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Description

The wonders of the pyramids and ancient Egyptian gods await when you book your Egypt Renaissance9 day escorted Discover Egypt travel vacation. Your adventure begins in Egypt's cosmopolitan capital, Cairo, where Nile-side hotels and sidewalk cafes sit aside outdoor bazaars with Egyptian treasures. Your vacation then moves to the Nile River for a 3 night cruise, or an optional quick flight to Abu Simbel to tour the Temples of Ramses II and Nefertiti before the cruise departs. As you sail down the mighty Nile you will visit Giza's Great Pyramid and the Sphinx, the temples of Kom-Ombo and of Edfu and even sail to Luxor to see the Valley of the Kings. Egypt's great wealth and relics from the gods stand tall in the surrounding desert. Your Egypt Renaissance travel tour gives you a glimpse into the luxurious history that this magnificent country holds. 


Itinerary

Day 1 - Sun Cairo

Arrive in the Land of the Pharaohs. At Cairo International Airport you will be welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by our representative, then escorted to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a sound and light show at the Pyramids.

Day 2 - Mon Cairo

Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which includes the world's largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb. Drive to Old Cairo to visit Al Moallaka Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue. In the afternoon, visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx, then proceed to Khan El Khalili, the world's largest 13th century covered oriental bazaar. (B, L)

Day 3 - Tue Cairo/Abu Simbel/Aswan

Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Abu Simbel via Aswan; visit the Great Temple of Ramses II and the temple of his beloved queen, Nefertari. After visiting this magnificent site, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Aswan. Once there, your representative will assist and transfer you to your Nile River Cruise. After lunch, enjoy a felucca ride around Kitchener's Island Botanical Garden and the Aga Khan Mausoleum. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Wed Aswan/Kom Ombo/Edfu

Renaissance Tour PackagesVisit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Temple of Isis at Philae. Sail towards Kom Ombo during lunch. Upon arrival, visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeries. Continue sailing toward Edfu. Enjoy afternoon high tea and the captian's welcome cocktail party in the evening. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Thu Edfu/Luxor

Visit the Temple of Horus, the falcon god. Dating from 237 B.C., it is considered the best-preserved temple in Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Sail towards Esna, passing through the Esna Lock. In the afternoon, as you sail towards Luxor, take high tea. (B, L D)

Day 6 - Fri Luxor

 Egypt Tour Packages. Renaissance Tour PackagesVisit the West Bank, including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon, see the temples of Karnak and Luxor, a centuries old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines, and obelisks. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Sat Luxor/Cairo

Disembark and transfer to the Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be met and escorted to your hotel. (B)

Day 8 - Sun Cairo

 Egypt Renaissance Tour PackagesSpend the day at leisure to relax, explore Cairo on your own, or join an optional tour of Alexandria. (B)

Day 9 - Mon Cairo to USA (or extend your stay)

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 4 nights 
  • 4 nights on board a Nile River cruise ship 
  • 17 included meals consisting of: 
  • - 8 buffet breakfasts 
    - 5 lunches 
    - 4 dinners 
  • 6 days of touring in an air-conditioned van/mini bus/bus 
  • Sightseeing, including licensed Egyptologist and all entrance fees, as follows: 
  • - Full day Cairo tour including: Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and Sound & Light Show at the pyramids 
    - Nile Cruise sightseeing including: Aswan, Kom Ombo, Esna, Edfu and Luxor 
    - Morning tour to Abu Simbel via (included) flight from Aswan 
  • All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt 
  • All hotel taxes and service charge 
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Entrance fees as per Itinerary
  • Domestic airfare within Egypt
  • All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt
  • All transportation provided by Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach or private car
  • All Hotel taxes and service charge
  • All sightseeing in Egypt guided by a licensed Egyptologist

Hotels

Cairo

Marriott Cairo| hotels in Cairo Egypt

Marriott Cairo

4 Nights / Deluxe
The magnificent Cairo Marriott Hotel is a harmonious combination of a Royal Palace, built for the opening of the Suez Ca...

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Excludes

    • Airfare is not included: Call for Rates
    • Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges
    • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry)
    • Tips and Personal items
    • Travel Insurance
    • Listed optional Tours are not included in the program prices

Notes

  • Minimum of two passengers required to operate the tour. 
  • Prices are per person, land only based on double occupancy and Sunday arrivals
  • Please call for both international and domestic airfares. 
  • Please note rates are higher during Easter, Christmas & New Year holidays.

  • STI Travel may use substitute hotels in similar category accommodations

Departures & Rates

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