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Adventure awaits on this 26-day guided tour. Travel to the vibrant city of Tel-Aviv and see its Habima National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market, then head to Jaffa to walk the narrow lanes of its artists’ quarters — and buy a souvenir, if you choose. In Amman, see a cooperative that teaches local women craftmanship and skills. Picturesque Petra awaits with its rose-red gorges that lead the way to temples carved into the towering cliffsides. Sail the Nile on a felucca — a wooden boat with billowing canvas sails — with a local sailor. Sip on colonial-style high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel. In Luxor, meet a local family who will share the secrets of authentic Egyptian breadmaking. And take in sweeping views of Cairo from the city’s Citadel, a medieval Islamic-era fortress.

Countries Visited

Egypt , Israel , Jordan

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Tel Aviv
    You will be met at Ben Gurion Airport and driven to your hotel in Tel Aviv.At 19:30 meet your travel companions for a Welcome Reception and a short introduction to your Israeli adventures.Accommodation: Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel.
  2. Day 2
    Exploring Vibrant Tel Aviv Relaxed Start
    Morning sightseeing showcases the highlights of this vibrant city including the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and Carmel Market. Venture along the seashore to the ancient city of Jaffa to see the famous clock tower and the old harbour. Visit the artists' quarter with its galleries, boutiques and picturesque narrow lanes. Walk along the seaside promenade at sunset for spectacular views, as local musicians and street artists take to the stage. Meet a local artist at their gallery for an insight into their work and inspiration.Accommodation: Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Caesarea to Galilee
    Travel from Tel Aviv, along the coastal road to Caesarea, to visit the archeological park. The ancient city built by king Herod was once a major port and hub of activity in the Judea province. Explore the ancient Roman and Crusader ruins, including the huge amphitheatre. Travel via Haifa to Acre, fought over for centuries and captured in turn by Saracens and Crusaders, including Richard the Lionheart. See the fortress, the old harbour area and Crusader crypt. Enjoy a delicious falafel lunch at Acre market. In Nazareth, visit one of Christianity’s most sacred places, the Church of the Annunciation, built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary. Soon, ochre villages and seaside towns are replaced by green hills, rich crops and colourful groves, as you approach Tiberias, your home for the night. The day concludes with a brief introduction to life on a Kibbutz. This evening, break traditional challah bread with your travel companions over a cheerful Shabbat dinner.Accommodation: Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Tiberias.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Golan Heights Relaxed Start
    Journey to Golan Heights and visit a winery known for producing Israel’s leading wines. Learn about the distinctive features of the region before indulging in a wine tasting. Meet a ranger for a safari tour of the Agmon Hahula natural reserve, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. This bird park is one of the most important migration routes in the world, and also home to an ecological garden protecting endangered plant species native of the Golan Heights.Accommodation: Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Tiberias.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    To the Dead Sea
    Explore Galilee with Insight Choice. Choose to cruise the serene waters of lake Kinneret for glorious views of the Golan Heights. Alternatively, find out more about the remains of a 1st century fishing boat that was found embedded at the bottom of the lake. Visit Capernaum, where Jesus is said to have entered the synagogue to teach, before heading to the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount. Journey through ever-changing landscapes along the Jordan Valley, past ancient Jericho, to take a dip in the buoyant salt waters of the Dead Sea.Accommodation: Herods Dead Sea, Ein Bokek.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Masada and the Holy City of Jerusalem
    Take a cable car ride up to the fortress of Masada, where Jewish zealots held out for three years against King Herod's armies. Travel through the Judean Hills to Mount Scopus for breathtaking views of Jerusalem. Visit King David's Tomb on Mount Zion, and the Room of the Last Supper. Enter the Old City and follow the winding cobbled alleyways to the magnificent Wailing Wall, the most sacred monument in Judaism.Accommodation: Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    Exploring Jerusalem
    Today is dedicated to exploring the multiple facets of Jerusalem. Visit Yad Vashem, a memorial for those who perished in the Holocaust. Continue to the Israel Museum and retrace the history of the city. Visit the Shrine of the Book, home to ancient Dead Sea scrolls, and look out for the most ancient one, the Isaiah scroll, dating from the third century B.C.Accommodation: Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    Optional Bethlehem Experience Relaxed Start
    Enjoy a relaxed morning or alternatively choose to meet your Local Expert at the West Bank border and continue to the Holy city of Bethlehem. The Optional Experience includes visiting the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Christ, and is considered sacred by followers of both Christianity and Islam. In the afternoon, visit the Garden of Gethsemene and walk through the Old City to see the Temple Mount, one of Islam’s holiest sites. Continue along the Via Dolorosa past the Stations of the Cross, Ecce Homo Arch, and the Pool of Bethesda, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. At night, toast your adventures over a hearty Highlight Dinner with wine.Accommodation: Leonardo Plaza Hotel, Jerusalem.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    From Jerusalem to Amman
    Travel through the Judaean Desert to the border of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. You are met on the other side to journey through a landscape that has changed little in the last 2,000 years. Once at your Amman hotel, relax and settle in before meeting your Jordanian Travel Director for drinks and dinner.Accommodation: Amman Marriott Hotel.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Exploring Amman and Jerash
    After breakfast depart for Iraq Al-Amir. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and visit a women's cooperative, working with women and girls from the nearby Wadi Al Seer villages. The association is supported by Insight Vacations through The TreadRight Foundation and provides training and work opportunities for women in the region.Then, the journey to Jerash reveals the most beautifully preserved example of a Greco-Roman city still in existence. Enter through Hadrian's Arch, to explore the grand ruins of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, where you can listen to the Whispering Column. Overlook the vast Oval Plaza and Cardo Maximus, the key Roman road. Enjoy an al fresco lunch of natural produce and family recipes at Beit Khairat Souf, during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. This women-owned café is combatting female unemployment and aims to build a strong community of women leaders. Return to Amman where the rest of the day is at leisure.Accommodation: Amman Marriott Hotel.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  11. Day 11
    Red city of Petra
    Continue to Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, where Moses stood and saw before him the Promised Land. At Madaba, visit the famous Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with its amazing 6th century mosaic map depicting the entire Holy Land, stretching from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Follow the King's Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12th century crusader fortress, perched on the side of a rocky mountain, standing guard over a barren and desolate land. Admire the towers and Arabic calligraphy on the external walls before discovering the original Crusader chapel, palace complex, and even a set of secret passages!Then head south for one of the highlights of your journey: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.Accommodation: Petra Marriott Hotel.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Exploring the Lost City of Petra
    This day is devoted to the beautiful ‘rose-red city, half as old as time'. You enter this lost city through a narrow gorge, the Siq, with walls that rise up to 200 metres. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40 metres high. WWind your way through the canyon to explore the ancient tombs and the Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators. Dine with locals at the Ammarin desert camp with a stunning backdrop.Accommodation: Petra Marriott Hotel.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  13. Day 13
    Wadi Rum with the Bedouin
    Head to Wadi Rum. Enjoy beautiful vistas as you make your way on a jeep safari deep into the heart of Wadi Rum's majestic desert. Enjoy the spectacular Bedouin hospitality tonight as you dine with locals under the stars, and stay in elegant simplicity in a desert camp for the night. After dinner join an astronomer for a private stargazing session, a magical experience.Accommodation: Sun City Camp, Wadi Rum.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    Amman
    If you wish, start the day with sunrise yoga at the Bedouin camp, before returning to Amman. Explore Amman with Insight Choice. Choose to join a guided sightseeing experience, highlighting the city’s history, architecture and culture. Alternatively, explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour. Later, check in at your hotel where the rest of your day is at leisure. Join in a lively dinner to celebrate the end of your Jordanian adventures.Accommodation: Amman Marriott Hotel.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  15. Day 15
    Amman to Cairo
    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax before joining your Travel Director, a professionally trained Egyptologist.Accommodation: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  16. Day 16
    Fly to Luxor, Cruise the Nile
    In the morning, fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall. Later, transfer to your cruise ship, your home for the next seven nights. After lunch on board, take a walk through the Luxor museum and witness ancient artefacts. In the evening, get to know your Travel Director, a professionally trained Egyptologist, as well as fellow guests over a welcome drink at the hotel. The rest of the evening is yours at leisure, enjoy dinner on the ship before relaxing in its lounge or in the comfort of your room.Accommodation: MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  17. Day 17
    Exploring Dendera and Edfu
    A day of legend and history awaits you today as you begin with a morning visit to the Temple of Hathor in Dendera. One of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, it contains a rare depiction of Cleopatra and her son Caesarian, whose father was Julius Caesar. Later, visit Luxor Temple. Located on the east bank of the Nile, it was built by the New Kingdom Pharaohs Amenhotep III and Ramesses II. It is known as ipet resyt “the southern sanctuary. In the evening return to your ship and enjoy a scenic journey via the Esna Lock to Edfu.Accommodation: MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  18. Day 18
    Edfu to Aswan Relaxed Start
    You will start the day with breakfast as you cruise along the Nile to Kom Ombo and continue on to the city of Aswan. Famous for its archaeological sites such as the Philae Temple Complex and the Temple of Isis, Aswan is a vibrant destination that portray an agreeable mix of ancient and contemporary Egypt. In the evening, enjoy a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.Accommodation: MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  19. Day 19
    Aswan’s High Dam & Temple of Isis
    Sightseeing includes a visit to Aswan's High Dam and granite quarries to see the enormous unfinished obelisk. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae. The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy the facilities on your cruise boat.Accommodation: MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  20. Day 20
    Feluccas and High Tea Relaxed Start
    Throughout your journey you’ll have seen many feluccas sailing along the Nile. Now it’s your time to explore one for yourself. On this traditional vessel, you’ll meet a local sailor who will teach you about the ancient art of sailing. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel, just like Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie once did before you. The hotel is rumoured to be where Christie wrote her bestselling novel, “Death on the Nile.”Accommodation: MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  21. Day 21
    Free time and on to Kom Ombo Relaxed Start
    With the morning free, perhaps join the optional experience of travelling to the temples of Abu Simbel by air? These temples overlook Lake Nasser and are made up of the Great Temple of Ramesses II and the Temple of Hathor. Later, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple of Egypt, dedicated to two gods, the crocodile-headed Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus the Elder.Accommodation: MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  22. Day 22
    Cruising the Nile to Luxor Relaxed Start
    Your cruise continues along the life-giving waters of the Nile. In the evening, arrive back in Luxor where there is time for shopping and sightseeing.Accommodation: MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  23. Day 23
    Explore Luxor and fly to Cairo
    Disembark from your cruise and travel by air-conditioned coach to the west bank of the Nile. See the Colossi of Memnon and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried. Visit a local family home and witness the making authentic Egyptian bread. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo.Accommodation: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  24. Day 24
    Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza
    Today you’ll head to Memphis, the famous capital of the ancient world. See the colossal statue of Ramses II and the Great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara, to see the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest pyramid in the world, dating back to 2,700 BC. In the afternoon, it's on to Giza with your Egyptologist to explore the magnificent pyramids, where you’ll come face-to-face with the enigmatic Sphinx. During your visit, venture inside one of these ancient wonders to see the chambers where the pharaohs were sent to meet their Gods in the afterlife. Later, drive to the pyramids to witness the magical Sound & Light Show - an unforgettable introduction to the world of Ancient Egypt.Accommodation: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  25. Day 25
    Cairo sightseeing
    This morning, ascend to the Citadel, for breathtaking views over the city. While here visit the Alabaster Mosque, otherwise known as the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, regarded as the founder of modern Egypt. Continue to Tahrir Square, the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, and the Egyptian Museum. Among the many exhibits found here, are the fabulous artefacts recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun.Accommodation: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
    Meals:   Breakfast
  26. Day 26
    Depart Cairo
    Your wonderful journey ends with transfers to Cairo International airport.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret, the very place Jesus is said to have walked on water.
  • Sea of Galilee: Meet one of the archaeologists who found the Ancient Galilee Boat and hear the story of its excavation.Alternatively, cruise the serene waters of lake Kinneret for glorious views of the Golan Heights.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Amman: During a city tour of Amman, visit the Citadel, the grand Roman Amphitheatre and the Archaeological Museum.
  • Amman: Explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.

Well-being

  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Our highly-skilled Travel Director and certified Egyptologist will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasion. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Travel Director

  • : "Koshari is our national dish, and it never disappoints. Believed to have originated in the 19th century, this vegetarian street food staple is made of rice, pasta, lentils, and chickpeas, topped with delicious fried onions and a spicy tomato-based garlic sauce."
  • : "I love to share our Ancient Egyptian civilization and history with our guests and to explain all the details and stories related to Egyptian mythology so our guests can enjoy a very special guided vacation."

Authentic Dining

  • Tel Aviv: Enjoy a Welcome Drink and mingle with your fellow travel companions to begin your journey.
  • Tiberias: Participate in a Friday night Shabbat dinner.
  • Amman: Enjoy lunch at Beit Khairat Souf, a local café hosted in the home of the Bataresh family. This women-owned café aims to create a platform for local women to become financially independent. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality, supporting women empowerment in a region suffering drastically from women unemployment
  • Petra: Taste authentic Jordanian flavours as you experience a traditional desert dinner when you dine at the Ammarin Bedouin camp.
  • Wadi Rum: Enjoy tea with the Bedouins at sunset and taste authentic Jordanian cuisine dine under the stars for your Zarb dinner.
  • Amman: Toast to your adventures with your fellow travellers at a lively Celebration Dinner.
  • Luxor: Get to know your fellow travelers over a delightful Welcome Drink followed by dinner.
  • Cairo: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party, dressed in traditional Egyptian attire.
  • Aswan: Follow in the footsteps of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy high tea at Aswan's famous Old Cataract Hotel, as the sun begins to set.
  • Jerusalem: Toast the adventures of your travels with a lively Highlight Dinner.
  • Dining Summary: 1 Afternoon Tea (AT), 25 Breakfast (B), 10 Dinner (D), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 8 Lunch (L)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Tel Aviv: Explore with your Local Expert and see the Habimah National Theatre, Rabin Square and browse around the Carmel Market.
  • Tel Aviv-Yafo: Visit the ancient port and artists' quarter and see the famous clock tower and old harbour.
  • Caesarea: With your Local Expert, explore the Roman and Crusader ruins of Caesarea, formerly one of the splendid cities in Palestine.
  • Nazareth: Visit the Church of the Annunciation built on the site where the angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary.
  • Sea of Galilee: Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Kinneret, the very place Jesus is said to have walked on water.
  • Capernaum: Visit the Synagogue where Jesus taught and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he preached the Sermon on the Mount
  • Masada National Park: Alongside your Local Expert, ascend to the ancient fortress of Masada by cable car where Jewish Zealots held out for three years against Herod's armies, before sacrificing themselves.
  • Jerusalem: Visit the Garden of Gethsemene and see the Temple Mount, Room of the Last Supper, the Pool of Bethesda and Ecce Homo Arch.
  • Jerusalem: Visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
  • Jerusalem: At the Israel Museum, wander to the Shrine of the Book wing housing the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Jerash: Feel like you have stepped 2,000 years back in time as your Travel Director guides you through this marvellous ancient metropolis - now the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world!
  • Petra: Explore the ancient and hidden 'rose-red' city, as you journey with your Travel Director, through the winding, dark passageway, between rock walls up to 200 metres high. See the Treasury and explore the Roman Amphitheatre and ancient tombs.
  • Shobak: Explore the Crusader fortress and see the Crusader chapel.
  • Madaba: Guided by your Travel Director, see St George Church and admire the detail of the Madaba Map - a fascinating mosaic that is believed to be the earliest surviving map of the Holy land.
  • Mount Nebo: Take in the astounding view of Moses' Promised Land, where the ruins are truly a site to behold.
  • Wadi Rum: Enjoy beautiful desert scenery as you make your way on a jeep safari deep into the heart of Wadi Rum's majestic desert.
  • Amman: During a city tour of Amman, visit the Citadel, the grand Roman Amphitheatre and the Archaeological Museum.
  • Amman: Explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.
  • Cairo: Take a short scenic flight to Luxor where you will begin your Nile Cruise.
  • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man, as your Egyptologist explains the significance behind it. Walk the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, see the of Rameses II and the Hypostyle Hall.
  • Luxor: Visit the Luxor Museum and discover ancient artefacts.
  • Dendera: At the Temple of Hathor, see a rare depiction of Cleopatra and Caesarian.
  • Luxor: Visit Luxor Temple, constructed approximately 1400 BC. Look to the top of the remaining Pylon of Ramses II and step into the ancient monument.
  • Aswan: Visit Aswan's High Dam and Granite Quarries to ponder why the Unfinished Obelisk has been left in mid-creation for thousands of years.
  • Philae Island: Travel by motorboat to Philae Island and witness the majestic Temple of Isis rising from the waters.
  • Aswan: On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft. Visit the High Dam and Granite Quarries.
  • Kom Ombo: Visit the unique temple as it is the only double temple in Egypt.
  • Colossi of Memnon: See the massive stone statues of the Colossi of Memnon.
  • Valley of the Kings: Embark on an experience with an Egyptologist to visit the mortuary Temple Hatshepsut.
  • Valley of the Kings: Explore with an Egyptologist the Valley of the Kings which is home to the magnificent tombs of Egypt's Pharaohs.
  • Luxor: Enjoy your short flight returning to Cairo.
  • Memphis: Visit this famous capital of the ancient world to see the statue of Ramses II and the Great Alabaster Sphinx.
  • Saqqara Necropolis: View the oldest pyramid in the world, the Step Pyramid of Zoser I, existing for over 4,500 years.
  • Giza: With your Egyptologist, meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.
  • Cairo: Admire the remaining Wonders of the Ancient World as you explore through the Pyramids of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. Hear about Egyptian history as you walk through the National Archaeological Museum and learn the art of making papyrus paper out of reeds when you visit a Papyrus Institute.
  • Giza: Be mesmerised by the Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
  • Cairo: Guided by your Local Expert, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery - Tutankhamun's treasures. Sightseeing includes sweeping vies over the city from the Citadel and a visit to the Great Alabaster Mosque.
  • Cairo: With your Egyptologist, gaze upon Tutankhamun's treasures at the Egyptian Musuem, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery - all treasures of Tutankhamun.

Insight Experiences

  • Sea of Galilee: Meet one of the archaeologists who found the Ancient Galilee Boat and hear the story of its excavation.Alternatively, cruise the serene waters of lake Kinneret for glorious views of the Golan Heights.
  • Luxor: Enjoy listening to stories of village life from local residents, when you visit a family home for a tasting of authentic Egyptian sun bread.

Make Travel Matter

  • Amman: Visit the Iraq-Al Amir Women's Cooperative supported by the TreadRight Foundation. Learn some skills behind these traditional handicraft activities from the ladies of the cooperative and admire their work, which helps boost their financial livelihoods. The Cooperative, which is managed and run by local women, has provided training projects for more than 150 women from all villages of Wadi Seer on a variety of handicrafts. Here women are provided with job training skills enable them to gain access to economic opportunities that might not have otherwise been possible. The Women's Cooperative advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality and UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities.
  • Hula Valley: Join a ranger for a safari tour of the Agmon Hahula nature reserve. Visit the ecological garden, protecting endangered plant species native to the region.

Additional Included Highlights

  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • 7 night Nile cruise aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, on either MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Giselle, MS La Boheme or similar. Please note that gratuities are not included for the Travel Director, Nile Cruise staff, Drivers and Airport Escorts.
  • Included economy class flights between Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo with transfers between airports and hotels.
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Cairo Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.

Health and Safety Protocols for Insight Vacations Tours

Insight Vacations has introduced these enhanced hygiene protocols – for you and team members.

You can travel with Insight Vacations and be assured that their team has put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The well-being of guests and team has always been, and always will be, their primary concern.

In this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, Insight Vacations is doing all they can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that they have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the peace of mind when you are traveling during these new times.

Expertly Trained Travel Directors

Travel Director training equips them with enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of the guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained. Before you travel, Insight Vacations will also keep you well informed about new protocols required in these areas, and ask that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of Travel Directors while on your trip. The Travel Directors have preventative measures in place to try and ensure your well-being and in the event that any unexpected issues arise on trip, they will activate additional protocols.

Stringent On-the-Road Protocols

The customized luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your trip and have always been kept to very high standards. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Insight Vacations have taken additional measures to elevate hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations. The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis. All the guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitising when required. Hand sanitiser is freely available on board for your use throughout the day. Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitiser to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

A Full Team of Support 24/7

It’s not just your Travel Director and Driver who will be taking care of you. Behind the scenes, the operations and guest support teams are in contact with them and on call 24/7, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

Physical Distancing

Adapting to the right size groups, based on government distancing requirements, you can rest assured that you will travel with the comfort of your own personal space. Have peace of mind that all of the experiences, hotels and restaurants you’ll enjoy on your trip have been vetted to ensure they adhere to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Trusted Partners, Exceptional Standards

Insight Vacations is very selective in who they work with and choose to only use hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that take the well-being of the guests as seriously as Insight Vacations does and agrees to meet expected guidelines and specifications. Insight Vacations only works with establishments that they are confident will consistently adhere to their high standards.

Always in the Know

As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC) , Insight Vacations is kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis and is continually in touch with all of the partners on the ground in each destination. Also, rest assured that during your trip, the teams work to ensure the supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums and other venues) are also applying the same standard to these new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Insight Vacations Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.1
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.1
Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 1949 reviews about Insight Vacations Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

This trip was one of my best. The itinerary was just right. Everything went to perfection

This was my third trip with Insight Tours. It was a very good tour. I chose Insight because of their itinerary for this particular tour.

The best of the trip, definitely the staff! Thanks!

Best price for the tour when you book with Affordable Tours

Insight took wonderful care of us

We had a wonderful experience, as always. We are excited to plan our next trip with Rachel. We love Insight Tours. They are consistently wonderful, as is Rachel

We love Insight Vacations! This was our 12th tour!

It was a wonderful trip of a lifetime

Great trip, Affordable Tours did an outstanding in booking this trip and was one of the best we have taken. The person that we worked with (Tamara) was very courteous, professional and knowledgeable in getting us get the best price available for the tour.

Nina was very helpful and made great recommendations based on her experience as a travel agent. I will highly recommend her to my friends when they are ready to make travel plans! Excellent!!!

Our Insight tour was excellent in every way. The accommodations, meals, bus, were all very high quality. The tour director and bus driver were experienced and friendly. The tour itself was fascinating as were many of the optionals.

Everything about this Insight tour was excellent. Great hotels/locations, wonderful choices for the included dinners and the included excursions were all great. Little or no options needed for this trip. Best of all was the Tour Manager, Keith McKenzie. His time management, knowledge of the areas where the hotels were located and the sites we visited were above and beyond our expectations. He was very knowledgeable and especially entertaining and his love for his job was evident at all times.

Loved my trip with Insight Tours. Absolutely wonderful.

Excellent tour director and driver. Nice hotels that were clean and offered excellent food.

This was my first experience with a tour package. I was very pleased with my experience. I will use this company again in the future and recommend it to others.

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