Cairo, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan. Abu Simbel

Tour Departs on: Friday
Tour Includes:
  • Escorted by Egyptologist-Guide in Cairo
  • Deluxe Hotels
  • Deluxe 5 Day/4 Night Nile Cruise
  • All Transfers as indicated
  • Sightseeing & Shore Excursions by Exclusive IsramBeyond Services
  • All Entrance Fees to Sites as indicated
  • Flights within Egypt as per Itinerary
  • Visa for Egypt (USA & Canadian passports only)
Meals:
  • Buffet Breakfast Daily
  • 3 Lunches
  • 1 Home Hosted Dinner
  • All Meals on Cruise
Highlights:
  • Entrance to one of the Great Pyramids
  • Visit the Solar Boat Museum
  • Camel Ride by the Pyramids
  • Visit King Tut’s Treasures & enter the Mummy Room at the Egyptian Museum
  • Escorted Air Excursion to Abu Simbel
  • Evening Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids
  • Home Hospitality Dinner with an Egyptian family
  • Visit Alexandria’s National Museum and the famed Library of Alexandria
  • Explore ancient Memphis, Sakkara & Dahshur
City Nights Deluxe Hotels & Nile Cruise
Cairo 2 Kempinski Nile Hotel – Deluxe  Nile View Room
Nile Cruise 4 Sonesta St. George
Cairo 2 Kempinski Nile Hotel – Deluxe Nile View Room
Alexandria 1 Steigenberger Cecil – Superior Front Sea View Room
Cairo 2 Kempinski Nile Hotel – Deluxe Nile View Room

Friday: En Route

Depart the U.S.A. on your flight to Cairo, Egypt.

Saturday: Cairo

Arrival Cairo; meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B) 

Sunday:  Cairo

Morning drive to Giza to see the Three Great Pyramids, the oldest surviving structures built by man; enter one of the Pyramids. Visit the astonishing Solar Boat Museum, housing the oldest known ship in the world buried for over 4500 years. Stand in awe at the magnificent Sphinx carved out of a single piece of stone, guarding the Giza plateau. Try a camel ride before continuing to the unique Karnak Bazaar for refreshments and some fantastic buys.  After lunch, continue to the world famous Egyptian Museum with objects covering 5000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization; see Tutankhamun’s treasures and enter the fascinating Mummy Room. Overnight in Cairo.  (B.L)

Monday:  Cairo / Luxor

NILE CRUISE 

Transfer to the airport for an early morning flight to Luxor. Arrive and transfer to your Nile Cruiser for a 5 Day/4 Night Cruise. After lunch, visit the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the imposing Temple of Luxor with its grand colonnades, standing alone in the heart of town. Continue to the vast Karnak Temple-Complex, built by generations of Pharaohs over a 2000-year period.  Evening, enjoy on board entertainment featuring belly dancing and an Egyptian folkloric show. Overnight in Luxor.  (B.L.D)

Tuesday:  Luxor / Esna

NILE CRUISE

After breakfast, visit the Valley of the Kings containing the secretive tombs of New Kingdom Pharaohs. On to the beautifully terraced Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Pass the famed Colossi of Memnon, standing nearly 70 feet tall. Sail to Esna. Balance of the afternoon at leisure. Join your Captain for a welcome cocktail before dinner. Overnight in Esna.  (B.L.D)

Wednesday:  Esna / Edfu / Kom Ombo

NILE CRUISE

Early morning set sail to Edfu. Visit the Temple of Horus, the best preserved of all large Egyptian Temples, built over 180 year period. In the afternoon arrive in Kom Ombo, a hill town over-looking the banks of the Nile. Visit the Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Horus, the Sun God and Sobek, the Crocodile God. This evening, a traditional fun-filled Galabeya party. Overnight in Kom Ombo.  (B.L.D)

Thursday: Kom Ombo / Aswan

NILE CRUISE

Morning set sail to Aswan. Visit the Aswan High Dam and the granite quarries where the stone for the ancient monuments and modern dam of Aswan were cut. View the gigantic, unfinished Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut.  Continue by motorboat to the beautiful island of Philae to see the exquisite, gleaming white Temple of Isis. After lunch, sail on a traditional Egyptian “felucca” (sailboat) which glides along the Nile, passing by Lord Kitchener’s Island and the dramatic white marble Aga Khan Mausoleum. Nubian show this evening after dinner on board. Overnight in Aswan.  (B.L.D)

Friday: Aswan / Abu Simbel / Cairo

After disembarkation, board a short flight with your IsramBeyond escort/guide from Aswan to the mighty Sun Temple of Abu Simbel, flanked by four giant stone statues of Ramses II. The temple was reclaimed from the dam and reconstructed in its present and unforgettable location. Return flight to Cairo where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids. Overnight in Cairo.  (B)

Saturday: Cairo

Morning drive to Old Cairo to visit the beautiful Coptic Church of St. Sergius, where Jesus and the Holy Family stayed after fleeing Jerusalem. Continue to the restored, 10th century A.D. Ben Ezra Synagogue (subject to opening schedule and permission), the oldest in Egypt. Proceed to the Mosque of Mohammed Ali at the Citadel of Saladin. Continue to the bustling Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, where shopping is an exotic experience. Afternoon is at leisure. This evening, join an Egyptian family at their home and enjoy a delicious home-made  dinner while learning about the Egyptian way of life. A unique experience!  (B.D)

Sunday: Cairo / Alexandria

After breakfast, drive from Cairo to Alexandria. Arrive in Alexandria; drive along the dramatic 15-mile waterfront Corniche, the city’s crescent running along the eastern harbor. Visit the Alexandria National Museum with more than 1800 archaeological artifacts dated from Prehistoric and Pharaonic times to Coptic and Islamic era; stop at Pompey’s Pillar and the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Continue on to the Library of Alexandria, a spectacularly designed homage to its ancient namesake. Today’s itinerary will include lunch in Alexandria. Overnight at your hotel.  (B.L)

Monday: Alexandria / Cairo

Departing Alexandria, we’ll first visit magnificent Montazah Palace Gardens and then the Royal Jewelry Museum.  On to the Fort of Qaitbay, erected on the northern tip of Eastern Port on the site of the ancient Pharos of Alexandria. Return to Cairo for overnight.  (B)

Tuesday: Cairo

Depart this morning to explore ancient Memphis, with its colossal statue of Ramses II, founded in 3100BC as the first capital of the newly united kingdom of Upper and Lower Egypt, and her vast and astounding necropolis of Sakkara, where architecture was born. See the first large buildings built in hewn stone in history.  Stand before the soaring centerpiece Step Pyramid of Pharaoh Zoser, the first stone structure to appear in the world. Continue for lunch at one of the country clubs before you visit the Pyramid of Dahshur, a fascinating link between the first Pyramid of Sakkara and the mighty Pyramid of Giza. Explore the imposing Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid. Return to Cairo for overnight.  (B.L)

Wednesday: En Route

Transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure flight; or extend your journey to Israel, Jordan or Dubai, please inquire.  (B)

Please Note: The cruise line reserves the right to alter the sailing schedule.

LAND PRICES PER PERSON (USD) Jan – Dec 2020
Friday Departures Twin Single
Jan 3 thru Mar 27, Apr 17 $4590 $6750
Apr 3 & Apr 10 5175 7695
Apr 24 thru May 8 4365 6400
May 22 & May 29, Jun 19 thru Sep 18 4365 6400
May 15* 4440 6570
Jun 5^ & Jun 12^ 4365 6400
Sep 25-Dec 11 4780 6995
Dec 18 & Dec 25 5575 8365
*May 15 departure uses the Four Seasons Alexandria
^During Dry Dock period for Sonesta St. George Cruise, cruise will be performed by Farah Nile Cruise.
Nile Cruise embarks in Luxor – Monday Sailings.
All tours conducted by professional Egyptologist Guides utilizing Exclusive IsramBeyond vehicles and services throughout.
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