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Tour Itinerary

This 9 day program is a comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Egypt in a brief visit.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Egypt
Depart for Egypt

DAY 2, Sunday - 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 at approximately 6 PM and enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at your hotel
Overnight: Cairo

DAY 3, Monday - The Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza
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. Next, 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. Leisure time this afternoon or, join the optional tour to Memphis & Sakkara with lunch. In Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. Visit Memphis, the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, founded by King Menes. Now, is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II
Optional: Half Day Memphis & Sakkara with lunch (PM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Flight to Aswan, Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple
Today, fly to Aswan, an ancient frontier town. Upon arrival, take a tour 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. Take a tour to Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. Arrive by motorboat and marvel at the Temple's beautiful island location. On the way back to the hotel, stop at a local perfume shop. During your visit, you can watch the creation of perfumes. Select a fragrance and choose from a wide selection of glass bottle containers. Afterward, check into your hotel in Aswan. Afternoon at leisure, or join the optional Aswan Felucca Ride and enjoy a relaxing ride aboard a felucca, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile and watch the exquisite sunset
Optional: Aswan Felucca Ride (PM)
Overnight: Aswan
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Nile Cruise Embarkation
Spend the morning at leisure or, join the optional to Abu Simbel. A bus ride 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. The site is dominated by the looming twin temples of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. It is one of the most recognizable ancient sites of Egypt. Later, embark on your ship for an unforgettable cruise on the legendary Nile River. After lunch aboard the ship, spend an afternoon at leisure
Optional: Abu Simbel by Bus (AM)
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples, Cruise to Luxor
This morning, tour the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, that is dedicated to Horus, the Sky God, and Sobek, the Crocodile God. Admire the fascinating detailed reliefs on the walls. Later, visit the stunning Temple 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, the son of Isis and Osiris. Its extravagant design and sheer size is an indication of the country's prosperity at the time. This afternoon, the ship sails via Esna to Luxor, known in ancient Egyptian times as the city of Thebes. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail before dinner
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Temples of Karnak & Luxor
View the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank on this morning’s optional tour that includes the Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut along with Colossi of Memnon. 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 longest-reigning female ruler. Visit an alabaster factory, where you can view a demonstration of grinding alabaster the old fashion way. Browse the extensive collection of alabaster pieces. Conclude the tour at the Colossi of Memnon: two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Return to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of the East Bank of Luxor. 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. Afterward, head to Luxor Temple to admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II
Optional: Excursion to the West Bank (AM)
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Disembarkation, Flight to Cairo
This morning, after disembarking your cruise ship, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo with remainder of the afternoon at leisure. An opportunity to join the optional Egyptian Museum. Tour the museum, a neoclassical building located on Tahrir Square that houses the world's largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts with more than 120,000 items on display. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers
Optional: Half Day Egyptian Museum (PM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - 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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Countries Visited

Egypt

Cities Visited

Aswan, Cairo, Karnak, Kom Ombo, Luxor, Nile River

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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-Aswan & Luxor-Cairo
  • 7 nights First Class accommodations
  • 3 nights Cairo
  • 1 night Aswan
  • 3 nights Nile Cruise on the
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 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
  • View the world-famous Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle, built in the 1960s
  • Discover the Temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis with its beautiful island location
  • Enjoy a 3-day cruise on the Nile and admire the spectacular scenery of the Nile Valley
  • Explore the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Tour the stunning Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, built in the Ptolemaic period
  • Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years
  • Admire the two colossal statues of Ramses II at the entrance to the ancient Luxor Temple
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    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 12 - May 11, 2021), 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.

    Hilton Cairo Heliopolis
    This deluxe hotel is located in Cairo's prominent Heliopolis District, a prime residential area and home to Egypt's diplomatic and presidential offices.

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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.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.4
    Accommodations
    4.3
    Itinerary
    4.6
    Professional Staff
    4.6
    Repeat with Operator
    4.4
    Value for Money
    4.4

    Ratings based off 19 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

    Gate1 Travel is a well-run organization. The trip is not relaxing. Many mornings we were up at 5am, even 3:45am one morning. However, we finished our tours before it got hot and before the hordes descended on the location. Our tour guide, Hossam, was super!

    The Egypt itinerary was packed, with the group visiting one or two sites each day. The accommodations were excellent: a Marriott and Hilton in Cairo and cabins on the river cruise ship that were bigger than ocean cruise ships. Our excellent guide, Bassam, is a certified Egyptologist who really knows his subject and speaks English well. He talked about his family and how it is living in Egypt. He would answer any question about the culture from marriage customs to who serves in the military. Also, he kept the group moving smoothly with no problems from hotel, to bus, to ship, to horse carriage, to restrooms, to ferry, to airport. Bassam also advised us what was a good price to pay in the bazaars. So many good experiences! Yea, Gate1!

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