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Private tour & Luxury Nile cruise

Luxury Tours

Egypt and The Nile - 10 Days

This luxury program includes the most important sights in Cairo and Upper Egypt. The pyramids, Egyptian museum, Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings and Queens are but a few of the impressive sights you will visit on this 10 day luxury Egypt tour. In Cairo, stay at the fabulous Four Seasons Cairo First Residence and enjoy the amazing views of the Nile and Pyramids from your room.

Enjoy upscale hospitality aboard the Sonesta Moon Goddess as you sail along the Nile
Evisiting the most impressive temples and sights.


Highlights

Cairo, Pyramids, Aswan, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Luxor

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Friday, 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 accommodatio, your first class hotel, the Four Seasons Cairo First Residence.

Saturday, Day 2 - Cairo (Old Cairo)

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 lunch break at a local restaurant, you will continue your tour with a visit to the Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of Mohammad Ali with a commanding panoramic view of the city.

Your visit to Cairo will not be complete without a visit to Khan el Khalili, better known as the Souk, a great market place for shopping and mingling with Egyptians.

Breakfast & Lunch

Sunday, Day 3 - Cairo (The Pyramids)

Your private tour will begin with a drive to the pyramids at Sakkara, beginning with ancient Memphis, the first capital of United Upper and Lower Egypt.

Two of the main pyramids will be visited on this sight; the Pyramids of Unas and the Pyramid of Teti. While both pyramids are in bad shape, the burial and funerary chambers are worth visiting.

After a leisurely lunch, you will visit the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, located on the outskirts of Cairo, and considered amongst the seven Wonders of the World. The Great Pyramids are over 4500 years old, and are massive in size, with some of the blocks weighing in excess of two and a half tons each. A short walking distance from the pyramids, you will find 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.

Breakfast & Lunch

Monday, Day 4 - Cairo - Aswan

You will be picked up at the hotel for a private transfer to the airport in preparation for your direct flight to Aswan. Upon arrival at Aswan airport, you will be met and transferred to the Movenpick Hotel for your overnight.

Breakfast

Tuesday, Day 5 - Nile Cruise Aswan

This morning you will be transferred to the Sonesta Moon Goddess ship for check in for your four night cruise along the Nile. A welcome drink will be served as you board.

Embarkation before Lunch

Lunch

Sail on the NIle by felucca around Kitchener's Island

Afternoon Tea

Dinner on board

Nubian Folkloric Show

Overnight in Aswan

Wednesday, Day 6

Breakfast on board

Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae

Sail to Kom Ombo

Visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris in Kom Ombo

Sail to Edfu

Afternoon Tea

Captain's Welcome Cocktail Party

Dinner

Disco

Overnight in Edfu

Thursday, Day 7

Luxor nile cruise

Breakfast on board

Visit Horus temple in Edfu

Sail to Luxor

Lunch

Afternoon Tea

Dinner

Galabeya Party

Overnight in Luxor

Friday, Day 8

Breakfast on board

Visit the West Bank (the valley of the Kings and Queens , the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari)

Lunch

Visit the East Bank Karnak and Luxor Temples

Afternoon Tea

Dinner

Belly Dance Show

Overnight in Luxor

Saturday, Day 9

Breakfast

Disembarkation

You will be picked up at your egypt nile cruise ship and transferred to the airport in preparation for the flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you are met and assisted by a tour representative to be transferred to the JW Marriott for your overnight stay.

Breakfast

Sunday, Day 10 - Homeward Bound

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

Breakfast

Accommodation


Cairo - Deluxe hotel, Four Seasons Cairo First Residence, 3 nights based on sharing a double room

Aswan - Deluxe hotel, Movenpick in Aswan, one night based on sharing a double room

5 days / 4 nights Cruise - Sonesta Moon Goddess outside cabin

Cairo - Deluxe hotel, JW Marriott in Cairo, one night based on sharing a double room

Sightseeing


2 full day tours 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


Meet and assist upon arrival and departure in every city, in an air conditioned vehicle with an English speaking assistant and driver

All hotel taxes and service charges

Meals


Breakfast daily at hotel

All meals on cruise inclusive

Services


Domestic airfare between Cairo, Aswan and return from Luxor

All applicable entrance fees as per itinerary

Not Included


International Airfare

Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

Meals not included in itinerary

Luggage handling and porterage at the hotels and borders

Gratuities and tips to the driver, Egyptologist, horse boy and local guides

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Cairo - Four Seasons Hotel Cairo

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence is a sanctuary on the west bank of the Nile, at the centre of the prestigious new First Residence shopping and residential complex. .... MORE

Aswan - Movenpick

Enjoy a luxurious break at the Mövenpick Resort Aswan. A perfect place to relax in some of the most beautiful natural surroundings in Egypt. Set on an island in the middle of the River Nile in one of the most enchanting. ....MORE

Aswan - Sonesta Moon Goddess

Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile Cruise Ship offers 49 luxurious cabins with sliding glass doors opening to private balconies and four presidential suites with private lounge. All accommodations feature their own private balcony. ....MORE

Cairo - JW Marriott Hotel

This five star deluxe hotel features: a wide variety of international cuisines to satisfy every appetite, the only themed water park in Cairo "The Beach" with a wave pool, water slides and a sandy beach, .... MORE

Price

Average tour cost for this program

High Season (1st of October 2010 till 30th April 2011)
US $2560.00 per person, based on 2 people sharing the same accomodation.

Low Seasons (1st of May 2011 till 30th September 2011)
US $2011.00 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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