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Wonders of Egypt

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Tour Pace: Leisurely
Pyramids at Giza
Tour Style: Premium
10 Days from $2,450 per person

After gazing upon the illustrious pyramids, your Nile cruise ship will be poised to take you to royal tombs and breathtaking temples.  Be it autumn, winter or spring, the wonders of Egypt are truly captivating.

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  1. Board your overnight flight (please ask about our great deals).

  2. A country rich in wonders and mysteries. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

    hotel:Cairo Marriott Hotel
  3. In the morning you begin your city sightseeing with your Egyptologist at the world-famous Egyptian Museum. Starring among its attractions is the amazing treasure recovered from Tutankhamun's tomb. Sightseeing continues at the Citadel where you enjoy breathtaking views over the whole city. Salah El-Din started the Citadel in the 12th century, but it owes its present outline to Mohammed Ali, whose Great Alabaster Mosque is the next stop. Later, you will have free time to enjoy as you wish. In the evening, get to know your Tour Director and fellow guests over a Welcome Drink at the hotel. Afterwards, take your seats at the magical Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids which literally illuminates the history of Giza - an unforgettable introduction to the world of ancient Egypt.

  4. Gain a deeper understanding of the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World during a visit to Giza with your Egyptologist. Meet the enigmatic Sphinx crouching at the foot of Chephrenís Causeway and venture inside one of the magnificent pyramids. Nearby lies Memphis, capital of the Old Kingdom, where you can see the colossal statue of Rameses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara to view the Step Pyramid of Zoser I; dating from 2686 B.C., it's the oldest in the world. Enjoy free time in the afternoon.

  5. Fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall. Transfer to your cruise ship. After lunch on-board, visit Luxor Temple which was unearthed by Mariette in the 1860s.

    meal(s):BB, L, D
    hotel:MS Medea (or similar)
  6. Travel by air-conditioned coach to the west bank of the Nile to see the Colossi of Memnon, and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried. Visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread. Return to your cruise boat and sail via the Esna Lock to Edfu.

  7. Visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the Falcon God. Before continuing on to Aswan, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods: the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder. In the evening, don your traditional Egyptian attire called galabeyas, for a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.

  8. In the morning, visit Aswan's High Dam and Granite Quarries to see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk. Travel to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile. Later, learn the art of sailing an ancient Nile Felucca. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy colonial-style high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel.

  9. In the morning, disembark your cruise ship and enjoy time at leisure in Aswan. Why not join an optional experience by air to the magnificent Temples of Rameses II at Abu Simbel? Otherwise, spend the morning as you wish. There are many points of interest to enjoy; the Botanic Gardens, Elephantine Island, the Aga Khan Mausoleum, or soak up the African atmosphere in the Nubian bazaar. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo for the night.

    hotel:Cairo Marriott Hotel
  10. Your journey ends after breakfast with transfers to the airport.


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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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December 23rd: New Year's Eve Celebration Dinner included on your Nile Cruise.

Smaller coaches without toilet facilities or 40 seats may be used.

Gratuities for Nile Cruise are not included.

Check with your travel agent about visas for this tour.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $630

There are no triple rooms available on the cruise.

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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.  

Always included in your GET vacation

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

Meal Summary

8 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 High Tea (AT), 4 Lunches (L), 4 Dinners (D) all with bottled water, tea or coffee. Departure on tour for New Year’s Eve enjoys a festive Highlight Dinner which will replace an included meal.

Signature Experiences


  • With your local expert, gaze upon Tutankhamun's treasures at the Egyptian Museum, plus enjoy a visit to the Great Alabaster Mosque


  • Meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids.


  • Visit the unique temple as it is the only double temple in Egypt.


  • Travel by motorboat to Philae Island and witness the majestic Temple of Isis rising from the waters.


  • On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing.

Authentic Regional Flavors


  • Visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans creating authentic Egyptian bread.


  • Enjoy high tea in colonial English-style at Aswan's famous Old Cataract Hotel.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Wonders of Egypt
Service rating : My family has used Grand European Travel for the past 6 years and are extremely happy with the services provided. Our agent is organized and efficient allowing our travel plans to move forward smoothly.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank for taking the time to review your trip, and we appreciate your business over the last six years. We're thrilled you visited Egypt with us, and that you always felt secure with our Travel Director. Egypt it is indeed a must see destination - beautiful and welcoming country!
Friday, September 1, 2017
Vacation : Truly a once in a life-time experience. Cost effective, safe and well organized. It was like having a private tour set up just for our family. The tour director in Upper Egypt was remarkable in his knowledge and skill in getting us around the ancient sites. I was a bit leery of travelling to Egypt due to safety concerns but at no time did we feel unsafe. It was a delightful experience and found the people of Egypt to be welcoming.
  • 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.

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


Iraq Al-Amir Visit

Adult Price: $138.00

Today, we’ll journey to Iraq Al-Amir, where we’ll visit Qasr Al-Abd, a large Ancient Greek palace built in the second century BCE. According to legend, the palace was built by a commoner for a nobleman’s daughter with unfortunately tragic consequences. Afterwards, we’ll visit a local Women’s Association to learn how they make soap from Olive Oil and greeting cards from recycled paper. Then we’ll enjoy a meal prepared by the local women.


Karnak Sound And Light Show

Adult Price: $38.00

Enjoy the fabulous Sound and Light Show arranged in Luxor at Karnak Temple: While strolling along the ancient avenues of Sphinxes & halls of colossal columns, you will be hearing the tales of these ancient places.


Nubian Village

Adult Price: $27.00

A scenic boat ride along the Nile brings you to a typical Nubian Village. Among the colourfully painted houses, meet the friendly locals, (quite possibly their animals too,) and experience their culture and way of life.

Abu Simbel Excursion By Air

Adult Price: $295.00

Excursion to Abu Simbel from Aswan to visit the fabulous reconstructed temples of Ramses II and Nefertari. The journey by air takes approximately forty minutes in each direction and allows approximately seventy-five minutes at Abu Simbel to visit the temples and the impressive concrete dome. Price is subject to Airline increases

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