Apr 14, 2023 - Apr 27, 2023
Trip Type
By Sea

Group Size: Le Bougainville can accommodate up to 150 passengers
Price: Starting from $8,630 per person double occupancy
Co-sponsored with: Auburn, Dartmouth, Kansas, National Trust for Historic Preservation, University of Chicago

Activity Level

Trip Overview

Discover the historical sites of Jordan on an inclusive journey to Amman, Jerash, Wadi Rum and legendary Petra. Stand in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza. Mid-cruise, overnight in Luxor in a Nile-view room and enjoy a specially arranged visit into the tomb of Queen Nefertari. View the Minoan Palace at Knossos and continue to Heraklion to visit the Archaeological Museum. Enhance your journey with the Israel Pre-Program Option and/or the Classical Greece Post-Program Option.

Schedule by Day

  • Apr 14: Depart the U.S. or Canada
  • Apr 15–16: Amman, Jordan
  • Apr 17: Amman /Jerash / Amman
  • Apr 18: Amman / Petra
  • Apr 19: Petra / Wadi Rum / Embark Le Bougainville / Aqaba
  • Apr 20: Safaga for Luxor, Egypt
  • Apr 21: Luxor / Hurghada
  • Apr 22: Ain Sokhna for Giza Plateau
  • Apr 23: Transit the Suez Canal
  • Apr 24: Alexandria
  • Apr 25: Cruising the Mediterranean Sea
  • Apr 26: Heraklion, Crete
  • Apr 27: Athens / Disembark ship / Return to the U.S. or Canada


Per person double occupancy:

  • Category 8: $8,630                   
  • Category 7: $9,330
  • Category 6: $10,130
  • Category 5: $10,930
  • Category 4: $11,930
  • Category 3: $12,630
  • Category 2: $13,530
  • Category 1: $14,430
  • Prestige Suite II: $15,430
  • Prestige Suite I: $16,230
  • Privilege Suite: $17,130
  • Grand Deluxe Suite: $17,830
  • Owner’s Suite: $18,530
  • Single occupancy is 160% of per person double occupancy rates. Please check the Terms & Conditions for details.


  • Three nights at the Fairmont Hotel in Amman, Jordan
  • One night at the Movenpick Petra in Petra, Jordan
  • Eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered Le Bougainville


$2,295 per person double occupancy / $3,595 single

$995 per person double occupancy / $1,395 single

*Please Note: Optional extension information will be confirmed by the Operator after registration.

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

Due to the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), participants should anticipate rules and restrictions to be enforced at airports, on flights, and at country entry points, as well as protocols in place during the program to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Updates will be provided closer to departure. All participants must be in overall good health to participate in a HAA trip. All programs require physical independence and mobility: participants must be able to embark or disembark all conveyances used on the program alone or with minimal assistance from a traveling companion and must be able to climb stairs and step over raised thresholds without assistance. Participants requiring assistance must travel with a companion who will be responsible for handling any required equipment. Any physical or mental health condition that may require special medical attention or physical assistance must be disclosed in writing prior to booking so that HAA and the tour operator may evaluate whether participation is feasible. All participants should consult with their doctor about whether they can meet the physical requirements of their trip and must complete and return any medical forms required by the tour operator.

Study Leader(s)

Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History

Mode of Travel

The exclusively chartered, five-star Le Bougainville, is one of four ships in the recent Ponant Explorers expedition yacht series and represents an extraordinary fleet of the most innovative cruise ships in the world.

For More Information

Please email or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.