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First Class Tours

Introduction to Egypt - 7 Days

This tour is designed for visitors with limited time and budget 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 standard first class accommodation; three nights in Cairo at the Sofitel Le Sphinx by the Pyramids of Giza, and three nights aboard the M/S King of Thebes. Domestic air is included as well.

Highlights

Cairo, Luxor, Aswan

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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Thursday, Day 1 Arrival Cairo

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 the Sofitel Le Sphinx Hotel or similar.

Friday, Day 2 Cairo: Full Day Sightseeing

Begin your day with a visit to the fascinating collections of antiquities at the Egyptian Museum. Tour Old Cairo, including the Church of St. Sergius on the sight where the Holy Family lived in Cairo and Ben Ezra Synagogue near the spot where pharaoh's soldiers found the infant Moses. After lunch at a local restaurant, drive to Giza to see the world renowned Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Breakfast & Lunch.

Saturday, Day 3 Luxor and Nile Cruise

Transfer to the airport for your Egyptair flight to Luxor, where upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your Nile Cruise ship, M/S King of Thebes for a 4-day / 3-night river journey.

Embarkation

Lunch

Cross the Nile to the West Bank

Visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Colossi of Memnon, Queen Hatshepsut Funerary Temple, and the Valley of the Kings and Queens

Optional Sound and Light Show available this evening

Overnight on board in Luxor

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Sunday, Day 4 - Nile Cruise

Buffet Breakfast

Visit Luxor Temple dedicated to the god Amon-Ra. It was expanded by Ramses II, who added statues of himself

Visit the magnificent Karnak Temple

Sail to Edfu

Overnight on board in Edfu

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Monday, Day 5 - Nile Cruise

Buffet Breakfast

Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the best preserved of all the large Egyptian temples

Sail to Kom Ombo

Visit Kom Ombo Temple

Sail to Aswan

Overnight on board in Aswan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tuesday, Day 6 - Nile Cruise

Buffet Breakfast

Sail by felucca to view Elephantine Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum

Visits to the Aswan High Dam, the granite quarries and the unfinished Obelisk, and Philae's Temple of Isis

Disembark

Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo, where you will stay at Sofitel Le Sphinx Hotel or similar.

Breakfast

(Optional excursion to Abu Simbel to visit the Temples of Ramses II and his Nubian Queen Nefertari moved to their present location to preserve them when the Aswan Dam was built.)

Wednesday, Day 7 Cairo - USA

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure.

Breakfast

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Accommodation

3 night Hotel Accommodation in First Class hotel, Sofitel Le Sphinx Hotel or similar

M/S King of Thebes 4 day/3 night cruise accommodation in a junior suite based on two people sharing a double or twin cabin

Sightseeing

All tours and shore excursions are on a group basis, inclusive of an English speaking Egyptologist, air conditioned modern vehicles and all applicable entrance fees

Transfers

All transfers in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan are by private air conditioned vehicle with an English speaking assistant.

Meals

Breakfast daily at hotel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily on cruise portion of trip

Services

Domestic economy airfares between Cairo and Luxor, with return to Cairo from Aswan

All applicable entrance fees as per itinerary

Hotel service charges and taxes

Personalized souvenir itinerary booklet

Not Included

International Airfare

Air taxes for flights originating in New York (approximately $210.00)

Visa cost and processing (Approximately $30.00)

Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

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

Services and meals not mentioned under inclusions

Luggage handling and porterage at the hotels and borders

Items of personal nature

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Cairo - Sofitel Le Sphinx

Sofitel Le Sphinx Cairo combines an exciting location & incomparable service. This impressive hotel offers its guests a unique opportunity to explore the historical surroundings in total comfort & convenience. ....MORE

Aswan - M/S King of Thebes

The M/S King of Thebes Nile cruise boat was designated to cater to North American clientele visiting Egypt. The 65 junior suites (cabins) are larger than most standard cabins of other ships cruising on the Nile. This first class boat is built .... MORE

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Price

Average tour cost for this program

High Season (1st of October 2010 till 30th April 2011)
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Low Seasons (1st of May 2011 till 30th September 2011)
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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.

EXCHANGE RATE CALCULATOR

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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 & mobile numbers for all your service providers and hotels.

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