Exclusive: Elegance of Egypt

    Small Group Luxury Journey | December 7 - December 13, 2022 | 7-Days | Offer valid until October 7, 2022

    Exclusive: Elegance of Egypt

    All-in Price: $4,745CAD Per Person (Double Occupancy/Pharaoh Deck) or $4,965CAD Per Person (Based on Double Occupancy/Pyramid Deck)

    (Rate is per person, land only plus Intra Air, double occupancy, tour inclusions and available options may vary based on departure date. Flight options are available on request.)

    Single Supplement: $1,400CAD (Pharaoh Deck) or $1,490CAD (Pyramid Deck)

    Departure Date: December 7, 2022

    Return Date: December 13, 2022

    Photo: Couple admiring the ancient wonder of Karnak Temple in Egypt with no crowds

    Highlights:

    • Nile Cruise: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner accompanied by a Nubian folklore show.
    • Aswan: Like Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie before you, enjoy the sunset and afternoon tea in colonial English-style at Aswan's famous Old Cataract Hotel.
    • Nile Cruise: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.
    • Dining Summary: 6 Breakfasts (B), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT), 3 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D) all with bottled water, tea or coffee.
    • Giza: 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.
    • Cairo: During your visit to the Egyptian Museum with your Local Expert, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery - Tutankhamun’s treasure.
    • Giza: If only these walls could talk! Oh, but they do at the audio visual Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
    • Cairo: Board your included flight to reach Aswan.
    • Aswan: During your visit to Aswan High Dam and the granite quarries, witness one of Queen Hatshepsut's unfinished obelisk.
    • Philae Island: Rising from the waters, on the Island of Philae is the amazing Temple of Isis. Board a motorboat to get there.
    • 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.
    • 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: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the temple of Luxor and marvel at this ancient monument.
    • West Bank: See the mighty Colossi of Memnon, guarded by two giant seated figures of Amenhotep III.
    • Luxor: Venture to the Necropolis with your Egyptologist and discover where many pharaohs were laid to rest. See the royal tombs and visit the Temple of Hatshepsut; stepped platforms, pillared porticoes, and vibrant reliefs, set against the desert backdrop make it one of the world’s most striking architectural masterpieces.
    • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man.
    • Luxor: Visit a family home and witness the making of authentic Egyptian sun bread.
    • Luxor: Catch your final glimpse of the Nile onboard your included flight back to Cairo.

    Tour Inclusions:

    • 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. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary port transfers are included when cruise travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

    Tour Exclusions:

    • No early check in/late checkout included
    • International, domestic and internal airfares
    • Travel insurance, visas and items of a personal nature
    • Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers and Local Experts

    Photo: Map of Elegance of Egypt Itinerary

    Elegance of Egypt Itinerary:

    Day 1: Cairo at Leisure

    Wednesday, December 7, 2022

    El Qahira (Cairo) Egypt

    Welcome to the timeless land of the pharaohs. On arrival in Cairo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure as tomorrow you begin your journey into the ancient world. In the evening, get to know your Travelling Concierge and fellow guests over a welcome drink at the hotel.

    ACCOMMODATION: Mena House Hotel (Pyramid View), Giza

    Day 2: Cairo Sightseeing

    Thursday, December 8, 2022

    El Qahira (Cairo), Egypt

    In the morning, join your Travelling Concierge, a knowledgeable Egyptologist, and begin your discovery of this timeless land. Start with a visit to the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, including exploring inside one of these wonders and a visit to the enigmatic Sphinx. Afterwards, visit the Egyptian Museum, to witness the priceless treasures recovered from the Tomb of Tutankhamun. Later, drive to the Pyramids to witness the magical Sound & Light Show, an unforgettable introduction to the world of ancient Egypt. 

    MEAL(S): Breakfast

    ACCOMMODATION: Mena House Hotel (Pyramid View), Giza

    Day 3: Fly to Aswan to join your cruise

    Friday, December 9, 2022

    Egypt, Aswan - Egypt

    Board your plane for a morning flight across the desert to Aswan. Visit the Aswan High Dam and the granite quarries, where one of Queen Hatshepsut's obelisks lies abandoned in the bedrock. Then cross the Nile by motorboat to the well-preserved Philae temple complex, moved stone-by-stone to its current location following the construction of the High Dam. Next, stretch out on a traditional Nile felucca for a peaceful ride around Kitchener’s Island. In the late afternoon, join the likes of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie before you, with a colonial-style high tea on the terrace of the Old Cataract Hotel. Once on your stylish and spacious cruiser, enjoy a Highlight Dinner, accompanied by a Nubian folklore show and live music.

    MEAL(S): Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner with Wine

    ACCOMMODATION: River Tosca

    Day 4: Kom Ombo to Edfu

    Saturday, December 10, 2022

    Aswan - Egypt

    The morning is at leisure to relax or explore, or maybe take a Locally Available Experience by air to visit the amazing temples of Abu Simbel? These extraordinary temples were carved out of the cliff side by Rameses II and later transported, in an amazing feat of modern engineering, out of the rising waters of Lake Nasser. At lunchtime, set sail for the temple at Kom Ombo – a glorious sight as you approach by river. Unique in Egypt, it's dedicated to both the falcon-headed Horus and the crocodile god, Sobek. Then, drift past irrigated fields and palm-fringed villages to dock at Edfu. As evening falls, don your galabeyas, which are traditional Egyptian attire, for a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.

    MEAL(S): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

    ACCOMMODATION: River Tosca

    Photo: Group viewing hieroglyphics

    Day 5: Esna Temple and the Temple of Luxor

    Sunday, December 11, 2022

    Egypt, Luxor - Egypt

    Start with a visit to Esna Temple. Situated in the centre of Esna, this fascinating and highly decorated temple is dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, the god of creation. Then, sit back and observe everyday life in rural Egypt, as you float downstream to Luxor. Visit the Temple of Luxor as the sun sets.

    MEAL(S): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

    ACCOMMODATION: River Tosca

    Day 6: Luxor sightseeing and Cairo

    Monday, December 12, 2022

    El Qahira (Cairo) - Egypt

    Across the Nile, to the west of the city, lies the necropolis of ancient Thebes. Stop for a photo of the Colossi of Memnon; these two giant seated figures of Amenhotep III once guarded his mortuary temple. In the nearby Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian kings planned to meet their gods in the afterlife. Visit some of their tombs, then continue to the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rare female pharaohs. Next, visit a family home and witness the making of authentic Egyptian sun bread. Return to Luxor for your final highlight, Karnak, the largest temple complex built by man. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, past the statue of Rameses II, to the vast Hypostyle Hall, housing 134 giant decorated columns. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Cairo.

    MEAL(S): Breakfast

    ACCOMMODATION: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence

    Day 7: Depart Cairo - Tour Ends

    Tuesday, December 13, 2022

    El Qahira (Cairo) - Egypt

    Your journey concludes after breakfast and you will be transferred to Cairo Airport to board your onward flight.

    MEAL(S): Breakfast

    Deposit: A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. Deposit is refundable up to 5-months prior to departure. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. 

    Final Payment Date: October 7, 2022 or 5-months prior to departure

    Offer valid until October 7, 2022! Don't delay and book Egypt today!

    Terms And Conditions

    A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. Deposit is refundable up to 5 months prior to departure. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Final Payment date: Oct 7, 2022 or 5 months prior to departure. Client Documents will be email approximately 2-to 3-weeks prior to departure date. NOTE: This trip falls under LEVEL 3. YOUR WELL-BEING IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. We have worked closely with the World Travel & Tourism Council to guide and co-create global protocols. For more details, contact your travel advisor. AIR TRANSPORTATION: Not included unless otherwise outlined in each itinerary page Trip Planner. Please be advised that due to transportation security, Airlines will collect the necessary required information from guests. Day 1 is the start date and first hotel night included with the journey. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before. Transfers are complimentary to guests who have provided Luxury Gold Vacations with their flight details and are staying in a hotel booked by Luxury Gold Vacations (Insight Vacations). If travellers have not booked flights with Luxury Gold (Insight Vacations), flight details are required at time of booking and at the very latest upon final payment. They can be added any time prior to final payment through My Luxury Gold. Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify the information you will be provided when filling out the Wellness Declaration upon arrival. PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP: PASSPORTS AND VISAS: We strongly recommend that you have a valid passport (with seven-month validity) for all travel outside Canada. Please be advised transit visas may be required if connecting through a country on route to your final destination. Entry and Visa Requirements: Canadian passport holders require a visa for Egypt. Visa can be obtained prior to departure or upon arrival. This trip includes Internal Flights from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo. Luggage allowance with Egypt Air is limited to one suitcase per guest (maximum of 50lbs/23Kg); one hand luggage per guest (maximum of 17lbs/8Kg). IMPORTANT PREVIEW BOOKING CONDITIONS: The finalized itinerary and dates will be confirmed upon the release of Insight 2022 Europe brochure. Preview itineraries and trip content are based on the itineraries featured in Insight 2021 Europe brochure (unless specified otherwise) however items such as hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, trip destinations are all subject to change. INSURANCE When traveling outside Canada, health insurance is required. Contact your travel advisor for more details. Group Booking Number: A163511/IVCANS.

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