EA3 – Egyptian Adventure & Alexandria

Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Edfu, Kom Ombo & Luxor      13 Days from $2589.00

Overview

Tour Style

Classic Tours

Tour Length

13 Days/10 Nights

Departs

YYZ - Toronto Pearson Airport, other gateways available

Starts

Mondays from Toronto

Finishes

Saturdays in Toronto

Highlights

Visit the great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Embark on a Nile Cruise. Visit the infamous Luxor temple and temple of Horus. Sail on a felucca. See the Colossi of Memnon. Edfu and Kom Ombo temples guided visit. Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings visit. Overnight in Luxor. Side trip to Alexandria for the catacombs, library of Alexandria, temple of Cleopatra and Pompey's Pillar.

Included Features

• International roundtrip airfare from Toronto to Cairo*.
• 2 Domestic flights: Cairo/Aswan & Luxor/Cairo.
• 3 Nights accommodation in Cairo based on bed and breakfast.
• 3 Nights Nile cruise based on full board.
• 1 Night accommodation in Luxor based on bed and breakfast.
• 3 Nights accommodation in Alexandria based on bed and breakfast.
• Meals as per itinerary.
• All sightseeing and tour excursions are as detailed in the itinerary, including entrance fees.
• Transfers in Egypt including baggage handling.
• Service of a licensed English-speaking Egyptologist guide.

*other departure gateways available.

Additional Information

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Itinerary at a glance

Day 10 - En Route
Day 2 - Cairo
Day 3 - Cairo
Day 4 - Cairo
Day 5 - Cairo / Aswan / Nile Cruise
Day 6 - Nile Cruise
Day 7 - Nile Cruise
Day 8 - Nile Cruise / Luxor
Day 9 - Luxor / Cairo / Alexandria
Day 10 - Alexandria
Day 11 - Alexandria
Day 12 - Alexandria / Cairo
Day 13 - En Route

Itinerary

Day 1 (Mon) - En Route

An overnight flight from Toronto to Cairo.

Day 2 (Tue) - Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be met by our representative assisted through formalities and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 (Wed) - Cairo

Visit Memphis, the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world where the Alabaster Sphinx and the statue of Ramses II exists, Saqqara where the famous Unas Pyramid is located, King Zoser Step Pyramid. In the afternoon, you will visit the great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the mysterious Sphinx. Overnight at your hotel. (BL)

Day 4 (Thu) - Cairo

Visit the Egyptian Museum, which houses a collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun.  Visit Old Cairo, Mohamed Ali Mosque and the Cairo Citadel, the Moallaqa Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Shop at Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Return to your hotel for overnight. (BL)

Day 5 (Fri) - Cairo / Nile Cruise

Transfer to the Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan. At Aswan, the Nile parts into many arms divided by immense granite rocks and islands, in particular the island of Elephantine. There is only a small area of fertile land producing what are considered the finest dates in all of Egypt. Upon arrival, transfer to your Nile Cruise for embarkation. Sail on an Egyptian felucca passing by the Elephantine Island, view the Botanical Gardens on the Kitchener Island with its exotic plants and the Aga Khan Mausoleum.  After lunch, visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries to the Philae Temple. Sail to Kom Ombo. Enjoy the fine view of the immortal Nile. Visit the Sobek Temple, offering beautiful murals and reliefs.  Sail to Edfu and overnight aboard your cruise. (BLD)


Day 6 (Sat) - Nile Cruise

Visit the Horus Temple, one of three beautiful Ptolemaic Temples and almost perfectly preserved.  Sail through the locks of Esna.  Overnight in Luxor aboard your cruise. (BLD)


Day 7 (Sun) - Nile Cruise

Visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens in the West Bank. Continue to visit Hatshepsut’s temple at Dier El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the great Luxor Temple and the magnificent Karnak Temple of Amon with Hypostyle hall and the 134 huge columns, the statue of Ramses II, the Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut and the Sacred Lake. Even in the time of the Pharaohs, this great temple was regarded as the finest creation of an abounding in architectural accomplishments. Overnight in Luxor. (BLD)


Day 8 (Mon) - Nile Cruise / Luxor

Disembark from your Nile cruise and enjoy a balance of day at leisure in Luxor. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 9 (Tue) - Luxor / Cairo / Alexandria

Enjoy a day of leisure in Luxor. In the afternoon, transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo and travel by road to Alexandria. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 10 (Wed) - Alexandria

In the beautiful coastal city of Alexandria, visit the new Library of Alexandria, one of modern architectures greatest marvel. Visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa,  and the Roman Amphitheatre. You will be directed to the underwater site in the Eastern Port of the newly discovered Cleopatra Temple and Pompey’s Pillar which was erected in honor of the Emperor. Overnight at your hotel in Alexandria. (B)

Day 11 (Thu) - Alexandria

Enjoy a day of  leisure in Alexandria exploring the city known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 12 (Fri) - Alexandria / Cairo

Return to Cairo in time for your return flight to Toronto. (B)


Day 13 (Sat) - En Route

Early morning flight to Toronto. (B)


Prices

Period: 2017

 

Tour EA3 – P.P. in double

First Class

Deluxe

Superior Deluxe

Sep 16 – Dec 09

2589

3098

4798

Dec 10 – Jan 06

3989

3598

5798

Jan 07 – May 31

2589

3198

5198

Jun 01 – Sep 15

2789

3398

5298

Sep 16 – Dec 10

2689

3298

5298

Taxes

489

489

489

Single Supplement

699

1798

2499


*Price includes airfare from Toronto. For other departure gateways, please contact us for a quote.
Easter & other holidays - supplement applies
Accommodation is subject to availability

 

Accommodation

 

City

First Class

Deluxe

Superior Deluxe

Cairo

Barceló Cairo Pyramids

Fairmont Nile City

Mena House

Nile Cruise

M.S. Sherry Boat

M.S. Mayfair/M.S. Moon Goddess

M.S. Star Goddess

Luxor

Iberotel

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

Sofitel Winter Palace

 

Accommodation is subject to availability.

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