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Israel/Jordan/Egypt

Ancient Treasures of the Middle East: Israel, Jordan and Egypt

Dive head first into history with expert instructors as you explore the hidden gems of Israel, Egypt and Jordan to learn about magnificent architectural landmarks and unique cultures.
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Program No. 15860RJ
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17 days
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Israel/Jordan/Egypt

Ancient Treasures of the Middle East: Israel, Jordan and Egypt

Dive head first into history with expert instructors as you explore the hidden gems of Israel, Egypt and Jordan to learn about magnificent architectural landmarks and unique cultures.
Length
17 days
Starts at
5,999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 15860 RJ
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Jan 15 - Jan 31, 2022
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5,999
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Jan 22 - Feb 7, 2022
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Jan 29 - Feb 14, 2022
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Feb 3 - Feb 19, 2022
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Feb 5 - Feb 21, 2022
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Feb 10 - Feb 26, 2022
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Feb 19 - Mar 7, 2022
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Feb 26 - Mar 14, 2022
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Mar 3 - Mar 19, 2022
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6,099
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Mar 5 - Mar 21, 2022
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Mar 10 - Mar 26, 2022
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Mar 12 - Mar 28, 2022
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Mar 17 - Apr 2, 2022
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Oct 8 - Oct 24, 2022
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Oct 15 - Oct 31, 2022
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Oct 20 - Nov 5, 2022
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Oct 22 - Nov 7, 2022
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Nov 3 - Nov 19, 2022
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Nov 5 - Nov 21, 2022
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Nov 10 - Nov 26, 2022
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Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2022
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Dec 3 - Dec 19, 2022
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 15 - Jan 31, 2022
Starting at
6,949
Special Offer

Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Jan 22 - Feb 7, 2022
Starting at
6,949
Special Offer

Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Jan 29 - Feb 14, 2022
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6,949
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Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Feb 3 - Feb 19, 2022
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6,949
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Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Feb 5 - Feb 21, 2022
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6,949
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Feb 10 - Feb 26, 2022
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6,949
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Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Feb 19 - Mar 7, 2022
Starting at
6,949
Special Offer

Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Feb 26 - Mar 14, 2022
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6,949
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Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Mar 3 - Mar 19, 2022
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7,119
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Mar 5 - Mar 21, 2022
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7,119
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Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Mar 10 - Mar 26, 2022
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7,119
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Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Mar 12 - Mar 28, 2022
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7,119
Special Offer

Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Mar 17 - Apr 2, 2022
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7,119
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Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Oct 8 - Oct 24, 2022
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7,119
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Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Oct 15 - Oct 31, 2022
Starting at
7,119
Special Offer

Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Oct 20 - Nov 5, 2022
Starting at
7,119
Special Offer

Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Oct 22 - Nov 7, 2022
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7,119
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Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Nov 3 - Nov 19, 2022
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7,119
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Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Nov 5 - Nov 21, 2022
Starting at
7,119
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Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Nov 10 - Nov 26, 2022
Starting at
7,119
Special Offer

Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2022
Starting at
6,949
Special Offer

Free round-trip air from JFK is included. Ask about other cities!

Dec 3 - Dec 19, 2022
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6,949
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At a Glance

From the Old City of Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee to the tip of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the hidden gems of Israel, Jordan and Egypt offer critical insight into the Persian Empire and the Greco-Roman world. For 5,000 years, adventurers have flocked to these lands to discover the archaeological riches, resulting in a beautiful melting pot of cultures. Uncover these important landmarks and learn about their creation from fascinating locals who will show you the secrets of their homeland. By the end of this comprehensive learning adventure, leave with a deeper understanding of the Middle East that will help you answer the age-old question: “Does history shape culture, or does culture shape history?”
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to three miles per day over uneven terrain in hot conditions with little to no shade. In Petra, participants will need to walk up to five miles in hot conditions with no shade.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Explore Jerusalem, a holy city to all three Abrahamic faiths, and discover important cultural landmarks such as the Western Wall and the Holocaust Memorial.
  • Discover one of the seven wonders of the modern world, Petra, as you learn about this stunning city cut from rose-red rock by the ancient Nabataean people of Jordan.
  • Spend three nights on the Nile River with an expert Egyptologist who will show you ancient temples, the Valley of the Kings and more important historical sites.

General Notes

Itineraries may vary by date.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Islam, A Short History
by Karen Armstrong
Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam from the birth of Muhammad to present-day challenges. The best short introduction to the subject.
Apeirogon: A Novel
by Colum McCann
McCann writes a complex and uplifting story of a Palestinian father and an Israeli Father who form an unexpected bond by the grief of losing a daughter.
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
by Toby Wilkinson
Toby Wilkinson, a world rewound Egyptologist, tells the story of Egypt’s great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson takes readers inside Egypt’s history once ruled by divine kings who led with all-too-recognizable human emotions.
Eyewitness Guide Jerusalem: Israel, Petra & Sinai
by Eyewitness Guides
This compact, illustrated guide provides a thorough overview of Israel and western Jordan, including Petra, Wadi Rum and Amman.
Northeast Africa and Arabia Map
by Michelin Travel Publications
A folded map of the Northeast region of the continent at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
Israel & The West Bank: With Petra
by Genevieve Belmaker
A guide to Jerusalem that includes color photos and helpful planning maps with descriptions.
Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths
by Karen Armstrong
A popular history by the author of A History of God. Armstrong tackles big subjects -- and this book is no exception. It's a comprehensive, concise portrait of the city over the last 5,000 years.
Petra, The Rose-Red City
by Christian Auge, Jean-Marie Dentzer
Jam-packed with color illustrations, archival material, maps and site plans, this shirt-pocket encyclopedia is our best-selling book on Petra.
Luxor Illustrated, With Aswan, Abu Simbel and the Nile
by Michael Haag
The ideal companion to a Nile cruise, Michael Haag introduces all the famous monuments and temples of the Upper Egypt from Luxor, Karnak, Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Tutankhamun to the marvels of Aswan and Abu Simbel in full color.
When Woman Ruled the World, 6 Queens of Egypt
by Kara Cooney
Celebrated Egyptologist Kara Conney’s narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra, and shines a light on female power, exploring the connections between Woman’s roles as public figures then, and now.
In a Desert Land, Photographs of Israel, Egypt and Jordan
by Neil Folberg
A stunning collection of photographs of the desert Middle East, including the Sinai, Petra and Jerusalem.
The Rough Guide To Jordan
by Matthew Teller
An in depth expert and comprehensive guide to Jordan. The Rough Guide to Jordan will help readers discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop.
The Nile: A Journey Downriver through Egypt’s Past and Present
by Toby Wilkinson
Wilkinson takes readers on both a historical and contemporary journey down the Nile, highlighting the small details that intertwine river landmarks with and Egypt’s ancient civilization.
Eyewitness Guide Egypt
by Eyewitness Guides
A visually rich guide to the history, culture and monuments of Egypt.





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