Your journey to the most remarkable destinations in the Middle East is about to begin! Start with a leisurely cruise on the Nile, the legendary river providing travelers with a cool respite from the desert heat. Visit Cairo, where you first shop in a lively bazaar, then behold King Tut's treasures in the Egyptian Museum. Hire your own Egyptologist for a tour of the Pyramids of Giza, houses of the dead that are still mystifying architects. After looking around Alexandria, make the long climb to the top of Mount Sinai, where God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses. Then take the plunge to the bottom of the Red Sea and explore an eerie shipwreck.
In Israel, experience three of Jerusalem's most important religious sites: the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy sepulcher. Finally visit Masada, the mountain fortress that remains the ultimate icon of Israeli freedom, before relaxing in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea.