Itinerary, Tour Highlights & Costs Below
- Day 1
Arrival to Cairo where you will be met by our representative who will help you through the immigration and customs, then you will be transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast, a full day guided tour will start by driving to Memphis at the edge of the Western Desert, the Capital of the ancient Egypt, Then we drive to Sakara, the vast Necropolis of Ancient Memphis. In the afternoon drive to the Pyramids of Giza. Cheops Pyramid, the largest of the three Pyramids, was built in the 4th dynasty about 2690 B.C., and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
In front of the pyramid of Chephren (Khafre), there stands the Sphinx carved from a single piece of stone. It is a lion with a Pharaoh’s head though to be a portrait of the Pharaoh Chephren (Khafre). Continue your tour to Solar Boat Museum where a dismantled river barge of King Cheops (Khufu) was found and has been masterfully reassembled. Return to your hotel. In the evening, you will be transferred to the Giza Plateau to attend the magnificent Sound and Light show. Then transfer back to your hotel.
Breakfast, then start your tour by visiting the Egyptian Museum, famous for its antiquities from Egypt’s Pharaonic period which dates back to some 50 centuries and includes the fabulous treasures of King Tuttankhamen.
Afternoon, excursion to old Cairo visiting the old Coptic Churches, and the oldest Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Continue your tour to the Citadel of Saladin, Mohamed Ali Mosque, then a visit to Khan El- Khalili .
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Aswan where you will find our representative waiting for you ,to transfer you to your Cruise where to embark. Later you will be taken by Felucca to visit the Elephantine Island, the Agha Khan Mausoleum, the Botanical Gardens and the Temple of Philae. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast, then visit the unfinished obelisk at the Ancient Granite Quarries, and the High Dam, Lunch then Cruise to Kom Ombo. Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Kom Ombo, which was dedicated to two Gods (The Crocodile god Sobek ,and the Falcon Headed God Haroeris). After that, sail to Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast, then visit the temple of Horus ( 237 B.C. ), the best preserved Egyptian temple in existence. Lunch and then sail to Esna and visit the temple of Khnum. Continue to Luxor. Dinner and over night on board.
Breakfast then cross the Nile to visit the Necropolis of Ancient Thebes. Explore the valleys of the Kings and Queens where tombs of 64 Pharaohs and 57 Queens have been discovered. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.
Lunch then afternoon visit to the temple of Karnak, which took over 1500 years to build and is considered the world’s largest religious complex. Then visit the Temple of Luxor, which was started by Amenhotep III, and completed by Ramsis II. Dinner and overnight on board
After breakfast you have to disembark the Cruise for the transfer to Luxor Airport for your flight to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel.
After breakfast, a full day tour to Alexandria city will start, by a drive for about 3 hours, upon arrival your sightseeing will start by visiting the Greco- Roman Museum, which contains a wide variety of Pharaonic Ptolemic, Roman and Christian antiques, statues, bas relief, pottery, jewelry, marble pieces and other artifacts. These give you a picture of the grandeur of Alexandria in its Greek and Roman days, then visit the Roman Amphitheater, which is the only known amphitheater from the Roman era in Egypt.
Continue your tour to the catacombs of Kom El Shouqafa. These tombs are remarkable for their unusual mixture of art styles, sculpture, reliefs and images of Egyptian gods. Continue your tour to Pompey`s Pillar which is a column 98 feet high and 7 feet thick, made of Aswan rose granite erected in 297 A.D. Then your trip back to your hotel in Cairo.
After breakfast you will start your guided tour by visiting the Gayer Anderson Museum (Bayt Al-Kiridlyyah) the two houses from the 16th & 17th Centuries. They have been delightfully joined together, both filled with antique furniture from all over the Middle East.
Continue the tour to Manyal Palace, built in 1826, which conceals an ottoman-Baroque fantasy within an immense marble basin with a marble island in its center. The palace was built by prince Mohamed Ali, the cousin of King Farouk and includes a museum exhibiting King Farouk`s trophies and the prince’s own residence with its furnishings and a large collection of the family’s memorabilia. From there we visit the Ibn Tolun Mosque which is one of the architectural glories of the Muslim world. Completed in the year 879, it covers 8.5 acres of land, and is designed in the classical courtyard style. It is well known for its pointed arches, beautifully carved stucco, and Quranic inscriptions in sycamore wood.
In the evening continue our tour to the Islamic museum which contains Islamic art from Egypt, Turkey and Persia dating from the 7th to the 19th Centuries. After that visiting the Coptic museum which is built on the sight of the Roman fortress of Babylon, constructed about 30 BC, inside you will find some of the richest collection of Coptic art in the world. After this wealthy visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel for your over night.
After breakfast at the hotel, it’s a free day for the last minute shopping or relaxing at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will meet our representative for the final transfer to the International Airport for your safe flight back home.
- Round trip air fare from New York to Cairo
- Round trip domestic air fare
- 7 Nights Cairo at a luxury 5 star hotel (Mena House) or similar
- 4 Nights on a Luxury Nile Cruise (Presidential) or similar
- All transfers to/from air port and to/from sightseeing
- Meals as per itinerary
- All admission fees as per itinerary
- Hotel taxes
- PP in Double Room - $2899.00
- PP in Triple Room - $2699.00
- Single Supplement - $550.00
- Travel between Dec 12 - Jan 12 - Add $300.00
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