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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.
Board your overnight flight (please ask about our great deals).
A country rich in wonders and mysteries. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your journey ends after breakfast with transfers to the airport.
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|28 Jan 18||6 Feb 18||$2,450pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|4 Feb 18||13 Feb 18||$2,450pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|11 Feb 18||20 Feb 18||$2,450pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
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|4 Mar 18||13 Mar 18||$2,450pp||Request Quote Book Now|
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|18 Mar 18||27 Mar 18||$2,475pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|25 Mar 18||3 Apr 18||$2,550pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|1 Apr 18||10 Apr 18||$2,525pp||Request Quote Book Now|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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