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13-Day tour with a 5-Day Super Deluxe Nile Cruise
$4159.00 per person
based on double occupancy

Accomodation Included
Air fare included
ground transportation included
Tour Highlights
Itinerary

Round trip air from the U.S.
Domestic flights in Egypt
All transfers and sightseeing operated by private car and guides
5-day super deluxe Nile cruise (based on outside junior suite cabin)
Pyramids and Sphinx
Solar Boat Museum
Memphis and Sakkara
Egyptian Museum
Citadel
Mohammed Ali Mosque
Synagogue
Bazaar
Sound and Light Cairo
Camel ride at the Pyramids


Alexandria
Gayer Anderson Museum
Manyal Palace
Islamic Museum
Coptic Museum
Dahshur Red and Bent Pyramids
Two hour Felluca Ride in Cairo
Super deluxe hotels as indicated
All entrance fees, guidance and taxes

Also Included: All transfers within Egypt. Personalized sightseeing as mentioned in itinerary using a private car, with a tour guide and a driver. Entrance fees to sights mentioned. Service charge imposed by hotels, port charges, porterage, meeting and assistance at airport, hotels and docks.

If airfare from the USA is not required, please deduct $920 from posted rate.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single occupancy in hotels and on board Nile cruise ship please add $549. 

Please add a peak season supplement of $519 per person if traveling between Dec. 09th to Jan. 14th or from Mar. 19th to Apr. 23rd.

Departure from other gateway cities is available as follows: Departure out of Boston, please add $169. Departure out of Washington, DC, add $189. Departure out of Chicago, add $259. Departure out of Los Angeles, add $369, or call for your city.

EXTENSIONS AND OPTIONAL TOURS: Extra days and optional tours to additional sights are available upon request.

If you need a different tour package of Egypt, we will customize it for you

Depart U.S.A. on a scheduled flight to Cairo. all meals and beverages served on board flight.

Arrive Cairo, where you will be met by your tour manager who will help you with your immigration and customs formalities. Later you will be transferred to your hotel, the historical Mena House Oberoi Hotel for an overnight.

Breakfast, then drive to Memphis at the edge of the Western Desert, the capital of the Ancient Kingdom, and among the cities of greatest importance in the history of Ancient Egypt. From here we drive to Sakkara, the vast Necropolis of Ancient Memphis. In the afternoon drive to the Pyramids of Giza. Cheops Pyramid, the largest of the three Pyramids, was built in the 4th dynasty about 2690 B.C., and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Enjoy a camel ride by the Pyramids area if you wish. In front of the Pyramid of Chephren (Khafre), there stands the Sphinx carved from a single piece of stone. It is a lion with a Pharaoh's head thought to be a portrait of the Pharaoh Chephren (Khafre). Continue your tour to the Solar Boat Museum where a dismantled river barge of King Cheops (Khufu) was found and has been masterfully re-assembled. Return to your hotel. In the evening, you will be met and transferred by our tour escort to the Giza Plateau, to attend the magnificent Sound and Light show. Later transfer back to your hotel for an overnight. (B)

Breakfast, then start your tour by visiting the Egyptian Museum, famous for its antiquities from Egypt's Pharaonic period which dates back some 50 centuries and includes the fabulous treasures of King Tut-Ankh-Amon. Afternoon excursion to Old Cairo, visiting the old Coptic Churches and the oldest Jewish Synagogue of Beni Ezra. Continue your tour to the Citadel of Salah El-Din, the Mohammed Ali Mosque and the Medieval Bazaars of Khan-El-Khalili, where you can bargain for your jewelry, hand-tooled leather items, copper, silver, ivory and fine Egyptian textiles. Return to your hotel for an overnight. (B)

Breakfast, then you will be met and transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival at Aswan airport, you will be met and transferred to embark your super deluxe cruise ship. Later you will be taken by "Felucca" to visit the Elephantine Island, the Botanical Gardens and the Temple of Philae. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (B,L,D)

The Beautiful stairway leading to
the restaurant on board cruise ship

The Luxurious Diamond Boat cruise ship

Diamond Boat
Stairway

Breakfast, then visit the Unfinished Obelisk at the Ancient Granite Quarries, and the famous High Dam. Lunch, then cruise to Kom-Ombo. Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Kom-Ombo, which was dedicated to two gods: The Crocodile god Sobek and the Falcon-Headed god Haroeris. Sail to Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (B,L,D)

Breakfast, then visit the Temple of Horus (237 B.C.), the best preserved Egyptian temple in Egypt. Lunch. Sail to Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (B,L,D)

Enjoy the beautiful swimming pool, sun deck, and pool bar

Another view of the refreshing swimming pool aboard the luxurious Diamond Boat

Pool, Sun Deck and Bar
Swimming Pool

Breakfast, then cross the Nile to visit the Necropolis of Ancient Thebes. Explore the valleys of the Kings and Queens where tombs of 64 Pharaohs and 57 Queens have been discovered, and enter some of the most remarkable burials. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch. Afternoon visit to the temple of Karnak, which took over 1500 years to build and is considered the world's largest religious complex. Then visit the Temple of Luxor, which was started by Amenhotep III and completed by Ramses II. Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (B,L,D)

Views of a typical Junior Suite Cabin

Cabin
Cabin

Breakfast, then disembark your Nile cruise ship, where you will be met and transferred to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the luxurious Cairo Marriott Hotel & Casino, for an overnight. (B)

 

Entrance to the Cairo Marriott & Palace

Mariott Entrance

Breakfast, then transfer from Cairo to Alexandria (about a 3-hour ride). Upon arrival, start your tour by visiting the Greco-Roman Museum, which contains a wide variety of Pharaonic, Ptolemaic, Roman and Christian antiques, statues, bas reliefs, pottery, jewelry, marble pieces and other artifacts. These give you a picture of the grandeur of Alexandria in its Greek and Roman days. Then visit the Roman Amphitheatre, which is the only known amphitheatre from the Roman Era in Egypt. Continue your tour to the Catacombs of Kom-El-Shouqafa. These tombs are remarkable for their unusual mixture of art styles, sculpture, reliefs and images of Egyptian gods. Continue your tour to Pompey's Pillar which is a column 98 feet high and 7 feet thick, made of Aswan rose granite erected in 297 A.D. Transfer back to your hotel in Cairo for an overnight. (B)

Stairway to the dining room and casino area at the elegant Cairo Marriott Hotel

Stairway

Breakfast, then start your tour by visiting the Gayer Anderson Museum (Bayt Al-Kiridlyyah): two houses, one from the 16th century, the other from the 17th, comfortable dwellings by the standards of their time. They have been delightfully joined together, both filled with antique furniture from all over the Middle East. Continue your tour to the Manyal Palace, built in 1826, which conceals an Ottoman-Baroque fantasy within: an immense marble basin with a marble island in its center. The Palace was built by Prince Mohammed Ali, the cousin of King Farouk and includes a Museum exhibiting King Farouk's trophies and the Prince's own residence with its furnishings and a large collection of the family's memorabilia. From there we visit the Ibn Tulun Mosque which is one of the architectural glories of the Muslim world. Completed in the year 879, it covers 8.5 acres of land and is designed in the classical courtyard style. It is well known for its pointed arches, beautifully carved stucco, and Quranic inscriptions in sycamore wood. In the evening continue our tour to the Islamic Museum which contains Islamic art from Egypt, Turkey and Persia dating from the 7th to 19th centuries. Then visit the Coptic Museum which is built on the site of the Roman fortress of Babylon, constructed about 30 B.C. Inside you will find some of the richest collections of Coptic art in the world. Later transfer back to your hotel for an overnight. (B)

 
 

Hallway of the elegant Cairo Marriott and Casino Hotel

Hallway

Breakfast. then drive to Dahshur to visit the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid. The builder of these pyramids is thought to have been Sneferu who is believed to have built the pyramid of Maidum. His son was Cheops (Khufu) who continued his construction tendencies. Later transfer to downtown Cairo to embark on a 2-hour "Felucca" (sail boat) ride, exploring downtown Cairo and riding in a sail boat exactly the same way as the ancient Egyptians did thousands of years ago. Return to your hotel for an overnight. (B)

Breakfast, then you will be met by our representative and transferred to Cairo Airport, where you will be helped with your check-in and immigration formalities for your flight back home. (B)

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