The Nile Revealed

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $6,825
  • Length: 12 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Africa, Egypt
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Tour Description

Join us on this classic journey through ancient Egypt. Explore its greatest monuments - the pyramids, the colossal temple of Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings and the enigmatic Sphinx - with your private guide and expert Eyptologist. In Cairo, wander the winding streets, and discover magnificent mosques, fortresses and markets. From your Presidential Suite aboard the most elegant ship on the Nile, watch traditional feluccas sail along the river. Luxor and Aswan boast a multitude of sights and you will spend the night in both cities. Enjoy exclusive privileges such as private docks that help you avoid the crowds, VIP access to the renowned Pyramids Sound and Light Show at Giza and a view of the pyramids from your room in the luxurious Mena House Oberoi hotel.

 

Travcoa has been a pioneer in small group escorted journeys around the world since 1954. There are many things that make Travcoa different than the typical “tour” that provide sophisticated travelers with a complete, enriching, personal experience along with excellent value.

  • Cruise the Nile aboard one of the finest ships on the river, and take in the magnificent views from your Presidential Suite
  • Experience the world-renowned Pyramids Sound and Light Show from your VIP seats
  • Savor dinner and conversation with a Cairo family in their private home
  • Watch the light change on the pyramids from your room at the Mena House Oberoi hotel

Itinerary

DAYS 1 - 4

Cairo, Egypt

Upon arrival in Cairo on Day 2, settle into a Pyramid-view room at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. Explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, including the stupendous Tutankhamen collection and the Mummies Room. Explore the famous Khan El Khalili Souq, largely unchanged since the 14th century, and wander through small, narrow alleys lined with old shops. Visit the Citadel, Mohammed Ali Mosque and Sultan Hassan Mosque. Enjoy an authentic dinner in the home of an Egyptian family.

Four Seasons Nile Plaza, Cairo

DAYS 5 - 8

Aswan, Abu Simbel Nile Cruise

Fly to Aswan and Abu Simbel to explore a 3,300-year-old temple built by Ramesses II. Originally carved into a hillside facing the Nile, the imposing monument was famously rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Settle into your luxurious Presidential Suite aboard the MS Sonesta St. George I for an unforgettable four-day cruise through the glories of ancient Egypt.Enjoy a boat excursion to the island temple of Philae, and take in a spectacular Sound and Light Show. In Luxor, you’ll have the chance to visit the Valley of the Kings Queens, famous for its royal tombs. For over 500 years, the kings of the New Kingdom were buried in this valley, making it the world’s most magnificent burial ground.

Mövenpick Hotel, Aswan MS Sonesta St. George I

DAY 9

Luxor

After disembarking in Luxor, take a horse carriage ride to visit the incredible Luxor Museum. Your accommodations are in the elegant Sonesta St. George Hotel in deluxe rooms overlooking the Nile.

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor

DAYS 10 - 12

Cairo, Giza, Memphis Sakkara

The final stop on this magical journey, Cairo, is a fusion of old and new - where modern skyscrapers and ancient monuments stand side-by-side with features of Islamic, Christian, Coptic and Jewish cultures. Stay at the Mena House Oberoi, a historic palace resort situated in the shadows of the Great Pyramids, in a Pyramid-view room. Visit Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt and the Necropolis of Sakkara. Admire the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza, the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Enjoy prime seating at the Pyramids Sound and Light Show, which reenacts the history and the glory of the Pharaohs.

Mena House Oberoi, Cairo

Departures

Pricing Information

December 17, 2011

From $6,825.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,415.00 single room supplement.

January 21, 2012

From $6,375.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,125.00 single room supplement.

February 4, 2012

From $6,375.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,125.00 single room supplement.

February 18, 2012

From $6,375.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,125.00 single room supplement.

March 10, 2012

From $6,375.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,125.00 single room supplement.

March 24, 2012

From $6,375.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,125.00 single room supplement.

September 15, 2012

From $5,495.00 per person double occupancy.

From $1,425.00 single room supplement.

October 6, 2012

From $6,375.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,125.00 single room supplement.

October 20, 2012

From $6,375.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,125.00 single room supplement.

November 3, 2012

From $6,375.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,125.00 single room supplement.

December 15, 2012

From $6,825.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,415.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Deluxe rooms in the best available hotels
  • Three meals per day, including our unique Dine-Around program that lets you enjoy any restaurant you choose with à la carte dining, or relax with room service when available*
  • A professional Travel Director as your personal concierge
  • Local sightseeing with professional English-speaking guides with unparalleled knowledge, including entrance fees for places visited
  • Active participation and up-close encounters to experience the cultures of your journey
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, coffee and tea included with meals; bottled water during sightseeing excursions
  • All gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff and local guides and drivers
  • Group or individual airport transfers on arrival and departure flights
  • TheTravcoAssist Travel Protection Plan, including emergency medical evacuation insurance coverage for injury or illness, and 24-hour Worldwide Live Travel Assistance through Travel Guard Assistance

*Due to remote or undeveloped locations on some journeys, accommodations may not always meet Western standards. Dine-Around opportunities will be limited in remote or unsecured locations.

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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