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Family Friendly Journey – Egypt with Nile Cruise
10 Days

ITINERARY

Tour Overview
Discover Egypt’s rich history and culture on this unique family friendly journey with SITA. Gaze in wonder at the Great Pyramids of Giza, visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, marvel at royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and take in the beautiful scenery as you sail on the Nile River for 4 nights. This program includes activities that should delight all members of a multi-generational group.

Day 1 – Arrive Cairo

Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.


Day 2 – Cairo – Full Day Pyramids Tour with Solar Boat Museum & Camel Ride

This morning meet our dedicated English-speaking Egyptologist Guide who will accompany us throughout the tour. Today visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, including the Sphinx. Lunch at a local restaurant. We also enjoy a camel ride. Welcome dinner at the hotel. (BLD)


Day 3 – Cairo – City Tour with Egyptian Museum including Mummy Room & Brooke Animal Hospital

Explore the ancient city of Cairo, including the Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali, and the colorful Khan el Khalili Bazaar. We will also visit the spice market and have lunch at a local restaurant. Spend the afternoon at the Egyptian Museum. We visit the Mummy Room, where we also see the gold mask of the Tutankhamen mummy. 22 pounds of gold protect the Pharaoh! This afternoon we visit the Brooke Animal Hospital, which provides training in the proper treatment of working donkeys and horses. They also provide free care for rescued equines. (BL)


Day 4 – Cairo – Memphis & Sakkara, New Discovery Tombs & Carpet school

This morning we visit Memphis, once a vast metropolis and capital of the Old Kingdom. Then off to Saqqara, the oldest stone complex in the world, to see the towering Step Pyramid of Djoser, the earliest of all pyramids. We also visit the New Discovery Tombs of sarcophagi. Lunch at a local restaurant This afternoon we visit a local carpet school. Sakkara funds a number of these schools to improve literacy in the rural areas. Children are taught to read and write and also to hand tie beautiful Egyptian carpets. Late afternoon the swimming pool calls! (BL)


Day 5 – Cairo / Luxor – Nile River Cruise

Transfer to Cairo Airport for the scheduled domestic flight to Luxor. Meet and assist in Luxor airport and pickup by your Egyptologist to start Nile Cruise trip. Visit the east bank of Luxor. The complex of Karnak temples where you will see the Hypostyle Hall and Hatshepsut Obelisk. Transfer for embarkation on Nile Cruise. Lunch will be served on board. Free time in Luxor to relaxation or explore the city. Dinner on board, with disco entertainment. (BLD)


Day 6 – Nile River Cruise – Luxor / Edfu + Cooking Class

This morning we visit the West Bank in Luxor including the Valley of Kings, entering inside Three royal tombs, the Hatshepsut Temple – El Deir El Bahri and Memnon statues. Back to Nile cruise for lunch on board. Sail towards Aswan with afternoon tea enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Nile valley. Dinner and entertainment on board as we dock in Edfu. Plus, we have prepared a special Cooking Class on board the ship this evening. Learn how to create the aromas and taste of Egyptian cuisine A delicious way to discover more about the culture. (BLD)


Day 7 – Nile River Cruise – Edfu / Kom Ombo/ Aswan

Ride in a horse carriage to visit Edfu temple of flacon headed god Horus. Return to our ship by horse carriage and sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board with beautiful scenes of the Nile valley while sailing. Arrive Kom Ombo and take a short walk along the east edge of the Nile. Visit Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. Sail to Aswan with afternoon tea on the sun deck. Dinner and entertainment on board as we dock in Aswan. (BLD)


Day 8 – Nile River Cruise – Aswan

Start Aswan trip with the visit the temple of Philae and the beautiful Isis island. Visit the High Dam passing by the Old Dam of Aswan and Nasser Lake. Back to the Nile cruise with lunch on board. Afternoon sail with Felucca (the traditional sailing boat) around the Nile islands. Dinner and entertainment on board as we dock in Aswan. (BLD)


Day 9 – Aswan / (OPTIONAL Abu Simbel Tour) / Cairo

Breakfast on Nile Cruise board in Aswan. Assist for disembarkation from Nile cruise.

OPTIONAL: Abu Simbel Tour
Morning fly round trip to Abu Simbel from Aswan. Visit the temple of Abu Simbel, built by the famous King Ramses II, and The Temple of Queen Nefertari.

Transfer to the airport in Aswan with sweet memories of the Nile Cruise. Arrive Cairo and transfer to your nearby hotel. This evening’s dinner with a local Egyptian family will be a fitting farewell to Egypt. Meeting a local family with time to relax over a home cooked meal is always a highlight. (BD)


Day 10 – Depart Cairo

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to home. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021
Departs: Thursdays, minimum 2 passengers
Scheduled Departures Dbl Occ Sgl Occ Child Sharing w/ 2 Adults
Aug 05 - Aug 14 $3,150 $4,125 $1,575
Aug 12 - Aug 21 $3,150 $4,125 $1,575
Aug 19 - Aug 28 $3,150 $4,125 $1,575
Aug 26 - Sep 04 $3,150 $4,125 $1,575
Sep 02 - Sep 11 $3,150 $4,125 $1,575
Sep 09 - Sep 18 $3,150 $4,125 $1,575
Sep 16 - Sep 24 $3,150 $4,125 $1,575
Sep 23 - Oct 02 $3,150 $4,125 $1,575
Sep 30 - Oct 09 $3,300 $4,425 $1,650
Oct 07 - Oct 16 $3,300 $4,425 $1,650
Oct 14 - Oct 23 $3,300 $4,425 $1,650
Oct 21 - Oct 30 $3,300 $4,425 $1,650
Oct 28 - Nov 06 $3,300 $4,425 $1,650
Nov 04 - Nov 13 $3,300 $4,425 $1,650
Nov 11 - Nov 20 $3,300 $4,425 $1,650
Nov 18 - Nov 27 $3,300 $4,425 $1,650
Nov 25 - Dec 04 $3,300 $4,425 $1,650
Dec 02 - Dec 11 $3,300 $4,425 $1,650
Dec 09 - Dec 18 $3,300 $4,425 $1,650
Dec 16 - Dec 25 $3,300 $4,425 $1,650
Dec 23 - Jan 01 $3,550 $4,725 $1,775
Dec 30 - Jan 08 $3,550 $4,725 $1,775
OPTIONAL: Abu Simbel Excursion $370 per person
Child pricing based on 1 child (under 12) sharing room with 2 adults
Accommodations:
Cairo
Conrad Cairo Hotel
Nile Cruise
MS Tulip Cruise
Cairo (last night)
Fairmont Heliopolis Cairo
Departs: Thursdays, minimum 2 passengers
2022
Scheduled Departures Dbl Occ Sgl Occ Child Sharing w/ 2 Adults
Jan 06 - Jan 15 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Jan 13 - Jan 22 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Jan 20 - Jan 29 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Jan 27 - Feb 05 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Feb 03 - Feb 12 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Feb 10 - Feb 19 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Feb 17 - Feb 26 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Feb 24 - Mar 05 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Mar 03 - Mar 12 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Mar 10 - Mar 19 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Mar 17 - Mar 26 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Mar 24 - Apr 02 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Mar 31 - Apr 09 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Apr 07 - Apr 16 $3,750 $4,975 $1,875
Apr 14 - Apr 23 $3,750 $4,975 $1,875
Apr 21 - Apr 30 $3,750 $4,975 $1,875
Apr 28 - May 07 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
May 05 - May 14 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
May 12 - May 21 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
May 19 - May 28 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
May 26 - Jun 04 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Jun 02 - Jun 11 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Jun 09 - Jun 18 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Jun 16 - Jun 25 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Jun 23 - Jul 02 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Jun 30 - Jul 09 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Jul 07 - Jul 16 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Jul 14 - Jul 23 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Jul 21 - Jul 30 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Jul 28 - Aug 06 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Aug 04 - Aug 13 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Aug 11 - Aug 20 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Aug 18 - Aug 27 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Aug 25 - Sep 03 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Sep 01 - Sep 10 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Sep 08 - Sep 17 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Sep 15 - Sep 24 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Sep 22 - Oct 01 $3,350 $4,350 $1,675
Sep 29 - Oct 08 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Oct 06 - Oct 15 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Oct 13 - Oct 22 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Oct 20 - Oct 29 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Oct 27 - Nov 05 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Nov 03 - Nov 12 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Nov 10 - Nov 19 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Nov 17 - Nov 26 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Nov 24 - Dec 03 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Dec 01 - Dec 10 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Dec 08 - Dec 17 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Dec 15 - Dec 24 $3,475 $4,675 $1,750
Dec 22 - Dec 31 $3,750 $4,975 $1,875
Dec 29 - Jan 07 $3,750 $4,975 $1,875
OPTIONAL: Abu Simbel Excursion $370 per person
Child pricing based on 1 child (under 12) sharing room with 2 adults

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in first class hotels Nile cruise
  • 9 breakfast, 7 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 4-night Nile Cruise
  • Entrance fees
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Internal flights – Cairo/Luxor & Aswan/Cairo

Exclusions:

  • Visa to Egypt = US$ 35.00
  • Gratuities estimated at $ 10.00 per person, per day
  • Extra meals, beverages
  • Items of personal use such as laundry, phone calls, etc.

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