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8 Days / 7 Nights
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Type Private Tours
Schedule Dec.20 & Dec.21 .2014

Cairo Tour and Christmas Day Nile Cruise including fantastic tours to the historical places in Egypt, visiting Cairo Pyramids and sailing the Nile in Style to see Karnak and Luxor Temple with Christmas Dinner and Show on the Nile

Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrival Cairo

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around The Clock)
Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Cairo Sightseeing

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met by your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of  Cheops,  Chefren and  Mykerinus, famous  Sphinx, and  Valley Temple facing the great statue. Lunch at a good quality local restaurant. Then transfer to enjoy the Egyptian Museum, Treasures room for the child king Tutankhamen. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. Back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Fly to Luxor / East Bank Tour

Have your breakfast before Checking out from hotel in the early morning, then transfer to Cairo Airport for a flight with EGYPTAIR to Luxor where you will be met and assisted, then taken by an air-conditioned vehicle to board your Egypt Nile cruise to check in. After lunch on board, enjoy a visit to the impressive Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple. Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Luxor West Bank / Sail to Edfu

After breakfast on your Nile cruise, take an excursion to the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut approximately in the 15th century BC. Head to the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, you will sail to Edfu enjoying a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight on board Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Edfu - Kom Ombo

After breakfast on Nile Cruise, visit the well-preserved Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus at Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo to see the unique Temple of Sobek, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god.Have your lunch on board. Continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board your Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Aswan Sightseeing

After breakfast on Nile cruise, enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Start with the High Dam and the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, the Unfinished Obelisk, proceeding to the beautiful Temple of Philae, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. Dinner and overnight on board deluxe Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 7: Back to Cairo

Disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast, then transfer to Aswan Airport for your return to Cairo where you will be met and assisted at the airport then taken to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8:Final Departure

Breakfast at your hotel, then transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure.
Meals: Breakfast

What's Included:
  •  Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  •  Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  •  All transfers to / from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  •  Domestic flight ticket Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo by Egyptair
  •  Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast
  •  Accommodation for 4 nights on 05 star deluxe Nile Cruise on full board
  •  All tours in Cairo (Private Tours) joining English-speaking Guide
  •  All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Memphis Tours group
  •  All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan as mentioned in the itinerary
  •  Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  •  Meals during tours and on the Cruise as mentioned in the above itinerary
  •  Bottled water during the trip
  •  Portage when needed
  •  30 minutes of local calling (5 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay or an Egyptian sim card for your unlocked mobile device
  •  All service charges and taxes
What's Excluded:
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping
Prices per Person
Accommodation Plan (A):
  • Fairmont Nile City Hotel Cairo
  • Sonesta Nile Goddess Nile Cruise
 Price per Person
Double $ 1370
Solo $ 2050
Accommodation Plan (B):
  • Fairmont Nile City Hotel
  • Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise
 Price per Person
Double $ 1499
Solo $ 2245
  • Prices

    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid for Christmas and New Year holidays in Egypt. The price of Solo is valid for solo traveler who is travelling alone.

  • Children Policy

    0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
    2 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
    6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
    12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
    If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.

  • Payment Policy

    Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Egypt tour, spaces will be secured upon receive a deposit of 50 %. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or Western Union

  • Egypt Entry Visa

    You need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Egypt and you can obtain a visa from the Egyptian Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa is available upon arrival Egypt airports against USD 25 per passport for specific nationalities and need to check before.

  • Sleeper Trains in Egypt

    Sleeper trains are designed and equipped according to a satisfactory standard and quality that was set up by the Egyptian Railway Authority. Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan is about 14 hours and sleeper train from Luxor to Cairo is about 11 hours.

  • Additional Entry Tickets

    All our Egypt tour packages and programs don't include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering one of the Pyramids inside, to visit the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, to visit the Solar Boat Museum at the Pyramids area or to enter the Tomb of Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

  • Tipping

    It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.
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Best Time to Visit Egypt
An all year round destination with winter season being the coolest with still good average temperatures between 21- 26 degrees in the Red Sea resorts and Upper Egypt (Luxor/ Aswan) between 23 - 29 degrees
Flying to Egypt
Cairo for comfort and quality - EgyptAir and Delta Airlines (Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
11 hours 50 minutes direct from New York
Time Difference
GMT +2
Visas
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
Health Requirements
No mandatory vaccinations
Clothing
Respectful attire in Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria on tours - More relaxed clothing in the Red Sea areas like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh
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