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Middle East

Discover the mysteries of the Middle East in Egypt, Jordan and Israel. From the Great Pyramids of Giza to Petra’s ancient desert city, turn back the pages of history on our land and cruise adventures. Cruise the Nile River to see the temples, tombs and treasures that line its banks. Float in Jordan's Dead Sea and stay in the desert moonscape of Wadi Rum. Then trace Israel’s millennia of religious history in Jersulam and Bethlehem.

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Dig into Egyptian history among Cairo’s ancient pyramids and sphinx of Giza, and follow the Nile across the Nubian Desert, from the temple cities of Luxor to Aswan.


Find history and adventure in Jordan. Explore the rock-carved city of Petra. Race across Wadi Rum's desertscape by 4WD. Float in the Dead Sea and experience Amman, a capital both ancient and modern.


Explore Israel's ancient history in Jerusalem and Bethlehem at sacred sites like the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock. In Tel Aviv, Israel’s cosmopolitan capital offers a contemporary contrast on the Mediterranean coast.

Travel Styles

Whether it’s by River Cruising or Land Journeys, discover the wonders of the Middle East. Cruise past remote riverside villages on the Nile and wind through the ancient landscape of Egypt, Israel and Jordan by coach. 

All-Inspiring Experiences

Authentic Flavours

Be ready to indulge as Middle-Eastern cuisine serves up its own delights beyond the pyramids and temples – sweet-tasting and a cooking class just for starters.

Premium River Cruising

Explore the Nile River aboard the MS Royal Lily between Luxor and Aswan. Relax in your private cabin, enjoy delicious dining and exciting shore excursions.

Premium Accommodation

Hand-picked stays take you from central Cairo to Bedouin-style luxury in Wadi Rum, and from resort bliss by the Dead Sea to cosmopolitan Tel Aviv.

Insider Experiences

View of pax in Petra gorge, Jordan


In the ancient city of Petra, walk through the siq, a gorge leading to the rock facade of the Treasury – guaranteed to leave you speechless.

Pyramids of Giza

Guarding the Great Pyramids of Giza is the mystical Sphinx. Get up close to these iconic monuments during your visit to Cairo's Giza Necropolis.

Jordan Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum

Join a 4WD adventure across the moonscape of Jordan's Wadi Rum desert. As the sun sets, toast the day with a glass of bubbly.

Extend Your Stay

View of Alexandria Coastline, Egypt

Alexandria Extension

Relax and unwind on Egypt’s Mediterranean Coast in the port town of Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC.  

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