NEW YEARS IN EGYPT

2019/2020 

with Israel & Jordan extension

 

Egypt is a destination we know all too well. We have been running tours to here since 2000 so yes, we are confident to say - we know our stuff!  This tour has been designed to incorporate all the best things that Egypt has to offer PLUS being able to bring in the new year on the River Nile. A new year, A new you! Oh, and we have also included Abu Simbel in this tour, so no need to keep searching. We provide value and service, all for an amazing price. 

Group Size:  Min 2 | Max 20

Start:  Cairo, Egypt

Finish: Cairo, Egypt

Destination: Egypt

Cities Covered:    Cairo, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Alexandria

Modes Of Transport: Luxury coach or van, plane, nile cruiser, horse & carriage, felucca sail boat, motor boat

Tour Designed By: Sherien and Helen

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LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN...

Day 1: Thursday 26 December 2019 – See ya Australia!

Say goodbye to Australia! Get ready to begin your memorable journey.

Day 2: Friday 27 December 2019 – Hello Egypt!

As the Egyptians say, ahlan wa sahlan – which means welcome to our home! Step off the plane, take a short walk and you will see us! Our tour guides will be holding a sign to identify themselves. They will direct you through customs and immigrations. Tonight enjoy a group welcome dinner.

 

Day 3: Saturday 28 December 2019 - Cairo - Pyramids

Start discovering Cairo with a tick to your bucket list, beginning with the one of the oldest stone structures in the world: the Step Pyramid! Follow on to The Great Pyramids and Sphinx to witness beautiful architecture and appreciate all the work that really went into making this marvels.

 

Day 4: Sunday 29 December 2019 – Cairo to Luxor

This morning enjoy a short flight to Luxor. You’ll check into your hotel with time to relax and explore Luxor on your own, at your own pace.

 

Day 5: Monday 30 December 2019– Luxor |Nile Cruise

Luxor is also known as Egypt open-air museum. Today explore the Temple of Karnak, and the Luxor Temple, known as the Southern Shrine.  This afternoon check into our Nile cruiser - home for the next 4 nights. Tonight enjoy a welcome drink on the cruise.

 

Day 6: Tuesday 31 December 2019– Edfu via Esna  | Nile Cruise

Today we visit the west bank in Luxor. You’ll visit the famous Valley of the Kings followed by a visit to the remarkable Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. You’ll also see the Colossi of Memnon - breathtaking stone statues which guarded the gates of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. In the afternoon we’ll start our sail to Edfu, via the Esna Lock. 

Tonight is going to be a night you will never forget. Did you ever imagine bringing in the New Year whilst sailing on the Nile River in Egypt? This has set the standard for an incredible 2020! 

Day 7: Wednesday 01 January 2020– Kom Ombo | Nile Cruise

Welcome to 2020! What a year it’s going to be! Let’s start with this morning. First, we make a stop at Edfu Temple to marvel at Egypt’s best-preserved temple, the Temple of Horus, with its ancient hieroglyphs and original ceilings. This afternoon we continue to sail to Kom Ombo Temple, the double temple of Egypt. Finish the night with a Galabia Party - an Egyptian dress-up party.

 

 

Day 8: Thursday 02 January 2020 – Aswan | Nile Cruise

Aswan is a beautiful city - you’ll see the gorgeous greenery matched against the calm of the Nile River, which flows right through the city. Today you will set out on one of the biggest highlights of your tour, the remarkable temple of Abu Simbel! This site is a temple built by Ramses II in ancient Nubia, its removal and reconstruction was a historic event in and of itself.

 

Day 9: Friday 03 January 2020 – Aswan to Abu Simbel

Early morning departure. You’ll board a coach for the journey to Abu Simbel. This site is a temple built by Ramses II in ancient Nubia, one of the most magnificent monuments in the world. Tonight enjoy an evening in Aswan.

 

Day 10: Saturday 04 January 2020 – Aswan via Cairo to Alexandria

Today we head back to Cairo and continue our adventure through to the city of Alexandria, a beautiful destination situated right on the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Day 11: Sunday 05 January 2020 - Alexandria

We start exploring Alexandria with Pompey’s Pillar - this is the biggest memorial column in Egypt. Visit the Roman-Graeco Theatre along with the Catacombs, discovered in the 1900s by pure chance when a donkey-drawn cart fell smack-bang into a pit.

 

Day 12: Monday 06 January 2020 – Alexandria - Cairo

Back to Cairo today for an afternoon at leisure. 

 

Day 13: Tuesday 07 January 2020– Museum & Old Cairo

Start today with an understanding of Egypt history at the famous Egyptian Museum. You’ll have a chance to discover approximately 1,200 items, including the 11kg Gold Mask of Tutankhamun.

This afternoon head to Old Cairo where you will visit the beautiful Muhammed Ali mosque, as well as the breathtaking Hanging Church of the Virgin Mary. End the day with a visit to Khan El Khalil Bazaar.

 

Day 14: Wednesday 08 January 2020 – Depart Cairo / Final day in Egypt

For those of you heading home today, you will be collected from the hotel this morning after breakfast, and transferred to Cairo airport for your flight home.

 

For the rest of us, today is a day to rest, reflect on all of the incredible experiences from the past 2 weeks, and prepare for the next leg of this amazing journey. Why not take a moment for some last minute shopping, or even enjoy a second visit to one of your favourite Cairo spots. The possibilities are endless.

 

 

 

WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR BUCK

  • Return economy airfares ex Australia to Cairo including taxes

  • Sightseeing and entry fees as per itinerary

  • 13 nights accommodation

  • Breakfast daily

  • 4 Night Nile cruise with Full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

  • Economy domestic flights – Cairo to Luxor/ Aswan to Cairo

  • Transfers on a modern air-conditioned vehicle

  • English speaking local tour guide/ Egyptologist

Tour exclusions - Tipping and gratuities ($130 per person), entry visa, optional tours, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, beverages, mini bar, laundry services,  phone calls, meals not indicated in itinerary.

 
CAIRO
Le Meridian Pyramids & Spa
LUXOR
Steigenberger Nile Palace
NILE CRUISE
M/S Nile Esmerelda Cruise
NILE CRUISE
M/S Nile Esmerelda Cruise
ASWAN
Helnan Aswan Hotel
ALEXANDRIA
Tolip Hotel
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Sound & Light Show Cairo

$95 per person

The intriguing combination of a modern light and laser show combined with the ancient history of Egypt makes for an entertaining evening. Hear the Sphinx telling the story of Egypt as seen through his eyes throughout the many millenniums, as the pyramids and skies are lit up with multi coloured lights.

Sound & Light Show Luxor

$95 per person

The Sound and Light Show at Karnak starts with a historical introduction covering the birth of the great city of Thebes and erection of the Karnak Temple. The show narrates the glorious achievements of some great Pharaohs as spectators listen to a magnificent and poetic description of the artistic treasures and great legacy which the Karnak temple encloses.

Hot Air Balloon Luxor

$230 per person

Glide majestically over the temples and burial grounds on the Pharaohs with tranquility and peace. See this spectacular landscape from the unique viewpoint which only hot air ballooning can provide.

 
 
 

Single Supplement - $1500   |   Triple Share available   |  Compulsory Pre-Paid Tipping - $130 per person   | Pre/Post Accommodation Available

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