The Pharaoh's Luxury Tour

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16 days/ 15 nights
Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel

A private luxury tour featuring premier hotels and sailing yacht for your Nile cruise.
Fully escorted from arrival to Cairo.
Features include:
Top rated Five Star hotels with pyramids or Nile view suites
Premier Sailing Yacht for your cruise from Luxor to Aswan.
Domestic flights within Egypt in business class (where available)
Visits to major antiquity sites with a private guide who is a licensed Egyptologist with their Masters and/or Doctorate degrees.
Private ground transportation for tours and transfers included.

This PRIVATE Tour operates from October through April

Day 01: (Monday) ARRIVAL
Arrive Cairo, clear immigration and customs then staff will transfer you to the Four Seasons Nile Plaza where you will have a Nile View Corniche suite.

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 02: (Tuesday) SAKKARA, DAHSHUR, MEMPHIS
Tour Sakkarra with the famous step 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 the first of the stone pyramids (the Bent and the Red), Imhotep museum (architect of the first stone pyramids) and Memphis, the ruins of the ancient capital. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 03: (Wednesday) GIZA PLATEAU
Start the day at the Pyramids at Giza, home of the 7th wonder of the world, the Great Pyramid. Visit the inscrutable Sphinx and the solar boat museum plus newly opened pyramids of the queens and tombs of the nobles. In the evening attend the Giza sound and light show. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 04: (Thursday)  OLD CAIRO, CITADEL, GAYER ANDERSON MUSEUM
Tour Old Cairo with it's famous churches and synagogue plus the Citadel of Salah el Din (bane of the crusaders) and the Alabaster mosque. Visit the famous Gayer Anderson house museum, two connected homes built in 1540 and 1632, lovingly restored and featuring period furnishings. You may remember the Gayer Anderson from the opening scenes of the James Bond movie "The Spy who loved me". Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 05: (Friday) EGYPTIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM, KHAN EL KHALILI BAZAAR
Tour the Egyptian National Museum featuring King Tut's treasures including entry to the Royal Mummies room. Afterwards visit the famous Khan el Khalili bazaar where travelers have been finding bargains since the middle ages. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 06: (Saturday) FLY TO LUXOR, KARNAK SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW
Staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in for a flight to Luxor. Arriving staff transfers you to the famous Winter Palace hotel where you will have a Nile View suite. In the evening attend the Karnak sound and light show. Overnight Luxor (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 07: (Sunday) TEMPLE OF HATHOR, TEMPLE OF KARNAK AND TEMPLE OF LUXOR
Enjoy a tour of the temple of Hathor at Dendarah located about 1 hour's drive north of Luxor. Returning to Luxor visit the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. Overnight Luxor (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 08: (Monday) LUXOR MUSEUM, BOARD CRUISE
This morning tour the Luxor Museum then staff transfers you to board your luxury Dahabiya, the Feddya. The Feddya features a total of four contemporarily designed suites, each with a different color scheme and design, as well as a dedicated butler ready to serve you any time of day. The suites range in size between 236 square feet and 258 square feet. Each suite features a 86 square foot balcony or patio with stunning views of the river Nile. Standard amenities in the four suites include: individually controlled air conditioning, private bathroom with shower, satellite LCD TV, in-house video channel, minibar and in-room coffee and tea making facilities. Enjoy great meals at the main dining room with indoor and outdoor seating. The spacious and elegantly appointed Lounge Bar is the ideal place for afternoon tea and cocktails as well as for dancing and entertainment in the evenings. The Sun Deck offers a variety of beverages and snacks while relaxing and enjoying the stunning views of the river Nile. Lunch on board and time to relax. Dinner. Overnight Yacht / Luxor. (Buffet breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner on the cruise)

Day 09: (Tuesday) NECROPOLIS OF THEBES
Tour the Necropolis of Thebes (West bank of the Nile) where you will explore the Valley of the Kings (including entry to King Tut's tomb), Valley of the Queens, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Ramessium, the tombs of the nobles and artisans plus the Temple of Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon. Overnight Yacht / Luxor (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 10: (Wednesday) ESNA, EL HEGZ ISLAND ANCHORAGE
Sail to Esna and cross the river lock. Sail to El Hegz Island. Overnight Yacht / El Hegz Island (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 11: (Thursday)  EL KAB, TEMPLE OF HORUS, RAMADI VILLAGE
Sail to El Kab and visit El Kab Temple. Lunch on board while sailing to Edfu. Visit the Horus Temple in Edfu, the best preserved of all the Nile temples. Return to the boat then sail to Ramadi Village. Overnight Yacht/ Ramadi (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 12: (Friday) EL SELSELA, TEMPLE OF TWO GODS, FADL ISLAND
Sail to Gabal El Selsela and visit the temples and ruins of this major Pharaonic quarry. Sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the temple shared by two gods. The temple is unique because its double design means that there are courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two gods, Sobek and Haroeris. Return to the boat for lunch then sail to El Sheikh Fadl island. Overnight Yacht / Fadl Island (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 13: (Saturday) ASWAN, HIGH DAM, PHILAE TEMPLE, UNFINISHED OBELISK
Sail to Aswan and moor near the Aswan bridge. Visit the High Dam, the Temple of Philae and the Pharaoh's granite quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk. Overnight Yacht / Aswan (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 14: (Sunday) ABU SIMBEL, BOTANICAL GARDENS, ELEPHANTINE
Staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in and you fly to Abu Simbel on Egyptair with your private guide. Visit the famous temples of Ramses then return to Aswan. Enjoy an afternoon visit to the garden Island (Kitchner's botanical gardens) and Elephantine Island. Overnight Yacht / Aswan (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 15: (Monday) FLY TO CAIRO
Staff transfers you to the airport for a flight to Cairo. Arriving staff transfers you to the Four Seasons Hotel where you will enjoy a Nile view suite. Overnight Cairo (Breakfast)

Day 16: (Tuesday) INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
Staff transfers you to the airport, assists with exit formalities and checking in for your international departure. (meals on the flight)

This PRIVATE TOUR (only your party with your own transportation and guide throughout the program) includes domestic flights within Egypt (in business class when available). All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle relating to the tour program starting with arrival to Cairo. 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 Premier Dahabiya sailing yacht cruise. Meals as noted. Included meals are in the main dining room, no speciality restaurants or room service. Fees for visiting antiquity sites and museums. Services of an English speaking licensed Egyptologist. Service charges and taxes.

NOT included are: INTERNATIONAL AIR, items of a personal nature such as tips (tipping guideline), entry visa, phone calls, laundry, beverages of any nature at any time, any items not specifically covered in the included items.

TOUR AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER THROUGH APRIL

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.

2017-2018 Tour Prices

The Pharaoh's Luxury Tour Price PP/Double PP/Single
High Season (October through April) $8,235 $13,175
Holiday (Christmas/New Year and Easter) $9,885 $15,825

NOTE: This is a sample tour outline. Once a request is received, a confirmed program will be sent for your review.

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

 

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Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel
Step Pyramid
Tomb of Mereruka
Bent Pyramid
Red Pyramid
Memphis
Memphis Gardens
Pyramids of Giza
Great Sphinx
Solar Boat
Hanging Church
Citadel of Salah el Din
Alabaster Mosque
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
King Tut's Treasures
Khan el Khalili Bazaar
Old Winter Palace
Dendara Temple
Karnak Temple
Luxor Temple
Feddya Dahabiya
Valley of the Kings
Queen's Tomb
Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Medinet Habu
Colossi of Memnon
Esna River Locks
Horus Temple at Edfu
Kom Ombo
Temple of Philae
Unfinished Obelisk at the Granite Quarries
Abu Simbel
Kitchner's Botanical Gardens
Elephantine Island
Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo

 
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