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This tour will take you to rural Egypt on the Nile and to the shores of the Red Sea. See the Pyramids and Sakkara. Cruise the Nile for 4 days and then relax in Sinai before returning to see Old Cairo and the Museum. In Sinai optional excursions into the desert and mountains are available.

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:Pyramids Tour/ Train to Aswan

Check out after breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then meet your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus - Famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Additional visit to the Solar Boat infront of Cheops Pyramid (extra ticket on spot) Lunch included during the tour and then proceed to Sakkara area to visit Sakkara Complex and first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid). Later, you will be transferred to Giza railway station to board the sleeper train to Aswan-dinner will be served on board. Overnight inside your compartment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:Aswan Sightseeing

After breakfast on board the train, Memphis Tours representative will meet  you at Aswan train station and then you will be transferred by a private A/C vehicle to your Nile Cruise ship for embarkation in Aswan before lunch. Enjoy visiting the world famous High Dam,  the beautiful located Temple of Philae on Isis Island ,the Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk. Dinner on board and overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:Kom Ombo / Edfu

Sail to Kom Ombo, have breakfast on board and visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu, lunch on board after that visit the well preserved Horus Temple in Edfu. Take afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:Luxor Sightseeing

Have your breakfast on board during your sail to Luxor, then visit the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings, The temple of Queen Hatshepsut  at El-Deir El-Bahari & the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board, then proceed to visit East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples). Enjoy afternoon tea during sailing. Have your dinner on board and overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:Luxor/ Fly to Sharm

Breakfast on board, disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast, and then you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for flight to Sharm. Upon arrival at Sharm Airport, you will be transfered to your hotel in Sharm and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast
N.B: 
Most flight from Luxor to Sharm is indirect flight via Cairo Airport.

Day 7:Sharm El Shiekh

Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to Ras Mohammed National Park which is both a terrestrial and an aquatic nature reserve. The 480 square kilometre protected area lies where the Gulf of Suez meets the Gulf of Aqaba in Sinai's southern extremity. The arid desert terrain of sand dunes, gravel plains, fossilized corals and granite mountains is home to a number of rare mammal species: Dorcas gazelle, Nubian ibex and red fox. Easier to spot are the resident birds like terns, herons, gulls and ospreys. Thousands of white storks pass through Ras Mohammed each year, heading south during September/October and back north during April/May. About 85 flora species live in the park, including mangroves. Overnight in Sharm.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8:Sharm El Shiekh

Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to one of the natural wonders of the Sinai, the Colored Canyon is majestic. Take a walk among dramatic sandstone canyon walls streaked with melting yellows, purples, reds, magentas and gold. In certain places the canyon walls reach up to 40 meters. You feel as if you are enclosed in a spectacular coloring book. Overnight in Sharm.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9:Sharm El Shiekh

Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to The Monastery of St. Catherine located at the heart of Sinai and at the foot of the Gebel Musa, or Mount Moses. Fronted by gardens and cypress trees, the monastery is owned and run by the Greek Orthodox Church. Its rich library houses the world's second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts after the Vatican. You can see the Burning Bush and a large number of antique works of art: invaluable icons, beautifully carved doors, exquisite wall paintings and other fine religious ornaments. Overnight in Sharm.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10:Back to Cairo

Breakfast at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and then you will be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for flight to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11:Cairo Sightseing

Start your day visiting the Egyptian Museum, where you will admire the splendid collection of Tutankhamun alongside many other fascinating artifacts. Transfer to visit Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came specially from Istanbuland to build this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Then proceed to explore Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo’s old bazaar. Then we move on to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo and back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12:Final Departure

Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Cairo Airport for final 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 by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flight (Luxor/ Sharm – Sharm / Cairo)
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on a 5 star superior cruise on full board
  • Accommodation for 1 night on sleeper train on half board basis
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Sharm El Sheikh including bed & breakfast
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo (Private Guided Tours)
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Memphis Tours group
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Bottled water during your tour
  • Meals at hotels, Nile Cruise and during tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 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:
  • - Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • - Sonesta Nile Goddess Nile Cruise
  • - Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Resort, Villas & Spa
 May-Sept.Oct.-April
Double $ 1390 $ 1575
Solo $ 1999 $ 2290
  • Prices

    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till April 30.2015, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays. 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 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays and tour packages the required deposit is 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 sleeping 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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$1390
12 Days / 11 Nights
Private Tours
Saturday - Wednesday
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 hours
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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