Accommodations
Sheraton El Gezirah – Cairo
King of Thebes – Cruise Boat

$3279.00 per person

Includes:
The itinerary detailed inside
5 Star Hotel Accommodation
4 night Nile Cruise in a Jr. Suite
9- Breakfasts
7- Lunches
4- Dinners
Services of a professional Egyptologist
Porterage at all Egyptian Flights

DISCOUNTED CASH PRICE -- $3089.00 per person

*Deposit amount $300 is non refundable
*Final payment Due on June 15, 2006

 
   
 

Egypt Map

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 EGYPTIAN TREASURES - August 15 -26, 2006

Visit this land of Ancient artwork and fabulous architecture
We will show you EVERY major site in Egypt

ITINERARY

Small PyramidAugust 15, 2006 – Tuesday – New York/Cairo
Our flight will depart JFK, at 6:00 PM and arrive at 11:30 AM on August 16, 2006.

Small PyramidAugust 16, 2006 – Wednesday – Cairo
Upon arrival in Cairo our representative will assist us through customs and the immigration formalities. We will then transfer to our hotel to get dinner and a well-deserved sleep.

Small PyramidAugust 17, 2006 – Thursday – Cairo/City Tour
This morning your wake up call will be at approximately 7:00 AM for a departure from the hotel at 8:30 AM. Our guide will introduce us to the masterpieces of ancient art in the Egyptian Museum, including the trasures of Tutankhamen. Drive to Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt. Visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue and Saint Serguis Church. After lunch drive to the Islamic Quarter to stroll through the great Citadel begun by Saladin and visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque, also known as the Alabaster Mosque. Enjoy a walking tour of the colorful Khan El Khalilii Bazaar District. (B/L)

Small PyramidAugust 18, 2007 – Friday – Pyramid Day
Our wake up call is at approximately 6:30 AM for a 7:30 AM departure. Off to the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, which have stood for the last 5,000 years. After lunch continue on to Ancient Memphis, the first capital of the United Upper and Lower Egypt. Visit Sakkara, site of the Step Pyramid of Zoser. Optional Excursion this evening to the Sound and Light show at the Pyramids. $35 per person (B/L)

Small PyramidAugust 19, 2006 – Saturday – Cairo/Luxor
Our wake up call will be most likely 4:30 AM for a 6:30 AM flight to Luxor. Upon arrival we will visit the largest temple complex in all of Egypt, Karnak Temple. We will then continue to Luxor Temple. Our hotel tonight is the Nile Cruise Boat, King of Thebes. The afternoon will be free in Luxor. Maybe a bit of jewelry shopping at Radwan's, or a visit to the Luxor Museum. There will be the option of taking a horse drawn carriage throughout old Luxor this evening. Approximately $20 per person.

Small PyramidAugust 20, 2006 – Sunday – Luxor/Valley of the Kings
Wake up at 5:30 AM out by 6:30 AM. Cross the Nile early this morning to visit the world-renowned Valley of the Kings, Queens and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Then finally to the Colossi of Memnon. Set sail for the Locks at Exna. There will be plenty of time to rest on the sun deck or in your Jr. Suite. All Jr. Suites have French Balconies, so you can watch the shoreline as you sail. (B/L/D)

Small PyramidAugust 21, 2006 – Monday – Edfu/Kom Ombo
This morning wake up call at 6:30 AM for a 7:30 AM departure via Horse Drawn Carriage, to the Temple of Horus. Then set sail for Kom Ombo and relax on the boat as your cruise down the Nile. Visit the Temple at Kom Ombo early this evening (B/L/D)

Small PyramidAugust 22, 2006 – Tuesday - ASWAN
Wake up call will be at 5:30 AM. Today we will visit the Aswan Dams, the Temple at Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk. This afternoon there will be a felucca sail to view Elephantine Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. There will be time for a visit to the Spice Market this evening. An Optional visit to a Nubian Village will be offered for approximately $20 per person. (B/L/D)

Small PyramidAugust 23, 2006 – Wednesday – ASWAN/Abu Simbel/Cairo
Wake up call will be at 4:30 AM for a 6:30 AM flight to Abu Simble. This morning's visit to the Temples at Abu Simbel is one of the most magnificent sights you will see on this trip. After our visit to Abu Simbel we will fly back to Cairo. You will have the option of visiting the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid this afternoon. $45 per person includes lunch. (B)

Small PyramidAugust 24, 2006 – Thursday – Cairo/Alexandria/Cairo
Wake up call will be at 5:30 AM for a 7:00 AM departure. After our 3 hour ride to Alexandria across the desert road we will visit the Catacomb of Kom El Shukafa, Alexandria National Museum, the Library at Alexandria and more. Later afternoon we will drive back to Cairo. (B/L)

Small PyramidAugust 25, 2006 – Friday – Cairo
This day is ours for shopping, sightseeing or simply wander through the city's fascinating streets and by-ways. You will have the OPTION of visiting Fayoum Oasis today if you wish, cost is $90 per person, includes lunch. (B)

Small PyramidAugust 26, 2006 – Saturday – Cairo/New York
At 9:00 AM our flight departs Cairo for JFK to arrive at 2:30 PM back to Beacon by approximately 5:30 PM (B/L)

 

Notes
There will be certain optional items offered, time permitting, in Egypt. Total cost if you take them all will be approximately $250 per person.

Gratuities
Drivers/porters/general folks/Cruise staff – We will pool our money and the guide will handle this for us. $50 per person pooled gratuities.
Recommended Total Gratuity for others.
Guide – Hanan ElDeeb - $80 per person
Tour Director traveling with us - $80 per person
Tour Director – Cairo – $40 per person

Spending Money
Cruise boat expenses for beverages will be settled in cash.
Beverages with all included meals will be settled in cash. Soda is about $1, Beer about $3. You will need cash in the Street Markets.
While at the hotel in Cairo you can charge expenses to your room and pay with a credit card. There are 5 restaurants there.
During shopping opportunities at the Papyrus Institute, Carpet School, Perfume Factory and Radwan Jewelry, VISA is the preferred card.
Average cash expenditure is about $750 per person, inclusive of gratuities and optional tours.

THE FINE PRINT
Airport Taxes - $125.00 per person
Egyptian Visa - $25.00 per person
Single Supplement - $420.00 per person

Single Supplement is not an extra cost. This is because the room cost is divided between 2 passengers on the double rate. The cost of Round Trip Transportation to JFK is not included.

 
 
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