We have put together an incredible journey that will allow you to explore all the highlights of Egypt. We have THE topnotch Egyptian guide—he was the one picked to escort President Obama when visiting Egypt and he has a Masters in Archaeology. This opportunity to travel with Daniel Peterson and our incredible guide and to see these UNFORGETTABLE sites as we stay in 4 and 5 star hotels as well as a 3-night Nile River cruise only comes once in a lifetime!
|ITINERARY (Click on each day for details)|
Thursday / November 3
Fly from the US into Cairo (or stay an extra night in Jerusalem if you are coming from Israel).
Friday / November 4
Arrive in Cairo. We will be met at the airport and driven to our hotel where we can relax and enjoy our evening on our own. Overnight in Cairo.
Saturday / November 5
This morning we begin our tour of the pyramids—the only remaining wonder of the ancient world. We explore the Pyramids of Giza; enjoy a 1-hour safari riding a camel or in a horse cart in the desert; and see the Sphinx. For those who can handle tight spaces, there is an option to enter the great pyramid ($15). Our next stop the Papyrus Institute where we watch a demonstration of this ancient art and do some shopping. After lunch, we visit the amazing Egyptian Antiquity Museum including King Tut’s exhibit. Overnight in Cairo. (B, L)
Sunday / November 6
We start our day visiting Sakkara—the sight of the oldest pyramids of Egypt and the oldest stone building in the world. It is best known as the location of King Zoser’s step Pyramid. Next, we proceed to the old capital of Memphis. Here we visit the ruins of the Temple of Ptah and the gigantic colossi of king Ramses II. At a local carpet school, we watch the children learning to make rugs from the cocoon of the silkworms and learn about the different kinds of Egyptian carpets. Overnight in Cairo. (B, L)
Monday / November 7
After breakfast, we take early flights to Aswan and immediately begin our tour for the day by visiting the incredible High Dam built to save Egypt from the wild Nile flood. Next we travel by motor boat for about 10 minutes to visit one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt—the Temple of Philae. We return to Aswan and board our deluxe Nile cruise, our home for the next 3 nights. Overnight onboard. (B, L, D)
Tuesday / November 8
We start our cruise sailing north. Our first stop is at Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple in Egypt, which is dedicated to Horus the falcon and Sobek the crocodile. We return to the ship and continue on to Edfu. There we find the most complete temple in Egypt. We end our cruise for the day in Luxor. This evening we can take an optional 2-hour horse cart tour through the city of Luxor ($20). This is a very popular, fun tour! Overnight onboard. (B, L, D)
Wednesday / November 9
The truly adventurous will start the day with an optional Hot Air Balloon ride with a view of the Valley of the Kings ($120). The regularl tour starts with a visit to the Valley of the Kings. We visit 3 of the famous tombs of kings (additional cost to visit tomb of Tut Ankh Amen-$15). Next we pass by Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple for a quick photo stop. As we leave the Valley of the Kings, we visit the Colossi of Memnon. We then return to the ship for lunch. This afternoon we have a photo stop at the Luxor Temple and then visit the Karnak Temple which is dedicated to the god Amon, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. Tonight, we can enjoy the optional evening spectacular Sound and Light show at the Karnak temple ($30). This unique show narrates the story of the temple and the history of Thebes, including the lives and celebrated achievements of the pharaohs who built the necropolis. Overnight onboard. (B, L, D)
Thursday / November 10
This morning we disembark the cruise ship and take early flights back to Cairo. From there we board our flights either back to the U.S. or to Israel. An optional additional hotel night is available for those not going to Israel. (B)
TOUR COST: $2570 per person based on double occupancy and is for Cash or Check payment. Price for Credit Card payments is $2660 per person.
Single Supplement is $900
Space is limited so BOOK NOW!
|Egypt visa, border fees, & departure taxes|
|Meals as indicated (breakfasts and lunches plus dinners on cruise)|
|Transportation in deluxe air-conditioned coaches|
|Bilingual Egyptian guide|
|Hotel accommodations at 4 and 5 star hotels and 3-night Nile River cruise|
|Group transfers to/from the airports to the hotels|
|All entrance fees to all sites in itinerary|
|Camel ride in Cairo (or horse cart)|
|Internal flights (Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo)|
|STANDARD gratuities for guide and driver and for Nile River cruise staff (add-on paid at final payment)|
|Trip Cancellation Protection|
|Flight from Tel Aviv to Cairo if coming from Israel OR flight from Cairo to Tel Aviv if continuing to Israel|
|Extra night in Jerusalem if coming from Israel (approx. $120 per person)|
|Meals not listed (3 dinners…budget approximately $70 per person)|
|Gratuities for camel driver, horse cart drivers, motorboat drivers, etc. (budget at least $50 per person…bring ones and fives)|
|Optional additional gratuities for exceptional service by guide and/or driver and Nile River cruise staff (not required, but be aware that our entire group is usually so amazed with our guide, they are very generous)|
|OPTIONAL ADD-ONS (to be paid at the time in USD)|
|Optional light show at Karnak Temple ($30)|
|Optional entry into the great pyramid or another pyramid ($30.)|
|Optional entry into Tut Ankh Amen’s Tomb ($30)|
|Optional 2-hour horse cart tour in Luxor ($30)|
|Optional hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings ($140)|
|Optional Nubian Village visit ($20)|
- $250 per person due at time of booking (deposit is non-refundable – it can be transferred to another person on the same tour date. We will attempt to find someone to take your spot if you cancel but we cannot guarantee it).
- Final Payment: Final payment is due three months before the tour departure date.
- If you cancel: Deposit is non-refundable; however, it is transferable to another guest on a new booking, traveling on the same tour date. After final payment, the full amount is non-refundable. If you cancel and you can find someone to take your spot, we will refund the deposit. If we have a waiting list, we will refund your deposit by placing someone in your spot.
- If we cancel the tour for any reason: Deposit is non-refundable; however, it can be transferred to any other tour or kept as a future tour credit to be used at any time on one of our advertised tours (cannot be transferred to a cruise). The balance will be refunded or applied to a future tour as a credit.
- The only way to avoid trip cancellation penalties is to buy trip cancellation insurance. If you are interested in the insurance, we can help you purchase it.
Check Your Invoice Names: Please check to see that your names are spelled correctly. Your first and last names must appear as they appear on your passport for International travel and Driver’s License for domestic tours.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the nature of this tour you must be able to climb stairs and walk unassisted at a moderate pace.
Please note that minor changes to the itinerary may occur due to local conditions and to better accommodate our group.