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Egypt, Air/8 Nights, From $1,299

Cruise the Nile and visit Cairo on a private, guided tour of Egypt.

A felucca on the Nile River near Aswan (ColoradoGal/myBudgetTravel)

The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Cairo; a local flight (round trip Cairo to Luxor) on Egypt Air; seven nights aboard the Nile Crocodilo, sailing round trip from Luxor with stops in Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Aswan; 21 meals; fuel surcharges; and one night at The Oasis Hotel in Cairo; from $1,299 per person—plus about $189 in taxes and fees

When Friday departures Nov. 26, Dec. 10, 31, 2010; add $100 for Oct. 22, 2010, Jan. 7, 14, 2011; $200 for Nov. 5. 19, 2010; $300 for Jan. 21–Mar. 25, 2011; $400 for Apr. 1–May 20; $900 for May 27–Aug. 26; $1,000 for Dec. 17, 24, 2010.

Gateways New York City.

The Fine Print Does not include $189 in taxes and fees per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $275. Visa fee for entry into Egypt is about $25. There is a mandatory cruise gratuity of $35 per person. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By No deadline; based on availability.

Contact Sunny Land Tours, 800/783-7839, egypthotdeals.com.

Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search for a multicity flight (NYC–Cairo–Luxor–Cairo–NYC) in late November on Egypt Air returned prices starting at $1,334. For just $154 more, including all taxes, this package covers the airfare, plus the seven-night cruise, 21 meals, and one night in a hotel in Cairo.

More Upgrade to a deluxe package, including a cruise on the Nile Carnival and a night in the Pyramids Park Resort in Cairo, for $400 per person. Upgrade to a suite on the Nile Crocodilo from $210 per person. Optional excursions to historical sites start at $95 per person, or add all five available excursions for $249 per person. A three-day Cairo Extension (Sunday–Tuesday) is $299 per person for first class or $399 for deluxe class.

Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
 

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