Emerald Waterways has unveiled its 2020/21 Egypt, Israel, Jordan & the Nile collection.

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Among the three itineraries on offer is a brand new 16-day river cruise, Israel & Ancient Egypt, travelling from Tel Aviv to Cairo.

Highlights include a cruise along the Sea of Galilee, a guided tour of Jerusalem Old Town, a visit to Ramessess II and Nefertari Temples along with a home-hosted dinner with a local family in Cairo.

Also included in the itinerary is a four-night river cruise along the Nile on board MS Hamees and 11 nights in specially selected hotels. (Prices start from £5,420pp based on a 13 September 2020 departure.)

The new collection also includes a 10-day Cairo & Ancient Egypt river cruise, sailing on the Nile for four-nights before disembarking and flying to Abu Simbel then returning to Cairo for the flight home.

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Included in the itinerary is an onboard galabeya party, a cruise to Dendera with a visit to the Hathor Tempor, a boat tour of the Nile in Aswan and a visit to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx. (Prices start from £3,370pp based on a 19 September 2020 departure.)

There is a 15-day Cairo to Amman Tour & Ancient Egypt River Cruise, too, which departs from Cairo and sails on the Nile for four-nights before disembarking and flying to Amman and exploring Petra and the Dead Sea.

This itinerary also includes a tour of a vast open-air temple of Karnak, a city tour of Amman, a jeep adventure in Wadi Rum, a home-hosted dinner with a local Jordanian family, a walk through a local market with lunch and a visit to the ruins of Jerash. (Prices start from £4,920pp based on a 19 September 2020 departure.)

To celebrate the launch, Emerald Waterways is offering a guaranteed £500 saving per person across the three insightful itineraries in the 2020/21 collection.

Find out more about cruising the region with our Nile cruise guide. Alternatively read our Emerald Waterways Danube cruise review for more information on the river cruise line.

To book, visit emeraldwaterways.co.uk.