Egyptian Escape with Nile Cruise
If you’ve dreamed of standing at the foot of the great pyramids, now is the time to escape to Egypt. Peruse the treasures of King Tutankhamun in Cairo, and answer the riddle of the Sphinx at the Great Pyramids of Giza. Fly to Luxor and embark on a Nile River cruise. You’ll visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples, and join in guided sightseeing at the Valley of the Kings and Queens on the Nile’s West Bank—site of noble crypts where the pharaohs rest in splendor in the cliff sides. Visit the Temple of Horus with its menacing black stone falcon statue, built 2,000 years ago during the age of Cleopatra. You’ll see fascinating sights before your Nile River cruise is complete, including a bluff-top temple to worship crocodile and falcon gods, the unfinished obelisk of the granite quarries of Aswan, and the Temple of Isis recovered from the submerged island of Philae. Take an excursion on a Felucca sailboat for a view of Kitchener’s Island and the mausoleum of Aga Khan. Fly back to Cairo and conclude your vacation with a farewell dinner to celebrate your guided tour of Egypt.
Highlights of Egyptian Escape with Nile Cruise
Price Details US
All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.
Motorcoach; Flight Cairo-Luxor & Aswan-Cairo: Nile cruise.
Headsets throughout the tour.Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the MS Mayfair.
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January & March 2020 Travel
Historic Cairo|The Pyramid Fields of Giza
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners, plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
ARRIVE IN CAIRO, EGYPT Welcome to Cairo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
CAIRO. EXCURSION TO GIZA CAIRO Guided sightseeing includes the Egyptian Museum.GIZA. Take pictures of the Sphinx and of the Great Pyramids. (B)
CAIRO–LUXOR. EMBARKATION)–CRUISING CAIRO Fly to Luxor.LUXOR Embarkation and lunch on board. This afternoon, guided sightseeing includes the Karnak and Luxor Temples. (B,L,D)
CRUISING: LUXOR–EDFULUXOR Guided sightseeing on the West Bank of the Nile features the Valley of Kings and Queens. Visit Deir El-Bahri, Queen Hatshepsut’s monumental rock temple, before returning to the ship. Enjoy the Captain’s welcome cocktail party. Sail to Edfu. (B,L,D)
CRUISING: EDFU–KOM OMBO–ASWAN EDFU Visit the Temple of Horus.Lunch on board while sailing.KOM OMBO Guided walking tour includes the temple dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods. Free time to browse. This evening, enjoy a Galabeya party on board. (B,L,D)
CRUISING: ASWAN ASWAN Take pictures of the High Dam en route to the ancient Granite Quarries. Visit the Philae Temple of Isis and [LF] Sail on a Felucca around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan. This evening, enjoy a Nubian Folklore presentation on board. (B,L,D)
ASWAN (DISEMBARKATION) ASWAN Disembarkation. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Aswan with an excursion to Abu Simbel. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.
ASWAN–CAIRO ASWAN Fly to Cairo. CAIRO Free time this afternoon, followed by a farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
CAIRO Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah||An urban oasis directly on the Nile, this sophisticated 433-room hotel is located on Gezira Island in the heart of downtown Cairo close to the exclusive Zamalek area with its chic trendy restaurants and galleries. Contemporary fittings in the elegant guest rooms blend French hi-tech with Oriental flair and amenities include air conditioning, iron & ironing board, signature MyBed beds and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Boasting its own riverfront promenade with an open-air floating restaurant & bar, this stunning property also offers a wide variety of restaurants and bars, a casino, a Spa, fitness centre and relaxing outdoor infinity swimming pool overlooking the Nile.||Cairo||3 el thawra council St. Zamalek||Deluxe|
|2||Moevenpick Resort Aswan||This 230-room elegant property boasts a beautiful setting on the peaceful elephantine island surrounded by the Nile with landscaped gardens and a spacious outdoor swimming pool. This resort offers three restaurants including a panoramic Restaurant & Bar located at the top of a tower where dinner & drinks are served with spectacular 360 degree views of Aswan and the Nile. The lobby bar is the ideal place to enjoy drinks, cocktails and snacks with a large terrace directly facing the Nile . Air-conditioned guest rooms perfectly blend modern with traditional and offer complimentary Wi-Fi access and coffee/tea making facilities.||Aswan||Elephantine Island||Deluxe|