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Egypt- History Retreat and Beyond



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Trip Name: Egypt- History Retreat and Beyond

Trip Date: Saturday April 8th 2017

Trip Length: 8 days

Destination Continent: Africa

Destination Country: Egypt

Tour Fee: $2990

Tour ID: 130624Tc88c

Upfront Deposit: $300

Trip Highlights

Travel to beautiful Egypt and immerse yourself in one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Discover ancient treasures when you visit the Cairo Museum of Antiquities, explore the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, and check out the ancient burial ground at the Valley of Kings. Your journey to the ancient history will continue to include excursions of Dam, Philae, and Abu Simbel temples in addition to a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan.

Trip Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Cairo
Upon your arrival to Cairo international airport, we will escort you to your hotel for the overnight stay in Cairo.

Optional Activity- Dinner on Nile Cruise:
At evening, you can enjoy your dinner onboard of a Nile cruise for 2 hours including watching Egyptian folk shows.

Day 2: Pyramids and Museum
After breakfast, you will meet your guide to start your visit to the Giza Pyramids of CheopsChefren and Mykerinus, then move to the Sphinx and Valley temple. Then transfer to enjoy the Egyptian Museum. Finally you will be escorted to airport to take your flight to Luxor. You have dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Luxor.

Day 3: Luxor Sightseeing
Today, after breakfast in your hotel, you will be escorted to visit the Valley of the KingsHatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon, after that move to visit Karnak and Luxor Temples, finally you will be escorted to your hotel for the overnight.

Optional Activity- Hot Balloon:
Today morning or afternoon, you can have a hot balloon flight over the Luxor temples. It makes your stay in Luxor an unforgettable experience. Drifting peacefully over the Valley of King, Valley of the Queens and the Mountain on the Nobles. The flight is approximately 30:45 minutes depend on the weather.

Day 4: Aswan Sightseeing
After breakfast and hotel check out, you will be transferred to Aswan by train to visit the High DamPhilae temple and the Unfinished Obelisk, then you will move to your hotel in Aswan for the overnight.

Day 5: Abu Simbel Temples
Today, at the morning you will be escorted in a sharing bus to Abu Simbel temple. Back to Aswan then you will be escorted to the airport to take your flight to Cairo. Overnight you stay at your hotel in Cairo.

Day 6: Cairo
 Today, after breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour to Alexandria. Travel to Alexandria, arrival and start the tour with the library of Alexandria the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books (with its open court and free museums).

After that, we visit Site of lighthouse one of the seven wonders of ancient world we have now in same site castle of Qaitbey, visit Royal gardens of king Farouk to watch the royal Palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek, royal beaches of the queens; King Farouk is the last king in history of Egypt, then visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city Abbo Elabbas Mosque, unknown soldier of Alexandria, the statue of Alexander the great. After lunch, we move to visit the church of St. Mark the oldest church in Africa, drive along the Cornish 30 km to see the whole city of Alexandria from sea side including the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater, stop over the famous bridge of Stanley modern land mark of modern Alexandria, visit the old down town of Alexandria and walk in the old city center of Alexandria to watch the real cold city of Alexandria which built by Alexander the great. Travel in comfort back to your hotel

You stay overnight in Cairo.

 

Day 7: Alexandria Library & Sights
Today, after breakfast at your hotel, you will be escorted with your guide to visit Sakkara and Memphis. Overnight you stay in your Cairo hotel.

Optional Activity- Sound & Light Show:
At evening, you can attend the Sound & Light show in the Pyramids area.

Day 8: Final Departure
After your breakfast, you will be escorted by your tour guide to the airport for the final departure.

Escorted Package Info

  • 7 night 4 star hotel accommodations: 4 night stay at Grand Pyramids hotel or similar in Cairo and 2 night stay at Mercure Luxor hotel or Similar in Luxor, and 1 night stay at Isis Corniche hotel or Similar
  • Round flight from Maryland BWI to Cairo International airport
  • All transfers
  • Meals as stated on the itinerary
  • Sightseeing per itinerary with private transport
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout.  
  • Services of English-speaking local guides.
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Toll and parking fees
  • Transfer by flight: Cairo/ Luxor & Aswan/Cairo
  • Transfer by train: Luxor / Aswan

Important Reminders

  • Tour Fee
    Tour prices are for land and flight with double occupancy. The total tour fee for a single occupancy traveler is $3,590.
  • Roommate Matching
    If you have a preference for a roommate, please let us know full first and last name. Otherwise, we will match you up with a roommate as long as you're a non-smoker. You must book at least 90 days prior to the tour date to take advantage of our free roommate match up service. Don't let not having a roommate keep you from going on this amazing trip!

Trip Supplements

After making your trip reservation, on My Account page, you can add any of below supplements to your trip.

  • Single Room Occupancy

    An option to have your own room at the hotel while being on the trip and enjoy the total privacy.

  • Dinner on Nile Cruise

    On this trip supplement, you enjoy your dinner onboard of a Nile cruise for 2 hours including watching Egyptian folk shows.

  • Hot Balloon Flight

    On this trip supplement, you can have a hot balloon flight over the Luxor temples. It makes your stay in Luxor an unforgettable experience. Drifting peacefully over the Valley of King, Valley of the Queens and the Mountain on the Nobles. The flight is approximately 30:45 minutes depend on the weather.

  • Sound & Light Show

    Excel your trip experience by attending the Sound & Light show in the Pyramids area.

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