Dubai and Egypt Tour

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14 days/ 13 nights

Guaranteed Weekly Departures year round with no minimum and a maximum of 8 travelers per group

Here's a great opportunity to experience the newest shopping capital of the world, Dubai, combined with the history of Egypt.

Dubai: Fully escorted from arrival. Tours with a licensed guide. Breakfast daily plus a desert bar-b-que dinner and show. Includes 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
Egypt: Fully escorted from arrival to Cairo. Guided visits to the "A" list of antiquity sites in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor, International buffet breakfast daily plus lunch and dinner buffets while on the cruise. (8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners) This is an upscale program featuring top 5* resort hotels and a deluxe 5* Nile cruise making this tour fun, relaxing and educational.

Highlights include visits in Cairo to the Giza plateau, featuring the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum of antiquities where you will marvel at King Tut's treasures plus Sakkarra with the famous stepped pyramid and Dahshur with the first of the stone pyramids. Old Cairo with it's famous churches and synagogue and the Citadel of Salah el Din, bane of the crusaders. In Luxor you will see Karnak and Luxor temples on the East bank of the Nile. Visiting the Necropolis of Thebes on the Western bank of the Nile you will visit the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's temple, the Colossi of Memnon and more. In Aswan the high dam, the temple of Philae, the Pharaohs granite quarries, the Nubian Museum and Elephantine Island are all included. All costs associated with these visits including transportation, entry fees, guide, service charges and taxes are already included in the tour price. Optional (extra charge) excursions to Dendarah temple in Luxor, entry to King Tut's tomb, A visit to Abu Simbel to see the famous temples of Ramses is an option. Your hotels are top five star resorts and you will enjoy the comfort of superior or deluxe rooms. On the cruise your cabin will be located on the upper decks where you will have panoramic views of the Nile. Included meals are giant international buffets with breakfast daily plus lunch and dinner while on the cruise.

Day 01: (Monday) ARRIVE DUBAI
Arriving Dubai staff transfers you to your hotel, the Kempinski Palm Jumeirah, the Oberoi, JW Marriott Marquis or similar. Overnight Dubai.


Day 02: (Tuesday) DUBAI TOUR
Enjoy the day touring of one of the most diverse cities in the world. Visit both sides of Dubai Creek, where you will see the blend of old world and new. Visit Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and enjoy a wonderful once in a lifetime photo opportunity of the panoramic view of the city, ocean and desert. You will marvel at the Palm Hotel before visiting their aquarium. Visit Al Fahidi Fort, home of the Dubai Museum. Plus along the way a visit to the bustling alleys of traditional spice and gold souks. Overnight Dubai (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 03: (Wednesday) SHARJAH, 4 X 4 SAFARI, FOLKLORIC SHOW
A tour of Sharjah, the Culture Capital of the UAE. Highlights include the Sharjah Fort, (built in 1820) and the Heritage Museum. Then in the afternoon it's off to the desert for a 4 X 4 Safari and Folkloric show. Overnight Dubai (Buffet Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 04: (Thursday) ABU DHABI, HERITAGE VILLAGE, FERRARI THEME PARK
Tour of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. Along the way you will see Jebel Ali port, the largest man made port in the world. Visit the Grand Mosque and drive along the sea shore to the breakwater where you will have an opportunity to photograph the skyline. Visit the Heritage Village where you will see the "old ways" (pre-oil) including a campfire with coffee pots, a goats' hair tent, a falaj irrigation system and more. On your way back to Dubai, enjoy a drive through Yas Island, where the Warner Brothers and Ferrari theme parks are located. Overnight Dubai (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 05: (Friday) FLY TO CAIRO
Staff transfers you to the airport for your international departure to Cairo. Arrive Cairo, clear immigration and customs then staff will transfer you to the Mena House hotel where you will enjoy the comfort of a pyramid view garden room. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)

VISAS: All travelers to Egypt are required to obtain a visa for entry. Citizens of certain countries can currently obtain one on arrival however this is subject to change without notice.

Day 06: (Saturday) SAQQARA, DAHSHUR AND MEMPHIS
Visit Saqqara with the Stepped Pyramid (including entry to the elaborate tombs of Mereruka, vizier to king Teti and the recently opened tomb of Maia (King Tut's wet nurse and maybe half sister). Dahshur, with it's famous Bent and Red Pyramids plus the new Imhotep museum and the ruins of Memphis, the ancient capital. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)
Optional sound and light show at the Giza pyramids:  $40 per person (minimum of two)

Day 07: (Sunday) GIZA PYRAMIDS, SOLAR BOAT, EGYPTIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM, FLY TO LUXOR
Enjoy an international buffet breakfast and check out before starting the day at the Pyramids at Giza, home of the 7th wonder of the world, the Great Pyramid and the inscrutable Sphinx. Visit the Solar Boat museum. Spend the afternoon marveling at King Tut’s treasures at the National Museum with entry to the famous Royal Mummies room before staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in and you fly to Luxor. Arriving staff transfers you to the Sonesta Luxor or the Maritim Kings Island Resort where at either hotel you will have a Deluxe Nile view room.  Overnight Luxor (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 08: (Monday) CRUISE, TEMPLES OF KARNAK AND LUXOR
Staff will meet you for transfer to your Deluxe Five Star Nile Cruiser, the M/S Amarco I or the Premier cruiser, M/S Saint George*. Lunch on board then visit the East Bank of Luxor including the Temple of Luxor and Temple of Karnak. Dinner. Evening entertainment (please check with reception for the program schedule). Overnight Cruise / Luxor (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 09: (Tuesday) NECROPOLIS OF THEBES, CRUISE TO EDFU
Visit the West Bank of Luxor including the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
, and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the ship for Lunch while cruising to Esna, cross the river lock, continue cruising to Edfu. Dinner. Evening entertainment (please check with reception for the program schedule). Overnight Cruise / Edfu. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: (Wednesday) TEMPLE OF HORUS, TEMPLE OF TWO GODS, CRUISE TO ASWAN
Breakfast followed by a visit to the
Temple of Horus in Edfu. After touring return to the ship for lunch while cruising to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival in Kom Ombo visit the Temple of Two Gods. Dinner while cruising to Aswan. Overnight Cruise / Aswan (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11: (Thursday) HIGH DAM, TEMPLE OF PHILAE, UNFINISHED OBELISK, FELUCCA
Visit the Aswan
High Dam, the Temple of Philae and the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk. Lunch on board then in the afternoon FREE BONUS: Sail on the Nile by Felucca (native sailboat). (Please note that these boats are solely wind powered, if there is no wind this will not operate). Dinner on board. Overnight Cruise / Aswan (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Optional excursion to Abu Simbel

Day 12: (Friday) ELEPHANTINE ISLAND, NUBIAN MUSEUM, SPICE MARKET
Disembark the cruise, Staff transfers you to the Movenpick Elephantine Island Resort or the Aswan Nile Resort, where at either you will have a Deluxe Nile view room. Afternoon visit to the Nubian Museum, a world class presentation of Nubia's culture and history plus the famous Aswan spice market. Overnight Aswan (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 13: (Saturday) FLY TO CAIRO
Staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in and you fly to Cairo. Staff will transfer you to the Le Meridien Airport Hotel or Concorde El Salam hotel. At either you will have a Deluxe room. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)
Optional visit to Old Cairo with its famous churches and synagogue or the Citadel of Salah el Din, bane of the crusaders and the Alabaster Mosque ($65 per person). PLUS A FREE option: Time for some last minute shopping at the famous Khan el Khalili bazaar where travelers have been finding bargains since the middle ages.

Day 14: (Sunday) INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
Staff will transfer you to the airport, assist with exit formalities and checking in for your international departure. (Meals on the flight)

DUBAI INCLUDES: Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle related to the tour starting with arrival to Dubai. Baggage handling of no more than 1 piece of luggage per person however baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk at all times during the tour. Hotels (based on double occupancy). Meals as outlined. Tours with the services of an English speaking licensed guide. Service charges and taxes.
NOT included: Air, Items of a personal nature such as tips, entry visa, phone calls, laundry, beverages of any nature at any time, any items not specifically covered in the included items.

EGYPT INCLUDES: Domestic flights in Egypt in coach (economy) class. All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle relating to the tour program starting with arrival to Dubai. Baggage handling of no more than 1 piece of luggage per person however baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk at all time during the tour (baggage handling does NOT include tips for bellmen, porters, etc.). Hotels (based on double occupancy). 5 star Deluxe Nile cruise with outside Nile view cabin, private bath, individual climate control. Meals as noted in the main dining room (no speciality restaurants or room service included). Fees for visiting antiquity sites and museums that are part of the tour program. Services of an English speaking licensed Egyptologist. Service charges and taxes.
NOT included are: INTERNATIONAL AIR, Air ticket taxes, fuel surcharges, items of a personal nature such as tips (tipping guideline), entry visas, entry or departure taxes, phone calls, laundry, beverages of any nature at any time, any items not specifically covered in the included items. Included meals are in hotels or cruise main dining room. No meals in speciality restaurants are included.

Laundry in Egypt

All hotels and the cruises have laundry/dry cleaning available.
Sample laundry prices IN EGYPTIAN POUNDS (LE) are:
Men:Shirts (collared, short or long sleeve): 9 to 17 LE
Trousers: 12 to 20 LE
Under shorts: 5 to 7 LE
T Shirts: 6 to 13 LE
Socks: 3 to 6 LE
Shorts: 7 to 13 LE

Ladies
Blouse: 10 to 17 LE
Panties: 5 to 8 LE
Bra: 5 to 8 LE
Slacks: 12 to 22 LE
Dress: 20 to 36 LE
T shirt: 6 to 13 LE
Shorts: 6 to 13 LE

Laundry in before 9AM is back at 6PM.
Laundry in after 9AM is back the following day.
Rush laundry is generally available at 50% more cost.
Dry cleaning is available with prices about the same as laundry.
Children's clothes are generally 50% of the adult cost.

Beverages

No drinks are included in tour prices. Some hotels and cruises give one bottle of water free daily others do not. As a general guide you could expect to pay:
Bottled water at hotels or on the cruise: $1 to $3 for a small bottle, $2.50-$5 for a large bottle.
NOTE: This is filtered water. If you order perrier it will cost more.
Coffee or Tea: 50 cents
Soft drinks (Coke, Pepsi, etc): $1 each
Alcoholic drinks:
Local beer: $3 per bottle
Imported beer: $5 to $8 per bottle
Wine: local $4 to $6 per glass. imported will be more $$.
Liquor: local $5 per cocktail + cost of mixer (soft drink, juice, etc), imported $8-$15 per cocktail + cost of mixer)
ICE: In the hotels and on the cruise the ice is prepared from filtered water.

TOUR COST:

Egypt & Dubai Tour Price PP/Double PP/Single
Low (Jun, Jul, Aug) $3,455 $4,045
Shoulder (May and Sept*) $3,575 $4,215
Peak (Oct-Apr) $3,695 $4,395
Holiday (Christmas, New Year, Easter) $4,195 $4,995
*September tours must end no later than September 30 to get the shoulder season rate.

*Upgrade to St. George Premier cruise +$275 per person in a double cabin or +$400 in a single cabin.

NO triples allowed except children under 12 years of age sharing with parents
Children ages 06 through age 11 pay 50% of the adult rate
Children ages 02 through 05 pay 25% of the adult rate
Children under 2 free if child sits with adult on domestic Egypt flights.
If child has their own seat on the flights then they would pay 10% of the adult flight cost plus taxes.
NOTE: hotels and cruises do not have cribs available.

Tours must be booked at least 45 days prior to arrival.
Prices and itinerary subject to change without notice.

 

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Kempinski Palm Jumeirah
The Oberoi Dubai
JW Marriott Marquis
Burj Khalifa
Dubai panorama
Aquarium
Dubai Police Car
Gold Souk
Desert 4x4 Safari
Abu Dhabi
Grand Mosque
Abu Dhabi panorama
Mena House Hotel - Cairo
Memphis Gardens
Step Pyramid
Tomb of Mereruka
Bent Pyramid
Red Pyramid
Great Pyramids at Giza
Great Sphinx with Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
King Tut's Treasures
Sonesta St. George Hotel - Luxor
Maritim Kings Island Resort
M/S Amarco I
M/S St. George
Luxor Temple
Karnak Temple
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Hatshepsut
Colossi of Memnon
Esna River Locks
Horus Temple at Edfu
Kom Ombo
Philae Temple
Unfinished Obelisk
Felucca
Abu Simbel
Movenpick Resort Aswan
Aswan Nile Resort
Nubian Museum
Le Meridien Airport Hotel
Concorde El Salam Hotel in Cairo
Citadel
Alabaster Mosque
Khan el Khalili Bazaar

 
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