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Quest Travel specializes in
Metaphysical or Spiritual tours of
Egypt. We can customize a an
itinerary to meet your specific
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Tours of Egypt including Cairo,
3, 4 or 7 day Nile Cruises
Extensions to Alexandria, Abu Simbel,
Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, St.
Catherine's Monastery, Siwa, and
the Sinai Penninsula
Armana and the Valley of the Golden
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Accommodations While On Tour
We use only the very best in hotel
and cruise accommodations in Egypt.
While in Cairo you will
The Mena House.
This hotel is set amid 40
acres of jasmine-scented gardens
with the Pyramids towering above. It
was originally a royal lodge used by
Khedive Ismail, the King of Egypt,
as a house for himself and his
guests while on hunting trips in the
desert or during visits to the
Pyramids of Giza. With the opening
of the Suez Canal, he enlarged the
guesthouse to receive international
and royal guests visiting the
Pyramids. Empress Eugenie and
Albert, Prince of Wales were among
the guests for the opening.
In the 1880s, the guesthouse was
bought by Fredrick Head who named it
Mena House" after the first
of the 76 kings on the famous
"Tablet of Abydos". It was once
again sold to an English couple, who
turned it into a luxurious hotel.
Although the fittings, architecture
and decorations remained oriental in
style, some English touches began to
appear. At a time when balconies
were unknown in hotels, the owners
decided that every room should have
an open balcony overlooking the
In the 1970s The Oberoi
Group took over the management of
The Mena House, adding it to
their worldwide chain. The hotel was
meticulously renovated and
expansions incorporated. Under the
Oberoi management, the hotel matched
the highest standards of
international hoteldom and became a
member of "The Leading Hotels of the
of the joys of staying at
The Mena House is that so
many of Egypt's magnificent
treasures are just a stone's throw
away. The Sphinx is literally on the
other side of the golf course, and
the site of the step Pyramid of
Zoser and the legendary Tomb of Ti,
only a little further away.
Famous royal personalities and
notable politicians who stayed at
The Mena House include Sir
Winston Churchill, General
Montgomery (Suites 623 & 706 are
named after them), President
Roosevelt, the Agha Khan and his
Begum, King Mohammed, King Umberto,
King Gustav (Suite 1014 is named
after him), Presidents Nixon and
Carter, General Moshe Dayan, Dr.
Henry Kissinger and King Juan
The Mena House Oberoi Hotel and
Casino has also played host
to some of the most famous cinema
stars including Charlie Chaplin,
Cecil B. DeMille, Robert Taylor,
Omar Sharif, Barbara Hutton, Mia
Farrow, David Niven, Peter Ustinov
and the cast of Agatha Christie's
"Death on the Nile".
The Mena House Oberoi was
witness to one of the pivotal events
in the history of Egypt. All peace
negotiations after the 1973 Ramadan
War between Egypt and Israel were
The Mena House Oberoi.
While in Luxor you will stay at
The Sonesta St. George.
Sonesta St George is one of
Luxor’s newer hotels on the banks of
the Nile next to the main shopping
area and offering every comfort
you’d expect of a top-class hotel
and within minutes of Luxor Temple
and Luxor Museum.
While Cruise the Nile on one of the
following cruise ships: The Sonesta
Nile Goddess, Sun Goddess, Moon
Goddess, and The Oberoi Philae sail
between Luxor and Aswan on the Nile
River, one of the world's most
beautiful and famous rivers, for 4
and 6 night cruises.