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Wonders of Ancient Egypt (Winter Season)

13 Days from $2,550 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Active

The enduring buzz of Cairo's bustling city streets and imposing Great Pyramid of Giza launch your discovery of ancient Egypt, cruising down the life-source of this land to the Greco-Roman double temple at Kom-Ombo, past the temples and tombs of Luxor, and exploring the Valley of the Kings.

This page shows Winter Season departures and itinerary; click here to see the main season version of this tour!

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Overview

The enduring buzz of Cairo's bustling city streets and imposing Great Pyramid of Giza launch your discovery of ancient Egypt, cruising down the life-source of this land to the Greco-Roman double temple at Kom-Ombo, past the temples and tombs of Luxor, and exploring the Valley of the Kings.

This page shows Winter Season departures and itinerary; click here to see the main season version of this tour!

  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).

  2. You are met on arrival at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax and soak up the atmosphere.

    hotel:Le Meridian Pyramids
  3. See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Admire the Step Pyramid at Sakkara. Marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and see the Sphinx. View the pyramids at night and an unforgettable Sound and Light Show.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  4. Fly to Luxor for a guided tour of the Karnak Temple complex. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, and set sail for Dendera in the north.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Nile Cruise
  5. Explore the Dendera Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, before cruising back to Luxor to visit the Grand Temple.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Discover Luxor's West Bank, a complex of mortuary temples and tombs. See Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the Valley of the Kings before cruising through the Esna Lock to Edfu.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Tonight, enjoy some Egyptian culture and cuisine.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. View the Unfinished Obelisk and visit the impressive High Dam in Aswan. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. Sail in a felucca on the Nile to view the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Consider joining an excursion to Abu Simbel. Later, visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Enjoy a full day cruising on the Nile. Enjoy the unique scenery as you cruise to Luxor.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Fly to Cairo. This evening consider dining on board a floating restaurant with some lively Egyptian entertainment.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Ramses Hilton
  12. Visit the Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques and the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo. Then visit the Egyptian Museum.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  13. Say goodbye to this unforgettable country. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
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  • 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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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, the MS Miriam, MS Medea or MS La Traviata.* 5-star features of the ships: fully air-conditioned, luxury two-berth cabins with en-suite bathroom, full size bath, shower and toilet. On-board 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.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room.

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.

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

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels

Meal Summary

11 nights, 11 buffet breakfasts, 7 cruise lunches, 7 cruise dinners, on-trip transport.

Included Highlights

HIDDEN TREASURE

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Sightseeing Highights

  • City tour in Luxor, Cairo
  • Visit the temples of Karnak, Luxor Temple, the temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor at Dendera, the Temple of Horus, the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, the temple at Kom-Ombo, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • View the Step Pyramid in Sakkara, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo
  • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the Sound and Light show in Giza
  • Sail in a felucca across the Nile
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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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  • 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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