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Day 1 (Saturday) Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and assisted, and transferred to the Ramses Hilton Hotel in downtown Cairo for overnight.
After breakfast, enjoy a full day of sightseeing of Egypt’s most iconic sights. Visit Sakkara where the Step Pyramid of Djoser is located. The Step Pyramid is the precursor to the pyramids at Giza and show the development of the construction process. Next visit the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza with lunch. There will be time to ride a camel or horse around the pyramids if you want. In the evening we will enjoy the sound and light show at the pyramids. Overnight at Ramses Hilton hotel. (B/L)
Day 3 (Monday) Cairo
After breakfast we will have a full day tour of Cairo including a visit to the Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel where you will see the Alabaster Mosque and enjoy views of Cairo city below. Next we have lunch at a local restaurant then visit the Khan el Khalili bazaar. We will try and shop for Galabeyas for the ladies for the fun evening on the cruise. Overnight at Ramses Hilton hotel.
After breakfast check out and transfer from Ramses Hilton to the Cairo domestic airport to catch our flight to Aswan. On arrival in Aswan we will transfer by air conditioned mini bus from Aswan airport to the Nile cruise Ship Sonesta Moon Goddess. 11:00am embarkation and lunch on board. After lunch sail on the Nile by Felucca around Kitchener’s Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Return to the cruise ship for afternoon tea, and in the evening enjoy a Nubian Folkloric Show and dinner on board. Overnight in Aswan. (B/L/D)
Day 5 (Wednesday) Nile Cruise
After breakfast on board, start your day with a visit to the High Dam, followed by a visit to the ancient Granite Quarries where the famous pink granite came from used in many of Egypt’s monuments. Afterwards visit the Temple of Philae dedicated to the Goddess Isis, then return to the ship and sail to Kom Ombo. After lunch on board visit the Temple of Kom Ombo shared by the two gods Sobek and Haeroris. Afterwards, return to the ship and sail to Edfu while enjoying afternoon tea. Before dinner, you will attend the Captain’s Welcome Cocktail. Dinner on board and overnight. (B/L/D)
Day 6 (Thursday) Nile Cruise
After breakfast on board, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This is a much larger temple complex than Kom Ombo, and very well preserved. Inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt. Return to the ship and we sail to Luxor. Enjoy lunch on board and later, afternoon tea while you relax and watch the banks of the Nile glide by. After dinner on board enjoy a Galabeya Party (traditional long women’s dress). Overnight on board in Luxor. (B/L/D)
After breakfast on board we will visit West Bank where the Valley of the Kings and Queens is located. Here we will see a few of the tombs to the major kings and queens of ancient Egypt as well as learn about tomb construction and the importance of the treasures found inside. Next we visit Hatshepsut’s temple, dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra. Return to the ship for lunch, then we visit the East Bank and the spectacular Karnak Temple and the smaller but still beautiful Luxor Temple. Return to the ship for afternoon tea and dinner on board, and enjoy music in the lounge. Overnight on board in Luxor. (B/L/D)
Day 8 (Saturday) Cairo
After breakfast, disembarkation, then transfer to the Luxor airport to catch our flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, transfer from the airport to Le Passage Hotel for overnight. (B)
Day 9 (Sunday) Sharm El Sheikh
Early morning transfer to the airport to catch our flight to Sharm el Sheikh. On arrival we will transfer to the Hilton Fayrouz. Check in and the rest of the day is free. Over night at the Hilton Fayrouz Hotel. (B)
Day 10 (Monday): Sharm El Sheikh
Enjoy the day free at your leisure. Overnight at the Hilton Fayrouz. (B)
Day 11 (Tuesday) Sharm El Sheikh
Early morning transfer from Hilton Fayrouz to St. Catherine Monastery. Visit St. Catherine monastery, located at the foot of Mt. Saini, and the location of the Burning Bush. After our visit, we will return to Sharm El Sheikh for overnight at Hilton Fayrouz Hotel. (B)
Day 12 (Wednesday) Cairo
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch our flight back to Cairo. On arrival we transfer from to Le Passage Airport Hotel. The rest of the day is free. (B)
Day 13 (Thursday) Final Departure
Transfer from Le Passage Airport Hotel to Cairo International Airport for your flight home.
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- Three nights at Ramses Hilton hotel in Cairo (Nile view) based on bed & breakfast
- Two nights at Le Passage Airport Hotel based on bed & breakfast
- Four nights on Sonesta Nile cruise (Moon Goddess Cruise) based on full board with sightseeing with an English speaking guide
- Three nights at Hilton Fayrouz Sharm based on bed & breakfast
- Sound & Light Show
- Two full day tours in Cairo including lunch, private English speaking guide, entrance fees and a/c mini bus
- Full day visit to St. Catherine Monastery including entrance fees, guide, a/c mini bus
- Six meet & assist and transfers in Cairo
- One transfer in Aswan
- One transfer in Luxor
- Two transfers in Sharm el Sheikh
- Entry visa to Egypt
- International or domestic flights: airfare for the flights within Egypt is $300 USD – $450 USD per ticket according to class availability
- Cairo / Aswan
- Luxor / Cairo
- Cairo / Sharm el Sheikh
- Sharm el Sheikh /Cairo
- Tips for all drivers and guides
- Lunch at St. Catherine, meals not listed, beverages, snacks
- Trip insurance
- Personal expenses
- Any other items non mentioned above in your itinerary
The above mentioned rates may be changed according to any increase in the governmental taxes for the hotels, entrance fees and airfare tickets