Central Holidays today announced the expansion of Egypt travel programs and a reaffirmed commitment to the destination, supporting the country’s efforts with a pro-active, Egypt-focused marketing campaign launched in February.

"Egypt is a country of myths and mysteries that beckons with her wondrous sights and alluring mystique," said Tewfik Ghattas, Board Member. “Our parent company, SGI, launched its first Nile River cruise ship back in 1986. Since then, our fleet has grown to 10 ships, all traversing the mighty Nile and visiting the River Valley from where ancient civilization emerged more than 5,000 years ago. With its awe-inspiring pyramids, cosmopolitan cities, golden-clad tombs buried with astounding treasures and bustling bazaars, we invite travel agents and their clients to come experience a glittering glimpse into the past on your Egypt vacation with the true Egypt experts here at Central Holidays as we embark on a newly minted proactive campaign to meet the pent-up demand for travel to amazing Egypt.”

The expansion of its vast range of travel programs throughout Egypt comes ideally as demand for travel to Egypt has been re-igniting with more and more requests for new group bookings received in the past few months as well as from independent travelers. Travel agents and their clients enjoy the benefits of working with the Central Holidays Egypt destination specialists…from the planning stages, through the travel adventure of their dreams, and beyond…as they hand craft the ultimate Egypt vacation packages for travelers with an insider’s perspective.

“The outlook for travel to Egypt looks bright with pent-up demand from many who have been yearning to visit the destination,” said Ghattas. “It’s actually no wonder why... What many have only seen in books, movies or on TV comes to life for travelers as they experience all that Egypt has to offer … the ancient world’s most inspiring pyramids in Giza, the priceless treasures of Tutankhamen; cruising along the Nile – and so much more!”

Here's a look at Central Holidays’ newest Egypt travel programs launched for 2018 plus the most popular offerings:
NEW! Journey to Antiquity -- 9 Days from $2,169
Travelers on this itinerary will explore Egypt's cosmopolitan capital, Cairo; See treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities; Enjoy a 3-night cruise along the Nile to explore Luxor and the Valley of the Kings; Experience firsthand the fascinating stories of the ancient world and visit grandiose monuments as Karnak and Luxor temples; Sail on board a traditional Egyptian sailing “felucca” for a view of Kitchner's Island Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum; and Visit Giza's Great Pyramid and the Sphinx, the temples of Kom-Ombo and of Edfu.

NEW! Egypt: Crossroads of Cultures and Faiths -- 10 Days from $1,099
On this program, travelers will discover the Crossroads of Culture and Faith; uncover the mystery and mystique of Egypt and marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx; see the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities; discover the largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts in the world and visit Sainte Mary Church in Maadi; cruise along the Nile and visit the High Dam, the Granite Alexandria Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Temple of Isis at Philae; sail on board a traditional Egyptian sailing felucca; visit 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; explore Alexandria, and admire the Roman catacombs and the Catacombs and Pompey’s Pillar. It’s a unique experience to explore the diversity and treasures of Egypt at every turn.

Stars of Egypt -- 7 Days from $769
Adventurers on “Stars of Egypt” will enjoy the perfect blend of Egyptian sights and a leisurely sailing along the Nile that you are sure to cherish for a lifetime. From the ancient world's most inspiring pyramids in Giza and the priceless treasures of Tutankhamen; to Cairo, where ancient traditions thrive in a modern metropolis; and cruising along the Nile to see Aswan High Dam and the Colossi of Memnon. Awe-inspiring pyramids...Golden-clad tombs buried with astounding treasures...myths, mysteries, and more are yours to uncover on this spectacular experience in Egypt.

Pyramids, Pharaohs & Paradise -- 11 Days from $1,600
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 explorers will visit The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx, and temples devoted to the great Ramses II, Nefertiti, Horus and more. In Cairo, travelers can shop Egypt's largest bazaar or dine at cafes along the Nile River on delicious local cuisine. The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities beckons to showcase replicas of Pharaonic Era treasures and items from King Tutankhamen's tomb. Revelers will experience firsthand the fascinating stories of the ancient world visiting grandiose monuments and temples left behind on this once-in-a-lifetime vacation package then relax and rejuvenate with a 4-night stay at El Gouna/Soma Bay.

Navigating the Nile -- 12 Days from $3,199
Travelers on “Navigating the Nile” will journey to Cairo and head out to marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx; fly to Luxor and board a modernized Dahabeya for a relaxing week of sailing the Nile River; explore The Valley of the Kings where the treasures of King Tutankhamen were first discovered in 1922; and the Valley of the Queens boasting the Temple of Ramesses III and the Colossi of Memnon; delve into the city of Edfu and its Temple of Horus built between 237 and 57 BC; venture on to the double temple of Kom Ombo, constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty of 180-47 BC and then get to know Aswan; visit the cosmopolitan capital city of Cairo, shop Egypt's largest bazaar, or dine at cafes along the Nile River. Amazing Egypt awaits!

For additional details on Egypt programs offered by Central Holidays, Click here or call 1-800-935-5000 to speak with a destination expert or group travel specialist.