The Splendors of Egypt with Colleen Alsberg

October 4, 2022 to October 16, 2022

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Join Colleen Alsberg as you tour and cruise fascinating Egypt!

The Great Pyramids of Giza and ancient temples, tombs and treasures that line the vast River Nile have been attracting visitors to Egypt for over 4,000 years. Although the pyramids have come to symbolize this exotic destination, they are just a small portion of what this timeless land has to offer. Egypt’s vast wealth of antiquities take center stage. Marvel at Karnak, the Pyramids and Sphinx, Tutankhamun’s treasure, and the ubiquitous hieroglyphics. A trip of a lifetime!

An exciting journey is ahead as we board our overnight flight to Cairo!

Welcome to the timeless land of the Pharaohs. On arrival in Cairo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino (or similar)

Fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall before transferring to your cruise ship. After lunch on-board, visit Luxor Temple, which was unearthed by Mariette in the 1860s.

Cruising: MS Medea (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A day of legend and history awaits you today as you begin with a morning visit to the Temple of Hathor in Dendera. One of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, it contains a rare depiction of Cleopatra and her son Caesarian, whose father was Julius Caesar. At lunchtime return to your ship. Enjoy a peaceful journey via the Esna Lock to Edfu. From the sun deck watch the locals, see villages on both banks and how ship passes through the lock.

Cruising: MS Medea (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will start the day with breakfast as you cruise along the Nile to Kom Ombo and continue to the city of Aswan. Famous for its archaeological sites such as the Philae Temple Complex and the Temple of Isis, Aswan is a vibrant destination that portray an agreeable mix of ancient and contemporary Egypt. In the evening enjoy a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.

Cruising: MS Medea (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s sightseeing includes a visit to Aswan’s High Dam and Granite Quarries to see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae. The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy the facilities on your cruise ship. Ask your Travel Director for recommendations on things to do onboard or perhaps ask for more insights into Egypt’s fascinating history.

Cruising: MS Medea (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Throughout your journey you will see many feluccas sailing along the Nile. Now it is your time to explore one for yourself. On this traditional vessel, meet a local sailor who will teach you about the art of sailing this ancient craft. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy colonial-style high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel, just like Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie once did before you. The hotel is rumored to be where Christie wrote her bestselling novel, “Death on the Nile.”

Cruising: MS Medea (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

With the morning free, perhaps join the optional experience of travelling to the temples of Abu Simbel by air? These temples overlook Lake Nasser and are made up of the Great Temple of Ramsses II and the Temple of Hathor. Located in a village in Nubia, they are found in Upper Egypt. Later, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple of Egypt, dedicated to the two gods the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder.

Cruising: MS Medea (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your cruise continues along the bustling waters of the Nile. Enjoy your facilities on board and have your cameras at the ready for the sites as you leisurely make your way to Luxor. In the evening, on arrival in Luxor there will be free time. Ask your Travel Director for tips on where to explore.

Cruising: MS Medea (or similar)
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we disembark from our cruise and travel by coach to the west bank of the Nile. See the Colossi of Memnon and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings, where many Pharaohs, including Hatshepsut, Amenhotep I and Tutankhamun were buried. Experience the renowned local hospitality of Egyptians during a visit to the village of Geziret Bahirat. Connect with the community and share bread with the Bahirat family whilst they regale guests with their fascinating stories of daily life. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo.

Hotel: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, drive to Memphis, the famous capital of the ancient world. See the colossal statue of Ramses II and the Great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara, to see the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest pyramid in
the world, dating back to 2,700 BC. In the afternoon, continue to Giza with your Egyptologist to explore the magnificent pyramids and come face-to-face with the enigmatic Sphinx. During your visit, venture inside one of these ancient wonders to see the chambers where the pharaohs were sent to meet their Gods in the afterlife. Later, drive to the pyramids to witness the magical Sound & Light Show - an unforgettable introduction to the world of Ancient Egypt.

Hotel: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

This morning, ascend to the Citadel, for breathtaking views over the city. While here visit the Alabaster Mosque, otherwise known as the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, regarded as the founder of modern Egypt. Continue to Tahrir Square, the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, and the Egyptian Museum. Among the many exhibits found here, are the fabulous artefacts recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun.

Hotel: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Your exciting adventure ends with transfers to Cairo Airport and your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotels and daily itinerary subject to change.


Air-Inclusive Package

  • Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to Cairo, including current air taxes and fees
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Cairo

Hotel Accommodations

  • Hotel accommodations for four nights in Cairo at the luxurious Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino (or similar)

Includes hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling.

Cruise Accommodations

  • Cruise the Nile in style for seven nights on MS Medea (or similar).  Enjoy your traditional Nile cruiser with its spacious cabins, bars, shops, lounge, restaurant and swimming pool.

Included Meals

  • Daily Breakfasts
  • Seven Lunches
  • Seven Dinners
  • Bottled water, tea or coffee while cruising

Premium Tour Experiences

  • Giza: Meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife
  • Cairo: Gaze upon the most recognizable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewelry – Tutankhamun’s treasure
  • Philae Island: Board a motorboat to the temple complex and see the Temple of Isis
  • Aswan: On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft. Enjoy the sunset and high tea in colonial English-style at Aswan’s famous Old Cataract Hotel.
  • West Bank: Embark with an Egyptologist to visit the Temple Hatshepsut and royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings
  • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man
  • Cruising: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party
  • Luxor: Visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans creating authentic Egyptian bread

Tour Services

  • Inter-Egypt air travel Cairo/Luxor and Luxor/Cairo
  • Luxury air-conditioned motorcoach for transportation and sightseeing (extended legroom coaches not available in Egypt)
  • Headset for guided sightseeing visits and walking tours
  • Escorted by a professional, local Tour Director
  • Professional tour manager, Colleen Alsberg from Fox World Travel *
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information

*Minimum of 30 travelers required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany the group. In the event the minimum number is not reached, the tour will still include a professional, local guide in the destination.

Itinerary, hotels and ship subject to change.

Tour-Only

Tour Only
Arrange your own airfare
Based on double occupancy

Air-Inclusive

Includes round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $900.00
Initial Deposit: $500.00 per person
Final Payment Due:
No later than June 20, 2022

Single Occupancy is currently based on availability and by request to the vendor.

Above base pricing is per person based on double occupancy.  All air taxes and fees of $657.82 per person are included and subject to change.

Not Included: Airline flights on land-only packages, air-imposed baggage fees, gratuities for airport porters, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package); optional excursions that may be offered, and any items of a personal nature. Travel insurance protection is not included. Ask your travel consultant about our reasonable options.

Early Booking Discount: Book and deposit no later than December 30, 2021 and receive a $350.00 discount per person

Insight Past Passenger Discount: $175.00  per past Insight guest*

*Must have traveled with Insight Vacations, Uniworld, Brendan Vacations, Trafalgar or Contiki within the last five years to qualify. Discounts are subject to change at any time

Discounts subject to change at any time.

Colleen Alsberg

Colleen began her career with Fox World Travel in 1995. After escorting her first tour, a motorcoach group to Canada, she fell in love with the job and hasn’t stopped since.  In her 25+ years of being a tour manager, her travels have taken her throughout the Americas & Europe.  She has met wonderful people and shared a multitude of experiences with them in destinations like Alaska, Hawaii, Italy, Ireland, France, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean & Mexico and so many more!
Her personal travels have extended throughout the world including Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Scandinavia, Russia, South America, the South Pacific and the Middle East.  Her travel list is never-ending!  She’s been truly blessed and hopes to continue exploring new destinations throughout our amazing world!

Roundtrip flights from Chicago O’Hare are currently pending

The air-inclusive package includes air that has not yet been assigned, the identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s code-share partner, will be assigned and disclosed at a later date.

Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference.  Additional restrictions may apply. Flight schedules are subject to change. Fox World Travel has no control over flight or equipment changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations. A minimum of 10 passengers is needed for the group air.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Optional Motorcoach:

$45.00 per person, each direction. Group motorcoach transfer to and from Chicago O’Hare from select pick-up locations. This option may be selected for Tour Only packages if air schedules match group air block.

Optional Insurance:

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Details and rates can be obtained from your Fox World Travel advisor.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to June 20, 2022: Initial deposit of $500.00 per person
  •  June 21, 2022 to July 29, 2022: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • July 30, 2022 to September 2, 2022: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • September 3, 2022 to day of departure: No refunds

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.
A valid passport is required with a validity of at least six months beyond the return date of the trip.
Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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