Scenic Egypt, Jordan, Israel & Oman Brochure

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THE ANCIENT WONDERS OF EGYPT, JORDAN, ISRAEL & OMAN

2020/2021 scenic.com.au


Welcome Scenic has more than 30 years’ experience creating unforgettable, handcrafted journeys for our guests. We are a proudly Australian-founded company and have introduced itineraries that travel to over 60 countries and visit every continent on Earth. Our guests are at the forefront of all we do, from the creation of our once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences to the extensive range of Scenic Freechoice activities and dining options. We aim to deliver the best experience possible to create memories that will last a lifetime.

The Treasury, Petra, Jordan N 30° 19’ E 35° 26’


You’ll find the Scenic difference is in the details. Our custom-designed itineraries have set the benchmark in 5-star luxury escorted land journeys. Enjoy the finest accommodation and transport complemented by all-inclusive sightseeing and the services of a dedicated Tour Director, expert Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides. Join us in 2020-21 to explore the marvels of Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Oman in luxury. Whatever destination you choose, we look forward to welcoming you on one of our exceptional journeys.


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Sea of Galilee Tel Aviv

Jerusalem

El Alamein

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Amman

Jordan Petra

Wadi Rum

Egypt Giza

Dead Sea

Cairo Soma Bay

Red Sea

Muscat

Luxor Jebel Akhdar

Nile Cruise

Quriyat

Nizwa

Aswan

Oman Abu Simbel

Wahiba Sands

Victoria Falls Chobe National Park

Botswana Johannesburg

South Africa Cape Town

Zimbabwe Blyde River Canyon Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger NP)

Masai Mara National Reserve Serengeti National Park

Nairobi

Kenya Tanzania

Ngorongoro National Park

Amboseli National Park


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DISCOVER Step back in time to the cradle of civilisation and explore the Land of the Pharaohs with its colourful hieroglyphics and 4,500-year-old pyramids. Stand in awe before the staggering natural and ancient wonders of the Kingdom of Jordan. Embark on one of life’s greatest journeys, traversing the African continent from Cape Town to Cairo and on to Jerusalem. Explore, discover and dream where it all began.

Egypt Discover countless ancient treasures, from the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel to the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, and step back into the wonder of ancient times.

Jordan From the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, to the rose-coloured canyons of Petra and the desertscapes of Wadi Rum, each day promises a new dawn of discovery.

South Africa & Victoria Falls Discover beautiful Cape Town before tracking the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – of Kruger National Park, and stand in awe before the majestic Victoria Falls.

Kenya & Tanzania The Africa of your imagination exists. Marvel at the diversity of wildlife in great game parks and gaze at the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.

Israel Explore Israel’s sanctified monuments, vibrant beaches and emerging food and wine scene. This is a land so wonderfully complex, seldom has a traveller returned unchanged.

Oman

The emerging destination of Oman is one of intriguing cultures, stunning natural beauty and history. Discover all the hidden secrets this amazing country has to offer.

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Tours & Cruises Overview Egypt & Jordan Duration

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Essence of Egypt & Jordan (Giza) Cairo > Amman

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Egypt & Jordan Experience

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Jewels of Egypt & Jordan

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Wonders of the Nile

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(Giza) Cairo > Amman

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(Giza) Cairo > Cairo

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Treasures of Egypt

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(Giza) Cairo > Cairo

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Egypt in Depth

Tour & Cruise

(Giza) Cairo > Cairo

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Highlights of the Kingdom of Jordan

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Amman > Amman

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Israel & Oman Duration

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Jordan & Israel Experience

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Highlights of Israel

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Tel Aviv > Tel Aviv

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The Kingdoms of Jordan & Oman Amman > Muscat

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Oman Impressions Muscat > Muscat

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Tours & Cruises Overview Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan Duration

35/42 Day

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Destinations

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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan

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Cape Town > Amman

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Ultimate Journeys Duration

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Ancient Wonders of Egypt, Jordan & Israel

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MCDI

(Giza) Cairo > Tel Aviv or Amman

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A Journey through Antiquity, Cairo to Jerusalem (Giza) Cairo > Tel Aviv or Amman

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Egypt, Jordan & Israel Experience

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Wonders of the Nile, Jordan & Oman (Giza) Cairo > Muscat

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Pyramids, Petra & Deserts

Egypt, Jordan & Oman in Depth Cape Town to Jerusalem

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Tour & Cruise MCDO

MEDO NEW

(Giza) Cairo > Muscat

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MEDI

Tour & Cruise

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(Giza) Cairo > Muscat

28 Day

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(Giza) Cairo > Tel Aviv or Amman

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Cape Town > Tel Aviv or Amman

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City Stays & Extensions Duration

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Dubai

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Doha

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Blue Train

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Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi

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Dubai > Dubai

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Doha > Doha

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Johannesburg > Cape Town


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THE SCENIC LUXURY EXPERIENCE

At Scenic, we’ve combined the ease of luxury travel with a selection of journeys that offer you a true insight into the wonders of the regions you visit. Our history in Egypt and Jordan dates back to 2006, while Africa was our first international touring destination in 1999.

Our handcrafted 5-star journeys feature the very best inclusions and a host of memorable moments. When you travel with Scenic, everything is taken care of. Our expert staff, from Tour Directors to local guides, will go above and beyond to make your experience unforgettable. That’s not to say choice is taken away from you. Wherever you go, there are countless experiences and activities to choose from – and of course, they’re all included. From your boutique, luxurious Nile cruise, dining, 5-star accommodation and rail journeys, to transfers and even tipping, every Scenic journey delivers excellence on every level.


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Our seasoned Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of unique experiences that will be among the highlights of your journey.

Choose between a vast range of activities and sightseeing experiences to ensure you only see what you want to see, at a tempo that suits you.

From an unforgettable gourmet experience with a chef-prepared traditional Shabbat dinner in Jerusalem, to meeting the children of the Lake Nakuru Orphanage in Kenya, you’ll be left with amazing memories to treasure.

From learning about life on the Nile during a visit to a Nubian village and encounters with authentic Maasai warriors, to learning the secrets of Israeli cuisine during a cooking class in a picturesque 200-yearold house in Tel Aviv; there’s a wealth of options, whatever your interests.

See pages 12-13 for details.

Cruising In Egypt, cruise the Nile in style on board the exclusively chartered and fully refurbished Sanctuary Sun Boat III. You can look forward to a tailormade itinerary, visiting Egypt’s ancient wonders in the Valley of the Kings to the lesser-known Temple of Hathor at Dendera. You’ll also enjoy beverages with each lunch and dinner on board.

See pages 14-15 for details.

Safari Lodges & Game Drives Nothing evokes images of a great African adventure more than staying at iconic safari lodges and going on game drives through the continent’s untamed wilderness. Scenic has been able to secure exclusive access to the very best lodges offering outstanding service.

In addition to your expert Egyptologist guide, your Tour Director will be on hand to accompany you throughout your cruise.

You’ll be escorted in open-top vehicles that allow you to enjoy close proximity to the wildlife, in search of the ultimate safari jackpot – the ‘Big Five’.

See pages 18-19 for details.

See pages 22-23 for details.

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Hotels From Egypt’s legendary historic palace hotels to ‘Martian’ geodomes in the Jordanian desert, when it comes to accommodation you’ll discover a range of distinguished properties that will make your journey extra-special. Our hotels are selected on more than reputation alone, rather on a combination of location, character and ambience to ensure your hotel stay is truly reflective of your destination.

See pages 20-21 for details.

The Nth Degree When you travel with Scenic, everything is taken care of, including transfers and tipping. All transport, whether by coach or rail, is of the highest standard. We use local guides as we believe nobody knows an area like someone who lives there. Our tours will not only show you the highlights but the hidden gems that only a local knows.

See pages 24-25 for details.

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5-STAR LUXURY With Scenic, perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey.

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Scenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted evening drinks in memorable locations Scenic Freechoice – a choice of activities and dining options throughout your journey Scenic Special Stays – iconic hotels remarkable for their location, character and heritage Private charter luxury Nile cruise on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with lunch and dinner on your Nile cruise Exclusive shore excursions on your Nile cruise Private concession game reserves in opentop safari vehicles in South Africa

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Fully escorted touring Handpicked Tour Directors, Egyptologists, local guides and safari guides Local offices in each destination All internal flights Personal audio headsets for commentary in Egypt A Scenic representative to assist you on your arrival and departure Porterage throughout Return airport transfers

And of course, all tipping and gratuities

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A Drisco Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel B Game drive, Masai Mara, Kenya C Sanctuary Sun Boat III, Egypt D Dining, Sanctuary Sun Boat III, Egypt E Scenic guide

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Enrich Our Scenic Enrich encounters take you behind the scenes to enjoy private access and special moments you will treasure forever.

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Scenic Sundowners

Scenic Sundowners feature exclusive hosted drinks in memorable locations to celebrate the wonders of your journey. Toast the start of your Egypt sojourn by gazing at the Great Pyramids and witness the vivid and dramatic colours of the desert at sunset in Jordan’s Wadi Rum. Be treated to a special cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand, just upstream from Victoria Falls. Moments to cherish forever.

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A Anantara Al Jabal Al Akdar Resort, Oman B Elephant enounter, Zimbabwe C Shabbat Dinner, Israel

To truly immerse yourself in any land or connect with the local people, it’s not enough to merely visit the sights, or marvel at the attractions. Scenic Enrich experiences take you into the very heart of the communities that you’re visiting, and transport you to places and events that you wouldn’t otherwise encounter. Be treated to an exclusive dinner in the most stunning of settings – a canyon-edge platform at the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman. Toast as the sun sets over the canyon and constellations shine overhead. An elephant encounter in Zimbabwe provides an opportunity to observe some of the biggest personalities in Africa. Spend time and connect with elephants in a positive and natural way. These are just some of the unique experiences that will make your journey truly unforgettable.

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Each guest is different, so we appreciate that you may want to move at your own pace. Perhaps you’ll want to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo, or you may wish to truly unwind throughout. We’ve divided our extensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities into active, moderate and relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests. Active – For the more adventurous, keen to explore further afield or take part in more energetic excursions. Moderate – A comfortable walking pace at which you can easily discover a beautiful city or marketplace. Relaxed – A slower pace to enjoy a spa treatment, cooking class or wine tasting tour.

You can explore the vibrant markets of Jerusalem, take a drumming class in Tel Aviv or indulge in a wine and food tasting in Amman. Scenic Freechoice offers you a range of all-inclusive activities to choose from, at whatever pace suits you. In Africa, choose from a Harley DavidsonTM ride through the ‘fairest cape’ and a visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, or an interactive cooking class with the chefs from the Sarova Mara Game Camp. There is quite simply nothing more liberating or wonder-inducing than choice, and you’ll be encouraged to take full advantage. And of course, it’s all included in the price you pay upfront.


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Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, Scenic Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing and activities for you to choose from. And of course, it’s all included. B

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Take the opportunity to visit a Nubian village in Aswan and enter a private home to gain unique insights into the daily lives of the villagers. A Food markets, Jerusalem, Israel B Nubian village, Aswan, Egypt C Visit to Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa

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A H. Carter Lounge B Friendly service C Luxury Cabins D Sun Deck with pool, Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Since the days of the pharaohs, Egyptians have been cruising the Nile. Ensconced in luxury, glide gently down the Nile and gaze at the wonders of ancient Egypt.

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Watch a tour of Egypt with Catriona Rowntree @ scenic.com.au/egy22

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Cruising Enjoy every minute of the fascinating scenery as you cruise the majestic Nile on our exclusive private charter on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III. Catering to just 34 guests, every cabin is tastefully appointed and features a window onto the world. Luxury awaits on board your recently refurbished boutique Nile river cruiser. Modelled on the opulent era of the 20s and 30s, style and refinement are reflected throughout. The spacious cabins are elegantly furnished and oversized picture windows ensure you won’t miss a minute of the passing scenery. All cabins have a mini-bar, safe deposit box and satellite LCD television, along with individually-controlled air-conditioning. Indulge in one of the elegant Presidential Suites situated at the front of the Promenade Deck featuring a separate sitting area. The lavish Royal Suites also boast private balconies from which to witness your magnificent surrounds. Your boutique ship evokes the heyday of Egypt’s past, with exquisite spaces, from the Copper Tray fine-dining restaurant to the Sahara and H. Carter lounges.

Relax on the Sun Deck next to the swimming pool or on the lower shaded deck as you watch life on the river pass by. You’ll be treated to first-class dining with beverages included at lunch and dinner. Be entertained by whirling dervishes, and dress the part for a Galabeyya party. Your tailormade cruise itinerary will take you from Luxor to Aswan or reverse, revealing the architectural marvels of the Valley of the Kings and lesser-known sights such as the Temple of Hathor at Dendera. Explore Egypt’s famous monuments with the resident Egyptologist and your Scenic Tour Director to assist throughout your cruise. As you drift languorously past the ancient wonders along the shores of the Nile, there’ll be breathtaking monuments – and moments – around every bend.

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Hotels Throughout your journey, you’ll stay in the most luxurious accommodation. Exceptional quality and service is integral to everything we do and our selection of handpicked luxury hotels will ensure that your holiday becomes just that little bit more extraordinary. There’s nothing like checking into a spectacular hotel where you can relax and recharge after a busy day. All our luxury properties have been specifically chosen to let you thoroughly enjoy each destination. We’ve also handpicked a selection of extra-special hotels, aptly named Scenic Special Stays, some of which are so iconic they have become destinations in their own right. These are hotels of outstanding quality and character, such as historical palaces with pinch-yourself views, from the Marriott Mena House Hotel in Giza, nestled in the shadows of the Pyramids, to the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract in Aswan, where you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the Nile, just like Agatha Christie did. From the contemporary luxury Red Sea resort, the Kempinski Soma Bay, to the spacious surrounds

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of the Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Resort & Spa, and the Four Seasons First Residence Cairo, you’ll be enchanted from porter to pillow. Deep within the cool mountain climbs of Oman, the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort sits on the edge of a canyon with soul-stirring views. A retreat you will truly love. Step back in time to the bygone era of colonial grandeur at Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe, which overlooks the majestic Victoria falls gorge and is one of the grandest hotels in the world. At every point of your journey, you can look forward to a luxurious, safe sanctuary and first-class service and amenities.

Scenic Special Stays Look for this symbol on your itineraries for locations where you will experience these outstanding properties.

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A Drisco Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel B Marriott Mena House, Giza, Egypt C Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan D Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Every carefully selected hotel on our tours has been handpicked by our expert Journey Designers, to ensure it offers outstanding location and luxury.

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Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Oman. Located on the fabled Green Mountain, elevated luxury reveals dramatic canyon views at one of the world’s highest resorts. This resort offers Omani splendour in the most breathtaking of natural settings.

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Explore the exhilaration of finding yourself face to face with exotic wildlife. Africa showcases wide animals on safari with style and verve. With Scenic, you’ll find the safari experience even more special with stays at game lodges that are limited to resident guests only. Indeed, many of these lodges are private concessions, so you can rest assured that your needs will be front and centre at all times. Enjoy stays at the finest lodges in some of Africa’s most sought after locations, such as Thornybush Lodge, within the famous Thornybush Nature Reserve, and the luxury tented accommodation of the Sarova Mara Game Camp in Kenya’s renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve. With services and facilities designed to put you at ease, the wonder never ends at havens like these.

When it comes to game excursions, you can look forward to open-top rides in specially modified Toyota Land Cruisers, allowing unrestricted game viewing and ideal photography conditions. You’ll go in search of lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos and elephants, reverently referred to as the ‘Big Five’. Experienced game rangers are on hand throughout and there’s always something to captivate. You’ll also benefit from talented local trackers who are not only experts in the art of reading the African bush, they’re also adept at spotting a moment of wonder a mile off.

A Thornybush Lodge, South Africa B Hippo, Kruger National Park, South Africa C Chobe National Park, Botswana D Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Tanzania

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The Nth Degree When you travel with Scenic you can be confident that we’ve thought about even the smallest details so you don’t have to. We go above and beyond, making your trip a truly carefree experience. A personal touch Our tours have between 24 and 36 guests, so you’ll enjoy a more intimate travel experience throughout. In addition, you’ll be greeted personally at the airport at the beginning of your journey and likewise enjoy a personalised transfer to your departure airport. Travel in style Whether it’s a luxury cruise on the Nile or travelling on game drives in a 4WD, every mode of transport has been carefully selected and is of the highest available standard. From wooden felucca sailing boats and motorboats to air-conditioned coaches, we’ll take you everywhere in comfort. All you have to do is enjoy the breathtaking views. Local knowledge We use a combination of our expert Tour Directors, local guides, Egyptologists and safari guides to ensure our guests’ needs are fully catered to.

Our local guides are integral to the experience; after all, nobody knows a location as well as someone who actually lives there. We’ll take you to all the must-see highlights, but also explore the delightful back streets, and those little-known gems that make your experience extra special. Endless support Our experienced Tour Directors will be with you every step of the way, including on board your Nile cruise. With local offices in each destination, and a Journey Designer Team who have decades of experience in the region, you’re in the very best hands, from touchdown to take-off. Included value As always you can look forward to enjoying Scenic’s trademark brand of luxury. Hidden costs are taken care of, and that includes all internal flights in your itinerary and all tipping and gratuities.

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Egypt In the ancient lands of kings and queens, time seems to stop. As the legends of Egypt envelop you, you’ll be humbled, awed and enlightened. We’ll take you on a handcrafted, unique and remarkable journey, from the enigmatic Sphinx to the majestic Nile.

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Cairo Treasures Cairo’s treasures abound, from ancient wonders such as the world’s oldest pyramid to the earliest Coptic Christian monuments in the Old Town, to bustling Islamic Cairo. Tombs and Temples Feast your eyes on the ancient cluster of sanctuaries in Karnak and explore the lesser-visited temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu. The mighty Nile Watch the ancient wonders of the world’s longest river unfold as you float gently past, with visits to Dendera, and the temples of Philae and Kom Ombo. In Aswan, the ‘Jewel of the Nile’, learn about the Nubians, one of the earliest civilisations on Earth.

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A Petra, Jordan B Wadi Rum, Jordan C Nubian Village, Egypt D Kom Ombo Temple, Egypt


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Jordan The intriguing Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan melds the footprints of civilisations past and present with desert landscapes, rose-red canyons and the hypersaline Dead Sea.

Temples of Abu Simbel

Comprising the World Heritage-listed Great Temple of Ramses II and the smaller one to his wife Nefertari, the temples of Abu Simbel are among the most famous and spectacular in Egypt. In 1968, under threat from the rising waters due to the construction of the Aswan Dam, the temples were moved stone by stone to a higher location in one of history’s greatest feats of archaeological engineering.

Ancient marvels In Jordan, follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors, Bedouins and prophets. Created in the Bronze Age, Jerash has been inhabited for more than 6,500 years. In Amman, the ancient citadel stands commanding over the city, while Madaba is famous for its Byzantineera mosaics. See where the baptism of Jesus reputedly took place at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, or where Moses stood on Mount Nebo, looking at the Promised Land. Natural and man-made wonders The World Heritage-listed ghost city of Petra is full of hidden secrets and architectural marvels. The rock-cut façades, including the 2,000-year-old Treasury, will send shivers down your spine. Desert romance The Wadi Rum Desert, made famous by Lawrence of Arabia, boasts blazing red sands, dramatic rock formations and sandstone mountains. The nights are so clear, you will feel you can touch the stars.

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Mystical, spiritual and holy; complex, engaging and contradictory, Israel is a land like no other. From Jerusalem’s sanctified monuments that will stir emotions, to the beaches and nightlife of Tel Aviv, Israel is a land so wonderfully complex, seldom has a traveller returned unchanged. Ancient and Holy Treasures Tour the land of the Bible, home to deep religious roots and timeless treasures. Discover the kaleidoscope of Israel’s archaeological riches, from Bethlehem with its 4th-century Church of the Nativity, to the headquarters of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee. Explore Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus and the beguiling and bewildering city of Jerusalem. You will find that immersing yourself into the cradle of civilisation is both enlightening and grounding. Culinary Wonders Get a taste of modern Israel; a melting pot of culture, tastes, scents and sounds. From fine dining in Tel Aviv’s world-famous restaurants, to the vibrant food markets in Jerusalem, intimate cooking classes, and wineries that dot the country – sampling authentic local cuisine is the perfect way to learn about Israel’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. The New Face of Israel Harmoniously co-existing with the ancient landscape, bustling cities like Tel Aviv present a refreshingly new face of Israel. Take in the paradox of Tel Aviv’s vibrant night life, impressive skyline, quaint street cafés and dazzling Mediterranean beaches. You can explore the various facets of the Old City through the eyes of both a Palestinian and an Israeli guide, as they discuss the contemporary issues faced by the country. Visit the unique community of Kibuttz to understand the foundation of modern Israel as well as marvel at the community’s social initiatives. Participate in a Shabbat ceremony and further enrich your understanding of Israel.

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The emerging destination of Oman is one of intriguing cultures, stunning natural beauty and intricate history. With Scenic, discover all the hidden secrets this amazing country has to offer.

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A Jerusalem, Israel B Jebel Akhdar, Oman C Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman D Old Town, Tel Aviv, Israel

Discover the Historic Past The capital Muscat has a history dating back over 900 years. Set between the Hajar Mountains on one side and the sparkling waters of the Gulf on the other, this important port city has a colourful history with past rulers including the Persians and the Portuguese Empire. At Nizwa, the old capital of Oman, the Fort is one of Oman’s most famous heritage landmarks and an impressive monument to Omani architecture dating back to the 12th century. Untouched Natural Beauty The geographic diversity of Oman is one of its key attractions. The barren and rocky Hajar Mountains dominate the landscape punctuated with green swathes of date palm plantations. Jebel Akhdar covers the mountain tops high above the desert floor. At Wahiba Sands, the vast stretches of sandy desert and dunes rise up to 150 metres providing the perfect backdrop for sunsets in the wilderness.

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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan Traversing the African continent from Cape Town to Cairo and on to Jordan is one of the world’s epic journeys. Start in Cape Town, track the ‘Big Five’ of Kruger National Park and witness the power of Victoria Falls. Marvel at the diversity of wildlife in the great game parks of Kenya and Tanzania, then discover Egypt’s ancient wonders and cruise the magnificent Nile in luxury. In Jordan, man-made wonders are rivalled only by nature’s beauty. South Africa and Victoria Falls South Africa is a place of enormous beauty and diversity. Cosmopolitan Cape Town and world-renowned Kruger National Park are just a few of the highlights. Track the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – and retire to your luxury lodge at the end of a day filled with excitement. There’s nothing quite like standing in front of the world’s largest spectacles of falling water. Victoria Falls isn’t just a stunning natural feature, it’s also a place of immense spiritual strength and beauty. Kenya and Tanzania From mass animal migrations so momentous that the ground thunders underfoot, to the snowcapped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro,

Africa’s highest mountain – a trip to Kenya and Tanzania is the pinnacle safari experiences. Egypt and Jordan Stand in awe in front of some of humanity’s greatest creations. No pictures are able to convey the scale and magnitude of the Great Pyramids of Giza or the temples at Abu Simbel; neither will you ever forget the moment you first laid eyes on the spectacular Treasury at Petra. Follow in the footsteps of the pharaohs as you cruise between Luxor and Aswan and admire the scenery, ancient monuments and life on the river. From your luxurious floating hotel, you won’t miss a moment of the passing wonders.

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A Luxor Temple, Egypt B Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe C Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania D River Nile, Egypt

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Essence of Egypt & Jordan* Egypt & Jordan Experience Jewels of Egypt & Jordan*

MEGD

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Wonders of the Nile

MECC

44

Treasures of Egypt

MEEE

46

Egypt in Depth

MEGR

48

Highlights of the Kingdom of Jordan

MEAD

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MEJI MOJA

54 60

Highlights of Israel

MITA

58

Oman Impressions

MOMM

62

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Cape Town to Cairo*

ZCTC

66

Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan*

ZCTJ

66

Ancient Wonders of Egypt, Jordan & Israel

MCDI

77

A Journey through Antiquity, Cairo to Jerusalem

MEDI

78

Egypt, Jordan & Israel Experience

MRCI

79

Wonders of the Nile, Jordan & Oman

MCDO

80

Pyramids, Petra & Deserts

MEDO

81

Egypt, Jordan & Oman in Depth

MRDO

82

ZCTI

83

MECD

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Wadi Rum, Jordan N 30° 17’ E 35° 15’


EGYPT & JORDAN Two countries, countless treasures. Follow in the footsteps of explorers, mighty pharaohs and biblical prophets. — Uncover the secrets of ancient history, take in awe-inspiring panoramas, view millennia-old monuments and vibrant cities. From the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel to the colourful hieroglyphics of the Valley of the Kings, a journey through Egypt is a step back into the wonder of ancient times. From the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea, and the glittering blue of the Red Sea, to the rose-red canyons of Petra and Lawrence of Arabia’s Wadi Rum, each day unveils a new discovery in the Kingdom of Jordan.


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Essence of Egypt & Jordan 19 Day Tour & Cruise

Giza (Cairo) > Amman

Ancient and natural wonders Explore the incredible legacy of these two intriguing countries, from magnificent monuments immortalising the pharaohs in Egypt, to the footsteps of the Romans and Nabataeans in Jordan. Delve into the wonders of Egypt and discover the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza before marvelling at the ancient temples, tombs and monuments at Luxor. Glide along the Nile on a luxury cruise to Aswan and stand in awe before the extraordinary temples of Abu Simbel, then top it all off with the treasures of Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. In the Kingdom of Jordan, discover the capital Amman before travelling the moon-like desertscape of Wadi Rum. Marvel at the World-Heritage listed city of Petra for a spine-tingling and explore the incredible Treasury and ruins before floating in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea.

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Kom Ombo Aswan 2 Abu Simbel River cruise

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Scenic Special Stay Follow in the footsteps of explorers, archaeologists, writers, celebrities and even the Egyptian Royal Family as you stay at the legendary Sofitel Winter Palace in Luxor.

Sanctuary Sun Boat III, Nile, Egypt


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Stay in all three of the iconic Palace Hotels in Egypt for exclusive luxurious stays that will be memories of a lifetime Witness the amazing temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari at Abu Simbel At the palatial Marriott Mena House, enjoy beverages and canapĂŠs against the backdrop of the Great Pyramids of Giza at an exclusive Scenic Sundowners event

Petra, Jordan

In Jordan, discover the hidden secrets and architectural marvels of the ancient ghost city of Petra

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


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Essence of Egypt & Jordan 19 Day Itinerary Giza (Cairo) > Amman Day 01

Giza (Cairo)

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Luxor > Nile Cruise

Your journey into wonder Optional Hot Air begins at Giza with a two Balloon Flight night Special Stay at the iconic Marriott Mena House Hotel. You’ll be able to soak up stunning views of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony. Sundowners Choose to add an optional Enjoy drinks and canapés hot air balloon flight for a as the sun sets over the fascinating bird’s-eye view of magnificent pyramids. the ancient sites (additional Meals: D cost, please book on tour.) Day 02 Cross to the West Bank of Giza the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful Be awed by the sheer hieroglyphics adorning the magnitude of the pyramids tombs in the Valley of the and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored Kings. See the impressive cedar wood barge dating back monument to Queen Hatshepsut. Return to Luxor to 2500BC, before marvelling and embark on your luxurious at the 20 metre limestone private charter on board the monolith of the Sphinx. Visit boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat the ancient site of Saqqara III as you settle into your in the afternoon. At dusk, prepare for an exclusive night elegantly appointed cabin. Meals: B.L.D of historical discoveries as the doors of the new Grand Days 05-07 Museum open just for you, long after they have closed to Nile Cruise the general public.

from the comfort of your balcony. Discover the history of the hotel and follow in the footsteps of Agatha Christie as you enjoy pre dinner drinks at The Terrace, before dining at restaurant 1902. Meals: B.L.D

Day 09

Aswan Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritagelisted temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Meals: B.L

Day 10

Aswan > Cairo Fly to bustling Cairo for your two night stay at the Four Seasons First Residence. Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and a selection of Royal Mummies. Meals: B.L

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Cairo

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Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. This evening join your Tour Director for a dinner to farewell Egypt.

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Fly to Luxor and relax in the beautiful gardens of the Sofitel Winter Palace, your Special Stay for tonight. Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by the the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak, and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall. Meals: B.L.D

See Days 5-7 on pages 48-49 for full details of your Nile Cruise.

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Meals: B.L.D

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Cairo > Amman

Nile Cruise > Aswan

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Freechoice: Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, take a motorboat ride to the upper reaches of the Nile. Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract and admire the sweeping views over the Nile

Fly to Amman. Enjoy two nights at the Fairmont Amman. This afternoon join your Tour Director for a walk through the food and produce markets and stop to taste some traditional Jordanian sweets. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies. Meals: B.D

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Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age and explore the impressive ruins. Freechoice: Visit the Royal Automobile Museum to see the fascinating collection of cars of the Royal Family. Alternatively, experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a wine and food tasting in the Abadali walking district. Meals: B.L

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Amman > Wadi Rum

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At Madaba, discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land and visit the Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration. Continue to the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum where you will feel like you have stepped onto the moon during your Special Stay in the luxurious Martian tents of the Sun Camp. Sundowners Witness the dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink. Meals: B.L.D

Day 15

Wadi Rum > Petra Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Marvel at the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. Continue to the Rose Red City of Petra for your two night stay at the Mövenpick Hotel. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight. Meals: B.L


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$400pp

Queen Hatshepsut monument, Egypt

Day 16

Day 18

Petra

Dead Sea

This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away.

Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to lather you in therapeutic mud, or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or newspaper. Sundowners Join your Tour Director and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

Meals: B.D

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Petra > Dead Sea

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At Bethany Beyond the Jordan, see where Jesus was baptised then view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. Travel north to your Special Stay resort for the next two nights on the shores of the Dead Sea, the luxurious Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea. Relax and enjoy sweeping views over the Dead Sea and across to Israel from your balcony.

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Your choice of 7 Scenic Freechoice activities 3 Scenic Sundowners events

5 memorable Scenic Special Stays

43 meals – 18 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 12 dinners (D) ully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director, expert F Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Dead Sea > Amman Say farewell as you transfer to Amman airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. Meals: B

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Tour code: MEEJ From $15,895 $15,895 $15,895 $15,895 $14,995 $15,495 $15,695 $16,395 $16,395

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Sanctuary Sun Boat III

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Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 *Will run as per 2019-20 itinerary, see brochure for full details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and surcharges. 2021 pricing includes discount of $400 per person. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin – Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

Combine this tour with Israel or Oman. Please see pages 88 and 91 for further information and pricing.

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


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Egypt & Jordan Experience 19 Day Tour & Cruise

Giza (Cairo) > Amman NEW

Luxurious time travel Travel back in time and explore the lands of the mighty pharaohs and biblical prophets, all while being ensconced in modern day luxuries. Discover the renowned and hidden gems of Egypt as you explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, marvel at the ancient ruins of the Luxor Temple, admire the relics of Tutankhamun’s tomb, wander the bustling souqs, then wind down on board a tranquil Nile River cruise. In Jordan, you’ll walk the streets of one of the oldest cities in the world and hunt for hidden riches at the Treasury. From the lunar landscapes of Wadi Rum to the buoyant, therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea, Jordan has surprises tucked away in every corner.

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El Alamein

Giza

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Jordan

Dead Sea 2

Cairo

Petra 2

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Egypt

Luxor Red Sea Nile Cruise

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Treasury, Jordan

Kom Ombo Aswan

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Abu Simbel River cruise

1 Overnight stay

Included flight

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Scenic Special Stay Offering direct access to the Dead Sea, famous for its ozone-rich air and mineral loaded seawater, the luxurious Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea hotel is the ideal place to unwind and rejuvenate after your adventures in Petra and Wadi Rum.

Kom Ombo Temple, Aswan, Egypt


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Experience a relaxed six night cruise along the Nile on board our privately chartered boutique luxury cruiser – Sanctuary Sun Boat III Marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s Temple at Dendera Experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a wine and food tasting in the Abdali walking district Take an exciting jeep safari through the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan, and discover blazing red sands and dramatic rock formations

Dead Sea, Jordan

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


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Egypt & Jordan Experience 19 Day Itinerary Giza (Cairo) > Amman Day 01

Giza (Cairo)

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Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two night Special Stay at the iconic Marriott Mena House Hotel. Soak up stunning views of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony. Sundowners Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent pyramids. Meals: D

Day 02

Giza Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing a restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC, before marvelling at the 20 metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. Visit the ancient site of Saqqara in the afternoon. At dusk, prepare for an exclusive night of historical discoveries as the doors of the new Grand Museum open just for you, long after they have closed to the general public. Meals: B.L

Day 03

Giza > Aswan

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Fly to Aswan. Freechoice: Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, take a motorboat ride to the upper reaches of the Nile. Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. Discover the history of the hotel and enjoy pre dinner drinks at The Terrace, before dining at restaurant 1902. Meals: B.D

Day 04

Abu Simbel > Nile Cruise Fly early to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritagelisted temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. This evening enjoy a display of Nubian dancing. Meals: B.L.D

Days 05-06

Nile Cruise Over the next two days, discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae and explore Kom Ombo Temple. Arriving into Luxor, discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colourful local markets. A fun night awaits you on board with a lively and colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing. Meals: B.L.D

Day 07

Nile Cruise Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut. Late in the afternoon, tour the vast openair temple complex of Karnak, and be awed by the enormity of the pillars in the impressive Hypostyle Hall. Meals: B.L.D

Days 08-09

Nile Cruise Relax on the Sun Deck and catch a glimpse of daily life along the Nile as you cruise to Dendera, then cruise south to Aswan. Tonight, join the Captain and crew for a Gala Dinner. Meals: B.L.D

Day 10

Nile Cruise > Cairo Fly to bustling Cairo for your two night stay at the Four Seasons First Residence. Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb, and a selection of Royal Mummies. Meals: B.L

Day 11

Cairo

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Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. This evening join your Tour Director for a dinner to farewell Egypt. Meals: B.D

Day 12 Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites (additional cost, please book on tour.)

Cairo > Amman Welcome to Jordan, where you’ll enjoy two nights at the Fairmont Amman. This afternoon, join your Tour Director for a walk through the food and produce markets and stop to taste some traditional Jordanian sweets. Meals: B.D

Day 13

Amman

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Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age. Explore the impressive ruins and witness an exciting re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in the hippodrome. Freechoice: Visit the Royal Automobile Museum and see the fascinating collection of cars of the Royal Family. Alternatively, experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a wine and food tasting in the Abdali walking district. Meals: B.L

Day 14

Amman > Wadi Rum

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At Madaba, discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land and visit the Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration. Continue to the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum where you will feel like you have stepped onto the moon during your Special Stay in the luxurious Martian tents of the Sun Camp. Sundowners Witness the dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink. Meals: B.L.D

Day 15

Wadi Rum > Petra Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover Wadi Rum. Explore Lawrence Road and marvel at the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. Continue to the Rose Red City of Petra for your two night stay at the Mövenpick Hotel. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight. Meals: B.L


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$400pp

Abu Simbel, Aswan, Egypt

Day 16

Day 18

Petra

Dead Sea

This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away.

Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to lather you in therapeutic mud, or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or newspaper. Sundowners Join your Tour Director and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

Meals: B.D

Day 17

Petra > Dead Sea

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At Bethany Beyond the Jordan, see where Jesus was baptised then view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. Travel north to your Special Stay resort for the next two nights on the shores of the Dead Sea, the luxurious Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea. Relax and enjoy sweeping views over the Dead Sea and across to Israel from your balcony.

Day 19

Dead Sea > Amman Say farewell as you transfer to Amman airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. Meals: B

Meals: B.L

5-star luxury inclusions:

Group sizes of no more than 34 guests Your choice of 7 Scenic Freechoice activities 3 Scenic Sundowners events 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays 43 meals – 18 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L) and 13 dinners (D) Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director, expert Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Suite Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite

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Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and surcharges. Pricing includes discount of $400 per person. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin – Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

Combine this tour with Israel or Oman. Please see pages 87 and 90 for further information and pricing.

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


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Jewels of Egypt & Jordan

$400pp

Wadi Rum, Jordan

No stone left unturned

Day 05

From the majesty of the pyramids to the unrivalled beauty of the Treasury at Petra, mesmerising desertscapes, world-famous seas and a cruise on the mighty River Nile, you will uncover the ancient and natural wonders of Egypt and Jordan in-depth on this magnificent 21 day journey. Discover the endless history and legacy of these two intriguing countries, from the majestic monuments 21 Day Tour & Cruise Giza (Cairo) > Amman immortalising Egypt’s pharaohs and the footsteps of the Romans and Nabataeans in Jordan, to the more recent memorials of the WWII battlefields at El Alamein. Dive into the Red Sea and float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea while reading a book. Marvel at the otherworldly desert landscapes of Wadi Rum, the magnificent Temples of Abu Simbel and the Treasury at Petra, hewn into the desert rock. 21 Day Tour & Cruise

Day 01

Giza (Cairo)

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Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a three night Special Stay at the iconic Marriott Mena House Hotel with views of the Great Pyramids from your balcony. Sundowners Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent pyramids.

Giza (Cairo) > Amman as the doors of the new Grand Museum open just for you, long after they have closed to the general public. Meals: B.L

Day 03

Giza Visit the site of one of World War II’s defining battles, El Alamein. Meals: B.L

Meals: D

Day 04

Day 02

Giza > Aswan

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Fly to Aswan. Arrive at your Giza Special Stay hotel, the Sofitel Be awed by the sheer Legend Old Cataract for two magnitude of the pyramids nights. Discover the history and visit the Solar Boat of the hotel as you enjoy pre Museum. Visit the ancient site dinner drinks at The Terrace, of Saqqara in the afternoon. At before dining at restaurant dusk, prepare for an exclusive 1902. night of historical discoveries Meals: B.L.D

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Freechoice: Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, take a motorboat ride to the upper reaches of the Nile.

Day 10

Luxor > Red Sea

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Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

Meals: B

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Aswan > Nile Cruise

Fly early to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritagelisted temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III as you settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. See Days 6-9 on pages 50-51 for full details of your Nile Cruise. Meals: B.L.D

Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites (additional cost, please book on tour.) Disembark and take a drive through the desert landscape to reach your luxurious resort, the Kempinski Soma Bay, for a two night Special Stay set on the shores of the Red Sea. Meals: B.L

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Relax and enjoy a day at leisure on the sparkling shores of the Red Sea. Sundowners Raise your glass as you watch the play of colours across the dramatic desert and landscapes Meals: B.D

Day 12

Red Sea > Cairo Fly to Cairo for your two night stay at the elegant Four Seasons First Residence. Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum. Meals: B


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21 Day Itinerary Giza (Cairo) > Amman

River cruise

Day 17

Cairo

Wadi Rum > Petra

Discover Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Bazaar, then explore Old Cairo and the Hanging Temple of Babylon. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a farewell to Egypt dinner.

Discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Continue to the Rose Red City of Petra for your two night stay at the Mövenpick Hotel. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight.

Cairo > Amman Fly to Amman, where you’ll enjoy two nights at the Fairmont Amman. This afternoon, walk through the food and produce markets before a welcome to Jordan dinner of local delicacies. Meals: B.D

Day 15

Amman

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Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age. Freechoice: Visit the Royal Automobile Museum, or experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a wine and food tasting. Meals: B.L

Day 16

Amman > Wadi Rum

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At Madaba, discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land and visit the Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration. Continue to the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum for your one night Special Stay at the Martian tents of the Sun Camp. Sundowners Witness the dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink.

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Giza

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Petra 2

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2 Red Sea

Luxor

Day 18

Petra

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Explore this magnificent World Heritage-listed city.

Jordan

Dead Sea 2

Cairo

Egypt

Meals: B.L

Day 14

Included flight

Amman

Day 13

Meals: B.D

1 Overnight stay

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Nile Cruise

Red Sea

Kom Ombo Aswan 2

Meals: B.D

Abu Simbel

Day 19

Petra > Dead Sea

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At Bethany Beyond the Jordan, see where Jesus was baptised, then view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. Travel north to your Special Stay resort for the next two nights on the shores of the Dead Sea, the luxurious Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea. Meals: B.L

Day 20

Dead Sea

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Spoil yourself and allow the staff to lather you in therapeutic mud, or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea. Sundowners Join your Tour Director and toast the end of a wonderful journey. Meals: B.D

Day 21

Dead Sea > Amman Say farewell as you transfer to Amman airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. Meals: B

Meals: B.L.D

Scenic Special Stay Offering direct access to the Dead Sea, famous for its ozone-rich air and mineral loaded seawater, the luxurious Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea hotel is the ideal place to unwind and rejuvenate after your adventures in Petra and Wadi Rum.

5-star luxury inclusions:

Group sizes of no more than 34 guests Your choice of 5 Scenic Freechoice activities 4 Scenic Sundowners events 5 memorable Scenic Special Stays 44 meals – 20 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches (L) and 12 dinners (D) Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director, expert Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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From $15,995 $15,995 $15,995 $16,595 12* 19* 26* $16,595 17* $15,595 20* $15,595 $16,395 11* $16,395 $16,395 19* 26* 16*

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From $17,860 $17,860 $17,860 $18,265 $18,265 $17,265 $17,265 $17,265 $17,265 $18,260 $18,260 $18,265

Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite

Add from

$300 $900 $1,200

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000

Combine this tour with Israel or Oman. Please see pages 89 and 92 for further information and pricing.

*Will run as per 2019-20 itinerary, see brochure for full details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and surcharges. 2021 pricing includes discount of $400 per person. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin – Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


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Wonders of the Nile Nile River, Egypt

Unlock the beautiful bygones If there is one experience that can match the awe and wonder felt at seeing the Great Pyramids of Giza, it is the mesmerising tranquillity of a cruise upon the Nile. Explore the ancient wonders of the cradle of civilisation while being ensconced in 5-star luxury. No amount of picture postcards will prepare you for the majesty of the Great Pyramids of Giza, while the colossal statues of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari will leave you in awe. On board your tranquil Nile cruise, Sanctuary Sun Boat III, time stands still to let you soak in every detail of this olden land. 12 Day Tour & Cruise

Day 01

Giza (Cairo)

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Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two night Special Stay at the iconic Marriott Mena House Hotel. You’ll soak up stunning views of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony. Sundowners Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent pyramids. Meals: D

Day 02

Giza Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC, before marvelling at the 20 metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. Visit the ancient site of Saqqara in the afternoon. At dusk, prepare for an exclusive night of historical discoveries as

the doors of the new Grand Museum open just for you, long after they have closed to the general public.

Day 04

Day 06

Abu Simbel > Nile Cruise

Nile Cruise

Fly early to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritagelisted temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. This evening enjoy a display of Nubian dancing. Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.L

Day 05

Day 03

Nile Cruise

Giza > Aswan

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Fly to Aswan. Freechoice: Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, take a motorboat ride to the upper reaches of the Nile. Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract and admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony. Discover the history of the hotel and follow in the footsteps of icons like Princess Diana, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy pre dinner drinks at The Terrace, before dining at restaurant 1902. Meals: B.D

Discover the granite quarries of ancient Egypt, learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. Later, enjoy a traditional felucca cruise on the Nile, then discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae. Follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise north. Meals: B.L.D

Cruise north along the Nile where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. This afternoon, explore Kom Ombo Temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the Crocodile God. Arrive into Luxor and discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colourful local markets. A fun night awaits on board with a lively and colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing. Meals: B.L.D

Day 07

Nile Cruise Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites (additional cost, please book on tour.) Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut.


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12 Day Itinerary Giza (Cairo) > Cairo Late in the afternoon, tour the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak, and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall. Meals: B.L.D

Day 08

Nile Cruise Relax on the Sun Deck and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s Temple before returning to Luxor. This evening’s entertainment will delight you with the colours of the whirling dervishes. Meals: B.L.D

Day 09

Nile Cruise Cruise south to return to charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board. Tonight, join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

River cruise

Day 10

Giza

Fly to bustling Cairo for your two night stay at the Four Seasons First Residence. Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and a selection of the Royal Mummies.

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Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

Scenic Freechoice activity

Meals: B.D

Discover medieval Cairo, a bustling centre of worship, trade and shopping. Explore Sala el Din’s Citadel, Mohammed Ali’s Mosque and the world-famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar.

Day 12

Cairo Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport. Meals: B

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Included flight

El Alamein

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Day 11

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5-star luxury inclusions:

Group sizes of no more than 34 guests Your choice of 5 Scenic Freechoice activities 1 Scenic Sundowners event 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays 28 meals – 11 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D) Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director, expert Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Meals: B.L.D

Extend your journey

Departure Dates Add an Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha city stay before or after your tour. Please see pages 96-97 for further information and pricing.

2021 Jan 16 Jan 30 Feb 13

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Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Suite Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite

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$450 $1,350 $1,800

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan

All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

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Treasures of Egypt Luxor Temple, Egypt

Ancient treasures The explorer in you will rejoice over what is arguably the biggest concentration of ancient wonders in the world. Pyramids, tombs and temples – Egypt’s glorious past is yours to discover. At Giza Plateau, gaze upon the marvels of the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, then in Luxor, stand among ancient temples, tombs and monuments. Travel in the footsteps of the pharaohs on a luxury cruise along the Nile, Egypt’s lifeblood, and discover monumental temples before relaxing in iconic luxury at Aswan. Stand in awe before the extraordinary temples of Abu Simbel, relics of ancient times and a legacy to modern engineering feats, and uncover the treasures of the Egyptian Museum in bustling Cairo. 12 Day Tour & Cruise

Day 01

Giza (Cairo)

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Giza (Cairo) > Cairo the ancient site of Saqqara in the afternoon. At dusk, prepare for an exclusive night of historical discoveries as the doors of the new Grand Museum open just for you, long after they have closed to the general public.

Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two night Special Stay at the iconic Marriott Mena House Hotel. You’ll be able to soak up stunning views of the Great Meals: B.L Pyramids right from your Day 03 balcony. Sundowners Giza > Luxor Enjoy drinks and canapés Fly to Luxor and relax in the as the sun sets over the beautiful gardens of the magnificent pyramids. Sofitel Winter Palace, your Meals: D Special Stay for tonight. Discover the antiquities Day 02 housed in the Luxor Museum Giza followed by the the vast Be awed by the sheer open-air temple complex of magnitude of the pyramids Karnak, and be awed by the and visit the Solar Boat enormity of the pillars as you Museum housing the restored walk through the impressive cedar wood barge dating back Hypostyle Hall. to 2500BC, before marvelling Meals: B.L.D at the 20 metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. Visit

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Day 04

Day 06

Luxor > Nile Cruise

Nile Cruise

Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites (additional cost, please book on tour.) Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III as you settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Meals: B.L.D

Day 05

Nile Cruise Relax on the Sun Deck and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple before returning to Luxor and visiting the impressive Luxor Temple. This evening’s entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and a Nubian Dance performance. Meals: B.L.D

Follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. This afternoon, explore Kom Ombo Temple, perched high on the east bank, dedicated to Sobek, the Crocodile God. A fun night awaits on board with a lively and colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing. Meals: B.L.D

Day 07

Nile Cruise Cruise south to charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight, join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner. Meals: B.L.D


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12 Day Itinerary Giza (Cairo) > Cairo

River cruise

Giza

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Red Sea

Cruise

Aswan 2 Abu Simbel

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Nile Cruise > Aswan

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Freechoice: Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, take a motorboat ride to the upper reaches of the Nile. Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract and admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony. Discover the history of the hotel and follow in the footsteps of icons like Princess Diana, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy pre dinner drinks at The Terrace, before dining at restaurant 1902. Meals: B.L.D

II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam.

Aswan Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritagelisted temples of Ramses

Follow in the footsteps of the explorers, archaeologists, writers, celebrities and even the Egyptian Royal Family as you stay at the legendary Sofitel Winter Palace in Luxor.

Meals: B.L

Day 10

Aswan > Cairo Fly to bustling Cairo for your two night stay at the Four Seasons First Residence. Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies. Meals: B.L

Day 11

Cairo

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Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner. Meals: B.D

Day 12

Day 09

Scenic Special Stay

Cairo Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport. Meals: B

5-star luxury inclusions:

Group sizes of no more than 34 guests Your choice of 5 Scenic Freechoice activities 1 Scenic Sundowners event 3 memorable Scenic Special Stays 28 meals – 11 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 8 dinners (D) Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director, expert Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Departure Dates 2020 Jan 10* 17* Feb 14* Mar 27*

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Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Suite Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite

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$300 $900 $1,200

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000

Combine this tour with Africa and Jordan. Please see pages 78-83 for information and pricing.

*Will run as per 2019-20 itinerary with one less night, see brochure for full details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and surcharges. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin – Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

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Egypt in Depth Sphinx, Giza, Egypt

Go with the flow Follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions as you cruise leisurely up the Nile and discover ancient wonders and timeless villages along its banks. Everything in Egypt seems to be on an impossibly grand scale – history spanning thousands of years, majestic temples, gigantic monuments and vast deserts. Flowing through the centre is its eternal lifeblood, the mighty Nile. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and stand in awe before the staggering façade of the Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Learn about more recent history at the World War II memorials in El Alamein and relax on the shores of the sparkling Red Sea.

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Aswan

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Freechoice: Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, take a motorboat ride to the upper reaches of the Nile. Meals: B

14 Day Tour & Cruise

Day 01

Giza (Cairo)

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Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a three night Special Stay at the iconic Marriott Mena House Hotel with views of the Great Pyramids from your balcony. Sundowners Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent pyramids. Meals: D

Day 02

Giza

Giza (Cairo) > Cairo

Day 06

historical discoveries as the doors of the new Grand Museum open just for you, long after they have closed to the general public. Meals: B.L

Day 03

Giza Visit the site of one of World War II’s defining battles, El Alamein. Meals: B.L

Day 04

Giza > Aswan

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Fly to Aswan where you Be awed by the sheer will be ensconced in luxury magnitude of the pyramids during your two night Special and visit the Solar Boat Stay at the Sofitel Legend Museum housing the Old Cataract and admire restored cedar wood barge the views over the Nile dating back to 2500BC from the comfort of your before marvelling at the 20 balcony. Discover the history metre limestone monolith of the hotel and follow in of the Sphinx. Visit the the footsteps of icons like ancient site of Saqqara in the Princess Diana, Winston afternoon. At dusk, prepare Churchill and Agatha for an exclusive night of

Aswan > Nile Cruise Fly early to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritagelisted temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III as you settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Discover the granite quarries of ancient Egypt, learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. Later, enjoy a traditional felucca cruise on the Nile. Meals: B.L.D

Day 07

Nile Cruise Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’

processions along the Nile as you cruise north. Explore Kom Ombo Temple, perched high on the east bank. A fun night awaits on board with a colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing. Meals: B.L.D

Day 08

Nile Cruise Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and admire the colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut and the wellpreserved temple of Ramses III. At the vast temple complex of Karnak, marvel at the enormous pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall. Meals: B.L.D

Day 09

Nile Cruise Travel to the temple complex of Dendera to admire the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s Temple. Disembark and join a walking tour through the local produce markets. Discover the fascinating antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by the treasures of Luxor Temple. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner. Meals: B.L.D


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14 Day Itinerary Giza (Cairo) > Cairo Day 10

Luxor > Red Sea

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Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

River cruise

Sundowners Raise your glass as you watch the play of colours across the dramatic desert and seascapes.

1 Overnight stay

Included flight

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Giza

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Cairo

Meals: B.D

Day 12

Red Sea > Cairo

Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight (additional cost, please book on tour.) Disembark and take a drive through the desert landscape to reach your luxurious resort, the Kempinski Soma Bay, set on the shores of the Red Sea, for a two night Special Stay. Meals: B.L

Day 11

Red Sea

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Relax and enjoy a day at leisure on the sparkling shores of the Red Sea. Your resort features a daily activity program or you can just relax by the pool or beach.

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Egypt

Fly to Cairo for your two night stay at the elegant Four Seasons First Residence. Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and a selection of Royal Mummies.

Luxor 4

Red Sea

Nile Cruise

Kom Ombo Aswan 2 Abu Simbel

Meals: B

Day 13

Cairo

Scenic Special Stay

Discover Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Bazaar and explore Old Cairo and the Hanging Temple of Babylon. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a farewell to Egypt dinner. Meals: B.D

Designed in the style of Moorish fortresses with a landscape of gardens, pools, lagoons, waterfalls and a sandy beach, Kempinski Soma Bay will be your luxurious retreat on the shores of the Red Sea.

5-star luxury inclusions:

Day 14

Cairo Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport. Meals: B

Extend your journey

Group sizes of no more than 34 guests Your choice of 3 Scenic Freechoice activities 2 Scenic Sundowners events 3 memorable Scenic Special Stays 29 meals – 13 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 8 dinners (D) Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director, expert Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Departure Dates

Add an Abu Dhabi or Dubai city stay before or after your tour. Please see pages 96-97 for further information and pricing.

2020 Jan 12* Feb 02* Mar 22* Mar 29* Apr 05* May 10* Sep 13* Sep 27* Oct 04* Nov 01*

From 19* 26* $10,295 16* $10,295 $10,295 $10,695 12* 19* 26* $10,695 17* $9,695 20* $9,695 $10,695 11* $10,695 $10,695

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Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Suite Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite

Add from

$300 $900 $1,200

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 *Will run as per 2019-20 itinerary, see brochure for full details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and surcharges. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin – Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

Dendera Temple, Egypt

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Highlights of the Kingdom of Jordan Jerash, Jordan

At the crossroads of history The vibrant Kingdom of Jordan is at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe with Nabataean tradesmen, Roman legionnaires, Muslim armies and Christian Crusaders all leaving their mark over the millennia. Go in search of antiquity and the origins of faith as you travel through this remarkable country, from the ancient Roman city of Jerash to Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the site where Jesus was baptised. Marvel at intricate mosaics and lose yourself in the otherworldly beauty of the desert at Wadi Rum. And just when you thought you had your fill of ancient wonders, the first sight of the magnificent Treasury at Petra will leave you speechless. 8 Day Tour

Amman > Amman

Day 01

Day 03

Amman

Amman > Wadi Rum

Your journey into wonder begins in Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, where you’ll enjoy two nights at the Fairmont Amman. This afternoon, join your Tour Director for a walk through the food and produce markets and stop to taste some traditional Jordanian sweets. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies. Meals: D

Day 02

Amman

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Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age, and explore the impressive ruins. Freechoice: Visit the Royal Automobile Museum and see the fascinating collection of cars belonging to the Royal Family. Alternatively, experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a wine and food tasting in the Abdali walking district. Meals: B.L

Meals: B.L.D

Day 04

Wadi Rum > Petra Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover Wadi Rum. Explore Lawrence Road and marvel at the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. Continue to the Rose Red City of Petra for your two night stay at the Mövenpick Hotel. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight. Meals: B.L

Martian tents, Sun Camp, Jordan

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At Madaba, discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land and visit the Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration. Continue to the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum where you will feel like you have stepped onto the moon during your Special Stay in the luxurious Martian tents of the Sun Camp. Sundowners Witness the dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink.


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8 Day Itinerary Amman > Amman

1 Overnight stay

Day 05

Day 07

Petra

Dead Sea

This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away.

Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to lather you in therapeutic mud, or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or newspaper. This evening join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. Sundowners Join your Tour Director and toast the end of a wonderful journey.

Meals: B.D

Day 06

Petra > Dead Sea

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At Bethany Beyond the Jordan, see where Jesus was baptised, then view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. Travel north to your Special Stay resort for the next two nights on the shores of the Dead Sea, the luxurious Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea. Relax and enjoy sweeping views over the Dead Sea and across to Israel from your balcony.

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Amman

Dead Sea 2 Petra 2 1 Wadi Rum

Red Sea

Extend your journey

Meals: B.D

Day 08

Dead Sea > Amman Say farewell as you transfer to Amman airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

Add an Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha city stay before or after your tour. Please see pages 96-97 for further information and pricing.

Meals: B

Jerash Temples Dating back to the Bronze Age, the city of Jerash is one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. A highlight is the Temple of Artemis with its sandstone pillars that glow golden in the sunlight.

Meals: B.L

5-star luxury inclusions:

Group sizes of no more than 34 guests Your choice of 2 Scenic Freechoice activities 2 Scenic Sundowner events 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays 15 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 4 dinners (D) Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides All porterage Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Departure Dates 2020 Jan 25* Feb 01* 08* 15* 29* Mar 21*

Tour code: MEAD From $6,995 $6,995 $6,995

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Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 *Will run as per 2019-20 itinerary, see brochure for full details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

Petra, Jordan

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Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Israel N 31° 43’ E 35° 9’


ISRAEL & OMAN Explore the sacred treasures of the Holy City of Israel and the stark terrain of Oman. Immerse yourself into the intriguing culture and centuries-old heritage. — Discover the secrets of the ancient lands and explore the complexities of a city held sacred by three religions. From the home of Jesus to the skyscrapers of Tel Aviv, Israel is a land of splendid contradictions. Feast your eyes on the ripples of golden sands of Oman that seem to kiss the skies at the horizon, and take in the sight of the emerald green waters of the Bimah sinkhole. Often overshadowed by its opulent neighbour, Oman has been quietly harbouring an oasis of wonder.


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Jordan & Israel Experience 15 Day Tour

Amman > Tel Aviv or Amman NEW

Ancient lands and Martian backdrops Combine the religious wonders of Israel with the desert landscapes and Roman relics of Jordan for a wonderfully enlightening escapade. Immerse yourself into the sanctity of the Holy City of Jerusalem as you walk the land trodden by enlightened souls and experience the wonderful contrast of Israel in bustling Tel Aviv with its glistening beaches and glorious skyline. In Jordan, give in to the ethereal beauty of Wadi Rum as you gaze at astonishingly clear night skies from Martian tents. Gape in wonder at the towering Treasury of Petra and float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea.

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Red Sea 1 Overnight stay

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Scenic Special Stay A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Drisco is surrounded by the city’s most fashionable neighbourhood and just minutes from the beach. The hotel’s history spans centuries and has been lovingly restored, remaining true to the original building’s heritage and visual details.

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Alma Beach, Tel Aviv, Israel


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Highlights:

Stay at the Martian tents in Wadi Rum and gaze at the star-filled desert sky, as you recline on your comfortable bed Learn the secrets of Israeli cuisine during a cooking class in a picturesque 200-year-old house Explore 5000 years of cultural treasures at the Israel Museum Jerusalem and Art Garden designed by Isamu Noguchi

Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, Israel

Enjoy a gourmet chef-prepared traditional Shabbat dinner at an elegant home of American immigrants to Israel in Jerusalem

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Jordan & Israel Experience 15 Day Itinerary Amman > Tel Aviv or Amman Day 01

Day 04

Amman

Wadi Rum > Petra

Your journey into wonder begins in Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, where you’ll enjoy two nights at the Fairmont Amman. This afternoon join your Tour Director for a walk through the food and produce markets and stop to taste some traditional Jordanian sweets. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies.

Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Continue to the Rose Red City of Petra for your two night stay at the Mövenpick Hotel. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight.

Meals: D

Meals: B.L

Day 05

Petra

This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the Amman legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive the Bronze Age. Freechoice: Visit the Royal eastern entrance leads Automobile Museum and see through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing the fascinating collection Treasury, more than 40 of cars of the Royal Family. metres high. Designed to Alternatively, experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away. wine and food tasting in the Meals: B.D Abadali walking district.

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Amman > Wadi Rum

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Petra > Dead Sea

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At Bethany Beyond the Jordan, see where Jesus was baptised then view At Madaba, discover the the memorial to Moses at famous mosaic map of the Mount Nebo. Travel north to Holy Land and visit the your Special Stay resort for Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration. Continue the next two nights on the shores of the Dead Sea, the to the dramatic desert luxurious Kempinski Ishtar landscapes of Wadi Rum Dead Sea. Relax and enjoy where you will feel like you sweeping views over the have stepped onto the moon Dead Sea and across to Israel during your Special Stay in from your balcony. the luxurious Martian tents Meals: B.L of the Sun Camp. Sundowners Day 07 Witness the dramatic colours Dead Sea of the desert at sunset over a Enjoy the facilities of your refreshing drink. resort including direct access Meals: B.L.D to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to lather you in therapeutic mud, or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or newspaper.

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Sundowners Join your Tour Director and toast the end of a wonderful journey through Jordan. Meals: B.D

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Fly to Tel Aviv. Enjoy your two night Special Stay at The Drisco Tel Aviv - a Leading Hotels of the World Hotel. Later, join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. Meals: D

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Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv > Sea of Galilee

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Discover the intriguing history of Israel’s mountainous region as you drive to Caesarea, the Roman capital of Judea. Enjoy your two night Special Stay at The Scots Hotel, overlooking the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias. This evening enjoy seasonal local ingredients in dishes that pay homage to the ChristianArab cuisine of the region at Magdalena. Meals: B.D

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Tel Aviv is a vibrant metropolis that is quick to charm. Take an enlightening tour with an expert arthistorian guide and explore the archaeological ruins and winding alleyways. Browse through the curios of Nahalat Binyamin street market and explore World Heritage-listed Bauhaus buildings of the White City quarter, and visit scenic Tel Aviv port. Freechoice: Learn the secrets of Israeli cuisine during a cooking class in a picturesque 200-yearold house, or learn the fundamentals of traditional Ethiopian drumming in an interactive workshop. Alternatively, discover the Ilana Goor Museum, distinct in its dual purpose as both an art gallery and private home of the artist. Sundowners This evening enjoy beverages on the terrace at Manta Ray, located on the promenade of Alma Beach, Tel Aviv’s coolest stretch of sand.

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Sea of Galilee Your first look at the scenic region of Galilee will be on a tranquil boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Continue to the biblical village of Capernaum, and then proceed to the place of the miracle of multiplication of the loaves and fishes, Tabgha. On Galilee’s north-western shores, visit the Mount of Beatitudes. Continue to Kibbutz Ein Gev and learn about the unique kibbutz community. Return to your hotel, stopping en route at a local winery for a tour and wine tasting. Meals: B

Day 12

Sea of Galilee > Jerusalem Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

Meals: B.D

Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for breathtaking views of the Galilee hills (additional cost, please book on tour.)


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includes saving of

$400pp

Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

In Nazareth, you’ll visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. In Beit She’an, discover the archaeological excavations that uncovered precious relics, and trace Israel’s long and rich history that dates back 5,000 years. Ascend the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem, and your home for three nights, the Orient Jerusalem. Meals: B

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A Holy City for three of the world’s great religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – Jerusalem occupies a unique place in humanity. Enrich Get a holistic perspective on the past, present and future of Jerusalem through a unique dual narrative experience with your two tour guides – one Jewish Israeli and one Palestinian. Witness the revered sites of the Old City through their eyes, consider recent tensions, and ponder the city’s future. Stand before the Western Wall and soak in the aura of the holiest of Jerusalem’s Jewish sites. Continue along the winding streets of the Jewish Quarter to visit the historic Hurva Synagogue. This evening, experience the uplifting songs that distinguish the Jewish faith and Israeli culture at a Yiddish Klezmer club.

Day 14

Jerusalem

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Freechoice: Explore the colourful Mahane Yehuda Market or discover the stories and survivor testimonies at Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Memorial – with a specialist historian. Alternatively, enjoy wine tasting at Flam Winery. Later, explore 5000 years of cultural treasures at the Israel Museum Jerusalem with an experienced historian, including the Billy Rose Art Garden designed by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Enrich This evening, enjoy an unforgettable gourmet experience with a chefprepared traditional Shabbat dinner at an elegant home of American immigrants to Israel.

Combine this tour with Egypt. Please see pages 87-89 for further information and pricing.

5-star luxury inclusions:

Group sizes of no more than 34 guests 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 8 Scenic Freechoice activities 3 Scenic Sundowners events 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays 27 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D) Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Meals: B.D

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Departure Dates

Jerusalem > Tel Aviv or Amman

2020 Aug 31* Sep 21* Sep 26

This morning, venture to the town of Bethlehem. Later, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv or fly to Amman (via Tel Aviv) for your onward flight home. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your journey in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv (additional cost, please enquire for details).

Tour code: MEJI From $17,120 $17,120 $16,220

2021 Feb Mar Apr

16 06 24 03 13 21

From $16,920 $16,920 $16,920

Oct

05* 19*

$17,120

May

01 19 29

$16,920

Oct Nov Nov

10 14 16*

$16,220 $16,220 $17,120

Aug Sep Oct Nov

18 15 05 13 23 02 20

$16,920 $16,920 $16,920 $16,920

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 *Will run as per 2019-20 itinerary. Jordan portion (MEJJ) includes two additional nights in Aqaba. See brochure for full details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and surcharges. 2021 pricing includes discount of $400 per person. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

Meals: B

Meals: B.D

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


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Highlights of Israel

GUESTS

Jaffa, Tel Aviv

Into the land of creation You’re invited to explore the ancient land held sacred by three major religions, a living museum of mankind’s history encircled by modernity. Immerse yourself into a bygone era as you walk in the footsteps of departed prophets and discover the complexities of this holy land on an unforgettable 8 day journey. Visit the lively city of Tel Aviv. With its glorious skyline and dazzling beaches, this is a city that never seems to sleep. Browse through its markets and the 4,000-year-old port city Jaffa, and sail the Sea of Galilee, the very lake where Jesus is said to have walked on water. Soak in the divinity of the Holy City of Jerusalem while also exploring its local art and gourmet scene. 8 Day Tour

Day 01

Tel Aviv

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Begin an unforgettable Scenic journey with a two night Special Stay at The Drisco Tel Aviv - a Leading Hotel of the World Hotel. Later, join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner of modern Israeli cuisine at the George and John Restaurant. Meals: D

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Tel Aviv

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Bathed in Mediterranean sunshine, hummus-infused aromas, and Bauhaus-era buildings, Tel Aviv is a vibrant metropolis that is quick to charm. Take an enlightening tour with an expert arthistorian guide who will bowl you over with tales about the 4,000-year-old port city of Jaffa, and explore the

archaeological ruins and winding alleyways. Browse through the curios of Nahalat Binyamin street market and be enthralled by World Heritage-listed Bauhaus buildings of the White City quarter, then visit scenic Tel Aviv port. Freechoice: Learn the secrets of Israeli cuisine during a cooking class in a picturesque 200-year-old house, or learn the fundamentals of traditional Ethiopian drumming in an interactive workshop. Alternatively, discover the Ilana Goor Museum, distinct in its dual purpose as both an art gallery and private home of the artist. Sundowners This evening enjoy beverages and dinner at Alma Beach, Tel Aviv’s coolest stretch of sand. Meals: B.D

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Day 05

Tel Aviv - Sea of Galilee

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Discover the intriguing history of Israel’s mountainous region as you drive to Caesarea, the Roman capital of Judea. You will have the chance to view the archaeological discoveries of the Crusader city and the Roman port, including a restored amphitheatre and aqueduct. Later, proceed to your two night Special Stay at The Scots Hotel, overlooking the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias. This evening enjoy seasonal local ingredients in dishes that pay homage to the Christian-Arab cuisine of the region at Magdalena. Meals: B.D

Day 04

Sea of Galilee Your first look at the scenic region of Galilee will be on a tranquil boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Continue to the biblical village of Capernaum, and then proceed to the place of the miracle of multiplication of the loaves and fishes, Tabgha. On Galilee’s north-western shores, visit the Mount of Beatitudes. Continue to Kibbutz Ein Gev and learn about the unique kibbutz community. Return to your hotel, stopping en route at a local winery for a tour and wine tasting. Meals: B

Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for breath-taking views of the Galilee hills (additional cost, please book on tour.) In Nazareth, you’ll visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. In Beit She’an, discover the archaeological excavations that uncovered precious relics, and trace Israel’s incredibly long and rich history that dates back 5,000 years. Ascend the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem, and your home for the next three nights, the Orient Jerusalem. Meals: B

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Jerusalem

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8 Day Itinerary Tel Aviv > Tel Aviv revered sites of the Old City through their eyes, consider recent tensions, and ponder the city’s future. Stand before the Western Wall, famously called the ‘Wailing Wall’, and soak in the aura of the holiest of Jerusalem’s Jewish sites. Continue along the winding streets of the Jewish Quarter to visit the historic Hurva Synagogue. This evening, experience the uplifting songs that distinguish the Jewish faith and Israeli culture at a Yiddish Klezmer club. Savour local tapas as the band provides a spirited soundtrack. Meals: B.D

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Jerusalem

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Freechoice: Explore the colourful Mahane Yehuda Market and engage with friendly vendors, and mingle with the city’s rich mosaic of residents as our guide shares insight into Israel’s modern food scene and enduring traditions. Alternatively, discover the stories and survivor testimonies at Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Memorial – with a specialist historian, or enjoy wine tasting at Flam Winery with artisanal cheese and breads.

Later, explore 5000 years of cultural treasures at the Israel Museum Jerusalem with an experienced historian, including the Billy Rose Art Garden designed by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Enrich This evening, enjoy an unforgettable gourmet experience with a chefprepared traditional Shabbat dinner at an elegant home of American immigrants to Israel.

1 Overnight stay

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Tel Aviv 2

Jordan 3 Jerusalem

Israel

Meals: B.D

Day 08

Jerusalem > Tel Aviv This morning, venture to Bethlehem. Immerse yourself into the history and spirituality as you explore the sites of Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity, and the monasteries of the Shepherds’ Fields. Bid farewell to Jerusalem as you transfer to Ben Gurion airport, Tel Aviv for your onward flight home.

Extend your journey

Combine this tour with Jordan. Please see pages 58-59 for further information and pricing.

Scenic Enrich experience Get a holistic perspective on the past, present and future of Jerusalem through a unique dual narrative experience with your two tour guides - one Jewish Israeli and one Palestinian.

Meals: B

Dead Sea

5-star luxury inclusions: Smaller group sizes with a maximum of 24 guests

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2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences

Your choice of 6 Scenic Freechoice activities 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays

12 meals – 7 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D)

Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

Departure Dates 2020 Sep 09 30 Oct 03 14 17 28 Nov 21 25

Tour code: MITA From $8,595 $8,595 $8,595

2021 Feb 23 Mar 13 31 Apr 10 20 28

From $8,595 $8,595 $8,595

May

08 26

$8,595

Jun Aug Sep Oct Nov

05 25 22 12 20 30 09 27

$8,595 $8,595 $8,595 $8,595 $8,595

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000

Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Israel

All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

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The Kingdoms of Jordan & Oman

includes saving of

$400pp

Jebel Akhdar, Oman

Rugged good looks and heart-warming traditions Step back in time as you explore the ancient wonders of Jordan and discover the hidden beauty of Oman. In Jordan, explore the wondrous remnants of its varied past dwellers, from biblical prophets to the Romans and Nabateans. The lunar landscapes of Wadi Rum are sure to blow your mind as will the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea. Oman has a subdued charm that is often overshadowed by its opulent neighbour. The endless ripples of golden sand, rugged mountainous landscapes, pristine coastlines and touching Bedouin hospitality is sure to steal your heart.

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At Bethany Beyond the Jordan, see where Jesus was baptised then view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. Travel north to your Special Stay resort for the next two nights on the shores of the Dead Sea, the luxurious Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea. Relax and enjoy sweeping views over the Dead Sea and across to Israel from your balcony. Meals: B.L

15 Day Tour

Amman > Muscat NEW

Day 01

Days 03-04

Amman

Amman > Wadi Rum > Petra

Your journey into wonder begins in Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, where you’ll enjoy two nights at the Fairmont Amman. Join your Tour Director for a walk through the food and produce markets and taste some traditional Jordanian sweets. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies. Meals: D

Day 02

Amman

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Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age. Freechoice: Visit the Royal Automobile Museum or experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a wine and food tasting in the Abdali walking district. Meals: B.L

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Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Continue to the Rose Red City of Petra. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury at night. See Days 3-4 on page 52 for full details (including meals) of your Jordan tour.

Day 05

Petra This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Meals: B.D

Day 07

Dead Sea

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Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to lather you in therapeutic mud, or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, while reading a book or newspaper. Sundowners Join your Tour Director and toast the end of a wonderful Jordanian journey. Meals: B.D

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Fly to Muscat and check in for your three night Special Stay at the iconic Al Bustan Palace - A Ritz Carlton Hotel, with views of the ocean from your room. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome to Oman dinner. Meals: B.D

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Muscat, capital of the Sultanate of Oman has a history dating over 900 years. Your exploration of this city starts with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone. You will marvel at the features including the enormous hand woven prayer carpet, chandeliers and stained glass windows. Enrich Be welcomed by the owner of the Bait Adam Museum and enjoy traditional Omani coffee with dates, and a tour of his private collection. Meals: B

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Muscat

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Freechoice: Immerse yourself in this beautiful city and discover Muscat indepth by visiting the Opera House, National Museum and bustling Muttrah Souq. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxed dolphin-watching cruise. Later, cruise on a traditional Dhow. Meals: B.D

Day 11

Muscat > Wahiba Sands

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15 Day Itinerary Amman > Muscat

1 Overnight stay

Included flight

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Jordan

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Amman

3

Jebel Akhdar 2

Dead Sea 2

1

Muscat

Nizwa

Petra 2 1 Wadi Rum

Oman

Wahiba

1 Sands

Red Sea to spot flamingos and stop at the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater filled with shimmering blue green water. Later, experience the thrills of dune driving and observe the surprisingly wide array of flora and fauna found in the desert sands before visiting a Bedouin home to enjoy a cup of Omani coffee and learn about local life. Arrive at your tented Bedouin camp for the night in time to see the changing colours of the desert during a golden sunset, a photographers’ delight. Sundowners Later in the afternoon, depart on a desert drive across the dunes for sunset drinks. Meals: B.L.D

in panoramic views in 1986. Toast as the sun sets over the canyon and constellations shine overhead.

Extend your journey

Meals: B.D

Day 13

Nizwa Enjoy the stark beauty of the Wahiba Desert from your room, as sunrise over the desert paints the landscape in pastel shades. Enjoy an early breakfast and depart for Nizwa Old Town, a former capital of Oman. Immerse yourself in the lively souq and explore the well preserved, World Heritage-listed Bahla Fort – the finest of Oman’s castles – which displays beautiful Omani ceiling paintings and beautifully executed woodcarvings.

Combine this tour with Egypt. Please see pages 90-92 for further information and pricing.

Rose Red City of Petra This magnificent ancient city, carved into the sandstone mountains, is the legacy of the Nabataeans. Marvel at Petra’s most famous monument, the Treasury which appears dramatically at the end of the siq.

5-star luxury inclusions:

Group sizes of no more than 34 guests 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience Your choice of 4 Scenic Freechoice activities 3 Scenic Sundowners events 5 memorable Scenic Special Stays 30 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D) Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides All internal flights Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

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Meals: B.D

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Wahiba > Jebel Akhdar

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Escape to cool mountain climes, stopping in Birkat Al Mawz, an uninhibited, abandoned village full of date and banana orchards and old brick houses. Continue on to Jebel Akhdar. Located on the fabled Green Mountain, elevated luxury reveals dramatic canyon views at one of the world’s highest resorts. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, your two night Special Stay, offers Omani splendour in the most breathtaking of natural settings. Enrich Dine in the most stunning of settings reserved for you – a canyon-edge platform where Princess Diana took

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Jebel Akhdar > Muscat

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Discover the 400 year old village of Al Hamra, one of the best preserved old towns in Oman. Continue to Muscat and return to the Al Bustan Palace - A Ritz Carlton Hotel for another Special Stay. This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. Meals: B.L.D

Day 15

Muscat Say farewell as you transfer to Muscat airport. Meals: B

Departure Dates

Tour code: MOJA

2020 Sep 28* Oct 03 Oct 12*

From $16,610 $15,710 $17,210

2021 Jan 23 Feb 10 Mar 02

From $17,010 $17,010 $17,010

Oct

24

$16,310

Apr

17

$17,010

Oct

26*

$17,210

May Sep Nov

05 29 06

$15,710 $16,410 $17,110

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 *Will run as per 2019-20 itinerary. Jordan portion (MEJJ) includes two additional nights in Aqaba. See brochure for full details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and surcharges. 2021 pricing includes discount of $400 per person. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


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Oman Impressions

GUESTS

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat

Wild deserts and untouched coastlines The emerging destination of Oman is one of intriguing cultures, stunning natural beauty and history. Immerse yourself into Oman’s rich history, along with the sparkling waters of Muscat, the stretches of desert land at Wahiba Sands and the fabled Green Mountain, where elevated luxury reveals dramatic canyon views at one of the world’s highest resorts. Prepare to uncover the ancient and natural wonders of Oman on this splendid 8 day journey. 8 Day Tour

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Muscat

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Your journey into wonder begins at Muscat with a three night Special Stay at the iconic Al Bustan Palace - A Ritz Carlton Hotel, with views of the ocean from your room. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. Meals: D

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Muscat, capital of the Sultanate of Oman has a history dating over 900 years. Set between the Hajar Mountains on one side and the sparkling waters of the Gulf on the other, this important port city has a colourful history with past rulers including the Persians and the Portuguese Empire. Your exploration of this city starts with a visit to the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone. Marvel at the features including the enormous hand woven prayer carpet, chandeliers and stained glass windows. Enrich Be welcomed by the owner of the Bait Adam Museum and enjoy traditional Omani coffee with dates, and a tour of his private collection. Meals: B

Birkat Al Mawz, Jebel Akhdar

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Muscat

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Freechoice: Immerse yourself in this beautiful city and its monuments and discover Muscat in-depth by visiting the Opera House and National Museum before driving along the waterfront Corniche, then finish off at the bustling Muttrah Souq. Alternatively, spot wild dolphins along Muscat’s rugged coast on a fun dolphin-watching cruise. Later, see Muscat’s coast through the eyes of ancient seafarers who plied this route for centuries on a traditional Dhow cruise. Meals: B.D

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Muscat > Wahiba Sands

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Board your 4WD vehicles for your adventure into the vast mass of undulating dunes of Oman. En route, drive past the fishing village of Quriyat to spot flamingos and stop at the Bimah sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater filled with shimmering blue green water. Later, experience the thrills of dune driving and observe the surprisingly wide array of flora and fauna found in the desert sands before visiting a Bedouin home to enjoy a cup of Omani coffee and learn about local life. Arrive at your tented Bedouin camp for the night in time to see the changing colours of the desert during a golden sunset, a photographers’ delight.


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8 Day Itinerary Muscat > Muscat Sundowners Late afternoon, depart on a desert drive across the dunes for sunset drinks. Meals: B.L.D

Day 05

Wahiba > Jebel Akhdar

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Escape to cool mountain climes, stopping in Birkat Al Mawz, an uninhibited, abandoned village full of date and banana orchards and old brick houses. Continue on to Jebel Akhdar. Located on the fabled Green Mountain, elevated luxury reveals dramatic canyon views at one of the world’s highest resorts. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, your two night Special Stay, offers Omani splendour in the most breathtaking of natural settings. Enrich Dine in the most stunning of settings reserved just for you – a canyon-edge platform where Princess Diana took in panoramic views in 1986. Toast as the sun sets over the canyon and constellations shine overhead. Meals: B.D

Day 06

Nizwa Enjoy the stark beauty of the Wahiba Desert from your room, as sunrise over the desert paints the landscape in pastel shades. Enjoy an early breakfast and depart for

Nizwa Old Town, a former capital of Oman. Immerse yourself in the lively souq and explore the well preserved, World Heritage-listed Bahla Fort – the finest of Oman’s castles – which displays beautiful Omani ceiling paintings and beautifully executed woodcarvings.

1 Overnight stay

3

Jebel Akhdar > Muscat

Land

Muscat

1

Jebel Akhdar 2 Nizwa

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Oman

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Discover the 400-year-old village of Al Hamra, one of the best preserved old towns in Oman. Stroll past the honey coloured Yemeni-style old mud-brick houses and the lush, green date plantations. Proceed to Misfat Al Abriyeen, before venturing on a fun-filled and adventurous drive crossing Oman’s quaint villages, patchwork terraces and traditional houses laid out against the rocky slopes. Continue to Muscat and return to the Al Bustan Palace - A Ritz Carlton Hotel for another Special Stay. This evening. join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. Meals: B.L.D

Day 08

Muscat

Scenic Special Stay Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton Hotel, has a spectacular location on 200 acres of private beach and lush green gardens and offers an alluring blend of old and new.

Extend your journey

Add a Dubai city stay before or after your tour. Please see pages 96 for further information and pricing.

5-star luxury inclusions: Smaller group sizes with a maximum of 24 guests

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2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences

Say farewell as you transfer to Muscat airport.

Your choice of 2 Scenic Freechoice activities

Meals: B

1 Scenic Sundowners event

3 memorable Scenic Special Stays

15 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 6 dinners (D) ully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director and F knowledgeable local guides Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

Departure Dates 2020 Oct 07 10 21 31 Nov 04

Tour code: MOMM From $9,295 $9,295

2021 Jan 30 Feb 17 Mar 09

From $9,295 $9,295 $9,295

Apr

24

$9,295

May Oct Nov

12 06 13

$7,995 $9,395 $9,395

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

Bahla Fort, Jebel Akhdar

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Wahiba Desert, Oman N 56° 26’ E 5° 28’



Elephants, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania N 33° 50’ E 117° 33’


CAPE TOWN TO CAIRO & JORDAN The Africa of your imagination exists. A place where elephants lumber, lions roam and cheetahs prowl. — Coupled with the ancient wonders of Egypt and Jordan, you’ll embark on a journey that is soul-soaring, heart-lifting and unforgettable. From Africa’s southern tip and Cape Town’s Table Mountain, to Victoria Falls and Kenya’s soaring peaks; from the animal kingdom in the world-famous Masai Mara to the ancient wonders along Egypt’s mighty Nile and the otherworldly desert landscapes of Jordan, your dream adventure awaits.


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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan 35/42 Day Tour & Cruise

Cape Town > Amman

Embark on the journey of a lifetime If you close your eyes and picture Africa, Egypt or Jordan, chances are you’ve conjured up one of the stand out attractions in this itinerary. We’ve combined the highlights of these remarkable places in one complete, wonder-filled package. First, you’ll immerse yourself in Africa, from the emerald-green hills of Cape Town and majestic Victoria Falls, to the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania. Then, you’ll discover Egypt and Jordan, swapping lush greens for golden sands, rose-red canyons and ancient wonders. Along the way, your journey will be peppered with unique experiences you won’t find anywhere else. 2

Dead Sea 2

Masai Mara National Reserve 2

1 Wadi Rum

Giza

Kenya

2

Nairobi

2 Cairo

2 1

Serengeti National 2 Park

Amboseli National

Tanzania

Jordan

Petra

2

Lake Nakuru National Park

2

Amman

2

Ngorongoro National Park

Egypt

1 Luxor

2 Park

Red Sea

Nile 4 Cruise

Mount Kilimanjaro

Kom Ombo Aswan 2

Victoria Falls 3 Chobe National Park

Abu Simbel

Zimbabwe

Blyde Thornybush River Canyon Game Reserve Botswana 3 (Kruger NP)

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Johannesburg 1

Cape Town 3

South Africa River cruise

1 Overnight stay

Included flight

Land

Scenic Freechoice activity Discover the diverse flora and fauna found at the camp. Learn about the intricate coexistence of nature and the Masai people, how to read the writings and clues that nature imprints every day.

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Highlights:

Stay in Thornybush Game Reserve, a private concession bordering Kruger National Park Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Masai Mara Experience a relaxed four night cruise along the Nile in Egypt aboard our privately chartered boutique luxury cruiser – Sanctuary Sun Boat III Witness the amazing temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari at Abu Simbel, Egypt

Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt

In Jordan, discover the hidden secrets and architectural marvels of the ancient ghost city of Petra

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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan 35/42 Day Itinerary Cape Town > Amman Blue Train extension

Sundowners At the end of your afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks. Meals: B.D

Meals: B.D

Day 05

Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

Add The Blue Train before your Africa journey, or add Israel after your tour. See pages 93 Specially adapted Land and 97 for details. Rovers are able to game drive without restriction, to track Day 01 the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, Cape Town elephant, rhino and buffalo. Welcome to Cape Town. Your Enrich journey into wonder begins Dine under a starlit sky with with a three night Special the sounds of African wildlife. Stay at the Table Bay Hotel.

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Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for stunning 360 degree views. Freechoice: Sample South Africa’s finest vintages with a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, or opt to take a township tour, or a Harley DavidsonTM ride. Meals: B

Day 03

Cape Town Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point, stop at the Cape of Good Hope and visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony. Meals: B.L

Day 04

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Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to Thornybush Private Game Lodge, adjacent to Kruger National Park and home to Africa’s ‘Big Five’, where you’ll enjoy a three night Special Stay. Set off on your first game drive this afternoon.

Sundowners Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand, just upstream from Victoria Falls.

Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park) Encounter Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives today. There is also an opportunity for a walking safari with your ranger.

Day 09

Chobe National Park Enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to vast herds of elephants and buffalo, as well as a game drive along the shoreline. Meals: B.L

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Enrich Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life. Get up close and personal during your visit to an elephant sanctuary. Witness the power of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant. Meals: B.L.D

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Panorama Route > Johannesburg

Optional Helicopter Flight

Travel the magnificent Panorama Route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon – the third deepest in the world. You will stay at the stylish D’Oreale Grande Hotel. Meals: B

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Board your flight to Victoria Falls and marvel at the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Check into the Victoria Falls Hotel for a three night Special Stay.

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Nairobi

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Experience a unique encounter with a giraffe and learn about how these animals are endangered. Relive the romance of the movie Out of Africa during a visit to Karen Blixen’s home before travelling to Kiambethu Tea Farm. Wander through the tea fields and hear the stories of the first commercially grown tea in Kenya. Freechoice Dining: Choose between the local Carnivore Restaurant famous for its wide variety of meats roasted roasted over a fire pit on a traditional Maasai sword, or relax with dinner at the hotel. Meals: B.L.D

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Journey into magical Tanzania and travel onto the Ngorongoro Crater, known as ‘Africa’s Eden’. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the Sopa Lodge, on the crater’s rim. Meals: B.L.D

Day 14

Ngorongoro Crater Witness sunrise over the crater before an extended game drive along the crater floor. The area is reputed to contain the largest number of predators in all of Africa. Meals: B.L.D

Day 15 This morning, enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls for magnificent panoramic views (additional cost, please book on tour). Fly to Nairobi for your two night stay at the elegant Serena Hotel. Meals: B.D

Ngorongoro Crater > Serengeti National Park Step back in time with a visit to Olduvai Gorge, site of archaeological findings, including traces of prehistoric man dating back 3.5 million years. Later, enter Serengeti National Park with its vast central plains, made fertile by the ashes of the


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nearby highlands. Your two night stay is at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meals: B.L.D

Day 16

Serengeti National Park The Seronera Valley is renowned for its game viewing. Meals: B.L.D

Day 17

Serengeti National Park > Amboseli National Park Fly to Arusha and enjoy the marvellous view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Return to Kenya and to Amboseli National Park where massive herds of elephants migrate across the dry plains. Ol Tukai Lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain. Meals: B.L.D

Day 18

Amboseli National Park On your game drives today cheetahs and lions can often be seen stalking the plains. Meals: B.L.D

Day 19

Amboseli National Park > Lake Nakuru National Park Journey north into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru. Enjoy a two night stay at Lion Hill Lodge, overlooking the lake.

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Masai Mara National Reserve The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a two night stay inside the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp. Meals: B.L.D

Day 22

Masai Mara National Reserve

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Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight

Experiencing the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon is a once-in-a-lifetime moment (additional cost, please book on tour). Enrich Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture and their close association with the wild animals. Freechoice: Join your Maasai guide for a walk. Alternatively, join an African cooking class.

Hippo, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Meals: B.L.D

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Masai Mara National Reserve > Nairobi

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Enrich Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the Meals: B.L.D open plains of the Masai Mara amongst the wildlife. Day 20 Board your light aircraft for a Lake Nakuru scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi for an overnight Enrich stay at the Four Points by Visit the Lake Nakuru Orphanage centre, established Sheraton Nairobi Airport. Meals: B by an Australian family, and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people.

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Meals: B.L.D

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Day 29

Nairobi > Giza (Cairo)

Luxor > Nile Cruise

Nile Cruise

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Bid farewell to Kenya as you Balloon Flight fly from Nairobi to Cairo. At Giza, enjoy a two night Special Stay at the iconic Marriott Mena House Hotel, where you’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony. Sundowners Choose to add an optional Enjoy drinks and canapés hot air balloon flight for a as the sun sets over the fascinating bird’s-eye view of pyramids. the ancient sites (additional Meals: B.D cost, please book on tour). Cross to the West Bank of Day 25 the Nile and be astounded by Giza the well-preserved, colourful Be awed by the sheer hieroglyphics adorning the magnitude of the pyramids tombs in the Valley of the and visit the Solar Boat Kings. See the impressive Museum housing the restored monument to Queen cedar wood barge dating back Hatshepsut. Return to Luxor to 2500BC before marvelling and embark on your luxurious at the 20-metre limestone private charter on board the monolith of the Sphinx. Visit boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat the ancient site of Saqqara III as you settle into your in the afternoon. At dusk, elegantly appointed cabin. prepare for an exclusive night Meals: B.L.D of historical discoveries as Day 28 the doors of the new Grand Museum open just for you, Nile Cruise long after they have closed to Relax on the Sun Deck and the general public. catch a glimpse of daily life Meals: B.L along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel Day 26 at the vibrant colours of the Giza > Luxor hieroglyphics adorning the Fly to Luxor and relax in the roof of Hathor’s Temple before beautiful gardens of the returning to Luxor and visiting Sofitel Winter Palace, your the impressive Luxor Temple. Special Stay for tonight. This evening’s entertainment Discover the antiquities will delight with the colours of housed in the Luxor Museum the whirling dervishes and a followed by the the vast Nubian Dance performance. open-air temple complex of Meals: B.L.D Karnak, and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

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Cruise south where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river. Explore Kom Ombo Temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the Crocodile God. A fun night awaits on board with a lively and colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing. Meals: B.L.D

Day 30

II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Meals: B.L

Day 33

Aswan > Cairo Fly to Cairo for your two night stay at the Four Seasons First Residence. Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies. Meals: B.L

Nile Cruise Cruise south to reach charming Aswan. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight, join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner. Meals: B.L.D

Day 31

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Freechoice: Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, take a motorboat ride to the upper reaches of the Nile. Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. Discover the history of the hotel as you enjoy pre-dinner drinks at The Terrace, before dining at restaurant 1902. Meals: B.L.D

Day 32

Aswan Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritagelisted temples of Ramses

Day 34

Cairo

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Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Later, join your Tour Director for a farewell to Egypt dinner. Meals: B.D

Day 35

Cairo > Amman 35 Day Cape Town to Cairo guests (Tour code: ZCTC) depart this morning and transfer to Cairo airport.

Fly to Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, where you’ll enjoy two nights at the Fairmont Amman. This afternoon, join your Tour Director for a walk through the food and produce markets and stop to taste some traditional Jordanian sweets. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies. Meals: B.D

Day 36

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Amman > Wadi Rum > Petra

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Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Continue to the Rose Red city of Petra. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury at night. See Days 3-4 on page 52 for full details (including meals) of your Jordan tour.

Day 39

Petra This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 40 metres high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away. Meals: B.D

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Petra > Dead Sea

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At Bethany Beyond the Jordan, see where Jesus

was baptised, then view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. Travel north to your Special Stay resort for the next two nights on the shores of the Dead Sea, the luxurious Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea. Relax and enjoy sweeping views over the Dead Sea and across to Israel from your balcony.

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Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea. Spoil yourself and allow the staff to lather you in therapeutic mud, or float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea while reading a book or newspaper. Sundowners Join your Tour Director and toast the end of an epic journey. Meals: B.D

Day 42

Dead Sea > Amman Say farewell as you transfer to Amman airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. Meals: B

Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities 35 Day Cape Town > Cairo 2020 Feb Mar Aug Sep

12* 04* 19^ 02^

From $33,995 $33,995 $33,965 $34,240

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42 Day Cape Town > Amman 2020 Feb Mar Aug Sep

12* 04* 19^ 02^

From $38,995 $38,995 $41,720 $41,995

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Tour code: ZCTC From $35,940 $35,940

Tour code: ZCTJ 2021 Jan 31 Feb 28

From $43,195 $43,495

Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Suite Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite

Extend your journey

Add from

$300 $900 $1,200

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000 *Will run as per 2019/2020 itinerary, see brochure for details. ^Altered itinerary, call for details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. ZCTC 2021 pricing includes discount of $400 per person and ZCTJ pricing includes discount of $800. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin - Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

Add a Blue Train extension, or a Dubai or Abu Dhabi city stay before your tour. Please see pages 96-97 for further information and pricing.

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ULTIMATE JOURNEYS The world is filled with untold wonders and one lifetime is barely enough to see them all, let alone one destination. — When it comes to travelling to exotic new lands, more is definitely merrier. Scenic’s combo tours open up the possibility of endless exploration as you travel from one destination to another, uncovering unique new wonders along the way. Centuries-old sacred tombs housed inside magnificent monuments, undulating Martian landscapes, seas that make it impossible to drown, walls that wail, and lions that climb trees – there are far too many glorious wonders waiting to be explored.


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Tour combinations When one Scenic tour is just not enough.

Ultimate Journey Savings

We’ve combined some of our most popular itineraries to create ultimate journeys, allowing you to discover ancient wonders, fascinating cultures and hidden treasures on a once-in-a-lifetime journey, handcrafted by Scenic. Following Tour Starting Tour

The Highlights of the Kingdom of Jordan 8 Days Jordan Page 50

Wonders of the Nile 12 Days Wonders of the Nile Page 44

Egypt & Jordan Experience 19 Days Page 38

Treasures of Egypt 12 Days Egypt Page 46

The Essence of Egypt & Jordan 19 Days Page 34

Egypt in Depth 14 Days Egypt Page 48

Jewels of Egypt & Jordan 21 Days Page 42

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Highlights of Jordan 8 Days Jordan Page 50

Kom Ombo, Egypt

Highlights of Israel 8 Days Israel Page 58

Oman Impressions 8 Days Oman Page 62

Jordan & Israel Experience 15 Days Page 54

The Kingdoms of Jordan & Oman 15 Days Page 60

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Ancient Wonders of Egypt, Jordan & Israel 26 Days Page 77

Wonders of the Nile, Jordan & Oman 26 Days Page 80

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A Journey through Antiquity, Cairo to Jerusalem 26 Days Page 78

Pyramids, Petra & Deserts 26 Days Page 81

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Egypt, Jordan & Israel Experience 28 Days Page 79

Egypt, Jordan & Oman in Depth 28 Days Page 82

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Jaffa, Israel

Three extraordinary worlds, one unforgettable journey

5-star luxury inclusions:

Your choice of 13 Scenic Freechoice activities 3 Scenic Sundowners events

6 memorable Scenic Special Stays

Be humbled by the towering structures of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the colossal statues at the Abu Simbel temples and the 20-metre tall Sphinx. A tranquil Nile Cruise will be just the thing to let it all sink in. In Jordan, discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum, the Rose Red City of Petra, Jesus Christ’s baptism site at Bethany Beyond the Jordan and the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea. Israel is bound to move you like no other place. In Jerusalem, you will discover the poignant history of mankind while Tel Aviv will blow you away with its paradoxical vibrant 21st-century city life. 26 Day Tour & Cruise

55 meals – 25 breakfasts (B), 12 lunches and 18 dinners (D) Fully escorted by handpicked Scenic Tour Directors, expert Egyptologists and local guides All internal flights Porterage throughout Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

For full itineraries see pages 46-47, 52-53 & 60-61 Departure Dates

Giza (Cairo) > Amman NEW

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A Journey through Antiquity, Cairo to Jerusalem

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Luxor, Egypt

Tracing the footprints in the sands of time From the lofty peaks of the pyramids to the lowest point on Earth at the Dead Sea, embark on a journey that will unveil ancient secrets and change your perspective of life. In Egypt, travel back in time in 5-star luxury with Special Stays like the Marriott Mena House Hotel offering spectacular views of the Great Pyramids. In Jordan, the stunning and unusual desert landscapes of Jordan will come as a pleasant surprise, as will the magnificence of the Treasury of Petra and the extreme salinity of the Dead Sea. Israel will move you in ways that cannot be put into words. The Holy City of Jerusalem will open your eyes to the complexities of a land held sacred by multiple religions while the liveliness of Tel Aviv will help you appreciate the lighter things in life. 26 Day Tour & Cruise

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Departure Dates

Giza (Cairo) > Amman NEW

Amman

5-star luxury inclusions:

21* 11* 25* 09* 06*

Tour code: MEDI From $25,945 $26,145 $26,445 $26,445

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*Egypt & Jordan portion (MEEE & MEJJ) will run as per 2019-20 itinerary, see brochure for full details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Pricing includes discount of $800 per person. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin - Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

Israel

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Dead Sea, Israel

Of golden sands and spiritual lands Go deeper into the history and culture of enigmatic Egypt, drink in the rugged beauty of Jordan’s Bedouin lands, and learn about Israel’s history that has shaped the face of religion. Travel the length and breadth of Egypt and immerse yourself into the exotic sights and sounds of this fascinating ancient land. From the ancient sandstone structures and magnificent sombre tombs to El Alamein’s World War II memorial. From the tranquil Nile cruise and sparkling shores of the Red Sea to the din of the traditional souqs. In the Kingdom of Jordan, discover the captivating alien landscape of Wadi Rum, the astounding rose hued structures of Petra, the ruins of a once majestic Roman city and the glorious remnants of sites of biblical significance. Continue your spiritual quest in the Holy City of Israel as you discover the land through the eyes of both a Jewish Israeli and a Palestinian guide. 28 Day Tour & Cruise

4 Scenic Sundowners events

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2 Cairo

Petra 2

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expert Egyptologists and local guides All internal flights Porterage throughout Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

For full itineraries see pages 50-53 & 60-61 Tour code: MRCI From $25,835 $26,830 $26,835

Abu Simbel

2021 Feb Mar Sep Oct

From $27,000 $27,400 $26,400 $27,400

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Sanctuary Sun Boat III

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Nile Cruise

*Egypt & Jordan portion (MEGR & MEAD) will run as per 2019-20 itinerary, see brochure for full details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Pricing includes discount of $800 per person. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin - Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

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Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities

Departure Dates

Giza (Cairo) > Amman NEW

Amman

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Tel Aviv

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Jerusalem Israel

River cruise

1 Overnight stay

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Wonders of the Nile, Jordan & Oman

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$800pp

Felucca on the Nile, Aswan

Exploring the lands locked in time From towering pyramids to seemingly bottomless sinkholes, your journey will be filled with astonishing wonders – natural and man-made, old and new. The Nile with all her wondrous riverside treasures beckons for an unforgettable journey through the land of the pharaohs. Visit the 20-metre monolith of the Sphinx, take a six day cruise down the life-giving waters of the Nile and examine the priceless artefacts from King Tut’s tomb. In Jordan, give in to your sense of wonder as you take in the Martian landscape of Wadi Rum, admire the Rose Red city of Petra, visit Jesus’ baptism site and float in the Dead Sea. Explore the quiet beauty of Oman with its spectacular natural beauty, shimmering coastlines and impeccable Bedouin hospitality.

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58 meals – 25 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches and 19 dinners (D) Fully escorted by handpicked Scenic Tour Directors, expert Egyptologists and local guides All internal flights Porterage throughout Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

Tour code: MCDO From $26,590 $25,990 $25,290

Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite Nile Cruise

Red Sea

$450 $1,350 $1,800

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All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Pricing includes discount of $800 per person. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin - Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

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Nizwa

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Giza

2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences

Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities

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Giza (Cairo) > Muscat NEW

Dead Sea 2

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Pyramids, Petra & Deserts

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Ancient monuments and timehonoured traditions

5-star luxury inclusions:

Explore the ancient lands ruled by the mighty pharaohs, walk the lands of biblical importance and experience the famed Bedouin hospitality. Indulge the explorer in you as you visit the ancient pyramids, the enormous Sphinx, the glorious temples of Abu Simbel and cruise the life force of the nation, the mighty Nile. Look forward to Scenic Special Stays at iconic accommodation like Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan. In Jordan, discover the wonderfully varied landscape, from the Martian scenery of Wadi Rum and the Rose Red City of Petra, to the Roman ruins of Jerash. Give in to the quiet middle-eastern charm of Oman that offers all the Arab heritage and hospitality, without the pretence. 26 Day Tour & Cruise

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58 meals – 25 breakfasts (B), 15 lunches and 18 dinners (D) Fully escorted by handpicked Scenic Tour Directors, expert Egyptologists and local guides All internal flights Porterage throughout Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

For full itineraries see pages 48-49, 52-53 & 64-65

Giza (Cairo) > Muscat NEW

Departure Dates Amman 2

2020 Sep Oct

Jordan

18* 02* 16*

Tour code: MEDO From $25,560 $26,460

Dead Sea 2 Petra 2

2021 Cabin Upgrades

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Giza

2

2 Cairo

Wadi Rum

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Red Sea

Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite

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Aswan 2 Abu Simbel

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Jebel Akhdar 2

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Egypt, Jordan & Oman in Depth

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Grand Mosque Sultan, Oman

The varied wonders of the Arab trio Surrender to the mystical wonders of Egypt, the alien landscapes of Jordan and the mesmerising rugged beauty of Oman. As you travel on this easy paced itinerary through the lands of the formidable pharaohs, let the magic and wonder of the ancient land sink into your bones. Experience firsthand what it is about Jordan that captivated Lawrence of Arabia as you explore its unique desert landscapes and timeless monuments. Visit the sacred baptism site of Jesus Christ, the Roman ruins of Jerash and hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea. In Oman, discover emerald green streams snaking through rugged mountains, the spectacular Islamic architecture of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the heart-warming hospitality of the Bedouin people.

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Giza (Cairo) > Muscat NEW Amman 2

Departure Dates 2020 Sep Oct

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Kom Ombo Aswan 2 Abu Simbel

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Sanctuary Sun Boat III Add from

$300 $900 $1,200

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000

Nile Cruise

Oman

From $26,400

Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite

Wadi Rum

Luxor

2021 Feb 17

Suite

1

Egypt

From $25,335 $26,935

2021 Cabin Upgrades

Petra 2

2 Cairo

20* 11*

Tour code: MRDO

1

Wahiba Sands

Included flight

Land

*Egypt & Jordan portion (MEGR & MEAD) will run as per 2019-20 itinerary, see brochure for full details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Pricing includes discount of $800 per person. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin - Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.


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Cape Town to Jerusalem

$1,200pp

Cheetah, Serengeti National Park, Kenya

The odyssey of a lifetime From the tree-climbing lions of Kenya to the Wailing Wall of Jerusalem, seldom has there been an itinerary this extraordinary. Here is an itinerary like no other. Begin your monumental journey in Africa where you will take in the stunning natural beauty of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Victoria Falls, experience thrilling close encounters with the mighty ‘Big Five’ of Africa, before discovering the paradoxical desert land of Egypt. Journey through the land of the pharaohs and visit all the must-see attractions before moving on to Jordan. Visit the lunar landscape of Wadi Rum, the rose-red Treasury of Petra, the baptism site of Jesus Christ and the incredible Dead Sea. Finally, make your way to Israel to learn all about its Holy City of Jerusalem and experience the joie de vivre of Tel Aviv.

5-star luxury inclusions:

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7 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences

Your choice of 21 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining 4 Scenic Sundowners events

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11 memorable Scenic Special Stays Private concession game reserves

112 meals – 48 breakfasts (B), 28 lunches and 36 dinners (D) Fully escorted by handpicked Scenic Tour Directors, expert Egyptologists, local guides and safari guides All internal flights Porterage throughout Return airport transfers All tipping and gratuities

For full itineraries see pages 80-83 & 60-61 49 Day Tour & Cruise

Cape Town > Amman NEW

Departure Dates

Sea of Galilee 2

Tel Aviv 2

2

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Jerusalem 2 Israel

Lake Nakuru National Park

2 Masai Mara National Reserve 2

Giza 2

2 Cairo

Amboseli National

2

Ngorongoro National Park

2 Park Mount Kilimanjaro

1 Luxor Egypt

Kom Ombo

4 Nile

Sanctuary Sun Boat III Add from

$300 $900 $1,200

*Egypt & Jordan portion (MEEE & MEJJ) will run as per 2019-20 itinerary, see brochure for full details. All prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and charges. Pricing includes discount of $1,200 per person. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin - Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

Abu Simbel

Chobe National Park

From $52,155 $52,455

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $1,000

Cruise

Aswan 2

Victoria Falls 3

2021 Jan 31 Feb 28

Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite

Red Sea

2 1

From $50,680 $50,955

Suite

Wadi Rum

Nairobi

19* 02*

2021 Cabin Upgrades

Jordan

Petra

2 1

Kenya

Serengeti National 2 Park

Tanzania

Amman

Dead Sea

2020 Aug Sep

Tour code: ZCTI

Zimbabwe

Blyde Thornybush River Botswana Canyon Game Reserve 3 (Kruger NP)

Johannesburg 1

Cape Town 3 River cruise

South Africa 1 Overnight stay

Included flight

Land

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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SCENIC CITY STAYS & EXTENSIONS Extend your stay and add a new perspective to your holiday. — Scenic city stays and extensions are the perfect complement to your journey. Marvel at the opulence of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, discover the origins of faith in Israel or take a luxurious sojourn into South Africa’s colonial past on board the iconic Blue Train.


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Abu Dhabi 4 Day City Stay

Abu Dhabi

Dubai A  Rub Al Khali

A

4 Day City Stay

Dubai

A

Day 01

Day 03

Day 01

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Dubai

Welcome to Abu Dhabi. A world of wonder awaits as you start your journey with a three night stay at Sheraton Abu Dhabi or similar.

Visit the magnificent and awe-inspiring golden dunes of the world-famous, legendary ‘Rub Al Khali’, widely known as the ‘Empty Quarter’, and the largest desert in the Arabian Peninsula. Enjoy lunch before leaving the peace of the desert and returning to the hustle of the city.

Welcome to Dubai. A world of wonder awaits as you start your journey with a three night stay at Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach or Hotel Sofitel Dubai Downtown.

Day 02

Abu Dhabi Spend a perfect day in the capital of the United Arab Emirates and discover how this majestic Emirati city artfully blends the ancient past with the modern present. From one of the world’s largest mosques to the mesmerising and trendy Corniche, there is a lot to take in within this fascinating historic emirate.

A  Burj Khalifa

Meals: B.L

Day 04

Abu Dhabi Bid farewell as you transfer to Abu Dhabi airport with wonderful memories. Meals: B

Day 02

Dubai This morning explore the old and new faces of Dubai with your local guide. See the famous Burj al Arab, visit Al Fahidi Fort and the Dubai Museum. Ride the Abra (water-taxi) across the creek and wander through the world famous gold and spice souqs. Later, ride the high speed elevators 124 floors up the tallest tower in the

Meals: B

Meals: B

Day 03

Dubai Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Dubai at your own pace. Later in the afternoon take an exciting Desert Dune Safari and enjoy an Arabian style barbeque. Meals: B.D

Day 04

Dubai Bid farewell as you transfer to Dubai airport with wonderful memories. Meals: B

2020/2021 Departure Dates

2020/2021 Departure Dates

Twin share from Twin share from

The Abu Dhabi Edition

world, the magnificent Burj Khalifa. Visit ‘At the Top’ and marvel at the unobstructed 360 degree view over the city, the desert and the Arabian Gulf.

$1,445

Sofitel Jumeirah Beach

$1,935

Hotel Sofitel Dubai Downtown

$1,995

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500

All prices are per person and include taxes and surcharges. Single supplement prices on application. Seasonal charges may apply. This is an independent non-escorted extension which must be booked in conjunction with a tour in this brochure. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

All prices are per person and include taxes and surcharges. Single supplement prices on application. Seasonal charges may apply. This is an independent non-escorted extension which must be booked in conjunction with a tour in this brochure. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.


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Blue Train Doha

A  Katara Cultural Village

A

3 Day Extension

Johannesburg > Cape Town

A

Day 01

Day 03

Day 01

Doha

Doha

Welcome to Doha. A world of wonder awaits you as you start your journey with a three night stay at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski.

Enjoy a panoramic drive on Doha’s Corniche and explore the busy West Bay district. Visit The Pearl-Qatar and the high-end shops along the Porto Arabia Boardwalk. The gem of Qatar’s art and culture scene, Katara Cultural Village, features a mosque patterned with turquoise and purple mosaics, an outdoor amphitheatre overlooking the sea and an opera house home to the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

Johannesburg > Pretoria > Blue Train

Day 02

Doha Discover the charm of Doha on a guided tour, visiting the many attractions in this fastchanging city; a fascinating blend of the traditional and modern. Breathe in the spice scented air at Souq Waqif, and catch a glimpse of the falcons at the falcon shops. Visit the Museum of Islamic art, influenced by ancient Islamic architecture, yet with a uniquely modern design involving geometric patterns. Meals: B

A  Blue Train

Meals: B

Day 04

Doha Bid farewell as you transfer to Qatar Airport with wonderful memories.

Welcome to Johannesburg. You’ll be transferred to Pretoria Train Station and enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks before boarding the 5-star Blue Train, which offers the ultimate in luxury and personalised service. Meals: D

Day 02

Blue Train The journey between Pretoria and Cape Town takes you through breathtaking scenery. Relax in the comfort of your suite, the lounge or the observation cars for panoramic views.

Arrive at Kimberley Station and tour the Kimberley Open Mine Museum before returning to the train in time for lunch. Later this afternoon high tea is served before pre-dinner drinks and a sumptuous dinner where dressing up is still a tradition. Meals: B.L.D

Day 03

Blue Train > Cape Town Travel through the Cape wine region before arriving in Cape Town. You’ll be transferred to the Table Bay Hotel where you will meet your Scenic Tour Director this evening for a welcome briefing. Meals: B

Meals: B

2020 Departure Dates

2020/2021 Departure Dates Marsa Malaz Kempinski

Tour code: BLUE Twin share

Single

Twin share from

01 Jan - 31 Aug

$2,375

$3,495

$1,830

1 Sept -15 Nov

$2,795

$4,175

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500

Deposit per person (required within 7 days of booking): $500

All prices are per person and include taxes and surcharges. Single supplement prices on application. Seasonal charges may apply. This is an independent non-escorted extension which must be booked in conjunction with a tour in this brochure. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

All prices are per person and include taxes and surcharges. Blue Train departs on selected days of the week. This is an independent non-escorted extension. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 94 and 95.

To find out more visit scenic.com.au, call 138 128 or contact your nearest Scenic Agent



TOUR & CRUISE INFORMATION This section provides you with further information about your Scenic experience, including: — all the particulars about our Scenic Club, details on the fine hotels we stay in, as well as a comprehensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities. If you wish to know anything else, feel free to contact us on 138 128 or via scenic.com.au/contact and we’ll be happy to help. We’re confident that you won’t want for anything, but rest assured, if you do, your Scenic crew will be on hand to assist, day or night.


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Greater Rewards At Scenic, a little loyalty goes a long way, and a lot goes even further. With our portfolio of land touring, river cruising and ocean cruising product we realise that while guests’ journeys may be similar, they should be rewarded differently. So the more you travel with us, the greater the rewards. Membership is free. Guests will receive a minimum of 100 Scenic Status Points for each paid tour day on any Scenic journey. And when travelling on a Scenic river cruise or an ocean cruise on board Scenic Eclipse, The Worlds First Discovery Yachts™, guests will be rewarded by earning additional points according to the deck travelled and suite category booked.

Qualify after your first paid trip.

Qualify after earning 5,000 Points.

Qualify after earning 10,000 Points.

Qualify after earning 25,000 Points.


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Thank You voucher* to redeem on a guest’s next cruise or tour – if only one tour in the reservation≈ Thank You voucher* to redeem on a guest’s next cruise or tour – if two or more tours are booked in the same reservation≈ Refer a friend who is new to Scenic with a $100 Welcome Voucher (friends of Emerald members will receive a $150 Welcome Voucher) and you will receive $200 credit towards your next booking when this voucher is redeemed and deposited*. If two or more tours are booked in the same reservation guests will receive two vouchers≈ Choice of a Scenic Club merchandise or luggage received prior to every trip^≈ Member only offers on selected itineraries Priority on pre-release tours and cruises Member only competitions and events Scenic Club Wonder magazine The very latest updates and information via Scenic e-news Scenic Club Member Only mailings Complimentary limousine transfers before and after travel (location and distance restrictions apply). Alternatively, guests can enjoy one night complimentary hotel stay if the limousine is not available at their location, or a $50 each way* transfer credit per guest≈

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Benefits by tier Choice of either a premium Scenic Club trolley case or a $100 Visa card° prior to each departure^≈ Extended distance allowance for the chauffeur-driven limousine service. Alternatively, guests can enjoy one night’s complimentary hotel stay if the limousine is not available at their location or a $50 each way* transfer credit per guest Handcrafted Emerald designer lapel pin $200 $200 $200 $200

Exclusive Emerald travel wallet Upgraded hotel categories for pre or post accommodation when available* A Welcome Home hamper after every Scenic trip of 20 days or more Exclusive Scenic Club Emerald events Benefit – River Cruising Multiple access to dining at Table La Rive, Portobellos and L’Amour or Table d’Or~ On board credit for use in the wellness centre# Unlimited laundry and pressing on cruises# A Welcome Home hamper after every Scenic trip of 20 days or more+ Benefit – Scenic Eclipse Additional benefits are available for Diamond and Emerald members*

Complimentary pre or postnight hotel stay for trips of 20 days or more+ Access to exclusive member only offers and itineraries *Conditions apply. For the most up-to-date details of member benefits and terms and conditions, please visit the Scenic website. All benefits of the loyalty program are subject to availability and may be subject to change. We reserve the right to modify, replace or remove any aspect of the program without notice. ≈ Available on trips of 7 days or more only. ^ Select via Tour Personaliser eight weeks prior to departure tp.scenicglobal.com + The 20 days required to qualify for this benefit can be made up of the total paid days for travel, so can include paid add-on days, such as stopovers, tour extensions and/or back-to-back tours. Hotels available for this benefit are subject to change. ° Gift card is a pre-loaded visa card with $100 credit. ~ Subject to availability when sailing on a Scenic Space-Ship. Menus may not vary for the duration of your cruise. From 2019 this benefit will apply to river cruises of 8 nights or longer. # When sailing on a Scenic Space-Ship, Scenic Tsar and Scenic owned South East Asia river cruisers.

For more information visit scenic.com.au/scenicclub


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Accommodation

Special Stays

A B C D

Marriott Mena House, Giza, Egypt Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Nizwa, Oman The Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

With our range of Scenic Special Stays you will find yourself staying in hotels that are simply unlike any others – iconic properties remarkable for their location, character and heritage. Look for the Special Stays symbol on your itinerary indicating the locations of these outstanding properties. Location

Description

Location

Description

Giza, Egypt

Marriott Mena House Hotel Nestled in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza, Mena House Hotel offers magnificent views from the comfort of your Premier Pyramid View Room. The luxurious interiors feature exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture and original works of art.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Luxor, Egypt

Sofitel Winter Palace Built in 1886 by British explorers, the opulent Sofitel Winter Palace is perched on the Nile River. Once a winter retreat for the Egyptian Royal Family, Agatha Christie wrote her famed novel Death on the Nile here.

The Victoria Falls Hotel One of the world's legendary luxury hotels, The Victoria Falls Hotel commands a prime location overlooking the famous falls. The Edwardian-style hotel, built in 1904, has been splendidly redecorated to combine its traditional majesty with modern sophistication.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Aswan, Egypt

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Rising grandly from a pink granite shelf at the edge of the Nubian Desert, this stylish property features sophisticated interiors, Moorish arches, Persian carpets and handcarved furnishings.

The Drisco Hotel Tel Aviv, A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Drisco is surrounded by the city’s most fashionable neighbourhood and just minutes from the beach. The hotel’s history spans centuries and it has been lovingly restored, remaining true to the original building’s heritage and visual details.

Red Sea, Egypt

Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay This luxurious retreat on the shores of the Red Sea is designed in the style of ancient Moorish fortresses with a landscape of gardens, pools, lagoons, waterfalls.

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Sun City Camp Sleep under starry desert skies in air-conditioned ‘Martian’ geodomes, a haven of luxury with private ensuite and clear viewing panels, your window to the desert.

Dead Sea, Jordan

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan This luxurious Dead Sea hotel brings modern design to Jordan, with its spacious, well-appointed rooms offering a serene place to relax overlooking the Dead Sea. The variety of sculpted swimming pools are a delight, while the hotel’s private beach has been built-up with fine sand from the Red Sea.

Cape Town, South Africa

Table Bay Hotel The sophisticated Table Bay Hotel offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury accommodation. It is conveniently located at the V&A Waterfront, within easy reach of Cape Town's most iconic attractions.

Muscat, Oman

Al Bustan Palace - A Ritz Carlton Hotel Enviably positioned between the Sea of Oman and the Al Hajar Mountains, this Muscat hotel offers an alluring blend of old and new, local and global, carefully designed and naturally untamed. Set within a former palace, the only remaining in Oman, the resort features an alluring collection of amenities.

Nizwa, Oman

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort Located on the fabled Green Mountain, elevated luxury reveals dramatic canyon views at one of the world’s highest resorts. This resort offers Omani splendour in the most breathtaking of natural settings.

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A Four Seasons First Residence, Cairo, Egypt B Fairmont Amman, Jordan C The Drisco Hotel Tel Aviv, Israel

Scenic accommodation is all about luxury. We stay in the finest hotels in each of the locations we visit. Your hotel will always be central, often historic and without exception, luxurious so you can rest easy, wherever you are on your Scenic journey. Location

Description

Giza, Egypt

Marriott Mena House Hotel This iconic hotel is located within 40 acres of verdant gardens, in the shadow of the Great Pyramids of Giza. Enjoy unparalleled views from your elegant Premier Pyramid View Room, equipped with modern amenities. From $190

Cairo, Egypt

Four Seasons First Residence Flanked by the lush zoological gardens and the western bank of the Nile, this address in Cairo’s prestigious First Place complex puts you in the centre of it all. Catch a glimpse of the Great Pyramids from your room as you head out to explore the ancient wonders this city has to offer. From $210

Amman, Jordan

Fairmont Amman The Fairmont Amman is a modern urban oasis. The elegantly appointed guest rooms with unparalleled views of the Amman hills are remarkably spacious and complete with premium amenities. From $240

Dead Sea, Jordan

Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan This luxurious Dead Sea hotel brings modern design to Jordan, with its spacious, well-appointed rooms offering a serene place to relax overlooking the Dead Sea. The variety of sculpted swimming pools are a delight, while the hotel’s private beach has been built-up with fine sand from the Red Sea. From $285

Cape Town, South Africa

Table Bay Hotel Occupying one of the most desired locations in Cape Town on the water's edge, with views of both Table Mountain and the ocean, the Table Bay Hotel has a central location to the city's major attractions and activities. From $245

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Michelangelo Hotel Situated in stylish Sandton, Johannesburg’s trendy shopping district, this splendid Renaissance architecture hotel offers outstanding facilities in a stylish and elegant setting with easy access to the finest shops and restaurants. From $220

Tel Aviv, Israel

The Drisco Hotel A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Drisco is surrounded by the city’s most fashionable neighbourhood and just minutes from the beach. The hotel’s history spans centuries and it has been lovingly restored, remaining true to the original building’s heritage and visual details. From $375

Jerusalem, Israel

Orient Hotel Jerusalem Nestled in the heart of the German Colony, this new hotel is the perfect retreat for those travelling to Jerusalem. Unwind in your lavishly appointed rooms or take advantage of the rooftop pool - a perfect way to relax after a day of touring. From $355

Muscat, Oman

Al Bustan Palace Hotel - A Ritz Carlton Hotel Enviably positioned between the Sea of Oman and the Al Hajar Mountains, this Muscat hotel offers an alluring blend of old and new, local and global, carefully designed and naturally untamed. Set within a former palace, the only remaining in Oman, the resort features an alluring collection of amenities. From $335

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All prices are subject to availability, are ‘from’, per person, twin share in AUD and include breakfast and taxes. Rates vary based on seasonality and surcharges may apply during certain periods, which you’ll be advised of at time of booking. Please enquire for Single room prices.


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Terms & Conditions 1. Contract 1.1 These terms and conditions (“Conditions”) form the basis of the contract between You and Scenic Tours Pty Limited (“Scenic”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) (“Contract”). It is important that You read the Contract carefully to ensure that You understand Your rights and obligations. Your Contract may also include additional terms and conditions applicable to a special offer or promotion, and/ or, depending on your Tour, Destination Specific Terms. 1.2 If Your Tour includes a Cruise, You will also be subject to the Cruise Conditions. 1.3 You confirm Your understanding and acceptance of the Conditions and the Contract by paying Your Booking Deposit or otherwise paying any part of the price of Your Tour. If you do not understand and accept the Conditions and the terms of the Contract, you should not make any payment to Us and in this case, we will cancel Your Booking in accordance with clause 3.3. 1.4 If You make a Booking on behalf of any other person, You represent to Us that You have their authority to make the Booking on their behalf and to legally bind them to the terms of the Contract, including the Conditions. Each reference to “You”, “Your”, “Guest” or “Passenger” means the person who makes the Booking and each other person covered by the Booking. 1.5 Your Itinerary does not form part of the Contract. 1.6 We may amend these Conditions from time to time. If We amend the Conditions, We will publish the amended version on Our Website. We will also provide the current version of the Conditions to You upon request. You will be bound by the current version of the Conditions at the time You make Your Booking. 1.7 If Your Tour includes a Cruise, Your transportation on any river cruise vessel during Your Tour, will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the Operator of the vessel (“Operator Conditions”). Although the Operator may be related to Us, it is a separate legal entity and business and You will enter a separate contract (based on the Operator Conditions) with each Operator. The Operator Conditions are published on Our Website and are also available on request by contacting one of our team at the Customer Service Contact Address. It is important that You read the Operator Conditions carefully to ensure that You understand Your rights and obligations under them. You confirm Your understanding and acceptance of the Operator Conditions by paying Your Booking Deposit or otherwise paying any part of the price of Your Tour to Us. 1.8 All travel involves risks. We strongly recommend You take out comprehensive travel insurance with a reputable insurance company to cover You against risks associated with Your Tour including cover for loss of luggage, medical expenses and costs and expenses incurred due to cancellations, delays or other disruptions. 2. Meaning of Words In these Conditions, the following words and expressions have the following meanings: (a) “Booking” means the booking You have made with Us for the Tour. (b) “Booking Deposit” means a booking deposit in an amount which We have notified You before You make Your Booking; (c) “Cruise” means a cruise constituting or forming part of Your Tour; (d) “Cruise Conditions” means the Operator’s conditions of carriage for a river cruise vessel, which are available on our Website and otherwise on request to Us. (e) “Cruise Director” means any person designated by Us as the cruise director for any Cruise. (f) “Customer Service Contact Address” means the details for contacting Us set out in clause 13.1 of the Conditions. (g) “Deposit Protection Plan” means Our deposit protection plan as set out on Our Website. (h) “Destination Specific Terms” means terms and conditions specific to a particular Tour, as published in the Tour Brochure or on Our Website for the relevant Tour, or, where applicable, set out in clause 14 of these Conditions. (i) “Force Majeure Event” means any act of God, war, terrorism, fire, flood or any other extreme weather conditions, loss of power, epidemics or pandemics, industrial disputes, slow-downs or other strike activities, riots or civil disturbances, acts of government, semi government or other authorities, inability to obtain any necessary licence or consent and delays caused by sub-contractors, suppliers or other third parties (including telecommunications carriers), material shortages or other disruption to the Tour beyond Our control. (j) “Guest Contact Details” means Your contact details which You have provided to Us at the time of making Your Booking, as amended by any written notice You may provide to Us from time to time in accordance with clause 13.4 of these Conditions. (k) “Itinerary” means the Itinerary for Your Tour issued by Us, subject to any amendments made by Us from time to time in accordance with the Contract. (l) “Operator” means the owner or operator of a river cruise vessel, who is a separate legal entity and business, whether or not related to Us. (m) “Personal Information” means information about You and any other person for whom You make a Booking, including Your name, address, phone number and other contact details, details of Your next of kin, Your passport number, credit or debit card details, and information about Your health, medical needs, dietary requirements and any disabilities or other special requirements. (n) “Service Provider” means any independent contractor engaged by Us to provide a Tour or any part of a Tour, and includes an Operator. (o) “Tour” means a tour or journey package offered or provided by Us. (p) “Tour Brochure” means the brochure for Your Tour published by Us in hard copy or electronically and includes any amendments notified on Our Website from time to time. (q) “Tour Departure Date” means the scheduled departure date for the Tour set out in Your Itinerary. (r) “Tour Director” means any person designated by Us as the tour director for Your Tour. (s) “Tour Price” means the total amount payable by You for the Tour. It includes the Booking Deposit. (t) “Validity Period” means in respect of a Tour Brochure, the validity period stated in that brochure. (u) “Website” means Scenic’s website at www.scenic.com.au. (v) “Your Tour” means the Tour You have booked with Us, as outlined in Your Itinerary 3. Booking and Payment 3.1 You may make a Booking directly with Us or through a travel agent. Your Booking will be confirmed only when We have received: (a) Your Booking Deposit; or (b) if Your Booking is made 90 days or less before the Tour Departure Date, the Tour Price and all other amounts payable under the Contract. 3.2 Except as indicated in clause 3.8, We will notify You of the Tour Price and provide You with Your Itinerary at the time of making Your Booking. 3.3 You must pay Your Booking Deposit within 7 days after making Your Booking. If We do not receive Your Booking Deposit within 7 days after You make Your Booking, We will automatically cancel Your Booking without further notice to You. 3.4 If You have made Your Booking through a travel agent, Your travel agent should forward Your Booking Deposit or Tour Price to Us on Your behalf. However, payments by You to Your travel agent are not considered to be payments by You to Us. We will consider payment has been received by Us only when We receive payment from Your travel agent. 3.5 Any accommodation, sightseeing or flights We book for You separately to those stated in Your Itinerary are not included in the Booking Deposit or Tour Price and You must pay both the deposit and full costs for such additional services separately to the Booking Deposit and Tour Price at the time which We notify You at or before You make Your Booking. Any requests for such additional services will not be processed until Your Booking Deposit is paid in full. 3.6 For some special offers, We may require payment of a further deposit before

the balance of the Tour Price is due. We will notify You of any such requirement before You complete Your Booking and will confirm the payment details when we confirm Your Booking. You must make payment by the date notified by Us. 3.7 Except as required by law or in accordance with the Deposit Protection Plan, Booking Deposits are not refundable and are not transferable to other Tours or Bookings. 3.8 If You make Your Booking within 120 days of Your Tour Departure Date, You must pay Your Booking Deposit before We can process Your Booking and confirm Your Tour Price. Your Booking is not confirmed until You have paid the Tour Price. We will notify You of the Tour Price promptly after We have calculated it. If You do not confirm Your acceptance of the Tour Price in writing within 7 days of receipt of notification from Us, You will be deemed to have rejected the Tour Price. If You notify Us that You have rejected the Tour Price or if You are deemed to have rejected the Tour Price, We will cancel Your Booking and refund Your Booking Deposit. If You accept the Tour Price, You must pay the outstanding Tour Price within 24 hours of Us notifying You of the Tour Price, or We will cancel Your Booking and retain Your Booking Deposit. 3.9 If clause 3.8 does not apply, You must pay to Us the balance of the Tour Price and all other amounts payable under the Contract no later than 100 days before the Tour Departure Date. If Your Tour includes a Cruise You must pay the balance of the Tour Price to Us no later than 120 days before the Tour Departure Date. 3.10 If You wish to change any incidental component of Your Booking, such as any pre or post-tour accommodation or add-ons, You must contact Us. We may accept or reject Your request at Our absolute discretion and if We accept, You must pay a change fee to Us for each change in accordance with clause 4.7(b) and any additional costs resulting from the change. Additional costs may include additional overnight accommodation required as a result of any change to Your flights. 3.11 You may cancel a Booking by sending Us written notice of cancellation at the Customer Service Contact Address. If You cancel a Booking You will be liable to pay a cancellation fee in accordance with clause 4.8. 3.12 A name change for a Guest or a change to the Tour Departure Date is considered a cancellation of the original Booking. 4. Prices, inclusions and fees 4.1 All Tour Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars. 4.2 If You pay Us by credit card, a surcharge will be added with the surcharge amount being advised at the time of payment. There is no surcharge for payments made by cash, cheque or direct transfer to Our nominated bank account. 4.3 Your Tour Price includes all coach, rail and cruise travel set out in the Itinerary; the services of a Cruise Director (if applicable) and/or Tour Director; airport transfers outside Australia; meals as specified in Your Itinerary; economy class group flights and air taxes as set out in your Itinerary; accommodation; sightseeing and admissions, where stated in Your Itinerary; port charges; all gratuities and tipping on land tours and Nile and Lake Nasser cruises; and any other specific inclusions identified in Your Itinerary. 4.4 Unless expressly listed in Your Itinerary as an inclusion, Your Tour Price does not include airfares; airline taxes; shore excursions on ocean cruises; additional optional activities; accommodation upgrades; meals not specified in Your Itinerary; drinks; laundry; passport fees; visas; vaccinations; medical assistance; government taxes and charges (excluding GST); or any items or expenses of a personal nature. 4.5 Unless stated as an inclusion in Your itinerary, overnight accommodation required to meet Your Tour and/or any flight connections are not included in the Tour Price and will be at Your expense. 4.6 We reserve the right not to honour any published prices that We determine were erroneous due to printing, electronic, or clerical error. If You make a Booking based on erroneous pricing, We will offer You the option of cancelling the Booking and receiving a refund of any amount paid by You or confirming the Booking by paying the difference between the erroneous price and the correct price, as determined by Us. 4.7 The following Fees are payable in addition to the Tour Price: (a) If You book 21 days or less before the Tour Departure Date, You must pay a late booking fee of $50.00 per Booking. (b) If You change Your Booking, other than by varying the Tour Departure Date, You must pay a change fee of $50.00 per Booking. This fee is on account of administrative expenses incurred by Us in changing Your Tour and is a genuine and reasonable estimate of Our expenses. 4.8 If You cancel Your Tour for any reason prior to Your Tour Departure Date (including by changing Your Tour Departure Date or the name of a Guest), You will be liable for the following cancellation fee: Days of notice prior to Cancellation fee (per person) Tour commencement 120 days and over Loss of deposit 119 to 91 days 30% of Tour Price 90 to 62 days 50% of Tour Price 61 days or less 100% of Tour Price You may also be liable to pay cancellation fees to airlines and other third parties. 4.9 We may vary Your Tour Price at any time before You have paid the Tour Price in full to the extent necessary to meet any increase in the Tour costs for reasons outside Our control, including airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges, exchange rate fluctuations or other Tour related costs or tariffs. We will not vary the Tour Price after We have received the total Tour Price from You, regardless of any increases in the costs incurred by Us. We will notify You of any such variation using the Guest Contact Details. 4.10 You are responsible for and must pay for all costs and expenses incurred by You as a result of any change made by You to Your Itinerary after Your Tour Departure Date. This includes changes due to illness or other personal reasons. 5. Cancellation, delays and changes to Your Itinerary 5.1 Your Booking is conditional on Us receiving a minimum number of tour or cruise passenger bookings to operate the Tour and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, We may cancel or delay a scheduled Tour or Tour Departure Date. 5.2 We will endeavour to make any decision to cancel or delay a Tour or Cruise, and to notify You of that decision, at least 60 days prior to the scheduled Tour Departure Date. 5.3 If We cancel a Tour, for whatever reason, before departure: (a) We will use reasonable endeavours to offer You the closest available tour or cruise departure. If the proposed alternative tour or cruise is: (i) cheaper than Your original Tour Price, We will refund the difference to You; or (ii) more expensive than Your original Tour Price, You must pay the difference to Us; (b) if You accept the proposed alternative tour or cruise, Your Itinerary will be amended accordingly and We will give You an updated Itinerary; (c) if You do not accept the proposed alternative tour or cruise within 7 days of being notified by Us of the alternative, We will cancel Your Booking, refund to You all monies paid directly to Us and will have no further liability to You; and (d) We are not liable for any third party costs You may incur, which We have not booked on Your behalf, for example airfares or other arrangements booked independently through or paid to a travel agent. 5.4 If We delay the departure of a Tour, for whatever reason, for more than 7 days, You may terminate this Contract and We will provide You with, at Your option, either: (a) a full refund of all amounts paid to Us; or (b) a credit towards future tours with Us which will be valid for 24 months from the date You notify Us of the termination of this Contract. 5.5 We will use reasonable endeavours to provide the Tour You have booked in accordance with Your Itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, it may not

always be possible for Us to adhere strictly to Your Itinerary and the Operator may need to make alterations to the Tour or Your Itinerary, before or after the commencement of the Tour. Where, due to circumstances outside the Operator’s control, We are unable to provide the Tour in accordance with Your Itinerary, We will use reasonable endeavours to: (a) give You reasonable notice of any alterations, but there may be circumstances beyond Our control in which alterations will be required with little, or no, advance notice; and (b) provide or arrange appropriate alternative activities, transport and accommodation as required. 5.6 The circumstances in which Your Itinerary or the Tour may be altered include: (a) high or low water levels in any river or canal; (b) lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or other operational reasons; (c) road, river or weather conditions; (d) national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings or attractions; (e) Force Majeure Events; (f) emergency events, accidents, injuries or other incidents involving You or other passengers; and (g) any other event beyond Our control. 5.7 Alterations to Your Itinerary or the Tour may include: (a) substitution of vessels for part or the whole of a Tour; (b) cabin changes on a vessel; (c) additional embarkations and disembarkations; (d) substitution of alternate transportation, including the use of motor coaches; (e) substitution of hotel accommodation for accommodation on a vessel; (f) alterations to arrival and departure times; (g) alterations to sightseeing activities; and (h) reductions or increases in the time spent at a location. 5.8 If We or the Operator substitute any vessel, motor coach or accommodation under this clause 5, We or they will use reasonable endeavours to provide You with a substitution of equivalent specification or quality, but some services and facilities may not be available for all substitute arrangements. 5.9 Any changes to Your Itinerary will be notified to You: (a) if prior to Your Tour Departure Date, by phone, email or post using the Guest Contact Details or via Your Travel Agent; or (b) if during Your Tour, personally by Your Cruise Director or Tour Director. 5.10 To the maximum extent permitted by law, You agree that We are not liable to You for, and You release Us from, any cost, claim, loss, damage or expense whatsoever arising either directly or indirectly in connection with any alteration to Your Itinerary or substitution carried out in accordance with this clause 5, including without limitation any: (a) claim for distress, disappointment or loss of enjoyment arising from the alteration; (b) additional personal expenses incurred by You, including for food, beverages and personal items; or (c) costs associated with any other travel arrangements affected by the changes, including any costs and expenses incurred by You for cancelling or changing those other arrangements or arising from a failure to meet a connection. 6. Your Tour obligations 6.1 For the comfort and safety of You and Your fellow passengers and other people, You must follow the Tour Director’s and Cruise Director’s instructions at all times. 6.2 If We, the Cruise Director, the Tour Director or Our staff or any Service Provider consider You are negatively affecting Your own health, safety or enjoyment, or that of other passengers, including by refusing to comply with instructions of the Tour Director or the Cruise Director, We may terminate the Contract and withdraw You from the Tour with immediate effect. If it is reasonably practicable to do so, the Tour Director or Cruise Director will provide a warning to You and allow You an opportunity to rectify Your behaviour before We withdraw You from the Tour. 6.3 If You are withdrawn from the Tour under clause 6.2, You must make Your own travel and other arrangements at Your own expense and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may suffer or incur. 6.4 You must have a valid passport with an expiry date of at least six (6) months after the last scheduled day of Your Tour. 6.5 You must ensure that You obtain prior to the Tour Departure Date all required entry visas for all countries to be visited during the Tour, as failure to obtain correct documentation may affect Your participation in certain shore excursions and entry to certain countries during the Tour. 6.6 If You do not have the correct visa or other documentation necessary to enter a country or participate in any aspect of a Tour (“Documentation”): (a) We will not refund to You all or any portion of the Tour Price; and (b) You will be responsible for any costs You incur as a result of Your failure to obtain the required Documentation, including any costs associated with re-joining the Tour. 6.7 If You are unhappy with something that does or does not happen on Your Tour, You must first use all reasonable endeavours to negotiate with Us in good faith to settle the dispute before commencing proceedings in any court or tribunal. In the first instance You should raise Your concern with the Tour Director or the Cruise Director as soon as reasonably practicable, as it may be possible for them to take steps to resolve Your concern with minimal delay. 7. Notification of General Risks 7.1 You acknowledge and agree that there are general risks associated with travelling, which are beyond Our control and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may incur as a result of these general risks. Such general risks include: (a) Tour variations or interruptions caused by road, river or weather conditions; national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings and attractions; Force Majeure Events; high water levels; low water levels; flooding; lock closures; unscheduled vessel or vehicle maintenance; (b) changes to the Tour and Your Itinerary in the circumstances described in clause 5.6; (c) forces of nature; illness; flight schedule changes or cancellations; loss of luggage; epidemics or pandemics; political unrest; accidents; acts of terrorism or other criminal acts; changes to government visa or travel requirements; or (d) other circumstances beyond Our control. 7.2 You must make Your own enquiries regarding Your Tour, including being aware of any relevant government travel safety warnings. 8. Liability 8.1 Nothing in these Conditions or the Contract operates to exclude, restrict or modify the application of any provision of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), including the Australian Consumer Law, or any equivalent State or Territory legislation, the exercise of a right conferred by such a provision, or any of Our liability for breach of a guarantee, condition or warranty implied by such a provision, where it is unlawful to do so. All exclusions and limitations of Our liability under the Contract must be read subject to this clause. 8.2 You acknowledge and agree that We accept no responsibility and will not be liable to You (or any third party) for any loss, cost or damage (including loss of enjoyment) suffered directly or indirectly in connection with: (a) any Tour risks or other aspects of the Tour disclosed to You in the Contract; (b) any change to Your Itinerary or delays in departure or arrival times of aircraft, vessels or otherwise during the conduct of the Tour; (c) any loss or damage to Your baggage or belongings; (d) any personal injury or death resulting from the acts or omissions or negligence of any third parties providing goods or services to You during the Tour, including air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation


Terms and Conditions providers and medical personnel; or (e) any disappointment or loss of enjoyment due to circumstances outlined in the Contract or otherwise beyond Our control. 8.3 Subject to clause 8.1, but despite any other provision of the Contract, and to the extent permitted by law, Our maximum liability to You or any third party (including any claims of negligence by Us) is limited to the Tour Price You have paid to Us. 8.4 To the maximum extent permitted by law and subject to clause 8.1, You acknowledge and agree We are not liable to You, under any circumstances, for any loss of enjoyment, opportunity, profit, savings, revenue or interest or any other consequential or indirect, incidental, special or punitive loss, damage or expenses. 8.5 You acknowledge and agree that We are not liable for any delay or failure by Us or a Service Provider to perform Our obligations under the Contract, resulting from or as a consequence of a Force Majeure Event. 8.6 If a delay or failure occurs or is anticipated due to Force Majeure Event, Our obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event. 8.7 We may immediately terminate the Contract, if the Force Majeure Event delays performance of the Tour for a period of 7 days or more, calculated from the date We notify You of the Force Majeure Event. 8.8 To the extent permitted by law, all express or implied warranties, guarantees, representations, or terms are expressly excluded. Where the law implies any guarantee, condition or warranty which cannot be excluded, Our liability to You for breach of such an implied guarantee, condition or warranty is limited, to one or more of the following: (a) in the case of goods: the repair of goods, replacement of goods, the supply of equivalent goods or the cost of repair, replacement or supply of equivalent goods; or (b) in the case of services: supplying the services again or payment of the cost of supplying the services again. 8.9 Subject to clause 8.1, You acknowledge and agree that where Your Tour, any part of Your Tour, accommodation, flights or any other good or service are not directly provided by Us, but is provided by a Service Provider, in the event of any dispute or claim including for loss, damage, breach of contract or negligence arising from the conduct of the Service Provider, You must pursue Your claim directly against the relevant Service Provider. 9. Privacy and Data Protection 9.1 In order for Us to process Your Booking and provide the Tour to You, You will need to provide to Us, and We will need to use Personal Information. We will need to provide Your Personal Information to Service Providers, as well as customs and immigration authorities. We may also provide Your personal Information to security and credit checking organisations. Some of the persons to whom We provide Your Personal Information are located overseas, including in countries that may not provide the same level of protection of Personal Information as Australia. By making a Booking You give Us Your consent to use and disclose Your Personal Information in the manner described in this clause 9.1. 9.2 We may also use Your name and the Guest Contact Details for marketing purposes, unless You tell Us that You do not want Us to do so. You may do this by contacting the Customer Service Contact Address. 9.3 We will otherwise deal with Your Personal Information in accordance with Our Privacy Policy, which can be found on Our Website or provided on request. 10. General Provisions 10.1 We may only waive a right or remedy created under these Conditions in writing. Our delay in exercising a right or remedy does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy, nor does any waiver by Us (either wholly or in part) operate as a subsequent waiver of the same or any other right. 10.2 The Contract is governed by the laws in force in New South Wales. 10.3 The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales and any courts competent to hear appeals from those courts. 10.4 Any term which is, by its nature, intended to survive termination of the Contract survives termination. 10.5 In these Conditions, unless the context otherwise indicates a contrary intention: (a) headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation; (b) singular includes the plural and vice versa; (c) a reference to a party includes its successors, permitted assigns, administrators and substitutes; (d) where a word or phrase is defined, its other grammatical forms have the corresponding meaning; (e) the word ‘include’ in any form is not a word of limitation; (f) no rules of construction apply to Our disadvantage on the basis that these Conditions or the Contract were prepared by Us; (g) a reference to a natural person includes their personal representatives; and (h) a reference to a body (including institute, association or authority) which ceases to exist or whose powers or functions are transferred to another body is a reference to the body which replaces it or which substantially succeeds to its powers or functions. 10.6 The Tour Brochure is valid for Tour Departure Dates during the Validity Period unless otherwise indicated in Your Itinerary, and supersedes all previous brochures. 11. Important notices about Your Tour 11.1 Tour Participation (a) Special needs: We welcome You if You have a disability or other special need, provided You are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all the assistance You require. Please note that although We will use reasonable endeavours to provide You with all the activities on Your Itinerary, depending on Your disability, You may not be able to participate in every activity and the Tour Director or Cruise Director will have the right to refuse Your participation if the Tour Director or Cruise Director believes Your health and safety or the health and safety of any other person may be impacted by Your participation. You must advise Us (or Your travel agent) of any disability, medical condition or dietary requirement at the time of Booking. (b) Facilities: It is important to note that: (i) Nile cruise ships do not have elevators, and ships that are equipped with elevators may not have elevator access to all decks; (ii) wheelchair passengers should be aware that cabin doors, rest rooms and corridors may not be wide enough to provide access for standard wheelchairs; (iii) requests for disabled rooms must be made at the time of Booking and are subject to availability; (iv) for safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on boarding ramps (which may be steep due to water levels) whilst the vessel is tied up or at anchor, or on to motor coaches; and (v) wheelchairs and walkers can be carried in the luggage compartment of motorcoaches subject to space limitations. (c) Our discretion: We may, in Our absolute discretion, decline Your Booking if We are of the view that: (i) We cannot adequately provide for any or all of Your special needs; (ii) Your health, safety or enjoyment, or that of any other passengers attending the Tour may be at risk; or (iii) You cannot or will not abide by any reasonable directions of the Tour Director or Cruise Director. 11.2 Cruises If Your Tour includes a Cruise, the following provisions apply: (a) Deckplan: The deck plan, cabin sizes, images, inclusions and layout in the Tour Brochure are indicative only and may vary. Pictured representations of cabins or rooms in Tour Brochures are not drawn to scale. (b) Cruise Cabins: Your Tour Price is based on the Cabin category indicated in the Tour Brochure. Upgrades are subject to availability and will be at an additional cost. (c) Photography: Our tours offer some of the most spectacular and beautiful photographic scenery in the world. However, We cannot guarantee that every

scene or highlighted featured in a Tour Brochure or Itinerary will be available on each Tour. No refund or other compensation will be available for any resulting missed scene or photographic “opportunity”. (d) Smoking: Smoking is limited to designated smoking areas during Your Tour. (i) You acknowledge that We may restrict smoking to specific times and locations during Your Cruise for the comfort of all passengers. (ii) Smoking is not permitted on coaches or such other places as nominated by Us from time to time. (iii) Although We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure there are opportunities for You to smoke during the Tour, We cannot guarantee such opportunities will be available. (e) Noise, vibration and odour: While the Operators take reasonable steps to minimise noise, vibration and odours on the cruise vessels, You acknowledge and accept that some noise, vibration and intermittent odours may be experienced on vessels, and that We accept no responsibility, and will not be liable to You in relation to any such noise, vibration or odour. (f) Docking Position: During port stops, vessels may dock side by side, obstructing views and requiring You to pass through other vessels to embark and disembark. You agree and acknowledge that You will have no claim in respect of any such matters. (g) Medical Services: (i) River cruise ships do not carry a doctor on board, however medical services may be called at Your own expense. (ii) Due to the large number of passengers on board, We cannot provide a personal escort for medical visits. (iii) We are not, and our Service Providers and the Operators are not, liable regarding the provision of any medical care You may require or choose to accept during your Tour. (h) Currency and credit cards (i) All purchases on board a charge to Your shipboard account. The on-board currency on river cruises is the Egyptian Pound (LE) or US dollar. (ii) Shipboard accounts may be paid by these currencies or credit card. (i) Internet Service: Internet facilities are available on board your ship at an additional charge. (i) Complimentary Internet service does not apply to any third-party suppliers. (ii) Internet availability and quality may vary from country to country and can also be affected by technical issues, weather or unfavourable terrain and other factors outside Our control. (iii) We do not guarantee the availability or quality of Internet connections or services. 11.3 Coaches (a) Seat rotation: To ensure all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy front and window seats, a daily seat rotation system is employed on all of Our coaches and You must follow the seat rotation system. (b) Travel sickness: If You suffer from travel sickness, You should arrange medication or other alternatives to treat symptoms, as We cannot make allowances for this. 12. Additional Important Information 12.1 Air Travel and baggage (a) Airfare Conditions (i) All airfares are subject to availability and conditions apply. (ii) Our reservations consultant will book an appropriate fare for Your Tour. (iii) Some discounted airfares have conditions which make them unsuitable to be used in conjunction with Our tours. Full details and conditions may be obtained from Our reservations consultant or Your travel agent. If You have any questions or concerns please contact Our reservations consultant or Your travel agent. (iv) Airfares booked as part of Your Tour will be through an appropriate route although may not be a direct flight; some included flights are unescorted. If You request a customised route or direct flight You will be responsible for all additional costs. (v) Depending on departure date and time of booking the required booking class for airfare offer may be too far in advance to book with the appropriate airline. If the required booking class is unavailable air surcharges may apply. The flight quote including air taxes and surcharges will be confirmed once all air sectors are booked and confirmed. (vi) Taxes are defined as all airline and government taxes and surcharges. Taxes are subject to change and will be advised at the time of flight reservation. (vii) All flights are subject to schedule changes and class downgrades as determined by the operating airline. You acknowledge and agree that We accept no responsibility and will not be liable to You for any costs associated with these changes. (viii) All airfares are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the Tour Departure Dates set out in the Tour Brochure. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. (b) Airport Transfers (i) Airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of Your Tour and at times We designate. Transfers outside these times will be at Your expense and must be secured by Your own arrangements. (ii) Passengers who have purchased Our pre and post Tour hotel accommodation and airfares will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in the Tour start or end city only, on the day of the pre or post accommodation booking. (iii) If You do not book Your flights with Us, You must ensure Your flight details are provided to Us at least 60 days before the Tour Departure Date by: (a) entering Your flight details at the trip personaliser on the Website; or (b) contacting Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. (iv) No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. (v) If You miss the pre-booked transfer You will be responsible for making Your own way to the Tour departure point, at Your own expense. (vi) Unless expressly stated in Your Itinerary, airport transfers may be group transfers scheduled to coincide with multiple flight arrival and departure times. Private transfers, including Royal Suites transfer are not available in all locations. Please enquire for further details. (c) Carriers: The carriers (including airlines, rail and sea carriers used in association with the tours) are not responsible for statements or features in Tour Brochures. The conditions of sale of each carrier constitute a separate contract between You and the carrier and We have no responsibility in relation to contracts between You and the carriers. (d) Luggage (i) Tour participants are entitled to one suitcase per person. Your suitcase must not exceed 76 x 53 x 28cms (30’’ x 21’’x 11’’) and must not weigh more than 23kg (50lbs). (ii) Airline passengers should consult with their airline as size and weight restrictions may vary from airline to airline and also according to the class booked. (iii) It is Your responsibility to ensure Your luggage complies with these requirements and You acknowledge that We, contracted carriers or Service Providers may elect not to carry overweight items. (iv) You will be responsible for any excess baggage charges. 12.2 Sightseeing, Excursions and Special Activities on Tour (a) Sightseeing: Sightseeing in many historic towns and cities can only be undertaken by walking tours as motorcoach access is not possible. Consequently, a reasonable level of fitness is required as the sightseeing tour may involve steps and extensive walking over uneven surfaces. (b) Scenic Freechoice: All Scenic Freechoice activities and Scenic Freechoice Dining can be booked whilst on Tour with Your Cruise Director or Tour Director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum or maximum number of participants to operate. (c) Scenic Enrich: It may not always be possible to offer every Scenic Enrich

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activity in the Tour Brochure on Your Tour. Wherever possible, suitable alternatives will be provided without liability to You. 12.3 Passenger Requirements (a) Special Diets: You must advise Us in writing of any and all special requests and dietary requirements at the time of Booking. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate Your dietary requests but cannot guarantee that such requests can be met. (b) Vaccinations: It is Your responsibility to ensure You have all required vaccinations for Your Tour and We recommend You refer to www.smarttraveller. gov.au for full details and also consult Your doctor. (c) Medical Conditions: We strongly recommend a visit to Your doctor prior to Your tour. (d) Solo Passengers and Single Accommodation (i) Prices quoted in Tour Brochures are on a twin share basis. If Your Booking is not a twin share booking We will notify You of the applicable single supplement rate (Single Supplement Rate), and You must pay the Single Supplement Rate for the Tour, at the time of Booking. (ii) If You are willing to share a room with another single traveller of the same gender, You must pay the Single Supplement Rate and we will use reasonable endeavours to match You with another single traveller of the same gender, but we cannot guarantee availability. If we are able to match You with another traveller and You remain matched throughout the entire Tour, You will be refunded Your single supplement rate within 2 weeks of tour completion. We accept no responsibility for the suitability of the allocated rooming partner. (iii) If at any time during the Tour, You consider Your rooming partner unsuitable, You must notify Us and We will use reasonable endeavours to arrange single accommodation for You for the remainder of the Tour, subject to availability, and at Your own cost. (iv) A limited number of single rooms and/or cabins are available at a Single Supplement Rate for each Tour. In some locations, single rooms are smaller than twin rooms and may not be available. You acknowledge that if there is no availability of single accommodation for the remainder of the Tour, You will be required to continue to share with Your nominated rooming partner for the remainder of the Tour. (e) Young Passengers: (i) Passengers under the age of 21 years (as at the Tour Departure Date) must be accompanied by an adult and share their accommodation with an adult. (ii) Children under the age of 12 years are not encouraged (with the exception of Christmas tours and Cruises) and are accepted or rejected at Our sole discretion. 12.4 Maps, Pictures and Images (a) Maps: Maps or tour depictions contained in Tour Brochures or any other brochures We issue are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon as the actual route to be taken during the Tour. (b) Images: All images in Tour Brochures represent typical scenes and descriptive detail for each tour, however it is possible that the particular subject matter may not be seen or experienced on Your Tour. Also, some pictures may have been digitally enhanced. 12.5 Hotel Accommodation (a) Substitution: We may substitute hotel accommodation of a similar standard in the place of the advertised hotel due to hotel availability issues. Any changes will be notified once confirmed with the hotel. (b) Responsibility: Although We have taken reasonable steps to secure the most suitable hotel accommodation in the area of the Tour, We are not liable to You for the quality, size or fitness of hotel rooms. 12.6 Deposit Protection Plan Our Deposit Protection Plan is available at a cost of $125 per person per Tour excluding Russian cruises and Russian cruises and tours. The cost is non-refundable and must be paid at the time of Booking Your Tour. The Deposit Protection Plan does not, nor is it intended to, replace travel insurance. Details and terms and conditions of the Deposit Protection Plan are available on Our Website. 13. Contact Details 13.1 To make, change or cancel a Booking or to make any enquiries regarding a Booking or to otherwise give Us any notice in accordance with the Contract, You should contact Our customer service centre as follows: Email: info@scenic.com.au Telephone: 138 128 Postal: PO Box 807, Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia This is the Customer Service Contact Address. 13.2 Our customer service centre is open from 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 1.00pm Saturday (excluding public holidays in New South Wales) (Sydney time). Although We hope You won’t need it, Our after-hours emergency number when calling in Australia is freecall 1800 620 105. Other emergency contact details are included in Your travel documents. 13.3 If You need to contact Us during Your Tour, We recommend that if it is practicable to do so, in the first instance You should try to contact the Tour Director or Cruise Director. Depending on the purpose of Your contact, they may be able to assist You, but otherwise they may direct You to contact Our customer service centre. 13.4 We will use the Guest Contact Details if We need to contact You before the Tour Departure Date. It is therefore very important that You keep the Guest Contact Details up to date and notify Us immediately of any changes. To update Your Guest Contact Details, please contact Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. 14. Destination Specific Terms 14.1 Tours in Africa, Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Oman include walking on steps, uneven ground and surfaces whilst visiting monuments and antiquities for lengths of between 1-5 kilometres and full mobility may be required. If you choose to participate You should be in an appropriate physical condition to complete any sightseeing expeditions forming part of the Tour. 14.2 For the ZCTC/ZCTJ Program, when You are travelling in Kenya there are luggage restrictions due to limited luggage space on flights and four wheel drive safari vehicles. We recommend You use a soft bag (sports bag or alternative) to pack essential items into during this portion of the Tour. Suitcases are unable to be taken with You whilst tour throughout Kenya and will be delivered back to You at Nairobi Airport. Our Service Provider will take reasonable steps to ensure the safety and security of the remainder of Your luggage during this portion of the Tour. 14.3 Ramadan, a Muslim religious period, falls between 23 April – 23 May, 2020 and 12 April - 11 May 2021 and is observed by all Muslim countries. Operational hours of shops, markets and some attractions are reduced during Ramadan. 14.4 Shabbat in Israel is the Jewish name for the Sabbath and is observed weekly. It begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. Operational hours of shops, markets and restaurants are reduced during Shabbat. 14.5 Flight Schedules within Egypt: Flight schedules to and from Luxor, Aswan, or Abu Simbel are early morning. Please be prepared for an early start when flying to or from these destinations. 14.6 Travellers to certain areas in Africa may be refused entry if they do not hold a Yellow Fever International Vaccination Certificate, We recommend You refer to www.smarttraveller.gov.au for full details and also consult Your doctor. You will not receive a refund if You are unable to be vaccinated and if as a result decide not to complete the Tour. Guests travelling to Israel will be required to travel with comprehensive travel insurance. Failure to do so may result in guests being denied entry into these countries. 14.7 Visa’s: Australian and New Zealand passport holders require a visa for Egypt, Jordan and Oman. At the time of publication, Australian and New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa for Israel. Visa requirements are subject to change at any time, it is the traveller’s responsibility to check for up-to-date information.


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Freechoice Whether you want a relaxed pace or you want to fit in as much as possible, Scenic Freechoice offers a diverse range of sightseeing and activities for you to choose from. Setting the pace We’ve divided our extensive list of Scenic Freechoice activities into active, moderate and relaxed pace so you can choose those which best suit your requirements and interests. Active – For the more adventurous, keen to explore further afield or take part in more energetic excursions. Moderate – A comfortable walking pace at which you can easily discover a beautiful city or marketplace. Relaxed – A slower pace to enjoy a spa treatment, cooking class or wine tasting.

EGYPT Cairo Islamic Cairo

Discover the core of medieval Cairo, a bustling centre of worship, trade and shopping. Your easy walking tour includes Salah el Din's Citadel, Mohammed Ali's Mosque and the world-famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar.

Coptic Cairo

On your visit to Old Cairo, settled as early as the 6th century BC, you'll enter the Coptic Museum, visit the Hanging Church, said to be the oldest Christian church in Egypt, and see the remains of the Fortress of Babylon.

Aswan Motorboat cruise to the Upper Nile

Venture upstream on a motorboat, exploring areas cruise boats cannot access. Soak in the peaceful vistas of the desert sands swirling against the western bank of the river.

Visit a Nubian Village

Gain a unique insight into one of the oldest civilisations on Earth, the Nubians. Walk through the village with your Nubian guide and visit a private home to learn about life on the Nile.

Kalabsha Temple

Visit the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. View the pylon, court, hall and sanctuary and the richly carved reliefs.

JORDAN Amman

ISRAEL Tel Aviv Israeli Cooking class

Learn the secrets of Israeli cuisine during a cooking class in a picturesque 200-year-old house.

Ethiopian Drumming

Learn the fundamentals of traditional Ethiopian drumming in an interactive workshop, designed to introduce you to the cultural mosaic of Israel.

Ilana Goor Museum

Discover the Ilana Goor Museum, distinct in its dual purpose as both an art gallery and private home of the artist.

Jerusalem Yad Vashem - the Holocaust Memorial

Discover the stories and survivor testimonies at Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Memorial – with a specialist historian.

Machane Yehuda Market tour

Become acquainted with the market through the eyes of a local. Encounter the flavours and people who make this place special. At every stop you will hear the stories of the food and the cultures in which the cuisine was developed.

Flam Winery

Indulge in a wine tasting experience at Flam Winery, served with artisanal cheese and breads.

Walking tour with Maasai, Kenya

OMAN Muscat Muscat In-depth

Immerse yourself in this beautiful city and its monuments and discover Muscat in-depth, visiting the Opera House and National Museum before driving along the waterfront Corniche, ending at the bustling Muttrah Souq.

Muscat Dolphin Cruise

Spot wild dolphins along Muscat’s rugged coast on a fun dolphin-watching cruise.

SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town Robben Island

Cruise to Robben Island for a tour of the island including the prison where Nelson Mandela was held captive during the Apartheid era.

Cape Winelands Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful Cape Winelands region with its stunning scenery and rolling vineyards. Tour Stellenbosch and selected vineyards including a cellar tour sampling local wines and cheese.

Harley Davidson™ Ride

Take a scenic drive around Cape Point, the southwestern tip of the African continent, on the back of a Harley Davidson™.

Township Tour

Discover the multicultural side of Cape Town on a half day township tour. Learn about township life first-hand as you interact with the locals. Visit Nyanga, Gugulethu and Khayelitscha, and leave with a greater understanding of how these townships contribute to the Rainbow nation.

KENYA Masai Mara National Reserve African Cooking Class

Royal Automobile Museum

View the extensive private collection of the Royal Family.

Join the chefs at Sarova Mara Lodge for an African cooking class. Learn different recipes and traditions of East Africa in this interactive session.

Jordan Wine Heritage

Walking tour with Maasai

Experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a wine and food tasting in the Abdali walking district.

Discover the diverse flora and fauna found at the camp. Learn about the intricate coexistence of nature and the Masai people, how to read the writings and clues that nature imprints every day.


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Scenic Deck Freechoice plan

Sanctuary Sun Boat III Renovated 2017 | Built 1993 | Passengers 34 | Cabins 17 | Crew 30

Sun Deck

2

1

Tower Deck

302

4

3

5

301

Promenade Deck

208

206

204

202

6 207

205

203

7

201

Nile Deck

108

106

104

107

105

103

102

Suite Categories Tower Deck R

Royal Suite

Deck Plan Promenade Deck P

Presidential Suite

LP

Luxury Cabin

Nile Deck L

Luxury Cabin

1 Sun Deck

5 Lower Sun Deck

2 Pool

6 Reception

3 Sahara Lounge

7 Restaurant

4 H. Carter Lounge

The deckplan is an indication only and may vary. Please be advised that bedding configuration cannot change. Please refer to scenic.com.au for further information.

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