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Akenaton, The first monotheistic. 7 Nights.

PROGRAM WITH DEPARTURES SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS. Make yourself at home, as you navigate the River Nile like Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, experience a fantastic journey in a super lux cruise ship, from Cairo to Minya; including all the major trips a\and visits along the way to your trip to the South Of Egypt.


PROGRAM WITH DEPARTURES SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS. Make yourself at home, as you navigate the River Nile like Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, experience a fantastic journey in a super lux cruise ship, from Cairo to Minya; including all the major trips a\and visits along the way to your trip to the South Of Egypt.

Date

End of offer: 09/11/2019

Characteristics

General

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • + Help and direction by our representatives in the airport.
  • Support throughout the trip.
  • + Coordination of reservations, hotel arrivals, tours and activities.
  • + Airport transfers with chauffeur.
  • Wi-Fi on board of the cruise ships
  • + 7 night’s full board stay on a Classic cruise ship through the center of Cairo.
    • 4 Nights in Cairo
    • 1 Night in Beni-Sueif.
    • 2 Nights in Minya(Tell el-Amarna).
  • + Classic cruise in the center of Cairo, MS Nile Angel, M/S Akhnaton or similar.
  • + 3 days of panoramic navigation on boat deck.
  • + Special activities (Daily tea time is set at 17:00. Monday: Barbeque on deck, with dinner by the folkloric dance and music show of Beni- Sweif, Tuesday: Costume GalabEya Party, Wednesday: Candlelight music night, Friday: Gala Dinner)
  • + Cairo Visits include: Tour of the Pyramids, The Sphinx, The Temple of the Valley and Dahshour Pyramid
  • El Minya (Tell el – Amarna) visits include; Tell el-Amarna, 4 Tomb in Beni Hassan, Akenaton‘s Real Tomb and Palace, , Tuna El Gabal y tombs.
  • + Speaking guide will escort the group in all visits.

THE PROGRAM DOESN’T INCLUDE:

  • - Share of obligatory payments in destination (€ 150 per person)
  • - General obligatory tips in destination (€ 45 per person)
  • Flights to and from Cairo.
  • Other optional visits.
  • Extra personal costs
  • Visa fees ($ 20 approximately).
  • - Tips for chauffeur and guide (up to the guest’s evaluation)

GENERAL REMARKS:

  • The price is calculated for a minimum of 2 persons.
  • ⇒ Check-in the cruise is at 14 PM.
  • ⇒ IMPORTANT: you should share your exact flight times with us for the proper and correct transfer service at the airport.
  • ⇒ To do this program on your own, its necessary to book a flight from Spain to Cairo, the average price per person is 350 €.

  • ⇒ This program doesn’t need internal flights.

  • ⇒ You have the option of extending the cruise for 4 nights from Luxor to Aswan.

  • ⇒ The most interesting thing about this cruise is the continuous navigation during the day, which would enable you to experience the ancient life along the banks of the Nile. In this cruise, we never sail during the night.
    ⇒ This is an exclusive program that nobody else provides except us. In case we are unable to navigate for a part of the tour for reasons out of our hands, we will cover that part by land.

Saturday trips itinerary

SATURDAY TRIPS ITINERARY

 

LUGARES A VISITAR

DÍA 1: SATURDAY
ORIGIN – CAIRO: Arrival at Cairo Airport, Visa processing on your own (on arrival, you will find 3 Visa processing counters, , which will be given as a sticker inside your passport. Once you acquire your Visa, find our representative who will be waiting for you) transfer to the cruise ship in the center of Cairo, dinner buffet until 11 pm, after this time, you can be served cold dinner in your room. A night on board the cruise ship in the center of Cairo.

DÍA 2: SUNDAY
CAIRO: Full board on deck of the cruise ship. In the pre-set time with our representative, you will visit the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure (entrance into the pyramids is optional) the grand Sphinx and the Temple of the Valley. Afterwards we will visit the pyramid of Dahshour. We will then return to the cruise ship for lunch, where an oriental buffet will be served. ; later we will have free time to explore Cairo as we please or if you wish you can select the City Tour of Cairo. Night onboard of the cruise ship.

DÍA 3: MONDAY
CAIRO – BENI SUEF: Full board on deck of the cruise ship.In the morning at 6:00 AM, we will set sail from the center of Cairo to the City of Beni Sweif directly. We will have the whole day to enjoy on deck, the fun activities and beautiful scenery on our way. In the middle of the way, we will have a delicious BBQ, at a later hour in the evening at 18:00, we will arrive at our destination, and at night we will enjoy a folkloric dance and music show, typical of Beni Swief. We will spend the night on board of the cruise ship .

DÍA 4: TUESDAY
BENI SUEFEL MINYA(Tell el-Amarna): Full board on deck of the cruise ship. In the early morning at 6 AM, we will continue sailing until we reach Minya, and have a relaxing day, enjoying the picturesque views of the Nile. You can enjoy a relaxing massage (not included).At a later hour in the evening (18:00), we will arrive at Minya, and enjoy a magnificent costume Galabeya party, we will spend the night on board the ship at Minya.

DÍA 5: WEDNESDAY
EL MINYA(Tell el-Amarna): Full board on deck of the cruise ship. In the morning (07:00 H) we will leave to visit the western shore. We will visit Beni Hassan, where we will find the famous tombs of the Middle Kingdom, of which we will visit the Tomb of Baqet III (BH15), Khety's tomb (BH17), Amenemhet's tomb (BH2) and the Tomb of Khnumhotep II (BH3). Next we will continue visiting Tell el-Amarna where we will visit the tomb of Ahmose (EA3), the tomb of Meryre (EA4), Panehesy's tomb (EA5), the royal tomb of Akhenaten (EA6), the Grand palace of King Akhenaten and the Little temples of Aten. At lunchtime we will return to the ship. Afternoon free to enjoy the cruise and the city of El Minya. At night we will fill the deck with candles and sound the music to enjoy a night of total relaxation. Night on board in El Minya.

DÍA 6: THURSDAY
EL MINYA(Tell el-Amarna) – EL CAIRO : Full board on deck of the cruise ship. In the morning (07:00 H) we will leave to visit Tuna El Gabal, this place of Ancient Egypt borders Amarna, the capital of Pharaoh Akhenaten, which is one of the most controversial pharaohs of today, due to its break with the ancient Traditional Egypt as far as religions are concerned. The oldest monument found here is one of the six stelae, on the edge of the ancient city of Akhenaten, which shows the king and Nefertiti in various poses.

Today, this site is known more for being a necropolis of animals and the remains of Ptolemaic and Roman chapels and tombs.

This necropolis of animals is huge and can extend to Hermópolis. Located in catacombs (ibiotaphon), there was a time when there were thousands of mummified baboons, ibis and ibis eggs. Most of these mummies were destroyed by thieves, and date mainly from the Greek and Roman periods of Egypt.

One of the most well-known monuments in Tuna el-Gabal is the Tomb of Petosiris and his family. This was high priest of Thoth and lived during the time of Alexander the Great. The chapel of the tomb, is decorated with bearers of offerings, it is said to be a true masterpiece. Several nearby tombs also mix Greek and Egyptian culture, sometimes with pharaonic and sometimes Corinthian capitals, sometimes with Greek and sometimes Egyptian ornamental fronts.

Behind the tomb of Petosiris is the tomb of Isadora, who drowned in the Nile around 150 AD.

Near here in el-Bersha, the nomarches of the Fifteenth Name of Upper Egypt that reigned during the XI and XII Dynasties have their tombs here. These are not in good condition, but there are ten tombs, the most interesting is that of Thuthotep, which represents the transport of a colossal statue.

Also nearby are the tombs of the 5th and 6th dynasty of the governors of Hermopolis in a place known as Sheikh Said. Many of their names can still be read in the inscriptions.

We will return to the cruise to eat. In the afternoon we will set sail for Cairo. Once we arrive in Cairo, if you wish you can hire the Light and Sound show of the pyramids. Night in Cairo.

DÍA 7: FRIDAY
EL CAIRO: Full board on deck of the cruise ship. We have a free day to visit through Cairo as we please, you could choose to do the tour to the center of Cairo, or Alexandria. At night we will have our Gala dinner, and spend the night in Cairo on deck.

DÍA 8: SATURDAY
EL CAIRO - ORIGEN: We have breakfast in the ship, and have the timely transfer to Cairo Airport, return home with unforgettable memories and the wish to return.
**The content of the program can be altered according to exceptions instead of changing the entire content .

**END OF OUR SERVICES**

Sunday trips itinerary

SUNDAY TRIPS ITINERARY

 

LUGARES A VISITAR

DÍA 1: SUNDAY
ORIGIN – CAIROArrival at Cairo Airport, Visa processing on your own (on arrival, you will find 3 Visa processing counters, , which will be given as a sticker inside your passport. Once you acquire your Visa, find our representative who will be waiting for you) transfer to the cruise ship in the center of Cairo, dinner buffet until 11 pm, after this time, you can be served cold dinner in your room. A night on board the cruise ship in the center of Cairo.

DÍA 2: MONDAY
CAIRO – BENI SUEFFull board on deck of the cruise ship.In the morning at 6:00 AM, we will set sail from the center of Cairo to the City of Beni Sweif directly. We will have the whole day to enjoy on deck, the fun activities and beautiful scenery on our way. In the middle of the way, we will have a delicious BBQ, at a later hour in the evening at 18:00, we will arrive at our destination, and at night we will enjoy a folkloric dance and music show, typical of Beni Swief. We will spend the night on board of the cruise ship .

DÍA 3: TUESDAY
BENI SUEF – EL MINYA(Tell el-Amarna)Full board on deck of the cruise ship. In the early morning at 6 AM, we will continue sailing until we reach Minya, and have a relaxing day, enjoying the picturesque views of the Nile. You can enjoy a relaxing massage (not included).At a later hour in the evening (18:00), we will arrive at Minya, and enjoy a magnificent costume Galabeya party, we will spend the night on board the ship at Minya.

DÍA 4: WEDNESDAY
EL MINYA(Tell el-Amarna)Full board on deck of the cruise shipIn the morning (07:00 H) we will leave to visit the western shore. We will visit Beni Hassan, where we will find the famous tombs of the Middle Kingdom, of which we will visit the Tomb of Baqet III (BH15), Khety's tomb (BH17), Amenemhet's tomb (BH2) and the Tomb of Khnumhotep II (BH3). Next we will continue visiting Tell el-Amarna where we will visit the tomb of Ahmose (EA3), the tomb of Meryre (EA4), Panehesy's tomb (EA5), the royal tomb of Akhenaten (EA6), the Grand palace of King Akhenaten and the Little temples of Aten. At lunchtime we will return to the ship. Afternoon free to enjoy the cruise and the city of El Minya. At night we will fill the deck with candles and sound the music to enjoy a night of total relaxation. Night on board in El Minya.

DÍA 5: THURSDAY
EL MINYA(Tell el-Amarna) – EL CAIRO : Full board on deck of the cruise shipIn the morning (07:00 H) we will leave to visit Tuna El Gabal, this place of Ancient Egypt borders Amarna, the capital of Pharaoh Akhenaten, which is one of the most controversial pharaohs of today, due to its break with the ancient Traditional Egypt as far as religions are concerned. The oldest monument found here is one of the six stelae, on the edge of the ancient city of Akhenaten, which shows the king and Nefertiti in various poses.

Today, this site is known more for being a necropolis of animals and the remains of Ptolemaic and Roman chapels and tombs.

This necropolis of animals is huge and can extend to Hermópolis. Located in catacombs (ibiotaphon), there was a time when there were thousands of mummified baboons, ibis and ibis eggs. Most of these mummies were destroyed by thieves, and date mainly from the Greek and Roman periods of Egypt.

One of the most well-known monuments in Tuna el-Gabal is the Tomb of Petosiris and his family. This was high priest of Thoth and lived during the time of Alexander the Great. The chapel of the tomb, is decorated with bearers of offerings, it is said to be a true masterpiece. Several nearby tombs also mix Greek and Egyptian culture, sometimes with pharaonic and sometimes Corinthian capitals, sometimes with Greek and sometimes Egyptian ornamental fronts.

Behind the tomb of Petosiris is the tomb of Isadora, who drowned in the Nile around 150 AD.

Near here in el-Bersha, the nomarches of the Fifteenth Name of Upper Egypt that reigned during the XI and XII Dynasties have their tombs here. These are not in good condition, but there are ten tombs, the most interesting is that of Thuthotep, which represents the transport of a colossal statue.

Also nearby are the tombs of the 5th and 6th dynasty of the governors of Hermopolis in a place known as Sheikh Said. Many of their names can still be read in the inscriptions.

We will return to the cruise to eat. In the afternoon we will set sail for Cairo. Once we arrive in Cairo, if you wish you can hire the Light and Sound show of the pyramids. Night in Cairo.

DÍA 6: FRIDAY
EL CAIRO: Full board on deck of the cruise shipWe have a free day to visit through Cairo as we please, you could choose to do the tour to the center of Cairo, or Alexandria. At night we will have our Gala dinner, and spend the night in Cairo on deck.


DÍA 7: SATURDAY
CAIROFull board on deck of the cruise ship. In the pre-set time with our representative, you will visit the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure (entrance into the pyramids is optional) the grand Sphinx and the Temple of the Valley. Afterwards we will visit the pyramid of Dahshour. We will then return to the cruise ship for lunch, where an oriental buffet will be served. ; later we will have free time to explore Cairo as we please or if you wish you can select the City Tour of Cairo. Night onboard of the cruise ship.

DÍA 8: SUNDAY
EL CAIRO - ORIGEN: We have breakfast in the ship, and have the timely transfer to Cairo Airport, return home with unforgettable memories and the wish to return.
**The content of the program can be altered according to exceptions instead of changing the entire content .

**END OF OUR SERVICES**

Advantages of this program

  • ⇒ Exclusive trip from Cairo to Minya.(09/2018).

  • ⇒ Accommodation in a classic nile cruise.

  • ⇒ In this interesting variant 3 day trip, we navigate through major parts of the Nile, and witness its enormous width and the lifestyle on its shores. We pass through the famous cities of Ancient Egypt (Beni Sweif and Minya).

  • ⇒ We are responsible for medical services in each port we dock (not included) in case it is needed.

  • ⇒ During the navigation, we will be entertained by various parties, folkloric dance shows in addition to tea time on deck, where will enjoy fantastic scenes and views, and Why not?  With a super relaxing massage, everything is possible in this program.

Optional expansions

  • ♦ Expansion Cruises of 4 Nights from Luxor to Aswan – 650 € per person.(Available only on Saturdays) Includes all visits during the cruise from Luxor to Aswan, Full Pension during the 4 nights, and two domestic flights (CAI → LXR / ASW → CAI)

  • ♦ All - inclusive bonus – 200 € per person. , including all types of hold and cold drinks (only local alcohol provided) durig transfers and visits, of 7- 23 hours .

  • ♦ Optional Tours Package – 180 €per person. Includes guided tours to: The city of Cairo, The Pyramids Sound and Light show, and your choice between Alexandria and a Tour to Downtown Cairo .

  • ♦ City Tour of Cairo – 50 € per person. Includes: panoramic view of the city …..xxx, Tahrir Square, Opera Square, Al Moez Street ( An ancient Islamic street), Khan El Khalili Market, and finally, we can have juice in one of the most ancient juice selling venues in the center of Cairo .

  • ♦ Tour of Downtown Cairo – 95 € per person. Including a visit to Salah El Din Citadel, The Alabaster Mosque, The Egyptian Museum, and The Coptic Street .

  • ♦ A one day Excursion of Alexandria – 95 € per person. Including transfer to Alexandria, and a visit to the Citadel of Qaitbay, Kom El Shoqafa Catacomb, The Pillar of Pompeii, and the New Library of Alexandria .

  • ♦ The Sound and Light show at the Pyramids – 45 € per person. Including entrance fees, transfers to the pyramids where the show takes place.

  • ♦ Special food menu – Must be requested at least 48 hours before the cruise for the proper inclusion of the demanded type of food in advance.

General conditions, Payment Methods and cancellation policy

GENERAL CONDITIONS
 
Individual Supplement; For trips in which only one person travels or wishes an individual room, it must pay an additional 100% on the price per person of the program.
Discount for children under 11: They have a discount of 50% on the price of the program.
Discount for children under 6 years: They have a discount of 60% on the price of the program. Babies up to 2 years old do not pay for any service.
 
PAYMENT METHODS
 
Forms of payment for direct reservations On-Line:
We have 3 forms of payment, by bank transfer, credit or debit card and PayPal.
Full payment of the services: For this program you must pay 100% of the full payment of the services at the time of making the reservation.
If you prefer before making the reservation you can contact us for any questions or clarification.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY

Up to 15 calendar days before the departure of the tour: The cancellation is free of charge. The full amount of all terrestrial services will be returned.
Between 14 - 10 calendar days before the departure of the tour: The cancellation has a charge of 25% of the total amount of the terrestrial services. 75% of the amount of all terrestrial services will be refunded.
Between 9 - 7 calendar days before the departure of the tour: The cancellation has a charge of 50% of the total amount of the terrestrial services. 50% of the amount of all terrestrial services will be refunded.
With less than 7 calendar days before the departure of the tour: The cancellation has a charge of 100% of the total amount of the terrestrial services.
In case of NO SHOW: No amount of land service is returned.
For reservations in which we manage flights: Once contracted and issued flights, we are at the disposition of the cancellation policy of the airline with which the flights have been processed. Usually the amount of these is not returned or has a penalty. We always recommend taking out insurance with cancellation clauses.

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