London, Paris and Cairo
With a Nile Cruise . All in a 14 day Tour
The treasures of Egyptian art and culture are spread throughout
the world, so we've devised a way for you to see them. Stop
in London to see the Rosetta Stone and other Egyptian treasures
at the British Museum, then by-Speed Train the Eurostar across
the Channel Tunnel to Paris. Then fly off to Egypt for
a week's tour, including a five-day cruise up the Nile. Round-trip
international airfare between JFK, London, Paris and Cairo is
included in our very competitive tour rates.
DAY 1 - JFK- Saturday- Weekly - Year Round
Board your comfortable wide body jet at JFK International Airport.
DAY 2 - LONDON-Sunday
In London! We welcome you to a 3- or 4-star hotel. our local
rep. will assist with your transfer to your hotel . Settle
in, and enjoy this world-renowned cultural and entertainment destination.
DAY 3 - LONDON, Monday (cB)
Enjoy continental breakfast at your hotel--before heading out (own
activities) : A must-see: the Rosetta Stone, discovered by
Champollion in 1822, which provided the key to understanding
ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic writing. It's on display in the
British Museum, along with mummies, embalmed crocodiles, papyrus
scrolls, and hundreds of other priceless Egyptian works of art in the
Upper Egyptian Galleries.
DAY 4 - LONDON - PARIS (B) Tuesday
Enjoy another continental breakfast--at your hotel, before our
local rep. assist with your transfer to the station to board
the Eurostar for the 3 hour ride. Our staff will meet you at
the train station in Paris and escort you to your three-star
boutique hotel near the Champs-Elysees. Refresh yourself, then head
out into the city with your Lonely Planet guidebook, provided to you
at no extra cost as part of your tour.
DAY 5 - PARIS (B) Wednesday
Today our half-day city tour shows you the top sights of Paris, including
Place de l'Opera, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, Arc de Triomphe,
Trocadero, the Eiffel Tower (with admission to the first level),
La Bastille, and the Cathedral of Nortre Dame. Then we take you
on a short cruise down the Seine through the heart of Paris.
In the afternoon, take your Lonely Planet guidebook and explore
the lesser-known sights on your own, choosing as you like. We'll
be happy to help with tips and suggestions.
DAY 6 - PARIS - CAIRO (B) Thursday
Our local rep. escorts you to the airport for your flight eastward across
Europe, the Mediterranean to Cairo (on Egyptair). Our representative
greets you at Cairo's international airport, helps you with formalities,
and accompanies you to your hotel. Settle in, then perhaps take
a walk to get your first look at the great Egyptian capital.
DAY 7- CAIRO, Friday (BLD)
Breakfast is always included daily . Today we show you the top sights:
the treasure-filled Egyptian Museum, the awesome Pyramids of
Giza, the Great Sphinx, the Citadel of Saladin, and the Mohammed
Ali Mosque, made of creamy alabaster. Lunch is included at the
Mena House . Dinner is included at Zeituni at the Four Seasons Hotel.
DAY 8 - LUXOR,
We take a morning flight to Luxor ( air fare is always included in economy
class with tax included ) , upon arrival at Luxor Airport , proceed
to the West Bank to tour :to get a totally different perspective on
ancient Egyptian life, at the ancient workers' settlement of Deir el-Medinah.
While most of the imposing stone monuments and sites of Egypt honor
the lives and after-lives of royalty, Deir el-Medinah gives us unique
and surprising insights into the ordinary citizens who constructed and
decorated the tombs.
see the excavated homes shared by laborers with their domestic animals.
These quarters were surprisingly large, with three good-sized rooms,
courtyard, kitchen, and even storage cellars. While ancient Egypt might
not have been a workers' paradise, we'll see that artisans and builders
were highly regarded in their community. We are proud to be the only
operator to offer regular visits to this singular ancient settlement
in its tour and cruise programs, back to Luxor Luxor
and settle into our cabin aboard our luxury air-conditioned Nile
cruiser, then go back onshore to explore the huge Temple of Luxor and
the truly gigantic Great Temple of Amon at Karnak. Relax in the
evening, as we take you on a private horse-drawn carriage ride and
to take a stroll along the Nile or explore Luxor's lively bazaar
and water front.
DAY 9 - LUXOR - ESNA, Sunday (BLD)
Crossing the Nile, we tour the magnificent tombs in the Valley of the
Kings , the great Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi
of Memnon. After a shipboard lunch, our cruiser glides up the
Nile toward the Esna locks, where we dock for the night.
DAY 10 - ESNA & EDFU, Monday (BLD)
We continue our cruise, passing timeless Nile-side villages until we
reach Edfu, where we board horse-drawn carriages to clip-clop
through the town. Our goal is the grand Temple of Horus, the
best-preserved ancient temple on the Nile. After our temple tour, we
return by carriage to our cruise vessel and continue upriver,
docking at Kom Ombo for the night.
DAY 11 - KOM OMBO - ASWAN, Tuesday (BLD)
We begin our day by touring the famous Twin Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated
to Horus (the sun God) and Sobek (the crocodile God). The sun
disc symbol is prominent, as is a tomb for mummified crocodiles!
Then we re-embark for the cruise to Aswan. After a leisurely
shipboard lunch, we board a traditional Felucca for a sail among
the rocky islands below the Nile's First Cataract. If you're
interested, we'll take you on a mini-camel caravan to a Nubian village.
Late in the afternoon we sail back to our Nile cruiser for dinner
and a good night's sleep.
DAY 12 - ASWAN - CAIRO, Wednesday (B)
After breakfast, we check out of our Nile cruiser and head off to see
the great Aswan High Dam, a technological marvel of its time.
From the dam we go to an ancient Pharaonic rock quarry where
a huge obelisk of red Nile granite lies unfinished--as though
the workers put down their tools just yesterday, rather than
thousands of years ago. Finally, we tour the beautiful Temple of Philae,
saved from the rising waters of Lake Nasser by an international rescue
effort and rebuilt on its own Nile Island. A short flight returns
us to Cairo, and our hotel.
DAY 13 - CAIRO Thursday (B)
Day at leisure maybe to explore the bazaars of Kahn El-Khalili for souvenirs.
(If you'd like to spend additional days in Cairo, we'll be happy
to arrange it at a reasonable cost.) Dinner is included
at La Bodega restaurant in Zamalek.
DAY 14 - USA, Friday (B)
After breakfast, our local rep escorts you to the Airport, to board
your flight back to the USA. Bon Voyage.
Per Person in USD $ :
in Triple Occupancy
New Year's & Easter weeks, please add 15% supplement to the rates.
Itineraries are subject to change.
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES
international airfare JFK - London & Paris-Cairo-JFK, as well
as domestic airfare within Egypt. All in economy class with
tax included .
- Eurostar ticket
between London and Paris.
- Meals as indicated:
cB = Continental breakfast; L = set-menu lunch; D = set-menu dinner
- All airport
and Nile cruiser transfers .
- Hotel accommodation
in Egypt based on the category of your choice, including tax and service
- Nile cruise,
including all meals, and shore excursions as described in the tour
itinerary Guided sightseeing in Egypt, and Paris, including all entrance
fees One way Eurostar ticket London/Paris.
- Deluxe and
First class category refers to hotels /Cruise in Egypt & Paris
. Hotel accommodation in London based on 3 stars hotels, including
Nile Cruise Egypt & London :
/ Comfort Inn Kensington
Meridien/ Sofitel Sheraton / Conrad /Concord El Salam
. Monte Carlo , Mojito,Diamond. Beau Soliel
Dream . M/S Ruby
hotel nights in Paris are
Deluxe & First class categories we use - 4 stars in Paris :
Hotel New Roblin Le Warwick - Champs Elysees, Meridien
Montparnasse, Meridien Etoile, Sofitel Grand Arche -La Defense or
Tourist Class - 3 stars :
A simple, clean, comfortable, centrally-located 3-star hotel, such
as the Primotel Empire, Fertel Etoile or Tilsitt.
Trip Cancellation Insurance.
for Egypt maybe issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited
number of citizens such as : American, EU , Canadian , EU Singaporean
and Japanese citizens. Guests are to to pay for it upon arrival (
$ 15 - subject to change ) . You are responsible for having your passport
in order valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival
in Cairo . After exiting the terminal, our local representative will
escort you to the hotel .