Grand 10 Days, airfare included from USA
This exceptional package includes Egypt's highlights
in all its variety, from the wonders of the Great Pyramids
to a Nile Cruise almost as wondrous as what you'll see!
You'll explore the kingdom of Cleopatra on this locally escorted tour
1 - USA (JFK) /CAIRO every Friday - Weekly - Year Round
FROM NEW YORK We take off from New York's John F. Kennedy International
Airport, on board your Egyptair wide-body non-stop flight bound for Cairo.
2- CAIRO - Saturday
Our Cairo-based local rep. will meet you at the airport and see you to
your hotel near the fabled Nile. You'll have time to relax. The rest of
the day is yours. Fascinating Cairo awaits you! Venture out amid the spice
shops, cafés, peddlers from bygone days, modern-day professionals, and
an unforgettable array of sights, sounds, and aromas. Visa
may be issued upon arrival : please pay the $ 15 USD in cash , no
photos required . Your passport must be valid for at least 6 month beyond
the date of arrival. This is available to a limited number of nationalities
such as : Australian, NZ , EU , Canadian, Mexican Japanese and US passport.
3 - CAIRO - Sunday - (BD)
Today, we'll explore the wonders of the Egyptian Museum, with its treasures
of the ancient pharaohs: mummies, statuary, precious stones and metals.
Travellers have long come to Cairo just to gaze on these sights, but our
day has just started. We'll motor to the edge of Cairo, to the mysterious
Sphinx , and the Pyramids of Giza. ( Lunch on your own) Then it's onward
to the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali . In
the evening, it's all aboard! We'll settle you into your private sleeping
compartment on the train bound along the banks of the Nile. You'll enjoy
dinner on board , as the lights of villages reflect in the river.
If you prefer to fly within Egypt rather than using the sleeper train,
please click here "Nile Adventure".
The sleeper train is very basic, modest , private compartment, with upper
and lower berth, each train car has one bathroom at each end of the car,
the tracks are not smooth enough to allow you a good night sleep.
DAY 4 - ASWAN, CAMEL CARAVAN - Monday - (BLD)
After breakfast on board, the train arrives in Aswan, where we'll settle
you into your cabin on a Nile steamer. During
the train ride, you will have seen feluccas sailing the Nile. Now we'll
experience Egypt at its most authentic, as we sail in one of these graceful
craft. Then, to really immerse yourself, try your hand at camel riding!
We'll take willing passengers on a traditional caravan to enjoy tea with
Nubian villagers. Only Travel in Style affords this unique opportunity
to meet and interact with local people. We are proud to offer this insight
into the Nubian way of life. In the evening , your guide will call on
you for a horse-drawn carriage ride throughout Aswan souks and water-front.
5 - ASWAN, KOM OMBO - Tuesday - (BLD)
After breakfast on board, 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 on Lake
Nasser to visit the Temples of Philae, rescued from rising waters. Back
aboard our cruiser, we'll sail northward down the Nile at a stately pace,
disembarking for a visit to Kom Ombo, the twin temple dedicated to the
crocodile river god, Sobek.
6 - EDFU, ESNA - Wednesday - (BLD)
Horse-drawn carriages or vans 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, and by evening, we'll be in fabled Luxor. In the evening
your guide will call on you for a horse-drawn carriage ride throughout
Luxor and the waterfront.
7 - LUXOR - Thursday - (BLD)
cross the Nile to view an array of ancient splendors: the tomb chambers
of the Valley of the Kings; including King Tut's Tomb, the imposing tomb-temple
of Queen Hatshepsut ; and the Colossi of Memnon.
8 - LUXOR, CAIRO- Friday - Sleeper Train (BLD)
Check out from our cabins. In the morning we'll visit the imposing the
Luxor Museum, the great Temple of Amon at Karnak and the great Temple
of Luxor before heading back to the boat or one of the deluxe hotels for
lunch. Public facilities on board are always available till its time for
the evening transfer to board the overnight sleeper train back to Cairo,
dinner is served on board. While the train is First class , air-conditioned
, private sleeping compartment, it is not the Orient Express, rather modest
, not luxurious. Ride is not smooth enough to allow you a good night sleep.
DAY 9 - CAIRO - Saturday - (B)
Morning arrival, our local rep will escort you to your hotel. . You'll
make your own program for your last full day in Cairo. Perhaps you'll
do some shopping at the fabulous Khan El-Khalili bazaar, or return to
the fabulous Pyramids, or take an optional tour, or spend the day with
new friends. Don't miss your chance to mingle with the crowds, the peddlers,
and the street entertainers who give life to Cairo!
DAY 10 - DEPARTURE FOR HOME - Sunday - (B)
breakfast, our staff will see you to the airport and assist you with all
the formalities before you board your flight for home. You'll arrive the
same day. Bon Voyage!
per person in USD$
Crillion Hotel in Cairo
M/S Granada Nile Cruise
departures during Christmas, New Year's and Easter weeks ; Please
add % 15 to the rate.
10 years of age or younger, sharing room with parent, receive a discount
of 25 percent.
airline partners for departures from New York are : Egyptair , British
Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Swiss , and Olympic Airways.
From other cities: San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle-Tacoma,
Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth for an additional $450
Chicago or Washington, DC's Dulles International Airport, for an additional
In addition, for any departures from May - Sep , please add $
450 high-season airfare
surcharge to the rates shown above.
airfare from New York, economy class US departure tax.
Egyptian domestic sleeper train fares as described in the itinerary.
All airport transfers in Egypt , always on a private basis, private
air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur .
taxes in Egypt.
Hotel accommodations (including taxes).
Set-menu (table d'hôte) meals as indicated in the itinerary above.(B
= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
Nile cruise with all shore excursions and meals.
Guided sightseeing by air-conditioned motorcoach,including all admissions
and meals not specifically mentioned
for Egypt , easily secured from the consulate or upon arrival ( limited
number of nationalities)
other guests say about our services :
Adrian and Melina
Original Message --------
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2:04 PM
Subject: We're Back!
We just wanted to let you know we made it back home after our weeklong
detour through Italy. Athens was fantastic. The tours were very good,
and short of heading out to the islands, I can't think of a single thing
we would have rather done while there.
Although we had an excellent time in Athens, Egypt was by far the highlight
of our entire trip, including Italy. We just can't say enough about Ahmed,
Isis, Ashraf, and all our drivers. We simply could not have done the trip
without their help. Ahmed was very professional, courteous, and helpful,
and always went out of his way to make sure we
were where we needed to be at the right time. Our Egyptologist guides,
Isis and Ashraf, were both very knowledgeable and made our visit so much
better with their endless supply of information. We wore out both days
long before they did. We will definitely try to come back to Egypt when
we have more time to spend.
Thank you so much for arranging the trip, allowing us to customize what
we needed to, and putting us in touch with such good people. And please
find attached pictures of us enjoying a camel ride. :-)
Adrian & Melina
was most wonderful trip; we have really rested and are sure this was not
the last time. We will be interested in visiting Alexandria in future.
TEAM IN EGYPT ARE VERY WELL ORGANIZED AND WE WILL RECCOMED THEM AND YOU
of course TO ALL OUR FRIENDS.
a million once again. we will be in touch in the future
Turns Egypt Upside Down!!
first bloodless religious revolution against the established church in
And the seat of power that rested with the priests in Karnak
Turns Egypt Upside Down!! 1350 BC - Queen Nefertiti is reported to have
led her Egyptian subjects on a wild spree of idol-smashing, temple-destruction,
and forced migration, all part of a campaign of religious reformation.
now on, there will be only one Deity, and that Deity is Aten, the Sun
Disc," she has commanded.
sources in the Nile Valley report that all temples to gods other than
Aten have been closed, and that a hefty fine will be imposed on anyone
caught with an outlawed statuette.
are to be smashed immediately, and the shards turned over to the priests
capital of Egypt will now be at Tel El Amarna," reads a decree widely
circulated in cuneiform on clay tablets.
"All priests are to settle within one hour's journey of the new Temple
to Aten. All bidders on public works contracts will likewise have their
head offices within the same specified distance."
leaders in exile have disputed the motives behind the upheaval. "It's
just a ploy to concentrate power and wealth in her hands and those of
her husband, Ikhnaton," stated one defrocked priest.
"Everybody knows that Nefertiti has risen to her position on qualities
that have nothing to do with religion.
isn't called Incarnation of Beauty for nothing," he added, referring to
the literal meaning of her name. The source asked not to be identified,
fearing reprisals. Tel El Amarna, Nile Valley, 2004 - from Paul Glassman,
special correspondent "Wow," commented Joe Shiner, an agro-businesman
from Des Moines, as he toured the main temple at Tel El Amarna. "It's
one thing to hear that Nefertiti was a real beauty. But it's quite another
to visit in person and learn the real story." "Until I came here, I didn't
know that she was behind the idea of having only one god-even before the
Hebrews and Christians and followers of Mohammed.
now that I see her picture, I can understand why people followed her.
This is not what I expected . . . not at all!" Mr. Shiner gestured as
he spoke to a temple painting of a well-endowed Nefertiti in a chariot,
wearing only a see-through cloak and thong-style panties.
she was my queen, I'd follow her to the end of the . . . "
Mr. Shiner's comments were interrupted by the approach of his wife.
The facts presented are as accurate as can be ascertained from the archeological
record. Mr. Joe Shiner is a composite of the satisfied clients of Travel