Elegance of the Nile - Pyramid Deck, Summer 2020

03/13/2020 through 10/28/2020
03/13/2020 through 11/10/2020
Luxury Gold

Elegance Of The Nile – Pyramid Deck, Summer 2020
The Nile has long been a reflection of Egypt??s history and destiny – an economic lifeline, a great highway to conquest and a source of inspiration throughout the centuries. Now it’s your turn to be inspired as ancient history and spiritual wonders are revealed at every turn.


Exceptional Dining

  • Nile Cruise: Enjoy an onboard gala reception and dinner.
  • Luxor: Visit a family home and witness the making authentic Egyptian sun bread.
  • Nile Cruise: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.
  • Nile Cruise: Enjoy an evening of dinner and traditional Egyptian belly dancing.
  • Aswan: Like Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie before you, enjoy high tea in colonial English-style at Aswan’s famous Old Cataract Hotel.
  • Nile Cruise: Enjoy dinner accompanied by a Nubian folklore show.
  • Dining Summary: 11 Breakfasts (B), 7 Lunches (L), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT), 7 Dinners (D) all with bottled water, tea or coffee. Festive Highlight Dinners: 21 Dec includes an additional New Year’s Eve Highlight Dinner in Cairo and 28 Dec includes a New Year’s Eve Highlight Dinner onboard the Nile Cruise.

Journey Highlights

  • Giza: With your Egyptologist, 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.
  • Sakkara: Witness the Step Pyramid of King Zoser that dates back over 4,700 years.
  • Memphis: Led by your Travelling Concierge, explore this ancient capital and see the magnificent statue of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx.
  • Giza: If only these walls could talk! Oh, but they do at the audio visual Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
  • Cairo: During your visit to the Egyptian Museum with your Egyptologist, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery – Tutankhamun’s treasure.
  • Cairo: Board your included flight to reach Luxor.
  • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man.
  • Dendera: Visit the Temple of Hathor and see the rare depiction of Cleopatra VII and Caesarian.
  • Luxor: Visit the Temple of Luxor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Bank: See the might Colossi of Memnon, guarded by two giant seated figures of Amenhotep III.
  • Valley of the Kings: Embark on an experience with an Egyptologist as you venture to the Necropolis where many pharaohs were laid to rest. See the royal tombs and visit the Temple of Hatshepsut.
  • 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.
  • Aswan: During your visit to Aswan High Dam and the granite quarries, witness one of Queen Hatshepsut’s unfinished obelisk.
  • Philae Island: Travel by motorboat to the island of Philae and visit the Temple of Isis which appears to rise from the waters.
  • Aswan: Travel to a small Nubian village, visit a traditional dwelling of a local family and enjoy Nubian-style hospitality.
  • 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: Catch your final glimpse of the Nile onboard your included flight back to Cairo.
  • Cairo: Sightseeing with your Travelling Concierge includes a visit to the Citadel along with Mohammed Ali’s Alabaster Mosque and a visit to the Khan El Halili bazaar.

Luxury Hotels

  • Cairo: 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 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.

VIP Experiences

  • Luxor: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the temple of Luxor after it has been closed to the public and marvel at this ancient monument.


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. Complimentary, private port transfers are included wh…

Itinerary

Day 1 Cairo at leisure.
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Day 2 Cairo sightseeing.
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Day 3 Join your cruise in Luxor.
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Day 4 The Temple of Hathor and Luxor.
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Day 5 The West Bank and Valley of the Kings.
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Day 6 A Felucca Around Kitchener’s Island.
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Day 7 Aswan and High Dam.
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Day 8 Relax upon the Nile.
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Day 9 From Esna to Luxor.
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Day 10 Luxor to Cairo.
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Day 11 Depart Cairo.
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