EA2 - Highlights of Egypt

Cairo, Aswan, Edfu, Kom Ombo & Luxor      13 Days from $2298.00

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.

Included Features

• International roundtrip airfare from Toronto to Cairo*.
• 5 Nights hotel in Cairo based on bed and breakfast.
• 3 Night Nile cruise based on full board
• 2 Nights hotel in Luxor based on bed and breakfast
• Domestic flights from Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo
• All sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary, including entrance fees
• All transfers in Egypt including baggage handling
• Service of an English-speaking Egyptologist guide
• Meals as per itinerary

*other departure gateways available.

Additional Information

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Itinerary at a glance

Day 1 - 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
Day 10 - Luxor / Cairo
Day 11 - Cairo
Day 12 - 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 the Cairo airport, you will be met by our representative, assisted through formalities and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 (Wed) – Cairo

After breakfast visit Memphis, the City of the God Ptah and the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world where you will visit the Alabaster Sphinx and the Statue of Ramses II. Continue to Saqqara to visit the famous Unas Pyramid, King Zoser Step Pyramid, Mastaba Tomb of Ti, and the Tomb of Ptahotep. In the afternoon, you will visit the great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the mysterious Sphinx, a colossal lion with a pharaoh’s head. Return to your hotel. (BL)


Day 4 (Thu) – Cairo

Visit the Egyptian Museum, which houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun. Visit Old Cairo, the Citadel of Salah Al Din and Mohamed Ali Mosque, with its magnificent panoramic view of Cairo. Continue to visit the Moallaqa Church (Hanging Church) and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. If you wish to browse and shop, your tour will stop at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar displaying and selling all types of orintal goods. (BL)

Day 5 (Fri) - Cairo / Aswan / Nile Cruise

Transfer to the Cairo airport for a flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, transfer to Nile cruise for embarkation. You will 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, you will visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries to the Philae Temple.  Sail to Kom Ombo. Enjoy the fine view of the immortal Nile. Visit to Sobek Temple, which offer beautiful murals and reliefs.  Sail to Edfu and overnight aboard your cruise.  (BLD)

Day 6 (Sat) - Nile Cruise

Visit the Horus Temple, which is one of the three beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic periods and almost perfectly preserved. Sail through the locks of Esna.  Continue to Luxor and overnight aboard your cruise.  (BLD)


Day 7 (Sun) - Nile Cruise

Visit the West Bank, the Valley of the Kings. Also, visit some of these tombs as well some of the beautiful tombs of the Valley of the Queens. Continue to visit Hatshepsut’s funerary temple and the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, you will visit the great Luxor Temple and the magnificent Karnak Temple of Amon, the statue of Ramses II, and the Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut. Even in the time of the Pharaohs, this great temple was regarded as the finest creation of an abounding in architectural accomplishments. Overnight aboard the cruise in Luxor. (BLD)

Day 8 (Mon) - Nile Cruise / Luxor

Disembark in the morning and transfer to your hotel in Luxor. The town of Luxor is located in Upper Egypt and lies on the right bank of the Nile. Enjoy a day at leisure exploring this remarkable town on your own.  Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 9 (Tue) – Luxor

Enjoy an additional day at leisure in Luxor exploring this remarkable town on your own.  Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 10 (Wed) - Luxor / Cairo

Enjoy some time of leisure before your transfer back to Cairo. Transfer to the Luxor airport for a short flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, transfer to the hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 11 (Thu) – Cairo

Enjoy a day of leisure in Cairo. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 12 (Fri) – Cairo

Enjoy a day of leisure in Cairo. Transfer to the Cairo airport in the evening for your return flight. (B)

Day 13 (Sat) - En Route

Early morning departure.



Prices

Period: 2017

Tour EA2 – P.P. in double

First Class

Deluxe

Superior Deluxe

Sep 16 – Dec 09

2289

2798

3998

Dec 10 – Jan 06

2689

3298

5098

Jan 07 – May 31

2289

2898

4498

Jun 01 – Sep 15

2489

3098

4598

Sep 16 – Dec 10

2389

2998

4598

Taxes

489

489

489

Single Supplement

699

1398

2499


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

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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