Taste of Egypt

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River Cruise
Join us for an adventure to ancient Egypt, as well as its modern enjoyments on a Nile River cruise for the ages. Arrive in Cairo and explore the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. See the treasures of King Tutankahmun’s tomb in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. (note: upon its opening the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will replace Cairo’s Egyptian Museum in this itinerary....
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Overview

Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy

Highlights

    • Welcome to Egypt
    • Guided sightseeing, visit the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza and Alabaster Sphinx , and the “Stairway to the Sky” at Sakkara
    • See the treasures of Tutankhamun’s Tomb in the Egyptian Museum; see Saladin’s citadel and visit the Alabaster Mosque in Old Cairo; see the Hanging Church and Cairo’s oldest synagogue in Coptic Cairo
    • Fly to Luxor; visit Luxor Temple, the Avenue of Sphinxes, monument of Karnak & Temple of Amun-Ra; live entertainment on board
    • Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, Deir El-Bahri, and the Colossi of Memnon
    • Visit the Temple of Horus; lecture on board; visit the twin temples at Kom Ombo; galabeya party on board
    • Sail by felucca to Kitchener Island, visit the Botanical Gardens; live entertainment on board
    • Excursion to the High Dam; cruise to Agilika; visit Temple of Isis and ancient granite quarries; fly to Cairo
    • Guided Visit to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization; felucca ride; walk in the maze of shops at the famous bazaar
    • Join us for an adventure to ancient Egypt, as well as its modern enjoyments on a Nile River cruise for the ages

What's this trip about?

    Join us for an adventure to ancient Egypt, as well as its modern enjoyments on a Nile River cruise for the ages. Arrive in Cairo and explore the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. See the treasures of King Tutankahmun’s tomb in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. (note: upon its opening the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will replace Cairo’s Egyptian Museum in this itinerary.) In Old Cairo, visit the Alabaster Mosque, situated on the summit of the Citadel. Visit Abu Serga Church built on the spot where the Holy Family stopped and rested towards the end of their journey to Egypt. Also see the 4th century Church of the Virgin Mary (called the Hanging Church), built on the remains of an old Roman Babylon fortress. These and more exciting discoveries are to be found as you see Egypt’s incredible monuments to pharaohs and gods of Egyptian history. Fly to Luxor to embark on your Nile River cruise. You’ll visit the monument of Karnak with its ancient, Avenue of the Sphinxes and the Temple of Amun-Ra as well as Luxor Temple. Visit the valley of Kings and Valley of Queens, where the pristine tomb of King Tutankahmun was found with undisturbed riches and splendour. This incredible cruise on the Nile River takes you to amazing ancient sites, including the Temple of Edfu, twin temples at Kom Ombo, devoted to the crocodile god Sobek-Ra and the falcon god Horus. Ponder the magnitude of the task of building the pyramids with a visit to the granite quarries—where an unfinished obelisk still remains. Visit the Temple of Isis, then take a return flight to Cairo to explore the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and its Hall of Mummies before a felucca ride on the Nile and the chance to browse the bustling maze of the endless bazaar in Cairo’s medieval alleys. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime vacation tour in Cairo, expedition to Egypt’s ancient pyramids and temples, and a Nile River cruise you’ll never forget.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityCAIRO, EGYPT
End CityCAIRO

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Egypt

Attractions

  • Aswan
  • Cairo
  • Edfu
  • Kom Ombo
  • Luxor
  • Memphis

Activities

  • Culture
  • River cruise

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Day 1: CAIRO, EGYPT

Welcome to Cairo, “Mother of the World”

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Day 2: CAIRO

Desert Sands and Secrets of the Sphinx

CLASSIC This morning take a close-up look at one of the World’s Seven Wonders and guardian of the great pyramids, the enigmatic Sphinx, and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the mo...

Day 3: CAIRO

Ancient Cairo, a Boy King, and the Christ Child

CLASSIC Enjoy a guided visit to the now-famous Tahrir Square and visit the Egyptian Museum. Peruse King Tutankhamun’s fabulous treasures and many other priceless artifacts of ancient Egypt. CLASSIC Drive to wall...

Day 4: CAIRO–LUXOR (EMBARKATION)

The World’s Greatest Open-Air Museum

Fly 300 miles up the Nile Valley to Luxor to embark on your Nile River cruise.

CLASSIC See the stunning monuments of Luxor and Karnak, ancient cities whose combined populations swelled to more than one million. Walk am...

Day 5: LUXOR–EDFU

Royal Resting Places of Kings and Queens

CLASSIC Venture to the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens on the west bank of the Nile where generations of pharaohs and nobles were entombed in Cliffside crypts. See where 63 royal tombs have thus far been di...

Day 6: EDFU–KOM OMBO–ASWAN

Egyptian Gods of the River and Sky

CLASSIC This morning visit Edfu Temple, also known as the Temple of Horus with its menacing black stone statue of the falcon god. Enjoy a leisurely sail to Kom Ombo.

DISCOVERY Join an exclusive lecture on this ancient c...

Day 7: ASWAN

Temples from Above and Islands Below

This morning, consider flying to Abu Simbel to join a Guided Optional Excursion of the huge massive sandstone temples (weather permitting). CLASSIC Board a Felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) and cross the blue water...

Day 8: ASWAN (DISEMBARKATION)–CAIRO

Work in Progress and the Goddess Isis CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Excursion at to explore the Granite Quarries that supplied ancient Egypt with its hard stones for the pyramids in Giza. See the famous unfinished obelisk, still remaining in the quarry. CLAS...

Day 9: CAIRO

Amazing Civilization and Marketplace Mazes CLASSIC Start the day with a guided tour of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. No visit would be complete without time to experience the Royal Mummies’ Hall, considered the crown jewel of the museum. CLASSIC T...

Day 10: CAIRO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Marriott Mena HouseMarvel at the wondrous beauty of the ancient Pyramids from the magical setting of this luxurious 523-room hotel which is just a 5 minute drive away from the Giza Pyramid Complex and Great Sphinx. Originally a hunting lodge, this historic property has played host to Monarchs, dignitaries, and celebrities for over 130 years and its interiors of today reflect this rich history with original works of art and antiques. Upscale air-conditioned guestrooms offer a taste of modern luxury with indulgent bedding, marble bathrooms, coffee/tea making facilities, and in-room safes. There is a large outdoor swimming pool (heated during the winter months), a 24-hour gym, and a spa. Dining options include seven restaurants and bars offering everything from relaxed Italian cuisine to delicious Asian and Indian specialties. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout.CairoEgypt6 Pyramids Rd PO Box 12556, GizaHilton HeliopolisThe Hilton Heliopolis is conveniently located in Heliopolis, a prestigious modern neighborhood that is home to diplomats and politicians. This 589-room resort style hotel has lush outdoor gardens and offers easy access to all of Cairo's mysterious wonders and historical gems with free Wi-Fi available throughout the property. Spacious air-conditioned guest rooms are equipped with an iron and ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities, and an in-room safe. Dining options are limitless with a choice of 18 different restaurants and bars serving cuisines from all corners of the world ranging from light snacks at the pool bar to Middle Eastern delicacies served with live entertainment. Leisure amenities include a wellness spa, beauty salon, two outdoor swimming pools (one heated), a fitness center, and outdoor tennis/squash courts. CairoEgyptEl-Orouba Qism El-Nozha Cairo Gov,

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