on the Nile
those who can afford and want the Best
The 14 day Egyptian Riviera Edition
With a Resort Stay on The Red Sea - Sharm El Sheikh
Including a 5 day Ultra Deluxe Nile Cruise
even included all the tips. No Hidden Charges. No Additional Tax
The ultimate version of an Egyptian adventure.
You'll journey in Egypt in the comfort of business class, enjoy the
most luxurious Nile Cruise accommodation available , on this upscale
any day ( Subject to availability of air space & Nile cruise) ,
with the 24-Days El Amarna Version.
Go fishing on Lake Nasser
Add Jerusalem ,
or cruise on a Deluxe
Dahabiya Sailing boat !
the 12-day version , or
the 11 -Day Honeymooners version
1 - DEPARTURE (
leave any day- subject to availability )
JFK Passengers : We
take off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, bound
for Cairo (economy class ) , tax included. Leave any day ( Subject
to availability of air space & Nile cruise).
For Boston , DC , Chicago/ORD : $ 300. For : Miami, Houston :Please
add : $350.
Most West Coast cities : $ 450
. Handling your own
air ticket , please click here
transatlantic airfare, including air taxes, from New York to Cairo and
return on British Airways, Air France, Swiss , Lufthansa , KLM / NWA
or another IATAN airline, subject to seat availability at the time of
Business Class Upgrade : $ 2500 or First class $ 3500, round-trip
including tax, on board Egyptair non stop Boeing 777-200. (Air fare
is always subject to change)
2 - CAIRO
Our local Cairo rep. greets you and escorts you through the excitement
and hubbub of the Heliopolis area l, and onward to your hotel. Traditional
sweets await you at your room , with our compliments. Private
air condition car for your transfer. Private chauffeur .
maybe issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number of citizens
such as : American, EU , Canadian , EU Singaporean and Japanese citizens.
Guests are to to pay for it upon arrival ( approx : $ 15 - subject to
change ) . You are responsible for having your passport in order valid
at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival in Cairo .
After exiting the terminal, our local representative will escort you
to the hotel .
3 - CAIRO (BLD)
Private air condition car for your tour today . Private chauffeur
exploration of ancient Egypt begins today! We'll start after breakfast
with the Egyptian Museum. Here you'll see the treasures of the ancient
pharaohs: Mummies Hall is included , and precious stones and
metals. Travelers have long come to Cairo just to gaze on these sights
alone. But there's more , we'll motor to the mysterious Sphinx and the
Pyramids on the edge of Cairo.
who are fit and adventurous enough may wish to penetrate into the heart
of the Great Pyramid, to the King's Chamber your ticket is included
with our compliments (or the interior of Kephren Pyramid). Taking
a camel ride (Included) is entirely your own choice! Conclude a memorable
day as we host you on a Nile dinner cruise complete with exotic Egyptian
4 - LUXOR (BLD)
Early morning flight to Luxor, ( or
Aswan ) all transfers are on a private basis, always with an air
conditioned car. A welcome fruit basket awaits you on board your Nile
Cruise. Relax, unpack, and settle into your accommodations on board
for the next four nights. You'll tour the charming Luxor Museum. Then
we'll set out overland to visit the Great Temple of Amon at Karnak,
followed by the mighty Temple of Luxor. We'll return in time for afternoon
tea. You'll have a chance to explore your ship before dinner, which
tonight features an international buffet. Evening Karnak Sound & Light
5 - LUXOR/ EDFU (BLD)
We'll cross the Nile to view an array of ancient splendors: the
tomb chambers of the Valley of the Kings; the imposing tomb-temple of
Queen Hatshepsut in the Valley of the Queens
to the Colossi of Memnon. On to Edfu. Horse-drawn carriages meet us
at riverside to take us through Edfu to the Temple of Horus, best-preserved
in all of Egypt. Later, we'll cruise to Esna. Relax on deck or on your
private terrace, and gaze at timeless Egypt. In the evening, we'll celebrate
in Egyptian style, dressed in galabias ( A Galabia will be delivered
to your cabin with our compliments), the galabia is the flowing
While you are on board the cruise, afternoon tea will be served daily
6 - EDFU, KOM OMBO, ASWAN (BLD)
At EDFU : Horse-drawn carriages meet us at riverside to take us to the
Temple of Horus, best-preserved in all of Egypt. After our visit, we'll
re-embark, and enjoy lunch while we proceed upriver. We'll disembark
at Kom Ombo to explore the twin temples of Haroeris, the sun god, and
Sobek, the crocodile god, then continue our voyage to Aswan, while we
party after dinner. Complimentary "Egyptian sweets" platter
will be delivered to your cabin today with our compliments.
7 - ASWAN (BLD)
After breakfast, we'll visit the dams at Aswan, including the High Dam,
a modern wonder in this ancient land . At the ancient granite quarry,
we'll see an obelisk left unfinished, then board a launch to visit the
Temples of Philae, rescued from rising waters. Our farewell dinner is
a buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed by a show featuring oriental
performers, including, of course, a belly dancer.
8 -CAMEL CARAVAN/SAILING BOATS (BLD)
After breakfast on board, we'll have the opportunity to experience Egypt
at its most authentic, as we sail the Nile in a graceful Felucca, the
age-old sailing vessel of the river to visit Elephantine Island and
the Botanical Garden . If you wish, try your hand at camel riding! We'll
take a traditional caravan to enjoy tea with Nubian villagers. Check-out
from the suite is after breakfast. Luggage will be sent to the Old Cataract
(subject to availability ), then you return from the tour to check-in
at the OLD Cataract. Afternoon High Tea included on the famous terrace
over looking the Nile, where Agatha Christi wrote "Death On the Nile
" Remainder of the day at leisure. Make sure you retire to bed early
tonight, you leave tomorrow for Abu Simbel before sunrise
9 - ABU SIMBEL - Ramses the Great - Master Builder of all Times
(B. Lunch Box)
Very early breakfast. Lunch box will prepared by your cruise chef.
Take a short flight to the great temples of Abu Simbel . Your private
air-conditioned vehicle, and private Egyptologist will be waiting for
you at Abu Simbel Airport .
In the larger temple, colossal figures of Ramses are seated with
the gods and attended by his queen and daughters. The smaller temple
is dedicated to Queen Nefertari, who appears as Hathor, the goddess
of love, joy and fertility, symbolized by the benevolent cow. We explore
these fine temple by ourselves in the quiet of the morning, admiring
their ancient aura and artistry, after which retire to a comfortable
hotel for refreshments. Then we fly back to
Cairo, at Cairo airport, our local rep will assist with the connection
to fly to Sharm El Sheikh .Private air condition car always for
your transfers. We'll settle you into your Luxury hotel in Sharm : Marriott
, Hyatt Hotel or similar for Category A , or Four Seasons or the Ritz
for category B .
10 - Sharm El Sheikh (B)
Full days at leisure . Hit
the water , or just enjoy your hotel resort facilities.
Sunset Camel Caravan or on Horse Backs :
A two hour caravan on camels, if you prefer to enjoy a 2 hour of horse
back riding, please do let's know, but in this case the horse ride will
not be into the Sahara .
The camel caravan is fully escorted and guided as well by local Bedouins
through the desert and through the mountain passes of El Aat mountain
, we stop at the highest point in the valley for a cup of tea with the
Bedouin, take in the evening charm of the desert and nature before we
head back to your hotel.
11 - Sharm El Sheikh (BD)
Red Sea just off "Sharm" is replete with fascinating coral
and aquatic species unique to this area. You'll spend the full day today
exploring these wonders as you snorkel or scuba
dive (for which proof of certification is
a must ) , all diving equipment rental is included for the day , please
read list of equipment at the end of this page . There's also time
to relax, take an optional excursion, or look into the life of the Bedouins
who have made a way of life in the desert. Evening Bedouin Dinner.
12 - MOUNT SINAI - St. CATHERINE Monastery (B.
Lunch box and bottled water )
Relax! This is one more day in "Paradise", enjoy the beach
the Egyptian sun and maybe fishing , snorkeling or diving in the Red
Sea. Or join us on a complimentary tour / hike of Mount Sinai ,
start early in the cool before sunrise, we drive into the wilderness
of Sinai, through which Moses led his people to the Promised
Land. After the climb and sunrise , we climb down to tour the outer
walls of the Monastery of St. Catherine, built on the site of
the burning bush at the base of Mount Sinai , returning
to Sharm late in the evening.
You must be in good physical condition if you wish to
consider climbing Mt. Sinai. The climb is not
recommended for those affected by heights.
13 -CAIRO - HOME HOSTED FAMILY DINNER (BD)
Fly to Cairo remainder of the day in Cairo, at leisure.
You'll have one more opportunity to experience the excitement of this
great city and, of course, do some last-minute shopping.
This evening we'll venture where few ordinary visitors ever tread .
. . right into the homes of some of the people of Cairo ! You'll be
invited to a family dinner, and while you enjoy wholesome home-cooked
specialties, you'll learn about and appreciate the outlook, aspirations,
and way of life of your hosts. Be assured, as curious as you may be
about your new friends, they're sure to have questions about your own
background. Once the ice is broken, you'll enjoy a lively evening, and
find that you have more in common than you ever suspected. Of course,
you may enjoy dinner in a quiet restaurant with your travel companions,
by letting us know your preferences.
You may wish to bring token gifts to exchange with the host family (
T shirt , small souvenirs of your home town).
14 - DEPARTURE (B)
Private air condition car for your transfer. Private chauffeur .Our
Cairo-based staff escorts you to the airport, where you'll begin your
journey home, ( Lufthansa , British Airways, Swiss or KLM)
Salaam and Bon Voyage !
Nile vessels sailing dates and cruise itineraries are subject to change.
Sample Deluxe Nile cruises: Category A : M/S
Mojito ,M/S Monaco,Movenpick M/S
Radamis II , Movenpick M/S Royal Lilly , Movenpick M/S Royal Lotus .
Category B : Sonesta M/S Moon Goddess
all suites with private balconies.
per person, in deluxe accommodations, in US$: JFK
Private Egyptologist in Egypt even while on board the Nile Cruise
Hotels : Cairo InterContinental
Cairo Marriott or similar
Four Seasons Hotels
Cabins with Private Balconies
Sharing in Triple occupancy
For travel during Easter season ( 2 weeks) , Christmas or New Year's,
: Dec 20 - Jan 3 : a 15 percent supplement applies.
transatlantic airfare, including air taxes, from New York to Cairo
and return on British Airways, Air France, Swiss , Lufthansa or
another IATAN airline, subject to seat availability at the time
of reservation. If you prefer to fly NON STOP JFK CAIRO JFK,
then its Egyptair. Air add on available form major US
your own air ticket ? please click here
transportation Egypt as mentioned in itinerary, in business
class, when available on board subject to according to aircraft
ground transportation on a private basis , private air-conditioned
vehicle, private chauffeur
welcome drink upon arrival on board the Nile Cruise.
welcome fruit basket on board the Nile Cruise.
bottle of water ( per person ) delivered to you cabin daily while
you are on board the Nile Cruise.
or coffee an bottled water with each / every meal while you are
on board the Nile Cruise.
hotel accommodations, including tax based on:
Category A : Grand Hyatt , Cairo Marriott , Conrad , Sonesta
, or similar
Category B : Oberoi Mena House ( Palace Wing) or
The Four Seasons Nile Plaza , or the Four Seasons First Residence
( standard Room )
In Sharm El Sheikh: Category : A The Hyatt, Royal Savoy or similar
Category B : Four Season , The Ritz , or similar
hotels.( standard Room )
For superior rooms at the Four Seasons,
please add : $ 600 per person in double
Nile cruise, with all meals, a welcome fruit basket, an Egyptian
sweets platter, complimentary bottle of water for each guest , delivered
to your cabin daily while on board the cruise.
shore excursions, aboard these deluxe Nile cruises :
Deluxe A : the M/S
Mojito ( Suite ), Monaco
( Suite) , Movenpick M/S Royal Lotus ( suite) , Movenpick M/S Royal
Lilly ( suite) , M/S TiYi ( suite)
, M/S Toya ( suite) , according to availability.
B : Sonesta M/S Moon Goddess ( suite with a private balcony),
Sonesta M/S Star Goddess, Mozart suite with a private balcony
with a private Egyptologist / guide even while on board the
Nile cruise , with a private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur
entrance fees to the listed archaeological sites.
as indicated, with preset menu (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D
= Dinner), American breakfast (aB) in Cairo
We have even included all the tips. No Hidden
Charges. No Additional Tax
Full day includes transfers from / to your hotel
Diving Equipment list ( included)
Half Wet Suit
Full Wet Suit
Stab Jacket ( BCD)
airline partners ( among others ) are : Emirates Airlines ,
Egyptair , British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss International
Boston, Chicago , DC : Please 300 . For : Miami, Orlando, Dallas
Ft. Worth, Houston : $350.
Most West Coast cities : $ 450
addition, for any departures from May 1 through end of Sep
please add $450 high-season airfare surcharge to the rates
shown above. This air fare supplement doesn't apply when you
handle your own airfare.
you choose to make your own arrangements for international airfare,
please deduct $ 600 per person from the rates.
interruption and cancellation insurance
expenses, including excess baggage or shipping charges, beverages,
and personal charges in hotels for laundry, telephone, or other
maybe issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number
of citizens such as : American, EU , Canadian , EU Singaporean
and Japanese citizens. Guests are to to pay for it upon arrival
( approx : $ 15 - subject to change ) . You are responsible for
having your passport in order valid at least for 6 month beyond
the date of your arrival in Cairo .
After exiting the terminal, our local representative will escort
you to the hotel .