11 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Deluxe Nile Cruise & Abu Simbel

11 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Deluxe Nile Cruise & Abu Simbel


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Egypt

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Egypt
Depart for Egypt

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Cairo
Welcome to Egypt, one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations. Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting and enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at your hotel
Overnight: Cairo

DAY 3, Sunday - The Pyramids, Memphis & Sakkara
After breakfast, visit the Pyramids of Giza, built during the 3rd and 4th dynasties of the Old Kingdom. These monumental undertakings stand as a marvelous testimony to the almost unbelievable skill and determination of their builders. Get a close-up view of the Great Pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Khufu, as well as the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure. Not far from the Pyramids, see the great Sphinx of Giza, the legendary statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion, amazingly carved out of one huge piece of limestone. This afternoon, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before traveling to Memphis, capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, founded by King Menes around 3100 BC. Now, it is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II. Continue on to Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, serving as the necropolis for the ancient capital, Memphis. Here, you can view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, considered to be the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Next, visit a carpet school before heading back to your hotel
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Monday - Flight to Luxor, Temples of Karnak & Luxor, Nile Cruise Embarkation
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Land in Luxor and take a sightseeing tour of the East Bank. Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years. Walk along the avenue of the Sphinxes and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive sandstone columns. After exploring this ancient structure, embark on the Nile Cruise. In the afternoon, visit Luxor Temple to admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II. After exploring this ancient structure, visit a shop where you can view a quick demonstration of how the papyrus paper is made from the papyrus grass. Browse the collection of artwork on display
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Tuesday - Luxor West Bank
View the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank on this morning's optional excursion. Begin with a visit to the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings , the necropolis of Thebes and admire the tombs of ancient Egypt's rulers. Next, head to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a colonnaded structure surrounded by cliffs and learn about the life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt's famous female ruler. Visit an alabaster factory, where you can view a demonstration of grinding alabaster the old-fashioned way. Browse the extensive collection of alabaster pieces. Conclude the tour at the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep II. Return to the ship for lunch, and continue sailing onward this afternoon
Optional: Excursion to the West Bank (AM)
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Edfu Temples & Kom Ombo
This morning, visit the stunning Temples of Horus in Edfu, considered one of the best preserved of all the Egyptian Temples. It was built during the Ptolemaic times and was completed over a 180-year period. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris. Its extravagant design and sheer size is an indication of the country's prosperity at the time. Next, tour the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Horus, the Sky God and Sobek, the Crocodile God. Admire the fascinating detailed reliefs on the walls. Return to the ship for overnight
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple
This morning, explore Aswan, an ancient frontier town. Take a tour to Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. Arrive by motorboat and marvel at the Temple's beautiful island location. Continue to the spectacular Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle when originally constructed in the 1960s. The dam brought an end to the Nile's devastating floods. Visit a perfume shop and learn how these scents are made. This afternoon, join an optional Aswan Felucca Ride, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile. Glide gently down the river and catch the refreshing breeze while witnessing the beautiful scenery of the Nile Valley. Experience the peace and tranquility of the area during your one hour cruise
Optional: Aswan Felucca Ride (PM)
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Disembarkation, Abu Simbel, Aswan Local Market
Disembark from the ship after breakfast. Then an early morning bus from Aswan transports you back in time to the mighty Temple of Abu Simbel, reclaimed from the floodwaters of the Aswan High Dam and totally reconstructed in the present location. It is one of the most recognizable ancient sites in Egypt. Step inside the Great Temple and admire the colossal standing statues of Ramses II. Proceed to the Temple of Hathor to view the murals with images of the goddess Hathor and Queen Nefertari. Enjoy your lunch while in Abu Simbel before heading to your hotel in Aswan
Overnight: Aswan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Saturday - Flight to Cairo
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, or join the optional Coptic Cairo with lunch. On this tour, visit the famed Hanging Church, a place of Orthodox worship and one of the oldest churches in Egypt. The church’s roof is built of timber to resemble the interior of Noah’s Ark. Next, see Abu Serga, known formally as Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. This place has great significance as it is believed to be the spot where the Holy Family spent time during their journey in Egypt. Continue towards Ben Ezra synagogue, which is the reputed location of Moses' discovery as a baby and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel
Optional: Coptic Cairo with Lunch
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - Full Day in Cairo
Spend today exploring Cairo on your own, or take part in the optional tour of the Citadel and Egyptian Museum. The Citadel is a medieval fortress in the center of Cairo. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its expansive views of the city, now contains museums and mosques. Have lunch in a local restaurant before heading to the Egyptian Museum, a neoclassical style building located in Tahrir Square. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager at the hotel
Optional: Full Day Citadel & Egyptian Museum with Lunch
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Depart Egypt
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Cruise sailing times are subject to change.At certain times of the year your itinerary may be amended to travel early in the morning and late afternoon to avoid the heat.Order or duration of some visits may be affected during official holidays.Due to regional laws, hotels and restaurants will not serve alcoholic beverages on certain holidays. On these days, no wine or beer will be included with dinner.

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Cairo, Cairo-New York
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Cairo-Luxor, Aswan-Cairo
  • 9 nights accommodations
  • 4 nights Cairo
  • 4 nights Deluxe Nile Cruise on the
  • 1 night Aswan
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 20 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
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    Special Features

  • Marvel at the oldest structure of the “seven wonders of the ancient world”, the Great Pyramid of Giza
  • In Sakkara, view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser
  • Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years
  • Enjoy a 4-day cruise on the Nile and admire the spectacular scenery of the Nile Valley
  • Admire the two colossal statues of Ramses II at the entrance to the ancient Luxor Temple
  • Tour the stunning Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, built in the Ptolemaic period
  • Explore the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Discover the Temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis with its beautiful island location
  • View the world-famous Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle, built in the 1960s
  • Explore Abu Serga, believed to be where the Holy Family stopped during their travels in Egypt
  • *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    This package is based on pre-confirmed flights from JFK via EgyptAir and may only be purchased with these flights.

    During Ramadan (Apr 23 - May 23, 2020), historic and cultural sites may close early and operate with minimal staff. The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the holiday observance. Traffic congestion is common during Ramadan. Some hotels and restaurants may not serve alcoholic beverages. Entertainment may be limited to be respectful of the holiday observance. Modest dress is suggested during Ramadan (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops). Use discretion when drinking, eating, and smoking in public between sunrise and sunset.

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    Accommodations

    Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
    This superior first class hotel is located in Cairo's Zamalek district on Gezira island situated on the Nile with magnificent views of the river.

    Movenpick Resort Aswan
    This first class hotel is set on Elephantine Island in the Nile River.

    Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
    This superior first class hotel is located in Cairo's Zamalek district on Gezira island situated on the Nile with magnificent views of the river.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: What is the max number of people on the tour?

    Maximum group size is 42. Average group size is usually around 30.

    Question: Where are the details about optional tours for GATE1 11 day Egypt tour EG-11DEG4DC?

    For more information on optional tours, please give us a call at 1-800-935-2620 and speak with a travel consultant.

    Question: What is a C cabin?

    You will cruse on the MS Queen of Hansa for three days on the Nile River. The C Cabin is the French Balcony room on the Main Deck measuring at 236 sq ft.

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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    By Nirmala P on Sep 27, 2019

    Excellent trip, tour guide was 5 star accommodation was superb, and was very safe to travel through Egypt. So much history and to see


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