GLT in Egypt - October 2019!

      GL
      199 reviews
      Oct 22 - Nov 1, 2019
      Group size: 4 - 20
      GLT in Egypt - October 2019!
      Egypt

      199 reviews

      Oct 22 - Nov 1, 2019
      Group size: 4 - 20

      About this trip

      Girls LOVE Travel is excited to announce trips to Discover Ancient Egypt!  

      Experiencing Egypt and visiting the great pyramids has been discussed a lot within the Girls LOVE Travel community.  

      We are excited that we can help you take this off your bucket list and make it happen!

      Trip Highlights

      Guided tours include transportation and entry fees to all these sites:

      • Great Pyramids of Giza

      • The Great Sphinx of Giza

      • Photo opp on a camel at the Pyramids

      • Step Pyramid in Sakkara

      • Colossus of Ramses in Memphis

      • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

      • Khan El Kalili Bazaar

      • The Citadel and Alabaster Mosque of Muhammed Ali

      • Coptic Cairo - Hanging Church and Jewish Synagogue

      • Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus, believed to be where Joseph, Mary and Jesus rested after their journey into Egypt

      • Luxor and Karnak Temples

      • Valley of the Kings

      • Queen Hatshepsut Temple

      • Colossi of Memnon

      • Edfu Temple

      • Kom Ombo Temple

      • Crocodile Mummification Museum

      • Felucca boat ride on the Nile

      • Philae Temple

      Cost and Payments

      The cost of this trip is $2,349 per person, based on double occupancy. 

      This does NOT include airfare to and from Egypt.

      If you would like a single room, the extra cost is $545.

      Pyramid view rooms are an additional $50 per person in a double room, and $100 for a single room. The cost covers all five nights.

      Your space will be secured when we receive a deposit of $500.

      Upon receipt, 50% of the deposit paid is nonrefundable. 

      The balance is due by two months before your departure (August 22.)


      Cancellation and Refunds

      In the event that you need to cancel your trip, these fees will be applied:

      • Between 100-61 days before your arrival date, refundable amount of deposit ($250)..

      • Between 60 and 46 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price.

      • Between 45 and 31 days before your arrival date, 75% of the entire tour price.

      • Between 30 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price.

      Other Dates Available

      This trip will be offered on: 

      June 18-28, 2019

      October 22-November 1, 2019

      November 26-December 6, 2019

      If these dates don't work for you, we will be happy to plan a private tour for you at any time!

      Flights and Arrivals

      You should fly in and out of Cairo, Egypt.

      Please arrive on Wednesday, October 23.

      Due to hotel check-in, afternoon or evening arrivals are best.

      Your return flight should be scheduled for Friday, November 1.


      PLEASE CHECK THE PHOTO GALLERY FOR A CALENDAR, 

      OR LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS BEFORE YOU BOOK AIRFARE!!!!!!

      Accommodations

      We stay in the Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/caimd-le-meridien-pyramids-hotel-and-spa/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2 ) , and usually sail on the MS Concerto or MS Blue Shadow.


      These bookings are dependent on availability. If they are not available, we will book a similar accommodation.


      Single rooms and other options are based on availability, and the prices are subject to change due to market conditions.

      Activity Level

      This program is active. 

      Walking is done over uneven surfaces and steps. 

      Expect most days of sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. 

      Our vehicles have set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. 

      The pacing is active as many sites are included. 

      What’s included

      • Hotel
        Five nights in 5-star Cairo hotel with a view of the Pyramids
      • Nile Cruise
        Four night Nile cruise on a 5-star deluxe boat
      • Meals
        All meals, including bottled water and soft drinks
      • Tours
        All tours provided by an English-speaking licensed Egyptologist
      • Admissions
        Entrance fees to all sights
      • Domestic flights
        Domestic flights in Egypt to/from Nile cruise
      • Ground Transportation
        All transportation, in modern air conditioned vehicles, with free beverages and Wi-Fi on board
      • Airport transfers
      • Daily tips
        Daily tips to drivers, porters, airport agents, restaurant and cruise staff (all but to tour guides)

      What’s not included

      • Airfare to Egypt
      • Visa
        Visa on arrival at Cairo airport ($25 per person).
      • Tip to your tour guide
      • Alcoholic beverages
        Alcoholic beverages and mocktails with meals and on board the cruise
      • Trip Insurance
        Trip insurance may be purchased through this link: https://www.bucketlistegypt.com/travel-insurance

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $2,349
      Deposit: $500

      Available options

      Single Supplement
      $545
      Pyramid View Room
      $50
      9 left
      Abu Simbel Excursion
      $200
      Hot air Balloon
      $200
      Pyramid view room for single room
      $100

      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Arrivals to Egypt!

      When you get off the plane, you will see our airport agent holding a sign with your name on it. He will help you get your Egyptian visa, lead you through VIP passport control, through baggage claim, and then escort you to your hotel across from the Great Pyramids!


      Your Organizer


      GL
      Girls LOVE Travel
      199 reviews
      Joined in April 2018
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      Reviews

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      Two weeks later and I still cannot stop thinking about what an amazing trip this was and how much I want to go back! Yasser was the most incredible tour guide and honestly made the trip what it was. It was the perfect balance of hitting all the touristy landmarks and visiting hidden gems where you are able to feel immersed in the culture. The food- AMAZING. The people- so kind. I never once felt unsafe and felt truly cared for by our guide, our bus driver, and the hotel staff. Had I visited and planned the trip myself I would not have been able to appreciate the city as deeply, and it is 100% thanks to Yasser! Truly one of the best experiences of my life. If you're on the fence like I was about booking a trip, this is your sign to do it now! You won't regret it(:
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      Amazing trip! This was my first group trip like this and I’m so glad I did it. The group of women I met were amazing. I did activities I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise, and they were all so much fun. Guatemala is absolutely beautiful and the culture is so cool. I’d 100% do this again.
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      References

      CM
      I really had no idea what I was in store for when I booked this trip. Egypt is on most of our “bucket lists,” so expectations were high. Before leaving, GLT makes everything seamless. Booking is easy, communication lines are open and responses are prompt. I also found the Facebook Group to be particularly helpful with the expertise of people who have either traveled to Egypt or have gone on GLT trips. The itinerary is thoughtfully curated to allow time for rest if you want (you won’t want, trust me!) or you can choose to go on other excursions. As soon as you land you’re met by an agent who guides you through customs and gets you in transportation to the hotel. When we arrived at the hotel it was close to 2a. Enter Yasser, our guide. He welcomed us with his warm smile even though it was early morning. We were impressed. I remember getting the feeling we were in good hands, but that was only the beginning. From day one you could tell Yasser was full of knowledge. He answered every question with love and passion. We were mesmerized by the stories he told us and we quickly became family. Everywhere we went Yasser knew someone. After a quick hello and a hug, Yasser’s friends would be on their way, but not before yelling things like, “you have the best guide” and “that’s my teacher. You’re very lucky!” As I write this, I can’t help but to smile. Yasser made this trip memorable. I felt extremely safe and loved the opportunity to meet new people and socialize. If you’re on the fence and thinking about going on this trip, don’t think! You’ll leave in awe of this magical country and you’ll leave with a new extended family member with the name of Yasser. You won’t be sorry.
      By Catherine M on 05 Oct, 2023