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10 Day Classic Egypt with 4 Day Nile Cruise (Queen of Hansa) -Cabin C

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Egypt

Cities Visited

Cairo

Many domestic flights within Egypt depart in the early morning, requiring waking up before dawn. Please see the "Is This Trip Right for You?" section for more information.

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Egypt
Depart for Egypt*For flights departing on Day 1 and arriving in the early hours of Day 2, a room will be available for you upon arrival.

DAY 2, Friday - 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. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Full Day in Cairo
Spend the day at leisure in Cairo, or join the optional Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili with lunch. Begin with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, a neoclassical style building located in Tahrir Square that houses the world's largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. After lunch, continue to Khan el Khalili bazaar to browse vibrant displays of fabrics, handicrafts, and antiques
Optional: Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - 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 too 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 a huge piece of limestone. Leisure time this afternoon, or join the optional tour to Sakkara Pyramids with lunch. In Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. Next, visit a carpet school before heading back to your hotel
Optional: Half Day Sakkara Pyramids with lunch (PM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, 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. Upon arrival in Luxor, 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. Next, visit a shop where you can view a brief demonstration of how papyrus paper is made from the papyrus grass
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Full Day Luxor
View the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank on this early 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 7, 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 dinner
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Cruise to Aswan
Spend the morning at leisure, or join the optional to Abu Simbel Temples. An early morning bus ride from Aswan transports you back in time to the mighty Temples 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. Afterwards, drive back to Aswan. Choose to relax the rest of the evening, or take part in an optional Aswan Felucca Ride. Enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard a felucca, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile
Optional: Abu Simbel by Bus (AM)
Optional: Aswan Felucca Ride (PM)
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Disembarkation, Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple, Flight to Cairo
This morning, after disembarking from your cruise ship, 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. 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. 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. Then, head to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival. Tonight, at dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - 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

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Cairo, Cairo-New York
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Cairo-Luxor, Aswan-Cairo
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
  • 4 nights Cairo
  • 4 nights Nile Cruise on the
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 18 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 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
  • Enjoy a 4-day cruise on the Nile and savor the spectacular scenery of the Nile Valley
  • Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years
  • Admire the two colossal statues of Ramses at the entrance to the ancient Luxor Temple
  • 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
  • Discover the Temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis with its beautiful island location
  • 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 (Mar 10 - Apr 9, 2024), 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 deluxe hotel is located on Elephantine Island, overlooking 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.

    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: 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

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    Itinerary
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