Cairo - Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Khufu
Cairo - Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Khufu
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Egypt & Jordan

Itinerary

2017 - 'Egyptian Highlights Tour'
8 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Saturday

Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel close to the Pyramids for the start of your trip. They will help you settle in, introduce you to the local area, and explain tomorrow's arrangements.

Overnight Cairo
5 star
Day 2
Sunday

Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara

Our tour of Egypt starts with a visit to the Giza Plateau, home of Egypt's world famous Great Pyramids, proclaimed by the Greeks to be among the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. We visit the great Pyramids of Giza and their guardian Sphinx, Memphis-first capital of the ancient kingdom to see the statue of Ramses II, then to Sakkara to see the Step pyramid.

Overnight Cairo
5 star
(B)
Day 3
Monday

Fly to Luxor, West Bank tour, Luxor Temple

This morning we transfer to Cairo airport for an early flight to Luxor. We begin our tour of the West bank of the Nile starting at the Colossi of Memnon we then get to explore the dusty Pharaonic tombs located at the world famous Valley of the Kings. We also visit the Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and see the colourful hieroglyphics at Medinat Habu temple before crossing back into Luxor. Your afternoon is free to relax on board your 5-star Nile cruise boat or to explore Luxor's markets. In the evening we take a walking tour of the beautiful Luxor Temple which is spectacularly lit up at night.

Overnight Luxor Harbour
Deluxe Cruise Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 4
Tuesday

Luxor, Karnak Temple, sail to Edfu

This morning you have the chance to take a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon flight over the West bank of the Nile. After breakfast, our tour of Luxor today is to the huge temple complex of Karnak which features towering columns and numerous temples and structures - rightly justifying Luxor's reputation as the largest open air museum in the world! In the afternoon the boat starts sailing up the Nile, through the lock at Esna and on to Edfu where we overnight.

Overnight Edfu - Harbour
Deluxe Cruise Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 5
Wednesday

Edfu, cruise to Kom Ombo & Aswanr

After breakfast we visit the nearby Edfu Temple which is dedicated to the god Horus. We then continue upriver towards Kom Ombo, watching traditional rural Egyptian life pass us by on the banks of the Nile. You may want to enjoy a relaxing soak in the plunge pool on the boat's sun deck. At Kom Ombo we tour the temple which sits scenically by the banks of the Nile and is home to mummified crocodiles amongst other things! The cruise then continues onwards to Aswan.

Overnight Aswan - Harbour
Deluxe Cruise Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 6
Thursday

Aswan, Philae Temple & Aswan Dam

We start our tour of Aswan with a trip to the island temple complex of Philae visiting the impressive Aswan High Dam en-route. The Philae temple remains one of Egypt's most romantic and picturesque sites having been completely relocated following work on the Dam. The rest of the day is free to explore the colourful souks and markets found in the town or watch the sunset over the River Nile.

Overnight Aswan - Harbour
Deluxe Cruise Cabin
(B, L, D)
Day 7
Friday

Fly to Cairo, Egyptian Museum & optional tours

This morning we transfer to Aswan airport for a flight back to Cairo. We start our tour of Cairo with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Accompanied by your certified Egyptologist, you'll stroll through the halls highlighting each historical period of this ancient land. The afternoon if free to enjoy at your leisure or to take some optional half day tours visiting not-to-be-missed the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, abuzz with activity and offering a priceless perspective on Cairo's oriental character or discover Cairo's churches and synagogues by taking the old Cairo Coptic.

Overnight Cairo
5 star
(B)
Day 8
Saturday

Cairo

Your time is free today until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Extensions are available to add onto the end of the tour to spend some time by the Red Sea, add some day trips to Alexandria or Wadi Rayan and the Valley of the Whales, or to take a jeep safari into Egypt's Western Deserts.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. The minimum age for this tour is 12.
2. Hotel Gala Dinners - Many of Egypt's hotels and Nile cruise boats arrange a very special gala dinner with entertainment in the evening on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Payment for these is often optional on Christmas Eve (24 Dec) but may be compulsory on New Year's Eve (31 Dec), whether you attend or not. Prices can range from around US$50 to over US$150 per person. Final decisions on prices and whether dinners are compulsory are made relatively close to the time. We aim to always select hotels that make their Gala Dinners optional, though this is is not always possible. Gala dinner prices are therefore not included in our tour prices, but will be added to your booking if they become required. More information is available on request.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. Nile Cruise itineraries are subject to slight alterations.
5. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Cairo
    Cairo International Airport (CAI)
  • Outbound Transfer - Cairo
    Cairo International Airport (CAI)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide/ Egyptologist for all sightseeing tours
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Domestic flight between Cairo and Luxor and transfers
  • Domestic flight between Aswan and Cairo and transfers
  • 7 nights - accommodation.
    2 nights
    5 star
    Cairo
    1 night
    Deluxe Cruise Cabin
    Luxor Harbour
    1 night
    Deluxe Cruise Cabin
    Edfu - Harbour
    2 nights
    Deluxe Cruise Cabin
    Aswan - Harbour
    1 night
    5 star
    Cairo
  • 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Tour does not include :-
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Hotel gala dinners (if charged by the hotels on 24 & 31 Dec, see 'Notes' section)
  • Egypt Tipping kitty (allow US$30)
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Entrance fees
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Aswan - Dam
  • Cairo - Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo - Giza Pyramids - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Cairo - Memphis - Ramses II statue
  • Cairo - Saqqara - Step Pyramid
  • Edfu Temple of Horus
  • Luxor - Colossi of Memnon
  • Luxor - Medinat Habu
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings
  • Luxor Temple
  • Aswan - Temple of Philae
  • Cairo - Egyptian Museum - Royal Mummy Room (Optional)
  • Cairo - Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops)
  • Cairo - Old City Historial Areas - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Cairo - The Sphinx
  • Kom Ombo Temple
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple
  • Luxor - Queen Hatshepsut Temple
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings - Tutankhamen's Tomb (Optional)
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Egypt

Aswan - Harbour
Nile Cruise Boat
Standard : Deluxe Cruise Cabin
Address :-
Aswan - Harbour
Nile Cruise Boat
Nile Cruise Boat
Nile Cruise Boat
Cairo
Le Meridien Pyramids
Standard : 5 star
Address :-
El Remaya Square-Pyramids
Cairo
Ph. :
+20 (2) 3377 7070
Le Meridien Pyramids
Le Meridien Pyramids
Le Meridien Pyramids
Edfu - Harbour
Nile Cruise Boat
Standard : Deluxe Cruise Cabin
Address :-
Edfu - Harbour
Nile Cruise Boat
Nile Cruise Boat
Nile Cruise Boat
Luxor Harbour
Nile Cruise Boat
Standard : Deluxe Cruise Cabin
Address :-
Luxor Harbour
Nile Cruise Boat
Nile Cruise Boat
Nile Cruise Boat
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
17 Sep 2017
09 Dec 2017
1,539.00
580.00
10 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2017
1,699.00
580.00
01 Jan 2018
09 Mar 2018
1,539.00
770.00
10 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018
1,699.00
770.00
14 Apr 2018
11 May 2018
1,539.00
770.00
12 May 2018
08 Jun 2018
1,339.00
770.00
09 Jun 2018
31 Aug 2018
1,259.00
770.00
01 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018
1,339.00
770.00
29 Sep 2018
21 Dec 2018
1,539.00
770.00
22 Dec 2018
31 Dec 2018
1,699.00
770.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Egyptian Highlights Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
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09 Sep 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
15%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Jan 2018
Deposit Option available for Egyptian Highlights Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Aug 2016 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Aug 2016 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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