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Amazing Planet Earth – From Egypt to Israel
This compelling programme visits two countries that have fascinated and amazed the world for centuries. We begin in Egypt, the magnificent crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, and birthplace of Western Civilization. Take a leisurely cruise on the river of legend, the Nile, whose first communities flourished on its banks thousands of years ago. In Cairo, follow twisting, labyrinthine streets to a lively bazaar, where seemingly everything is for sale.
Discover the splendours of a wondrous past at the Egyptian Museum, home of King Tut’s treasures, the Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings. After exploring Alezandria, Egypt’s largest port and the gateway to the Mediterranean, proceed down the Suez Canal to the Sinai Desert, one of nature’s masterpieces.
Ascend to the top of Mount Sinai, where the Bible records that Moses received the Ten Commandments. Then take the plunge to the bottom of the Red Sea and explore an eerie shipwreck. A profoundly moving experience awaits in Jerusalem with three of the most important landmarks in religious history: the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Your itinerary concludes with visits to the Masada, the mountain fortress that remains the ultimate icon of Israeli freedom and then to the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea.