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The deal: One of the most historically acclaimed tourism sites around the world, Egypt resides on the vast African continent — the birthplace of human civilization. Explore the cultural relics and perennial mysteries of this ancient empire, while cruising in luxury down the Nile River.

Starting from a discounted rate of $1,809, embark on your own 12-night Indiana Jones adventure, complete with a round-trip flight from New York City (airfare to Cairo alone can cost from $900 and up). Reservations are available in July.

This package includes:
•    Round-trip flight from New York City to Cairo
•    Domestic flights in Egypt
•    Three-nights’ first-class hotel accommodations
•    Seven-night Nile cruise
•    24 meals (10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners)
•    Guided tours with an English-speaking Egyptologist

About the tour: Touch down in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, and spend the night among the towering pyramids before flying to Luxor for the Nile River cruise.

The ship sails to Edfu, home of the Temple of Horus, and then Kom Ombo, the City of Gold. Aswan, the next port on the itinerary, is a modern trade center on the East Bank of the Nile.

Curtailing the journey, the vessel docks again in Luxor — a fascinating open-air museum with round-the-clock exhibits of temples, monuments, and ruins. Finally, catch your flight to Cairo and pay a visit the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, sanctuary to one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The dollars: Taxes and fees not included.

The catch: Book soon, the lowest rates are already selling out.

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