Egypt & the Nile
November 09, 2019 - November 17, 2019
If you’ve dreamed of standing at the foot of the great pyramids, now is the time to escape to Egypt. Peruse the treasures of King Tutankhamun in Cairo, and answer the riddle of the Sphinx at the Great Pyramids of Giza. Fly to Luxor and embark on a Nile River cruise. We'll visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples, and join in guided sightseeing at the Valley of the Kings and Queens on the Nile’s West Bank—site of noble crypts where the pharaohs rest in splendor in the cliff sides. Visit the Temple of Horus with its menacing black stone falcon statue, built 2,000 years ago during the age of Cleopatra. We'll see fascinating sights before our Nile River cruise is complete, including a bluff-top temple to worship crocodile and falcon gods, the unfinished obelisk of the granite quarries of Aswan, and the Temple of Isis recovered from the submerged island of Philae. Take an excursion on a Felucca sailboat for a view of Kitchener’s Island and the mausoleum of Aga Khan. Fly back to Cairo and we conclude our vacation with a farewell dinner to celebrate our tour of Egypt and new friends.
Special Features and included visits are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description and will include admission charges where applicable.
● Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 lunches; 6 three-course dinners: welcome and farewell dinner in Cairo
DAY 1, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2019
ARRIVE IN CAIRO.
Welcome to Cairo!
At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
DAY 2, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2019
Guided sightseeing in and around Africa’s largest metropolis starts at the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM. See Tutankhamun’s fabulous treasures, an exciting first encounter with the splendor of three millennia of Egyptian civilization. Next, depart for GIZA. Take a close-up look at the enigmatic SPHINX and the daunting Great Pyramids. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built.
DAY 3, MONDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2019
Board your flight to Luxor, where you will embark your cruise ship to enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, guided sightseeing features visits to KARNAK TEMPLE and LUXOR TEMPLE.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 4, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2019
This morning, guided sightseeing focuses on the VALLEY OF KINGS & QUEENS on the West Bank of the Nile, where generations of pharaohs and nobles were buried in great splendor in crypts cut into the cliffs. Sixty-two royal tombs have been uncovered so far, of which only the tomb of Tutankhamun was nearly inviolated when discovered in 1922. Visit DEIR EL-BAHRI, Queen Hatshepsut’s monumental rock temple, before returning to your ship where a Captain’s welcome cocktail party awaits you. Sail to Edfu.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 5, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2019
CRUISING: EDFU–KOM OMBO–ASWAN.
In Edfu, visit the TEMPLE OF HORUS with its menacing black stone statue of the falcon god. Built in the time of Cleopatra about 2,000 years ago, it is recent by Egyptian standards and beautifully preserved. Have lunch on board and continue your leisurely cruise down Egypt’s river of destiny. Dock at Kom Ombo for a short walk to visit its bluff-top TEMPLE dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods. You can haggle for bargains in the local market. This evening, enjoy a Galabeya party on board.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 6, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2019
Marvel at the gigantic Aswan HIGH DAM, completed in 1970. Next, stop at the ancient GRANITE QUARRIES to see the famous
unfinished obelisk and visit the PHILAE TEMPLE OF ISIS, transplanted from the submerged island of Philae. Highlight is
a FELUCCA SAIL around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan. A Nubian Folklore Show is the perfect way to celebrate your Nile Cruise.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 7, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2019
After disembarkation, enjoy some free time in Aswan. An optional excursion to stunning Abu Simbel is available.
DAY 8, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2019
Board your flight to Cairo. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel.
DAY 9, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2019
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Optional extra nights can be added for $123.00 per person, double or $202 single. Why not stay longer!
Per Person Pricing
(Based on double occupancy)
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Terms and Conditions
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All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a passport. Check visa and entry/exit requirements with your local consulate.
Confirmation of hotels will be available approximately 30 days prior to departure. In the event of additional departures on the same date, or other events that may result in the unavailability of hotels as listed in the tour descriptions, the accommodations substituted will be equivalent in standard.
Any optional excursion pricing and payment options will be available in your Travel Packet (or Documents) and will list the currency in which those optional excursions are purchasable. If your tour allows you to pay by credit card for those optional excursions, your bank will convert, if necessary, the amount to your local currency at your bank's exchange rate. Full details will be provided in around 90 days prior to travel and in passenger documents.
Once deposited, any changes affecting the internal air including but not limited to a date change, tour change, or name change will incur a mandatory change fee of $150 USD per person as internal air will be ticketed upon deposit.
Prior to departure, we recommend reading country-specific information on the U.S Department of State (www.travel.state.gov) or the Government of Canada (https://travel.qc.ca) website (depending on your country of citizenship). These are good places to learn about the destination you will be visiting and include information about passports and visas, destination descriptions, safety and security, travel advice/advisories, alerts/warnings, vaccinations, and more. For citizens of other nations, we recommend you consult your local consulate for travel information, regulations, and requirements.
Full passport details are required with deposit for all passengers traveling internationally.
The U.S. State Department periodically issues and updates travel warnings and travel alerts for U.S. citizens traveling to Egypt. The State Department currently has a travel advisory for U.S. citizens traveling to Egypt. Please review the current information on travel and security when making plans to travel to Egypt. Visit http://travel.state.gov, or call 1-888-407-4747 for travel information. Check booking advisements with the vacation invoice for more details.
US citizens require a visa for Egypt. The Ground Handler in Egypt will be waiting for clients upon arrival and will hand over a stamp visa to be stuck in each passenger passport; passengers then proceed through immigration. This is an included service the ground handler provides to all USA, New Zealand, Australian, and European passport holders. Philippine & Indonesian passport holder must get the visa from the Egyptian consulate in the country of origin.
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- Pre Paid Gratuities of $65 per person will be added at final payment.