Egypt Singles Tour and Nile Cruise
- 40's - 50's and 60's Singles Vacations
February 7 - February
When it comes to visiting the country of your dreams, no place holds the
promise of adventure and fantasy like the Egyptian ancient civilization that has held the world's fascination for
thousands of years. On this singles vacation we will explore this ponderous ancient
Egypt and Nile Cruise Singles Vacation
Vacation Day 1 - Arrive Cairo,
Arrive at Cairo Airport where you will be met by the group's assistant & transferred to our hotel
in Cairo. Tonight you will meet
the group for an optional dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 - Cairo to Luxor
After breakfast we get ready for a full day of amazing
highlights. First we drive to Memphis where we will see the limestone Colossus
of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx.
Then we continue to Sakkara where the Step Pyramid heralded the start of the pyramid age. From here prepare
yourself for a breathtaking experience as we marvel at one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great
Pyramids of Giza, and the Sphinx, which casts its enigmatic gaze across the sands of the desert.
After our exciting day tour we are travel to the
Cairo station for our overnight train to Luxor.
Vacation Day 3 -
The approach path to The Temple of Dendera is between two Roman fountains that end at the massive entry
gate. The enclosure walls are mud-brick and date to the Roman era. Within the walls are the temple, two
birth houses, a Coptic Basilica, a sanitorium, a sacred lake, and a temple to Isis. Learn about the
temple's long history on our day tour. There is evidence that Pepi I (Old Kingdom) rebuilt the temple while
other texts refer to reconditioning by Thutmose III, Amenhotep III and Ramesses II and III (of the New
Vacation Day 4
- Luxor and Nile Cruise - East Bank
Today we board our cruise ship and then discover the
East Bank of Luxor including Karnak & Luxor Temples. On
entering the Temples of Karnak you will see each legacy left by the various pharaohs as the complex
grew. The deeper you go, the further back in time you will travel, with the oldest ruins dating back
over 3,000 years.
The Luxor Temple was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a 2 kilometer long Avenue of Sphinx, a
portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Dominated by statues of the great warrior pharaoh
Ramses II, Luxor Temple has survived Nile floods, foreign invasion and thousands of years exposed to
Vacation Day 5 - Nile Cruise - West
After breakfast we cross to the west bank of
Luxor to discover the largest open museum in the world. Visit the
Thebes, Valley of the kings, which was used for over 1000 years as a great tomb for the Kings of the
New Kingdom (1500-1070 B.C)
We will also visit the famous
temple at El Deir El
Bahary for the only Pharaonic female ruler,
the Queen Hatshepsut.
On our way back we stop at the
Colossi of Memnon, named by
Greeks after the grandson of Eos, goddess of dawn and a mortuary temple in Thebes guarded by
two gigantic statuses of Amenhotep III
Vacation Day 6 - Nile Cruise - Kom Ombo -
Today we visit the temple Kom Ombo, built on a high dune overlooking the
Nile was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the Falcon God Horus. In ancient Egypt the
city was important to the caravan routes from Nubia and various gold mines
Then the group will visit Edfu, a flourishing city in Ancient Times. Today the most important monument
in the city of Edfu is the Temple of Horus, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful and
preserved Temples in Egypt. The construction of this Temple and its additions, inscriptions, and
relief's took about 180 years!
Day 7 - Nile Cruise to
We disembark for our excursion to the High Dam of
Aswan, built in the 1960s and the Unfinished Obelisk, the largest known ancient obelisk. The
obelisk's creators began to carve it directly out of bedrock, but cracks appeared in the granite and
the project was abandoned.
Sailing on a Felucca down the Nile is something you must do when
visiting Egypt. Feluccas are sail boats that have been used on the Nile since antiquity. The
group will enjoy a Felucca Ride past the Botanical Gardens and Outer View of Agha
Discover the legends of Goddess Isis & God Osiris on a narrated journey at the Sound and
Light Show at Philae Temple. Enjoy the spectacular lights of the multimedia presentations which
vividly reveals the form and majesty of this ancient site and walk through the magnificent temple as its
history is narrated.
Day 8 - Nile Cruise - Abu Simbel
Morning flight to Abu Simbel to visit The
Ramses II & his wife Nefertari. Abu Simbel was built
by Ramesses II (Pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty of the Egyptian New Kingdom, who ruled 1279-1213 BC) in
Not only are the two temples among the most magnificent monuments
in the world but their removal and reconstruction was an historic event in itself. When the temples were
threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the High Dam, the Egyptian Government
secured the support of UNESCO. During the salvage operation the two temples were dismantled and raised
about 200 feet up the sandstone cliff where they had been built more than 3,000 years before. Here they
were reassembled, in the exact same relationship to each other and the sun, and covered with an artificial
After our morning tour we board a
plane back to Cairo and check back in to the Barcelo hotel.
Vacation Day 9 - Luxor to
Today we visit the Egyptian Museum which has over 120,000 items and the greatest collection of Egyptian
The Citadel, a monument to medieval warfare, houses a number
of museums, ancient mosques and the Alabaster Mosqueof Mohamed Ali (used
as the royal
Get your last minute gifts and souvenirs at the Khan El Khalili
dates back to 1382 and is known for selling good-quality clothing, cloth, spices,
souvenirs, and traditional jewelry and perfumes at reasonable prices.
Enjoy the Farewell Dinner in a wonderful outdoor locale.
Day 10 - Depart Cairo
Free time to spend our last hours in Cairo before we must say goodbye to Egypt and all our new
single friends. Transfer to the airport and our flights home.
Egypt Singles Vacation and Nile
February 7 -
* 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations
* 1 Night Sleeper Train Cairo / Aswan
* 4 Nights onboard 5* Nile Cruise
* 6 Dinners - 5 Lunches
* English speaking guide/host
* All Tours and Admissions per
* Domestic Airline Flights
* Airport/Hotel Transfers (on Tour Dates Only)
* All Taxes & Services charge
*The price per person is for a double room. Best Single Travel
provides roommate matching on all our singles vacations, so there is never a
need to pay a "single supplement". If you wish to room alone the cost is an
Tips - $10 per day collected first day of tour
Egyptian Visa - purchase at airport upon arrival
Egypt & Nile
Deposit - $400
Balance Due -
January 1, 2014
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