Egypt, Past & Present
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…
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.
Location: Cairo, Egypt
The regal Shepheard Hotel is situated on the banks of the Nile River in downtown Cairo.
Steeped with history, the hotel originated in 1841 and surviving several renovation and world wars, it eventually succumbed to the devastating Cairo fire of 1952. Rebuilt 5 years later in its current location, the Shepheard Hotel is a proud 4-star hotel in a prime location to serve as a base from which to enjoy the city of Cairo. The grand Egyptian museum, the Cairo Tower and the Opera House are mere minutes away from its front doors and each of the almost 300 rooms boasts panoramic views of the Nile or City skyline.
- High speed wireless internet access in public areas and conference rooms
- Direct telephone line
- Mini bar
- Satellite TV
- Safe deposit boxes
- 24-hour room service
- 24-hour bank and ATM machines
- Complimentary shoeshine
- Travel Agency
Swiss Inn Radamis I & II
The Radamis II is a riverboat that sails between Luxor and Aswan on the River Nile with stops in Esna/Edfu and either Luxor or Aswan. The cruise ship offers 65 well-appointed deluxe cabins complete with air conditioning and individual temperature controls and a panoramic wall-to-wall window.
- Orangerie Restaurant
- BBQ’s on the Sun Deck
- ‘King Tut’ gym
Departure TimeWeekly Saturday
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
Day 1 Arrive Cairo
Day 2 Cairo
Day 3 Cairo – Luxor, Nile Cruise
Day 4 Luxor – Esna, Nile Cruise
Day 5 Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan
Day 6 Aswan - Felucca Cruise
Day 7 Aswan – Cairo & Optional Abu Simbel
Day 8 Cairo
Day 9 Depart Cairo
|Meet and greet on arrival||International airfares and departure taxes|
|All airport transfers||Meals not indicated|
|Domestic flights Cairo-Luxor and Aswan-Cairo||Gratuities|
|8 nights accommodations with en-suite facilities||Items of a personal nature|
|Ground transportation||Optional tours|
|Sightseeing as indicated inclusive of entrance fees||Entry visa fees (if applicable)|
|Meals as described by BLD||Travel insurance|
|Local taxes and service charges|
|Services of professional English speaking guides|