The Middle East Freechoice Directory

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. 
  • Artisans of Isfahan at work
    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.
  • Coptic Cairo
    On your visit to Old Cairo, settled as early as the 6th century BC, you'll enter the Coptic Museum, visit the Hanging Church, said to be the oldest Christian church in Egypt, and see the remains of the Fortress of Babylon.
  • Ethiopian drumming
    Learn the fundamentals of traditional Ethiopian drumming in an interactive workshop, designed to introduce you to the cultural mosaic of Israel.
  • Flam Winery
    Indulge in a wine tasting experience at Flam Winery, served with artisanal cheese and breads.
  • Ilana Goor Museum
    Discover the Ilana Goor Museum, distinct in its dual purpose as both an art gallery and private home of the artist.
  • Isfahan cooking class
    Learn all the tricks of the Persian kitchen and cook a traditional Isfahan feast in a hands-on cooking class.
  • Islamic Cairo
    Discover the core of medieval Cairo, a bustling centre of worship, trade and shopping. Your easy walking tour includes Salah el Din's Citadel, Mohammed Ali's Mosque and the world-famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar.
  • Israeli cooking class
    Learn the secrets of Israeli cuisine during a cooking class in a picturesque 200-year-old house.
  • Jordan Wine Heritage
    Experience Jordan’s wine heritage with a wine and food tasting in the Abdali walking district.
  • Kalabsha Temple
    Visit the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. View the pylon, court, hall and sanctuary and the richly carved reliefs.
  • Machane Yehuda Market tour
    Become acquainted with the market through the eyes of a local. Encounter the flavours and people who make this place special. At every stop you will hear the stories of the food and the cultures in which the cuisine was developed.
  • Motorboat cruise to the Upper Nile
    Venture upstream on a motorboat, exploring areas cruise boats cannot access. Soak in the peaceful vistas of the desert sands swirling against the western bank of the river.
  • Muscat Dolphin Cruise
    Spot wild dolphins along Muscat’s rugged coast on a fun dolphin-watching cruise.
  • Muscat in-depth
    Immerse yourself in this beautiful city and its monuments and discover Muscat in-depth, visiting the Opera House and National Museum before driving along the waterfront Corniche, ending at the bustling Muttrah Souq.
  • Royal Automobile Museum
    View the extensive private collection of the Royal Family.
  • Traditional Music Museum and performance
    Visit the Music Museum for a performance of traditional instruments.
  • Visit a Nubian Village
    Gain a unique insight into one of the oldest civilisations on Earth, the Nubians. Walk through the village with your Nubian guide and visit a private home to learn about life on the Nile.