2 Weeks in Egypt, June 2011

Nov 9th, 2010, 02:29 PM
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2 Weeks in Egypt, June 2011

Color me frustrated. I and my family (group of 4, all adults) can only schedule a vacation in Egypt the first two weeks of June. A week ago, we were excited to see that Uniworld offered cruises on the Nile during that period (we have known for several years that most river boats go into dry dock from the end of May until September) but today I see that they have withdrawn all those itineraries. Does anyone have any advice? We really can only travel as a family during this period and being on the Nile seemed perfect. There must be other itineraries and travel groups using dependable guides; please advise? Thanks so much!
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Nov 10th, 2010, 05:05 AM
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Do a search on google for Nile cruises. Check out departure dates to find something for June. M/S Tosca sails in June but may have to go through tour pkg. agent?? Send off some inquiries/e-mails to recommended local agents with your dates. Do a search here on the forum for those agents used and recommended by folks here.
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Nov 10th, 2010, 05:13 AM
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Google STI travel in Hackensack, New Jersey. It is a branch of
Sakkara Travel in Egypt. The folks there are very good and should be able to help you. The agency has their own cruise sheips and I am sure that they are able to place folks on other ships, also. The agency will do a custom trip for you and it takes credit cards.

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Nov 10th, 2010, 07:49 AM
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Assuming the 2/weeks isn't the Nile cruise only. Balance would be visiting elsewhere in Egypt, as few days in Cairo, maybe extra day at Luxor pre-or post-cruise, Abu Simbel... or down to Sharm for a few days.

There are a number of reputable in-country Egyptian tour operators listed here on Fodor's (Lady Egypt for one) that can handle an itinerary along with a Nile Cruise and if you have a specific boat of interest, mention it to them.

If seeking a company in the States, you can contact Gate-1 (Phila, PA area), or Isram (NYC) who both handle Egypt itineraries as group departures or private just for your family.
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Nov 15th, 2010, 09:41 AM
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yes you need two weeks to cover visiting the most famous parts of egypt,i think that you need 4nights 5 days in the cruise boat,and the rest you can spend between Cairo,Alex.white desert and sharm.as you are 4 adults of one family,i recommend tours egypt(as one of my friends have been to egypt through them,he told that they were fatastic,but my last family tours to Egypt was with Egypt Quality tours,honestly they were excellent.
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Dec 29th, 2010, 04:19 PM
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Check Avalon Waterways. We are booked on their Egyptian Splenor on June 3, 2011.

http://avalonwaterways.com/Cruise-Vacations/Nile-River/
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Dec 30th, 2010, 12:05 AM
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Hi There
Now Nile Cruise in Egypt with non stop you can use it will better more than over land trip
I booked below itinerary for 2 weeks next Jan, hope that will help you

Day 01: Cairo Arrival
Arrival to the land of the Pharaohs, At Cairo international airport you will be welcomed and assisted through formalities, then transfer to your hotel for Overnight.

Day 02: Giza Sights
Morning: Full day guided tour to visit Memphis , Sakkara , Pyramids Optional to visit inside the Great Pyramids
Optional to visit Solar Boat
Evening: Optional to visit Sound and Light show at Giza Pyramids.
Overnight at Cairo

Day 03: Cairo Sights
Morning: Full day guided tour to visit Egyptian Museum and Citadel
Optional to visit the Royal Mummies room
Evening: Optional to Dinner Cruise with Belly dancer

Day 04: Aswan Sights – Nile Cruise
Morning: Early – Transfer to Cairo airport – Flight to Aswan
Aswan arrival, Meet Le Caire Travel representative at airport - Transfer to Nile Cruise. Full day guided tour to visit High Dam, Philae Temple & Unfinished Obelisk.
Evening:Felucca ride to visit Botanical, Elephantine Islands Overnight at Nile Cruise.

Day 05: Cruise Sights
Morning: Early Morning – visit Abu Simbel by van – Back to Aswan
Evening: Sail to Kom Ombo.
Overnight at Nile Cruise.

Day 06: Cruise Sights
Morning: Kom Ombo - visit The temple of Gods Sobek and Harorise.
Sail to Edfu – visit the temple of God Huros.
Evening: Sail to Essna – Luxor arrival.
Overnight at Nile Cruise.

Day 07: Luxor Sights
Morning: Disembarkation – full day tour Valley of the Kings,Queens, Colossal of Memnon , Hatchepsut Temple
Evening: Optional to visit Sound and Light show at Karnak temples
Transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Luxor

Day 08: Luxor Sights - Sharm El Sheikh
Morning: Guided tour to visit Karnak temples and Luxor temples.
Evening: Transfer to Luxor – Flight to Sharm El Sheikh.
Overnight at Sharm El Sheikh

Day 09: Sharm El Sheikh
Morning: Breakfast at Hotel Optional to Diving in Ras Mohamed.
Evening: Optional to Bedouin dinner.
Overnight at Sharm El Sheikh
Day 10: St, Catherine
Morning: Breakfast at Hotel – Transfer to St, Catherine .
Evening: Free
Overnight at St, Catherine

Day 11: Sharm El Sheikh
Morning: Early - Visit the Mountain Breakfast at Hotel Visit the Monastery Back to Sharm El Sheikh
Evening: Optional to visit Alf Leila We Leila
Overnight at Sharm El Sheikh

Day 12: Sharm El Sheikh
Morning: Breakfast at Hotel Optional to Safari or Glass Boat
Evening: Free
Overnight at Sharm El Sheikh

Day 13: Sharm El Sheikh
Morning: Breakfast at Hotel Free day
Evening: Transfer to Sharm airport – Flight to Cairo
Meet Le Caire Travel representative at airport, Transfer to hotel
Overnight at Cairo

Day 14: Cairo Sights
Morning: Guided tour to visit Old Coptic Cairo Hanging Church, Church of St. Barbara, St. Mercurius Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue.
Evening: Visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Overnight at Cairo

Day 15: Departure
Morning: Transfer to Cairo airport and farewell to the Land of the Pharaohs.
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