10 Days/8 Nights - Land & Cruise from $549 - 2017 Departures10 Days/8 Nights - Land & Cruise from $549 - 2017 Departures10 Days/8 Nights - Land & Cruise from $549 - 2017 Departures10 Days/8 Nights - Land & Cruise from $549 - 2017 Departures

10 Days/8 Nights - Land & Cruise from $549 - 2017 Departures

10 Days/8 Nights - Land & Cruise from $549 - 2017 Departures

10 Days/8 Nights - Land & Cruise from $549 - 2017 Departures

10 Days/8 Nights - Land & Cruise from $549 - 2017 Departures

Description

Explore the Nile's treasures and see how the great Pharaohs of the past lived. The adventure begins in Egypt's cosmopolitan capital, Cairo and includes a visit to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the famous Sphinx. As you sail down the mighty Nile you will visit 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.


Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart USA

Depart New York for Cairo. Meals and refreshments served on board.

Day 2 - Cairo

Arrive in the Land of the Pharaohs. At Cairo International Airport you will be welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by your licensed guide/escort, then escorted to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. 

Day 3 - Cairo

Full day at leisure to explore Cairo on your own. This evening you can learn about the history of this ancient land and the story of the Sphinx through an optional Sound & Light Show. With laser beams and light projections on the ancient walls of the Mummification Temple, desert sands, pyramid walls and the Sphinx itself, a fascinating story is revealed. The accompanying soundtrack enhances the surroundings and the voice of the Sphinx is aptly dramatic and mysterious!

Day 4 - Cairo

This morning explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx. Overnight in Cairo. (B,L)

Day 5 - Cairo/Cruise

Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Luxor, once there, you will be transferred to your luxury cruise ship for a 4 nights/5 days stay. Remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the ship.In the evening, there will be an optional Sound & Light Show at the Karnak Temple. Have you ever wondered what life was like thousands of years ago? Learn about this through the splendid Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temples, the ultimate example of worship in history and was devoted to the God Amon, his devoted wife Mut. It was built from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom to the Greco Roman Kingdom. Overnight in Luxor. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Cruise

After breakfast you will visit the West Bank, including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. We will then sail to Esna and pass through the Esna Lock, with lunch on board. This evening you will enjoy a Captain’s welcome cocktail party. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Cruise

We have arrived in Edfu, after breakfast we will visit the Temple of Horus, the falcon-god, considered the best-preserved ancient temple and the second largest after the Karnak. Sail to KomOmbo where you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. This evening enjoy a Galabeya Party after dinner. Overnight in Aswan. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Cruise

This morning visit the Aswan High Dam, sail on board a felucca, a typical Nile sailboat, and view Kitchener's Island Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. In the evening enjoy a Nubian Folkloric Show on board. Overnight in Aswan. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Cairo

Disembark and transfer to the Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival to Cairo you will be escorted to your hotel. Evening is free for last minute shopping or to relax by the pool. (B)

Day 10 - Cairo to USA

Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

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Includes

  • 4 nights hotel accommodations at Sonesta Cairo (New Tower)
  • 4 nights Nile River Cruise on board MS Monaco
  • Buffet breakfast daily, 5 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing, includes English speaking guide and all entrance fees, as follows:
  • Half day Cairo tour including the Pyramids & Sphinx
  • Nile Cruise sightseeing including: West bank (Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon), Edfu Temple, KomOmbo Temple, High Dam & Felucca
  • All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt
  • All hotel taxes and service charge
  • Document holder and luggage tags

Notes

    NOTE: 7 night program available for $499 departing on October 18, 2017

    Conditions: Prices are land & cruise only, based on double occupancy and a minimum of 10 passengers. Round trip air available. Call for pricing. Single supplement available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply.


Departures & Rates

2017 Dates: November 7 & 28; December 5

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