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THE ANCIENT WONDERS OF EGYPT & JORDAN

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FULLY-INCLUSIVE 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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R  eturn flights from a choice of UK airports with British Airways The intimacy of smaller group sizes with a maximum of 36 guests Scenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences Scenic Freechoice – an extensive choice of activities and cuisines Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted evening drinks in memorable locations Scenic Special Stays – iconic hotels remarkable for their location and heritage 4-night private charter luxury Nile Cruise on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III Beverages with lunch and dinner on board Nile Cruise Exclusive shore excursions on Nile cruise Private concession game reserves in open top safari vehicles in Africa Fully escorted touring All airport and hotel transfers All internal flights Expert Tour Directors, Egyptologists, local guides and safari guides Personal audio headsets for commentary in Egypt

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Located in the north east of Africa and bound by the Mediterranean and Red Sea, Egypt was once described as ‘The Gift of the Nile’. Recognised for its spine-tingling Pharaonic temples, otherworldly beauty and, of course, its pyramids, this archaeological treasure is waiting to be discovered. Scenic are delighted to introduce a luxury travel experience to the Middle East, showcasing the very best of the region in safety and comfort. Our handcrafted itineraries are unique and feature visits to locations that other operators don't, while providing a level of service exceeding anything currently available. Our fully-inclusive promise means everything you could need is included in the price as we delve deep into the heart of each unique destination in unrivalled luxury. From Abu Simbel to the Pyramids of Giza, Lawrence of Arabia’s Wadi Rum to the Treasury at Petra, and wonders abound on an epic journey from Cape Town to Cairo.


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DISCOVER Step back in time to the cradle of civilization – 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; or embark on one of life’s greatest journeys, traversing the African continent from Cape Town to Cairo and Jordan. 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 into the wonder of ancient times.

Jordan From the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, and the Red Sea, to the rose-coloured canyon 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 majestic Victoria Falls.

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

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Zimbabwe Blyde River Canyon Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger NP)

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WONDER We search for wonder in everything we do. Be it in a spectacular view, an eye-opening journey or simply a new experience. With Scenic, the opportunity to create lasting memories is something we pride ourselves on as we explore parts of the world that have, until now, seemed untouchable to the ordinary traveller. During your adventure through Egypt and Jordan, these moments of ‘wonder’ come in the form of exclusive invitations to places of magnificence, award-winning excursions to historically-significant landmarks, and even the opportunity to meet locals and learn about their lives. From the majesty of the pyramids to the unrivalled beauty of the Treasury at Petra, the Dead Sea to the tip of Africa, the very best of this remarkable region is yours to discover. We go above-and-beyond to take you to the heart of the culture and tradition of every destination, as we really get under the skin of communities rich in tradition. We’ll elevate your trip from a mere holiday, into a journey of discovery, that exceeds anything currently available to you.


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Temple of Hathor, Dendera, Egypt Thanks to Scenic’s decades of experience and insider knowledge of the region, our handcrafted itineraries are unique, featuring exclusive extras you won’t find anywhere else, for a deeper, richer understanding of these extraordinary ancient lands.


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Over 30 years of expertise in luxury travel has built us a strong heritage and one we are very proud of. We’re passionate about what we do, that’s why our experts hand-craft each itinerary to take you beneath the surface and create memories otherwise unattainable. Travelling across the globe, our passionate staff never lose their sense of excitement for the trip ahead. From our Journey Designers, curating the best itineraries to showcase what a region has to offer, to our expert Tour Directors guiding each and every guest on their adventure. We raise the bar further and exceed expectations. Every journey is as unique as our guests, which is why we offer the largest range of award-winning included excursions across our touring itineraries, allowing you to tailor your trip to suit your tastes. We are the best in class providing unrivalled, exclusive experiences which strive to uncover each destination in its purest form. Our passion for luxury travel is what sets us apart and we would love you to join us for your next journey.

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At Scenic, we’ve combined ease of luxury travel with a selection of journeys that offer a true insight into the culture, landscape and history of Egypt, Jordan and Africa. From the majesty of the pyramids to the unrivalled beauty of the Treasury at Petra, the Dead Sea to the tip of Africa, the very best of this remarkable region is yours to discover. Indulge in a level of luxury that will help you make the most of the wonders around you, knowing that you’re assured of excellence at every point. And best of all – it’s all included.


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Enrich Fully-inclusive, unforgettable and unique, Scenic Enrich takes you behindthe-scenes to experience moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Each one grants you a rare, inspiring and exclusive insight into these diverse regions, at no extra cost. From an exclusive dinner on The Terrace in Aswan, to private access to the Royal Jordanian Automobile Museum in Amman and meeting the children of the Lake Nakuru orphanage in Kenya, you’ll be left with amazing memories to treasure.

Cruising In Egypt you’ll spend four nights cruising the Nile in style on board our exclusively chartered and fully refurbished Sanctuary Sun Boat III. Boasting only 18 cabins, this award-winning boutique ship is wonderfully intimate and you'll enjoy complimentary beverages with lunch and dinner on board. Look forward to a tailormade itinerary, visiting Egypt’s ancient wonders from the Valley of the Kings to the lesser-known Temple of Hathor at Dendera. And, in addition to your expert Egyptologist guide, your Tour Director will be on hand to accompany you throughout your cruise.

Freechoice Choice is a beautiful thing, which is why we created our unique and flexible Freechoice program. Choose between a vast range of activities and dining experiences to ensure you only see what you want to see, and at a pace that suits you. From learning about life on the Nile during a visit to a Nubian village and exploring the oldest pyramids at Saqqara, to touring Cape Town’s wineries and encounters with authentic Maasai warriors, there’s a wealth of options, whatever your interests. The choice is always yours.

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Hotels From Egypt’s legendary historic palace hotels, luxurious city stays and lavish resort 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.

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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 where you’ll be afforded a level of quality and a standard of service that's secondto-none.

All our transport is of the very highest standard and we’ll greet you personally at the airport on arrival and arrange for your transfers both to and from your hotel.

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 – one of the ‘Big Five’.

What’s more, no additional tipping is required for any activities or meals while on tour, it’s all included.

We only use local guides so that your experience is as authentic as possible. Our tours will not only show you the highlights but the hidden gems that only a local knows.


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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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Our signature Scenic Enrich experiences will take you to the cultural heart of life that has been established over centuries during once-in-a-lifetime experiences inaccessible to the ordinary traveller. Be treated to an exclusive dinner on The Terrace at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract in Aswan and picture yourself as Agatha Christie penning her famous novel Death on the Nile. Discover the late King Hussein’s passion for automobiles and its intricate link to the history of the nation during a private visit to the Royal Jordanian Automobile Museum in Amman. You’ll get to enjoy a moving visit to the Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage in Kenya and experience an authentic bush breakfast on the open plains of the Masai Mara among the wildlife. These are just some of the unique experiences that will make your journey truly unforgettable.

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All our guests are unique 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 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.

Scenic Freechoice gives you the flexibility to pick the experiences that suit your taste. Visit wonders of the world, learn of local cultures, and bask in the company of natural phenomena, during revelatory journeys to hidden pockets of paradise that only the locals know about, at a pace that suits you. Explore the oldest pyramids in the world, witness the underwater wonders of the Red Sea, visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, or revel in a walking safari with a Maasai warrior. 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.


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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 Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt B Botanical Gardens, Aswan, Egypt C Walking safari with a Maasai warrior, Masai Mara, Kenya


As our small group gazes up at the colourful hieroglyphics and spectacular ceiling paintings that have only recently been cleared of centuries of black soot, we are lost in time. It’s a moment that will never leave me.

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Since the days of the pharaohs, Egyptians have been cruising the Nile. It’s an experience you’ll never forget. Ensconced in luxury, glide gently down the Nile and gaze at the wonders of ancient Egypt.

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Cruising We don’t want you to miss a minute of the fascinating scenery as you cruise the majestic Nile on board our exclusive private charter Sanctuary Sun Boat III. Catering to just 36 guests, every cabin is tastefully appointed and features a window onto the world for every guest. Modelled on the opulent era of the 20s and 30s, style, comfort and refinement are reflected throughout the ship, with each spacious cabin elegantly furnished boasting oversized picture windows. 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 intimate 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 with swimming pool or the lower shaded deck and watch life on the river pass by. You’ll be treated to first-class dining and beverages included with lunch and dinner, while entertainment consists of belly dancing, whirling dervishes and a colourful Galabeyya party. The tailormade four-night cruise itinerary will take you from Luxor to Aswan, from the architectural marvels of the Valley of the Kings to off-the-beaten-path sights such as the Temple of Hathor at Dendera. Explore Egypt’s famous monuments with the resident expert Egyptologist while your Tour Director will be on hand to assist throughout your cruise.


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World-Class Hotels Uncompromising on exceptional quality and service, you’ll stay in the most unforgettable accommodation. Each luxurious hotel has been hand-selected by our experts to ensure your onshore stays are those of complete opulence. All our luxurious properties have been specifically chosen to ensure you see the best of each destination. We’ve also handpicked a selection of extra-special hotels, aptly named Scenic Special Stays. These are hotels of outstanding quality and character, such as magnificent historical palaces with pinch-yourself views, from the Mena House Hotel in Giza, nestled in the shadows of the awe-inspiring Pyramids, to the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract in Aswan, where you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the Nile, just like Agatha Christie did before you. From the contemporary luxury of the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea and the spacious surrounds of the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, to the newly-opened St. Regis Cairo with signature butler service, you'll feel enchanted from start to finish. B

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Step back in time to the bygone era of colonial grandeur at Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe, which overlooks the majestic falls and is one of the grandest hotels in the world. While Cape Town’s Table Bay Hotel is set on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, boasting both Table Mountain and ocean views and considered Cape Town’s most prestigious address. Wherever you stay, there is one thing guaranteed: a luxurious, safe sanctuary where you can quietly rest or reflect on the day in comfort and experience first-class service.

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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan, Egypt Mena House Hotel, Giza, Egypt Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, Jordan Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

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A glamping experience awaits at Sun City Camp Wadi Rum in Jordan. Sleep under starry desert skies in air-conditioned ‘Martian’ geodomes, featuring clear panels as your window to the desert, a haven of comfort with private en-suite. Experience a traditional Bedouin meal under the stars, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.


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Safari Lodges & Game Drives Rest assured, with Scenic every effort is made to ensure that you enjoy each moment of your time in the African bush. After all, one thing distinguishes a journey to Africa more than anything else – the pleasure of going on safari.

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There’s nothing as exhilarating as finding yourself face to face with exotic wildlife, and no continent on Earth does wild animals with quite as much style and verve as Africa. With Scenic, you’ll find the experience even more special as you’ll be taken to game lodges that are limited to resident guests. Indeed, many of the lodges that you’ll visit have private concessions, so you can rest assured that your needs will be front and centre at all times. Enjoy stays at the very finest lodges in some of Africa’s most sought after spots – such as the Thornybush Lodge, adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, within the famous Thornybush Nature Reserve, and the luxury tented accommodation of the Sarova Mara 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.

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

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Nth Degree When you travel with Scenic you can be confident that we’ll go a little further to ensure that every aspect of your journey has been considered. It’s about going a degree beyond to ensure that your trip is a truly carefree experience. A personal touch We'll personally greet you at the airport and arrange transport to your hotel, where your Tour Director will be waiting. Our tours have no more than 36 guests, so you’ll enjoy a more intimate travel experience throughout. And when your journey is done, you’ll enjoy a personalised transfer to your departure point. Travel in style Whether it’s a luxury cruise on the Nile or travelling on game drives in a 4WD, each and 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 breath-taking views. Local knowledge We use a combination of our expert Tour Directors, local guides, Egyptologists and safari guides to

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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. Not only can you expect to be taken to the must-see highlights, you’ll be treated to the delightful back streets, and those little-known gems that no one else is aware of. 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 plus all tipping and gratuities.

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Seamless travel is integral to your journey, so we’ve made getting to and from your destination easy and comfortable. Thanks to our tailored travel arrangements, you’ll arrive feeling relaxed and ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Airlines you can count on Flexibility and choice is key when it comes to travel arrangements, which is why we offer a choice of flights through a range of established airlines. Fly direct with British Airways from London Heathrow, or choose to depart from a choice of regional UK airports, including Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow via London Heathrow, for all our itineraries. Fly Economy Class as standard Where comfort and convenience meets contemporary, your Economy Class flight is included in the price of your trip and, with British Airways, you will enjoy increased personal space, a variety of delicious dishes and a wealth of on-demand entertainment options. Upgrade your flight Why not make your journey even more memorable by treating yourself to a flight upgrade? Contact us today to find out more.

Fly Business Class Experience the world’s most memorable destinations with an unforgettable journey in Business Class. Experience the world’s most memorable destinations with an unforgettable journey in Business Class with British Airways. Your spacious seat transforms into a fully flat bed, complete with memory foam headrest, as well as a comfortable arm chair from which to sit back and enjoy a selection of entertainment options, and a dining table to indulge in worldclass cuisine at. You’ll also enjoy access to private lounges and luxurious spa treatments, as well as dedicated check-in desks and priority boarding.


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EGYPT & JORDAN Two countries, countless treasures. Follow in the footsteps of fearless explorers, mighty pharaohs and biblical prophets. — Uncover the secrets of ancient history, drink in awe-inspiring panoramas, and view millenniaold monuments and vibrant cities. You won’t find a photo album big enough for the memories, but your mind will never forget. 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 canyon of Petra and Lawrence of Arabia’s Wadi Rum, each day unveils a new dawn of discovery in the Kingdom of Jordan.


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

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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 challenges of archaeological engineering.


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To the ancient Egyptians, gods were seen as twinkling stars in the sky – and life on Earth was just one part of an eternal journey. Witness extraordinary monuments to the afterlife such as grandiose pyramids and elaborate tombs, and learn about celebrated achievements of the living, forever documented on colossal columns adorned with hieroglyphs. This is the Egypt of your imagination. Cairo’s treasures Cairo’s treasures abound, from ancient wonders such as the oldest pyramid in the world at Saqqara and the Egyptian Museum, crammed with priceless collections of countless artefacts, to the earliest Coptic Christian monuments in the Old Town and bustling Islamic Cairo, home to the 14th century souk, Khan Al-Khalili. This is an adventure through time you’ll never forget.

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Tombs and temples No journey to Egypt is complete without a visit to the underground mausoleums and ancient tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. In temple-strewn Luxor, you’ll see Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, Luxor Temple and feast your eyes on the ancient cluster of sanctuaries, pylons and obelisks in Karnak, including the famous Temple of Amun and explore the lesser-visited temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu. The mighty Nile The world’s longest river is dotted with ancient wonders. Watch them unfold as you float gently past, with visits to Dendera, home to the Temple of Hathor, goddess of love, and the temples of Philae, Kom Ombo and Edfu, one of the bestpreserved ancient monuments. In Aswan, the ‘Jewel of the Nile’, learn about the Nubians, one of the earliest civilizations on Earth and see where the Nile runs clear and golden sands swirl against its banks.


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For centuries, visitors have flocked to the saline-saturated, crystalline waters of the Dead Sea. Floating on its mineral-rich waters is a moment you’ll revisit again and again, as is the unique opportunity to stay in a luxury hotel at the lowest point on Earth. You’ll also pay a visit to the Red Sea, home to a kaleidoscope of thriving marine life at the seaside escape of Aqaba.

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The intriguing Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan melds the footprints of civilizations past and present with desert landscapes, rose-red canyons and the great seas of the world, the Red and the Dead Sea. Ancient marvels In Jordan, slices of the past collide. Follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors, Egyptian pharaohs, 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 ancient ghost city of Petra, carved inside rose-red sandstone rock, is a World Heritage-listed Site full of hidden secrets and architectural marvels. The rock-cut facades, including the 2,000-year-old Treasury, will send shivers down your spine. You will understand why Indiana Jones came here looking for the Holy Grail. Desert romance The Wadi Rum desert, made famous by Lawrence of Arabia, boasts blazing red sands, dramatic rock formations and sandstone mountains. Uninhabited except for Bedouin nomads and villagers who have lived there for thousands of years, its haunting stillness and stark beauty is omnipresent.


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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 Nabateans in Jordan. Natural wonders abound, from extraordinary desertscapes to soaring mountains, world-famous seas and, of course, the mighty Nile. Delve into the wonders of Egypt and discover the Great Pyramids and 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 to the World-Heritage listed city of Petra for a spine-tingling exploration of the incredible Treasury. Marvel at the mars-like desertscape of Wadi Rum before relaxing by the azure waters of the Red Sea and floating in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea. B

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Wadi Rum > Aqaba

The Red Sea

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Aqaba

Scenic Freechoice

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Aqaba > Dead Sea

Intriguing desert landscapes

19

Dead Sea

Floating in the Dead Sea

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Amman > UK

Farewell

Explore Old Cairo, settled as far back as the 6th century BC, and visit the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, said to be the oldest Christian church in Egypt, and see the Roman Fortress of Babylon.

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The Essence of Egypt & Jordan 20 Day Itinerary Giza (Cairo) > Amman

Solar Boat Museum, Giza

Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Philae complex, Aswan

Day 01

Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut, then admire the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Later, tour the open-air temple complex of Karnak as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall. Sundowners Raise your glass and toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapés.

the enormous obelisk. This afternoon, savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight, join the captain for a farewell Gala Dinner.

UK > Giza (Cairo)

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Fly direct from London Heathrow or chose to fly from Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Newcastle via London Heathrow with British Airways. Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two night special stay at the iconic Mena House Hotel. Sundowners Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sunsets over the Pyramids. Meals: D

Day 02

Giza

Be awed by the magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500 BC, before marvelling at the limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening, watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids. Meals: B.L

Day 03

Giza > Luxor

Meals: B.L.D

Day 05

Nile Cruise

Catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the hieroglyphics of Hathor’s temple before visiting the impressive Luxor temple. This evening, a belly dancer will be your entertainment. Meals: B.L.D

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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 a walk through the colourful local markets. Meals: B.L.D

Day 04

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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.)

Day 06

Nile Cruise

Meals: B.L.D

Day 08

Nile Cruise > Aswan

Meals: B.L.D

Day 09

Aswan > Cairo

Fly to Abu Simbel. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. Later, fly to Cairo for your twonight stay at the elegant St Regis Cairo. Meals: B.L

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. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt. This afternoon 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 Galabeyya party themed with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

Day 10

Meals: B.L.D

Cairo > Amman

Day 07

Nile Cruise

Cruise south to reach Aswan. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries and see

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Freechoice: Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens. Enjoy views of the Nile during your Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. Enrich Watch the sun set as you sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace.

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Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient site of Saqqara. This evening, join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner. Meals: B.D

Day 11 Fly to Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, for two nights at the Fairmont Amman. Join your Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies. Meals: B.D

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Petra

Wadi Rum

Day 12

south to Aqaba for a two-night Special Stay at the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea.

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Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash as you explore the impressive ruins and witness an exciting re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in the hippodrome. Enrich During a private visit to the Royal Automobile Museum you will be captivated by the extensive private collection of the Royal Family. Meals: B.L

Aqaba

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Freechoice: Cruise and snorkel the Red Sea or ride the glass bottom boat in search of marine life. Alternatively, you may choose a relaxing Spa treatment. The afternoon is free to enjoy the resort’s facilities.

FREE PRIVATE DOOR-TO-DOOR CHAUFFEUR TRANSFER Plus

Day 18

Amman > Petra

At Bethany Beyond the Jordan see where Jesus was baptised and view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. At Madaba discover the famous mosaics then continue to the city of Petra for your two-night stay at the Mövenpick Hotel. Meals: B.L

Day 14

Petra

This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly coloured narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury. Meals: B.D

Petra > Wadi Rum

Day 17

Meals: B

Day 13

Day 15

Meals: B.D

Fly from a choice of UK airports with British Airways 2 exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities 4 Scenic Sundowners events 19 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 13 dinners 15 nights in luxurious hotels, including 5 memorable Special Stays 4-night private charter luxury Nile Cruise on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III Beverages with lunch and dinner on board Nile Cruise Exclusive shore excursions on Nile cruise All airport and hotel transfers All internal flights All excursions and entrance fees Expert Tour Directors, Egyptologists, local guides and safari guides All tipping, airport taxes & gratuities

Aqaba > Dead Sea

Stay for two nights at the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa. Relax and take in the views from your balcony. Meals: B.L

Day 19

Dead Sea

Discover the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum and be awed by the vistas of ancient valleys and sandstone mountains. Your Special Stay is 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

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Wadi Rum > Aqaba

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Make the most of your resort’s direct sea access as you're slathered in mud, before floating in the Dead Sea. Sundowners Join your Tour Director at the Sky Bar and toast the end of a wonderful journey. Meals: B.D

Day 20

Amman > UK

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Enjoy the desert at sunrise. Continue

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Cabin upgrades Suite

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Covering ourselves in therapeutic mud and floating in this natural salty bath was an experience to rival all others. A complete cleanse of mind, body and soul. Lie back and relax, Scenic have it covered. James, 61 The Dead Sea, Jordan N 31°33’ E 35° 28’


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The Treasures of Egypt 11 Day Tour & Cruise

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Giza (Cairo) > Cairo

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 amongst 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.

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Included flight

1 Overnight stay

Giza (Cairo) > Cairo

Giza 2

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Egypt 1 Luxor Esna Nile Edfu 4 Cruise Kom Ombo Aswan 1

Red Sea

Abu Simbel

Scenic Special Stay

Day Destination

Highlights

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UK > Giza (Egypt)

Welcome

2

Giza

Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

3

Giza > Luxor

Luxor Museum

4

Luxor > Nile Cruise

Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple

5

Nile Cruise

Temple of Hathor at Dendera

6

Nile Cruise

Nile temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo

7

Nile Cruise

Philae Temple

8

Nile Cruise > Aswan

Scenic Enrich

9

Aswan > Cairo

Temples of Abu Simbel

10

Cairo

Egyptian Museum and Mummies Room

11

Cairo > UK

Farewell

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.

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The Treasures of Egypt 11 Day Itinerary Giza (Cairo) > Cairo

Pyramids, Giza

Luxor temple

Temple of Horus, Edfu

Day 01

Day 04

Day 05

UK > Giza (Cairo)

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Fly direct from London Heathrow or chose to fly from Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Newcastle via London Heathrow with British Airways. Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two-night Special Stay at the iconic Mena House Hotel. You’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony. Sundowners Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sunsets over the 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 2500 BC before marvelling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening, watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids. Meals: B.L

Day 03

Giza > Luxor

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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 a walk through the colourful local markets.

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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, then admire the wellpreserved temple of Ramses III. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Late 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. Sundowners Raise your glass and toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapés.

Nile Cruise

Relax on one of the Sun Decks and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. The Nile River is the longest river in the world, nicknamed the father of African rivers. Rising south of the Equator and flowing north into the Mediterranean Sea, it reaches about 4,132 miles. 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 the mesmerising moves of a belly dancer. Meals: B.L.D

Day 06

Nile Cruise

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. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt.

Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.L.D

Dining on board Sanctury III

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Nile River, Aswan

Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, Cairo

This afternoon 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 Galabeyya party themed with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

Day 09

Meals: B.L.D

Day 07

Nile Cruise

Cruise south to reach 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

Day 08

Nile Cruise > Aswan

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Freechoice: Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens. 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. Enrich Watch the sun set and picture yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace. Meals: B.L.D

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Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Later, fly to the bustling city of Cairo for your two-night stay at the elegant St Regis Cairo.

Fly from a choice of UK airports with British Airways 1 exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 6 Scenic Freechoice activities 2 Scenic Sundowners events 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners 6 nights in luxurious hotels, including 3 memorable Special Stays 4-night private charter luxury Nile Cruise on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III Beverages with lunch and dinner on board Nile Cruise Exclusive shore excursions on Nile cruise All airport and hotel transfers All internal flights All excursions and entrance fees Expert Tour Directors, Egyptologists, local guides and safari guides All tipping, airport taxes & gratuities

Meals: B.L

Day 10

Cairo

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Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies. Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient site of Saqqara. This evening, join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner. Meals: B.D

Day 11

Cairo > UK

Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to the UK with British Airways. Meals: B

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Meals: Breakfast (B). Lunch (L). Dinner (D)

FREE PRIVATE DOOR-TO-DOOR CHAUFFEUR TRANSFER Plus FREE DEPOSIT PAYMENT PROTECTION

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Terms and Conditions: All prices are per person in GBP and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. Flights are in Economy class. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 82-85.

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The Kingdom of Jordan Unveiled 10 Day Tour

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Amman > Amman

Hidden treasures If you have a lingering sense of curiosity and wonder, you’re free to explore them on this delightful 10 day journey uncovering the hidden treasures of the Kingdom of Jordan. The ebb and flow of empires have touched the intriguing Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for thousands of years. History buffs will be in their element, with plenty of Roman ruins and biblical sites to explore before experiencing one of the world’s great travel moments – a visit to the World Heritage-listed Site at Petra. Follow Lawrence of Arabia’s escapades into the desert wonder of Wadi Rum, then relax on the shores of the Red Sea and, finally, float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea.

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Land content

1 Overnight stay

Amman > Amman

Jordan 2 Amman

Dead Sea 2 2 Petra

Aqaba 2

1 Wadi Rum

Red Sea

Jerash Temples

Day Destination

Highlights

1

UK > Amman (Jordan)

Welcome

2

Amman

Scenic Enrich

3

Amman > Petra

Madaba mosaics and Mount Nebo

4

Petra

The Amazing Treasury

5

Petra > Wadi Rum

Desert Jeep safari

6

Wadi Rum > Aqaba

The Red Sea

7

Aqaba

Scenic Freechoice

8

Aqaba > Dead Sea

Intriguing desert landscapes

9

Dead Sea

Floating in the Dead Sea

10

Amman > UK

Farewell

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 sandstone pillars that glow golden in the sunlight.

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The Kingdom of Jordan Unveiled 10 Day Itinerary Amman > Amman

Roman Theater, Amman

Bethany Beyond the Jordan

Petra by candlelight

Day 01

At Madaba discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land then 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.

Day 05

UK > Amman

Fly direct from London Heathrow or chose to fly from Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Newcastle via London Heathrow with British Airways. Your journey into wonder begins in Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, where you’ll enjoy two nights at the Fairmont Amman. 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, situated north of the capital. Second to Petra in the list of favourite tourist destinations to visit, it has been inhabited since the Bronze Age and widely recognised for its Greek-Roman settlement consisting of the 2ndcentury Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian Columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade. Explore the impressive ruins and witness an exciting re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in the hippodrome. Enrich During a private visit to the Royal Automobile Museum you will be captivated by the extensive private collection of the Royal Family.

Meals: B.L

Day 04

Petra

This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, Petra is partly built and partly carved into the rock. Mountainous surroundings boast intriguing passageways and 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. One of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, this is just one of the many wonders you will discover here today. Meals: B.D

Petra > Wadi Rum

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In Southern Jordan, the protected desert of Wadi Rum invites you to follow in the footsteps of British soldier Lawrence of Arabia. The dramatic landscape boasts prehistoric inscriptions, while carvings adorn the surrounding caverns and steep chasms. The natural watering hole of Lawrence Spring and the out-of-thisworld Lawrence’s Road provide vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the pink and white sands. You will feel like you have stepped onto Mars during your Special Stay at the luxurious Sun City Camp, where you can live like Martians, staying in one of twenty sand-coloured domes, not far from the site of the blockbuster film set. Sundowners Witness the dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink. A wonderful time to reflect on the day's activities and get to know your fellow guests, with the most magnificent of backdrops. Certain to be a highlight of this truly insightful journey, we'll cheers to that. Meals: B.L.D

Meals: B.L

Day 03

Amman > Petra

Situated on the eastern bank of the River Jordan, the archaeological site of Bethany Beyond the Jordan consists of two areas, Elijah’s Hill and the area of the churches of Saint John the Baptist. Believed to be where Jesus of Nazareth was baptised, Roman and Byzantine remains of chapels, churches and monasteries are testament to its religious history, as well as the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo.

Wadi Rum

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Aqaba, Red Sea

Float in the Dead Sea

Day 06

Day 08

Wadi Rum > Aqaba

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Early risers will be rewarded with the stillness of the desert at sunrise. Later, continue south to Aqaba for a twonight Special Stay at the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea. The 5-star sophisticated seafront hotel overlooks the red sea as its modern surroundings provide the tranquil setting for poolside sunbathing and relaxing in the shade of bamboo trees. Make the most of the spa services, including a wet sauna and hot tub, or relax on your private balcony looking out at the breath-taking expansive views.

Aqaba > Dead Sea

Travel north for a two-night stay at the luxurious Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa. The 5-star hotel is surrounded by desert and provides exclusive, direct access to the beach. Stylish guest rooms boast views of the sea across to Israel and seven dining venues offer a variety of cuisines. Try Middle Eastern fare created by famed chef Joe Barza and specialist fresh Italian cooking poolside at Bacchus. The Sky Bar is an outdoor lounge overlooking the Dead Sea, serving innovative cocktails under the stars.

Meals: B.D

Meals: B.L

Day 07

Day 09

Aqaba

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Inhabited since 4000BC, this Jordanian port city is located on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba. A beach resort popular for water sports, it is a top destination for scuba divers, with a notable dive site being that of the Yamanieh Coral Reef in the Aqaba Marine Park. Freechoice: Cruise and snorkel the Red Sea or ride the glass bottom boat in search for marine life. Alternatively, you may choose a relaxing Spa treatment. The afternoon is at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of your resort. Meals: B

Dead Sea

Fly from a choice of UK airports with British Airways 1 exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences Your choice of 3 Scenic Freechoice activities 2 Scenic Sundowners events 9 nights in luxurious hotels, including 2 memorable Special Stays 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners All airport and hotel transfers All internal flights All excursions and entrance fees Expert Tour Directors, local guides and safari guides All tipping, airport taxes & gratuities

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Landlocked between Israel and Jordan, this vast salt lake is located at the lowest point on earth, 400 metres below sea level. Famous for its warm water which is almost ten times saltier than sea water, its naturally high vitamin content has long been an attraction to visitors from far and wide. Allow the staff to slather you in the rich, black therapeutic mud and submerge yourself in the soothing water as you lie back and read a book. An experience unlike any other, this is your opportunity to experience the wonder of what the natural world has to offer. You’ll have never felt so relaxed. Sundowners Join your Tour Director at the Sky Bar and toast the end of a wonderful journey. Meals: B.D

Day 10

Amman > UK

Transfer to Amman airport for your flight to the UK with British Airways. Alternatively, extend your journey with a stay in Israel. See page 77. Meals: B

FREE PRIVATE DOOR-TO-DOOR CHAUFFEUR TRANSFER Plus FREE DEPOSIT PAYMENT PROTECTION

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£4,095

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£4,145

£4,945

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14, 21

£4,145

£4,945

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£4,145

£4,945

Terms and Conditions: All prices are per person in GBP and include taxes and charges. Single supplement price on application. Flights are in Economy class. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 82-85.

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Walking through the canyon, with its layers of colour, the tremendous scale of this monument as it comes into view, is something impossible to put into words. A memory never to be forgotten. Sarah, 59 The Treasury, Petra, Jordan N 30° 19’ E 35° 27’


Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya S 01° 15’ E 35° 0’


ULTIMATE AFRICA 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 worldfamous MaasaiMara to the ancient wonders along Egypt’s mighty Nile and the otherworldly desert landscapes of Jordan, we’ll take you to places way beyond the ordinary. Your dream adventure awaits.


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Africa 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. Discover Egypt’s ancient wonders and cruise the magnificent Nile in luxury; and in Jordan, man-made wonders are rivalled only by nature’s beauty. South Africa and Victoria Falls Africa’s economic powerhouse is a place of enormous beauty and diversity. Cape Town, the country’s international hotspot, the animals of world-renowned Kruger National Park and the beautiful Blyde River Canyon are just a few of the highlights. Track the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – and retire in luxury at the end of a day filled with excitement. There’s nothing quite like standing in front of the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Victoria Falls isn’t just a spectacular 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 stuff safari dreams are made of. There will be plenty of pinch-yourself moments when you might wonder whether you are indeed dreaming. 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 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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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Wildlife encounter, Kenya Felucca on the Nile at Aswan, Egypt Giraffes, Tanzania Blyde River Canyon, South Africa

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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan 35/44 Day Tour & Cruise

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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 standout 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 tree-climbing lions in Tanzania. Next, 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.

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River cruise

1 Overnight stay Included flight

Amman

Land content A Chobe River, Botswana B The Great Sphinx, Giza, Egypt C Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town > Amman

Dead Sea

Jordan Petra

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Aqaba

Giza

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Lake Nakuru National Park

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Egypt 2

Cairo

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Wadi Rum

Kenya 2

Esna

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Masai Mara National Reserve

1 Luxor

Edfu

Nairobi

2 Ngorongoro National 2 Amboseli Park National 1 Park Tarangire National Park

Tanzania

Kom Ombo Aswan

4 Nile

Cruise

Red Sea

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Abu Simbel 3

Chobe National Park Botswana

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Blyde River Canyon 3

Johannesburg 2

Cape Town

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Scenic Freechoice

Join your Maasai guide for a walk in the savannah of the northern MaasaiMara, and enjoy close encounters with wildlife in the most remarkable of regions.

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Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger NP)

South Africa

Highlights

Your holiday beings 1 UK Welcome reception 2 Cape Town (South Africa) Table Mountain gondola 3 Cape Town Cape Point, Penguin colony 4 Cape Town Flight to Thornybush 5 Cape Town > Thornybush G.R. Scenic Enrich 6-7 Thornybush Game Reserve 8 Panorama Route > Johannesburg Blyde River Canyon Scenic Sundowners 9 Johannesburg > Victoria Falls 10 Chobe National Park (Botswana) River cruise and game drive Scenic Enrich 11 Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) Flight to Johannesburg 12 Victoria Falls > Johannesburg 13 Johannesburg > Nairobi (Kenya) Flight to Nairobi 14 Nairobi > Tarangire N. P. (Tanzania) Great Rift Valley, Game drive Game drive 15 Tarangire N.P. > Ngorongoro Game drive 16 Ngorongoro Crater 17 Ngorongoro > Amboseli N.R. (Kenya) Mount Kilimanjaro, Game drive Scenic Enrich 18 Amboseli National Reserve Scenic Enrich 19-20 Lake Nakuru National Park Scenic Enrich 21-23 Maasai Mara National Reserve Flight over the Maasai Mara 24 Maasai Mara N.R. > Nairobi Scenic Sundowners 25 Nairobi > Cairo > Giza (Egypt) Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx 26 Giza Luxor Museum 27 Giza > Luxor Valley of the Kings & Karnak Temple 28 Luxor > Nile Cruise Nile temples visits 29-31 Nile Cruise Scenic Enrich 32 Nile Cruise > Aswan Temples of Abu Simbel 33 Aswan > Cairo Egyptian Museum 34 Cairo Cairo > Amman (Jordan) Fly to Amman 35 Cairo > UK Scenic Enrich 36 Amman Madaba mosaics and Mount Nebo 37 Amman > Petra The amazing Treasury 38 Petra Desert Jeep safari 39 Petra > Wadi Rum The Red Sea 40 Wadi Rum > Aqaba Scenic Freechoice 41 Aqaba Intriguing desert landscapes 42 Aqaba > Dead Sea Floating in the Dead Sea 43 Dead Sea Farewell 44 Amman > UK

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Table Mountain, Cape Town

Blue Train extension

Game drive

Victoria Falls

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Day 08

Cape Town

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Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for stunning 360-degree views. Freechoice: Taste South Africa’s finest vintages on a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, take a township tour, or Harley Davidson ride. Meals: B.D

Cape Town

Day 01

Depart UK

Fly direct from London Heathrow or chose to fly from Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Newcastle via London Heathrow with British Airways.

Day 02

Cape Town

Journey to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, then visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony. Meals: B.L

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Cape Town > Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

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Arrive at Thornybush Private Game Lodge, adjacent to Kruger National Park, for a three-night Special Stay. Meals: B.D

Welcome to Cape Town. Undoubtedly the most cosmopolitan city in South Africa, there are many cultural influences from its past which remain prominent. The Dutch-built Castle of Good Hope, built in the 17th century, wine-making skills introduced by the French, Malay minarets and spices and, of course English Georgian mansions. It has now developed its own urban edge with art galleries, bars, world-class restaurants and designer shops. All this encompassed in the close proximity of the mighty, flat-topped Table Mountain, considered the ‘crown of the capital’, and co-existing with the close proximity of a plethora of exciting wildlife. Your journey into wonder begins with a three night Special Stay at the Table Bay Hotel.

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Track the ‘Big Five’, lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo on a specially adapted Land Rover. Enrich Dine in the bush under a starlit sky with the sounds of African wildlife close by. Meals: B.L.D

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Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

Today, you’ll encounter more of Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives, with the opportunity for a walking safari with your game ranger. Meals: B.L.D

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Fly to Victoria Falls for your three-night Special Stay at the colonial Victoria Falls Hotel. Witness the world’s largest sheet of falling water, which plunges over 100 metres in a dramatic cascade. Your outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing. Sundowners Be treated to a special cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand. Meals: B.D

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Travel the magnificent Panorama Route en route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon. You will stay at the stylish D’Oreale Grande Hotel overnight.

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Commence this once-in-a-lifetime experience with a 4 Day Blue Train extension from £1,395 per person. See page 76 for details.

Panorama Route > Johannesburg

Chobe National Park

Large concentrations of big game call Chobe National Park home. 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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Victoria Falls

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Enrich Visit a 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 to complete your day. Meals: B.L.D

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Tree climbing lion, Tarangire National Park

Maasai Tribe

Maasai Mara bush breakfast

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Victoria Falls > Johannesburg

Ngorongoro Crater

Lake Nakuru National Park

 Helicopter flight

Witness a spectacular sunrise over the crater before taking 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 17 This morning enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls for magnificent panoramic views. (Additional cost, please book on tour.) Return to Johannesburg and transfer to the elegant D’Oreale Grande Hotel. Meals: B.D

Day 13

Johannesburg > Nairobi

Today, board your morning flight to Nairobi where you’ll stay overnight at the Serena Hotel, situated on a private acreage. Meals: B.D

Enjoy marvellous views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, as massive herds of elephants migrate across the dry plains of Amboseli National Reserve. On your game drives today and tomorrow, cheetahs and lions can often be seen stalking the plains. Ol Tukai Lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain. Meals: B.L.D

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Amboseli National Reserve

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Nairobi > Tarangire National Park

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Fly to magical Tanzania and stay overnight at the luxurious Sopa Lodge in the Tarangire National Park. Enrich Enjoy an absorbing traditional dance by a local tribe within the lodge grounds. Meals: B.L.D

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Tarangire National Park > Ngorongoro Crater

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Take an early morning game drive in search of Tarangire’s famous treeclimbing lions. Later travel onto the Ngorongoro Crater, known as ‘Africa’s Eden’. You’ll enjoy a two-night Special Stay at Sopa Lodge, on the crater’s rim. Meals: B.L.D

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Enrich Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture and their close association with the wild animals. Sundowners Climb to the top of Observation Hill for sunset views and drinks. Enjoy a guided walk about the lodge perimeter.

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The shallow alkaline lake near the town of Nakuru is home to vast bird populations. Enrich Visit the Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage centre, established by an Australian family, and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people. Meals: B.L.D

Day 21

Maasai Mara Reserve

The Maasai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. You’ll check in for a threenight stay inside the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp. Meals: B.L.D

Day 22

Maasai Mara Reserve

Game drives through the Maasai Mara encompass all types of animals, from lions, cheetahs, and leopards, to vast herds of zebras and antelopes. Meals: B.L.D

Day 23

Maasai Mara Reserve  Hot Air Balloon flight

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Day 19

Amboseli National Reserve > Lake Nakuru National Park

Journey north into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru. You’ll enjoy a two-night stay at Lion Hill Lodge, overlooking the lake. Meals: B.L.D

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Experiencing the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon is a once-ina-lifetime moment. (Additional cost, please book on tour.) Freechoice: Join your Maasai guide for a walk in the savannah of the northern Maasai Mara. Alternatively, join an African cooking class. Meals: B.L.D


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Temple of Ramses III, Luxor

Temple of Horus, Edfu

Nile Cruise

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Luxor > Nile Cruise

Nile Cruise

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Nairobi > Giza (Cairo)

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Bid farewell to Southern Africa as you fly from Nairobi to Cairo. At Giza enjoy a two night special stay at the iconic Mena House Hotel, where you’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids from your balcony. Sundowners Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the Pyramids. Meals: B.D

Day 26

Giza

Be awed by the magnitude of the Great Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum, housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500 BC before marvelling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.

Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating 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, hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Return to Luxor and board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Later, tour the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the Hypostyle Hall. Sundowners Raise your glass and toast the start of your cruise with drinks and canapés.

Catch a glimpse of daily life along 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. Tonight delight in the colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerising moves of a belly dancer. Meals: B.L.D

Day 30

Nile Cruise

Cruise south where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the Nile against the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt. This afternoon explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank. A fun night awaits on board with a lively Galabeyya party themed with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing. Meals: B.L.D

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Day 27

Giza > Luxor

Fly to Luxor for a Special Stay at the Sofitel Winter Palace. Visit Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colourful local markets. Meals: B.L.D

Sofitel Winter Palace

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Temple of Isis at Philae

Roman chariot race, Jerash

Mount Nebo Basilica

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Day 34

Day 37

Nile Cruise

Cairo

Cruise south to reach charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Explore the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. 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 32

Nile Cruise > Aswan

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Day 33 Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Later, fly to the bustling city of Cairo for your two-night stay at the elegant St. Regis Cairo. Meals: B.L

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Cairo > Amman

Fly to Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, for two nights at the Fairmont Amman. Tonight join your Jordanian Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies. Meals: B.D

Guests on the 36 Day Cape Town to Cairo tour depart today and transfer to Cairo airport after breakfast.

Day 36

Amman

Amman > Petra

At Bethany Beyond the Jordan see where Jesus was baptised and view the memorial to Moses at Mount Nebo. At Madaba discover the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land then continue to the rose red city of Petra for your two-night stay at the Mövenpick Hotel. Meals: B.L

Day 38

Petra

Day 35

Freechoice: Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens. Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. Enrich Watch the sun set and picture yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace.

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Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies. Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient site of Saqqara. This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell to Egypt dinner.

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Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, situated north of the capital. Second to Petra in the list of favourite tourist destinations to visit, it has been inhabited since the Bronze Age and widely recognised for its Greek-Roman settlement consisting of the 2ndcentury Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian Columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade. Explore the impressive ruins and witness an exciting re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in the hippodrome. Enrich During a private visit to the Royal Automobile Museum you will be captivated by the extensive private collection of the Royal Family. Meals: B.L

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This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, Petra is partly built and partly carved into the rock. Mountainous surroundings boast intriguing passageways and 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. One of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, this is just one of the many wonders you will discover here today. Meals: B.D

Day 39

Petra > Wadi Rum

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Discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum and be awed by the vistas of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains. 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


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Kempinski Hotel, Aqaba

Dead Sea

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Day 43

Wadi Rum > Aqaba

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Early risers will be rewarded with the stillness of the desert at sunrise. Continue south to Aqaba for a two night Special Stay at the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea. Meals: B.D

Day 41

Aqaba

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Inhabited since 4000BC, this Jordanian port city is located on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba. A beach resort popular for water sports, it is a top destination for scuba divers, with a notable dive site being that of the Yamanieh Coral Reef in the Aqaba Marine Park. Freechoice: Cruise and snorkel the Red Sea or ride the glass bottom boat. Alternatively, you may choose a relaxing Spa treatment. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the facilities of your resort. Meals: B

Day 42

Aqaba > Dead Sea

Travel north for a two-night stay at the luxurious Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa. The 5-star hotel is surrounded by desert and provides exclusive, direct access to the beach. Stylish guest rooms boast views of the sea across to Israel and seven dining venues offer a variety of cuisines. Try Middle Eastern fare created by famed chef Joe Barza and specialist fresh Italian cooking poolside at Bacchus. The Sky Bar is an outdoor lounge overlooking the Dead Sea, serving innovative cocktails under the stars. Meals: B.L

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Landlocked between Israel and Jordan, this vast salt lake is located at the lowest point on earth, 400 metres below sea level. Famous for its warm water which is almost ten times saltier than sea water, its naturally high vitamin content has long been an attraction to visitors from far and wide. Allow the staff to slather you in the rich, black therapeutic mud and submerge yourself in the soothing water as you lie back and read a book. An experience unlike any other, this is your opportunity to experience the wonder of what the natural world has to offer. You’ll have never felt so relaxed. Sundowners Join your Tour Director at the Sky Bar and toast the end of a wonderful journey. Meals: B.D

Day 44

Amman > UK

Transfer to Amman airport for your flight to the UK with British Airways. Alternatively, extend your journey with a stay in Israel. See page 77. Meals: B

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Scenic highlights Fly from a choice of UK airports with British Airways 7 exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences (additional 1 on 44 day itinerary) Your choice of 12 Scenic Freechoice activities (additional 3 on 44 day itinerary) 4 Scenic Sundowners events (additional 2 on 44 day itinerary) 33 breakfasts, 23 lunches and 27 dinners (additional 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners on 44 day itinerary) 33 nights in luxurious hotels, including 7 memorable Special Stays (additonal 10 days and 2 memorable Special Stays on 44 day itinerary) 4-night private charter luxury Nile Cruise on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III Beverages with lunch and dinner on board Nile Cruise Exclusive shore excursions on Nile cruise All airport and hotel transfers All internal flights All excursions and entrance fees Expert Tour Directors, Egyptologists, local guides and safari guides All tipping, airport taxes & gratuities FREE PRIVATE DOOR-TO-DOOR CHAUFFEUR TRANSFER Plus FREE DEPOSIT PAYMENT PROTECTION

35 day C  ape Town > Cairo EARLY BIRD FARE 2018 Departures Aug 21 Sep 18 2019 Departures

Twin Share

Single

£16,995

£20,995

£17,375

£21,395

Twin Share

Single

Feb 5

£17,695

£22,195

Mar 5

£17,695

£22,195

44 day C  ape Town > Amman EARLY BIRD FARE 2018 Departures Aug 21 Sep 18 2019 Departures

Twin Share

Single

£19,995

£24,795

£20,395

£25,525

Twin Share

Single

Feb 5

£20,895

£26,195

Mar 5

£20,895

£26,195

Twin Share Add from

Single Add from

Luxury Cabin Promenade Deck

£300

£600

Presidential Suite

£1,000

£2,000

Royal Suite

£1,400

£2,800

Cabin upgrades Suite

Terms and Conditions: All prices are per person in GBP and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. Flights are in Economy class. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 82-85.

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What struck me most was not what I was seeing but what I was hearing. The sounds of that much water falling, the force so strong that the whole area was covered in mist that sprayed on my face. I was being touched by a wonder of the world. Maureen, 54 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe S 17° 55’ E 25° 51’


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Grand African Safari 14/26 Day Tour

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Essential Africa Close your eyes and think of Africa and you’re likely to picture one of the iconic attractions in this itinerary. After all, this journey was designed to introduce you to Africa’s true essence. The wonder of it all is that the Africa you imagine does in fact exist. In so many ways, Africa is just as you’d always dreamed it would be. It’s a place with vast herds of elephants and antelope, where lions roam the plains, and cheetahs chase down their prey with spectacular speed. It’s a place with many monumental wonders, Cape Town’s Table Mountain, and Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, to pick out just two. It’s a world that encompasses all the splendour of Kenya’s highest mountain peaks and Tanzania’s great rolling grasslands. And best of all, it’s not only accessible, it’s available right here in one complete, convenient and wondrous journey.

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Cape Town > Johannesburg Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park 2

3 Masai Mara National Reserve

1 Nairobi Amboseli 2 National Park

Ngorongoro National Park 2

Kilimanjaro

Tarangire 1 National Park

3 Victoria Falls

Tanzania Chobe National Park

Botswana

Zimbabwe Blyde River Canyon Thornybush

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Johannesburg South Africa

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Blue Train Extension Cape Point

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Chobe National Park (Botswana) Victoria Falls Victoria Falls > Johannesburg Johannesburg > Nairobi (Kenya) Johannesburg > UK Nairobi > Tarangire N.P. (Tanzania) Tarangire N.P. > Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Crater Ngorongoro > Amboseli N.R. (Kenya) Amboseli National Reserve Amboseli > Lake Nakuru Lake Nakuru National Park Maasai Mara National Reserve Maasai Mara National Reserve Maasai Mara National Reserve

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Welcome reception Scenic Freechoice Cape Point, Penguin colony Flight to Thornybush Scenic Enrich Game drives Blyde River Canyon Scenic Sundowners River cruise and game drive Scenic Enrich Flight to Johannesburg Flight to Nairobi Great Rift Valley, Game drive Game drive Game drive Mount Kilimanjaro, Game drive Scenic Enrich Game viewing Scenic Enrich The Great Migration (Jul-Sept) Game drive Scenic Freechoice Flight over the Maasai Mara Farewell Arrive home


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Cape of Good Hope

Blue Train extension

Thornybush Game Reserve

Tree climbing lion, Tarangire National Park

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Enrich Dine in the bush under a starlit sky with the sounds of African wildlife close by.

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Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for stunning 360-degree views. Freechoice: Taste South Africa’s finest vintages on a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, take a township tour, or Harley Davidson ride. Meals: B.D

Day 04

Cape Town Commence this once-in-a-lifetime experience with a 4 Day Blue Train extension from £1,395 per person. See page 76 for details.

Day 01

Depart UK

Fly direct from London Heathrow or chose to fly from Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Newcastle via London Heathrow with British Airways.

Day 02

Cape Town

Journey to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, then visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony. Meals: B.L

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Cape Town > Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

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Specially adapted Land Rovers are able to game drive without restriction to track the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

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Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)

Today, you’ll get to encounter more of Africa’s wildlife on your morning and evening game drives. There is an opportunity for a walking safari with your game ranger. Meals: B.L.D

Day 08

Panorama Route > Johannesburg

Travel the magnificent Panorama Route en route to Johannesburg and see the Blyde River Canyon. At a huge 290 square kilometres, the canyon is the third-largest on earth and one of South Africa’s most extraordinary geographical features. Also known as the Motlatse Canyon, it’s carved out of red sandstone and positioned beneath the Blyde (joy) and Treur (sorrow) rivers. You will stay at the stylish D’Oreale Grande Hotel overnight. Meals: B

Blyde River Canyon

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Grand African Safari

Ngorongoro Crater

Giraffes, Mount Kilimanjaro

Sarova Mara Camp

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Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls > Johannesburg

Tarangire National Park > Ngorongoro Crater

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Fly to Victoria Falls for your three-night Special Stay at the colonial Victoria Falls Hotel. Witness the world’s largest sheet of falling water, which plunges over 100 metres in a dramatic scade. Your outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing. Sundowners 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. Meals: B.D

Day 10

Chobe National Park

Located in northern Botswana, the park is home to one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa. Large herds of Cape Buffalo and elephants can be spotted congregating at the riverfront during the dry months, while lions, antelopes and hippos reside in the surrounding woods. Meals: B.L

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Victoria Falls

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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 to complete your day. Meals: B.L.D

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Take an early morning game drive in search of Tarangire’s famous tree-climbing lions. Travel to Ngorongoro Crater, known as ‘Africa’s Eden’, for a two night Special Stay at Sopa Lodge, on the crater’s rim. Meals: B.L.D

This morning enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls for magnificent panoramic views. See page 78 for details – additional expense, please book on tour. Return to Johannesburg and transfer to the elegant D’Oreale Grande Hotel.

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Day 13 Today, board your morning flight to Nairobi where you’ll stay overnight at the Serena Hotel, situated on a private acreage. Meals: B.D

Guests on the 14 Day Southern Africa Discovery tour depart today and transfer to Johannesburg airport after breakfast.

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Fly to magical Tanzania and stay overnight at the luxurious Sopa Lodge in the Tarangire National Park. Enrich Enjoy an absorbing traditional dance by a local tribe within the lodge grounds.

To speak to our friendly and expert team call 0808 115 4101

Ngorongoro Crater > Amboseli National Reserve

Gaze at Mount Kilimanjaro, as you travel across the dry plains of Amboseli National Reserve. Ol Tukai Lodge, your home for two nights, sits beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain. Meals: B.L.D

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Amboseli National Reserve

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Witness a spectacular sunrise over the crater before taking an extended game drive along the crater floor, reputed to contain the largest number of predators.

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Johannesburg > Nairobi

Nairobi > Tarangire National Park

Ngorongoro Crater

Enrich Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture. Sundowners Climb to the top of Observation Hill and gaze at the sunset views over Amboseli National Reserve, drink in hand. Meals: B.L.D


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Grand African Safari

Scenic highlights Fly from a choice of UK airports with British Airways 2 exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences (additional 4 on 26 day itinerary) Your choice of 4 Scenic Freechoice activities (additional 2 on 26 day itinerary) 1 Scenic Sundowners events (additional 1 on 26 day itinerary) 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners (addional 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 dinners on 26 day itinerary) 12 nights in luxurious hotels,(addtional 11 on 26 day itinerary) including 3 memorable Special Stays (additional 1 on 26 day itinerary) All airport and hotel transfers All internal flights All excursions and entrance fees Expert Tour Directors, local guides and safari guides All tipping, airport taxes & gratuities

14/26 Day Itinerary Cape Town > Johannesburg

Bush breakfast, Maasai Mara

Johannesburg

Day 19

Day 23

Amboseli National Reserve > Lake Nakuru National Park

Maasai Mara Reserve

Journey north into the heart of Kenya to Lake Nakuru. Located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, it’s beautiful all year round. The surrounding woodland and grassland is perfect for bird watchers, game drives and hiking. Spot flamingos, white rhinos and waterbuck, to name but a few of its exotic inhabitants. You’ll enjoy a two-night stay at Lion Hill Lodge, overlooking the lake. Meals: B.L.D

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Lake Nakuru National Park

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The shallow alkaline lake near the town of Nakuru is home to vast bird populations. Enrich Visit the Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage centre, established by an Australian family, and draw a little closer to Africa and its wonderful people. Meals: B.L.D

Day 21

Maasai Mara Reserve

The Maasai Mara is home to 95 species of animals. Enjoy a three-night stay inside the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp. Meals: B.L.D

Day 22

Maasai Mara Reserve

Game drives through the Maasai Mara encompass all types of animals, from lions, cheetahs, and leopards, to vast herds of zebras and antelopes. Meals: B.L.D.

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Key Experience the magnificence of the preserved savannah from a bird’s eye view at dawn, as you fly over it in a hot air balloon. A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience that is sure to be a highlight of your trip. (Additional cost, please book on tour.) Freechoice: Join your Maasai guide for a walk in the savannah of the Maasai Mara, or take an African cooking class. Meals: B.L.D

Scenic Enrich Experience Scenic Freechoice - see page 80-81 Scenic Sundowners Scenic Special Stay

Meals: Breakfast (B). Lunch (L). Dinner (D) FREE PRIVATE DOOR-TO-DOOR CHAUFFEUR TRANSFER Plus FREE DEPOSIT PAYMENT PROTECTION

14 day S  outhern Africa Discovery

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Enrich Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Maasai Mara amongst the wildlife. Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi, then connect to your flight to Johannesburg for an overnight stay at The Michelangelo Hotel. Meals: B

EARLY BIRD FARE 2018 Departures

Twin Share

Single

May 22

£6,495

£8,245

Jun 12, 26

£6,495

£8,245

Jul

£6,495

£8,245

Aug 21

£6,495

£8,245

Sep 4, 18

£6,495

£8,245

Twin Share

Single

Feb 5

£6,695

£8,445

Mar 5

£6,695

£8,445

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Day 25

Johannesburg > UK

Bid farewell to South Africa as you fly from Johannesburg on an overnight flight to the UK with British Airways. Alternatively, extend your journey with a once-in-a-lifetime experience on the Blue Train. See page 76. Meals: B

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Arrive UK

Welcome home.

EARLY BIRD FARE 2018 Departures

Twin Share

Single

May 22

£13,395

£16,095

Jun 12, 26

£13,395

£16,095

Jul

£13,395

£16,095

Aug 21

£13,395

£16,095

Sep 4, 18

£13,395

£16,095

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Twin Share

Single

Feb 5

£13,695

£16,495

Mar 5

£13,695

£16,495

Terms and Conditions: All prices are per person in GBP and include taxes and charges. Flights are in Economy class. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 82-85.

To find out more visit scenic.co.uk


As we arrived at the waterhole, there were so many elephants just playing and rolling in the mud. This type of encounter is something most only ever see on television, Nature in its purest form. It was truly extraordinary. Sarah, 56 Chobe National Park, Botswana S 18° 40’ E 24° 30’


TOUR & TRAVEL INFORMATION On the following pages you’ll find further information about your Scenic experience, including: — all the particulars about our Scenic Club, details on the fine hotels we stay in, stopover options, and a comprehensive list of Freechoice activities. If you wish to know anything else feel free to contact us on 0808 115 4101 or scenic.co.uk 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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Membership

Scenic Club

Be rewarded for doing what you enjoy most – creating beautiful memories with Scenic. At Scenic, a little loyalty goes a long way, and a lot of loyalty goes even further. Over our 31 year history, guests have always remained our number one priority and we’d like to say thank you. So, when you choose to travel with us, not only do you get to explore a world of wonder that will leave you with memories for a lifetime, you’ll also be automatically enrolled into our loyalty club.

This entitles you to a range of exclusive privileges that will help you enjoy the experience even more. Scenic Club benefits include, Thank You vouchers, priority on pre-release tours, complimentary luggage, on board access to our dining options, member-only itineraries and special events.

For the most up-to-date details of member benefits and terms and conditions, please visit our website. (Subject to change)


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The luxury started at our front door when our transfer came to pick us up. From then on I felt like royalty the entire holiday. It was a truly wonderful experience. Marion, 68, Platinum Member, Brighton, England N50° 49’ W0° 8’

Scenic Gold

Scenic Platinum

Scenic Diamond

Scenic Emerald

Upon returning from your first trip you will automatically become a Scenic Club Gold member. Benefits include:

Complete five paid tours or 50 days travel and be upgraded to Scenic Club Platinum. In addition to all the benefits of Gold your Platinum benefits include:

Complete 10 paid tours or 100 days travel and be upgraded to Scenic Club Diamond. In addition to all the benefits of Platinum your Diamond benefits include:

Complete 25 paid tours or 250 days travel and be upgraded to Scenic Club Emerald. In addition to all the benefits of Diamond your Emerald benefits include:

• P  rivate transfers before and after you travel • A complimentary pre or post night hotel stay for trips of 20 days or more • Scenic Club premium luggage selection prior to every trip≈ • Exclusive Scenic Club Platinum offers • Access to exclusive member only itineraries

• A  Scenic Club premium trolley case or a £75 gift card prior to each departure • Scenic Club premium luggage selection prior to every trip≈ • An extended distance allowance for the private transfer service • Exclusive Scenic Club Diamond offers • Access to exclusive member only itineraries

• A  £100 discount to be redeemed on your next cruise or tour • Scenic Club backpack or unisex satchel, which you’ll receive prior to every trip • Member only offers on selected itineraries • Priority on pre-release tours and cruises • Member competitions and events • The very latest news and information from Scenic • Earn a £25 high street voucher for every friend you refer

Friend will receive a £250 discount on a Europe River Cruise per booking (min 2 pax), high street vouchers issued on balance payment. 100 miles mileage restrictions apply - please call for details. ≈Conditions apply.

• A  dditional £50 voucher to be redeemed on next cruise/tour (£150 in total) • £50 on-board credit for use in the Wellness Centre • Upgraded hotel categories for pre or post accommodation subject to availability • Multiple access to dining at Table La Rive/Table d’Or Portobellos or L’Amour (subject to availability). • Unlimited laundry and pressing on cruises


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Accommodation

Special Stays

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Mena House Hotel, Giza, Egypt Sofitel Winter Palace, Luxor, Egypt Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea, Jordan Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan, Egypt The Victoria Falls Hotel, 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. A

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Location Giza, Egypt

Luxor, Egypt

Aswan, Egypt

Description Mena House Hotel The palatial Mena House Hotel is nestled in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza, affording magnificent views from the comfort of your Premier Pyramid View Room. The luxurious interiors are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture and original works of art. Sofitel Winter Palace Built in 1886 by British explorers, the opulent Sofitel Winter Palace is perched on the Nile River amid luxuriant tropical gardens and ancient temples and blends rich colonial design with the glory of Pharaonic times. Once a winter retreat for the Egyptian royal family, Agatha Christie wrote her famed 1937 novel Death on the Nile here. 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 hand-carved furnishings.

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.

Aqaba, Jordan

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea This luxurious Aqaba hotel is situated on the white sandy beach of the Red Sea. The seaview rooms are bright and generous in both size and amenities.

Location

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Cape Town, Table Bay Hotel South Africa 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. Thornybush Nature Reserve, South Africa

Thornybush Private Game Lodge Thornybush Game Reserve, located adjacent Greater Kruger National Park, is home to the exclusive private Thornybush Game Lodge. Each of the luxurious guest rooms features an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, an extensive living area and a private deck.

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge The lodge offers magnificent views over the crater floor, home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and gazelle. Its position on the eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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.

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Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa, Jordan The St. Regis Cairo, Egypt The Mena House, Giza, Egypt

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

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Cairo, Egypt

St. Regis Cairo This newly-built 39-story tower reflects Cairo's local heritage in outstanding views of the river and authentic Old Cairo. Uncompromising standards combine with thoughtfully curated amenities and signature butler services.

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.

Dead Sea, Jordan

Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa An upscale experience in a unique location. At the lowest point on earth, about 400 metres below sea level, the hotel is set in the heart of the Jordan Valley, with direct access to the beach and the waters of the Dead Sea.

Petra, Jordan

Mövenpick Hotel The closest resort to world wonder, Petra, this wonderful 5-star hotel boasts spectacular views over the Great Rift Valley. Home to seven dining venues, as well as a fitness and wellness centre, it’s the perfect place to reside.

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Serena Hotel With personalised service and a relaxed atmosphere, this hotel is located on its own private oasis in a large park. The interior décor features art from East and West Africa.

Amboseli, Kenya

Ol Tukai Lodge Located in the Amboseli National Park, this eco-rated lodge provides one of the best spots from which to watch elephants with the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Expect exqusitie dinners and true African hospitality.

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Lion Hill Lodge Situated at the heart of the Rift Valley, overlooking Lake Nakuru National Park, chalet-style accomodation in the surroundings of tall acacia trees and winding walkways provide a world-class authentic African experience.

Masi Mara Kenya

Sarova Mara Camp Rolling hills, teeming with wildlife, surround the camp which is located in the centre of their migration path. Stay in spacious tents, providing all the luxury amenities and dine on authentic cuisine in breath-taking settings.

Johannesburg, South Africa

D’Oreale Grande Hotel Situated within the impressive Emperor’s Palace complex. Marble floors, handpainted murals, frescoes and mosaics merge together in an atmosphere of classical elegance.

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.


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Blue Train 4 Day Tour

Johannesburg > Cape Town

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Blue Train

Extend your journey into wonder by adding this Blue Train extension before the start of your Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan itinerary. Take a luxurious trip into South Africa's exquisite colonial past on board this iconic historic train.

Day 01

Johannesburg > Pretoria

Welcome to Johannesburg. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to Pretoria where you’ll get to enjoy an overnight stay at the Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria.

Day 02

Blue Train

After an early breakfast, you’ll transfer to Pretoria Train Station and enjoy pre-departure snacks and drinks before stepping on board the magnificent 5-star Blue Train, which offers the ultimate in luxury service. Each coach has a butler on call, serving a maximum of four suites, to attend to your every need and ensure you get the personalised service you deserve. The journey between Pretoria and Cape Town takes you through some of the most diverse and breathtaking scenery. Once you’ve settled in, relax in the comfort of your suite or in the impressive lounge or observation cars at the rear of the train, and drink in the panoramic views of the passing countryside. You’ll get to partake in brunch and

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High Tea in the luxurious lounge car before taking a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush. Hop onto an old tram for a ride down to the mine at the Open Mine Museum in Kimberley, then re-join the train before pre-dinner drinks and a sumptuous dinner, where dressing up is still a tradition. Meals: B.L.D

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Travel through the Cape wine region and Drakenstein Mountains before arriving in Cape Town at midday. You’ll be met and transferred to the Table Bay Hotel for a Special Stay, with the rest of the day at leisure. Meals: B.L

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Cape Town

Today, explore Cape Town in your own time. You’ll find that your hotel is located near the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront precinct, and you’ll get to explore the many enticing shops and restaurants in the vicinity. Meet your Scenic Tour

Director and fellow travellers this evening for a welcome briefing on your full itinerary.

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Departure Dates 2018 Departures

Twin Share

Single

May 19

£1,395

£2,075

Jun 9, 23

£1,395

£2,075

Jul

£1,395

£2,075

Aug 18

£1,395

£2,075

Sep 1, 15

£1,395

£2,075

Twin Share

Single

Feb 2

£1,425

£2,095

Mar 2

£1,425

£2,095

Twin Share

Single

£1,595

£2,375

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Cabin upgrades Suite Luxury Cabin

Terms and Conditions: All prices are per person in GBP and include taxes and charges. Deposit is £1,250 per person. Full payment is required 90 days prior to departure. This is an independent, non-escorted extension. Please note: Due to reasons beyond our control, Scenic may be required to make alterations to your planned itinerary. In such circumstances, Scenic will make every effort to offer a comparable alternative. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 82-85.


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Israel 4 Day Tour

Amman > Amman

A Temple Mount, Jerusalem B Bethlehem

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Day 02

Amman > Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Travel from Amman and cross the border from Jordan to Israel. Continue to Jericho, located 258 metres below sea level, for a visit to the Mount and Monastery of Temptation, built on top of the cave where Jesus was believed to have fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. Next you’ll visit the village of Bethlehem, the birthplace of King David and Jesus of Nazareth, including the Old City and the Church of the Nativity. Arrive in the ancient city of Jerusalem for a two night stay at the American Colony Hotel or similar, your luxurious hotel located in the heart of the Old City centre.

Explore the World Heritagelisted Old City of Jerusalem, including Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock, then continue to the Wailing (Western) Wall. Take a behind the scenes tour of the Wailing (Western) Wall tunnels, walk along the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross) and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Enjoy lunch in the Christian Quarter before walking along the Cardo, the main street of the Roman and Byzantine eras. Meals: B.L.D

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Jerusalem > Amman

Venture to the Garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives and visit the tomb regarded as the burial place of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Depart Jerusalem and return to Jordan’s capital Amman for an overnight stay at the Fairmont Amman. Meals: B

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Amman

Transfer to Amman airport taking away wonderful memories.

Key Meals: Breakfast (B). Lunch (L). Dinner (D)

Meals: B

Departure Dates American Colony Hotel or similar 2018 Departures Nov 19 2019 Departures

Twin Share £2,195

Twin Share

Mar 30

£2,225

May 16

£2,195

Terms and Conditions: All prices are per person in GBP and include taxes and charges. Single supplement price on application. Deposit is £1,250 per person. Full payment is required 90 days prior to departure. This is an independent, non-escorted extension, which has to be booked in conjunction with a tour in this brochure. Please note: Due to reasons beyond our control, Scenic may be required to make alterations to your planned itinerary. In such circumstances, Scenic will make every effort to offer a comparable alternative. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 82-85.


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Flightseeing options

A Victoria Falls helicopter flight, Zimbabwe B Maasai Mara balloon flight, Kenya C Luxor balloon flight, Egypt

Whether you soar above the vast plains of the Maasai Mara, enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the spectacle that is Victoria Falls or gaze down at Egypt’s ancient treasures, you’ll be able to appreciate these natural wonders from a unique vantage point. A

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Spectacular Victoria Falls Helicopter Flight

Maasai Mara Hot Air Balloon Flight

Luxor Hot Air Balloon Flight

When it comes to viewing Victoria Falls, a helicopter is undoubtedly the best vantage point. At ground level you can feel the enormous power of the falls as the volumes of water pound into the chasm below. But it is only when you see them from the air that you can take in the whole panorama and enormity of this mighty spectacle. Known as the ‘flight of angels’ it is easy to understand why a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls is named after a heavenly experience as you take in the view of the thundering water below and the natural wildlife in the surrounding bush. This is a truly remarkable experience.

Your adventure begins just before dawn. As the sun’s golden glow tinges the eastern horizon, the ground crew help you board your hot air balloon for a spectacular one hour flight. Take in the stunning panorama of the vast Maasai Mara, famous for its black-maned lion and the annual Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti Plains. Your hot air balloon will silently soar over the Maasai Mara eco-system and the snaking Mara River, with its vast rolling acacia and shrub studded grassland, rivers, forests, hills and escarpments. Magnificent scenery, which stretches as far the eye can see, with a constant pageant of wildlife, all unfolding before you during this aweinspiring flight.

See the sun rise over ancient monuments on this exhilarating hot air balloon ride. Your adventure begins just before dawn as you board your hot air balloon for a spectacular 45 minute flight. Rise over the fertile green farm lands and soak in the panorama of the mountains of the Valley of the Kings as the sun peaks over the east bank of the Nile River. See Hatshepsut’s temple, float over the Colossi of Memnon and gaze at the impressive Temple of Ramses III bathed in the sun’s golden glow. Across the Nile, see the columns of Karnak and Luxor temples greet the early morning sun as these magnificent vistas unfold before your eyes.

12-15 minute flight US $150 per person Must be booked on tour.

1 hour flight From US $360 per person Must be booked on tour.

Prices are in USD per person and are subject to change. Activities are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors.

45 minute flight From US $120 per person Must be booked on tour.


Dawn breaks across the sky in great sheets of gold. And from our position high in the sky, the grand plains of the Maasai Mara seems to stretch away forever – secretly, I hope it does. Billie, 49 Maasai Mara, Kenya S 01° 24’ E 34° 54’


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Perhaps your interests lie in seeing nature in all its glory, discovering unique wildlife, tasting local fare or learning of a region’s multi-faceted history. Whatever your passion, there are Scenic Freechoice excursions to suit all.

Setting the pace

All our guests are unique so we appreciate that different people may want different levels of pace during your trip. Perhaps plan to follow a busy day with one at a more relaxed tempo or know you can truly unwind throughout. We’ve divided our extensive list of 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.

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Whether you want a relaxed pace or you’re looking 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, they’re all included.

Khan el Khalili Baaar

EGYPT Cairo Islamic Cairo

Discover the core of medieval Cairo, still today a bustling centre of worship, trade and shopping. Your easy walking tour includes Salah el Din’s Citadel, Mohammed Ali’s Mosque and the worldfamous Khan el Khalili Bazaar.

Botanical Gardens Botanical Gardens

Travel by motorboat to Kitchener’s Island in the middle of the Nile. Once privately owned by Lord Kitchener, the small island was transformed into a paradise of exotic trees and plants in carefully laid-out gardens with walkways offering views of the Nile and its banks.

Robben Island

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 Apartheid.

Coptic Cairo

On your visit to Old Cairo, settled as far back 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.

Snorkelling Red Sea

JORDAN Red Sea Snorkel Cruise

Step Pyramid, Saqqara

Enjoy the perfect opportunity to snorkel and take an in-depth look at the colourful coral reefs of the world-famous Red Sea.

Cape Winelands Tour 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 tasting.

Harley Davidson™ Ride

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

Saqqara

Explore the ancient burial ground of Saqqara and view the world’s oldest standing pyramid of King Djoser, built some 4,500 years ago. Explore the newest discoveries including the tomb of Maya, the wetnurse of Tutankhamun.

Township Tour

Glass bottom boat Glass bottom boat

For those who prefer to keep their feet dry, enjoy viewing the deep sea wonders through a glassbottomed boat.

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 Maasai Mara National Reserve African Cooking Class

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

Motorboat Cruise

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 and see the ancient camel trading route.

Visit a Nubian Village

Gain a unique insight into one of the oldest civilisations on Earth, the Nubians, as you travel by motorboat to the island of Sohail, located in the middle of the Nile. Walk through the village with your Nubian guide and visit a private home to learn about life on the Nile.

Spa Treatment Spa Treatment

Kempinski The Spa is based on the healing elements of nature and all treatments and spa experiences incorporate the wisdom of nature to heal and restore the body’s equilibrium. Choose from a range of relaxing treatments to suit you.

Walking Safari with Maasai Warrior Walking Safari with Maasai Warrior

Set out at first light on your walking safari accompanied by a Maasai warrior and encounter elephants, giraffes, wildebeests and other animals.


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Terms and Conditions Your contract is with Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Scenic, a Member of ABTA. Booking conditions Important: The following terms and conditions together with the general information contained in our tour brochure form the basis of your contract with Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Scenic. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these booking conditions and agree to them. Except where otherwise stated, these booking conditions only apply to tour arrangements (including pre and post tour accommodation, activities and other services) which you book with us in the UK and pay for before departure from the UK and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these booking conditions to “holiday”, “booking”, “cruise”, “tour” or “arrangements” mean such tour arrangements unless otherwise stated. In these booking conditions, “you” and “your” means all persons named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date) or any of them as the context requires. “We”, “us” and “our” means Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Scenic. We are a Member of ABTA. When you book with an ABTA Member you can expect high service standards, fair terms of trading and accurate information. ABTA’s strict joining criteria for Members, code of conduct, customer helpline and approved ADR scheme to resolve complaints are all there to give you confidence and peace of mind when booking your travel arrangements. For more information see www.abta.com. Bookings 1. We welcome passengers with medical conditions or disabilities. If you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your tour or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), it is very important that you tell us of the condition and of any medical or mobility equipment you will need in writing before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/ or making the booking. You must also notify us of any changes or deterioration in the disability or medical condition or development of any disability or medical condition after booking. We must reserve the right to decline a reservation of any person or, if full details are not given at the time of booking or the condition/ disability develops after booking, cancel when we become aware of these details, if we reasonably feel unable to properly accommodate their particular needs. In the event that you require assistance with embarking or disembarking as a result of your reduced mobility or disability, please advise us at the time of booking and in any event no later than 48 hours before the assistance is required. Please also note that assistance is not always available when embarking or disembarking at all ports of call. Any passenger affected by a disability or medical condition must ensure they have notified this to their travel insurers and that their travel insurance will provide a suitable level of cover (see clause 36 for more information about insurance). 2. The operation of all tours is conditional on us securing the minimum number of bookings required to operate the tour and to ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, we reserve the right to cancel or change a scheduled tour. Please also see clauses 18 and 19. We will notify you no less than 60 days prior to the departure date of the tour if we have to cancel or significantly change a tour due to lack of numbers. 3. If you have any special requests (including dietary requirements) you must notify us in writing at the time of booking. Please note special requests cannot be guaranteed. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract by us. Confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier of any service(s) or the inclusion of the special request on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation is not confirmation that the request will be met. Unless and until specifically confirmed, all special requests are subject to availability. For your own protection, you should obtain confirmation in writing that a special request will be complied (where it is possible to give this) where it is important to you. We cannot accept any conditional bookings, i.e. any booking which is specified to be conditional on the fulfilment of a particular request. All such bookings will be treated as “standard” bookings subject to the above provisions on special requests.

Payment 4. To make a booking, you must pay the applicable deposit of a minimum of £1,250 per person or full payment if booking 120 days or less before the start of the holiday (if you are travelling Premium Economy the deposit will be £1,950 per person, if you are travelling Business Class the deposit will be £3,750 per person). If you make a provisional booking the deposit or full payment, as applicable, must be received by us at the time of booking to ensure a place on the tour is held. We will automatically assume that you do not wish to proceed with a booking if the applicable deposit or full payment, as applicable, is not received by us and we will have no further liability to you. Any accommodation, sightseeing or flights we book for you which are separate to those stated in your itinerary are not included in the deposit or tour price. An extra payment will be required to cover the costs of these additional services, and these services will not be booked until both your holiday deposit and additional service costs are paid in full. 5. Deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable except as expressly set out in these terms and conditions. We therefore recommend that you take out adequate insurance prior to booking. 6. The balance of the tour price (after deduction of the applicable deposit) must be received by us no less than 120 days prior to the start of your tour. If we do not receive all payments due (including any surcharge where applicable) in full and on time, we are entitled to assume that you wish to cancel your booking. In this case, we will be entitled to keep all deposits paid or due at that date. If we do not cancel straight away because you have promised to make payment, you must pay the cancellation charges shown in these terms and conditions depending on the date we reasonably treat your booking as cancelled. 7. Except for flight inclusive bookings, all monies you pay to one of our authorised travel agents for your holiday with us will be held by the agent on your behalf until a contract between us comes into existence. After that point, your agent will hold the monies on our behalf until they are paid to us. For flight inclusive bookings, all monies paid to any authorised travel agent of ours for your holiday with us will be held on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust subject to the travel agent’s obligation to pay such monies to us in accordance with our trading terms unless we fail. In the unlikely event of our financial failure, all monies then held by the travel agent or subsequently paid by you to the travel agent will be held by the agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation on the agent to pay such monies to us. 8. Credit Payments If you pay by credit card the following fees will be added to your Tour Price. Fee on Deposit Fee on all other payments Credit Card 1% Credit Card 1% American Express 1.95% American Express 1.95% These fees are subject to change. Changes will be advised prior to booking. Your contract 9. Subject to availability we will confirm your booking by issuing our confirmation invoice. This invoice will be sent to the lead name on the booking (“Lead Name”) or your Travel Agent. Please check this invoice carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact us immediately if any information on the confirmation or any other document appears to be incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes later. We cannot accept any liability if not notified of any inaccuracy in any document within 7 days of our sending it out. We will do our best to rectify any mistake notified to us outside these time limits but you must meet any costs involved in doing so. 10. A binding contract between you and us comes into existence when we issue our confirmation invoice. We both agree that English law (and no other) will apply to your contract and to any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us (“claim”) (except as set out below). We both also agree that any claim (and whether or not involving any personal injury) must be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only unless, in the case of court proceedings, you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In this case, proceedings must either be brought in the courts of your home country or those of England and Wales. If proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to have your contract and any claim or other matter of any description which arises between us governed by the law of Scotland/Northern

Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply). What are your on-tour obligations? 11. (a) You must follow the Tour/Cruise Director’s instructions at all times. You acknowledge that failure to do so may result in restricted access to areas on tour, or if necessary for your own safety and/or that of other passengers, withdrawal from the tour. (b) We expect all clients to have consideration for other people. If in our reasonable opinion, or in the reasonable opinion of any other person in authority, you behave in such a way so as to cause or be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to yourself or any third party or damage to property we are entitled, without prior notice, to terminate the tour of the person(s) concerned. We will not be liable to you for any loss, cost or damage resulting from your withdrawal. If you are withdrawn from the tour, you must make your own return travel arrangements at your own expense. Tour price 12. Please note, changes and errors occasionally occur. You must check the price of your chosen holiday at the time of booking. We reserve the right to make changes to and correct errors in advertised prices at any time before your holiday is confirmed. We will advise you of any error of which we are aware and of the then applicable price at the time of booking. Once the tour price has been confirmed at the time of booking, clause 13 below will apply. 13. Once your tour price has been confirmed at the time of booking, then subject to the correction of errors, it will only be increased or decreased in the following circumstances. A surcharge or refund (as applicable) will be payable, subject to the conditions set out below, in the event of any change in our transportation costs or in dues, taxes, fuel or fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports or airports increase or decrease or in the exchange rates which have been used to calculate your tour price. Even in the circumstances set out in above, only if the amount of the increase in our costs exceeds 2% of your tour price (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment fee) will we levy a surcharge. If any surcharge is greater than 10% of your tour price (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment fee), you will be entitled to cancel your booking and receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us (except for any amendment fee) or alternatively purchase another tour from us – see clause 18. You have 14 days from the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice to tell us if you wish to cancel or purchase another tour where applicable. Otherwise, we are entitled to assume that you do not wish to do so and will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid with the balance of the tour price or within 14 days of the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice, whichever is the later. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the tour price due to contractual and other protection in place. A refund will only be payable if the decrease in our costs exceeds 2% as set out above. Where a refund is due, we will pay you the full amount of the decrease in our costs. No surcharge will be levied within 30 days of departure. No refund will be payable if any decrease in our costs occurs during this period either. Tour features 14. We make no representations about the features of any tour other than those expressly set out in the tour brochure and these terms and conditions. Brochure validity 15. The tour brochure and these terms and conditions are valid for the departure dates as stated in the tour brochure unless extra dates are added or otherwise expressly advised by us. Variation or cancellation by us 16. We start planning the tours we offer many months in advance. Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct errors in the details of advertised tours both before and after bookings have been confirmed and cancel confirmed bookings. 17. In the event of industrial action affecting air, rail, cruise or other tour related transportation we will make every effort to contact the lead name and advise of alternative arrangements (if any). However, if contact is not made, you should phone 0808 231 3933. 18. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes and cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so. 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


Terms and Conditions of the Tour. Where, due to circumstances outside the Operators 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. Occasionally, we have to make a significant change to or cancel a confirmed tour and we must reserve the right to do so. A significant change is a change made before departure which, taking account of the information you give us at the time of booking or which we can reasonably be expected to know as a tour operator, we can reasonably expect to have a significant effect on your tour. If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, you will be offered the choice of the following options:- (a) (for significant changes) accepting the changed arrangements or (b) purchasing alternative arrangements from us, of a similar standard to those booked if available. We will offer you at least one alternative holiday of equivalent or higher standard for which you will not be asked to pay any more than the price of the original holiday. If this holiday is in fact cheaper than the original one, we will refund the price difference. If you do not wish to accept the holiday we specifically offer you, you may choose any of our other then available holidays. You must pay the applicable price of any such holiday. This will mean your paying more if it is more expensive or receiving a refund if it is cheaper or (c) cancelling or accepting the cancellation and receiving a full refund of all monies you have paid to us. Please note, the above options are not available where any change made is a minor one. A change of flight time of less than 12 hours, airline (except as specified in clauses 48-51 “Flights”), type of aircraft (if advised) or destination airport will all be treated as minor changes. 19. If we have to make a significant change to or cancel a confirmed tour, we will in addition to the options set out in clause 18 pay you compensation depending on the circumstances and when the significant change or cancellation is notified to you subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the options set out in clause 18 can be accepted where (1) we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or (2) we have to cancel because the minimum number of bookings necessary for us to operate your tour has not been reached – see clause 2. No compensation will be payable and the options set out in clause 18 will not be available if we have to cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these terms and conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or where a change is a minor one. 20. Very rarely, we may be forced by Force Majeure (see clause 34) to change or terminate your tour after departure but before the scheduled end of your time away. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers which we do not use to pay for alternative services), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. Amendment or cancellation by you 21. If any member of your party is prevented from travelling, the person(s) concerned may transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you) providing we are notified not less than 90 days before departure. Where a transfer to a person of your choice can be made, all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers as a result together with an amendment fee of £50 per person must be paid before the transfer can be effected. Any overdue balance payment must also be received. For flight inclusive bookings, you must pay the charges levied by the airline concerned. As most airlines do not permit name changes after tickets have been issued for any reason, these charges are likely to be the full cost of the flight. 22. If you wish to make any amendments to your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing as soon as possible. It may not always be possible to make such amendments. Where we can, an amendment fee of £50 per person per booking will be payable together with any costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers. A change of tour dates will normally be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and rebooking in which case cancellation charges will apply. Changes may result in the recalculation of the tour price where, for example, the basis on which the price of the original tour was

calculated has changed. 23. You may cancel your booking by notice to us in writing and payment of the applicable cancellation fee as shown below. Cancellation notifications are not effective until received by us in writing (if received by us on a weekend day or public holiday the notification will be treated as having been received by us on the next working day). The following cancellation fees apply to each person(s) cancelling and where shown as a percentage are based on the total cost of the arrangements which are being cancelled excluding any insurance premiums, amendment fee or previously incurred cancellation charges which are all non-refundable in the event of your cancellation: 24. Cancellation Fees Days of notice prior to Tour commencement Cancellation charge (per person) 91 days and over Loss of deposit 90 to 62 days 50% of Tour Price 61 days or less 100% of Tour Price NB. Transferring to another date is treated as a cancellation and the cancellation fees above will apply. Depending on the reason for cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your insurance policy. Claims must be made directly to the insurance company concerned. Where any cancellation reduces the number of full paying party members below the number on which the price, number of free places and/or any concessions agreed for your booking were based, we will recalculate these items and re-invoice you accordingly. Our liability 25. We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (including loss of enjoyment or possessions), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following: - the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or - the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your tour and which were unforeseeable/unavoidable or - Force Majeure as defined at clause 34 below. 26. We cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract with you. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities which any hotel or other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised in our tour brochure as part of your tour and we have not agreed to arrange them as part of our contract and any excursion or other services you purchase during your tour. Where any such excursion or services are purchased through or with our assistance, please note that we act only as booking agent. Your contract will be with the operator or provider of the excursion or services in question. We have no liability in relation to the same. In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any of our brochures or elsewhere, we only promise to use reasonable skill and care as set out above and we do not have any greater or different liability to you. 27. The promises we make to you about the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of our contract and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim or complaint occurred will be used as the basis for deciding whether the tour arrangements in question had been properly provided. If the particular arrangements which gave rise to the claim or complaint complied with the then applicable local laws and regulations, the services will be treated as having been properly performed or provided. This will be the case even if the arrangements did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK which would have applied had those arrangements been provided in the UK. The exception to this is where the claim or complaint concerns the absence of a safety feature which might lead a reasonable tour participant to refuse to take the tour in question. Please note, however, our obligation is to exercise reasonable skill and care as referred to in clause 24. We do not make any representation or commitment that all services will comply with applicable local laws and regulations and failure to comply does not automatically mean we have not exercised reasonable skill and care. 28. As set out in these booking conditions, we limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for any claims you may make against us. Where we are found liable for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions (including money), the maximum amount we will have to pay you is £1000 per person affected unless a different limitation applies to your claim under this clause or clause 29 below. For all other

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claims which do not involve death or personal injury, if we are found liable to you on any basis the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment fees) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause 29 below. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your tour. 29. Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and/or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea or rail carrier to which any international convention or EU regulation applies, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements in question (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or unamended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens Convention for international travel by sea (as amended by the 2002 Protocol where applicable) and COTIF, the Convention on International Travel by Rail). Please note: where a carrier or hotelier would not be obliged to make any payment to you under and in accordance with the applicable international convention or regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the carrier for the claim in question. Copies of the applicable international conventions and regulations are available from us on request. 30. Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (1) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you or (2) which did not result from any breach of contract or other fault by ourselves or our employees or, where we are responsible for them, our suppliers. Additionally we cannot accept liability for any business losses including self employed loss of earnings. 31. You must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require. You must also tell us and the supplier concerned about your claim or complaint as set out below. If asked to do so, you must transfer to us or our insurers any rights you have against the supplier or whoever else is responsible for your claim or complaint (if the person concerned is under 18, their parent or guardian must do so). You must also agree to co-operate fully with us and our insurers if we or our insurers want to enforce any rights which are transferred. Suppliers 32. Many of the services which make up your tour are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable international conventions (see clause 29). 33. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions and of the international conventions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier concerned. Force Majeure 34. Except where otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of Force Majeure. “Force Majeure. “Force Majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events are likely to include (whether actual or threatened) war, terrorism, exceptionally high or low water levels, fire, flooding, unusual weather conditions, loss of power, epidemics or pandemics, industrial disputes, slow-downs or other strike activities, riots or civil disturbances, acts of government, government agencies or other authorities, inability to obtain any necessary licence or consent through no fault of ours and any other event or circumstances beyond the control of us or any supplier of any part of your tour, set out in clause 25 (which


84 Scenic° includes the behaviour of any passenger(s) on the flight who, for example, fails to check in or board on time). Risk and travel insurance 35. You acknowledge and accept that there are inherent risks associated with our tours for example events of Force Majeure, hazards of travelling in undeveloped areas, travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft or other means of transportation particularly in underdeveloped countries or more remote locations. 36. We strongly advise you to take out adequate and appropriate travel insurance to cover as a minimum cancellation by you, loss of luggage, early return following death of a relative and emergency repatriation in the event of accident or illness. 37. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on your tour. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your particular needs. Itinerary changes and travel advice 38. During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums and restaurants, sightseeing tours and shopping may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered if possible. 39. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office may have issued information about your tour destination. You are advised to check this information on the internet at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Smoking 40. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted inside tourist coaches and such other places as are prohibited by us or our suppliers. We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure there are frequent stops on any coach trip and there are permitted areas outside decks on-board some cruise vessels which are available for smoking, however we cannot guarantee these facilities will be available. Baggage allowance 41. You are entitled to carry one suitcase per person with the total sum of its length, width and height not exceeding 76 x 53 x 28cm/30 x 21 x 11in and weight up to 23kg (50 lbs) dependent on any airline restrictions. Personal and valuable items such as make-up, cameras, medication, passport, money/credit cards etc. should be carried in a travel bag or on your person. You must ensure that luggage meets the weight requirements as overweight or oversize items will not be carried. Some carriers may impose a small surcharge per day for a second suitcase per person. Excess baggage is always at your cost. Various tours in Kenya do not permit suitcases, we recommend a soft bag for essential items during this portion of the tours. Subject to Change. Young travellers 42. Travellers who are less than 21 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by and share a cabin/room with an adult aged 21 or over. Children under 12 years of age are not encouraged and are accepted or rejected at our sole discretion. This is a condition of carriers and cruise operators we use. Complaints and Damage 43. If a problem occurs during your tour, you must advise our representative immediately so that steps can be taken to resolve the matter and you can continue to enjoy the remainder of your tour. You must also advise the supplier concerned. Any verbal notification must be put in writing and given to our representative/agent and the supplier as soon as possible. If we do not have or you cannot contact our local representative or agent and any complaint or problem is not resolved to your satisfaction by the supplier, you must contact us in the UK using the contact details we have provided you with during your holiday, giving us full details and a contact number. Until we know about a complaint or problem, we cannot begin to resolve it. Most problems can be dealt with quickly. If you remain dissatisfied, any complaint must be made in writing to us giving full details within 30 days of the end of the tour. If you fail to follow this procedure, your right to claim compensation you may otherwise have been entitled to may be affected or even lost as a result. Only the lead name should write to us. Disputes arising out of, or in connection with your booking which cannot be amicably settled may be referred to ABTA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Scheme. The scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of resolving disputes and, where appropriate, arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website (www.abta.com). The arbitration scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include

The Ancient Wonders of Egypt & Jordan an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. Your application for arbitration and other required documents must be received by ABTA within 18 months of your return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the scheme may still be available if we agree, although the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you can request the ABTA mediation procedure and we have the option to agree to this. Where we act as agent, please bear in mind that your contract is with the supplier of the arrangements concerned. Unless the supplier is also a member of ABTA, only disputes relating to our actions as agent can be dealt with by the arbitration scheme or mediation procedure and not complaints about the arrangements themselves or the acts/omissions of the supplier. 44. When you book with us, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or loss (reasonably estimated if not precisely known) must be made direct to the accommodation owner or manager or other supplier or to us as soon as possible. If the actual cost of the loss or damage exceeds the amount paid where estimated, you must pay the difference once known. If the actual cost is less than the amount paid, the difference will be refunded. You will also be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against us and all costs incurred by us (including our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions. You should ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect you if this situation arises. Included in your fare 45. Airfares from the UK (unless specified at the time of booking, e.g. selected special offers), coach and cruise travel, services of a Cruise Director (if applicable) and/ or Tour Director; local guide in destination (if applicable), airport transfers outside United Kingdom, port charges, meals as specified in Your Itinerary, economy class group flights and air taxes as set out in your specific itinerary, accommodation, sightseeing and admissions and other services as expressly indicated in the itinerary, all gratuities and tipping on land tours except as set out below. NOT included in your fare 46. 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; overnight accommodation required to meet Your Tour and/or flight connections; gratuities and tips to any staff on cruise ships not operated by us (unless otherwise expressly advised), meals not specified in the itinerary, drinks, laundry, passport fees, visas, vaccinations, medical assistance, government taxes and charges (excluding VAT), expenses of a personal nature, travel between train stations and any other items which are not expressly included in the cost of your tour. Changes to flight schedules may require additional overnight accommodation at either commencement or completion of tour which is at your own expense. For the avoidance of doubt hotel accommodation is not provided on an all-inclusive basis. Airfare conditions 47. Air travel is based on a specific class and is subject to availability at time of booking. If booking a promotional tour, all inclusions and conditions may differ. Please check promotional booking conditions. Full details and conditions may be obtained from your travel consultant. Changes to original tickets will incur amendment or cancellation fees, are subject to availability and surcharges may apply. Please see clauses 21 and 22 above. Please note: all airfares are subject to routing restrictions, and route availability. Flights 48. We are not always in a position at the time of booking to confirm the flight timings which will be used in connection with your flight. The flight timings shown in our brochure, on our website and/or detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. Flight timings are outside our control. They are set by airlines and are subject to various factors including air traffic control restrictions, weather conditions, potential technical problems and the ability of passengers to check in on time. The actual times will be those shown on your tickets which will be dispatched to you approximately two weeks before departure. Please note, flights may operate indirect. You must accordingly check your tickets very carefully immediately on receipt to ensure you have the correct flight times. It is possible that flight times may be changed even after tickets have been dispatched - we will contact you as soon as possible if this occurs. 49. In accordance with EU Directive (EC) No 2111/2005,

we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a “Community List” which contains details of air carriers that are subject to an operating ban within the European Union. The Community list is available for inspection at http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/ list_en.htm. We are also required to advise you of the carrier(s) (or, if the carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. Any change to the operating carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed will be notified to you as soon as possible. If the carrier with whom you have a confirmed reservation becomes subject to an operating ban as above as a result of which we/the carrier are unable to offer you a suitable alternative the provisions of clause 18 and 19 will apply. Any change in the identity of the carrier, flight timings, and/or aircraft type (if advised) will not entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying our normal charges except where specified in these conditions. 50. If you suffer a delay to your outbound travel arrangements, we will do our best to assist you make the start of your tour or, if this cannot be achieved, join it as soon as possible any costs we incur in making any alternative arrangements in this situation will be your responsibility. In the event of a flight delay, the airline concerned may provide refreshments and/or other assistance depending on factors such as the length of the delay, time of day and number of passengers affected. We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to any of the reasons set out in clause 25 (which includes the behaviour of any passenger(s) on the flight who, for example, fails to check in or board on time). 51. If your flight is cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is downgraded or boarding is denied by your airline, depending on the circumstances, the airline may be required to pay you compensation, refund the cost of your flight and/or provide you with accommodation and/ or refreshments under EC Regulation No 261/2004 – the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004. Where applicable, you must pursue the airline for the compensation or other payment due to you. All sums you receive or are entitled to receive from the airline concerned by virtue of these Regulations represent the full amount of your entitlement to compensation or any other payment arising from such cancellation, delay, downgrading or denied boarding. This includes any disappointment, distress, inconvenience or effect on any other arrangements. The fact a delay may entitle you to cancel your flight does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction with your flight. We have no liability to make any payment to you in relation to the Denied Boarding Regulations or in respect of any flight cancellation or delay, downgrading of any flight ticket or denial of any boarding as the full amount of your entitlement to any compensation or other payment (as dealt with above) is covered by the airline’s obligations under the Denied Boarding Regulations. If for any reason, we make any payment to you or a third party which the airline is responsible for in accordance with the Denied Boarding Regulations, you must, when requested, assign to us the rights you have or had to claim the payment in question from the airline. If the airline does not comply with these rules, you may complain to the CAA on 020 7453 6888 or by e-mail to passengercomplaints@caa.co.uk or see www.caa.co.uk – Referring Your Complaint to the CAA. Transfers 52. These are only available on the day your tour commences and the day your cruise/tour terminates at designated times. Transfers outside these times will be at your expense and arrangement. If you have purchased pre and post tour hotel accommodation through us, you will be provided with airport transfers to/from your hotel to the relevant gateway airport and to the ship. If your airline booking is not made by us, you must ensure your flight details are provided to us (this can be entered by Tour Personaliser at www.scenic.co.uk.) Please note: No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. Passengers who miss the pre-booked transfer will be responsible for making their own way to/from the ship/ rail station or hotel at their own expense. Transfers must be booked and flights advised to us a minimum of 60 days prior to travel otherwise transfers cannot be guaranteed. This may not apply to all tours. Please ask at time of booking. You will be responsible for any excess baggage charges. You acknowledge and agree We have no liability to You for any loss, damage, breach of contract or negligence relating to Your luggage during this portion of the Tour and in the event of any dispute or claim including for loss, damage, breach of contract or negligence arising


Terms and Conditions from the conduct of the Service Provider, You must pursue Your claim directly against the relevant Service Provider. Hotel accommodation 53. IMPORTANT: Unless otherwise expressly stated in the description of the tour in question or expressly advised by us to you, overnight accommodation required to meet tour and/or flight connections is not included in the tour price and is at your own expense. 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. 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. Passports and visas 54. British (citizen) passport holders are recommended to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. It is your responsibility to ensure any visas required for countries to be visited on the tour have been obtained prior to the tour departure date. Failure to obtain correct documentation will mean you may be unable to participate in particular shore excursions and may be denied boarding and/or entry into certain countries. Passport and visa entry requirements and costs are your sole responsibility. We cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly. Please note: 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. 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. 55. A full British passport presently takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks to obtain. If you are 16 or over and have not yet got a passport, you should apply for one at least six weeks before your departure from the UK. The UK Passport Service has to confirm an applicant’s identity before issuing their first passport and will ask them to attend an interview in order to do this. If you are not a British citizen or hold a non British passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country(ies) you are travelling through and to which you are intending to travel. Please note, all requirements may change and all clients must check the up to date position in good time before departure with the Embassy or consulate of the country(ies) you are travelling through and to. 56. It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of all recommended vaccinations and health precautions in good time before departure. Details are available from your GP surgery and from the National Travel Health Network and Centre www.nathnac.org. Information on health abroad is also available on www.nhs.uk/ Livewell/Travelhealth. Vaccination and other health requirements/recommendations are subject to change at any time for any destination. Please therefore check with a doctor or clinic not less than six weeks prior to departure to ensure that you have met the necessary requirements and have the applicable information. 57. It is the lead name’s responsibility to ensure that all members of the party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry all required documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty, costs or expenses being imposed on or incurred by us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly. Financial security 58. We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 9294). When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us, you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who

to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit, you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent or your credit card issuer where applicable. You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. Please note: Not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL scheme *The air inclusive holidays and flights we arrange are ATOL protected providing they are made available in the UK. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. 59. We are a member of ABTA with membership number Y6328. ABTA and ABTA members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain high standards of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the dispute resolution scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com. If your holiday does not include flights, ABTA will financially protect your holiday by ensuring you receive a refund or, if your arrangements include return travel to the UK (other than flights) you are returned to the UK in the event that your holiday cannot be provided as a result of our insolvency. Please go to www.abta.com for a copy of the guide to ABTA’s scheme of Financial Protection. Tour Participation 60.a Facilities: It is important to note that: (a) Nile ships do not have elevators, and are not wheelchair accessible; (b) Requests for modified rooms must be made at the time of Booking and are subject to availability; (c) Wheelchairs and walkers can be carried in the luggage compartment of motor coaches subject to space limitations. (d)Some shore excursions will be ‘wet landings’ requiring You to either walk through water and / or onto wet and potentially slippery surfaces. If You choose to participate in any sightseeing expeditions forming part of the Tour, You should be in appropriate physical condition and appropriately attired to deal with these conditions. (e) Wheelchair passengers should be aware that suite doors, rest rooms and corridors may not be wide enough to provide access for standard wheelchairs; (f)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 (g)Tours in Africa, Egypt and Jordan 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. 60.b Our discretion: We may, in Our absolute discretion, decline Your Booking if We are of the view that: (a) We cannot adequately provide for any or all of Your special needs; (b) Your health, safety or enjoyment, or that of any other passengers attending the Tour may be at risk; or (c) You cannot or will not abide by any reasonable directions of the Tour Director or Cruise Director. 61. Coaches (a) Seat rotation: To ensure all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy front and window seats, a daily

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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. Medical Services 62. Please consult Your doctor before departure to ensure you have an adequate level of fitness and health. Vaccinations: It is Your responsibility to ensure You have all required vaccinations for Your Tour and We recommend You refer to http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/ Travel-immunisation/Pages/Introduction.aspx 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. Sightseeing tours 63. Mountain Excursions: Some tours include mountain excursions involving high altitudes. Please consult with Your doctor to ensure that You have an adequate level of fitness and are in good health before participating in these excursions. Scenic Freechoice: Your Scenic Freechoice activity in Your first destination must be booked by 45 days prior to Your Tour departure date. All other Scenic Freechoice including dining can be booked whilst on Tour with Your Tour/Cruise Director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum and maximum number of participants to operate. Scenic Enrich 64. Scenic Enrich and Scenic Sundowners: It may not always be possible to offer every Scenic Enrich activity and Scenic Sundowners in the Tour Brochure on Your Tour. Wherever possible, suitable alternatives will be provided without liability to You. Pictures, images and data protection 65. 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. 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. 66. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 we are a data controller. Our privacy policy is available to view on our website www.scenic.co.uk and sets out how we collect and use the personal information you provide us with. We will only process personal data as set out in our privacy policy (as amended or added to) or otherwise notified to or agreed by you or as we are otherwise permitted to do in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. 67. The information contained in our brochure, on our website www.scenic.co.uk and in our other advertising material is believed correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of printing or publication. However, errors may occasionally occur and information may subsequently change. You must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen holiday (including the price) with us or your travel agent at the time of booking. Additional information 68.Internet facilities are available on board Nile Cruises for an additional charge. 69.Currency and Credit Cards: All purchases on board are charged to Your shipboard account. The on board currency on river cruise ships is the Egyptian Pound (LE), United States Dollar (USD) or Euro. Shipboard accounts may be paid by these currencies or credit card. 70. Ramadan: Ramadan, a Muslim religious period, falls between May and June 2018 and 2019 and is observed by all Muslim countries. Operational hours of shops, markets and some attractions are reduced during Ramadan. 71. Flight Schedules within Egypt: Flight schedules to and from Luxor, Aswan, or Abu Simbel are either early morning or late afternoon. Please be prepared for an early start when flying to or from these destinations. Promotions 72. Please note that if a different promotion becomes available after your booking has been confirmed this is not applicable to your booking. Scenic does not back date our promotions. Published September 2017.


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