HOSTED SPLENDOURS OF EGYPT TOUR

fr $4,595*

HOSTED BY TRAVEL KEY fr PERTH

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Join us on our hosted tour of Egypt with the opportunity of a Jordan extension. Our tour will take in the ancient sights and incredible history of this amazing country. Step back in time and be prepared to be amazed at the Royal tombs and ancient temples as we cruise the legendary Nule. We will work with our tour director and fully qualified Egyptologist to showcase the history of Egypt.

“I personally have travelled to Egypt on 4 occasions and love this country. Egypt really is the ultimate holiday experience, combining the educational and historial with the ultimate time to sit back and relax. Egypt rates as one of my favourite all time holiday destinations”Shane Edwards, travel key Director

INCLUSIONS

  • Hosted from Perth by a travel key Guide*
  • Return Airfares fr Perth to Cairo (Enquire from other cities)
  • 4 Nights in Cairo at the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
  • 7 night Nile cruise aboard MS Medea featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities.
  • 11 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & Dinners
  • All Sightseeing as listed in itinerary
  • Included economy class flights between Cairo/Luxor and Luxor/Cairo with transfers between airports and hotels.
  • Highly-skilled Travel Director and certified Egyptologist will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of a luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasion.
  • 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. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • Please note that gratuities are not included for the Travel Director, Nile Cruise staff, Drivers and Airport Escorts.
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Cairo Airport are available on arrival and departure days.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cairo: With your Egyptologist, gaze upon Tutankhamun’s treasures at the Egyptian Musuem, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery – all treasures of Tutankhamun.
  • Cairo: Enjoy sightseeing including sweeping views over the city from the Citadel and a visit to the Great Alabaster Mosque.
  • Giza: Be mesmerised by the Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
  • Cairo: Take a short scenic flight to Luxor where you will begin your Nile Cruise.
  • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man, as your Egyptologist explains the significance behind it. Walk the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, see the of Rameses II and the Hypostyle Hall.
  • Luxor: Visit Luxor Temple.
  • Dendera: At the Temple of Hathor, see a rare depiction of Cleopatra and Caesarian.
  • Edfu: Visit the only temple in Egypt that is dedicated to two gods.
  • Aswan: See Aswan’s High Dam and ponder why the Unfinished Obelisk has been left in mid-creation for thousands of years.
  • Philae Island: As you journey by motorboat to Philae Island, witness the majestic Temple of Isis rising from the waters.
  • Aswan: On-board a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft.
  • Kom Ombo: Visit the unique temple as it is the only double temple in Egypt.
  • West Bank: See the massive stone statues of the Colossi of Memnon.
  • West Bank: Embark on an experience with an Egyptologist to visit the mortuary Temple Hatshepsut.
  • West Bank: Explore with an Egyptologist the Valley of the Kings which is home to the magnificent tombs of Egypt’s Pharaohs.
  • Luxor: Enjoy your short flight returning to Cairo.
  • Memphis: Visit this famous capital of the ancient world to see the statue of Ramses II and the Great Alabaster Sphinx.
  • Sakkara: See the oldest pyramid in the world, the Step Pyramid of King Zoser.
  • 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.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cruising: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party, dressed in traditional Egyptian attire.
  • Aswan: Follow the footsteps of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy high tea in true colonial English-style at Aswan’s famous Old Cataract Hotel, as the sun begins to set.
  • Luxor: Visit a working bakery and witness local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread.
  • Dining Summary: 11 Breakfasts (BB), 7 Lunches (L), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT) and 7 Dinners (D), all with bottled water plus tea or coffee. Festive Highlight Dinner: 24 Dec New Year’s Eve dinner in Cairo which will replace an included meal.

STAY IN STYLE

  • Cruising: Cruise the Nile in style, on-board your traditional Nile cruiser with its spacious cabins, bars, shops, lounge, restaurant and swimming pool.

PRICE

fr $6,425*pp 

(Land Only $4,595*pp)

OPTIONAL JORDAN EXTENSION

fr $2,585*pp

Day 1: Sat 14 March 2020

Arrive Amman

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a landscape that has changed little in 2,000 years. On arrival at Amman airport, you are transferred to your hotel to relax and settle in. Later, join your Travel Director for a welcome drink and Dinner.
Hotel: Amman Marriott Hotel.
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Sun 15 March 2020

Explore Amman & Jerash

Start your day with an Amman city tour, visiting the Citadel Hill, huge Roman Amphitheatre and Archaeological Museum. Depart for Iraq Al Amir, for a visit to the Women’s Association to see the fantastic work they are doing providing training and work opportunities for women in the region. The Association is supported by Insight through The Treadright Foundation. Then, the journey to Jerash reveals the most beautifully preserved example of a Greco-Roman city still in existence. Enter through Hadrian’s Arch, to explore the grand ruins of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, where you can listen to the Whispering Column. Overlook the vast Oval Plaza and Cardo Maximus, the key Roman road.

Hotel: Amman Marriott Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Mon 16 March 2020

Madaba, Mount Nebo & on to Petra

Continue to Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, where Moses stood and saw before him the Promised Land. At Madaba, visit the famous Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with its amazing 6th century mosaic map depicting the entire Holy Land, stretching from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Then head south for one of the highlights of your journey: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Hotel: Petra Marriott Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4: Tue 17 March 2020

Exploring the Lost City of Petra

This day is devoted to the beautiful ‘rose-red city, half as old as time’. You enter this lost city through a narrow gorge, the Siq, with walls that rise up to 200 metres. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40 metres high. Wind your way through the canyon to explore the Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators, and the ancient tombs. Tonight, dine with locals at the Ammarin Camp.

Hotel: Petra Marriott Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Wed 18 March 2020

Wadi Rum with teh Bedouin

Head to Wadi Rum – and the spectacular hospitality of the Bedouin on the backdrop of beautiful desert. Enjoy beautiful vistas as you make your way on a jeep safari deep into the heart of Wadi Rum’s majestic desert. Dine with locals under the stars and stay in elegant simplicity in a desert camp for the night.
Hotel: Sun City Camp, Wadi Rum.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Thu 19 March 2020

Shobak & Amman

If you wish, start the day with sunrise yoga at the Bedouin camp. After breakfast, follow the King’s Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12th century crusader fortress, perched on the side of a rocky mountain, standing guard over a barren and desolate land. Admire the towers and Arabic calligraphy on the external walls before discovering the original Crusader chapel, palace complex, and even a set of secret passages! Later, return to the Jordanian capital where you are at leisure.

Hotel: Amman Marriott Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 – Fri 20 March 2020

Depart Amman

Your journey concludes with a transfer to the airport.

OPTIONAL DEAD SEA EXTENSION

fr $709*pp

Day 1: Fri 20 March 2020

Transfer to the Dead Sea for its warm, soothing mineral-rich waters. Pamper yourself at the resort which offers a wide range of treatments to soothe the body and mind.

Hotel: Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with wine

Day 2: Sat 21 March 2020

Dead Sea at Leisure

Enjoy the entire day at your leisure. Lying more than 400 metres below sea level, this is Earth’s lowest point on dry land. Its famous hypersaline water makes floating easy. The surrounding desert offers many oases and historic sites to explore.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Sun 22 March 2020

Depart Amman

After breakfast, you are transferred to Amman Airport for your onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast


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Disclaimer:

A deposit of AUD $300 per person is required within 7 days of booking. Final Payment: required to your travel agent no later than 90 days
prior to departure.Additional terms and conditions may be applicable to group bookings and will be advised. Fully escorted group based on minimum 15 guests. Other T&C Apply. Speak to your consultant.
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TOUR DETAILS

  1. Day 1: Tuesday 3 March 2020

    Arrive in Cairo.

    Welcome to the timeless land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Hotel: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.

  2. Day 2: Wed 4 March 2020

    Cairo Sightseeing.

    Meet your Tour Director at 08:00 for a detailed briefing. Then ascend to the Citadel, for breathtaking views over the city and a visit to the Alabaster Mosque. Continue to Tahrir Square, the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, and the Egyptian Museum. Among the many exhibits are the fabulous artefacts recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. In the evening, get to know your Travel Director, a professionally trained Egyptologist, and fellow guests over a Welcome Drink at the hotel. Later, drive to the pyramids to witness the magical Sound & Light Show – an unforgettable introduction to the world of Ancient Egypt.

    Hotel: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.

    Meals: Breakfast

  3. Day 3: Thurs 5 March 2020

    Fly to Luxor, Cruise the Nile.

    Fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall before transferring to your cruise ship. After lunch on-board, visit Luxor Temple, which was unearthed by Mariette in the 1860s.

    Hotel: MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4: Fri 6 March 2020

    Exploring Dendera and Edfu.

    Visit the Temple of Hathor in Dendera, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. It contains a rare depiction of Cleopatra and her son Caesarian, whose father was Julius Caesar. Return to your cruise boat and sail via the Esna Lock to Edfu.

    Hotel: MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5: Sat 7 March 2020

    Temple of Horus to Aswan.

    Visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the Falcon God. After exploring this magnificent site, your cruise continues to Aswan. In the evening, don your galabeyas (traditional Egyptian attire), for a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.

    Hotel: MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6: Sun 8 March 2020

    Aswan’s High Dam & Temple of Isis.

    Sightseeing includes a visit to Aswan’s High Dam and Granite Quarries to see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae. The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy the facilities on your cruise boat.

    Hotel: MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7: Mon 9 March 2020

    Feluccas and High Tea.

    On a traditional Nile Felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient craft. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy Colonial-style high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel, just like Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie once did before you.

    Hotel: MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

  8. Day 8: Tues 10 March 2020

    Free time and on to Kom Ombo.

    With the morning free, perhaps join the optional experience of travelling to the temples of Abu Simbel, by air? Later, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple of Egypt, dedicated to the two gods the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder.

    Hotel: MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9: Wed 11 March 2020

    Cruising the Nile to Luxor.

    Your cruise continues along the life-giving waters of the Nile. In the evening, arrive back in Luxor where there is time for shopping and sightseeing.

    Hotel: MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10: Thurs 12 March 2020

    Explore Luxor and fly to Cairo.

    Disembark from your cruise and travel by air-conditioned coach to the west bank of the Nile. See the Colossi of Memnon and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried. Visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo.

    Hotel: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.

    Meals: Breakfast

  11. Day 11: Fri 13 March 2020

    Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza.

    After breakfast, drive to Memphis, the famous capital of the ancient world. See the colossal statue of Ramses II and the Great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara, to see the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest pyramid in the world, dating back to 2,700 BC. In the afternoon, it’s on to Giza with your Egyptologist to explore the magnificent pyramids and come face-to-face with the enigmatic Sphinx. During your visit, venture inside one of these ancient wonders to see the chambers where the pharaohs were sent to meet their Gods in the afterlife.

    Hotel: Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.

    Meals: Breakfast

  12. Day 12: Sat 14 March 2020

    Depart Cairo.

    Your wonderful journey ends with transfers to Cairo International airport.