Experience timeless and magical Egypt in the grand style of the Pharaohs. Luxury and privacy mingle with the authentic spirit of one of the world’s most alluring and mysterious destinations: Egypt.
8 Nights, 9 Days -Travel any time. Call us toll-free at 877-406-5206 to discuss the details of this unforgettable trip!
Day 01: Arrival in CAIRO
Arrive at the Cairo Airport, where your personal representative will assist you through immigration, getting your entry visa and customs.
A luxury private car will whisk you to your 5 star Le Meridian Pyramids hotel on the Giza Plateau – where the pyramids rise like mountains before your eyes. (No meals – other than yummy airline food)
Day 02: Egyptian museum
Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast featuring both Egyptian and European delicacies, fresh fruit and prized Egyptian dates, as well as an omlette chef and a full pastry bar.
Then it’s off on an optional tour of the world-famous Egyptian Museum, with a collection of relics dating back to 4,000 BC. There you will experience first-hand the different eras of ancient Egypt and the individual artistic and architectural styles of each period. The highlight of this museum is the visit to the priceless treasures of Tut-Ankh-Amon.
You will hear the incredible story of this child- king from the first curator of this magnificent collection! Marvel at the astounding workmanship and the intricate details of the priceless riches packed for this King to accompany him to the next world.
Imagine how Cleopatra would have felt seeing all the history of Egypt gathered in one amazing place! (Breakfast)
Day 03: Giza Pyramids
After another amazing breakfast, perhaps overlooking the inviting pool, depart for the Giza plateau itself, with its galaxy of pyramids.
The Great Pyramid alone contains 2.5 million blocks of stone and measures 146 meters high. The mathematical anomalies of this building, the alignments of exacting proportions, make this monument one of the greatest riddles of both the ancient and modern age. Khafra’s pyramid measures 143.5 meters high. This pyramid still retains a portion of its outer casing stones, giving you an idea of how most of the pyramids looked when first built. “The Divine Pyramid” at 65.5 meters high, is the smallest of the three. How these stone monuments mirror the stars in Orion’s Belt perfectly is another mystery you can ponder as you stroll down to see another marvel of the ancient world: The awe-inspiring Sphinx. (Breakfast)
Day 04: Cairo / Luxor / Luxor & Karnak temples:
This morning we depart to Cairo airport for our short flight to Luxor, in the South of Egypt, where Queen Cleopatra visited on her grand Tour with Caesar. Upon arrival, you’ll be whisked off to your deluxe Nile cruise!
Dine on board from the vast selection at the buffet, prepared for you by French-trained chefs and served with impeccable style and ancient elegance by the attentive staff.
In the afternoon venture out to witness the vast power of Karnak temple, the largest temple complex in the world. Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile was partially filmed here, too! If you like, enjoy an optional tour in the evening to the Temple of Luxor floodlit at night, seeing the marvelous Avenue of the Sphinxes lit up as you walk the path that still echoes with the footsteps of Cleopatra and the Pharaohs! Overnight in Luxor. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 05: West Bank — Thebes /Valley of the Kings / Edfu:
This morning after another sumptuous breakfast, explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit the Valley of the Kings, with its Royal Tombs, including the original home of the Tomb of King Tut. Continue on to the majesty of the Colossus of Memnon, now known to guard the entrance to an ancient temple complex just recently rediscovered. Then visit an Alabaster factory, where you can see the incredible hand carvings and bring home one of the unique souvenirs of Egypt. Back aboard your cruise ship, set sail for Edfu and enjoy the unchanged, idyllic countryside of Egypt as the boat crosses the Esna Locks.. Tonight you’ll be invited to the Captain’s cocktail party! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 06: Edfu / Kom Ombo Temple / Aswan:
Today enjoy an optional tour to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the Falcon-headed god Horus, son of Osiris and Isis, one of the best preserved temples of the ancient world. Or stay on board to enjoy a massage, sunbathing, or the gently lapping Nile waters, before you continue sailing to Kom Ombo.
In the afternoon, visit the Healing temple of Kom Ombo a glorious picturesque ruin along the banks of the Nile. Sail to Aswan, a favorite Egyptian city in the tropical South. Beautiful and peaceful, it is called the “Pearl of Egypt.” This evening, a galabeya party will take place, so you may want to spend the late afternoon in the street market of Aswan picking out the perfect Egyptian costume. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 07: Philea Temple / Aswan:
At this temple, consecrated to Isis, Egypt’s divine mother, you’ll have ample time to experience the healing energy of Isis and her lovely island complex.
Tonight enjoy a performance of the Nubians, a local tribespeople, following your spectacular and delicious Farewell Dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 08: Aswan / Cairo:
Following a last delightful breakfast, transfer to Aswan airport on a luxury coach for your hour-long flight to Cairo.
Arrive and check into your luxury hotel for overnight. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at your leisure, or perhaps visiting other sites in Cairo (can be arranged separately, based on your interests). (Breakfast)
Day 09: Cairo / final departure:
Breakfast followed by transfer to Cairo International airport for your final departure. (Breakfast )
Total cost per guest for this full land package is $3,295.
This tour package is valid until 1/1/2013. Cancellations must be made prior to 60 days before travel. Tour schedule is subject to change due to reasons beyond our control. Please see contract for full details.
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