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EGYPT WITH THE SISTERHOOD

MARCH 7 - 18, 2024

Follow the allure of the Nile, uncover complex legends, and retrace the steps of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt. Embark on a 4-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. See Luxor’s impressive Temple of Karnak. In Luxor, explore the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Partake in a special evening and dress up to join the fun at a traditional galabeya party. Sail to Kitchener Island aboard a felucca (wooden sail boat). Stand in awe before the iconic Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza – one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Egypt’s fascinating story waits to be discovered with The Sisterhood!

We promise you lots of fun, laughs, spectacular sightseeing and most of all….the magic of Sisterhood!

 

OUR ITINERARY

March 7, 2024

Board your overnight flight to Cairo to meet your Sisters!

March 8, 2024

 

Upon arrival, your driver will meet you in the arrivals hall to transport you to your hotel. You’ll have an entire day and night for rest, rejuvenation, and independent exploration. Hotel: Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino

March 9, 2024

Today, we’ll begin our journey in Cairo, a modern megalopolis with an intriguing past. We’ll get a glimpse into ancient Egypt’s Pharaohs, power struggles, and dynasties during an introductory talk before navigating Cairo’s famous traffic on our way to the remarkable collections of the Grand Egyptian Museum.* See the statues, reliefs, sarcophagi, and treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun. This evening, we’ll gather for a Welcome Dinner overlooking the banks of the Nile. (B, D) Hotel: Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino

March 10, 2024

 

The day is yours to experience the energy of Cairo’s buzzing streets. Wander a maze of stalls at the market, relax at a local café, or maybe even spend time in one of the city’s many museums. Perhaps you will join a full-day exploration of Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city; you’ll discover the city’s Hellenic roots and Greco-Roman architecture, set in unique harmony with ultramodern facades like the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Or you may join a local guide for a Sakkara and Djoser’s Step Pyramid tour. (B) Hotel: Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino

March 11, 2024

Early this morning, we’ll fly to Luxor, the site of Ancient Thebes (UNESCO) and home to the expansive Karnak Temple. Wander through this 4,000-year-old complex of pylons and obelisks, often of near-mythic proportions. This afternoon, we’ll board our cruise ship for a voyage on the Nile River. Relax aboard and take in the views from the sundeck, or participate in an informative talk covering Egypt from the past to the present.

We’ll begin our evening with a nighttime visit to Luxor Temple. After dusk, the temple is lit, boasting fascinating plays of light and shadow of the reliefs and colonnades. Explore the temple’s inner chambers, including Amenhotep III’s “birth room,” which depicts scenes of the Pharaoh’s symbolic divine birth. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinxes, a 1.5-mile stretch once connecting Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple and lined with mysterious human-headed sphinxes. Then, we’ll delve deeper into the local culture with a visit to the historic Abu al-Haggag Mosque, perched atop the ruins of Luxor Temple. We’ll cap our evening off with a visit to a local café for a taste of mint tea. (B, L, D) Movenpick Royal Lily

Egpytian ancient ruins displaying carving of royalty

March 12, 2024

We’ll start the morning by venturing thousands of years into the past. First, we’ll cross over to the West Bank of the Nile for a day in ancient Thebes. Explore the Valley of the Kings,** including the world-renowned tombs of Tutankhamun and Ramses VI. We’ll visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon before returning to the ship for lunch. Relax as we continue down the Nile towards Esna on your way to Edfu. You’ll be able to join a culinary demonstration and learn about the staples of Egyptian cuisine from our chef. This evening, dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabeya party. (B, L, D) Movenpick Royal Lily

March 13, 2024

Step into another world at the well-preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu. Peruse the endless carvings of scenes depicting the power and grandeur of the pharaohs. After lunch, we’ll sail for Kom Ombo and continue to Aswan, the Nubian City. After dinner, we will enjoy a folklore show featuring a belly dancing performance. (B, L, D) Movenpick Royal Lily

March 14, 2024

Today, we’ll board a motorboat towards the sanctuary island dedicated to the goddess Isis. Philae Temple (UNESCO) is among the architectural wonders rescued from the rising waters of the Nile during the construction of the High Dam. Then, we’ll learn about Aswan’s ancient trade of granite extraction and carving techniques during a visit to an ancient quarry and its unfinished obelisk. The afternoon is yours to explore more of Aswan independently with your Sisters. Perhaps you’ll visit the fascinating artifacts at the Nubian Archeological Museum. (B, L, D) Movenpick Royal Lily

March 15, 2024

This morning, we’ll disembark the ship and sail to the lush oasis of Kitchener Island, where we’ll embark on a stroll through the botanical gardens. Aboard a felucca (wooden sailboat), we’ll take in the views of the tall sand dunes on the western shore of the Nile before arriving at our hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps you’ll stroll along the Corniche, Aswan’s waterfront promenade, before regrouping for dinner at our hotel. (B, D) Hotel: Movenpick Resort Aswan

Boats sitting upon the sandbacks on the Nile River

March 16, 2024

Pre sunrise, we’re going to visit the great sun temples of Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II at the height of his New Kingdom reign. In one of the world’s most extraordinary cooperative preservation efforts, these temples were dismantled and moved in 1968 to save them from the flooding of the Aswan Dam. The Temple of Ramses II was constructed so that the sun’s rays would illuminate four statues of Egyptian deities within the sanctuary on his birthday and on the anniversary of his coronation, October 20 and February 20. The temple is fronted by four colossal figures of Ramses II seated with the gods and attended by his Queen and daughters. The smaller temple is dedicated to Queen Nefertari, who appears as Hathor, the goddess of love, joy, and fertility. Early this morning, we’ll return to Cairo. We’ll walk along el-Moez Street, admiring the elegant Islamic architecture of Historic Cairo (UNESCO), and enjoy some free time to shop in the world-famous souk of Khan el Khalili. Peruse colorful trinkets, hand-painted crafts, polished pendants, and more. (B)

Hotel: Intercontinental Citystars Cairo

March 17, 2024

Today, fulfill a lifelong dream and head to nearby Giza (UNESCO). We’ll embark on an in-depth visit to the Pyramids of Giza, one of the world’s seven ancient wonders. Marvel at the iconic Great Sphinx, one of the world’s oldest and largest monuments. Then, it’s your choice! You can meet with a local archeologist to learn about the most recent findings in Egyptology and how they influence the active digs on the Giza plateau -OR- channel your inner explorer and venture inside the largest Pyramid of Giza via the Robber’s Tunnel, winding through the inner chamber. This evening, join your Sisters for a farewell dinner. (B, L, D) Hotel: Intercontinental Citystars Cairo

The Great Pyramids of Giza with Camels walking infront of them

March 18, 2024

Our epic adventure comes to a close today. We’ll all return home with a new understanding of this mystical land and the experience of making lifelong friendships and memories in our hearts. (B)

Pricing

PRICING & INCLUSIONS

Double Occupancy Per Person
$ 4999
00
per person
  • 11 nights/12 days luxury accommodations
  • Private, roundtrip transfers between airport hotels
  • 23 Meals (11 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners)​​
  • 4-Night Deluxe River Cruise along the Nile River
  • Internal, economy, roundtrip flights between Cairo and Luxor
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • Full day at Abu Simbel
  • All sightseeing tours, exclusive and immersive experiences and excursions as listed within this itinerary
  • Private transportation throughout the itinerary
  • Sisterhood Group Leaders​
  • Commemorative T-Shirt
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PRICING & INCLUSIONS

Single Occupancy Per Person
$ 5999
00
per person
  • 11 nights/12 days luxury accommodations
  • Private, roundtrip transfers between airport hotels
  • 23 Meals (11 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners)​​
  • 4-Night Deluxe River Cruise along the Nile River
  • Internal, economy, roundtrip flights between Cairo and Luxor
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • Full day at Abu Simbel
  • All sightseeing tours, exclusive and immersive experiences and excursions as listed within this itinerary
  • Private transportation throughout the itinerary
  • Sisterhood Group Leaders​
  • Commemorative T-Shirt
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • The maximum number on this tour will be 40 women, including your Sisterhood Travels Group Leaders.
  • Roundtrip airfare from the U.S. to Cairo (Airport Code: CAI) is NOT included in the price.  Click Here for Airfare Information
  • At the time of your booking, Egypt does not require that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Due to the ever-changing rules and regulations, this could change before the final payment and/or departure.
  • We cannot accommodate mobility assist devices such as wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers on this tour due to coach restrictions and walking requirements. Travelers should be in reasonably good health and able to meet the demands of the activity level for the trip.
  • Visiting the Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Cheops in Giza requires agility as you will have to climb up steep, narrow steps (approximately 1-1 1⁄2 feet tall) on the side of the Pyramid without the help of handrails. To access the inner chamber, you will need to crouch and, at times, crawl up the narrow shaft with minimal help of handrails. This activity is not suitable for people suffering from claustrophobia.
  • Your itinerary includes many activities that require walking on uneven terrain and sand. Visiting tombs, temples and pyramids requires climbing and descending steep staircases and/or ramps with limited help from handrails. Some of these visits may not be suitable for people suffering from claustrophobia. Some of the unique sightseeing can mean accessing locations that restrict motor coaches, especially in historic areas and archeological sites. For your comfort, we recommend bringing sturdy walking shoes.
  • Our tour includes many early-morning departures. While in Cairo and Aswan, you may depart sometime between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. to transfer to the airport for your internal flights (including our visit to Abu Simbel). On days visiting the Valley of the Kings, Kom Ombo, and Giza, expect early morning departures from your hotel between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. to ensure we benefit from the cooler hours of the day and reach the sites ahead of larger crowds.
  • You must be able to manage your luggage without assistance, although we have arranged for porterage at all of our hotels.
  • The Egyptian Government charges a camera and/or video fee of approximately 18 US Dollars for taking photos inside the Valley of the Kings. There is an additional cost to enter special tombs and sites in the Valley of the Kings and the Pyramids of Giza. We cover the entrance fee to many sites and some special tombs/sites (King Tutankhamun and King Ramses VI tombs in the Valley of the Kings and to the Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo), but other special tombs/sites will be at your expense. Rates are subject to change at any time based on governing authority. Your Tour Manager will collect these fees at the beginning of the tour day and pay the government accordingly.
  • We will be traveling during Ramadan. Museum visits and shopping may be slightly affected by the observance of religious or local holidays. Please note that the order of some features may vary and that some meal experiences may be replaced with meals in the hotel instead of local restaurants/venues. Ramadan observances are from March 10-April 10, 2024.
  • If you need a roommate, we will be happy to match you to another traveler, but we will not assign your roommate until final payments are made. If you have asked us to match you, you do not need to search for one in our Facebook group.  See Need A Roommate? below for more information.
  • Your passports must be valid for at least six months beyond your return date to the United States.
  • U.S. citizens must have a visa to enter Egypt. U.S. citizens can obtain a renewable single-entry 30-day tourist visa on arrival at Egyptian airports for a 25 USD fee.
  • Optional Travel Insurance is strongly recommended. We will send you a quote once you make your booking.
  • Deposits are 100% non-refundable or transferable to another person or trip.
  • There is no refund for unused portions of the trip, including transfers.

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Activity Level:

Busy

This is a consistently robust itinerary that is likely to be filled with a combination of long, active days, several early hotel departures and some long journeys by coach. There may be limited time for rest and rejuvenation as you explore these amazing destinations. There may be multiple flights and travel by non-traditional means such as safari vehicles, rickshaws/pedicabs, etc. Guests should have reasonable health and mobility and be capable of walking 1-2 miles over time over potentially difficult terrain which may include hills. Guests should be comfortable with standing for longer periods of time with no difficulty.