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Egyptian Escape

3 Nights Cairo & 3-Nights Nile Cruise

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Experience a warm welcome upon your arrival into the exciting city of Cairo, where you will visit incredible sites such as the Egyptian Museum, home of the world’s greatest collection of antiquities from the Pharaonic period and the enigmatic Giza Pyramids. Take a Nile Cruise fit for a Pharaoh with visits to the Temple of Philae and Obelisk in Aswan, the temples of Sobek and Haeroris in Kom Ombo and the 2000-year old well-preserved Temple of Horus. In Luxor, visit the West Bank, an archaeological paradise strewn with impressive temples, tombs and the gateway to the amazing Valley of the Kings. The journey to the East Bank of Karnak will excite and amaze you. Escape the routine and experience beauty and power in one of the most thrilling places on earth.

Itinerary

Egyptian Escape starts in Cairo on Thursdays.
  • DAY 1, THU

    CAIRO

    Arrival in Cairo. A Homeric Tours representative welcomes you to Egypt and transfers you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
  • DAY 2, FRI

    CAIRO / ASWAN / NILE CRUISE

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Aswan. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your cruise ship. After lunch visit the High Dam, masterpiece of modern engineering built to end the disastrous Nile floods. Continue to the Temple of Philae and Unfinished Obelisk.
    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
  • DAY 3, SAT

    NILE CRUISE

    After breakfast sail to Kom Ombo to visit the temple shared by two gods, Sobek and Haeroris. Sail to Edfu.
    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
  • DAY 4, SUN

    NILE CRUISE

    Morning visit of the 2000 year old well preserved Temple of Horus. Sail to Luxor via Esna.
    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
  • DAY 5, MON

    NILE CRUISE / LUXOR / CAIRO

    After breakfast visit the most important area of the Nile, the West Bank. The Valley of Kings containing the secretive tombs of New Kingdom Pharaohs, the Valley of Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Continue to the East Bank to visit Karnak & Luxor temples before returning to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 6, TUE

    CAIRO

    After breakfast begin your full day tour, visiting the Egyptian Museum, home of the world�s greatest collections of antiquities from the Pharaonic period. Continue your sightseeing to the Giza Pyramids. Examine Cheops� 4500 year old Great Pyramid. Sneak a peek at the inner of Pharaoh Chephren�s pyramid, son of Cheops, and beware the mighty Sphinx, protector of the Pharaohs. Visit the Khan El Khalili Bazaar before returning to your hotel for overnight.
    Breakfast included
  • DAY 7, WED

    CAIRO

    After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport.
    Breakfast included

Package Includes

  • All flights within Egypt
  • 3-night hotel accommodations in Cairo
  • Breakfast daily in Cairo
  • 1 full day of sightseeing tour in Cairo, including the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, Sphinx, Khan El Khalili Bazaar and all entrance fees
  • The service of an English-speaking guide during the tour
  • 3-night Nile cruise with all meals included
  • Sightseeing in Aswan, Luxor, and all shore excursions, as per cruise itinerary
  • All transfers as per itinerary with an English speaking escort
  • Baggage handling
  • Hotel and cruise taxes and service charges
  • 24 hour "Emergency" Hotline
  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program.

Dates & Prices

Egyptian Escape - DOUBLE PRICES (Land Only)

CairoRamses HiltonSemiramis Intercontinental/
Sofitel El Gezirah
CruiseMovenpick Royal LotusSonesta St. George
OCT 7 - DEC 9, 2021 $1,905$2,838
DEC 16 - DEC 30, 2021$2,429$2,930
JAN 6 - APR 28, 2022$2,249$2,930
MAY 5 - SEP 29, 2022 $2,006 $2,299
OCT 6 - DEC 15, 2022 $2,033 $3,036

Egyptian Escape - SINGLE PRICES (Land Only)

CairoRamses HiltonSemiramis Intercontinental/
Sofitel El Gezirah
CairoMovenpick Royal LotusSonesta St. George
OCT 7 - DEC 9, 2021 $2,567 $3,705
DEC 16 - DEC 30, 2021 $3,095$3,795
JAN 6 - APR 28, 2022 $3,095$3,795
MAY 5 - SEP 29, 2022 $2,585 $3,029
OCT 6 - DEC 15, 2022 $2,745 $3,960

HOTELS

Cairo

Ramses Hilton★ ★ ★ ★
Set on the banks of the River Nile, the Ramses Hilton hotel is the perfect base for exploring all that Egypt's capital has to offer. The hotel is steps from the famous Egyptian Museum and a short drive to the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Enjoy a wealth of activities at the hotel including a casino, billiards hall, and a galleria of 250 shops. Soak up the sun at the pool along the riverfront, and indulge in international cuisines at the various restaurants.

Cairo

Semiramis Intercontinental★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Standing on the site of the historic Semiramis Hotel, Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo is a symbol of modern style. Located in the heart of the city center, facing the Nile River, the hotel is close to the Egyptian Museum, the Cairo Opera House and the Cairo Tower. The Citadel, Old Cairo, downtown shops and commercial center are nearby. The Giza Pyramids and Cairo International Airport are just 16 miles away.
  • Hotel Address:Corniche El Nil, Cairo, 11511 Egypt
    Phone:+2 02 27988000,

Cairo

Movenpick Royal Lotus★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Mövenpick MS Royal Lotus offers a great chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the banks of the Nile. See the temples and tombs of the ancient world as you cruise by in a relaxed setting.This flagship cruiser comprises 60 cabins of approximately 22 sqm and 2 magnificent Royal Suites. Embarking from Luxor or Aswan, we make your holiday one to remember. Cruises leave from either Aswan or Luxor.

Luxor

Sonesta St. George 1★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The Sonesta St. George 1 is a French-style 5-star, state-of-the-art River Nile cruise ship that sails between Luxor and Aswan. It has 5 docks, it contains 47 deluxe cabins, 9 presidential suites and 1 royal suite. All cabins have French-sliding windows. The cruise sails Mondays from Luxor to Aswan for 4 nights and Fridays from Aswan to Luxor for 3 nights.

Cairo

Sofitel El Gezirah*****
Overlooking the River Nile, this upscale hotel in the Zamalek district is a 9-minute walk from Opera metro station and 2 km from the Egyptian Museum. Relaxed rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Club rooms include butler service and access to a private lounge. Suites add sitting areas and iPod docks; some have kitchenettes. All have full or partial river views. There are 6 restaurants, including fine-dining, Italian and Indian options, and 4 bars (1 poolside); some on floating decks. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a gym, and a spa with a hammam, a hot tub and a sauna. Parking is available (fee).
  • Hotel Address:3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek Downtown, El Orman Giza, Cairo Governorate 11518, Egypt
    Phone:+20 2 27373737,

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Important Tour Info

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Prepare for the Unexpected

Homeric Tours highly recommends that all our passengers purchase travel insurance. We offer a cost-effective, comprehensive insurance plan that protects you in cases such as having to cancel your trip for medical reasons, leaving your trip early due to an emergency, getting reimbursed in case your baggage arrives late, and so on.

We offer two separate plans: one for passengers who purchase only air tickets from us and the other for passengers who purchase land-only services (hotels, cruises, transfers, etc.) or land-and-air packages.

TRAVEL TIPS – EGYPT

EGYPT

PASSPORT/VISA: (It is recommended that your passport has at least six (6) months of validity whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions. Because rules and regulations frequently change, please inquire about passports validity and visas from the consulate of the foreign country you will visit. Participants with a valid U.S. passport must also obtain a visa from the Egyptian Consulate or upon arrival in Egypt. If you hold a passport of a foreign country, please contact the Egyptian Consulate in your area for information on whether or not you need a visa. Important: Passengers requiring a Schengen Visa must have a multi-entry Schengen Visa if visiting more than one country.) 
CURRENCY: (The local currency is the Egyptian Pound (L.E.) Exchange your money at banks or at the exchange counter at your hotel.) 
BANKING HOURS: (Banks are open 8:30am to 1:00pm every day except Sunday, when hours are 10:00am to 12 noon. Banks close on Friday and Saturday.) 
WHAT TO PACK: (Summer months: Lightweight clothing. A sweater for cool Cairo evenings. At all times: Modesty in clothing should be observed; wear bathing suits and shorts at the beach or swimming pools only. A good rule is to cover your back and shoulders outside of the hotel area. Women should cover their arms when visiting mosques. Bring comfortable shoes for sightseeing.) 
HEALTH PRECAUTIONS: (Drink only bottled water with no ice. Eat in the hotel restaurants or in well-known leading restaurants.) 
ELECTRICITY: (The current is 200 volts, 50 cycles in Cairo and most areas. Wall plugs are the round, two-pronged European type.) 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS: (Make long distance calls from the hotel. Collect calls cannot be made from Egypt.) 
SHOPPING: (Cairo is a shopping adventure! Buy brass, copper, inlaid wooden articles, silver and gold jewelry, leather shoes, bags and belt, cotton goods or perfumes. You should be able to bargain up to two thirds off the price originally quoted to you.) 
SHOPS: (Shops are open from 9am to 1pm and from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Shops close on Sundays)

PACKAGE RULES – EGYPTIAN ESCAPE

  • Homeric Tours can provide competitive airfares from USA in conjuction with your tour request.
  • Land-Only prices are per person based on double/triple occupancy.
  • Package prices do not include international air travel
  • A supplement of $260.00 will apply to one passenger traveling alone, in addition to the single price.
  • Business class upgrade and additional nights in Cairo are available upon request.

 

 
 
 
 
 

ITINERARY INFO – EGYPTIAN ESCAPE

Egyptian Escape   starts in Cairo on Thursdays. 

The sequence of the Nile cruise itinerary may vary slightly depending on the cruise ship.

The itinerary is based on the Movenpick Hamees, Royal Lily, and Royal Lotus, sailing from Aswan on Fridays
Passengers sailing on the Sonesta Moon Goddess will begin the cruise on Saturday from Luxor. The cruise itinerary will operate in reverse. The full day Cairo tour will begin on Friday, at the beginning of the Cairo stay.    


In the event of the Esna Lock closing the sightseeing to Luxor will be operated by motor coach.

 

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