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EGYPT GRAND RIVER CRUISE
15 DAYS - Cairo - Luxor - Esna - Edfu - Aswan - Abu Simbel - Komombo - Dendara

Cruise Fares Per Person / Sharing a twin cabin
2015 - 2016 Prices are in USD

Vessel Start Date Start City Land/ Cruise Only
19 February 2015 Cairo $2999
MS Farah 12 March 2015 Cairo $2899
MS Farah 09 April 2015 Cairo $2799
MS Farah 14 May 2015 Cairo $2699
MS Farah 11 June 2015 Cairo $2699
MS Farah 09 July 2015 Cairo $2699
MS Farah 13 August 2015 Cairo $2699
MS Farah 10 September 2015 Cairo $2799
MS Farah 15 October 2015 Cairo $2899
MS Farah 05 November 2015 Cairo $2999
MS Farah 03 December 2015 Cairo $2999
MS Farah 14 January 2016 Cairo $3399
MS Farah 11 February 2016 Cairo $3399
MS Farah 17 March 2016 Cairo $3399
MS Farah 07 April 2016 Cairo $3299

Port and Fuel charges $96
Single occupancy in a twin supplement
75%
Visa Required: Yes (for US citizens)/ $25.00

Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted

Upgrades - Prices are in USD

Category Upgrades
Cabin Type
Cat D
$0.00 Twin
Cat C
$199 Twin
Cat B
$299 Twin
Cat A
$399 Twin
Junior Suite $999 Twin

CRUISE INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

FEATURES: NILE CRUISE - 7 NIGHTS: LUXOR-ASWAN-LUXOR

  • Accommodations for 7 nights in all outside facing cabins with balconies aboard the brand new 5* star m/s FARAH in cabin category of your choice.
  • All sightseeing and shore excursions as specified including all entrance fees
  • 21 meals during sailing (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners)
  • All on board activities including lectures, galabaya parties, belly dance show and similar.
  • English speaking Cruise Managers and Egyptologist throughout
  • No hassle pre-paid tips

LAND PORTION: TOTAL 6 NIGHTS: (CAIRO 6, LUXOR 1)

  • Arrival and departure transfers with luggage handling (if airfare is purchased through us)
  • 5* Deluxe Accommodations at the Fairmont, Sheraton or Intercontinental Hotels
  • 1 night at the deluxe Sonesta St. George in Luxor.
  • 2 domestic flights Cairo-Luxor, Luxor-Cairo
  • All sightseeing including transportation, entrance fees as outlined.
  • Abu Simbel excursion by Air
  • 13 meals during the land portion (6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 special dinners)
  • English speaking Egyptologists throughout

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

  • Tour of the Pyramids of Giza & Sakara
  • Tour of Egyptian Museum
  • Home hosted dinner
  • Tour of Luxor Temples Valley of Kings & Queens
  • Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
  • Tour of Aswan

SAMPLE ITINERARY

DAY 01 : FLY USA TO EGYPT
Overnight flights from the US to Egypt. On board services per airline policy.

DAY 02 : ARRIVE CAIRO
Meet your local guide who will assist you through customs formalities. Then transfer to your deluxe hotel. Due to various arrival times no meals or activities are planned for today. (Hotel Sheraton, Intercontinental or similar)

DAY 03 : CAIRO
After breakfast, your morning sightseeing of Egypt’s capital will begin with a panoramic tour of this magnificent city set around the banks of the Nile. Stops will be made to view the Citadel and the fabulous Alabaster Mosque built by Mohamed Ali in 1830. Return to your hotel to avoid the heat and catch up on jet lag. In the evening depart for a get together welcome dinner hosted at a popular local restaurant (El Cid or similar) (B, SD)

DAY 04 : CAIRO
A full day to explore the Pyramids of Giza and Memphis. In the morning, tour the pyramids of King Cheops built 2690 B.C., the Sphinx and ride a camel (optional). After a break for lunch (included) continue the tour with a visit to Sakkara to view the “one step” Pyramid built by famous architect and physician Imhotep for the Pharaoh Zoser in 3816 B.C. Return to your hotel. Dinner is on your own. (B, L)

DAY 05 : CAIRO-LUXOR
After breakfast, check-out of your hotel and begin the day with a tour of the magnificent Egyptian Museum, home to the world renowned exhibit of Tut-An - Khamnon. After a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant, continue on to the airport for your afternoon/evening flight to Luxor, the gateway to the Nile. On arrival, transfer to your deluxe hotel for dinner and overnight. (Sonesta St. George or similar) (B, L, D)

DAY 06 : LUXOR - EMBARKATION
After breakfast, check-out of your hotel and embark on your tour of the West bank, the “Valley of the Kings and Queens” where 64 of Egypt’s Pharaohs have their resting places. Continue to visit the palatial Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and stop at the Collossi of Memnon. Then, transfer directly to your 5 * ship for check-in. Lunch on board. The afternoon is reserved for exploring the East bank and the fabulous Luxor and Karnak Temples. An optional “Sound & Light Show” will be available for purchase on board. (B, L, D)

DAY 07 : LUXOR - ESNA - EDFU
Set sail in the early morning and enjoy a full leisurely day at sail. View the magnificent passing vista’s, savor a cocktail at the poolside bar, or listen to a lecture on Egypt provided by your Egyptologists. In the evening enjoy a festive dinner and show. (B, L, D)

DAY 08 : EDFU - ASWAN
In Edfu, tour the superbly preserved Temple of Horus dedicated to the Falcon God. Back on board enjoy lunch, dinner and a galabaya party as you sail on to Aswan. (B, L, D)

DAY 09 : ASWAN
Your morning sightseeing will include the “Unfinished Obelisk” and a visit to the High Dam. Lunch back on the ship. In the afternoon, visit the Philae Temple followed by a felucca ride to the botanical gardens located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the Nile. Return to your ship for dinner and an oriental show! (B, L, D)

DAY 10 : ASWAN-ABU SIMBEL
A full free day for exploring this lively Nile oasis OR take the optional excursion to the fabulous Temples of Abu Simbel! More than 32 centuries ago, Ramses II built 2 temples into the sheer rock of a premonitory in Nubia 280 km south of Aswan. The larger Temple was dedicated to the God of Sun – Harakhti. The lesser Temple was dedicated to the Goddess Hathor in the name of Ramses’ favorite wife – the beautiful Queen Nefertari. When the construction of the High Dam threatened to submerge the two Temples, the Temples were cut into 30 ton pieces, moved 70 meters higher and 180 meters further inland and rebuilt to their original splendor. The tour of these unique temples includes a 30 minute plane ride from Aswan and back offering stunning aerial views of the Temples and the flowing Nile. After your flight back to Aswan, re-board your deluxe floating hotel and enjoy lunch and a relaxing afternoon or partake in the optional Nubian Village tour. Dinner and overnight on board. (B, L, D)

DAY 11 : ASWAN – KOM OMBO - ESNA
Set sail in the early morning and on arrival to Kom Ombo tour the Temples of Kom Ombo dedicated to two deities; the crocodile headed “Sobek” and the “Haroeris” the double headed sparrow/hawk. Return to the ship and sail on to Esna lock (overnight) (B, L, D)

DAY 12 : LUXOR – DENDARA - LUXOR
Enjoy a full free day to explore the temples of Luxor and Karnak on your own, visit the local markets or take the optional tour to the Temples of Dendara, some of the oldest and best preserved in all of Egypt (car/van). In the evening, bid your goodbyes to your lovely crew as you participate in the Captain’s farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

DAY 13 ): LUXOR - CAIRO
DISEMBARKATION
After a leisurely breakfast, bid your lovely ship and crew goodbye as you check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your deluxe hotel with the afternoon free for some rest time. Then a special treat awaits as you head out to meet with an authentic Egyptian family for a home hosted dinner! A great way to experience genuine Egyptian hospitality! (B, SD)

DAY 14 : CAIRO
After breakfast, depart on your morning tour of the Old Cairo highlighted by stops at the Abu Sirga Church, the Moalaka Church and the Ben Azra Synagogue. After lunch at a local restaurant transfer to the humongous El Khalili Bazaar where over 1000 booths offer everything from cheap souvenirs to high end jewelry and fashion and where bargaining is expected! Tonight depart for a final farewell dinner held at the private, members only Capital Club featuring great food, and magnificent views of the city at night. (B, L, SD)

DAY 15: CAIRO – HOME
As all good things must come to an end.

 


 

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