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Great Sites of Egypt (15 Days/14 Nights OR 10 Days/9 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

A 10 day/8 night tour of the wonders of Egypt! Designed for first time travelers, this tour will introduce you to the highlights of the land of the Pharaohs. Spend two days with a private guide, car and driver in Cairo exploring its many facets and gems. Then embark on a 4 night/5 day cruise on the Nile with stops in Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. You can also opt to add an excursion to the temples at Abu Simbel or an extension to Jordan. Any dates -Departing on Friday and returning on Sunday.

High season: March 27 – April 7 & June 1 – august 31

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

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

 

Tour Includes:

  • All accommodations and meals as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing, entrance fees and transportation mentioned
  • Private, English speaking Egyptologist guide in Cairo
  • English speaking group guide on the cruise
  • Internal flights within Egypt
  • Arrival and departure transfers including assistance
  • Luggage porterage within Egypt

Tour Does Not Include:

  • Egyptian Visa (currently $30 - subject to change) 
  • Round trip economy class flights on EgyptAir from JFK ($800-$1100 depending on seasonality)
  • Items of a personal nature: email, phone calls, souvenirs, beverages, etc. 
  • Tips for guides, escorts, drivers, and cruise personnel
  • Meals not indicated in the program
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Abu Simbel excursion by air

Tour Notes

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

10 Days/ 9 Nights

Low Season:
Option I: $1,840.00 – Single Suppl: $435.00    – Solo travelers: $2,095.00
Option II: $1,935.00 – Single Suppl: $535.00   – Solo travelers: $2,535.00
Option III: $2,035.00 – Single Suppl: $635.00  – Solo travelers: $2,635.00
Option IV: $2,235.00 – Single Suppl: $835.00  – Solo travelers: $2,935.00

High Season:
Option I: $1,900.00 – Single Suppl: $495.00     – Solo travelers: $2,195.00
Option II: $1,995.00 – Single Suppl: $595.00    – Solo travelers: $2,595.00
Option III: $2,095.00 – Single Suppl: $695.00   – Solo travelers: $2,695.00
Option IV: $2,295.00 – Single Suppl: $895.00  – Solo travelers: $2,995.00

Standard of properties used (based on availability of space):
Option I: Barcelo or Oasis Hotel (4*)
Option II: Pyramisa or Steigenberger Hotel (Superior 4*)
Option III: Le Meridian Hotel (Standard 5*)
Option IV: Marriott or Movenpick Hotel (Deluxe 5*)
** We have the right to substitute to similar properties.

15 Days/ 14 Nights

Option I: $2,995.00 – Single Suppl: $1,295.00
Option II: $3,495.00 – Single Suppl: $1,395.00

Standard of properties used (based on availability of space):
Option I: Marriott Hotel(5*) / Queen Farida Cruise (Low Season)
Option II: Marriott Hotel(5*) / Queen Farida Cruise (High Season)

Abu simbel optional tour is $260.00 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
Arrive EGYPT

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, 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. 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 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, to visit the Citadel of Saladdin and Mohamed Ali Pasha’s 19th century alabaster mosque. (B,L)

Day 4
Cairo

Today you concentrate on Ancient Egypt beginning with a visit to Giza to view the Pyramids, and the enigmatic Sphinx. Continue onto 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 and the location of the Step Pyramid, one of the world’s oldest stone structures. (B,L)

Day 5
CAIRO to ASWAN

Transfer to the airport for an early flight to Aswan. Optional tour to the Temples of Abu Simbel*, to visit the two temples on the shores of Lake Nasser is available. 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 ship. After a late lunch join fellow passengers on a river cruise in a felucca, passing by the Agha Khan Mausoleum, Elephantine Island and the Botanical Island of Lord Kitchener. (B,L,D)

Day 6
ASWAN to 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, the only remaining pieces of the temple of Amenophis III and visit the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Return to the East Bank to 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 to CAIRO

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
Depart for US

Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)