Gems of Egypt - EG304

 8 nights: 4 Cairo and 4 Nile cruise (with Flights and Sightseeing)

Valid until 30 Oct 2020
Arrival Cairo on Thursdays, Saturdays or Tuesdays.



Day 1: CAIRO (Thu, Sat, Tue)
Arrive Cairo airport Meet & assist through Passport Control and customs . Transfer to hotel. Check in. and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : CAIRO (BL) (Fri, Sun, Wed)
Breakfast. Full day tour to visit the Great Pyramid of Cheops which was built by manual labor, is the largest of the three main Pyramids and is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramid of Chephren, which is the best preserved, and the Pyramid of Mycerinus. Nearby see the Sphinx, a marvelous sight carved out of a natural rocky outcrop, the lion's body stretching 45m, with its paws 15m long. Lunch at local restaurant. Learn how paper was made in the ancient times with a visit to the Papyrus Institute. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 3 : CAIRO-LUXOR (CRUISE) (B L D) Sat, Mon and Thu
Breakfast . Transfer to Cairo airport for departure to Luxor. Arrive Luxor. Transfer to Nile Cruise .Embarkation. Lunch at 12:00 AM. Then we tour the awe inspiring Temple of Luxor and Karnak. Back to Cruise at 05:00 P.M. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 4 :LUXOR -EDFU (B L D) Sun, Tue, Fri
After breakfast, we cross to the west bank of the Nile today past the Colossi of Memnon and visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, before going the Valley of the Kings. Lunch on board. Sail to Edfu through Esna Lock Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5 : EDFU-KOM OMBO - ASWAN (B L D) Mon, Wed, Sat
After Breakfast we visit Edfu's beautiful preserved Temple of Horus, the best preserved of all large Egyptian temples and built by the Ptolemies. Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board .Visit the Temple of Sobek the crocodile god, conveniently situated on the riverbank. Continue to Aswan. Tonight we'll enjoy a sumptuous Oriental Dinner and dance all night away to the Egyptian Galabea Party. Overnight on board Nile Cruise.

Day 6 : ASWAN (BLD) Tue, Thur, Sun
Breakfast .We view the Aswan High Dam and then to the unfinished Obelisk. Lunch on board . Then will sail on the traditional Nile Felucca along the shores of Elephantine Island and Botanical Gardens . Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 7 :ASWAN - CAIRO (B) Wed, Fri, Mon
Breakfast. Optional tour to Abu Simbel Temple. Transfer to Aswan airport for departure to Cairo . Upon arrival Cairo airport, transfer to hotel .Optional Gala dinner at Nile Pharaoh restaurant or similar (cruising restaurant down the Nile for 2 hours including , Show, belly dancer , open buffet.). Overnight at the hotel

Day 8 : CAIRO (B L ) Thurs, Sat, Tue
Breakfast. Full day tour of the world famous Egyptian Museum with its 100,000 objects covering 4,000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization. Lunch during tour at local restaurant. Continue to visit Citadel of Mohamed Ali , Sultan Hassan Mosque and then to Khan El Khalili Bazaars. Overnight at hotel in Cairo.

Breakfast at hotel . Transfer to Cairo airport for final departure

 Price Per Person In USD:

Gems of Egypt - Tour EG304
2020 USD Per Person Standard 5 Star Superior 5 Star Deluxe    5 Star
 Price per Person in DBL                        1,301                       1,327                       1,515
 Single Supplement                            323                           351                           454
 Child (3-12)                            976                           995                       1,136
 Groups 6 to 10 People 
 Price per Person in DBL                        1,275                       1,301                       1,496

Tour & Cruise Package Includes:

 - Round-trip transfers within Egypt including handling and portage.
 - 4 nights accommodation at your choice of hotels in Cairo based bed and breakfast.
 - 4 nights aboard your choice of Nile Cruise based on full board with all shore excursions. “Drinks excluded”
 - Full day Cairo Pyramids Tour: Great Pyramids and Sphinx including lunch.
 - Full day Cairo City Tour: Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Sultan Hassan and bazaar
including lunch.
 - Service of English or French speaking guide. and hotel taxes.
 - All entrance fees  "except entry inside the Pyramids, Royal mummies room at the Egyptian museum, and King Tut tomb at the valley of kings"
- Domestic Air within Egypt: Cairo/ Luxor and Aswan/Cairo 

Rates Exclude :
* Entry Visa at Cairo airport
* Any optional Tours. Andy meals not mentioned, drinks
* Gratuities and personal Items* Drinks

Cruise Ship Names:

Sailings from Luxor:

Monday For 4 Nights, from Luxor & Friday For 3 Nights, from Aswan
 Category Vessel  (or similar)
Standard 5 Star M/S Semiramis I
Superior 5 Star M/S Grand Princess, MS Suntimes
Deluxe 5 Star MS Princess Sarah 1, MS Royal Princess, MS Radamis 2 or M/S Tuya or M/S Royal Esadora or M/Y Mirage 
Every Thursday For 4 Nights, from Luxor & Every Monday For 3 Nights, from Aswan
 Category Vessel  (or similar)
Standard 5 Star MS Nile Ruby or MS Grand Preziosa or Similar
Superior 5 Star MS Grand Sun
Deluxe 5 Star MS Nile Quest, MS Semiramis II 
Every Saturday For 4 Nights, from Luxor & Every Wednesday For 3 Nights, from Aswan 
 Category Vessel  (or similar)
Standard 5 Star MS Giselle or MS Monaco or MS Al Nabilatan
Superior 5 Star MS Miss Egypt, MS Tower Prestige, M/S Tamr Henna, MS Adonis 
Deluxe 5 Star MS Radamis 1, MS Princess Sarah 2, MS Concerto, M/S Blue Shadow 

Hotel names (or similar if fully booked):

City 3 - 4 Star Standard Class 4 - 5 Star         Tourist Class 5 Star             Premium Class
 Cairo   Oasis or Zoser   Pyramids Park/ Grand Pyramids   Le Meridian/ Pyramisa 
 Luxor   Mercure Luxor Hotel or Pyramisa Isis Luxor City View    Pyramisa Isis Luxor Hotel    Sofitel le Karnak or Sheraton Luxor  
 Aswan   Isis Corniche Hotel    Pyramisa Isis Aswan Hotel    Pyramisa Isis Aswan Hotel Nile View  


Abu Simbel Excursion
US $ Per Person Price
 1. Cairo - Abu Simbel - Cairo:  Flight + Transfers + Guide at Temples (Excl. Entrance Fees)   595
 2. Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan Egypt Air Flight + Transfers + Guide at Temples (Excl. Entrance Fees)   360
 3. Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan Private Bus or Car + Transfers + Guide at Temples (Excl. Entrance Fees)  188

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