Elegance of the Pharaohs - Cairo Deck, Winter 2021 2022

07/18/2020 through 03/23/2022
07/18/2020 through 03/26/2022
Luxury Gold

Elegance Of The Pharaohs – Cairo Deck, Winter 2021 2022
An inquisitive journey for those with a hunger for knowledge and adventure through the land of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments stir the imagination of a different time and will bring the stories to life for you through its warm people. Cruise your way through Egypt and along the mighty Nile, as you delve in to the highlights of this ancient land.


Exceptional Dining

  • Nile Cruise: Enjoy an onboard gala reception and dinner.
  • Luxor: Visit a family home and witness the making authentic Egyptian sun bread.
  • Nile Cruise: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.
  • Nile Cruise: Enjoy an evening of dinner and traditional Egyptian belly dancing.
  • Aswan: Enjoy the sunset and high tea in colonial English-style at Aswan’s famous Old Cataract Hotel.
  • Nile Cruise: Enjoy dinner accompanied by a Nubian folklore show.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfasts (B), 4 Lunches (L), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT), 4 Dinners (D) all with bottled water, tea or coffee. Festive Highlight Dinners: New Year dinner is included on 31 Dec 2021 at Old Cataract hotel Aswan for departure on 25 Dec 2021 .

Journey Highlights

  • Giza: With your Egyptologist, meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.
  • Sakkara: Witness the Step Pyramid of King Zoser that dates back over 4,700 years.
  • Memphis: Led by your Travelling Concierge, explore this ancient capital and see the magnificent statue of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx.
  • Giza: If only these walls could talk! Oh, but they do at the audio visual Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
  • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man.
  • Dendera: Visit the Temple of Hathor and see the rare depiction of Cleopatra VII and Caesarian.
  • Luxor: Visit the Temple of Luxor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Bank: See the might Colossi of Memnon, guarded by two giant seated figures of Amenhotep III.
  • Valley of the Kings: Discover one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world and visit the burial place of Tutankhamun, whose mummified remains are still on display.
  • Kitchener’s Island: Stretch out on a traditional Nile felucca (sailboat) for a peaceful ride around Kitchener’s Island. Known for the Aswan Botanical Garden and its tropical plants and palm trees.
  • Aswan: During your visit to Aswan High Dam and the granite quarries, witness one of Queen Hatshepsut’s unfinished obelisk.
  • Philae Island: Travel by motorboat to the island of Philae and visit the Temple of Isis, which appears to rise from the waters.
  • Aswan: Travel to a small Nubian village, visit a traditional dwelling of a local family and enjoy Nubian-style hospitality.
  • Luxor: Catch your final glimpse of the Nile onboard your included flight back to Cairo.
  • Cairo: Sightseeing with your Travelling Concierge includes a visit to the Citadel along with Mohammed Ali’s Alabaster Mosque and a visit to the Khan El Halili bazaar.
  • Cairo: During your visit to the Egyptian Museum with your Egyptologist, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery – Tutankhamun’s treasure.

Stay at the Best Addresses

  • Luxury Cruising: For the ultimate in luxury and refinement, set sail on the deluxe, all-suite River Tosca. Experience old world elegance blended with modern amenities and comfort. The spacious suites are tastefully designed with marble bathrooms. Outside on the sun deck, the pool and shaded cabanas offer an oasis of calm to relax and enjoy the ever-changing scenery.
  • Aswan: Perfectly placed on the banks of the River Nile, the Old Cataract Aswan is a 5-star luxury hotel in a 19th-century Victorian palace that contrasts sophisticated interiors against a Nubian Desert backdrop. Enjoy luxurious amenities like the revitalising spa or an infinity pool that appears to cascade into the river.

VIP Experiences

  • Luxor: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the temple of Luxor after hours for an exclusive VIP visit and marvel at this ancient monument.


Inclusive Luxury Gold Services

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges and certified Egyptologist, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Luxury Gold is proud to offer various modes of transportation, from luxury coach to included flight to overnight river cruise and more, so that you always travel in comfort and experience your journey and destination in the best possible and most appropriate way.
  • At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels. See Notes in the pricing panel for exemptions.
  • From time to time, your Travel Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates, when flights are included within the itinerary and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary port transfers are included when cruise travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end…

Itinerary

Day 1 Cairo at leisure.
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Day 2 Cairo sightseeing.
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Day 3 Join your cruise in Luxor.
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Day 4 The Temple of Hathor and Luxor.
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Day 5 The West Bank and Valley of the Kings.
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Day 6 A Felucca around Kitchener’s Island.
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Day 7 Aswan and High Dam.
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Day 8 Back to Cairo
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Day 9 Cairo Sightseeing
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Day 10 Depart Cairo.
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