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THE ANCIENT WONDERS OF EGYPT & JORDAN

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Contents 6 – Tour Overview 8 – Wonder

10 – The Scenic Experience 34 – Egypt & Jordan

46 – Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan 56 – Tour & Travel Information

Dear Intrepid Traveler, I am delighted to share with you how excited we are to begin offering escorted land tours to the U.S. market, beginning with our 2018 Ancient Wonders of Egypt & Jordan brochure. The land tours presented here offer you the unparalleled experience you have come to know and expect from Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Our Journey Designers have curated a choice of programs that help you discover the wonders in these magnificent lands while enjoying the intimacy of a smaller group size with no more than 36 guests. Step back in time to the cradle of civilization – explore the land of the pharaohs with its colorful 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. Whichever you choose, a tapestry of cultural and archaeological treasures awaits. • 11-day Treasures of Egypt including a 4-night Nile River cruise – Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the pyramids, marvel at the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and glimpse everyday life along the Nile from the decks of the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III • 10-day The Kingdom of Jordan Unveiled – Explore Roman ruins and Biblical sites, visit the World Heritagelisted site at Petra, follow Lawrence of Arabia’s escapades into the desert wonder of Wadi Rum, and float in the Dead Sea • Combine both on our 20-day The Essence of Egypt & Jordan – Discover the incredible legacy of these two intriguing countries, from magnificent monuments immortalizing the Pharaohs to the footsteps of the Romans and Nabateans in Jordan • Begin further afield on our 43-day Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan adventure (or travel from Cape Town to Cairo on our 34-day option) - 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 Nile; and in Jordan, man-made wonders are rivaled only by nature’s beauty. Extend your journey with your choice of these value-added extended-stay options (for details, see pages 62-63). • Blue Train – extend your journey before the start of your Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan itinerary with this luxurious trip into South Africa’s exquisite colonial past on board this iconic historic train • Dubai – Explore the new and the old faces of Dubai from the world famous gold and spice souks to the magnificent Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest tower at 124 floors • Israel – Explore the Old City of Jerusalem, Explore the Mount of Olives, and visit the village of Bethlehem, the birthplace of King David and Jesus of Nazareth As always, you can count on our 5-star service and unparalleled luxury, all expertly delivered and truly all-inclusive. And as a land tour guest, you will continue to enjoy our signature Scenic Enrich, Scenic Sundowners and Scenic Freechoice, in addition to our Scenic Special Stays – iconic properties remarkable for their location, character and heritage. We recommend you book early for best available itineraries, accommodations and rates. To reserve your next journey, please contact your travel professional, call 1-844-277-9029 or visit scenicusa.com We look forward to welcoming you back on board soon. Joelle Davis Vice President, Brand Management Scenic USA


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

The intimacy of smaller group sizes with a maximum of 36 guests Scenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences Scenic Sundowners – exclusive hosted evening drinks in memorable locations

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Scenic Freechoice – an extensive choice of activities and cuisines Scenic Special Stays – iconic hotels remarkable for their location and heritage

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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

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Private concession game reserves in open top safari vehicles in Africa Fully escorted touring Expert handpicked Tour Directors, Egyptologists, local guides and safari guides Local offices in each destination

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All internal flights Personal audio headsets for commentary in Egypt

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WELCOME Scenic honors the beauty of time. We’re not here to rush you from one place to the next. We want you to take the scenic route. To meander slowly and appreciate what’s around you – the smells, sounds and views that you enjoy when you truly take your time. – Here lie the greatest ancient wonders on Earth. From the spine-tingling temples of Abu Simbel and the Pyramids of Giza, to Lawrence of Arabia’s Wadi Rum and the otherworldly beauty of the Treasury at Petra, a tapestry of cultural and archaeological treasures awaits; while discovery and wonders abound on the epic journey from Cape Town to Cairo. Whichever journey you choose, a corner of your heart will stay here forever.


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DISCOVER Step back in time to the cradle of civilization – explore the Land of the Pharaohs, with its colorful 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, 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 snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.

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Kenya Tanzania Victoria Falls Chobe National Park

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Zimbabwe Blyde River Canyon Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger NP)

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WONDER We all strive to feel a closer connection with our surroundings, moments when we move beyond the physical and become truly emotionally engaged in an experience with all of our senses — a moment of wonder. Wonder is a personal emotion, it’s about the heart and the mind, joy, surprise, curiosity and awe. Wonder can be a whole day or a fleeting moment. Travel is about more than distance. It offers us not just a journey across the world to see new sights, but to the heart of what it means to be human. It allows us to step outside our normal parameters and become enriched by what we encounter. It presents us with limitless possibilities to become more than we were before. At Scenic we celebrate the art of wonder through travel. Our aim is to elevate your trip from a mere holiday into a journey of discovery. Never lose your sense of wonder.


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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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In 2016 we celebrated 30 years in the business. We’re experts at what we do and we still love handcrafting extraordinary experiences for our guests, just as much as we did back in 1986. – Our passion for quality travel is what sets us apart and we would love you to join us for our next journey. Since our first coach tour along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road in Australia, we have introduced journeys that cover every continent on Earth, traveling to over 60 countries across the globe. Our history in Egypt and Jordan dates back to 2006, while Africa was our first international touring destination in 1999. Our handpicked staff never lose their sense of excitement for the trip ahead, from our Journey Designers, who use their expertise to curate experiences you wouldn’t otherwise have access to, to our tour representatives greeting each new guest at the airport on arrival. Every trip is a unique opportunity to raise the bar further, and to exceed expectations – both yours, and ours. Above all, we take pride in what we do. We go to the Nth degree.

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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 unrivaled beauty of the Treasury at Petra, from 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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Scenic Enrich Our Journey Designers have handpicked a range of unique experiences that will be among the highlights of your journey. These are exclusive multisensory moments that will add a deeper dimension to your experience. From your own Agatha Christie moment at 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 the exclusively chartered and fully refurbished Sanctuary Sun Boat III. You can 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. You’ll also enjoy complimentary beverages with each lunch and dinner on board. In addition to your expert Egyptologist guide, your Tour Director will be on hand to accompany you throughout your cruise.

Scenic Freechoice Choose between a range of activities and sightseeing experiences to ensure you only see what you want to see, and do what you want to do, at a tempo 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.

Safari Lodges & Game Drives Nothing evokes images of a great African adventure more than staying at iconic safari lodges and going on game drives through the continent’s untamed wilderness. Scenic has been able to secure exclusive access to the very best lodges where you’ll be afforded a level of quality and a standard of service second to none. 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’.

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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 accommodations, 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.

The Nth Degree You can look forward to a personal welcome at the airport, and can relax in the knowledge that you’ll be transferred to and from your hotel, regardless of when you arrive. Furthermore, all our transport is of the highest possible standard. We use local guides as nobody knows a place as well as those who live there. Our tours will not only show you the expected highlights, but also the hidden gems that only locals know. What’s more, absolutely everything is taken care of. No additional tipping is required for any activities or meals while on tour – it’s all included.


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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 colors 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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To truly get under the skin of any land, or any people, it’s not enough to merely visit the sights, or marvel at the attractions, however wondrous they may be. Enrich experiences take you into the very heart of the communities that you’re visiting, and transport you to places and events that you wouldn’t otherwise encounter. Be treated to an exclusive dinner 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.

Whether you’d like to explore the oldest pyramids in the world or discover the exotic species of the open air Botanical Gardens, take a spa treatment or witness underwater wonders in the Red Sea, Scenic Freechoice offers you a range of all-inclusive excursions to choose from, at whatever pace suits you. In Africa, choose from a breezy Harley Davidson ride through the ‘fairest Cape’ and a visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, to 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 in the price you pay upfront.


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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.

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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 our exclusive private charter on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III. Catering to just 36 guests, every cabin is tastefully appointed and features a window onto the world for every guest. On board your recently refurbished boutique Nile river cruiser, luxury awaits. Modled on the opulent era of the 20s and 30s, style, comfort and refinement are reflected throughout. The spacious cabins are elegantly furnished and oversized picture windows ensure you won’t miss a minute of the passing scenery. All cabins have a mini-bar, safe deposit box and satellite LCD television, along with individually-controlled air-conditioning. Indulge in one of the elegant Presidential Suites situated at the front of the Promenade Deck featuring a separate sitting area. The lavish Royal Suites also boast private balconies from which to witness your magnificent surrounds. Your 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, be entertained by a belly dancer, whirling dervishes, and dress the part for a colorful 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 during your cruise. As you drift languorously past the ancient wonders along the shores of the Nile, there’ll be breathtaking monuments – and moments – around every bend.


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Hotels Even when you’re not on the river, you’ll stay in the most unforgetable accommodations. Exceptional quality and service is integral to everything we do, and our selection of handpicked luxurious hotels will ensure that your vacation becomes just that little bit more extraordinary. There’s nothing like checking into a spectacular hotel where you can relax and recharge after a busy day exploring. All our luxury properties have been specifically chosen to let you thoroughly enjoy each destination. We’ve also handpicked a selection of extra-special hotels, aptly named Scenic Special Stays. 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,

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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

The wonder of traveling with Scenic isn’t simply about visiting incredible sites and awe-inspiring locations. It inhabits every aspect of your journey, from the places you stay, to the fellowship you experience along the way.

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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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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 center 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 lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos or elephants, 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 are not only experts in the art of reading the African bush, they’re also adept at spotting a moment of wonder a mile off.

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The 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 You’ll be greeted personally at the airport at the beginning of your journey, and escorted to your hotel where your Tour Director is 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 personalized transfer to your departure point. Travel in style Whether it’s a luxury cruise on the Nile or traveling 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 breathtaking views. Local knowledge We use a combination of our expert Tour Directors, local guides, Egyptologists and safari guides to

ensure our guests’ needs are fully catered to. Our local guides are integral to the experience; after all, nobody knows a location as well as someone who actually lives there. 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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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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Temples of Abu Simbel Comprising the World Heritage-listed Great Temple of Ramses II and the smaller one to his wife Nefertari, the temples of Abu Simbel are among the most famous and spectacular in Egypt. In 1968, under threat from the rising waters due to the construction of the Aswan Dam, the temples were moved stone by stone to a higher location in one of history’s greatest 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. You may never look at the stars in the same way again.

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.

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 artifacts, 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.

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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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 Byzantine-era 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. The nights are so clear you will feel like you can touch the stars.


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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan Traversing the African continent from Cape Town to Cairo and on to Jordan is one of the world’s epic journeys. Start in Cape Town, track the ‘Big Five’ of Kruger National Park and witness the power of Victoria Falls. Marvel at the diversity of wildlife in the great game parks of Kenya and Tanzania. Discover Egypt’s ancient wonders and cruise the magnificent Nile in luxury; and in Jordan, man-made wonders are rivaled 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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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 millennia-old 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 colorful 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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Scenic highlights 1 exclusive Enrich experience Your choice of 6 Freechoice activities 3 Special Stays 2 Sundowners events 26 meals - 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners

The Treasures of Egypt 11 Day Tour & Cruise

Giza (Cairo) > Cairo

A  Temples of Abu Simbel

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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.

Giza (Cairo) > Cairo

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.

Giza

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2018 Departures 13

Apr

27

20

4

Nile Cruise

Red Sea

Aswan 1 Abu Simbel

1 Overnight stay

River cruise

Included flight

Tour code: MEEE Twin share

$6,795 $6,395

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Kom Ombo

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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Twin share Add from

Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck

$160

Presidential Suite

$560

Royal Suite

$800

Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $1,000 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 64 and 65.


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The Treasures of Egypt

Hieroglyphics, Valley of the Kings

Luxor temple

Nile River, Aswan

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Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, Cairo

11 Day Itinerary Giza (Cairo) > Cairo Day 01

Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by Giza (Cairo) the well-preserved, colorful Your journey into wonder hieroglyphics adorning the begins at Giza with a two night tombs in the Valley of the special stay at the iconic Mena Kings. See the impressive House Hotel. You’ll be able to monument to Queen soak up the magnificent view Hatshepsut, then admire the of the Great Pyramids right well-preserved temple of from your balcony. Ramses III. Return to Luxor Sundowners and embark on your luxurious Enjoy drinks and canapés as private charter on board the the sun sets over the Pyramids. boutique Sanctuary Sun Meals: D Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Day 02 Late this afternoon, tour the Giza vast open-air temple complex Be awed by the sheer of Karnak and be awed by the magnitude of the Pyramids enormity of the pillars as you and visit the Solar Boat walk through the impressive Museum housing the restored Hypostyle Hall. cedar wood barge dating back Sundowners to 2500 BC before marveling at Raise your glass and toast the the 66 foot limestone monolith start of your Nile cruise with of the Sphinx. This evening drinks and canapés. watch the laser light display Meals: B.L.D and entertaining show at Day 05 the Pyramids.

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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. Marvel at the vibrant colors 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 colors of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerizing moves of a belly dancer.

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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 colorful local markets. Meals: B.L.D

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 Balloon Flight

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

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.

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. Meals: B.L.D

Day 07

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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Discover the priceless Nile Cruise antiquities in the Egyptian Cruise south to reach Museum including the charming Aswan, the home of artifacts recovered from the Nubian people. Discover Tutankhamun’s tomb and the the Osiris temple complex of collection of Royal Mummies. Philae, then visit the stone Freechoice: Discover Islamic quarries to learn about ancient Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient carving techniques and see site of Saqqara. the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner. awaits as you savor your last Meals: B.D moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Day 11 Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner. Cairo Meals: B.L.D Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport taking a lifetime Day 08 of memories with you.

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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

Day 09

Aswan > Cairo Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritagelisted temples of Ramses II

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


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The Kingdom of Jordan Unveiled 10 Day Tour

Scenic highlights

Amman > Amman

A  Wadi Rum Desert

1 exclusive Enrich experiences Your choice of 3 Freechoice activities 2 Special Stays 2 Sundowners events 18 meals - 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners

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Hidden treasures

Amman > Amman

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.

Jordan 2 Amman

Dead Sea 2 2 Petra 1 Wadi Rum

Aqaba 2

Red Sea

Departure Dates 2018 Departures Apr

Tour code: MEJJ

Land content

Twin share

23 30

$5,495

May 07 14

$5,495

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04

$5,495

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03 10 17 24

$5,495

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22 29

$5,495

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03

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1 Overnight stay

$5,495 Twin share

Jan

28

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04 11 18 25

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Mar

11 18 25

$5,595

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08 22 29

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14 21

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Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $1,000 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 64 and 65.

Jerash Temples Dating back to the Bronze Age, the city of Jerash is one of the bestpreserved 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

Bethany Beyond the Jordan

Petra by candlelight

Aqaba, Red Sea

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10 Day Itinerary Amman > Amman Day 01

Amman Your journey into wonder begins in Amman, the capitol 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

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Amman

The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly colored narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 130 feet high. Designed to impress, the rock-cut facade will take your breath away. This is only the first of many wonders you will discover here today. Meals: B.D

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Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash, inhabited since the Bronze Age. Explore the impressive ruins and witness an exciting re-enactment of a Roman chariot race in the hippodrome. 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 03

Amman > Petra At Bethany Beyond the Jordan see where Jesus was baptized 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 Movenpick Hotel. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight. 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.

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Dead Sea > Amman

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.

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

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Day 08

Aqaba > Dead Sea

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Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you discover the dramatic desert landscapes of Wadi Rum. Explore Lawrence Road and be awed by the 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 the moon during your Special Stay in the luxurious Martian tents of the Sun Camp. Sundowners Witness the dramatic colors of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink. Meals: B.L.D

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Early risers will be rewarded with the stillness of the desert at sunrise. Later, continue south to Aqaba for a two night Special Stay at the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea. Relax in the luxurious surrounds of your hotel, step onto your balcony with sweeping Red Sea views or take a dip in the pool. Meals: B.D

Aqaba

Day 10

Meals: B

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Petra > Wadi Rum

Day 07

Travel north for a two night stay at the luxurious Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa. Relax and enjoy the views over the Dead Sea across to Israel from your balcony.

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Key Scenic Special Stay Scenic Sundowners Scenic Enrich Experience Freechoice - see page 66-67

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


Walking through the canyons, each corner reveals increasing layers of colors. As it narrows, you draw each breath with anticipation for the final reveal of the magnificently carved Treasury. A memory not to be forgotten. Sarah, 59 The Treasury, Petra, Jordan N 30° 19’ E 35° 27’


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The Essence of Egypt & Jordan 20 Day Tour & Cruise

Giza (Cairo) > Amman

Ancient and natural wonders Explore the incredible legacy of these two intriguing countries, from magnificent monuments immortalizing 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 marveling 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 capitol Amman before traveling to the World-Heritage listed city of Petra for a spine-tingling exploration of the incredible Treasury. Marvel at the moon-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.

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The Essence of Egypt & Jordan

River cruise

A Ramses II Temple, Abu Simbel, Egypt B Great Sphinx, Giza, Egypt C Petra by night, Jordan

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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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Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

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Luxor Museum

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Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple

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Temple of Hathor at Dendera

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Nile Cruise

Nile temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo

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Philae Temple

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Scenic Enrich - Dinner at The Terrace

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Aswan > Cairo

Temples of Abu Simbel

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Cairo

Egyptian Museum and Mummies Room

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Cairo > Amman (Jordan)

Fly to Amman

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Amman

Scenic Enrich - Royal Jordanian Automobile Museum

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Amman > Petra

Madaba mosaics and Mount Nebo

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Petra

The amazing Treasury

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Petra > Wadi Rum

Desert Jeep safari

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Wadi Rum > Aqaba

The Red Sea

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Aqaba

Scenic Freechoice Aqaba

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Intriguing desert landscapes

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Dead Sea

Floating in the Dead Sea

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Amman

Farewell


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

Solar Boat Museum, Giza

Day 01

Giza (Cairo)

Sanctuary Sun Boat III

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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 from your balcony. Sundowners Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the Pyramids. Meals: D

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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 marveling at the 65-foot limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids. Meals: B.L

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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 colorful local markets. Meals: B.L.D

Day 04

Luxor > Nile Cruise

Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colorful 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. Late this afternoon, tour the vast openair 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. Meals: B.L.D

Day 05

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. Marvel at the vibrant colors 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 colors of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerizing moves of a belly dancer. Meals: B.L.D

Day 06

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 Balloon Flight

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

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. 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. Meals: B.L.D

Philae complex, Aswan

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 savor your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner. Meals: B.L.D

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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 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

Day 09

Aswan > Cairo Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritagelisted 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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Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artifacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies.


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The Essence of Egypt & Jordan

Royal Automobile Museum, Amman

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. Meals: B.D

Day 11

Cairo > Amman Fly to Amman, the capitol of the Kingdom of Jordan, for two nights at the Fairmont Amman. Join your Jordanian Tour Director for a dinner of local delicacies. Meals: B.D

Day 12

Wadi Rum

Float in the Dead Sea

Day 15

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 weathered sandstone mountains. Your Special Stay is in the luxurious Martian tents of the Sun Camp. Sundowners Witness the dramatic colors of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink. Meals: B.L.D

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Early risers will be rewarded with the stillness of the desert at sunrise. Amman Continue south to Aqaba for a two night Discover the ancient Roman city of Jerash Special Stay at the Kempinski Hotel as you explore the impressive ruins and Aqaba Red Sea. witness an exciting re-enactment of a Meals: B.D Roman chariot race in the hippodrome. Enrich Day 17 During a private visit to the Royal Aqaba Automobile Museum you will be Freechoice: Cruise and snorkel the Red captivated by the extensive private Sea or ride the glass bottom boat in collection of the Royal Family. search of marine life. Alternatively, you Meals: B.L may choose a relaxing Spa treatment. Day 13 The afternoon is free to enjoy the resort’s facilities. Amman > Petra

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Dead Sea > Amman Transfer to Amman airport, taking wonderful memories with you. Meals: B

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At Bethany Beyond the Jordan see where Jesus was baptized 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 Movenpick Hotel. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight. Meals: B.L

Day 14

Petra This magnificent World Heritage-listed city is the legacy of the Nabataeans, who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. The impressive eastern entrance leads through a brilliantly colored narrow gorge to the imposing Treasury, more than 130 feet high. Meals: B.D

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Tour code: MEEJ Twin share

Apr

13 20

$10,895

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27

$10,495

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04 25

$10,495

Aug

24 31

$10,495

Sep

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Jan

18 25

$10,995

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$10,995

Aqaba > Dead Sea

Mar

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Travel north for a two night stay at the luxurious Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa. Relax and take in the views over the Dead Sea across to Israel from your balcony. Meals: B.L

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Make the most of your resort’s direct sea access and allow the staff to slather you in the therapeutic mud before floating in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea. Sundowners Join your Tour Director at the Sky Bar and toast the end of a wonderful journey. Meals: B.D

Cabin Upgrades Suite

Twin share Add from

Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite

$160 $560 $800

Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $1,000 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 64 and 65.


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


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


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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan 34/43 Day Tour & Cruise

Cape Town > Amman

Embark on the journey of a lifetime If you close your eyes and picture Africa, Egypt or Jordan, chances are you’ve conjured up one of the 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 emeraldgreen 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, rosered 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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Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan

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River cruise

1 Overnight stay

A Chobe River, Botswana B The Great Sphinx, Giza, Egypt C Hieroglyphics, Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Included flight

Amman

Land content

Dead Sea 2

Cape Town > Amman Giza

Lake Nakuru National 2 Park

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Kenya

2 Cairo

Aqaba 2 1 Wadi Rum

1 Luxor Esna Edfu 4 Nile Cruise Kom Ombo Aswan 1

2 Nairobi

Masai Mara National Reserve

Jordan

2 Petra

Egypt

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Red Sea

Abu Simbel

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

3 Chobe National Park Botswana

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Blyde River Canyon

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South Africa

Cape Town

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

Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger NP)

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Cape Town (South Africa) Cape Town Cape Town Cape Town > Thornybush Thornybush Game Reserve Panorama Route > Johannesburg Johannesburg > Victoria Falls Chobe National Park (Botswana) Victoria Falls Victoria Falls > Johannesburg Johannesburg > Nairobi Nairobi > Tarangire N. P. Tarangire N.P. > Ngorongoro Ngorongoro Crater Ngorongoro > Amboseli N.R. Amboseli National Reserve Lake Nakuru National Park

Welcome reception Table Mountain gondola Cape Point, Penguin colony Flight to Thornybush Game drives; Enrich - Dine in the bush Blyde River Canyon Victoria Falls Sundowners cruise River cruise and game drive Enrich - Meet the people Flight to Johannesburg Flight to Nairobi Great Rift Valley, Game drive Game drive Game drive Mount Kilimanjaro, Game drive Enrich - Maasai village visit Game drive, Enrich - Baby Orphanage

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Masai Mara N.R. > Nairobi Nairobi > Cairo > Giza Giza Giza > Luxor Luxor > Nile Cruise Nile Cruise Nile Cruise > Aswan Aswan > Cairo Cairo Cairo > Amman (Jordan)

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Madaba mosaics and Mount Nebo

Sundowners Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx Luxor Museum Valley of the Kings & Karnak Temple Nile temples visits Scenic Enrich - Dinner at The Terrace Temples of Abu Simbel Egyptian Museum and Mummies Room Fly to Amman

The amazing Treasury Desert Jeep safari The Red Sea Scenic Freechoice Aqaba Intriguing desert landscapes Floating in the Dead Sea Farewell


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Egypt & Jordan

Cape Town to Cairo & Jordan 34/43 Day Itinerary Cape Town > Amman

Table Mountain, Cape Town

Game drive

Victoria Falls

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

Blue Train extension

Commence this once-in-a-lifetime experience with a 4 Day Blue Train extension from $2,495 per person. See page 62 for details.

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Welcome to Cape Town. Your journey into wonder begins with a three night Special Stay at the Table Bay Hotel.

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Cape Town

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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

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

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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Arrive at Thornybush Private Game Lodge, adjacent to Kruger National Park, for a three night Special Stay.

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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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Panorama Route > Johannesburg

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.

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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.

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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 320 feet in a dramatic cascade. Your outdoor dinner features a mesmerizing 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

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

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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


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Tree climbing lion, Tarangire National Park

Maasai Tribe

Masai Mara bush breakfast

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Nairobi > Tarangire National Park

Amboseli National Reserve

Masai Mara Reserve

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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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Enrich Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture and their close association with the wild animals. Enjoy a guided walk about the lodge perimeter.

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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

Day 15

Ngorongoro Crater 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 16

Ngorongoro Crater > Amboseli National Reserve 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 > 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

Day 19

Lake Nakuru National Park

Freechoice: Join your Maasai guide for a walk in the savannah of the northern Masai Mara. Alternatively, join an African cooking class. Meals: B.L.D

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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 20

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

Day 21

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

Experiencing the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon is a once-ina-lifetime moment. (Additional cost, please book on tour.)

Day 23

Masai Mara > Nairobi Enrich Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast out on the open plains of the Masai Mara amongst the wildlife. Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi for an overnight stay at the Fairmont Nairobi. Meals: B.D

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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


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Temple of Ramses III, Luxor

Day 25

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 marveling at the 65-foot limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids. Meals: B.L

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

Day 27

Luxor > Nile Cruise  Balloon Flight

Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites. (Additional cost, please book on tour.) Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colorful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut, then admire the temple of Ramses III. Return to Luxor and embark your private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Late, this afternoon, 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.

Temple of Horus, Edfu

Nile Cruise

Sundowners Raise your glass and toast the start of your cruise with drinks and canapés. Meals: B.L.D

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Nile Cruise Catch a glimpse of daily life along the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colors of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple before returning to Luxor and visiting the impressive Luxor temple. Tonight delight in the colors of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerizing moves of a belly dancer.

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. Meals: B.L.D

Day 32

Aswan > Cairo

Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Meals: B.L.D Marvel at the enormous World Heritagelisted temples of Ramses II and his Day 29 wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising Nile Cruise waters of the Aswan Dam. Later, fly to Cruise south where villages and majestic the bustling city of Cairo for your twotemples line the banks of the Nile against night stay at the elegant St. Regis Cairo. Meals: B.L the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most Day 33 completely preserved complex in Egypt. Cairo This afternoon explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank. Discover the priceless antiquities in the A fun night awaits on board with a lively Egyptian Museum including artifacts Galabeyya party themed with Egyptian from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the delicacies, music and dancing. collection of Royal Mummies. Meals: B.L.D Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the Day 30 ancient site of Saqqara. Nile Cruise This evening join your Tour Director for Cruise south to reach charming Aswan, a farewell to Egypt dinner. the home of the Nubian people. Explore Meals: B.D the Osiris temple complex of Philae, Day 34 then visit the stone quarries to learn Cairo > Amman about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. Fly to Amman, the capitol of the Savor your last moments on board Kingdom of Jordan, for two nights at and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. the Fairmont Amman. Tonight join your Tonight join the Captain and crew for a Jordanian Tour Director for a dinner of farewell Gala Dinner. local delicacies.

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Guests on the 34 Day Cape Town to Cairo tour (Tour code: ZCTC) depart today and transfer to Cairo airport after breakfast.

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Amman

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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

At Bethany Beyond the Jordan see where Jesus was baptized 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 Movenpick Hotel. An unforgettable sight awaits as you visit the Treasury and chasms lit by candlelight. Meals: B.L

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

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Petra > Wadi Rum

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Travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia as you 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.

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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

Aqaba

Amman > Petra

Float in the Dead Sea

Sundowners Witness the dramatic colors of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink.

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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.

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34 Day Cape Town > Cairo Tour code: ZCTC

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2018 Departures

Aqaba > Dead Sea

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Travel north for a two-night stay at the luxurious Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa. Relax and enjoy the views over the Dead Sea from your balcony.

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Enjoy the facilities of your resort including direct access to the sea and allow the staff to slather you in the therapeutic mud before floating in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea. Sundowners Join your Tour Director at the Sky Bar and toast the end of a wonderful journey. Meals: B.D

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Dead Sea Transfer to Amman airport taking wonderful memories with you. Meals: B

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Cabin Upgrades Suite Luxury Cabin - Promenade Deck Presidential Suite Royal Suite

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Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $1,000 All prices are per person and include taxes and charges. Cruise price based on Luxury Cabin Nile Deck. Single supplement price on application. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 64 and 65.


A hush descends as the mighty creature stretches before us. We observe each other slowly – man and beast, and at once I’m struck with a sense of awe about sharing this planet and this moment with such an extraordinary animal. Brendan, 46 Kruger National Park, South Africa S 24° 57’ E 31° 33’


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 call us at 1 844 277 9029, or visit scenicusa.com and we’ll be happy to help. We’re confident that once on board, 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. So when you choose to travel with us, not only do you get to explore a world of wonder that will furnish you with memories for a lifetime, you’ll also be entitled to a range of exclusive privileges that will help you enjoy the experience even more.

Over our 30 year history, guests have always remained our number one priority and we’d like to say thank you for your loyalty. Scenic Club benefits can include - Thank You vouchers, priority on Pre-Release tours, complimentary luggage, on board access to our dining options, member-only itineraries and even Welcome Home hampers.

Scenic Deposit Protection Plan Add a Scenic Deposit Protection Plan for added peace of mind. See page 64 for full terms and conditions.

*Conditions apply. For the most up-to-date details of member benefits and Terms and Conditions, please visit our website. ^To receive this benefit please advise your booking agent that you’re taking up this Scenic Club offer and it must be organised well in advance of your departure and be issued as part of your pre-travel documentation. This offer is subject to availability and the ability to do so within local regulations or operational requirements. † The 20 days required to qualify for this benefit can be made up of the total paid days for travel, so can include paid add-on days, such as stopovers, tour extensions and/or back-to-back tours. Hotels available for this benefit are subject to change. ~When sailing on a Scenic Space-Ship and Scenic owned South East Asia river cruisers. # When sailing on a Scenic Space-Ship.


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The luxury started at our front door when a limousine came to pick us up. From then on I felt like royalty the entire holiday, and our complimentary hotel stay at the end of the tour really crowned the whole wonderful experience. Ellen, 56 Cherry Hills, CO N 39° 38’ W 104° 57’

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 15 paid tours or 250 days travel and be upgraded to our highest membership level, Scenic Club Emerald. In addition to all the benefits of Diamond your Emerald benefits include:

• Limousine transfers before and after you travel*^ Alternatively, you can enjoy a complimentary night’s hotel stay if the limousine service is not available at your location or a $50 each way transfer credit^ • A complimentary pre or post night’s hotel stay for trips of 20 days or more^† • Scenic Club premium backpack and merchandise selection prior to every trip* • Exclusive Scenic Club Platinum offers • Access to exclusive memberonly itineraries

• A Scenic Club hardcase trolley bag or a $100 pre-paid Visa card prior to each departure* • Scenic Club merchandise selection prior to every trip* • An extended distance allowance for the chauffeur-driven limousine service* • Exclusive Scenic Club Diamond offers

• A special Emerald designer lapel pin • A Scenic Club hardcase trolley bag or a $100 pre-paid Visa card prior to each departure plus a premium backpack and merchandise* • A $300 Thank You voucher* • A $150 Share With A Friend voucher plus you will earn a $200 Referral Credit* • A $100 onboard credit for use in the wellness centre# • Upgraded hotel categories for pre or post tour accommodation when available • Multiple access to Table La Rive, Portobellos, L’ Amour or Table d’Or subject to availability~ • Unlimited laundry and pressing on cruises# • A Welcome Home gift pack after every Scenic trip of 20 days or more† • Emerald member only offers • A dedicated email address • Exclusive Scenic Club Emerald events

• A $200 Thank You voucher to be redeemed on your next cruise or tour* • A $100 Share With A Friend voucher plus you will earn a $200 Referral Credit* • Scenic Club backpack or unisex satchel, which you’ll receive prior to every trip* • A dedicated Member’s Help Desk • 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


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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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Giza, Egypt

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.

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Sun City Camp Sleep under starry desert skies in air-conditioned ‘Martian’ geodomes, a haven of luxury with private en-suite 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.

Cape Town, South Africa

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

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.

Luxor, Egypt

Aswan, Egypt

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.

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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

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Giza, Egypt

Mena House Hotel This iconic hotel is located within 40 acres of verdant gardens, in the shadow of the Great Pyramids of Giza. Enjoy unparalleled views from your elegant Premier Pyramid View Room, equipped with modern amenities. From $115

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. From $125

Amman, Jordan

Fairmont Amman The Fairmont Amman is a modern urban oasis. The elegantly appointed guest rooms with unparalleled views of the Amman hills are remarkably spacious and complete with premium amenities. From $140

Dead Sea, Jordan

Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa An upscale experience in a unique location. At the lowest point on earth, about 1,300 feet 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. From $125

Cape Town, South Africa

Table Bay Hotel Occupying one of the most desired locations in Cape Town on the water's edge, with views of both Table Mountain and the ocean, the Table Bay Hotel has a central location to the city's major attractions and activities. From $185

Johannesburg, South Africa

Michelangelo Hotel Situated in stylish Sandton, Johannesburg’s trendy shopping district, this splendid Renaissance architecture hotel offers outstanding facilities in a stylish and elegant setting with easy access to the finest shops and restaurants. From $170

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


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Johannesburg > Cape Town

A  V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

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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 predeparture 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 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.

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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

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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. Meals: B

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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.

Departure Dates

Tour code: BLUE

2018 & 2019 Departures

Twin share

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$2,045

Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $500 All prices are per person in USD and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 64 and 65. This is an independent, non-escorted extension.


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Dubai 4 Day Tour

Israel

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Amman > Amman

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Day 01

Dubai

Dubai

Amman > Jerusalem

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

A full day at leisure to explore Dubai at your own pace. Late this afternoon, take an exciting Desert Dune Safari and enjoy an Arabian style barbeque.

Travel from Amman and cross the border from Jordan to Israel. Continue to Jericho, located 850 feet 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.

Dubai This morning explore the old and new faces of Dubai with your local guide. See the famous Burj al Arab, visit Al Fahidi Fort and the Dubai Museum. Ride the Abra (water-taxi) across the creek and wander through the world famous gold and spice souks. Later, ride the high speed elevators 124 floors up the tallest tower in the world, the magnificent Burj Khalifa. Visit 'At the Top' and marvel at the unobstructed 360 degree view over the city, the desert and the Arabian Gulf.

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Guests on the 3 Day tour depart this morning after breakfast and transfer to Dubai airport.

Day 04

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

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

Departure Dates

Meals: B.L.D

Day 03

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 capitol Amman for an overnight stay at the Fairmont Amman. Meals: B

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Day 02

Amman

Jerusalem

Transfer to Amman airport taking away wonderful memories.

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

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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

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Departure Dates Twin share from

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$2,775

4 days

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Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach

$1,350

$900

Deposit per person (required within 2 days of booking): $500

Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel

$1,450

$960

All prices are per person in USD and include taxes and charges. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 64 and 65. This is an independent, non-escorted extension, which has to be booked in conjunction with a tour in this brochure. Single supplement price on application.

All prices are per person in USD and include taxes and charges. Seasonal surcharges may apply. This is an independent, non-escorted extension. For full terms and conditions please refer to pages 64 and 65. Single supplement price on application. Enquire for Abu Dhabi stopover packages.


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Terms & Conditions 1. Contract 1.1 These terms and conditions (“Conditions”) form the basis of the contract between You and Scenic Tours (USA) Inc (“Scenic”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) (“Contract”). It is important that You read the Contract carefully to ensure that You understand Your rights and obligations. Your Contract may also include additional terms and conditions applicable to a special offer or promotion. 1.2 You confirm Your understanding and acceptance of the Conditions and the Contract by paying Your Booking Deposit or otherwise paying any part of the price of Your Tour. 1.3 If You make a Booking on behalf of any other person, You represent to Us that You have their authority to make the Booking on their behalf and to legally bind them to the terms of the Contract, including the Conditions. Each reference to “You”, “Your”, “Guest” or “Passenger” means the person who makes the Booking and each other person covered by the Booking. 1.4 Your transportation on any river cruise vessel during Your Tour, including a Russian, France or Portugal River Cruise, will also be subject to the Cruise Conditions of the Operator of the vessel. The Operator may be related to Us, but is a separate legal entity and business. The Cruise Conditions will be provided with Your cruising ticket, which will be provided to You before Your Tour. You can also obtain a copy of the Cruise Conditions by contacting Our customer service team at the Customer Service Contact Address. 1.5 Your Itinerary does not form part of the Contract. 1.6 We may amend these Conditions from time to time. If We amend the Conditions, We will publish the amended version on Our Website. We will also provide the current version of the Conditions to You upon request. You will be bound by the current version of the Conditions at the time You make Your Booking. 2. Meaning of Words In these Conditions, the following words and expressions have the following meanings: (a) “Booking” means the booking You have made with Us for the Tour. (b) “Booking Deposit” means a booking deposit in an amount which We have notified You before You make Your Booking; (c) “Cruise” means a cruise constituting or forming part of Your Tour; (d) “Cruise Conditions” means the Operator’s conditions of carriage for a river cruise vessel. (e) “Cruise Director” means any person designated by Us as the cruise director for any Cruise forming part of Your Tour. (f) “Customer Service Contact Address” means the details for contacting Us set out in clause 13.1 of the Conditions. (g) “Deposit Protection Plan” means Our deposit protection plan as set out on Our Website. (h) “Force Majeure Event” means any act of God, war, terrorism, fire, flood or any other extreme weather conditions, loss of power, epidemics or pandemics, industrial disputes, slow-downs or other strike activities, riots or civil disturbances, acts of government, semi government or other authorities, inability to obtain any necessary license or consent and delays caused by sub-contractors, suppliers or other third parties (including telecommunications carriers), material shortages or other disruption to the Tour beyond Our control. (i) “Guest Contact Details” means Your contact details which You have provided to Us at the time of making Your Booking, as amended by any written notice You may provide to Us from time to time in accordance with clause 13.4 of these Conditions. (j) “Itinerary” means the Itinerary for Your Tour issued by Us, subject to any amendments made by Us from time to time in accordance with the Contract. (k) “Operator” means the owner or operator of a river cruise vessel. (l) “Personal Information” means information about You and any other person for whom You make a Booking, including Your name, address, phone number and other contact details, details of Your next of kin, Your passport number, credit or debit card details, and information about Your health, medical needs, dietary requirements and any disabilities or other special requirements. (m) “Service Provider” means any independent contractor engaged by Us to provide a Tour or any part of a Tour, and includes an Operator. (n) “Tour” means the tour package You have booked with Us as outlined in Your Itinerary. (o) “Tour Brochure” means the brochure for Your Tour published by Us and includes any amendments notified on Our Website from time to time. (p) “Tour Departure Date” means the scheduled departure date for the Tour set out in Your Itinerary. (q) “Tour Director” means any person designated by Us as the tour director for Your Tour. (r) “Tour Price” means the total amount payable by You for the Tour. It includes the Booking Deposit. (s) “Validity Period” means 1 April 2018 to 30 November 2019. (t) “Website” means Scenic’s website at scenicusa.com 3. Booking and Payment 3.1 You may make a Booking directly with Us or through a travel agent. Your Booking will be confirmed only when We have received: (a) Your Booking Deposit; or (b) if Your Booking is made 90 days or less before the Tour Departure Date, the Tour Price and all other amounts payable under the Contract. 3.2 Except as indicated in clause 3.8, We will notify You of the Tour Price and provide You with Your Itinerary at the time of making Your Booking 3.3 You must pay Your Booking Deposit within 2 days after making Your Booking. If We do not receive Your Booking Deposit within 2 days after You make Your Booking, We will automatically cancel Your Booking at our discretion. 3.4 If You have made Your Booking through a travel agent, Your travel agent should forward Your Booking Deposit or Tour Price to Us on Your behalf. However, payments by You to Your travel agent are not considered to be payments by You to Us. We will consider payment has been received by Us only when We receive payment from Your travel agent. 3.5 Any accommodation, sightseeing or flights We book for You separately to those stated in Your Itinerary are not included in the Booking Deposit or Tour Price and You must pay both the deposit and full costs for such additional services separately to the Booking Deposit and Tour Price at the time which We notify You at or before You make Your Booking. Any requests for such additional services will not be processed until Your Booking Deposit is paid in full. 3.6 For some special offers, We may require payment of a further deposit before the balance of the Tour Price is due. We will notify You of any such requirement before You complete Your Booking and will confirm the payment details when we confirm Your Booking. You must make payment by the date notified by Us. 3.7 Except as required by law or in accordance with the Deposit Protection Plan, Booking Deposits are not refundable and are not transferable to other Tours or Bookings. 3.8 If You make Your Booking within 90 days of Your Tour Departure Date, You must pay Your Tour Fare in full at time of bookings. Your Booking is not

confirmed until You have paid the Full Tour Price. 3.9 If clause 3.8 does not apply, You must pay to Us the balance of the Tour Price and all other amounts payable under the Contract no later than 90 days before the Tour Departure Date. 3.10 If You wish to change any incidental component of Your Booking, such as any pre or post-tour accommodation or add-ons, You must contact Us. We may accept or reject Your request at Our absolute discretion. 3.11 You may cancel a Booking by sending Us written notice of cancellation at the Customer Service Contact Address. If You cancel a Booking You will be liable to pay a cancellation fee in accordance with clause 4.8. 3.12 A name change for a Guest or a change to the Tour Departure Date is considered a cancellation of the original Booking. 4. Prices, inclusions and fees 4.1 All Tour Prices are quoted in US dollars. 4.3 Your Tour Price includes all coach and cruise travel; the services of a Cruise Director (if applicable) and/or Tour Director; airport transfers outside of the United States; meals as specified in Your Itinerary; economy class internal flights as specified In Your Itinerary; domestic Egypt Airfare taxes; accommodation; sightseeing and admissions, where stated; port charges; all gratuities and tipping on land Tour/Journeys and Nile and Lake Nasser cruises only; and any other specific inclusions identified in Your Itinerary. 4.4 Unless expressly listed in Your Itinerary as an inclusion, Your Tour Price does not include airfares; airline taxes; gratuities on ocean cruises; shore excursions on ocean cruises; additional optional activities; accommodation upgrades; meals not specified in Your Itinerary; passport fees; visas; vaccinations; medical assistance; government taxes and charges (excluding GST); or any items or expenses of a personal nature. 4.5 Unless stated as an inclusion in Your itinerary, overnight accommodation required to meet Your Tour and/or any flight connections are not included in the Tour Price and will be at Your expense. 4.6 We reserve the right not to honor any published prices that We determine were erroneous due to printing, electronic, or clerical error. If You make a Booking based on erroneous pricing, We will offer You the option of cancelling the Booking and receiving a refund of any amount paid by You or confirming the Booking by paying the difference between the erroneous price and the correct price, as determined by Us. 4.7 The following Fees are payable in addition to the Tour Price: (a) If You book 21 days or less before the Tour Departure Date, You must pay a late booking fee of $50.00 per Booking. (b) If You change Your Booking, other than by varying the Tour Departure Date, You must pay a change fee of $50.00 per Booking. This fee is on account of administrative expenses incurred by Us in changing Your Tour and is a genuine and reasonable estimate of Our expenses. 4.8 If You cancel Your Tour for any reason prior to Your Tour Departure Date (including by changing Your Tour Departure Date or the name of a Guest), You will be liable for the following cancellation fees: Days of notice prior to Tour commencement Cancellation charge (per person) 120 days and over Loss of deposit 119 to 91 days 20% of Tour Price 90 to 62 days 50% of Tour Price 61 days or less 100% of Tour Price You may also be liable to pay cancellation fees to airlines and other third parties. 4.9 We may vary Your Tour Price at any time before You have paid the Tour Price in full to the extent necessary to meet any increase in the Tour costs for reasons outside Our control, including airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges, exchange rate fluctuations or other Tour related costs or tariffs. We will not vary the Tour Price after We have received the total Tour Price from You, regardless of any increases in the costs incurred by Us. We will notify You of any such variation using the Guest Contact Details. 4.10 You are responsible for and must pay for all costs and expenses incurred by You as a result of any change made by You to Your Itinerary after Your Tour Departure Date. This includes changes due to illness or other personal reasons. 5. Cancellation, delays and changes to Your Itinerary 5.1 Your Booking is conditional on Us receiving a minimum number of tour or Cruise passenger bookings to operate the Tour and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, We may cancel or delay a scheduled Tour or Tour Departure Date. 5.2 We will endeavor to make any decision to cancel or delay a Tour or Cruise, and to notify You of that decision, at least 60 days prior to the scheduled Tour Departure Date. 5.3 If We cancel a Tour, for whatever reason, before departure: (a) We will use reasonable endeavors to offer You the closest available tour or cruise departure. If the proposed alternative tour or cruise is: (i) cheaper than Your original Tour Price, We will refund the difference to You; or (ii) more expensive than Your original Tour Price, You must pay the difference to Us; (b) if You accept the proposed alternative tour or cruise, Your Itinerary will be amended accordingly and We will give You an updated Itinerary; (c) if You do not accept the proposed alternative tour or cruise within 7 days of being notified by Us of the alternative, We will: cancel Your Booking, refund to You all monies paid directly to Us and will have no further liability to You; and (d) We are not liable for any third party costs You may incur, which We have not booked on Your behalf, for example airfares or other arrangements booked independently through or paid to a travel agent. 5.4 If We delay the departure of a Tour, for whatever reason, for more than 7 days, You may terminate this Contract and We will provide You with, at Your option, either: (a) a full refund of all amounts paid to Us; or (b) a credit towards future tours with Us which will be valid for 24 months from the date You notify Us of the termination of this Contract. 5.5 We will use reasonable endeavors to provide the Tour You have booked in accordance with Your Itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, it may not always be possible for Us to adhere strictly to Your Itinerary and We may need to make alterations to the Tour or Your Itinerary, before or after the commencement of the Tour. Where, due to circumstances outside of Our control, We are unable to provide the Tour in accordance with Your Itinerary, We will use reasonable endeavors to: (a) give You reasonable notice of any alterations, but there may be circumstances beyond Our control in which alterations will be required with little, or no, advance notice; and (b) provide or arrange appropriate alternative activities, transport and accommodation as required. 5.6 The circumstances in which We may alter Your Itinerary or the Tour include: (a) high or low water levels in any river or canal; (b) lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or other operational reasons; (c) road, river or weather conditions;

(d) national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings or attractions; (e) Force Majeure Events; (f) emergency events, accidents, injuries or other incidents involving You or other passengers; and (g) any other event beyond Our control. 5.7 Alterations to Your Itinerary or the Tour may include: (a) substitution of vessels for part or the whole of a Tour; (b) cabin changes on a vessel; (c) additional embarkations and disembarkations; (d) substitution of alternate transportation, including the use of motor coaches; (e) substitution of hotel accommodation for accommodation on a vessel; (f) alterations to arrival and departure times; (g) alterations to sightseeing activities; and (h) reductions or increases in the time spent at a location. 5.8 If We substitute any vessel, motor coach or accommodation under this clause 5, We will use reasonable endeavors to provide You with a substitution of equivalent specification or quality, but some services and facilities may not be available for all substitute arrangements. 5.9 Any changes to Your Itinerary will be notified to You: (a) if prior to Your Tour Departure Date, by phone, email or mail using the Guest Contact Details; or (b) if during Your Tour, personally by Your Cruise Director or Tour Director. 5.10 To the maximum extent permitted by law, You agree that We are not liable to You for, and You release Us from, any cost, claim, loss, damage or expense whatsoever arising either directly or indirectly in connection with any alteration to Your Itinerary or substitution carried out in accordance with this clause 5, including without limitation any: (a) claim for distress, disappointment or loss of enjoyment arising from the alteration; (b) additional personal expenses incurred by You, including for food, beverages and personal items; or (c) costs associated with any other travel arrangements affected by the changes, including any costs and expenses incurred by You for cancelling or changing those other arrangements or arising from a failure to meet a connection. 6. Your Tour obligations 6.1 For the comfort and safety of You and Your fellow passengers and other people, You must follow the Tour Director’s and Cruise Director’s instructions at all times. 6.2 If We, the Cruise Director, the Tour Director or Our staff or any Service Provider consider You are negatively affecting Your own health, safety or enjoyment, or that of other passengers, including by refusing to comply with instructions of the Tour Director or the Cruise Director, We may terminate the Contract and withdraw You from the Tour with immediate effect. If it is reasonably practicable to do so, the Tour Director or Cruise Director will provide a warning to You and allow You an opportunity to rectify Your behavior before We withdraw You from the Tour. 6.3 If You are withdrawn from the Tour under clause 6.2, You must make Your own travel and other arrangements at Your own expense and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may suffer or incur. 6.4 You must have a valid passport with an expiry date of at least six (6) months after the last scheduled day of Your Tour. 6.5 You must ensure that You obtain prior to the Tour Departure Date all required entry visas for all countries to be visited during the Tour, as failure to obtain correct documentation may affect Your participation in certain shore excursions and entry to certain countries during the Tour. 6.6 If You do not have the correct visa or other documentation necessary to enter a country or participate in any aspect of a Tour (“Documentation”): (a) We will not refund to You all or any portion of the Tour Price; and (b) You will be responsible for any costs You incur as a result of Your failure to obtain the required Documentation, including any costs associated with re-joining the Tour. 6.7 If You are unhappy with something that does or does not happen on Your Tour, You must first use all reasonable endeavors to negotiate with Us in good faith to settle the dispute before commencing proceedings in any court or tribunal. In the first instance You should raise Your concern with the Tour Director or the Cruise Director as soon as reasonably practicable as it may be possible for them to take steps to resolve Your concern with minimal delay. 7. Notification of General Risks 7.1 You acknowledge and agree that there are general risks associated with travelling, which are beyond Our control and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may incur as a result of these general risks. Such general risks include: (a) Tour variations or interruptions caused by road, river or weather conditions; national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings and attractions; Force Majeure Events; high water levels; low water levels; flooding; lock closures; unscheduled vessel or vehicle maintenance; (b) changes to the Tour and Your Itinerary in the circumstances described in clause 5.5; (c) forces of nature; illness; flight schedule changes or cancellations; loss of luggage; epidemics or pandemics; political unrest; accidents; acts of terrorism or other criminal acts; changes to government visa or travel requirements; or (d) other circumstances beyond Our control. 7.2 You acknowledge and agree that where the Tour, any part of the Tour, accommodation, flights or any other good or service are not directly provided by Us, but is provided by a Service Provider, in the event of any dispute or claim including for loss, damage, breach of contract or negligence arising from the conduct of the Service Provider, You must pursue Your claim directly against the relevant Service Provider. 7.3 You must make Your own enquiries regarding Your Tour, including being aware of any relevant government travel safety warnings. 8. Liability 8.1 Nothing in these Conditions or the Contract operates to exclude, restrict or modify the application of any provision of any State or Territory legislation of consumer protection, the exercise of a right conferred by such a provision, or any of Our liability for breach of a guarantee, condition or warranty implied by such a provision, where it is unlawful to do so. All exclusions and limitations of Our liability under the Contract must be read subject to this clause. 8.2 You acknowledge and agree that We accept no responsibility and will not be liable to You (or any third party) for any loss, cost or damage (including loss of enjoyment) suffered directly or indirectly in connection with: (a) any Tour risks or other aspects of the Tour disclosed to You in the Contract; (b) any change to Your Itinerary or delays in departure or arrival times of aircraft or otherwise during the conduct of the Tour; (c) any loss or damage to Your baggage or belongings; (d) any personal injury or death resulting from the acts or omissions or negligence of any third parties providing goods or services to You during the Tour, including air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation providers and medical personnel; or


Terms and Conditions (e) any disappointment or loss of enjoyment due to circumstances outlined in the Contract or otherwise beyond Our control. 8.3 Subject to clause 8.1, but despite any other provision of the Contract, and to the extent permitted by law, Our maximum liability to You or any third party (including any claims of negligence by Us) is limited to the Tour Price You have paid to Us. 8.4 To the maximum extent permitted by law, You acknowledge and agree We are not liable to You, under any circumstances, for any loss of enjoyment, opportunity, profit, savings, revenue or interest or any other consequential or indirect, incidental, special or punitive loss, damage or expenses. 8.5 You acknowledge and agree that We are not liable for any delay or failure by Us or a Service Provider to perform Our obligations under the Contract, resulting from or as a consequence of a Force Majeure Event. 8.6 If a delay or failure occurs or is anticipated due to Force Majeure Event, Our obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event. 8.7 We may immediately terminate the Contract, if the Force Majeure Event delays performance of the Tour for a period of 7 days or more, calculated from the date We notify You of the Force Majeure Event. 8.8 To the extent permitted by law, all express or implied warranties, guarantees, representations, or terms are expressly excluded. Where the law implies any guarantee, condition or warranty which cannot be excluded, Our liability to You for breach of such an implied guarantee, condition or warranty is limited, to one or more of the following: (a) in the case of goods: the repair of goods, replacement of goods, the supply of equivalent goods or the cost of repair, replacement or supply of equivalent goods; or (b) in the case of services: supplying the services again or payment of the cost of supplying the services again. 8.9 We strongly recommend that You take out comprehensive travel insurance with a reputable insurance company to cover You against risks associated with Your Tour including cover for loss of luggage, medical expenses, costs and expenses incurred due to cancellations, delays or other disruptions. 9. Privacy and Data Protection 9.1 In order for Us to process Your Booking and provide the Tour to You, You will need to provide to Us, and We will need to use Personal Information. We will need to provide Your Personal Information to Service Providers, as well as customs and immigration authorities. We may also provide Your personal Information to security and credit checking organizations. Some of the persons to whom We provide Your Personal Information are located overseas, including in countries that may not provide the same level of protection of Personal Information as in the USA. By making a Booking You give Us Your consent to use and disclose Your Personal Information in the manner described in this clause 9.1. 9.2 We may also use Your name and the Guest Contact Details for marketing purposes, unless You tell Us that You do not want Us to do so. You may do this by contacting the Customer Service Contact Address. 9.3 We will otherwise deal with Your Personal Information in accordance with Our Privacy Policy, which can be found on Our Website or provided on request. 10. General Provisions 10.1 We may only waive a right or remedy created under these Conditions in writing. Our delay in exercising a right or remedy does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy, nor does any waiver by Us (either wholly or in part) operate as a subsequent waiver of the same or any other right. 10.2 The Contract is governed by the laws in force in the state of Massachusetts 10.3 The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Massachusetts and any courts competent to hear appeals from those courts. 10.4 Any term which is, by its nature, intended to survive termination of the Contract survives termination. 10.5 In these Conditions, unless the context otherwise indicates a contrary intention: (a) headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation; (b) singular includes the plural and vice versa; (c) a reference to a party includes its successors, permitted assigns, administrators and substitutes; (d) where a word or phrase is defined, its other grammatical forms have the corresponding meaning; (e) the word ‘include’ in any form is not a word of limitation; (f) no rules of construction apply to Our disadvantage on the basis that these Conditions or the Contract were prepared by Us; (g) a reference to a natural person includes their personal representatives; and (h) a reference to a body (including institute, association or authority) which ceases to exist or whose powers or functions are transferred to another body is a reference to the body which replaces it or which substantially succeeds to its powers or functions. 10.6 The Tour Brochure and these Conditions are valid for Tour Departure Dates during the Validity Period unless otherwise indicated in Your Itinerary, and supersedes all previous brochures. 11. Important notices about Your Tour 11.1 Tour Participation (a) Special needs: We welcome You if You have a disability or other special need, provided You are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all the assistance You require. Please note that although We will use reasonable endeavours to provide You with all the activities on Your Itinerary, depending on Your disability, You may not be able to participate in every activity and the Tour/Journey Director or Cruise Director will have the right to refuse Your participation if the Tour/Journey Director or Cruise Director believes Your health and safety or the health and safety of other passengers may be impacted by Your participation. You must advise Us (or Your travel agent) of any disability, medical condition or dietary requirement at the time of Booking. (b) Facilities: It is important to note that: (i) Nile ships do not have elevators, and are not wheelchair accessible; (ii) wheelchair passengers should be aware that suite doors, rest rooms and corridors may not be wide enough to provide access for standard wheelchairs; (iii) requests for modified rooms must be made at the time of Booking and are subject to availability; (iv) for safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on boarding ramps (which may be steep due to water levels) while the vessel is tied up or at anchor, or on to motor coaches; and (v) wheelchairs and walkers can be carried in the luggage compartment of motorcoaches subject to space limitations. (vi) tours in Africa, Egypt and Jordan include walking on steps, uneven ground and surfaces whilst visiting monuments and antiquities for lengths up to 3 miles 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. (c) Our discretion: We may, in Our absolute discretion, decline Your Booking if We are of the view that: (i) We cannot adequately provide for any or all of Your special needs; (ii) Your health, safety or enjoyment, or that of any other passengers attending the Tour/Journey may be at risk; or (iii) You cannot or will not abide by any reasonable directions of the Tour/

Journey Director or Cruise Director. 11.2 Cruises (a) Deckplan: The deck plan, suite sizes, images, inclusions and layout in the Tour/Journey Brochure are indicative only and may vary. Pictured representations of suites or rooms in Tour/Journey Brochures are not drawn to scale. (b) Cruise suites: Your Tour/Journey Price is based on the Suite category indicated in the Tour/Journey Brochure. Upgrades are subject to availability and will be at an additional cost. (c) Noise, Vibration and Odor: While We take reasonable steps to minimise noise, vibrations and odors on the cruise ships, You acknowledge and accept that some noise, vibration and intermittent odors may be experienced on vessels and that We will not be liable to You in relation to any such noise, vibration or odors. (d) Docking Position: During port stops, ships may dock side-by-side, obstructing views and requiring You to pass through other ships to embark and disembark. (e) Internet Service (f) Internet facilities are available on board Nile Cruises for an additional charge. (ii) Internet availability and quality may vary from country to country and can also be affected by technical issues, weather or unfavourable terrains and other factors outside Our control. We do not guarantee the availability or quality of internet connections. (g) Photography: Our Tour/Journeys offer some of the most spectacular and beautiful photographic scenery in the world. However, We cannot guarantee that every scene or highlighted featured in a Tour/Journey Brochure or Itinerary will be available on each Tour/Journey. No refund will be available for any resulting missed scene or photographic “opportunity”. (h) Smoking: Smoking is limited to designated smoking areas on Nile ships (and any other vessels), and is not permitted in suites or on balconies. (i) You acknowledge that We may restrict smoking to specific times and locations during Your Cruise for the comfort of all passengers. (ii) Smoking is not permitted on coaches or such other places as nominated by Us from time to time. (iii) Although We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure there are opportunities for You to smoke during the Tour/Journey, We cannot guarantee such opportunities will be available. (i) Medical Services (i) River cruise ships do not carry a doctor on board however medical services may be called at Your own expense. (ii) Due to the large number of passengers on board, We cannot provide a personal escort for medical visits. (iii) We are not, and Our Service Providers are not, liable regarding the provision of any medical care You may require or choose to accept during the Tour/Journey. (j) 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. 11.3 Coaches (a) Seat rotation: To ensure all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy front and window seats, a daily seat rotation system is employed on all of Our coaches and You must follow the seat rotation system. (b) Travel sickness: If You suffer from travel sickness, You should arrange medication or other alternatives to treat symptoms, as We cannot make allowances for this. 12. Additional Important Information 12.1 Air Travel and baggage (a) Airfare Conditions (i) Discounted airfares are subject to availability and conditions apply. (ii) Our reservations consultant will book the most appropriate fare for Your Tour. (iii) Some discounted airfares have conditions which make them unsuitable to be used in conjunction with Our tours. Full details and conditions may be obtained from Your travel agent. If You have any questions or concerns please contact Our reservations consultant. (iv) Airfares booked as part of Your Tour will be through the most appropriate route although may not be a direct flight; some included flights are unescorted. If You request a customized route or direct flight You will be responsible for all additional costs. (v) Dependent on departure date and time of booking the required booking class for airfare offer may be too far in advance to book with the appropriate airline. If the required booking class is unavailable air surcharges may apply. The flight quote including air taxes and surcharges will be confirmed once all air sectors are booked and confirmed. (vi) Taxes are defined as all airline and government taxes and surcharges. Taxes are subject to change and will be advised at the time of flight reservation. (vii) Please contact Your travel agent for applicable rules and regulations relating to Your air travel. (viii) All early booking airfare deals are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the Tour Departure Dates set out in the Tour Brochure. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. (ix) All early booking airfare Fly Free economy airfare including departure taxes is based on Scenic choice of airline. Flights must be booked by Scenic Cruises.Gateway Cities included: BOS, EWR, JFK, PHL, PIT, ATL, BWI, ORD, DFW, DTW, IAH, MIA, MSP, TPA, IAD, DEN, ORD, PHX, LAX, SAN, SFO, SEA (b) Airport Transfers (i) Airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of Your Tour and at times We designate. Transfers outside these times will be at Your expense and must be secured by Your own arrangements. (ii) Passengers who have purchased Our pre and post Tour hotel accommodation and airfares will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in the Tour start or end city only, on the day of the pre or post accommodation booking. (iii) If You do not book Your flights with Us, You must ensure Your flight details are provided to Us at least 120 days before the Tour Departure Date by: (A) entering Your flight details at the Tour Personalizer on the Website; or (B) contacting Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. (iv) No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. (v) If You miss the pre-booked transfer You will be responsible for making Your own way to the Tour departure point, at Your own expense. (vi) Airport transfers may be group transfers scheduled to coincide with multiple flight arrival and departure times. Private transfers, including Royal Suites transfer are not available in all locations. Please enquire for further details. (c) Carriers: The carriers (including airlines, rail and sea carriers used in association with the tours) are not responsible for statements or features in Tour Brochures. The conditions of sale of each carrier constitute a separate contract between You and the carrier and We have no responsibility in relation to contracts between You and the carriers. (d) Luggage (i) Tour participants are entitled to one suitcase & one carry-on bag per

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person. Your suitcase must not exceed 76 x 53 x 28cms (30’’ x 21’’x 11’’) and must not weigh more than 20kg (42lbs). (ii) Airline passengers should consult with their airline as size and weight restrictions may vary from airline to airline and also according to the class booked. (iii) It is Your responsibility to ensure Your luggage complies with these requirements and You acknowledge that We, contracted carriers or Service Providers may elect not to carry overweight items. (iv) You will be responsible for any excess baggage charges. (v) For the ZCTC/ZCTK Program, when You are travelling in Kenya there are luggage restrictions due to limited luggage space on flights and four wheel drive safari vehicles. We recommend You use a soft bag (sports bag or alternative) to pack essential items into during this portion of the Tour/ Journey. Suitcases are unable to be taken with You whilst tour/Journeying throughout Kenya and will be delivered back to You at Nairobi Airport. Our Service Provider will take reasonable steps to ensure the safety and security of the remainder of Your luggage during this portion of the Tour/Journey. 12.2 Sightseeing, Excursions and Special Activities on Tour (a) Sightseeing: Sightseeing in many ancient sites, historic towns and cities can only be undertaken by walking Tour/Journeys as motorcoach access is not possible. Consequently, a reasonable level of fitness is required as the sightseeing Tour/Journey may involve steps and extensive walking over uneven surfaces. (b) Scenic Freechoice: All Scenic Freechoice activities can be booked whilst on Tour/Journey with Your Cruise Director or Tour/Journey 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. (c) Scenic Enrich: It may not always be possible to offer every Scenic Enrich activity in the Tour/Journey Brochure on Your Tour/Journey. Wherever possible, suitable alternatives will be provided without liability to You. (d) 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. (e) 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. 12.3 Passenger Requirements (a) Special Diets: You must advise Us in writing of any and all special requests and dietary requirements at the time of Booking. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate Your dietary requests but cannot guarantee that such requests can be met. (b) Vaccinations: It is Your responsibility to ensure You have all required vaccinations for Your Tour/Journey. (c) Medical Conditions: We strongly recommend a visit to Your doctor prior to Your Tour/Journey. You must advise Us of any pre-existing medical conditions that might reasonably be expected to increase Your risk of requiring medical treatment. (d) Solo Passengers and Single Accommodation (i) Prices quoted in Tour Brochures are on a twin share basis. If Your Booking is not a twin share booking We will notify You of the applicable single supplement rate, and You must pay the single supplement rate for the Tour, at the time of Booking. (c) Young Passengers: (i) Passengers under the age of 21 years (as at the Tour Departure Date) must be accompanied by an adult and share their accommodation with an adult. (ii) Children under the age of 12 years are not encouraged (with the exception of Christmas tours and Cruises) and are accepted or rejected at Our sole discretion. 12.4 Maps, Pictures and Images (a) Maps: Maps or tour depictions contained in Tour Brochures or any other brochures We issue are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon as the actual route to be taken during the Tour. (b) Images: All images in Tour Brochures represent typical scenes and descriptive detail for each tour, however it is possible that the particular subject matter may not be seen or experienced on Your Tour. Also, some pictures may have been digitally enhanced. 12.5 Hotel Accommodation (a) Substitution: We may substitute hotel accommodation of a similar standard in the place of the advertised hotel due to hotel availability issues. Any changes will be notified once confirmed with the hotel. (b) Responsibility: Although We have taken reasonable steps to secure the most suitable hotel accommodation in the area of the Tour, We are not liable to You for the quality, size or fitness of hotel rooms. 13. Contact Details 13.1 To make, change or cancel a Booking or to make any enquiries regarding a Booking or to otherwise give Us any notice in accordance with the Contract, You should contact Your travel agent or Our customer service center as follows: Email: info@scenicusa.com Telephone: 1 (857) 201-3375 Mail: Scenic Tours (USA), One Financial Center, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111 This is the Customer Service Contact Address. 13.2 Our customer service center is open from 9:00am to 8.00pm (EST) Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 7.00pm (EST) Saturday (excluding public holidays). 13.3 If You need to contact Us during Your Tour, We recommend that if it is practicable to do so, in the first instance You should try to contact the Tour Director or Cruise Director. Depending on the purpose of Your contact, they may be able to assist You, but otherwise they may direct You to contact Our customer service center. 13.4 We will use the Guest Contact Details if We need to contact You before the Tour Departure Date, including for example, if there is a change to Your Itinerary. It is therefore very important that You keep the Guest Contact Details up to date and notify Us immediately of any changes. To update Your Guest Contact Details, please contact Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. 13.5 We reserve the right to not honor any published prices that We determine were erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical error.


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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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SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town

EGYPT Cairo

Botanical Gardens Botanical Gardens Khan el Khalili Bazaar 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 world-famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar.

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.

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Robben Island 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.

Cape Winelands Tour Snorkelling, Red Sea

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

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

Aswan Glass bottom boat Glass bottom boat

For those who prefer to keep their feet dry, enjoy viewing the deep sea wonders through a glass-bottomed 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 Masai 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 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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