The Middle East Escorted Tours

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Let us invite you on an adventure through the wonders of the Middle East

Stories of the past marked out by colourful hieroglyphics, a scattering of iconic pyramids, sandy dunes as far as the eye can see, and intriguing culture and centuries-old heritage, take the Scenic route through the Middle East in 2020/21. 

At Scenic, we carefully handpick each and every unforgettable experience to ensure that our innovative itineraries continue to set the standard for 5-star luxury touring. Explore brand new exciting destinations, with escorted tours to Israel, Oman and Iran, and enjoy new itineraries and experiences in Egypt, Jordan & Africa.

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Extraordinary Experiences

Israel
Our Scenic Enrich experiences are all-inclusive and exclusive, having been selected to take you behind the scenes for encounters that are simply inaccessible to the ordinary traveller, while still being included in the price you pay. Our Scenic Freechoice daily excursions will enable you to uncover the secrets that these destinations have to offer with the help of our expert guides, where you are free to explore areas of natural wonder and step back in time to the cradle of civilization. 

Scenic Enrich

Freechoice Middle East
Meander through the historic bazaar and watch artisans at work – a living museum of traditional culture. Here, you will witness the country’s most specialised craft people in 167 different disciplines, including carpet weaving, metalwork, woodwork, ceramics, painting and inlay works and enjoy a local Biryani lunch. 

Scenic Freechoice

Middle East
Learn the secrets of Israeli cuisine during a cooking class in a picturesque 200-year-old house.

Scenic Sundowners

Egypt Sunset

Our Scenic Sundowners experiences have been handpicked to showcase the best of each destination as the sun sets.

  • Toast the start of your Nile cruise and enjoy a display of traditional Nubian dancing as part of a spectacular Scenic Sundowners event.
  • As part of an exclusive Scenic Sundowners event, enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the Great Pyramids of Giza.
  • Witness the dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink in Wadi Rum.
  • Enjoy drinks and dinner at Alma Beach, Tel Aviv’s coolest stretch of sand.
  • Depart on a desert drive across the dunes of the Wahiba Sands in Oman, for sunset drinks.
 

Your guide to The Middle East

Exploring Karnak The Jewel of Thebes 

Giza Egypt

From the Pyramids of Giza to the icons of Abu Simbel, Egypt boasts some of the world’s foremost historic wonders. Of the country’s many heritage highlights, few offer as spectacular a showcase as Thebes – a city which stands as a remarkable testimony to the complexities and nuances of civilisation in the Ancient Egyptian world.

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15 dishes you must try in Egypt

Spices, Middle East

The legacy of ancient civilisation has had a profound influence on Egypt’s culinary landscape. Though sharing similarities with Eastern Mediterranean cuisine – think rice-stuffed vegetables, kebabs, kofta and shawarma – the country has cultivated its own distinct diet, and one heavily reliant on the fertile, ancient banks of the iconic River Nile.

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World Class Hotels & Special Stays

Hilton, Jordan
At Scenic, we have handpicked all of the accommodation we feature to ensure that our guests experience the best hotels in the best locations. From hotels with awe-inspiring panoramic views of rolling sand dunes, to properties that truly mirror the culture of these iconic countries. 

You will stay in remarkable properties that have been picked because they offer a unique experience that balances luxury, location and first-class facilities. We can safely say there’s nothing ordinary about any of these properties. What’s more, all of our Special Stays are included in the price of your itinerary.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract

Aswan Sofitel Egypt
Rising grandly from a pink granite shelf at the edge of the Nubian Desert, this stylish property features sophisticated interiors, Moorish arches, Persian carpets and hand-carved furnishings.

Fairmont Amman

Hotels Middle East
The Fairmont Amman is a modern urban oasis. The elegantly appointed guest rooms with unparalleled views of the Amman hills are remarkably spacious and complete with premium amenities.
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Cruising

Sanctuary Sun Boat
Enjoy every minute of the fascinating scenery as you cruise the majestic Nile on our exclusive private charter on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III. Catering to just 34 guests, every cabin is tastefully appointed and features a window onto the world.

Luxury awaits on board your recently refurbished boutique Nile river cruiser. Modelled on the opulent era of the 20s and 30s, style and refinement are reflected throughout.

Sun Deck

Sanctuary Sun Boat
Relax on the Sun Deck next to the swimming pool or on the lower shaded deck as you watch life on the river pass by.

Dining

Sanctuary Sun Boat, Egypt
You’ll be treated to first-class dining with beverages included at lunch and dinner. Be entertained by whirling dervishes, and dress the part for a Galabeyya party.

5-star Luxury Inclusions 

Middle East
With Scenic, the perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey.
  • Scenic Enrich
    Our seasoned Journey Designers have handpicked and created a range of unique experiences that will be among the highlights of your journey.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    You can choose between a vast range of activities and sightseeing experiences to ensure you only see what you want to see, at a pace that suits you.
  • World-Class Hotels
    Our hotels are selected on more than reputation alone, rather on a combination of location, character and ambience.
  • Cruising
    In Egypt you’ll spend three of four nights cruising the Nile in style on board the exclusively chartered and fully refurbished Sanctuary Sun Boat III.
  • Sundowners
    Exclusive cocktail receptions hosted at some of Egypt and Jordan’s most majestic locations, where you can toast the day’s end and the beauty of the location you’re in.
  • Travel Tailored to You
    Enjoy complete peace-of-mind because all your travel is taken care of when you tour with Scenic.

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