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MYSTERIES OF EGYPT WITH NILE CRUISE - 8 DAYS

Join our Egypt 8 Day Tour and Discover Egypt's Must-See Sights.

Day 1. Sunday Arrival to Cairo

Arrival to Cairo. Meeting and assistance by our representative. Transfer to your hotel and spend the night in Cairo.

Day 2. Monday Transfer to Luxor - Board Cruise - East Bank Tour

After breakfast, flight to Luxor where you will be met with our representative , who will transfer you to your Nile cruiser for check in. Afternoon, you will visit Karnak Temples Complex, the largest Pharaonic temple complex in the world. The Karnak we see today date back to the new kingdom specially the huge amazing columns of the hypostyle hall which are constructed by Ramses II. Our next visit of today will be to Temple of Luxor, another startling temple which was established around the 14th century BC. After the tour, we will return to our Ship for rest and refresh. Afternoon tea will be served on board. Dinner meal will be served on board, then overnight in Luxor.


Day 3. Tuesday Luxor West Bank Tour

Breakfast meal will be served on board. After that, you will join our expert tour guide to explore the west bank of Luxor, the city of the dead. Our first visit will be to Valley of the Kings, the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. We will then visit Temple of Deir El Bahari, which was constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the greatest rulers of Egypt. Finally, we will visit The Colossi of Memnon, these two huge statues are the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III constructed in 1350 BC. After the tour, we will return to our Ship for rest and refresh. Afternoon tea will be served on board. Dinner meal will be served on board, then overnight in Luxor.


Day 4. Wednesday Edfu - Kom Ombo

 

Energizing breakfast meal will be served on board before our full day tour. Our Nile Cruise ship will land at the location of the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the finest preserved ancient Egyptian temple in the land of the Nile. It was constructed by the Ptolemies in the 3rd century BC for the worship of the god Horus. After your amazing visit, you will get back to the ship, so we can enjoy the lunch on board while sailing to the city of Kom Ombo. Arrange yourself for the second visit of the day, whereas we will meet Temple of Kom Ombo, established in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era, the temple is dedicated to two gods, the local crocodile, Sobek and the famous eagle god, Haroeris. Evening time is free at leisure to enjoy the Egyptian folklore show on board.

 

Day 5. Thursday Aswan City Tour - Aswan Dam

Breakfast meal will be served on board. After that you will prepare yourself to join your expert tour guide to explore the wonderful city of Aswan. Our first visit of the day will be to The High Dam, constructed in the 1960s by the former Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser to protect Egypt from the flood of the Nile. We will then ride in a motorboat to reach Agilika Island, where we can visit Temple of Philae, constructed in the 3rd century BC in the Greco Roman era as the center of the worship of the goddess Isis. We will then proceed to visit The Unfinished Obelisk, which was found in the granite quarry in the Southern part of Aswan. After the tour, we will get back to our Nile cruiser for rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own in Aswan or (optional) Sound and Light show at Philae temple can be offered upon your request. Finally, we will get back to the Nile cruise for overnight.

Day 6. Friday Aswan

After breakfast, disembark the cruise, and have a day of leisure in Aswan (Optional: tour to Abu Simbel*). Travel by a Sleeper Train to Cairo. Have dinner and overnight.

Day 7. Saturday Cairo - Memphis - Saqqara - Great Pyramid of Giza

We begin our day with a tour of the ancient city of Memphis that lies some 12 miles south of Cairo. The ancient city is now an open air museum testifying to the magnificence of its four thousand years history. Serving Memphis lies the necropolis Saqqara a vast, ancient burial ground, featuring numerous pyramids, including the world famous Step pyramid of Djoser. We then proceed to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx located on the Giza Plateau. The Great Pyramids of Cheops or Khufu; of Khafre or Chephren; and of Menkaure have always loomed large as emblems of ancient Egypt and were listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Valley Temples surrounding the pyramids provide an insight to dominating religious motives of the era. Return to hotel for overnight.

Day 8. Sunday Cairo City Tour - Departure Transfer

Start the Cairo city tour by visiting the Egyptian Museum, with its fantastic display of ancient civilization; the Mosque of Mohammad Ali's Citadel; the old city; the Ben Ezra – Geniza Synagogue. Its store room – Geniza – was found to contain over 2000 medieval, manuscripts, a collection known as the Cairo Geniza. The El Mullakah Church (Hanging Church) one of the oldest and most famous Coptic Churches in Egypt. Continue to the City of the Dead a four mile long grid of tombs and mausoleums where people live and work amongst their dead and ancestors. Many residents live here because they were forced from more crowded areas in Cairo or emigrated from countryside. End at Bazaar of Kahn Khalili. Transfer to Cairo International Airport.

 

Room type - Regular tourist first superior deluxe
Per Person in Double Room USD $925 USD $995 USD $1170 USD $1270
Single Room Supplement USD $350 USD $430 USD $490 USD $590
Supplement for dinners USD $45 USD $90 USD $120 USD $320
High Season Supplement (per tour) - - - -
Double Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) - - - -
Single Room Peak Season Supplement (per night) - - - -
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HOTELS
Hotel Tourist  First Superior Deluxe
Cairo Horizon Pyramids/ Pharaohs Dokki Oasis Cairo/ Barcelo Cairo Hilton Ramses Marriot
Cruise Nile Cruise Nile Cruise  Nile Cruise Nile Cruise

 

Season Periods:

REGULAR SEASON:

  • Dates that does not appear in high & peak season.

 

HIGH SEASON IN EGYPT:

  • March 25 - 28, 2017 : Easter

  • July 1 - 31, 2017

  • October 1 - 31, 2017

  • December 22, 2017 - January 5, 2018 : Christmas/New Years Eve

Including

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival
  • Government licensed English speaking guide on touring days.
  • 2 Nights hotel accommodation including daily breakfasts
  • 1 Overnight on Sleeper Train
  • 4 Nights on Nile Cruise on full board
  • Flight Cairo - Luxor
  • 7 Full days sightseeing in A/C vehicles
  • All transfers in Egypt according to the tour program
  • Entrance fees to places of interest while touring
  • All that is mentioned in the itinerary

Excluding

  • Not including visa fees (USD$ 25 per person)
  • Tips to Guide, Driver, Hotel Staff, etc.
  • Traveler's Medical & Baggage Insurance
  • Beverages with meals
  • Supplement for private transfers
  • International Flights
  • Entry Visa to Egypt
  • Anything not mentioned in the "rate includes" section.

OPTIONALS

OPTIONAL FLIGHTS:

  • It is a highly recommended option to reserve a flight from Aswan to Cairo instead of a Sleeper Train (highly recommended) with:

    • $130 supplement of per person on BB basis for the flight to Cairo from Aswan + Overnight in Barcelo/Oasis Hotel 

    • $180 per person on BB basis for superior category (Hilton Ramses) including all transfers from/to hotels

    • $240 per person for Deluxe category on BB basis (Marriot) including all transfers from/to hotels

  • Flight from Cairo back to Tel Aviv (selected days): USD $351 per person, rate and tickets are subject to availability.

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

  • Tour by car to Abu Simbel (on the last day of the Cruise), $155 per person.

  • Optional tour by flight to Abu Simbel (on the last day of the Cruise), $355 per person (including 2 flights).

  • Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo, visiting the Catacomb, PomPei’s Pillar, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Garden. Drive back to Cairo through the desert road. From USD$ 190 per person including 1 additional overnight (First Class). This will make the tour a 9-day tour.

 

The above rates are for a minimum of 2 people. In case of a single traveller, a supplement must be paid. Please contact us for details

Important Notes

  • Tour starts on Sunday from Cairo.

  • Tour has guaranteed departure with minimum of 2 participants.

  • The visa to Egypt is USD 25 per person and you will receive it at teh irport at the passport contron upon arrival.
  • In order to pre-issue visas to Egypt, we require a scanned copy of the all clients' passports.

  • Please make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months at the time of your travels.

  • The Nile Cruise is on full board basis (4 Days including breakfast, lunch & dinners).

  • Dinner Supplement includes and deluxe category applies only for the Egypt part of the tour - total of 3 dinners.

  • During August, the tour Deluxe category is upon availability in Israel.

  • There are a few options for extension tours in Egypt.

  • All tours may also be operated as private tours.

  • Noah Tours may be operating this tour with other tour operators.

  • Noah Tours Ltd. advises all participants to insure themselves and their belongings.

  • For further details please see our Terms and Conditions.
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