The Super Long Cruise
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A 20-Day tour of Egypt !!
$6429 per person
based on double occupancy

Accomodation Included
Air fare included
ground transportation included

Round Trip airfare from New York.
Domestic air from Aswan / Abu-Simbel / Aswan and from Luxor / Cairo. 
All meals throughout the trip are included.
15 Days / 14 Nights super long Nile cruise from Cairo.
2 Days / 1 Night at the Historical Old Winter Palace Hotel.
4 Days / 3 Nights at the luxurious Mena House Oberoi Hotel.
All transfers, meeting and assistance and baggage handling is included.
Entrance fees to sights mentioned, guidance, port charges and taxes are also included

Itinerary
Tour Highlights

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Depart U.S.A from New York (JFK) airport for your flight 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, later transfer to your cruise ship in Cairo for check-in. Your home for the next 14 nights. Dinner and overnight. (D)

Nile Cruise Ship

After breakfast 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. Lunch during tour. In the afternoon, drive to the Pyramids of Giza. Cheop's Pyramid, the largest of the three was built in the 4th Dynasty about 2650 BC., 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 with a pharaoh's head thought to be a portrait of the Pharaoh Chephren. Return to your Nile cruise ship for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

Breakfast, then start your tour by 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. Lunch on board your cruise. In the afternoon, visit  the Mohammed Ali Mosque, the Citadel of Salah-El-Din and the Medieval bazaars of Khan-El-Khalili where you can bargain for your jewelry and hand-tooled leather items. Return to your Nile cruise ship for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

Breakfast, then sail to Ben Mazar. Later continue our sail from Ben Mazar to Beni Hasan. Lunch, dinner on board your Nile cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Cruise Ship

Day 5

Day 6

Breakfast, then visit the Tombs of Beni Hasan, the most important Necropolis between Asyut and Memphis. There is about 39 tombs dating back to the 11th and 12th Dynasty. Sail from Beni Hasan to Tel-El-Amarna. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Day 7

Day 8

Breakfast, then visit the Ay's Tomb which is considered to be the finest tomb remaining in the Necropolis. The drawings show Ay and his wife receiving gold collars from Akhenaten and Nefertiti, from there to Huya's or Yuyu Tomb, who was the steward of Queen Tiyi, the Queen Mother and wife of Amenhotep III. A royal banquet is located to the left and right of the main hall, then visit Meri-Re II who was the superintendent of the Palace of Queen Nefertiti and onto Meri-Re I who was a high rank Priest of Aton. Continue our tour visiting Panhesy who was the Chief Servitor of Aton in the Akhenaten era. The facade that decorated the outside of his tomb is still preserved. Lunch, dinner on board Nile cruise ship. Sail to Asyut. (B, L, D)

Breakfast and sail to Suhag, lunch, dinner and overnight on board  Nile cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Breakfast and sail to Naga Hammadi. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Day 9

Breakfast and sail to Qena and then to Denderah. Arrive Denderah, then visit the Temple of Hathor, built in the first century BC for the Goddess Hathor, that of Beauty, Love and Joy. It has a unique zodiac painting on its ceiling. Continue our sailing to Abidos, to visit the Temple of Abidos which is a Greco-Roman temple that lies about 40 miles north of Luxor. The temple was first initiated by Ptolemy III with numerous additions by subsequent Roman Ptolemaic rulers. It houses a famous painting of Queen Cleopatra, and Caesarion, her son from Julius Caesar. The temple is renowned for its horoscope inscriptions. Sail to Luxor. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Day 10

Breakfast, then cross to the West Bank of the Nile, visit the Necropolis of Ancient Thebes, Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens including Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board your Nile cruise ship. Sail to Aswan. (B, L, D)

Day 11

Day 12

Breakfast, arrive Aswan, then you will be met and transferred to Aswan Airport for your flight to Abu-Simbel. Upon arrival at Abu-Simbel Airport, you will be transferred to visit the Great Temple with its four colossal seated statues of the King in front of the entrance, it was dedicated to Amun-Ra, the Horakkhti, and Ramses II. Then visit the King's wife temple which was threatened by the waters upon  completion of the Aswan High Dam and have been preserved by International action organized by "Unesco". All of the parts of the temple (statues, inscribed slabs, etc) have been rebuilt on a plateau above the former site. Return back to Abu-Simbel Airport for your flight back to Aswan, upon arrival at Aswan Airport, you will be met and transferred back to your cruise ship. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board your Nile cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Breakfast, then visit the Botanical Gardens by Felucca. Continue your tour to visit the Temple of Philae, the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. Sail to Edfu. (B, L, D)

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15

Breakfast, then visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Kom-Ombo, visit the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Harories. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Breakfast and sail from Esna to Luxor. Balance of day at leisure in Luxor. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise ship. (B, L, D)

Day 16

Breakfast, then visit the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. Disembark your cruise ship in Luxor where you will be met and transferred to the historical Old Winter Palace Hotel. Lunch. Balance of day at leisure. In the evening, you will be met and transferred to attend the magnificent Sound and Light show. Dinner and overnight in Luxor. (B, L, D)

Old Winter Palace Hotel.

Breakfast and morning at leisure. Lunch, then you will be met and transferred to Luxor Airport for your return flight to Cairo. Arrive Cairo where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The historical Mena House Oberoi Hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 17

Day 18

The Mena House Oberoi Hotel.

Old Winter Palace Hotel
Mena House Hotel

Breakfast, then drive to visit the Pyramid of Maidum which was originally a seven-stepped pyramid. It was enlarged to an eight-stepped pyramid. Eventually the steps were filled in and a smooth outer facing turned it into a true pyramid. It is a huge structure that is surrounded by the debris from the casing that collapsed. The Maidum Pyramid is thought to have been started by Huni, the last ruler of the 3rd Dynasty and then completed by his son Sneferu. Sneferu was the first 4th Dynasty Pharaoh. (2613-2494 BC). Transfer back  to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

Breakfast and morning at leisure. Lunch at your hotel. In the evening, you will be met and transferred to attend the magnificent Sound and Light show at the Giza Plateau. Later transfer back to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

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 flight back home. (B)

Day 19

Day 20

Also Included: All taxes, service charges, port charges and entrance fees to sights mentioned. All meals throughout the trip are included. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner). All transfers, meeting and assistance and baggage handling is included. "If any modifications or changes are needed to this package, that will be accommodated at an extra cost".

Not included: Items of personal nature, such as phone calls, wine, tips,etc.

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

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single occupancy in hotels and on board Nile cruise, please add $785.

Please add a peak season supplement of $560 per person if traveling between Dec. 09th to Jan. 14th or from Mar. 19th to Apr. 23rd.

EXTENSIONS & OPTIONAL TOURS: Extra days and optional tours to other sites that are not included are available upon request.

If airfare from the U.S.A. is not required, please deduct $920 from posted rate.

Remarks :

*  Please note that super long Nile cruises are not as luxurious as Nile cruise ships that we use to operate the classical cruise.

*  This tour sometimes gets cancelled as far as 6 month because of water levels of the Nile river.

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

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