EGYPT
October 21 – November 1, 2021

12 Day
All Inclusive
Escorted Tour
Tour Host: Marijka Helbig

CAIRO
LUXOR
NILE CRUISE
ASWAN

CAIRO – LE MERIDIEN PYRAMIDS HOTEL & SPA *****
DELUXE NILE CRUISE – MS Salacia Nile*****

Tour Land cost:         $3490 Land rate per person double occupancy (Main Deck)
                                    $ 300 Upper deck additional per person (subject to availability)
                                    $ 800 Upgrade to suite per person (subject to availability)
Single supplement:   $890 (Main Deck)
Gratuities:                  $150
Arriving:                     Cairo
Departing:                  Cairo

FLIGHTS: We will assist you in obtaining your international flights from your gateway city in USA or Canada.

INTER-CITY TRANSPORTATION: Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo by domestic air.

SIGHTSEEING: As per itinerary including all entrance fees. No extra charges.

ESCORT: Tour director from USA throughout itinerary. Local guide for entire Cairo stay (beginning and end of tour). Local guides for off shore excursions while on the Nile River Cruise

MEALS: As indicated on itinerary. Two meals daily in Cairo and three meals daily on the cruise.

TOUR DOCUMENTS: USA and Canadian citizens require a visa for entry to Egypt. Persons holding other documents, please check with Scope Travel consultant. Egypt visas will be obtained at the border upon arrival in Cairo airport. As of Nov 2020, fee for single entry visa is approx. $20 USD.

Further Instructions will be provided to tour members upon receipt of deposit. Scope will require a copy of your Passport and 2 passport photos. We will prepare all visa applications and mail them to you with final documents.

21 Oct Thursday Departure from USA or Canada

22 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

23 Oct

Saturday

Pyramids and Sakkara Tour and camel ride

On April 3, 2021, 22 mummies (18 kings and 4 queens) including King Ramses II, King Seqnen Ra Taa, King Tuthmosis III, King Seti I, Queen Hatshepsut, Queen Meritamun, wife of King Amenhotep I, and Queen Ahmose Nefertari, were transported in a lavish-multimillion-dollar parade from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to their new resting place at the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Egypt’s authorities are hoping that the new Museum, which opened to the public on April 18, 2021, will help revitalize Egyptian tourism as the world recovers from the pandemic.

     On April 3, 2021, 22 mummies (18 kings and 4 queens) including King Ramses II, King Seqnen Ra Taa, King Tuthmosis III, King Seti I, Queen Hatshepsut, Queen Meritamun, wife of King Amenhotep I, and Queen Ahmose Nefertari, were transported in a lavish-multimillion-dollar parade from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to their new resting place at the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Egypt’s authorities are hoping that the new Museum, which opened to the public on April 18, 2021, will help revitalize Egyptian tourism as the world recovers from the pandemic.

Brief 5 minute video clip of the Parade of Mummies

(April 3, 2021)

click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpSHrM8sCrI

  Full two hour event with English subtitles featuring musical performances and the Parade of Mummies

 (begins at minute 50)

 click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4jXpckJLVw&t=3666s 

 

24 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

25 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

26 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.
Meals:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

27 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.
Meals:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

28 Oct

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

29 Oct

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

30 Oct

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)

31 Oct

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.

1 Nov

Monday

Cairo/ USA or Canada

Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo Airport for departure flight.
Meals: Breakfast

Included:
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

Excluded:
International airfare

Travel insurance
Egypt entry visa
Personal expenses
Optional activities

Rates are subject to minor changes, pending number of participants on tour and US $ fluctuation.