Egypt - 5* Special, 9 days | from $1,200.00 USD per person

Posted by Kemi Wells · in Egypt

Egypt - 5* Special, 9 days | from $1,200.00 USD per person

Posted by Kemi Wells · in Egypt

Despite how the media portrays Egypt, the eTravel advisory has been lifted for many parts of the country and many people are still travelling to Egypt and exploring the fascinating country. We work with our partners at Egypt & Beyond to deliver you a fantastic trip with top safety in mind. Contact Anne or Jane or more details. 

9 Day Itinerary-departing Fridays between now and January 29th 2016. Must be booked before 31 December 2015!

Friday               -       Arrive                                                                      Cairo

Upon arrival Cairo International airport and before immigration Egypt and Beyond travel representative will meet you and assist you through immigration. Once you have collected your bags, then pass through customs to transfer you to your hotel.

OVERNIGHT: GRAND NILE TOWER OR SIMILAR

                                   

Saturday                                                                                                   Cairo

Today after breakfast you will be collected from the hotel lobby and taken on a private guided tour to visit Sakkara ,Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. A day of inspiration and enlightenment will be yours today. First will visit the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Sakkara, the oldest stone structure known to man, dating back to 2600 BC under the 3rd Dynasty . Then will proceed to the Giza Plateau, where the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World is found, the imposing Pyramids of Giza. During your visit to the Pyramids you will have time for unique photo opportunities of the three Pyramids Cheops, Chephren &  Mycerinus from the Western Plateau. Continue down the valley where the guardian of this mortuary complex, the Mighty Sphinx, bears witness to the passage of time and man in eons of silence.

OVERNIGHT: GRAND NILE TOWER OR SIMILAR                                   (B)

                                                                                                                                                             

Sunday                                                                                                Cairo

After breakfast will proceed today’s sightseeing begins with the Egyptian Museum. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo contains the world's most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities; no visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries. The Museum of Antiquities where over 120,000 objects in its 107 halls - including the treasures of Tutankhamun (King Tut) - are exhibited home to a fabulous collection of world-renowned antiquities, including those from the tomb of Tutankhamun whose death-mask is magnificent. Next stop will be to explore the fascinating world of Islamic Cairo, including the 19th century Mosque of Mohammed Ali and the Citadel. This great Mosque of Mohamed Ali , is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features to be seen when approaching the city from no matter which side. The Saladin Citadel is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo, it's located on Mokattam hill near the centre of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city. It is now a preserved historic site, with mosques and museums. After lunch you stop will be at the exotic and colourful Khan El Khalili Bazaar of the world’s oldest bazaars ,where you will have the time to wander and explore.

OVERNIGHT            : GRAND NILE TOWER OR SIMILAR                                    (B)

                                                                                                                          

Monday                                                                                                   Cruise

Transfer from hotel to Cairo domestic airport to fly to Luxor .Upon arrival to Luxor airport, meet & greet and transfer to your cruise , which you will boar for the next 4 nights. Afternoon will visit Karnak Temple, the greatest example of worship in the history, dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu.

OVERNIGHT: AMARCO I CRUISE OR SIMILAR                                    (B,L,D)

 

Tuesday                                                                                                  Cruise

Optional: Ballooning ride this morning over Luxor City.

Today start your visits at West Bank of the Nile for sightseeing of the Valley of the Kings.  Here, hundreds of tombs, including that of Tutankhamun, were carved into the desert rock. Continue on to the Temple of Hatshepsut, The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut of Dynasty XVIII was built just north of the Middle Kingdom temple of Mentuhotep Nebhepetre in the bay of cliffs known as Deir el-Bahri. In ancient times the temple was called Djeser-djeseru, meaning the ‘sacred of sacred’. It was undoubtedly influenced by the style of the earlier temple at Deir el-Bahri, but Hatshepsut’s construction surpassed anything which had been built before both in its architecture and its beautiful carved reliefs. Sail to Esna, Rest of the afternoon is free at leisure to enjoy cruising the Nile.

OVERNIGHT: AMARCO I CRUISE OR SIMILAR                                     (B,L,D)

 

Wednesday                                                                                             Cruise

The morning will start with breakfast on board the Nile Cruise and a visit to Edfu to see the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus. Afterwards, you'll sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus, the falcon headed sky god of ancient Egypt. From there, you'll sail on to Aswan.

OVERNIGHT: AMARCO I CRUISE OR SIMILAR                                    (B,L,D)

 

Thursday                                                                                                Cruise

This day your tour will begin with breakfast on board followed by a day of sightseeing in Aswan. You'll see the High Dam and from there you'll proceed to the Temple of Philae, Return to your Nile Cruise for lunch and an overnight stay.

OVERNIGHT: AMARCO I CRUISE OR SIMILAR                                    (B,L,D)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Friday                                                                                          Aswan/ Cairo

Optional: After breakfast check out from your cruise to be transferred to Aswan airport to fly to Abu Simbel, at Abu Simbel you will visit the temples of the great Ramses II and his Queen Nefertari. These temples received world-wide attention in 1968 when they were completely dismantled and relocated to avoid inundation.

After breakfast, you'll check out from cruise and transfer to Aswan airport ,upon arrival to Cairo airport our representative will meet, assist and transfer to your hotel where you can spend the rest of the day relaxing or enjoying with extra night sightseeing

OVERNIGHT            : GRAND NILE TOWER OR SIMILAR                                    (B)

                                                                                   

Saturday      -                  Departure                                                                  (B)

After breakfast, we will be transferred to Cairo international airport to fly back  home  with everlasting memories of the Land of Egypt

 

Tour Includes:

o   Twin share accommodation.

o   All entrance fees as per itinerary.

o   All  arrangements as per itinerary.

o   Meet and assist upon arrival and departure.

o   English speaking licensed Category A guides.

o   16 meals “8 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners.”

o   Private transfers and sightseeing in modern A/C Car.

o   Domestic airfares Cairo / Luxor - Aswan / Cairo in Economy Class.

o   Bottled water in vehicle during tours.

Tour Excludes:

Any arrangements not specified on itinerary,  travel insurance, international airline tickets, laundry and tipping ground staff, guides & drivers, any extra hotel or cruise beverages or any other items not mentioned above itinerary.

Tour runs every Friday

Last departure is 18 September 15

Payments:

Deposit 50% required upon confirmation (full payment if booked within 60 of arrival)

Balance due 60days prior to arrival

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