Stay in Egypt’s Famous Palace Hotels
Mena House Hotel – Winter Palace Hotel – Old Cataract Hotel – Cairo Marriott Nile Palace
Your private, escorted adventure takes you through 5,000 years of mysteries and antiquities in 9 unforgettable days. You’ll visit treasures, tombs and temples throughout the length of the Nile.
You travel by private car, by horse drawn calesche, camel, donkey, felucca and jet aircraft. See Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and much more with almost everything included. Departures are guaranteed daily.
You stay in the grand Palace Hotels of Egypt, all bursting with history in their own right, the perfect way to further enhance your trip to Egypt.
Day 1 This Tour starts and ends at the Cairo Airport. You will be met at the Cairo airport by our tour representative and driver. You will be met as you enter the terminal and after Immigration. Our representative assist you with your luggage and Customs, then takes you to your hotel, the Oberoi Mena House for the evening. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2 Start with a visit to the Egyptian Museum in the morning. In the afternoon visit the Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Mohammed Ali and Coptic Cairo including the Hanging Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. If you wish, your escort will drop you off at the Khan Al Khalili bazaar. Overnight in Cairo at the Mena House. (B)
Day 3 The entire day will be devoted to antiquities. Memphis, Saqqara, The Pyramids and The Sphinx. You will even ride camels at the Pyramids, if you wish. Overnight in Cairo.at the Oberoi Mena House. (B)
Day 4 You will be awakened early for the early morning flight to Aswan where your full day will start with visits to the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk at the granite quarries and Philae Temple. In the afternoon you will sail the Nile by felucca with views of the Nilometer, Elephantine Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan at the Old Cataract Hotel. (B)
Day 5 Today you have free time to relax in your historic hotel, or explore the markets of Aswan. Optionally, you can visit the Nubian Museum in Aswan or you can visit Abu Simbel by air in the morning, and see the two magnificent temples of Ramses II… You fly to Abu Simbel, take the shuttle bus at the airport for the 5-minute ride to the monuments, hear the lecture from the Egyptologists stationed at the monuments, explore the lake side grounds and later return by bus to the airport for your return flight to Aswan. In the evening you are treated to the Sound and Light Show at Philae. Overnight in Aswan at the Old Cataract Hotel. (B)
Day 6 Today starts with a drive by private car or minibus to Luxor with stops at Edfu and Kom Ombo on the way. The afternoon will be free in Luxor. Overnight in Luxor at the Winter Palace. (B)
Day 7 An early morning as you cross the Nile to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings. The full day tour will include the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Ramasseum and an alabaster factory. Overnight in Luxor at the Winter Palace. (B)
Day 8 A half day visit to Karnak and Luxor Temple by calesche (horse drawn carriage) and then the afternoon at the Luxor Museum. (Optionally, also enjoy a Sunrise Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings). Later you will be taken to the airport for your return flight to Cairo, where, on arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight at the Cairo Marriott Nile Palace.(B)
Day 9 Transfer to the airport for your departure.
|Palace Adventure 8 Nights||Land Only, Per Person Based on 2 travelers, double room occupancy||Land Only based on 1 traveler single room occupany|
1 Oct to 22 Dec 2016
5 Jan to 10 April 2017
26 to 30 Apr 2017
23 Dec 2016 to 4 Jan 2017
11 April to 25 Apr 2017
|Off Peak Summer Rates
1 May-30 Sep 2017
|US$ 2744||US$ 4299|
Discounts for 3 or more traveling together – please enquire. Discount if take overnight sleeper train to or from Aswan.
English* speaking Professional Licensed Guide/Egyptologist.
5 star hotels. All hotel taxes and service charges. Stay at some of Egypt’s classic, historic, famous, palace hotels.
Complete sightseeing program including all site admissions.
Double or twin bed rooms/cabins with en suite facilities and breakfast daily. Full Board on the cruise.
All airport transfers and ground transportation by private, air conditioned, vehicle & driver.
Flights within Egypt.
Services and assistance of our offices in Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria.
Other languages available upon request*.
Meals not mentioned.
International airfare. Departure taxes.
Tips for Egyptologist guide(s) and driver(s).
Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
Extras and items of a personal nature.
Single Travelers – We offer this Private Tour Itinerary for Single Travelers also
Pre- and Post-Tour Nights and Extensions – If you arrive one or more days before your tour or depart one or more days after it ends we can provide excellent accommodations in Cairo. We also have an excellent selection of Extensions to your tour. After all, you’ve come all this way, you may as well see and do more.
Travel Insurance – We strongly recommend the purchase of Travel insurance. This coverage protects you financially if you should have to cancel or interrupt your trip due to an unforeseen circumstance or if you need to seek medical attention while traveling. The price is approximately 6% of the total.
International Flights – Flights to and from Cairo are not included in our prices. We are happy to research airfares and schedules for you. International air is only available with purchase of the Egypt land package. Click here for Special Fares .
Private Tour means
Private – Your “group” is only those family members and friends with whom you have booked.
Personal – Attention is individualized, every question is answered…you are treated as the honored guest you are.
Guided – By some of the finest Egyptologists/ Archaeologists in Egypt, who are committed to your complete satisfaction.
Pace – Tour and sightseeing as it suits you.
Departures – Tours can start any day or time you may wish. You will be greeted at the airport. The Itinerary may vary slightly from the above to accommodate flight schedules, cruise timings and availability, and other factors. All sight seeing and services as stated will be included.
Gratuities – It is customary in Egypt to provide tips for your Guide, Driver, porters and others who will provide services for you. We provide guidelines when booking with us.
Options Available to be Added to your Private Tour – please ask.
- Sound & Shows including transfers – Pyramids, Karnak Temple Luxor, Philae Temple Aswan.
- Cairo Floating Restaurant Dinner Cruise on the Nile in Cairo.
- Sunrise Balloon Ride near The Valley of the Kings.
- Day Trip to Abu Simbel by Air (if not included in your tour).
- Extra hotel nights can be added at any point on your Private Tour.
- See here for other Add On’s to enhance your Tour!