North Africa & the Middle East

//North Africa & the Middle East
North Africa & the Middle East 2020-06-30T15:14:27+00:00

Project Description

Egypt

A country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.

Jordan

An Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the “Rose City.”

Egypt Upgraded

12 days
Cairo to Cairo
Encompassing Egypt’s greatest highlights and a three-day Nile cruise, this adventure enhances a wide variety of included activities with the expertise of our Chief Experience Officers (CEOs), through whom you’ll gain a greater appreciation of the region’s history and archaeological finds. Discover the secrets of the Great Pyramids and explore the Valley of the Kings, then meet local people and share a traditional meal. A combination of air-conditioned transport and domestic flights will get you to the sights (and your comfortable accommodations) quickly and conveniently. From ancient history to bustling modern Cairo, embark on an incredible journey to the very heart of Egypt.
Visit some of the most revered wonders of the ancient world with a certified Egyptologist
Marvel at the Pyramids of Giza and the temples of Abu Simbel
Savour a traditional Nubian dinner in a local village
Bargain with the locals in bazaars and markets
On sale!
2020:
Nov 8 $2634
Dec 12 $1844
2021:
Jan 10, 17, Feb 12, Mar 12, 21, April 11, 25 $2634
May 9, June 13, July 11 $2736
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.
Travel with Confidence:
• Even smaller. Even better: maximum group size has been reduced to 12 travelers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups
• Private rides: Exclusive use of private transportation (except planes)
• My Own Room (plus extra legroom): My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all their private vehicles
• More “personal” personal space: All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms

Israel Explorer

8 days
Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Perched at the crossroads of Middle Eastern history for centuries and the spiritual home to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, Israel remains a must-visit destination for anyone eager to understand this dynamic, always-changing region. Explore the historic towns of Bethlehem and Nazareth, soak in the energy of vibrant Tel Aviv, and experience a soul-stirring connection to ancient and modern sites and peoples. Thousands of incredible moments, one comprehensive trip.
Swim in the Dead Sea
Explore the biblical towns of Nazareth and Bethlehem
Meet a local Druze family
Wander through the streets of Old Jerusalem
On sale!
2020:
Nov 20, 27 $2328 Dec 25 $2532
2021:
Jan 8, 22 $2124
Feb 16, 19 $2124 March 12, April 2, 9, 23 $2532
May 14, 21, 28, June 11, 18, 25, 23, 28 $2532
July 9, 23 $2328
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.
Travel with Confidence:
• Even smaller. Even better: maximum group size has been reduced to 12 travelers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups
• Private rides: Exclusive use of private transportation (except planes)
• My Own Room (plus extra legroom): My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all their private vehicles
• More “personal” personal space: All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms

Morocco Kasbahs and Desert

8 days
Casablanca to Marrakech
Perfect for travelers looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Tour the dunes from atop a camel for an authentic way to experience the Sahara, explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fès and Marrakech, all allowing you to discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.
Wander the winding streets of ancient medinas
Sip refreshing mint tea
Explore natural gorges and Roman ruins
Ride a camel to the sand dunes
Barter in exotic souks
Enjoy delicious Moroccan fare
On sale!
2020:
Oct 18 $1002 Nov 22 $951 Dec 29 $1002
2021:
Jan 2, 5, 9, 17 $892
Feb 4, 12, 18, 21, 25, 27 $892
Mar 4, 9, 12, 14, 18, 23, 26, 30, $951
April 1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15 $1002
April 16, 18, 22, 24, 27, 30 $892
May 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 19, 22, 24 27, 29 $892
June 1, 3, 5, 8, 11, 13, 16, 19, 22, 26, 27 $892
July 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 22, 25 $892
Book by July 31, 2020
Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.
Travel with Confidence:
• Even smaller. Even better: maximum group size has been reduced to 12 travelers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups
• Private rides: Exclusive use of private transportation (except planes)
• My Own Room (plus extra legroom): My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all their private vehicles
• More “personal” personal space: All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms

EGYPTIAN ESCAPE WITH NILE CRUISE

9 DAY TOUR FROM CAIRO TO CAIRO
If you’ve dreamed of standing at the foot of the great pyramids, now is the time to escape to Egypt. Peruse the treasures of King Tutankhamun in Cairo, and answer the riddle of the Sphinx at the Great Pyramids of Giza. Fly to Luxor and embark on a Nile River cruise. You’ll visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples, and join in guided sightseeing at the Valley of the Kings and Queens on the Nile’s West Bank—site of noble crypts where the pharaohs rest in splendor in the cliff sides. Visit the Temple of Horus with its menacing black stone falcon statue, built 2,000 years ago during the age of Cleopatra. You’ll see fascinating sights before your Nile River cruise is complete, including a bluff-top temple to worship crocodile and falcon gods, the unfinished obelisk of the granite quarries of Aswan, and the Temple of Isis recovered from the submerged island of Philae. Take an excursion on a Felucca sailboat for a view of Kitchener’s Island and the mausoleum of Aga Khan. Fly back to Cairo and conclude your vacation with a farewell dinner to celebrate your guided tour of Egypt.
2020:
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 14, 21, 28 $1975
Dec 12 $1835 Dec 19, 26 $2105
2021:
Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 $1985
March 6, 13 $1975 Mar 20, 27 $2105
April 3, 10, 17, 24 $2105
Land price includes intra-vacation air and taxes.
Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.

Highlights of Morocco


15 days, Casablanca to Marrakech
Wander through ancient medinas and Roman ruins
Ride a camel into the Sahara
Spend a night in a mountain gite
Shop in seaside Essaouira
Set eyes on the blue city of Chefchaouen
2020:
Sept & Oct $1444 Nov 2, Dec 14 $1393 Dec 21 $1444
2021:
Jan 1, 15, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar 1 $1300
March , 13, 22, 26 $1393 April $1444
May 8, 14, 21, 22, 29 $1300
Book by June 30, 2020
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date.

MOROCCAN ESCAPE


7 DAY TOUR FROM CASABLANCA TO CASABLANCA
Your escorted tour of Morocco is an escape from the crowds typically found at busier times of the year. Begin your vacation with a welcome dinner in legendary Casablanca. Follow North Africa’s infamous Barbary Coast to the capital-city Rabat—once the haven for 16th-century pirates—and take a drive to see the massive medieval battlements and Royal Palace. Throughout the week, you’ll encounter incredible historic and cultural sites. Marvel at the architecture and history of Meknes—the 11th-century military settlement, turned into an impressive city in the Spanish-Moorish style by the legendary Sultan Moulay Ismail. On your guided sightseeing tour, you’ll see the monumental gated walls that surround the city, elaborate mosques, the palace, and you’ll also visit the Royal Stables—built by the Sultan to house 12,000 royal horses.
2020:
Nov 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 22, 29 $1099
Dec 2, 6, 13 $899
2021:
Jan 24, 27, 31 $979 Feb 3, 7, 10, 14, 17 $979
Feb 21, 24, 28 $1099 March 3, 7, 10, 14 $1099
Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.

The single supplement waiver and single room capacity is limited, please call for availability.

EGYPT & JORDAN ADVENTURE

15 days, Cairo to Amman
Get ready for a wide-ranging adventure showcasing the region’s natural wonders and fascinating cultures, offering the perfect combination of guided excursions with free time to explore at your own pace. Our expert local leaders will share with you the archaeological and historical secrets of the ancient sites of Petra, Luxor, and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Whether it’s haggling in Cairo’s bustling bazaars or snapping a desert sunset, Egypt and Jordan will be etched into your memory like a hieroglyph.

2020: Sept $3419 Oct, Nov $3679 Dec $3419
2021: Jan Feb $3149 April May $3679 June July Aug $3149 Oct, Nov $3679

MYSTERIOUS EGYPT & HURGHADA

Cairo, Luxor, Edfu, Komonbo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, Cairo
11 days/13 nights
Package includes:
-Round-trip International flights Canada / Cairo with good itineraries
-Greeting and all the transfers by AC vehicles during the tour
-Domestic flight ticket between Hurghada and Cairo
-1 night in Cairo at Le Meridien Heliopolis 5* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night on board the sleeping train between Cairo and Luxor, in a first-class cabin
-4 nights on board of the Carnival 5* Nile Cruise (or similar cruise)
-1 night in Luxor at Mercure Luxor 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-3 nights in Hurghada at the Prima Life Makadi Hurghada 5* hotel (or similar) in all-inclusive basis
-1 night in Cairo at Le Meridien Heliopolis 5* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-All breakfasts + 7 Lunches + 11 Dinners (29 Meals)
-English speaking guide during the tours
-Visits: Full-day tour of Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum, Karnak Temple, Valley of Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Two Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Horus, Temple of Sobek, High Dam, Philae Temple in Aswan
-All taxes

2020:
September: 14 & 28
October: 12, 19 & 26
November: 09, 16 & 23
From Toronto: $2990 taxes included / person
From Montreal & Ottawa: $3179 taxes included / person
From Edmonton Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: $3279 taxes included / person

Exotic Morocco, Saharan Tale & Portugal

12 or 16 Days
Casablanca – Rabat – Chefchaouen – Fes-Beni Mellal – Marrakech – Ouarzazat – Zagora – Saharan dunes area – Ait Benaddhou – Lisbon (5 nights)
• Travel through dramatic red dunes of the Sahara Desert in a camel convoy and enjoy a listen to Bedouin tales
• Take a Horse carriage at sunset to travel through Marrakech’s lively medina and join the nightly carnival of fortune-tellers, dancers and medicine men in UNESCO Jemaa el-Fna square
• Enjoy the fairy-tale land of blue in Chefchaouen
• In Fes, feel like you’ve travelled back to the Middle Ages in the labyrinthine medina
• Go behind the scenes of Game of Thrones and Gladiator in Ait Benhaddou-fortified red city and now it’s a film-maker’s heaven
• Step to Majorelle Garden and Yves Saint Laurent Museum and explore real Morocco Blue and red with your own eyes
• Village visit of Ait Atta Berber tribe to better understand the culture and tradition of an indigenous population who have stood the test of time
• Tour Lisbon’s impressive Jeronimos Monastery and the treasured 16th century Belem Tower, designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites (16 Day package)
• Complete Relaxing in Portugal beach resort for 3 days (16 Day package)
• Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation
2020:
Oct 10 $3499 (12 nts) $4399 (16nts)
Oct 24 $3399 $3399 (12 nts)  $4299 (16 nts)
Nov 5 $3299 (12 nts) $4199 (16 nts)
• Add on airfare from other cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria from $300, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax, St.John from $400, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City from $300

Egypt & Jordan

13 Nights / 15 Days
2020:
September: 19, October: 03, 17 & 31, November: 14 & 28
Package includes:
-International flights between Canada to Amman, Amman to Cairo and Cairo to Canada
-Domestic flights between Luxor and Cairo
-Greeting and all transfers by AC vehicles during the tours
-2 nights in Amman at the Arena Space 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-2 nights in Petra at the P Quattro Relax 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in the region of the Dead Sea at Grand East 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-2 nights in Cairo at Le Meridien Heliopolis 5* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night onboard the sleeping train between Cairo and Aswan, in a first-class cabin
-4 nights onboard of the Carnival 5* Nile Cruise (or similar cruise)
-1 night in Luxor at Mercure Luxor 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-All breakfasts + 5 Lunches + 13 Dinners (31 Meals)
-English-speaking guides during the tours in Jordan and Egypt
-Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites in Jordan as per the itinerary
-Horse riding (Approx. 300m) in Petra till the Siq
-Safari 4X4 Jeep Ride in Wadi Rum Desert for 2 hours
-Visits in Egypt: Full day tour of the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum; Karnak Temple, Valley of Kings, Temple of Queen
Hatshepsut, Two Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Horus, Temple of Sobek, High Dam, the unfinished Obelisk and the Philae Temple in
Aswan
-Visa in Jordan
-All taxes, fees
MONTREAL from  $4379
TORONTO from  $4179
OTTAWA from $4579
EDMONTON from $4579
CALGARY from $4579
VANCOUVER from $4579
HALIFAX from $4579

Treasures of Egypt

The mysteries and treasures of Egypt unfold before you on your journey along the intriguing Nile River. Begin by spending time at the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza – one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Stand in awe at the iconic Great Sphinx. Travel to ancient Memphis, with its nearly 40-foot statue of Ramses II, and Sakkara. Embark on a leisurely paced 4-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. See Luxor’s impressive Temples of Karnak. On the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor, uncover countless ancient treasures including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Partake in a special evening, and dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabeya party. Choose to sail to the lush oasis of Kitchener Island aboard a felucca (wooden sail boat) or experience Nubian culture past and present during a visit to a fascinating museum. Egypt’s fascinating story awaits to be discovered.
12 days/11 nights
22 meals
Nov 18, Dec 2, 30, 2020 $2899 

*international air not included

Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

8 days/7 nights 15 meals
This is an inspirational journey that will strengthen your faith and bring you closer to God. From Bethlehem and Nazareth to Cana, the site of the First Miracle, find new understanding of the life of Jesus. Follow in His footsteps along the Via Dolorosa as you walk the path of the Stations of the Cross. Visit the Church of the Pater Noster, built on the traditional site where Jesus taught. Explore Ein Karem, birthplace of St. John the Baptist. An extensive Jerusalem tour features the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Western Wall. This life-changing tour also includes daily worship in historical sites such as the Church of the eatitudes, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Nativity.

2020: Sept 7, 9  $2849
Oct 17, 18, 21, 25, 26 $3099