Gods, Kings & Pharaohs

Mystical and enchanting the Gods, Kings & Pharaohs itinerary takes you on a beautiful journey through Egypt and Jordan’s most outstanding locations. With a host of excursions on offer you could explore the fascinating city of Cairo, experience a refreshing swim stop in El Gouna, take a 2 day excursion to Luxor, where you will discover this impressive city and stay complimentary in a deluxe Luxor hotel and visit sites including the Valley of the Kings, The Hatschepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. If you choose the itinerary commencing in Tel Aviv, you have the option of exploring the jaw-dropping ethereal wilderness of Wadi Rum, before completing your discovery in Jordan, Aqaba. Or alternatively, discover the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh when choosing the Aqaba to Tel Aviv route. With Full Board facilities and comfortable cabins and amenities, the cruise will ensure you embark on your own luxury experience of some of the ancient world’s marvels.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Embark on exciting optional excursions throughout the cruise
  • Explore the fascinating city of Cairo
  • Visit Luxor for a land tour of the ancient city
  • Discover the Valley of the Kings, Hatschepsut Temple & the Colossi of Memnon
  • Visit the stunning wilderness of the Wadi Rum desert


  • Duration:

  • 8 Days, 7 Nights

  • Board Basis:

  • Full Board | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Israel Departures:

  • Israel > Egypt > Jordan:
    December 2020: 13, 27
    January 2021: 10, 24

  • Jordan Departures:

  • Jordan > Egypt > Israel:
    December 2020: 06, 20
    January 2021: 03, 17, 31

What's Included:

  • Accommodation for 7 nights/8 days in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC and air- conditioning, and 1 night accommodation in a Luxor hotel with all meals

  • Full Board on ship and in Luxor: Buffet Breakfast with two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, an Egyptian evening, fun BBQ, weather permitting and Captain’s Dinner

  • Complimentary all day regular/filter coffee, tea and drinking water

  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)

  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort Egyptologist


What's Not Included:

  • Beverages (except those stated as included)

  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land excursions

  • Crew tips

  • Wi-Fi (additional charge)

  • Boutique items & gratuities

  • Medical expenses

  • Laundry

  • Port charges

  • Expenditures incurred ashore

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, other than those included in the rate

Full Itinerary

Embark: Herzliya Marina, Israel

Day 1 | Sunday

Embark on board the M/Y Harmony G at 13.30pm, where you will depart towards Port Said, spending overnight at sea.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Port Said, Egypt

Day 2 | Monday

In the morning you will arrive at Port Said, where you can join an optional all-day excursion to Cairo. You will then return to the ship by 22:00 for the ship to be able to join the Canal Convoy at 22:30. Overnight you will be crossing the Suez Canal.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Exit Suez Canal, Egypt

Day 3 | Tuesday

During the day you will cross the Suez Canal, before sailing overnight towards Hurghada, in Egypt.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

El Gouna – Hurghada, Egypt

Day 4 | Wednesday

By midday you will arrive in Gubail or El Gouna where you can enjoy a delightful swim stop and a deck BBQ, weather permitting. In the late afternoon you will arrive in Hurghada. You will spend overnight in port.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Luxor, Egypt

Day 5 | Thursday

1-night/2-day excursion to Luxor with an overnight stay in a Luxor hotel and optional Luxor excursion. In the morning you will join a bus transfer to Luxor for a 2 day / 1-night land tour of this spectacular ancient city. The complimentary trip includes transfers to Luxor and an overnight stay in a deluxe hotel, however, please note the excursions, which are optional, are not included. In the afternoon, following check in, there is the option of joining an excursion to the Karnak and Luxor Temples. Overnight in your Luxor hotel.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Luxor - Hurghada, Egypt

Day 6 | Friday

In the morning you have the option of joining an optional excursion in Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings, the Hatschepsut Temple, which is dedicated to the one female Pharaoh, and to the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon you will return to Hurghada to re-join the ship. Overnight will be spent at sea to Aqaba.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Aqaba, Jordan

Day 7 | Thursday

By midday you will arrive in Aqaba for an optional Wadi Rum excursion. This stunning desert which translates to “Valley of Light Sand” or as “Roman Valley”, due to the proclivity of Roman architecture in the area, is known as “Valley of the Moon” and is recognised as the largest wadi (desert) in Jordan. Wadi Rum is famous for providing the impressive background to numerous science fiction films and in 2005 it became one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. Following the excursion you will spend overnight in port.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Aqaba, Jordan (Optional transfer to Tel Aviv)

Day 8 | Sunday

In the morning, following your breakfast you will disembark at 9am. Please note: Clients disembarking in Aqaba have the following options: a) Take an optional all-day excursion transfer to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem on day which includes a stop at Masada and lunch b) Take an optional Jordan Land Tour that ends in Amman or Tel Aviv, as a transfer can be organised between Amman and Tel Aviv.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Embark: Aqaba, Jordan (optional transfer from Tel Aviv)

Day 1 | Sunday

Your journey will begin by embarking on the M/Y Harmony G at 16:00pm. You will then depart for Sharm El Sheikh where you will spend overnight at sea. Please note: Clients embarking in Aqaba have the option to: 1. Take an optional all day excursion transfer from Tel Aviv to Aqaba which includes a stop in Masada and lunch OR 2. Take an optional Jordan land Tour starting in Israel with transfer to Jordan for the land tour which could end in Aqaba.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sharm El Sheikh – Hurghada, Egypt

Day 2 | Monday

In the morning you will arrive at Sharm El Sheikh where you have an optional excursion to visit the Sharm El Sheikh monastery or the option for a snorkelling excursion. In the late evening you will arrive in Hurghada, spending overnight at the port.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hurghada, Egypt

Day 3 | Tuesday

1-night/2-day excursion to Luxor with an overnight stay in a Luxor hotel and optional Luxor excursion. In the morning you will join a bus transfer to Luxor for a 2 day / 1-night land tour of this spectacular ancient city. The complimentary trip includes transfers to Luxor and an overnight stay in a deluxe hotel, however, please note the excursions, which are optional, are not included. In the afternoon, following check in, there is the option of joining an excursion to the Karnak and Luxor Temples. Overnight in your Luxor hotel.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hurghada, Egypt

Day 4 | Wednesday

In the morning you have the option of joining an optional excursion in Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings, the Hatschepsut Temple, which is dedicated to the one female Pharaoh, and to the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon you will return to Hurghada to re-join the ship. Overnight will be spent at sea to Suez.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Suez Port, Egypt

Day 5 | Thursday

Your day will be spent at sea, with interesting lectures from your Egyptologist. In the late afternoon you will arrive at the port of Suez.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Suez Port, Egypt

Day 6 | Friday

On this day you have the option of joining an all-day Cairo excursion, returning to the ship in the evening by 21:00 so that the ship can join the Canal Convoy at 21:30. Overnight will be spent crossing the Suez Canal.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Exit Suez Canal, Egypt

Day 7 | Saturday

On your penultimate day you will cross the Suez Canal, arriving at Port Said in the late afternoon. You will spend overnight at sea towards Tel Aviv.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tel Aviv, Herzliya Marina, Israel

Day 8 | Sunday

Following breakfast, you will disembark the ship by 9am.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Note: Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.

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