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Luxury Tours

Egyptian Discovery -12 Days

Experience the most important historical and cultural sights of ancient Egypt. This tour includes the pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo and the temples and tombs in Upper Egypt.


Highlights

Cairo, Old Cairo,Pyramids,Aswan,Kom Ombo, Lake Nasser

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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 accommodation, your first class hotel, The Grand Hyatt Cairo Hotel.

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 - Luxor

You will be picked up at the hotel for a private transfer to the airport in preparation for your direct flight to Luxor where upon arrival, you will be met and escorted to the pier for embarkation (before Lunch) aboard your Nile Cruise boat the Sonesta St. George.

Lunch on board

Visit East Bank (Karnak and Luxor Temple)

Afternoon tea

Dinner on board

Free at Leisure

Overnight in Luxor

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tuesday, Day 5 - Nile Cruise

Visit the West Bank (Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari and the colossi Memnon)

Sail to Esna at 13:00

Lunch on board

Afternoon tea

Captain’s welcome cocktail

Dinner on board

Folkloric Show (Rababa Show)

Overnight in Esna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Wednesday, Day 6 - Nile Cruise

Sail to Edfu at 5:00

Breakfast on board

Visit Horus Temple in Edfu

Sail to Kom Ombo

Lunch on board

Afternoon Tea

Visit the Temple shared by Two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo

Dinner on board

Egyptian Galabbiya party

Overnight in Kom Omb

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Thursday, Day 7 - Nile Cruise

Sail to Aswan

Breakfast on board

Visit the High Dam, Philae temple and the Granite Quarries

Lunch on board

Sail on the Nile by Felucca around Kitchener's Island

Afternoon Tea

Dinner on board

Belly Dance and Egyptian Folkloric Show

Overnight in Aswan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Friday, Day 8 - Nile Cruise

Breakfast on board

Disembarkation at 08:00 AM

You will be picked up and transferred to the pier at Lake Nasser for embarkation aboard the M/S Eugenie.

Lunch served on board

Visit to Kalabsha Temple, Beit El Wali, and the kiosk of Kertassi

Afternoon tea is served in the lounge

Dinner and overnight on board in the Aswan Harbor

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Saturday, Day 9 - Lake Nasser Cruise

Sailing to Wadi El Seboua and cocktail while passing the Tropic of Cancer

Lunch served on board

Visit to Wadi El Seboua temple, the temple of Dakka and temple of Meharakka

Sail to Amada

Dinner and overnight aboard

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Sunday, Day 10 - Lake Nasser Cruise

Breakfast followed by morning visit to the temples of Amada and Derr as well as the tomb of Penout

Sail to Kasr Ibrim

Visit the citadel of Kasr Ibrim
(Tour is conducted from the ship's sundeck as entrance to the site is not permitted)

Sailing to Abu Simbel

Lunch served on board

Visit the Abu Simbel temples

Attend the Sound & Light show at Abu Simbel temples (non-compulsory, ticket not included)

Candlelight dinner and overnight on board

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Monday, Day 11 - Disembarkation and Flight to Cairo

Breakfast on board and for those who wish, the possibility of a second visit to Abu Simbel (entrance ticket is not included)

Disembarkation

You will be picked up at the pier and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairo, with an intermediate stop at Aswan Airport.

Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you are met and assisted by a tour representative and transferred to the JW Marriott Hotel for your overnight stay.

Breakfast

Tuesday, Day 12 - Homeward Bound

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

Breakfast

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Accommodation

Accommodation for 3 nights at The Grand Hyatt Cairo Hotel, based on sharing a double room, Club level with Nile view and inclusive of Breakfast

Accommodation for four nights in an outside cabin aboard the Sonesta St. George or similar, upper deck and inclusive of all meals

Accommodation for three nights in an outside cabin aboard the M/S Eugenie Lake Nasser cruise or similar, upper deck & inclusive of all meals

Cairo - Deluxe hotel, JW Marriott Hotel in Cairo, 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

Meals

Breakfast daily at hotel

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

Services

All hotel taxes and service charges

Personalized souvenir itinerary booklet

Domestic airfare between Cairo and Luxor with return from Abu Simbel

All applicable entrance fees as per itinerary

Not Included

Travel Insurance (Please ask us about travel insurance )

Meals not included in itinerary

Luggage handling and porterage at the hotels and borders

Gratuities and tips

International Airfares

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Cairo - The Grand Hyatt Cairo Hotel

Grand Hyatt Cairo is a luxury landmark hotel situated near the center of the city, a peaceful haven directly poised on the Nile River. Cultural attractions of Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum or the Citadel are easily reachable by car. .... MORE

Cairo - Sonesta St. George

Sail the majestic Nile River between Luxor and Aswan in the comfort and modern luxury of one of our 5-star Sonesta Nile cruise ships: the Sonesta Nile Goddess, Sonesta Sun Goddess, .... MORE

Aswan - M/S Eugenie

The M/S Eugenie, the first ship to sail Lake Nasser was constructed in 1993 in the style of a turn-of-the-century Nile steamship. It is 74 meters long, with just 52 cabins for maximal comfort, and two luxurious suites. Each cabin has an ensuite bathroom .... 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

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Price

Average tour cost for this program

High Season (1st of October 2010 till 30th April 2011)
US $3471.00 per person, based on 2 people sharing the same accomodation.

Low Seasons (1st of May 2011 till 30th September 2011)
US $2907.00 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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