Pyramids Giza Plateau CairoA statue of a pharoah stands outside the Egyptian Museum in CairoThe great Temple of Horus, EdfuAbu Simbel Great TempleSea view over lagoon and pools at El Gouna

Pyramids Giza Plateau Cairo

A statue of a pharoah stands outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

The great Temple of Horus, Edfu

Abu Simbel Great Temple

Sea view over lagoon and pools at El Gouna

Description

Cairo and the mighty Nile's riches await travelers who book the spectacular Pyramids, Pharaohs and Paradise travel tour. This 11 day adventure includes both land excursions and a 3 night cruise on the Nile river where you will visit The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx, and temples devoted to the great Ramses II, Nefertiti, Horus and more. In Cairo, Egypt's cosmopolitan capital city, shop Egypt's largest bazaar, Khan El Khalili, where you can haggle for Egyptian treasures to take home, or dine at cafes along the Nile river on delicious local cuisine. Tour the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities where you can see replicas of Pharonic Era treasures and items from King Tutankhamen's tomb and also visit the New Museum Imhotep. Experience firsthand the fascinating stories of the ancient world as you visit grandiose monuments and temples left behind on this once-in-a-lifetime vacation package.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the treasures of Egypt by land and on a 3-day Nile River Cruise
  • Experience firsthand the fascinating stories of the ancient world as you visit grandiose monuments and temples left behind
  • Marvel at The Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and temples devoted to the great Ramses II, Nefertari, Horus and more!
  • Sail on board a traditional Egyptian sailing “felucca” for a view of Kitchener's Island Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and tour Karnak and Luxor temples
  • Relax and rejuvenate with a 3-night stay at Hurghada


Itinerary

Day 1 - SUN I CAIRO

Arrive in the Land of the Pharaohs. Upon completion of immigration and customs formalities at Cairo International Airport, you will be met at the exit by our representative and escorted to your hotel

Day 2 - MON I CAIRO

Start your morning by visiting the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which includes 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 (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx in Alexandria this afternoon followed by a visit to the Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Tonight, enjoy an optional evening sound and light show at the Giza Pyramids. (B,L)

Day 3 - TUE I CAIRO I ABU SIMBEL I ASWAN

Early in the morning, transfer to Cairo 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, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Aswan. (B)

Day 4 - WED I ASWAN I KOM OMBO I EDFU

Affordable Tours Egypt After breakfast, you will be escorted to your Nile River cruise ship. Accommodations on board will consist of outside cabins with private facilities. Today you will visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Temple of Isis at Philae. Sail on board a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat and view Kitchener's Island Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. After lunch, sail to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Then sail to Edfu for the overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - THU I EDFU I 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 I LUXOR

 Egypt Escorted ToursVisit the West Bank necropolis including the Valley of the Kings, the Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Tour Karnak and Luxor temples, a century’s old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines, and obelisks. In the evening see an optional sound and light show at the Karnak Temple. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - SAT I LUXOR I HURGHADA

Breakfast and disembarkation followed by a transfer to Hurghada via car. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - SUN I HURGHADA

 Egypt Guided Tours Spend this full day at leisure to relax, explore Hurghada on your own, or participate in an optional tour. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - MON I HURGHADA

Spend this full day at leisure to relax, explore Hurghada on your own, or participate in an optional tour. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - TUE I HURGHADA I CAIRO

 Holy Land tour packagesAfter breakfast, transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 11 - WED I CAIRO TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • 3 nights on board a Nile River cruise ship
  • 23 included meals consisting of:
    - 10 buffet breakfasts
    - 7 lunches
    - 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing, including licensed Egyptologist and all entrance fees, as follows:
    - Full day Cairo tour including: Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo, and Khan El Khalili Bazaar
    - Morning tour to Abu Simbel via (included) air from Aswan
    - Nile Cruise sightseeing including: Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna and Luxor
  • All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt
  • All Hotel taxes and service charge
  • Document holder and luggage tags

Hotels

Aswan

Helnan Aswan Hotel| hotels in Aswan Egypt

Helnan Aswan Hotel

1 Night / First Class
Situated on the Nile River in the downtown, Helnan Aswan Hotel offers beautiful views of the Nile. It features a fully e...

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Cairo

Conrad International Cairo| hotels in Cairo Egypt

Conrad International Cairo

2 Nights / First Class
This hotel is a 24-story, five star hotel located by the Nile River in the midst of the Middle East's most exotic city. ...

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OR

Intercontinental City Stars| hotels in Cairo Egypt

Intercontinental City Stars

1 Night / First Class
InterContinental Cairo Citystars is part of the Middle East's largest retail and entertainment complex, giving you direc...

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Hurghada

Hurghada Hilton Plaza| hotels in Hurghada Egypt

Hurghada Hilton Plaza

3 Nights / First Class
The Hilton Hurghada Plaza is a deluxe five star hotel situated on Hurghada Bay with all its 212 rooms overlooking the Re...

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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

    From prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
    Extra nights and single occupancy are available upon request.
    Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods.

Departures & Rates

2019 DATES & PRICING
SUNDAY ARRIVALS

 Christmas Week  $2,299
Best Price starting at 49 (Based on per person in Double Occupancy)

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