2023 Egypt Discovery Tour including Nile Cruise with Tim Taggart

Dates November 4-12, 2023
Destination Cairo; Aswan; Nile River; Luxor;
Duration 9 days 8 nights
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Come join favorite tour director Tim Taggart on a BUCKET LIST experience not to be missed!  Now is the perfect time to explore the ancient land of Egypt and see its most important sites on a 9 day tour from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor with a Nile cruise and 5-star accommodations.  

You can slip into the historic tombs and temples of the Nile valley as you see the sights by bus, boat, and horse-drawn carriage. You can walk the necropolis at Saqqara and the Giza Plateau, see Cairo’s religious landmarks and visit the remains of the Kingdom of Upper Egypt. On the cruise from Aswan to Luxor you can disembark to see monuments along the East and West Banks of the Nile.

Tour ID # 9223K04

A CASH DISCOUNT of $75.00 applies for all payments made by check or ACH AFTER the deposit amount

To Book This Tour, Contact your favorite Morris Columbus Travel advisor or the Group Tour Manager listed below:

Questions? Contact:

Sarah Wangsgard, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6473
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Day 1/2: Saturday & Sunday, Nov 4-5, 2023
Day 1/2: Saturday & Sunday, Nov 4-5, 2023

USA to Cairo

Today we depart the US on our international flight to Cairo.  Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival, we are escorted to our hotel to rest from our travels. 

Day 3: Monday, Nov 6, 2023
Day 3: Monday, Nov 6, 2023

Cairo - Flight to Aswan - Nile Cruise

We start the day early with breakfast and then are transferred to the Cairo airport for our early flight south to Aswan. Our tour begins with a visit to the famous High Dam. We will then drive to one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, the Philae Temple, which is the temple of ISIS, goddess of magic and maternity. To access this temple we ride a motor boat, which also provides us our first views of the local terrain and interaction with people. After our visit, we embark on our deluxe Nile cruise boat which is our home for the next three nights. We enjoy lunch and some free time onboard to rest from our early morning. (Afternoon optional visit to the Nubian village to discover the civilization and life of Nubia (this will be an optional cost to you – price TBA) 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Tuesday, Nov 7, 2023
Day 4: Tuesday, Nov 7, 2023

Nile Cruise

As our riverboat moves north, our first visit today is to Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple in Egypt, which is dedicated to Horus the falcon, and Sobek the crocodile. Then we sail to Edfu, and overnight in Edfu.  

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Day 5: Wednesday, Nov 8, 2023
Day 5: Wednesday, Nov 8, 2023

Nile Cruise - Valley of the Kings

This morning we will visit the Edfu temple the most complete temple in Egypt. We will then sail to Luxor and arrive in the evening. (You can do an optional relaxing horse cart tour around Luxor for an additional cost – Price TBA).

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Thursday, Nov 9, 2023
Day 6: Thursday, Nov 9, 2023

Luxor - Cairo

For those who are adventurous and up for a thrill, there is an opportunity for an optional hot air balloon ride this morning over the Valley of the Kings in Luxor (a separate additional fee is required – price TBA). The view is incomparable and lets you appreciate the large scale of the burial place of many famous pharos. We will then disembark the ship and start our official tour today by visiting the Valley of the Kings and admire the magnificence of the grandeur of architecture which was used for many kings' burial sites. We visit 3 famous tombs, price excludes the tomb of Tut Ankh Amen (for a supplement – price TBA) We pass by the temple built by Queen Hatshepsut, the daughter of Thutmosis I for photo opportunity and then we return back to the ship for lunch. This afternoon, one of the tour highlights of the whole tour is visiting the Karnak Temple, the greatest example of worship in the history of Egypt. It is dedicated to the god Amon, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu.

We will then head to the airport for our flights back to Cairo. We will then transfer to the hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Friday, Nov 10, 2023
Day 7: Friday, Nov 10, 2023

Cairo - Giza Pyramids

This morning we will visit the famous Egyptian museum the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities in the world. We will then explore the mysteries Egypt holds at the pyramids in Giza and discover the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World. We have a safari on camels, or horse buggy if you prefer. We continue on to the Great Sphinx that was carved out of a solid natural rock around 2500 B.C. After a stop for lunch, we visit the Papyrus institute to see how it is made and introduced to ancient Egyptian writing. An explanation is also provided as to what a cartouche is! 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Saturday, Nov 11, 2023
Day 8: Saturday, Nov 11, 2023

Cairo - Sakkara

Today we journey south outside of the city of Cairo to see the area of Sakkara which is one part of the old great necropolis of Memphis. Sakkara is probably best known as the location of King Zoser's step Pyramid, one of the oldest on record. Our excursion proceeds to the old capital of Memphis, which was the capital city of the Old Kingdom. We see the ruins of the Temple of Ptah, and the gigantic colossi of king Ramses the second. While in this area, we visit a local carpet school and we are able to watch the fascinating skills of those who make rugs by hand.  We will transfer to the airport later that night for our early morning flight on the 12th. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
 Day 9: Sunday, Nov 12, 2023
Day 9: Sunday, Nov 12, 2023

Today (early AM) we depart Egypt and take our flight home with memories to last a lifetime.

Meals : Breakfast

 EGYPT TOUR includes:

  • - Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure 
  • - Domestic flight Cairo/Aswan - Luxor/Cairo
  • - Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including breakfast and all taxes
  • - Accommodation for 3 nights on board 5-star cruise on a full board basis
  • - Assistance of our personnel during your stay and excursions 
  • - All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • - All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • - Group transfers
  • - All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • - English-speaking tour guide. 
  • - Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • - Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary. 
  • - Bottled water during the tours
  • - Portage when needed. 
  • - Egypt Travel Visa
  • - English-speaking tour guide during your excursions

Not Included:
For ALL tours:

  • - International Airfare to Cairo
  • - Additional transfers when not arriving or departing with the group
  • - Any optional tours 
  • - Personal spending like drinks during meals, phone calls, laundry...etc
  • - Tipping

Optional Pricing:

  • Triple occupancy is $2649 per person 
  • Single Rate is $3389.00

Payment Terms:

  • $500 deposit is due at the time of booking
  • Final payment is due August 4, 2023 
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