9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

CLASSICAL EGYPT PROGRAM

Aswan - Cairo - Edfu - Esna - Kom Ombo - Luxor
Starting from $1,030 (Land Only)

CLASSICAL EGYPT PROGRAM

3 nights Cairo & 4 nights aboard 5* Nile cruise. This Egypt vacation package will show you everything you need to know about Egypt. This adventure offers maximum Egypt at minimum cost. Stare in amazement at the pyramids and float down the Nile on a felucca. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you dine on the Nile River! You will enjoy our Travel Packages To Egypt.

INCLUDES
  • Round-trip transfers within Egypt by Private A/C Motor Coach including handling & Porterage.
  • 03 nights accommodation at Mercure Le Sphinx or a similar 5* Cairo hotel based on bed & breakfast.
  • 04 nights aboard a 5 stars Nile cruise based on full board with all shore excursions.
  • Domestic Air fare (CAI/LXR-ASW/CAI)
  • Private full day tour to visit the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian museum & Khan El Khalili bazaars
  • Private cruise sightseeing with English speaking guide to visit: In Aswan; Philae Temple, unfinished obelisk, High Dam & felucca sailing. While sailing: visit Edfu and Kom Ombo temples. In Luxor: The Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, the Colossi of
  • Service of English speaking Egyptologist
  • All Hotel taxes & Service charges
EXCLUDES
  • Tips and Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry)
  • Visit of any of the Pyramids of Giza from inside.
  • Visit to Mummies room in Egyptian Museum.
  • Entrance to the Coptic museum.
  • Any Gala Dinners (TBA if compulsory at any of the hotels)
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
  • Any optional tours mentioned.
ITINERARY
Day 1 - SAT: ARRIVAL CAIRO

Arrival at Cairo International Airport; upon completion of immigration & customs formalities you will be met at the exit by our representative and escorted to your hotel.


Day 2 - SUN: CAIRO TOUR - OPTIONAL SOUND & LIGHT SHOW AT THE PYRAMIDS

Buffet breakfast at the hotel then start a full day guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders The great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit. Then drive to the hotel to refresh & check out. Lunch will be served in an oriental restaurant and then drive to the Egyptian Museum for another unforgettable tour. Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835. The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies. The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens. After the visit of the museum a short drive through the downtown will take you to Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways. The visitor can discover small restaurants and workaday cafes where Egyptians & non-Egyptians come to smoke water pipes and enjoy some of the traditional Egyptian drinks in the cafes scattered around the area (Few years ago, Naguib Mahfouz himself used to come and sit beneath the huge, ageing and discolored mirrors of the café). The Bazaars is always a part of most of the tourist programs as the tourists find it a great fun with bargaining experience to buy some souvenirs. The bazaar is the domain of shopkeepers and tourists. Jewelers, items made from copper, parquetry boxes, semi-precious stones, rugs, blown-glass dishes and other souvenirs. Drive back to your hotel & overnight in Cairo. (Optional tour can be booked to enjoy the spectacular sound & light show by the Pyramids) (B,L)


Day 3 - MON: CAIRO - LUXOR- CRUISE

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival transfer to your luxury cruise ship for a 4 nights/5 days stay. Your Luxor tour includes visits of the Karnak & Luxor Temples. (In the evening, optional Sound & Light Show at the Karnak Temple). Overnight in Luxor. (B,L,D)


Day 4 - TUE: LUXOR, EDFU

Visit West Bank including Kings & Queens Valleys, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. At night, your cruiser will sail to Esna. Overnight in Esna. (B,L,D)


Day 5 - WED: ESNA, EDFU, KOM OMBO, ASWAN

Sail to Edfu. Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the falcon-god, considered the best-preserved ancient temple in Egypt and the second largest after the Karnak. Sail to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Aswan and overnight. (B,L,D)


Day 6 - THUR: ASWAN (OPTIONAL SOUND & LIGHT - PHILAE TEMPLE)

Visit Aswan High Dam, the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. Sail on board a felucca, a typical Egyptian sailboat, and view Kitchener's Island Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (entrance is not permitted). (In the evening, enjoy an optional Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple). Overnight in Aswan. (B,L,D)


Day 7 - FRI: ASWAN - CAIRO (OPTIONAL ABU SIMBEL TOUR FROM ASWAN & OPTIONAL NIGHT DINNER CRUISE IN CAIRO)

After breakfast, disembarkation; you will choose to either be transferred to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo or participate in an optional tour to Abu Simbel where you will visit the colossal Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of his beloved Queen Nefertari, both temples are carved out of a hillside beside the Nile in the 13th century BC. Upon arrival at Cairo, you will be escorted to your hotel. (In the evening, optional dinner cruise or Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids). (B)


Day 8 - SAT: CAIRO – FINAL DEPARTURE

Breakfast in the hotel, and check out. Transfer to Cairo international airport for your final flight back home.


Day 9 - SUN: FINAL DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight. Meals: Breakfast


DEPARTURE & RATES

Gold Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From October 31 2016 to October 31 2018 $1030
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From October 31 2016 to October 31 2018 $205
Notes
  • Upgrade to the Fairmont Hotel in Cairo & Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise is available for this package upon request. Please contact us for more details.
  • 5 stars Nile cruise (cruises start can be Saturdays, Mondays or Tuesdays from Luxor)
  • Min 2 PAX. Discounted Rate available for more than 2 PAX & Larger Groups upon request
  • The Peak Periods rates don’t include any Gala dinners.

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