North Africa and Middle East Tours
Birthplace of several of the world's great religions and considered by many the cradle of civilization, the Middle East is a loosely defined area of incredible variety and dramatic contrasts. From secular, progressive Turkey to mysterious Yemen, the region's long history is on display at every turn, making the region an archaeologist or historian's dream. For centuries a political and religious hotbed, the Middle East luxhas been fought over since the time of Alexander the Great, and every twist of history has left its unique mark, from the varied, mouth-watering cuisine to architectural wonders second to none.
Highlights of Israel (DOHI)
A spiritual home to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, Israel occupies a unique place in Middle Eastern history. With sacred sites central to three of humanity’s major religions—you could spend a lifetime in Israel and never experience all of its wonders. This trip delivers you to the country’s top natural, historical and cultural treasures in style. From the historic seaport of Jaffa to the glittering desert jewel that is Jerusalem, you’ll always begin and end your day in the comfort of a well-appointed hotel. Hey, 'adventure' doesn’t always have to mean 'roughing it', right?
Highlights: Lunching in a Druze village and tasting local specialties, Feeling weightless while floating in the Dead Sea, Exploring old Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Visiting a Palestinian refugee camp.
Best of Egypt (DPBE)
This journey through Egypt packs in the best of culture and adventure in eight energetic days. Explore the ancient sites along the Nile and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramids of Giza. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you sample some traditional fare with a Nubian family in a local village. Feel the buzz of vibrant bazaars in Aswan and Luxor, but still manage to relax and watch life unfold as you sail the Nile in a traditional felucca.
Highlights: Enjoying dinner with a local family, spending the night on a felucca, exploring ancient temples and monuments, bartering in bazaars, gazing at the pyramids and mysterious Sphinx.
Egypt Explorer (DPEE)
Encompassing Egypt’s greatest highlights and a 3-day Nile cruise, this itinerary enhances a wide variety of included activities with the expertise of our 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 and the temples of Abu Simbel. A combination of sleeper trains, 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.
Highlights: Marvelling at the Pyramids of Giza and the temples of Abu Simbel, savouring a traditional Nubian dinner and a Nile cruise, bargaining in bazaars.
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Highlights of Israel (DOHI)||8 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $1700 USDPromotions Available!
|Best of Egypt (DPBE)||8 days||Classic||Standard||
From $850 USDPromotions Available!
|Egypt Explorer (DPEE)||12 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $1870 USDPromotions Available!