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8 Days: Cairo, Aswan, Nile River Cruise, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor

PhotoTour Overview
Egypt is a nation of epic history. Enjoy this land as the pictures you’ve seen in books come to life before your eyes. Walk down the paths of pharaohs in Cairo, stand in the shadow of gargantuan pyramids in Giza, and fly to Aswan for your cruise down the mystical Nile River.

Day 1 - Arrive Cairo
Arrive to Cairo, Egypt, where you are met and escorted to your hotel.

Day 2 – Cairo - Pyramids / Memphis / Saqqara
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, including the Pyramid of Khufu and the Sphinx. Enjoy a visit to the Solar Boat Museum before we drive to Memphis, once a vast metropolis and capital of the Old Kingdom. Continue to Saqqara, the oldest stone complex in the world, to see the towering Step Pyramid of Djoser, the earliest of all pyramids. (BL)

Day 3 – Cairo - Cairo Sightseeing
Explore the ancient city of Cairo, including the Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo, the Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali and the colorful Khan el Khalili Bazaar. (BL)

Day 4 - Cairo / Aswan - Nile River Cruise
Fly to Aswan to board the cruise ship, your home for the next three nights as you cruise the majestic and mystical Nile River. This afternoon visit the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. (BLD)

Day 5 – Nile River Cruise – Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu
Today we set sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Kom Ombo, then continue to Edfu. (BLD)

Day 6 - Nile Cruise – Edfu / Luxor
At Edfu, a short horse-drawn carriage ride takes you to the temple dedicated to the falcon-headed god, Horus. Afternoon sail to Luxor. Afternoon visit the Karnak and Luxor temples. (BLD)

Day 7 - Nile Cruise / Luxor / Cairo
Morning disembark. Cross the Nile to the West Bank and visit the Valley of the Kings, Colossi’s of Memnon and Hatchepsut Temple. Afternoon fly back to Cairo. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner and folk show, complete with belly dancer. (BD)

Day 8 - Depart Cairo
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

         
    2017    
         
    FIRST CLASS    
    Departs Sundays, minimum 2 passengers  
         
    Departs Sundays Double Occ Single Occ
    Jan 11 to Mar 21 $1,975 $2,650
    Mar 22 to Apr 5 $2,350 $3,300
    Apr 6 to 30 $1,975 $2,650
    May 1 to Sep 30 $1,875 $2,525
    Oct 1 to Dec 19 $1,975 $2,650
         
    Solo Traveler Supplement on request
         
    DELUXE    
    Departs Tuesdays, minimum 2 passengers  
         
    Departs Tuesdays Double Occ Single Occ
    Jan 11 to Mar 21 $3,525 $5,200
    Mar 22 to Apr 5 $4,025 $5,925
    Apr 6 to 30 $3,525 $5,200
    May 1 to Sep 30 $3,300 $4,800
    Oct 1 to Dec 19 $3,575 $5,150
         
    Solo Traveler Supplement on request
         
    Hotels    
         
    Cairo    
    Fairmont Nile City Hotel (F)
    Four Seasons First Residence Hotel, Zoo view room (D)
         
    Nile River Cruise    
    MS Tamar Henna (F)    
    MS Sonesta Star Cruise (D)    
         
    Cairo    
    Fairmont Heliopolis (F, D)    
         
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Inclusions & Highlights
• Accommodation in first class or deluxe hotels and Nile cruise
• 7 breakfast, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
• Arrival and departure airport transfers
• Entrance fees
• Local guides
• Internal flights – Cairo/Aswan & Luxor/Cairo
• Pyramids tour including Solar Boat Museum
• Egyptian Museum
• 3-night Nile Cruise
• Scheduled departure tour
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