Wonders of Egypt

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River Cruise
Incredibly, after gazing upon the illustrious pyramids, this tour only gets better. Further up the Nile, your cruise ship is poised to take you to royal tombs and breathtaking temples.

Overview

Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Cairo: Gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery – Tutankhamun's treasures.
    • Giza: If only these walls could talk! Oh, but they do at the audio visual Sound & Light Show at the Great pyramids.
    • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man.
    • West Bank: Embark on an experience with an Egyptologist to visit the Temple Hatshepsut and royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
    • Luxor: Visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans creating authentic Egyptian bread.
    • Aswan: On a traditional Nile felucca, meet the captain and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft.
    • Philae Island: Board a motorboat to the temple complex.
    • Aswan: Like Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie before you, enjoy the sunset and high tea in colonial English-style at Aswan's famous Old Cataract Hotel.
    • Giza: Meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the Pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.

What's this trip about?

    Incredibly, after gazing upon the illustrious pyramids, this tour only gets better. Further up the Nile, your cruise ship is poised to take you to royal tombs and breathtaking temples.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityCairo
End CityCairo

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Egypt

Attractions

  • Cairo
  • Luxor Temple
  • Pyramid of Giza
  • Valley of the Kings

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Horseback riding & Equestrian
  • Nature
  • River cruise

Trip includes

    • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
    • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
    • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
    • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
    • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
    • Included airport transfers to and from your Insight Vacations hotel.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome to Cairo

Accommodation: Cairo Marriott Hotel, Cairo

A country rich in wonders and mysteries. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: The Citadel and Egyptian Museum

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Cairo Marriott Hotel, Cairo

Begin your city sightseeing at the world-famous Egyptian Museum. Starring among its attractions is the amazing treasure recovered from Tutankhamun's tomb. Sightseeing continues at the Citadel wh...

Day 3: Cairo and the Great Pyramids of Giza Experience

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Cairo Marriott Hotel, Cairo

Gain a deeper understanding of the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World during a visit to Giza with a Local Expert. Meet the enigmatic Sphinx crouching at the foot of Chephrenís Causeway a...

Day 4 – 7: Fly to Luxor for your Nile Cruise to Aswan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: MS Miriam/ MS Giselle/ MS La Boheme (or similar)

Fly to Luxor and transfer to your cruise ship. After lunch onboard, visit Luxor Temple unearthed by Mariette in the 1860s. Continue to the huge temple comp...

Day 8: Free Time in Aswan and back to Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Cairo Marriott Hotel, Cairo

(Relaxed Start) Why not join an optional experience by air to the magnificent Temples of Rameses II at Abu Simbel? Otherwise, spend the morning as you wish. There is lots to enjoy; the Botanic G...

Day 9: Depart Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Your journey ends after breakfast with transfers to the airport.

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Dates & Availability

Price From $2,575
Price per day$286
Last Updated: 2/22/2018
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$2,725
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$2,625
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$2,625
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$2,625

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

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Logistics

Accommodation

,Cairo Marriott Hotel Cairo Cairo (Central) - Egypt Marriott Hotel and Casino, An historic palace set amid acres of gardens on an island in the River Nile at the very heart of Cairo. Facilities include health club, whirlpool and sauna.
Cancellation policy

Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following:

If notice of cancellation is received by Insight more than 45 days prior to the tour departure date, (80 days for La Serenissima) deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment.

If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure date (80 days for La Serenissima) , Insight has the right to cancel your reservation. Insight will not be responsible for lost reservations.

If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as loss of Friendly Five discount -Twin to Single, or Triple to Twin), charges for the upgrade will be the responsibility of the remaining party.

The following charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed:

No. of days prior to Tour departure date and the related Cancellation Fee as % of total price

  • Over 45 days - Loss of Deposit
  • 45-22 days - 25%
  • 21-8 days - 30%
  • 7-1 days - 50%
  • Day of departure/no show - 100%

Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following:

If notice of cancellation is received by Insight more than 45 days prior to the tour departure date, (80 days for La Serenissima) deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment.

If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure date (80 days for La Serenissima) , Insight has the right to cancel your reservation. Insight will not be responsible for lost reservations.

If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as loss of Friendly Five discount -Twin to Single, or Triple to Twin), charges for the upgrade will be the responsibility of the remaining party.

The following charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed:

No. of days prior to Tour departure date and the related Cancellation Fee as % of total price

  • Over 45 days - Loss of Deposit
  • 45-22 days - 25%
  • 21-8 days - 30%
  • 7-1 days - 50%
  • Day of departure/no show - 100%
Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance alongside your travel package to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other contingencies. It offers you peace of mind and ensures you are prepared for unexpected events that may occur before or during your journey
Visa requirements
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Meals Included

8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Optional Activities

Optional experiences

Most Insight tours already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing. There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime! These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Tour Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your tour. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Insight Vacations. The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Karnak Sound And Light Show

Enjoy the fabulous Sound and Light Show arranged in Luxor at Karnak Temple: While strolling along the ancient avenues of Sphinxes & halls of colossal columns, you will be hearing the tales of these ancient places.

Adult Price: USD 38

Code: LUX0001

Nubian Village

A scenic boat ride along the Nile brings you to a typical Nubian Village. Among the colourfully painted houses, meet the friendly locals, (quite possibly their animals too,) and experience their culture and way of life.

Adult Price: USD 27

Code: ASW0002

Sound + Light Show - Aswan

The powerful tale of Isis and Osiris is one of Ancient Egypt's most momentous legends. Fanciful Egyptian gods and goddesses, as well as the fascinating history of Philae Temple is brought to life before your eyes through the magic of sound and light. The atmospheric temple setting, engaging narration by world-famous celebrities and moonlit boat ride across the lake make it an unforgettable experience.

Adult Price: USD 38

Code: ASW0003

Abu Simbel Excursion By Air

Excursion to Abu Simbel from Aswan to visit the fabulous reconstructed temples of Ramses II and Nefertari. The journey by air takes approximately forty minutes in each direction and allows approximately seventy-five minutes at Abu Simbel to visit the temples and the impressive concrete dome. Price is subject to Airline increases

Adult Price: USD 295

Code: ASW0001

Full Day Alexandria

Embark on a full day exploration of historic Alexandria. Your sightseeing tour shows you the National Museum, the well preserved Roman Amphitheatre, Roman Catacombs, Quayet-Bey Fortress and Pombey’s Pillar. Later, visit the Mosque of Abdul Abass and the gardens at Montaza surrounding a former palace of the Royal family. (Please note - This excursion is only available to passengers who have purchased extra nights in Cairo before or after their tour).

Adult Price: USD 115

Code: CAI0003

Nile Cruise & Dinner

Experience Cairo from a completely different perspective during a delightful evening dinner cruise on River Nile. Once on board enjoy a delicious buffet dinner with Cairo's illuminated skyline as a backdrop. Entertainment is provided in the form of a spectacular belly-dancing and folklore show. Not to be missed!

Adult Price: USD 73

Code: CAI0001

Additional Information

Authentic Regional Flavours

Cruising: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.

Included Quality Dining: 1 Welcome Drink (WR), 11 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 High Tea (AT), 1 Signature Evening (SE), 7 Lunches (L) and 6 Dinners (D), plus bottled water, tea or coffee with included lunches and dinners while cruising. Departures on tour for New Year's Eve enjoy a festive celebration dinner.

Stay At The Best Addresses

Cruising: Cruise the Nile in style aboard your traditional Nile cruiser with its spacious cabins, bars, shops, lounge, restaurant and swimming pool.

Deluxe hotel in Cairo.

4 night Nile cruise on MS Medea or MS Sapphire or MS La Boheme (or similar) including all cruise boat gratuities.

Scheduled air travel Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo.

Services of Insight's Representative in Egypt.

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