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EGYPT, THE NILE, ISRAEL AND JORDAN 2020/2021

Featuring river cruises aboard MS Hamees


Egypt is the gift of the Nile Herodotus

Contents

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE

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The MS Hamees

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The Heart of Egypt

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The Spirit of Israel

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The Essence of Jordan

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Cairo & Ancient Egypt River Cruise

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Israel Pre-Cruise Tour

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Jordan Post-Cruise Tour Extension

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Included Hotels

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MS Hamees Deck Plan

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Testimonials & Emerald Waterways Brochure Collection

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Welcome Join Emerald Waterways as we introduce the ancient tales of Egypt, Israel and Jordan with itineraries seeking to unveil destinations that may only have existed in your imagination, until now. So much can be learned about ancient Egypt from the history books, but this is your opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what life was like for this early civilization, as well as their profound relationship with the Nile River. Cairo is a sprawling capital city with plenty of personality. Visit the Pyramids of Giza and wander the bustling bazaars. Journey to Luxor along the Nile and onwards to the Jordanian capital and the Treasury at Petra. Marvel at the incredible scenery from the sun deck of the comfortable, chartered MS Hamees river ship, between onshore excursions to magnificent temples, tombs and monuments. Thoughtful interior design plays host to spacious cabins, complete with ample amenities. New for 2020 is our 6-night pre-cruise tour to Israel, you’ll be in awe of the contrasting cultures within Israel’s cities. From ‘the Mediterranean capital of cool, Tel Aviv, to the spiritual connections of Jerusalem and further north to the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus is believed to have walked on water, and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he is thought to have performed his most famous sermon.

EmeraldEXPLORER Loyalty Club Upon returning from your first river cruise and escorted tour, you will automatically become a member of our EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty club, entitling you to exclusive benefits, including savings on future cruises, advance notice of new itineraries, and much more. For every subsequent cruise you take with us, you will earn extra points. Visit emeraldwaterways.com/explorer for more details. We look forward to exploring with you soon.

Lisa Norton Vice President, Emerald Waterways

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE Emerald Waterways has become synonymous with exceptional quality and value. We pride ourselves on including the essentials for a seamless experience and, with no hidden costs, you can relax because everything you need is taken care of.

Pyramids in Saqqara

EmeraldDISCOVERY Our journey planners have carefully designed every aspect of your adventure, as we provide the perfect platform for new experiences. Combining our expertise in cruising and land touring, we’ve handcrafted a range of included EmeraldEXCURSIONS in each port of call, as well as a selection of extra special EmeraldPLUS activities and experiences. In addition, we offer a collection of DiscoverMORE optional excursions, available at an additional cost.

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Guardian Sphinx, Giza

EmeraldPLUS We’ll take you to the heart of local culture, encouraging you to understand authentic customs and traditions during exclusive social events with residents and tours of significant landmarks. Witness the colossal rock temples of Egypt’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Abu Simbel, cruise on the waters of the Sea of Galilee or walk in the footsteps of the Romans in Jerash.

Mount Nebo, Jordan

EmeraldEXCURSIONS Every one of our incredible itineraries features an array of excursions, handpicked by our journey planners to offer insightful and diverse experiences at every point along the way. At no extra cost, they are something you can expect almost every day. Visit the Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple, plus marvel at the Pyramids at Giza and the Great Sphinx. Explore Tel Aviv with a local, or enjoy a guided tour of stunning Petra. 5


The MS Hamees The Mövenpick MS Hamees is a deluxe chartered river ship that offers superb onboard service. Embark on a memorable journey from Luxor to Aswan as you experience Egypt’s most spectacular sites from the surrounds of one of the largest river ships on the Nile.

Sun Deck

Location The Mövenpick MS Hamees enjoys a private dock in Luxor, located in the Al Bughdadi District only 15 km south of Luxor airport. Cruise the Nile and enjoy beautiful scenery while exploring the wonders of the ancient world.

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Boasting modern and spacious cabins, all comfortably furnished and air-conditioned, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Nile, as well as either twin beds or a queen-size bed, private bathroom with bath, hair dryer and LCD TV.

MS Hamees provides a wonderful selection of dining and entertainment options. The restaurant offers an international and local buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the lounge bar is perfect for enjoying afternoon tea, cocktails and evening entertainment. Soak up the sunshine from the sun deck, marveling at the magnificence of the Nile, enjoy evening cocktail receptions, a Nubian show and a fancy dress Galabeya party.

Please note: the MS Hamees is not an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship and inclusions and facilities differ. This is a chartered ship

To book call FREE on 833 518 7644 visit emeraldwaterways.com or contact your local travel professional

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The Heart of Egypt Egypt is home to spectacular desert landscapes steeped in thousands of years of history, great feats of archaeological wonder and Mother Nature’s sensational ability to create her own phenomenon. Follow in the footsteps of mighty pharaohs and biblical prophets as you uncover this unique world.

Great Pyramids of Giza

Cairo The Egyptian capital is the gateway to the Nile delta. A magnificent mix of Roman, Arab and Turkish influence, lush vegetation and contemporary skyscrapers co-exist among its 400 plus registered monuments. Embark on a journey to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the famous Sphinx. Visit the Egyptian Museum, home to items discovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun, and enjoy shopping around the many bazaars in central Cairo.

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Nile River

The Nile Recognized as the longest river in the world, the Nile has been named the ‘Father of African Rivers’ and rises from the south of the equator through north east Africa before arriving at the Mediterranean Sea. A lifeline for the Ancient Egyptians contending with little yearly rainfall, the river aided agriculture as it provided a fertile setting from which to prosper.

Monument to Queen Hatshepsut

Luxor Located on the east bank of the Nile River, Luxor is built on the site of ancient Thebes, the former capital of the pharaohs. The city surrounds two ancient monuments, Luxor Temple, built in 1400 BCE, and Karnak Temple. Just west of the city, the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens consists of crypts built into the hills of large expanses of land, chosen specifically by New Kingdom pharaohs as the final resting place for them and their wives. 9


The Spirit of Israel Where east meets west on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel is known by some as ‘the biblical holy land’. Spirituality and culture combine for a city unique to anywhere else in the world, as the pull of modernity and a long-lasting commitment to religion meet for the most sensational of experiences.

Tel Aviv

Sea of Galilee

Tel Aviv

Galilee

Once nicknamed ‘the Mediterranean capital of cool’, this vibrant 24-hour city has it all. An international outlook and cultural scene invite excellent cuisine and world-class nightlife.

Northern Israel is home to the lush, mountainous region of Galilee, known for the Sea of Galilee where, it is believed Jesus walked on water. Witness the Mount of Beatitudes, a small hill recognized as the location from which Jesus performed one of history’s most famous sermons.

World Heritage-listed architecture, like that of the 1930s Bauhaus buildings of the White City, and long beach promenades, provide a rich insight into local history while giving visitors somewhere to relax away from the bustle of city living.

The Sermon on the Mount offers wonderful views of the Sea of Galilee and showcases architecture sure to impress those both familiar and unfamiliar with its biblical connections.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

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One of the oldest cities in the world, the Israeli capital has huge religious connotations within the Jewish, Christian and Islamic communities. Recognized as sacred by those with such beliefs, the walled Old City is not to be missed with its many historic spaces. While the historic destination also balances its responsibilities as a vibrant modern hub, with West Jerusalem home to all the modern essentials, like fashionable restaurants, bars and shops.


The Essence of Jordan Located on the east bank of the Jordan River, the country plays a huge role in biblical history and is defined by its ancient monuments, like the Treasury at Petra. The capital, Amman, is thought to be one of the oldest cities in the world, with archaeologists suggesting humans settled as early as the 13th century BC.

The Treasury at Petra

Valley of the Moon

The Treasury at Petra

Wadi Rum

At the main entrance to Petra, the Nabatean capital, stands the Treasury, believed to be over 2,000 years old, its excellent preservation certain to leave a lasting impression. The intricate carvings adorning its facade provide a wonderful insight into Nabatean culture, with the inside compared to that of a film set. Catch it at its most ethereal between 9am and 11am, as the sun hits it directly, or between 5pm and 6pm as the pink glow of the setting sun smothers its intricate structure.

Any experiences you may have had exploring the desert, will not prepare you for what Wadi Rum has to offer. Populated by trekking camels and dotted with Bedouin camps, the ‘Valley of the Moon’ boasts lunar-like crevices and towering rock formations, known to have Aramaic characters inscribed across it. Marvel at the former watering hole of Lawrence of Arabia, named Lawrence’s Spring and kick up the copper sand under foot.

The Dead Sea Bordering Jordan, 1,312 feet below sea level, is the hypersaline Dead Sea. Renowned for its high salt concentration, visitors flock here to experience its natural buoyancy and to cover their skin in the mineral-rich black mud.

Salt Plains, Dead Sea

Unwind as you appreciate the ever-present natural beauty and historic wonder of the hills of Judaea to the west and the Transjordanian plateaus to the east. 11


Egypt & The Nile

10-Day Cairo & Ancient Egypt River Cruise Day 1 Cairo Day 2 Cairo – Luxor Day 3 Luxor – MS Hamees Embarkation

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Day 4 Luxor – Dendera – Luxor Cairo 1 3

Day 5  Luxor – Esna – Kom Ombo Day 6 Aswan – Abu Simbel – Aswan Day 7 Aswan – MS Hamees Disembarkation – Cairo Days 8-10 Cairo

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary EmeraldPLUS

Sailing to Dendera and visit to Hathor Temple. Visit to Ramesses II & Nefertari Temples. Boat tour on the Nile in Aswan. Home-hosted dinner with local family. EmeraldEXCURSIONS

Visit the Karnak Temple Complex. Visit to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Visit to the Valley of the Kings. Visit to Luxor Temple. Visit to the Esna Temple. Visit to Kom Ombo Temple. Visit to Isis Temple at Philae Island. Visit to Great Pyramids & Sphinx. Visit to the Egyptian Museum.

Egypt

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Red Sea

Kom Ombo Aswan Abu Simbel

And of course, our exceptional EmeraldVALUE inclusions come as standard ■■ Airport transfers to and from your ship and hotels. ■■ 4 nights accommodation on board MS Hamees. ■■ 5 nights hotel accommodation. ■■ 21 meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners. ■■ 2 drinks per guest with lunch and dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee facilities in all cabins on board. ■■ Complimentary bottled water for each excursion. ■■ The services of an Emerald Waterways tour director. ■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■■ All port charges and taxes.

Plus we include all gratuities


From Cairo to Cairo

Cairo

MS Hamees on the Nile

Cairo to Cairo Departing February 2020 — May 2021 Day 1 Cairo Welcome to the Egyptian capital, Cairo, whether from home or from our pre-cruise tour of Israel. Generously steeped in history and standing as one of the largest cityscapes in Africa, there is much to be discovered here. You’ll be met at the airport by an Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your centrally-located hotel for a one-night stay in Cairo.

Visit the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 Luxor – Dendera – Luxor History lovers are certain to find themselves entranced by Dendera, where one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt can be found. The ornate and the structured beauty of Hathor Temple is certain to leave lasting impressions. Return to Luxor and visit the hieroglyphs of Luxor Temple, the backdrop of the modern cityscape. Cruise to Dendera and witness the majesty of Hathor Temple

EmeraldEXCURSION Day 2 Cairo – Luxor Today, you will be flown from Cairo to Luxor to visit the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak. Witness the ancient hieroglyphs that adorn the pillars still standing among the decaying temples and religious structures, including the hypostyle hall in the Precinct of Amun-Ra. Visit the Karnak Temple Complex Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 Luxor – MS Hamees Embarkation Soak in lush panoramas on the west bank of the River Nile this morning as you visit the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, a woman whose reign is a storied part of Egyptian history. Then, visit the world-famous Valley of the Kings, part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of ancient Thebes. Be left astounded by the colorful depictions of daily life and the afterlife that adorn the tombs.

On the east bank of the Nile River, Luxor Temple was built around 1400 BCE. Enjoy a walking tour of this stunning structure, including the Great Hypostyle Hall located within Egypt’s political and religious center. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Day 5 L  uxor – Esna – Kom Ombo Follow in the footsteps of ancient pharaohs today as you weave down the meandering Nile. Flowing north through 11 countries, the Nile is considered by most as the longest river in the world. An important life source to the communities along its banks, this breath-taking waterway has provided water, food and means of transportation for centuries, while ensuring the farmland remained fertile for the production of crops. Not only that, a multitude of wildlife call it home, including turtles, hippos and crocodiles. Here, charming villages and storied temples pepper the riverbanks, nestled amid vast desert landscapes. Visit Esna Temple and look up to see a plethora of enlightening astronomical scenes. Later in the afternoon, Kom Ombo will highlight the way temples were dedicated to specific gods. A fun-filled evening awaits on board with a lively Galabeya party themed with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

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In the early evening, sail the longest river in the world in a local boat, as the beauty of the communities along its banks comes into view, accompanied by an insightful commentary by a local guide. v Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 A  swan – MS Hamees Disembarkation – Cairo Today, bid farewell to your captain and crew and embark on a guided tour of the Philae temple complex. Completed in 690 AD, the complex is a series of ancient temples considered by many as one of the last ancient temples built to the classic Egyptian style. Relocated as part of a UNESCO project in order to protect it from the ever-rising waters of Lake Nasser, it is one of the most popular temples in Egypt. This afternoon, fly to Cairo and for a three-night stay in the bustling capital.

Marvel at the Temple of Esna on the west bank of the Nile built in memory of Khnum, the god of creation and then the Temple of Kom Ombo with its double temple.

Day 6 Aswan – Abu Simbel – Aswan This morning, fly to Abu Simbel to visit one of the most celebrated monuments in Egypt. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Abu Simbel temples were built by Ramesses II, and they stand as some of the best-preserved in the country. This afternoon, enjoy a guided boat tour on the Nile. V  isit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Abu Simbel temples

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Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 8 Cairo

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Visit the Temple of Isis at Philae Island

Discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World today, as you visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Later, you’ll visit the home of a local Egyptian family, who will host a spectacular authentic dining experience. Enjoy a tour of the house as you ask questions about daily life in the Egyptian capital, hear insightful tales and view the school work of their children. Then you’ll be invited to taste delicious home-cooked food, with the option to ask for culinary tips and recipes to take back home. A home-hosted dinner with an Egyptian family

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his tomb, an antique jewelery display, ancient sculptures and a royal mummy room. Enjoy perusing exhibits of ancient scrolls, religious artifacts and solid-gold funerary masks.

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A visit to the Egyptian Museum A visit to Cairo citadel Meals: Breakfast and dinner

The oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, learn about the history of Great Pyramids of Giza from your tour director, then visit to the Giza Solar boat museum and the Sphinx.

Explore the pyramids in Saqqara

Day 10 Cairo After breakfast, it is time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and transfer to Cairo International Airport for your homebound flight or your flight to Jordan for our post-cruise tour. Meals: Breakfast

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9 Cairo

This morning, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the priceless antiquities that can be found inside the Egyptian Museum. Opened in 1835 by the Egyptian government as way to protect priceless antiquities from being stolen from archaeological sites, this magnificent museum houses 120,000 artifacts, including an entire section dedicated to ‘the boy king’, Tutankhamen, and what was recovered from

2020/2021 Departure Date Tour Code: EMEE 2020 DEPARTURES 7-Feb 6-Mar 3-Apr 1-May 19-Sep 3-Oct 31-Oct 14-Nov 21-Nov 2021 DEPARTURES 9-Jan 13-Feb 13-Mar 20-Mar 10-Apr 1-May

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Please note: All prices are per person, based on double occupancy. For single cabin prices please call us. *These departures operate a reverse itinerary.

To book call FREE on 833 518 7644 visit emeraldwaterways.com or contact your local travel professional

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NEW

Israel, Egypt & The Nile

6-Night Israel Pre-Cruise Tour Day 1-2 Tel Aviv

$3,200 per person

Day 5

Tel Aviv – Haifa – Acre – Galilee

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Galilee – Jerusalem

Day 6-7 Jerusalem

Day 4 Galilee 6

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Acre Haifa Acre 2 Galilee Tel Haifa Aviv 22 Galilee 2 Jerusalem Tel Aviv 2 2 Jerusalem Israel

Coach transfer Flight Map is a guide only

EmeraldEXCURSION

Israel

Cairo 11 33 Cairo Egypt

Egypt

Dendera

Dendera Luxor 1 1 Luxor Esna

4 Esna Kom Ombo 4

Red Sea

Our expert local guide will reveal the main attractions and lesser-known gems of Israel’s diverse and vibrant city, Tel Aviv. From ruins to modern architecture and creative cuisine, your day will be full of excitement and insight.

Red Sea

Aswan Kom Ombo Abu Simbel Aswan

Abu Simbel

Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Tel Aviv – Haifa – Acre – Galilee

Departing September 2020 — April 2021 Day 1 Tel Aviv Welcome to Tel Aviv! Arrive at Israel’s capital and be greeted and transferred to your centrally located hotel for a two-night stay in Tel Aviv.

In the morning, depart Tel Aviv and travel north along the coast to the seaport city of Haifa. You’ll see the sights of the Stella Maris Monastery and other landmarks of the town. Then, continue to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Acre. Tour the Knights’ Halls, the Crusaders’ main fortress and palace. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel in Galilee. Guided Tour of Haifa and Acre

Meals: Dinner

Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 Tel Aviv

Day 4 Galilee

Start your day with a city tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa with a local guide. Explore Jaffa’s archaeological ruins and winding alleyways, and then dive into Tel Aviv’s buzzing streets. Admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bauhaus buildings of the White City quarter and visit beautiful Tel Aviv port.

Today you will start with an EmeraldPLUS cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Afterwards, your day continues with a tour of Galilee, starting with a visit to the Mount of Beatitudes, the hill which was the site of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount,

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From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Jaffa, Old Town, Tel Aviv

Capernaum, the site of Jesus’s Galilee ministry and concluding at Tabgha, the site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fish. Continue afterwards to the Golan Heights, for a breathtaking view.

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Embark on a tour of awe-inspiring Jerusalem, lead by a local expert, and tick off a number of some of the most historic sites you may have only ever read about in books. Take a cruise along the Sea of Galilee, the lowest freshwater lake in the world, enjoying the rural magnificence and farmland along the route. Guided tour around Galilee Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 5 Galilee – Jerusalem Drive from Galilee to Jerusalem for your included two-night stay. On arrival, you’ll see the Old City’s most famous sites, including a walk to Palm Sunday Road and the tear-shaped church of Dominus Flevit, where tradition holds that Jesus wept over his beloved Jerusalem. Continue the descent to the Garden of Gethsemane with its ancient olive trees, then enter the Old City through St. Stephen’s Gate to view the Pool of Bethesda and the lovely Crusader Church of St. Anne. View the Arch of ecce Homo (Behold the Man) and follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Jerusalem Today is yours to spend exploring Jerusalem at leisure. If you have any questions or need any advice, your tour director will be available to help you plan your day. Visit to Mahane Yehuda Market Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 7 Jerusalem – Tel Aviv – Cairo Travel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv airport for your flight to the Egyptian capital, Cairo to join your Nile river cruise and tour of ancient Egypt. Generously steeped in history and standing as one of the largest cityscapes in Africa, there is much to be discovered here. You’ll be met at the airport by an Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your centrally-located hotel for a one-night stay in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast

For complete pricing, visit emeraldwaterways.com or contact your travel professional. To book call FREE on 833 518 7644 visit emeraldwaterways.com or contact your local travel professional

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Egypt, The Nile & Jordan

5-Night Jordan Post-Cruise Tour Day 1 Amman Day 2

Day 4

Amman – Wadi Rum – Petra

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$2,300 per person Petra – Dead Sea

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Cairo 1 3 Egypt Egypt

Jordan Jordan

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Abu Simbel Simbel Abu

Departing February 2020 — May 2021 After arriving in Amman, you’ll be invited to a home-hosted dinner with a local family, for a fascinating insight into their lives.

Dendera Luxor 11 Luxor Esna 4 Esna 4 Kom Ombo Ombo Kom Aswan Aswan

Amman to Amman

Red RedSea Sea

Day 1 Amman Start your day with an EmeraldPLUS excursion to the Roman Ruins of Jerash. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch of Jordanian specialties before returning to Amman for your city tour. Experience the highlights of this bustling capital including Amman Citadel. Witness the Roman Temple of Hercules and stroll between the royal and residential buildings of Umayyad Palace. Then, take a walking tour through the markets with your tour director. Visit the Roman ruins of Jerash Amman city tour & a visit to a local market Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 2 Amman – Wadi Rum – Petra Your day will begin with an incredible journey as you witness the sun-kissed hues of the desert during a jeep adventure in Wadi Rum. Lawrence of Arabia was filmed here, and many cultures have left their mark on the area. Later, continue onwards to Petra and enjoy an afternoon of independent exploration. A jeep adventure in Wadi Rum Meals: Breakfast 18


From Amman to Amman

Petra

Day 3 Petra

Day 4 Petra – Dead Sea

Enjoy a guided tour of prehistoric Petra today. This magnificent UNESCO World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans and their lost civilization. Witness the raw beauty of this mystical place as you walk through passageways that have been carved straight into the rock. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brightly colored gorge to the imposing Treasury.

Today, you will travel to the lowest body of water on the Earth – the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is known for its hypersaline waters and therapeutic mud.

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Enjoy a walking tour of Petra Valley and the famous archaeological site. Dating back to around 300 BC, the Treasury at Petra was once the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, and is a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.

Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight at the hotel with your tour director and fellow travelers before a restful overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 Amman

This morning, you’ll have the chance to either relax in your hotel or take part in a DiscoverMORE to visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus of Nazareth is thought to have been baptized by John the Baptist and where the first five apostles are said to have met. Later, it’s time to say goodbye and transfer to Amman airport for your onward homebound flight. Visit to Bethany Beyond the Jordan Meals: Breakfast

For complete pricing, visit emeraldwaterways.com or contact your travel professional.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Dead Sea To book call FREE on 833 518 7644 visit emeraldwaterways.com or contact your local travel professional

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Included Hotels We’ve selected world-class hotels in excellent locations, so every moment you spend onshore is one of ease and indulgence. You’ll experience lodgings that are modern, city center dwellings, to sprawling Arabian-style resorts on the banks of the Dead Sea. Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyan Casino Receive the royal treatment from the minute you step into the spectacular lobby of this Marriott hotel in downtown Cairo. Offering all the amenities you could need, including a 24-hour gym, outdoor pool, spa and casino, you can truly relax during your stay.

Marriott Hotel, Petra

Dine in a choice of 14 dining venues, including the finest Middle Eastern cuisine, American, Asian and even alfresco within the property’s lush gardens. Excellently located close to the many tourist attractions, including the Nile River.

Steigenberger Nile Palace, Luxor Located on the Nile River, this breathtaking 5-star hotel is in a wonderful location, with the Valley of the Kings and the pharaoh’s tombs a short distance away on the other side of the river. Every room includes a balcony or terrace, providing views of the city, the hotel’s courtyard or the colossal waterway. And, it even has its very own boat dock.

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Crowne Plaza, Dead Sea


Tal by the Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv A short walk from Tel Aviv’s Metzizim Beach, this beautiful hotel offers the perfect mix of comfort and luxury, close to the city’s main attractions. Enjoy the breeze from the rooftop, work out in the gym or relax in the sauna, as you get to know the White City.

Kinar Hotel, Galilee Located in blooming leafy grounds on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and a short walk from Kinar Beach, this stunning hotel is surrounded by the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon. Cool off in the swimming pool, work out in the gym, treat yourself in the stylish bar and make yourself at home in your contemporary room.

Harmony Hotel. Jerusalem Within Jerusalem’s bustling Nahalat Shiva district, this wonderful hotel is centrally located, close to cafés, bars, shops and the Old Town. Each room is individually designed to showcase the character of the city with local works of art, and an English inspired bar provides a place to enjoy a drink before a restful sleep.

Kempinski Hotel, Amman Centrally located in the heart of Amman, this is the ideal place to make the most of what the vibrant Jordanian capital city has to offer. The 5-star Kempinski offers modern hotel rooms and is well equipped with stylish dining options, a spa and leisure facilities.

Marriott Hotel, Petra

Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyan Casino

The hotel offers traditional service in comfortable surroundings. Situated 6km from the carved rock Al-Khazneh temple and Siq and the entrance to the ancient city of Petra, with spacious rooms and several dining options, an outdoor pool and spa are also yours to enjoy.

Crowne Plaza, Dead Sea This 5-star beach resort offers stunning Dead Sea views and superb amenities. Why not take advantage of the on-site spa, with many treatments available, or have a swim in the adults only infinity pool? The hotel also features free Wi-Fi and an array of bars, lounges and restaurants for you to enjoy throughout your stay.

Kempinski Hotel, Amman

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MS Hamees Deck Plan Length 236ft (72m) Width 48.5ft (14.8m) Guest capacity: 142 guests

Height 37.5ft (11.50m)

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Twin* cabin

Upper Deck

244 ft2 (22.75m2)

CAT B

Double†/Twin* cabin

Middle Deck

244 ft2 (22.75m2)

CAT C

Twin* cabin

Lounge Deck

244 ft2 (22.75m2)

Please note: The MS Hamees is not an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship and facilities and inclusions differ. This is a chartered ship which may be shared with other guests. The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs of MS Hamees are an indication only and are subject to variation. Cabins 301 & 302 have slightly smaller windows and cannot be opened.

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“The tour director was excellent. I would rate him in my top two of all the trips we have taken! Very good communicator, setting the pace for the entire group and imparting lots of valuable information.” Guest of Cairo & Ancient Egypt River Cruise, May 2019

“The whole tour was just magic.” Guest of Cairo & Ancient Egypt River Cruise, May 2019

“Too many highlights to choose just one. Each location was special and unique and was fulfilling beyond our expectations.” Guest of Cairo to Amman tour & Ancient Egypt River Cruise, February 2019

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15+ Day Itineraries

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10-Day Itinerary

Pay in Full by October 31, 2019 and save up to an extra $600 per couple. Book by December 31, 2019 For new bookings on Egypt, Nile River, Jordan and Israel programs made by December 31, 2019 on departures through May 2021. Air offers are only applicable to bookings made 61 or more days before departure, otherwise an air credit will apply. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. For those who choose the air offer, a secondary non-refundable deposit of $1200 per person is due prior to air ticketing. Emerald Waterways reserves the right to ticket the airfare upon receipt of deposit. Maximum value of air ticket is $1200 per person inclusive of all taxes & fees. Economy Air only on Emerald Waterways’ choice of airlines and routes. Travelers who purchase their own air receive $600 per person off the 10-day Cairo & Ancient Egypt cruise & tour, or $1200 per person off 15+ day Egypt itineraries with Jordan or Israel. These offers are not combinable with any other offer except for Travel Show, agent training vouchers, EmeraldEXPLORER vouchers and referral vouchers. Not combinable with group discounts. Early Payment Offer: Additional savings applies to 2020 Emerald Waterways bookings when paid in full by October 31, 2019 only. Full payment must be made by the specified dates to obtain the corresponding savings. No holds or callbacks. For online bookings, full payment must be collected at the time of call back; no holds or additional callbacks. Taxes & port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC only. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Visit emeraldwaterways.com for complete terms and conditions. 19_EW1307.

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