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Cairo, Alexandria, Bahariya Oasis, Abu Simbel,
Nile Cruise Ship, Sharm El Skeikh & St. Catherine

 

 

 

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/ Alexandria/ Cairo
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your qualified Egyptologist tour guide and driver to transfer you to Alexandria to start your tour visiting the Citadel of Qaitbey fort, this 15th century fort at the tip of the eastern harbor, is the site where one of the ancient seven wonders once stood : The Pharaohs Light House. Continue your tour to the Catacombs of Kom El- Shokafa, which is one of Alexandria’s most memorable monuments. These tombs are remarkable for their unusual mixture of art styles, sculpture, and reliefs which are images of Egyptian Gods. These catacombs date back to the 2nd century AD during the Roman era. Visit Pompey’s Pillar made of Aswan rose granite erected in 297 A.D. for the Roman Emperor Diocletian and thought to be one of the 400 columns that once formed the portico of Alexandria’s famous library the Pillar is the tallest ancient monument in Alexandria. Continuing the Roman theme, the next site your guide will show you is the Roman Amphitheater, built in the 1st century A.D. uncovered in the late 1950, possibly the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. The site also includes the remains of a Roman street and homes. At the end of the tour you will be visiting your tour with a visit to the newly opened Library of Alexandria built in the same spot the historical one was existing the library contains a beautiful museum with very special pieces from the ancient and modern history of Egypt. As part of the library, a new and very important antiquities museum has been created in order to highlight the history of Alexandria across the ages. It specifically highlights the cultural era of the Hellenistic world, providing exhibits related to knowledge and the arts the museum as ceremonially opened in January 2003. It now contains rare artifacts from the Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras. These artifacts are displayed in chronological order, representing the evolution of writing, the birth of scholarship and librarianship, and the ancient arts with informative displays presenting mosaic, portraits, glassware, pottery, coins, textile and much more. Drive back to Cairo to your hotel for overnight.(B)

Day/ 04 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/ 05 Aswan
Breakfast on Board. Upon arrival at Aswan Station you will meet with our local tour manager to transfer you to your hotel for check in and freshen up. Later meeting with your qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide to 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. Return back to your hotel for overnight.(B)

Day/ 06 Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan
Breakfast Box. Meeting with your tour manager and driver to transfer you to Abu Simbel by private air conditioned Van. Upon arrival at Abu Simbel you will be transferred to visit the Great Temple of Ramses the 2nd one of the greatest and most whimsical kings of Egypt the temple is dedicated in theory to the gods Amon-Ra, Harmakis and Ptah, the temple was carved in and stone rock cliff with the four colossal seated statues of the King in front of the entrance, each statue is 20 meters high and measures 4 meters from ear to ear, taking a closer look you will realize that each statue present the king Ramses in different ages of his life starting from youth age till he became a mature King, the temple wall decorations celebrate the military grandeur of the king, continue your tour visit the temple of Nefertari the King's beloved wife. Both temples were threatened by the increasing level of the Nile upon the completion of the Aswan High Dam and have been preserved in the 60’s by international action organized by UNESCO. All parts of the temple have been moved and rebuilt on a plateau above the former site, the temple is considered a miracle of the ancient and modern history. Return to Abu-Simbel a hewn in rock with the four colossal seated statues of the king in front of the entrance. It was dedicated to Amun-Ra, the Horrakhti and Ramses II. After visiting the Temple you will be transferred again to Aswan to your Nile Cruise ship for embarkation. 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/ 07 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/ 08 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/ 09 Luxor/ Sharm El Sheikh
Breakfast. Disembark your cruise. Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Luxor Airport for your flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival at Sharm El Sheikh Airport 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/ 10 Sharm El Sheikh
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/ 11 Sharm El Sheikh/ St. Catherine/ Sharm
Breakfast at hotel. Meeting with your tour manager and driver to transfer you through the Sinai Peninsula. It was in the Sinai that Moses received the Ten commandments, Prophet Elyah sought refuge from queen Jezebel and the holy family traveled on their journey into Egypt. Arrival to St. Catherine you will be transferred to visit the St. Catherine Monastery, built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century to shelter Christian monks. The Monastery contains the Chapel of the Burning Bush, the mosaic of the trans figuration of Christ and a library containing early Christian manuscripts. Return back to Sharm to your hotel for freshen up. Rest of the day at leisure for fishing , swimming, diving, snorkeling or relaxing by the sea side or your hotel side. Overnight at hotel. (B)

Day/ 12 Sharm El Sheikh
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/ 13 Sharm El Sheikh/ Cairo/ Bahariya Oasis
Breakfast at hotel. 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 and driver to transfer you from Cairo to Bahariya Oasis (400 km), which contains 268 mineral and salphur springs. Arrive Bahariya you will have your bedouin homemade lunch. After lunch you will drive to White Desert using 4X4 Jeep safari on the way visiting the Crystal & Black Mountain, there are several spots to enjoy watching the beautiful shapes of Lime Stones. Then visiting the Mashrooms desert (where all the mountains have mashrooms shape). Then you will move to the White Desert to enjoy night with the Bedouin have tea under the Star and see the moon light and start cooking dinner. Overnight in a Camp. (B,L,D)

Day/ 14 Bahariya/Cairo
Breakfast. Drive to Bahariya Oasis visitng on your way the Hot Spring and the New White Desert. Upon arrival at Bahariya you will have lunch in a Bedioun house.  Then visit the following : Azmeer Temple, Banayouti Tombs, Pharaonic Tombs (in a good shape colored), among the scant remains of the Greco-roman period it is worth visiting the small Temple of Alexander the Great, at Qasr El-Migysbah, apparently the only place were his cartouche and image were found in Egypt. Visit the new rediscovered Valley of the Golden Mummies, which have hundreds of mummies beautifully decorated already excavated and they are believed to be perhaps 10,000 in all including nobles and kings. The cemetery dates to the Greco-Roman era. Some of the mummies found so far wore golden masks and have magnificent designs of ancient Egyptian gods on their chests Others we coated in plaster or covered with linen and some lay in terrecotta sarcophagi bearing representations of human head. Drive back to Cairo to your hotel for check in and overnight.(B,L)

Day/ 15 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 :

  • 4 Nights bed and breakfast at hotel accommodation in Cairo
  • 1 Night bed and breakfast at hotel accommodation in Aswan
  • 3 Nights Full board on a Nile Cruise Ship
  • 4 Nights bed and breakfast at hotel accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh
  • 1 Night Full Board in a Camp at Bahariya Oasis
  • 1 Nights Half board on First Class/ Deluxe Sleeper Train Cairo/Aswan
  • 2 Full Days Tour in Cairo
  • Over day Trip to visit Alexandria in a private air conditioned Van
  • Over day Trip to visit Abu Simbel in a private air conditioned Van (Including transfer Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan + guiding fees for local English speaking guide provided by Egypt air + entrance fees)
  • Over day Trip to visit St. Catherine in a private air conditioned Van (Including transfer Sharm/Catherine/Sharm + Visit St. Catherine Monastery + guiding fees for local English Guide)
  • 2 Full Days tour in Bahariya Oasis and Black & White Desert
  • 12) All Transfers in Cairo, Alexandria, Bahariya Oasis, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh & St. Catherine 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) EXCEPT Abu Simbel trip, you will be using local English speaking guide provided by Egypt air and you will join small group
  • 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
  • Domestic air tickets Luxor/Sharm El Sheikh/Cairo ONLY
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Meals : 14 Breakfasts + 5 Lunches + 5 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
Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple
Bedouin Dinner at the Desert
Quad bike at the Desert
Safari Trip to colored Canyon in Nuweiba
Ras Mohamed National park
Tiran Island
Blue Hole at Abu Galum  
 

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