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Middle East Tour Ideas

You might be imagining a hike through the echoing tombs of Petra, a camel ride through the shifting sands of the Wahiba Sands or a cruise past temples along the Nile. Whatever your interests, our Middle East specialists can create a tailor-made itinerary that will help you make the most of your time.

These suggested itineraries are intended to show you what’s possible, but when it comes to planning your trip, your specialist will weave in places and activities matched to your interests and time frame. Using their first-hand experience, they’ll help you take in the region’s highlights, from ancient monuments to glorious mosques to vast tracts of dunes, as well as introducing you to its hidden corners.

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Ideas for your trip to Middle East

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Middle East, and they showcase some of the routes that we've found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Dubai Marina skyline, Dubai

    Essential Dubai: beach & city

    • Explore Dubai’s rich history while staying in the Creekside area.

    • Take a trip to the top of the Burj Khalifa for panoramic city views.

    • Head to Downtown Dubai for a glamorous shopping experience.

    • Visit the shops, restaurants and beaches of the Jumeirah Beach Residence area.

    • Relax poolside at the JA Ocean View Hotel.

    8 days from €1,995pp

  • Karnak, Egypt

    Deluxe Luxor and the Red Sea

    • See Luxor's West Bank tombs with their well-preserved decoration.

    • Visit Luxor temple.

    • Relax by the Red Sea.

    • Enjoy the spa facilities at Hilton Luxor.

    • Snorkel amongst tropical fish in the Red Sea's coral reefs.

    8 days from €2,365pp

  • Hagia Sophia

    Istanbul to Kas

    • Marvel at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

    • Experience the delights of Turkish cuisine.

    • See the limestone terraces of Pamukkale.

    • Take a boat trip out to the sunken city of Kekova.

    8 days from €2,380pp

  • 4X4 Transfer

    Oman self-drive tour

    • Wander Muscat's charming old city.

    • Discover Nizwa's mountains and forts.

    • Wake up to sunrise over the Wahiba Sands.

    • Shop for spices in the city souks.

    • Watch turtles nest at Ras Al Junaiyz.

    9 days from €3,110pp

  • Jebel Akhdar, Oman

    Discover Salalah tour

    • Spend a night camping under the stars in the Empty Quarter desert.

    • Go snorkeling in the Indian Ocean.

    • Explore the beautiful coastline surrounding Salalah with your private driver.

    8 days from €3,205pp

  • Statue of Hatchepsut at her temple, West Bank at Luxor

    Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Overland

    • Explore the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur.

    • Discover the temples and tombs of Luxor's West Bank.

    • Visit the lesser known temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo.

    • Take in the varied antiquities in Cairo Museum.

    • Relax and visit Philae Temple in Aswan.

    • Explore the temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank.

    9 days from €3,225pp

  • Camels, The Wahiba Sands

    Oman family adventure

    • Enjoy a self-drive tour of this scenic Sultanate.

    • Witness the majestic green turtles laying their eggs.

    • Spend a couple of nights under the stars.

    • Relax in the sunshine as you unwind at the beach.

    10 days from €3,330pp

  • Pergamon Acropolis

    Historic Turkey

    • Experience the delights of Turkish cuisine.

    • Visit the poignant WWI battlefields of Gallipoli.

    • Explore the ancient ruined city of Pergamon.

    • Enjoy time to explore the characterful Alacati.

    • Marvel at the ruins of Ephesus.

    9 days from €3,540pp

  • Le Meridien, Dahab

    Cairo & Beach

    • Marvel at the Pyramids of Giza.

    • Browse the fabulous Cairo Museum.

    • Dive on the reefs of the Red Sea.

    • Shop in Cairo's bustling souqs.

    • Explore the capital's '1000 minarets'.

    11 days from €3,760pp

  • Pamukkale travertines

    Treasures of Turkey: history, culture & beach

    • Explore the classical ruined cities of Pergamon and Ephesus.

    • Relax by the Mediterranean, on Turkey's Turquoise Coast.

    • See the impressive terraces of Pamukkale.

    • Stay in a beautiful boutique property amid orchards and vineyards.

    • Take a cruise along the Bosphorus in Istanbul.

    12 days from €4,240pp

  • Muscat, Oman

    Classic Oman tour

    • Explore the white city of Muscat.

    • Discover the mountains and forts of the interior.

    • Visit Nizwa's intriguing cattle market.

    • View the beautiful dunes of the Wahiba Sands.

    • Watch green turtles nesting in Ras Al-Jinz.

    10 days from €4,470pp

  • Temple of Philae, Egypt

    Jordan & Egypt Combined

    • Combine relaxation and culture on a Nile cruise.

    • Marvel at the antiquities of Petra.

    • View the awesome landscapes of Wadi Rum.

    • Explore the pyramid complexes around Cairo.

    • Relax by the Red Sea in Egypt.

    16 days from €4,620pp

  • Pergamon Acropolis

    Ancient Wonders of Turkey

    • Visit the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.

    • Travel along the Gallipoli Peninsula, past historic battlefields and WWI memorials.

    • Visit the Acropolis and Asclepion of ancient Pergamon.

    • Enjoy local wine from the terrace of your boutique hotel in pretty Sirince.

    • Explore the spectacular ruined city of Ephesus.

    • Spend time exploring the ancient sites around Antalya.

    12 days from €5,180pp

  • Nizwa Mosque

    Grand tour of Oman

    • Enjoy the architecture of Muscat's Grand Mosque.

    • Watch villagers barter at the cattle market.

    • Peer into Oman's Grand Canyon, the Wadi Ghul.

    • Visit the impressive Jabreen fort.

    • Watch Green Turtles nesting on the beach.

    14 days from €5,265pp

  • Jaffa old town, Tel Aviv

    Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

    • Explore the highlights of Jerusalem, from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and Israel Museum.

    • Tour the infamous ruins at Masada and the natural oasis at Ein Gedi.

    • Experience the contrast of old and new in Tel Aviv.

    • Enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner with a local family.

    7 days from €5,445pp

  • Jerash,Jordan

    Grand tour of Jordan

    • Visit the huge Roman site at Jerash.

    • Dive in the Red Sea at Aqaba.

    • Hike in Dana Nature Reserve.

    • Relax by the Dead Sea.

    • Shop in the bustling souqs of Amman.

    • Sample atmospheric Petra by night.

    • Enjoy the awesome scenery of Wadi Rum.

    14 days from €5,580pp

  • The Temple Mount

    Jordan & Jerusalem tour

    • Walk down Petra's magical Siq Canyon.

    • Float in the Dead Sea.

    • Marvel at the Roman ruins of Jerash.

    • Explore Wadi Rum's stunning landscapes.

    • Visit the evocative Western Wall.

    • Immerse yourself in Biblical history.

    11 days from €5,635pp

  • Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan

    Jordan's nature reserves

    • Visit the impressive Roman site at Jerash.

    • Explore Dhibben Forest and Azraq Wetlands.

    • Visit Petra - a Modern Wonder of the World.

    • Enjoy a night under canvas in the awesome Wadi Rum.

    • Admire impressive views over Wadi Mujib.

    • Hike through Dana Nature Reserve.

    • Float in the Dead Sea.

    15 days from €6,415pp

  • Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, Bodrum

    Luxury Turkey tour

    • Stay in the luxurious Shangri-La on the Bosphorus in the heart of Istanbul.

    • Explore highlights such as the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.

    • Sleep in a deluxe cave hotel with glorious views in Cappadocia.

    • Relax in style on the Turquoise Coast in the Kempinski Barbaros Bay.

    12 days from €6,995pp

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

    Classic Israel

    • Tour the sites of Jerusalem’s Old City, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall.

    • Visit Manger Square in Bethlehem and the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth.

    • Take a private tour of a modern working kibbutz and explore the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

    • Visit the stunning archaeological complex in Masada before taking a dip in the natural springs of Ein Gedi.

    • Experience the contrast of old and new, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of Tel Aviv.

    8 days from €7,155pp

  • Ballooning in Cappadocia

    Grand Tour of Turkey

    • See the impressive limestone terraces of Pamukkale.

    • Explore the pretty village of Alacati.

    • Visit the home of the Whirling Dervishes in Konya.

    • Travel to ancient Termessos in the Taurus Mountains.

    18 days from €7,410pp

  • Outdoor seating area, Dubai

    Luxury Dubai: beach & desert

    • Experience local heritage activities at the Al Maha Desert Resort.

    • Relax in your private Bedouin-style pool villa.

    • Enjoy sundowner cocktails overlooking the rolling sand dunes.

    • Stay at the lavish One&Only The Palm on the Palm Jumeirah peninsula.

    • Indulge in high-quality food at restaurants headed by Michelin-starred chefs.

    8 days from €7,735pp

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