Highlights of Egypt

8 Days & 7 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 – Transfer to Luxor
After breakfast, drive for a domestic flight to Luxor, on arrival, transfer to the exciting Nile river cruise, Board the ship before lunch.
Free afternoon, dinner on board.
Overnight: Cruise ship

DAY 3 – Luxor
After breakfast on the ship, we will start our fascinating tour at the East Bank before continuing for a visit to the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings, which illustrates some aspects of the Egyptian concept of the afterlife that the pyramids do not.
We will then visit 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.
Sail to Esna, cross the lock and sail to Edfu.
Overnight: Edfu

DAY 4 – Edfu, Kom Ombo
After breakfast on the ship, we will visit Edfu, the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus and an ancient settlement. We return to the ship and sail to Kom Ombo, an agricultural town famous for the Temple of Kom Ombo. It was originally an Egyptian city called Nubt, meaning City of Gold.
We continue and sail to Aswan.
Overnight: Aswan

DAY 5 – Aswan Dam
After breakfast on the ship, we will visit the High Dam, also known as The Old Aswan Dam, or Aswan Low Dam, which was completed in 1902 and was razed twice during the British colonial period.
We will continue on the “Felucca” (sailing boat), passing by the Botanical Garden to the Temple of Phyla. This place, which was called “Hilae” in Greek or “Pilak” meaning “the end,” in ancient Egyptian, defined the southernmost limit of Egypt. It was begun by Ptolemy II and completed by the Roman Emperors. The Temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus.
Overnight: Aswan – Cruise Ship.

DAY 6 – Aswan to Cairo
After breakfast, disembark the boat, at leisure in Aswan (optional: tour to Abu Simbel).
At the end of the day, transfer for overnight by sleeper train back to Cairo.
Overnight: sleeper train

DAY 7 – The Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara
Upon arrival in Cairo, we will start our full day tour of the city. 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 see 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, is 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.
Overnight: Cairo

DAY 8 – Cairo Old City and The Egyptian Museum and transfer to the airport
After breakfast at the hotel, we will start our full day tour of Cairo 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 that 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 and the famous Khan El Khalil Bazar.
At the end of the day, transfer to Cairo International Airport.
Tour does not include

•Tour can also be operated on Thursdays, with some changes in the itinerary

Starting Form:
$995

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit to the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings
  • The Ptolemaic Temple of Horus and an ancient settlement
  • Sailing boat tour passing by the Botanical Garden to the Temple of Phyla
  • Visit the incredible Pyramids
  • The Saladin Citadel, a massive stone fortress

Tour information

  • Arrival and departure:
    Sunday
  • Number of nights: 7
  • Rates starting: $995
  • Tour code: 3

Tour Include

  • 2 hotel nights in Cairo including daily breakfast
  • 1 Transfer by sleeper train: Aswan-Cairo on half -board basis
  • 4 nights on a 5 star cruise ship on full board basis
  • One way flight Cairo - Luxor
  • 2 days tour in Cairo as per program
  • All transfers in Egypt according to the tour program
  • Assistance at the airports and train station

Tour does not Include

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