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Cairo, Alexandria & the Mediterranean with Nile Cruise & Abu Simbel (6778) - 2014 / 2015

13 days from Cairo to Cairo


Cairo, Alexandria & the Mediterranean with Nile Cruise & Abu Simbel
Feluccas on the Nile River
Feluccas on the Nile River
Alexandria is known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean
Marvel at the massive stone sculpture of the Sphinx
See Sakkaras Stairway to the Sky, the oldest of all pyramids
Visit the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt
Experience the stunning sites of the Nile River
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Vacation Overview

A mesmerizing country of ancient civilization, Egypt’s culture and mysterious past fascinate generation after generation. Your adventure begins in Cairo, the most populated metro area in Africa. See the Sphinx, Valley Temple, and the great Giza pyramids. Enjoy the included guided visit of the National Egyptian Museum as well as Coptic Cairo and the Saladin Citadel. Follow the Nile Delta to Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea and visit the Fort of Qait, the gardens of Montaza Palace, and the new library. Along the Mediterranean coastal road, visit El Alamein, where two decisive battles were fought during WWII. On the way back to Cairo, visit one of the ancient Coptic monasteries and do some last-minute souvenir shopping at the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. Discover more amazing sites at the fascinating Sakkara step pyramid and the open-air museum in Memphis, then fly to Luxor and visit the Temple of Amun-Ra in Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. Next, embark your ship for an exciting 4-night Nile River cruise, from which you’ll visit the Valley of Kings, Deir el-Bahri, the Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Horus, Kom Ombo, the High Dam, and more. Fly to Abu Simbel and visit the famous ancient temples before returning to Cairo for a final overnight and the conclusion of your memorable trip.

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*Book a select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 18, 2013 and May 20, 2014 for travel in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2014 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit; any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 18, 2013 and May 20, 2014 for travel in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2014 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit; any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Headsets throughout the tour

Sightseeing:
Visits to Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, El Alamein, Memphis, Sakkara

Guides:

Professional Tour Director while touring

NOTE:

  • December 22 Departure - Christmas week


Day 1Arrive in Cairo, Egypt

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this exciting city. Later, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner this evening. (D)

Day 2Cairo

This morning, drive to the Giza Plateau to visit the three pyramids of Kings Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos, as well as the Valley Temple with the Sphinx. In the afternoon, visit the National Egyptian Museum and listen to the historic commentary given by your Tour Director as you walk around the exhibit halls. Also admire the treasure of the “Boy King,“ Tutankhamun. Tonight, join the optional evening Nile dinner cruise, which includes belly dancing and a folklore show. (B)

Day 3Cairo–Alexandria

Discover the oldest part of the city, known as Coptic Cairo, originally a Roman fortress town called “Babylon.” Today, some of the Roman walls can still be seen. Next, visit the Citadel of Saladin with its beautiful mosque. Leave Cairo and drive north through the Nile Delta area. Lunch is included en route. More vistas of the Egyptian countryside come alive before reaching Alexandria for three overnights. (B,L,D)

Day 4Alexandria

Alexandria, the “Pearl of the Mediterranean,” is the very essence of everything Egyptian—cosmopolitan, cultured, elegant, architecturally contrasting, effervescently alive, and, above all, conscious of its beauty and magnetism. On the included city sightseeing, see the catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar, and the new Alexandria library. Stop by the Fort of Qait, and enjoy a stroll around the gardens of the royal Montaza Palace. Afternoon and evening are at leisure. (B)

Day 5Alexandria. Excursion to El Alamein

Drive along the Mediterranean coastal road for a stop in El Alamein, made famous by the decisive victory of the Allies during WWII. Visit the military museum and cemetery and enjoy the included lunch before heading back to Alexandria. (B,L,D)

Day 6Alexandria–Wadi El Natrun–Cairo

Experience completely different scenery today as you travel back to Cairo on the desert road. Stop in Wadi el Natrun, situated in a valley dotted with oases. Visit one of the Coptic monasteries of this area and learn about the Coptic faith. Arrive in Cairo in time for some last-minute shopping at the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar. (B,D)

Day 7Cairo

Start the day with the included visit to the ancient Memphis Open-Air Museum. Then, see Sakkara's “stairway to the sky,“ the oldest of all pyramids. Later, time at leisure. (B)

Day 8Cairo–Luxor (Embarkation)

Fly to Luxor. On arrival, enjoy a visit to the colossal Temple of Amun-Ra in Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. Board your cruise ship, the Mövenpick Royal Lily. Overnight in Luxor. (B,L,D)

Day 9Luxor–Nile Cruise to Edfu

This morning, focus on the Valley of Kings, situated on the West Bank of the Nile. Visit Deir el-Bahri, Queen Hatshepsut’s monumental rock temple, and take pictures of the two Colossi of Memnon guarding the valleys. Return to the ship and sail down the Nile toward Edfu. (B,L,D)

Day 10Edfu–Nile Cruise to Aswan

Board a horse-drawn carriage for the drive through Edfu to the Temple of Horus. Return on board for lunch, then sail to Kom Ombo. Enjoy a short walk to its bluff-top temple dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods. Cruise to Aswan. (B,L,D)

Day 11Aswan

Start the day with a visit to the High Dam and the Temple of Philae. Afternoon at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 12Aswan–Abu Simbel–Aswan–Cairo

Early morning flight to Abu Simbel. Guided visit of the famous temples. Return to Aswan before your flight to Cairo for an overnight. (B)

Day 13Cairo

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Transportation:
Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Cairo if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach. Cruise in fully air-conditioned outside cabins with private bath, shower, and toilet on the Movenpick Royal Lily. All port taxes are not included


CAIRO Mövenpick Pyramids (F)
ALEXANDRIA Sheraton Alexandria (F)
CAIRO Concorde El Salaam (F)

Buffet breakfasts; 6 lunches; 8 dinners



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Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 18, 2013 and May 20, 2014 for travel in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2014 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit; any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.



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