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Wonders Of Egypt

Wonders Of Egypt

Wonders Of Egypt

Wonders Of Egypt

Wonders Of Egypt

Wonders Of Egypt

9 DAYS

2018 - 2019

FROM $3,535*PP

INCLUDES: Local Flights | Local Guide | Accommodation | Cruise | Guided Tours | Meals | Entertainment

HIGHLIGHTS

Giza: With your Egyptologist, meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.
Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man, as your Egyptologist explains the significance behind it.
West Bank: Embark on an experience with an Egyptologist to visit the Temple Hatshepsut and royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
Cairo: Guided by your Local Expert, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery – Tutankhamun’s treasures.
Giza: If only these walls could talk! Oh, but they do at the audio visual Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
Kom Ombo: Visit the unique temple as it is the only double temple in Egypt.
Philae Island: Travel by motorboat to Philae Island and witness the majestic Temple of Isis rising from the waters.
Aswan: On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft.

INCLUSIONS

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director and certified Egyptologist will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight’s luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasion.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • 7 night Nile cruise aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, on either MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Giselle, MS La Boheme or similar. Please note that gratuities are not included for the Travel Director, Nile Cruise staff, Drivers and Airport Escorts.
  • Included economy class flights between Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo with transfers between airports and hotels.
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Cairo Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.
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Day 1

WELCOME TO CAIRO

A country rich in wonders and mysteries awaits you. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.

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Day 2

THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM AND CITADEL

Meet at 08:00 to begin your city sightseeing with your Egyptologist at the world-famous Egyptian Museum. Starring among its attractions is the amazing treasure recovered from Tutankhamun's tomb. Sightseeing continues at the Citadel where you enjoy breathtaking views over the whole city. Salah El-Din started the Citadel in the 12th century, but it owes its present outline to Mohammed Ali, whose Great Alabaster Mosque is the next stop. Later, you will have free time to enjoy as you wish. In the evening, get to know your Travel Director and fellow guests over a Welcome Drink at the hotel. Afterwards, take your seats at the magical Sound and Light Show at the Great Pyramids which literally illuminates the history of Giza - an unforgettable introduction to the world of ancient Egypt.

Hotel: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

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Day 3

THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA

Gain a deeper understanding of the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World during a visit to Giza with your Egyptologist. Meet the enigmatic Sphinx crouching at the foot of Chephrenís Causeway and venture inside one of the magnificent pyramids. Nearby lies Memphis, capital of the Old Kingdom, where you can see the colossal statue of Rameses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara to view the Step Pyramid of Zoser I; dating from 2686 B.C., it's the oldest in the world. Enjoy free time in the afternoon.

Hotel: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

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Day 4

FLY TO LUXOR, CRUISE THE NILE

Fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall. Transfer to your cruise ship. After lunch on-board, visit Luxor Temple which was unearthed by Mariette in the 1860s.

Hotel: MS Medea (or similar).
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5

VALLEY OF THE KINGS TO EDFU

Travel by air-conditioned coach to the west bank of the Nile to see the Colossi of Memnon, and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried. Visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread. Return to your cruise boat and sail via the Esna Lock to Edfu.

Hotel: MS Medea (or similar).
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 6

FROM THE TEMPLE OF HORUS TO ASWAN

Visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the Falcon God. Before continuing on to Aswan, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods: the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder. In the evening, don your traditional Egyptian attire called galabeyas, for a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.

Hotel: MS Medea (or similar).
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7

ASWAN’S HIGH DAM AND NILE FELUCCA

In the morning, visit the Aswan High Dam and Granite Quarries to see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae. Later, on a traditional Nile Felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient craft. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy colonial-style high tea at the historic Old Cataract

Hotel: Hotel: MS Medea (or similar).
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

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Day 8

FREE TIME IN ASWAN AND BACK TO CAIRO

In the morning, disembark your cruise ship and enjoy time at leisure in Aswan. Why not join an optional experience by air to the magnificent Temples of Rameses II at Abu Simbel? Otherwise, spend the morning as you wish. There are many points of interest to enjoy; the Botanic Gardens, Elephantine Island, the Aga Khan Mausoleum, or soak up the African atmosphere in the Nubian bazaar. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo for the night.

Hotel: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

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Day 9

DEPART CAIRO

Your journey ends after breakfast with transfers to the airport.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast

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