Day 1: New York / Cairo (Saturday)Enjoy your overnight flight to Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo (Sunday)Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our representative, assisted through formalities and escorted to your hotel. Remainder of the day at your leisure to explore this vibrant city.
Day 3: Cairo (Monday)Begin your day with a visit to the famous Egyptian Museum of antiquities. Lunch at the historic Mena House. Continue to the plateau of Giza to visit the Great Pyramids. Enter one of the Great Pyramids and see the timeless Sphinx. Continue to Old Cairo and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. (B, L)
Day 4: Cairo/Aswan (Tuesday)Morning transfer for a flight to Aswan. Optional tour to Abu Simble available: Visit the magnificent site of the two rock Temples of Ramses II and his Queen Nefertari. Upon arrival in Aswan, you will be transferred to your Sonesta ship. In the afternoon, enjoy a peaceful felucca ride (sailing boat) to view the Elephantine Island, the Botanical Garden and the impressive Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Aswan / Edfu (Wednesday)After breakfast, visit the High Dam and the Granite Quarries, site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Then, visit the Temple of Philae, shrine of the goddess Isis. The boat sails to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Greco- Roman Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu and overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Edfu / Luxor (Thursday)This morning in Edfu, travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Edfu. Sail to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Luxor (Friday)Cross the Nile to the Valley of the Kings and the Queens. Visit the terraced Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Stop at the site of the Colossi of Memnon, visit to the Temple of Karnak, the largest religious complex in the world, where the ancient Pharaohs recorded their glory on its walls, columns and obelisks. Continue to visit the Temple of Luxor with its elegant colonnaded hall. Overnight in Luxor. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Luxor / Cairo (Saturday)Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Overnight at a hotel near the airport. (B)
Day 9: Cairo / New York (Sunday)Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
3 Night Nile Cruise in an outside cabin including all meals and shore excursions
3 nights at a Cairo selected hotel, including breakfast, service fees and taxes
Sightseeing on Nile Cruise as mentioned in itinerary including entrance fees
Private Cairo tour as mentioned on Day 3 including entrance fees, entrance pyramid 2 and camel ride PLUS lunch at the historic Mena House
Domestic airfare Cairo / Aswan and Luxor / Cairo
All private transfers and baggage handling
OPTIONAL: Transatlantic contracted air fare available from USA gateways.
Visa Needed For Americans Traveling To Egypt