Duration: November 4, 2020 - November 19, 2020

Highlights: Giza, Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara, Grand Egyptian Museum, Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Deluxe 4-Night Nile River Cruise, Temple of Karnak, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Choice on Tour, Old Cairo.   Explore the expansive Karnak Temple, dating back to 2000 B.C.    Visit the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.    Explore the Valley of the Kings.    Embark on a leisurely paced 4-night cruise and discover the secrets of the Nile, the world’s longest river.    Dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabaya party.  Take in a sound and light show at Karnak Temple.    Enjoy a special welcome dinner overlooking the banks of the Nile.

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Day 1     Depart CANADA
Day 2     Cairo, EGYPT                 Hotel Stay
Day 3     Cairo, EGYPT                 Hotel Stay
Day 4     Luxor, EGYPT                 Hotel Stay

Day 5     Luxor, EGYPT                 Hotel Stay
Day 6     Luxor, EGYPT                 River Cruise

Day 7     Esna, EGYPT                  River Cruise
Day 8     Edfu, EGYPT                   River Cruise
Day 9     Kom Ombo, EGYPT        River Cruise
Day 10   Aswan, EGYPT               Hotel Stay
Day 11   Cairo, EGYPT                  Hotel Stay
Day 12   Cairo, EGYPT                  Hotel Stay
Day 13   Petra, JORDAN               Hotel Stay
Day 14   Petra, JORDAN               Hotel Stay
Day 15   Amman, JORDAN           Hotel Stay
Day 16   Depart for CANADA

LUXOR – Home to a vast majority of Egypt’s antiquities, Luxor is often referred to as the world’s greatest open-air museum.  This city, parted by the Nile, has been visited by travellers for centuries.  Even the Greeks and Romans would travel to see the treasures that lie here.  Its immense number of monuments is incredible. There’s the famous Valley of the Kings which boasts 63 royal tombs, each more elaborate than the next…and Karnak, a vast complex of temples and gigantic statues including the Temple of Amun, known to be the largest religious building ever constructed.  Luxor will bring you back to ancient times while you are awed by the wealth of its leaders and the skill of its people.

 

Day 1 – November 4, 2020 / Wednesday – CANADA – EGYPT
Meet our tour host at the Toronto airport for your overnight flight to Cairo, Egypt.

Day 2 – November 5 / Thursday – CAIRO, EGYPT
Breakfast at the hotel.  Begin your journey in Cairo, an ancient city with an intriguing past.  Step back in time and explore thousands of years of history, legend and lore as you view Egypt’s timeless wonders.  Hotel check-in.  Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.   Accommodation: KEMPINSKI NILE HOTEL GARDEN CITY or similar 2 nights.   (D)

Day 3 – November 6 / Friday – CAIRO – GIZA – SAKKARA – MEMPHIS – CAIRO, EGYPT
Breakfast at the hotel.  Fulfill a lifelong dream! This morning we travel to nearby Giza where we’ll meet a local archaeologist who will lead us on a visit to the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.  Marvel at the iconic Great Sphinx, one of the oldest and largest monuments in the world.  This afternoon travel south to Sakkara. Explore the site of ancient Memphis, home to a nearly 40-foot statue of Ramses II, and stand before the oldest of all pyramids, the Step Pyramid.  This evening enjoy a special welcome dinner overlooking the banks of the Nile.   (B/D)

Day 4 – November 7 / Saturday – CAIRO – LUXOR, EGYPT
Breakfast at the hotel.  Spend the morning discovering the remarkable collections of the Grand Egyptian Museum.  See the statues, reliefs, sarcophagi and the treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun himself.  Later, we transfer to the airport for our flight to Luxor.  Hotel check-in. Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.  Accommodation: SONESTA ST. GEORGE LUXOR or similar 2 nights.  (B/D)

Day 5 – November 8 / Sunday – LUXOR, EGYPT
Breakfast at the hotel.  Travel thousands of years into the past.  Cross over to the West Bank of the Nile to begin your day in ancient Thebes. Explore its remarkable sights – the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Mennon.  This afternoon return, to the East Bank and behold the Luxor Temple, a creation of kings Amenhotep III and Ramses II.  Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.   (B/D)

Day 6 – November 9 / Monday – LUXOR – BOARD CRUISE SHIP, EGYPT
We return to the West Bank this morning and head to the tombs in the Valley of Nobles and the well-preserved temple complex of Medinet Habu.  This afternoon, board your cruise ship and begin your adventure on the Nile River.  This evening, enjoy the sound and light show at the Karnak Temple.  Accommodation: MOVENPICK ROYAL LOTUS or similar 4 nights.   (B/L/D)

Day 7 – November 10 / Tuesday – LUXOR – ESNA – EDFU, EGYPT
This morning, explore the expansive Karnak Temple, dating back to 2000 B.C.  Then we begin our sail down the Nile towards Esna on your way to Edfu.  This evening dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabaya party.   (B/L/D)

Day 8 – November 11 / Wednesday – EDFU – KOM OMBO – ASWAN, EGYPT
Step into another world at the well-preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu.  Peruse the endless carvings of scenes depicting the power and grandeur of the pharaohs. After lunch, set sail for Kom Ombo and continue to Aswan, the Nubian City. Following dinner, enjoy a folkloric show featuring a belly dancing performance.  (B/L/D)

Day 9 – November 12 / Thursday – ASWAN, EGYPT
Discover the Philae Temple. Relocated and preserved by a special UNESCO project, this structure remains an architectural wonder. Later, enjoy a free afternoon to explore Aswan.   (B/L/D)

Day 10 – November 13 / Friday – ASWAN – DISEMBARK CRUISE SHIP – ABU SIMBEL OPTIONAL TOUR
Disembark the ship this morning in Aswan. You may choose to partake in an optional tour to Abu Simbel* and see the extraordinary temples of Ramses II relocated here during the construction of the High Dam.  Then, it’s your choice! You may choose to board a felucca (wooden sailboat) and sail to the lush oasis of Kitchener Island for a short stroll through the botanical garden -OR- perhaps you would prefer to experience Nubian culture past and present during a visit to a fascinating museum.    Accommodation: MOVENPICK RESORT ASWAN or similar 1 night. (B/D)

Day 11 – November 14 / Saturday – ASWAN – CAIRO, EGYPT
Breakfast at the hotel.  Return to Cairo.  After our flight, the remainder of the day is at leisure with hotel check-in.  Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.  Hotel check-in. Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.  Accommodation: INTERCONTINENTAL CITYSTARS HOTEL or similar 2 nights. (B/D)

Day 12 – November 15 / Sunday – CAIRO, EGYPT
Breakfast at the hotel.  Venture to the Citadel, a medieval fortification resting on a hill overlooking the city.  It’s the perfect place to take in grand views.  Learn about the city’s rich history on a walking tour of Old Cairo before enjoying some free time to shop in the world-famous souk of Khan el Khalil. Perhaps you’ll stop for a traditional cup of tea.  Join your fellow travellers this evening for a farewell dinner.  (B/D)

Day 13 – November 16 / Monday – CAIRO – AMMAN – PETRA, JORDAN
Breakfast at the hotel.  Fly to Amman the capital of Jordan. Travel to the city of Madaba, the “City of Mosaics.” Visit the church of St. George to see the famous 6th-century Byzantine mosaic map of the region, one of the oldest in existence, and the museum where many other spectacular mosaic examples are on display.  Visit a local mosaic school to learn the history of this ancient art and how to create your very own mosaic piece.  You will also visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses saw the Promised Land – present day Israel – and is believed to be laid to rest.  Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.  Accommodation: MOVENPICK RESORT PETRA or similar 2 nights.   (B/D)

Day 14 – November 17 / Sunday – PETRA, JORDAN
Breakfast at the hotel.  Enjoy a full day tour of the remarkable stone-carved city of Petra (UNESCO), one of the new Wonders of the World.  A treasure of the ancient world, Petra was “hidden” behind rugged mountains prior to its discovery in 1812 after being lost for over 300 years.  Explore this breathtaking city, carved from sandstone by the Nabataeans, with an expert guide and learn about the importance of Petra to the ancient trade routes, the history of its prominence and decline, its rediscovery, and efforts at preservation.  This evening experience the flavours of the region with a delightful dinner.   (B/D)

Day 15 – November 18 / Monday – PETRA – WADI RUM – AMMAN, JORDAN
Breakfast at the hotel.  This morning we depart for the immense desert of Wadi Rum, stunning in its natural beauty and home of the famous film Lawrence of Arabia.  Experience desert life and learn about the fascinating history of the Bedouin people who have lived for generations in the Wadi Rum’s stark, fragile and unspoiled desert.  Later, return to Amman, known as the “White City” because of the white limestone used to construct the majority of the buildings.  Accommodation: AMMAN MARRIOTT HOTEL or similar 1 night.   (B/L/D)

Day 16 – November 19 / Tuesday – AMMAN – DEPART FOR HOME
Breakfast at the hotel.  Transfer to the airport for your flight home.   (B)

 

Available Options:  Personalize your tour by adding an optional activity below. Our recommended options have been carefully chosen to help enhance your individual experience. Complete the provided Prepaid Options Form to reserve your options. Availability is limited and reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Payment must be received no later than 15 days prior to departure. Prices are subject to change.  

ABU SIMBEL DAY $576 CAD – Visit the great sun temples of Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II at the height of his New Kingdom reign. In one of the world’s greatest cooperative preservation efforts, these temples were dismantled and moved in 1968 to save them from the flooding of the Aswan Dam. The Temple of Ramses II was constructed so that the sun’s rays would illuminate four statues of Egyptian deities within the sanctuary on his birthday and on the anniversary of his coronation, October 20 and February 20. The temple is fronted by four colossal figures of Ramses II seated with the gods and attended by his Queen and daughters. The smaller temple is dedicated to Queen Nefertari, who appears as Hathor, the goddess of love, joy and fertility. Please note: this option must be booked at least 65 days prior to departure and passport number is required at time of booking; this option is non-refundable within 45 days of departure. Duration: Approximately 6 hours. Please note a minimum of 10 passengers is required. Transportation is included.


All prices are in Canadian dollars (per person) and include:

Return airfare from TORONTO including flights within Egypt and to Jordan.
4 Nights first class hotel stay in Cairo, EGYPT.
2 Nights first class hotel stay in Luxor, EGYPT.
2 Nights first class hotel stay in Petra, JORDAN.
1 Night first class hotel stay in Aswan, EGYPT.
1 Night first class hotel stay in Amman, JORDAN.
4 Lunches and 14 Dinners during your adventure.
4 Nights first class Nile river cruise with all your meals.
Fully guided sightseeing as per our itinerary.
Tipping for local guides and drivers.
All departures taxes and fees.
Hosted by Expo Cruises & Tours.


Double Occupancy $6,995                             Single Occupancy $8,495

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Deposit of $500 per person is required to secure your space.
Please note a penalty of $250 per person will apply prior to your final payment
which is due on AUGUST 26th, 2020
Please Note: Entry visa is required for Egypt & Jordan, currently it can be obtained upon arrival at the airport.


  

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