Overview

Day 1 & 2 - Sharm-El-Sheikh
Day 3 - Wadi Rum
Day 4 - Petra
Day 5 - Cruise
Day 6 - Valley of the Kings / Luxor
Day 7 - St. Catherine’s Monastery
Day 8 - Return Flight

Gods & Kings on the Red Sea

Embark on an unparalleled journey to the cradle of civilisation and the epicentre of the monotheistic religions. Cruise from Egypt, the "Gift of the Nile" to the “God-like” landscapes of Jordan that captivated and inspired T.E. Lawrence

A fantastic opportunity to combine some of the great wonders of the Red Sea in the comfort of your premium vessel with excursions, onboard lectures and free time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and weather while cruising.

Stretching for over 1,200km down Egypt’s east coast, the Red Sea is a nature reserve for millions of sea life species and coral reefs. With crystal clear waters, it is known to be the best diving place in the world. At its northern end, the Red Sea splits into two parts, the Gulf of Suez to the northwest and the Gulf of Aqaba to the northeast, supporting unique and diverse aquatic ecosystems and serving as a vital habitat for some of the world's richest coral reefs.

Home to one of the oldest and greatest civilisations and many UNESCO world heritage sites, Egypt is a jewel of culture and fascinating historical sites. Luxor (Thebes) is considered an open museum with the Valley of the Kings being the most significant royal burial grounds for great pharaohs for thousands of years, including the famous Tomb of Tutankhamun found in pristine condition. Being not only a treasure of history, Egypt also has world class beaches and vibrant resorts with Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh offering stunning coral reefs and turquoise waters.

Jordan is part of the Holy Land and home to around 100,000 archaeological sites and attractions. With a rich history and culture, the country offers timeless landscapes and ancient wonders. The ancient city of Petra, once a lost city, was voted one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’. Capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, Petra contains tombs and temples beautifully carved into pink sandstone cliffs and an innovative water management system that made the region inhabitable. With its unique and astonishing desert landscape, Wadi Rum is Jordan’s red-rock wilderness and an extraordinary patch of the desert biome. The Stone Age petroglyphs and nomadic presence offer a rare window into humanity’s earliest beginnings.

Key Features

New Cruise
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Excursions Included
On Board Lectures
Meals & Drinks Included
Low Single Supplement

Day 1 Fly from Gatwick to Sharm El-Sheikh, stretching along the pristine Red Sea coast. Embark on your vessel for a seven-night cruise. Welcome cocktail and evening at leisure. (D)

Day 2 Morning at leisure. Afternoon excursion on a glass-bottom boat to discover the colourful marine life followed by an exploration of Sharm El-Sheikh and its traditional souk . Late afternoon, cruise towards Aqaba passing beautiful scenery and the Sinai Peninsula, a sacred area for many religions, named from Mount Sinai, presumed to be where God delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses. Tasting of local pastries and tea. Lecture on board. (B, L, D)

Day 3 The morning is spent cruising towards Aqaba. Afternoon excursion to Wadi Rum desert, still home to Bedouins. Follow the footsteps of T.E. Lawrence and cross the ‘Valley of the Moon’ by jeep, one of Jordan's most extraordinary sites with outstanding rock formations, peaks reaching over 6,000 feet, deep canyons and sand dunes. Lecture on board. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Full-day excursion to Petra, Jordan's national treasure and a UNESCO site described as ‘one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture’. Built more than 2,000 years ago, Petra meaning "rock" in Greek, was strategically located at the junction of the silk and spice trade routes. Visit the Treasury, the tomb of a Nabataean carved directly into the stone. Visit the Roman-style Nabataean theatre, also carved into the rock. Cruise towards Hurghada. Lecture on board. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Enjoy cruising towards Hurghada, perhaps relax on the Sun Deck or take part in the lecture in the lounge.  Gala dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Full-day excursion to Thebes, the ancient capital of the Pharaohs. Drive to The Valley of the Kings (4hrs), the world's most magnificent burial ground and a UNESCO site. The area has been the site of royal burials for almost 4,000 years with more than 63 tombs include Seti I (4) and II; Ramesses III, IV, VII, and IX; Siptah; Tausert-Setnakht; and Merenpta. Visit three of the tombs. Admire the Colossi of Memnon at the entrance of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Visit Karnak Temple Complex, one of Ancient Egypt's grandest building projects and one of the largest religious complexes in the world. Return on board in Hurghada. Cruise to Sharm El-Sheikh.  (B, L, D)

Day 7 Early morning excursion to St. Catherine’s Monastery, the most important Christian site in Egypt. Lecture on board. Entertainment on board with Egyptian dancing and music. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Disembark for your return flight to London. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

Cabins are available from 5pm on arrival and until 9am on departure.
Whilst the vessel carries more, the group size specified refers to transfers and excursions.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.

2023

per person in a twin/double Lower Deck cabin 
easyJet from Gatwick

Date Price
February 4 £2695
Early Booking Offer

For 2023 bookings made by 28 February 2023, deduct £50 per person

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement (double for sole use) £355

Cabin Upgrades

Main Deck (twin/double) £205
Main Deck Single (double for sole use) £560
Middle Deck (twin/double) £245
Middle Deck Single (double for sole use) £600
Upper Deck (twin/double) £325
Upper Deck Single (double for sole use) £680

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 7-night cruise, full board on cruise vessel and drinks during meals or at the bar, excursions, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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