OCTOBER 6-14 or 14-22, 2018
OCTOBER 5-13 or 13-21, 2019
cairo · Nile river cruise · giza
It is said that Cleopatra could speak seven languages and had exquisite taste. Egypt's ancient wise monarch would certainly approve of Zoom Vacations®' trip to Egypt, fit for a queen.
Zoom Vacations® Alumni have been asking us to design another trip to Egypt, and our overseas partners have assured us that there has never been a better time to go. Crowds are at a minimum, and visitors are eagerly welcomed with open arms. We are pleased to announce our Egyptian vacation, available for a maximum of 12 guests.
This intriguing country of gods and goddesses, pharaohs and fantasies will inspire and surprise you as it has done so to its travelers for centuries. But Egypt is so much more than mythology and magic, and offers more to see and do than ruins and camel rides. Zoom Vacations®' trip to Egypt brings out the rich history, culture and cuisine in addition to the things every visitor to the country must experience.
At times you will feel like a pharaoh, while at other times you will see the authentic Egypt of today, and what it means to live in this fascinating country.
However, your highlight will likely be our 4 night cruise aboard the Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau, perhaps the most elegant boat on the Nile.
Cairo And Giza
• Fully escorted with the services of a Zoom Vacations® Concierge throughout the trip.
• Accommodations at the Four Seasons First Residence and the stylish Oberoi Hotel and Resort
• An unforgettable tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza.
• Enter the temple of the mysterious Sphinx, an ancient figure shrouded in legend and mystery
• Our exciting double tour to the city of Memphis and the necropolis of Sakkara
• A unique welcome sunset cocktail reception
• Breakfast daily
• Visit to the famed Egyptian Antiquities Museum
• Fascinating tour of Medieval Cairo
• Visit the Khan El-Khalilli Bazaar – reputed to be the largest bazaar in the Middle East
• surprise farewell Event.
• All land and Zoom Vacations® event transfers
• Services of a Zoom Vacations® Concierge throughout the trip
• Accommodations at Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau
• See the very best of Upper Egypt while cruising in uncompromising luxury
• Daily excursions
• All gourmet Meals Included
• Daily afternoon tea
• A trio of authentic Egyptian musicians in Aswan during afternoon tea.
• A lecture accompanied by a slide show, by our Egyptologist guide.
• Motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilka
• Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek.
• Egyptian cooking lesson
• Visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the largest in Egypt!
• Visit to the Valley of the Kings
• Visit the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III
• Visit to Luxor
• Temple of Karnak, an incredible forest of giant pillars
• All airport transfers
More about our luxury cruise on the Nile
We are chartering this special boat on the Nile, exclusively for Zoom Vacations travelers!
The Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is a bespoke dahabiya (traditional sailing boat) that is the first of its kind on the Nile. With its extended open spaces, the Zein features a beautiful upper deck, an Arabian themed sun deck and an opulently styled dining area. Bask in the beauty of the surrounding views – unchanged for hundreds of years – as you sip on delicate cocktails from the comfort of the dahabiya. This is what sailing on the Nile was meant to be.
The Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau features six beautifully designed cabins. The two suites and four signature cabins have all been created with guests’ comfort in mind for the ultimate luxury Nile cruise. Each of the cabins is decorated in its own original style with influences drawing from Egypt’s history, culture and geography.
All cabins feature a Nile view, are fully air-conditioned with individual controls, and have LCD televisions with satellite connection and private bathrooms.
Space is limited. Call us today to book this tour: 773.772.9666.
Pricing and Cabin Options
Note: Pricing includes 2 nights at the Four Seasons in Cairo and 2 nights at the Oberoi in Giza. However, the entire package price can be found below and varies depending on which cruise cabin you select.
$8966 per person in THE FAROUK SUITE (93M²) based on double occupancy.
Located on the Upper Deck, this fabulous suite is a calm oasis set in a breezy white color scheme to reflect the tranquil natural surroundings of Upper Egypt. Influences from Egypt's Royal era can be seen in the furniture, décor and photographs adorning the walls. A poignant piece is an original hand-woven rug, a replica of family letter sent by Egypt's King Farouk to his mother, the Queen, which sits next to the luxuriously appointed bed. The suite also features a private dining area and panoramic windows, which offer a superb view of the natural surroundings while wood flooring sets a calm tone for luxury Nile cruises. Note: Single occupancy price is $15,690
$7095 per person in THE NAPOLEON SUITE (43M²) based on double occupancy.
The Napoleon Suite reflects Egypt's influential Napoleonic era. A drawing of the route his forces took through Egypt adorns the walls, with splashes of color in the accompanying furniture. The four poster bed and classical furniture enhance the regal nature of the suite. Note: Single occupancy price is $12,416
$6178 per person in THE PHILAE CABIN (20M²) based on double occupancy
Tranquility and romance surrounds you in this calm and exotic cocoon. Decorated richly with style and grace, adorning the walls is a beautiful map of the Nile. This cabin features a king bed. Note: Single occupancy price is $10,811.
$6178 per person in THE NUBIA CABIN (20M²) based on double occupancy.
The essence of Nubian culture, this cabin is steeped in beautiful tradition reflected in its colors and ambiance. The room features twin beds. Note: Single occupancy price is $10,811.
$6178 per person in THE BALADI CABIN (20M²) based on double occupancy.
Highlighting Egypt's culture and artistic world, the Baladi cabin, with king bed, chronicles famous artists and singers. Be transported back into Egypt's artistic heyday. Note: Single occupancy price is $10,811.
$6178 per person in THE LAKE NASSER CABIN (20M²) based on double occupancy.
Colorful and bright with a touch of elegance, the Lake Nasser cabin brings out the sights of nature of its namesake.The room features twin beds. Note: Single occupancy price is $10,811.
Additional Gay Friendly, Luxury Accommodations
The Four Seasons Cairo First Residence (2 nights)
A gracious sanctuary of Four Seasons hospitality and service, with impressive views of the Great Pyramids over the old-growth canopy of Cairo’s ancient Zoological and Botanical Gardens. The Hotel is at the center of the shops on the west bank of the Nile.
The soothing interiors feature soft gold, red and green tones and gilded, empire-style furnishings. Advanced in-room technology includes wired or wireless Internet access, dual-line telephones with voice mail and satellite television. Signature Four Seasons marble bathrooms include a deep soaking tub, large granite-topped vanity and separate glass-enclosed shower.
The Mena House in Giza (2 nights)
This award-winning palatial hotel in the shadow of the Great Pyramids in Cairo has enchanted guests since 1869. Located in forty acres of jasmine scented gardens, Mena House has played host to kings and emperors, Heads of State and celebrities.
Air: International and domestic airfare not included. Note: there is a necessary domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan (not included in the price above), that Zoom Vacations will coordinate. Pricing varies, and we advise of the price at time of flight purchase.
Passports: Your valid passport should have at least two blank visa pages and should be valid for at least six months after your planned departure from the country you are visiting.
Note: Passport pages titled "Endorsement Pages" are not visa pages.
While Zoom Vacations will assist when possible, please note that passport, visa, and vaccination requirements vary from country to country and are the sole responsibility of the traveler. If you are a US resident, you may click here for more information on passport, visa, and vaccination requirements for various countries.
*Land only Introductory rate, based on double occupancy. Prices are subject to change. Need a roommate? Zoom Vacations® is happy to match you with someone, at no additional charge. Or, you may pay a single supplement and go as a single.
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