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Iconic Dubai and Egypt: Dubai, Cairo & Luxor

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,699

FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the modern wonders of Dubai and ancient civilizations of Egypt in one great trip. Beginning in Cairo, let the magic of this great city enthrall you as you visit the pyramids, Egyptian Museum and more before heading to Luxor as you explore the East and West Banks as well as Denderah. next meander through Medieval Cairo. Next, head to the futuristic city of Dubai for 3 nights before returning back to North America.


Embark on an incredible 12-day, air-inclusive journey to the land of the Nile, stopping on your way home to explore the sky-high ambitions of Dubai.

Arrive in Cairo, where your representative will assist you with clearing immigration and transfer you to your hotel. Spend the balance of the day at leisure before enjoying a full day exploring the Pyramids, Sphinx, and Egyptian Museum. These marvels of engineering continue to fascinate and enchant travellers and scholars alike, rising toward the stars, guarded by the just as mysterious Great Sphinx of Giza. The Egyptian Museum houses the most important collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world and will whet your appetite for the living museums that are to come further south. Explore the Medieval Quarter of Cairo and the mosques of Al Moez Street before flying on to Luxor.

The Twin Temples of Luxor and Karnak transport you back to the kingdoms of Amenhotep III and Ramses II. Karnak is an enormous complex comprising three main temples and many peripheral sites, constructed over 1300 years. The intricate Luxor Temple was the centre of Opet, one of ancient Egypt’s most important festivals, and is connected to Karnak by the recently restored and reopened Avenue of Sphinxes.

Spend your next day exploring the West and East banks of the Nile, visiting the Valley of the Kings, the final resting place of Seti I, Tutankhamen, and countless other rules. Visit the Valley of the Queens to complete the story of these incredible dynasties, and explore the monument to the woman who forged her own path as Pharaoh at the Temple of Hatshepsut. The following day, take a half-day trip to Dendarah, an exquisitely maintained and relatively uncrowded temple complex dedicated to the goddess Hathor.

Transfer back to Cairo for one more night. With your time at leisure, perhaps visit the Coptic churches of Old Cairo or simply relax at your hotel before your next adventure, Dubai! Your time in this ultramodern supercity on the gulf is mostly at leisure, but you will be collected for an unforgettable dune safari in the afternoon. Culminating in a traditional welcome and dinner at a Bedu campground, this is an Arabian night you’ll never forget.

Spend one more day at leisure in Dubai, shopping or taking in sights like the Burj Khalifa before your onward flight.


 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,699

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Day 1

Depart North America

Board your overnight flight to Cairo via Dubai today.

Day 2

Arrive Cairo

This morning in Dubai, connect to your onward flight to Cairo.

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met by Goway's local representative inside the customs and immigration area holding a signboard with your name on it. After being assisted with immigration formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel. You will be presented with the 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.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo

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    Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo



    Located in Egypt's beautiful capital, Kempinski Nile Hotel offers guests a boutique five-star experience on the banks of the Nile River. Right in the heart of Cairo's Garden City district in down-town, guests are only a short drive from the Pyramids of Giza, shopping areas …

    Located in Egypt's beautiful capital, Kempinski Nile Hotel offers guests a boutique five-star experience on the banks of the Nile River.

    Right in the heart of Cairo's Garden City district in down-town, guests are only a short drive from the Pyramids of Giza, shopping areas and local attractions.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Executive Lounge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Rooftop Pool
    • Spa

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Day 3

Full day Pyramids and Sphinx, Egyptian Museum

This morning, depart at 09:00 A.M for your full-day tour to visit the Pyramids, Sphinx, and Egyptian museum.

The pyramids and Sphinx were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built of 2,300,000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and one-half tons. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially interesting since its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet high and 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body.

The Egyptian Museum is 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 king and Tut Ankh Amun treasures.

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Day 4

Full day Medieval Cairo

Today you will enjoy a medieval atmosphere while walking through the old gates of Cairo into Al Moez Street with its heritage of mausoleums, mosques, palaces, and schools dating from Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluke, and Ottoman Eras. Cross Al Azhar Street to visit the caravansary-like Wekalet el Ghouri, and the Mamluke Style housed of Zeinab Khatoun. Enjoy a lunch stop at Al Azhar Park amid the minarets of Cairo and the Citadel panorama (lunch for your own account). After lunch visits the Ibn Tulun mosque, being the oldest intact mosque standing in Egypt dating to the ninth century and characterized by its unique spiral minaret copied from the mosque of Samarra. Add to your knowledge of Cairo's old houses with a visit to the Next door Gayer Anderson Museum, one of the famous locations where the James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me" was shot.

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Day 5

Cairo to Luxor

This morning you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the next 3 nights. This afternoon, enjoy an unforgettable excursion to Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple where you'll be able to explore the world's oldest temple compound.

Luxor Temple was the center of one of the most important festivals, Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, the temple served as a setting for the rituals of the festival, which was held to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with his divine office. The procession of images of the current royal family began at Karnak and ended at the Luxor Temple.

Karnak Temple was erected in 1928 BC as a small shrine dedicated to Amun, the then god of Thebes. The Temple of Karnak comprises three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples - all constructed over 1300 years. The three main temples of Mut, Monthu, and Amun are enclosed in enormous brick walls, with the temple of Amun at the center. Karnak is now the largest and oldest temple compound on earth.

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Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa

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    Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa



    Explore Egyptian culture from the stylish Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa located beside the River Nile and 20 minutes from Luxor International Airport. Relax in a bright and beautifully decorated guest room. The Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa has a great range of rooms and …

    Explore Egyptian culture from the stylish Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa located beside the River Nile and 20 minutes from Luxor International Airport. Relax in a bright and beautifully decorated guest room. The Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa has a great range of rooms and suites to suit to choose from for your Egypt holiday. Choose a Deluxe Room for a large balcony overlooking the Nile, or ground floor terrace. Indulge in a Spa suite, with private Jacuzzi and treatment room or choose the spectacular Nile Suite. Choose from eight stylish restaurants and bars at this fabulous Nile resort. Try fragrant Arabian-style teas, Turkish coffees or an authentic water-pipe with fruit-flavored tobacco in the Diwan Shisha Café. Enjoy pastries in the Citrus Juice Bar or savor exquisite cuisine in the resort's main restaurant, Rosetta, inspired by the Rosetta Stone. Tone up in the fitness center or be pampered in the Nayara Spa. Relax in a shaded cabana or swim in one of two infinity pools

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Day 6

Luxor West Bank and Luxor East Bank

This morning head across the Nile to the West Bank where some of Egypt's finest treasures are laid out waiting to be discovered.

Visit the Valley of the Kings, which includes the tombs of the Theban rulers, such as Seti I and Tutankhamen. Next, tour the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, the only woman Pharaoh to rule ancient Egypt. Then, you proceed to the Valley of the Queens to visit the burials of some royal consorts and offspring. End the tour with a panoramic stop at the Colossi of Amenhotep III named the Colossi of Memnon by the Greeks.

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Day 7

Denderah

Today you will be collected from your hotel for your half-day tour to Denderah. Hathor, the ancient Egyptian goddess of love and joy, was what Aphrodite was to the Greeks and Venus to the Romans. It was at Dendarah, some 60kms north of Luxor that the Egyptians worshipped Hathor in a Temple. After touring the temple, return to Luxor where the remainder of your day is at your leisure.

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Day 8

Luxor to Cairo

After breakfast, you will be met and transferred to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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Duration1 Night
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Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo

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    Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo



    Located in Egypt's beautiful capital, Kempinski Nile Hotel offers guests a boutique five-star experience on the banks of the Nile River. Right in the heart of Cairo's Garden City district in down-town, guests are only a short drive from the Pyramids of Giza, shopping areas …

    Located in Egypt's beautiful capital, Kempinski Nile Hotel offers guests a boutique five-star experience on the banks of the Nile River.

    Right in the heart of Cairo's Garden City district in down-town, guests are only a short drive from the Pyramids of Giza, shopping areas and local attractions.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Executive Lounge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Rooftop Pool
    • Spa

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Day 9

Cairo to Dubai

Today you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight to Dubai. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

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Duration3 Nights
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Rove La Mer Beach

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    Rove La Mer Beach



    Enjoy the sun, sand, and vibrant Dubai ambience of Rove La Mer Beach Hotel, located at Jumeirah Beach. After a day at the beach, step out to the buzzing back streets of La Mer where you'll find over 50 of the region's best retail outlets …

    Enjoy the sun, sand, and vibrant Dubai ambience of Rove La Mer Beach Hotel, located at Jumeirah Beach. After a day at the beach, step out to the buzzing back streets of La Mer where you'll find over 50 of the region's best retail outlets and newest cuisine concepts or head to one of Dubai's many iconic sites, all within easy reach.

    Facilities

    • Beach Access
    • Beach Bar
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Infinity Pool
    • Laundry Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant

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Day 10

Dubai

Enjoy the morning at your leisure to book an optional excursion or explore on your own. Mid-afternoon, you will be collected from your hotel as you embark on your sunset desert safari. This evening the mysterious desert will beckon you for a magical evening out - an adventure you'll never forget. Leaving behind the bustle of the city in the afternoon, your safari guide will transport you by four wheel drive vehicle for a thrilling journey over the rolling dunes through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Stop at Startent where you will watch the sun cast its orange glow over the vast expanse of rippling sand all round you as it sets (optional sand boarding available weather permitting). Like a shimmering mirage in the distance you will see the flickering lights of your camp where a traditional Arabian welcome awaits you. The encampment conjures up images of the Arabian Nights, relax on comfortable low cushions in Bedu Tents where you can quench your thirst, you could also have your hands painted with intricate henna designs, experience a short camel ride, get up close to a falcon or just enjoy the aromatic shisha. A feast of grilled meats, fresh salads and delectable Arab sweets is served. Under a galaxy of stars you will be entertained by the bewitching belly dancer swaying to the haunting strains of the Arabian music.

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Day 11

Dubai

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

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Day 12

Depart Dubai

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight to North America.

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DEPARTURES DATES AND PRICING:

US Departures per Person

From JFK on Emirates:
US $

From Miami* on Emirates:
US $

From Chicago on Emirates:
US $

From Los Angeles on Emirates:
US $

3 Jun to 3 Jul '22 $3,999 $3,849 $4,149 $3,999 
4 to 17 Jul '22 $3,849  $3,749  $3,849  $3,899 
18 Jul to 11 Sep '22 $3,699 $3,799 $3,699 $3,699
12 Sep to 23 Oct '22 $3,849  $3,949 $3,849 $3,899
24 Oct to 3 Dec '22  $3,949  $4,049 $3,949  $3,949 

* Maimi Departures are on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

Canadian Departures per Person

From Toronto** on Emirates:
CA $

3 to 16 Jun '22 $4,849 
17 Jun to 10 Jul '22 $5,649
11 Jul to 10 Sep '22 $4,849 
12 to 22 Sep '22 $5,049 
23 Sep to 4 Dec '22 $4,899 

** Toronto Departures are on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip economy class airfare on Emirates from your chosen gateway above including air taxes
  • Meet and greet in Dubai
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Cairo
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Luxor
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Dubai
  • 4 nights deluxe accommodation in Cairo
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Luxor
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Dubai
  • Private-guided full day Egyptian Museum and pyramids tour
  • Private-guided full day Medieval Cairo Tour
  • Private-guided half day East Bank tour
  • Private-guided half day West Bank tour
  • Private-guided half day Denderah tour
  • Shared Sunset Desert Safari (max 6 guests)
  • Economy class domestic airfare Cairo – Luxor - Cairo
  • 10 Breakfasts

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • 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 in low season. 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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