The Royal Tour
An Eleven Day Egyptian Fantasy Tour : Alexandria
visiting Alexander the Great's Tomb in Alexandria just after he defeated
Cleopatra & Marc Anthony. He left his coat as a token of respect
to Alexander the Great.
The search continues for Alexander the Great's Tomb.
Here's the best of Egypt in 10 days : a good look at Cairo, Alexandria
and a 5-day cruise along the Nile, fully escorted. Weekly on Thursdays.
Year round. Compare with the
9 day version. Click for Private Sailing
Boat Cruise on the Nile
1 - CAIRO- Thursday
representative greets you at the airport and whisks you to your hotel.
Complimentary visa is issued upon arrival only for American , EU &
Japanese citizens, passports must be valid for at least 6 month beyond
the date of your arrival.
will be issued upon arrival.
As you exit the gate, you will pass through a door or two , down some
stairs , then walk for 2-5 minutes , until you pass the duty free shops,
at the end of a wide corridor , you will see the security officers.
There you will be met by a local representative, who will be holding
a sign with your name .
Our local representative will then take your passport to obtain a stamp
from the cashier / bank window and escort you to speak with the passport
officer. He will escort you through another last check on your passport
as you exit the passport control, into customs area, he will assist
you in collecting your luggage and clearing customs . After exiting
the terminal, our local representative will escort you (private vehicle)
to the hotel
2 - CAIRO- Friday (BLD)
On your first full day in Egypt we show you the Egyptian Museum,
the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Citadel of Saladin,
and the Mohammed Ali Mosque, made of alabaster. Evening departure
aboard the sleeper train, first class, private compartment. Dinner is
served on board.
3 - ASWAN - Saturday (BD)
arrival , our local rep will escort you to your hotel . Afternoon
tour of the Nubian Museum, then for those who are interested: a complimentary
short camel caravan & ride to visit a local Nubian Village.
4 -ABU SIMBEL, ASWAN, NILE CRUISE - Saturday (BLD)
We fly to Abu Simbel, tour the mighty temples of Ramses the Great &
his wife Nefertari. Fly back to .Aswan and board your Nile cruiser
in time for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon we enjoy a leisurely
sail by graceful felucca on the Nile.
5 - ASWAN NILE CRUISE & KOM OMBO Sunday (BLD)
First we tour the awesome Aswan dams, and next an ancient granite
quarry complete with an unfinished obelisk. Then we go by motor launch
to the island temples of Philae. , Then we reboard our cruise
and we sail downstream to Kom Ombo to visit its twin temples.
6- EDFU & ESNA Monday (BLD)
We moor in Edfu, climb aboard horse-drawn carriages, and clip-clop
through the town to the Temple of Horus, Egypt's best-preserved
temple. Re-embarking, we cruise to Esna and its great temple
dedicated to Khnum, the creator-god. Evening finds us in Luxor.
7- LUXOR Tuesday (BLD)
Crossing the Nile , we tour the magnificent tombs in the Valley of
the Kings and Valley of the Queens, including the great funerary
temple of Queen Hatshepsut, we stop at the Colossi of Memnon
on the way back to your hotel in Luxor .
8 - LUXOR & CAIRO Wednesday (B)
The gigantic Great Temple of Amon at Karnak, and the mighty Temple
of Luxor are our goals in the morning, followed by a return flight
to Cairo. In the afternoon, wander through the city on your own,
or do your last-minute shopping. In the evening we'll treat you to
a home hosted dinner with an authentic Egyptian family.
Dinner is included at a local home , few visitors do enjoy such opportunity
& experience, come and meet the locals, you may wish to bring
token gifts to exchange with the host family ( T shirt , small souvenirs
of your home town):
9 - Alexandria- Thursday (BL)
Private air conditioned vehicle Cairo Alexandria Cairo :
Very Full day tour : The Museum, the Catacombs, the Roman Amphitheater,
Qayet Bey Fortress
Bey Fort was
built on the same site of the ancient wonder of the world : the famous
Alexandria Light House. A brief stop at " El Selsela" the
site of the Underwater reserve where Cleopatra Place was discovered,
as well as Caesar Kiosk. Lunch at a local restaurant , then its off
to the new site for the Alexandria Library before heading to your hotel
in Alexandria : Deluxe Helnan Palestine Deluxe Hotel or Sheraton / Hilton
10 - Alexandria- Friday (BL)
After breakfast, enjoy morning at leisure . Lunch box will be provided
from Alexandria. We
head south back to Cairo .
We stop at Wadi El Natroun monastery , where early Coptic Christians
retreated here to escape the Roman persecution in the 4th century AD.
The Egyptian Pope of Alexandria is always chosen from the Monks of wadi
El Natroun. Reach Cairo early evening
11 - CAIRO- Departure -Saturday (B)
Our representative escorts you to the airport for your homeward flight.
person in USD
Rates per person in USD $
Hotel & Cruise
First Class Cruise
: Up to 2 years of age at the time of travel pay only 15 % of the
: Up to 10 years of age at the time of travel pay only 60% of the
listed rate , when sharing with 2 adults, this children rate doesn't
apply when sharing with one adult
tour starts weekly in Cairo.
Christmas/New Year's week, Dec 20 - Jan 2 , AND Easter
Weeks ( Two weeks holiday )
please add 25% to the rates.
here for Intimate size Nile Cruise : 6 Cabins Dahabiya Cruise, available
also for charter and private cruising. Of course Air Conditioned
All airfares in Egypt in economy class .
transfers in Egypt
hotel & Nile Cruise accommodation as per itinerary.
guided sightseeing as per itinerary, including all entrance fees.
water ( one large bottled per person) delivered to your cabin daily
while you are on board.
or coffee and small bottled water with each & every meal while
you are on board the Nile Cruise.
welcome drink upon arrival on board the Nile Cruise.
welcome fruit basket in your cabin upon arrival on board the Nile
set menu meals including B = Breakfast, (or
cB, Continental Breakfast) L
= Lunch, D = Dinner.
visa, included & issued upon arrival for American,Australian,
NZ, EU , Canadian, Mexican & Japanese citizens, passport must
be valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of arrival.
accommodation ,including tax & service charges.
sightseeing as per itinerary including all entrance fees
cruise including all meals & shore excursions. For a private Egyptology
while on board the cruise , please add $150 per person , this will
include as well private air conditioned car /driver for the duration
of the Nile Cruise
to the Ultra Deluxe Nile Cruise Category , add 25 % supplement to
the Deluxe rate :
Hotels : Cairo Grand Hyatt or Cairo Conrad .
Ultra Deluxe Nile Cruises :
The Oberoi M/S Philae . The Movenpick MS Royal Lotus . The Sonesta
MS Star Goddess , MS Queen TiYi, the all suites Moon
Goddess ( all state rooms do offer private balconies)
The all suites M/S Amarco
/ New Year / Easter : please add 20 % to any of the rates
a PRIVATE: CAR/DRIVER & GUIDE for all the shore excursions
for the duration of the cruise , please add :$ 250 per person.( this
doesn't apply when you book the Presidential Suite)