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Cairo - 4 Nights Nile Cruise - Sharm El Sheikh

This eleven night, twelve day Egyptian Vacation package provides you with the very best of Egypt, from the antiquities of Cairo and the splendor of the pyramids, the joys of the River Nile and the sun and fun of Sharm El Sheikh. This is the perfect mix of cruising, sun, sand and fun spent in luxurious accommodations.

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Day 1 (CAIRO ARRIVAL TRANSFER)
Grand Hayatt Cairo On arrival at Cairo Airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you in an air conditioned vehicle to your hotel, the magnificent Grand Hyatt in Cairo. This hotel, situated on Roda Island on the banks of the Nile, will be your home for the next three nights. This hotel provides the modern traveller with every luxury they require from its shopping and leisure centres, cinemas, private yacht and other world class facilities. Included at the hotel site are a number of world class Western and Middle Eastern restaurants. There is something for everybody at this 700 room hotel complex. After checking in and settling into your opulent room, the evening's entertainment will be a dinner cruise on board the Nile Marquise, the Hyatt's private yacht. Early in the evening you will set out onto the Nile River for your first taste of this amazing city taking in the sights and lights of this city which has stood here for over two thousand years. Later in the evening you will be returned to the hotel for the night.

Day 2 (PYRAMIDS TOUR)
Pyramids Tour Today is one of the highlights of you time in Egypt. After breakfast, you will be collected at the hotel for your tour of the Pyramids, out of Cairo. You will spend the morning being awestruck by these marvels of the ancient world, as you look over the main Pyramids and the Sphinx. After your visit to the pyramids, you will be taken for a camel ride in the desert around Cairo. Following this, lunch will be provided at a local restaurant, the Mena House. After lunch you will be returned to the hotel and the rest of the day and evening is yours to do as you please. This is a great opportunity to see some of the real Cairo. Maybe you could take a trip to the local night market, or investigate the nightlife in this vibrant city. There is also the opportunity to stay in the hotel complex and relax for the night, enjoying the Hyatt's wonderful restaurants, nightclubs and other facilities.

Day 3 (CAIRO TOUR)
Cairo Today's touring starts early, allowing you to see the best of Cairo. You will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast and shown the major sights of the city, travelling in air conditioned luxury private vehicle for the day. This tour takes in the amazing Egyptian Museum, home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world. After the museum, you will also visit the Citadel, the Ibn Touloun Mosque, one of Cairo's largest and finest. The tour comes to a close at the Naguib Mahfouz restaurant, so named after one of Egypt's most famous writers and Nobel Prize winner. After the tour you will be once again be returned to your hotel, where the rest of the day is for you to do as you choose. The hotel has a wonderful pool and gymnasium area for those who want to be a little more active, or you may wish to venture out into Cairo and soak up more of its amazing atmosphere.

Day 4 (NILE CRUISE - LUXOR)
Cruise Ship on Nile The cruising part of your holiday starts today. After having your breakfast and checking out of the hotel, you will be transferred to Luxor, a city on the Nile, south of Cairo. Here you will check onto your home for the next four nights, the Movenpick M/S Royal Lily which sails between Luxor and Aswan. You will love the facilities on board including individual temperature control, private bathrooms in all cabins with with a bath tub and hair dryers supplied. All cabins have internal phones, colour televisions, dvd players and in house music. Mini bar and non-smoking rooms will be stocked on request. Most importantly, all cabins have panoramic windows, luxuriously furnished, and latest amenities. Today's touring will take you to visit the East bank of the Nile after lunch on board the boat. The evening's entertainment includes dinner on board and a Cocktail reception to welcome you onto the boat. The evening will be spent docked in Luxor.

Day 5 (NILE CRUISE - VALLEY OF KINGS & QUEENS)
Valley of Kings and Queens Life on board the Royal Lily continues today. After breakfast the boat will take you to visit the stunning West Bank of the Nile. The tour will take in famous Valley of the Kings and Queens, home to the tomb of Tutankhamun (or King Tut as he is known to many). Also included on the tour is a visit to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsu, a wonderfully preserved temple on the banks of the Nile. After the tour, you will embark the Royal Lily and sail to Edfu, via the city of Esna. Lunch will be provided on board. After a hectic morning of visiting these amazing sights, the afternoon is there for you to relax and watch the river go by. Afternoon tea will meld into dinner and there is an Oriental Show called "Gallabia Party" for the evening's entertainment. The boat will dock in Edfu overnight.

Day 6 (NILE CRUISE - LAKE NASSER)
Horus Temple Day six of your Egyptian Vacation package has you visiting the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Constructed around the time of Ptolemy, it has provided today's archaeologists with a huge amount of information about the development of modern civilisation. Once this visit is complete, you will get back on board the boat in time for lunch. After sailing the short distance to Kom Ombo you will visit the shared Temple of Sobek and Haeroris, some of the best preserved ancient temples in the country. The museum attached to these temples is also worth a visit. After the tour it's back to the boat where dinner will be provided along with a Belly Dancing show. The Royal Lily will continue down the Nile and the boat will dock for the night at Aswan, at the top of Lake Nasser.

Day 7 (NILE CRUISE - ASWAN)
Felluca Excursion around Kitchener Island Today is your last full day cruising the Nile. After breakfast, your first excursions will be to the High Dam, which before it was built the Nile would flood annually from the tropical southern rains. After your visit to the dam, you will visit the Temple of Philae and the unfinished Obelisk on the banks of the Nile. This is one of the most peaceful temples in Egypt, built to honour the Goddess Isis. After lunch and afternoon tea on board the Royal Lily, you will spend the afternoon on a felucca ride around Kitchener Island. The felucca is the traditional wooden sailing boats seen on the Nile. Returning to the Royal Lily after this excursion, you will participate in a final dinner and evening on board. The boat will dock in Aswan for the evening.

Day 8 (SHARM EL SHEIKH)
Naama Bay Sharm El Sheikh After breakfast on board the boat you will check out and be transferred by luxury van to the Red Sea Resort town of Sharm El Sheikh. You will be staying at the Marriott Red Sea Resort on the Red Sea. This is a refreshingly different part of Egypt. Your next four nights spend the next four nights here relaxing at this incredible resort. Located at Naama Bay in the heart of the city, the hotel is a five star experience. The property is divided with a beach side resort, complete with private beach as well as a newer mountain side complex with bars and restaurants on site. All of the rooms in the complex are air conditioned and have private bathroom facilities, a balcony or terrace, satellite television, high speed internet and a mini bar. Non smoking rooms are available on request. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy your leisure. The nightlife in Sharm El Sheikh is worth checking out as are many of the town's international restaurants.

Day 9 (NEAR & FAR GARDENS TOUR)
Reef Sharm El SheikhThere is only one organised excursion today. After breakfast when you will be transferred from the hotel to enjoy a trip out to see on a glass bottomed boat out in the Red Sea. Leaving the dock you will be taken out of Naama Bay to the coral beds named the Near and Far Gardens. Here you can witness the amazing coral formations, where some of the world's largest and most colourful coral is found. Your English speaking guide will provide information about the reef. You will be returned to the hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 10 (SCUBA DIVING)
Reef Naama Bay There are no planned activities on your itinerary on this day of the package, but this doesn't prevent you from making the most of this amazing Red Sea location. The scuba diving in and around the city is some of the best in the world and the hotel can help you arrange to dive local sites or possibly take your PADI certificates in a nearby dive school. Experienced divers may take tours out to the nearby reef of Ram Umm Sidd among other sites. Red Sea scuba diving is world famous. As this region is so near the desert, you could take up the offer from the hotel of an excursion to go camel or quad bike riding or visit a local Bedouins tribe. This latter excursion comes highly recommended. If you choose to remain in the hotel complex, the water sports on offer are excellent; however relaxing by the pool is just as valid a way to spend your time. This time in the Red Sea is yours to do as much or as little as you wish.

Day 11 (DAY AT LEISURE)
Spend the last full day of your Egyptian Vacation Package doing what makes you happiest. You may choose to relax by the pool complex or on the private beach. For those who wish to immerse themselves in culture, you could take a a cultural tour to places near Sharm El Sheikh, You may wish to take another scuba or snorkelling trip. For those wanting to take the culture options, excursions to Mount Sinai and other major sites such as Colour Canyon are in the region can be arranged at extra cost through the hotel. Staying in Sharm El Sheikh there is also the option of discovering the old town and visiting the Old Market This is where you can experience the real Egypt. Enjoy your last day as you see best - just make sure you have made the best of your time in this fascinating country.

Day 12 (FLIGHT BACK HOME)
After breakfast you will check out of the Marriott Red Sea and be collected by our transfer driver. There you will be taken to the airport to check in for your flight to your final destination.

Inlcuded are:
11 Nights accommodation
2 nights Cairo at high-end Grand Hayatt Hotel
4 nights cruise with full board on Luxury Movenpick M/S Royal Lily
3 nights Sharm El Sheikh at the luxury Marriott Red Sea Resort
Breakfast daily
Lunch at high end Mena House restaurant in Cairo
Lunch at high end Abou El Seid restaurant in Cairo
All meals on Cruise
All transfers through out your trip
Private Luxury Exlcusive Cairo Tour
Private Luxury Exclusive Pyramids Tour
Glass Botommed Boat Cruise - Red Sea
English Speaking Guides through out all tours
All entrance fees in any archaeological place or Museums visited
24H emergency service
General and car liability insurance
Meet and assist by Antelope Travel staff
All taxes, Vat and service charges

Not Inlcuded are:
International air fare
Visa entrance (paid on the spot about 15, 00 USD)
Beverages
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