10 Days Egypt & the Nile LUXURY SMALL GROUP

10 Days Egypt & the Nile LUXURY SMALL GROUP

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Special offer:  INTERNAL FLIGHTS INCLUDED

SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS Limited to 10 guests

Cruise through Egypt in comfort on Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV,' travelling to Giza, Luxor and off-the-beaten-path Denderah, exploring a pyramid from the inside out, riding a camel and sailing the Nile in a felucca.


Sail on a four-night Nile river cruise aboard award-winning Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'


Travel to off-the-beaten-path Denderah, one of Egypt's best-preserved and less-frequented temples


Stay at the historic Mena House Hotel, with views of the pyramids from your own private balcony, and at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Cairo 


Explore one of Egypt's legendary pyramids from the inside out


Ride Like a Local on camel back and sail the Nile in a felucca (sailboat)


Avoid crowds and the hassle of navigating around other ships, with private docking facilities in Luxor and Aswan

Hotels / Nile Cruise:

Kindly note that the hotel rating in Egypt is not the same as in USA or Europe, so Luxury or Ultimate Luxury hotel options are always recommended as minimum in Egypt.

Mena House Hotel / Four Seasons Hotel Cairo 


Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'

All year round Christmas& Easter
DBL or TRPL Room 5700 $ 6100 $
Solo traveller 7700 $ 8100 $


DAY 1

ARRIVE CAIRO, EGYPT

Arrive in Cairo where you are met by Ramasside tours' tour manager  representative (visa is included) and transferred to your historic hotel with fantastic views of the pyramids.
Evening trip to attend the Sound & Light show in the Pyramids area included.

Mena House Hotel

 

DAY 2
GIZA | THE PYRAMIDS & SPHINX

This morning, tour the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of Mycerinus and Chefren as well as the Great Pyramid. Built in the Fourth Dynasty (approximately 2690 BC), it is the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Explore the interior of one of these legendary pyramids and Ride Like a Local on camel back. Visit the Solar Boat Museum — site of Cheops’ funerary boat — and the Great Sphinx. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner.

Mena House Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 3
LUXOR | KARNAK AND THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

Fly to Luxor, (internal flights included) site of the ancient city of Thebes. Begin your full day of exploring here with a journey to the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall; its expertly aligned columns, the largest of which is 80 feet high with a 33-foot circumference, are a sight to behold. Then, step aboard Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV,’ where you enjoy lunch. Afterward, disembark to explore the west bank of the Nile and the Necropolis of Thebes, and continue to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter, the tomb of Tutankhamun is yours to discover, as you set foot inside its 35-century-old walls. Later, stop at the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Also, enjoy a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon.

Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 4
CRUISING THE NILE | TEMPLE OF HATHOR AT DENDERAH

Today, cruise north on a scenic route — far from other ships and crowds — to the Temple of Hathor at Denderah, which is among the best-preserved temples in Egypt. View its massive stone roof, dark chambers, underground passages and columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. Return to your deluxe Nile cruiser and sail back to Luxor. Later this afternoon, journey once more to the east bank of the Nile, this time visiting the city of Thebes and the striking Temple of Luxor. Behold the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons; the Courtyard of Ramses II behind the East Tower; and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 14 papyrus-headed columns, some fully 50 feet in height.

Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 5
CRUISING THE NILE | EDFU TO KOM OMBO

Cruise to Edfu to view the Temple of Horus, falcon-headed god of the sky. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III and once buried in sand and debris, this stunningly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Join your chef back on board for a local cooking lesson. Later, disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), who was considered by some ancient Egyptians to be the creator of the world. While there, view the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today.

Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 6
ASWAN | MAJESTIC PHILAE
Cruise to Aswan and ride a motorized boat to Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. This sacred complex was dedicated to the Goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations — Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The temple was dismantled, and then painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Built in the 1960s, the dam spans the Nile River, more than two miles across and incorporating 16 times the amount of material that went into the Great Pyramid at Giza. It provides irrigation and hydro-electric power to much of Egypt, and the reservoir that formed behind it, Lake Nasser, is 340 miles long. Proceed to the impressive granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Illustrating the skills of Egypt’s stonemasons, this monolith is one-third taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk. Later, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan islands in a felucca, weather permitting.

Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 7
ABU SIMBEL | TEMPLES OF RAMSES II & NEFERTARI
Today, bid farewell to Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV,’ disembarking to fly to Abu Simbel. There, discover the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The former’s façade is dominated by four statues of the pharaoh, each nearly 70 feet tall. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was disassembled and moved here to save it from the floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam. Return to Cairo for an afternoon at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 8
CAIRO | LEGENDARY PHARAOHS & BUSTLING SOUK

Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including treasures from Tutankhamun and items dating to 4000 BC. View its famed Mummy Room, featuring the remains of Egypt’s pharaohs, including Ramses II. After lunch at a local restaurant, explore the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, built in AD 1356 and among the finest examples of early Mamluk architecture. Next, walk from the twin-towered Bab el-Foutouh, a fortified gate in Cairo’s Old City walls, to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the city’s major souks (open-air marketplaces). Browse the tightly packed stalls displaying everything from spices and leather goods to jewelry and vegetables, all on a street that has hardly changed for centuries. Bargaining is expected, so prepare to negotiate. Then, return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 9
CAIRO | ANCIENT TREASURES
Drive to Memphis, capital of the ancient kingdom and now home to an open-air museum and a giant statue of Ramses II. Continue to Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs and 14 pyramids, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser. This evening, gather with your fellow guests to reflect on your journey through Egypt and along the Nile at a farewell dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 10
DEPART CAIRO
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast

 

INCLUDED WITH EVERY LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEY

Internal flights included
Visa included
Sim card so you can use while in Egypt.
English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides
Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
Travelling Bell Boy® Luggage Handling
New for 2018! Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service
Internet Access (Where Available)
Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
24/7 On-Call Support

 

Excluded:

international flights

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    Hotel Rating in Egypt:

Kindly note that the hotel rating in Egypt is not the same as in the USA or Europe, so our Luxury or Ultimate Luxury hotel options are always recommended as minimum in Egypt - some 5 stars hotels in Egypt seem like 3 or 4 stars. Of course The 3*  & 4 * hotels aren’t recommended at all as we receive many complaints from our guests about them.

 

  • Visa Service:

    - Skip queues on arrival save time and complicated procedures. our rep will have your visa already prepared for you. Just send us copy of your passport.

    Note: For any nationally If you have a valid schengen or USA Visa or Uk Visa we can provide you with visa service upon arrival. You don’t need to apply in embassy before hand.

     

Traveling by overnight train NOT RECOMMENDED:

We don’t recommend it, it takes15 to 18 hours on a very noisy train. The toilets are not good and smelly. Food is not good in general. Beds: moderately comfortable. Comment from a client: “However, I am 6'0" (183 cm) tall and barely fit into the bed -- anyone taller would have to curl up.”

 If you don't fancy traveling by overnight sleeper train then upgrade to our flight option.  Enjoying extra nights of comfort in 5* hotel accommodation. We recommend that you upgrade this transfer to domestic flight. Extra supplement for a 1 way flight and 1 night at 5 star hotels is 150$ per person. Xmas. New Year and Easter supplements apply. Contact us for rates.

 

  • Travel Insurance - from AIG

  • Secure your trip and give yourself greater peace of mind with the Travel Insurance program proposed by AIG Travel Guard for you. One week 25$ per person, More than one week 50 $ per person. 

 

  • Cruise schedule & Sailing times:

    Sometimes due to sailing conditions on the River Nile some Cruises itineraries, schedule and sailing times may be updated. We assure that our clients will see all what is on their itineraries but maybe in different order


    Domestic flights:

    The programs quote the average price of domestic flights with approximate timings.Requests for specific flight times or changes to previously booked reservations may result in changes to the total price of the package. Some flights to sharm or Hurghada are indirect flights via Cairo Airport. 


 


  • Payment policy

We accept all methods of secure payment: Visa, MasterCard,Easy Wire Transfer & Bitcoin.

 


  • Tour and Prices

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.

 

  • Children Policy

0 - 01.99 Free of Charge (unless flights were included)
2 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price and 50% of tour price if it includes flights or sleeper train
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.

 

  • Additional Entry Tickets

All tours don't include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as walking inside one of the pyramid to see the deep burial chambers and the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo or to enter the Tomb of Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings in Luxor are also available at extra cost. 

 

  • Facebook

You can see more about our activities, tour guides, vehicles & daily tours in our

Very active facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ramasside

 

  • Alexandria Trip

Note: Alexandria Library is closed on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase an extra ticket.

 

 

  • Essential Packing

 Comfortable, flat (preferably covered) shoes are needed for the Pyramids and Valley of the Kings. Pack flip flops/sandals to wear aboard the Nile felucca or Nile Cruiser.

 
Experience of a Lifetime

We are not just selling tours; we provide you a real experience in Egypt: an experience of a lifetime.

 

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  • All Methods of Secure Payment

We accept all methods of secure payment: Visa, Mastercard, Easy wire transfer & Bitcoin.

 

  • Modern Fleet of Vehicles

We have our own modern fleet of modern air-conditioned vehicles, cars, deluxe limo, and mini vans, large coaches.

 

  • Certificate of Excellence & UN World Tourism Organization Award

Ramasside Tours Group has earned WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION & Trip Advisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence and also for last 6 years, This prestigious award, places Ramasside in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide.

 

  • Full Experience in Egypt

We understand very well, what you need. It’s not just about visiting touristic sights – it’s much more than this. We offer a full experience in Egypt

 

  • Active Social Media & Youtube

You can see more about our activities, tours guides, daily tours in our facebook page; facebook.com/Ramasside or our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ramassidegroup

 

  • Pick your Guide

We are the ONLY tour company in Egypt that lets you pick your own guide!

You can pick your tour guide, check our Facebook page, read our latest reviews in TripAdvisor, watch our channel on youtube to choose the best guide you wish to have.

 

  • Accessible Tours

We offer accessible holidays for travelers with disabilities.

 

  • Tailor-made holidays

We offer fully customizable tours, want to check something out that’s not in the basic tour? No problem!

 

  • Private and Group Tours

Looking for private tours? We offer those. Looking to join a group and get a discounted rate? We do that too!

 

  • A personal Touch

Ramasside is very selective when choosing our staff. We don’t only choose qualified and professional tour guides and leaders but also choose those who are friendly, with a sense of humor who are committed to offer a superior level of service so you can enjoy your time with them.

 

  • Customer Service 24 hours, 7 days a week

Cell/whatsapp : 00201005759364 – 00201003304715

Cell/ whatsapp :00201159220099

Office number GMT +2 (9 am till 10 pm): 002034257705

 

  • Personal Tour Operators

Our tour operators, in the booking process, are not only offering you a tour but are advising you how to have a lifetime experience and how to fully enjoy and maximize your time in Egypt.



                                   We promise you the tour of your lifetime in Egypt.                     
Mohamed Yousef
Chairman Ramasside Tours


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