The Middle East Escorted Tours

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Let us invite you on an adventure through the endless wonders of the Middle East, witnessing the Land of the Pharaohs, discovering Lawrence of Arabia’s Wadi Rum and exploring the emerging destination of Oman.

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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Join us in 2020/21 to explore the marvels of Africa and The Middle East. Enjoy handcrafted journeys to Africa, Egypt and Jordan and new for this season - Israel, Oman and Iran.
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5-star Luxury Inclusions 

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.

Extraordinary Experiences

We have carefully curated a series of unique and exclusive experiences that will make your time in the Middle East truly unforgettable.
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. Our Scenic Sundowners experiences have been handpicked to showcase the best of each destination as the sun sets.

Here is a small selection of the Scenic Enrich, Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Sundowners activities that we feature in the Middle East:

Scenic Enrich

  • Watch the glorious sun set and picture yourself as Agatha Christie as you sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine in Aswan.
  • Relax in the gardens of the Sofitel Winter Palace in Luxor and indulge in a barbeque dinner Egyptian style.
  • Witness the vivid and dramatic colours of the desert at sunset over a refreshing drink in Wadi Rum.
  • Dine in the most stunning of settings reserved for you, a canyon-edge platform at the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.
  • Board a 4WD vehicle for your adventure into the vast mass of undulating dunes of Iran’s desert.
 
 

 

Scenic Sundowners

  • 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.
     

 

 
 

Scenic Freechoice

  • Explore the ancient burial ground of Saqqara and view the world’s oldest standing pyramid, built some 4,500 years ago.
  • Enjoy an insightful excursion to the old Egyptian Museum and see the exhibit of Royal Mummies
  • Get up-close-and-personal with the world-famous Red Sea by snorkelling among its colourful coral reefs.
  • In Isfahan, meander through the historic bazaar and watch artisans at work – a living museum of traditional culture, before enjoying a local Biryani lunch.
  • Learn the secrets of Israeli cuisine during a cooking class in a picturesque 200-year-old house.

World Class Hotels & Special Stays

In the Middle East, you can look forward to accommodation that warmly welcomes you, delivers a relaxing experience and is right in the heart of your destination.
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.
  • Abbasi Hotel, Iran
    Located in an opulent 300-year-old building in the heart of Isfahan, this hotel has been renovated to preserve this piece of Isfahan’s history.
  • Al Bustan Palace - A Ritz Carlton Hotel
    Enviably positioned between the Sea of Oman and the Al Hajar Mountains, this Muscat hotel offers an alluring blend of old and new.
  • Al Bustan Palace - A Ritz Carlton Hotel
    Located on the fabled Green Mountain, elevated luxury reveals dramatic canyon views at one of the world’s highest resorts.
  • Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea, Aqaba
    Set alongside the white sandy beach of the Red Sea, Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea boasts magnificent seaview rooms and generous amenities.
  • Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, Red Sea
    With views overlooking the shores of the Red Sea, Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay is designed in the style of ancient Moorish fortresses.
  • Marriott Mena House Hotel, Giza
    Nestled in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza, Marriott Mena House Hotel perfectly encapsulates magnificent views and plush surroundings.
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan
    Rising grandly from a pink granite shelf at the edge of the Nubian Desert, this stylish hotel features sophisticated interiors and splendid views.
  • Sofitel Winter Palace, Luxor
    Along the picturesque banks of the Nile River, this luxurious hotel was once a winter retreat for the Egyptian royal family.
  • Sun City Camp, Wadi Rum
    Nestled in the heart of the desert, Sun City Camp consists of air-conditioned geodomes, a haven of luxury perfect for viewing the starry desert skies
  • The Drisco Hotel, Tel Aviv
    A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Drisco is surrounded by the city’s most fashionable neighbourhood and just minutes from the beach.
  • The Scots Hotel, Israel
    The Scottish Hotel is adjacent to the Tiberias Sea of Galilee and is one of the most prestigious boutique hotels in the north.
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Cruising


We don’t want you to miss a minute of the fascinating scenery as you cruise the majestic Nile River on board our exclusive charter, Sanctuary Sun Boat III.
Catering to just 36 guests, every cabin is tastefully appointed and features a window onto the world for every guest. On board your recently refurbished boutique Nile cruiser, luxury awaits. Modelled on the opulent era of the 20s and 30s, style and refinement are reflected throughout. 
As you drift languorously past the ancient wonders along the shores of the Nile, there’ll be breathtaking monuments – and moments – around every bend.

Travel tailored to you

When you travel with Scenic you can be confident that we’ll go further to ensure that every aspect of your journey has been carefully considered. It’s about going a degree beyond to ensure that your trip is a truly carefree experience.
Airlines you can count on
Flexibility is key when it comes to travel arrangements, which is why we offer a choice of flights through a range of established airlines. We only use the best airlines to ensure your journey is stress-free. Departing from a number of UK airports, we aim to provide a seamless journey that is one of complete luxury and comfort.

The personal touch
Travel in small groups with a maximum of 36 guests, and enjoy an intimate experience. We will personally greet you at the airport and arrange your transport to your hotel when you arrive in the Middle East. And, at the end of your journey with us, we will transfer you to the airport and make sure that your return journey is just as luxurious as your arrival.
 
Travel in style

During your time among the historic relics of the Middle East, your transport will be in First Class or luxury standard. This includes special luxury coaches. Likewise, no effort has been spared to ensure that the best touring options are available to you as you travel through these countries.

Local knowledge
We use knowledgeable local guides, experts and Scenic tour directors across all of our escorted tours because we truly believe that nobody knows an area as well as someone who calls it home. Make the most out of the knowledge that these people harbour as they introduce you to each spectacular destination and experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the cultures that surround you. 

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Featured Tours

Terms and conditions: Offers are applicable to new bookings only made between 21 August 2019 and 31 October 2019. ^Private door-to-door chauffeur transfers are complimentary within 75 miles of an airport where fl ights are available from. For guests who live outside of 75 miles, an additional supplement of £2.00 per mile will be charged. Loyalty members who already receive this benefi t will receive an additional discount. Please note offers can be removed at any time.