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Road to Egypt at Christmas Holidays

from $1335
Duration:
8 Days
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Dec.19 or 20.2017

A delightful opportunity at the Christmas Holidays 2017/18 to sample a wonderful 8 Day Egypt tour exploring the Pyramids and cruising the Nile on board our 5 Star Nile Cruise Boat, Mövenpick MS Royal Lotus Nile Cruise, sailing from Luxor to Aswan. Witness the beauty of life on the River Nile unchanged for centuries, whilst relaxing and taking in the ambience of the Nile cruise journey and experience.

Included:
  • Met and assisted at Cairo Airport upon arrival and departure by our Representative.
  • Assistance by our Personnel during your stay, tours and excursions.
  • All airport transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle with Free WiFi.
  • Internal flight tickets from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at a 5-star hotel in Cairo based on bed and breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights onboard 5-star Nile Cruise Boat Aswan-Luxor on full board.
  • Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley Temple.
  • Tour to Egyptian Museum and  Old Cairo.
  • Tour to the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Temple of Philae in Aswan.
  • Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
  • Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples.
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
  • Lunch meals during tours in Cairo.
  • Bottled water during all tours.
  • Entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary
  • English-speaking Tour Guide during tours in Egypt
  • All Nile Cruise tours with Memphis Tours group
  • Service charges and taxes included throughout the tours.
  • Free loan of mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 3 min. international calls.
Excluded:
  • International airfare.
  • Entry Visa to Egypt.
  • Personal spendings.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for Guides and Nile Cruise crew.
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

Your Tour Manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport then escort you to your Hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the Hotel your Tour Manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your Cairo & Nile Cruise tour with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour through your Egypt Tour. Overnight in Cairo.

Welcome Drink

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After a relaxing breakfast at in Cairo, you will be accompanied by your private tour guide and driver to start your Pyramids and Nile Cruise tour by visiting the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s greatest attractions to visit The Great Pyramids, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, middle pyramids of Khephren and the little one of Mykerinos and The Mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient pharaohs, this tour includes visit to the Valley Temple facing the great sphinx. Enjoy your Lunch before moving on to visit the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiques that was built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpieces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period in Egypt. Afterwards enjoy a shopping tour at the Khan El Khalili famous Bazaar and old market where you can browse and purchase the wonderful array of handcrafted Egyptian souvenirs and gifts. Enjoy your free time in Cairo, and then you will be transferred to your Hotel for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Fly Cairo to Luxor - Nile Cruise Tour

After early breakfast, your Tour Guide will transfer you to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor. On arrival, you will be met by your Representative to check into your Nile Cruise in Luxor. After this, you will head off with your Tour Guide to explore Karnak Temple, which is the world's largest ancient religious site. The hypostyle hall with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt’s infamous landmarks. There will be free time to explore the different parts of the huge complex built during the reigns of various Pharaohs, then moving to Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals that was dedicated to the God Amon and you may wish to return in the evening for the highly recommended optional tour, the Sound and Light show which tells the glorious Pharaonic historical story of Luxor and Karnak. Return to your Nile cruise and Overnight in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Breakfast is served onboard in Luxor before being escorted by your Guide to cross to the West Bank of the Nile to the sites of Ancient Thebes, overall one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and the visit the impressive colonnaded and terraced Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri, which was built into a high cliff face and has graphics telling the story of Hatshepsut’s expeditions to the mysterious land of Punt. Then on to The Valley of the Kings to see a selection of the beautifully decorated rock-cut tombs, many of which still display vibrant colour and breathtaking detail of deities and scenes from the Book of the Underworld with a visit to 3 tombs. (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). The most visited tombs have walkways and electric lighting, and the internal walls are protected by glass. Sailing to Edfu via Esna Lock dinner and overnight stay on board the Nile cruise vessel.

Please Note: There is an additional Charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

After enjoying breakfast on board your Nile cruise ship in Aswan you sail to see Kom Ombo Temple . Of all the ancient temples in Egypt, this is the only one which is divided into two, to reflect that it is dedicated 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.

In the afternoon, sailing down the Nile to visit the huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu, which 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.Back to your Nile cruise for dinner, afternoon tea is served on the sundeck with dinner sailing to Aswan overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

After enjoying breakfast on board your cruise ship in Aswan you will be met by your Guide visiting the Aswan High Dam which was built in the 1960’s to provide the much-needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has ever known. Then moving on to witness 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 Philae Temple which is 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. Return to your Nile cruise ship for lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and leisurely free time in Aswan. Overnight stay aboard the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Fly Aswan to Cairo

Breakfast on your Nile Cruise boat, then you will be transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan Airport for your flight back to Cairo. Overnight in your Hotel in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Cairo - Fly Back Home

End of your Cairo and Nile Cruise tour. Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation :
Accommodation Plan:
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa
Le Passage Hotel and Casino
Le Passage Hotel and Casino
Movenpick Royal Lotus Nile Cruise
Movenpick Royal Lotus Nile Cruise
Price
$ 1309 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1335 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1795 Per Single Room Occupancy
  • Prices - Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid for Christmas and New Year holidays in Egypt. The price of single is valid for those coming with others and prefer single occupancy.

  • 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. Packages and vacations which include International flights will require the full flight cost and deposit (25% or 50%) due to the regulations of the Airlines who require full payment

  • 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 .

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