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Ancient Wonders: Egypt & Nile River Cruise - 2021

Cairo • 7-night river cruise to Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan • Luxor • Cairo
  • VISIT THE LIMESTONE WONDER THAT HAS BEGUILED EXPLORERS FOR CENTURIES — THE GREAT SPHINX
  • BE WOWED BY THE MAGNITUDE OF THE GREAT PYRAMIDS ON AN EXCURSION TO THE GIZA PLATEAU
  • DISCOVER EGYPT’S TREASURES ON A 7-NIGHT NILE CRUISE ON THE LUXURIOUS M/S NEBU
  • MARVEL AT THE INTRICACIES OF THE MUHAMMAD ALI MOSQUE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ALABASTER MOSQUE
  • LEARN THE UNIQUE HISTORY OF THE ASWAN HIGH DAM AND ITS RENOWNED TEMPLE OF PHILAE
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  • 13
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  • 23
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Alexandria, Egypt

FROM $1,249 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $312 PER DAY

Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great — and later, Mark Antony and Cleopatra — with a visit to the great port city he founded in 331 BC. Often called the “Pearl of the Mediterranean,” both its coastal and cultural climate set it apart from the Egyptian destinations you’ve visited thus far. And thanks to its storied past, Alexandria boasts a wealth of cultural and historic sites — many of which you’ll tour during your sojourn here. Explore its rich past as a center of learning at the celebrated Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Discover the mysterious underground world of its ancient Greco-Roman catacombs. You’ll also enjoy visits to the Alexandria National Museum, Roman Amphitheatre, and Pompey’s Pillar.

Your Price Includes:
  • 3 nights' accommodations: 2 nights at the Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria (or similar) and 1 night at the Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel (or similar)
  • 6 meals: 3 breakfasts & 3 lunches
  • 8 included tours, including a visit to Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a panoramic tour of Alexandria, discovering the ancient Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, exploring the Roman Amphitheatre and National Museum, and visiting the Qaitbay Citadel and Pompey’s Pillar, and visiting the Royal Jewelry Museum
  • All transfers and baggage handling overseas (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 14:

Panoramic tour of Alexandria

Upon arrival in the celebrated city of Alexander the Great, have lunch at a local restaurant. Then you’ll visit the world-renowned Bibliotheca Alexandrina — a discus-shaped, contemporary library, cultural center, and museum complex built to reincarnate what was once among the ancient world’s most important libraries. After checking into your hotel, enjoy a panoramic city tour showcasing its highlights. Your evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own.

Included Feature:

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina visit

Included meals:

Lunch

DAY 15:

Alexandria’s ancient architectural marvels

This morning, visit the ancient Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, an extensive underground burial site from the Greco-Roman era that’s considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. According to legend, the great archaeological site was discovered in 1900 when a donkey working the farmland above fell into one of the shafts. You’ll also visit Alexandria’s tallest monument — Pompey’s Pillar. Constructed from a single block of red granite from Aswan, this massive Romanesque column is the largest of its kind ever found outside of ancient Rome and Constantinople. Then, explore the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel, splendidly set on the Mediterranean Sea. Following lunch at a local dining establishment, your tour continues at the Roman Amphitheatre and National Museum. Your evening is at leisure and dinner is on your own.

Included Features:

  • Visits to: Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, Qaitbay Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre and National Museum

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 16:

Visit the Royal Jewelry Museum, then return to Cairo

We’ll conclude our explorations of Alexandria with a visit to the Royal Jewelry Museum, home to the vast collections of jewelry and acquired by the royals of Egypt’s Muhammad Ali Dynasty. After, transfer back to Cairo, stopping en route at a local restaurant for lunch. Spend your final evening in Egypt at leisure, and seek out dinner on your own.

Included Feature:

  • Visit the Royal Jewelry Museum

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 17:

Fly home

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Cairo airport for your flight home to the U.S.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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