Cairo / Luxor
Cairo, Egypt’s wide spread capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square where you will find the colossal Egyptian Museum, a collection of antiquities including royal mummies and King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, you can see Giza which is the site of the historic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC.
(two twin or one king size bed)
(one king size bed)
Monthly payments of $100 or more is required to maintain your reservations. Larger payments are strongly encouraged to ensure all financial deadlines are met.
FINAL DUE DATE: JANUARY 5, 2021
Land Only Package: includes everything BUT airfare & airport transfers.
All Ground Transportation
Two Hotel Resort/Spa Accommodations
On-Site Travel Agent
All taxes and fees
Departure City: IAD
Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino
Hilton Luxor Hotel & Resort
4 Excursions: Tour Cairo, Africa's Largest City
Excursions not listed above
Gratuity when dining outside of the group
Valid PASSPORT is required.
Expiration date must be October 2021 or later.
NOTE: All negotiated rooms are standard. All airline seats are economy. Upgrades are not offered with group travel.
*Hotel accommodations are based on availability and is subject to change, another 4/5 star hotel may be used.
Departure Day Info
Departure City: IAD - DULLES (ONLY)
Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino
Founded on the site of Babylon, near the ruins of ancient Memphis, Cairo has been the largest city in Africa for centuries. Modern Cairo encompasses many former cities and their monuments: the pyramids of Pharaohs; early Christian monasteries and churches; Salah Al-Din's Citadel; mosques of the Mamluk and Ottoman sultans. Five thousand years of culture are concentrated here, at the center of three continents. Travel through time in a city that is a living index to civilization. Enjoy the comforts of a cosmopolitan twentieth-century capital.
APRIL 1: DEPART IAD: We will depart the Washington DC area (approximately 10am), Egypt Air flight departs at TBD for a NON-STOP flight to Cairo (10.5 hours).
APRIL 2: We will arrive in Cairo (about TBD), and be met by the English speaking tour guide. Visa documentation will be waiting (fee is NOT included). You will be required to show your passport again. Transportation by tour bus to the Sheraton Cairo Hotel and Casino. Upon arrival at the hotel, a buffet lunch (included) will be provided. Check-in begins at 2pm. A Nile Dinner Cruise (2.5 hours) is included. Departure time to be announced 30 days before departure.
The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.
Accommodations: Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino, deluxe room
APRIL 3: CAIRO (Breakfast) - (INCLUDED TOUR) Breakfast is included. Today you will enjoy a half day visit to the Pyramids and the Sphinx with a camel ride included Excursion #2. Rest of day to relax or explore on your own.
APRIL 4: CAIRO (Breakfast) - (INCLUDED TOUR) Breakfast is included. Today you will visit the Egyptian Museum (Excursion #3. Entrance and all fees to the Mummy Room is included.
Return to your hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.
APRIL 5: LUXOR (Breakfast) - Breakfast is included. Bus transportation to Cairo International Airport to catch the 1.5 hour flight to Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor, bus transportation to the Hilton Luxor Hotel and Resort.
Rest of day to relax or explore on your own.
APRIL 6: LUXOR (Breakfast) - Breakfast is included. Day at Leisure. Horse and carriage ride through town is included, 1.5 hours. There will be an option (and additional fees) to visit Aswan by train for those that are interested. Pick up from the hotel at approximately 3am, 3 hour train ride to Aswan. Once in Aswan, there will be a 5-6 hour tour. Details to be provided later.
Hotel for one night only: Return to Luxor on April 7.
APRIL 7: LUXOR (Breakfast) - Breakfast at the hotel is included. Day is at leisure.
APRIL 8: LUXOR (Breakfast) - Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a full day visit to the East and West Bank (Excursions #4 and #5). A two hour stop for lunch is provided at your expense.
APRIL 9: DEPART (Breakfast) - Breakfast at the hotel is included. Check out and prepare to be transferred by tour bus to the Luxor International Airport for the 1.5 hour flight to Cairo. From Cairo International Airport, catch return NON-STOP flight to IAD (Dulles). Flight arrives approximately 5:00am on April 10.
APRIL 10: Arrive at IAD-Dulles International Airport
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Nile River Dinner Cruise: Begin with pickup at your Cairo hotel, then travel to a Garden City dock to meet the river boat. You’ll have roughly 2-hours on the water for dinner, shows, and sightseeing. Listen to Arabic melodies as belly dancers perform a pre-dinner show, then fill your plate from an unlimited, open buffet. Choose from hot and cold menu items that include rice, pasta, chicken, fish, beef, and salads, then choose sweet treats from a spread of desserts and fresh fruit. Tanoura dancers, or dervishes, perform the second show of the evening, spinning continuously on stage to traditional Sufi music, an important part of the Egyptian religious tradition.
Pyramids & Camel Ride: Pyramids and the Sphinx with a camel ride included (Excursion #1). The Pyramids 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). Built from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet high by 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body.
Egyptian Museum & Bazaar: Visit to 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. You will also visit the Khan El Khalili bazaar.
Luxor & Karnak Temples: East and West Bank (Excursions #3 and #4). Visits are made to the Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple. The Luxor Temple was 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 Karnak Temple was erected in 1928 BC as a small shrine dedicated to Amun, god of Thebes. The Temple of Karnak comprises of 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. A 2 hour stop for lunch is provided at your expense.
Additional excursions are available at an additional cost.
A 1.5 day visit to Aswan – cost will be provided later.
A valid US passport is required.
The US passport must expire after October 2021
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1) There are no refunds after booking. Please ensure you and your roommate are in agreement with the terms and conditions of this trip.
2) Monthly payments are required to maintain your reservation. If a payment is not made within 90 days, your reservation could be cancelled.
3) Failure to pay the full balance by the advertised due date could result in the cancellation of your reservation.
4) A photocopy of your passport will be required 4 months prior to departure. Failure to provide a copy will result in YOU being responsible for purchasing your own airfare.
5) Trips planned by VEI require a moderate amount of walking. VEI can not/will not be responsible for anyone requiring special needs (wheelchairs, lifts, etc).
6) You have been advised to purchase travel insurance, to include cancellation coverage to protect your financial investment.
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