The Pharaoh's Nile
Cairo, Aswan, Luxor; Fully Escorted; 11 days/ 10 nights including a 5 day/ 4 night Deluxe Nile cruise. Egypt, The very name makes us all think of the Pharaohs like Tutankhamun, the boy king who’s treasures have excited the world since found in 1922. Like Ramses, the great warrior and ...Read Full Description
- Aswan, Egypt; Cairo, Egypt; Egypt
- Trip Length:
- 11 days
- Best Time to Go:
- January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
- Recommended for:
Infants (under 2)
Adults (25 - 29)
Family Trip, Romantic Getaway, Spiritual Journey
Detailed Trip Description
Cairo, Aswan, Luxor; Fully Escorted; 11 days/ 10 nights including a 5 day/ 4 night Deluxe Nile cruise. Egypt, The very name makes us all think of the Pharaohs like Tutankhamun, the boy king who’s treasures have excited the world since found in 1922. Like Ramses, the great warrior and leader, like Khufu (Snerfu), builder of the Great Pyramid and Akhenaten, who was the first to promote monotheism. The queens, Nefertari, Nefertiti, Hatshepsut and the most famous of all Cleopatra. Our tours to Egypt combine history and culture in a way that makes history come alive and gives the traveler a sense of excitement like no where else. By limiting the group size to a maximum of 16 travelers these programs feature the close personal attention that has made our firm famous. AND most are guaranteed to operate even if there are only two travelers! Egypt tours today are easy, rewarding and safe. From the moment you arrive in Cairo until you board your flight home you will be in our hands. With offices in every major city of Egypt and with all of our staff equipped with mobile telephones you never have to worry about being left to your own defenses. Join us for the trip of a lifetime to a destination that is like no other on Earth. Longer, shorter, private and custom trips also available. .
Day 1 - Cairo
Stay at Le Meridien Pyramids hotel.
Arrive Cairo, staff will assist with clearing immigration and customs then transfer you to the Le Meridien Pyramids hotel. Overnight Cairo.
OPTIONAL sound and light show at the pyramids ($30 per person)
Day 2 - Cairo
Vist Pyramids at Giza, Sphinx, Egyptian Antiquity Museum and stay at Sonesta Luxor Hotel.
Enjoy an international buffet breakfast and check out before starting the day at the Pyramids at Giza, home of the 7th wonder of the world, the Great Pyramid.
Visit the inscrutable Sphinx and then a wonderful afternoon to explore the treasures of the Egyptian Antiquity Museum featuring King Tut's treasures.
Staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in and you fly to Luxor.
Arriving staff transfers you to the Sonesta Luxor Hotel. Overnight Luxor (B).
Day 3 - Egypt
Visit the West Bank's Necropolis of Thebes featuring the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Also visit Queen of Hansa, Luxor, Karnak Temples and Necropolis of Thebes.
Buffet breakfast, check out of the hotel, visit the West Bank's Necropolis of Thebes featuring the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the East Bank to board your 5 star Deluxe Nile cruiser, the Queen of Hansa. Ship features include panoramic opening floor to ceiling windows, large cabins, T.V./video/radio, private baths and individual climate control. Lunch, then visit Luxor and Karnak Temples. Watch the sunset over the Necropolis of Thebes while enjoying dinner.
Evening entertainment. Overnight Luxor (B at the hotel, L,D on the ship)
OPTIONAL sound and light show at Karnak Temple $30 per person.
Day 4 - Egypt
Overnight at Edfu.
Enjoy breakfast while sailing to Esna. Pass the Esna lock and sail to Edfu. Lunch on board.
Dinner and evening entertainment. Overnight Edfu (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Aswan
Visit Temple of Horus.
Breakfast then visit the Temple of Horus. Enjoy lunch while sailing to Kom Ombo then to Aswan.
Dinner and evening entertainment. Overnight Aswan (B,L,D).
Day 6 - Aswan
Visit the Temple of Philae.
After breakfast visit the Temple of Philae, the Pharaoh's granite quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam.
FREE BONUS: Afternoon visit to the Botanical Gardens traveling by Felucca (native sailboat). These are wind powered only so if there is no wind this will not operate. Dinner and evening entertainment. Overnight Aswan (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Aswan
Visit to the Nubian Museum
Disembark the cruise after your buffet breakfast. Staff transfers you to the Movenpick Elephantine Island Resort.
Afternoon visit to the Nubian Museum, a world class presentation of Nubia's culture and history.
Overnight Aswan (B).
Day 8 - Cairo
Stay at Cairo Sheraton hotel.
After your buffet breakfast staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in and you fly to Cairo, where staff will transfer you to the Cairo Sheraton hotel.
NOTE: An optional excursion to Abu Simbel to visit the famous temples of Ramses can be done before flying to Cairo. $220 a person including transfers, flights, entry fees, private guide, service charges and taxes.
Day 9 - Cairo
Visit Sakkarra with it's Stepped Pyramid and Dahshur.
Buffet breakfast then a visit to Memphis, (the ancient capital), Sakkarra with it's Stepped Pyramid and Dahshur, where you will visit the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid (open for entry).
Overnight Cairo (B).
Day 10 - Cairo
Visit Old Cairo famous churches and synagogue plus the Citadel of Salah el Din, bane of the crusaders and the Alabaster Mosque.
After your buffet breakfast enjoy a tour of Old Cairo with it's famous churches and synagogue plus the Citadel of Salah el Din, bane of the crusaders and the Alabaster Mosque.
Overnight Cairo (B).
Day 11 - Cairo
Transfer to the airport for flight.
Staff will transfer you to the airport; assist with exit formalities and checking in for your international departure.
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