Splendors of Egypt with Jordan

tour only from
15 days
with flights from
16 days


Are you intrigued by the mystery of mummies? Have you imagined yourself in a scene from an Indiana Jones film? Here’s your chance to be an amateur archaeologist, digging into Egypt and Jordan’s antiquities. Along the way, we’ll see the Great Pyramid of Giza, cruise the legendary Nile in a level of comfort even Cleopatra would approve of, and continue to Jordan where we’ll see the beautiful rose-city of Petra, and have the chance to relax with a rejuvenating swim in the Dead Sea! Plus, visit the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) after its grand opening in 2023. The GEM will be the largest archaeological museum in the world. Along with captivating commentary, your smarTours guide will offer tips, tailored to your interests and activity level, on how to make the very most of your free time in the land of the pharaohs.

Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our Splendors of Egypt tour visiting Egypt’s highlights from Cairo to Luxor.

Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 2 nights in Cairo
  • 1 night in Aswan
  • 3-night Nile Cruise
  • 2 nights in Luxor
  • 1 night in Cairo
  • 2 nights in Petra
  • 2 nights at the Dead Sea
  • 1 night in Cairo

Tour Highlights

  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Sphinx of Giza
  • Philae’s Temple of Isis
  • Ptolemaic Temple for Horus and Sobek
  • Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Temples of Karnak & Luxor
  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities or Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar District
  • Madaba & Mount Nebo
  • Petra & Little Petra
  • Jordanian Farmer's Life Experience
  • Bethany Beyond Jordan (Baptism Site)
  • Float in the Dead Sea

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodations at deluxe hotels
  • 3-night Nile River cruise on the deluxe MS Movenpick Lily
  • 28 meals: 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking Tour Directors throughout (specialized Egyptologist Tour Director in Egypt on days 2-10)
  • Jordan Visa Fee (Egypt visa fee is not included)

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Intermediate

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Balanced

Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More

Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. There are entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

There are stairs and walks with uneven surfaces during the visit to the Pyramids and most of the off-shore excursions that take place during the Nile Cruise portion of the program. The Petra excursion is a full day of walking on uneven surfaces.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

For flight details, see Before You Depart.

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo

Welcome to Egypt’s capital and largest city. Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive package will be met at Cairo International Airport, and assisted through customs and formalities before transferring to your hotel. Take some time to relax and get settled before joining fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Accommodations: Cairo Marriott Hotel or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Pyramids of Giza

Day 3: Cairo – Aswan

Day 4: Aswan – Nile Cruise

Day 5: Nile Cruise – Kom Ombo – Edfu – Luxor

Day 6: Nile Cruise – Luxor

Day 7: Luxor

Day 8: Luxor

Day 9: Luxor – Cairo

Day 10: Cairo – Madaba – Petra

Day 11: Petra

Day 12: Petra – Dead Sea

Day 13: Dead Sea

Day 14: Dead Sea – Cairo

Day 15: Depart Cairo

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Mar. 31, 2023 to get the best price.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

2023 Tours With Flights  
Mon — Tue
Sep 11 — 26
$4,927 $4,427
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Mon — Tue
Sep 18—Oct 3
$4,855 $4,355
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Thu — Fri
Oct 5 — 20
Flights not available Sold Out
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Thu — Fri
Oct 12 — 27
Flights not available Sold Out
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Mon — Tue
Oct 23—Nov 7
$4,938 $4,438
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Mon — Tue
Nov 27—Dec 12
$5,497 $4,997
 Book with Flights Only 3 spots left
2023 Tours Tour Only  
Tue — Tue
Sep 12 — 26
$4,027 $3,527
 Book Tour Only Only 1 spot left
Tue — Tue
Sep 19—Oct 3
$3,955 $3,455
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Fri — Fri
Oct 6 — 20
$4,359 $3,859
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Fri — Fri
Oct 13 — 27
$3,748 $3,248
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Tue — Tue
Oct 24—Nov 7
$4,038 $3,538
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Tue — Tue
Nov 28—Dec 12
$4,597 $4,097
 Book Tour Only Only 3 spots left

* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

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