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Destination

Egypt

Duration

6 Days

Price

From $998 pp

Explore deeply treasured sites on this private Travelous Tour of ancient Egypt, accompanied by insightful and passionate certified Egyptologists. Discover the Great Pyramids of Giza, the famous Sphinx and the Solar Boat Museum in the most unique and welcoming setting. Travel to the fabulous city of Luxor, once the capital of the Middle Kingdom, where astounding monuments line both east and west banks of the great Nile River. Step into the Valley of the Kings & Queens, surrounded by enchanting legends and discover the tomb of the boy pharaoh, King Tutankhamun. Return to Cairo for a visit to the world-renowned Egyptian Antiquities Museum. Lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries, where thousands of fascinating artifacts await discovery. Wind your way through a 600-year old bazaar and bring your unforgettable journey to a dizzying end with a meditative dance by the famous Whirling Dervishes.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Cairo
  • Airport Assistance & Visa Service
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
The Mena House Palace - Deluxe Garden View
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Cairo
  • Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, & Memphis Tour (Lunch Included)
  • Lunch at Mena House
  • Sunset Camel Ride (Dinner Included)
The Mena House Palace - Deluxe Garden View
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Cairo - Luxor
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)
  • Flight: Cairo-Luxor (1 hr)
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
  • East Bank Tour (Lunch included)
Sonesta St. George Hotel - Royal Club Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Luxor
  • West Bank Tour (Lunch Included)
Sonesta St. George Hotel - Royal Club Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Luxor - Cairo
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)
  • Flight: Luxor-Cairo (1 hr)
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
  • Egyptian Museum (Lunch Included)
  • Lunch at Azhar Park
  • Cairo by Night (Dinner Included)
Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah - Superior Nile View
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Cairo
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)

Day 1
Cairo

Welcome to Cairo! Upon your arrival, you will be met at the end of the tunnel by an airport representative who will aid and facilitate you through the Visa process (cost included). You will then be escorted through customs, immigration and assisted with baggage claim before being introduced to your Travelous representative who will be awaiting your arrival at passenger pick up and on call throughout your entire stay.

Bustling Cairo, "the city of a thousand minarets" is the largest city in the Middle-East, groaning under the weight of over 20 million inhabitants. On its west side lies the capital of the Old Kingdom, Memphis, still hinting of ancient days of grandeur and triumph. On its east side lies the beautiful Garden City, with its lush, sprawling gardens and expansive ornamental palaces. Now a modern metropolis, Cairo is an utterly unique place that offers a vast array of monuments and activities appealing to every kind of visitor. From medieval markets to oriental dance shows and from Roman ruins to mighty Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx, there is never a dull moment in this city!

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Airport to your hotel for overnight.

The Mena House Palace - Deluxe Garden View

Day 2
Cairo

Get ready for an adventurous day exploring the vibrant city of Giza! Embark on a full day tour with your private certified Egyptologist who will provide a fascinating introduction to each of the three famed pyramids of Giza. You will have some free time to wander about these awe-inspiring pyramids and to visit the Solar Boat Museum which houses the intact solar ship vessel from Ancient Egypt.

Following the Great Pyramids, you will continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background. A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, the enigmatic symbol of Egypt for thousands of years.

Head to the Mena House for a delicious lunch and then you're off again to Saqqara, the vast, ancient burial ground, which served as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Your guide will provide a brief history of the famous step Pyramid of Zoser and you will have free time to explore the area. Your final stop is Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Here you will see artifacts from many of the great rulers of Egypt, including the huge fallen statue of Ramses II.

After your day tour, you will be taken back to your hotel for a chance to freshen up before your Sunset Camel Ride. Set out before dusk towards the Ancient Pyramids of Giza where camels are waiting to take you on an unforgettable night in the desert! Take in the incredible sights set against a fiery sky as your camel gently paces through the golden sand dunes. Enjoy dinner at Andrea's New Giza, a traditional Egyptian restaurant, before returning to your hotel for the night.

The Mena House Palace - Deluxe Garden View

Day 3
Cairo - Luxor

Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance from your hotel to Cairo Airport.

Flight from Cairo to Luxor. Duration is 1 hour.

Welcome to Luxor. Transfer provided in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Airport to your hotel.

Luxor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open-air museum", as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile lie the monuments, temples and tombs on the West Bank, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Archeologically speaking, Luxor is the most important site in all of Egypt and a rare gem of a city that is unlike any other in the world.

Your private tour day takes you through the East Bank of the Nile to visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, largely the work of Amenhotep III and Ramesses II, whose colossi and obelisk stand at the entrance. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx as you enter the complex while your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed and explore the Karnak Open Air Museum that features an amazing array of statuary and reconstructed temple structures.

Sonesta St. George Hotel - Royal Club Room

Day 4
Luxor

Visit the Valley of the Kings where you will see the intact royal tombs of the Pharaohs. Then, visit the Tombs of Princes in the Valley of the Queens. Stop at the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri and then make your way towards the immense Colossi of Memnon. The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3,400 years, they have stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. Your last stop will be at the Theban Necropolis, which was used for ritual burials for much of pharaonic times.

Sonesta St. George Hotel - Royal Club Room

Day 5
Luxor - Cairo

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from your accommodations to the airport.

Flight from Luxor to Cairo. Duration is 1 hour.

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Airport to your hotel for overnight.

After breakfast, your private tour of the Egyptian Museum awaits. Built in 1891, The Egyptian Antiquities Museum is the second most visited attraction in Cairo. From the prehistoric era to the Greco-Roman period and housing more than 165,000 artifacts, the museum is home to the famous collection of King Tutankhamun and the Royal Mummies. Transport back in time and lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries where history is yours to discover.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Citadel Restaurant in Al Azhar Park.

Begin your evening with a walking tour of Old City Cairo and El Moez Le Din Allah Street, which has an array of historical monuments spread along both sides of the street. Explore the stalls and passageways of the 600-year old Khan Khalili bazaar and enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner in the famous Naguib Mahfouz Restaurant where quality and taste will fill your senses in this magical haven.

Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah - Superior Nile View

 

Day 6
Cairo

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to Cairo Airport for your flight home. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you in Egypt again soon. Stay Travelous!

The stunning, colossal monuments of Ancient Egypt never fail to astonish. The heat, sight and the light of the desert invigorate. The cool, turquoise waters rejuvenate. A romantic cruise along the world's longest river dazzles the senses. A first class getaway resort in the Red Sea Riviera is pure escapism. No place has the magic, mystery and pleasures of Egypt. Travel to Egypt to discover a world of wonder and a history dating back more than 5000 years.

The Mena House Palace

The Mena House is one of the most unique hotels in Cairo, with its own rich and colourful history. Surrounded by 40 acres of verdant green gardens, this palatial hotel is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. The royal history of the hotel is reflected in luxurious interiors that are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture, original work of arts and magnificent antiques that are rarely found in luxury hotels. Mena House has played host to kings and emperors, Heads of State and celebrities. Regarded as one of the leading luxury hotels in Cairo, the hotel combines the magical charm of a bygone era with unrivalled service fit for royalty.

Each room offers a view of the beautifully landscaped gardens and water bodies. Every room is appointed with wooden flooring, marble bathrooms, seating space and a large balcony.

Sonesta St. George Hotel

Come and enjoy a sweeping terrace with majestic views of the Nile, a grand entrance of polished marble and handsomely appointed furnishings with exquisite detail, a sumptuous health spa, an array of fine dining choices and every amenity to please the most discerning traveler. With the mystical Nile just a whisper away and the temples of Luxor and Karnak preserved in time, experience a city of fascinating antiquity and indulge in the rich splendor of the Sonesta St. George Hotel Luxor.

The Royal club is a hotel-within-a hotel, designed to meet the needs of the most discerning corporate or leisure guest. The exclusive Royal club floors comprise 118 magnificent rooms and suites, showcasing the latest in modern technology and professional conveniences including LCD screen, high-speed Internet access and innovative workspace. Enjoy ornate marble private bathrooms fitted with a spa unit equipped with steam, jacuzzi, water massage, phone, radio, timer, water temperature control and intelligent toilet.

Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah

A sparkling golden tower on the banks of the Nile, this luxury 5-star Cairo hotel reflects contemporary elegance with its artful blend of Pharaonic, Arabic and French art deco design. Perched on the quiet southern tip of El Gezirah island, the 433-room luxury Cairo hotel is close to the city center and Zamalek, Cairo's affluent business district and shopping area.

The Sofitel Superior Room features 1 King size bed, partial Nile view, private balcony 32m2, 344sqf, designed in contemporary elegance with a blend of French and Oriental Decor, 26" LCD TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Terms and Conditions

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.      In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.      Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

       *NOTE: Certain destinations require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and therefore, would supersede our standard cancellation policy prior to 90 days in this instance.

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