Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel
11 days/ 10 nights with 9 days of cruises starting at $2835
Featuring Luxury five star hotels and Deluxe Five Star Nile river and Lake Nasser cruisers this is THE ULTIMATE tour of the Nile for people who like to cruise.
* Fully Escorted from arrival to Cairo
* Guided tours to the "A" list of ancient Egypt sites in Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel
* River/Lake view upper decks cabins on both cruises
* Most meals, with International buffet breakfast daily plus a mix of ala carte and buffet lunches, dinners on the cruises
* Weekly departures October through April
* Small groups with no more than 8 travelers
01: (Saturday) ARRIVE CAIRO
Arrive Cairo, staff assists with clearing immigration and customs then staff will transfer you to the Concorde el Salam or the Le Meridien Airport hotel. 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.
Day 02: (Sunday) FLY TO LUXOR, FREE TIME TO ENJOY LUXOR
Staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in and you fly to Luxor. Arriving staff transfers you to the Sonesta Luxor Hotel or the Maritim Kings Island Resort where at either hotel you will enjoy a superior Nile view room. Overnight Luxor (Buffet Breakfast)
Optional: Sound and Light show at Karnak Temple $40 per person
03: (Monday) BOARD CRUISE, TEMPLE OF KARNAK AND TEMPLE OF LUXOR
Staff transfers you to the Deluxe Five Star Nile Cruiser, the M/S Amarco I (or upgrade to the Premier cruiser, M/S Saint George*). Lunch then visit the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak. Dinner followed by Evening entertainment (please check with reception for the program schedule). Overnight Cruise / Luxor (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
PRE Boarding Optional Tours:
Necropolis of Thebes sites not included in cruise program: $95 per person (includes the Valley of the Queens, the tombs of the nobles and artisans, temple of Medinet Habu, Ramessium)
Luxor Museum: $41 per person
04: (Tuesday) NECROPOLIS OF THEBES, CRUISE TO EDFU
Enjoy a tour of Luxor's Necropolis of Thebes including the Valley
of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi
of Memnon. Lunch while sailing to Esna. Cross the river locks and continue sailing to Edfu. Dinner. Evening entertainment. Overnight Cruise / Edfu (Buffet breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
05: (Wednesday) TEMPLE OF HORUS, TEMPLE OF TWO GODS, CRUISE TO ASWAN
Tour the Temple
of Horus, the best preserved of all the Nile temples. Have lunch while sailing to Kom Ombo. Evening guided tour of the Temple of 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. Dinner while sailing to Aswan. Evening entertainment. Overnight Cruise / Aswan (Buffet breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
06: (Thursday) TEMPLE OF PHILAE, UNFINISHED OBELISK, FREE TIME TO EXPLORE ASWAN
Tour the Aswan High
Dam, the Temple
of Philae and the Unfinished
Obelisk. Lunch. Afternoon free to enjoy Aswan. Farewell dinner. Evening entertainment. Overnight Cruise / Aswan (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Nubian Museum $46 per person
St. Simeon's Monastery ruins $60 per person
07: (Friday) FLY ABU SIMBEL, BOARD LAKE CRUISE, VISIT TEMPLES OF RAMSES
Disembark the cruise. Staff will transfer you to the airport and assist with checking in for a flight to Abu Simbel. Arriving staff transfers you to your Deluxe Five Star Lake Nasser Cruiser, the Prince Abbas. Lunch on board. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous temples of Ramses. Welcome cocktails, followed by a candlelight dinner on board. Overnight Cruise / Abu Simbel (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
08: (Saturday) KASR IBRIM TEMPLE, TEMPLES OF AMADA AND DERR, TOMB OF PENOUT
Sail to Kasr Ibrim. Arriving Kasr Ibrim Temple. The tour is conducted from the ship's sun deck as entrance to the site is not permitted. Lunch served while sailing to Amada. Visit the Temples of Amada and Derr as well as the tomb of Penout, followed by a relaxing afternoon sail to Wadi El Seboua. Dinner on board Overnight Cruise / Wadi el Seboua (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
09: (Sunday) WADI EL SEBOUA, TEMPLES OF DAKKA AND MEHARAKKA
Morning visit to Wadi El Seboua, the Temples of Dakka, and Meharakka. Lunch on board. Sail to Aswan. Dinner. Overnight Cruise / Aswan (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
10: (Monday) KALABSHA TEMPLE, FLY TO CAIRO
Disembark, Visit the Kalabsha Temple, Beit El Wali and the Kiosk of Kertassi. Staff transfers you to the Aswan airport, assists with checking in and you fly to Cairo. Arriving staff transfers you to the Concorde el Salam or the Le Meridien Airport hotel. Overnight Cairo (Buffet Breakfast)
11: (Tuesday) INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
Staff transfers you to the international terminal, assists with exit formalities and checking in for your departure OR extend your stay to enjoy more of Egypt's incredible history. (meals on the flight)
TOURS INCLUDE: OPERATES WITH NO MINIMUM AND A MAXIMUM OF 8 TRAVELERS. Domestic flights in Egypt in coach (economy) class. 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 Deluxe Nile cruise and 5* Deluxe Lake cruise with outside Nile view cabin, private bath, individual climate control. Meals as noted. Included meals are in the main dining room, no speciality restaurants or room service. 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. NOTE: During any of our small group tours people may join or leave at various times, however at no time would any group be larger than 8 travelers. We can provide private tours with an additional supplement. The cost depends on the tour chose.
included are: INTERNATIONAL AIR, air ticket taxes, fuel surcharges, 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.
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
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.
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
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 - Weekly Departures OCTOBER THROUGH APRIL
|Holiday (Christmas, New
*Upgrade to St. George Premier cruise +$275 per person in a double cabin or +$400 in a single cabin.
Tours must be booked at least 45 days prior to arrival.
and itinerary subject to change without notice.
is for Single occupancy hotel rooms and cruise cabins
based on a minimum of two travelers. Single travelers
(one person on the tour) would have additional cost.
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