8. Egypt: Return to the Nile

March 19 – April 1, 2018

(Optional add on to Alexandria, April 1-3)

March 19: Depart from New York JFK airport to Cairo on Egypt Air

March 20: Arrive in Cairo. Meet and greet upon arrival in airport. Assistance with entry visa, passport control, immigration, luggage claim and customs. Transfer to the Mena House hotel and enjoy dinner.

March 21: Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Giza Plateau, tombs of Ido & Kar and the Solar boat. Enjoy a Panoramic view of the Giza Plateau, visit the Sphinx and Valley temple.

March 22: Visit the Egyptian Museums and Old Cairo (Hanging Church, Abu Serga Chuch, Ben Azra Synagogue and Amr Ibn el Aas Mosque.

March 23: Visit Saqqara and Dahsure. Enjoy a home hosted Egyptian dinner at the Fayed home.

March 24: Fly to Luxor and overnight in Luxor hotel.

March 25: Visit the temples of Abydos and Dendara.

March 26: Visit Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens including Nefertari’s Tomb and Hatshepsut’s temple.

March 27: Check out of hotel and visit Karnack temples. Check in Nile Cruise and enjoy lunch. In the evening visit Luxor temple. Sail to Edfu.

March 28:  Visit Edfu temple and sail to Kom Ombo. Visit Kom Ombo temple and sail to Aswan.

March 29: Visit Philae temple and the unfinished Obelisk. In the afternoon enjoy a long Felucca ride.

March 30: Checkout of Nile Cruise and fly to Abu Simbel. Visit the temples of Abu Simbel and fly to Cairo. Overnight in a hotel near the airport.

March 31: Visit the perfume factory and have lunch at a local restaurant. In the evening a private visit to the Great Pyramid.

April 01: Fly back to New York or optional day trip to Alexandria to see catacombs, new library, and site of Pharos light house.

April 02: Fly back to New York

$4,900 all inclusive including airfare from New York JFK and flights within Egypt. All transportation, lodging, Luxury Nile cruise, admissions, and one of Egypt’s top guides are included.

Tour Leaders:

Julie Loar is the multiple award-winning author of six books and dozens of articles. She’s led eleven trips to Egypt. The ancient land is her passion and her interest began at the age of three. Her highly acclaimed book Messengers, is a fictional account of her memories. 

James Brown has researched the true purpose of the Great Pyramid for more than forty years, which resulted in his two books, Electric Ancient Egyptians and Fire in Middle: Mystery of the Great Pyramid solved, which have received multiple 5-star reviews. 

Guardian Travel is one of the leading tour companies in Egypt. Your Egyptian guide will be among the highest rated and most sought after in Egypt. 

Optional Tour to Alexandria, Egypt

April 1: Drive from Cairo to Alexandria and visit the Catacombs, Pompay’s Pillar and the Alexandria national Museum.   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Alexandria hotel: Sheraton Alexandria Montaza Hotel.

April 2: Visit the Roman Amphitheater and the library of Alexandria. Relax by the Mediterranean Sea and Qait Bay’s Citadel before heading back to Cairo.  Check in a hotel near the airport.   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

April 3: Transfer to Cairo international airport for final departure.     Breakfast

The final cost will depend on the number of travelers who choose this option, but should be in the neighborhood of $500 per person all inclusive (double occupancy).

 

 


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