With Athens Extension
the best of Egypt and Athens in only 12 days
Arrive any day of the week. All transfers are on a private basis.
Private touring in Cairo
good look at Cairo and a 5-day cruise along the Nile.
From the West Coast : Enjoy the legendary service of British Airways .
Swiss International, Lufthansa or Air France as you fly via Europe and
on to Cairo. From JFK : You may also fly nonstop on board Egyptair
with the 12 Day private
Touring even on board the Cruise , or
1 - DEPART - NEW YORK- Daily ( Subject to availability) Air fare add-on
available from major cities
Board your Lufthansa , Swiss , Air France or British Airways wide-body
jet at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport for your transatlantic
flight . Egyptair is the only non-stop flight JFK Cairo with an afternoon
arrival into Cairo . Upgrade on board Egyptair to business class :$2000
. OR $ 3000 for first class Roundtrip with tax on Egyptair. ( Subject
to change without notice)
For West Coast guests : You need NOT to fly via NEW YORK.
When you fly onboard Lufthansa, British Airways , Air France , etc, then
you fly non stop from the West Coast to Europe then connect to Cairo
2 - CAIRO
Our representative greets you at the airport, helps with formalities,
and whisks you to your hotel. Visa
may be secured upon arrival for a limited number of nationalities
such as American , Australian, NZ , Canadian, EU , Singaporean, and Japanese
Citizens , if in doubt about your eligibility , please contact the Egyptian
Consulate nearest you .
After exiting the terminal, our local representative will escort you to
3- CAIRO (BL)
On your first full day in Egypt we show you the Egyptian Museum, including
the Mummy Room and the fabulous treasures Tutankhamon, the Pyramids of
Giza, the Sphinx, the Citadel of Saladin,and the Mohammed Ali Mosque,
made of alabaster. In the evening, we return to the pyramids for a memorable
sound-and light show.
4 - ASWAN - Kalabsha & CAMEL CARAVAN (BLD)
We fly to Aswan and board our Nile cruiser in time for a morning tour
of the Nubia Museum followed by a delicious lunch on board . Welcome
fruit basket & Egyptian pastries in your cabin.
of Kalabsha Temple dedicated to the ancient god Mandulis, and the
goddess Isis . Built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus
, the small rock-cut temple of Beit El Wali, built by Ramses
the Great , and the small yet charming Kiosk of Qertassi.
In the afternoon we transfer to a graceful felucca, the traditional Nile
sailboat, for a cruise amidst the rocky islands beneath the Aswan High
Dam. If you wish, join us on a mini-camel caravan ride to a nearby
Nubian village for tea with the locals. In the evening, we take a short
ride by motor launch to the Temples of Philae, on an island in the Nile,
for a sound-and-light show which explains the Nile's endless history.
5 - ASWAN & KOM OMBO (BLD)
Today we inspect the Aswan High Dam and the older Victorian-era dam below
it, then visit an ancient red granite quarry. An unfinished obelisk here,
in excellent condition, testifies to the workmanship of ancient Egypt's
artisans. Boarding a motor launch, we return to the Philae temples to
inspect in daylight the impressive structures which served as the backdrop
to last night's sound-and-light drama. Back on our Nile cruiser, we cast
off and cruise downstream to Kom Ombo to visit its twin temples dedicated
to Sobek, the Nile crocodile god, and Haroeris, the solar disc.
6 - EDFU & ESNA (BLD)
Our riverboat ties up at Edfu, and we climb aboard horse-drawn carriages
for a short clip-clop ride through the town to the Temple of Horus, Egypt's
best-preserved. After our visit, we re-embark and cruise to Esna, where
we pass through the Nile locks. By evening, we reach Luxor.
7 - LUXOR (BLD)
Today we tour some of Egypt's greatest wonders: the tombs of the pharaohs
in the Valley of the Kings at Thebes, and, in the nearby Valley of the
Queens, the great funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
also stop at the Colossi of Memnon, mammoth seated statues now standing
alone in a farmer's field. In the evening, we attend the sound-and-light
show at the gigantic Great Temple of Amon at Karnak.
8 - LUXOR & CAIRO (B)
We return to the Great Temple of Amon at Karnak to inspect it in the daylight,
then move on to the smaller but still huge Temple of Luxor. Followed by
Luxor Museum & the Ancient Workers Village : Deir El Medinah , the
best kept secret in Luxor . Our touring done, we return by air to Cairo.
9 - DEPARTURE for Athens (B)
Our representative escorts you to the airport for your Athens flight .
at Athens Airport, where you will be greeted by our staff and transferred
to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like. Take
your first look at this great ancient-modern city. Wander through the
Plaka, and up to the Acropolis if you like, guidebook in hand.
10 - ATHENS - Private City Tour (BL)
After breakfast, a half day private Athens tour:
we tour the great Greek capital, including Constitution (Syntagma)
Square, Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, and the National
Library. Driving down Herod Atticus street you will see the Evzones in
their picturesque uniforms and the Presidential Palace. On your way to
the Acropolis, you will see the Panathenaic Stadium (where the first Olympic
Games of the modern era were held in 1896), the Temple of the Olympian
Zeus and Hadrian's Arch. Lunch is included at a charming Greek restaurant.
11 - Athens (cB)
Full day at leisure or join one of our optional tours such as Argolis
Full day Argolis with Lunch : $60 per person ( April-Sep)
Leave Athens along the Saronic Gulf coastal road to the Corinth Canal,
which connects the Aegean Sea with the Ionian Sea. Drive on to Mycenae,
the Homeric City of the Atreides, "rich in gold" of the ancient poets.
(Visit the Lion's Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs). Drive
through the fertile plain of Argolis to Nafplion, a picturesque
town nestled at the foot of the Palamidi Fortress. After lunch, leave
for Epidavros to visit the theater (4th Century B.C.), famous for
its astonishing acoustics. Return to Athens by the national road
connecting Epidavros with Corinth. Lunch in Mycanae or Nafplion.
12- DEPARTURE (cB)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to connect with your flight.
per person in US $
Easter, Christmas and New Year's Weeks, a 20 % holiday surcharge
transatlantic airfare, including air taxes, from New York to Cairo
and return on British Airways, Air France, Swiss , Lufthansa or
another IATAN airline, subject to seat availability at the time
of reservation. Business class upgrade is only available on Egyptair,
Turkish Airlines and Olympic Airways. If you prefer to fly NON
STOP JFK CAIRO JFK, then its Egyptair.
Egyptair Business Class Upgrade : $ 3700 or First class $
5700, round-trip including tax, on board Egyptair non stop Boeing
airfares within Egypt, with taxes in economy class, upgrade
to business class for Egypt's domestic flights: $150
transfers in Athens and Egypt.
accommodations, including tax and service charges.
cruise; the sequence of sights visited between Aswan and Luxor is subject
to change according to vessel requirements, and the cruise may begin
in either Aswan or Luxor.
as indicated in the tour itinerary: B = continental breakfast; L = set-menu
lunch; D = set-menu dinner.
sightseeing by private air-conditioned motorcoach or car as per itinerary,
including all entrance fees.
Lonely Planet travel guidebook to Egypt
item that's not specifically listed in the "inclusions"
expenses, including excess baggage or shipping charges, beverages,
and personal charges in hotels for laundry, telephone, or other
PRIVATE GUIDE/CAR/DRIVER for Nile cruise shore excursiones
For the full duration of the Nile Cruise & shore excursions:
please add $250 per person , this supplement doesn't apply when
you have at
least 5 guests in your party.
for Egypt may be secured upon arrival by paying $ 15 in cash
in USD or Euros, exact change please, no photos required, this is
for a limited number of nationalities such as American , Australian,
NZ , Canadian, EU , Singaporean, and Japanese Citizens , if in doubt
about your eligibility , please contact the Egyptian Consulate nearest
Your passport must be valid at least for 6 month beyond the date
of arrival in Cairo. After exiting the terminal, our local representative
will escort you to the hotel
CODE and What To Wear .
Clothing on Board the Nile Cruise :
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