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The cradle of ancient civilisations, the sandy swathes of North Africa and the Middle East are home to fascinating cultures and some of the most hospitable people on Earth. Each of its countries is home to an epic: Egypt the mighty River Nile, Jordan the ancient city of Petra, Morocco the soaring Atlas Mountains, and Israel the Western Wall. This is a region where history is writ large across the very foundations of its construction, from the great Pyramids at Giza to the flagstones of Jerusalem. Abandon all thoughts of Aladdin (though the deserts of the Sahara and Wadi Rum really are that spectacular), and get under the skin of the states that gave the world the three monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
In great contrast to all this ancient history are the glittering high rises of the Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Parts of the city still cling to its humble beginnings, but rapid development has created an adult's playground of artificial islands, staggering buildings and glamorous stores and hotels. Across the border is the genteel Sultanate of Oman, a country blessed with an interior that's as richly beautiful as its splendid coastlines, with wadis speckled like oases throughout the dusty land. Qatar is a relative newcomer to tourism, with exceptional off-road driving and an attractive corniche. But it's a world away from the traditional North African countries of Morocco and Egypt, where switchback alleys, old-time traditions and bustling souqs still reign supreme.

North Africa & Middle East with A&K
If you wish to draw back the veil of the past and explore the treasures of an ancient land, then North Africa and Arabia is the perfect choice. The lands of Morocco, Egypt, Oman, Israel, Jordan and Lebanon each hold a different yet equally intriguing heritage within their borders; such a wealth of options that our expertise is invaluable.

On A&K's Morocco Holidays 2015, 2016 travel back in time and wander through the labyrinthine streets of Morocco's souqs where traders hawk their wares, old men sit and talk and women move silently behind shutters - scenes as ancient as time itself.

For millennia, the iconic sights encountered on our luxury Egypt holidays have held visitors in their sway, from the Pyramids of Giza erupting from a haze of heat to the white sails of a felucca floating down the Nile. We have recreated this fascinating Pharaonic past on our own elegant vessels, Sun Boat III and IV, with their private docks, evoking a glamorous era of travel.

We will help you follow in the footsteps of British explorer Thesiger through wadis, deserts and old forts to capture the stillness of Wahiba Sands in the Sultanate of Oman, one of the oldest civilisations in the Arabian Peninsula.

Or, for an ethnic melting pot of cultures, Israel's landscapes reverberate with history that has changed the world. Few countries pack as many hidden gems into such a small space, where archaeological sites dot the landscape echoing famous names and momentous events.

Jordan's greatest legacy is undoubtedly the ancient city of Petra, yet there is far more to this compact gem than the rose-red city alone. Our guides will explain how The Seven Pillars of Wisdom inspired T.E. Lawrence, show you where Jesus was baptised and reveal the secrets of Jerash.

North Africa Holidays & Middle East Holidays with Abercrombie & Kent take you to the heart of these amazing regions. Let our experts design your perfect North Africa Holiday or Middle East Holiday.

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Countries we travel to in North Africa & Middle East

Countries we travel to in North Africa & Middle East

Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Egypt

Nights: 10 | from £2,045

Ever since there have been travellers, there have been travellers in Egypt. Its unparalleled ancient sites have drawn the curious for centuries – and it’s easy to see why. Outside capital Cairo, the best way to experience the country is on a cruise down the Nile, an unfurling of classic tombs and temples, busy souqs, wafting palms and timeless riverbank life. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

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Classic Nile

Nights: 7 | from £1,545

The River Nile is the lifeblood of Egypt. It is along this riverbank than ancient civilisations thrived, and where modern Egyptians still live and farm as they have for centuries. A week-long cruise on this mighty waterway, stopping at temples, tombs and palm-frilled villages, is the best way to take the measure of this fascinating country. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

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Classic Israel

Nights: 8 | from £3,695

Spend 8 nights exploring Israel's holiest shrines, some of histories most important sites, the coolest restaurants and the quirkiest local shops with expert guides. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Morocco

Nights: 7 | from £2,295

Spend 7 nights in majestic Morocco walking in the Atlas Mountains, discovering imperial Rabat and fascinating Fez and shopping in the souks of Marrakech, all with your own driver. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Oman

Nights: 7 | from £2,175

A 7 night itinerary taking in the best of Oman, from Muscat to the desert landscape of Wahhabi and the coast of Sur. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture | Honeymoons

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Six Senses Zighy Bay


A beautiful indigenous village style resort and private marina, Six Senses Zighy Bay is bare-foot luxury at its best. Located on the northern Musandam...Find out more

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Dar Ahlam


If the setting for this Kasbah, between the drama of the Atlas Mountains and the emptiness of the Sahara is not astonishing enough, then the building...Find out more

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Hotel Sofitel Legend Old Cataract


A favourite hotel in Egypt for old world charm with a delightful old world elegance. Positioned on a pink granite outcrop overlooking the Nile opposite...Find out more

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La Mamounia

Recently renovated after a closure of three years Jacques Garcia with his inimitable antiques-hunter style has given La Mamounia a perfect blend between...Find out more

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Alila Jabal Akhdar


Nestled high in the majestic Al Hajar Mountain range on the A'roos plateau, Alila Jabal Akhdar's location is second to none. Situated in the cusp of a...Find out more

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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Rob, Aline, Kate and Sandrine are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned. 

Read about our latest experiences in Europe and the Middle East in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our Europe team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 703 or enquire online

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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.


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