Splendors of Egypt -CLOSED Cairo-Giza Pyramids-The Sphinx-Valley of the Kings-Nile Cruise-Luxor March 13-21, 2023 $2,750.00 per person, double
Experience of splendors and wonders of Egypt! Travel between Cairo and Upper Egypt and sail between Luxor and Aswan on a 5 star cruise. Enjoy an amazing visit to Giza Pyramids, Egyptian Museum to see the amazing treasure of King Tutankamun, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo, then visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Hatshepsut Temple, and Valley of the Kings. See the Unfinished Obelisk, Philea Temple, Abu Simbel Temples and much more.
Tour Highlights: Cairo Attractions: Giza Pyramids - The Sphinx - The Valley Temple - The Egyptian Museum Luxor Attractions: Karnak Temples - Hatshepsut Temple - Valley of the Kings - Colossi of Memnon Aswan Attractions: Philae Temple - Aswan High Dam - Unfinished Obelisk - Abu Simbel Temples
Tour Includes: · Roundtrip airfare from JFK to CAIRO Meet and Assist in the airport on arrival · All transport by private air-conditioned vehicle. · Accommodation for 4 nights in Ramses Hilton Cairo hotel with breakfast. · Accommodation for 1 nights in Alexandria hotel with breakfast. · Accommodation for 3 nights on Cruise + all meals included. · Domestic Flights – Cairo / Aswan & Luxor / Cairo · Private guided tours. · Local Lunch & bottled water during trips in Cairo. · Entry fees to all sites as per itinerary. · Local SIM card with WIFI. · All service charges & taxes.
Tour Itinerary: Day 1, 13MAR: Arrival Welcome to Egypt. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred by private A/C vehicle to your hotel at Cairo (Ramses Hilton). Overnight in Cairo.
Day2, 14MAR: Cairo – Egyptian Museum & Great Pyramids Following a delicious breakfast at hotel, we will depart with our expert guide by private A/C vehicle to begin a full-day visit to the Great pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus which are one of the old Seven Wonders of the World. Excursion includes the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620BC). You will have the opportunity to take some impressive photos of panoramic views of the legendary Pyramids of Giza. Afterward, you will enjoy visiting the Egyptian Museum, the most important depository of Egyptian Antiquities in the World. It contains the most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities where you can feel the magic of Ancient Egypt history. After finishing the tour, you will be returned to the hotel and overnight in Cairo. Overnight optional Tour: • 2-hour Nile Cruise dinner and Folk-dance show
Day 3, 15MAR: Three-Night Nile Cruise – Aswan Your guide will meet the group at the hotel in Cairo to assist with transportation to the airport for your flight to Aswan. A guide will greet you at Aswan airport, then take you to your private vehicle, ready to begin the tour. At the first stop, you will visit the High Dam, which has amazing views of Lake Nasser. Then we visit the Philae Temple, that was surprisingly removed from its original resting place. Once the tour is complete, we transfer in comfort to the Nile cruise departure. The ship sails from Aswan to Edfu. Overnight is aboard the 5* vessel in a double or queen bed cabin.
Day 4, 16MAR: Nile Cruise – Edfu After breakfast, your expert guide who will assist with departure by private vehicle. Your full-day excursion begins with a visit to Temple of Horus in Edfu. After that, we go back to the cruise to enjoy lunch while the cruise sails to Kom Ombo to visit the temple used by both gods Sobek and Haroeies. In the evening, aboard ship, we will enjoy a local event called the Galabya party. The cruise sails to Luxor overnight.
Day 5, 17MAR: Nile Cruise – Luxor West Bank Enjoy breakfast, then meet our guide and depart by private vehicle to visit sites in Luxor. Your Luxor day tour experience begins by visiting the world’s largest open museum at East Bank, the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple to admire its outstanding courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses II. After lunch, we will go to the West Bank to visit Valley of Kings and Queens, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the two Colossi of Memnon. Following the tour, we go back to the ship.
Day 6, 18MAR: Luxor – Cairo After breakfast, we depart by private vehicle to the Luxor airport for a flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival, our expert guide meets us at the airport and takes us to the meeting point of the next excursion. We visit Zoser Step Pyramid in Sakkara, one of the most exciting historical and archaeological areas in all of Egypt. Then visit Memphis which served as the capital of upper and lower Egypt some 5000 years ago during the first dynasty. At the end, you go to Dahshur to see the Red and Bent Pyramids. Following this tour, transportation is provided back to the hotel and overnight in Cairo. Optional Tour: • Sound & Light show, Pyramids at night.
Day 7, 19MAR: Alexandria Tour Breakfast at the hotel, then depart for a three-hour guided journey to Alexandria. You will admire the majestic monument of Pompay Pillar; it was established in the honor of Emperor Diocletian. Continue to the Citadel of Sultan Quitbay, built on the same spot of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria. Then visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa. it is the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of 3 levels cut in the rock underground tunnel that shows the merge between Roman and Egyptian art. Afterward, visit the famous library of Alexandria and the Montazah Palace gardens of King Farouk. You will have the opportunity to take some impressive and unique photos at Alexandria. After the tour, we will return to the hotel and overnight in Alexandria. Note: Alexandria’s library is closed on Fridays & public holidays.
Day 8, 20MAR: Cairo – Day at Leisure After breakfast, we will depart to back to Cairo. On arrival, and after check-in, your day is at leisure to explore Cairo. Overnight in Cairo. Optional Tours: • Citadel & Old Cairo Day Tour. • 2-hour Nile Cruise dinner and Folk-dance show.
Day 9, 21MAR: Departure for Home After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for departure to USA.
Tour Excludes · Entry visa to Egypt (payable at airport on arrival, fee not included) · Personal expenses (telephone, laundry, etc) · Optional activities · Tipping
Deposits/Payments: $350.00 per person is required to book the tour, due by June 15, 2022. Full balance due January 15, 2023. Payment schedule as follows: June 15, $350.00 Oct 15, $350.00 July 15, $350.00 Nov 15, $350.00 Aug 15, $350.00 Dec 15, $350.00 Sep 15, $350.00 Final, January 15, 2023 Cancellation Policy: First deposit is non-refundable.
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