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Family Egypt & The Nile 2019

10 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAYS 1-2 ARRIVE CAIRO, EGYPT
Arrive in Cairo where you are met and transferred to your historic hotel with views of the pyramids. The next day, explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including treasures from Tutankhamun and items dating to 4000 BC. During your visit, view its famed Mummy Room, featuring the remains of ancient Egypt’s pharaohs and nobility, including Ramses II, one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the local workshops offered at Fagnoon Arts & Crafts Center. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Day 2))
 
DAY 3 GIZA | THE PYRAMIDS & THE SPHINX
Drive to Sakkara to view the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Tour the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of Mycerinus and Chefren as well as the Great Pyramid, lone survivor from among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Explore the interior of one of these pyramids and visit the tombs of the pyramid builders. Ride Like a Local on the back of a camel, and then visit the Solar Boat Museum and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
DAY 4 LUXOR | KARNAK & THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS
Fly to Luxor, site of the ancient city of Thebes. Discover the Temple of Karnak, and then stroll among the 80-foot-high columns of the Great Hypostyle Hall. Next, step aboard Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ on the Nile River, where you enjoy lunch and meet your A&K Children’s Activity Coordinator. Later, disembark to explore the city of Thebes and the Temple of Luxor, viewing the towering statues of Ramses II, the Courtyard of Ramses II and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III. Back on board, enjoy tonight’s Captain’s Cocktail Party. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 CRUISING THE NILE | LUXOR TO ESNA
Explore the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs, including “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Found in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, Tutankhamun’s tomb is enclosed in 35-century-old walls and delights explorers of all ages. Also visit the the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh. Stop for a selfie with the gigantic Colossi of Memnon. Later, sail to Esna to visit the Temple of Khnum. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 6 CRUISING THE NILE | EDFU TO KOM OMBO
Cruise to Edfu to behold the Temple of Horus. Join your chef and children’s activity coordinator back on board for a cooking lesson, with young travelers learning to bake Egyptian-style bread. Tonight’s dinner onboard features an “Egyptian Night” costume party, with a chance to dress up in traditional “galabeyas.” (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 7 CRUISING THE NILE | PHILAE & THE ASWAN DAM
Disembark at Kom Ombo (Hill of Gold) to visit the Greco- Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god). Cruise to Aswan and ride by motorized boat to the island of Agilika and its Philae Temple — among the ancient structures that were dismantled and painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Proceed to vast granite quarries and the site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Enjoy lunch followed by a session of henna hand painting for the kids. Later, weather permitting, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan islands in a felucca. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 8 ABU SIMBEL | TEMPLES OF RAMSES II & NEFERTARI
Fly to Abu Simbel, where you visit the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari, before returning to Cairo. (Breakfast, Lunch)
 
DAY 9 CAIRO | ISLAMIC CAIRO & BUSTLING SOUK
Explore the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, admiring its early Mamluk architecture. Next, walk from the twin-towered Bab el-Foutouh, a fortified gate in Cairo’s Old City walls, to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, a souk (open-air marketplace), where you enjoy a free-wheeling treasure hunt. After lunch, choose to visit Coptic Cairo or return to your hotel. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 10 DEPART CAIRO
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart. (Breakfast)
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River Cruise Highlights
  • Sail on a four-night Nile river cruise aboard award-winning Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ accompanied by an A&K Child Activity Coordinator to arrange fun activities for younger guests
  • Set out on a fun treasure hunt amid the labyrinthine Khan el-Khalili Bazaar 
  • Explore one of Egypt’s legendary pyramids from the inside out
  • Ride Like a Local on camel back and sail the Nile in a felucca (sailboat)
  • Learn to bake bread and try your hand at the art of henna painting and pottery making
All This Included
Discover the secrets of ancient Egypt on an all-ages adventure on which families stretch their boundaries and open themselves to new experiences, while cruising on the Nile River aboard Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV,’ taking a fun camel ride and exploring an Egyptian pyramid from the inside out.
  • English-Speaking Resident Family Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Family-Friendly Accommodations
  • Travelling Bell Boy® Luggage Handling
  • Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service
  • Internet Access (Where Available)
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners 
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests
Accommodations on this Tour
Cairo: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Cruising: Cabin onboard Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
Pre and Post Add-ons
Explore Dubai: Stopover Package
3 days from $1,695
International air not included.
 
Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to fly one of the world’s premier airlines at exclusive preferred business and first-class rates, and spend two nights in Dubai before or after your journey.
 
Fly glamorous Emirates to Dubai and check in to your luxury hotel. Discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture, visiting the Spice Market and colorful shops at the Deira Gold Souk, and ascending the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. On the last day, continue on to your journey or board your flight home. (Breakfast, Lunch (Day 2) Breakfast (Day 3))
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available. 
  • Internal Air: Economy class from $685 - Cairo/Luxor; Aswan/Abu Simbel/Cairo
  • Minimum age is 6 years.
  • First group event: Welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2.
  • Last group event: Farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 9.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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