The research is done and details are set….You are invited to Thanksgiving in Egypt.
Here are the details:
Location: Egypt (Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan)
Departure Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Return Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017
Land Cost: Starting at $2199 (increases for single room occupancy)
Flight Cost: ADDITIONAL $999 group rate. Includes International (JFK to Cairo) and Domestic (Cairo to Luxor, and Aswan to Cairo) on Egypt Air
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Cairo at the Mena House hotel with daily breakfast
- 4 nights’ accommodation in a deluxe Nile cruise
- 1 nights’ accommodation in Cairo at the Fairmont Nile hotel with breakfast
- Thanksgiving dinner
- Excellent English speaking Egyptologist
- Entry visa to Egypt
- Entrance fees to all sights as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary
- All hotel taxes and service charges
- All Transfers to sights in Egypt with a deluxe A/C bus or private car
Package Does Not Include:
- Tips and gratuities
- Meals other than what is listed
- Flights- International or Egyptian domestic
Day by Day Itinerary
Depart the USA – Flight from JFK
Arrive at the Cairo international airport. Tour coordinators assist with VISA formalities and transfer to your Deluxe Cairo hotel.
Nov 19: HB, L
After breakfast, begin your day with a drive to Memphis, the capital of the Pharaohs during the Old Kingdom. Visit the recumbent statue of Remises II and the 80-ton Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakara to see the prototype of the Pyramids, the Step Pyramid, built for the 3rd Dynasty Pharaoh Djoser by the exalted architect Imhotep. Continue tour to visit the Pyramids and Sphinx. No visit to Egypt would be complete without a camel ride.
Nov 20: HB, L
After breakfast, you will begin your full day of sightseeing in Cairo. Egyptian Museum. Leave the museum for Old Cairo and walk back in time. Visit the Old Coptic Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue to the Mohamad Ali Mosque and the streets of Khan el Khalili Bazaar.
Nov 21: HB, CL, CD
After breakfast, we have an early flight to Luxor. In Luxor, you’ll check in, to the deluxe Nile Cruise and have lunch. After lunch, visit the Avenue of the Sphinx and the imposing Temple of Luxor with its grand colonnades. Continue to the visit to Karnak Temple-Complex, built by generations of Pharaohs. Dinner and overnight on board.
Nov 22: CB, CL, CD
Valley of the Kings containing the secretive tombs of New Kingdom Pharaohs. Visit the beautifully terraced funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari. Then on to the famed Colossi of Memnon, standing nearly 70 feet tall. Return to the boat. Lunch on board as we sail to Edfu via Esna Afternoon at leisure. Overnight on board
Nov 23: CB, D
Sail to Edfu and start your Edfu tour by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the best preserved of all large Egyptian Temples. After tour sail to Kom Ombo arrival in Kom Ombo, a hill town overlooking the banks of the Nile. Enjoy your Special Thanksgiving Dinner.
Nov 24: CB, CL, CD
Visit the Greco-Roman Temple, dedicated to Horus the Sun God, and Sobek the Crocodile God. After tour Sail to Aswan. Arrival to Aswan and Start your tour in Aswan by visiting the Aswan High Dam and the unfinished Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut’ See the granite quarries where the stone was cut for ancient monuments and visit the High dam. Continue by motorboat to the island of Philae; view the exquisite, gleaming white Temple of Isis, return to our cruise for lunch. After lunch, sail on a typical Egyptian “felucca” (sailboat) gliding along the Nile past Lord Kitchener’s Island and the dramatic Aga Khan Mausoleum. Overnight onboard in Aswan
Nov 25: CB
Disembark, and transfer to Aswan airport for Cairo flight (Optional tour to Abu Simbel)
Arrival in Cairo rest of day at Leisure. Overnight in Cairo
Nov 26: HB
After your breakfast, Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight
Key: B- Breakfast, HB- Breakfast at the hotel, L- Lunch, CL- Cruise Lunch, D- Dinner, CD- Cruise Dinner
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