12 Day All Inclusive Escorted Tour
NILE CRUISE, ASWAN
Dates: Oct 22 – Nov 2, 2020
$600 by Oct. 1, 2019
Space is very limited!
Oct 22 – Nov 2, 2020
✔ NILE CRUISE
– CAIRO – LE MERIDIEN PYRAMIDS HOTEL & SPA *****
– Ms Mayfair***** DELUXE NILE CRUI
Deposit deadline: October 1, 2019
$300 Upper deck additional (subject to availability)
$800 Upgrade to suite (subject to availability)
Instructions will be provided to tour members upon receipt of deposit.
22 Oct Thursday
Departure from USA or Canada
23 Oct Friday
Arrival Cairo – Welcome to Egypt
Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around The Clock)
Your tour manager will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures). You will be transported to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome drink and dinner
24 Oct Saturday
Pyramids and Sakkara Tour and camel ride
Breakfast at hotel. Your day begins at Memphis, the ancient capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom. It was founded by King Menes. Proceed to the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which was designed by the architect Imhotep for his master King Zoser. Camel ride is included. Lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards, view the enchanting pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus at Giza. Visit to the inside of the Great Pyramid is included. Then proceed to the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion’s body, dating back to the time of Chephren. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
25 Oct Sunday
Cairo Sightseeing Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will visit the Egyptian Museum, where you will admire the splendid collection of Tutankhamun along with many other fascinating artifacts. Visit to the Mummies Room is included. Transfer to the Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. Continue to the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who governed over 45 years. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Then proceed to visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Return to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
26 Oct Monday
Fly Cairo to Luxor Nile Cruise Tours
Transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Luxor, where you will be met and transferred to begin your 5 star luxury Nile Cruise. In the afternoon you will be accompanied for a wonderful tour of the East Bank of the River Nile in Luxor. Here you will see the captivating Karnak and Luxor Temples that reflect the bewitching Pharaonic history. Return to the ship for afternoon tea and dinner. Overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
27 Oct Tuesday
Luxor Nile Cruise Sightseeing
After breakfast transfer to the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor and visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir EL Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the ship for lunch & afternoon tea while sailing to Edfu via the Esna Lock. Dinner on board. Overnight in Edfu.
28 Oct Wednesday
Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples Nile Cruise tours
Enjoy breakfast on board before visiting Horus Temple at Edfu. Return to the ship for lunch and sail to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival, visit the temple shared by the two gods, Sobek and Haroeris. Return to the ship and continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner on board. Overnight in Aswan.
Oct 29 Thursday
Aswan Nile Cruise Tours
After breakfast, pay a visit to the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the majestic Philae Temple. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Oct 30 Friday
Simbel tour and Fly Aswan to Cairo
Disembark after breakfast, free time in Aswan. Memphis Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan by a modern air-conditioned coach to enjoy a small group tour to Abu Simbel. The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom.
The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood. The Temple of Ramsses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re and to Ramsses II himself. The great Abu Simbel temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramssess II.The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also called Temple of Hathor, who was the wife of the Sun God. In a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramsses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one. Later on, you will be escorted back from Abu Simbel to Aswan Airport for flight to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Oct 31 Saturday
Old Coptic Cairo Churches Tour
Today you will discover Coptic Cairo and visit the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga. Return to hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch (dinner under own arrangement)
Nov. 01 Sunday
Old bazaar visit and dinner
Today you will have a free day. Enjoy visiting the old bazaars of Cairo at Khan el Khalili.
Meals: Breakfast and Gala Farewell at hotel.
Nov 2 Monday
Cairo/ USA or Canada
Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo Airport for departure flight.
Meet and greet service by representatives at airports
All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation for 6 nights in Cairo including breakfast, lunch or dinner & taxes
Accommodation for 4 nights on 5 star Super deluxe Nile cruise on full board basis
All sightseeing tours in Cairo and Giza (Private Guided Tours)
All sightseeing tours on your Nile Cruise sharing cruise group
Includes visit to the GREAT PYRAMID from inside
Includes visit to the MUMMIES ROOM
Includes visit to Abu Simbel temple
Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples
Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon
Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
Tour to the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Temple of Philae in Aswan
Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
Local English speaking guide throughout your tours
Lunch during tours in Cairo and Giza
Bottled water during the trips
Domestic flight (Cairo – Luxor- Aswan – Cairo)
Porterage when needed
30 minutes of local calling (5 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay or an Egyptian sim card for your unlocked mobile device
All service charges & taxes
Egypt entry visa