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Egypt - Pharaohs, Pyramids & Nile Cruise


Duration:

10 Days

Day 01  Departure from NY

Depart USA on a nonstop flight from JFK to Egypt at 6:30 pm

Day 02  Arrival in Cairo

Arrival at Cairo international airport; you’ll be met in the airport where you’ll be assisted through formalities by ATS representative and transferred to Cairo Sheraton Hotel

Day 03  Cairo City Tour

Wed, This morning your guide will introduce you to the masterpieces of ancient art in the Egyptian Museum, including the treasures of Tutankhamun. Drive to Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt.  Visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue and Saint Serguis Church.  After lunch drive to the Islamic quarter to stroll the Great Citadel begun by Saladin and visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque, also known as the "Alabaster Mosque".  Enjoy a walking tour of the colorful Khan El Khalili Bazaar district before returning to your hotel. Overnight at Cairo Sheraton

Day 04  Highlights of Sphinx, Giza & Memphis & Sakkara

Buffet Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo. Proceed with full day city tour visiting the three Pyramids; the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus these Pyramids were reckoned by Greeks to be one of the seven wonder of the world. A single Pyramid is built with 2,300,000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and one half tons. Not far from the pyramids is the great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren 2620BC. Take a lunch break.  After lunch, continue on to ancient Memphis, the first capital of united Upper and Lower Egypt, and Sakkara, the site of the Step Pyramid of Zoser. Return to Cairo in the late afternoon. Overnight at Cairo Sheraton Hotel

Day 05  Cairo – Luxor – Cruise

  Have breakfast at hotel, and then transfer to Airport for your flight to Luxor. Arrive in Luxor then transfer to board your cruise for 4 nights / 5 days to Aswan on Full Board basis. Embarkation; then you will have lunch on board the cruise. Proceed with the visits of the East bank which include Luxor temple & the temple complex of Karnak which beats every other Pharaonic monuments except the Pyramids of Giza built on a leviathan scale to house the gods. Transfer back to the cruise. Dinner and overnight on board the cruise in Luxor 

Day 06  Highlights of Valley of the Kings & Esna

  After breakfast proceed with the visits of West Bank which include The Colossi of Memenon, The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari (Northern Monastery) and the Valley of Kings which was intended as the ultimate insurance policy on life eternal. These secretive tombs of New Kingdom Pharaohs were planned to preserve their mummies and for eternity. After lunch on board, the cruise ship sails to Esna. Dinner and overnight will be on board the cruise in Esna.

Day 07  Esna – Edfu – Kom-Ombo

This morning continue sail to Edfu; visit the Temple of Edfu which is dedicated to the god Horus. Lunch on Board during sail to Kom-Ombo, Visit Temple of Kom-Ombo which was built on a hillside overlooking the Nile. Dinner and overnight on board the cruise in Kom-Ombo 

Day 08  Kom-Ombo – Aswan Home of Nubians 

  Have breakfast on board, sail to Aswan. Have lunch on board the cruise ship. This afternoon enjoy a tour by Felucca around Elephantine Island which was one of the most powerful forts on Egypt's southern borders. Dinner and overnight on board cruise ship in Aswan

Day 09  Aswan - Cairo

Breakfast then disembark from the cruise and begin with the visits of Aswan which include the world famous High Dam which was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s.

Proceed to the Unfinished Obelisk which gives us a great deal of information about how the original builders set about their tasks. Then to the Temple of Philae which was dedicated to goddess Isis. This temple was flooded by the river of the Nile. Finally transfer to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo, arrival Cairo, then transfer to your hotel, and overnight at Cairo Sheraton Hotel

Day 10  Cairo – JFK, NY 

  Depart Cairo this morning at 9:10 am arriving at JFK at 3:15pm this same day

Abu Simbel Temple


(Optional Tour)
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Egypt –

  • Roundtrip flight ticket JFK/CAIRO/JFK  economy class on board Egyptair
  • Domestic flight ticket CAIRO/LUXOR & ASWAN/CAIRO
  • 4 Nights at Cairo Sheraton Hotel, Casino & Towers, or Cairo Ramses Hilton on half board
  • 4 Nights on board Deluxe 5 star ship M/S Tulip Cruise or similar on Full board
  • All transfers in Cairo per itinerary and Luxor and Aswan by private A/C buses.
  • Local service charges, taxes & VAT
  • Ticket and airport security charges
  • All ground transportation/travel in Egypt per the itinerary
  • Services of a Licensed English-speaking Egyptologists
  • Entrance fees to museums, etc. per itinerary
  • Porterage-one piece of checked luggage per person
  • Orientation folders for pre-departure orientation

  • Cairo city tour
  • Museums
  • Pyramids, Sphinx and more
  • Temples, Mosques and Synagogues
  • Cruise on the Nile
  • Valley of Kings and Queens

Exclude

  • Passport
  • Immunizations
  • Visa
  • Money for souvenirs
  • Single room Supplement (optional)
  • Gratuities to tour guides, drivers, chamber maids, etc.
  • Optional Abu Simbel tour from Aswan – request at time of application *
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. telephone calls, laundry, room service, drinks, etc.)
  • Taxes and fuel surcharges which are subject to change
  • Travel Insurance will be billed at time of application

Group Travel Insurance

  • We strongly recommend buying travel Insurance. It protects against Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical/Dental, Emergency Medical Transportation, Lost Baggage, Terrorism, Baggage Delay, Travel Delay, and more.

This is a smart way to protect your travel plans. 

Contact: Georgina Martin Lorencz – 612-216-5457



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