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13-Day tour with a 5-Day Deluxe Nile Cruise
$4459 per person
based on double occupancy

Accomodation Included
Air fare included
ground transportation included
Tour Highlights
Itinerary

Round Trip Air from U.S.
Deluxe Nile Cruise (based on an outside junior Suite Cabin)
Deluxe Hotels
Private Car transfers & sightseeing throughout except on Nile cruise.
Visiting the Pyramids
Sphinx
Memphis
Sakkara
Egyptian Museum
Citadel
Old Cairo
Bazaar
Pharonic Village
Alexandria

Day 1

On Cruise visit Luxor
Luxor
Edfu
Kom-Ombo
Aswan
Alexandria
Sound and Light Show in Cairo
and Much Much More

Mena House, Pyramids and pool
Swimming Pool
Golf  Course

Swimming Pool &
Golf Courses of the Mena House Hotel

Evening View of the Mena House, Pyramids and pool

Beach

Alexandria Beaches

Sonesta Sun Goddess
Le Meridien

Top deluxe Sonesta Sun Goddess Nile cruise
Click on the above picture to see inside the ship
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Top deluxe Champollion
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Luxurious Cairo Marriott Hotel

Also Included: All meeting and assistance, baggage handling, entrance fees to sights mentioned, transfers, hotel service charges, cruise port charges and taxes are included. All transfers and sightseeing provided in Cairo are operated in a private car with a driver and a professional Egyptologist tour guide during the sightseeing, or a driver and a tour manager during transfers available with you at all times. (Personalized service.)

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single occupancy in hotels and on board Nile cruise ship, please add $549.

Departure from other gateway cities is available as follows: Departure out of Boston, please add $169. Departure out of Washington, DC, add $189. Departure out of Chicago, add $259. Departure out of Los Angeles, add $369, or call for your city.

EXTENSIONS & OPTIONAL TOURS: Extra days and optional tours to additional sites are available upon request.

If airfare from the USA is not required, please deduct $920 from posted rate

If you need a different tour package of Egypt, we will customize it for you

The elegant stairway leading to the resturants of  the Cairo Marriott hotel

Luxurious Marriott

Luxurious Cairo Marriott Hotel

Mariott Stairway

Cairo Marriott Hotel interior

Marriott Interior

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Depart U.S.A from New York (JFK) airports on board wide body scheduled airline to Cairo, all meals and beverages served on board flight.

Arrive Cairo where you will be met by your tour manager, who will help you with your immigration and customs formalities, then you will be transferred to your deluxe and historical hotel, the Mena House Oberoi for overnight.

Breakfast, then drive to Memphis on the edge of the Western desert, the Capital of the Ancient Kingdom, and one of the most important Cities throughout the history of ancient Egypt. From here we drive to Sakkara, the vast Necropolis of Ancient Memphis. P.M. drive to the Pyramids of Giza. Cheops Pyramids, the largest of the three, was built in the 3rd dynasty about 2690 B.C., and is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World . In front of the Pyramid of Chephren, we find the Sphinx carved from a single piece of stone. It is a lion's body with a pharaoh's head thought to be a portrait of the pharaoh Chephren. Have a camel ride by the Pyramids area if you wish and then visit the Papyrus Institute. Return to your hotel to freshen up, then you will be met and transferred to the Sphinx area to attend the magnificent sound and light show. Later you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight. (B)

Breakfast, then drive from Cairo to Alexandria (about 3 hours ride). Upon arrival start your tour visiting the Greco-Roman museum which contains statues, bas reliefs, pottery, jewelry, marble pieces and other artifacts, which give you a picture of the grandeur of Alexandria in its Greek and Roman days. Then visit the Roman Amphitheater which is the only known amphitheater from the Roman era in Egypt. Continue your tour to visit the Catacombs of Kom-El-Shouqafa. These tombs are remarkable for their unusual mixture of art styles, sculpture, and reliefs of Egyptians gods. Continue your tour to visit Pompey's Pillar which is a column 98 feet high and 7 feet thick, made of the Aswan rose granite erected in 297 A.D. Later drive back to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo you will be transferred back to your hotel for overnight. (B)

Breakfast, then you will be met and transferred to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor, upon arrival at Luxor airport, you will be met and transferred to embark your cruise ship. Lunch then visit the temple of Karnak and the temple of Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Breakfast, then cross to the West Bank, visit the Necropolis of Thebes, tomb of King Tut, temple of queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari and Colossi of Memnon. Lunch, P.M. sail to Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Breakfast, Arrive Edfu, then visit the temple of Horus. Sail to Kom-Ombo. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Breakfast, then visit the Temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Aswan. P.M. visit the botanical gardens and the Philae Temple by Felucca. Lunch. Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (Abu-Simbel optional tour with air is available for only $219 additional). (B, L, D)

Breakfast, then visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk. Disembark your cruise ship where you will be met and transferred to Aswan airport for your flight back to Cairo, upon arrival at Cairo airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the Cairo Marriott for an overnight. (B)

Breakfast, then visit the beautiful Pharaonic Village. It's a complete island which was build as a replica of ancient Egypt. You will see actors and actresses living their lives like the ancient Egyptians. They live, work, dress, make papyrus paper (to write and convey messages like in old times) and do all their daily chores exactly as Ancient Egyptians used to do. It's a wonderful experience that takes you back in life a few thousand years. Return to your hotel and balance of day at leisure for shopping or relaxing by your hotel pool. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Breakfast, then start your tour visiting the Egyptian Museum famous for its antiquities from Egypt's Pharaonic period, which dates back some 50 centuries and includes the fabulous treasures of King Tut-Ankh-Amon. Afternoon excursion to Old Cairo, visiting the very old Coptic Churches and the oldest Jewish Synagogue of Beni Ezra. Continue your visit to a Mosque and the medieval Bazaars of Khan-El-Khalili, where you can bargain for your jewelry and hand-tooled leather items. Return to your hotel for overnight. (B)

Breakfast, and a day at leisure for last minute shopping or you can purchase an optional tour from our Cairo office. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Breakfast, then you will be met by your tour manager and transferred to Cairo airport, where you will be helped with your check-in and immigration formalities for your departure flight.  Arrive New York (JFK) airport the same day. (B)

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