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Cairo, Nile Cruise Ship & Hurghada

 

 

 

Day/ 01 Cairo
Arrival at Cairo International Airport, meeting with our tour Manager, who will assist you through your immigration and customs formalities, then he will escort you to your hotel for check in and overnight.

Day/ 02 Cairo
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your tour manager and qualified Egyptologist tour guide at the lobby to tour some of Egypt's most ancient sites: the ruins of Memphis at the edge of the western desert (30 minutes drive), Egypt’s first Capital until the end of the first Kingdom, about 2270 BC, and one of the most important cities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt. You will be visiting Memphis open air Museum the most important piece is Ramses the second statue about 20 meters long. Close to Memphis, we drive to Sakkara, the City of the dead with the famous step Pyramid of Zoser, and the greatest Pharaoh of the 3rd Dynasty 2650 BC, the step pyramids is known to be the first stone building ever build in the world, then you will be visiting a Mastaba (Tomb) for the Nobel “Mereruka” from the old kingdom the tomb have beautiful colored paintings about life in Egypt during the old Kingdom, Continue your tour to the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Pyramid Cheops (Khufu’s), is the largest one of the three and one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, was built In the 4th dynasty about 2690 B.C. In front of the Pyramid of Chephren, there stand the Sphinx, which was discovered in 1912 carved from a single piece of stone. It is a lion with a portrait of a Pharaoh’s head thought to be a likeness of the Pharaoh Chephren. Return back to your hotel for overnight.(B)

Day/ 03 Cairo/Aswan
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your qualified Egyptologist tour guide at the lobby to enjoy your tour visiting one of the famous and unique museums in the World the Egyptian Museum, famous for its antiquities from Egypt’s Pharaonic period, which includes the fabulous treasures of King Tut-Ankh-Amon. Continue your tour to Old Cairo, visiting the oldest part of Cairo the old Coptic Churches the Hanging Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary built in the 3rd Century and the Church of St.Sergious, where the Holy Family was hidden while they were in Egypt and built in the 4th Century. Followed by visiting the oldest Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Visit the medieval Citadel of Salah El- Din, built in the 12th Century and contains many structures, the most impressive of which is the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, it was designed in the early 19th Century by a Greek Architect from Turkey. The style is based on the Ottoman mosques of Istanbul. At the end of your tour visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar (the old market). Finish your tour, you are invited to have mint Tea and nergile (if you wish) at the oldest and most popular cafe named "Fishawy cafe".Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Cairo Station for your Sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board Train.(B,D)

Day/ 04 Aswan
Breakfast on Board. Upon arrival at Aswan Station you will meet with our local tour manager to transfer you to your Nile Cruise ship for embarkation. visit the Philae Temple , which is reached by motor launch from a dock south of town as it lies on an island between the old and new dams. Through UNESCO efforts, the temple was saved from the inundation by the waters of the new High Dam, was dismantled and re-assembled on a higher hill. A beautiful Construction is the Kiosk of Trajan which is a charming relic with 14 pillars, The High Dam, a modern achievement of great magnitude in Egypt’s history , built by the Russians in the 1960’s, it supplies most of the country’s needed electric power and the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from. The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1 tone obelisk was carved and why the crack caused it to be abandoned and the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and colossi came from. The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered as it was being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1 tone obelisk was carved, and why the crack caused it to be abandoned. Lunch on board. Sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener’s Island situated in the middle of the Nile and Khan Mausoleum which is situated on big hill. Afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Nubian folkloric Show. Overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D)

Day/ 05 Aswan/ Kom Ombo/ Edfu/ Luxor
Sail to Kom Ombo. Breakfast. Visit the Ptolemaic Temple standing high grounds overlooking the Nile. The Temple shared by the two gods Harories with his falcon head and Sobek with his crocodile head. Sail to Edfu. Lunch on Board. Visit the majestic Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be the best preserved cult Egyptian Temple. According to the Egyptian myths, it was the place where the falcon-headed god Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth. Afternoon tea. Sail to Luxor. Captain's Welcome cocktail (smart casual attire). Dinner on board & disco. Overnight in Luxor. (B, L, D)

Day/ 06 Luxor
Breakfast. Cross to the West Bank visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens, where tombs of 64 Pharaohs and 57 Queens have been discovered and enter some of the most remarkable burials, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, which is an elegant terraced monument and its architecture remarkable unusual Temple than other theben Temple and the Colossi of Memnon facing the Nile. Lunch on board. Visit the Karnak Temple, it is one of the greatest architectural achievements of antiquity. The Temple is a vast complex that embodies the works of many Pharaohs added over the centuries. It was the most important sanctuary in Ancient Egypt and visit the Temple of Luxor, which was started by Amenhotep III and completed by Ramses II. Dinner on board & Galabiya party. Overnight in Luxor. (B, L, D)

Day/ 07 Luxor/ Hurghada
Breakfast. Disembark your cruise. Meeting with your tour manager and driver to transfer you to Hurghada. Upon arrival at Hurghada you will meet with our local tour manager to transfer you to your hotel for check in and freshen up. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.(B)

Day/ 08 Hurghada
Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure for fishing , swimming, diving, snorkeling or relaxing by the sea side or your hotel side. Overnight at hotel.(B)

Day/ 09 Hurghada/ Cairo
Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure for fishing , swimming, diving, snorkeling or relaxing by the sea side or your hotel side. Late afternoon meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Sharm El Sheikh airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport you will meet with your tour manager to transfer you to your hotel for check in and overnight. (B)

Day/ 10 Cairo
Breakfast at hotel, you will meet with your tour manager to transfer you to Cairo, where he will assist you through your check-in and immigration formalities for your International departure flight back home. (B)

 

B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner

 

Program INCLUDES :

  • 3 Nights bed and breakfast at hotel accommodation in Cairo
  • 3 Nights Full board on a Nile Cruise Ship
  • 2 Nights bed and breakfast at hotel accommodation in Hurghada
  • 1 Nights Half board on First Class/ Deluxe Sleeper Train Cairo/Aswan
  • 2 Full Days Tour in Cairo
  • All Transfers in Cairo, Aswan, Luxor & Hurghada will be operated in a private Air conditioned Van
  • All Tours will be operated privately, Also on the Cruise Ship you will have your own private guide in Cairo and Upper Egypt. I.E You will have your own private
  • guide and van (NO JOIN)
  • Guiding fee for an English speaking Egyptologist Tour guide All through
  • All entrance fees to all Sight seeing, as mentioned in our program
  • English speaking tour manager to meet and assist you for finalizing passport control and escorting you from Airport to hotel and vice versa
  • Transfer Luxor/Hurghada by private air conditioned Van
  • Domestic air tickets Hurghada/Cairo ONLY
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Meals : 09 Breakfasts + 3 Lunches + 4 Dinners

 

Program EXCLUDES :

  • International airfares
  • Visa entry fee
  • Departure tax (If there will be)
  • Gratuities to tour guide, tour escorts, Egyptologist and drivers
  • Personal expenses not mentioned : mineral water, personal calls, laundry, etc....
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • All Beverages
  • Any Optional Tours
  • Supplement for domestic air Cairo/Aswan Per Person USD 155.00 (Instead of Sleeper Train)

 

 

OPTIONAL TOURS : (Which can match with this program)

Tour Price Per Person in USD
Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza
Giftun Island in Hurghada
Sindbad Submarine
Jeep safari & Barbeque
Mahmya  
Visit St. Anthony’s & St. Paul’s Monastries
 

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