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Pharaohs and the Beach Trip – Fully loaded

ico_maps_add_2 Created with Sketch. Highlights: Cairo, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel and Hurghada
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Duration

12 nights / 13 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

Enjoy the strong flavor of everything history, fun and sun, 13 days trip, visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, world most heritage Temple Abu Simbel and relax as you take in the stunning views on the Red Sea

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cairo - site of the iconic pyramids of Giza, Sakkara to see the famous Step Pyramid, the first stone structure of its kind ever built and incomparable Egyptian Museum of Antiquities - the greatest repository of ancient artifacts in the world, from the famed treasures of King Tutankhamon
  • 5 star Nile Cruiser – Cruising the legendary Nile onboard 5* Deluxe Air conditioned vessel for your journey among the ancient history between Luxor and Aswan
  • Luxor West Bank - discover incomparable Valley of the Kings, Explore Queen Hatchepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon
  • Luxor East Bank - Explore Luxor Temple with its Avenue of Sphinxes, and massive Karnak Temple with its soaring hypostyle hall and labyrinthine passageways one of the most important religious centers of ancient Egypt
  • Aswan - visit the famous High Dam, take leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the majestic Philae temple of devotion to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor, and the massive Unfinished Obelisk, still resting on its side in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt and wander around the colorful souqs
  • Abu Simbel Temples – one of the most impressive ancient sights of Egypt, there are two temples, the Great Temple, dedicated to Ramesses II himself, and the small Temple, dedicated to his chief wife Queen Nefertari. The Temple rescued much more recently from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Abu Simbel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hurghada – relax and enjoy sea, sun and beaches of impressive Red Sea, experience the exquisite diving and snorkeling among the Red Sea coral reefs and see some amazing rare fish

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival to Cairo

Meet and assist by Pioneer Trips 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 2: Pyramids sightseeing

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.
Return to your hotel and overnight at the hotel in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar / Overnight Sleeping train to Aswan

After breakfast, today is your tour to the most noticeable monument of Islamic Cairo - the looming fortress of the Citadel. Inside is the dramatic Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali.
Afterwards, visit 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
Transfer to Giza Railway station for boarding the overnight sleeping train to Aswan
Overnight onboard the train

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Aswan

Breakfast onboard, upon arrival to Aswan, you will be met by Pioneer Trips representative who will transfer you to your hotel
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 your hotel
Overnight at the hotel in Aswan

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Abu Simbel over day / Nile Cruise

Breakfast will be served in breakfast box, early pick-up from your hotel at 04:00 AM for transfer through the desert road to Abu Simbel complex (3:30 Hours), for 2 hours visit to the most famous site in Egypt after Pyramids, the gargantuan rock-cut temple of King Ramses II, the Great Builder. Possibly the most awe-inspiring temple of all ancient Egypt, with its gargantuan rock-cut façade, Abu Simbel was created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple, the four famous colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically, staring out across the desert, seemingly since time began.
Afterwards, drive back to Aswan, upon arrival to Aswan to your 5* Deluxe Nile Cruise
Embarkation and enjoy lunch onboard
Dinner and overnight onboard on the Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9 - 11: 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 12: Hurghada / Cairo

Check-out after breakfast and transfer by Air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo escorted by Pioneer Trips representative (6 Hours drive).
Check in at your hotel in Cairo, rest of day will be free at leisure, please check with your representative if you wish to have any optional excursion.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Cairo – Final departure

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

Meals: Breakfast

Included

  • check-1 Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
  • check-1 All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicles
  • check-1 Private sight-seeing in Cairo as described in the program itinerary and joining other clients onboard on the Nile Cruise
  • check-1 All tours are conducted by English speaking Egyptologist
  • check-1 03 nights accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis
  • check-1 01 night accommodation in Aswan on bed and breakfast basis
  • check-1 01 night accommodation onboard on Sleeping Train Cairo / Aswan, half board basis
  • check-1 03 nights accommodation onboard on a 5-star superior Nile cruise ship, full board basis
  • check-1 04 nights accommodation in Hurghda on half board basis
  • check-1 Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • check-1 All meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • check-1 Bottled water during tours
  • check-1 Portage in Airports and hotels if needed
  • check-1 All service charges and taxes

Excluded

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

Pricing

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

Single Traveller in Single RoomPer Person in Double RoomPer Person in Triple Room
May - Sep 2019$2,049.00$1,294.00$1,111.00
Oct 2019 - Apr 2020 Excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter$2,488.00$1,558.00$1,359.00

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

Single Traveller in Single RoomPer Person in Double RoomPer Person in Triple Room
May - Sep 2019$2,496.00$1,590.00$1,432.00
Oct 2019 - Apr 2020 Excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter$2,963.00$1,901.00$1,731.00

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