Egypt and the Ancient Nile RiverAccommodations
Marriott Mena House – Cairo
November 8 - November 9
While touring bustling Cairo, spend leisure time and evenings amidst the luxurious and modern comforts of Marriott Mena House, located just 45 minutes outside of the city. The property offers glorious panoramic views of the pyramids, 40 acres of lavish gardens, four restaurants and lounges, a heated outdoor pool, a health club, and a full-service spa (additional fees for services).
Originally built as a hunting lodge in 1869, Mena House served as a private residence until 1886, when it was opened to the public as a hotel. It has hosted a variety of visitors, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, and Charlie Chaplin.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, sofa and chair, cable/satellite LCD TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, alarm clock, mini-fridge, safe, complimentary bottled water, coffee maker, bathrobes and slippers, and en suite marble bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.
Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
Perched peacefully on the bank of the Nile River, Winter Palace's five-star accommodations provide an alluring atmosphere for a regal respite. Once the winter residence of King Farouk, this property also housed 19th-century explorers in search of Egyptian antiquities and artifacts.
During leisure time, take a dip in the welcoming pool or roam the manicured gardens while reflecting on your time in Egypt.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, plasma screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar, complimentary mineral water, safe, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.
Your Vessel on the Nile: Dahabiya
November 11 - November 13
With a capacity of just 14 guests per boat, our 155-foot dahabiyas are designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and adventure while sailing the Nile River. Each stateroom provides spacious, fully air-conditioned accommodations with en suite facilities.
Guests can savor healthy, fresh, and delicious international and Egyptian cuisine at every meal. Enjoy the large sun deck, dining and lounge areas, and the services of an enthusiastic crew who are committed to your comfort.
Standard: Features one queen or two twin beds, view window, and private en suite bathroom. (Approx. 205 sq.ft.)
Suite: Features one queen bed, view window, private balcony, and private en suite bathroom. (Approx. 250 sq.ft.)
Stateroom Amenities: Individual climate control, complimentary minibar, safe, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.
Sofitel Legend Cataract – Aswan
November 14 - November 15
Step back to the time of the pharaohs, surrounded by grandeur and opulence of this five-star property—with the Nubian Desert and Elephantine Island within your sights. Walk the ravishing grounds, and feel a part of royalty that once frequented the hotel, where King Fouad once entertained Agatha Christie.
During free time, perhaps take a pleasant stroll to Aswan's city center, or relax poolside with a hibiscus tea. A fully equipped gym awaits those guests seeking to energize with a workout, and a full-service spa is available for blissful indulgence (additional fees apply).
Dine at one of the hotel's four restaurants, each providing gourmet fare, featuring French, Mediterranean or regional cuisine.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, Nile River views, Sofitel My Bed, writing desk, LCD TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar, complimentary mineral water, coffee maker, safe, and en suite marble bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.
Le Méridien Cairo Airport
This fully soundproofed luxury hotel is conveniently linked to Terminal 3 of Cairo International Airport by a pedestrian bridge. The property features an impressive sports bar, three restaurants (serving Chinese, Lebanese or Mediterranean cuisine), a fitness center, and a heated outdoor pool.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, floor-to-ceiling soundproofed windows, writing desk, cable/satellite LED TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar, bathrobes and slippers, coffee maker, safe, iron and ironing board, and en suite bathroom with premium sundries and hair dryer.
Deluxe Accommodations Package (availability limited)
While all accommodations at the listed properties are exceptional, guests wishing the ultimate indulgence may choose to purchase the Deluxe Accommodations Package, which includes the following upgrades:
• Marriott Mena House: Upgrade to Pyramid View Room—a room with views of the pyramids.
• Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor: Upgrade to Luxury Garden View Room—a larger room with additional seating and garden views.
• Sofitel Legend Cataract: Upgrade to Luxury Nile View Room—a larger room with separate spacious seating area and panoramic views of the Nile River.