Middle East

The "cradle of civilization" embraces the ancient and the modern: Roman ruins and Biblical sites, trendy city nightlife and the world's tallest tower. The moon shimmers over the silent desert where Bedouin ride their camels over rippling sand. Oasis resorts lure SCUBA divers and sun-worshippers, while the blue azure waters of the Mediterranean beckon the boating set.

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Countries & Areas in Middle East

Dubai

Dubai

Take an elevator ride to the top of the world's tallest building in dazzling Dubai or bargain for gold and carpets in the busy souks. Watch camel racing or the newest sport: sand skiing. Whether you want to see thousands of pink flamingos or indulge in fantastic duty-free shopping, the UAE is courting discriminating visitors. Discount travel to Dubai is easy with Friendly Planet!

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Israel

Israel

Touring the land of the Bible can be a life-altering event. Stand on the site of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. Enter the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Temper the solemnity of a religious pilgrimage with the vibrant nightlife of Tel Aviv or a sail on the lush Sea of Galilee. Friendly Planet makes travel to Israel both easy and affordable.

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Jordan

Jordan

The Middle East, Africa and Asia intertwine in this small kingdom of Biblical sites, Lawrence of Arabia, and the first century BC Arab capital of Petra. SCUBA dive the Dead Sea, an extension of Africa's Great Rift Valley, or leave the hustle of Amman behind for a starry night with the desert Bedouin.

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Turkey

Turkey

Experiencing Turkey is like stepping onto a movie set of whirling dervishes, shimmering mosques, sultans' treasures, and ancient Roman cities like Ephesus. Long a historical link between Europe and Asia, Turkey embodies the modernity and traditions of both: bazaars, lush gardens of the Bosphorus Strait, and the cafe culture of Istanbul. Friendly Planet makes your travel planning easy with one of our wonderful discount tours of Turkey!

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Tours & Packages in Middle East

Packages generally include: roundtrip airfare from the U.S., transfers, hotel and/or cruise accommodations, many meals, and more. Select a package for a full list of features.

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A Taste of Turkey

A Taste of Turkey

See Package 8 days from $1399*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures November 2014 – February 2015
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK), Washington Dulles (IAD), Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
Highlights Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Pergamon, Troy, Canakkale & the Dardanelles.
Athens & 3 Day Greek Isles Cruise

Athens & 3 Day Greek Isles Cruise

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Style Independent/Self-Guided
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK); other gateways on request
Highlights Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Santorini. Optional touring includes Ephesus ruins & St. John's Monestary. Optional Classical Greece extension.
Athens & 4 Day Greek Isles Cruise

Athens & 4 Day Greek Isles Cruise

See Package 9 days from $2249*
Style Independent/Self-Guided
Departures October 2014
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK); other gateways on request
Highlights Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete & Santorini. Optional tours of Athens and Cape Sounion, optional cruise shore excursions, and optional classical Greece extension.
Athens & Greek Islands Adventure Cruise

Athens & Greek Islands Adventure Cruise

See Package 8 days from $2135*
Style Independent/Self-Guided
Departures October 2014
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK); other gateways on request
Highlights Athens, 4-Day Greek Islands Cruise plus optional shore excursions
Athens, Mykonos & Greek Isles Cruise

Athens, Mykonos & Greek Isles Cruise

See Package 12 days from $2449*
Style Independent/Self-Guided
Departures October 2014
Departs New York: JFK or EWR (NYC); other gateways on request
Highlights Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete & Santorini. Optional tours of Athens and Cape Sounion, optional cruise shore excursions, and optional classical Greece extension.
Best of Turkey

Best of Turkey

See Package 14 days from $1999*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures November 2014 – June 2015
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), Washington Dulles (IAD), Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
Highlights Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Troy, Canakkale & the Dardanelles. Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia & Gallipoli.
Classic Israel

Classic Israel

See Package 10 days from $2999*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures December 2014
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK)
Highlights Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Tiberias, Tel Aviv. Shrine of the Book, Masada & Sea of Galilee. Optional Eilat, Red Sea & Petra extension.
Dazzling Dubai

Dazzling Dubai

See Package 6 days from $2499*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures October 2014
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)
Highlights Abra Water taxi ride, Dubai Museum, & Burj Khalifa
Dazzling Dubai & Bangkok

Dazzling Dubai & Bangkok

See Package 9 days from $2799*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures October 2014
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)
Highlights Abra Water taxi ride, Dubai Museum, Burj Khalifa; Wat Trimitr (Golden Buddha) and Wat Po (Reclining Buddha)
Dazzling Dubai & India Express

Dazzling Dubai & India Express

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Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)
Highlights Abra Water taxi ride, Dubai Museum, Burj Khalifa; Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & the Taj Mahal
Dazzling Dubai & Kenya Safari

Dazzling Dubai & Kenya Safari

See Package 11 days from $3799*
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Departures October 2014
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), New York Kennedy (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Houston (IAH), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)
Highlights Abra Water taxi ride, Dubai Museum, Burj Khalifa; Nairobi, Kigio Conservancy, & Masai Mara National Game Reserve
Highlights of Greece & Turkey Cruise

Highlights of Greece & Turkey Cruise

See Package 12 days from $2899*
Style Independent/Self-Guided
Departures October – November 2014
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK); other gateways on request
Highlights Athens, Mykonos, Istanbul, Izmir, Santorini, & Crete. Optional Classical Greece extension

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