Our time is well spent admiring Jewish, Roman, Islamic and Byzantine monuments and structures, from the significant religious sites in Jerusalem's Old City and historic Nazareth, to the 'Rose Red City' of Petra and the majestic Great Pyramids. Adding an element of authenticity, we embark on a donkey trek in the Valley of the Kings, ride on camelback to the San Simeon Monastery and cast off on the mighty Nile for a short cruise.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in spring and fall when temperatures are the most pleasant. Spring is green season, while fall brings the harvest of dates, melons, grapes, and many other local crops. Showers are possible both times but the overall region is arid on average.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Ground transport provided by private air-conditioned motor coach, 12-36 seats depending on ultimate group size. The tour is not strenuous though it is busy; you must be steady on your feet and be able to endure some heat and long travel days. We have numerous walking tours and visit several archaeological sites that are LARGE with steps and uneven surfaces.
Hotels used on tour are well-located, air-conditioned, 3-4-star (maybe the odd 5-star) properties with en suite bath / toilet. Single rooms are limited and possibly smaller than twins. Porters are generally available (see 'Inclusions').
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, local drivers, local guides at various locations.
10-21 Plus Tour Leader