Description
Full Itinerary
Rates

Description

Type of Tour:

Individually Tailored

Operates:

Departs Saturdays

Duration:

8 days / 7 nights

Visit:

Cairo – Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu – Esna – Luxor – Cairo

Includes:

• All transfers as indicated in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor
• 3 night’s accommodation Cairo
• 1 full-day sightseeing in Cairo visiting the Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Bazaar
• 1 full-day sightseeing in Cairo visiting Memphis, Sakkara, the Pyramids and Sphinx
• 4 night Nile Cruise sailing Aswan – Luxor
• Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
• Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Excludes:

• Airfare and airport taxes
• Any optional sightseeing tours
• Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
• Visa costs, travel insurance and tipping

Notes:

• 4 night Nile cruise departs Aswan on Tuesday.
• Cruise departures subject to change.

Accommodation:

5* Superior: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Sonesta Deluxe cruise similar

Full Itinerary

SATURDAY:  CAIRO
You will arrive at arrive Cairo Airport and be transferred to the hotel.  
Overnight: Cairo

SUNDAY:  CAIRO – EGYPTIAN MUSEUM – CITADEL
Today will be spent exploring the city of Cairo starting with a tour of the Egyptian Museum with the treasures from the Tut-Ankh-Amun burial site. Then the tour will continue to the Citadel from where one can enjoy a spectacular view of Cairo. Later you will visit the Alabaster Mosque, which adds a wonderful picture-postcard element to Cairo’s skyline. You will be given some time at leisure for shopping in the famous Khan-el-Khalili bazaar which is a labyrinth of cobbled alleyways. This vast bazaar tempts the senses with spices, perfume and glittering gold, silver and brass.
Overnight: Cairo (B)

MONDAY:  CAIRO – MEMPHIS – SAKKARA – PYRAMIDS – SPHINX
On this day you will finally be able to satisfy your curiosity regarding the Pyramid. But first you will visit Memphis, the ancient capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. It is the home of a colossal Statue of Ramesses II and the Alabaster Sphinx. Then you will continue to the “Cemetery City” of Sakkara and view the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest of all Pyramids. In the afternoon you will visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, the only present-day survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the image which immediately pops into your head when you think of Egypt. Nearby, the mystical Sphinx surveys the plains of Giza. The 20m high man-animal Sphinx, created as a “living image of the sun-god”, was built by Chephren to guard the entrance to the Pyramids.
Overnight: Cairo (B)

TUESDAY:  CAIRO – ASWAN
You will be transferred to Cairo Airport for the flight to Luxor (cost of flight not included). On arrival you will be transferred to your Nile Cruiser. After lunch you will be able to enjoy an afternoon Felucca ride on the Nile; depending on the route you might catch a glimpse of the Botanic Gardens on Kitchener’s Island, the Elephantine Island, and Aga Khan’s Mausoleum (view only, no visit).
Overnight:  Nile Cruiser  (BLD)

WEDNESDAY:  ASWAN – KOM OMBO
To start the day you will visit the High Dam, a huge rock-fill dam, which captures the world’s longest river. Then travel by motorboat to Agilika Island and visit the reassembled Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. Thereafter the cruise gets underway to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris.
Overnight:  Nile Cruiser  (BLD)

THURSDAY:  EDFU – ESNA – LUXOR
This morning you will take a horse-drawn carriage to Edfu to the famous and best-preserved ancient Greek-built temple, the Horus Temple. Then the cruise continues to Esna and later to Luxor.
Overnight: Nile Cruiser (BLD)

FRIDAY:  LUXOR
Today you will drive to the West Bank and visit Thebes Necropolis and the Valley of the Kings where very few of the rock-cut tombs escaped grave robbers. At Deir al-Bahri you will visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, built for the only woman who ruled Egypt. Then you will see the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon you will visit Karnak Temple, a complex dedicated to Amun Ra, and Luxor Temple discovered beneath the shifting desert sands.
Overnight: Nile Cruiser (BLD)

SATURDAY:  LUXOR
The cruise ends after breakfast and you will disembark and be transferred to Luxor Airport for flight to Cairo (cost of this flight is not included). (B)

Rates

CLASSICAL EGYPT Superior (with Sonesta cruise) 
(Individually Tailored Tour, scheduled to depart Sat) – Up to 40 pass.

8 Days
7 Nights

(flights excluded)

Currency

Per Person Sharing

Single Room Supplement

5* Superior Hotels (Saturday)

1 Jul – 27 Sep 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

1 138

644

28 Sep – 31 Oct 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

1 350

875

1 – 30 Nov 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

1 375

875

1 – 20 Dec 2019; 4 Jan 2020 – 6 Apr & 18 – 30 Apr 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

1 432

925

21 Dec 2019 – 3 Jan 2020 & 7 – 17 Apr 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

1 932

1 225

1 May – 30 Jun 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

1 313

800

Includes: Transfers in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor (complimentary); 3 nights’ accommodation; 4 night Nile Cruise; all sightseeing, entrance fees and meals as per itinerary.

Excludes: Flights Cairo – Aswan & Luxor – Cairo (or vv)

Note: Prices over new year exclude the cost of the obligatory new year gala dinner at hotels.

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates.  Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment.  All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.

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