Highlights of Egypt
Get ready to discover the history and ancient ruins of Egypt. From the vibrant and bustling cities to the awe-inspiring pyramids, there will be no lack and amazement on this Egyptian journey. Learn about one of the most modernized, yet ancient civilizations and become wonderstruck as you experience their accomplishments first hand. A combination of superb accommodations and old world exploration is sure to leave you with lasting memories of some of the world's most fascinating cities.
Your Itinerary Includes:
Round trip airport transfers
4 nights Cairo
Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids and Sphinx full day tour
Coptic Cairo, Citadel, Mosques and Bazaar full day tour
Egypt Museum half day tour
4-night Nile River Cruise (Luxor to Aswan)
All excursions while cruising
Abu Simbel Temple tour
1 night Cairo
Entrance fees to sights as listed in itinerary
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Egypt & The Nile (Start Cairo, End Cairo)Travel back in time to the days of the Pharoahs with this action packed trek around Egypt. You’ll be guided through the craziness of Cairo with an expert Egyptian Tour Manager, who’ll be at your side for the entire tour. See the Great Pyramids & Sphinx in Giza & Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Sail on a traditional Felucca & enjoy shopping in the bazaar! No sitting on a coach for 8 days either – admire the scenery from the deck of your luxury cruise ship as you sail along the Nile. Step back in time & enjoy!Cairo to AswanFrom pharaohs to mummies – locally guided tours of the Egyptian Museum & the Pyramids of GizaNile Cruise – AswanLocal villages, ancient sites & stunning scenery – see them all on your relaxing three-night cruise down the NileNile Cruise – Aswan to EdfuSit back & chill as you drift down the Nile on a traditional felucca sailing boatLuxor to HurghadaGuided tour through the Valley of KingsSee the the Colossos of MemnonAccommodation7 nights twin-share accommodation: 3 nights in hotels, 1 night twin-berth couchette on overnight train (Cairo to Aswan), 3 nights Nile CruiseCoach transfersTransfer from airport to hotel upon arrivalLocal taxes & service chargesCruise the Nile on a superb ship featuring luxury cabins, all with private shower, WC, TV and air-conditioning, swimming pool, sun deck, restaurant, lounge, bars, gift shop & discoFood7 continental breakfasts3 lunches5 dinnersStaffAn experienced and professional Egyptian Trip ManagerSightseeing of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations
Petra to the Pyramids & a Nile Yacht Cruise
Float down the Nile aboard the luxurious, boutique Sanctuary 'Zein Nile Chateau'; discover an Egyptian pyramid from the inside out; and explore ancient Petra, a fabled "rose-red city" with well-preserved Roman ruins.
Egypt & the Nile
Cruise through Egypt in comfort on Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV,' travelling to Esna and Luxor. Explore an ancient pyramid from the inside out, set foot inside the tomb of Tutankhamun, ride a camel and sail the Nile in a felucca. Finish in Cairo, observing life in the marketplace.
Best of Egypt, Jordan and Israel Explore ancient sights and lost cities in a region that has seen centuries of human history. In Egypt, discover what adventures lie along the Nile, like the Great Pyramids of Giza. Head to Jordan to overnight in a Bedouin tent amidst dramatic desert scenery. See ancient Petra and relax in the Dead Sea. Explore the historic towns of Jerusalem and Nazareth, then check out modern and bustling Tel Aviv. Thousands of incredible moments, one comprehensive trip. HighlightsSpend the night on a felucca, explore ancient temples and monuments, gaze at the pyramids and mysterious Sphinx, relax in the Dead Sea, camp overnight in the desert, visit the ancient rock-cut city of Petra, live like a local on a kibbutz, explore the biblical towns of Nazareth and Bethlehem, wander through the streets of Old Jerusalem.
AccommodationHotels (17 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), felucca with support boat for toilet/showers (1 nt), bedouin-style desert camps (2 nts)Group Size NotesMax 15, avg 10Meals Included21 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinnersWhat’s IncludedLocal Living: Felucca Sail to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan
Local Living: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
Local Living: Bedouin Camp Overnight, Wadi Rum
Local Living: Bedouin Camp Overnight, Negev Desert
Local Living: Druze Village Visit and Traditional Lunch , Isfiya Druze Village. Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx entrance and guided tour. Egyptian Museum entrance and guided tour. Free time in Aswan. Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion with support boat for toilet/showers. Kom Ombo Temple visit. Karnak Temple visit. Free time in Luxor. Colossi of Memnon Visit. Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings visit. All entrance fees to included monuments. Overnight sleeper train to Cairo. Flights from Luxor to Cairo to Amman. Tel Aviv city tour including Old Port of Jaffa. Akko, Nazareth and Bethlehem visits. Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights tours. Guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Masada. Jerusalem sightseeing including the Western Wall and Holy Sepulcher Church. Jerash entrance and guided tour. Dead Sea visit. Madaba mosaics guided tour. Mt Nebo entrance. Karak Castle guided tour. Petra day pass and local guide. Wadi Rum jeep excursion. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.