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Luxury Gold Elegance of the Nile

ELEGANCE OF THE NILE | ESCORTED 10 – DAY TOUR | DEC. 03, 2022

Escorted by Beth & Pete Schulberg

Join Beth and Pete  Schulberg as they explore the elegance of the Nile and Egypt. Pharaohs, mummies, pyramids, golden treasures, the Sahara Desert, and the River Nile are just some of the initial thoughts that come to mind when thinking about Egypt. Beth went on this trip in December of 2019 and it was so amazing she decided to take Pete with her this time.

The itinerary has been hand selected by Beth based on what she saw and did the first time around. You’ll spend 4 nights on the Nile river on Uniworld’s beautiful River Tosca ship in Grand Suites. The remaining nights you will spend in 5 star hotels Beth has selected.

We are limiting the group to 20 passengers
so please get your deposits down as soon as possible if you want to go.

valley of the kings

Valley of the Kings

Temple Of Luxor

Temple of Luxor

Giza

Giza

Elegance of the Nile by Luxury Gold 

Escorted by Beth & Pete Schulberg | Dec 03-12, 2022 

$4595 Per Person*

Price is per based on double occupancy.Deposit is $500.00 per person non refundable. Final payment is due four months prior to departure.

Flights and Travel Insurance are additional. Please inquire.

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Welcome to Egypt – a mystical and timeless land, where the ancient and modern world live side by side. On arrival in Cairo, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the Mena House Hotel, your luxury five-star accommodation for the next two nights. Having welcomed numerous heads of state over the years, you’ll be treated to the same luxuries at your well-appointed hotel. Freshen up before joining your Traveling Concierge and fellow travelers for a Welcome Drink at the hotel.
Accommodations: Mena House Hotel or similar, 2 nights

In the morning, join your Travelling Concierge, a knowledgeable Egyptologist, who will guide you as you delve into the country’s fascinating history. Head for one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the great Pyramids of Giza. Venture inside the Pyramids and visit their guardian Sphinx. Built for Pharaoh Khufu between 2560 and 2540 BCE, the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world until 1311. Continue to Sakkara, to see the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest in the world, dating back to 2700 B.C. Nearby lies Memphis, the famous capital of ancient Egypt. See the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. Return to your luxury hotel where you’ll have free time to relax for the rest of the evening.
Meal Included: Breakfast

Wake early and transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Famed for its ancient treasures and the grandeur of its monuments, this beautiful city is a treasure trove for those looking to delve further into Egypt’s grand history. On arrival head to Karnak, the largest temple complex ever built by man. This striking complex was constructed over a period of 1,500 years. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, past the statue of Rameses II, to stand in awe among the huge columns of the vast Hypostyle Hall. Later, board your luxury cruise ship, one of the most stylish and spacious in Egypt. The all-suite River Tosca provides a relaxing and comfortable setting for guests as they cruise the legendary Nile River. Featuring a stylishly adorned lounge, with full-service bar, a cozy library, restaurant, fitness rooms and swimming pool, you’ll take in the sights in the utmost luxury. In the evening, enjoy an onboard gala reception and dinner.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine
Accommodations: River Tosca in Grand Suites, 4 nights

Head to the Temple of Hathor in the morning. Built in the 1st century B.C., it remains one of the best-preserved temples in all of Egypt and contains a rare depiction of Cleopatra VII and Caesarian, her son with Julius Caesar. Return to Luxor for some leisure time before an exclusive, after hours visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Temple of Luxor. Founded in 1400 B.C. during the Golden Age of Thebes, the temple complex blends in seamlessly with surrounding city.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Travel to the West Bank of the Nile. Stop for photos at the Colossi of Memnon – these gigantic twin stone statues of Amenhotep III once guarded his mortuary temple. Venture on to the amazing Temple of Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh who ruled from 1479 to 1458 B.C. It has only recently been reopened after years of reconstruction. Next, head to the Valley of the Kings, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world and the burial place of Tutankhamun, whose mummified remains are still on display. Later, experience a warm welcome as you meet a local family and take a tour of their village. As you stroll through the streets, hear stories of local life and the importance of family contribution, ensuring all members of the village are looked after. Part of this is the baking of traditional sun bread, where each group of families in the village will have their own bakery oven. A member from each group is chosen to be the assigned baker to provide bread to the community. Watch as the family demonstrates the bread making process and enjoy a taste of the delicious bread, paired perfectly with a cup of warm tea. In the evening, join in the fun at an Egyptian dinner and a lively galabeya party. Perhaps ask your Travelling Concierge for tips on where to buy your own traditional Egyptian gown?
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Visit the unique double-temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to both the crocodile-headed Sobek and the falcon god, Horus the Elder. In this sacred place near the riverbank, captive crocodiles were worshipped in life and mummified after death. Then, begin your return voyage along the Nile. Back on board, relax and enjoy a visual feast as you cruise along the Nile to Aswan. Stretch out on a Nile felucca, a traditional sailboat, for a peaceful ride around Kitchener’s Island. Known for the Aswan Botanical Garden and its tropical plants and palm trees, this petite island is less than a kilometer long. In the evening, you will indulge on dinner aboard the ship, before you are treated to an Egyptian belly dancing performance.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

In the morning, your luxurious cruise experience comes to an end. Sightseeing today includes a visit to the modern Aswan High Dam and the ancient Granite Quarries, where one of Queen Hatshepsut’s obelisks lies abandoned in the bedrock. Cross the Nile by motorboat to the well-preserved Philae temple complex. Revered by locals, it was moved stone-bystone to its current location to avoid being ruined by rising water levels, following the construction of the High Dam. Next, take a small boat along the banks of the Nile with the birdman of Aswan. Keep a look out for colorful native birds as you travel to his small Nubian village. Visit the traditional dwelling of a local family and enjoy Nubian-style hospitality as you learn more about the area’s unique culture. Check in to the historic Old Cataract Hotel where the likes of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie came before you.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Old Cataract Hotel or similar, 2 nights

The morning is at leisure to relax or explore, or maybe take a Locally Available Experience by air to Abu Simbel? These fabulous temples were carved out of the cliff side by Rameses II and later transported, in an amazing feat of modern engineering, out of the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Join your group for high-tea back at your hotel this afternoon. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring Aswan, there are many points of interest to enjoy; the Botanic Gardens, Elephantine Island, the Aga Khan Mausoleum, or soak up the African atmosphere in the Nubian bazaar.
Meal Included: Breakfast

In the morning fly to Cairo where you’ll visit the towering Alabaster Mosque, commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848. Enjoy incredible hilltop views over the city from the imposing Citadel of Salah El Din. This massive 12th century compound was home to Egypt’s rulers for more than seven hundred years. Next, wander the streets of Khan el-Khalili, a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo, where you will be dazzled by the colorful and lively atmosphere. Visit the Egyptian Museum*, to witness the priceless treasures recovered from the Tomb of Tutankhamun. Check into your famous hotel built to attract the nobility of Europe, the Four Seasons at the First Residence. Later, return to Giza as night falls to attend a mesmerizing Sound & Light Show at the world-famous Pyramids.
Meal Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At The First Residence or similar, 1 night

It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers, as you wake early for your transfer to Cairo Airport for your onward journey.
Meal Included: Breakfast

Giza:

With your Egyptologist, meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.

Sakkara:

Witness the Step Pyramid of King Zoser that dates back over 4,700 years.

Memphis:

Led by your Travelling Concierge, explore this ancient capital and see the magnificent statue of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx.

Giza:

If only these walls could talk! Oh, but they do at the audio visual Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids.

Cairo:

During your visit to the Egyptian Museum with your Egyptologist, gaze upon the most recognizable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery – Tutankhamun’s treasure.

Karnak:

Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man.

Dendera:

Visit the Temple of Hathor and see the rare depiction of Cleopatra VII and Caesarian.

Luxor:

Visit the Temple of Luxor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

West Bank:

See the might Colossi of Memnon, guarded by two giant seated figures of Amenhotep III.

Valley Of The Kings:

Embark on an experience with an Egyptologist as you venture to the Necropolis where many pharaohs were laid to rest. See the royal tombs and visit the Temple of Hatshepsut.

Kitchener’s Island:

On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft as you cruise around Kitchener’s Island.

Aswan:

During your visit to Aswan High Dam and the granite quarries, witness one of Queen Hatshepsut’s unfinished obelisk.

Philae Island:

Travel by motorboat to the island of Philae and visit the Temple of Isis which appears to rise from the waters.

Aswan:

Travel to a small Nubian village, visit a traditional dwelling of a local family and enjoy Nubian-style hospitality.

Kom Ombo:

Visit the unique double-temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to both the crocodile-headed Sobek and the falcon god, Horus the Elder. This is one of the Nile Valley’s most beautifully sited temples.

Luxor:

Catch your final glimpse of the Nile onboard your included flight back to Cairo.

Inclusive Luxury Gold Services

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges and certified Egyptologist, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organizer, and friend overseas.
  • Luxury Gold is proud to offer various modes of transportation, from luxury coach to included flight to overnight river cruise and more, so that you always travel in comfort and experience your journey and destination in the best possible and most appropriate way.
  • At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels. See Notes in the pricing panel for exemptions.
  • From time to time, your Travel Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

Your Hosts, Beth & Pete Schulberg

Egypt - Beth & Pete

ABOUT – Beth Beth Schulberg has owned Cruise and Travel Specialists since 2002. She realizes what makes the difference in remaining a viable business are the relationships she has with her clients along with excellent service and travel knowledge. Beth and Pete enjoy escorting and traveling with Beths client to destinations all over the world. Having been on over 100 cruises since she started this business, she knows because she goes

Email Beth at beth@cruzholidays.com

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Terms:  All fares are in USD per person based on double occupancy, subject to availability at time of booking. Taxes, fees and port charges are included. A $500.00 per person non refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation. Final payment is four months prior to departure.

Group Travel insurance cost is $330.84 pp with 10 passengers in the group. $25.00 pp insurance processing fee.  Travel insurance and airfare are additional and may be purchased separately. Please inquire. Prices are subject to change without notice. 

Covid-19 requirements in place, please inquire. Other restrictions may apply.

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