Ancient Wonders - Egypt
& The Nile River Cruise

From: $4225

per person dbl*

RIVER CRUISES

• 4 Nights in Cairo
• Egyptologist Throughout
• Guided Tour of Cairo
• Pyramids of Giza
• 4 Night Nile Cruise
• The Great Sphinx of Giza
• Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
• Tomb of King Tutankhamun
• Karnak & Luxor Temples
• Pyramids of Saqqara
• King Tut’s Tomb
• Sail Aboard a Felucca
• Valley of the Kings
• Aswan
• Edfu

4 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 4 Night Nile Cruise Aboard Five Star MS Acamar in a Deluxe Outside Cabin, 21 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 6 Dinners, Professional Tour Director, Local English Speaking Egyptologist, Motorcoach Transportation, Admissions per Itinerary, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

VISA REQUIRED

April 11- $4225
September 19$4225
February 15 – $4625
October 10 – $4225

3 Night(s) – Four Seasons First Residence, Cairo, Egypt
4 Night(s) – Nile River Cruise  – Aboard the MS Acamar   
1 Night(s)     InterContinental City Stars Hotel  Or Four Seasons First Residence, Cairo, Egypt

BOOKING DISCOUNT SAVINGS* – UP TO $400 PER COUPLE/$200 PER PERSON

Ancient Wonders - Egypt & The Nile River Cruise

10-DAYS

DAY 1: DEPART THE USA – OVERNIGHT FLIGHT TO CAIRO
Your adventure awaits! Depart the USA on your flight to Cairo, Egypt.

DAY 2: ARRIVAL CAIRO, EGYPT
Upon arrival meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this remarkable city that offers thousands of years of history as you embark on a journey to tour and see Egypt’s Ancient Wonders.
Overnight: Egypt

DAY 3: CAIRO – PYRAMIDS OF SAQQARA – SPHINX & PYRAMIDS OF GIZA 
Today enjoy a tour to the Pyramids of Saqqara, the 5,000-year old necropolis for the ancient capital of Memphis.  See the 40-foot statue of Ramses II and the Step Pyramid, the oldest of them all.  Lunch is included at a local restaurant. Next check off that Bucket list and travel to Giza where your local Egyptologist will lead you on a guided visit to the Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World and possibly the most famous and and talked about structures in history. Marvel in awe at the iconic Great Sphinx located on the west bank of the Nile and one of the oldest and largest monuments in the world that has been the symbol of Egypt for more than 4,000 years. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight. 
(B,L,D) Overnight: Egypt

DAY 4: CAIRO – EGYPTIAN MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITIES
Following breakfast, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities** to see the extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts covering thousands of years, including the statues, reliefs, sarcophagi and the treasures from the Tomb of Tutankhamun.  After an included lunch, visit the iconic Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, which comprise the largest fortification in all of the Middle East and North Africa.  Perched majestically at the highest point of the City of Cairo it offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city including the Mosques of Old Cairo and the Pyramids in the distance.  Later in the day travel back to Cairo to visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, said to be one of the oldest open-air markets in the Middle East. Free time to shop and browse this must-see local market for souvenirs. The evening is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.
(B,L) Overnight: Egypt

DAY 5: FLIGHT TO LUXOR – BOARD MS ACAMAR – NILE RIVER CRUISE 
Early morning flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, transfer to the river ship, MS Acamar to begin your four night cruise on the Nile River. Following lunch onboard, you’ll visit the Karnak Temple Complex, a city of temples built over 2,000 years and dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. The immense size of the complex, as well as its various architectural, artistic, and linguistic details make it an invaluable historical site and resource for understanding the evolution of ancient Egypt, and thus its conservation is critical.  This forgotten place is still capable of overshadowing many wonders of the modern world and in its hey-day must have been awe-inspiring.  Also visit the Luxor Temple on the site of the ancient city of Thebes and the largest and most significant religious center in ancient Egypt.  Luxor Temple was “the place of the First Occasion,” where the god Amon experienced rebirth during the pharaoh’s annually reenacted coronation ceremony. 
(B,L,D) Overnight: MS Acamar 

DAY 6: NILE CRUISE – VALLEY OF THE KINGS – COLOSSI OF MEMNON – EDFU 
Today visit the incredible tombs at the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial ground of many of Egypt’s New Kingdom pharaohs, royal family members and nobles, spanning 500 years.  A truly impressive site. There, you’ll find the Tomb of Tutankhamun, which was discovered almost intact in 1922, and the Tomb of Ramses IV, among others.  

While many of the tombs and chambers in the area were looted by thieves, King Tut’s tomb was intact and brimming with treasures. Jewelry, statues, weapons and the Pharaoh’s chariot, were valuable finds, but the real treasure was the magnificently decorated sarcophagus, with the young king’s remains inside. The walls of the tombs are covered with hieroglyphics.  Also visit the Queen Hatshepsut Temple, one of the world’s most striking architectural masterpieces which took fifteen years to complete during her over 20-year reign. A photo stop is made by the giant Colossi of Memnon. Since 1350 BC, these ancient Egyptian statues have loomed over the Theban Necropolis. Though battered by more than 3,000 years of scorching desert sun and sporadic Nile floods, they’ve captivated the imaginations of curious travelers. This afternoon we sail to Edfu, once a flourishing Greek city in ancient times and was commonly known as Apollinopolis Magna, after the chief God Horus-Apollo. Today the city rich with history is a friendly and commercial town. Locals produce sugar from farm-grown sugar cane and decorative pottery.
(B,L,D) Overnight: MS Acamar 

DAY 7: NILE CRUISE – KOM OMBO – ASWAN 
Following breakfast, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, dedicated to Horus, the falcon- headed god.  It is considered the best preserved temple in Egypt and also the second largest after Karnak. The Temple of Horus seen today is the compilation of 180 years of construction, additions, and inscriptions. In the afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo, a agricultural town and home to many Nubians. Visit the unique Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to both Horus and the Crocodile God Sobek. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels.  Next sail on to Aswan.
(B,L,D) Overnight: MS Acamar

DAY 8: TEMPLE OF PHILAE – ASWAN HIGH DAM – ASWAN
This morning visit the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. It was landscaped to match the original site of the temple when it was relocated by UNESCO after the building of the Aswan Dam threatened the site. The temple has several shrines and sanctuaries.  Philae was one of the last outposts of Egyptian religion, surviving two centuries after the Roman Empire converted to Christianity.  Later visit the Aswan High Dam. When construction began on the High Dam in 1960, it was the most heralded part of President Nasser’s effort to develop Egypt for all Egyptians. The dam is over 360 feet tall and 12,500 feet across. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. This afternoon enjoy a scenic Felucca Ride to experience the peace and tranquility of the Nile water that has been the lifeblood of Egypt since Pharaonic times. 
(B,L,D) Overnight: MS Acamar

DAY 9: ASWAN – FLIGHT TO CAIRO 
This morning disembark the ship and transfer to Aswan airport for return to Cairo. Lunch will be provided prior to arriving to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.  Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers.
(B,L,D) Overnight: MS Acamar

DAY 10:  CAIRO – FLIGHT TO USA 
Today transfer to the Cairo airport and return home with wonderful memories of your Ancient Wonders, Egypt and Nile River Cruise.
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Ancient Wonders - Egypt & The Nile River Cruise

Single Room Supplement + ($1200 – $1325) No Triple Room Reduction  **Rates are Land only, per person double

MS ACAMAR

THE SHIP – MS ACAMAR
Experience true luxury in Egypt aboard the 5-Star MS Acamar. Enjoy tastefully decorated public spaces, a spacious sundeck for relaxation, elegant interiors, comfortable cabins, serene surroundings and lavish dinners topped off with natural sight-seeing. A cruise aboard the MS Acamar will be an unforgettable experience.

DELECTABLE DINING
Indulge in exotic flavors and delight in an exceptional dining experience perfected by soothing, panoramic Nile views. Features a savory and modern fusion of contemporary and authentic dishes prepared by internationally trained chefs. 

COMFORTABLE & INNOVATIVE CABINS
The MS Acamar is a Five-Star Deluxe Nile cruiser that is handicap accessible. There are 54 total cabins on the boat including 4 Special needs cabins (296 square feet). There is also an elevator that can access every deck of the boat. The Deluxe cabins are 226 square feet. The cabins are fully air conditioned with televisions, DVD players, mini bar, mini fridge, and private safes. Also, the bathrooms feature showers and bath tubs and include hair dryers in every cabin. Cabins blend unmatched intimacy and comfortable individuality with tasteful attention to details. Dark wooden pieces set off by black and creme tones merged with emerald green tints create a soothing ambiance, complimented by calming light walls and dramatic Nile views. 

MS ACAMAR

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INNER TOUR AIR PACKAGE INCLUDED

Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers. On some dates alternate hotels may be used

* Booking Discount Details –  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $400 per couple/$200 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings.