Egyptian Culture & Cuisine
with award-winning Chef Stephan Pyles
February 15-25, 2011


Join James Beard Award-winning chef, Stephan Pyles on an exclusive culinary adventure through ancient Egypt. Enjoy unique dining experiences at some of the best restaurants in Egypt and discussions of local cuisine, spices & traditions with Chef Pyles.

 

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Feb 15 Tue
Depart US.
Feb 16 Wed
Arrival Cairo Airport to the hotel (Mena Oberoi Hotel).
Rest of day at leisure.
Feb 17 Thu
Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids & Sphinx.
Entry into the Great Pyramid.
Ala carte Lunch at Mena House. Overnight at Mena Oberoi Hotel.
Feb 18 Fri
Fly Cairo / Aswan.
PM Felucca sailing around Elephantine / Kitcheners Islands & visit Botanical Gardens and including visit to the Nubian Village.
Overnight at Moevenpick Elephantine Aswan Hotel.
Feb 19 Sat
Fly Aswan / Abu Simbel. Visit Abu Simbel Temples.
Fly Abu Simbel / Aswan.
Transfer to Alexander the Great Yacht.
Feb 20 Sun
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the magnificent temples.
Return to the ship and sail to Esna.
Overnight on the ship.
Feb 21 Mon
Pass through the Esna locks and sail on Luxor, to visit the Karnak Temple complex.
Return to the ship and overnight onboard.
Feb 22 Tue
Disembark this morning and transfer to explore the valley of the Kings.
Visit Madinat Habu & King Tut's Tomb.
Visit Ramses VI tomb Private visit to Nefertari's Tomb.
Overnight at Al Moudira Luxor hotel.
Feb 23 Wed
AM Fly Luxor / Cairo.
Tour Coptic Cairo including Coptic Museum.
Overnight at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza hotel.
Feb 24 Thu
Full day tour of Citadel & Khan El Khalili Bazaars.
Mummies Room.
Sultan Hassan Mosque.
Visit Ibn Tulun Mosque.
Visit the Gayer Anderson Museum.
Walk from Bab Zuweila o Bab al-Futuh.
Ala carte Lunch at Naguib Mahfouz Restaurant.
PM Visit Egyptian Museum after working hours.
Overnight at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza hotel.
Feb 25 Fri
Final departure transfer.

Package includes:

  • Private lecture by internationally renowned Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass.
  • Unique dining experiences at some of the best restaurants in Egypt and discussions of local cuisine, spices & traditions with Chef Stephan Pyles.
  • 2 nights at Mena House Oberoi Hotel – Palace Section / Pyramids View Rooms - based on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 1 night at Moevenpick Elephantine Aswan Hotel – Superior Nile View Rooms - based on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 3 Nights on board of Alexander the Great Yacht – Standard Suites, based on full board basis including all shore excursions as per the cruise's itinerary.
  • 1 night at Al Moudira Luxor hotel – Deluxe Rooms - based on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 2 nights at Four Seasons Nile Plaza hotel – Nile Rooms - based on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Domestic airfare on coach Class (Cairo / Aswan – Luxor / Cairo) Abu Simbel Excursion by Air (including domestic flights Aswan / Abu Simbel / Aswan on coach Class, entrance fees, transfers & guiding service).
  • Services of a Private English Speaking Egyptologist / Guide throughout (Cairo – Cairo).
  • Mineral water, soft drinks, one beer, tea or coffee during all meals including on board the cruise.
  • All above tours on Private basis. Entrance fees for scheduled sightseeing.
  • All above mentioned meals. All transfers through the entire trip on Private basis.
  • Service Charge and Taxes. Porterage at airports & hotels / cruise.

Exclusions:

  • International flights.
  • Egypt Entry Visa.
  • Any Meals not mentioned above.
  • Tips for guides, drivers & cruise staff.
  • Any items of personal items such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any items not mentioned above.
Program Cost:
Land / Cruise Program - $11,995 per person, based on double occupancy

 

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