updated 11/3/2009 10:51:02 AM ET 2009-11-03T15:51:02

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Travel by: December 8, 2009

The deal
Egypt’s rich history is still as mesmerizing now as it was when we first discovered evidence of ancient civilizations. If you’re on a tight budget, but still want to brush up on your Egyptian history and gaze at some of the country’s most well-known treasures, then you’re in luck. Gate1 Travel is offering an exceptional 6-night package deal that will have you enthralled in Egypt’s culture in no time.

Travelers will start their Egyptian journey by spending two nights in the bustling city of Cairo. Here, guests will have the opportunity to explore the marvelous (and colossal) Pyramids of Giza, as well as famous, old mosques.

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On day four visitors will fly to Aswan where they will board a cruise ship and begin their 2-day sailing up the legendary Nile River with ports of call in Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Esna. The vessel makes a final stop in Luxor, also known as the city of Thebes in ancient times.

Before flying back to Cairo, guests can discover the city’s many ruins on foot or relax and tour the biggest sites on a horse-drawn carriage. Once in Cairo, visitors will spend their last night in Egypt at the Iberotel Cairo Hotel & Casino before flying back to the United States.

This package is priced as low as $1,349 for departures on December 1 and 8, and includes round-trip airfare from New York City to Cairo, domestic airfare in Egypt, hotel accommodations, the Nile River cruise, as well as 12 meals.

The dollars
Rates are based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
U.S. and foreign government airport taxes can tack on up to $350.

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