Description
Full Itinerary
Rates

Description

Type of Tour:

Individually Tailored

Operates: Departs Wednesdays
Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Visit: Cairo – Aswan – Abu Simbel – Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu – Esna – Luxor – Cairo
Includes: • All transfers in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan
• 4 nights’ accommodation Cairo
• 1 full-day sightseeing in Cairo visiting the Pyramids, Sphinx and Memphis and Sakkara
• 1 half-day tour of the Egyptian Museum
• 1 half-day tour of Old Cairo
• Evening Sound & Light Show in Cairo
• 2 nights’ accommodation in Aswan
• Abu Simbel excursion
• 4-night Nile Cruise sailing Aswan – Luxor
• 2 nights’ accommodation in Luxor
• All sightseeing and entrance fees whilst on cruise
• Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner)
Excludes: • Airfare and airport taxes
• Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
• Travel insurance, visa cost and tips
Notes: • 4 night Nile cruise departs Aswan on Tuesday (Sonesta only)
• Cruise departures subject to change.
• The tour operates with minimum 2 people.
• Single room supplement applies to the third person sharing vehicle wanting a single room. Contact us for rates for 1 person travelling on their own.
Accommodation: 5* DLX: Cairo Marriott Hotel, Sonesta St George Hotel Luxor, Sonesta Nile Cruise & Pyramisa Isis Island Hotel (or similar)

Full Itinerary

ITINERARY
WEDNESDAY:  CAIRO
You will arrive in Cairo and be transferred to the hotel.     
Overnight:  Cairo

THURSDAY:  CAIRO – MEMPHIS – SAKKARA – CAIRO
The day will start with a visit to Memphis, the home of a colossal Statue of Ramsses II and the Alabaster Sphinx. The tour then continues to the “Cemetery City” of Sakkara where one can view the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest of all the Pyramids. Finally the tour will visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the mystical Sphinx, the image that immediately pops into one’s head if thinking of Egypt.
Overnight:  Cairo  (B)

FRIDAY:  CAIRO
In the morning you will take a tour of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo exhibiting as one of the highlights treasures recovered from Tut-Ankh-Amun’s tomb. The afternoon will be at your leisure, perhaps you could get some shopping done. In the evening you will attend a fascinating Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids.
Overnight:  Cairo  (B)

SATURDAY:  CAIRO
A change of pace today as the focus temporarily turns of the Egyptian gods of old to a more modern faith. You will explore Old Cairo and visit the Hanging Church and the Church of the Holy Family. Then the tour will continue to the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the legendary site where the Pharaoh’s daughter found Moses amongst the bulrushes. The afternoon will then again be at your leisure.
Overnight:  Cairo  (B)

SUNDAY:  CAIRO – ASWAN
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for the flight (cost of flight not included) to Aswan.  On arrival in Aswan, you will be transferred to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.   
Overnight:  Aswan  (B)

MONDAY:  ASWAN – ABU SIMBEL – ASWAN
Today will begin with a transfer to Aswan Airport for the flight (cost of flight not included) to Abu Simbel.  Then you will board a bus to tour the Abu Simbel temples (approx. 1 hour).  The Abu Simbel Temples were cut from the rock and shifted to higher ground as the waters of Lake Nasser began to rise following the completion of the Aswan High Dam. After the excursion ends you will be transferred back to the airport for the return flight to Aswan (cost of flight not included). On arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.
Overnight:  Aswan  (B)

TUESDAY:  ASWAN
It is finally time to start the cruise portion of this tour and 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
After breakfast, the cruise will have ended and you will be transferred to your hotel in Luxor. What remains of the day will then be at your leisure.
Overnight:  Luxor  (B)

FRIDAY:  LUXOR
Today you will be entirely at your leisure to explore Luxor, one of the world’s greatest open-air museums. Optional tours are available should you wish for something more structured. We suggest taking an unforgettable hot-air balloon excursion over the ruins of Thebes (not included). 
Overnight:  Luxor  (B)

MONDAY:  LUXOR
After breakfast you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for the flight to Cairo. (cost of this flight not included).
(B)

Rates

EGYPTIAN EXTRAVAGANZA

Departs Wednesdays for 5* Superior only – (Individually Tailored Tour) – Min. 2 pass. – Up to 40 pass.

13 Days
12 Nights

(flights excluded)

Currency Per Person Sharing Single Room Supplement
5* Superior Hotels (Wednesday)        
1 Jul – 30 Sep 2019 from: Cairo – Cairo USD 1 713 913
1 Oct – 30 Nov 2019 from: Cairo – Cairo USD 1 900 1 125
1 – 15 Dec 2019; 4 Jan 2020 – 6 Apr & 18 – 30 Apr 2020 from: Cairo – Cairo USD 1 913 1 138
16 – 21 Dec 2019 from: Cairo – Cairo USD 2 463 1 163
22 – 29 Dec 2019 from: Cairo – Cairo USD 2 513 1 163
30 Dec 2019 – 3 Jan 2020 from: Cairo – Cairo USD 2 363 1 163
7 – 17 Apr 2020 from: Cairo – Cairo USD 2 463 1 163
1 May – 30 Jun 2020 from: Cairo – Cairo USD 1 688 938

Includes: Transfers in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor (complimentary); 8 nights’ accommodation; 4 night Nile Cruise; sightseeing; entrance fees and meals as per itinerary.

Excludes: Flights Cairo – Aswan; Aswan – Abu Simbel – Aswan; Luxor – Cairo

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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