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Eclipse Tour #57 “Total Solar Eclipse” – Southern Mediterranean Cruise

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July 24 - August 4, 2027
Max People : 200
Tour Details
Join Paul D. Maley of the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society on what will be his 91st trip to see an eclipse of the Sun!

Join us in Luxor, Egypt (land programs) to witness the total solar eclipse on August 2, 2027, which will have its greatest duration of totality (6 minutes 23 seconds) from our viewing site. This rare and remarkable natural phenomenon is not to be missed, as the next eclipse offering this much totality won’t occur until 2114. With an 80% likelihood of clear skies on the day of the eclipse, this region is the perfect location to experience this awe-inspiring event. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary moment in history.


Explore the treasures of the Red Sea on an unforgettable voyage, taking in the ancient wonders, hidden beaches, and cosmopolitan delights that line the coastline of Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Journey inland from Ain Sokhna to discover the majestic Pyramids of Giza. Run your fingers along the intricately carved contours of Petra’s sandstone walls, and witness the moon rise over the Nile River as you enjoy an overnight stay in Luxor, home to the world’s largest open-air museum. Browse the contemporary stores of the Red Sea Mall or meander through Jeddah’s historic district, with its narrow, stone-lined alleys and charming spice and perfume shops. And, of course, take the opportunity to snorkel in the awe-inspiring underwater environments of the Red Sea. Paul D. Maley, NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society on his 91st eclipse expedition. He will be joined by Dr. Mike Shara of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He is a veteran of 6 solar eclipses.

We are still perfecting the details of our itineraries.  The information below is our estimated or possible itinerary.  The final version will be available on or before January 1, 2025.

The itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of Eclipse Tours.com or Direct Travel. In particular, viewing the total solar eclipse will be weather dependent, and there is always a chance that passengers will not be able to view totality or view it only for a short period of time. Neither Eclipse Tours.com nor Direct Travel makes any guarantee as to the viewing of the total solar eclipse. Keep in mind that unexpected schedule changes could affect the program. Your Tour Director will keep you fully informed of any changes to planned activities. A sense of humor, flexibility, and patience will be greatly appreciated during this program and especially on eclipse day!

Day 1July 24, 2027: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Embark on your cruise ship in the vibrant city of Jeddah and take some time to settle in and explore the ship’s amenities and activities.

Day 2July 25, 2027: At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea as you cruise towards your first destination, taking advantage of the many amenities and activities on board the ship.

Day 3July 26, 2027: Safaga, Egypt

Disembark in the Egyptian port city of Safaga and take an excursion to Luxor, where you’ll visit the Karnak Temple Complex and the Valley of the Kings.

After an afternoon of exploring, return to the ship and prepare for the special Eclipse Day program led by Paul D. Maley, an astronomer from the NASA Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society.

Day 4July 27, 2027: Eclipse Day at Sea

Experience the total solar eclipse from the comfort of your ship, which will have a special viewing location and agenda led by Paul D. Maley.

After the eclipse, enjoy the ship’s amenities and activities, or relax and reflect on the awe-inspiring natural event you’ve just witnessed.

Day 5July 28, 2027: Aqaba, Jordan

Disembark in Aqaba, Jordan and take an excursion to the ancient city of Petra, where you’ll explore the intricate rock-carved temples and tombs that make up this UNESCO World Heritage site.

After a day of exploring, return to the ship and get ready for your next destination.

Day 6July 29, 2027: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Disembark in the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh and take an excursion to the stunning St. Catherine’s Monastery, which is located at the base of Mount Sinai.

After a day of exploring, return to the ship and prepare for your next destination.

Day 7July 30, 2027: Hurghada, Egypt

Disembark in the charming city of Hurghada and take an excursion to the Red Sea, where you can snorkel or scuba dive and see the amazing coral reefs and marine life.

After a day of exploring, return to the ship and prepare for the final leg of your journey.

Day 8July 31, 2027: Aqaba, Jordan

Disembark the ship in Aqaba and return home, filled with memories of your amazing journey through Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan.

Day 9August 1, 2027

Day 10August 2, 2027

Day 11August 3, 2027

Day 12August 4, 2027

Price Includes

  • Luxury Hotel or Cruise Accommodations
  • Viewing Glasses for the Eclipse
  • Exclusive use of Viewing Venue on Eclipse Day
  • English-speaking Tour Director Exclusive to the Group
  • Professional English-Speaking Guides at all Locations
  • Land transport by Private Motor Coach
  • Meals as listed (including special welcome and farewell meals)
  • Wine with all lunches and dinners
  • Bottled Water During Tours and on Eclipse Day
  • Baggage Handling in Destination
  • Entrance Fees on Itinerary Excursions and Visits

Price Excludes

  • Airfare of any kind
  • Private or Group Transfers between Airports and Hotels
  • Travel and Medical Insurance (Direct Travel requires proof of purchase of travel protection)
  • Room Service, Meals, and Snacks that are not specified in the Itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages, aside from those included in the Welcome and Farewell Dinners and Hosted Reception
  • Personal items such as Laundry, WiFi, and Telephone Calls
  • Medical Expenses, Quarantine Costs, and COVID-19 Testing, if applicable
  • Tip for the Tour Director is at the participant’s discretion
  • Fuel Surcharges
Cost, Registration, & Payment

Pricing Information

All prices are quoted in US Dollars.

Travel Protection Plan coverage is required for this program upon deposit.  Pricing for such coverage is additional to the base fare and is calculated based on resident state/province and age of participants. By signing up for the cruise, you agree to purchase a Travel Protection Plan by credit card upon receipt of deposit.  Due to recent changes in travel insurance rules, Direct Travel Groups Team reservations@directtravelgroups.com will give you the breakdown and price PRIOR to processing your deposit.  This ensures all coverage is in place as most insurance require purchase the same day of the deposit now.

Outside the US or if you choose to buy your own insurance the minimum coverage is for $1,000,000 USD emergency evacuation and repatriation and $50,000USD emergency medical PER PERSON.  Direct Travel Groups Team reservations@directtravelgroups.com will also need to get Direct Travel’s approval on all insurance policies to assure it meets the charter company’s requirements.

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