Soar above the temple-lined Nile to tour Egypt and Jordan as few people ever will — traveling in comfort and convenience between modern Cairo and remote outposts on IE’s Egypt Nile cruise, Wings Over the Nile. Join International Expeditions to discover the very tombs, monuments and cities that have shaped the face of history. Even centuries after they were built, we can gaze on he glorious spectacle of these monuments — Luxor, Philae and Jerash’s Roman ruins — affirming their builders’ conquest over time. On this Egypt tour, you voyage past classic temples and the haunts of kings and queens; fly aboard our private plane deep into the Sinai to St. Catherine’s Monastery and across the desert sands to Jordan; and discover a land steeped in history and mystery on this sweeping journey following the winding path of the Nile and footsteps of Pharaohs.
Few places arouse more fascination and curiosity than Egypt. One of the world’s oldest civilizations, Egypt has a recorded history of more than 5,000 years. Flying aboard our private de Havilland Dash above Egypt, tour the historic temples, tombs and sites of this living museum on our Egypt travel tour. Four private flights minimize time spent in airports and long coach drives (more than six hours!) from Abu Simbel and into the Sinai Desert.
Spend four nights on a luxury Nile cruise aboard the 5-star Amarco II . Each cabin boasts a private balcony for great views of this living museum and passing countryside. Plus, the Amarco enjoys a private dock at Luxor.
This comprehensive small-group Egypt travel tour combines Egypt’s great “must sees” with classic Jordan, taking in Petra and Jerash — even a relaxing stay on the Dead Sea! Although not declared a country until the 20th century, the fingerprints of the world’s oldest civilizations are found on the desert landscapes and red rock of Jordan. The Nabataeans, Romans and Byzantines each traded and built cities here, leaving behind an eclectic blend of architecture and cultures. Petra was hewn by the Nabataeans into rock colored with countless geologic shades and swirls; temples to Zeus and Artemis are only part of the Roman ruins in Jerash; and the call to prayer from a mosque mixes with church bells in Madaba, where Byzantine-era mosaics decorate the church floors.