9 Days / 8 Nights
Citiesabu simbel, aswan, Cairo, luxor
Experience Egypt as the Pharaohs did, beginning in the vibrant and historic city of Cairo. The adventure continues as you cruise along the glorious River Nile, exploring the wondrous relics of Egypt’s Pharaonic heritage.
- 04 nights accommodation at Cairo hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
- 01 night accommodation at Aswan hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
- 03 nights accommodation at Nile Cruise on full board basis ( starts in Aswan, ends in Luxor).
- Full-Day Pyramids Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple of Chephren, Memphis and Saqqara including lunch.
- 01 Full day Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo and Khan EL Khalili including lunch.
- Nile Cruise visits ( Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut, Memnon, Habu, Karnak and Luxor Temples, Horus Temple (Edfu), Kom Ombo Temple, High Dam, Obleisk, Philae Temple).
- Full-day Abu Simbel by an air-conditioned vehicle includes sound and light show in Abu Simbel Temple.
- All transfers to/from airport and hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle.
- All sightseeing tours, including qualified English guide.
- Entrance fees for all the visits mentioned at the itinerary.
- International flight tickets
- Domestic flight tickets
- Tips (5$ per person per day).
- Optional tours
- Any beverages or personal expenses.
- Entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum – Inside one of the Pyramids.
- Any Item Not mentioned in Program.
As you arrive at Cairo International Airport, one of our English-speaking representatives will guide you through all the necessary immigration and visa procedures and take you through customs. Once this is completed, you will be driven to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle.
After breakfast at the hotel, we start to visit The Egyptian Museum where you can see 250.000 pieces of art dated back to 5000 years ago. The most important display is the Fabulous Treasures of Tutankhamen especially the solid Golden Mask. Then having break for lunch.Next transfer to Salah EL Din Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque. Then drive through the narrow lanes of Old Cairo to get to the southern fringes, where Coptic Cairo is located. There, we will experience the Circular Orthodox Church of Saint George, followed by The Hanging Church of the Virgin Mary, located on top of the water gate. Advancing through the alleyways of the old city, you'll get the chance to visit the Church of Saint Sergius and The Church of Santa Barbara. Next, go to Khan El Khalili Bazaar which is one of the most impressive oriental bazaars comprises a large number of shops which expose a fabulous collection of Gold and Silver Jewelry. Transfer back to the hotel to have some rest..
Enjoy a relaxing morning with a tasty breakfast featuring the finest local produce. A guide will then accompany you to Cairo airport, where you will soon board a plane for Aswan. From the airport in Aswan, you will be driven to your cruise ship in an air-conditioned bus. Once you are settled at the hotel, you will depart for the legendary temples of Abu Simbel, approximately 3 hours away by bus.Many years ago, this magnificent monument was almost lost in unprecedented Nile floods. However, thanks to the efforts of UNESCO, it was moved piece by piece to a nearby location and endures to this day. The main reference point of the complex is the temple of Ramses II, the main façade of which features 4 incredible statues, each 20 meters high, breathtaking in all the majesty of ancient Egypt. Savour the temple both by day and by night, in an impressive sound and light show. Upon walking inland, you will find an extensive gallery and several rooms honouring the many gods of Egypt. You can also find the temple dedicated to Nefertari, wife of the Pharaoh. On the main facade are 6 statues, four of them depicting Ramses II and two depicting Nefertari.In the afternoon, you will have lots of time to rest and recharge. You may also use your time to continue exploring the historical wealth of these monuments.As the sun sets, you will have the opportunity to witness the sound and light show, detailing the history of Ramses II, Nefertari, and the extensive work carried out by UNESCO in the process of moving Abu Simbel from its original location in Aswan.You will then return to your hotel in Aswan to have rest.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel just before setting off for the small island of Philae. Ptolemy II built the temple on this island in honor of the goddess Isis. It also holds the unfinished obelisk, which was claimed as the world's largest obelisk until it, unfortunately, cracked. The contrast between the ancient past and present will be striking as you arrive at your next destination, the celebrated Aswan Dam, a gigantic piece of engineering work that was launched by the British Empire during its occupation of the country, and concluded by the Egyptians in the middle of the last century.After your evening meal, you will embark on a felucca ride. This is a rich local experience, giving you the opportunity to closely admire the surrounding landscape from the perspective of the legendary Nile. The felucca will pass by Elephantine Island, one of the oldest trading centres in the ivory trade, and Kitchener's Island, famous for its beautiful botanical gardens. To conclude, you will enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Just a brief glance at this breathtaking monument explains why Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah chose it to be his eternal resting place. In the evening, you will enjoy a meal on board the cruise boat before retiring for the day.
Your boat journey to Kom Ombo will begin at dawn, with a delicious breakfast and breathtaking sunrise view.In this picturesque little town, you will visit the temple dedicated to Haroeris, the falcon god, and Sobek, the crocodile god. The tour will proceed to visit an exhibition of excellently preserved mummified crocodiles, illuminating the mystery of this strange Ancient Egyptian custom.Later in the day you will return to the boat for a lunch break, soon departing for Edfu.In the evening, you will enjoy a dinner on the boat .
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast on board, then a boat will shuttle you to the temple of Horus, which is famously one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. It was hidden under the sand for several centuries and only rediscovered by the French archaeologist Auguste Mariette in the mid-nineteenth century. Sail to Luxor via Esna.Begin your journey in Luxor , as you arrive to Luxor along the Nile. You will visit The temples of Luxor and Karnak are historically renowned for their majesty; it takes just 45 minutes to walk from one temple to the other, and on your way you will encounter several sphinxes and hear a number of stories about the pharaohs responsible for their construction. After this exciting day, you return to the boat for dinner and rest in your cabin
Your next day kicks off energetically with a hearty breakfast. Crossing to the other side of the Nile, your first stop will be the famous Necropolis of Thebes, one of the most important symbols of this ancient civilization.Next up is a true archaeological treasure and one of the great wonders of Egypt: The Valley of the Kings, commissioned by Pharaohs of dynasties XVIII, XIX and XX and home to tombs of Tutankhamen and Ramses IV.. Next, you will visit Medinet Habu Temple, which is notable for it’s use of polychromy and is an exemplary piece of architecture from the New Kingdom.After that you will be surprised with an amazing visit to the complex of Deir el-Bahri, which famously features the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Here you will observe the Colossi of Memnon, two immense twin statues that remain breathtaking centuries after their creation. Both depict Amenhotep III with his eyes looking east, towards the Nile and sunrise. Around him are two smaller figures symbolizing his wife and his mother.In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to leave for Cairo. In Cairo, you will be greeted by a representative who will take you to your hotel where you can enjoy a good night sleep.
After recharging with a tasty Egyptian breakfast, your tour will begin with a visit to three Pyramids of Giza, which includes the Great Pyramid of Cheops, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This 230-meter-high Pyramid is just one part of a huge funerary complex. Another essential feature is the giant Sphinx depicting the head of King Khafre with the body of a lion. Inside the Pyramid are many treasures, chambers and sarcophagi. Beneath the Pyramid are several secret tunnels that were in ancient days used to move through the monument. Then you will take a short break for your lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the necropolis of Saqqara, which was declared by UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site. Here stands the famous Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the central feature of his vast funerary complex, which marked a huge step in the evolution of pyramidal construction.After this you will visit Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt (c. 3,100 B.C.), today known as Mit Rahina. The ruins of this city are displayed in a magnificent open air museum featuring the giant statue of Ramses II, carved in limestone, as well as an alabaster Sphinx 4 metres high guarding the Temple of Ptah.In the evening, you will return to your hotel to enjoy relaxing night’s sleep
Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel before begin driven to Cairo International Airport in an air-conditioned vehicle. Savour this as an opportunity to contemplate one last view of this beautiful, richly historical city. To ensure your trip goes smoothly, an English-speaking representative will accompany you at all times and be available assist you until you are safely aboard your plane.
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Jan 15, 20 - Mar 27, 20