9 Days / 8 Nights Egypt FAM Tour

March 2 – 10, 2018

Price: $1115 pp/do, land only

Single supplement: $500

Companion or family member for additional $150

Fri Mar 2: Ahlan wa sahlan! Welcome to Egypt and Cairo! On arrival at the Cairo International Airport make your way through the entry formalities and then to your hotel, the Mercure Le Sphinx (in front of the Giza Pyramids) for overnight.

Sat Mar 3: After breakfast we will depart for a full day sightseeing guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Pyramids the Sphinx at the Giza Plateau. Lunch will be served at a typical restaurant. After lunch continue your tour to visit Sakkara to visit the first pyramid ever built in the world, the first man made stone building dates back to 2717 B.C, King Zoser’s pyramid. Back to the hotel and overnight in Cairo. (B/L)

Sun Mar 4: After breakfast, we will start our tour with a visit to the Egyptian National Museum of Antiquities where you will see the fabulous treasures of the Kings and Queens of ancient Egypt and the treasures of King Tutankhamon. Lunch at a local restaurant then we will visit the Citadel of Salahedine, 12th century A.D castle and the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, also known as the blue mosque of Cairo, dates back to 1840 A.D, then we will drive to Old Cairo to visit the Hanging Church, the St. Sergius church where the holly family lived and the Ben Ezra synagogue. Back to the hotel and overnight in Cairo. (B/L)

Mon Mar 5th:  Early breakfast and transfer to the Cairo Domestic Airport for your flight to Luxor (55 minutes flight). Arrive to Luxor and visit the Karnak and Luxor temples. Drive to our 5 star Nile cruise, our home for 4 nights, check in and enjoy lunch on board. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Dinner on board and overnight in Luxor. (B/L/D)

Tue Mar 6th: After breakfast on board visit the West Bank to see The Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El-Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the ship for lunch on board. Sail out of Luxor and head south up the Nile. Arrive Esna and sail through the Lock and continue sailing to Edfu. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)

Wed Mar 7th: After breakfast, we will visit the temple of Horus, the falcon headed God, back to the ship and sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. In the afternoon we will visit the temple of Kom Ombo shared by two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Back to the ship, dinner and overnight on board. (B/L/D)

Thu Mar 8th: After breakfast, we will start our visit to Aswan, visiting the High Dam and the temple of Philae dedicated to Goddess Isis. Back to the ship and enjoy lunch on board. After lunch we will enjoy a Felucca sail boat ride on the Nile around the Elephantine island, the Aghakhan mausoleum and the botanical garden. (B/L/D)

Fri Mar 9th: After breakfast, we will check out of our cabins and enjoy facilities on board till time of pick up for our flight back to Cairo. Arrive Cairo in the late afternoon and check in to our hotel in Cairo. Rest of the day free at leisure and overnight in Cairo. (B)

Sat Mar 10th: After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Transfer on your own to the airport for departure.

End of services.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights in Cairo in Mercure Le Sphinx hotel based on BB
  • 4 Nights on Concerto Nile cruise ship or similar based on Full Board basis
  • 2 lunches at a local restaurant in Cairo
  • Total of 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Group transfers in A/C buses during sightseeing program (arrival and departure airport transfers are not included, but can be arranged at additional cost)
  • 2 Full days sightseeing in Cairo in a private A/C bus
  • Qualified Tour Guide Egyptologist in Cairo and on the Nile, private guide all through
  • All services and visits mentioned in the itinerary

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers – call us for information about arranging them at additional cost
  • Domestic flight tickets ($240 per person, subject to change)
  • Visa to Egypt
  • Any sites or meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for Guide, Drivers and Cruise crew
  • Abu Simbel trip is optional, cost is $210 per person