp Single Supplement AU$16,470 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
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