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
17 days
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From the sandy Desert Highway to the tip of the Great Pyramids, 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 home. 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 culture shape history?”
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Let's Go!
Walking up to three miles per day over some uneven terrain.

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 sailing the Nile River with an expert Egyptologist who will show you ancient temples, the Valley of the Kings and more important historical sites.
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