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Pharaohs and the Beach Trip – short version

Created with Sketch. Highlights: Cairo, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada
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Duration

08 nights / 09 days

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Tour Schedule

Every Saturday, Wednesday

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Tour Type

Classic, Family

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Languages

English

Overview

Experience the wonders of ancient Egypt in nine intoxicating days, visit the Great Pyramids of Giza. Kick back and relax as you take in the stunning views on the Red Sea

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cairo – Step into one of the most valuable archaeological sites, Sakkara, and gaze at the impressive stonework of the Step Pyramid. Then, behold the most important collections of ancient artifacts in the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Downtown Cairo.
  • 5-Star Nile Cruiser – Embark on a mesmerizing cruise over the legendary Nile onboard 5-Star Deluxe air-conditioned vessel in a fascinating journey through the rich and diverse Egyptian culture and history.
  • Luxor West Bank – Realize your dream and prepare for a magical walk through history exploring the extraordinary Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatchepsut's Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon.
  • Luxor East Bank – Get a chance to witness the greatest Luxor Temple with its Avenue of Sphinxes and the spectacular Karnak Temple.
  • Aswan – Visit the city carved from a dream. See the famous High Dam across the Nile and sail to Agilika Island where Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk open for you a portal to the Ancient world.
  • Hurghada – Have some fun in the golden sun and the glittering blue waters of the Red Sea. And don’t miss a world-class snorkeling and diving experience among the prettiest coral reefs in Egypt.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival to Cairo

Meet and assist by Turzilla representative before Immigration area to finalize all your arrival formalities and will escort you to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle.
Upon arrival top the hotel, representative will assist you for smooth check-in and review your program itinerary and pick-up time for next day.
Overnight at the hotel in Cairo.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo sightseeing / Overnight train to Aswan

After breakfast, transfer to the Giza Plateau where you begin with the visit of Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Continue to Sakkara, a few km west to Memphis, containing tombs of Old kingdom royalty and nobility. View the step pyramid of Zoser, Dating back to 2650 BC.
Afternoon, visit the Great Pyramids of Giza - Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos and ends at the foot of the inscrutable Sphinx, the giant man/beast which has puzzled men for generations.
Transfer to Giza Railway station for boarding the overnight sleeping train to Aswan
Overnight onboard the train

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Aswan

Breakfast onboard, upon arrival to Aswan, you will be met by Turzilla representative who will transfer you to your 5* Deluxe Nile Cruise, enjoying lunch onboard
Afternoon, visit the Aswan High Dam then then to the Temple of Philae, which was dedicated to the Goddess of magic. The temple was built on Philae Island and attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient world.
When the Egyptians built the High Dam, Philae temple was rescued in an enormous UNESCO effort in the 1970s. Due to high water levels created by the Old Aswan Dam and was relocated stone by stone on higher ground on nearby Agilika Island.
Take a break at the old site of the main granite quarry to visit the unfinished obelisk. You will see a practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen to cut impressive obelisks and granite statues, return to the boat
Dinner and overnight onboard on the Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Aswan / Luxor

Breakfast onboard while sailing to Kom Ombo to explore the temple shared by two gods, Sobek and Haroeries. Visit the new mummified crocodile museum, and see the Nilometer where the priests determined the current year’s taxes, back to the ship and sail on to Edfu.
Lunch on board
Afternoon, visit to the most complete and best preserved Pharaonic temple in all of Egypt – the Temple of Horus, the falcon god, back to board and continue sailing to Luxor
Dinner and overnight onboard on the Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Luxor

Breakfast on board
This morning your visit to the incredible Valley of the Kings. The first monument you’ll see on the West Bank is the imposing 18m-high Colossi of Memnon, which represent the remains of the temple of the hedonistic Amenophis III. The Valley of the Kings is studded with often highly decorated tombs, constructed to once house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the mighty pharaohs awaiting their passage into the after-life. Further highlights include the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Returning to our cruiser, where we enjoy lunch and evening at leisure
Dinner and overnight onboard on the Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Luxor / Hurghada

Breakfast onboard and disembarkation
Today we tour the ancient city of Thebes (the East Bank), taking in the magnificent Temple of Karnak , more than a temple, Karnak is a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods followed by the fabulous Temple of Luxor with its giant statues of Ramses the Great and Avenue of Sphinxes
Afternoon, transfer by Air-conditioned brand new vehicle to Hurghada (4 Hours journey) escorted by our representative.
Arrival to your hotel in Hurghada and check-in
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Hurghada

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Hurghada

Day free at Leisure, enjoy lying out on the beach, also there is plenty to do like snorkeling, swimming, Desert Safari, Scuba Diving. Hurghada also has a lively nightlife scene and excellent shopping
Overnight at your hotel in Hurghada.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Hurghada / Cairo

Check-out after breakfast and transfer by Air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo escorted by Turzilla representative (6 Hours drive).
Today is your tour to the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which is the houses many treasure of Tutanchamun, continue to Khan El Khalili Bazaar in the heart of Old Cairo
Return to your hotel and overnight at the hotel in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Cairo – Final departure

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your final departure flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Included

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Private sight-seeing in Cairo as described in the program itinerary and joining other clients onboard on the Nile Cruise
  • All tours are conducted by English speaking Egyptologist
  • 02 nights accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis
  • 03 nights accommodation onboard on a 5-star superior Nile cruise ship, full board basis
  • 01 night accommodation onboard on Sleeping Train Cairo / Aswan, half board basis
  • 02 nights accommodation in Hurghda on half board basis
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Bottled water during tours
  • Portage in Airports and hotels if needed
  • All service charges and taxes

Excluded

  • International and domestic airfares
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours not mentioned in the program itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Pricing

5* Standard - Hotel Steigenberger Pyramids or similar
5* Standard – Cruise "Nile Goddess" or similar
5* Standard – Hotel Continental Hurghada or Similar

Single Traveller in Single RoomPer Person in Double RoomPer Person in Triple Room
Oct 2019 - Apr 2020 Excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter$2,233.00$1,380.00$1,185.00
May - Sep 2020$2,150.00$1,326.00$1,134.00

5* Deluxe – Hotel Conrad Cairo or similar
5* Deluxe – Farah Nile Cruise or similar
5* Deluxe – Marriott Hurghada Hotel or Similar

Single Traveller in Single RoomPer Person in Double RoomPer Person in Triple Room
Oct 2019 - Apr 2020 Excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter $2,490.00$1,636.00$1,459.00
May - Sep 2020$2,341.00$1,546.00$1,373.00

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