10 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

10 Days Splendors of Egypt

Aswan - Cairo - Edfu - Kom Ombo - Luxor
Starting from $1,580 (Land Only)

10 Days Splendors of Egypt

Cairo - Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor

  • Guaranteed departure dates
  • Round-trip airfare from New York – JFK – Economy included untill December 9, 2019 departures. 
  • Land Package only -  Every Tuesday Starting from January 13, 2020 departures. 

INCLUDES
  • International flight New York/Cairo/New York (For all 2019 departures)
  • Domestic Flight Cairo/Aswan - Luxor/Cairo (For all 2019 departures)
  • Accommodations at deluxe hotels and cruise ship.
  • 3 nights in Cairo - Marriott Cairo Hotel or Kempinski Nile Hotel – Standard Nile view room
  • 3 night Nile Cruise – Esplanade, MayFair or Farah or Acamar, Movenpick Hamees or Movenpick Sun Ray
  • 2 nights in Luxor - Sonesta St. George or Steigenberger Nile Palace – Standard Nile view room
  • 15 meals: 8 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 3 dinners (D)
  • All transportation provided by Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach or private car
  • All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt
  • All sightseeing in Egypt guided by a licensed Egyptologist
  • Entrance fees as per Itinerary
  • All Hotel taxes and service charge
EXCLUDES
  • Optional tours Not mentioned.
  • Tips & Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry)
  • International Airfare For 2020 departures (Please contact us for details)
  • Domestic Flights For 2020 departures
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Beverages
ITINERARY
Day 1 - New York/Cairo Flight

Your fascinating journey to Egypt begins today with an overnight flight to Cairo.
 


Day 2 - Arrive Cairo

Welcome to Cairo, both Egypt’s capital and its largest city! Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and assisted through customs and formalities, then transferred to your hotel. After some time at leisure, Cairo Marriott Hotel (No Meals)


Day 3 - Cairo

After breakfast, visit the Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built during the Third and Fourth Dynasties, these monumental undertakings stand as a marvelous testimony to the almost unbelievable skill and determination of their builders. Enjoy an up-close view of the Great Pyramid built for the Pharoah Cheops, as well as the Pyramids of Khefren and Mycerinus. Not far from the Pyramids, see the great Sphinx of Giza, the legendary chimeral statue that combines the head of king Khfren with a lion’s body. Afterward, enjoy lunch at a local Cairo restaurant. (B,L)&
 


Day 4 - Cairo/Aswan/Nile Cruise

Today, fly south from Cairo to Aswan. Upon arrival, transfer to your Nile cruise ship for your three-night cruise from Upper Egypt to Lower Egypt. The Nile is one of the few rivers in the world which flows North and this unique characteristic is why southern Egypt is called Upper Egypt, while the northern part of Egypt is called “Lower Egypt”. This afternoon, visit the Aswan High Dam and Philae’s Temple of Isis. This temple was almost lost to rising water in the 1960’s until the Asawn High Dam was built. Movenpick Royal Lily or Sonesta St. George or MayFair or Farah or Movenpick Hames or Movenpick Royal Lotus (B,L,D)


Day 5 - Nile Cruise: Kom Ombo/Edfu

Today, sail to Kom Ombo to see the Potomaic Temple built for Horus the falcon god, and Sobek the crocodile god. The temple complex consists mainly of two temples running parallel with the traditional components of ancient Egyptian religious structures including a courtyard at the front of the complex, with halls following. After exploring Kom Ombo, sail to Edfu, an Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile River. (B,L,D)
 


Day 6 - Nile Cruise: Edfu/Luxor

This morning, you’ll visit the Horus Temple in Edfu, the largest and most completely preserved Pharaonic, albeit Greek-built, temple in Egypt. Construction began on this extraordinary temple in 237 BC and was completed nearly 200 years later. Dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed son of Osiris who avenged his father’s murder by slaying his uncle Seth, the temple was built on the site where, according to legend, the two gods met in deadly combat. Today sail onward to Luxor via Esna. The premier destination in Upper Egypt, Luxor features an array of ruins and monuments and is often considered the most extraordinary open-air museum in the world. The city is also known for its horse carriages, called caleches, which offer a charming way to enjoy the areas many sightseeing opportunities. This afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure. This evening, enjoy dinner on board and consider a Belly Dance show (When possible)! (B,L,D)
 


Day 7 - Luxor

After breakfast, disembark the cruise and visit the West Bank of the Nile. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the second confirmed female Pharaoh of Egypt. Hatshepsut is generally thought of as one of the most successful rulers of Egypt. You’ll also visit the Valley of the Kings where 62 pharaohs are entombed and the Valley of the Queens where royal wives and princes are buried. This afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure. Perhaps consider an optional visit to the Luxor Museum. Sonesta St. George Luxor or Steigenberger Nile Palace (B)
 


Day 8 - Luxor

This morning visit the ancient Temples of Karnak and Luxor. Built over several centuries by Amenhopis III, Tutankhamun, Ramses II and Alexander the Great, Luxor Temple is a graceful piece of architecture preceded by an avenue of sphinxes. Afterwards proceed to the Karnak Temples. In the New Kingdom, Amun-Ra was worshipped as the most important state god and the immense wealth of Thebes was spent embellishing and building temples in his honor. The balance of the day is at your leisure. (B)
 


Day 9 - Luxor/Cairo

This morning, fly to Cairo. Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses the world’s largest collection of artifacts from the era of the pharaohs including some belonging to King Tut. Afterwards, enjoy a walking tour of the colorful Khan El Khalili Bazaar district. Cairo Marriott (B)
 


Day 10 - Cairo Departure

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight. or Fly to your next destination "Jordan, Israel, Morocco, Oman and Turkey extensions are available  "(B)


DEPARTURE & RATES

Gold Plan

Air & Land
2019 Dates Price
November 18 $2650
December 09 $2650
Land Only
2020 Dates Price
January 14 $1725
February 04 $1725
March 10 $1725
October 06 $1725
November 10 $1725
December 08 $1725
May 05 $1580
June 09 $1580
July 14 $1580
August 04 $1580
Single Supplement
2020 Dates Price
January 14 $760
February 04 $760
March 10 $760
October 06 $760
November 10 $760
December 08 $760
May 05 $670
June 09 $670
July 14 $670
August 04 $670
Notes
  • Round-trip airfare from New York – JFK – Economy included untill December 9, 2019 departures. 
  • Land Package only -  Every Tuesday Starting from January 13, 2020 departures. 
  • Business class available on request
  • Guaranteed departure dates
  • Group size 16 passengers or more. 

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