October 16 - 25, 2025

10-Day "Highlights of Egypt including a 5-star nile river cruise" Tour

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Tour Leader:

Dr. Jenkins is a retired Presbyterian minister and Susan, his wife, is a retired teacher.  Throughout his ministry they have led over twenty mission trips to the Amazon jungles and India transforming the lives of those from his congregations traveling with them.  Since retirement they have led three tours to Israel and Greece through Faith Based Expeditions.  Nothing brings our faith to life like “walking in the footsteps of Jesus”.  We look forward to the upcoming “Christian Heritage tour to Scotland and Ireland” reminding us of our reformed faith and heritage. 

Prepare to Be Inspired

We’re glad you are considering this tour. Our hope is that it is an experience of a lifetime.

OVERVIEW

Egypt and the Nile River play a central role in Old Testament history as well as one of the most frequently mentioned places from Genesis through the Gospels.   From Abraham, Moses, Joseph and Jacob to the fleeing of the baby Jesus and his parents to Cairo, Biblical history has a firm foundation in Egypt.   Visit Cairo, home to some of the greatest wonders of the ancient world!  Travel the Nile River, the longest river in the world, to explore the early civilizations of Ancient Egypt and learn why Ancient Egyptians thought of the Nile as the gift of the “gods”, equating it with life itself!  Experience 5000 years of history and culture as we visit Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and float the Nile.

 

DATES

LED BY

LODGING
Cairo
Nile River Cruise

PRICING
Land Only

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
October 16 - 25, 2025

Dr. Barry and Susan Jenkins


Marriott Cairo Hotel
Sonesta St. George Cruise Ship



$4,465 per person


(+) $1,995 per person

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1:  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2025 – DEPART THE USA FOR CAIRO, EGYPT

DAY 2:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2025 – CAIRO
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Reception by our representative and assistance with immigration procedures, visa, and customs. Transfer to hotel and overnight.

Dinner

DAY 3:  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2025 – CAIRO

Today you step into the magnificent city of Cairo where you’ll hear an array of sounds from donkey carts to the muezzins’ call to prayer from dueling minarets. This city will transport you back more than 3000 years as you explore, see, and stand amazed at the Pyramids – one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.

  • Egypt Museum of Antiquities
  • Great Pyramids of Giza – Cheops, Khafre, and Menkaure
  • Sphinx
  • (Ability to attend the sound and light show at the Pyramids of Giza (optional)depending on the language scheduled for this day.)
     

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 4: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2025 – CAIRO
While Cairo has stood for 1000 years on the same site of the banks of the Nile River, today we will see how the city juxtaposes ancient and new, East and West.  The extremes of architecture will be visible today as we venture through ancient burial grounds of Egyptian royalty (3rd dynasty), Coptic Cairo (130 CE), medieval Islamic era (10-12th centuries), amidst modern skyscrapers of today. Dinner and overnight in Cairo

  • Necropolis of Saqqara
  • Citadel of Saladin & Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali
  • Coptic Quarter and Church of St. Sergius (sheltered Holy Family when fled from Herod)
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 5: MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2025 – CAIRO / LUXOR

Short flight this morning takes us to what has been called “the world’s greatest open-air museum, Luxor in upper southern Egypt. Modern Luxor is the site of the famous city of Thebes, capital of Egypt from the twelfth dynasty (1991 BC) reaching its zenith during the New Kingdom. Ruins of the Egyptian temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the west bank Theban Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Meals and overnight on cruise ship.

  • Arrive and transfer to Nile Cruise Ship
  • Afternoon disembarkation to West Bank of Luxor
  • Valley of the Kings- visit three tombs
  • Temple of Der el Bahari
  • Statues of Memnon
  • Ability to attend the sound and light show at Karnak Temple (optional)depending on the language scheduled for this day.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (on board ship)

DAY 6. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2025 – LUXOR / EDFU
Step back into 1400 BC today as you visit the Eastern shore of Luxor.  It was here that Thutose III planned his campaigns, Akhenaten first contemplated the nature of god, and Rameses II set out his ambitious building program. This massive temple complex was the principal religious center of the cult god Amun-Re during 1550 to 1070 BC. It was during this period that the bondage and the Exodus occurred. Overnight on cruise ship

  • Temples of Luxor
  • Karnak Temple- dedicated to cult gods Amun, Mut, and Khonsu
  • Sail to Edfi


Breakfast.
Lunch and Dinner (on board the ship)

DAY 7: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2025 – EDFU / KOM-OMBO / ASWANA flourishing Greek city in ancient times, today the city of Edfu is known for its farm grown sugar cane and decorative pottery. Once partly covered by silt during the periodic flooding of the Nile River, today enjoy the best-preserved temples in Egypt built during the Ptolemaic era. Overnight on cruise ship

  • Temple of Horus – falcon god of sky, war, hunting
  • Sail to Kom-Ombo – double temple dedicated to Sobek, crocodile god of fertility and Horus
  • Sail to Aswan

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Dinner on board ship)

DAY 8. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2025 – ASWAN

Today begins with enjoying the beautiful Nile Valley scenery in the vibrant city of Aswan in southern Egypt. It is considered one of the sunniest places on earth, has a large population of Nubian people who resettled here after the flooding of their homeland and is the location of Aswan High Dam which was built in 1960 to end the flooding of the Nile and bring electric power to Egypt.

  • Aswan High Dam
  • Temple of Philae – dedicated to goddess Isis, giver of life and protector of kings
  • Lunch onboard ship
  • Felucca (sailboat) ride on Nile – view Aswan Botanical Gardens, Elephantine Island, and Agha Khan Mausoleum
  • Ability to attend the sound and light show at Philae Temple (optional) depending on the language scheduled for this day

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Dinner on board ship)

DAY 9. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2025 – ASWAN / CAIRO
Enjoy your last day in historic Egypt before returning home.  Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

  • Flight to Cairo
  • Free day in Cairo


Breakfast (on board the ship),
Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2025 – CAIRO / RETURN TO USA
At the appointed time, transfer to Cairo International Airport to depart for home.  Assistance by our representative for departure.

Breakfast

 

 

 

 

Payment Info

PAYMENT SCHEDULEPASSENGERSPAYMENT
At the Time of RegistrationAll Passengers$500 Non-refundable Deposit
Final Payment Due DateAll PassengersJULY 8, 2025

PRICING

MAIN TOUR

$4,465 pp - land only

Price Includes

  • 5-Star hotel accommodations
  • 5-Star Nile River Cruise Ship
  • Meeting at the Cairo Airport on arrival and departure
  • Ground transfer from the Cairo Airport to the group hotel
  • Ground transfer from the Cairo hotel back to the Cairo Airport
  • One-Way flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • One-way flight from Aswan to Cairo at the end of the cruise
  • All transfers on sightseeing days
  • New air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees for sites indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily buffet breakfast and dinner in hotels as indicated in the itinerary
  • 2 Lunches and gratuity for lunches while touring in Cairo
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on board the ship
  • Bottled water on board the bus
  • Gratuity for driver, guide, and hotel staff

Price DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Cruise cabin upgrade to a King Bed Cabin at $190 per person based on availability
  • Headset for each tour participant
  • Domestic or International airfare from the USA
  • Hotel cost for any traveler arriving prior to OCTOBER 17, 2025.
  • Hotel cost for any traveler staying after OCTOBER 25, 2025
  • Optional Travel Protection Insurance
  • Entry fees for optional sites not included in itinerary
  • All beverages including alcoholic beverage (excluding bottled water on board the tour bus)
  • Single Supplement Fee for those requesting to room alone or if a roommate cannot be assigned by Faith Based Expeditions
  • Personal incidentals charged to hotel room
  • Items of personal nature

CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY FOR TOUR REGISTRANTS

  • Any individual canceling between the date of registration and the Final Payment Due Date (Final Payment Due Date is 100 days prior to the tour departure date) will be penalized $500 per person non-refundable and non-transferable administrative cost plus any non-refundable third-party supplier cost/s
  • Any individual canceling between 99 – 85 days prior to the scheduled departure date we will be penalized the entire tour deposit plus 10% of the total tour cost and any nonrefundable payments to any third-party supplier.
  • Any individual canceling between 84- 55 days prior to the scheduled departure date we will be penalized 50% of the total tour cost plus any nonrefundable payments to any third-party supplier.
  • Any individual canceling between 54 – 45 days prior to the scheduled departure date will be penalized 80 % of the total tour cost plus any nonrefundable payments to any third-party supplier.
  • Any individual canceling between 44 – 0 days prior to the scheduled departure date will be penalized 100 % of the total tour cost.
  • Any individual canceling less than 60 days prior to the tour departure date and causes their assigned roommate to room alone and if there is no one to be assigned as the person’s roommate, then the person canceling will be responsible to pay the Single Supplement fee.
  • If a roommate is subsequently found for the remaining roommate, then the Single Supplement fee will be refunded to the canceling individual. 
  • Allow up to 8 weeks for any refund to be issued.

 

 

TRAWICK INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE PROVIDER

TRAVEL PROTECTION INSURANCE PRICE CHART

Tour Cost Range          Insurance Premium Cost

$1 – $1,000                                         $88.44

$1,001 – $2,000                                 $139.00

$2,001 – $3,000                                $211.40

$3,001 – $4,000                                $280.40

$4,001 – $5,000                                $377.67

$5,001 – $6,000                                $424.91

$6,001 – $7,000                                $527.54

$7,001 – $8,000                                 $611.21

$8,000 – $9,000                                $724.68

$9,001 – $10,000                               $895.64

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