2010 Egypt-Jordan-Syria • Land of the Pharaohs & 1001 Arabian Nights

  • Egypt - Land of the Pharaohs


  • Sinai & the Kingdom of Jordan


  • Syria & 1001 Arabian Nights


  • 9 Days - 18 Day or 25 Days •


  • If the thought of marveling at the Pyramids in Giza, or rounding the Siq and seeing the Treasury at Petra, or standing in front of the four gargantun statues of Ramsus II at dawn in Abu Simbel, or touching the stone at St. Paul's window in Damascus brings excitement to your soul - this may be the perfect adventure for you. And as an added treat, you'll be joining Egyptian, Jordanian, and Syrian bridge players for dinner and bridge nights beyond your imagination. You'll be able to hear the perspective of these educated Middle Easterners, over dinner, in their enviroment - and much, much more..

    Dates: April 12 to May 6, 2010 - 25 days
    Cost: From $2,485 to $7,700


    Tour Schedule
    Day 1 MON, APRIL 12 ARRIVE CAIRO
      On arrival at Cairo International Airport our staff assists you through immigration followed by our transfer to the Le Meridien Hotel with pyramid view rooms. Evening to relax on your own.
    Hotel: Le Meridien Hotel - Pyramids
    Day 2 TUE, APRIL 13 CAIRO
     

    The Great Sphinx of Giza
    We’ll have a “Welcome to Egypt” breakfast together to meet our staff and fellow travelers. This morning we visit the last surviving ancient Wonder of the World, the great Pyramids of Giza. Over 4,000 years old, the wonder of the pyramids lies not only in the sheer awe of the structures, but in their unknown exact construction methods. Contemplate this question as our Egyptologist leads us to the largest here in Giza -the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Built of approximately 2 ½ million limestone blocks, and weighing six million tons, this great pyramid stands an incredible 480 feet high. Just a few feet away rests the mysterious Sphinx, carved almost entirely from one gigantic piece of limestone. After lunch we’ll visit the famous Stepped Pyramid at Sakkarra and the Bent & Red Pyramids at Dahsur.
    Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel
    Day 3 WED, APRIL 14 CAIRO
     

    King Tut Exhibit - Egypt Museum
    Today, we’ll venture into old Cairo and visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Its most famous exhibits are the spectacular Tutankhamen displays and the world-renowned Mummy Room, but it also included as staggering 136,000 pharonic materials. We enjoy some time here with our Egyptologist before returning to relax at our hotel.
    Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel
    Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     This evening, join our Egyptian bridge playing hosts at the elegant Gezirah Sporting Club for fine dining and most social duplicate.
    Day 4 THU, APRIL 15 CAIRO - ASWAN
     

    The Movenpick Elephantine Island
    This morning we board our EgyptAir flight southbound for Aswan. We’ll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant on arrival before checking into our hotel on Elephantine Island. Late this afternoon we’ll be treated to a sailing on a felucca – the ancient Nile River sailing vessel.
    Hotel: Movenpick Elephantine Isle Resort
    Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     Join Fred for a fun session of duplicate, right here at the edge of the Nile River at our hotel.
    Day 5 FRI, APRIL 16 ASWAN - SAILING
     

    Amarco Twin Cabin
    ►Optional early A.M. flight & tour to see the four gigantic statues of Ramsus II at Abu Simbel◄
    Today we embark on our 5-Star Super Deluxe Nile Cruiser. After lunch on board, we spend the afternoon with our Egyptologist visiting the High Dam, the Temple of Philae, and the Unfinished Obelisk.
    Hotel: M/S Amarco I Nile Cruiser
    Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 6 SAT, APRIL 17 SAILING
      Today we’ll sail to Kom Ombo. On arrival we visit the temple. Then we’ll sail on to Edfu where we’ll go ashore and visit this famous temple with our guide.
    Hotel: M/S Amarco I Nile Cruiser
    Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     Tonight, join Fred for a session of duplicate shipboard while cruising on the Nile.


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