Julie Cunningham

Julie’s Star Travel Agency

Star's Egyptian Fall Getaway

Nov 3, 2022 to Nov 10, 2022
Egypt

Star's Egyptian Luxury Fall Getaway 2022!

NOVEMBER 03 – NOVEMBER 10, 2022
8D7N Itinerary         


             

 


03NOV2022   ARRIVE CAIRO                                                                                                       (D)

On arrival in Cairo International Airport, you will be met by Goway's local representative inside the customs and immigration area holding a signboard with your name on it. After being assisted with immigration formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel to check in for next 2 nights in Cairo.

 The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore on your own until this evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the hotel to meet your travel fellow.

 (Note: Hotel Check in time at 2 pm. Early check in is subject to availability and at the discretion of the hotel and at a surcharge. )



Nile Ritz Carlton 5*, Deluxe City and Museum View Room

 

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo carries a rich legacy of tradition and luxury. Overlooking the Nile River lies the iconic luxury hotel, offering leisure and business travelers an opulent retreat in the heart of Cairo. The hotel marries the “bucket-list” city with world-class services; offering splendid amenities including more than nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a lavish spa and unprecedented service promising you an unforgettable getaway. The elegantly appointed 331 rooms including 50 suites are designed to pamper your senses with the finest amenities. Overlooking either the legendary Nile or the historical Egyptian Museum.

 

 

04NOV2022   Full day Pyramids, Sphinx & EGYPTIAN MUSEUM                      (B/L)

After breakfast at the hotel,  at 9:00 am, we depart for a Full-day tour to visit Pyramids and Sphinx.

Pyramids and Sphinx were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built of 2,300,000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and one-half tons. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially interesting since its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet high and 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body.

 

Afterwards, enjoy a Camel Ride at Giza Pyramids. Mount a camel and ride it through the desert to the base of the Great Pyramid. There will be horse for riding if a camel seems a bit intimidating.

 

After lunch at a local restaurant, we visit Egyptian Museum, which is the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. It features artifacts from the Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods, including the celebrated mummies of ancient Egypt's kings and Tutankhamun treasures. 

 

After the tour,  we return to your hotel for the remainder of the day is at leisure.

 

05NOV2022   CAIRO – LUXOR - NILE GODDESS CRUISE                                         (B/L/D)

Today, you will transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor (flight is not included). 

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your ship, your floating hotel for the next four nights in a deluxe cabin on a full board basis as you cruise along the Nile.

 In an unforgettable excursion, visitors drive to the Luxor Temple. Many festivals were celebrated in Thebes. The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important one, the festival of Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, the temple served as a setting for the rituals of the festival, which was held to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with his divine office. The procession of images of the current royal family began at Karnak and ended at the Luxor temple.

 Karnak was erected in 1928 BC as a small shrine dedicated to Amun, god of Thebes. The Temple of Karnak comprises three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples - all constructed over 1300 years. The three main temples of Mut, Monthu and Amun, are enclosed in enormous brick walls, with the temple of Amun at the center. Karnak is now the largest.

 Accommodation: Esplanade Nile cruise, Deluxe Cabin or similar (4 Nights)

 

 06NOV2022   NILE GODDESS CRUISE: LUXOR – EDFU                                            (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we visit the West Bank and the burial ground of the Pharaohs including the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.

 The Valley of the Kings is home to many Pharaonic tombs of the New Kingdom, including those of King Tutankhamen and Ramses the Great. Each King's formal name and title is inscribed in his tomb, which are also adorned with his images and statues. Most of the tombs  were cut into the limestone following a similar pattern: three corridors, an antechamber and a sunken sarcophagus chamber. The Valley of the Queens includes between 75 and 80 tombs, belonging to queens of the 18th, 19th and 20th Dynasties. Among these is the famous tomb of Nefertiti, one of the five wives of Ramses II. Hatshepsut Temple was built just north of the Middle Kingdom temple of Mentuhoteb Nebhepetre, amid the bay of cliffs known as Deir El-Bahri. The female pharaoh chose to build her temple in a valley sacred to the Theban Goddess of the West, on a direct axis with Karnak temple of Amun on the East Bank. Set sail to Edfu via the Esna lock. The small town of Edfu is situated on the west bank of the Nile, 56 km south of Esna and 105 km north of Aswan. Today, Edfu is an important centre for sugar production and pottery making. The site of Edfu was known as Wetjetser hor (classical name Apollinopolos Magna), the place where the god Horus was worshipped and the ancient mythological battle between Horus and his traditional enemy, Seth, took place.

 

07NOV2022   NILE GODDESS CRUISE: EDFU – KOM OMBO - ASWAN                 (B/L/D)

 This morning you will visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu. Travel to and from the temple by horse drawn carriage. The temple is perhaps the best preserved in all of Egypt and ranks second behind Karnak, simply because of its immense size. At the temple's entrance stand two large black granite statues of Horus who is depicted as a falcon. The elaborate carvings on the walls of the temple are beautiful as if carved just yesterday. Inside the temple is a small sanctuary where the priests of the day offered the best parts of the animals to the gods.

Wall Reliefs, Temple of Sobek and Haroeris, Kom Ombo, Egypt, North Africa,  Africa - RHPLF16060 - RHPL/Westend61We continue sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the Graeco Roman style Temple of Sobek. Standing serenely on a hilltop, the site offers an incredible view over the Nile. Kom Ombo is located on a bend in the Nile River about 50 km north of Aswan. Located on the east bank, Kom Ombo is home to an unusual double Temple of Sobek built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris (Horus the Elder). Despite being badly damaged, the temple is a beautiful sight as you approach from either direction on the river, particularly as sunset nears and the colours change.

 

08NOV2022     NILE GODDESS CRUISE: ASWAN SIGHTSEEING                           (B/L/D)

Aswan, Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town, is located about 81 miles south of Luxor and has a distinctively African atmosphere. Its ancient Egyptian name was Syene. Small enough to walk around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile, the pace of life is slow and relaxing. Days can be spent strolling up and down the broad Corniche, watching the sailboats etch the sky with their tall masts or sitting in floating restaurants listening to Nubian music and eating freshly caught fish.

 Morning visit to Nubian village with local lunch.

The Village is a typical Nubian village with Nubian life style, the Nubians still live there with Nubian decoration and visitors are invited for cup of tea in one of the Nubian houses.

 afternoon continue to visit Aswan's High Dam and the Temple of Philae. The Old High Dam was built by Sir W. Wilcox on Behalf of the British authorities in 1898. It is constructed of Granite quarried in the Aswan area. The official opening took place in 1902. The Temple of Philae was dismantled and reassembled (on Agilika Island about 500 m from its original home on Philae Island) in the wake of the High Dam. The Temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting, which has been landscaped to match its original site. Its various shrines and sanctuaries, which include a temple of Hathor, a Birth House and two pylons, celebrate all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth.

 Optional afternoon Tea Experience at Old Cataract Hotel at additional cost.

Legendary Victorian palace Terrace is the most amazing place to have afternoon tea in Aswan or relish hibiscus tea, where you can sit down overlooking the Nile while the sun is setting in the distance while enjoying petite pastries with classical music playing softly in the background.

 09NOV2022     ASWAN - CAIRO                                                                                                   (B/D)

After breakfast on board and we disembark and transfer to Aswan Airport for your flight back to Cairo, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel to check in. Free at leisure in the afternoon until this evening enjoy your Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

  Accommodation: Le Meridian Airport Hotel or similar (1 Night)

  10NOV2022               DEPART CAIRO                                                                                                     (B) 

Transfer to Cairo airport in time for your flight home.

 

                   Welcome back home!

 

Cancellation policy:

INSURANCE:

 

It is strongly recommended that clients purchase cancellation insurance to protect themselves against cancellation due to illness prior to or during travel. In the event a traveler becoming ill during a tour and has not purchased insurance, all hospital and medical expenses are the traveler's responsibility. Based on Tour Operator/Travel Agencies current cancellation policies the passenger may incur up to 100% cancellation penalties and should protect themselves with cancellation insurance.

 

Insurance MUST be purchased at time of booking for Pre-existing  or anytime during any of individual client deposits or payments being made and only covers non-refundable client money held by Tour operator/Travel Agency. If the group cancels prior to final payment and supplier fees being applicable, due to the required minimum numbers not being reached, the premium is refundable providing no claim has been made. In all other cases, the premium is non-refundable.  If trip is moved to a future date out of agency control and group is in penalty payments are nonrefundable and will be applied to trip at future date.

 

Rates: All rates are subject to reconfirmation at the time of the policy being purchased. We will be happy to quote current rates, however these are not guaranteed until the policy is purchased.

 

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IMPORTANT NOTES ON INSURANCE:

1. Julie's Star Travel cannot cannot sell insurance to clients who are residents out of the US territory.

2.  Insurance is nonrefundable.


Available Packages

Eyptian Getaway Double Occupancy (land only)
Available until November 30, 2021

$3,040.00
Deposit: $300.00

This pricing is based upon two persons sharing.  Not a single occupancy.

Egyptian Single Room (land only)
Available until November 30, 2021

$4,324.00
Deposit: $300.00

If you do not have a roommate you will pay the double and single supplement rate