Country
Saudi Arabia
Duration
11 Days/10 Nights
Travel Type
Cruise

Discover 3 gorgeous destination in 1 trip!
Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia. Let the adventure begin!

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11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

Inclusions

2 nights in Giza at a 4* hotel with breakfasts
1 night in Cairo at a 4* hotel with breakfast
1 full day and one half day guided tours including lunch in Cairo as per itinerary
Domestic flight: return Cairo / Hurghada
7- night cruise aboard the MSC Splendida in the selected cabin category including all the meals, cruise gratuities, drink package and WIFI
Port and government taxes
Private transfers from / to hotels, ports and airports
Services of a private English guide/assistant for all transfers and sightseeing in Cairo
Cairo – tips for all included meals and entrance fees to all visits

Exclusions

International flights, Visa fee of US$ 25.00 per person for Egypt, gratuities to drivers, guides, local representatives, optional excursions, meals other than mentioned, travel insurance, seat selection, all other items not mentioned in the present itinerary.

Additional Information

4 DEPARTURE DATES ON FRIDAYS 2023
– Jan 13 2023
– Feb 3 2023
– Feb 24 2023
– March 17 2023

Cruise departure on Sundays
Guaranteed departure with min 2 people

Drink package, gratuities and WIFI included on the cruise !

BEACH STAY EXTENSION 7 NIGHTS HURGHADA ALL INCLUSIVE AVAILABLE

You could extend your trip with a beach stay in Hurghada!

DAY 10: Transfer from the ship to your hotel in Hurghada for a 7 night stay at Hurghada Hilton Plaza on all inclusive basis.

DAY 17: Check out after breakfast and transfer to Hurghada airport, flight to Cairo, pick-up at airport and half-day sightseeing ofNational Museum of civilizations, mosque Mohamed Ali and Khalili baazar with lunch. 1 night with breakfast at Conrad Cairo hotel or similar.

DAY18: Private transfer to airport to catch your flight home

INCLUSIONS:
2 nights Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort Giza 4*+ with breakfasts or similar
7 nights Cruise MSC cruise with beverage package, WIFI, gratuities and port and government taxes
7 nights Hilton Plaza Hurghada 4*+ all inclusive
1 night Conrad Cairo 4*+ with breakfast or similar
All transfers from to airports, hotels and piers
1 full day and 1 half day sightseeing in Cairo on day 2 and 17 as per itinerary including lunch

1

DAY 1: ARRIVAL CAIRO

Arrive in Cairo. After clearing customs and collecting your luggage, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the Giza area.

Accommodation : Giza for 2 nights

2

DAY 2: CAIRO

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Visit the magnificent pyramids of Giza and admire the mysterious Sphinx. Spend some time taking photos of these legendary creations. Enjoy a camel ride. After lunch, visit the site of Memphis, the oldest capital of Egypt and Sakkara, with its step pyramid.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

3

DAY 3: CAIRO-HURGHADA-SAFAGA PORT

After your breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport and fly to Hurghada where you will be met and transfered to Safaga port for your embarkation on MSC Splendida. Rest of the day on board.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : MSC Splendida ship for 7 nights

4

DAY 4: AQABA (PETRA), JORDAN

When you disembark from your MSC cruise in Aqaba, you can enjoy its idyllic, sunny setting on the shores of the Red Sea, at the country’s southernmost tip.
From something of a dowdy backwater, in the last decade or so Aqaba has transformed itself into a pleasant, if still under-resourced, leisure destination. Hotels at all grades are springing up in the town as well as at luxury waterfront developments up and down the coast; investment is coming in to improve the city’s infrastructure and facilities. Some of the best diving and snorkellingin theworld is centred on the unspoiled coral reefs that hug the coast just south of the town – an engaging contrast with the nearby desert attractions of Petra and Wadi Rum.

The city centre forms a dense network of streets and alleys clustered just behind the beach road (called the “Corniche”). A shore excursion ($) can also be the opportunity to discover Petra. Tucked away in a remote valley basin in the heart of southern Jordan’s Shara mountains and shielded from the outside world behind an impenetrable barrier of rock, Petra remains wreathed in mystery

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

5

DAY 5: AT SEA

Enjoy the many and varied activities aboard the Splendida or simply relax to the sound of the sea.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

6

DAY 6: JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA

Beautiful views, UNESCO Heritage sites and art capital of Saudi Arabia

Homeporting in this bustling metropole, guests will have their pick of sites to visit, from the famed floating Al Rahma Mosque, which is built directly over the water, to the New Jeddah Corniche, offering a waterfront boardwalk and beautiful seaviews, where guests may even catch the sunset. For architecture buffs, King Fahad’s Fountain is the tallest of its kind and the under-construction Jeddah Tower (previously known as the Kingdom Tower) is set to become the world’s first 1-kilometre-high building.

Al Balad the old town of Jeddah dates back to the 7th century, boasts beautiful buildings and an ancient souk which are a must see. It is also one of the UNESCO Heritage sites, which Saudi Arabia has to offer.

A port city with a long and storied history, Jeddah is one of the largest cities in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Throughout its history, it has been the first stop for many pilgrims entering Makkah, which has led to it becoming the most diverse city in the country.

In recent years it has become the art capital of Saudi Arabia, while also offering some of the best coastal experiences in the country. It’s old town, “Al Balad”, is also one of the best examples of traditional city living within the country. Jeddah’s people come are very easy going and welcoming.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

7

DAY 7: YANBU, SAUDI ARABIA

Pristine white sandy shores, private beaches and amazing dive sites

In Yanbu al Bahr you find the open desert touching the blue waters. Old Yanbu dates back 2500 years and offers one of the oldest souks, where traders used to come from places as far as Africa to sell their goods.

Divided into three administrations, Yanbu is one of the premiere beach destinations in Saudi Arabia. In the east there is Yanbu AlNakhl, founded more than two thousand years ago and dotted with villages.
In the south there is Yanbu AlSinaiyah, the industrial and governmental center of the region. Lastly there is Yanbu AlBahr, where the majority of the coastal activities are available.
This is the starting point of many diving adventures, where visitors can enjoy the rich coral and sea life off of the coast.

Famous for their musical exploits, the people of Yanbu are local experts of the Takht and Sesameh instruments

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

8

DAY 8: AT SEA

Enjoy the many and varied activities aboard the Splendida or simply relax to the sound of the sea.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

9

DAY 9: SOKHNA PORT, EGYPT

An unexpected treasure
Around 55km south of Suez is the town of Sokhna, whose beaches are popular with Egyptians but attract few foreigners. The town’s name derives from the hot springs (35°C) originating in the Jebel Ataqa.

During your MSC Grand Voyage you’ll be able to see light patches offshore that indicate coral reefs. MSC Grand Voyages also offer excursions to mystic places. Secreted amid the arid Red Sea Hills, Egypt’s two oldest monasteries – dedicated to St Paul and St Anthony – trace their origins back to the infancy of Christian monasticism, observing rituals that have scarcely changed over sixteen centuries.
You don’t have to be religious to appreciate their tranquil atmosphere and imposing setting, however, and there’s also scope for birdwatching in the vicinity. Around 30km south of Sokhna, the town of Za’Farana is the nearest settlement to the Red Sea monasteries. West from here, a wide valley cleaves the Galala Plateau and sets the road on course for the Nile, 168km away.
Called Wadi Arraba, its name derives from the carts that once delivered provisions to the monastery, though legend
attributes it to the pharaoh’s chariots that pursued the Israelites towards the Red Sea. Travelling for 33km along this road brings you to a turn-off to the south, from where a dramatic ridge of cliffs known as Mount Qalah can be seen in the distance, with the Monastery of St Anthony situated beneath.
The monastery is effectively a self-contained village complete with lanes of two-storey dwellings, churches, mills and gardens of vines, olives and palms, surrounded by lofty walls with an interior catwalk – although most of the buildings themselves are recent compared to the monastery’s foundation.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

10

DAY 10: DISEMBARK AT SAFAGA PORT - CAIRO

After breakfast, disembarkation from the ship and transfer to Hurghada airport for your flight back to Cairo. In Cairo, visit the National Museum of Egyptian Antiquities which displays the most important collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Exhibited are over 120,000 objects from the Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods. Visit the Citadel, built in 1183, and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Enjoy exploring the famous Khan El Khalili bazaar for some treasures to bring back home! Check in at your Cairo hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Cairo for 1 night

11

DAY 11: RETURN TO CANADA

After breakfast, private transfer from the hotel to the airport to catch your flight home.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTELS OR SIMILAR
Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort 4*+ – Giza – Standard room Golf or Pyramids view

Conrad Hotel 4*+ – Deluxe room

Extension to Hurghada at Hilton Plaza Hurghada 4*+ – King room

Departure dates 2023

Jan 13 / Feb 3  / Feb 24 / March 17

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy  LAND & CRUISE ONLY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Deluxe interior Cabin – IR2 $1799 + $395 taxes +$315
Premium Ocean View (medium deck) Cabin – OL2 $1965+ $395 taxes +$340
Premium Balcony Cabin (low deck) – BL1 $2075 + $395taxes +$365
7 night all inclusive extension in Hurghada +$1270 On request

Early booking discount of $50 when booked prior to Oct 30th, 2022.

Terms & conditions

Payment Conditions per person:
Deposit $500 at the time of the booking for the land and cruise portion only.
Bookings with an air portion will be required a standard deposit of $1000 per person but this can vary and be higher for some tickets.

Final payment will be due 60 days prior departure.
These payments are not refundable.

Offer is subject to availability; capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

For full terms and conditions, see www.exotikjourneys.com or contact us.

Visit https://travel.gc.ca/
All passengers must be in possession of a valid passport and any visas required for cruise itinerary. Clients are responsible for securing necessary visas and immunizations. For both security and immigration purposes, each Guest is responsible for bringing all required travel documents for boarding the ship in the country in which they will embark including cruise ticket, and proper identification in the form of a Canadian passport and any visas and immunizations required for their cruise itinerary. We also strongly encourages our clients to visit the Department of Foreign Affairs website (www.voyage.gc.ca) for the most up to date traveller information including passport and visa requirements as well as immunization requirements, travel advisories and safety recommendations.

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec

MSC SPLENDIDA

Eco-ship MSC Splendida carries you in comfort, style and luxury to the most desirable cruise destinations in the world, while at the same time being a beautiful destination in her own right. With so much to see and do on board, every day on MSC Splendida promises travelers of all ages a world of new discoveries, before they even step ashore.

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Ship Stats

Year Built: 2009
Year Last Refurbished: 2017
Capacity: 4363 passengers
Decks: 13
Gross Tonnage: 137,936
Number of Crew: 1,370

Dining

Guests on MSC Splendida can enjoy an eclectic range of restaurants with many different gourmet choices to explore, from authentic Mediterranean specialties to American steakhouse beef cuts, not forgetting the dedicated restaurant for MSC Yacht Club guests.

Feel like a mid-morning cappuccino, a pre-dinner glass of wine or a late-night cocktail? The extraordinary variety of designer-themed bars on board means you’ll always be able to find the perfect venue to match your mood and satisfy your desires.

Entertainment

MSC Splendida is like a floating luxury resort and boasts all the recreation and entertainment options you’d hope to find on holiday, from the Broadway-style theatre, glamorous casino and designer disco to the sports arena, high-tech 4D cinema, Formula 1 simulator and dedicated areas for kids and teens.

You’ll love the live music and the extraordinary variety of themed bars and restaurants with many gourmet choices to explore. Complete the night with a world-class show in The Strand Theatre, a winning streak in the Royal Palm Casino or dancing in the Club 33 Disco

Activities

Sports facilities on MSC Splendida include four swimming pools, a jogging track, a squash court and an ultramodern gym.

Spa Information

After exercising, you can relax with a massage in the MSC Aurea Spa or sunbathe in the peace and privacy of the Top 18 sun deck.

Family

Children of all ages, from tots to teenagers, will have lots of fun and find it easy to make new friends on MSC Splendida thanks to the fabulous dedicated facilities and clubs for every age group, each with its own packed daily programme of activities.

Deluxe interior IR2

Surface approx. 17 sqm, deck 5-13
Relaxing armchair
Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer
Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

Premium Ocean View OL2

Surface approx. 18-21 sqm, deck 5-13.
Window with sea view
Relaxing armchair
Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer
Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

Balcony BL1

Balcony Premium (surface approx. 19-20 sqm, deck 8-13*)
Surface approx. 19-20 sqm, balcony approx. 4-6 sqm
Sitting area with sofa
Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar