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Cairo, Alexandria & Nile Felucca 


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/ 03  Aswan
Upon arrival at Aswan Station you will meet with our local tour manager and your qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide to visit 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. Afternoon you will be transferred to your
Felucca adventure trip in Aswan for embarkation. Enjoy sleeping on board and our felucca crew provides simple and delicious meals. Lunch on board. Dinner & overnight on board. (L, D) 


 
Day/ 02 Cairo/ Aswan
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. Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Cairo Station for your Sitting train to Aswan. Overnight on board Train.(B)


 

 

 

Day/ 04  Aswan
Breakfast. Sailing down the Nile is a magic experience where you can feel the chilling out atmosphere and good chance for swimming on the Nile River. Lunch on Board. In the evening have your dinner on board and enjoy the Nubian Party with our crew. Sleeping on board near to one of the islands, spread on the Nile bank. (B, L, D) 

 

 

 Day/ 05  Aswan/ Kom Ombo
Breakfast. Upon arrival at Kom Ombo, you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile The Temple shared by the two gods Harories with his falcon head and Sobek with his crocodile head and the rest of our time is spent relaxing and enjoying timeless scenes of local life as we travel slowly down the Nile. Then transfer from Kom Ombo back to Aswan. Your tour manager will transfer you to Aswan Station for your Sitting Train back to Cairo. Overnight on
board Train. (B)

  

 Day/ 06 Cairo
Upon arrival at Cairo Station you will meet with your tour manager to transfer you to your hotel for check in and freshen up. Later 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". Return back to your hotel for overnight.

  

 Day/ 07  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/ 08 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

 

 

 

 N.B.
Please kindly note that Felucca Itinerary might be changed without prior notice to navigational circumstances and security restrictions, may be in sequences but not in visits. We are not liable for these changes.


Program INCLUDES
01) 3 Nights bed and breakfast at hotel accommodation in Cairo
02) 2 Nights Full board on Nile Felucca
03) 2 Nights on 1st  Class/ Sitting Train Cairo/Aswan/Cairo
04) 2 Full Days Tour in Cairo
05) Over day Trip to visit Alexandria in a private air conditioned Van
06) All Transfers in Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan &  Kom Ombo will be operated in a private Air conditioned Van
07) All Tours will be operated privately. You will have your own private guide and van (NO JOIN)
08) Guiding fee for an English speaking Egyptologist Tour guide All through
09) All entrance fees to all Sight seeing, as mentioned in our program
10) English speaking tour manager to meet and assist you for finalizing passport control and escorting you from Airport to
     
hotel and vice versa
10) All taxes and service charges
11) Meals : 5 Breakfasts + 2 Lunches + 2 Dinners


Program EXCLUDES
01) International airfares
02) Visa entry fee
03) Departure tax (If there will be)
04) Gratuities to tour guide, tour escorts, Egyptologist and drivers      
05) Personal expenses not mentioned : mineral water, personal calls, laundry, etc....
06) Any meals not mentioned    
07) All Beverages
08) Any Optional Tours


OPTIONAL TOURS : (Which can match with this program) 

Tour

Rate

Sound & Light Show at Pyramids of Giza 

Per Person USD. 00

Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple

Per Person USD. 00

Abu Simbel trip by Van               

Per Person USD. 00

 

 

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