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Egypt, Jordan & Syria

Suzanne & Jim Russell & Shirley Cameron                        2 – 26 January 2002

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Egypt:
$1Aud = £2 3E
£1E=43cAud

Jordan:
$1Aud = .3 Jordanian Dinar
1JD=$3.3Aud

Syria:
$1Aus = £25 Syrian
£1Syr=4cAud

 

2 Jan.              1
Melbourne

QF444 dep.MB 3.30.
arr. SY 4.45.
MS861 dep.SY 8pm.
(Egypt Air)
(8 hours)

3 Jan.              2
Cairo

Arr.Sing.1.15am
Dep.Sing. 2.15am.
Arr. Cairo 7.15am
(11 hours)
Giza Pyramids (Cheops, Chephren, Micerinus). Sphinx.
El Gezirah Sheraton

4 Jan.              3
Cairo

Cairo Citadel.
Egyptian Museum.
Memphis.
Sakkara.
Carpet Factory





El Gezirah Sheraton

5 Jan.              4
Cairo

Alexandria.
Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa.
Pompey’s Pillar.
Montazah Palace.




El Gezirah Sheraton

6 Jan.              5
Cairo to Luxor

Police Academy.
Bazaars of Khan el Khalili.
Board train to Luxor.






overnight on train

7 Jan.             6
Nile Cruise – Luxor

Arr. Rly Stn after breakfast, board ship.

Temples of Karnak.
Temple of Luxor.


MS Pioneer (Luxor)

8 Jan.              7
Nile Cruise - West Bank.

Temple of Hatshepsut.
Valley of Kings.
Valley of Queens – Tomb of Nefertari.
Colossi of Memnon.

MS Pioneer (Edfu)

9 Jan.              8
Nile Cruise – Edfu.

Horus Temple.
Kom Ombo.







MS Pioneer (Aswan)

10 Jan.            9
Nile Cruise – Aswan

High Dam.
Temple of Philae.
Perfume shop.





MS Pioneer (Aswan)

11 Jan.          10
Abu Simbel
Aswan to Luxor

Flight to & from Abu Simbel.

Great Temple of Abu Simbel.
Temple of Hathor.
Disembark MS Pioneer.
Coach to Luxor.
Luxor Hilton

12 Jan.          11
Luxor to Hurghada

Coach through mountains to Hurghada (on the Red Sea).





Royal Azur

13 Jan.          12
Hurghada

Submarine to view Red Sea fish and coral.







Royal Azur

14 Jan.          13
Hurghada

Safari to Bedouin Village.










Royal Azur

15 Jan.         14
Hurghada

Snorkelling trip in Red Sea.










Royal Azur

16 Jan.          15
Hurghada to Cairo

MS154 dep. Hurghada 7.20pm.
arr. Cairo 8.20pm (1hr)






El Gezirah Sheraton

17 Jan.          16
Cairo

Pharaonic Village.
Cairo Tower.
Felucca ride
Farewell Dinner







El Gezirah Sheraton

18 Jan.          17
Cairo to Amman (Jordan)
Old Cairo. Church of St. George. Hanging Church.
Mosque of Amr ibn al-As.
Coptic Museum.
MS701 Dep. Cairo 6 45pm.
Arr. Amman 8.15pm.
Regency Palace Hotel

19 Jan.          18
Petra (Jordan)

Coach to & from ‘Lost City’ of Petra









Regency Palace Hotel, Amman

20 Jan.          19
Amman (Jordan) to Damascus (Syria)

Der’a Border Crossing

Jerash
(Jordan)



Hotel Cham Palace, Damascus

21 Jan.          20
Damascus to Palmyra

Baghdad Café.
Temple of Bel.
Statue of Lion God.
Garden Of Athena.


Hotel Cham Palace, Palmyra

22 Jan.          21
Palmyra to Aleppo

Krac des Chevalier.






Chahba Cham Hotel, Aleppo

23 Jan.          22
Aleppo to Damascus

Aleppo Citadel.
Hammam Yalbougha an-Nasry.
Jamaa al-Kebir Mosque. Souqs.
Maalula: Church of St. George.
Hotel Cham Palace, Damascus

24 Jan.          23
Damascus to Cairo

Cairo Citadel.
Umayyad Mosque.
Al-azem Palace Museum.
Covered bazaar.
MS723 dep. Damascus. 9.15pm. arr. Cairo 11.15pm (2hr).

25 Jan.             24
Cairo to Singapore

MS860 dep. Cairo 3.30am.
arr. Singapore 7.40pm.
(10h.10m.)
dep. Singapore 8.50pm

26 Jan.          25
Singapore to Melbourne

Arr. SY 7.55am.
QF423 dep.SY 10am.
arr. MB 11.20am.
(22h.50m.)