Description
Full Itinerary
Rates

Description

Type of Tour:

Individually Tailored

Operates:

Departs Wednesdays, Saturdays & Mondays

Duration:

6 days / 5 nights Antiquities and Nile Cruise

Visit:

Cairo – Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu – Esna – Luxor

Includes:

• All transfers as indicated in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor
• 2 night’s accommodation in Cairo
• 1 full-day sightseeing in Cairo visiting the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids & Sphinx
• 3 night Nile Cruise sailing Aswan – Luxor
• Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
• Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Excludes:

• Airfare and airport taxes
• Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned
• Travel insurance, visa cost and tips

Notes:

• 3 night Nile cruise departs Aswan on Monday and Friday.
• Cruise departures are subject to change.

Accommodation:

• 4* Budget: Barcelo Cairo Pyramids & Tuya cruise or similar
• 4*: Steigenberger El Tahrir Hotel & Tuya cruise or similar
• 5* : Sheraton Hotel Cairo & Toya cruise or similar
• 5* Superior: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Tuya cruise or similar

Full Itinerary

DAY 1:  CAIRO
Arrive Cairo, and be transferred to your overnight hotel. Rest of day at leisure to relax and rest.
Overnight: Cairo

DAY 2:  CAIRO
Morning tour of the Egyptian Museum, where you view the largest depository of Egyptian Antiquities from the Pharaonic and Greco Roman periods as well as the treasures recovered from the Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amun. In the afternoon you visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the only present-day survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, built from over 2300 000 blocks of stone, each weighing about 2.5 tons. Nearby, the mystical Sphinx keeps watch over the Giza plateau. The 20-metre high man-animal Sphinx, created as a “living image of the sun-god”, was built by Chephren to guard the entrance to the Pyramids.
Overnight: Cairo (B)
 

DAY 3:  CAIRO – ASWAN
You are transferred to Cairo Airport for flight to Aswan (cost of flight not included), and on landing transfer to your Nile Cruiser for embarkation. In the afternoon enjoy a Felucca ride during which you might catch a glimpse ofthe lush Botanic Garden on Kitchener’s Island. Also visit Elephantine Island and cruise past Aga Khan’s Mausoleum on the west bank.
Overnight:on board the Nile Cruiser (BLD)
 

DAY 4:  ASWAN – KOM OMBO – EDFU
Today visit the High Dam, a huge rock-fill dam, which captures the world’s longest river. Travel by motorboat to Agilika Island and visit the reassembled Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple has a majestic aura, particularly at sunset when it turns to gold. Cruise to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, dedicated to the crocodile god and the falcon-headed god. Thereafter the cruise continues to Edfu.
Overnight:on board the Nile Cruiser (BLD)

DAY 5:  EDFU – ESNA – LUXOR
By horse-drawn carriage you are transferred through Edfu to one of the famous and best preserved ancient Greek-built Horus temple. It is dedicated to the Falcon God and was built on a rise to escape the annual flooding of the Nile. Thereafter you return to your Nile Cruiser and enjoy the changing scenery as you cruise to Esna and later to Luxor, considered to be one of the world’s greatest open-air museums.

Travel by coach to the West Bank and visit Thebes Necropolis and the Valley of Kings, a vast City of the Dead for generations of Pharaohs, where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife. Very few of these rock-cut tombs, unfortunately, escaped grave robbers during ancient times. The most famous of the sixty-two tombs is the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amun unearthed by Howard Carter. Continue to Deir al-Bahri, where the Temple of Hatshepsut was built for the only woman who ruled Egypt, also see the Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of the Temple of Amenophis, destroyed by the annual flooding of the Nile.
Overnight:on board the Nile Cruiser (BLD)

DAY 6:  LUXOR – CAIRO
Disembark after breakfast. Visit the Karnak Temple, a complex dedicated to Amun Ra. Its impressive features are probably the most overwhelming of all the Egyptian monuments. Visit the Luxor Temple discovered beneath the shifting desert sands. It was originally joined to the Karnak Temple by an avenue of Sphinxes. Departure transfer to Luxor Airport for flight to Cairo (cost of flight not included). (B)

Rates

EGYPTIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Departs Wednesdays, Saturdays & Mondays – (Individually Tailored Tour) – Up to 40 pass.

6 Days
5 Nights
(flights excluded)

Currency

Per Person Sharing

Single Room Supplement

4* Budget Hotels

1 Jul – 27 Sep 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

682

277

28 Sep – 31 Oct 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

732

308

1 – 30 Nov 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

750

308

1 – 20 Dec 2019; 4 Jan 2020 – 6 Apr & 18 – 30 Apr 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

782

322

21 Dec 2019 – 3 Jan 2020 & 7 – 17 Apr 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

943

397

1 May – 30 Jun 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

725

279

4* Hotels

1 Jul – 27 Sep 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

719

299

28 Sep – 31 Oct 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

782

308

1 – 30 Nov 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

800

338

1 – 20 Dec 2019; 4 Jan 2020 – 6 Apr & 18 – 30 Apr 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

832

344

21 Dec 2019 – 3 Jan 2020 & 7 – 17 Apr 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

1 000

444

1 May – 30 Jun 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

775

314

5* Hotels

1 Jul – 27 Sep 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

744

337

28 Sep – 31 Oct 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

807

338

1 – 30 Nov 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

825

375

1 – 20 Dec 2019; 4 Jan 2020 – 6 Apr & 18 – 30 Apr 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

882

382

21 Dec 2019 – 3 Jan 2020 & 7 – 17 Apr 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

1 063

482

1 May – 30 Jun 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

825

339

5* Superior Hotels

1 Jul – 27 Sep 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

782

362

28 Sep – 31 Oct 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

832

400

1 – 30 Nov 2019 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

850

400

1 – 20 Dec 2019; 4 Jan 2020 – 6 Apr & 18 – 30 Apr 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

907

407

21 Dec 2019 – 3 Jan 2020 & 7 – 17 Apr 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

1 113

544

1 May – 30 Jun 2020 from:

Cairo – Cairo

USD

850

364

Includes: Transfers in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor, 2 nights’ accommodation, 3 night Nile Cruise.  All sightseeing, entrance fees and meals as per itinerary.

Excludes: Flights Cairo – Aswan and Luxor – Cairo

Note: Prices over new year exclude the cost of the obligatory new year gala dinner at hotels.

All rates will be converted at time of final payment according to ITT’s bank selling rates.  Please double check the final ZAR amount with us on day of payment.  All services are subject to availability at time of booking and subject to the General Terms and Conditions of ITT Inspirations Travel & Tours (PTY) LTD.

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