Experience the grandeur of Egypt on this 7-day Stars of Egypt itinerary where you will enjoy the perfect blend of touring Egyptian sights with a leisurely sailing along the Nile. From the ancient world’s most inspiring pyramids in Giza and the priceless treasures of Tutankhamen; to Cairo, where ancient traditions thrive in a modern metropolis; and cruising along the Nile where you can see Aswan High Dam and the Colossi of Memnon, two 75 feet tall 1000 ton statues that once guarded an ancient mortuary, Egypt beckons.
Excite your inner adventurer when exploring South Africa! Set out from Johannesburg for safari in Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s leading game sanctuary that covers more than 7,700 square miles of land between the Crocodile River in the south and the Limpopo in the north. It also boasts the greatest species diversity in Africa–more than 140 resident mammal species, including the iconic Big Five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino). A 4×4 vehicle gives you nearly unlimited photo opportunity to snap pictures of zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, wild dog and vast antelope herds. Then explore scenic Cape Town. This once colonial settlement is one of the world’s most picturesque tourist destinations and most beautiful cities. Snug between hilly mountains and pristine white beaches.
This journey to Israel includes a special moment in Bethlehem as your group attends the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Church of the Nativity. Imagine standing in Nativity Square and celebrating the birth of Jesus while singing with the massed choir. This package also includes visits to the major Holy Sites in Israel including Galilee, Jerusalem, and the Judean Desert/Dead Sea area.
Uncover the mystique of Egypt and marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza. See the Sphinx, the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen’s tomb. You will also sail the Nile River on a three-night cruise aboard a traditional Egyptian “felucca.” Visit the High Dam, the Granite Alexandria Quarries, Temple of Isis at Philae, the West Bank necropolis and the Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Ending with a night in Alexandria, where you can admire the Roman Catacombs and Pompey’s Pillar, the area’s most prominent remaining Greek Landmark.
Harmonizing with History. The perfect tour for choirs and quartet groups! Bring your friends and neighbors and raise your voice over The Holy Land. Sail and sing on a fishing boat upon the Sea of Galilee, Stand on the Mount and imagine the voice of Jesus and his Sermon. Be baptized in the Jordan River just as He was. Experience Jerusalem, the Holy City. Sing in the Garden Tomb and the Church of St Anne. Come, Rejoice, Learn, Travel with a song in your heart.