Due to Popular Demand, Scenic Adds More 2019 Departures for Egypt Cruise and Land Tour
Free Air on all 2018 and 2019 Departures if Booked by Aug. 31, 2018
Boston, July 2018 – Last year, Scenic unveiled a new Egypt and Jordan portfolio of tours and cruise/tours, making use of the recently refurbished Sanctuary Sun Boat III. Strong sales for the original 2018 and 2019 departures has the company extending the 2019 offerings with new dates in Sept, Oct. and Nov. 2019. Scenic is also offering guests free air or $1,000 price savings if they book any of the September 2018 through November 2019 departures by August 31, 2018.
Whether wandering among the 4,500-year-old pyramids and taking in the evening laser light show, or relaxing on the sun deck of the Sanctuary Sun Boat III, guests on Scenic’s 11-day Treasures of Egypt will go home with a deep understanding and appreciation of one of the world’s oldest cultures. The intimate, luxury boutique ship (18 cabins) conveys guests along the historic Nile, sailing between Luxor and Aswan, while on land, the use of five-star hotels offer stunning views, easy access to local markets and a feeling of a home away from home. Highlights include the Great Pyramids and Sphynx, the World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, the antiquities in the Luxor Museum, numerous market visits and city tours, and watching the sunset during a private dinner at The Terrace in Aswan, where Dame Agatha Christie once settled for hours, intently penning chapters of her celebrated Death on the Nile. Fares start at $5,395 per person, double.
The 10-day Kingdom of Jordan Unveiled takes guest son a land-based, deep exploration of Jordan, where the earliest evidence of habitation goes back 200,000 years. Rich in history and multiple cultures, the country offers guests more than can be done in any single trip. But Scenic is pulling out the stops to make sure the top sites are visited: Two nights in Amman and a reenactment of the Roman chariot races; the World-Heritage city of Petra, where guests enjoy a private visit to the Royal Automobile Museum; following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia in the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum; and float (or cruise) in the hypersaline waters of the Red Sea. Fares start at $4,495.
For guests who just want more – Scenic offers a combination of both trips – naming it The Essence of Egypt and Jordan. The 20-day adventure will leave guests with enough stories, memories and photographs to fill volumes. Fares begin at $9,495.
Scenic’s choice of Sanctuary Sun Boat III fits in well with their focus on luxury and top service. Allowing up to 36 guests to enjoy an experience modeled on the opulent era of the roaring 20s, the intimate boutique ship offers spacious cabins with oversized picture windows and all the amenities found in high-end hotels. A swim in the Sun Deck pool can be followed by a relaxing snooze in one of the tented lounge chairs and then a top-notch dining experience in the ship’s Copper Tray restaurant.
Two four-day vacation extensions are also offered. In Dubai, guests take in the famous Burj al Arab, Al Fahidi Fort and the Dubai Museum as well as wander through the world-famous gold and spice souks, enjoy the 124-story high view from the world’s tallest tower and kick up some sand on a desert dune safari. For guests wishing to add a biblical focus to their Scenic vacation, four days in Israel includes visits to the Mount and Monastery of Temptation, the tomb at the foot of Mount Olive regarded as the burial place of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and, after exploring the Old City of Jerusalem, the Wailing (Western) Wall.
Scenic’s signature all-inclusive luxury means that absolutely everything is included: unlimited complimentary beverages, full-size private suites, all meals on board and most ashore, all gratuities, transfers, hotel accommodations, expert local guides, and all Scenic Freechoice activities and Scenic Enrich special events.
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 30-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations; two award-winning river cruise lines – Scenic and Emerald Waterways; and, in August, the world’s first Discovery Yacht – Scenic Eclipse. Emerald Waterways’ seven Star Ships offer deluxe cruises in Europe, and the Mekong, while Scenic’s 15 Space Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.