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Dubai, Cairo & The Nile Escapade

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,657

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the treasures of antiquity in Egypt before seeing the city of the future in Dubai. On this 12-day vacation, you’ll visit the pyramids and see the Sphinx in Cairo before cruising the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. Then connect to Dubai to head up the Burj Khalifa and experience Dubai Expo 2020.


This 12-day Middle Eastern vacation takes you to Cairo and on a Nile cruise before visiting Dubai for Expo 2020. It features first-class accommodations and a mix of private and small-group tours.

Your journey begins in Cairo, the Egyptian capital and largest city in the Middle East. Cairo is home to some of the greatest wonders of the ancient world. A full-day tour will introduce you to a few of these wonders, starting at the pyramids of Giza, where Cheops Pyramid stands tall as the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World. You’ll also admire the enigmatic Sphinx and visit the Solar Boat Museum before heading to the ancient capital of Memphis and the archaeological sites of Sakkara, where you’ll see the oldest pyramid in Egypt, the Step Pyramid of King Zoser.

Fly south to Luxor and board the Movenpick Royal Lily, your 4-star floating hotel for your journey up the Nile. During your cruise from Luxor to Aswan, you’ll take daily shore excursion to visit temples and other ancient treasures. Explore the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak, dedicated to the god Amun, head into the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens to see the tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses the Great and gaze upon the Colossi of Memnon. See the fascinating double temple of Kom Ombo and the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. You’ll also visit the Aswan High Dam, which dams the Nile and controls the flow of the world’s longest river. At the end of your cruise, disembark in Aswan and fly back to Cairo, where you’ll have another full day to visit the Egyptian Museum and explore medieval Cairo, including the Citadel, which dominates the city’s medieval skyline.

Connect onwards to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where you’ll take in Dubai Expo 2020, the greatest show on earth. Visit pavilions from over 190 countries and learn about the greatest scientific innovations at fascinating exhibits. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy food and art from across the world, all conveniently located on the expo grounds. The next day, head to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, for an experience “At the Top.” Enjoy sweeping views of the city from Level 124 and learn about the construction of this architectural marvel at multimedia exhibits. You’ll have another day at leisure in Dubai to shop and see the city’s futuristic sights.

At the end of your stay, connect to the airport for onward travels. 


 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,657

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Day 1

Arrive Cairo

Upon arrival into Cairo International Airport, you will be met by Goway's local representative inside the customs and immigration area holding a sign board with your name on it. After being assisted with immigration formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel. You will be presented with full documentation required, including domestic airline tickets by your representative when you arrive.

The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Ramses Hilton

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    Ramses Hilton



    Located on the banks of the River Nile, the Ramses Hilton hotel is a stunning destination in the heart of Cairo. Take in views of the Nile and the Pyramids from this Egypt hotel's 36th-floor Windows on the World restaurant. Relax by the outdoor pool …

    Located on the banks of the River Nile, the Ramses Hilton hotel is a stunning destination in the heart of Cairo. Take in views of the Nile and the Pyramids from this Egypt hotel's 36th-floor Windows on the World restaurant. Relax by the outdoor pool or enjoy coffee and pastries at the Garden Court Café. The Ramses Hilton hotel boasts a British-style pub, an Indian restaurant, a shopping Galleria and Executive Lounge.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service

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Day 2

Cairo Sightseeing

Today, you will visit Cheops' Pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the Sphinx, the great god-lion sentinel. Built over 35 centuries ago, the towering pyramids were erected to preserve bodies and treasures for afterlife. You will also visit the Solar Boat Museum, housing the spectacular funerary boats placed at the disposal of the King for his journey to the afterlife. You'll continue on to Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt, and Sakkara, the ''City of the Dead'', to see the step pyramid of King Zoser and the Wall of Cobras.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Cairo to Luxor

Today, you will transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your ship, your floating hotel for the next 5 days as you cruise up the Nile. After lunch on board, you will visit the Luxor and Karnak Temples, a holy city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues and obelisks built over many centuries, dedicated to the God Amon-Ra, his consort Mut, and their son Khonsu.

Luxor is a city that has often been called the ''world's greatest open air museum''. With the number and preservation of monuments in the area, it is unparalleled to anywhere in the world. Luxor is actually composed of three different areas: the city of Luxor - located on the east side of the Nile, the town of Karnak - located just north of Luxor, and Thebes - which is on the west side of the Nile across from Luxor.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Movenpick Royal Lily

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    Movenpick Royal Lily



    The Movenpick MS Royal Lily sends you on a trip connecting both land and water. Enjoy luxurious on-board travel while exploring the mysteries of 7,000 years of Egyptian civilization. The Nile is one of the world's most famous and beautiful rivers. Experience a fascinating way …

    The Movenpick MS Royal Lily sends you on a trip connecting both land and water. Enjoy luxurious on-board travel while exploring the mysteries of 7,000 years of Egyptian civilization. The Nile is one of the world's most famous and beautiful rivers. Experience a fascinating way to travel and relax at the same time.

    This flagship cruiser comprises 56 cabins of approximately 22 sqm and 4 magnificent Royal Suites. These come equipped with a Jacuzzi and spacious facilities, ensuring you travel in style. Cruises leave from either Luxor or Aswan.

    Facilities

    • Gymnasium
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Massage Facilities
    • Spa and Wellness Centre
    • Sundeck
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 4

Luxor to Edfu

This morning, cross the West Bank and visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. In the afternoon you will sail to Edfu via the Esna lock. Overnight in Edfu.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Edfu to Kom Ombo to Aswan

This morning starts with a visit to the wonderfully preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu. Travel to and from the temple by horse drawn carriage. The temple is perhaps the best preserved in all of Egypt and ranks second behind Karnak, simply because of its immense size. At the temple's entrance stand two large black granite statues of Horus who is depicted as a falcon. The elaborate carvings on the walls of the temple are beautiful as if carved just yesterday. Inside the temple is a small sanctuary where the priests of the day offered the best parts of the animals to the gods.

Continue sailing to Kom Ombo is located on a bend in the river Nile about 50 km north of Aswan. Located on the east bank, it is home to an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris (Horus the Elder). Despite being badly damaged, the temple is a beautiful sight as one approaches from either direction on the river, particularly as sunset nears and the colours change. Overnight in Aswan.

Aswan, Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town located about 81 miles south of Luxor, has a distinctively African atmosphere. Its ancient Egyptian name was Syene. Small enough to walk around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile, the pace of life is slow and relaxing. Days can be spent strolling up and down the broad Corniche, watching the sailboats etch the sky with their tall masts, or sitting in floating restaurants listening to Nubian music and eating freshly caught fish.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Aswan

This morning, visit Aswan's High Dam, the ancient Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae. In the afternoon, you will sail around Elephantine Island by felucca and see the Aga Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Aswan to Cairo

Disembark from your ship after breakfast and transfer to Aswan Airport for your flight back to Cairo, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Ramses Hilton

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    Ramses Hilton



    Located on the banks of the River Nile, the Ramses Hilton hotel is a stunning destination in the heart of Cairo. Take in views of the Nile and the Pyramids from this Egypt hotel's 36th-floor Windows on the World restaurant. Relax by the outdoor pool …

    Located on the banks of the River Nile, the Ramses Hilton hotel is a stunning destination in the heart of Cairo. Take in views of the Nile and the Pyramids from this Egypt hotel's 36th-floor Windows on the World restaurant. Relax by the outdoor pool or enjoy coffee and pastries at the Garden Court Café. The Ramses Hilton hotel boasts a British-style pub, an Indian restaurant, a shopping Galleria and Executive Lounge.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Secretarial Service

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    Preferred Hotel
Day 8

Cairo Sightseeing

Today you will visit the Egyptian Museum, the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. It features artifacts from the Pharaonic and Graeco Roman periods, including the celebrated mummies of ancient Egypt's kings and King Tutankhamun's treasures.

Next you will visit the Citadel which is situated on a spur of the Muqattam Hills and dominates Cairo's skyline. This was the nerve center of the city and all of Egypt for almost 700 years. Its construction was initiated in 1176 by Saladin and completed by Muhammad Ali. Mameluke sultans and Turkish governors later on made it their residence, building palaces and mosques within the Citadel walls. Facing the Citadel is the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, built between 1356 and 1363 and perhaps the most majestic monument of Arab architecture in Egypt.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 9

Depart

Breakfast at hotel, check out, and transfer to the Cairo International Airport for departure.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Private Dubai Airport to Deira Dubai Hotels

Duration30 Minutes

Metropolitan Hotel Dubai

The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai is renowned with visitors and Dubai residents alike for providing a warm, friendly welcome, a relaxed ambience and a wealth of facilities to enjoy during your stay in Dubai.

The hotel is superbly located in the heart of the rapidly growing commercial district of Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road, close to the World Trade Centre exhibition halls, with easy access to Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone, Media and Internet Cities. The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai is also just a short drive from Safa Park in Dubai and the golden beaches of the Arabian Gulf.

The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai's ten restaurants and bars are well known throughout Dubai for providing excellent quality and value for money. The hotel restaurants offer authentic Chinese to homely Italian, spicy Indian to fusion Moroccan. At the Metropolitan Hotel Dubai you can also enjoy fun bars to chill-out music and cocktails under the stars to your favourite pint in Dubai's oldest pub.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Metropolitan Hotel Dubai

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    Metropolitan Hotel Dubai



    The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai is renowned with visitors and Dubai residents alike for providing a warm, friendly welcome, a relaxed ambience and a wealth of facilities to enjoy during your stay in Dubai. The hotel is superbly located in the heart of the rapidly growing …

    The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai is renowned with visitors and Dubai residents alike for providing a warm, friendly welcome, a relaxed ambience and a wealth of facilities to enjoy during your stay in Dubai.

    The hotel is superbly located in the heart of the rapidly growing commercial district of Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road, close to the World Trade Centre exhibition halls, with easy access to Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone, Media and Internet Cities. The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai is also just a short drive from Safa Park in Dubai and the golden beaches of the Arabian Gulf.

    The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai's ten restaurants and bars are well known throughout Dubai for providing excellent quality and value for money. The hotel restaurants offer authentic Chinese to homely Italian, spicy Indian to fusion Moroccan. At the Metropolitan Hotel Dubai you can also enjoy fun bars to chill-out music and cocktails under the stars to your favourite pint in Dubai's oldest pub.

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Dubai Expo 2020

Discover ideas and innovations that will shape and improve the future of the people and planet. Reimagine a better future, discover life-changing innovations and explore everything we can be, every day for six months. Thematic pavilions from the world's most renowned architects and creative teams behind blockbuster movies, our Thematic Pavilions bring to life the Expo sub-themes through experiences never seen before.

Duration0 Hours
Day 10

At the Top, Observation Deck at Burj Khalifa (between 08:30hrs to 14:30hrs)

This tour provides a journey through Dubai's Arabian heritage; the extraordinary story behind Burj Khalifa as the new icon for the Middle East. View the spectacular panorama from the observatory At the Top, Burj Khalifa. Experience 360-degree sweeping views from level 124 of the world's tallest tower. At the Top, Burj Khalifa offers unparalleled vistas from the Gulf coast to the Arabian desert and beyond. Explore the unique, interactive Burj Khalifa multi-media exhibits. Be thrilled by a high speed journey in one of the world's fastest elevators. Take a closer look at the world below through avant-garde, high powered, telescopes. Step out onto the world's highest public outdoor observation terrace, overlooking the ever growing skyline of Sheikh Zayed Road and the surrounding panorama. Experience gazing over Dubai as you have never seen it before; it all starts At the Top.

Duration1 Hour
Day 11

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 12

Private Deira Dubai Hotels to Dubai Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Weekly departures on Saturdays  1 Nov '21 - 19 Mar '22

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and assist on arrival in Cairo
  • Meet and Greet on arrival in Dubai
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Cairo
  • Private arrival airport transfer in Luxor
  • Private departure transfer in Aswan
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Dubai
  • 4 nights in first-class accommodations in Cairo at The Ramses Hilton
  • 4 nights in first-class accommodations on board Movenpick Royal Lilly Nile Cruise in a standard cabin
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Dubai at The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai
  • Private-guided tour of Pyramids, Sphinx Memphis and Sakkara
  • Small group tour of Luxor East Bank (max 20 guests)
  • Small group tour of Luxor West Bank (max 20 guests)
  • Small group tour of Temple of Horus (max 20 guests)
  • Small group tour of Temple of Sobek (max 20 guests)
  • Small group tour of Aswan and Temple of Philae (max 20 guests)
  • Private-guided tour of Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo, Citadel & Bazaars
  • Multi-day Expo ticket (valid for 30 days from first use)
  • One Smart Queue pre-booker per day for a participating Expo Pavilion
  • General Admission to At The Top, 124 for non-prime hours
  • Economy class domestic airfare Cairo - Luxor / Aswan - Cairo including airport taxes
  • 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not specifically listed as included
  • Gratuitites
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel Jan - Mar. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire. 

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