Pharaohs of Egypt October 19 – 27, 2019

Package Includes

  • 3-Nights hotel accommodations at Conrad Hotel (or similar)
  • 1-Night hotel accommodations at Movenpick Resort Aswan (or similar)
  • 3-Nights cruise aboard Queen of Hansa (or similar)
  • Roundtrip airfare from JFK Airport
  • Full Day Tour of Great Pyramids of Giza, Chefren and Mykerinus, famous Sphinx, Cheapo
  • Full Day Tour of Luxor visiting the west & east bank
  • Tour of Abu Simble
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • All transfers in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan
  • All intra-domestic flights between Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan
  • English Speaking tour manager
  • Airport meet and assist
  • All airport transfers via private air-conditioned Wi-Fi enabled vehicle
  • All tours as listed for Cairo, Luxor and Aswan with entry fees
  • All applicable taxes and fees
  • Traveler Swag Bag
  • 2BusyNot2Travel Host

Package Does Not Include

  • Egyptian entry Visa ($25)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spa Treatments
  • Optional Tours
  • Medical Assistance
  • Gift Shop Items
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any item not specified as included

Travel Itinerary

*Note: Travel to destination is not accounted for in the itinerary below. Departure should occur on Oct 19th for timely arrival on Oct 20th

Day 1: Arrival Cairo – Welcome to land of the Pharaoh’s

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around the Clock).

Your tour manager will meet assist you at Cairo International Airport and provide assistance obtaining your entry Visa ($25) for Egypt and then he will escort you to your hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting at approximately 6pm and enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at your hotel

Meals: On Your Own

 

Day 2: Giza Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After breakfast, visit the Pyramids of Giza, built during the 3rd and 4th dynasties of the Old Kingdom. These monumental undertakings stand as a marvelous testimony to the almost unbelievable skill and determination of their builders. Get a close-up view of the Great Pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Khufu, as well as the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure. Not far from the Pyramids, see the great Sphinx of Giza, the legendary statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion, amazingly carved out of one huge piece of limestone. Next, visit a shop where you can view a quick demonstration of how the papyrus paper is made from the papyrus grass. Browse the collection of artwork on display. Leisure time this afternoon or, join the optional tour to Memphis & Sakkara with lunch. In Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. Visit Memphis, the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, founded by King Menes. Now, is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Flight to Aswan, Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple

Today, fly to Aswan, an ancient frontier town. Upon arrival, take a tour to the spectacular Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle when originally constructed in the 1960s. The dam brought an end to the Nile’s devastating floods. Continue to Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis and marvel at the temple’s beautiful island location. On the way back to the hotel, stop at a local perfume shop. During your visit, you can watch the creation of perfumes. Select a fragrance and choose from a wide selection of glass bottle containers. Afterward, check into your hotel in Aswan. Afternoon at leisure, or join the optional Aswan Felucca Ride and enjoy a relaxing ride aboard a felucca, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile and watch the exquisite sunset

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Nile Cruise Excursions

Spend the morning on an excursion to Abu Simbel. A flight from Aswan transports you back in time to the mighty Temple of Abu Simbel, reclaimed from the floodwaters of the Aswan High Dam and totally reconstructed in the present location. The site is dominated by the looming twin temples of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. It is one of the most recognizable ancient sites of Egypt. Later, embark on your ship for an unforgettable cruise on the legendary Nile River. After lunch aboard the ship, enjoy an afternoon at leisure. This evening, you’ll be warmly welcomed at the Captain’s Welcome Dinner .

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5: Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples, Cruise to Luxor

This morning, tour the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, that is dedicated to Horus, the Sky God, and Sobek, the Crocodile God. Admire the fascinating detailed reliefs on the walls. Later, visit the stunning Temple of Horus in Edfu, considered one of the best preserved of all the Egyptian temples. It was built during the Ptolemaic times and was completed over a 180-year period. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris. Its extravagant design and sheer size is an indication of the country’s prosperity at the time. This afternoon, the ship sails via Esna to Luxor, known in ancient Egyptian times as the city of Thebes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Temples of Karnak & Luxor

View the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank on this morning’s tour that includes the Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut along with Colossi of Memnon. Begin with a visit to the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of Thebes and admire the tombs of ancient Egypt’s rulers. Next, head to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a colonnaded structure surrounded by cliffs and learn about the life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s longest-reigning female ruler. Visit an alabaster factory, where you can view a demonstration of grinding alabaster the old fashion way. Browse the extensive collection of alabaster pieces. Conclude the tour at the Colossi of Memnon: two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Return to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years. Walk along the avenue of the Sphinxes and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive sandstone columns. Afterward, head to Luxor Temple to admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7: Disembarkation, Flight to Cairo

This morning, after disembarking your cruise ship, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo with remainder of the afternoon at leisure. An opportunity to join the optional Egyptian Museum. Tour the museum, a neoclassical building located on Tahrir Square that houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts with more than 120,000 items on display. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 8: Cairo – Fly Back Home

Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

Travel Package Pricing

All prices quoted are per person based on double occupancy.

$2995; single supplement $600

 

 

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