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Week in Egypt December 12 - 19, 2019

Day 1

Thursday, December 12 - Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and assisted through customs and formalities, then transferred to the Ramses Hilton Hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Cairo. Breakfast is included.

Day 2

Friday, December 13 - Cairo/Aswan/Tuya

You will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan (flight not included). Upon arrival at Aswan Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Tuya Nile Cruise for check-in before lunch. After lunch, visit the High Dam and Philae Temple. The cruise is for 4-days/3-nights. Accommodations aboard will consist of a Standard Cabin with private facilities and ocean views. Sail to Edfu. Overnight on board. Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 3

Saturday, December 14 - Edfu/Luxor

Sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Sobek Temple, then to Edfu to visit the Temple of Horus, the best preserved of all the large Egyptian Temples. Sail to Luxor. Overnight on board and enjoy an Egyptian Galabeya Party (Egyption party wearing traditional Egyptian clothing). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included.

Day 4

Sunday, December 15 - Luxor

Cross the Nile to the West Bank. Visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Colossi of Memnon, Queen Hatshepsut Funerary Temple, and the Valley of the Kings and Queens. Optional Sound and Light Show available this evening. Overnight on board. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 5

Monday, December 16 - Luxor/Cairo

Visit the East Bank and Luxor Temple dedicated to the god Amon-Ra. It was expanded by Ramses II, who added statues of himself. Visit the magnificent Karnak Temple. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo at the Ramsay Hilton Hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 6

Tuesday, December 17 - Cairo

Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses the world's largest collection of artifacts from the era of the pharaohs including some belonging to King Tut. Tour Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt. Visit sites like the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Moallaka Church where the Virgin Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus took refuge. Spend the afternoon at the Great Pyramids of Giza built for Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, and the defending Sphinx. A camel ride is also included in the tour. End the day at the bazaar of Khan El Khalili. Optional Sound and Light Show available this evening. Overnight in Cairo. Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Day 7

Wednesday, December 18 - Alexandria (Duration: 12 hours. Departure: 7:00 AM)

Today you will have a full day excursion to Alexandria. Alexandria is a three-hour drive from Cairo.

Alexandria Known widely as the "Pearl of the Mediterranean", Alexandria is Egypt's second largest city and center of industry. Greek warrior Alexander the Great ruled Egypt from his base in the coastal and cosmopolitan city in the fourth century bc, making Alexandria the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt. Alexandria became the intellectual hub of the ancient world, enticing historians, philosophers and mathematicians to its famous seaside library: the “Bibliotheca Alexandrina“. Alexandria is also home to the Pharos Lighthouse - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Largely because of its unique cosmopolitan roots, Alexandria differs widely from the rest of the country, especially Cairo. Breakfast and Lunch included.

Sites to Visit:

  • Alexandria National Museum: The museum comprises more than 1800 archaeological pieces that narrate the Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, Coptic, Islamic, and modern history of Egypt. One display features pieces picked up from the seabed at Abu Kir Bay and the eastern harbor near the Qaitbay Citadel. The Alexandria Museum is number 27 in the series of historic and archaeological museums across Egypt.
  • Panoramic view of fort Qaitbay: This fort was built in the 1480s by Sultan Qaitbey, at the site of Alexandria's ancient lighthouse. Remnants of the lighthouse can be seen in the construction of the old fort. One of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the lighthouse was an astonishing 125 meters high, containing some 300 rooms for workers.
  • Alexandria Library: Shaped like a massive, partly hidden, tilted disc rising up from the Mediterranean, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina evokes the image of a rising sun, a source of light and enlightenment. Bibliotheca was inaugurated in 2002 as a resurrection of the ancient Great Library of Alexandria, which had formed the cornerstone of ancient intellectual life. Aside from a library displaying books on 7 levels that form a “pyramid of knowledge,” the cultural complex also includes other specialized libraries, museums, exhibition areas, education centers, and an international conference center.
  • El Montazah Gardens: This 114-acre complex belonged to the family of Mohamed Ali, which ruled Egypt from the mid-19th century until 1952. It is surrounded by great walls from the south, east, and west, a beach to the north. The complex is adorned with beautiful gardens and palm trees, making it an ideal stop in Alexandria. This area used to belong to the Mohamed Ali family that ruled Egypt from the mid 19th century until 1952. The construction was started in 1892 by King Abbas II, who built a large palace inside the complex called the Salamlek. In 1932, King Fuad built a larger palace and called it the Haramlik. His son, King Farouk, built a bridge to the sea to act as a waterfront. The rest of the 115 acres is nothing but beautiful gardens. Palm trees and gazelles cover the area. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy the beauty of Alexandria.

A special seafood lunch is provided on the bay of Abukir, scene of the naval battle between Nelson and Napoleon.

Day 8

Thursday, December 19 - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. You will be met at the hotel and transferred to Cairo airport in time for your flight home.

Price:

  • $1197.00 pp (based on double occupancy and minimum of 10 people).
  • $370.00 additional fee if you are traveling solo

Price includes: Hotel accommodations, transfers from/to airport, and meals as indicated.

Price does NOT include: airfare from/to start/end location, airfare to/from Cairo to Aswan (estimated at $345.00 per person r/t), entry visa of $20.00 USD (price subject to change), meals (unless otherwise indicated), and any excursions not listed. Does not include travel insurance, but it is HIGHLY recommended.

Deposit:

$100.00 per person/per itinerary. This deposit is Non-refundable.

Final Payment:

The trip must be paid in full no later than September 1, 2019.

Cancellation Policy:

Land Portion: The trip can be canceled at any time, less the deposit. However, the refundable portion will vary. The trip pricing is based upon there being at least 10 people. If the cancellation falls below that number, then the amount refunded will be prorated based upon the extra amount reserved travelers must pay. The refund amount will not be determined until after September 2, 2019 and no refund will be made prior to that date.

Any cancellations made after September 1, 2019 are non-refundable.

Airline Tickets:

Airline tickets are separate from the price of the above itinerary and are subject to the rules of the airlines at the time of purchase. Passengers can purchase airfare on their own or Legally Pink Travel will work with each person regarding airfare for a fee of $50.00. This fee is non-refundable.

Airfare between Aswan and Cairo MUST be purchased through Legally Pink Travel. Final pricing for that airfare will be provided once the air itinerary becomes available. No airline booking fee is included with this booking. Cancellation/change fees are subject to the airline rules.

Travel Insurance:

It is HIGHLY recommended that you purchase travel insurance. Insurance can refund all or part of the cost of the trip in case your plans change, there is an unexpected illness before or during your trip, or the region becomes unstable for any reason. Insurance also covers any traveling hiccups, such as lost luggage or delayed flights. Insurance fees vary and Legally Pink Travel can price insurance for you at the time of booking. The cost of travel insurance is separate and non-refundable.

Booking:

To book, email Legally Pink Travel at weekinegypt@legallypinktravel.com. You can also set up an appointment by clicking here or calling 518-282-2500.

Legally Pink Travel looks forward to working with you!

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