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Honeymooners Program

Outlined Itinerary

Too often a honeymoon packages is just a basic tour package rebranded to sound as if it is something special. We, however, have decided that a honeymoon package should be something that the newly-weds will remember for all of their lives: something to look back on and cherish. This is why we have designed our package to ensure that the honeymoon couple are looked after in the evenings, with their dinners being taken in various superb locations, as well as being included in the total price, and that they have privacy on their Nile cruise. This special holiday requires special attention, and this is something that our honeymoon package gives.

Day By Day:
• Day 01: Arrival
• Day 02: Giza Pyramids, Mit Rahina and Sakkara
• Day 03: Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Islamic Cairo
• Day 04: Luxor’s East Bank
• Day 05: Luxor’s West Bank and Embarkation
• Day 06: Edfu Temple
• Day 07: Temple of Gebel El Silsila and the Speos of Horemheb
• Day 08: Temple of Kom Ombo
• Day 09: Aswan High Dam and the Temples of Philae
• Day 10: Disembarkation and Cairo
• Day 11: Final Departure

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  • Honeymooners Package

Inclusions

• 4 nights at a 5 star deluxe hotel in Cairo based on bed and breakfast
• 1 night at a 5 star deluxe hotel in Luxor based on bed and breakfast
• 5 nights on a 5 star standard dahabiya Nile cruise based on full board (private suite)
• All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt
• Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
• All sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
• All hotel taxes and service charges
• Domestic flights as per itinerary (Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo)
• English, French, Spanish or German speaking, experienced, guides
• Bottled water, tea and coffee (dahabiya only)
• Afternoon/sunset tea served with cakes and pastries (dahabiya only)
• Internet (dahabiya only)
• Breakfasts x 10, Lunch x 8, Dinner x 9
 

Exclusions

• Airport taxes
• Entry visa upon arrival
• Tips
• Any items of a personal nature
• Alcoholic drinks: available in hotels and on board, but must be paid for as per consumption
 

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From

1400

Per person

  • Trip Duration :

    10 nights/11 days

  • Trip runs :

    Every Day

  • Pick-up Location :

    Cairo

  • Return To :

    Cairo

Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 01: Arrival

    Ahlan wasahlan bekom fi Masr: Arde El Farahnah (Welcome to Egypt: the Land of the Pharaohs). Once you have arrived at the Arrivals Hall, after your short bus trip from your aeroplane, you will be welcomed by our Oriental Tours representative, who will be standing inside the doors holding a board showing your name. He will then help you purchase your visa (if applicable), get your currency exchanged to Egyptian Pounds (known as LE, which is short for Livre Égyptienne), and then take you through Passport Control. From here he will assist you with collecting your luggage, before escorting you to our waiting, air-conditioned, vehicle outside. You will then be taken to your hotel, with our representative explaining details of your package to you, en route, as well as answering any questions you may have. Upon arrival at your hotel he will assist you with check in, continuing to answer any questions from you.

    The rest of the day is free time for you, allowing you to relax and freshen-up after your flight, but should you wish an optional extra, such as a trip to the Giza Pyramids Sound and Light show or a River Nile dinner cruise, please feel free to ask our representative to arrange this for you. Overnight in your hotel in Cairo (None)

  2. Day 02: Giza Pyramids, Mit Rahina and Sakkara

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you and take you on a full day tour of Cairo. First of all you will be taken to Giza to see the world famous pyramids and sphinx. You will gaze in awe at the magnificent Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops): the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids of Khafre (Chephren), and Menkaure (Mycerinos), and then gaze in delight at the spectacle of the supreme Sphinx.

    From here you will be taken to the town of Mit Rahina, once known as Memphis and the capital of ancient Egypt, stopping for lunch on the way. The museum here houses many large artefacts, all situated in a wonderful garden, as well as the Colossi of Ramses II inside the museum building.

    Next, a short drive to Sakkara, site of the world’s first ever pyramid: Djoser’s Step Pyramid, designed by the famous Imhotep: a genius of a man who was also one of the first ever medical practitioners and NOT the evil Mummy as Hollywood likes to portray.

    At the end of this interesting day you will be driven back to your Cairo hotel. In the evening our representative will meet you and then take you, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to the Nile corniche where you will board a Nile cruise boat for your dinner and some Egyptian entertainment. Afterwards you will be driven back to your hotel. Overnight in your hotel in Cairo (B, L, D)

    Optional extras:
    During the tour:
    Entrance to the Great Pyramid of Khufu
    Entrance to the Pyramid of Khafre or Menkaure (only one is open at any given time)
    The Solar Boat Museum

  3. Day 03: Egyptian Museum, Citadel, and Islamic Cairo

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you and take you on a full day tour of Cairo. First of all you will be taken to the Egyptian Museum (or as it is officially known: The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities!). Marvel at the thousands of artefacts from Egypt’s almost eternal history, 160,000 items spread out over 107 rooms, and then be prepared for your face to face encounter with the golden Death Mask of Tutankhamun.

    A quick break for lunch and you will then be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, built on Cairo’s highest point: Mokattam Hill. Saladin erected the Citadel to protect Cairo, from the crusaders, between 1176 and 1183 CE and nowadays it houses 3 mosques (the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the Al-Nasir Muhammad Qala'un Mosque, and the Mosque of Suleyman Pasha), 4 museums (Al-Gawhara Palace Museum, the Carriage Museum, the Egyptian Military Museum, and the Egyptian Police Museum), fortifications, walkways and a cafeteria.

    From here you will be taken to the Sultan Hassan Mosque. It is situated just below the Citadel of Saladin and was built by the Mameluke Sultan Hassan. It is thought to be one of the best examples of Mameluke architecture and is also one of the largest mosques in Egypt and the whole Arab world. It was once used as a school for Sunni learning and is noticeable for its unusual egg-shaped, wooden, dome. It is also unusual in the fact that it only has two minarets, most large mosques having four. It also contains a mausoleum, situated directly behind the prayer hall. You will then cross the road to visit the Al Rifa’i mosque, which was built in 1911 and holds the tombs of many Egyptian Royal families, including King Farouk, aristocratic families, and the tomb of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi; the last Shah of Iran.

    The last mosque you will visit will be the Ibn Tulun Mosque, perhaps the oldest mosque in the city, and also the largest in terms of land area: it covers six acres! Built by the Abbasid governor of Egypt from 868–884, Ahmad Ibn Tulun, the mosque's inscription slab states that it was completed in 879CE (265AH). The mosque’s minaret is accessible, if you are willing to give a little baksheesh, which is worth it to see, what is believed to be, the oldest minaret in Cairo.

    At the end of this interesting day you will be driven back to your Cairo hotel. In the evening our representative will meet you and then take you, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to Al Azhar Park where you will enjoy your dinner in the Trianon Restaurant. Afterwards you will be driven back to your hotel. Overnight in your hotel in Cairo (B, L, D)

    Optional extras:
    During the tour:
    Entrance to the Royal Mummies Room

  4. Day 04: Luxor’s East Bank

    Once you have had your breakfast our representative will meet you and assist you in your transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative who will help you with your luggage and then escort you to our air-conditioned vehicle for your transfer to your hotel, where he will assist you with check-in. Once this is completed your guide will meet you and then escort you, again in our air-conditioned vehicle, on a tour of Luxor’s famous two temples: Karnak (the world’s largest religious site) and Luxor. Marvel at the immense columns in Karnak Temple’s Hypostyle Hall, as well as getting to see various obelisks, statues, more columns, and various artefacts that were primarily dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. After lunch you will visit the smaller, in size but not in spectacle, Luxor Temple. Mainly added to by Ramses II it is now missing one of its obelisks, which can be seen in the Place de la Concorde in Paris: swapped for a clock (in the Mohammed Ali Mosque at Saladin’s Citadel) which has never worked. This temple also boasts many columns, statues and various artefacts.

    When this tour is complete you will be driven back to your hotel for overnight. In the evening our representative will meet you and then take you, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to enjoy your dinner in the Sofra Restaurant: Luxor’s best restaurant for excellent cuisine. Afterwards you will be driven back to your hotel. Overnight in your hotel in Luxor (B, L, D)

  5. Day 05: Luxor’s West Bank and Embarkation

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you and take you on a trip to visit Luxor’s West Bank; the ancient Theban necropolis. Here you will get to visit the Valley of the Kings, where you can explore 3 tombs (the Tomb of Tutankhamen is an extra cost); the magnificent Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahri; the workers village at Deir El Medina; and finally, the remains of the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III: the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch will be taken during these visits.

    After these phenomenal visits you will be driven to Esna, where you will embark the Dahabiya Judi, your floating hotel for the next 5 nights. Overnight onboard at El Hegz Island (B, L, D)

  6. Day 06: Edfu Temple

    During breakfast the Dahabiya Judi will start to sail to Edfu, where you will visit the Temple of Horus, which is one of the best preserved temples in the whole country.  Dedicated to the god Horus, it was built between 237BCE and 57BCE, during the Greek (Ptolemaic) Period; it actually sits on the remains of previous temples that had been built here.

    The reliefs on the walls tell the story of Horus taking out his revenge on Seth, for the murder of his father; Osiris, and give a fantastic insight into ancient Egyptian religion. An enormous 10 foot tall  statue of Horus, the falcon god, stands at the entrance of the main temple building, and there are also a granite shrine to Nektanebo (360-342BCE) , the remains of a mamissi (birth-house), and the base of a pylon that once belonged to a Rameses II temple. The Temple of Horus is also the second largest temple in Egypt: Karnak being the largest!

    You will then visit the small bazaar in Edfu before heading back to the Dahabiya Judi. Overnight onboard at El Fouza Island (B, L, D)

  7. Day 07: Temple of Gebel El Silsila and the Speos of Horemheb

    During breakfast the Dahabiya Judi will start to sail to Gebel El Silsila. Once believed, by the ancient Egyptians, to be where the Nile started, Gebel El Silsila is situated where the Nile narrows, as well as where the bedrock changes from limestone to sandstone.  It was a very popular quarry, during the New Kingdom and Greco-Roman Periods, with stone being removed for the building of: Dendera, Edfu, Esna, Karnak, Kom Ombo, Western Thebes, and many more historic sites.  Nowadays you can see a small Amenhotep III chapel as well as an unfinished sandstone sphinx.

    The Speos of Horemheb is directly across the river from Gebel El Silsila and is a rock-cut chapel with four pillars forming five openings. It was built by the Pharaoh Horemheb and the sanctuary commemorates him with the god Atum. Ramses II completed the Speos and later pharaohs, such as Ramses III, Ramses IV, and Shoshenq I are commemorated on a stele offering to the gods of Thebes, Heliopolis and Memphis, which can be found to the south of the Speos. It is at this fantastic location that you will have your dinner tonight, enjoying the marvellous atmosphere. Overnight onboard the Dahabiya Judi at Gebel El Silsila. (B, L, D)

  8. Day 08: Temple of Kom Ombo

    During breakfast the Dahabiya Judi will start sailing towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the temple. The Temple of Kom Ombo is very unusual as it is dedicated to two gods: Sobek and Haroeris (the Greek name for the Egyptian god 'Herwer', which translates into 'Great Horus' or 'Horus the Elder'). It is built symmetrically, with two entrances, two sanctuaries, and a clear division that separates the temple into one half Sobek and one half Haroeris. It is a Ptolemaic temple, built between the reigns of Ptolemy VI (Philometor) and Ptolemy XII (Neos Dionysos) with sandstone from the nearby Gebel El Silsila quarries. The forecourt and outer corridor were added during the Roman Period.

    After this amazing visit you will head back to the Dahabiya Judi for your dinner.

    Overnight onboard at Kom Ombo (B, L, D)

  9. Day 09: Aswan High Dam and the Temples of Philae

    Once more you will enjoy your breakfast as the Dahabiya Judi is silently sailing the River Nile to your next destination. This time it is Aswan, where, upon arrival, your guide will escort you to our air-conditioned vehicle for your sightseeing trip. You will first get to visit the Aswan High Dam, which created the world’s largest fresh-water lake, Lake Nasser, once it was completed. You will then be taken on a short motorboat trip to Agilkia Island, home of the Temples of Philae since their previous location was flooded due to the creation of Lake Nasser.

    The motorboat trip, back from the island, signifies the end of this exciting day and you will then be driven back, via the Souk of Aswan, to the dahabiya for your dinner and a Galabeya costume party. Overnight onboard the Dahabiya Judi at Aswan (B, L, D)

  10. Day 10: Disembarkation and Cairo

    After your breakfast it will be time to say farewell to the crew of the Dahabiya Judi and disembark your cruise. You will then be driven, in our air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan International Airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival our representative will meet you, assist you with your luggage to our air-conditioned vehicle, and then transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be free to do as you wish: relax, explore Cairo and do some shopping, or to revisit sites you have already seen: our representative or guide will arrange any tours for you if you ask them.

    In the evening our representative will meet you and then take you, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to the Cairo Tower, where you will enjoy your dinner whilst overlooking the city at night. A superb, romantic, setting for your final night in the city! Afterwards you will be driven back to your hotel. Overnight in your hotel in Cairo (B, D)

  11. Day 11: Final Departure

    After breakfast our representative will arrive at your hotel to transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight, or to take you to any pre-arranged optional extra visits to fill in your time before transferring you to the airport, including that last-minute visit to the Khan El Khalili to buy those forgotten souvenirs and/or presents, and spend the last of your Egyptian Pounds. Bon voyage, thank you for travelling with Oriental Tours Egypt, and may your marriage last for many great years and hold many pleasant memories. (B).

Price per person

Plan A (5* hotels)

All Year Xmas & New Year (23 Dec - 07 Jan) Easter (28 Mar - 10 Apr)
Double € 1400 € ـــ € ـــ
Single € ـــ € ـــ € ـــ

Plan B (4* hotels)

All Year Xmas & New Year (23 Dec - 07 Jan) Easter (28 Mar - 10 Apr)
Double € ـــ € ـــ € ـــ
Single € ـــ € ـــ € ـــ

Plan C (Budget Hotels)

All Year Xmas & New Year (23 Dec - 07 Jan) Easter (28 Mar - 10 Apr)
Double € ـــ € ـــ € ـــ
Single € ـــ € ـــ € ـــ

PLEASE NOTE: Prices are based on 2 people sharing a double room or cabin

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