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Egyptian Sojourn Independent Journey

Egypt, Africa, Middle East

from $3,495* per person 8 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Travcoa 24 people max
  • Cairo, egypt
  • Active & Adventure trips
Jewel of empires from Ramses to Napoleon, for 4,000 years the Nile has witnessed and recorded the rise and fall of the greatest dynasties. The mesmerizing Alabaster Sphinx and the colossal statue of Ramses II speak with their eyes of the mighty civilization that once reigned. The Great Pyramids of Giza stand proudly as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. We journey with a certified Egyptologist who will offer fascinating insights and expertise on each of these and other sites we visit. As you cruise down the Nile in luxury and style aboard M/S Sonesta St. George I or II, this grand journey will leave an indelible impression.

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Egypt, Africa, Middle East

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

DAY 1

Cairo, Egypt

On arrival you will be met at the airport and taken to your luxury accommodations in a Nile- or pyramid-view room.

Four Seasons at the First Residence, Cairo

DAY 2

Cairo & Aswan

Today’s sightseeing highlights include the world-renowned Egyptian Museum, including the remarkable Tutankhamen collection and the Mummies Room, the Citadel, one of the world’s greatest monuments to medieval warfare, and the beautiful Mohammed Ali Mosque. Later, fly to Aswan and you will be transferred to the hotel. (B, L)

Mövenpick Aswan, Aswan

DAY 3

Abu Simbel & Nile Cruise

Take a flight from Aswan to see the remarkable Egyptian monuments at Abu Simbel. Also visit the High Dam, unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. In the afternoon enjoy a felucca cruise to visit Lord Kitchener’s beautiful Botanical Garden. Later that afternoon board the beautiful Sonesta St. George I and settle into your luxurious accommodations which will be in a Presidential Suite. (B, L, D)

Sonesta St. George I

DAY 4

Kom Ombo, Edfu & Esna

Today we sail to Kom Ombo to visit the double temple of Sobek and Haroeris located on the banks of the Nile. Then continue to Edfu with a visit to the Temple of Horus, considered the best preserved cult temple in Egypt. (B, L, D)

Sonesta St. George I

DAY 5

Luxor

Visit the sprawling Temple of Karnak today. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man and represents the combined achievements of many generations of ancient rulers. (B, L, D)

Sonesta St. George I

DAY 6

Luxor & Cairo

After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark from the Sonesta St. George I and visit the celebrated ancient sites near Luxor. Highlights include the Valley of the Kings and Queens. Also visit other ancient sites including the tomb of “King Tut.” (B)

Oberoi Mena House, Cairo

DAYS 7 & 8

Cairo & Depart for Home

Visits the Pyramids and their Funeral Chambers; the iconic Sphinx; the Solar Boat Museum, and the ancient city of Memphis with Sakkara, site of the Step Pyramid. On Day 8, return home with treasured memories of this grand journey into the past. (2B, L)

Oberoi Mena House, Cairo

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