9 Days and 8 Nights Classic Egypt: Cairo and Nile Cruise

Land and Cruise

From $1,800

Details

Package Type: Classic

Tour Prime

Destination: 38 Duration: 9 days, 8 nights

Base Price: 1800.00

Terms:

  • Tour rate is based on minimum of two people sharing.
  • For a rate for 1 person only , call the office.

Day 1-

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


Day 2-

AM:Visit to the Egyptian Museum , Visit to the Coptic Museum and Old Cairo.

PM:Visit to the Citadel, the Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar.


Day 3-

AM:Visit to the Ancient Capital of Egypt at Memphis, the Step Pyramid and the Tombs of Sakkara.

Lunch at a local restaurant

PM: Visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the Valley Temple.


Day 4-

Flight to Luxor, Temples of Karnak & Luxor, Nile Cruise Embarkation


After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Land in Luxor and take a sightseeing tour of the East Bank. 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. After exploring this ancient structure, embark on the Nile Cruise. In the afternoon, visit Luxor Temple to admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II.


Day 5-

Luxor West Bank

View the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank on this morning's . 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 famous female ruler. Visit an alabaster factory, where you can view a demonstration of grinding alabaster the old-fashioned way. Browse the extensive collection of alabaster pieces. Conclude the tour at the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep II. Return to the ship for lunch, and continue sailing onward this afternoon


Day 6- Cruise (Edfu / Kom Ombo / Aswan)

Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the Falcon God. The temple is known as the major Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 B.C. to 57 B.C., up to the reign of Cleopatra VII. Of all the temples that remain in Egypt, the Temple of Horus is the most completely preserved. Built from sandstone blocks, it was constructed over the site of a smaller New Kingdom temple. In Edfu, there are also the remains of ancient pyramids. Sail onto Kom Ombo where you will visit the Temple of Sobek and the Temple of Haroeris. In ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank near here. You will resume sailing and arrive in Aswan where you will overnight. Optional Sound and Light Show describing the rescue and restoration of Aswan temples, their history and the Nile’s grandeur. (B,L,D)


Day 7- Cruise (Aswan)

Enjoy a morning tour of the High Dam, an outstanding water project undertaken with the aim of preventing the Nile River’s flooding. Also stop at the Granite Quarries, which in antiquity furnished the stone for the monolithal, colossal statues, obelisks, and shrines which are found throughout Egypt. See the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae, dedicated to Isis, Goddess of Magic. The temple had to be relocated block by block to its current location because of the rising waters caused by the dams built on the Nile. End this day tour with a ride on a felucca, a typical Egyptian sailboat, to view Kitchner’s Island botanical garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan. (B,L,D)


Day 8- Cruise (Aswan / Cairo)

After breakfast, you may either select an optional excursion to Abu Simbel or disembark and transfer to Aswan Airport for your short flight to Cairo, where you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure for a visit to a shopping bazaar and to enjoy Cairo’s exciting nightlife. (B)


Day 9-

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for final departure.


Include

  • All tours and transfers as listed. All entrance fees. Services of an English speaking guide.
  • 4 Nights Cairo Sheraton , Marriott , Intercontinental or Le Meridian Pyramids with breakfast.
  • 4 Nights Movenpick, Mayfair or Sonesta Nile Cruise with full board.
  • Domestic airfares Cairo/Aswan and Luxor/Cairo.

Exclude

  • Items are not listed on the itinerary above.
  • Visa fee.
  • Tips for the guide, drivers or porters.
  • Travel insurance.

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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.
 
**What should you know before you start your trip:
 
Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.
 
**Trip preparation: 
 
A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas, driver’s license) are in order. Make sure also that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip and carry them with you in case your luggage is delayed. Bring a change of clothes in your carry on bag in the event that your luggage is delayed or lost. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, personal ID and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. You may also make a digital copy of your passport to keep a clear picture with the important details in your cell phone or digital camera photos. If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. You may consider bringing a small supply of over the counter medications for headaches and/or anti-diarrhea pills (especially when traveling outside of the USA and Western Europe). We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock. Due to security reasons, many museums have restrictions on the size of bags that can be taken inside and backpacks, carry-on bags or large purses may not be permitted. It is recommended to bring a small shoulder bag or purse to use in these situations instead. Avoid placing valuables such as cameras in your checked luggage. Airplane pressure can cause similar pressure in your body, most notably in ears, as well as liquid tubes and bottles. Your physician can suggest medication for decongestion. We suggest that you place liquid containers into Ziploc bags to catch any leaks.
 
 

RATES

 

  • May 1-Sept 30 ,2019
  • Per Person in double US$1800.00
  • Single Supp US$600.00
  • Oct1st,2019-Dec12 ,2019& Jan 7th ,2020- April 30 2020
  • Per Person in double US$2100.00
  • Single Supplement US$ 800.00
  • Christmas , New Year and Eater
  • Per Person in double US$2450.00
  • Single Supplement US$950.00

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