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Egypt, Past & Present - 9 Days / 8 Nights

Discover Egypt’s treasure trove during this 9-day tour. Start in Cairo with the Pyramids, the Sphinx and the world-famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities before flying on to Luxor for a 5-day cruise up the Nile. Marvel at Luxor and Karnak’s magnificent temples, visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens and sail in comfort up river to visit the temples at Edfu and Kom Ombo before reaching Aswan, the playground of locals and internationals. Optional excursions include a fly-in tour to Abu Simbel and a day-trip to Alexandria.

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Departures

Weekly Saturday Departures (min. 2 participants)
Starts in Cairo


Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrive Cairo

On arrival we meet and transfer you to the hotel. Balance of day is at leisure.
Shepheard Hotel or similar (2 nights)

Day 2 Cairo

Today we visit the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara.
Included Meals: BL

Day 3 Cairo – Luxor, Nile Cruise

We depart early on a short flight to Luxor to board our Nile Cruise ship. This afternoon, visit the famed temples of Karnak and Luxor.
Swiss Inn Radamis 1 Nile Cruise or similar (4 nights)
Included Meals: BLD

Day 4 Luxor – Esna, Nile Cruise

We cross to the West Bank to “Thebes” to explore the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon we sail to Esna. Tonight enjoy the Captain’s welcome cocktail party.
Included Meals: BLD

Day 5 Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

On arrival in Edfu, board a ‘caleche’ to take this horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus. Afterwards we sail to Kom Ombo to the Temple of Sobek, the Crocodile God.
Included Meals: BLD

Day 6 Aswan - Felucca Cruise

Arrive this morning in Aswan where we take a tour
of Aswan’s High Dam, the Ancient Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae. This afternoon board a felucca and sail around Elephantine Island. Tonight enjoy a fabulous Nubian folkloric show.
Included Meals: BLD

Day 7 Aswan – Cairo & Optional Abu Simbel

Disembark and transfer to the airport for a flight to Cairo where we transfer you to the hotel. Or, before flying to Cairo take an optional excursion by air to Abu Simbel. Tonight’s overnight is in Cairo.
Shepheard Hotel or similar (2 nights)
Included Meals: B

Day 8 Cairo

Today visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Old Cairo, Hanging Church, Ben Ezra synagogue, Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque and Bazzaar.
Included Meals: BL

Day 9 Depart Cairo

Today we transfer you the airport in time for your homebound or onward flight.


Dates & Pricing

Travel Dates Per Person Sharing Twin
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Departures

Weekly Saturday Departures (min. 2 participants)
Starts in Cairo


Accommodations


Shepheard Hotel

Swiss Inn Radamis I & II

Included

- meet and greet on arrival
- all airport transfers
- domestic flights Cairo-Luxor and Aswan-Cairo
- 8 nights accommodations with en-suite facilities
- ground transportation
- sightseeing as indicated inclusive of entrance fees
- meals as described by BLD
- local taxes and service charges
- services of professional English speaking guides

Not Included

- International airfares and departure taxes
- meals not indicated
- gratuities
- items of a personal nature
- optional tours
- entry visa fees (if applicable)
- travel insurance


Notes

PER PERSON SHARING (2-4 pax) Shepheard Hotel & Swiss Inn Radamis 1 Nile Cruise.

Rate includes domestic airfare (CAI-LXR-ASW-CAI).



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