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Type Group Tour
Schedule Every Sat & Sun during Summer 2015

A real treat in luxurious style with the best accommodations and sights in Egypt including all of the most famous and visited tours such as the Pyramids and Great Sphinx, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities along with more sites in Cairo. Then to Upper Egypt with Old Luxor (ancient Capital of Thebes) for Valley of the Kings, Temples and more before cruising on your luxury Nile Cruise boat along the Ancient River Nile with further Temples before reaching Nubian Aswan with excellent tours and relaxation.

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Day 01: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and assisted by a Memphis Tours Representative who will transfer you to your luxury Hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival at the Hotel, your Representative will assist you with a smooth check in and give you a detailed information concerning your pick up times. overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Day 02: Pyramids and Cairo Tours

Breakfast at your luxury Hotel in Cairo and then you will be picked up by your personal expert English speaking Tour Guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, famous Sphinx at the Valley temple facing the great statue. Lunch will be served at a good quality local restaurant, then moving on to enjoy the Egyptian Antiquities Museum which hosts the treasure room of the boy king Tutankhamun. Also there is the Mummification room to explore (at additional charge).Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue then on to the area of Islamic Cairo to explore Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo`s old bazaar where you have the opportunity to buy those lovely hand crafted souvenirs before driving back to your Hotel, overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03: Fly to Luxor - Nile Cruise Tours

Check out from your Hotel after enjoying your breakfast, then transfer to Cairo Airport Domestic Terminal for your flight to Luxor where you will be met and assisted our Representative who will escort you by an air-conditioned vehicle to embark on your 5 star luxury Egypt Nile cruise. After lunch on board, your Tour Guide will escort you to enjoy a visit to the impressive Karnak Temple, the world's largest ancient religious site. The hypostyle hall with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt’s famous landmarks. There will be free time to explore the different parts of the huge complex built during the reigns of various Pharaohs. Then you will be transferred to the majestic Luxor Temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the God Amun and you may wish to take advantage at night, of the optional evening ‘Sound and Light Show’ which tells the story of Luxor and Karnak.( Highly recommended).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast on board the Nile cruise boat, your expert Tour Guide will take you on a fascinating Nile journey to the West Bank of the River Nile to experience the original resting place of the world famous boy King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings along with discovering the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (the only Female Pharaoh) at El Deir EL Bahari and the two towering statues of the Colossi of Memnon.(The three tombs visited are determined by the Egyptian Government as to preserve them from the large flow of visitors, therefore are rotated throughout the year and cannot be confirmed as to which tombs prior to your visit). For the rest of the day you will have free time to spend at leisure in Luxor to experience the traditional culture of the Upper Egyptians and optional tours available such as Kalesh or Felucca rides and Luxor City and Market. Overnight in Luxor.
* Please Note: There is an additional Charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples - Sail to Aswan

Today is a special day as you will begin your sailing along the beautiful tranquil Nile, unchanged for centuries with life going as as if nothing has changed. Scenic views of villages and locals along the banks make this a truly enjoyable experience.You will pass through the large Lock at Esna before arriving at Edfu. The huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu is the most complete and best preserved of the Egyptian Temples, consisting of many columns, halls, chambers and chapels. Two statues of Horus flank the twin towered entrance gate; and inside,one of the interesting inscriptions lists the titles of books (scrolls) held in the library. After the tour, sailing will continue with lunch and afternoon tea on board before reaching Kom Ombo. Here, your guide will accompany you to visit Kom Ombo Temple, the only ancient Temple in Egypt divided into two, reflecting its dedication to two Gods: Sobek, the Crocodile God of fertility; and the falcon-headed Horus, God of the sky. Kom Ombo is also famous for the depictions of surgeon's instruments, giving us an early record of medicine and surgery in Ancient Egypt. Finally you will sail on to Aswan under the large structure of Aswan Bridge known as the Gateway to ‘Nubia’. Arriving in Aswan for an overnight stay and dinner on board. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

After breakfast on board your luxurious Nile Cruise, enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Starting with the Aswan High Dam, built in the 1960’s to provide the much needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area which was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has known. Then you will go to view the ‘Unfinished Obelisk’ which still lies in the granite quarries which provided ancient Egypt with building materials. It would have been the largest piece of stone ever handled but when a crack was discovered it was abandoned where it was being hewn. Cross by boat to Angilika Island, to see the Temple of Isis at Philae which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor and one of the Nubian Temples rescued before the High Dam was built. Enjoy Philae’s long colonnades, towers and reliefs which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt. Dinner and overnight on board deluxe Nile Cruise. There is an optional tour to see the Philae Temple Sound and Light Show in the evening. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Aswan - Back to Cairo

Farewell and Disembarkation from your Nile Cruise after breakfast, then you will be transferred to Aswan Airport for your return to Cairo where you will be met and assisted at the airport by a Representative then taken to your Hotel with overnight stay in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Enjoy breakfast at your Hotel in Cairo before checking out. You will then be transferred to Cairo International Airport for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast
Included:
  • Met and assisted at Cairo International Airport upon arrival and departure by our Representative.
  • Transferred to Aswan Airport for your Flight to Cairo 
  • Expert assistance and guidance during your stay by our Personnel.
  • All tours included in the Itinerary.
  • All airport transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle.
  • Interior flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and from Aswan to Cairo with EgyptAir
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo Hotel on bed and buffet breakfast
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on board Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan on full board basis
  • Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley temple, Egyptian Museum and Old Cairo
  • Tour to Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings , Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
  • Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
  • Tour to the Aswan High Dam,Temple of Philae and Unfinished Obelisk
  • All sightseeing tours between Luxor and Aswan to join small- group tours.
  • Lunch meals during tours in Giza /Cairo.
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours.
  • English-speaking tour guide in Giza/ Cairo/ Aswan/ Luxor.
  • Bottled water during all tours
  • Free loan of mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 3 min. international calls.
  • Applicable taxes for all hotels and Nile cruise included in the price.
Excluded:
  • Entry Visa to Egypt
  • Personal spending
  • Optional excursions
  • Tipping to cruise crew and Guides
Accommodation Plan (A):
Mena House Hotel Cairo - Pyramids View room
Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise - Deluxe Cabin
 Price Per Person
Double $ 1100
Single $ 1670
Accommodation Plan (B):
Mena House Hotel Cairo - Deluxe Pyramids View Suite
Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise - Presidential Suite
 Price Per Person
Double $ 2150
Single $ 3990
  • Prices - Prices per person are quoted in Sterling but can also be paid in US$ or Euros by credit or debit card via a secure credit card payment system. Any additional bank charges on bookings will be covered by Memphis Tours. Above prices valid only during the selected dates above.

  • Payment - Reservations should be made as early as possible to avoid disappointment in securing your specific required tour package.Your booking will be secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. Please note that during the Christmas and New Year holidays, tour packages require a deposit of 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment by credit or debit cards via our secured payment system.

  • Transportation - All transport within your tours is included such as domestic flights, trains, and air conditioned vehicles by road. Wi-Fi can be provided in road vehicles, therefore please inform us on booking if you require Wi- Fi whilst travelling by road along with complimentary bottled water. All our vehicles are new and of the latest design and technology.

  • Tour Guides and Representatives - Throughout your holiday from arrival to departure, you will have the constant assistance of our Memphis Tour Representatives who are responsible for your transfers to and from Airports, Hotels and resorts and will assist at the Airports with Visa, tickets and luggage and are there to answer any questions you may have. Once you start your tours of the sites in Egypt, you will have the constant guidance of your highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide both on included and optional tours

  • Travelling with Children in Egypt - Many children delight in touring the Pyramids, Temples and Tombs in Egypt as often it is part of their school study programme. Therefore Memphis Tours offers packages and tours to suit all ages with excellent combined ‘twin centre’ and multi location destinations such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan (Egypt Family Tours and Nile Cruise) and the Red Sea Resorts.

  • Wheelchair Travellers - Memphis Tours are particularly keen to promote and cater for disabled and wheelchair clients having Nile cruise boats, Hotels and tours especially adapted with rooms, cabins and transportation for easy accessibility. Please check the following link for more information.

  • Tailor - Made Holidays - A holiday is a special occasion and often means spending your savings. Therefore, you need to make sure that it is the Holiday that you want. Here at Memphis Tours we are more than flexible in adapting your Holiday to what YOU require and can easily ‘Tailor’ it to your requirements .

  • Dress Code Egypt In general, Egypt is predominantly a Muslim Country and culture. Therefore is it expected that in certain places and regions, that a specific dress code is adhered to.
    Whilst in the resorts on the Red Sea is more relaxed, the bigger Cities where tourism is more minimal, codes are required.

    Nile Cruises - The Nile Cruise boats are generally a little more relaxed whilst you are sailing. However, it is not appreciated that female guests participate in topless sunbathing on the sun terrace. The Boat staff and crew are all males and generally Muslims so it is very offensive to them and can also be an embarrassment to the female guests. Shorts and T shirts for both men and women on board are acceptable, but at evening dinner, shorts are generally not accepted and guests are expected to dress in a more formal manner.

    Hotels - In general, Hotels have the same code of conduct regarding dress as do the Nile Cruise Boats with the addition that swimwear is not permitted in the Reception areas and dining rooms.

    Cities and Attractions - In the larger Cities such as Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan, certain standards are also required. Whilst walking in the streets, shorts for men and women are acceptable, however, women and girls can often be stared at. Therefore, it is more advisable to wear long skirts or leggings / trousers.
    Religious attractions such as Mosques and Churches have strict dress guidelines for men and women.
    Women MUST cover their heads with a scarf, wear long skirts (or at least covering their legs) with non- revealing tops and remove all shoes. Men must also wear long trousers and remove all footwear.

    Red Sea Resorts - Resorts such as Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh have a much more relaxed code when it comes to dress, Shorts and strappy tops are normal wear in the streets. However, topless sunbathing is not encouraged as it will just bring unwanted attention to the females by local men and beach / bar attendants. Hotels have the same rules as listed above in the Hotel section.
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Best Time to Visit Egypt
An all year round destination with winter season being the coolest with still good average temperatures between 21- 26 degrees in the Red Sea resorts and Upper Egypt (Luxor/ Aswan) between 23 - 29 degrees
Flying to Egypt
Cairo - for comfort and quality - EgyptAir & British Airways (Scheduled Airlines only) ; Luxor - EgyptAir (Scheduled), Easyjet ( Charter), Monarch (Charter) ; Sharm el Sheikh - Easyjet (Charter), Monarch (Charter) ; Hurghada - Easyjet (Charter), Monarch (Charter)
Flying Time
4 hours 50 minutes direct from London
Time Difference
GMT +2
Visas
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
Health Requirements
No mandatory vaccinations
Clothing
Respectful attire in Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria on tours - More relaxed clothing in the Red Sea areas like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh
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