12+
Age
Oct
Dates
9 Days
Duration
Aswan, Giza, Luxor
Location
10/10
Physicality

9 days/ 8 nights with 5 star hotels, cruise and the opera aida verdi. A sample tour: 

With the completion of the Suez Canal, the project that had brought Egypt to the forefront of the international scene, the ambitions of the young ruler, Ismail Pasha, were very high. He wanted Cairo to become a “little Paris” and he commissioned, among other vast and lavish construction projects, a large Opera House seating about 1000 people, right in the heart of Cairo. And he wanted an opera aida especially composed for this theater.

Not just another opera, but one that was based on the country’s history. He turned to Giuseppe Verdi who was to write what has passed from just an opera into one of the most presented stories of all time. The first performance of Aida took place on December 24, 1871.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONCairo International Airport
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive at least 1 hours before the tour.
TOUR INCLUDEDS
Five star hotelsEnglish speaking licensed Egyptologist
All transfers by air-conditionedFive star cruise
Meals Fees for visiting antiquity sites
TOUR NOT INCLUDEDS
Phone calls, laundry
Airfare to and from Egypt
Personal nature such as tips
Entry visa
TOUR SIGHTSEING
Memphis, Sakkarra and Dashour
Stepped Pyramid | Bent Pyramid | Red Pyramid
Pyramids of Giza and the inscrutable Sphinx
Egyptian museum | Khan el Khalili bazaar
Temple of Philae | The obelisk quarries | High Dam
Elephantine Island | Aga Khan Mausoleum
Temple of Horus in Edfu
Valley of the Kings | Temple of Queen Hatshepsut | Colossi of Memnon

Tour includes:  hotels (based on double occupancy), 5 star cruise, meals as outlined by B for Breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner, ground transfers pertaining to the tour, fees for visiting antiquity sites and museums, services of an English speaking licensed Egyptologist.  Portage, Service charges and taxes. Travel Insurance.

Additional information

Tour TypeCruises
1

Oct. 06 : (Tuesday)

Arrive Cairo, be met by our staff inside the terminal who will provide assistance with obtaining your visa, clearing immigration and customs then will transfer you to your hotel. Mena House or the Cairo Marriott. The Mena House is located right in front of the Pyramids at Giza where the opera will be performed. The Cairo Marriott is on an island on the Nile in the heart of Cairo and encompasses a palace built by Ismail Pasha for the Empress Eugnie of Austria. Another of his lavish building projects he built this as a show of his affection and was for her use during the opening of the Suez Canal.

2

Oct. 07: (Wednesday)

A full day tour to Memphis, Sakkarra and Dashour with it’s wonderful Bent Pyramid, Black Pyramid and Red Pyramid. Enter the Red Pyramid if you desire. O/N Mena House or Marriott. In the evening attend Aida performance (or attend the following evening)

3

Oct. 08: (Thursday)

A full day tour of the Pyramids (with entry) of Giza, The Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, bazaar. O/N Mena house or Marriott.

4

Oct. 09: (Friday)

Our staff will transfer you to the airport for a morning flight to Aswan. Arriving staff will transfer you to board a five star Presidential cruise. You will enjoy the comfort of an outside, individually controlled air-conditioned cabin with private bath. Enjoy lunch, depart by native sailboat (Felucca) for Elephantine Island and to see the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Dinner on board.

5

Oct. 10: (Saturday)

Visit the high dam, the old dam, the Temple of Philae. Sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the Temple shared by the two Gods, Sobek and Haroeris. Sail on to Edfu.

6

Oct 11: (Sunday)

Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Esna, cross the river locks and sail on to Luxor.

7

Oct. 12: (Monday)

Cross to the West bank, visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Also on the East bank visit the Temple of Karnak and Luxor.

8

Oct. 13: (Tuesday)

Cruise ends and our staff will transfer you to the Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. Arriving, our staff will transfer you to the Mena House or similar. In the afternoon you will enjoy a tour of the Citadel and Coptic Cairo and in the evening attend the Opera Aida Verdi.

9

Oct. 14: (Wednesday)

our staff will transfer you to the airport, assist with departure formalities and checking in for your international departure.

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