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Great Sites of Egypt (10 Days/8 Nights)

Whether it’s your first visit or your tenth, this is the perfect time for you to see Egypt, with its incredible monuments, temples, artifacts and history. Join a group of amateur Egyptologists and explore the famous sites and antiquities of Ancient Egypt. Our knowledgeable native Egyptian guide will provide his own unique input regarding the sites we will be seeing: the Pyramids, Luxor, and Karnak just to name a few. Much of the learning will take place as a result of discussions and questions between the guide and tour members. Sailing the Eternal Nile aboard this small luxury yacht befitting royalties and explorers of the 19th century is an experience like none other!


Everything was really quite fantastic, from the people in Treasure Egypt Travel to the tour, to the driver and guide. Thank you.
– Joseph Desloge



I can’t tell you how great it is to have everything taken care of. The trip was a resounding success. Thank you.
– Martina Desloge

GALLERY


Great Sites of Egypt

Any dates Preferred departure on a Friday and return on a Sunday

Tour Escort: Private local Archaeologist/Guide in Cairo while a group guide on board the ship.

Per person in dbl occupancy $2,585.00 from NYC

Rates are based on using Egyptair from JFK, NY airport and if using any other airline airfare credit is $663.00 per person. Transfers will still be included in Cairo airport.

Minimum 2 participants, In case of one traveler alone, there is a supplement applied

Rates are based on using Egyptair from JFK, NY airport and if using any other airline airfare credit is $663.00 per person. Transfers will still be included in Cairo airport.

Tour Includes:

  • All accommdations and meals as per itinerary
  • All sightseeing with entrance fees and transportation as per itinerary
  • Private, professional English speaking Egyptologist guide in Cairo
  • English speaking group guide on cruise and local site guide if visiting Abu Simbel
  • Internal flights in Egypt
  • Round-trip economy class flights on EgyptAir from New York or from select Midwest and East Coast cities
  • Arrival and departure transfers including assistance and luggage porterage
  • All hotel/cruise taxes and transfer charges

Tour Does Not Include:

  • Cost of passport or Egyptian visa ($20.00)
  • Airport taxes/fuel surcharge and security fees (Currently $320.00)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips for guides, escorts, drivers, or hotel/cruise personnel.(recommended budget $120.00)
  • Meals not indicated on the program
  • Travel insurance coverage

Tour Notes

* Travel insurance is highly recommended for trip cancellations, medical sickness, loss or damage of luggage.

* Rates are valid September 01, 2012 – May 31, 2013 (Excluding Peak Xmas and Easter time when there is a supplement):
* Based on departure from NYC using Egyptair and accommodation in double occupancy.
Option I: $2,585.00 – Single Suppl: $464.00
Option II: $2,763.00 – Single Suppl: $527.00
Option III: $2,903.00 – Single Suppl: $750.00
Option IV: $3,265.00 – Single Suppl: $1,029.00

*Supplement for June 01-July 31, 2013 is $400.00 per person

Standard of properties used (based on availability of space):
Option I: Cosmopolitan Hotel & Presidential Nile Cruise
Option II: Shepherds Hotel & Nabila Nile Cruise
Option III: Le Meridien Hotel & Movenpick Nile Cruise
Option IV: Grand Hyatt Hotel & Royal or Sonesta Nile Cruises
** We have the right to substitute to similar properties.

Abu simbel optional tour is $220.00 per person including the flights.


View Tour Itinerary

Day 1
US to Cairo

Depart USA on Egyptair’s non-stop flight to Cairo from JFK, NY.

Day 2
Cairo

Upon arrival at the Cairo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure

Day 3
Cairo

Immerse yourself in the exploration of Cairo, the heartbeat of Egypt, and also known as the “Mother of the World.” This is a city with a rich history having been part of the Persian, Ptolemaic, Roman and Byzantine empires and home to Christians, Jews and Muslims alike. Begin your exploration at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, as you enter the ancient world of Egypt. The most impressive exhibit is the replica of Tutankhamun’s tomb with its golden sarcophagus and his funerary treasure. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old Cairo, the oldest quarter of the city, with its ancient churches and the synagogue of Ben Ezra. Continue to Islamic Cairo, with a visit to the Citadel of Saladdin and Mohamed Ali Pasha’s 19th century alabaster mosque (B,L)

Day 4
Cairo

Your exploration of Ancient Egypt starts with a visit to Giza to view the Pyramids, and the enigmatic Sphinx. Continue your tour with a visit to Memphis, the once resplendent capital of the Old Kingdom where you will see the reclining statue of Ramses II. Then travel to Sakkara, the burial place of the pharaohs of the Old Kingdom. Here you will see the Step Pyramid, one of the world’s oldest stone structures of its size. (B,L)

Day 5
Cairo / Aswan (Option to Abu Simbel)

Transfer to the airport for an early flight to Aswan Possibility of optional visit of the Temples of Abu Simbel, to visit the two temples on the shores of Lake Nasser. The smaller of the two was commissioned by Ramses II to honor Hathor, goddess of love, which he dedicated to his beloved wife, Nefertari. From here, fly to Aswan where you are met upon arrival and taken to the Nile Cruise (B,L,D)

After a late lunch you may wish to join fellow passengers on a river cruise in a sailing boat (felucca), passing by the Agha Khan Mausoleum, and Elephantine Island and the Botanical Island of Lord Kitchener. (B,L,D)

Day 6
Aswan / Kom-Ombo

Enjoy a morning tour of the high dam, Unfinished Obelisk, and Philae Temple, the dwelling place of the goddess of Isis, the universal mother of nature and protector of humans. Return to the ship for lunch, and set sail for Kom-Ombo where you will visit the riverside Temple of Kom-Ombo. This dual temple, dedicated to the gods Horus (falcon) and Sobek (crocodile), is completely symmetrical. (B,L,D)

Day 7
Edfu

Start your morning with a visit to the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus in Edfu. This is the largest and most completely preserved temple in Egypt. Continue sailing towards Luxor, passing through the locks at Esna. From the ship you may see the Temple of Khnum, the ram-headed god who created mankind. (B,L,D)

Day 8
Luxor

Travel to Luxor’s West Bank to explore the Valley of the Kings and Queens and the tombs of the rulers of the Egyptian dynasties. View the Colossi of Memnon, a great tourist attraction since the Greco-Roman times and the only remaining pieces of the temple of Amenophis III. You will then visit the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hathshepsut. Return to the East Bank of the city where you will tour the Temple of Luxor and the temples in the Karnak complex, whose ancient name means “the most perfect of places,” before returning to the boat for your last night aboard. (B,L,D)

Day 9
Luxor

Disembark the cruise ship, and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Check in and balance of the day free (B)

Day 10
Onward

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or extend your trip with a visit to Jordan. (B)