The Land of Pharaohs

5 Days & 4 Nights – Sunday Arrival

DAY 1 – Arrive at Cairo
Arrive at Cairo Airport. Our representative will meet you for assistance. Transfer to the hotel in Cairo for check-in and overnight.
Overnight: Cairo

DAY 2 – The Pyramids, The Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara
After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave for a full day tour. We will visit the incredible Pyramids. During Egypt’s Old Kingdom, the pharaohs established a stable central government in the fertile Nile Valley. Perhaps the greatest testaments to their power were the pyramids and other tombs built to shelter them in the afterlife.
We continue to the Sphinx, The greatest monumental sculpture in the ancient world, the Sphinx is carved out of a single ridge of stone 240 feet (73 meters) long and 66 feet (20 meters) high. The head, which has a markedly different texture to the body, and shows far less severe erosion, bis a naturally occurring outcrop of harder stone.
We will then visit Memphis, the Greek version of one of the many names the Ancient Egyptians used to denote the city that lay on the border between Upper- and Lower-Egypt, and Sakara, one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital. The kings of the 1st Dynasty, as well as those of the 2nd Dynasty, are mostly buried in this section.
At the end of the day, transfer to a sleeper train to Luxur, which includes dinner and breakfast.
Overnight: sleeper train

DAY 3 – Luxor
Arrive in Luxor, a unique Egyptian city, located in the Nile Valley that offers an appealing mixture of past and present. We will start our fascinating tour at the East Bank where we will visit Karnak, a whole city of temples constructed more than two millennia ago and were originally made in tribute to the Theban triad of Amon, Mut and Khonsu.
We will proceed to the Luxor Temples, which were built largely by King Ramesses II and King Amenhotep III and constructed with the intention of being the focal point of the city’s most popular festival, known as the Festival of Opet.
Next is a visit the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings. This place illustrates some aspects of the Egyptian concept of the afterlife that the Pyramids do not.
We will then see the Colossi of Mammon and Hatshepsut at El dir El’bhari Temple, also known as the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the country’s most distinctive and characteristic temples on account of both its architectural design and decoration.
At the end of the day, transfer for overnight by sleeper train back to Cairo.
Overnight: sleeper train

DAY 4 – Cairo Old City and The Egyptian Museum
Upon arrival in Cairo, we will start our full day tour with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art, which is considered to be the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world.
The Saladin Citadel is next. This massive stone fortress, set in a beautiful tropical location with magnificent views, was built by Salah ad-Din in the 12th century.
We then visit Synagogue Ben Ezzra, whose “geniza” or store room was found to contain a treasure of abandoned Hebrew secular and sacred manuscripts in the 19th century.
We then continue to Mohamed Ali Mosque, the Tomb of Mohammad Ali, which is also known as the Alabaster Mosque because of the extensive use of this fine material from Beni Suef.
Our day will end with a visit to the Old City of Cairo. This small and enclosed area, also known as Coptic Cairo, is the oldest part of the city and was once known as the Roman stronghold of Babylon; some of the old walls still exist. We visit the famous Khan El Khalil Bazar.
Overnight in Cairo

DAY 5 – Departure and transfer to the airport
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer to Cairo International Airport.

Optional for late departure – half day tour to “Pharaoh Village”

Optional – domestic flights to and from Luxor for an additional fee

Starting Form:
$599

Comments
captcha

Tour Highlights

  • The Sphinx, The greatest monumental sculpture in the ancient world
  • Visit Sakara, one section of the great necropolis of Memphis
  • Karnak, a whole city of temples constructed more than two millennia ago
  • Mohamed Ali Mosque, the Tomb of Mohammad Ali
  • Visit the famous Khan El Khalil Bazar

Tour information

  • Arrival and departure:
    Sunday
  • Number of nights: 4
  • Rates starting: $599
  • Tour code: MAD5

Tour Include

  • 2 hotel nights in Cairo including daily breakfast
  • 2 nights sleeper train: Cairo–Luxor / Luxor–Cairo on half- board basis
  • 2 full touring days in Cairo
  • 1 full day tour in Luxor
  • Entrance fees to sites as per itinerary
  • All transfers in Egypt according to the tour program

Tour does not Include

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any insurance
  • Visa fee to Egypt
  • Beverages with meals
  • Supplement for private transfers
  • Anything not mentioned