More than a month after efficiently evacuating all of its Small Group travelers from Cairo on January 30 and following a personal visit to Egypt in early March, General Tours World Traveler president Bob Drumm has reveals the company’s recommencement of travel to Egypt.
After visiting hotels and sites, working with the company’s Cairo-based manager and staff, and meeting with the owner of their new Nile Ship, Bob returned with strong optimism about Egypt’s continued appeal for stalwart American travelers.
His on-the-ground reports from Cairo can be read in their entirety on the company’s Facebook page. Also available for viewing is a short video taken during his recent trip. Armed with Mr. Drumm’s personal observations, General Tours World Traveler has updated its popular 9-day River of the Pharaohs trip. Travelers will now enjoy 4 nights at the brand-new Kempinski Nile Hotel.
“Located close to the U.S. Embassy and Tahrir Square, its intimate ambience and ideal location make this the perfect luxury hotel for the company’s small group sizes of never more than 16 guests. After two full days of unhurried sightseeing in and around Cairo with experienced Egyptologists, travelers fly to Luxor for a 4-night Nile cruise aboard the stylish Alexander the Great. With only 30 outside suites, this 5-star cruiser enjoys private docking facilities along the Nile. Highly regarded for attentive service and fine cuisine, the ship is a distinguished member of the Chaïne des Rôtisseurs. After disembarking in Aswan, guests fly to Abu Simbel to visit the must-see Temples of Ramses II before returning to Cairo by air”.
Recognizing that transitions are ongoing in Cairo and other parts of the country, General Tours World Traveler has lowered its prices by $1,000 per couple for travel through early May. Additionally, the company is providing $600 per couple savings on international air for travel anytime in 2011 – whether air is purchased from General Tours or through another source.
These offers can be combined with General Tours’ Family & Friends discount with additional savings of $50 to $150 per person when 3 or more travel together.