Egypt & the Nile with Maine International Adventure & Not Your Grandma's Travel Groups

with Jordan extension
Apr 13-24, 2018 / 12 DAYS

Pharaohs and pyramids, sultans and souks, temples and tombs.

Descend into a world of ancient wonders to discover the lands behind the legends. Walk past towering stone icons, through avenues of sphinxes, and int…

Your package includes

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 4 nights aboard the Nile River cruise ship
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 9 dinners with beer or wine
  • 8 guided sightseeing tours
  • An expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Egyptologist
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • 2 on-tour flights

Included highlights

Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, Temples of Karnak and Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Edfu, Aswan, Felucca sailboat ride, Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 2.5 hours daily across uneven terrain, including cobblestone streets and paved roads, with some hills and s…

Itinerary

Map of Tour of Egypt

Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Apr 13: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Egypt today.

Giza / 3 NIGHTS

Apr 14: Arrival in Cairo & transfer to Giza

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Egypt! Arrive in Cairo and transfer to Giza. This evening, enjoy an included dinner.

Apr 15: Sightseeing tour of Giza

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, your Tour Director, a professional Egyptologist, leads a tour of Giza.  • Uncover the Pyramids of Giza, the only Wonder of the Ancient World to have survived the modern era • Visit the enigmatic Great Sphinx, the largest monolith statue in the world  • Continue to Saqqara, the pharaohs’ royal graveyard for more than 3,000 years, and enter the Imhotep Museum Gather with your group for a welcome dinner tonight.

Apr 16: Free day in Giza

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Giza or add an excursion.

Nile River Cruise / 4 NIGHTS

Apr 17: Sightseeing tour of Luxor & cruise embarkation

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Please note: Some cruise departures will follow days 5–9 in reverse.) Fly to Luxor for a guided tour of the painstakingly excavated Temples of Karnak and Luxor, once connected by an avenue of sphinxes. Later this afternoon, you’ll board your cruise ship.

Apr 18: Sightseeing tour of the Nile's West Bank

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day touring the Nile’s West Bank with your Tour Director as your guide. • Explore the Valley of the Kings, a series of tombs hidden in the Theban hills • Tour the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, devoted to one of the few female pharaohs • View the 64-foot-high Colossi of Memnon This afternoon, sail toward Edfu.

Apr 19: Sightseeing tour of Temple of Horus & Kom Ombo

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your exploration of the wonders of Egypt on a series of shore excursions. • Visit Edfu’s Temple of Horus, an amazingly well-preserved temple and a 2,000-year-old example of the architecture of its era  • Sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, built during the Greco-Roman period and noted for its twin deities, Sobek and Horus Later today, arrive in the busy market city of Aswan.

Apr 20: Felucca sailboat ride

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a free morning on board the ship or add an excursion. Later, climb aboard a felucca, a traditional sailboat, to ride past Elephantine Island. Home to the frontier fortress of Egypt, the island is named for the dark granite rocks that resemble a herd of elephants bathing in the river. You’ll take in panoramic views of the water from the hilltop mausoleum of Agha Khan. Please note: Depending on flight schedules, the Abu Simbel optional excursion may be offered on day 9 instead of day 8.

Aswan / 1 NIGHT

Apr 21: Disembarkation & sightseeing tour of Aswan

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Your cruise ends this morning in Aswan, where you’ll visit the Aswan High Dam, one of the crowning achievements of modern Egypt. Then, your Tour Director will introduce you to the temples at Philae.  After dinner with the group, enjoy a free evening in Aswan or add an excursion.

Cairo / 2 NIGHTS

Apr 22: Flight to Cairo

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free morning in Aswan or add an excursion.  This afternoon, fly to Cairo and transfer to your hotel.

Apr 23: Sightseeing tour of Cairo

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore Cairo on a sightseeing tour lead by your Tour Director.  •  View a number of the city’s 500 mosques, which display some of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the world • Visit the citadel that was built in the 12th century by mighty Salah el-Din and originally used as a fortress before it became the residence of the Sultans until 1850  • Stop at Mohammed Ali Mosque, also known as the Alabaster Mosque • Enter the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which houses the famous masks of Tutankhamen Celebrate your trip with your fellow travelers at tonight’s farewell dinner.

Apr 24: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport to board your flight home. If you are continuing your tour in Jordan, fly to Amman today.

Extension / Starting from $999 pp

Jordan / 5 NIGHTS

Since July 1994, when Jordan's King Hussein and the Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin signed a declaration ending the animosity between their two countries, Jordan has opened its doors to the west. Encompassing sweeping verdant and arid landscapes and relics of some of the world's oldest civilizations, Jordan is one of the warmest and most welcoming countries on earth.

Apr 24: Flight to Jordan

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Amman this morning and transfer to Petra to settle in to your hotel.

Apr 25: Sightseeing tour of Petra

Included meals: Breakfast

Discover Petra, a city lost to the outside world for centuries. Carved into the red rocks of Mount Hor, Petra has fascinated visitors since its rediscovery in 1812. Please note: In order to enter Petra, customers should be able to walk two miles round-trip in hot weather. Other modes of transportation may be available for you to book upon your arrival.

Apr 26: Amman via Madaba & Mount Nebo

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, further explore the history and culture of Jordan on guided tours before continuing on to Amman, the capital city.  • Visit Madaba to tour the City of Mosaics and visit St. George’s Church • Stop at Mount Nebo, Moses’ burial site, and Wadi Mujib

Apr 27: Sightseeing tour of Amman, the Dead Sea & departure

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Spend your last day in Jordan getting to know the city of Amman and relaxing in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. • Take a guided tour of the Jordanian capital, entering the citadel and Roman theater • Travel to the Dead Sea for time to float in the salty water and share a farewell lunch with your fellow travelers  Later, return to Amman to board your late-night flight home.

Apr 28: Travel day

Arrive home after your overnight flight.

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