Egypt Extensions
CRUISE YEAR

Enhance your bucket-list cruise and land adventure and make the most of your time in this incredible region of the world before or after your 11-night Secrets of Egypt & the Nile itinerary.

ADD 3 NIGHTS DUBAI PRE-CRUISE

Explore the vibrant city of Dubai, home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and a cultural focal point in the Middle East known for luxury shopping, modern architecture and a lively nightlife.

Day 1 Dubai Hotel check-in
Day 2 Dubai Dubai Museum visit
Historic Al Fahidi with Dubai Water Canal Cruise
Gold and Spice Souks
Burj Khalifa Visit
Desert Safari with barbecue dinner
Day 3 Abu Dhabi Zayed Grand Mosque
Heritage Village
Day 4 Dubai Depart Dubai and fly to Cairo
Flight between Dubai and Cairo is additional. We recommended flying Emirates and taking advantage of their stopover fare
Day 1
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Arrive at the Dubai international airport, where you will meet an AmaWaterways’ representative and be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2
DUBAI

Visit the Dubai Museum housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, which is the oldest existing building in the city and a must-visit for a taste of old Dubai. Afterwards, drive through the Al Fahidi historic district, commonly referred to as Al Bastakiya. Enjoy a boat trip down the massive Dubai Water Canal, past many of the city’s luxury hotels and landmarks. Next, visit the Gold Souk, Dubai’s most famous and visited souk, offering a huge selection of jewelry made from gold, silver and diamonds before exploring the Spice Souk, where countless flavors, fragrant herbs and colorful spices will greet you at every turn. Another highlight of the day is a visit to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. In the afternoon, enjoy a desert safari where you will be immersed in the beauty and customs of the desert, with activities such as dune bashing and sand boarding, along with cultural elements such as shisha pipes, henna painting, belly dancing and more, followed by a barbecue dinner. (B, D)

Day 3
DUBAI – ABU DHABI

Start the day with a visit to Zayed Grand Mosque, the biggest in the country and well-known for its grand chandeliers. After your visit here, you will drive past Emirates Palace and the sprawling Presidential Palace in Ras Al Akhdar, stopping at each for photo opportunities as you make your way to Heritage Village. Once there, you can shop, explore regional artifacts and watch local artisans as they mold pottery, blow glass sculptures and weave fabric on a loom. Conclude your day’s adventure with a visit to Yas Marina, one of Abu Dhabi’s finest marinas, which includes dining, fitness and leisure facilities. (B)

Day 4
DUBAI – CAIRO, EGYPT

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Dubai International Airport for your flight to Cairo.

Dubai Pre Cruise Extension DATES & PRICES

Jan, 2023 – Dec, 2023 From $1,599 per person, double occupancy
Jan, 2023 – Dec, 2023 From $2,399 per person, solo traveler

Note: Airfare to or from Cairo additional

ADD 4 NIGHTS JORDAN PRE-CRUISE

Discover the fascinating jewels of Jordan, including its capital, Amman, and the UNESCO-designated "Rose City" of Petra; and cap off your journey in Wadi Rum, the timeless "Valley of the Moon."

Day 1 Amman Hotel check-in
Day 2 Amman Jerash and lunch at Lebanese House Restaurant
Visit to Old Amman
Day 3 Madaba Madaba Visit
Dead Sea
Free Time for Swimming
Day 4 Petra Petra Visit
Wadi Rum Jeep Tour
Bedouin Tent dinner
Day 5 Mt. Nebo Mt. Nebo Visit
Cairo Flight from Amman to Cairo
Day 1
AMMAN, JORDAN

Upon arrival and after you have cleared customs and immigration, an AmaWaterways’ representative will meet you and transfer you to the 5-star St. Regis Amman, now an established landmark in Jordan’s capital city.

Day 2
AMMAN - JERASH

Once part of the Roman Empire, Jordan is home to a legacy of Roman architectural treasures. Just outside the city is the extremely well-preserved ancient city of Jerash, dating back 6,500 years and considered one of the best examples of Roman influence in the Middle East. After exploring this historic site, enjoy lunch at the award-winning Lebanese House Restaurant, which offers a unique atmosphere. In the afternoon, tour Amman’s Old City neighborhood with its rolling hills, historic sites, and colorful markets. Afterwards, browse a sweet shop and sample kanfeh, an ultra-creamy Middle East dessert. (B, L)

Day 3
AMMAN – DEAD SEA – PETRA

Venture west to Madaba, “The City of Mosaics,” known for its famous mosaics—beautiful reminders of the Byzantine era. Afterwards, visit the Dead Sea, one of the world’s most intriguing natural wonders. Situated at approximately 1,500 feet (460 meters) below sea level, the Dead Sea is one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water, and its healing waters have been sought after for more than 2,500 years. After lunch at a seaside resort, enjoy some time to relax and go for an easy swim—or float, due to the natural buoyancy because of the high salt content of the sea. Afterward, head south, arriving in Petra in the early evening. (B, L)

Day 4
PETRA

After breakfast, enjoy the ancient city of Petra, the “Rose City.” Visit the Siq, a narrow passageway nearly three-quarters of a mile long carved into sheer rock walls. While the Treasury is the most well-known ruin in Petra, it’s not the only one. You will also see the 4,000 spectator Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. After lunch at a local guest house, head to Wadi Rum with its red-pink, stunning natural arches and mountains, and prehistoric rock engravings. Often referred to as the “Valley of the Moon,” it is a romantic and timeless place. Enjoy a Jeep tour and traverse the unique desert landscape, featuring dramatic sandstone and basalt mountains, making it one of the most beautiful deserts. Return to Petra and experience an authentic dinner at a Bedouin tent. Discover the fascinating culture of these nomadic people who have lived in the desert for thousands of years. (B, L, D)

Day 5
PETRA – CAIRO, EGYPT

Drive north to Mount Nebo, one of the most revered sites in Jordan where Moses first viewed the Promised Land. After a local lunch nearby, return to Amman and Queen Alia International Airport for your flight to Cairo.

Jordan Pre Cruise Extension DATES & PRICES

Jan, 2023 – Dec, 2023 From $2,189 per person, double occupancy
Jan, 2023 – Dec, 2023 From $3,069 per person, solo traveler

Note: Airfare between Amman, Jordan and Cairo, Egypt is included

ADD 4 NIGHTS ISRAEL POST-CRUISE

From the Dead Sea to mesmerizing sacred wonders, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall, there’s no shortage of ways to uncover Israel’s enthralling past and captivating present.

Day 1 Cairo Fly from Cairo to Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Transfer from Tel Aviv airport to Jerusalem
Jerusalem Hotel Check-in
Day 2 Jerusalem Jewish quarter with Byzantine Cardo visit
Israel Museum
Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Day 3 Jerusalem Masada Visit
Dead Sea
Qumran Park
Day 4 Jerusalem Bethlehem and Gihon Spring
Carmel Market
Tel Aviv City Tour with Old Jaffa District
Day 5 Jerusalem Return flight home
Day 1
CAIRO, EGYPT – TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – JERUSALEM

Fly from Cairo to Tel Aviv, Israel in the afternoon. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by an AmaWaterways representative, and transferred to Jerusalem, where you will check into your hotel. (B)

Day 2
JERUSALEM.

Tour the Jewish quarter and visit the Byzantine Cardo. Not far from here, lies the Western Wall, which surrounds the Temple Mount, the holiest site for Jews. After lunch, visit the Israel Museum that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Then follow Via Dolorosa, the path where Jesus walked to his crucifixion, arriving at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was said to have been crucified. (B, L)

Day 3
JERUSALEM.

Drive through the Judean Desert to Masada. Enjoy a cable car ride to the top, where you will explore the ancient ruins of Herod’s 2,055-year-old palace fortress. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Dead Sea where you can enjoy swimming and lunch. On your return to Jerusalem, visit Qumran, a historic archeological site where the legendary Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of ancient Jewish texts, were found. (B, L)

Day 4
JERUSALEM.

Take a short motorcoach ride to the West Bank to visit Bethlehem, King David’s hometown, and Jesus’ birthplace. Tour Manger Square and the UNESCO-designated Church of the Nativity, built above the cave where Jesus was born. Continue underground to the Gihon Spring, the major water source of Jerusalem for over 1,000 years and crucial to the city’s survival. From Jerusalem, venture to Tel Aviv to tour one of the most vibrant cities in the world offering sandy Mediterranean beaches with a world-class nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then, embark on a colorful culinary journey to Carmel Market, also called the shuk, the largest, most beautiful and happening market in Israel. Continue the day with a visit to Old Jaffa, an 8000-year-old port city, which showcases Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry. (B, L)

Day 5
JERUSALEM.

Bid farewell to Jerusalem and prepare for your flight home. (B)

Israel Post Cruise Extension DATES & PRICES

Jan, 2023 – Dec, 2023 From $3,419 per person, double occupancy
Jan, 2023 – Dec, 2023 From $4,884 per person, solo traveler

Note: Airfare between Cairo, Egypt and Tel Aviv, Israel is included

ADD 3 NIGHTS DUBAI PRE-CRUISE AND 4 NIGHTS ISRAEL POST-CRUISE

Explore the vibrant city of Dubai, home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and a cultural focal point in the Middle East. Finish your journey in Israel, home to some of the oldest and holiest sites in the world, and explore such wonders as Old Jaffa, the Walled City, and the Dead Sea.

PRE DUBAI

Day 1 Dubai Hotel check-in
Day 2 Dubai Dubai Museum visit
Historic Al Fahidi with Dubai Water Canal Cruise
Gold and Spice Souks
Burj Khalifa Visit
Desert Safari with barbecue dinner
Day 3 Abu Dhabi Zayed Grand Mosque
Heritage Village
Day 4 Dubai Depart Dubai and fly to Cairo
Flight between Dubai and Cairo is additional. We recommended flying Emirates and taking advantage of their stopover fare
Day 1
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Arrive at the Dubai international airport, where you will meet an AmaWaterways’ representative and be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2
DUBAI

Visit the Dubai Museum housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, which is the oldest existing building in the city and a must-visit for a taste of old Dubai. Afterwards, drive through the Al Fahidi historic district, commonly referred to as Al Bastakiya. Enjoy a boat trip down the massive Dubai Water Canal, past many of the city’s luxury hotels and landmarks. Next, visit the Gold Souk, Dubai’s most famous and visited souk, offering a huge selection of jewelry made from gold, silver and diamonds before exploring the Spice Souk, where countless flavors, fragrant herbs and colorful spices will greet you at every turn. Another highlight of the day is a visit to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. In the afternoon, enjoy a desert safari where you will be immersed in the beauty and customs of the desert, with activities such as dune bashing and sand boarding, along with cultural elements such as shisha pipes, henna painting, belly dancing and more, followed by a barbecue dinner. (B, D)

Day 3
DUBAI – ABU DHABI

Start the day with a visit to Zayed Grand Mosque, the biggest in the country and well-known for its grand chandeliers. After your visit here, you will drive past Emirates Palace and the sprawling Presidential Palace in Ras Al Akhdar, stopping at each for photo opportunities as you make your way to Heritage Village. Once there, you can shop, explore regional artifacts and watch local artisans as they mold pottery, blow glass sculptures and weave fabric on a loom. Conclude your day’s adventure with a visit to Yas Marina, one of Abu Dhabi’s finest marinas, which includes dining, fitness and leisure facilities. (B)

Day 4
DUBAI – CAIRO, EGYPT

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Dubai International Airport for your flight to Cairo.

POST ISRAEL

Day 1 Cairo Fly from Cairo to Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Transfer from Tel Aviv airport to Jerusalem
Jerusalem Hotel Check-in
Day 2 Jerusalem Jewish quarter with Byzantine Cardo visit
Israel Museum
Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Day 3 Jerusalem Masada Visit
Dead Sea
Qumran Park
Day 4 Jerusalem Bethlehem and Gihon Spring
Carmel Market
Tel Aviv City Tour with Old Jaffa District
Day 5 Jerusalem Return flight home
Day 1
CAIRO, EGYPT – TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – JERUSALEM.

Fly from Cairo to Tel Aviv, Israel in the afternoon. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by an AmaWaterways representative, and transferred to Jerusalem, where you will check into your hotel. (B)

Day 2
JERUSALEM.

Tour the Jewish quarter and visit the Byzantine Cardo. Not far from here, lies the Western Wall, which surrounds the Temple Mount, the holiest site for Jews. After lunch, visit the Israel Museum that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Then follow Via Dolorosa, the path where Jesus walked to his crucifixion, arriving at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was said to have been crucified. (B, L)

Day 3
JERUSALEM.

Drive through the Judean Desert to Masada. Enjoy a cable car ride to the top, where you will explore the ancient ruins of Herod’s 2,055-year-old palace fortress. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Dead Sea where you can enjoy swimming and lunch. On your return to Jerusalem, visit Qumran, a historic archeological site where the legendary Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of ancient Jewish texts, were found. (B, L)

Day 4
JERUSALEM.

Take a short motorcoach ride to the West Bank to visit Bethlehem, King David’s hometown, and Jesus’ birthplace. Tour Manger Square and the UNESCO-designated Church of the Nativity, built above the cave where Jesus was born. Continue underground to the Gihon Spring, the major water source of Jerusalem for over 1,000 years and crucial to the city’s survival. From Jerusalem, venture to Tel Aviv to tour one of the most vibrant cities in the world offering sandy Mediterranean beaches with a world-class nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then, embark on a colorful culinary journey to Carmel Market, also called the shuk, the largest, most beautiful and happening market in Israel. Continue the day with a visit to Old Jaffa, an 8000-year-old port city, which showcases Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry. (B, L)

Day 5
JERUSALEM.

Bid farewell to Jerusalem and prepare for your flight home. (B)

Dubai Pre - Israel Post Cruise Extension DATES & PRICES

Jan, 2023 – Dec, 2023 From $5,018 per person, double occupancy
Jan, 2023 – Dec, 2023 From $7,283 per person, solo traveler

Note: Airfare between Cairo, Egypt and Tel Aviv, Israel is included

ADD 4 NIGHTS JORDAN PRE-CRUISE AND 4 NIGHTS ISRAEL POST-CRUISE

Discover the fascinating jewels of Jordan, including its capital, Amman, the "Rose City" of Petra, and the blush pink sands of Wadi Rum. Finish your journey in Israel, home to some of the oldest and holiest sites in the world, and explore such wonders as Old Jaffa, the Walled City, and the Dead Sea.

PRE JORDAN

Day 1 Amman Hotel check-in
Day 2 Amman Jerash and lunch at Lebanese House Restaurant
Visit to Old Amman
Day 3 Madaba Madaba Visit
Dead Sea
Free Time for Swimming
Day 4 Petra Visit to Petra
Wadi Rum Jeep Tour
Bedouin Tent dinner
Day 5 Mt. Nebo Mt. Nebo Visit
Cairo Flight from Amman to Cairo
Day 1
AMMAN, JORDAN

Upon arrival and after you have cleared customs and immigration, an AmaWaterways’ representative will meet you and transfer you to the 5-star St. Regis Amman, now an established landmark in Jordan’s capital city.

Day 2
AMMAN – JERASH

Once part of the Roman Empire, Jordan is home to a legacy of Roman architectural treasures. Just outside the city is the extremely well-preserved ancient city of Jerash, dating back 6,500 years and considered one of the best examples of Roman influence in the Middle East. After exploring this historic site, enjoy lunch at the award-winning Lebanese House Restaurant, which offers a unique atmosphere. In the afternoon, tour Amman’s Old City neighborhood with its rolling hills, historic sites, and colorful markets. Afterwards, browse a sweet shop and sample kanfeh, an ultra-creamy Middle East dessert. (B, L)

Day 3
AMMAN – DEAD SEA – PETRA.

Venture west to Madaba, “The City of Mosaics,” known for its famous mosaics—beautiful reminders of the Byzantine era. Afterwards, visit the Dead Sea, one of the world’s most intriguing natural wonders. Situated at approximately 1,500 feet (460 meters) below sea level, the Dead Sea is one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water, and its healing waters have been sought after for more than 2,500 years. After lunch at a seaside resort, enjoy some time to relax and go for an easy swim—or float, due to the natural buoyancy because of the high salt content of the sea. Afterward, head south, arriving in Petra in the early evening. (B, L)

Day 4
PETRA

After breakfast, enjoy the ancient city of Petra, the “Rose City.” Visit the Siq, a narrow passageway nearly three-quarters of a mile long carved into sheer rock walls. While the Treasury is the most well-known ruin in Petra, it’s not the only one. You will also see the 4,000 spectator Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. After lunch at a local guest house, head to Wadi Rum with its red-pink, stunning natural arches and mountains, and prehistoric rock engravings. Often referred to as the “Valley of the Moon,” it is a romantic and timeless place. Enjoy a Jeep tour and traverse the unique desert landscape, featuring dramatic sandstone and basalt mountains, making it one of the most beautiful deserts. Return to Petra and experience an authentic dinner at a Bedouin tent. Discover the fascinating culture of these nomadic people who have lived in the desert for thousands of years. (B, L, D)

Day 5
PETRA – CAIRO, EGYPT.

Drive north to Mount Nebo, one of the most revered sites in Jordan where Moses first viewed the Promised Land. After a local lunch nearby, return to Amman and Queen Alia International Airport for your flight to Cairo.

POST ISRAEL

Day 1 Cairo Fly from Cairo to Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Transfer from Tel Aviv airport to Jerusalem
Jerusalem Hotel Check-in
Day 2 Jerusalem Jewish quarter with Byzantine Cardo visit
Israel Museum Visit
Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Day 3 Jerusalem Masada Visit
Dead Sea
Qumran Park
Day 4 Jerusalem Bethlehem and Gihon Spring
Carmel Market
Tel Aviv City Tour with Old Jaffa District
Day 5 Jerusalem Return flight home
Day 1
CAIRO, EGYPT – TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – JERUSALEM.

Fly from Cairo to Tel Aviv, Israel in the afternoon. On arrival, you’ll be greeted by an AmaWaterways representative, and transferred to Jerusalem, where you will check into your hotel. (B)

Day 2
JERUSALEM.

Tour the Jewish quarter and visit the Byzantine Cardo. Not far from here, lies the Western Wall, which surrounds the Temple Mount, the holiest site for Jews. After lunch, visit the Israel Museum that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Then follow Via Dolorosa, the path where Jesus walked to his crucifixion, arriving at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was said to have been crucified. (B, L)

Day 3
JERUSALEM.

Drive through the Judean Desert to Masada. Enjoy a cable car ride to the top, where you will explore the ancient ruins of Herod’s 2,055-year-old palace fortress. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Dead Sea where you can enjoy swimming and lunch. On your return to Jerusalem, visit Qumran, a historic archeological site where the legendary Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of ancient Jewish texts, were found. (B, L)

Day 4
JERUSALEM.

Take a short motorcoach ride to the West Bank to visit Bethlehem, King David’s hometown, and Jesus’ birthplace. Tour Manger Square and the UNESCO-designated Church of the Nativity, built above the cave where Jesus was born. Continue underground to the Gihon Spring, the major water source of Jerusalem for over 1,000 years and crucial to the city’s survival. From Jerusalem, venture to Tel Aviv to tour one of the most vibrant cities in the world offering sandy Mediterranean beaches with a world-class nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then, embark on a colorful culinary journey to Carmel Market, also called the shuk, the largest, most beautiful and happening market in Israel. Continue the day with a visit to Old Jaffa, an 8000-year-old port city, which showcases Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry. (B, L)

Day 5
JERUSALEM.

Bid farewell to Jerusalem and prepare for your flight home. (B)

Jordan Pre - Israel Post Cruise Extension DATES & PRICES

Jan, 2023 – Dec, 2023 From $5,608 per person, double occupancy
Jan, 2023 – Dec, 2023 From $7,953 per person, solo traveler

Note: Airfare between Cairo, Egypt and Tel Aviv, Israel is included

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