Egypt Singles Tour and Nile Cruise
40's - 50's and 60's Singles Vacations
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 civilization.
Egypt and Nile Cruise Singles Vacation Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrive Cairo, Egypt
Arrive at Cairo Airport where you will be met by the group's assistant & transferred to our hotel in Cairo.
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 - Luxor
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 Kingdom).
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.
After breakfast we cross to the west bank of Luxor to discover the largest open museum in the world. Visit the Necropolis of 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.
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!
Vacation Day 7 - Nile Cruise to Aswan
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 Khan.
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.
Vacation Day 8 - Nile Cruise - Abu Simbel
Morning flight to Abu Simbel to visit The Temple of 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 Nubia.
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 mountain.
After our morning tour we board a plane back to Cairo and check back in to the Barcelo hotel.
Vacation Day 9 - Luxor to Cairo
Today we visit the Egyptian Museum which has over 120,000 items and the greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities.
Get your last minute gifts and souvenirs at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The souk dates back to 1382 and is known for selling good-quality clothing, cloth, spices, souvenirs, and traditional jewelry and perfumes at reasonable prices.
Egypt Singles Vacation and Nile Cruise
February 7 - 16, 2014
* 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations
* 1 Night Sleeper Train Cairo / Aswan
* 4 Nights onboard 5* Nile Cruise
* Breakfast Daily
* 6 Dinners - 5 Lunches
* English speaking guide/host
* All Tours and Admissions per itinerary
* 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 additional $500.
Tips - $10 per day collected first day of tour
Egyptian Visa - purchase at airport upon arrival
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