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Best of Egypt

9 Days from $2,095 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Active

Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.

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Overview

Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.

  1. Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo Airport, transfer to your hotel and relax after your journey.

    hotel:Fairmont Heliopolis
  2. Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Grand Temple of Luxor before returning to your cruise ship for dinner.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Nile Cruise MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire or similar
  3. Cruise to the final resting place of Egypt's Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Ramses III and the Colossi of Memnon. Later, sail to Edfu.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Pay homage to the falcon god Horus at Egypt's best-preserved cult temple in Edfu, then sail upstream to Kom-Om, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Donning our 'galabeas,' we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on board this evening.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo before continuing to Aswan, where we'll set sail on a traditional 'felucca' across the mighty Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island. As the dipping sun sets the sky on fire, admire the silhouette of traditional 'feluccas' plying the river's waters.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock. Consider an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Ramses Hilton
  7. Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo's busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and Tutankhamen's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  8. The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures – the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  9. Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends and transfer to the airport.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
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Triple rooms are not available on this trip.

Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel.

Internal Airfares: The above prices include internal airfares.

Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please check with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your requirements.

A Fabulous Nile Cruise is included
The highlight of your vacation is the cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the most luxurious of ships, MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire
5-star features of the ships: fully air-conditioned, luxury two-berth cabins with en-suite bathroom, full-size bath, shower and toilet. Onboard facilities include a plunge pool, two bars, restaurant and two gift shops.
Note: At certain times, a similar cruise ship of the same category may be used.

Optional Abu Simbel Experience
Enjoy this four-hour optional experience including flights to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with its four great statues of the pharaoh himself. Also see statues of his queen, Nefertari, on the facade of the Temple of Hathor.

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Always included in your GET vacation

  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • All Gratuities All Gratuities
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips

Meal Summary

16 meals: 8 buffet breakfasts, 4 cruise lunches, 4 cruise dinners. 

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Luxor, Cairo
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temples at Edfu and Kom-Ombo, the temple of Isis on the island of Philae
  • Sail in a felucca across the Nile
  • View the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids, Sphinx at Giza
  • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the Step Pyramid in Sakkara
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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued upon entry to the country.

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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued upon entry to the country.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Egypt must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. U.S. citizens visiting Egypt will also need an entry visa.  We will send you application forms to complete to obtain your visa prior to departure. Visa costs and entry requirements can change at any time. Please visit travel.state.gov to learn more.

  • The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound. We suggest bringing a combination of credit and debit cards on your trip. The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM or debit card to withdraw Egyptian pounds at local banks in Egypt.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as fraudulent charges.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of comfortable, lightweight clothing that can be layered. Sturdy walking shoes are important for sightseeing excursions. Insect repellent and sunscreen may come in handy, as well as a light jacket and shawl or scarf.  Keep in mind that your shoulders and legs should be covered at religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued upon entry to the country.

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