Elegance of Egypt - Pyramid Deck, Summer 2021

08/08/2020 through 10/24/2021
08/08/2020 through 11/02/2021
Luxury Gold

Elegance Of Egypt – Pyramid Deck, Summer 2021
From the capital city of Cairo travelling along the Nile through many of Egypt’s cities and towns you will experience the history and the heart of this amazing country. Travelling in absolute luxury on the River Tosca, with a knowledgeable Egyptologist on hand, lovers of myth and mystery will be enchanted by the sites encountered on this journey.


Exceptional Dining

  • Nile Cruise: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner accompanied by a Nubian folklore show.
  • Aswan: Like Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie before you, enjoy the sunset and afternoon tea in colonial English-style at Aswan’s famous Old Cataract Hotel.
  • Nile Cruise: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.
  • Dining Summary: 6 Breakfasts (B), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT), 3 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D) all with bottled water, tea or coffee.

Journey Highlights

  • Giza: 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.
  • Cairo: During your visit to the Egyptian Museum with your Local Expert, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery – Tutankhamun’s treasure.
  • Giza: If only these walls could talk! Oh, but they do at the audio visual Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
  • Cairo: Board your included flight to reach Aswan.
  • Aswan: During your visit to Aswan High Dam and the granite quarries, witness one of Queen Hatshepsut’s unfinished obelisk.
  • Philae Island: Rising from the waters, on the Island of Philae is the amazing Temple of Isis. Board a motorboat to get there.
  • Kitchener’s Island: On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft as you cruise around Kitchener’s Island.
  • Kom Ombo: Learn about the only temple in Egypt that is dedicated to two gods.
  • Esna: Visit Esna Temple, dedicated to the god of creation, the ram-headed Khnum.
  • Luxor: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the temple of Luxor and marvel at this ancient monument.
  • West Bank: See the mighty Colossi of Memnon, guarded by two giant seated figures of Amenhotep III.
  • Luxor: Venture to the Necropolis with your Egyptologist and discover where many pharaohs were laid to rest. See the royal tombs and visit the Temple of Hatshepsut; stepped platforms, pillared porticoes, and vibrant reliefs, set against the desert backdrop make it one of the world’s most striking architectural masterpieces.
  • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man.
  • Luxor: Visit a family home and witness the making authentic Egyptian sun bread.
  • Luxor: Catch your final glimpse of the Nile onboard your included flight back to Cairo.

Luxury Hotels

  • Giza: As far as hotels go, there are few that compare to the five-star Mena House Hotel. Having welcomed numerous heads of state over the years, you’ll have the opportunity to bask in its storied history, while still benefiting from its modern luxury. Wake up to stunning views of the pyramids from the balcony of your decadent room.
  • 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.
  • Cairo: Perfectly located on the western bank of the Nile, the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence puts you at the heart if it all. Enjoy elegance in both service and style, with rooms featuring stylish colonial décor and an open-air, rooftop pool offering stunning city views.


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 city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

Itinerary

Day 1 Cairo at leisure.
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Day 2 Cairo sightseeing.
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Day 3 Fly to Aswan to join your cruise.
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Day 4 Kom Ombo to Edfu.
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Day 5 Esna Temple and the Temple of Luxor.
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Day 6 Luxor sightseeing and Cairo.
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Day 7 Depart Cairo.
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