North Africa & the Middle East

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North Africa & the Middle East 2019-07-11T13:54:17+00:00

Project Description

Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

8 days/7 nights 15 meals
This is an inspirational journey that will strengthen your faith and bring you closer to God. From Bethlehem and Nazareth to Cana, the site of the First Miracle, find new understanding of the life of Jesus. Follow in His footsteps along the Via Dolorosa as you walk the path of the Stations of the Cross. Visit the Church of the Pater Noster, built on the traditional site where Jesus taught. Explore Ein Karem, birthplace of St. John the Baptist. An extensive Jerusalem tour features the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Western Wall. This life-changing tour also includes daily worship in historical sites such as the Church of the Beatitudes, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, St. John the Baptist and the Church of the Nativity.
Oct 28, Nov 25, 2019 $2799 Book by July 31, 2019
June 10, Sept 2, 2020 $2649 Book by July 31, 2019
2019:
Sept 9 $2949 Oct 27, Nov 18 $2999
2020:
Jan 27 $2549 April 18, May 4, 18, 20 $2999
Jun 17, July 22, Aug 31, Sept 7, 9 $2849
Oct 17, 18, 19, 21 $3099

Israel and the Holy Land

2019:
Aug 07, 14, 21 & 28, Sept 04,11,18 & 25, Oct 09, 16, 23 & 30
Nov 06, 13, 20 & 27, Dec 04
2020:
Jan 15 , 22 & 29
Feb 05 , 12 & 19

Toronto: Starting from $2898
Montreal: Starting from $2998
Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax: Starting from $3079
Package Includes:
Round-trip international flights Canada / Tel Aviv with good itineraries
Greeting and round-trip transfers between the airports and the hotels in Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
1 night in Tel Aviv at the Olympia 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
2 nights in Tiberias at the Restal 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
4 nights in Jerusalem at the Rimonim Shalom 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
All breakfasts
Sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor-coach
Service of a Government licensed guide on all touring days
Entrance fees to places of interest while touring
All taxes and fees

Moroccan Escape

7 Day Tour from Casablanca to Casablanca
Your escorted tour of Morocco is an escape from the crowds typically found at busier times of the year. Begin your vacation with a welcome dinner in legendary Casablanca. Follow North Africa’s infamous Barbary Coast to the capital-city Rabat—once the haven for 16th-century pirates—and take a drive to see the massive medieval battlements and Royal Palace. Throughout the week, you’ll encounter incredible historic and cultural sites. Marvel at the architecture and history of Meknes—the 11th-century military settlement, turned into an impressive city in the Spanish-Moorish style by the legendary Sultan Moulay Ismail. On your guided sightseeing tour, you’ll see the monumental gated walls that surround the city, elaborate mosques, the palace, and you’ll also visit the Royal Stables—built by the Sultan to house 12,000 royal horses.
Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019 March 1, 8, 15, 2020 $1009
Dec 1, 15, 2019 Jan 26, Feb 2, 16, 2020 $889

Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.

MOROCCO KASBAHS & DESERT

8 days Casablanca to Marrakech
Perfect for travellers looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Take to a camel to tour the dunes to truly experience the Sahara, explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fès and Marrakech, all allowing you to discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.
June 1, 12, 14, $917
Book by May 31, 2019

ISRAEL AND BEYOND

8 DAYS, JERUSALEM TO TEL AVIV

Israel holds a unique place in the Middle East. With sacred sites central to three of humanity’s major religions, you could spend a lifetime exploring its wonders of history and culture. Look over ancient Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, learn about Israeli wine at the Sea of Galilee, walk the coastal ruins at Caesarea, and immerse in local culture through culinary endeavours. Make your own pilgrimage to this beloved and complex place.
Wander the quarters of Jerusalem’s Old City
Taste your way through a local market
Learn about Israeli and Palestinian cooking
Explore the stunning sites of the Sea of Galilee
Walk the ruins at ancient Masada
Float in the Dead Sea
July 21 $2415 August  11 $2609
Book by May 31, 2019

Highlights of Morocco

15 days
Casablanca to Marrakech
If you want to hit Morocco’s highlights, this is your adventure. Wander through kasbahs, spice markets, and cities pulsing with energy on this comprehensive trip. Climb onto a camel and explore the edge of the Sahara before admiring the views from the heights of the Atlas Mountains. Experience the energy of imperial cities as you explore souks stuffed with exotic wares. Then take a moment to appreciate this amazing adventure as you spend a night in a mountain gîte.
On Sale: book by May 30, 2019 May 20, July 17 $1184 August 3, 9, 12 $1421
June 7, 10, 21, 25, July 5, 11, 26 Aug 17, 23, 31 $1579

Israel & Jordan

11 Days • 10 Nights • Guaranteed Departures
Discover the land of Israel with its history, religion, and outstanding scenery.
Visit the ancient city of Jerusalem, float on the Dead Sea, or enjoy the nightlife of Tel Aviv.
Cross over to Jordan to visit the amazing Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Amman, Jerash and mystical Mount Nebo are not to be missed!
FROM $3299 per person in double occupancy, land only.
Return airport transfers English speaking local guides Accommodation in double occupancy
Daily breakfast Visits and excursions in a shared vehicle
GUARANTEED WITH A MINIMUM OF 2 PARTICIPANTS WITH SUNDAY DEPARTURES
FROM NOW TO FEBRUARY 16TH, 2020

Treasures of Egypt

13 Days 12 Nights
Meals 22 Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 7 Dinners
The mysteries and treasures of Egypt unfold before you on your journey along the intriguing Nile River. Begin by spending time at the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza – one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Stand in awe at the iconic Great Sphinx. Travel to ancient Memphis, with its nearly 40-foot statue of Ramses II, and Sakkara. Embark on a leisurely paced 4-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. See Luxor’s impressive Temples of Karnak. On the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor, uncover countless ancient treasures including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Partake in a special evening, and dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabeya party. Choose to sail to the lush oasis of Kitchener Island aboard a felucca (wooden sail boat) or experience Nubian culture past and present during a visit to a fascinating museum. Egypt’s fascinating story awaits to be discovered.

2020:   Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb 12, 19 , March 4, 25 $3049

Egypt, Nile River & Jordan

Discover ancient Egypt from its plentiful monuments, archaeological sites and recovered artefacts, but this is your opportunity to gain an understanding of what life was like for this early civilisation. Not forgetting just how important the Nile River was to the societies that lined its banks.

Enjoy this incredible journey onboard the contemporary and luxurious MS Hamees river ship will be your home during your four-night Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Elegant and thoughtful interior design plays host to spacious cabins, complete with private bathroom and excellent amenities, including a lounge bar and sun deck.

Fly Free on the 15 day itinerary 

4 nights accommodation on-board MS Hamees
Cruise Director services throughout your cruise
28 meals including 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 9 dinners
2 drinks per guest with lunch and dinner on-board
17 included excursions with complimentary bottled water
5 activities, including home-hosted dinners in both Cairo and Amman
On-board entertainment
Tea & coffee facilities in all cabins
Airport transfers to and from your ship and hotels
Port taxes and charges
All tipping and gratuities

Sept 13, Oct 4 $8050 Nov 1, $7985 Jan 10, Feb 7, March 6 or April 3 2020 $8150 cdn per person

Inclusions:

Visit to the Pyramids & Great Sphinx
Visit to the Egyptian Museum
Visit to the Khan-El-Khalili Market
Visit to the Monument of Queen Hatshepsut & Statues of Colossi of Memnon
Tour of vast open-air temple of Karnak
Cruise to Dendera & visit to Hathor Temple
Visit to Luxor Temple
Visit to the Esna Temple
Kom Ombo Temple
Visit to the Osiris Temple Complex of Philae
Felucca cruise on the Nile
Visit to Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari
City Tour of Amman
Visit to Mount Nebo
City Tour of Petra
Visit to Wadi Rum
Home-Hosted Cooking Demonstration & Dinner with Local Family
Nubian show on board of cruise
Visit to Nubian Village to meet Local School Children
Home-hosted Dinner with a Local Family in Amman
Walk Through a Local Market with Lunch & visit to the Ruins of Jerash
Walk Through a Local Market in Amman

10 day Egypt trip without the Jordan extention

Jan 10, Feb 7, March 6 or April 3 2020 $5445 cdn per person plus return airfare for $295 per person

Explore Israel & Jordan


15 DAYS – JERUSALEM TO AMMAN
Step into the ancient world of the Middle East on a two-week journey that combines the highlights of Israel and Jordan. Discover life in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, learn about the differences in Middle Eastern cuisine, explore the Roman ruins of Jerash, ride through the desert on a 4×4, and venture into the awesome and ancient city of Petra. Connect with the past while glimpsing contemporary life in this incredible region.
Wander the quarters of Jerusalem’s Old City
Taste your way through a local market
Learn about Israeli
Palestinian and Jordanian cooking
Ride through the Wadi Rum desert on a 4×4
Explore the awe-inspiring ancient city of Petra
July 21 $4431
August 4, 11,18 $5299
Book by April 30, 2019