first_imgcruiseEgyptJordanScenic If you want to get an up-close look inside Scenic’s 20 Day Essence of Egypt and Jordan itinerary, tune into Getaway on the Nine Network, starting this Saturday, 28 April for three weeks as Catriona Rowntree journeys from bustling Cairo and the spectacular monuments of Giza, and cruises down the Nile and then explores Jordan.In the first half hour episode, Catriona heads to Cairo’s number one attraction, the Great Pyramids of Giza, before making her way to the Egyptian Museum. In Luxor, she checks into the luxurious Sofitel Winter Palace, just steps from the temple, mummification museum, and open markets, and explores the Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple before boarding Scenic’s Cruise partner, the Sanctuary Sun Boat III, to begin the Nile cruise.The next episode sails down the Nile, en route to some of Egypt’s most prized temples including Dendera, one of the best preserved of Egypt’s temples, and the temple of Horus, and the landmark ancient temple of Kom Ombo. Catriona travels to Philae, the temple complex of the ancient god Isis, and then on to Aswan, where she experiences the charms of the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel.Her final stop is in beautiful Aswan, located on a stretch of the Nile with a number of friendly Nubian villages. This leg of the journey concludes with a visit to one of the country’s most magnificent sites: the World-Heritage-listed temples of Abu Simbel, which stand in honour of Ramses II and his queen, Nefertari.In the final episode, Catriona arrives in Jordan and discovers the ancient ruins of Jerash, just north of Amman. From there it’s an exclusive Scenic Enrich trip to the Jordan Car Museum, takes in the desert landscape of Wadi Rum, ancient Petra and swims in the Red Sea, and floats in the Dead Sea.Scenic is also giving Getaway viewers the chance to win* an 11 Day Treasures of Egypt journey for two people, including return airfares – valued at over $22,820. In addition, Scenic is also offering a special discount of $250* per person off selected 2019 Egypt and Jordan tours of 11 days or longer.*Terms and conditions apply.last_img

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