7 Day Egypt's Pyramids (New York Special)

$969*
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The Oasis Hotel
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Cairo Pyramids Hotel
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2018 Dates & Prices
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Nov 21  (Sold Out) $1009*
Nov 28  (Sold Out) $979*
Dec 05  (Sold Out) $979*
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land
Jan 02  (Sold Out) $1069*
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2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land
Nov 21  (Sold Out) $1119*
Nov 28  (Sold Out) $1069*
Dec 05  (Sold Out) $1069*
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land
Jan 02  (Sold Out) $1189*
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*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
This package is based on pre-confirmed flights from JFK via EgyptAir and may only be purchased with these flights.

Accommodation Details:
Cairo Pyramids Hotel will be accommodated in Deluxe Pyramid View Rooms.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

We are pleased, after a long hiatus, to bring back programs to Egypt. Egypt’s history and culture have not changed, however recent political events have left their mark on daily life. You may see more armed guards and police vehicle presence than in the past. Security is of primary importance and we encourage you to travel in groups and not alone. Hotels and ships are working hastily on their services to meet demands. Unfortunately, very few improvements have been made in recent years. Investments in the infrastructure are lagging behind. Therefore the buses and transfer vehicles, although clean and well maintained, they are an aging fleet. Most domestic flights from Cairo to Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan) depart in the early morning, requiring waking before dawn. Some common comforts such as hygiene may be lacking. Consider the local dress code and watch your diet. Eat cooked foods only and stick to bottled beverages. Due to Egypt's proximity to the Sahara Desert, local hot winds bring sand and dust visible everywhere.

This program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. You will encounter some uneven surfaces, cobbled streets, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Traffic congestion and delays are common, particularly in downtown Cairo. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Egypt
Depart for Egypt

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Cairo
Arrive in Egypt, one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations; transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day acclimating to your new surroundings in exotic Cairo, an extraordinary mix of old and new
Overnight: Cairo

DAY 3, Friday - Explore the Pyramids of Giza
Awaken in this city of ancient wonders. Begin your discovery of the Pyramids of Giza, built during the 3rd and 4th dynasties of the Old Kingdom. Enjoy an up-close view of the Great Pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Khufu, the oldest surviving structure, named one of the “seven ancient wonders of the world.” After seeing the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure, head to the magnificent Sphinx that guards the Giza plateau, amazingly carved out of one massive piece of limestone. Leisure time this afternoon, or join the optional half day tour to Memphis & Sakkara with lunch. Visit Memphis, the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, founded by King Menes. Now, is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II. In Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. Tonight, don't miss the optional Nile Dinner Cruise. Spend an evening in Cairo with a delightful dinner cruise along the iconic Nile
Optional: Half Day Memphis and Sakkara with Lunch (PM)
Optional: Nile Dinner Cruise
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Full Day in Cairo
Spend the day at leisure to further explore this fascinating city, or join the optional Half Day Egyptian Museum with Lunch. Begin with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, the world's largest museum of Egyptian artifacts. Marvel at the vast collection of 120,000 artifacts including treasures belonging to King Tutankhamun. Admire his six gold-gilded coffins and the legendary gold death mask. After lunch, return to your hotel. In the afternoon, participate in the optional Half Day Coptic Cairo with Dinner (PM). Make your way to the Saladin Citadel, dating from the 12th century. Built as a defense against the Crusaders, it served as the seat of the Egyptian government for 700 years. Next, head into Old Cairo. This area is the original home of the Coptic Christians, one of the world’s oldest Christian denominations. Here, visit the Hanging Church, that was built in the 7th century. Admire the courtyard and interior with its elaborate wooden screen, marble pulpit and icons. Proceed to Abu Serga, a 5th-century Coptic church and hear how the church was built over the site of a cave, believed to have sheltered the Holy Family during their flight into Egypt. Later, visit the Monastery and Church of St George, an early 20th-century church. It is one of the few round churches ever built in Egypt. Then, tour the Ben Ezra Synagogue, once a Christian church. Conclude with a visit to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar - a major souk in the city and one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. A perfect place to fine-tune your bartering skills. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel
Optional: Half Day Egyptian Museum with Lunch (AM) 
Optional: Half Day Coptic Cairo with Dinner (PM)
Optional: Egyptian Museum with Lunch & Coptic Cairo with Dinner Combo Package
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Full Day in Cairo
Today is free to further explore Cairo on you own, or join the optional Full Day Luxor Tour. In the morning, depart Cairo by flight to Luxor, the astonishing site of the ancient city of Thebes. First you will be transported to the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of Thebes on the West Bank of Luxor, to admire the tombs of ancient Egypt’s rulers. Continue to the stunning Valley of the Queens, a burial site for the wives of the Pharaohs. Next, head to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a colonnaded structure surrounded by cliffs and learn about the life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler. After crossing the river Nile, explore the East Bank of Luxor. Start with a visit to Luxor Temple and admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II. Stroll along the avenue of the Sphinxes to the magnificent Temples of Karnak, an archaeological treasure trove, dating back over 3,000 years. Pass through the Great Court and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive sandstone columns. Savor lunch and spend free time to explore on your own before boarding your flight back to Cairo
Optional: Full Day Luxor (AM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Full Day in Cairo
Another day at leisure in Cairo, or join the optional Full Day Alexandria Tour. Discover the legendary city of Alexandria, a culturally rich seaside metropolis and Egypt's second largest city. Begin the exploration of the city founded by Alexander the Great with a visit to the Roman amphitheater, a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators. Continue to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis hewn into a cliff that consists of 3 levels, dating from the 2nd century AD. View the Roman triclinium – a banquet hall to honor the dead before heading to the famous new Alexandria library. It is a tribute to the old library that burned and was once the largest library of the ancient world. After lunch, return to Cairo and spend your last night discovering the city's vibrant nightlife
Optional: Full Day Alexandria (AM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Tuesday - Depart Egypt
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Travel to Memphis, capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, founded by King Menes around 3100 BC. Now, it is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II. Next, continue on to Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, serving as the necropolis for the ancient capital, Memphis. Here, you can view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, considered to be the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Tour includes lunch at a local restaurant. Pick-up and drop-off details will be advised locally.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours
 

Day #3 01 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 $39.00
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Spend an evening in Cairo with a delightful dinner cruise along the iconic Nile River. Relax and discover the beauty of the ancient Egyptian city by night, as you glide along the water. Take in the views of the city's sparkling lights as you savor dinner of local specialties.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours

Day #3 01 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 $75.00
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Begin with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, the world's largest museum of Egyptian artifacts. Marvel at the vast collection of 120,000 artifacts including treasures belonging to King Tutankhamun. Admire his six gold-gilded coffins and the legendary gold death mask. After lunch, make your way to the Saladin Citadel, dating from the 12th century. Built as a defense against the Crusaders, it served as the seat of the Egyptian government for 700 years. Next, head into Old Cairo. This area is the original home of the Coptic Christians, one of the world’s oldest Christian denominations. Here, visit the Hanging Church, that was built in the 7th century. Admire the courtyard and interior with its elaborate wooden screen, marble pulpit and icons. Proceed to Abu Serga, a 5th-century Coptic church and hear how the church was built over the site of a cave, believed to have sheltered the Holy Family during their flight into Egypt. Then, tour the Ben Ezra Synagogue, once a Christian church. Next, stop at a Gold Bazaar were you can find unique pieces of silver and gold jewelry along with diamonds and precious stones. Conclude with a visit to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar - a major souk in the city and one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. A perfect place to fine-tune your bartering skills. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.

Approximate tour duration is 10 hours

Optionals "Half Day Egyptian Museum with lunch" and "Half Day Coptic Cairo with Dinner" operate at the same time as "Egyptian Museum with Lunch & Coptic Cairo with Dinner Combo Package" and should not be booked together.

Day #4 01 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 $99.00
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Enjoy a visit to the Egyptian Museum, the world's largest museum of Egyptian artifacts. Marvel at the vast collection of 120,000 artifacts including treasures belonging to King Tutankhamun. Admire his six gold-gilded coffins and the legendary gold death mask. Afterwards, enjoy lunch before returning to your hotel.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours

Optionals "Half Day Egyptian Museum with lunch" and "Half Day Coptic Cairo with Dinner" operate at the same time as "Egyptian Museum with Lunch & Coptic Cairo with Dinner Combo Package" and should not be booked together.

Day #4 01 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $49.00
01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $59.00
Half Day Egyptian Museum with Lunch Thumbnail

Visit 12th century Saladin Citadel Built as a defense against the Crusaders, it served as the seat of the Egyptian government for 700 years. Next, head into Old Cairo. This area is the original home of the Coptic Christians, one of the world’s oldest Christian denominations. Here, visit the Hanging Church, that was built in the 7th century. Admire the courtyard and interior with its elaborate wooden screen, marble pulpit and icons. Proceed to Abu Serga, a 5th-century Coptic church and hear how the church was built over the site of a cave, believed to have sheltered the Holy Family during their flight into Egypt. Later, visit the Monastery and Church of St George, an early 20th-century church. It is one of the few round churches ever built in Egypt. Then, tour the Ben Ezra Synagogue, once a Christian church. Next, stop at a Gold Bazaar were you can find unique pieces of silver and gold jewelry along with diamonds and precious stones. Conclude with a visit to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar - a major souk in the city and one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. A perfect place to fine-tune your bartering skills. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.

Approximate tour duration is 7 hours

Optionals "Half Day Egyptian Museum with lunch" and "Half Day Coptic Cairo with Dinner" operate at the same time as "Egyptian Museum with Lunch & Coptic Cairo with Dinner Combo Package" and should not be booked together.

Day #4 01 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $69.00
01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $79.00
Half Day Coptic Cairo with Dinner Thumbnail

In the morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor, the astonishing site of the ancient city of Thebes. First you will be transported to the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of Thebes on the West Bank of Luxor, to admire the tombs of ancient Egypt’s rulers. Continue to the stunning Valley of the Queens, a burial site for the wives of the Pharaohs. Next, head to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a colonnaded structure surrounded by cliffs and learn about the life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler. After crossing the river Nile, explore the East Bank of Luxor. Start with a visit to Luxor Temple and admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II. Stroll along the avenue of the Sphinxes to the magnificent Temples of Karnak, an archaeological treasure trove, dating back over 3,000 years. Pass through the Great Court and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive sandstone columns. Savor lunch and spend free time to explore on your own before boarding your flight back to Cairo.

Approximate tour duration is 14 hours

*Advance purchase is highly recommended for this tour. Tickets are limited and will not be available for purchase locally. Tickets will be available up to 70 days prior to travel for purchase.

Day #5 01 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 $369.00
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Discover the legendary city of Alexandria, a culturally rich seaside metropolis and Egypt's second largest city. Begin the exploration of the city founded by Alexander the Great with a visit to the Roman amphitheater, a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators. Continue to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis hewn into a cliff that consists of 3 levels, dating from the 2nd century AD. View the Roman triclinium – a funeral banquet hall to honor the dead before heading to the famous new Alexandria library. It's a tribute to the old library that burned and was once the largest library of the ancient world. After lunch, return to Cairo.

Approximate tour duration is 12 hours
 

Day #6 01 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 $99.00
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