Itinerary

DAY 1 USA- Cairo, Egypt

Board an international flight bound for Cairo, Egypt's capital, eager to begin our voyage through Egypt's wonders and the Nile River.

DAY 2 Cairo

Arrive in Cairo, Egypt's capital, after your international flight and meet your tour representative in the airport arrivals hall. From here, enjoy a comfortable transfer to your deluxe hotel in the heart of this vast and fast-growing city. Straddling the River Nile, Africa's largest metropolis is a blend of ancient monuments, vibrant bazaars, and urban modernity, all swathed in a whirl of color and noise that travelers find intoxicating. After checking in at your hotel, relax in readiness for your sightseeing tomorrow.

Hotels :

★★★★★ Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel or Similar

DAY 3 Cairo

Enjoy a hotel breakfast and the entire day to discover the star attractions of this extraordinary city, whose origins date to 2,000 BC. Start with a visit to the Giza Plateau, on Cairo's western edges, to view its UNESCO-listed Great Pyramids. Marvel at these vast pharaoh's tombs, built around 4,500 years ago, and the neighboring Sphinx as your guide share their secrets and stories. Next, continue to Cairo's famous Egyptian Museum to see the treasures of Tutankhamun and other artifacts, including ancient animal mummies, household goods, and more. After viewing the incredible displays here, travel on to the 14th-century Khan el Khalili bazaar, Cairo's biggest souk, to explore its maze of stall-filled lanes. Later, enjoy the evening as you wish, perhaps sampling Cairo's varied dining scene or scouting the shops for souvenirs.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel or Similar

DAY 4 Cairo - Luxor - Nile Cruise

This morning, fly to Luxor and board your 5-star cruise ship on the Nile—Egypt's lifeblood for thousands of years. Then, enjoy lunch in the elegant dining room before joining your guide for an afternoon's sightseeing. Wonder at the pillars and sanctuaries of Karnak Complex and stroll the halls and courts of Luxor Temple as your guide shed lights on the pharaohs who built them. Tonight, attend a dramatic Sound and Light Show at the temples before enjoying an evening of dinner and dancing on your ship.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ M.S.Tulip

DAY 5 Luxor - Nile Cruise - Esna

Start today by touring the ancient relics of the Nile's West Bank. Gaze at the two huge statues of the Colossi of Memnon, and visit a selection of pharaoh's tombs at the Valley of the Kings before exploring the Valley of the Queens. Back aboard, admire the Nile scenery as you cruise upstream to Esna—where you dock overnight.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ M.S.Tulip

DAY 6 Esna - Nile Cruise - Edfu-Kom Ombo

Sail to Edfu and take a horse-drawn carriage to its highlight—a temple dedicated to the falcon-headed god, Horus. Dwarfed in size only by Karnak, this well-preserved complex unfolds in a series of courtyards and halls lined with statues, reliefs, and pillars. Having explored here, enjoy lunch on board and drink in the views from the deck as you sail to Kom Ombo.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ M.S.Tulip

DAY 7 Kom Ombo - Nile Cruise - Aswan

Begin today at Kom Ombo Temple, built between 108 to 47 BC, and unusual for its double-design of two parallel temples dedicated to the god Horus and Sobek, the crocodile god, in turn. After exploring here, rejoin your ship and cruise to the ancient city of Aswan. Following lunch on board, take a tour of Aswan's highlights: seeing the High Dam, Old Dam, Temple of Philae, and the Unfinished Obelisk—a sleeping, semi-finished granite pillar that still lies abandoned in its original rock quarry.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ M.S.Tulip

DAY 8 Aswan - Optional Air-Excursion of Abu Simbel - Cairo

Your 4-night Nile cruise ends this morning when you disembark in Aswan after breakfast, still there are sightseeing and activities have to be done in Aswan after disembarkation. Drink in the beauty of nature as a wooden ‘felucca' sailboat ferries you down the ancient River Nile. Watch in wonder when overlooking the beautiful Kitchener Island. Afterward, perhaps take an optional air-excursion to Abu Simbel. Fly to Abu Simbel, home to the Great Temple of Ramses II on the banks of Lake Nasser. Admire the temple's enormous Ramses II statues and explore inside as you hear how it was rescued from the rising Nile during the late 20th century. Later, board a flight at Aswan for Cairo for your final night in the city.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel or Similar

Optional Tours :

Abu Simbel Excursion: $299 pp

DAY 9 Cairo

Today is yours to use as you please, either enjoying free time to sightsee and stroll or choosing to join an optional excursion. Explore Alexandria, the delightful Mediterranean port originally founded by Alexander the Great, to see its many Greco-Roman ruins. Note Optional tour is operated in English only, and on a seat-in-coach basis.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel or Similar

Optional Tours :

Alexandria One Day Tour : $160 pp

DAY 10 Cairo - USA

This morning, transfer to Cairo airport to catch your return flight to the US.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

DATE & PRICES

All prices are listed per person (based on double occupancy).

START - END LAND ONLY LAND & AIR SINGLE SUPPL
Oct 9, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020 $2000 $2900 $800
Oct 23, 2020 - Nov 1, 2020 $2000 $2900 $800
Nov 6, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020 $2000 $2900 $800
Dec 4, 2020 - Dec 13, 2020 $2000 $2900 $800

* Advertised land only package prices including intra-tour flights (Cairo – Luxor / Aswan - Cairo).

* Advertised land only package does not include transfer on arrival (Cairo) and departure (Cairo). The transfer fee will apply. Please call Peony Tours for pricing.    

* Airfares included in the advertised Land + Air Package prices are from New York (JFK) including fuel surcharge and taxes/fees.

* Airfares included in the advertised Land + Air Package prices do not include seat assignment fees and any baggage fees. Please contact the airline directly to choose your seats and make the payment if there is any.

* For Departure from LAX /SFO, the airfare surcharge is as below. For other gateway cities, please contact Peony Tours for Pricing.

     LAX..................................$300

     SFO..................................$200

* Air carrier and routing are at the sole discretion of Peony Tours. For your preferred air carrier,  please call Peony Tours for pricing.

* Triple room is not available for this tour.

* For child (2-11 yrs) rates, please refer to Reservation.

* For details of our Air Policy, and Terms & Conditions, please refer to Reservation.

* All prices, itinerary, and hotels are subject to change at any time without prior notice. For the most up-to-date prices please check our website.