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Ritz-Carlton Cairo - Stay of Distinction

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 776

Head to an iconic hotel on the banks of the most famous river in the world on this Stay of Distinction in Cairo. Staying at the Ritz-Carlton, you’ll enjoy luxury accommodations fit for the pharaohs as you explore the city to see pyramids, mosques, and the splendours of an ancient world.


This 4-day Stay of Distinction takes you to the romantic and luxurious Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt’s ancient and modern capital.

Your Egypt tour keeps you in Cairo where you’ll stay at the iconic Ritz-Carlton, perched on the banks of the Nile River. This luxurious hotel sits balanced between the old world and the new. With service worthy of the pharaohs and design evoking the opulence of the past, the Ritz-Carlton captures the elegance of Ancient Egypt, while the state-of-the-art amenities, from the massive rooms to the luxury spa to the Olympic-size swimming pool, tap into the best of modern accommodations. All rooms enjoy either views of the Nile River or the Egyptian Museum and Tahrir Square.

While enjoying the luxury of the Ritz-Carlton on your Egypt tour, you’ll head out to explore Cairo’s ancient and modern wonders. Cairo can be a little overwhelming to first-time visitors, as it has such a long history and so many attractions within its bustling streets. A full day excursion will take you to the highlights of the ancient capital, starting at the Cheops Pyramid where you can tour the interior burial chambers before heading to the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates back to 2620 B.C., and Memphis, the ancient capital from 5000 years ago. You’ll also stop by Sakkara, the site of the step pyramid of King Zoser, which was the country’s first pyramid.

The next day in Cairo, you’ll head to the Egyptian Museum to see the world’s best collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts and treasures from the Tomb of King Tutankhamun. Then explore more recent history at the Citadel, a Muslim monument that wasn’t finished until the late 19th century and served as the home of Mamluk sultans and Turkish governors. You’ll then pass to the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, the country’s premier Arab achievement, before getting lost in the Khan el-Khalili, the Turkish bazaar that offers everything from gold and silver handcrafts to antiques to delicious coffee and treats.


 

 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 776

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Day 1

Cairo Airport to City Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Ritz-Carlton Cairo

The Nile Ritz-Carlton occupies the most iconic location in Cairo along the River Nile, with views of old and new Egypt. It carries a rich legacy, long-celebrated as an icon of luxury within the city. Views are unmatched, encompassing Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum, whilst guests are immersed in the diversity of the Egyptian culture, and treated to the service of Kings.

Just as the Pharaohs watched over Ancient Egypt for thousands of years, the hotel's iconic façade pays homage to Pharaonic life, with emblematic carvings, significant during their great reign. Symbols of the key of life and blessings of the River Nile lift the curtain to an ancient civilization. Inside the lobby, replicas of the two most famous Pharaonic antiques found at the mighty temples of Aswan in Edfu and Karnak hang majestically.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Ritz-Carlton Cairo

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    The Nile Ritz-Carlton occupies the most iconic location in Cairo along the River Nile, with views of old and new Egypt. It carries a rich legacy, long-celebrated as an icon of luxury within the city. Views are unmatched, encompassing Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum, ...

    The Nile Ritz-Carlton occupies the most iconic location in Cairo along the River Nile, with views of old and new Egypt. It carries a rich legacy, long-celebrated as an icon of luxury within the city. Views are unmatched, encompassing Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum, whilst guests are immersed in the diversity of the Egyptian culture, and treated to the service of Kings.

    Just as the Pharaohs watched over Ancient Egypt for thousands of years, the hotel's iconic façade pays homage to Pharaonic life, with emblematic carvings, significant during their great reign. Symbols of the key of life and blessings of the River Nile lift the curtain to an ancient civilization. Inside the lobby, replicas of the two most famous Pharaonic antiques found at the mighty temples of Aswan in Edfu and Karnak hang majestically.

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Day 2

Full Day Pyramids Sphinx Memphis and Sakkara with Lunch

Today you will be taken on a full day tour that will first take you to the Pyramids and Sphinx which 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 & 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; standing 65 feet high and 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. You will then head off to Memphis which served as the capital of Upper and Lower Egypt some 5,000 years ago during the 1st Dynasty. Menes, the first pharaoh of this dynasty, built a great white-walled palace and the Temple of Ptah here. Then onto Sakkara one of the most exciting historical and archaeological area in all of Egypt is Sakkara , situated about 12 miles South West of Cairo. The site is dominated by the famous step pyramid of King Zoser. It was the first pyramid to be built in ancient Egypt, preceding those at Giza by many centuries and is the work of the famous pharaonicarchitect, Imhotep. You will have the opporutnity to stop for lunch at a local spot during the day.

Duration8 Hours
Day 3

Full Day Egyptian Museum Citadel Mosque and Khan Khalili Bazaars with Lunch

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.

The Citadel situated on a highly visible spur of the Mokattam Hills of Old Cairo, was the nerve center of Egypt for almost 700 years. Construction of the grand structure began in 1176 and was completed by Muhammad Ali Pasha, ruler of Egypt in the late 19th century.

Mamluk sultans and Turkish governors resided in the Citadel, which is among the worlds most splendid monuments of medieval warfare. 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 and the Mosque of Al Rifai was constructed in two phases over the period between 1869 and 1912, when it was finally completed.

The tour also includes a visit to Khan ElKhalili, known as the Turkish bazaar during the Ottoman period, was built in 1382 by Emir Djaharks ElKhalili, in the heart of what was then Fatimid City. Until this day, the bazaar is a center of trade and communion in the city, and offers a wide array of antiques, handcrafts of gold, silver and copper as well as numerous old coffee shops and local restaurants which attract both Egyptians and tourists alike.

Duration8 Hours
Day 4

City Hotel to Cairo Airport

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Full day Pyramids & Sphinx tour with lunch
  • Full day Egyptian Museum, Citadel Mosque & Khalili Bazaar with lunch
  • Breakfast daily

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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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27 Aug 2018
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