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08 Days - Ancient Egypt

08 Days - Ancient Egypt

8 Day tour of Egypt, marvelling at the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the River Nile

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Tour Highlights

 

Cairo

 

• Giza Pyramids (except entrance inside Pyramid)

• Sphinx

• Egyptian Museum (except entrance inside mummies room /

private room at Egyptian museum)

 

Aswan

 

• Philae Temple with entrance

• Felucca Ride with entrance

 

Kom Ombo & Edfu

 

• Kom Ombo Temple with entrance

• Edfu Temple with entrance

 

Luxor

 

• Karnak Temple with entrance

• Luxor Temple with entrance

• Valley of the Kings with entrance

• Queen Hatshepsut Temple with entrance

 

Price Includes

 

  • 4 nights accommodation in 5* hotels with breakfast

  • 3 nights accommodation on board 5* Nile Cruise (Aswan– Luxor)

  • All transfers by air conditional coaches/vehicles.

  • Entrance to sightseeing as mentioned in the tour highlights

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Indian Meals in Cairo only)

  • Professional English speaking Egyptologist.

  • All transport and transfers in private AC vehicles

  • Domestic flights from Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo

  • All tips & service charges

  • Professional services of Star Tours Representative/local representative

 

Price Does Not Includes

 

  • International airfare tickets

  • Visa charges and insurance charges

  • Anything not mentioned in the tour price include columns

Day 1

Arrive - Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo and after clearing immigration and baggage claim, our friendly representative will meet you at the airport arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel. Rest of day is free at leisure.
Note : Check in time at hotel is 15:00 hrs.

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Day 2

Cairo

Today you will explore Egypt’s main highlight the Great Pyramid of Giza. For over 3,800 years Khufu’s Pyramid was considered the tallest man-made structure in the world. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Later we visit the Egyptian Museum, home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities.

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Day 3

Cairo - Aswan - Nile Cruise

Early morning after breakfast transfer to Cairo airport to board your flight to Aswan. On arrival in Aswan, we transfer to board the Nile Cruise (Subject to availability of rooms). Visit of Philae Temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis. This sacred site was venerated from the Pharaonic era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods with each ruler adding their own stamp onto the stones. Later enjoy a Felucca ride in the Nile, and have free time to visit Aswan Markets by night.

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Day 4

Kom Ombo & Edfu - Nile Cruise

Set sail to Kom Ombo for the unusual double Temple of Kom Ombo constructed during the Ptolemaic Dynasty and dedicated to two gods Sobek and Horus. Sail to Edfu and visit the remarkably well preserved Temple of Edfu dedicated to the Falcon God Horus.

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Day 5

Luxor - Nile Cruise

Early morning to avoid the noontide heat of the West Bank, we visit the Valley of the Kings with its numerous tombs and chambers. Only fifteen tombs out of 63 are open for public, among them are those granted to Tutankhamen, Ramesses I and Seti II. You will pass by the village of ancient workers at Deir El Madina, the Temple of Madinet Habou dedicated to Ramesses III and massive twin statues depicting the Pharaoh Amenhotep III was widely known as the Colossi of Memnon. Proceed to the Valley of the Queens to explore the collonaded Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, where you can learn the tale of the divine birth of the first female king.

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Day 6

Luxor - Cairo

This morning we check out. We first visit the East Bank to see Karnak Temple Complex and Luxor Temple erected by Amenhotep III and completed by Tutankhamen. Later fly back to Cairo.

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Day 7

Cairo

Today you have the day free for leisure activities. Alternatively, you may choose an optional tour (subject to minimum passengers). Either go on a half day tour to Saqqara, Dashour and Memphis to learn more about the history and evolution of pyramid buildings or a full day trip to Alexandria, where you will be taken to see Pompey’s Pillar, Roman triumphal column - which is among the world’s largest monolithic columns, then later head to the rock-carved Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Finally visit the Citadel of Qaitbay, built in the 15th century.

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Day 8

Depart Cairo

Time to pack up your most wonderful memories of Egypt. Check out and transfer to airport for your flight back home.
Note: Check out time at hotel is 11:00 hours.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

2019 USD Dates & Prices

 

Departure Dates

From $1155

Adult

Child

2-11 Years

Apr - 13

$1155

$905

May - 04, 25

$1155

$905

Jun - 15

$1155

$905

Jul - 06, 27

$1155

$905

Aug - 10, 24

$1155

$905

Sep - 14

$1155

$905

Oct - 05, 19, 28

$1155

$905

Nov - 09, 23

$1155

$905

Dec - 07, 21

$1155

$905

 

Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

Infants 0 - 23 months price is $85 for a seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants )

Single supplement will be an additional $240

 

 

Early Bird Offer

Book 8 weeks in advance and get

$40 OFF per adult and child

Book 6 weeks in advance and get

 $35 OFF per adult and child



 

Country Details

 

Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Required

Time

Zone

Electricity

Country

Code

Egypt

(Arab Republic of Egypt)

Cairo

Egyptian Pound

Yes

UTC +2

200V,

50Hz

+20



 

Currency

 

The local currency is the Egyptian pound (EGP), which is divided into 100 piastres.

 

Credit cards: Debit and credit cards are generally not accepted. Even were shops do technically accept card payments, staff are generally untrained, and cannot therefore accept any card payments. Hotels and large supermarkets as well as shopping malls targeted at foreigners may be the exception.

 

USD, GBP or travellers’ cheques are not widely accepted at locations in this tour.

 

Additional Excursions

 

We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour representative or local ground operator will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.

 

Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel and is usually a continental breakfast, which will consist of tea, coffee, bread, cereals, fruit and yoghurt.

 

Passengers can choose from vegetarian, or non-vegetarian (Jain or Halal will not always be available) meals. The meals are pre-set buffet, and a choice of menu is not available. Meals will be provided with tap water only.

 

Lunches are not included in this tour.

 

Dinners are usually provided within the hotel or restaurant in a separate dining facility. You should always consult your tour representative if you are not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

 

Foreign Office Travel Advice

 

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click on the link below to get Country specific details

 

For a full list of the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here

 

UK Residents

USA Residents

Egypt

Egypt



 

Hotels

 

Not all hotels in this tour will have air-conditioning so you should carry a small portable fan with you especially during the summer months.

 

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc. in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer/kettle as well as a thermos flask. Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron and hairdryer etc., as many hotel rooms may not have these facilities.

 

Some hotels in Egypt will provide two single beds put together as a Double occupancy room, as this sort of configuration allows the hotel to use a room for multi-use, we do contract with such hotels, and you should be prepared for such eventualities.

 

If you use services such as the phone or mini-bar or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

The maximum occupancy per room on this tour is 3 person(s).

 

Other Advisories

 

General

 

Once in Japan, you must carry your passport with you at all times. If caught in a random check without it, you'll be detained until somebody can present it for you. First offenders who apologize are usually let off with a warning, but theoretically you can be fined up to ¥200,000.

 

High Altitude

 

You should only make trips to high altitudes if you feel healthy. The following recommendations apply:

 

Advanced age is no barrier to high altitude. For blood pressure patients who are well controlled with medication, the altitude is not a concern. Asthmatics can travel to high altitudes without any problems. High-altitude air is less polluted with particles that can cause an asthma attack. Epileptics who are well controlled with medication should be able to negotiate the altitude.

 

Pregnant women: There may be a certain risk for pregnancy even without pre-existing diseases over 2500-3000 metres. Caution is therefore advised if in doubt, please consult your doctor in advance.

 

Infants: Short-term stays at the mountain tops are unproblematic. Infants and young children are often unable to equalise pressure during descent and are therefore increasingly at risk of ear irritation. Regular swallowing (drinking, sucking on a bottle) during the descent can prevent the occurrence of irritation.

Because children can chill faster than adults, always pay attention to sufficient protection from the cold at high altitude. Sunglasses and a good sunscreen are necessary on the glaciers!

 

High altitude visits not recommended for:

Lung and heart patients who are already short of breath while at rest or when climbing stairs are advised not to stay at high altitude. Patients with angina pectoris or severely impaired performance with heart enlargement and heart failure should not visit high altitude. Coronary artery disease (angina pectoris) and heart enlargement with medical therapy should not visit high altitude. Patients with a pronounced risk profile for cardiovascular disease (smoker + high blood pressure + diabetes + high blood fats + overweight + occasional chest pain) should consult the doctor before visiting high altitude.

 

Do not stay at high altitude after having striated muscles or a stroke.

 

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

Passengers should arrive at the airport where flights are done by Star Tours at the allocated time. If you are doing your own flights, then you will need to meet the tour rep directly at the arrival terminal at the destination.

 

You will be sent an ATOL certificate if your flights are done with Star Tours.

 

You should always follow the protocol for flights as set out by the airline. You should check the board at the airport for any flight delays, change of gate number or any other useful information provided by the airline.

 

Visas & Passports

 

British passport holders travelling to Egypt normally need a visa.

 

You can get a visa online at Visa2Egypt. Tourist visas granted using the e-visa system are valid for a maximum of 3 months. Although it’s still possible to get a tourist visa on arrival, it’s better to get one before you travel.

 

You can get a visa on arrival by payment in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros; the visa fee is US$25 at approved bank kiosks within airport arrival halls, before reaching immigration counters. Visas granted on arrival are valid for a maximum of 30 days.

 

You may also get a visa from an Egyptian Consulate outside of Egypt before you travel.

 

British nationals travelling to Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts for up to 15 days receive a free entry permission stamp upon arrival. If you intend to travel out of these areas or stay longer than 15 days, you must get a visa.

 

All other nationals should check with the relevant embassy.

 

Weather

 

Egypt has a hot, dry desert climate. February to April and October to November are the best times to visit for warm sun and blue skies. But watch out for sandstorms caused by the khamsin winds which sometimes hit between March and June. Summer days can get hot at 40°C and above. Winters are mild with cool nights, some clouds and the occasional rain shower.

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept lightweight manual wheelchair for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the vehicle. It is also essential that a family member is also on tour to push the wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

 

For us to request a wheelchair for you with the airline, this request should be made to us in writing at the time of booking. The allocation of the wheelchair will be at the discretion of the airline/airport.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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