Luxury Boutique Egypt Tour

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14 days / 13 nights
A fully escorted PRIVATE tour featuring:
Small Luxury boutique hotels
Premier Dahabiya Nile cruise (sailing yacht)

Available October through April.

Day 01: (Sunday) ARRIVAL, VILLA BELLE EPOQUE HOTEL
Arriving Cairo staff assists with clearing immigration and customs then transfers you to the Villa Belle Epoque where you will have a Deluxe room. Overnight Cairo

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. The best thing is to obtain your visa in advance. In most countries these can be obtained from an Egyptian consulate.

Day 02: (Monday) SAQQARA, DAHSHUR, MEMPHIS
Meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 8:30AM for a tour of Saqqara with the famous 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 the first of the stone pyramids (the Bent and the Red) including Imhotep museum (architect of the first stone pyramids) and the ruins of the ancient capital, Memphis. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 03: (Tuesday) GIZA PLATEAU
Depart the hotel at 9AM with your guide for the Giza plateau where you will see the Great pyramid and the Sphinx plus the Solar boat museum and the newly opened tombs of the nobles and pyramids of the queens. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)

Optional: Sound and Light show at Giza Pyramids $40 per person

Day 04: (Wednesday) MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITIES, ROYAL MUMMIES ROOM, OLD CAIRO
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world. The highlight of the collection is considered to be the tomb artifacts of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, whose almost intact tomb Howard Carter found in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. The museum's Royal Mummy Room, contains royal mummies from pharaonic times.
The fortress city known as Babylon is the oldest part of Cairo. Built by the Romans, the fort was in a strategic position to dominate Egypt along the Nile. Persecution led Coptic Egyptians to take refuge within the fortifications. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 05: (Thursday) CITADEL,  GAYER ANDERSON MUSEUM, FLY TO LUXOR, AL MOUDIRA HOTEL
Salah El-Din Citadel is one of the world’s greatest monuments to medieval warfare. Resembling a typical early medieval fortress, with large imposing gateways, towers and high defending walls. Visit the Gayer Anderson house museum which you may remember from the James Bond movie "the Spy who loved me". It is noted for being one of the best-preserved examples of 17th-century domestic architecture left in Cairo, and also for Gayer-Anderson's vast collection of furniture, carpets, curio, and other objects.  Staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in and you fly to Luxor. Arriving staff transfers you to the Al Moudira Hotel where you will have a Deluxe room. Overnight Luxor (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 06: (Friday) TEMPLE OF HATHOR, LUXOR MUSEUM
Depart the hotel at 8AM for a guided tour of the Temple of Hathor at Dendarah (about 43 miles north of Luxor). Returning to Luxor a visit to the Luxor Museum. Overnight Luxor (Buffet Breakfast)
Optional: Sound and Light show at Karnak Temple $40 per person

Day 07: (Saturday) DAHABEYA, TEMPLE  OF KARNAK AND TEMPLE OF LUXOR
Staff transfers you to board your luxuriously appointed Dahabeya, Amirat. After Lunch, excursion to visit the magnificent temple complex of Amon-Ra at Karnak, with its vast hypostyle hall of 137 columns, followed by the imposing 28th Dynasty Luxor Temple. Dinner. Overnight moored on the Nile Banks of Luxor (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 08: (Sunday) NECROPOLIS, SAIL TO ESNA
Tour the burial places of Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings (where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922). Continue to the adjacent Valley of the Queens, the temple of Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch while sailing to Esna. Overnight Esna (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 09: (Monday) SAILING UPRIVER
A leisurely day sailing the Nile. Overnight moored beside a Nile Island (Buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: (Tuesday) TEMPLE OF HORUS
Sail to Edfu. Visit the temple of Horus, the best preserved of all the Nile temples. Lunch while continuing to sail upriver. Anchor by an island on the Nile. (Buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11: (Wednesday) SAILING UPRIVER
Sailing, enjoying the view of life along the river banks. Overnight anchored by a Nile Island. (Buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: (Thursday) TEMPLE OF TWO GODS, SAIL TO ASWAN
Sail to Kom Ombo. Arriving visit the temple of two gods and the new Crocodile museum. The temple is unique because its double design means that there are courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated to two gods, Sobek and Haroeris. Overnight near Aswan (Buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13: (Friday) TEMPLE OF PHILAE, UNFINISHED OBELISK, FLY TO CAIRO
Disembarkation at 8AM. Tour the Temple of Philae and the Pharaohs granite quarries with the unfinished obelisk. After the tour staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in and you fly to Cairo.  Arriving staff transfers you to the Villa Belle Epoque where you will have a Deluxe room or if you have an early departure then the Le Meridien Airport hotel with a Deluxe room. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)
Optional excursion to Abu Simbel. NOTE: If you take this optional tour then you would go from the boat to Abu Simbel, return to Aswan for the tour of Philae Temple and the granite quarries then fly to Cairo on an evening flight.

Day 14: (Saturday) INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
Staff will transfer you to the airport, assist with exit formalities and checking in for your international departure or extend you stay to enjoy more of Egypt's history. (meals on the flight)

This PRIVATE TOUR Includes: Ground transfers by air-conditioned vehicle relating to the tour program starting with arrival to Cairo. Domestic flights in Egypt from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo in business class (if available). 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. Hotels (based on double occupancy). 5 star Nile sailing yacht cruise with 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 shown in the tour outline. Services of an English speaking licensed Egyptologist. Hotel Service charges and taxes.

NOT included are: International Air, Items of a personal nature such as tips (tipping guideline), entry visa, entry or exit taxes, airport fees, phone calls, laundry, beverages of any nature at any time, any items not specifically covered in the included items.

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 (tour operates weekly October through April)

Tour available from October through April.
Tour Cost: $4,549 per person, double occupancy
Holiday supplement (Christmas, New Year, Easter): +$700 per person.
Single supplement*: +$1,462 (total cost of $6,011 for a single room/cabin)
NO triples allowed.
*The single supplement is based on a minimum party of two travelers.
For one single traveler there is additional cost of +$458 for a total tour cost of $5,469

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

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Villa Belle Epoque Hotel
Step Pyramid
Tomb of Mereruka
Bent Pyramid
Red Pyramid
Memphis
Memphis Gardens
Great Pyramids at Giza
Sphinx with Pyramids
Solar Boat Museum
Egyptian Antiquities Museum
King Tut's Mask
Citadel
Gayer Anderson House Museum
Al Moudira Hotel
Dendara
Dahabiya Amirat
Karnak Temple
Luxor Temple
Valley of the Kings
Queen's Tomb
Medinet Habu
Life Along the Nile
Colossi of Memnon
Life Along the Nile
Horus Temple at Edfu
Life Along the Nile
Kom Ombo Temple
Life Along the Nile
Temple of Philae
Unfinished Obelisk at the Granite Quarries
Abu Simbel
Villa Belle Epoque Hotel
Le Meridien Airport Hotel

 
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