Overview

Despite ranking in the top 30 largest countries with its 1 million square kilometers of land, Egypt is a country that is notorious for its geographic ‘distribution.’ 99% of Egypt’s population utilizes only 5% of the total land area but nearly 100% of its aquatic resources as a result of the predominantly barren ecosystem. The lifeline of some 90 million human beings, the river Nile is the focal point of urban planning, an incredible 6,695 km gift of sustenance for Egypt and three other countries, making it the longest, and arguably most vital, river in the world.

What’s included

• Meet and assist at the airport
• 5 nights in Cairo at Cairo Pyramids or similar
• 4 nights on Nile Cruise at M/S Radamis Nile Cruise or similar
• 1 night in Alexandria at Sheraton El Montazah or similar
• 22 meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 4 dinners
• 2 days touring in Cairo
• 1 full day Alexandria
• Visit El Alamein
• All sightseeing on board of the cruise
• All transfers in private Deluxe A/C Bus
• Baggage handling and portage
• Sightseeing with entry fees as mentioned
• Private English Guide/Egyptologist
• Service and local taxes
Not Included
• Domestic flight from Cairo to Luxor
• Domestic flight from Aswan to Cairo
• Entry Visa
• All drinks
• Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

Details

Duration: 11 days & 10 nights

Travel Style: Guaranteed Departures

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Full itinerary
Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Accommodations

Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher.

DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL) Cairo

Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by our representative in Egypt and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

| Overnight in Cairo
DAY 2 | Cairo

After breakfast, your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour.

After breakfast, your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, a royal burial chamber, and the Sphinx. Continue to Memphis, capital of the pharaohs during the Old Kingdom. Visit the recumbent statue of Ramses II and the 80-ton alabaster sphinx. And then a Camel ride in around Pyramids. Lunch en route; Continue to Sakkara to see the prototype of the Pyramids, the Step Pyramid, built for the 3rd Dynasty Pharaoh Djoser by the exalted architect Imhotep. Visit a Papyrus and Carpets Institute on your way back to the hotel.

| Overnight in Cairo
|  Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3 | Alexandria

After breakfast, transfer to Alexandria, start your tour to Alexandria with visit El Montazah gardens, where you will have the opportunity to see, from outside only, The Montazah palace; originally built in 1892, the palace dates from 1926 and was the summer home of the Egyptian Royal family. Then continue to the Catacomb (Kom El Shuqqafa), a remarkable example of the Alexandrian blend of Greco-Roman and Egyptian styles carved into 100ft of solid rock. Then visit the Fort and Citadel of Qait Bey. Built in the 15th century by sultan Ashraf Qait Bey, legend tells the fort was built with stones from the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Next stop will visit the newly opened Library of Alexandria. Apart from the main library, the complex will include a library for the blind, a young people’s library, the Alexandria Conference Center, a science museum, a planetarium, a Restoration, and Conservation Laboratory, and the Hall of Fame. Lunch at a local restaurant, then transfer to your hotel for overnight.

| Overnight in Alexandria
|  Breakfast
DAY 4 | Cairo

Breakfast at hotel. Visit El Alamein Museum & commonwealth tombs (90 minutes driving from Alexandria). Lunch en route. Afterward, return to your hotel.

| Overnight in Cairo
|  Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5 | Luxor

In the morning, depart Cairo by air to Luxor (flight is not included, to be booked by agent) for embarkation on your Nile Cruise. In the afternoon, you will visit the great Luxor Temple and the magnificent Karnak Temple of Amun with its famous Hypostyle Hall and the 134 huge columns, the Statue of Ramses II, the Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut and the Sacred Lake.

| Overnight in Luxor
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6 | Nile River

In the morning, your sightseeing in Luxor includes the West Bank (Thebes) where some of the richest treasures in the world exist, including the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun (optional) and other royal tombs including Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings. Visit Hatshepsut Funerary Temple at Dier El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit Gold Institute on your way back to the cruise for lunch. In the afternoon, you will sail through the locks of Esna to Edfu and enjoy dinner on board.

| Overnight on board
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7 | Nile Cruise

In the morning, visit the Horus Temple of Edfu, one of the three beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic Period. Sail to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Sobek Temple, dedicated to the two gods, which offers beautiful murals and reliefs. Sail to Aswan

| Overnight on board
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8 | Aswan

Breakfast, free day at leisure. In the afternoon, you will sail on an Egyptian felucca around Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. You will visit the Nubian village.

| Overnight on board
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9 | Cairo

Begin your morning with breakfast. Disembark the ship to visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries, and the Philae Temple. You will be transferred to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo (flight is included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

| Overnight in Cairo
|  Breakfast
DAY 10 | Cairo

After breakfast, visit the Egyptian Museum which houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun. Continue to visit the citadel of Salah El Din, and the Mohammed Ali Mosque situated high above the city, lunch en route. Continue to visit the Church of Abu Serga, Moallaqa Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Egypt. Lunch en route. Visit a Perfume Institute on your way back to the hotel.

| Overnight in Cairo
|  Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11 | (DEPART)

Breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for finale departure.

 
|  Breakfast
Departures
Hotels
Cairo Pyramids Hotel

Cairo Pyramids Hotel is set in a landscaped garden, offering stunning views over the Pyramids. It features an outdoor pool, a gym, sauna and massage facilities.

The spacious guestrooms of the Cairo Pyramids Hotel present Egyptian decorative motifs. They include air-conditioning and a satellite TV, bathroom amenities and a hairdryer.

An assortment of local specialties and international dishes is served at the restaurant of the hotel. Soft drinks and spirits are served in the panoramic terrace with views over the pyramids.

At the Cairo Pyramids Hotel there is a children’s playground and guests can benefit from a well-equipped gym.

 Radamis Nile Cruise

Offering a year-round outdoor pool, Radamis II Nile Cruise – Luxor/Aswan – 04 nights each Monday & 3 nights each Friday is located in Luxor, 5.6 mi from Colossi of Memnon. Luxor Museum is 5.6 mi from the property.

All units are air conditioned and have a satellite flat-screen TV. There is a private bathroom with a hair dryer in each unit.

Radamis II Nile Cruise also includes a fitness center. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

Sheraton El Montazah

Sheraton Montazah features a well-equipped gym and free-form pool offering panoramic sea views. Located a 10 minute walk from El Mandara Train station, its rooms have a private balcony.

Hotel Sheraton Montazah’s rooms have glass sliding doors opening onto a balcony, most of which boast scenic ocean views. Each air conditioned room has a comfortable armchair and cable TV in the sitting area.

Coquillage Café is open throughout the day and serves international dishes in a stylish-casual setting. Café Rendez vous features pastries and cake as well as savory snacks.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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