7 nights 8 days Egypt in Depth

Details

Package Type: Land and Cruise
Prime Destination: 38
Duration: 7 nights & 8days
Base Price: 1350.00

Terms: 

Rates are based on per person sharing a double room and cabin.
for single room and Cabin rate, please contact the office.

 

            

Day 1-

 

Arrive Cairo International Airport, meeting and assistance through customs and transfer to the hotel.


Day 2- AM

 

Full Day City tour , Egyptian Museum , Coptic and Islamic Cairo.

 

AM: This morning after Breakfast  tour of the Egyptian Museum. Visit this neoclassical style building located in Tahrir Square that houses the world's largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts , contimue to explore the old side of Cairo. Visit the famed Hanging Church, a place of Orthodox worship constructed in the 3rd century. Next, see Abu Serga, known formally as Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. This place has great significance as it is believed to be the spot where the Holy Family spent time during their journey in Egypt. Continue towards Ben Ezra synagogue, which is the reputed location of Moses' discovery as a baby. Stop for lunch at Alazhar Park.

PM: Visit to the Saladin Citadel, dating from the 12th century. Built as a defense against the Crusaders, it served as the seat of the Egyptian government for 700 years. visit the Alabaster Masjid of Mohamed Ali , the visit to the Sultan Hassan Masjed and end with walking tour of the Khan Elkhalili Bazars.


Day 3- AM

After breakfast, visit the Pyramids of Giza, built during the 3rd and 4th dynasties of the Old Kingdom. These monumental undertakings stand as a marvelous testimony to the almost unbelievable skill and determination of their builders. Get a close-up view of the Great Pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Khufu, as well as the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure. Not far from the Pyramids, see the great Sphinx of Giza, the legendary statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion, amazingly carved out of one huge piece of limestone. Next, visit a shop where you can view a quick demonstration of how the papyrus paper is made from the papyrus grass. Browse the collection of artwork on display.

After Lunch , Visit  Memphis & Sakkara with lunch. In Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. Visit Memphis, the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, founded by King Menes. Now, is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II.Continue on to Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, serving as the necropolis for the ancient capital, Memphis. Here, you can view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, considered to be the oldest pyramid in Egypt

 


Day 4- AM

 

Flight to Aswan, Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple


Today, fly to Aswan, an ancient frontier town. Upon arrival, take a tour to the spectacular Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle when originally constructed in the 1960s. The dam brought an end to the Nile's devastating floods. Take a tour to Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. Arrive by motorboat and marvel at the Temple's beautiful island location. On the way back to the hotel, stop at a local perfume shop. During your visit, you can watch the creation of perfumes. Select a fragrance and choose from a wide selection of glass bottle containers. Afterward, check into your hotel in Aswan. Afternoon at leisure, or join the optional Aswan Felucca Ride and enjoy a relaxing ride aboard a felucca, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile and watch the exquisite sunset
Optional: Aswan Felucca Ride (PM)
Overnight: Aswan


Day 5- Sail to Kom Ombo. Breakfast on board

 

Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples, Cruise to Luxor:


This morning, tour the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, that is dedicated to Horus, the Sky God, and Sobek, the Crocodile God. Admire the fascinating detailed reliefs on the walls. Later, visit the stunning Temple of Horus in Edfu, considered one of the best preserved of all the Egyptian temples. It was built during the Ptolemaic times and was completed over a 180-year period. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris. Its extravagant design and sheer size is an indication of the country's prosperity at the time. This afternoon, the ship sails via Esna to Luxor, known in ancient Egyptian times as the city of Thebes
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6- Sail to Luxor

Temples of Karnak & Luxor

View the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank that includes the Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut along with Colossi of Memnon.

Begin with a visit to the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of Thebes and admire the tombs of ancient Egypt’s rulers. Next, head to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a colonnaded structure surrounded by cliffs and learn about the life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s longest-reigning female ruler. Visit an alabaster factory, where you can view a demonstration of grinding alabaster the old fashion way. Browse the extensive collection of alabaster pieces.Conclude the tour at the Colossi of Memnon: two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Return to the ship for lunch.

Lunch on board the Ship

In the afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years. Walk along the avenue of the Sphinxes and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive sandstone columns. Afterward, head to Luxor Temple to admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II

Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7- Breakfast on board

 

LUXOR CAIRO 


This morning, after disembarking your cruise ship, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo with remainder of the afternoon at leisure.


Day 8-

Transfer to the airport for final departure.


Include

  • 3 Nights on board the Luxury Movenpick or Mayfair Nile Cruise with full board.
  • 4 Nights at the Intercontinental , Cairo Sheraton or Le Meridian Pyramids with buffet Breakfast.
  • All transfers from airports to hotels and cruise as outlined above.
  • All entrance fees to all sightseeing mentioned on the itinerary.
  • Service of a Licensed English speaking guide.
  • Round trip air fare Cairo Aswan and Luxor Cairo.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners are included.

Exclude

  • Visa fee.
  • Meals are not listed on the itinerary.
  • Tips for the Guide, Drivers and porters.
  • Travel insurance

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Notes

Additional Information:

**This package is based on pre-confirmed flights from JFK via EgyptAir and may only be purchased with these flights

** During Ramadan (Apr 23 - May 23, 2020), historic and cultural sites may close early and operate with minimal staff. The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the holiday observance. Traffic congestion is common during Ramadan. Some hotels and restaurants may not serve alcoholic beverages. Entertainment may be limited to be respectful of the holiday observance. Modest dress is suggested during Ramadan (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops). Use discretion when drinking, eating, and smoking in public between sunrise and sunset.

** Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.

** Is This Trip Right for You?

While very few improvements have been made in recent years, Egypt's history and culture have not changed but recent political events have left their mark on daily life. You may see more armed guards and police vehicle presence than in the past. Security is of primary importance and we encourage you to travel in groups and not alone. Hotels and ships are working hastily on their services to meet demands. Investments in the infrastructure are lagging behind. Therefore the buses and transfer vehicles, although clean and well maintained, are an aging fleet. Most domestic flights from Cairo to Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan) depart in the early morning, requiring waking before dawn. Some common comforts such as hygiene may be lacking. Consider the local dress code and watch your diet. Eat cooked foods only and stick to bottled beverages. Due to Egypt's proximity to the Sahara Desert, local hot winds bring sand and dust everywhere.
 
This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking on some touring days as well as early starts. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Traffic congestion and delays are common, particularly in downtown Cairo. This trip includes several different modes of transportation, including motorcoach, motorboat, and horse-drawn carriage, which require agility to embark and disembark.

RATES

May 1st - Sept 25th , 2019

Per Person in double US$1250.00

Single Suplement US$400.00

Oct 1st,,2019-Dec 12,2019 & Jan 7th ,2020 - April 30,2020

Per Person in double US$1500.00

Single Supplement US$480.00

Christmas, New Year and Easter 

Per Person in double US$1900.00

Single Supplement US$550.00


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