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Taste of Egypt

This tour is designed for people who want to visit Egypt in greater detail.
This tour gives the visitor the chance to visit more than the usual Cairo and Nile historical ancient sights The tour includes premium accommodation, three nights in Cairo at the Ramses Hilton Hotel, four nights aboard the Mojito Nile Cruise Ship and one last night at Sonesta Cairo hotel.


Highlights

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

 

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Wednesday, 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 to your first class hotel, Ramses Hilton

Thursday, 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 would 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.

Friday, 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

Saturday, Day 4 - Nile Cruise


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 Mojito. You will enjoy 5 days / 4 nights cruising including all sightseeing tours, which will be conducted in a private basis.

AM Embarkation & Lunch on board.

PM Visit Luxor East Bank ( Karnak & Luxor Temples ).

Sunday, Day 5 - Nile Cruise


Buffet Breakfast. Visit the West Bank – the valley of the king & Queen. The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari &Colossi of Memnon ).

Lunch on board.

Sailing to Edfu ( Via Esna ).

Dinner & Galabya Party.

Overnight on board ( in Edfu ).

Monday, Day 6 - Nile Cruise


Buffet breakfast on board.

Visit Edfu Temple by Horse Carriages.

Lunch on Board

Proceed sailing to Kom Ombo.

Visit Kom Ombo Temple on foot.

Proceed sailing to Aswan.

Dinner & Overnight in Aswan.

Tuesday, Day 7 - Nile Cruise

Buffet breakfast on board.

Visit The High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple.

Lunch on Board

Outside visit of The Agha Khan Mausoleum by Felucca.

Wednesday, Day 8 - Nile Cruise


Disembarkation from the cruise.

• You will be picked up and transferred to Movenpick Elephantine’s Island Resort Aswan

Thursday, Day 9 - Aswan - Cairo

You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairo.

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

Breakfast

Friday, Day 10 - Homeward Bound

Your private driver and escort will take 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 and inclusive of Breakfast

5 days / 4 nights accommodation in an outside cabin aboard the Mojito

Accommodation for 1 night in Movenpick Elephantine’s Island Resort Aswan , and inclusive of Breakfast

Accommodation for 1 night in Sonesta Hotel, Tower & Casino , and inclusive of Breakfast

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

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

All transfers are in a private air conditioned vehicle

English speaking assistant

Meals

Breakfast daily at hotel

Lunch during tours in Cairo at local restaurants

All meals on cruise inclusive

Services

All hotel taxes and service charges

Personalized souvenir itinerary booklet

Domestic airfare between Cairo – Luxor & Aswan - Cairo

All applicable entrance fees as per itinerary

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

Movenpick Elephantine’s Island Resort Aswan

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

Sonesta Hotel Tower Casino Cairo

A stay at the five-star Sonesta Cairo Hotel & Casino will leave a lasting impression. The hotel's Welcome Service at the Cairo Airport, just 10 minutes from the hotel, assists with visa, passport and luggage, then escorts guests right to the hotel in a complimentary limousine. ....MORE

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Price

Average tour cost for this program

High Season (1st of October 2010 till 30th April 2011)
US $1595.00 per person, based on 2 people sharing the same accomodation.

Low Seasons (1st of May 2011 till 30th September 2011)
US $1455.00 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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