Egypt is again seeing the return of tourists, with many sophisticated tourists taking advantage of the fact that the crowds that once cluttered the sites have yet to return. Thus, the opportunity to stay in the new Ritz-Carlton or Four Seasons on the Nile in Cairo and travel in deluxe style on the luxury ship, MS Farah.
From $2,895 per person. No Single Supplement! All-inclusive!
Day 1, Tuesday – Arrive Cairo International Airport
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our Egyptian ground colleagues, You will be transferred to your luxury hotel, the new Nile Ritz Carlton. You will be steps away from the Egyptian Museum, Tahrir Square and the highlights of Cairo. You will meet your Egyptologist who will provide some details about upcoming days. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to let you recover from your flight. Your dinner tonight is a buffet at the Ritz Carlton. Overnight in Cairo. (D)
Day 2, Wednesday – Cairo
This morning begins your introduction to Egypt and its history, with no better starting point than the Egyptian Museum, a short walk from your hotel.
Today’s touring will also include the Citadel of Saladin and the mosque of Mohamed Ali. After lunch at a local restaurant, you visit the Coptic quarter of Cairo and also the Ben Ezrasynagogue, located near the Coptic church.
This evening you will have the opportunity to visit the Khan el Khalili bazaar, followed by dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Cairo. (B, L, D)
Day 3, Thursday – Cairo
Today is another day of seeing the sites of Cairo. You depart your hotel driving thru the metropolis of Cairo to Giza. You will visit the famous Pyramis of Sakkar and the Pyramids of Giza, among the seven wonders of the world. You will also visit the Sphinx. Dinner tonight at your hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 4, Friday – flight to the south/Abu Simbel and Aswan
This morning is an early wake up, as we leave the Ritz Carlton to the airport for your 2 ½ hour flight to Abu Simbel. You will have the opportunity to explore this amazing site, with the temples dating to the 13th century B.C.
Following Abu Simbel, you take a short flight to Aswan, where you board your luxury cruise ship, the Ms. Farah, a new luxury cruise ship which will serve as your luxurious base for the next three nights. Wonderful cuisine, spacious guest rooms, spa facilities and more await your enjoyment. Along with a clinic, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, game room, bar and more, not even the pharaohs had it this good! Overnight on your ship, in Asawn. (B, L, D)
Day 5, Saturday – more of your Nile cruise
Following a sumptuous breakfast buffet as you move slowly along the Nile, your touring will bring you to Philea, an island in the lower Aswan Dam region. After touring Philea, you return to your ship and continue sailing to the Temple of Kom Ombo, from the 2nd century B.C. The carvings on the columns depict life in ancient Egypt and the state of preservation and remaining colors are truly something to behold.
Following a lunch back on your ship, you continuing sailing to Edfu, where you disembark to visit the impressive Temple of Edfu. After your touring, you return to your ship where you can enjoy the rest of the evening, including a variety of nice food options. Overnight in Edfu on your ship. (B, L, D)
Day 6, Sunday – Luxor
Today is a treat among visual treats, as your cruise takes you to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. A day of magnificent temples. In the evening, you visit Karnak and more temples. Dinner on your ship at Luxor. (B, L, D)
Day 7, Monday – return to Cairo
This morning you leave your ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your one hour flight back to Cairo. Transfer to your hotel in Giza near the airport, with a “Farewell Dinner” at your hotel. Overnight in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis. (B, D)
Day 8, Tuesday – departure from Egypt
This morning, you transfer to the airport for your departure flight from Egypt.
Cairo: Ritz Carlton on the Nile
Tour Dates 2018 through April 2019
Tuesday, October 2 – 9
Tuesday, October 9 – 16
Tuesday, October 16 – 23
Tuesday, October 23 – 30
Tuesday, October 30 – November 6
Tuesday, November 6 – 13
Tuesday, November 13 – 20
Tuesday, November 20 – 27
Tuesday, November 27 – December 4
Tuesday, December 4 – 11
Tuesday, January 8 – 15, 2019
Tuesday, January 15 – 22
Tuesday, January 22 – 29
Tuesday, January 29 – February 5
Tuesday, February 5 – 12
Tuesday, February 12 – 19
Tuesday, February 19 – 26
Tuesday, February 26 – March 5
Tuesday, March 5 – 12
Tuesday, March 12 – 19
Tuesday, March 19 – 26
Tuesday, March 26- April 2
Tuesday, April 2 – 9
Tuesday, April 9 – 16
Tuesday, April 16 – 23
Tuesday, April 23 – 30
From $2,895 per person, single or double occupancy.
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS!
Meals listed as B, L, or D
Tour excursions described on the itinerary
International airfare to Cairo
Gratuities to guides and drivers
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