Egypt: Voyage Royale + Petra & Santa Katarina Tour

12 days / 11 nights

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Egypt Tour Highlights: Cairo, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Cheops Pyramid & Sphinx, 5 day Nile River Cruise, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temples, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Optional tour to Abu Simbel

This outstanding popular program is a true classic. It is designed to give the traveler with limited time, a superb introduction to the civilization of Ancient Egypt. It focuses on the Nile and its importance to the people. Extend your stay by taking the extraordinary extension to the fortified Monastery of Santa Katharina at Mount Sinai, and Petra, Jordan‘s most exciting site. We highly recommend it!

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Guaranteed Voyage Royal + Petra and Santa Katarina Tour
12 days | 11 nights | 8 touring days

Contact a travel agent about airfare for this tour: 1-800-223-3855

Tour Highlights:

  • Cairo, Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Cheops Pyramid & Sphinx, 5 day Nile River Cruise, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temples, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Optional tour to Abu Simbel

Included services in our tour rates:

  • Airport transfers between airports, hotels and quays.
  • Accommodations at preferred hotels.
  • All taxes and service charges.
  • Meals as indicated BLD
  • Outside cabin onboard selected Nile Cruise Ship.
  • Shore excursions and touring as detailed in the itinerary.
  • All entrance fees to visited sites.
  • Visit of the Solar Boat museum.
  • The services of an English speaking Egyptologist.
  • Baggage handling and porterage.
  • The services of a professional Tour Hotel throughout.

Not included services in our tour rates:

  • Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended)
  • Tips to guide/driver and hotel staff
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, souvenirs, film/toiletries)

Additional Information:

  • Touring in Cairo is based on shared seat in a van. Private touring available on request.
  • Cruise Shore excursions, shared with other English Speaking passengers onboard. Private guide available on request
  • Shore excursions are at the discretion of the cruise line. Description provided may be altered or changed. Refer to the Ship lobby bulletin Board for the final daily cruise itinerary schedule.
  • Egyptair is the only major airline within Egypt. Their internal flights are generally very early morning and late evening. Be prepared for flight cancellation; delay; change of schedule; overbooking condition; too many or too little flights. therefore, your cooperation and understanding are very much appreciated.
  • Beyond our Control: During certain times of the year, hotels and cruise ships may overbook. If so, we reserve the right to substitute accommodations within the same or higher category. We also reserve the right to change the sequence of the itinerary and internal flight schedule should local conditions necessitate. Onsite passenger(s) will be attended to at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Why Gil Travel?

  • Experienced Travel Agents: Over 40 years of experience in the travel industry!
  • 5 Star Treatment: Enjoy private transfers to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Guaranteed Egypt Tour: Your trip will never be canceled, subject to a minimum of 2 passengers traveling.
  • Egypt Experience: Our Egypt tours are packed with exciting opportunities to explore, learn and enjoy.

Note: No credit/refund for any unused services.

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Day 1 -
Cairo

WELCOME TO EGYPT! Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport you will be met, assisted through Immigration & Customs, then escorted to your selected hotel.Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport you will be met, assisted through Immigration & Customs, then escorted to your selected hotel.

Day 2 -
Cairo

Today’s sightseeing takes you to the fabulous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Regarded as one of the most prominent in the world, it offers visitors remarkable insights into Egypt’s ancient history dating back 5000 years. The priceless antiquities include King Tut’s Treasures — a spectacle beyond belief! We also visit Cheops Pyramid one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World and the Sphinx, the great god-lion sentinel, built over 35 centuries ago. (B, L)

Day 3 -
Cairo | Luxor | Cruise

Transfer to Cairo Airport for your early morning flight to Luxor. On arrival you will be escorted to your floating hotel for the next 5 days as you cruise up the Nile. Cross the Nile to Luxor’s West Bank, where you’ll explore the astonishing and extensive New Kingdom city of “Thebes”. Sightseeing includes the Valley of the Kings where some 64 of Egypt’s Pharaohs have their palatial resting places hewn into the sheer rock. See the Colossi of Memnon, two huge seated statues of Amenhotep III. After lunch, you will visit Luxor and Karnak Temples, a holy city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues and obelisks built over many centuries and dedicated to the God Amon-Ra, his consort Mut, and their son Khonsu. (B, L, D)

Day 4 -
Luxor | Edfu | Cruise

Early morning, you sail to Edfu via Esna lock. Overnight in Edfu. (B, L, D)

Day 5 -
Edfu | Kom Ombo | Aswan | Cruise

An exhilarating carriage ride takes you through town to the Temple of Horus, the Falcon God. Continue sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the Graeco – Roman style Temple of Sobek, the Crocodile God. Standing serenely on a hilltop, the site offers an incredible view over the Nile. Then sail to Aswan. (B, L, D)

Day 6 -
Aswan | Cruise

Morning sightseeing includes Aswan’s High Dam, the ancient Granite Quarries, and the Temple of Philae. After lunch we sail around Elephantine Island, the Botanical Gardens. (B, L, D)

Day 7 -
Aswan | Abu Simbel* | Cairo

Disembark after breakfast. Transfer to Aswan Airport for your flight back to Cairo where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

*Passengers who purchased the “Abu Simbel” optional excursion will fly from Aswan to this dramatic site to admire the magnificent Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari. They were moved up the hillside to keep them from destruction by flooding from the Nile when the High Dam was built forming Lake Nasser. (B)

*Abu Simbel Excursion by air is optional.

Day 8 -
Cairo

Free day at leisure or an optional excursion to Alexandria or Memphis, Sakkara, Old/Islamic Cairo OR take the fabulous extension to St. Katherine & Petra. (B, D)

Day 9 -
Cairo

Transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure flight home. (B)

Or take our unforgettable Petra and Santa Katarina Extension.

VOYAGE ROYALE “PLUS” PETRA & SANTA KATHARINA ITINERARY

This outstanding popular program is a true classic. It is designed to give the traveler with limited time,
a superb introduction to the civilization of Ancient Egypt. It focuses on the Nile and its importance to the people.
Extend your stay by taking the extraordinary extension to the fortified Monastery of
Santa Katharina at Mount Sinai, and Petra, Jordan’s most exciting site. We highly recommend it!

Day 8 -
Cairo | Taba

Depart to Taba via the Sinai Desert. High Granite Mountains and deep chasms form landscapes that in places look like the surface of the moon. There are fertile green oases where Bedouin tribesmen bring their sheep and camels for water. Your imagination will be captured by the biblical traditions of its ancient past where Moses led the 12 tribes of Israel from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land Jebel Musa, the Mount Sinai of the Old Testament, is where Moses received the Ten Commandments from Jehovah. Overnight at the International Taba Heights. (B, D)

Day 9 -
Taba | Petra | Taba

Today we cross by ferry from Taba to Aqaba and proceed by motorcoach to visit Petra, Jordan’s most exciting site. It was carved out of the craggy rock mountains south of the Dead Sea by the Nabataean traders more than 2000 years ago. Walk through a narrow defile or sig; the sudden view of the spectacular Khazneh or Treasury is dramatic. Time permitting; see the gigantic Deir or Monastery, the High Place and the Roman-styled Palace Tomb. Late afternoon we return to Taba for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 10 -
Taba | Santa Katharina Monastery | Cairo

Early morning return to Cairo via St. Katherine. Visit the Santa Katharina Monastery. The Monastery is an isolated holy place of rich treasures. The fortified monastery has sheltered Christian monks since the Sixth Century, when it was built on the order of Emperor Justinian. It is at the foot of Jebel Musa on the traditional site of the Burning Bush, a part of the Greek Orthodox Church. The Church contains the great Mosaic of the Transfiguration of Christ, numerous icons and sacred art treasures. The Monastery’s Library is considered second in importance only to the Vatican Library. Overnight at your selected hotel plan. (B)

Day 11 -
Cairo | Depart

Transfer to airport for your departure flight home. (B)

(B) Breakfast       (L) Lunch       (D) Dinner
Note: All itineraries are subject to change
A minimum of 2 passengers is required for regular tour service.
All tours are subject to availability and should be confirmed within 72 business hours.
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Tour Dates:

OPERATES ON THE FOLLOWING DATES IN 2013-2014:
LO SEASONApril 1 – September 30, 2014 & April 12 – October 2, 2015
HI SEASONOctober 1 – December 19, 2014 & January 4 – March 27, 2015
HOLIDAYS & PREMIUMDecember 20, 2014 – January 3, 2015 & March 28 – April 11, 2015

Tour Hotels and Rates:

2014 – 2015 SEASON
LO SEASON: April 1 – September 30, 2014 & April 12 – October 2, 2015
HI SEASON: October 1 – December 19, 2014 & January 4 – March 27, 2015
HOLIDAYS & PREMIUM: December 20, 2014 – January 3, 2015 & March 28 – April 11, 2015

 TWINSINGLE SUPPLEMENT
CATEGORYLOHIHOLIDAYSLOHIHOLIDAYS
4* SUPERIOR
Swiss Inn (Pyramids)$842$912$1,130$400$436$512
Horizon (Pyramids)$842$912$1,100$383$418$453
Triumph (Heliopolis)
NILE SYMPHONY CRUISE
$842$912$1,048$383$418$418
5* STANDARD
Sheraton Dream (Pyramids)Luxor)$900$1,042$1,365$348$418$618
Novotel El Borg (Center)(Luxor)$936$1,077$1,389$371$442$595
Sheraton Cairo (Center) PREMIUM NILE CRUISE$1,030$1,171$1,548$295$365$518
5* DELUXE
Cairo Marriott (Garden View)$1,324$1,418$1,877$689$736$1,012
Sofitel Gezirah (Nile View)$1,342$1,436$1,877$671$718$971
Fairmont Towers (Heliopolis) PLATINUM NILE CRUISE$1,406$1,500$1,900$765$812$1042
5* DELUXE
Cairo Marriott (Garden View)$1,112$1,253$1,630$548$618>$871
Sofitel Gezirah (Nile View)$1,130$1,271$1,630$530$600$830
Fairmont Towers (Heliopolis) PLATINUM NILE CRUISE$1,195$1,336$1,659$624$695$900
5* DELUXE
Cairo Marriott (Garden View)$1,295$1,583$2,277$765$906$1,342
Sofitel Gezirah (Nile View)$1,318$1,600$2,277$748$889$1,300
Fairmont Towers (Heliopolis) SONESTA NILE CRUISE$1,383$1,665$2,306$842$983$1,371
5* DELUXE
Cairo Marriott (Garden View)$1,618$1,900$2,571$948$1,089$1,512
Sofitel Gezirah (Nile View)$1,636$1,918$2,571$930$1,071$1,471
Fairmont Towers (Heliopolis) SONESTA ST. GEORGE SHIP$1,700$1,983$2,600$1,024$1,165$1,536
5* PREMIUM (Nile View)
4 Seasons Nile Plaza (Center) SONESTA STAR GODDESS$3,059$3,348$3,936$2,618$2,759$3,318

* If the above hotels are not available, comparable hotels will be confirmed. Additional cost may apply.

SUPPLEMENTS & OPTIONAL TOURS:

  • ONE PASSENGER TRAVELING ALONE ADD: $165 + Single Supplement
  • PRIVATE TOURS & TRANSFERS IN CAIRO, LUXOR, ASWAN ADD: $95 per person – 2 pax min. (Shore Excursions Excluded)
  • SOUND & LIGHT “GIZA” PYRAMIDS & SPHINX ADD: $36 per person – 2 pax min.
  • DINNER CRUISE ONBOARD THE NILE MAXIM INCLUDING SHOW ADD: $77 per person – 2 pax min.
  • FULL DAY TOUR MEMPHIS, SAKKARA, OLD AND ISLAMIC CAIRO ADD: $89 per person – 2 pax min.
  • OVERDAY ALEXANDRIA INCLUDING VISITS AND LUNCH ADD: $159 per person – 2 pax min.
  • INTER-AIR (Y Class): $365
  • ABU SIMBEL EXCURSION FROM ASWAN: $300
  • HOT AIR BALLOON: $159
  • COMPULSORY HOLIDAY DINNER MAY APPLY: Xmas Eve; New Year’s Eve; Easter Eve – cost varies from $120 to $240 per dinner.
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