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Treasures of Egypt: Pyramids, El Minya & Nile Valley Package

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Duration

12 Days / 11 Nights Christmas Holidays

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Tour type

Private Tour | Run every day

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Activity

Cultural & Historical, Nile Cruise

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Languages

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Overview

Discover Egypt in-depth and join our Treasures of Egypt package, a special tour to Egypt that will give the chance to see the highlights of Cairo, visit the marvelous sites of El Fayoum, explore the hidden treasures of El Minya, Abydos & Dandara and cruise the Nile from Luxor to Aswan to enjoy daily guided tours to the impressive temple complexes located on both banks of the Nile.

Your trip in Egypt will begin in Cairo, the capital of Egypt and the biggest city in Africa, where you will visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Step Pyramid Complex at Sakkara, the Open-Air Museum in Memphis, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities at Tahrir Square, the Citadel of Salah El Din and the unique collection of our Coptic monuments in Old Cairo area. This is besides having the chance to add marvelous optional tours at night like the sound & light show at Giza Pyramids or a Dining Cruise in Cairo to enjoy sailing on the Nile for couple of hours.

The next part of your special Egypt tour will be in El Fayoum, in order to visit the beaten tracks of this small town. Our tour to El Fayoum shall cover visits to Lake Qaroun, the National park of Wadi Rayan, Gabal Al Modawara and the Wales Cemetery.

We will continue our tour to the south of Egypt in order to enjoy our visit to Luxor & Aswan passing by Abydos and Dandara on the way from El Minya to Luxor. The tour in Luxor and Aswan shall cover daily guided tours to the Karnak Temples Complex, Temple of Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, the Temple of Horus in Edfu, Temple of Kom Ombo, the High Dam, Temple of Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk. However, you still able to add more optional activities such as a Hot Air Balloon adventure, a Sound & Light Show at Karnak or a Felucca ride around the attractive islands of Aswan.

Highlights

  • Visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum & more sites in Cairo.
  • Explore the hidden treasures of El Fayoum, El Minya, the Temples of Abydos & Dandara.
  • Enjoy a four-night cruise from Luxor to Aswan passing by many temples.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival to Cairo International Airport & O.N.
Day 01: Arrival to Cairo International Airport & O.N.

On arrival to Cairo International Airport, you’ll be met by our representative, who will help you in all formalities and transfer you by private Air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Cairo. Check-in your room in few minutes!

No meals are included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 02: Tour to Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara & Memphis
Day 02: Tour to Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara & Memphis

Today we will start our tour in Cairo to visit The Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx, the Step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara and the Open-Air Museum in Memphis. Lunch meal is included in your day tour, then transfer you back to your hotel.

Breakfast & Lunch are included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 03: Tour to the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin & Coptic Cairo
Day 03: Tour to the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin & Coptic Cairo

We begin our visits of the day by exploring The Egyptian Museum. Our next visit will be to the Citadel of Salah El Din. Later on, you will enjoy your lunch meal at local restaurant. After lunch we will visit Old Cairo area. After the tour, we will return to the hotel.

Breakfast & Lunch are included
Overnight in Cairo

Day 04: Tour to El Fayoum from Cairo, Travelling to El Minya & Overnight
Day 04: Tour to El Fayoum from Cairo, Travelling to El Minya & Overnight

You will have an early departure to be driven from Cairo to Fayoum. You will visit Lake Qaroun, the National park of Wadi Rayan where we visit the Water Falls, Gabal Al Modawara and the Wales Cemetery. After that we will drive towards El Minya.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight at El Minya

Day 05: Sightseeing Tours in El Minya & Overnight
Day 05: Sightseeing Tours in El Minya & Overnight

Today we will visit the necropolis of Tuna El Gabal, the tomb of Isadora, the tomb of the priest Pet-osiers, the old water wheel and the boundary stele of the city of the Aton. Then we will visit Al Ashmunien & the site of Beni Hasan.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight at El Minya

Day 06: Visit to Tel El Amarna, Assuit & Overnight in Abydos
Day 06: Visit to Tel El Amarna, Assuit & Overnight in Abydos

Check out after breakfast. Later on, we will visit Tell Al Amarna. Then, you will go to Assuit city to visit Al Muharraq Monastery and then you will head to Meir Village which was the functioning cemetery for Cusae. We will continue the way to Abydos.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight at Abydos

Day 07: Sightseeing Tours to Abydos, Dandara & Overnight in Luxor
Day 07: Sightseeing Tours to Abydos, Dandara & Overnight in Luxor

You will visit Fortress Shonet El Zebeeb, then you visit Temple of Seti I at Abydos. It is considered the most beautiful temple in Egypt. We will then drive to Dandara to visit the Temple of Goddess Hathor. After this tour, we will drive to Luxor.

Breakfast & Lunch are included
Overnight in Luxor

Day 08: Tour to the Karnak Temple Complex & Temple of Luxor
Day 08: Tour to the Karnak Temple Complex & Temple of Luxor

Check out after breakfast. Transfer to your Nile Cruise by private A-C van. After lunch, you'll explore the east bank of Luxor, including the Karnak Temples Complex and Luxor Temple. The rest of the day is FREE at leisure on your own.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight in Luxor

Day 09: Tour to Valley of the Kings, Temple of Deir El Bahari & Colossi of Memnon
Day 09: Tour to Valley of the Kings, Temple of Deir El Bahari & Colossi of Memnon

After breakfast, we will visit the Valley of the Kings, including the Royal Tomb of the well-known king, Tutankhamun, Temple of Deir El Bahari and Colossi of Memnon. After the tour, back to our ship to enjoy your Afternoon tea while relaxing on the sundeck.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight in Luxor

Day 10: Tour to Temple of Edfu & Temple of Kom Ombo
Day 10: Tour to Temple of Edfu & Temple of Kom Ombo

Morning time we will visit Temple of Horus in Edfu, followed by Temple of Sobek & Haroeris in Kom Ombo. Evening time is FREE at leisure to enjoy the Egyptian folkloric show on the ship with a belly dancer and many other entertaining performances.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight in Kom Ombo

Day 11: Tour to the High Dam, Temple of Philae & the Unfinished Obelisk
Day 11: Tour to the High Dam, Temple of Philae & the Unfinished Obelisk

Breakfast meal on board. After that, you will join our tour guide to explore the wonderful city of Aswan. Our first visit of the day will be to the High Dam, Philae Temple, and the Unfinished Obelisk. After the day tour, we will drive back to our Nile Cruise ship.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included
Overnight on board

Day 12: Check Out & Departure
Day 12: Check Out & Departure

Check out after breakfast. The rest of the day is FREE at leisure on your own in Aswan or we can offer you an "Optional tour to Abu Simbel Temples". We will then transfer you to Aswan Airport in order to catch your flight to Cairo to back home.

Breakfast is included
Farewell Day

Included

  • check-1 Meet and assist by our English-speaking representatives upon arrival and departure.
  • check-1 03 night’s accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Cairo, based on (Bed & Breakfast) meal plan.
  • check-1 02 nights’ accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in El Minya, based on (Full Board) meal plan.
  • check-1 01 night’s accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Abydos, based on (Half Board) meal plan.
  • check-1 01 night’s accommodation at comfortable 4* hotel in Abydos, based on (Bed & Breakfast) meal plan.
  • check-1 04 nights’ accommodation on board 5* Standard Nile Cruise Ship, based on (Full Board) meal plan.
  • check-1 Local English-speaking tour guides in all the indicated historical sites in the program itinerary.
  • check-1 Entrance fees to all the indicated historical sites and attractions in the program itinerary.
  • check-1 Lunch at local Tourist Restaurant during the tours in Cairo, Fayoum, El Minya & Abydos.
  • check-1 Domestic flight tickets "Aswan/Cairo" on EgyptAir or Nile Air, economy class.
  • check-1 All transfers by Air-conditioned new model coaches with qualified drivers.
  • check-1 All the current taxes applied by the Egyptian government.
  • check-1 Small Group Tours on board the Nile Cruise.

Excluded

  • remove Tourist Visa to Egypt.
  • remove International flight tickets.
  • remove Extras in the hotels "SPA, laundry, telephone, beverages, etc."
  • remove Tipping to "Company Representatives, Guide, Driver, etc."
  • remove Any Optional tours may require.

Tour Info

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Is this price is per person?
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per package for minimum 02 adults sharing Double (DBL) room, including all the mentioned sightseeing tours as per the program itinerary and valid during Christmas & New Year from 20 December 2020 to 10 January 2021. However, please note that in case of increase in fuel, taxes and/or tourist sites entrance fees, Vantage Travel International will keep the rights to amend all prices accordingly and without prior notice.
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How to book this tour?
Due to the outbreak of Corona-virus "COVID-19" and its negative influences on the global travel movement, we are glad to announce our new-flexible terms & conditions when you book any tour from our website. ONLY USD 10.00 / NZD 10.00 per person is requested to confirm your booking! The remaining balance is requested only 10 days prior to departure date. No charges will be applied if you cancelled your booking only 10 days prior to your tour date. However, you can keep your money paid as a trip credit and you will be able to use on any future trip departing until the end of December 2022.
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Is visa to Egypt included?
Passengers are responsible in ensuring that they are in possession of the correct travel documents upon departure and they have met all health requirements. Please check with the nearest consulate office for information concerning travel visas before you travel and if you are required to obtain this or any other document in advance.
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What about the tipping in Egypt?
In the Egyptian society tipping is customary and expected in daily life, especially for people working in tourism field. It forms the biggest portion of their income. It is a kind of appreciation to tip someone or not according to the service you receive from all people working for you and involved in your trip like drivers, guides, porters, tour company representatives etc.
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What is the Children Policy?
Children from 00.00 Years up to 05.99 years will be free of charge. However, please note that children from 06.00 Years up to 11.99 years will enjoy 50% discount from the adult rate.

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