Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise

12 Day Tour and Nile Cruise, Sunday Departures

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Sun Day 1: Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our representative then transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Mon Day 2: After breakfast depart for a full day of sightseeing. Visit the Necropolis of Memphis and the Step Pyramid of Sakkara. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before continuing on to see the Pyramids and the Sphinx at the Giza Plateau. Camel ride at Panorama area in front of the Pyramids. Return to the hotel for overnight in Cairo. (B/L)

Tues Day 3: This morning start out at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities where you will see the treasures of King Tut Ankh Amun. The Museum is a wonderful introduction for this ancient country. Lunch will be served at a typical restaurant. Continue on to the Jewish Synagogue and the Hanging Church that was built in the 4th century over the southern gate of the Fortress of Babylon. Return to Hotel overnight in Cairo. (B/L)

Weds Day 4: Breakfast then transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Aswan. Upon your arrival in Aswan you will transfer to the Nile Cruise before lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a Felucca ride (sailing boat) along the Nile River. Dinner and belly dancing party on board the cruise ship. Overnight in Aswan. (B/L/D)

Thurs Day 5: The ship will sail to Kom Ombo in the morning for a visit to the temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the god Haroeris and Sobek, the crocodile god. Reboard the ship to enjoy lunch as you sail on to Edfu. Dinner and Galabyia party on board. Overnight in Edfu. (B/L/D)

Fri Day 6: After breakfast visit the Temple of Edfu. It is dedicated to the god Horus, represented by the falcon and is a magnificent blend of Ptolemaic and Greek architecture. Returning to the ship, sail on to Luxor, passing through the Esna lock. Upon arrival at Luxor visit the Temples of Karnak, dedicated to the Theban Triad (Amon, Mut, and Khonso). Also visit the Temple of Luxor, dedicated to Amon Ra and his wife Mut. Return to the ship for dinner and disco party, and overnight in Luxor. (B/L/D)

Sat Day 7: After breakfast you will disembark, then visit the West Bank of the Nile and the Valley of the Kings where the tombs, Ramses III, Seti I, Ramses VI, Amenhotep II, and more are located. You will also visit Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple (the only woman to rule Egypt during the Pharaonic age) and the Colossi of Memnon (ruins of the tomb of Amenhotep III). Afterwards transfer to Luxor Airport for departure flight to Sharm El- Sheikh via Cairo. Arrive Sharm El-Sheikh, transfer to your hotel for check in. Dinner and overnight. (B/D)

Sun Day 8: Today is free for relaxing on the beach or snorkeling, diving or swimming. Dinner and overnight in Sharm El Sheikh . (B/D)

Mon Day 9: After breakfast, check out and transfer by air conditioned mini bus to St. Catherine’s, the sight of the Burning Bush at the foot of Mount Sinai. Check in to the hotel for dinner and make it an early night. (B/D)

Tues Day 10: Very early in the morning (2am) you will transfer to Mount Sinai to walk up to the top of the mountain to enjoy the sunrise. Afterwards walk back down for breakfast and visit the St. Catherine Monastery. Transfer by air conditioned mini bus to Sharm El-Sheikh Airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon your arrival in Cairo you will be transferred to the hotel to check in. Overnight in Cairo. (B)

Weds Day 11: Today is free and at your leisure for additional exploring, shopping, or just relaxing on your own. Overnight in Cairo. (B)

Thurs Day 12: After breakfast check out and transfer to the Cairo International Airport for your flight back home. (B)

Included:

  • 5 nights in 5* hotel in Cairo on bed & buffet breakfast basis
  • 3 nights on board 5* Nile Cruise Ship based on full board basis
  • 2 nights at 4* Resort in Sharm El Sheikh based on half board basis
  • 1 night in 4* Hotel in St. Catherine based on half board basis
  • Private transportation from Sharm El Sheikh to St. Catherine and vice versa
  • All entrance fees to sites listed on itinerary

Not Included:

  • International air
  • Domestic flight CAI to ASW, LXR to CAI, CAI to SSH, & SSH to CAI
  • Optional tour to Abu Simbel by plane
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone/fax, laundry, etc
  • Beverages, snacks and meals not specified on itinerary
  • Optional tours and activities not listed on itineraries
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Travel insurance

Booking & deposits:

  • In case of cancellation a $150 per transaction will be charged for administration fees if confirmation has already been sent.
  • Hotels or Cruise may request a deposit to guarantee the booking. You will be required to pay that immediately and it will be non-refundable. This condition supersedes our Terms and Conditions regarding payments and refunds.
  • Itinerary for Cruise may vary slightly regarding timings and sailings

Please note the hike up Mt. Sinai can be quite strenuous. Itinerary and prices subject to change without notice.

 

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