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Luxury Gold by Insight Arrow Africa 2024-2025 Arrow Elegance of the Nile - Pharaoh Deck
Elegance of the Nile - Pharaoh Deck
Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: Luxury Gold 2024 v2

See the best of Egypt on this 11-day guided tour. Enjoy an afternoon in Cairo before joining an Egyptologist for an exclusive visit to the Pyramids of Giza, where you'll walk inside one of its caverns and see the Sphinx. At the Egyptian Museum, gaze upon priceless treasures taken from the tomb of the country's most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun. See the Temple of Luxor during a VIP, after-hours visit, exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site free from other tour groups. See the Valley of the Kings, where Tutankhamun is buried. Choose to sail the Nile on a felucca, a traditional wooden boat, or visit Aswan Market for a shopping spree. Sip on tea at the Cataract Hotel, where Winston Churchill once dined. And visit the Esna Temple, a striking waterfront structure.The Activity Level of this tour is Leisurely, meaning there is 1 to 2 miles of walking per day on primarily flat surfaces with some stairs.

Dining Summary
  • 10 Breakfast (B)
  • 7 Lunch (L)
  • 7 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Afternoon Tea (AT)
Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Kitchener's Island: Cruise on the Nile in an elegant wooden felucca as the winds ease you around the botanical vistas of Kitchener's Island. Admire the lush greenery of the Island of Plants as your drift through the afternoon aboard your traditional vessel.
  • Aswan: Visit the lively Aswan Market and shop for local products. Traders sell a wide variety of Egyptian and African goods such as dried hibiscus flowers, Ancient Egyptian souvenirs, spices and carpets.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Kom Ombo: Learn about the roles of powerful women in Egypt's history from an Egyptologist, including famous leaders such as Queen Cleopatra, Queen Hatshpsut and Nefertiti.
  • Kom Ombo: Relax on the sundeck for a cocktail demonstration and sample a delicious drink made from local herbs and ingredients, some of which have been used since the time of the pharaohs such as Sugar Cane Juice and Roselle.
Additional Included Highlights
  • Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securingexclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes andpreferences.
  • In select destinations, our network of LocalExpert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.
  • Included at all hotels.
  • Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, areincluded.
  • Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout yourjourney, infused with discovery and adventure.
  • On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulgein breakfast in bed.
  • Enjoy complimentary hotelWiFi. And, on select coaches, onboardWiFimay also be available.
  • Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additionalaccommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be requested.
Curated Experiences
  • Luxor: Approach the Temple of Luxor along the Avenue of Sphinxes and see the ancient stones on your special after-hours visit. Look to the top of the remaining Pylon of Ramses II and step into the ancient monument.
Exceptional Dining
  • Luxor: Visit a family home and witness the making authentic Egyptian sun bread.
  • Don your finest traditional Nile Valley galabeya for a night of dancing and games on the river. Enjoy a relaxed Egyptian dinner and take the opportunity to unwind and spend an informal evening with your Travel Concierge and cruise companions.
  • Aswan: Enjoy afternoon tea on the shaded terrace of the Old Cataract Hotel as you gaze over the waters of the Nile River. Soak up the afternoon as Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, and Agatha Christie have done before you.
Magnificent Stays
  • Cairo: For the ultimate in luxury and refinement, set sail onboard 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.
Passport Moments
  • Giza: Join your Egyptologist to explore the impressive city of Giza, where you meet the enigmatic Sphinx and proceed deep inside one of the Pyramids. Admire the hieroglyphs etched on the walls and the covert chambers where great pharaohs met their gods.
  • Saqqara Necropolis: Accompany your Egyptologist to see the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the first pyramid that the Egyptians built, more than 4,700 years ago. It was designed by the architect, Imhotep, to honor his much-respected King, whom it is named after.
  • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man. The most important place of worship in Egypt for nearly 800 years, Karnak is an extraordinary sight, presided over by the archaeologically magnificent Temple of Amun.
  • Dendera: Visit the magnificent Temple of Hathor, one of the best preserved temples in all Egypt. Explore the complex to see rare images of Cleopatra VII and Caesarian and witness the Dendera Light, which some historians believe depicts an ancient electric lightbulb.
  • West Bank: Pause to view the spectacular Colossi of Memnon. These enormous twin statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III sit 60 feet above the plain and dominate the landscape with their 720-tonne masses. Gaze upon the breathtaking scene they create.
  • Valley of the Kings: Venture to the Necropolis with your Egyptologist and discover the resting place of many Pharaohs. See the royal tombs and visit the Temple of Hatshepsut with its pillared porticoes and vibrant reliefs, making it one of the world's most striking architectural masterpieces.
  • Valley of the Kings: Follow in the footsteps of the Pharaohs as you walk into the Valley of the Kings and explore the magnificent burial chambers of Egypt's ancient rulers.
  • Kom Ombo: Arrive at Kom Ombo on the banks of the Nile, a unique double temple that is dedicated to two gods. See the mummified crocodiles that were in honor of Sobek and the identical temple made for Horus, the falcon-headed god.
  • Aswan: Marvel at the monumental engineering of Egypt, ancient and modern. See the 3500-year-old unfinished obelisk of Hatshepsut, an unrivaled example of the advanced construction of the Pharaohs, and take in the Aswan High Dam, responsible for creating the enormous Lake Nasser.
  • Philae Island: Cross the Nile by motorboat and visit the immaculately preserved Philae temple complex. Walk amidst the ancient columns of this Nubian monument site, rescued from devastation by UNESCO when it was moved stone by stone from the flood plains of the Aswan High Dam.
  • Temple of Philae: Watch in wonder as the Temple of Philae is brought to life against the night sky by a mesmerizing presentation of sound and light.
  • Esna: Visit the well preserved Esna Temple, dedicated to the god of creation, the ram-headed Khnum. Parts of the temple were built during different eras and it appears this was the first shrine built during the reign of Thuthmosis III.
  • Cairo: Go sightseeing with your Travel Concierge to visit the medieval citadel and Muhammed Ali Pasha's distinctive Alabaster Mosque. Then venture into the dazzling Khan El Halili bazaar, where stained glass lamps sit alongside handmade carpets and the aroma of traditional spices fills the air.
  • Cairo: Walk through the Egyptian Museum in the company of your Travel Concierge, a knowledgeable Egyptologist, who will guide you through the most extensive collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world, including the priceless ancient treasures from the Tomb of Tutankhamun.
Personalise your day
  • Kitchener's Island: Cruise on the Nile in an elegant wooden felucca as the winds ease you around the botanical vistas of Kitchener's Island. Admire the lush greenery of the Island of Plants as your drift through the afternoon aboard your traditional vessel.
  • Aswan: Visit the lively Aswan Market and shop for local products. Traders sell a wide variety of Egyptian and African goods such as dried hibiscus flowers, Ancient Egyptian souvenirs, spices and carpets.
  • Kom Ombo: Learn about the roles of powerful women in Egypt's history from an Egyptologist, including famous leaders such as Queen Cleopatra, Queen Hatshpsut and Nefertiti.
  • Kom Ombo: Relax on the sundeck for a cocktail demonstration and sample a delicious drink made from local herbs and ingredients, some of which have been used since the time of the pharaohs such as Sugar Cane Juice and Roselle.
Details
Tour OperatorLuxury Gold by Insight
OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1CairoCairo at Leisure: Your private chauffeur awaits to take you to Cairo's five-star Mena House Hotel. Conclude your day toasting to your Egypt luxury tour.
Mena House Hotel, Giza.
Day 2GizaGiza Sightseeing: Journey into the ancient world with your Egyptologist. Step up close to the Pyramid of King Zoser, the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx.
Mena House Hotel, Giza.
Day 3LuxorJoin your Cruise in Luxor: Delve into Egypt's history in Karnak. Stroll the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to the columns of the Hypostyle Hall. Board the River Tosca for your luxury Nile cruise.
River Tosca.
Day 4LuxorThe Temple of Hathor and Luxor Cruise: Visit the Temple of Hathor. Join a yoga class or meet the River Tosca's Captain.Visit the Temple of Luxor for an after-hours VIP tour.
River Tosca.
Day 5The West Bank and Valley of the KingsThe West Bank and Valley of the Kings: Venture to the Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings. Watch a local family bake traditional sun bread which you'll savor over Egyptian tea. Tonight, join a galabeya party.
River Tosca.
Day 6Kom OmboA Felucca Around Kitchener's Island: Visit the double-temple of Kom Ombo. Enjoy a private sail around Kitchener's Island or shop Aswan Market. Sit down for afternoon tea at the famous Old Cataract Hotel before tonight's belly dancing performance.
River Tosca.
Day 7AswanAswan and High Dam: Marvel at the Aswan High Dam, ancient Granite Quarries and the Philae temple complex. Tonight, dine on Egyptian classics before a mesmerizing Sound and Light Show in Philae Temple.
River Tosca.
Day 8Relax upon the NileRelax upon the Nile Relaxed Start: Relish a relaxing morning or view Abu Simbel's fabulous temples. Learn about the powerful women in Egypt's history from an Egyptologist or how to make the perfect Egyptian cocktail.
River Tosca.
Day 9LuxorFrom Esna to Luxor Relaxed Start: A local historian unveils Egypt's treasures at Esna Temple before you set sail to Luxor. Enjoy your last evening aboard the River Tosca.
River Tosca.
Day 10CairoLuxor to Cairo: Visit the Alabaster Mosque and the Citadel of Salah El-Din. Tempt your senses at Khan El Khalili bazaar and view treasures recovered from the Tomb of Tutankhamun at the Old Egyptian Museum.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence.
Day 11CairoDepart Cairo: Your luxury tour from Cairo ends in style with a private transfer to Cairo Airport.
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
November 02, 2024Land Price - Definite Departure$6,650.00 (USD)Quote
November 09, 2024Land Price - Definite Departure - Full$6,650.00 (USD)Quote
November 16, 2024Land Price - Definite Departure$6,650.00 (USD)Quote
November 23, 2024Land Price - Definite Departure$6,650.00 (USD)Quote
November 30, 2024Land Price - Definite Departure$6,650.00 (USD)Quote
December 07, 2024Land Price - Definite Departure$6,650.00 (USD)Quote
December 14, 2024Land Price - Definite Departure$6,725.00 (USD)Quote
December 21, 2024Land Price - Definite Departure$6,795.00 (USD)Quote
December 28, 2024Land Price - Definite Departure$7,050.00 (USD)Quote
January 04, 2025Land Price - Definite Departure$6,725.00 (USD)Quote
January 11, 2025Land Price - Definite Departure$6,725.00 (USD)Quote
January 18, 2025Land Price - Definite Departure$6,725.00 (USD)Quote
January 25, 2025Land Price - Definite Departure$6,725.00 (USD)Quote
February 01, 2025Land Price - Definite Departure - Full$6,725.00 (USD)Quote
February 08, 2025Land Price - Definite Departure$6,725.00 (USD)Quote
February 15, 2025Land Price - Definite Departure$6,725.00 (USD)Quote
February 22, 2025Land Price - Definite Departure$6,725.00 (USD)Quote
March 01, 2025Land Price - Definite Departure$6,725.00 (USD)Quote
March 08, 2025Land Price - Definite Departure$6,725.00 (USD)Quote
March 15, 2025Land Price - Definite Departure$6,725.00 (USD)Quote
March 22, 2025Land Price - Definite Departure$6,795.00 (USD)Quote
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