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7-day edition - Boarding Luxor
Locally escorted tour shows you the top sights in Cairo,
with four days (three nights) cruising on the Nile, including domestic
air fare in Egypt . We have even included all the tips
No hidden charges, no additional tax
THE NILE in the comfort and luxury ( More
with the 8 day edition. Add
Red Sea , or Alexandria ?
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1 - CAIRO - Arrival
Our local rep. meets you at the airport and escorts you to your hotel.Visa
maybe issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number of citizens
such as : American, EU , Canadian , EU Singaporean and Japanese citizens.
For Americans , please pay the $ 15 USD fee in cash upon arrival . You
are responsible for having your passport in order valid at least for 6
month beyond the date of your arrival in Cairo. Our local rep. meets with
a sign that carries your name you after you clear the passport and customs
on Sundays , Mondays & Tuesdays & Wednesdays , Year Round . Click
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DAY 2 - CAIRO (BL)
Today we get to know the great Egyptian capital on a full-day tour.
We start at the Egyptian Museum, including the Mummy room &
Tutankhamoun Treasures, then go on to
visit the majestic pyramids of Giza and the timeless Sphinx,
and conclude with the 12th century district of Khan El Khalili. Lunch
is included at the Mena House .
3 - LUXOR & ESNA (BLD)
An early flight takes us to Luxor, ( or
Aswan ) and our Nile cruise. Welcome fruit basket .
After you settle in , we visit the gigantic Temple of Amon at
Karnak, the pharaohs' tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Then
its on to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and
the Colossi of Memnon. We continue to Esna, where we enjoy
a shipboard dinner.
Welcome complimentary fruit basket.
4 - EDFU & KOM OMBO (BLD)
At dockside, we board horse-drawn carriages for the short clip-clop
ride through the town of Edfu to the stupendous Temple of
Horus, the best preserved temple on the Nile. Returning to our ship,
we set sail for Kom Ombo and its famous twin temples dedicated
to the sun and the crocodile god. Complimentary Galabya.
5 - ASWAN & PHILAE (BLD)
We explore the Temples of Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo, haggle
with peddlers for souvenirs, then re board our ship for the voyage south
to Aswan. In the afternoon, we take a motor launch to the Temples
of Philae, rescued from the rising waters behind the High Dam. ,
rescued from rising waters , dedicated
to the Ancient Goddess ISIS :The
Mystery of Isis
millennia ago the Mediterranean world was enthralled by the mystery
of Isis: "I, Isis, am all that has been, that is or shall be; no
mortal man hath ever seen me unveiled."
Aset by the ancient Egyptians, the goddess was a Madonna in the Mediterranean
tradition that stretches far, far back to the primitive Mother Goddess
from Anatolia, home to some of the oldest human communities on earth.
was the powerful and quick-witted protector of her son Horus, the Sun
God. Ancient peoples throughout the Mediterranean regarded Isis and
Horus as the perfect Madonna and Child. Another legend says she was
also the mother of the fertility god Min who, judging from the depiction
of him on temple walls, needed no help from Viagra!
of her wisdom and skill at protection, she was admired as a good magician
capable of healing the sick and protecting the dead in their journey
to the Underworld.
is portrayed regally, as a queen seated on a throne (which may be the
meaning of her name), often holding her son Horus as a baby. Other images
show her with broad, magnificent gilded wings able to protect
the world. Isis,
the great Mother Goddess. Come explore her mystery in timeless Egypt
when you Travel in Style!
the evening, Aswan's colorful bazaar awaits us, your guide will call
on you for a horse drawn carriage ride through Aswan and the water front
. Complimentary Egyptian sweets/pastry awaits you in your cabin .
6 - NUBIAN VILLAGE /CAIRO (B)
Complimentary short camel ride to a nearby Nubian Village for tea with
the locals, and a felucca sailing on the Nile , followed by a tour of
the Nubian Museum . We
return by plane to Cairo and our hotel. Experience Cairo as you
like. Now's a good time to do your souvenir and gift shopping in the
city's fabled bazaars.
After breakfast, our staff escorts you to the airport for your flight
home. Bon Voyage
starts in Cairo . Weekly on Sundays , Mondays & Tuesdays & Wednesdays
, Year Round
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person in USD
Deluxe Nile Cruise
First Class Nile Cruise
add a supplement of 20% to these rates for : December 20 to January
3, or during Easter Week
cruise including all meals & shore excursions. For a private Egyptology
while on board the cruise , please add $ 250 per person , this will
include as well private air conditioned vehicle and private chauffeur
for the duration of the Nile Cruise.
airfare within Egypt in economy class tax included ,
but for Ultra Deluxe category please click here , tickets issued
& delivered in Cairo.
transfers within Egypt, always on a private basis , private air-conditioned
vehicle, private chauffeur .
water ( one large bottled per person) delivered to your cabin daily
while you are on board.
or coffee and small bottled water with each & every meal while
you are on board the Nile Cruise.
welcome drink upon arrival on board the Nile Cruise.
welcome fruit basket in your cabin upon arrival on board the Nile
set menu meals including B = Breakfast, (or
cB, Continental Breakfast) L
= Lunch, D = Dinner.
accommodation ,including tax & service charges.
sightseeing as per itinerary including all entrance fees
cruise including all meals & shore excursions. For a private Egyptology
while on board the cruise , please add $250 per person , this will
include as well private air conditioned car /driver for the duration
of the Nile Cruise.
to drivers, porters, guides and all the crew on board your cruise.
do not include:
maybe issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number of
citizens such as : American, EU , Canadian , EU Singaporean and Japanese
citizens. For Americans , please pay the $ 15 USD fee in cash upon
arrival . You are responsible for having your passport in order valid
at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival in Cairo. Our
local rep. meets with a sign that carries your name you after you
clear the passport and customs formalities.
the Ultra Deluxe Category :
The Grand Hyatt Hotel ( club level room) or a Standard Room at the Four
Seasons Hotel in Cairo . Flying Business Class
in Egypt & Private Touring Here's
the best of Egypt in a week
A good look at Cairo and a 5-day cruise along the Nile
Hotel - Standard room
RATES per person in USD-
For the 8 Day program
Rate is per person in
Deluxe Hotel / Cruise
Private touring in Cairo on private air-conditioned vehicle,
private guide for all the cruise shore excursions.
Ultra Deluxe version
, based on:
, M/S Tuya , M/S Radamis II , Movenpick
M/S Royal Lotus , M/S Alexander the Great , M/S Nile Vision , the
all suites M/S Amarco ,
or the all suites Sonesta Nile Cruises such as : Sonesta M/S Star Goddess,
Mozart or Beethoven suite , the Sonesta M/S
Moon Goddess ( with the Sonesta boats all state rooms do
offer private balconies)
Ultra Deluxe M/S Amarco
on board :
Lightweight comfortable & casual clothing, swimsuits, sun hat. Dinning
room dress code : Casual for breakfast & lunch, smart casual for
ships are fully air conditioned.
CODE : All of our Nile cruise vessels are fully air conditioned,
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