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10-Day Discover Egypt and the Nile

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Tour Includes

  • Entrance to a Giza pyramid.
  • Visit to the Egyptian Museum.
  • Visit to the Solar Boat Museum.
  • Visit to the Valley of the Kings and Queens.
  • Visit to the Temple of Horus.
  • Sailing on a felucca.


Trip Includes

 

  • 8 nights accommodation in selected hotels
  • 2 nights Cairo.
  • 4 nights on a luxury cruise ship.
  • 2 nights Cairo.
  • Breakfast daily and 10 dinners and lunches as per itinerary.
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in a modern air-conditioned motor coach with panoramic windows, reclining seats and footrests.
  • Services of a friendly and professional English-speaking Expedition Educator throughout the trip.
  • Entrance fees per itinerary.
  • All hotel and airport portage and tipping included.
  • Round trip flight Cairo/Luxor; Aswan/Cairo.
  • Transfers on arrival and departure.

Day One
Friday - Departure

  • Depart the U.S. to Egypt.

Overnight: Flight


Day Two
Saturday - Arrival to Cairo
  • Arrive at Cairo International Airport.
  • Welcome by our representative and assistance with arrival formalities.
  • Transfer to the hotel and check in. (Transfer from airport to hotel is included.)
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Cairo


Day Three
Sunday - Cairo: Religion & Social Exposure
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit to the famous Cairo Museum.
  • Visit to the Ibn Ezra Synagogue where the Cairo Geniza was discovered, uncovering Jewish scripts written between the ninth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Visit the Mualka Church and the Coptic Church and Museum.
  • Visit to either the Ibn Tulun Synagogue or the Sultan Hassan Synagogue.
  • Dinner at a restaurant.

Overnight: Cairo


Day Four
Monday - Cairo / Luxor
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and depart for airport and early departure flight from Cairo to Luxor, considered the world's greatest open air museum, with magnificent ruins of monuments, temples and tombs.
  • Arrive in Luxor and check in to cruise ship.
  • Lunch aboard the cruise ship.
  • Visit to the Karnak Temple.
  • Visit the West Bank, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahary and the Colossi of Memnon.
  • Visit the Luxor Temple.
  • Afternoon tea on board.
  • Dinner on board, followed by belly dancer performance.

Overnight: Cruise


Day Five
Tuesday - Luxor / Esna
  • Sail to Esna.
  • Breakfast on cruise ship.
  • Lunch and afternoon tea on board.
  • Captain's welcome cocktail party.
  • Dinner on board.
  • Evening: Disco on board.

Overnight: Cruise


Day Six
Wednesday - Esna / Kom Ombo
  • Breakfast on cruise ship.
  • Morning at leisure.
  • Lunch.
  • Afternoon: Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu.
  • Return to the ship for afternoon tea and sail to Kom Ombo.
  • Dinner and galabiya party on board.

Overnight: Cruise


Day Seven
Thursday - Kom Ombo / Aswan
  • Breakfast on cruise ship.
  • Visit the temple shared by the two goddesses, Sobek and Haroeis, in Kom Ombo.
  • Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae.
  • Sail in a felucca on the Nile around Kitchener's Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum.
  • Afternoon tea on board.
  • Dinner on board.
  • Evening: Nubian folklore show.

Overnight: Cruise


Day Eight
Friday - Abu Simbel (Optional)
  • Breakfast on cruise ship.
  • Check out and disembarkation.
  • Flight from Aswan to Cairo for a day at leisure.

OR

  • Optional tour to Abu Simbel to view the four 65-foot figures guarding the Temple of Ramses II. (Flight: Aswan-Abu Simbel-Cairo)
  • Return to Cairo.

Overnight: Cairo


Day Nine
Saturday - Cairo: Sakkara, Pyramids & Sphinx
  • Early breakfast at hotel.
  • Morning tour of the necropolis of Sakkara (City of the Dead), home of Egypt's oldest pyramid, and to Egypt's ancient capital, Memphis, including the statue of Ramses II and the Zoser Pyramid.
  • Visit to the Giza and Cheops Pyramids, as well as the Solar Boat Museum, located near the pyramids, and the Sphinx.
  • Dinner on own.


Overnight: Cairo


Day Ten
Sunday- Departure
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart for the Cairo Airport.
  • Transfer to airport for flight home. (Transfer is included from hotel to the airport. Please allow a minimum of two hours for check-in.)
  • Flight back to the U.S.
 

Need to Know

  • Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers, and the Expedition Educator are included.
  • Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bed rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin - not full- or queen-size - beds.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
  • Expedition Educator: All trips are conducted by our Expedition Educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
  • Gratuities Included: All gratuities for restaurant and hotel staff.
  • Luggage Responsibility: All tour packages allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to your insurance company.


Not Included


  • Airfare to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included. Airfare may be purchased from us for travel originating in the United States. Please see Flights tab in the right-side toolbar.
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.
  • Guide and Driver Gratuities:
    • 4 seater - $70  (i.e. 2 pax) - per day
    • 7 seater - $90 (i.e. 3-5 pax) - per day
    • 10 seater - $110 (i.e. 5-7 pax) - per day
    • 10-19 passengers: Guide $10, driver $5 - per participant per day
    • 20 passengers and more: Guide $8, driver $4 - per participant per day 


       

Additional Information


  • Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
  • If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S, you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
  • Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website atwww.tsa.govto obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
  • Holidays and Museum Closures - Museum visits and personal shopping time may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
  • Photography During Tours: We will occasionally use photographs taken by fellow guests or your trip director for promotional purposes. If you prefer that your photo not be used in any marketing activities, please notify us at the start of your tour.
  
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