• 12 Days 10 Nights, 21 Meals
  • 5 Days/ 4 Nights Luxury Nile cruise
  • Millennia-old treasures in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum
  • The Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure
  • Camel Ride around the Pyramids & the Sphinx
  • Climb The Minaret of Ibn Tulun, The Oldest Mosque in Cairo
  • Sprawling temples of Luxor and Karnak in Luxor
  • Gayer Anderson Museum, Enjoy the Luxury of Mediveal Home occupied by King Farouk ‘s Physician
  • Tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • Queen Hatshepsut Temple
  • Aswan’s Nile via felucca sail
  • Horse-drawn calèche ride to Edfu’s Temple of Horus
  • Snorkel Trip on a Yacht at the Red Sea
  • Special Features:
  • Included visit to King Tut-Ankh-Amon Tomb & Mummy,
  • Visit a Nubian Village & a Nubian Family home and a Primary school (if Open).
  • Lecture on: Egyptian Social Life in Cairo
  • Lecture on The Nile River & Valley, History & Challenges on the Cruise.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Cairo – Aswan – Hurghada – Cairo
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10  nights First Class accommodations
    • 3  nights Cairo Marriott Mena House Hotel – Pyramids or Similar
    • 4 nights Nile Cruise on The Luxury Nile Cruise Sonesta Moon Goddess or Similar
    • 2 Hurghada Marriott Resort or Similar
    • 1 night Cairo Hilton Heliopolis Hotel  or Similar
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 21 Meals: 10  breakfasts,  7 lunches, 4  dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking  Egyptologist/tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

ITINERARY

DAY 1, Friday – Depart for Egypt
Depart for Egypt

DAY 2, Saturday – Arrive in Cairo
Welcome to Egypt, one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations. Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting and welcome drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at your hotel
Overnight: Cairo

DAY 3, Sunday – National Museum – Old Cairo Churches – Mosque & Bazaar
Begin the tour at the Egyptian Museum, a neoclassical building located on Tahrir Square. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts with more than 120,000 items on display. Lunch at a Luxury Egyptian Restaurant serves authentic Egyptian food.

Then, we have lunch and visit to Ibn Tulun, a 6 ½ acres of land, the oldest Islamic mosque in Cairo, dates to the 8th Century with its twisted Minaret also a visit to 2 medieval homes once were occupied by Sir Gayer Anderson, the private Physician of King Farouk who donated his house with its treasures and personal belongings to the government when he left to England and turned to a museum carries his name, Then return to the hotel and have a free evening or Join an interesting optional tour to the Sound & Light Performance at the Pyramids opposite the Sphinx, a seated show for one hour

Optional: Cairo Sound & Light Show at Pyramids (PM)
Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Monday – The Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx – Sakkara, the Step Pyramid

After breakfast, visit the Pyramids of Giza, built during the 3rd and 4th dynasties of the Old Kingdom. These monumental undertakings stand as a marvelous testimony to the almost unbelievable skill and determination of their builders. Enjoy an up-close view of the Great Pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Khufu, as well as the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure. Not far from the Pyramids, see the great Sphinx of Giza, the legendary statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion, amazingly carved out of one huge piece of limestone. A camel ride with the Pyramids at the background is the best way to conclude your visit.

Then continue to Sakkara and the Step Pyramid, the first Pyramid and the oldest construction of stone in the whole world also observe wall carvings with daily life activities depicted on the Nobel Tombs and you may want to explore the Pyramid Burial chamber. Then return and rest in the hotel.

Overnight: Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Tuesday – Flight to Aswan – Nile Cruise EmbarkationAbu Simbel Optional Trip.
After breakfast, fly to Aswan, an ancient frontier town. Upon arrival, spend the morning at leisure or, join the optional Abu Simbel. A flight from Aswan transports you back in time to the mighty Temple of Abu Simbel, reclaimed from the floodwaters of the Aswan High Dam and totally reconstructed in the present location. The site is dominated by the looming twin temples of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. It is one of the most recognizable ancient sites of Egypt. Afterwards, check into your hotel in Aswan

After lunch, join a unique cultural visit to the Nubian Village to visit a Family House, and a School (if open) sailing with a motor boat through the National Parks of Aswan, watching local & migrant birds, various plants learn about the Nubians’ origin, culture, ancient & modern history, then top your day with a beautiful Sunset Felucca Ride, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile and watch the exquisite sunset.

Optional: Abu Simbel by air (AM)

Overnight: Aswan – Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday – Aswan High Dam, and Philae Temple & Obelisk

After breakfast, take a tour to the spectacular Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle when originally constructed in the 1960s. The dam brought an end to the Nile’s devastating floods. Continue to Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis and marvel at the temple’s beautiful island location. Conclude the tour with a visit to a granite quarry holding the largest known unfinished ancient obelisk

In the afternoon, embark on your Nile cruise for an unforgettable cruise on the legendary Nile River. You’ll be warmly welcomed aboard with time to settle in. and start sailing to Edfu, Stop to tour the imposing Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo that is dedicated to Horus, the Sky God and Sobek, the Crocodile God.          Admire the fascinating detailed reliefs on the walls and continue sailing to Edfu & Overnight.

Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday – Edfu Temple, Cruise to Luxor
this morning, visit the stunning Temple of Horus in Edfu, considered one of the best preserved of all the Egyptian temples. It was built during the Ptolemaic times and was completed over a 180-year period. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris. Its extravagant design and sheer size        is an indication of the country’s prosperity at the time. This afternoon, the ship sails via Esna to Luxor, known    in ancient Egyptian times as the city of Thebes
Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday – Valley of Kings- Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon
Today, we view the magnificence of the Luxor West Bank on this morning tour that includes the Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut along with Colossi of Memnon. Begin with a visit to the UNESCO listed Valley of the Kings, the necropolis of Thebes and admire the tombs of ancient Egypt’s rulers. With an included visit to the Tomb of the Boy King Tut-Ankh Amon with his Mummy inside. Next, head to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a colonnaded structure surrounded by cliffs and learn about the life of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler. Conclude the tour at the Colossi of Memnon: two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Return to the ship for lunch.

Afternoon is Free at leisure or discover the Luxor city market.

Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday – Disembarkation- – Temples of Karnak & Luxor – Hurghada, Red Sea

This morning, take a sightseeing tour of the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the magnificent Temples of Karnak, dating back over 3,000 years. Walk along the avenue of the Sphinxes and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive sandstone columns. Afterward, head to Luxor Temple to admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II. Then we have lunch before we leave to Hurghada.

Transfer to Hurghada Resort City, on the Red Sea around (4 Hours’ drive)

Overnight: Hurghada

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Sunday – Full day Snorkel

After your breakfast, go on a Yacht for a wonderful trip to snorkel and experience the crystal clear warm water of the Red Sea and enjoy the beautiful corals and colored fish around the famous Islands of the red Sea. With fresh fish meal on board (Diving is an option for extra fee)

Your evening at leisure enjoying the facilities of your hotel and dine on your own in a restaurant of your pick

Overnight: Hurghada

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 11 Monday, Free Day or Optional Bedouin Village Safari Tour with 4×4 Vehicle

This morning, enjoy a late breakfast and enjoy a relax day on the beach or the pool

Or you may join an Optional exploration visit to the Egyptian desert and the Bedouins living around and learn about their life and traditions. Enjoy a jeep ride, short camel ride if you wish, tea or coffee

Late afternoon, depart to Hurghada airport for your flight to Cairo for 1 Hour then check into your hotel for the night.

Optional: Safari Trip to the Mountains & A Bedouin Village. (PM)

Overnight: Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 Tuesday – Depart Egypt

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Cruise sailing times are subject to change.

At certain times of the year your itinerary may be amended to travel early in the morning and late afternoon to avoid the heat. Order or duration of some visits may be affected during the official holidays.

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