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New Wings Over the World

Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt 2019-20


13 days from $33,995

Limited to 12 guests

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

Explore three classic Middle East destinations in less than two weeks, thanks to the flexibility and convenience of privately chartered flights, journeying from Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Masada to Petra and Wadi Rum, and onward to set foot inside the tomb of King Tutankhamun, touch the paws of the Sphinx and cruise for four nights along the Nile.

Aircraft: Gulfstream IV & Embraer Legacy 600 or comparable

Aircraft and seating configuration subject to change.

Flight Details: Tel Aviv–Aqaba (45 min) | Aqaba–Abu Simbel (2 hrs) | Abu Simbel–Aswan (40 min) | Luxor–Cairo (1 hr 15min)

A&K Advantages

Experience three classic Middle East destinations in less than two weeks, thanks to the flexibility and convenience of privately chartered flights

Discover Israel, a land held sacred by three faiths, and gain perspective on the nation’s varied cultures when you visit a vast array of biblical and historical sites

Customize your experience in Jerusalem, taking advantage of A&K’s Design Your Day feature

Visit Petra, the city “half as old as time” and Wadi Rum, the desert outpost of Lawrence of Arabia

Embark on a four-night Nile River cruise aboard the intimate, exclusively chartered Sanctuary ‘Zein Nile Chateau’ and learn the Nile’s significant impact on ancient Egyptian civilization

Explore one of Egypt’s legendary pyramids on the Giza Plateau from the inside out and enjoy the rare opportunity to gain exclusive private access to the paws of the Sphinx

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Tel Aviv, Israel
Day 2
Jerusalem | A Timeless Center of Spiritual Inspiration
Day 3
Jerusalem, Bethlehem or Tel Aviv | Design Your Day
Day 4
Jerusalem | Masada & the Dead Sea
Day 5
Aqaba, Jordan | Arrival in Petra
Day 6
Petra & Wadi Rum | Iconic Sites & the Bedouin Life
Day 7
Abu Simbel & Aswan, Egypt | Majestic Philae
Day 8
Cruising the Nile | Rock-Carved Selsela Tombs
Day 9
Cruising the Nile | Stunning Architecture
Day 10
Cruising the Nile | Tutankhamun & Nefertari
Day 11
Luxor & Cairo | Immersive Museum Visit
Day 12
Cairo | The Pyramids & the Great Sphinx of Giza
Day 13
Depart Cairo

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

Day 1
Arrive Tel Aviv, Israel

Arrive in Tel Aviv, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem.

The King David
Day 2
Jerusalem | A Timeless Center of Spiritual Inspiration

If you wish, rise early for a guided walk on the Temple Mount. After breakfast, explore the Old City of Jerusalem, starting in the Jewish Quarter. Proceed past the Burnt House, destroyed by the Romans in AD 70, to the Western Wall, Judaism’s most sacred site. Also explore the underground Western Wall tunnels. After lunch, visit major Christian sites, including St. Anne’s Church, nearby the Pool of Bethesda. Walk along the Stations of the Way of the Cross, to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Proceed to Mount Zion to view the traditional Tomb of King David and the Upper Room, which commemorates the Last Supper. Tonight, gather at a local restaurant for a special welcome dinner.

The King David
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Jerusalem, Bethlehem or Tel Aviv | Design Your Day

Today, personalize your travel experience, as you set out on one of three possible Design Your Day adventures.

DESIGN YOUR DAY | Select from these options

Explore the New City of Jerusalem & Bethlehem
Begin in Jerusalem, visiting Yad Vashem, Israel’s moving memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Continue to the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Next, journey to Bethlehem, where you enjoy lunch in the home of a local Christian family, who offer you firsthand insight about the way of life for Christians today in the Holy Land. Afterward, visit the Church of the Nativity.

Visit the New City of Jerusalem & Time at Leisure
Explore Jerusalem, Yad Vashem and the Israel Museum, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure, free to relax or see the sights.

Discover Dynamic Tel Aviv
Travel to Tel Aviv for an active walking tour of Israel’s modern economic and cultural hub. Visit the ancient port city of Jaffa, walk through Neveh Tzedek, the city’s first neighborhood, and then the White City section, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Also see Independence Hall, before returning to Jerusalem.

All options include dinner at a local restaurant.

The King David
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Jerusalem | Masada & the Dead Sea

Venture through the Judean desert wilderness to Masada, where you take the cable car up to the last stronghold of the Zealots. Many of their fortifications, originally built by King Herod, still stand today. Stop for lunch at a hotel beside the Dead Sea. If you wish, take a dip in its bouyant, mineral-rich waters before returning to Jerusalem.

The King David
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Aqaba, Jordan | Arrival in Petra

Transfer to the Tel Aviv airport to board your privately chartered flight to Jordan, landing in Aqaba, where you enjoy lunch before continuing to Petra. During tonight’s dinner, enjoy entertainment provided by a local folkloric band, followed by an exclusive private lecture on Petra by an archaeologist.

Mövenpick Resort Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Petra & Wadi Rum | Iconic Sites & the Bedouin Life

Today, explore Petra, the once-thriving desert capital carved into red rock. Discover the Siq, the Treasury, the Temple of the Winged Lions and the Palace Tomb. This afternoon, continue to Wadi Rum, the so-called “Valley of the Moon” and the site of your private desert camp. Later, marvel at the sunset as you sit down to a Bedouin meal at your camp, followed by a discussion on local Bedouin life.

Discovery Bedu Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Abu Simbel & Aswan, Egypt | Majestic Philae

Fly from Aqaba via private charter to Abu Simbel. There, discover the towering twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. Then, fly to Aswan, where you board exclusively chartered Sanctuary ‘Zein Nile Chateau.’ This evening, ride by motorized boat to the island of Agilika and view the Philae Temple.

Sanctuary 'Zein Nile Chateau'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Cruising the Nile | Rock-Carved Selsela Tombs

Go ashore at Kom Ombo to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), and view the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore. Continue cruising north to Edfu, visiting the recently discovered and less-frequented Selsela Tombs — rock-carved crypts of men, women and children who were members of elite ancient families.

Sanctuary 'Zein Nile Chateau'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Cruising the Nile | Stunning Architecture

Begin in Edfu, to view the stunningly well-preserved Temple of Horus, built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III. This afternoon, sail to Esna, a city sacred to ancient Egyptians. Visit the Temple of Khnum, known for its towering vertical columns and detailed stone relief interiors.

Sanctuary 'Zein Nile Chateau'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Cruising the Nile | Tutankhamun & Nefertari

Cruise to Luxor where you visit the Valley of the Kings, legendary burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was here in 1922 that the tomb of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun, was found by British archaeologist Howard Carter. Now discover it for yourself, as you set foot inside its 35-century-old walls. Continue to the Valley of the Queens and visit Queen Nefertari’s tomb, famous for the colorful, well-preserved artwork that adorns its walls. After lunch back on board, visit the Temple of Karnak and walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall. Visit the Temple of Luxor, with its massive statues of Ramses II, and marvel at the Colonnade and Court of Amenhotep III.

Sanctuary 'Zein Nile Chateau'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Luxor & Cairo | Immersive Museum Visit

Today, bid farewell to Sanctuary ‘Zein Nile Chateau,’ disembarking to fly to Cairo. Visit the renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and its Mummy Room or the Grand Egyptian Museum, once opened.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12
Cairo | The Pyramids & the Great Sphinx of Giza

Tour the Giza Plateau and explore the interior of a legendary pyramid. Visit the tombs of the pyramid builders and see the Solar Boat Museum. Then, explore the Great Sphinx, enjoying special private access to the paws of this enigmatic monument, close enough to touch them. This evening, gather for a farewell dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Depart Cairo

After breakfast, privately transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2019
  • Sep 14 - Sep 26
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    Deluxe Cabin
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    $33,995
    Single Supplement
    $9,995
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    Napoleon Suite
    Price
    $34,995
    Single Supplement
    $10,695
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    Farouk Suite
    Price
    $35,795
    Single Supplement
    $11,495
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  • Oct 28 - Nov 09
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    Deluxe Cabin
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    $33,995
    Single Supplement
    $9,995
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    Cabin Class
    Napoleon Suite
    Price
    $34,995
    Single Supplement
    $10,695
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    Cabin Class
    Farouk Suite
    Price
    $35,795
    Single Supplement
    $11,495
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  • 2020
  • Mar 11 - Mar 23
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    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin
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    $35,995
    Single Supplement
    $9,995
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    Cabin Class
    Napoleon Suite
    Price
    $36,995
    Single Supplement
    $10,695
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    Waitlist Only - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Farouk Suite
    Price
    $37,795
    Single Supplement
    $11,495
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    Waitlist Only - Call A&K
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  • Mar 22 - Apr 03
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    Single Supplement
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    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin
    Price
    $35,995
    Single Supplement
    $9,995
    Availability
    Waitlist Only - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Napoleon Suite
    Price
    $36,995
    Single Supplement
    $10,695
    Availability
    Waitlist Only - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Farouk Suite
    Price
    $37,795
    Single Supplement
    $11,495
    Availability
    Waitlist Only - Call A&K
Journey Details

Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 12.

NOTE: Cruise and corresponding flight schedules are subject to change on select departures, when vessel sails in reverse direction.


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