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First Class Tours

Egypt at a Glance - 7 Days

This first class tour is designed for people with limited time for their trip to Egypt . It offers them the opportunity to visit the majority of the important historical and archaeological sights within that short span of time.

 

The tour includes first class accommodation; three nights in Cairo at the Ramses Hilton and three nights aboard the M/S Mojito. Domestic air is included as well.


Highlights

Cairo, Aswan, Luxor & Nile Cruise

 

The National Museum , the citadel, the Pyramids and Sphinx are included during your Cairo stay. In Upper Egypt, your shore excursions off the boat will take you to tombs of the pharoes as well as a number of temples in Luxor , Aswan , Edfu, Esna and Kom Ombo.

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Monday, Day 1 - Arrival in Cairo


Arrive at Cairo International Airport.


Upon disembarkation and after clearing your passport formalities , you will be met by our English speaking representatives who will assist you through customs and luggage handling followed by transfer you to your first class hotel; the Ramses Hilton or similar.

Tuesday, Day 2 - Old Cairo and The Pyramids


After breakfast, you will be picked up by your private guide and chauffeur for a full day tour of Cairo and its environs.


Your tour will start with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen’s tomb. Then drive to Old Cairo to visit Al Moallaka Church, a Coptic church also known as the Hanging Church filled with remarkable works of art, and Ben Ezra Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in Egypt.


After a stop for lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, which is the largest and oldest of the pyramids on the Giza Plateau. There are many mysteries surrounding the construction of this feat of architectural genius, such that it could not be duplicated to this day even with the use of modern technology and knowledge. More amazing is Herodotus’ claim that it was built in just 30 years with the use of 100,000 slaves, and that it has been the tallest structure on Earth right up until the 19th century.


Within short walking distance of the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Gin, built in 2620 BC in the likeness of then King of Egypt Chephran (Khafre). The ancient monument — 187 feet long and 65 feet high — is a human-headed lion wearing a royal headdress, sitting in guard of the Great Pyramids.


You will conclude today’s trip with a visit to the Solar Boat Museum that was supposed to have carried Khufu upon his death in his ascension to the heavens to join his father. Breakfast & Lunch.

Wednesday, Day 3 - Cairo, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu


You will be picked up at the hotel by your assistant and transferred in a private car to the airport in preparation for your flight to Aswan via Egyptair.


Upon arrival you will be escorted to your cruise ship, M/S Mojito where you will spend the next 4 days (3 nights) cruising down the Nile. Accommodation aboard your cruise ship will consist of an outside cabin with private facilities.

 

Embarkation

Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae

Lunch

Sail to Kom Ombo

Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeries

Sail to Edfu

Overnight in Edfu

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Thursday, Day 4 - Nile Cruise


Travel by horse drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the falcon god

Sail to Esna passing through the Esna Lock

Sail to Luxor

Overnight in Luxor

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Friday, Day 5 - Nile Cruise


Visit the West Bank including Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, The Temple of Queen Hatshipsut and the Colossi of Memnon

Overnight in Luxor

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Saturday, Day 6 - Nile Cruise, Cairo


Disembarkation

Visit Temple of Karnak and Temple of Luxor

Breakfast


Upon conculsion of the tour in Luxor, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be met and escorted to your hotel.

Sunday, Day 7 - Cairo - Homeward Bound


After breakfast, your private driver and assistant will escort you to the airport for your flight home. Breakfast.

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Accommodation


Accommodation in first class hotels (Ramses Hilton or similar), 3 nights based on sharing a double room

4 days / 3 nights accommodation in an outside cabin aboard the M/S Mojito or similar

Sightseeing


Full day tour in Cairo in a private vehicle with an English speaking Egyptologist

All shore excursions are on a small group basis with an English Speaking Egyptologist

Transfers

You will be met by an English-speaking assistant at every port of entry

All transfers are in a private air conditioned vehicle

All hotel taxes and service charges

All applicable entrance fees as per itinerary

English speaking assistant

Meals


Breakfast daily at hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner daily on Cruise portion of trip

Services


Personalized souvenir itinerary booklet

Not Included


International Airfare

Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

Tips and gratuities to drivers, Egyptologist, horse boy & local guides

Meals not included in itinerary

Luggage handling and porterage at the hotels and borders

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Cairo - Ramses Hilton

Take in views of the Nile and the Pyramids from the Ramses Hilton hotel's 36th-floor Windows in the World restaurant. Relax by the sun-drenched outdoor pool or enjoy coffee and pastries at the Garden Court Café. ..... MORE

Aswan - M/S Mojito

The M/S Mojito Nile Cruise Ship with it's sisters ships; The Monaco and The Monte Carlo operate 3 or 4 night sailings from Aswan to Luxor or vice versa, visiting historical ancient temples and tombs at ....MORE

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Price

Average tour cost for this program

High Season (1st of October 2010 till 30th April 2011)
US $1300.00 per person, based on 2 people sharing the same accomodation.

Low Seasons (1st of May 2011 till 30th September 2011)
US $1170.00 per person, based on 2 people sharing the same accomodation.

Supplements apply for certain dates in July.

Peak season supplements apply for Christmas, New Year, and Easter.

For a quote on small or large groups please contact us.

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1) Consult with our tour designers

Contact our office by phone or e-mail and speak to one of our tour designers who will answer any question you have about our suggested tour. They will listen attentively to your ideas and plans and suggest changes to personalize the tour based on your interests and budget.

Tel: 416 964 7600
Toll: 1-800-848-8163
reservations@roadtoegypt.com

2) We send you a Proposal

Shortly after your initial contact with our tour designers, you will receive a draft proposal based on your earlier discussions, normally within 2 business days. This proposal is a no obligation draft for your review and comments. Any additions or modifications will be implemented and a new proposal will be forwarded to you for approval.

3) You like what you see!

Upon meeting your requirements and expectations, you will be requested to send a deposit in the amount of 25% of total. Final Payment is due 45 days prior to scheduled departure date.

4) Start packing for your trip!

Approximately, 2 weeks prior to departure you will receive a personalized and detailed day by day itinerary booklet and the necessary vouchers for the services to be provided, along with a general information section on the various regions of Egypt.


The booklet and vouchers will include all the important information; addresses, phone and mobile numbers for all your service providers and hotels.

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