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Essential
Egypt

March 26 - April 6, 2023

Available

25

 

Encompassing Egypt’s greatest highlights and a three-day Nile cruise, this adventure enhances a wide variety of included activities with the expertise of our tour guides, through whom you’ll gain a greater appreciation of the region’s history and archaeological finds. Discover the secrets of the Great Pyramids and explore the Valley of the Kings, then meet local people and share a traditional meal. A combination of air-conditioned transport and domestic flights will get you to the sights (and your comfortable accommodations) quickly and conveniently. From ancient history to bustling modern Cairo, embark on an incredible journey to the very heart of Egypt.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 8 Nights accommodations
  • 3 Nights Nile cruise
  • Private air conditioned transportation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • English speaking guide throughout
  • Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal
  • Lunch with a Local Family
  • Arrival transfer
  • All entrance fees to included monuments
  • Guided tour of the Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Visit The Library of Alexandria, catacombs, and Pompey's Pillar
  • Guided visit of the Egyption Museum
  • Tour of Abu Simbel
  • Three-night Nile Cruise
  • Tour of Kom Ombo Temple
  • Visit the Colossi of Memnon
  • Excursion to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut, Luxor and Karnak Temples
Itinerary
Day 1
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt Pyramids
Welcome to Egypt!

Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a local guide and transfer to your hotel.
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of your tour.

Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early. After a brief introduction meeting we will enjoy a welcome dinner together (not included). If you arrive early there are plenty of things to see and do in this amazing city. Visit the Saladin Citadel of Cairo one of the most popular attractions in the city, or to really get a feel for the place, get lost in the bazaars and join the locals for a coffee in a local cafe.
Accommodations: Flamenco Hotel Cairo

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt - Sphinx
Cairo/Alexandria

Embark on a guided tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Continue to the historic Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

We begin with one of the key highlights of any visit to Egypt, the Great Pyramids of Giza. While once located in remote desert, they now touch the suburbs of modern Cairo. Also visit the mysterious Sphinx, with its lion’s body and man’s face. In the afternoon we drive to Alexandria, where we will spend the next two evenings.
Accommodations: Cherry Maryski Grand Royal Hotel

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt - Alexandria
Alexandria

Spend the day exploring this ancient seaside city, including Pompey's Pillar, the catacombs, and the new Alexandria Library. In the afternoon opt to explore the city further on a guided tour, or see the sights at your own pace. It's up to you!

We have plenty of time to explore all the incredible sites this ancient city has to offer. Founded by Alexander the Great around 331BC, Egypt's only Mediterranean city is characterized by a distinctly European atmosphere and a refreshing sea breeze. Don't miss the chance to enjoy an optional seafood dinner at one of the city's many outdoor seaside restaurants this evening.
Accommodations: Cherry Maryski Grand Royal Hotel

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt - Egyptian Museum
Alexandria - Cairo

Head back to Cairo, and stop for a tour inside the monasteries of Wadi Natrun en route. In the afternoon explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum.

Take a tour with a local monk at the the monasteries of Wadi Natrun. The history of the Wadi and its importance to Coptic Christians dates back to the 4th century AD and they constitute some of the earliest Christian monasteries in the world.
With over 10,000 pieces from every period of Egyptian history, including the treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun, this massive museum is a fantastic place to learn about the country. There is plenty of free time for you to explore on your own.
Accommodation: Flamenco Hotel Cairo

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt - Nile
Cairo - Aswan

Catch an early morning flight to Aswan. Opt to explore the busy Aswan market or visit the beautiful Philae Temple. Later, take a scenic felucca ride on the Nile to a Nubian village and enjoy a home cooked dinner with locals.

Aswan has a distinctively African feel to it. Small enough to walk around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile, the pace of life is slow and relaxing.
Late in the afternoon, board a local boat, known as a felucca, to take a trip along the Nile. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the river in this busy port city. Our final stop is on the largest of the Nile islands in this area to enjoy a traditional dinner at a local home.
Accommodations: Citymax Hotel Aswan

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt - Abu Simbel
Aswan

Early in the morning, drive to the famed temples of Abu Simbel for a guided tour. Later, board our river cruise ship for the night. Part historic monument and part modern marvel, Abu Simbel is one of Egypt’s grandest temples.

Built during the rule of Ramses the II this structure was almost swallowed by the Nile, but now stands safe and sound thanks to some crafty archaeologists and UNESCO. Travel through Egypt’s rugged landscapes and the towering figures of Ramses himself, Ra-Horakhty, Amun, and Ptah will all be waiting to welcome you.
Enjoy floating down the Nile on a luxury river boat with a guided tour of Kom Ombo Temple en route. In between excursions, relax on the outside decks with a drink, watching the passing desert sands.
Accommodations: Iberotel crown empress Nile Cruise

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt - Kom Ombo
Aswan - Kom Ombo

Spend your day floating down the Nile on a luxury river boat with a guided tour of Kom Ombo Temple en route. Relax on the outside decks with a drink, watching the passing desert sands and enjoying the scenery. Following breakfast, we set sail. Before too long it is time for our first shore excursion, with a visit to Kom Ombo, a temple dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god. It still contains an ancient mummified crocodile.
Accommodations: Iberotel crown empress Nile Cruise

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt - Luxor
Kom Ombo - Luxor

Continuing cruising the Nile, relaxing and taking in the desert scenery while observing daily life along the river. Arrive to Luxor in the evening.
Accommodations: Iberotel crown empress Nile Cruise

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt - Valley of the Kings
Luxor

Enjoy a guided visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile. After checking in to our hotel, our day starts with a visit to the exciting ancient sites located on Luxor's West Bank and the famed Valley of the Kings.Afterwards, enjoy a traditional lunch in a local family home.

Descend the narrow, rock-hewn corridors and take in the magnificent decoration and designs of the tombs of the pharaohs. While the treasure has now all gone, the tombs contain the incredible paintings of the life of their incumbent and stories from the Book of the Dead. Continue on to visit to the impressive Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which seems to rise out of the surrounding limestone outcrops - a reminder of the power women held in the Ancient Kingdom. End the day with a stop at the two mammoth statues of Amenophis II at the Colossi of Memnon.
Accommodations: Steigenberger Resort Achti

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt - Luxor
Luxor

Enjoy an excursion to the magnificent temples of Karnak and Luxor. In the afternoon, use free time to explore the bazaar, museums or opt to take a guided tour of the temples of Habu, Ramsseum and Deir El Medina.

Take in the beauty of the Luxor temple, an architectural splendour located near the Nile and right in the centre of downtown Luxor. One of Egypt's most impressive temples, Luxor has been used as a place of worship all the way from it's conception in 1390 BC to present day. Evidence of ancient worship, Coptic Christianity and Islamic architecture are found throughout the temple, illustrating how the regional culture has evolved over several thousand years.
Accommodations: Steigenberger Resort Achti

Day 11
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt
Luxor - Cairo

Catch a flight back to Cairo and enjoy another day exploring this wonderful city. Visit the bazaar, any museums you missed or opt to explore nearby Sakkara and Memphis on a guided tour.
Accommodations: Flamenco Hotel Cairo

Day 12
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt
Depart

Time to say good-bye to this amazing destination and fabulous friends you have made along the way. Transfer to the airport for your flight home as needed.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $3639 CAD per person, sharing a room - Approx. $2850 USD
Single Occupancy - $4418 CAD per person, your own room - Approx. $3500 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $350 due at time of booking
Final Payment due - January 11, 2023

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Optional Activities

Explore Memphis and Sakkara
Travel through desert and farm lands to Sakkara the site of Egypt's first pyramids. Delve into the history of one of Egypt’s most important archeological sites before continuing on to explore the streets of Memphis, the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch.
Rate - $88 CAD

Islamic and Coptic Cairo Tour
Explore Cairo’s fascinating architectural, cultural, and historical contrasts on a tour of Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Visit of the iconic Citadel of Saladin, the Mohamed Ali Mosque, the Hanging Church, St. Sergius Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue.
Rate - $75 CAD

Philae Temple Visit
Sail across the Nile to the beautiful island of Agilkia and explore the Greco Roman history of the Temple of Philae, built as a dedication to the Goddess Isis. This temple complex was moved from its original location on the Island of Philae after the flooding of Lake Nasser, the word "philae" meaning "the end" in reference to this island's placement on what was once the southernmost border of Egypt.
Rate - $63 CAD

**Please note - Prices are subject to change.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 members
Maximum - 12 members

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Tour host
  • Departure transfer

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Cairo (CAI)
Depart from Cairo (CAI)

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

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Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt
Flamenco Hotel Cairo

The Golden Tulip Flamenco Hotel Cairo is in the city center, on Zamalek Island, the diplomatic sector of Cairo overlooking the Nile River. Our location is close to the Cairo Opera House, the Egyptian Museum, a short ride away from the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Sakkara and many other historical sites.

Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt
Citymax Hotel Aswan

Step back to an ancient frontier while enjoying modern comforts when you stay at Citymax Hotel Aswan. Located on the banks of the River Nile in Egypt and in close proximity to the airport Citymax Hotel is the perfect base for excursions to the temples, ancient quarries and towering dams. The City Café and 24-hour Coffee Shop make sure you are never short of fuel whilst 69 Rooms offer guests a choice of Superior, Junior Suites & Executive Suites.

Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt
Cherry Maryski Grand Royal Hotel

Cherry Maryski Grand Royal Hotel is located in the downtown area in a unique location in the heart of Alexandria in Raml Station, where history and beauty. Where you can enjoy Alexandria old features. Located 200 m from Alexandria’s waterfront on the Mediterranean Sea.

Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt Tour
Iberotel Crown Empress Nile Cruise

Iberotel Crown Empress is the perfect blend of elegance and intrigue. Enjoy the spell-binding view of the Nile while relishing the gourmet cuisine. Relax and rejuvenate by our body massages and sauna offered by our professional staff on-board. Groove to the tunes of the live show of entertainment and retire to the warmth of our soothing cabins. Our cabins are equipped to always entertain you with a range of features like TV through marine satellite, minibar and free Wi-Fi. Our Crown Empress is a true ode to the love for river Nile - an irresistible cruising experience.

Women's Travel Club Essential Egypt
Steigenberger Resort Achti

Discover the city of the 100 gates. Steigenberger Resort Achti offers the best panoramic views of the Nile and Luxor. The hotel is located in a quiet and secluded 1.2-hectare tropical garden in the heart of Luxor on the east bank of the Nile. The resort is located just 11 km from the airport and a few minutes from the city center. Steigenberger Resort Achti is an ideal base from which to explore the Nile and the surrounding countryside. Explore the Valley of the Kings, float over the city on a hot-air balloon, or take a felucca ride on the Nile to discover the ancient ruins. Enjoy every moment of your day at the Steigenberger Resort Achti.