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We invite you to join us on our journey to Egypt, a nation of biblical proportions and epic history. Experience the fascinating stories of the ancient world as you tour Cairo’s medieval mosques, the gargantuan pyramids of Giza, grandiose Karnak and Luxor temples, the treasures of Tutankhamen’s tomb, and the Valley of the Kings. In the company of an expert Egyptologist guide, cruise the mighty Nile river aboard a first-class vessel and spend 4 nights at a first-class hotel in the cosmopolitan city of Cairo.

Highlights

  • See one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Visit the iconic Sphinx
  • Cruise the Nile
  • Explore the impressive Valley of the Kings
  • Visit the stunning temples of Karnak & Luxor
  • Marvel at the beautiful Temple of Horus in Edfu
  • Gaze upon Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeris in Kom Ombo
  • Visit the Aswan granite quarry
  • See the unfinished Obelisk & Temple of Philae
  • Marvel at the monumental Aswan High Dam
  • Sail in a felucca, a typical Nile sailboat
  • View Kitchener’s Island Botanical Garden & the Agha Khan Mausoleum
  • Tour Cairo
  • See Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures
  • Haggle for bargains at the lively Khan El-Khalili Bazaar
  • Explore Alexandria including the Catacombs

Day By Day Itinerary

ALEXANDRIA EXTENSION

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then depart for a scenic drive to Alexandria. Upon arrival enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and sample the flavors and cuisine of the region. The afternoon is yours to explore as you wish – this seaport city was founded around a small ancient Egyptian town and holds some of the most famous and historic wonders of Egypt. (B,L,D)
Your full day tour takes you on amazing adventures including one of the best-known ancient monuments still standing in Alexandria today, Pompey’s Pillar, which is located on the city’s ancient acropolis and was originally part of a temple colonnade. Explore the Catacombs which are made up of 3 levels cut into the rock, a large spiral staircase, a rotunda, the triclinium or banquette hall, a vestibule, an antechamber and the burial chamber with three recesses in it. You will also see the Royal Library of Alexandria which was once the largest library in the world and the Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria considered one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo and check in at your hotel. The afternoon is yours to explore Cairo at your own pace. (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home. We thank you for joining us for this extension to Alexandria! (B)
(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Hotel, itinerary, vessel and routing are subject to change.

Includes

  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation from New York and all intra-Egypt flights
  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - 4 nights in Cairo
  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - 4 nights Nile River cruise
  • INTERNATIONAL CUISINE - 18 included meals consisting of 8 buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Full day Cairo tour including Pyramids, Sphinx, Museum of Antiquities, Alabaster Mosque and Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, and Nile Cruise sightseeing including Aswan, Kom Ombo, Esna, Edfu, and Luxor. Optional tours available
  • CULTURAL DISCOVERY SERIES - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals such as a discussion with a renowned Egyptologist, a tour of Papyrus Institute, a visit to a local school, an essential oils and perfume factory, and an Alabaster workshop
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in Cairo
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Optional Extension Includes

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 3 nights
  • INTERNATIONAL CUISINE - 7 included meals consisting of 3 buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: scenic drive to Alexandria and a full day tour of Alexandria
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage

Excludes

Video

Notes

Map

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Eastern & Southern Africa

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Egypt

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Classic Egypt

8 Days/6 Nights

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