8 Day Egypt's Pyramids (New York Special)

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Additional Information:
If you book 8 Day Egypt's Pyramids flying with EgyptAir, please note that flights require tickets be paid and issued immediately. Once issued, a $200 EgyptAir cancellation fee applies including if Egypt is closed to visitors. EgyptAir's schedule requires an additional night in Cairo at no additional cost.

During Ramadan (Apr 2 - May 1, 2022), historic and cultural sites may close early and operate with minimal staff. The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the holiday observance. Traffic congestion is common during Ramadan. Some hotels and restaurants may not serve alcoholic beverages. Entertainment may be limited to be respectful of the holiday observance. Modest dress is suggested during Ramadan (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops). Use discretion when drinking, eating, and smoking in public between sunrise and sunset.


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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

Egypt's history and culture have not changed but recent political events have left their mark on daily life. You may see more armed guards and police vehicle presence than in the past. Security is of primary importance and we encourage you to travel in groups and not alone. Most domestic flights from Cairo to Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan) depart in the early morning, requiring waking before dawn. Some common comforts such as hygiene may be lacking. Consider the local dress code and watch your diet. Eat cooked food only and stick to bottled beverages. Due to Egypt's proximity to the Sahara Desert, local hot winds bring sand and dust everywhere. This program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. You will encounter some uneven surfaces, cobbled streets, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Traffic congestion and delays are common, particularly in downtown Cairo. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Cairo, Cairo-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 5 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • Breakfast daily

Flights from the USA may arrive on DAY 3.

 

Special Features

  • Embark on a morning tour of the Pyramids of Giza that includes a visit to the magnificent Sphinx that guards the Giza plateau

Is This Trip Right for You?

Egypt's history and culture have not changed but recent political events have left their mark on daily life. You may see more armed guards and police vehicle presence than in the past. Security is of primary importance and we encourage you to travel in groups and not alone. Most domestic flights from Cairo to Upper Egypt (Luxor, Aswan) depart in the early morning, requiring waking before dawn. Some common comforts such as hygiene may be lacking. Consider the local dress code and watch your diet. Eat cooked food only and stick to bottled beverages. Due to Egypt's proximity to the Sahara Desert, local hot winds bring sand and dust everywhere. This program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. You will encounter some uneven surfaces, cobbled streets, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Traffic congestion and delays are common, particularly in downtown Cairo. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Egypt
Depart for Egypt

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Cairo
Arrive in Egypt, one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations; transfer to the hotel in Cairo late this evening
Overnight: Cairo

DAY 3, Saturday - Explore the Pyramids of Giza
Awaken in this city of ancient wonders. Spend the morning at leisure to adjust to your new surroundings. In the afternoon, begin your discovery of the Pyramids of Giza, built during the 3rd and 4th dynasties of the Old Kingdom. Enjoy an up-close view of the Great Pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Khufu, the oldest surviving structure, named one of the "seven ancient wonders of the world." After seeing the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure, head to the magnificent Sphinx that guards the Giza plateau, amazingly carved out of one massive piece of limestone. Next, visit a Papyrus shop where you can observe a quick demonstration of how the papyrus paper is made from the papyrus grass. Browse the collection of artwork on display. Afterwards, return to the hotel. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Full Day in Cairo
Spend the day at leisure to explore this fascinating city, or join the optional half day tour to Memphis & Sakkara with lunch. Visit Memphis, the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, founded by King Menes. Now, is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II. In Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, built by architect Imhotep, considered to be the oldest pyramid in Egypt. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit a carpet school before heading back to your hotel. Tonight, don't miss the optional Nile Dinner Cruise. Spend an evening in Cairo with a delightful dinner cruise along the iconic Nile
Optional: Half Day Memphis and Sakkara with Lunch (PM)
Optional: Nile Dinner Cruise
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Full Day in Cairo
Today is at leisure, to further explore Cairo, or join the optional Half Day Egyptian Museum with Lunch. Begin with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, which houses the world's most extensive collection of Pharaonic antiquities. Marvel at the vast collection of artifacts from Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era. The original collection was established in the late 19th century. After lunch, return to your hotel. In the afternoon, participate in the optional Half Day Citadel & Khan El Khalili Bazaar with Dinner. Make your way to the impressive Citadel, dating from the 12th century. Built by Saladin as a defense against Crusader attacks. It served as the seat of government in Egypt for 700 years. Admire the stunning alabaster-tiled Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque, situated at the summit of the Citadel. Afterward, head to the heart of Islamic Cairo and wander the narrow winding alleys of El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo's most famous souk. Here, you will find everything from gold and spices to scarabs and antiques. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Half Day Egyptian Museum with Lunch (AM) 
Optional: Half Day Citadel & Khan El Khalili Bazaar with Dinner (PM)
Optional: Egyptian Museum with lunch & Khan El Khalili with Dinner Combo Package
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Full Day in Cairo
Another day at leisure in Cairo, or join the optional Full Day Alexandria Tour. Discover the legendary city of Alexandria, a culturally rich seaside metropolis and Egypt's second largest city. Begin the exploration of the city founded by Alexander the Great with a visit to the Roman amphitheater, a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators. Continue to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis hewn into a cliff that consists of 3 levels, dating from the 2nd century AD. View the Roman triclinium - a banquet hall to honor the dead before heading to the famous new Alexandria library. It is a tribute to the old library that burned and was once the largest library of the ancient world. After lunch, return to Cairo and spend your last night discovering the city's vibrant nightlife
Optional: Full Day Alexandria (AM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Full Day in Cairo
On you last day at leisure, perhaps join the optional Full Day Civilization Museum & Coptic Cairo with Lunch. The tour begins with a visit to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Be amazed by its extensive collection of more than 50,000 artifacts, depicting the several stages of the development of Egyptian civilization from the Predynastic period to the modern age. Head to a local restaurant for lunch and sample delectable traditional cuisine. After, make your way to Old Cairo, this area is the original home of the Coptic Christians, one of the world's oldest Christian denominations. Visit the Hanging Church, that was built in the 7th century, probably on the site of a previous 3rd century church. Admire the courtyard and interior with its elaborate wooden screen, marble pulpit and icons. Proceed to Abu Serga, known formally as Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. This place has great significance as it is believed to be the spot where the Holy Family took refuge during their journey in Egypt. Then, continue to Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is the reputed location of Moses' discovery as a baby. Later, return to the hotel. Late evening transfer to the airport for all flights departing around midnight
*The hotel checkout is at 8 PM, departure transfers for this package are at approximately 9 PM.
*If you booked 8 Day Egypt's Pyramids flying with EgyptAir, please note that flights require tickets be paid and issued immediately. Once issued, a $200 EgyptAir cancellation fee applies including if Egypt is closed to visitors. EgyptAir's schedule requires an additional night in Cairo at no additional cost.
Optional: Full Day Civilization Museum & Coptic Cairo with Lunch
Day Use: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Depart Egypt

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Nile Dinner Cruise

Spend an evening in Cairo with a delightful dinner cruise along the iconic Nile River. Relax and discover the beauty of the ancient Egyptian city by night, as you glide along the water. Enjoy a Tanoura dance show, then watch as a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances. Take in the views of the city's sparkling lights as you savor dinner of local specialties.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours

Day #4 01 Sep 2020 - 30 Jun 2022 $89.00
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Half Day Memphis & Sakkara with lunch

Travel to Memphis, capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, founded by King Menes around 3100 BC. Now, it is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II. Next, continue on to Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs, serving as the necropolis for the ancient capital, Memphis. Here, you can view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, considered to be the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Tour includes a visit to a carpet school and lunch in a local restaurant.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2020 - 30 Jun 2022 $79.00
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Egyptian Museum with lunch & Citadel & Khan El Khalili Bazaar with dinner Combo Package

Begin with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, which houses the world's most extensive collection of Pharaonic antiquities. Marvel at the vast collection of artifacts from Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era. The original collection was established in the late 19th century. After lunch, make your way to the impressive Citadel, dating from the 12th century. Built by Saladin as a defense against Crusader attacks. It served as the seat of government in Egypt for 700 years. Admire the stunning alabaster-tiled Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque, situated at the summit of the Citadel. Afterward, head to the heart of Islamic Cairo and wander the narrow winding alleys of El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo's most famous souk. Here, you will find everything from gold and spices to scarabs and antiques. Dinner at a local restaurant is included.

Approximate tour duration is 12 hours.

Optionals "Half Day Egyptian Museum with lunch" and "Half Day Citadel & Khan El Khalili Bazaar with dinner" operate at the same time as "Egyptian Museum with Lunch & Half Day Citadel & Khan El Khalili Bazaar with dinner Combo Package" and should not be booked together.

Day #5 01 Oct 2021 - 15 May 2022 $139.00
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Half Day Citadel & Khan El Khalili Bazaar with dinner

Make your way to the impressive Citadel, dating from the 12th century. Built by Saladin as a defense against Crusader attacks. It served as the seat of government in Egypt for 700 years. Admire the stunning alabaster-tiled Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque, situated at the summit of the Citadel. Afterward, head to the heart of Islamic Cairo and wander the narrow winding alleys of El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo's most famous souk. Here, you will find everything from gold and spices to scarabs and antiques. Dinner at a local restaurant is included.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Optionals "Half Day Egyptian Museum with lunch" and "Half Day Citadel & Khan El Khalili Bazaar with dinner" operate at the same time as "Egyptian Museum with Lunch & Half Day Citadel & Khan El Khalili Bazaar with dinner Combo Package" and should not be booked together.

Day #5 01 Oct 2021 - 15 May 2022 $75.00
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Half Day Egyptian Museum with lunch

Enjoy a visit to the Egyptian Museum, the world's largest museum of Egyptian artifacts. Marvel at the vast collection of 120,000 artifacts including treasures belonging to King Tutankhamun. Admire his six gold-gilded coffins and the legendary gold death mask. Afterwards, enjoy lunch before returning to your hotel.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours

Optionals "Half Day Egyptian Museum with lunch" and "Half Day Citadel & Khan El Khalili Bazaar with Dinner" operate at the same time as "Egyptian Museum with lunch & Citadel & Khan El Khalili Bazaar with Dinner Combo Package" and should not be booked together.

Day #5 01 Sep 2020 - 30 Jun 2022 $75.00
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Full Day Alexandria

Discover the legendary city of Alexandria, a culturally rich seaside metropolis and Egypt's second largest city. Begin the exploration of the city founded by Alexander the Great with a visit to the Roman amphitheater, a marble theater that once seated 800 spectators. Continue to the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa; the necropolis hewn into a cliff that consists of 3 levels, dating from the 2nd century AD. View the Roman triclinium – a funeral banquet hall to honor the dead before heading to the famous new Alexandria library. It's a tribute to the old library that burned and was once the largest library of the ancient world. After lunch, return to Cairo.

Approximate tour duration is 12 hours
 

Day #6 01 Sep 2020 - 30 Jun 2022 $105.00
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Full Day Civilization Museum & Coptic Cairo with lunch

The tour begins with a visit to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Be amazed by its extensive collection of more than 50,000 artifacts, depicting the several stages of the development of Egyptian civilization from the Predynastic period to the modern age. Then, make your way to Old Cairo, this area is the original home of the Coptic Christians, one of the world's oldest Christian denominations. Visit the Hanging Church, that was built in the 7th century, probably on the site of a previous 3rd century church. Admire the courtyard and interior with its elaborate wooden screen, marble pulpit and icons. Proceed to Abu Serga, known formally as Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. This place has great significance as it is believed to be the spot where the Holy Family took refuge during their journey in Egypt. Then, continue to Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is the reputed location of Moses' discovery as a baby. Head to a local restaurant for lunch and sample delectable traditional cuisine.

Approximate tour duration is 7 hours.

Day #7 01 Oct 2021 - 15 May 2022 $89.00
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