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Elegance of the Pharaohs (Luxury Gold - Winter 2017-18)

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Starting: Mar 23, 2018
Through: Apr 02, 2018
Book By: Mar 19 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 10
Supplier:  Insight Vacations
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  4963907
from $3,875.00  (USD)
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Day Destination
1 Your Journey Begins     
2 Cairo At Leisure     
3 Cairo Sightseeing     
4 Fly To Luxor To Join Your Cruise     
5 The Temple Of Hathor And Luxor     
6 The West Bank And Valley Of The Kings     
7 A Felucca Around Kitchener's Island     
8 Disembark And Relax At Aswan     
9 Return To Cairo     
10 Cairo Sightseeing.     
11 Depart Cairo     
Number of Nights: 10
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Elegance Of The Pharaohs (Luxury Gold - Winter 2017-18)
From grand colonnaded temples to bustling marketplaces and rural villages, where life exists much as it did thousands of years ago, a cruise along the Nile is like watching 5,000 years of history and culture unfold before your very eyes. Rejoice at a sunset Afternoon Tea in colonial English-style at the Old Cataract hotel in Aswan Enjoy 4 nights of luxuriously cruising the Nile Marvel at the ancient wonders of Cairo, Luxor, Kom-Ombo and Aswan
  • Additional Included Highlights
    Karnak: Walk the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, see the of Rameses II and the Hypostyle Hall.Dendera: Visit the Temple of Hathor and see the rare depiction of Cleopatra VII and Caesarian.Luxor: Visit the Temple of Luxor - a designated UNESCO site.West Bank: Visit the Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of Hatshepsut.Valley of the Kings: Venture to the Necropolis where many Pharaohs were laid to rest, including Tutankhamun.Kom Ombo: Learn about the only temple in Egypt that is dedicated to two gods.Aswan: See Aswan's High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk.Cairo: Sightseeng includes a visit to the Citadel along with Mohammed Ali's Alabaster Mosque and a visit to the Khan El Halili bazaar.

  • Epicurean Dining
    Nile Cruise: Enjoy an on-board Gala Reception and dinner.Nile Cruise: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.Nile Cruise: Indulge in an evening of dinner and traditional Egyptian belly dancing.Luxor: Visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread.Included Quality Dining: 9 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 High Tea (AT) and 1 Welcome Drink (WR); plus 4 Lunches (L), 1 Buffet Dinner (D) and 3 Signature Evenings (SE) all with bottled water, tea or coffee while cruising.

  • Exclusive Insights
    Giza: With your Egyptologist, meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.Cairo: At the Egyptian Museum, with your Local Expert, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt - the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne, and precious jewellery of Tutankhamun's treasure.Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man.West Bank: Explore with an Egyptologist, visiting the Temple Hatshepsut and royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.Philae Island: Board a motorboat to the temple complex.Aswan: On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft.Aswan: Travel to a small Nubian village, visit a traditional dwelling of a local family and enjoy Nubian-style hospitality.

  • Outstanding Hotels
    Cairo: Overlooking the magnificent River Nile, the Conrad Cairo is centrally located and offers premium rooms, elegant dining, and 24-hour entertainment with a glamorous International Casino.Cruising: For the ultimate in luxury and refinement, set sail on-board the deluxe all-suite River Tosca. Experience old-world elegance, blended with modern amenities and comfort. The spacious suites are tastefully designed with marble bathrooms. Outside on the sun deck, the pool and shaded cabanas offer an oasis of calm to relax and enjoy the ever-changing scenery.Aswan: The legendary Old Cataract hotel is named for its location at the spot where the river meets a granite barrier to create the first cataract of the Nile. Experience a luxurious blend of Victorian grandeur with an authentic Egyptian atmosphere.

  • Top Rated Highlights
    Philae Island: Rising from the waters, on the Island of Philae is the amazing Temple of Isis. Board a motorboat to get there.Giza: If only these walls could talk! Oh, but they do at the audio visual Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids.

    • An expert Insight professional, multilingual Egyptologist/Travelling Concierge will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend in a foreign land.
    • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with an on-board restroom (alternative coaches and vehicles, without on-board facilities, may be used on occasion).
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary (available for groups of 8 or more).
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included; you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with an Insight Flourish - a local tidbit representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
    • Complimentary airport transfers available from and to Cairo Airport on arrival and departure days or when additional accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations. Scheduled air travel between Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo with included airport transfers.
    • A 4-night Nile cruise on the MS Tosca (or similar).
    • Please note that gratuities are not included for the Travelling Concierge, Nile Cruise staff, Drivers and Airport Escorts.
    • Services of Insight's Representative in Egypt.

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Travel Date Range Price From   Information  
Jan 26, 2018 - Mar 09, 2018 $3,725.00   Airfare not included...   View Details
Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 26, 2018 $3,795.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Mar 23, 2018 - Apr 02, 2018 $3,875.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Mar 30, 2018 - Apr 09, 2018 $3,895.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

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