Itinerary, Tour Highlights & Costs Below
- Day 1
Arrival to Cairo International Airport, you will be met our representative who will take care of the immigration and customs procedures, then you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo.
Early wake-up and after breakfast you will start your full day guided tour to Memphis at the edge of the Western Desert, the capital of the ancient kingdom, and one of the most important cities through the history of Ancient Egypt. Then we drive to Sakara, the vast Necropolis of Ancient Memphis. Visit the step pyramid of Zoser (3rs Dynasty, 2668 B.C. – 2649 B.C.) Then visit the pyramid of Unas, the last king of the 5th Dynasty.
In the afternoon, drive to the pyramids of Giza. Cheops pyramid, the largest of the three, 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 thought to be a portrait of the Pharaoh Chephren (Khafre).
Continue your tour to the Solar Boat where a dismantled river barge of King Cheops (Khufu) was founded, and has been masterfully re-assembled. Transfer back to your hotel. In the evening you will be escorted to the Giza plateau to attend the magnificent sound and light show. Then transferred back to your hotel.
After breakfast, your full day tour will start by visiting the Egyptian Museum, famous for its antiquities from Egypt’s Pharaonic period, which dates back 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 and Mohamed Ali Mosque, Ibn Tolun and Sultan Hassan Mosques, ended by a visit to Khan El-Khalili, where you will have lunch.
After breakfast you will meet our representative to transfer to the Airport for your flight to Abu-simble. Upon arrival to Abu-simble Airport, you will be transferred to visit the great Temple hewn in rock with the four colossal seated statues of the King in front of the entrance. It was dedicated to Amun-Ra, the Horakkhti, and Ramses II.
Then visit the temple of the King’s wife, which was threatened by the waters upon the completion of the Aswan High Dam and has been preserved by international action organized by UNESCO. All parts of the temple (statues, inscribed slabs, etc. ) have been rebuilt on a plateau above the former site.
Return to Abu-simble Airport for your flight back to Aswan. At Aswan Airport you will be met by our representative for your transfer to the Nile Cruise. After embarkation, your tours will start by the Felucca to visit the Elphantine sland, the Mausoleum of Agha Khan, the Botanical Gardens. Lunch on board, in the evening you be transferred to see the Sound and Light in Philae temple. Dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast, then visit the unfinished obelisk at the Ancient Granite Quarries, and the High Dam, Lunch then visit that temple was built and dedicated to Isis on Philae Island. 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 wher 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.
Breakfast then 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.
Breakfast then visit the Temple of Dendara whose construction was initiated by the Potlemies. Dendara is dedicated to Hathour, the Cow Gods, known as the (Golden One). Later transfer back to ship, where you will be met by our tour guide and taken to the tomb of the nobles, which is vividly painted with naturalistic scenes of agriculture, fishing, flowing, feasting and junketing.
Continue your tour to the famous King Tut Tomb and visit the very large temple of Ramses III known as Medinet Habu which depicts the battle relief on the exterior of the temple. End the tour by visiting the Luxor Museum, overnight on board.
Breakfast, then disembark your cruise, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Luxor, after that you will resume your visits to the tomb of Nefertari, the beloved Queen of King Ramses II and consists of 25 chambers. Continue your tour to visit the Tomb of Queen Tausert, the wife of King Seth II. That tomb was usurped by King Set Nakht who changed some of its original construction.
Transfer back to the hotel. In the evening you will attend the Sound and Light at the Temple of Karnak. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, you will have free time for shopping or relaxation at the hotel, till your transfer to Luxor Airport for your flight to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel in Cairo.
After breakfast at the hotel, your full day tour to Alexandria will start, by a long drive for about 3 hours, upon arrival you will start your sightseeing’s by visiting the Greco-Roman Museum, which contains statues, bas reliefs, pottery, jewelry, marble pieces and other artifacts, all of which give you a picture of the grandeur of Alexandria in its Greek and Roman days.
Then visit the Roman amphitheater which is the only amphitheater from the Roman Era in Egypt. Lunch at a local restaurant to experience the delicious seafood of Alexandria. Continue your tours to the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa. These tombs are remarkable for their unusual mixture of Art styles, sculpture and reliefs which are images of Egyptian Gods.
Continue your tour to visit Pompy`s pillar which is a column 98 feet high and 7 feet thick, made of Aswan rose granite erected in 279 A.D. After that you will check in at your hotel for an overnight in Alexandria
This is a free day in Alexandria, at the end of the day you will transferred back to Cairo. Check in at the hotel in Cairo for an overnight.
After breakfast, a full day tour to El Fayoum, Egypt's largest oasis, overlooking Lake Qaroon, visit the remains of the temple and pyramid of Amenhat III and Qaroon`s palace. A well preserved temple from the Greco-Roman Era.
Lunch at Auberg El Fayoum, overlooking Qaroon`s lake. Continue your tour to Maidum, The Pyramid of Maidum was originally a seven stepped Pyramid which was enlarged to eight stepped pyramid. Eventually the steps were filled in and a smooth outer facing converted it into a true pyramid. It is a huge structure surrounded by debris from the casing that collapsed. The Maidum pyramid is thought to have been started by Huni, the last ruler of the 4th dynasty, and then completed by his sun Sinifru was the first of the 4th dynasty Pharaoh ( 2613 – 2494 B.C.).
A little north of the Maidum Pyramid are the remains of the Seila Step Pyramid, which is made of the limestone and is thought to be from the 2nd dynasty . Then back to the Hotel.
After breakfast, your full day tour to Dahshur where you will visit the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid. The builder of these pyramids is thought to have been Snefru, who is believed to have built the pyramid of Maidum. His son was Cheops (Khufu) who continued his construction tendencies.
Continue our tour to the pyramid of Abu Sir which was constructed during the 5th Dynasty (between 2455 and 2443 BC.) by Sahu Ra as his burial tomb.
A short distance southwest of Sahu Ra Pyramid, we visit the Mastaba of Ptahshepses which is another 5th Dynasty personage. It was built between 2416 and 2392 BC. After that you will be transferred back to your hotel. In the evening there will be a dinner out.
After breakfast you will have a full day visit to the Pharaonic village. It is a complete island that was built as a replica of Ancient Egypt. It takes you back 5000 years into history where you will see 100 actors and actresses depicting the ancient Egyptian’s way of life, their art, their craft, paper and perfume making, and demonstrating how they used to live, work, dress and perform all their daily chores. It also contains a complete replica of King Tutankhammen`S tomb.
Continue your visit to El Manyal Palace, the Coptic museum and the Islamic Museum. Then back to the Hotel.
In the evening a nice dinner on a floating restaurant including a very interesting program of belly dancing and a folklore show. Then back to your hotel for overnight.
After breakfast, you will be met by our representative who transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your final flight back home.
- Round trip air fare from New York to Cairo
- Round trip domestic air fare
- 8 Nights Cairo at a luxury 5 star hotel [Mena House] or similar
- 1 Night Luxor at 5 star Luxury hotel
- 1 Night Alexandria at 5 star luxury hotel
- 6 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 - $3750.00
- PP in Triple Room - $3400.00
- Single Supplement - $690.00
- Travel between Dec 12 - Jan 12 - Add $300.00
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