Return to The Fatherland - Egypt and The Nile
Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and more!
Trip Details

Trip Dates

Nov 08, 2020 until Nov 18, 2020
Starting from $7,950 per person
10 Days / 9 Nights

Price Details

Pricing is per person based on shared double occupancy. $25.00 per person non refundable booking fee is charged at time of deposit.  25% deposit is required to reserve your space. Final payment is due January 6, 2020. All payments are non-refundable. 

 
Inclusions:
Entry Visa for Egypt
Accommodation as indicated
Private air charter in Egypt
Private group transfer included 
All tours as described in the program with private English-speaking Egyptologist throughout the trip in Egypt (Cruise touring will be maximum of 8 guests per guide) 
All meals as mentioned in the program including tea, coffee and mineral water.
All meals while on-board Zahra Oberoi are a-la-carte 
Portage at airports and hotels.
 
Exclusions:
International Flights.
Meals and touring not mentioned within the program
Gratuities
Personal items
Spa services

PLEASE NOTE: 

Founder’s Journey will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip with the Hiltons.
On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
Special global relationships that the Hiltons have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.
Minimum numbers must be met in order for the Hiltons to host the journey.
The Hiltons reserve the right to adjust the duration of their participation should any schedule conflicts arise.
Founder’s Journey guests are invited to join our select Founder’s Journey Loyalty Program debuting in 2020.  More details to be announced January 2020.
Starting in 2021, Luggage Concierge Service will be included on the outbound segment, so that we can be certain your luggage will arrive with no delays.

Trip Overview

The call of history beckons. Egypt is a land teeming with discovery and surprises at every turn. Visit the soon-to-be-opened Grand Egyptian Museum during your two night stay in the city of Cairo. Feel the beating spirit of the Nile as you sail along the river from Luxor to Aswan, stopping along the way to explore the many ancient cities and hidden treasures that lie at the river's edge. 

 

Featured Hosts

Ryan & Malaka Hilton

Ryan & Malaka Hilton

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Points of Interest

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Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser

This unique vessel offers a limited number of luxury accommodations, all day fine dining and personalised spa treatments. The 284 - 538 square foot luxury cabins and suites boast River Nile views, luxurious bathrooms and high speed Internet. There are multiple options for dining, all with al a carte menus coupled with a sincere, courteous attention to your every need for an unmistakably Oberoi experience.   
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Valley of the Kings

Visit Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut's tomb, Ramses "the Six." This is followed by a visit to the Temple of Madinat Habu and on the way back stop at the Colossus of Memnon.
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Queen Nefertari's Tomb

Long praised as the most beautifullydecorated of all the tombs on the West Bank of Luxor, this masterpiece of Egyptian art was restored by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority and the Getty Conservation institute in the USA. Specialists worked for 6 years to clean the paintings and re-affix them to the plaster walls from where they had been flaking, and today it is hardly conceivable that such vibrant colors have actually not been retouched since they were first laid thousands of years ago. 
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Temples of Karnak & Luxor

The Temple of Karnak was built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral. Proceed with your Egyptologist guide on a tour of the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor dedicated to the god Amun.
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The Sphinx

Visit the Valley Temple, housing the mysterious Sphinx, located in what was once a quarry to the east of Chephren’s pyramid. One theory suggests this Pharaoh’s workers shaped the body into a lion and gave it their king’s face, as a guardian of the necropolis.
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Temples of Abu Simbel

Built by the Great Ramses II, Egypt’s longest ruling pharaoh, Abu Simbel is one of the most recognizable images in the country. Actually two temples, namely the Great Temple of Ra-Harakhte, fronted by the four colossal statues of Ramses II and the Temple of Hathor, dedicated to Ramses’ favorite wife Queen Nefertari.

Itinerary

  1. Arrival Cairo

    Private group transfer to the Mena House Cairo

    Overnight at Mena House Cairo 

  2. Visit to Sakarra and the Great Pyramids of Giza followed by a special tour of the solar boat museum and priveleged access to The Paws of the Sphynx with a private presentation. 

    Surprise dinner this evening 

    Overnight at Mena House Cairo

  3. Visit the Grand Egyptian Museum*

    Private air charter to Luxor to board The Oberoi Zahra 

    Embarkation

    Visit Karnak Temple and Luxor museum

    *If the museum has officially opened. If not, we will visit the National Museum of Egypt.

  4. Explore the West Bank of ancient Thebes. Visit Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, King Tut's tomb and Ramses "the Six". This is followed by a visit to The temple of Madinat Habu and on the way back stop at the Colossus of Memnon.

    Special Privileged Access Visit to the Tomb of Nefertari: Long praised as the most beautifully-decorated of all the tombs on the West Bank of Luxor, this masterpiece of Egyptian art was restored by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority and the Getty Conservation institute in the USA.  Specialists worked for 6 years to clean the paintings and re-affix them to the plaster walls from where they had been flaking, and today it is hardly conceivable that such vibrant colors have actually not been retouched since they were first laid thousands of years ago

    This afternoon travel to Dendara by road to visit the Temple of Dendarah, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of Music, Love and Joy.

  5. Today we will visit the West Bank (Valley of the Noble’s tombs, Dier El Madina, the site of a very special workman’s village, whose craftsmen built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. Lastly, visit the Temple of Hatchepsut)

  6. Edfu 

    Visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to Horus the Falcon God.

  7. Aswan 

    Visit the High Dam and Philae temple

  8. Komombo

    Visit the temple of Komombo. One side is dedicated to the Crocodile God
    Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Haroeris, also known as Horus, the Elder.

    Tonight enjoy an after sunset - Sound and light show at Philae Temple

  9. Aswan 

    Day at leisure.  Relax or enjoy the spa.  You may wish to have an afternoon felucca ride or visit the Awan evening market after dinner, please inquire onboard to arrange.

  10. Disembarkation in Aswan 

    Early morning private plane to experience the spectacular sunrise at Abu Simbel 

    About Abu Simbel: The two temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel are each fronted by colossal statues up to 20 meters high, and are famed as the most impressive monuments remaining of Ancient Egypt in modern times. Recently the temples were threatened by the waters of Lake Nasser, and with the help of a UNESCO campaign they were cut into blocks, raised piece-by-piece, and reassembled in a new position higher up the hillside.

    Tonight you'll have an airport hotel for use of dayroom or overnight depending on your departure flight 

     

  11. Private group transfer

    Board your international flight home or onward for post-departure trip

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