General

Day 01 USA – Egypt

Day 02 – Cairo Arrival at Cairo airport, meet, assist and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight

Day 03 – Cairo
Included: breakfast
Full day visit to the Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx.
Evening at leisure and overnight.

The Pyramids: The 4500 year old pyramids are universally recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built of 2,300,000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and one–half tons.  In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers & artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially interesting since its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public.  Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (aka Khafre) (2558 BC).  Hewn from natural yellowish limestone & standing 65 feet high & 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a human (Pharaoh Khafre himself?) with a lion’s body.  Proceed with a visit to Memphis and Sakkara.

Memphis: served as the capital of Upper & Lower Egypt some 5,000 years ago during the 1st Dynasty.  Menes, the first pharaoh of this dynasty, built a great white-walled palace & the Great Temple of Ptah here.

Sakkara (also spelled Saqqara sometimes): one of the most exciting historical & archaeological areas in all of Egypt, situated about 12 miles South West of Cairo.  The site is dominated by the famous step pyramid of King Zoser. It was the first pyramid to be built in ancient Egypt, preceding those at Giza by many centuries, and is the work of the famous pharaonic architect, Imhotep.

Day 04 – Cairo
Included: breakfast
Half day visit to the Egyptian museum
Half day visit to Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohamed Ali, and Mosque of Al-Rifai (where the members of the royal family of Egypt and Shah of Iran are buried). Evening at leisure and overnight.

The Egyptian museum: Is the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world.  It features artifacts from the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods, including the celebrated mummy and treasures of ancient Egypt’s King Tut Ankh Amun.  Then we visit the 19th century Alabaster Mosque (Mohammad Ali Mosque).  Finally, we drive to Al-Rifai Mosque which was built in the early 20th century and where the members of the royal family of Egypt and the Shah of Iran are buried.

The Citadel: Is situated on a spur of the Musqattam Hills.  The citadel dominates Cairo’s Skyline and was the nerve center of the city and Egypt for almost 700 years.  Its construction was initiated in 1176 by Saladin, and completed by Muhammad Ali.  Mameluke sultans and Turkish governors later made it their residence, building palaces and mosques within the Citadel walls.

Day 05 – Cairo
Included: breakfast

Half day visit to the Khan el Khalili Bazaar.
Rest of day at leisure.

Day 06 – Cairo – Tel Aviv
Included: breakfast

Transfer to the airport for a short flight to Tel Aviv then transfer to your hotel.

Day 07 – Tel Aviv – Jerusalem Old & New city

Included: breakfast

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David’s tomb, the room of last supper and the dormition abbey; Enter the old city and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the church of holy Sepulchre built in 335, 1500 years ago! Proceed to the new city and visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust.

On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, visit Yemin Moshe, the first neighborhood built outside the city walls; Stroll through Mishkenot Sha’ananim and view the Montifiore windmill

Day 08 – Masada & Dead Sea

Included: breakfast

Depart Tel Aviv via the Judean hills to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Visit a Dead Sea products shop. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada where you will learn about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans. Visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman baths and other findings.  Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea; Enjoy the unique opportunity to swim and float in the Dead Sea that many believe has its therapeutic effects. On the way back, view Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. 

NOTE:  Comfortable walking shoes, hats, sun screen, bathing suit and towel are recommended.

Day 09 – Caesarea – Haifa 

Included: breakfast

Drive along the coastal road to Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port; enjoy a walking tour of the theatre and the archaeological ruins and excavations. Continue to Haifa for a scenic view of the city, the port and the Bahai gardens. Proceed via Nahariya to Rosh Hanikra to visit the limestone grottos on the border with Lebanon. Drive to Acre, to visit the crusaders and Turkish underground city and crypt. Walk through the old city and the oriental market, the Arab mosque and the old port.

Day 10 – Nazareth – Tiberias – Galilee 

Included: breakfast

Depart Tel Aviv via the coastal road and the landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the church of Annunciation and the church of St. Joseph.  Continue, via Kana, to Tiberias, the lovely resort town.

Drive along the Kineret lake to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught; Continue to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves located at the foot of the Golan Heights; Proceed to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site where the Jordan river leaves the sea of Galilee towards the dead sea.

Day 11 – Tel Aviv USA

Included: breakfast

Today we transfer to airport for your flight home arriving in the USA, 

end of service.

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Highlights

Package Includes: 

* Airfare

* 9 nights hotel accommodation.

* All sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.

* Full ground transfers and sightseeing.

* Daily Breakfast

* 5 Dinners or Lunch- Some Dinners maybe substituted for luncheons due to time and Itinerary restrictions.

Not Included: 

*   Optional tours

*   Tips of $10 per day ($2 per day for the driver, and $8 per day for both the local guides and the international guide)           

 Note that these tips are expected and thus mandatory. Travel Insurance (consult your travel agent)

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional Tours
  • Since most of the Hotels have SPA & Swimming pool, bring your bathing suits to enjoy Hotels full activities.
  • Any meal NOT mentioned in the itinerary

NOTE:  Amiri Travel is not responsible for any optional tours purchased by passengers.

Booking Procedure:

  • The final confirmation will be communicated 15 days before departure.
  • $2000 Deposit Required at the time of booking.
  • Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

Travel Document:

It is the full responsibility of the passenger to verify the correctness of all the travel documents including valid Passport and Visa. 

Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months beyond the dates of travel.

Visa Requirements:

Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents and MUST CHECK with the respective consulate(s) or visa agency to determine whether any visas or passports are required.

Passport with at least 6 months of validity and at least one blank visa page. Non – U.S. citizens must call their local Consulate office for the most current entry requirements.

AMIRI TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ABOVE REQUIREMENTS.

Travel Insurance:

We strongly recommend that all clients take out comprehensive travel insurance when making a booking. We recommend getting insurance that covers loss of baggage, trip cancellation, and medical expenses. Insurance is available at an additional cost. Cancellation without insurance:

Cancellations are very costly and usually do not occur in time for resale of the cancelled tour. If Amiri Tour and Travel receives any cancellation prior to commencement of services without travel Insurance, the following cancellation fees will apply per person:

* 60 days prior to departure:                 $250 per person.

* 60-31 days prior to departure:            50% of cost.

* 30 days or less prior to departure:     100% of cost. No refund

 

Terms and Conditions:

Amiri Tour and Travel and its representatives perform only as agents for numerous companies, owners, and contractors, making available the means of transportation, accommodations, and other services. Amiri Tour and Travel and its representatives abroad retain no liability whatsoever for injuries, damage, theft, loss of personal belongings, loss of passport or airline tickets, loss or damage resulting from improper passports or visas, accidents, delays that may occur occasionally as a result of bad weather, or incidents that may occur in the air, sea, or land (ie. fire, breakdown of machinery or equipment, acts of government, or natural disasters). Amiri Tour and Travel as well as its representatives will not be responsible for any person missing any part of the program due to his/her own negligence or delay or absence for any time during the tour. It is the individual’s responsibility to stay with the group at all times. Amiri Travel will not be responsible for any additional expenses due to delay or change in the schedule. Moreover, no changes or upgrades to this program will be honored after departure, as well as no refund (either in part or in full) will be given for any services rendered, not taken, or not utilized. (ie. unused tickets, ground transportation, meals, accommodations, or sightseeing tours not taken). Furthermore, all prices, itineraries, accommodations, and dates are subject to change without notice by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at the time of booking.

Booking Procedure:

  • The final confirmation will be communicated 15 days before departure.
  • $2000 Deposit Required.
  • Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure