Middle East Tours

Abu SimbelThe Pyramids, Jerusalem, Abu Simbel, the Nile… ancient and eternal yet bustling and modern, the Middle East is an intriguing enigma! Cruise the Nile, view the antiquities, enjoy the beach and nightlife in modern Tel Aviv, marvel at Petra or explore the markets and sights of Abu Dhabi, our Middle East Tours explore cultures of the region and cater to a variety of interests. Contact our experts to learn more about our Middle East Tours and plan your trip today.

Egypt is probably the world’s oldest civilization having emerged from the Nile Valley around 5,100 years ago, but today Egypt is much more than its Pyramids and monuments. It is also Red Sea scuba diving, hot night spots, luxury hotels and five star restaurants. It is romantic cruises down the Nile on festive river boats and it is a cultural experience. Egypt is a land bustling with life, sound, visual beauty and excitement. It links two continents, stretching across the north-eastern corner of Africa and the south-western edge of Asia, with a culture that is both ancient and modern.

Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and Church of the Holy Sepulchre and many more. Its financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for Bauhaus architecture, beaches and nightlife. Other important tourism destinations include Haifa, Caesarea with its Roman and Crusader ruins, Nazareth and Tiberias.

Jordan is where history comes alive and whispers secrets of antiquity to you. Discover Amman – one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Marvel at Jerash with its Roman architecture dating back 2,000 years and tour the Crusader Fortress at Kerak. Prepare to be overwhelmed at city of Petra, a world-famous archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the “Rose City.” Perhaps its most famous structure is Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade.

Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates’ capital city, sits off the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping mega-centers malls. On our guided tour, you will explore the ever-changing city and be amazed at the intricate weaving of tradition and modern lifestyles. Learn about the religious foundations of Islamic faith, and admire the architecture and sounds. Get a fascinating insight into traditional life at the fruit and dates market. See the stunning latest attractions on Yas Island on the way to Masdar City, the latest innovation of eco-awareness. Escape the noisy urban environment and experience the calm island waters of Abu Dhabi on board the capital’s largest 74-foot catamaran.

The Middle East is ancient, eternal and intriguing. The cradle of three of the world’s great religions, it offers insight into the ancient world and hope to our modern world. Our Middle East Tours, listed below, offer a variety of experiences in the region; select one or speak with our experts to plan your Middle East Tour.

Our Middle East Tours

Abu Dhabi – 4 Days

Abu Dhabi - 4 Days Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Enjoy a guided tour of Abu Dhabi. On Great Safaris Abu Dhabi – 4 Days extension, you will explore this ever-changing city and be amazed at the intricate weaving of traditional and modern lifestyles of the United Arab Emirates’ capital city. Learn about the religious foundations of Islamic faith, and admire the architecture and sounds
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Abu Simbel – Full Day

Abu Simbel - Full Day extension Temple of Ramses II

Abu Simbel – Full Day extension from $595 per person! This full day extension to Abu Simbel – one of the natural wonders of the world, includes round-trip air from Cairo or Aswan. The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel, a village in Nubia, southern Egypt, near the border with
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Cape to Cairo Ultimate Journey of a Lifetime

Rovos Rail Steam Train class 19D-I

South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Egypt Tour Length: 32 days Cape to Cairo Ultimate Journey of a Lifetime. This epic 32-day journey of a lifetime takes in an Africa that people only dream of. It includes life-changing “bucket-list” experiences, stays at iconic hotels, and some of the most spectacular scenery on the
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Cruise Egypt – Gift Of The Nile

pyramids

Egypt Tour Length: 12 days Cairo | Nile River Cruise: Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Felucca, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor 12 Days – Egypt Starting in Cairo, you can explore the ancient wonders of the world including the Great Sphinx and Pyramids. Then, float down the grand Nile River for seven (7) nights, visiting
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Diamond Safari Cape Town – Kruger, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem

South Africa & Israel Tour Length: 17 days Cape Town | Greater Kruger Park | Tel Aviv | Haifa | Tiberias | Jerusalem 17 Days – South Africa & Israel Diamond Safari Cape Town – Kruger, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem: An adventure to the tip of Africa, Cape Town to Israel to view ancient sites.
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Dubai – 4 Days

Dubai - 4 Days extension

Enjoy Dubai on Great Safaris Dubai – 4 Days extension. Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. Set on an
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Great Egyptian Discovery

the-sphinx

Egypt Tour Length: 13 days Cairo | Luxor | Nile River Cruise: Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Felucca | Aswan | Alexandria | Cairo 13 Days – Egypt Journey with your private Egyptologist guide in Cairo for your entire itinerary on our Great Egyptian Discovery. Explore the ancient wonders of the world, staying in historically
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Jordan – 4 Days

Visit Petra on our Jordan - 4 Days extension

History comes alive and whispers secrets of antiquity on Great Safaris Jordan – 4 Days extension. In the spectacular country of Jordan, discover Amman, its capital and one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Marvel at Jerash with its Roman architecture dating back 2,000 years. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, Jerash is
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Land Of The Pharaohs

tutankhamen-sarcophagus

Egypt Tour Length: 9 days Cairo | Nile River Cruise: Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Felucca | Cairo 9 Days – Egypt Float down the grand Nile River for four nights, visiting the temples of Luxor and Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, the temples in Aswan – book-ended by nights in Cairo, where you
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