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Egypt & Nile River Cruise 12-Day Tour (Oct 2024 to Apr 2025)

2024-25 Winter Tour
Tour Code: WIN24-25R-EGY12
Tour Highlights
Itinerary
Date & Pricing
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Tour Highlights

Mixture of local cuisine & Western buffet
5 star hotel accommodation throughout the tour
Arrange famous Egyptian belly dance performance
Egyptian Museum & the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization display a collection of 50,000 artifacts, Presenting the Egyptian civilization from prehistoric times to the present day
To Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx to learn more about ancient culture & architecture of Egypt
2 domestic flights:  Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo to save long-haul driving time
5-day 4 nights Luxury Nile River Cruise from Luxor to Aswan Nile River Cruise’s accommodation: 2 guests per room
Visit Temple of Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visit ancient civilization ruins along the Nile: Temple of Abu Simbel, Temple of Kom-Ombo, Temple of Horus, Temple of Philae.
Tour Temple of Luxor, Temple of Amun at Karnak, Valley of Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut & Colossi of Memnon
Take felucca boat ride crossing the Nile, very pleasant & relaxing experience
To Alexandria: Visit Montazah Garden, Qaitbay’s Citadel and Alexandria Library
To Memphis: Visit the oldest pyramid–Step Pyramid
Provide one bottle of water per person per day

Itinerary

Day 1

USA / Cairo, Egypt   

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Today, we will take overnight flight to Cairo, arrive the next day.

Day 2

 Cairo

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Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is free to discover amazing contrasts of ancient and modern Egypt.  A transcontinental country spanning the northeast side of Africa and southwest side of Asia. It also bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, Sudan to the south, Libya to the west.  

<Dinner> Local Cuisine (based on group’s arrival time) 

<Hotel> Marriott Cairo or Omar Khayam Hotel or Conrad Cairo or similar

Day 3

Cairo — Pyramids of Giza — The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

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After breakfast, city tour will follow:
★ Pyramids of Giza, and the Sphinx: an amazing experience as you marvel at one of the seven wonders of the World. The Sphinx casts its enigmatic gaze across the timeless sands of the desert.
★ The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (excluding the entrance ticket to Mummies Hall).

<Breakfast>Buffet at hotel  

<Lunch> Local Cuisine (Grilled stuffed pigeon)             

<Dinner> Italian Cuisine       

<Hotel> Marriott Cairo or Omar Khayam Hotel or Conrad Cairo or similar

Day 4

Cairo — The Egyptian Museum / Luxor

<Itinerary>

After breakfast, city tour will follow:
★Egyptian Museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, featuring Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s treasure.
Afternoon, we will travel by air to Luxor, upon arrival, proceed to traditional Luxor Bazaar, you may find many Egyptian exquisite handcrafts and enjoy bargain shopping.

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel        

<Lunch> Local Cuisine (Kebab)         

<Dinner> Local Cuisine                

<Hotel> Sheraton Luxor or Sonesta Luxor or Steignberger Nile Palace or Similar

Day 5

Nile Cruise (Luxor  Valley of the Kings — Colossi of Memnon  Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

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★Valley of the Kings, located on the west bank of the Nile
★Tomb of Ramses VI
★Tomb of Seti I
★Colossi of Memnon
★Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Overnight on Nile Cruise line

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel            

<Lunch> Buffet on cruise line 

<Dinner> Buffet on cruise line  

<Hotel>M/S Princess Sarah or M/S Blue Shadow or M/S Royal Isadora or similar

Day 6

Nile Cruise Luxor — Temple of Luxor  Temple of Karnak Esna—Edfu

<Itinerary>

★Temple of Luxor
★Temple of Karnak
Continue to Esa and Edfu

<Breakfast> Buffet on cruise line      

<Lunch>  Buffet on cruise line         

<Dinner> Buffet on cruise line          

<Hotel> M/S Princess Sarah or M/S Blue Shadow or M/S Royal Isadora or similar

Day 7

Nile Cruise Edfu — Kom Ombo  Aswan

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★Temple of Edfu, which dedicated to the God of Horus. Return to the cruise by horse carriage
Continue to Kom Ombo, upon arrival, we will tour:
★Temple of the Kom Ombo (God Sobek and Haroris)
Continue to Aswan

<Breakfast>  Buffet on cruise line           

<Lunch>  Buffet on cruise line        

<Dinner>  Buffet on cruise line            

<Hotel> M/S Princess Sarah or M/S Blue Shadow or M/S Royal Isadora or similar

Day 8

Nile Cruise  Aswan — Abu Simbel  Aswan

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★Depart for Abu Simbel by coach in the early morning (3 hours each way). Upon arrival, we will tour
★Temple of Abu Simbel, flanked by four giant stone statues of Ramses II.
Shortly after, return to Cruise, a felucca excursion will be followed in the afternoon
★Felucca Excursion: a unique experience sailing felucca boat crossing the Nile

<Breakfast> Breakfast Box                          

<Lunch> Local Cuisine  

<Dinner> Buffet on cruise line         

<Hotel> M/S Princess Sarah or M/S Blue Shadow or M/S Royal Isadora or similar

Day 9

Aswan / Cairo

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After breakfast, disembark from the cruise line. A brief stop at
★The High Dam is one of the largest embankment dams in the world.
★Philae Temple
★The unfinished obelisk
We will travel to Cairo by air in the late afternoon.

<Breakfast> Buffet on cruise line                

<Lunch> Local Cuisine (Sea Food)          

<Dinner>  Local Cuisine         

<Hotel> Marriott Cairo or Omar Khayam Hotel or Conrad Cairo or similar

Day 10

Cairo — Alexandria — Cairo

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After breakfast, depart for Alexandria (3-hour drive each way), upon arrival, city tour will follow:
◎Montazah Palace and Gardens, a summer royal palace
◎Pompey’s Pillar, also known as the Knight’s pillar
◎Fort of Qaitbay, built in the 15th century on Pharos lighthouse, once was the world’s seven wonders.
Return to Cairo in the afternoon.

<Breakfast> Buffet at hotel       

<Lunch> Local Cuisine (Sea Food)      

<Dinner> Local Cuisine                

<Hotel> Marriott Cairo or Omar Khayam Hotel or Conrad Cairo or similar

Day 11

Cairo — Dahshur — Saqqara — Memphis — Cairo

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After breakfast, depart for Dahshur, located 35 km south of Cairo, we will tour:
◎Red Pyramids, the oldest pyramid in Egypt
Continue to Saqqara:
◎Step Pyramid, built by Pharaoh Djoser in 2611BC
Continue to Memphis
★The Memphis Museum
Return to Cairo late afternoon. Enjoy a dinner with traditional belly dance

<Breakfast> Buffet at Hotel        

<Lunch> Local Cuisine                

<Dinner> Local Cuisine with Belly Dance               

<Hotel> Marriott Cairo or Omar Khayam Hotel or Conrad Cairo or similar

Day 12

Cairo / USA

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Early morning, transfer to airport for homebound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey.

★ Entrance Fee & Transportation included   ◎Photo-Stop

Qty:

Pricing

Departure Date

26

SEPT

2024

Adult: $3,099
Child: N/A
Single Supplement:$1,100

Departure Date

10, 24

OCT

2024

Adult: $3,299
Child: N/A
Single Supplement:$1,100

Departure Date

07, 21

NOV

2024

Adult: $3,299
Child: N/A
Single Supplement:$1,100

Departure Date

05

DEC

2024

Adult: $3,299
Child: N/A
Single Supplement:$1,100

Departure Date

12

DEC

2024

Adult: $3,299
Child: N/A
Single Supplement:$1,100

Departure Date

09, 23

JAN

2025

Adult: $3,299
Child: N/A
Single Supplement:$1,100

Departure Date

06, 20

FEB

2025

Adult: $3,299
Child: N/A
Single Supplement:$1,100

Departure Date

06, 20

MAR

2025

Adult:  $3,299
Child:  N/A
Single Supplement:$1,100

• Minimum Group Size: 6 people, tour is conducted in English
• If group size 10 people or more, tour is conducted in Mandarin

Tour fare include:
5-star hotel, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Transportation, Entrance Fee & Domestic airfare (Cairo/Luxor, Aswan/Cairo)

Tour Fair excludes:
International Airfare, Personal expense, any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips (tour leader, guide and driver: USD$10 per day, Nile River Cruise is extra USD $16 in total), Visa Fee (US citizen, Visa Fee: $40 per person), Travel Insurance (If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer medical travel insurance for US residents only)

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group and to airport on the last day **

** If tour fare paid by credit card, additional 2% service fee will apply. No service fee added if full payment by check or cash**

** Deposit: $500 per person upon registration, please make check payable: P & D Travel Agency or by Zelle Your passport copy is required upon registration, balance due by 60 days prior to departure. If register within 30 days From departure date, after your registration is confirmed, full payment is required within 2 days from your registration
Date

** Cancellations will only be accepted in writing; cancellation penalty is as following:
120 days prior to departure: US$100 per person
119 days to 60 days prior to departure: US$200 per person
59 days to 30 days prior to departure: 35% of total tour fare
29 days to 15 days prior to departure: 50% of total tour fare
14 days to 3 days prior to departure: 80% of total tour fare
2 days or less prior to departure and/or cancelled during the touring period: 100% of cost
(Tour fare is Non-Transferable to other names and/or other services)
For any train tickets, ferry tickets and admission reserved, if you cancel, we will check with local suppliers for cancellation penalty
For Airline tickets that is purchased and issued, if you cancel, airfare is Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable, we will check with airline for cancellation penalty
Hotel Twin Room Cancellation Policy: If your roommate cancelled, the share with party will occupy a single room, the cancelled party is responsible for single supplement incurred
The above term and policy will not apply to any special tours and/or customized tours, all special tours and customized tours will base on its own term and conditions

Notes:
*Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
*Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed
* Tour fare, airfare, airport tax and fuel surcharge are subject to change based on fluctuation in price, please contact us for more info

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