EGYPT & DUBAI
JUNE 16-30, 2022
$4,100 per person double occupancy
$4,900 per solo traveler
Egypt and Dubai serve as contrasting symbols of innovation and beauty in the desert. One is the ultimate node to the past with temples, pyramids, and tombs that showcase the riches of the West’s oldest civilization while the other is a monument to the ingenuity of tomorrow. In ancient Egypt, the tour begins in Cairo where you will visit the Pyramids of Giza, the incredible Egyptian Museum and much more. In Luxor, embark on a relaxing four-night cruise up the Nile. You will have plenty of time to explore the stunning Valley of the Kings and the Temples on the East Bank, including Karnak and the Luxor Temples. During the cruise, you can enjoy several shore excursions to see some fascinating historical sites, such as the High Dam and Temple of Philae in Aswan.
After visiting the best of Egypt, you will continue your adventures to the cosmopolitan and amazing city of Dubai. Discover the major traditional & modern landmarks of this city during a half-day guided city tour and use your free time to enjoy diverse and exciting optional tours, activities, shopping and
nightlife that Dubai has to offer.
While the facades and experiences are entirely different, this tour to Egypt and Dubai gives time spent in each to explore the grandeur of the two icon destinations of the Middle East while celebrating its riches. Join us for this unforgettable trip!
Cairo: Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum and the old churches of Cairo, Sakkara, Memphis
Aswan: Philae Temple, Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples
Luxor: Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Luxor temple
Dubai: Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Mosque, Buj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa
Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, Ferrari Museum
Day 1: Welcome to Egypt the Land of the Nile & the Pyramids
Upon arrival to Egypt, staff will assist the group with finishing all formalities and transfer the group to the hotel. After check-in, the group will enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Discover the Great Pyramids of Giza & Sakkara & Memphis (B, L, D)
After breakfast, take a day tour to the great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, enjoy a camel ride at the desert of the Pyramids. Enjoy lunch and then continue visiting Sakkara Pyramids tombs, visit the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest pyramid in Egypt, and many tombs of ancient Egyptian Nobles then move to the oldest capital of Egypt, Memphis, to see the huge statue of King Ramses, the great. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: Exploring Cairo, Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo and Bazaar (B, L)
After breakfast, take a day trip to the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, where you will enjoy the treasure of King Tutankhamun, many artifacts and more than 120,000 pieces of art. Visit the oldest churches in the world, visit the Alabaster Mosque and the citadel of Salah El din then visit the oldest churches in Coptic, Cairo, and the place that blessed the holy family when thy visited Egypt as it is mentioned in the Holy Bible; visit the hanging church and St. Sergius and more. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and shop at the Bazaar. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 4: Cruising the Nile from Luxor Visit the Impressive Temples (B, L, D)
After breakfast, fly to Luxor (airfare included). Upon arrival to Luxor, you will tour the East Bank for a visit to the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Return to the cruise ship to enjoy lunch and dinner. Prepare to stay four nights on the cruise ship. Overnight on Nile cruise ship.
Day 5: Discover Luxor-Valley of the Kings, Temples and Tombs (B, L, D)
A new day full of adventure in Egypt from your Nile cruise ship. Visit the Valley of the Kings at the west bank of Luxor, the burial place of the ancient Pharaohs. Visit the colorful tombs of the great Pharaohs then visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Memnon statues. Return to the cruise ship for lunch, and then continue your trip to the Karnak Temple, the largest temple in the world that dedicated to God Amun. End the day visiting the Luxor Temple and return to cruise ship for dinner. Overnight on Nile cruise ship.
Day 6: Visit Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples (B, L, D)
Today’s adventure on the Nile, is sailing to Edfu. A city that has the best-preserved temple in Egypt, the temple of God Horus. Return to the Nile cruise ship for lunch. After lunch, arrive at Kom Ombo at sunset. Visit the temple of Kom Ombo and the Museum of the Crocodile and return to the cruise ship for dinner. Overnight on Nile cruise ship.
Day 7: Aswan Sightseeing - Temples of the Nile (B, L, D)
Visit Aswan, where the temple of Goddess of Love, Isis, enjoys a beautiful island on the Nile. This temple is one of the best preserved temples of ancient Egypt. Arrive at the temple by Nubian motorboat and visit the High Dam and Aswan school. Return to the cruise ship to relax for the remainder of the day. Enjoy dinner on the Nile cruise ship and a Belly Dance show. Overnight on Nile cruise ship.
Day 8: Aswan to Cairo (B)
After breakfast, fly to Cairo (air included) from the Aswan airport. Upon arrival, return to Cairo hotel. Remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 9: Optional Tour to Alexandria (B)
After breakfast, spend the day in Alexandria at the beach with no scheduled tours. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 10: From Cairo to Dubai (B, D)
After breakfast, check out of Cairo flight. Staff will escort group to airport for flight to Dubai. Upon arrival, Dubai staff will assist as necessary and transfer to Dubai hotel. Remainder of the day at your leisure. In the evening, enjoy a dinner cruise in Dubai. Overnight in Dubai.
Day 11: Half Day Best of Dubai City Tour (B)
After breakfast, enjoy a Dubai city tour. The following are places you will pass by and visit during your Dubai city tour: Dubai Creek, Gold Souk, Spice Souk, Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Beach Saga World, Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah and end the tour at Dubai Mall with an optional tour of the Burj Khalifa. Overnight in Dubai.
Day 12: Day in Abu Dhabi (B)
After breakfast, depart for Abu Dhabi. Enjoy the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, pass by the Emirates Palace and spend some time at the Ferrari Museum. Overnight in Dubai.
Day 13: Dubai Desert Safari Dune Bashing & BBQ & Belly Dance Show (B, D)
After breakfast, the morning and early afternoon are at your leisure. At approximately 3 or 3:30 pm, pick up from hotel to enjoy an evening sunset Dubai desert safari tour with thrilling dune bashing and camel riding. Enjoy a BBQ dinner with live Belly Dance & Fire Show. The Dubai Desert Safari is a thrilling adventure that gives you a memorable evening in the desert of Dubai. Overnight in Dubai.
Day 14: Final Departure from Dubai (B)
After breakfast staff will escort you to Dubai International Airport for the departure to the USA.
International and Domestic flights;
Five nights in 5-star Cairo hotel;
Four nights on luxury Nile Cruise;
Four nights in 5-star Dubai hotel;
Qualified Egyptologist and local tour guides;
Entry fees for sightseeing;
All pick-up & drop off transportation in private vehicle;
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary and all taxes.
Cost of personal travel insurance.
Transportation of heavy baggage in excess of applicable allowance. Amtrak allows two checked baggage.
Gratuity for baggage handling, coach driver and tour guides. A suggested guideline of $100.00 per passenger to be paid in advance. Getaway With Joy management does not accept gratuities. All gratuities go to tour guides, bus drivers and others who assist passengers.