Departures: Wednesday - Friday - Saturday
Private Tour available
DAY 01 - Arrival - CAIRO
Arrival Cairo Airport. Meet and Assist
Transfer to Hotel for overnight
DAY 02 - CAIRO
Breakfast in the hotel.
Full day visit to Dahshour Pyramid (Built by Snefru, father of Cheops, Many scholars consider it more Glorious than the Great Pyramid)
Visit to Sakkara the Step Pyramid, built by the great architect Imhotep.
Visit the Giza plateau, the 3 Pyramids, the Valley Temple, and the Sphinx.
Visit a papyrus institute.
Return to the hotel for overnight.
DAY 03 - CAIRO
Breakfast in the hotel.
Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
The Citadel of Salah Din, the Mosque of Mohamed Ali.
Visit Old Cairo with the suspended Church, other historical churches, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and more.
After a day of touring, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight from Cairo to Luxor. Upon arrival, you will be met our representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 04 - NILE CRUISE (Luxor)
Breakfast in the hotel and Check-out.
You will visit Karnak Temple, called by some “the Temple of Temples.” Then visit the graceful Temple of Luxor built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II.
Will continue to your Nile cruise, check-in and lunch on board.
Free time to rest and enjoy your time on board.
Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 05 - NILE CRUISE (Luxor/ Edfu)
Breakfast onboard, cross to the West Bank of the Nile.
Visit the Valley of the Kings.
Next will visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
On the way back to your Nile cruise, stop at the famous Colossi of Memnon.
Return to your cruise and set sail for Edfu.
The afternoon is at leisure.
Lunch and dinner on board.
Overnight on board.
DAY 06 - NILE CRUISE (Edfu/ KomOmbo)
Breakfast on board, set out by horse-drawn carriage to visit the Temple of Horus, the most perfectly preserved of all the Nile Temples.
Return to your cruise vessel by carriage and sail to KomOmbo.
Visit the Temple of Sobek.
Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 07 - NILE CRUISE (Aswan)
Breakfast on board; take a tour of Aswan High Dam.
Continue by a short motor-boat ride to the Temple of Philae on the island of Agilka.
After lunch on your cruise, sail around Elephantine Island on a felucca.
Return to your Cruise for farewell dinner on board.
Overnight on board in Aswan.
DAY 08 - CAIRO
After breakfast you will be transferred to Aswan airport for your flight to Abu Simbel
Visit the great temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari,
The entire complex of temples was moved to its present location 90 feet above its old site to protect it from the rising water of the Nile when the Aswan Dam was built in the early sixties.
Fly back to Aswan and connect to Cairo.
Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
DAY 09 - ALEXANDRIA
Drive the Desert Road to Alexandria. This second largest city in Egypt was built by Alexander the Great on the site of an old fishing village, which had a small harbor, sheltered by the island of Pharos. Upon arrival in Alexandria, visit the Catacomb (Kom El Shoafa), a remarkable example of the Alexandrian blend of Graeco-Roman and Egyptian styles carved into 100ft of solid rock. Lunch en route.
Continue to Montazah gardens, where you will have the opportunity to see, from outside only, the Montazah palace. Originally built in 1892, the palace dates from 1926 and was the summer home of the Egyptian Royal family.
Arrive at your hotel for the rest of the afternoon at leisure and overnight.
DAY 10 - ALEXANDRIA
After enjoying a morning at leisure, visit the newly opened Library of Alexandria. Apart from the main library, the complex will include a library for the blind, a young people’s library, the Alexandria Conference Center, a science museum, a planetarium, a Restoration and Conservation Laboratory, and the Hall of Fame.
Return to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 11 – ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO
Breakfast in your hotel, and enjoy time at leisure till your check-out.
Drive back to Cairo, on our way we will stop in one of the famous places for Egyptians to enjoy the Egyptian Fateer, the first and the origin of all pies and Pizzas in the world. You will be able to try with different taste, have a nice tea with mint or get a beverage on your choice.
Continue driving to Cairo for check-in.
In the evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner.
Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 12: END OF TOUR
Early breakfast and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Our representative will assist you during check-out, then through passport control and customs in the airport.
HOTELS DURING TOUR
CAIRO 5 STAR
LUXOR 5 STAR
NILE CRUISE 5 STAR
CAIRO (AIRPORT) 5 STAR
* Domestic flights in Egypt: Cairo - Luxor / Aswan - Cairo.
* Flight and tour to Abu Simbel. (Tickets received in Egypt).
* 4 nights accommodations with daily breakfast in Cairo or Giza.
* 4-night Nile cruise with all meals onboard ship and tours included.
* 1-night accommodation in Luxor with breakfast.
* All transfers to/from airports and ports.
* 2 days of touring in a private air-conditioned van with a licensed, English-speaking
Egyptologist guide, with lunch.
* Farewell dinner.
* All entrance fees as per itinerary.
* Service fees and local taxes.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Travel Insurance, highly recommended.
* Airfare except as specified.
* Visa to Egypt.
* Departure taxes.
* Meals except where indicated.
* Drinks of any kind.
* Personal expenses.
* Tipping to driver, restaurants, Nile cruise, transfermen and tour guides.
* Tip to bellman ($1 per piece of luggage handled in every hotel).
The Nile cruise serves as a floating hotel and to transport you while enjoying sightseeing along the Nile.
Due to weather and traffic on the Nile; the Nile cruise may change your sightseeing sequence.
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