9-Day Classic Egypt with 3-Day Nile Cruise

May 22 - 30, 2021

Rates start at $2499 Booked by June 5
$3299 Booked after June 5

INCLUDES FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK
$200 Per Person Will Hold Your Space

Escorted Package Includes:

  • Round trip flights New York-Cairo, Cairo-New York
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Cairo-Aswan & Luxor-Cairo
  • 7 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Cairo
    • 1 night Aswan
    • 3 nights Nile Cruise on the Queen of Hansa
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features:

  • Marvel at the oldest structure of the “seven wonders of the ancient world”, the Great Pyramid of Giza
  • View the world-famous Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle, built in the 1960s
  • Discover the Temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis with its beautiful island location
  • Enjoy a 3-day cruise on the Nile and admire the spectacular scenery of the Nile Valley
  • Explore the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Tour the stunning Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, built in the Ptolemaic period
  • Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years
  • Admire the two colossal statues of Ramses II at the entrance to the ancient Luxor Temple

This 9 day program is a comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Egypt in a brief visit.

DAY 1, Saturday – Depart for Egypt
Depart for Egypt

DAY 2, Sunday – Arrive in Cairo
Welcome to Egypt, one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations. Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your hotel with the remainder of the
day at leisure. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting at approximately 6 PM and enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and
fellow travelers at your hotel
Overnight: Cairo

DAY 3, Monday – The Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza
After breakfast, visit the Pyramids of Giza, built during the 3rd and 4th dynasties of the Old Kingdom. These monumental undertakings
stand as a marvelous testimony to the almost unbelievable skill and determination of their builders. Get a close-up view of the Great
Pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Khufu, as well as the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure. Not far from the Pyramids, see the great
Sphinx of Giza, the legendary statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion, amazingly carved out of one huge piece of
limestone. Next, visit a shop where you can view a quick demonstration of how the papyrus paper is made from the papyrus grass.
Browse the collection of artwork on display. Leisure time this afternoon or, join the optional tour to Memphis & Sakkara with lunch. In
Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. Visit Memphis, the capital of Egypt during the Old
Kingdom, founded by King Menes. Now, is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II
Optional: Half Day Memphis & Sakkara with lunch (PM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday – Flight to Aswan, Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple
Today, fly to Aswan, an ancient frontier town. Upon arrival, take a tour to the spectacular Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle
when originally constructed in the 1960s. The dam brought an end to the Nile’s devastating floods. Take a tour to Philae Temple
dedicated to the goddess Isis. Arrive by motorboat and marvel at the Temple’s beautiful island location. On the way back to the hotel,
stop at a local perfume shop. During your visit, you can watch the creation of perfumes. Select a fragrance and choose from a wide
selection of glass bottle containers. Afterward, check into your hotel in Aswan. Afternoon at leisure, or join the optional Aswan
Felucca Ride and enjoy a relaxing ride aboard a felucca, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile and watch the exquisite
sunset
Optional: Aswan Felucca Ride (PM)
Overnight: Aswan
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday – Nile Cruise Embarkation
Spend the morning at leisure or, join the optional to Abu Simbel. A bus ride from Aswan transports you back in time to the mighty
Temple of Abu Simbel, reclaimed from the floodwaters of the Aswan High Dam and totally reconstructed in the present location. The
site is dominated by the looming twin temples of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. It is one of the most recognizable ancient sites of Egypt. Later, embark on your ship for an unforgettable cruise on the legendary Nile River. After lunch aboard the ship, spend
an afternoon at leisure.
Optional: Abu Simbel by Bus (AM)
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday – Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples, Cruise to Luxor
This morning, tour the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, that is dedicated to Horus, the Sky God, and Sobek, the
Crocodile God. Admire the fascinating detailed reliefs on the walls. Later, visit the stunning Temple of Horus in Edfu, considered one
of the best preserved of all the Egyptian temples. It was built during the Ptolemaic times and was completed over a 180-year period.
The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris. Its extravagant design and sheer size is an indication of the
country’s prosperity at the time. This afternoon, the ship sails via Esna to Luxor, known in ancient Egyptian times as the city of Thebes.
This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail before dinner.
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday – Temples of Karnak & Luxor
View the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank on this morning’s optional tour that includes the Valley of the Kings & Temple of
Hatshepsut along with Colossi of Memnon. Begin with a visit to the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of Thebes and
admire the tombs of ancient Egypt’s rulers. Next, head to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a colonnaded structure surrounded by cliffs and
learn about the life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s longest-reigning female ruler. Visit an alabaster factory, where you can view a
demonstration of grinding alabaster the old fashion way. Browse the extensive collection of alabaster pieces. Conclude the tour at the
Colossi of Memnon: two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Return to the ship for lunch. In the afternoon, take a
sightseeing tour of the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years. Walk along the
avenue of the Sphinxes and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive sandstone columns. Afterward, head to Luxor Temple to admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II
Optional: Excursion to the West Bank (AM)
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday – Disembarkation, Flight to Cairo
This morning, after disembarking your cruise ship, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo with remainder of the afternoon at leisure. An opportunity to join the optional Egyptian Museum. Tour the museum, a neoclassical building located on Tahrir Square that
houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts with more than 120,000 items on display. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers
Optional: Half Day Egyptian Museum (PM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday – Depart Egypt
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Cruise sailing times are subject to change.

At certain times of the year your itinerary may be amended to travel early in the morning and late afternoon to avoid the heat.

Order or duration of some visits may be affected during official holidays.

Due to regional laws, hotels and restaurants will not serve alcoholic beverages on certain holidays. On these
days, no wine or beer will be included with dinner.

Pricing

9-Day Classic Egypt with 3-Day Nile Cruise

May 22-30, 2021

Rates start at $2499 Booked by June 5
$3299 Booked after June 5

INCLUDES FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK
$200 PER PERSON WILL HOLD YOUR SPACE

SPACE IS LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT, GET YOUR DEPOSITS IN TODAY!

Terms & Conditions

General Conditions: To reserve your space a deposit of $200.00 per person is due by JUNE 5. After the initial deposit is paid the suggested payment plan is as follows: $200 per person due by SEPTEMBER 18, 2020; $200 per person due by NOVEMBER 20, 2020; with the final payment  due on or prior to MARCH 12, 2021. Note: full payment can be made anytime prior to final due date and a payment plan that works for you may be arranged. Payment in the form of credit card, check, cashiers check, or money order made out to WorldView Vacations can be mailed to PO Box 88464, Los Angeles, CA 90009 OR online @ www.whathappensontheship.com.

Cancellation: there is a cancellation fee of $75 per person this is in addition to charges and/or fees imposed by PROVIDER. MAKE YOUR DEPOSITS TODAY, SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED and subject to sell out quickly.

ALL GUESTS MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT.

To protect your vacation investment you may purchase trip insurance starting at $149.99, contact: Allianz Global @ 800-284-8300 reference F022611 and agent 82M.

For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your group leader or travel coordinator Robbi Andrews @ (323) 295-3938 or email: somuch2cee@yahoo.com or fax: (323) 375-1337.

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