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Cairo, Alexandria, Abu Simbel & 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/ 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/ 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, then take a short ferry ride visit to 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. Overnight at hotel.


Day/ 04  Aswan/ Kom Ombo
Breakfast. 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 you will be transferred to your Nile Felucca for embarkation on your way to Kom
Ombo. Free relaxing day on felucca. Lunch on board. Dinner & overnight on board. (L, D) 


Day/ 05  Kom Ombo
Breakfast. Free relaxing day on felucca. Lunch on board. Dinner & overnight on board. (L, D) 

Day/ 06  Kom Ombo/ Edfu/ Luxor
Breakfast. 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. Then 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. Then meeting with your tour manager and driver to transfer you to Luxor. Afternoon meeting with your qualified Egyptologist tour guide to the Temple of Luxor, which was started by Amenhotep III and completed by Ramses II. Your tour manager will transfer you to your hotel for check in and overnight. (B)


Day/ 07  Luxor
Breakfast. Meeting with your qualified tour guide at the lobby to start your tour by crossing the Nile 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. Continue your tour visiting 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. Meeting with your tour manager to transfer you to Luxor Station for your Sitting Train back to Cairo. Overnight on board Train. (B)


Day/ 08 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/ 09  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 
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/ 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


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

  • 3 Nights bed and breakfast at hotel accommodation in Cairo
  • 1 Night bed and breakfast at hotel accommodation in Aswan
  • 2 Nights Full board on Nile Felucca
  • 1 Night bed and breakfast at hotel accommodation in Luxor
  • 2 Nights on 1st  Class/ Sitting Train Cairo/Aswan-Luxor/Cairo 
  • 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)
  • All Transfers in Cairo, Alexandria, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu & Luxor will be operated in a private Air conditioned Van 
  • Transfer  Edfu/ Luxor by private air conditioned Van 
  • All Tours will be operated privately. 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
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Meals : 7 Breakfasts + 3 Lunches + 3 Dinners

 

Program EXCLUDES

  • International airfares
  • Visa entry fee
  • Departure tax (If there will be)
  • Gratuities to tour guide, tour escorts, Egyptologist and driver
  • Personal expenses not mentioned : mineral water, personal calls, laundry, etc....
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • All Beverages
  • Any Optional Tours


OPTIONAL TOURS : (Which can match with this program) 

Tour

Rate

Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza 

Per Person USD. 00

Sound & Light Show at the Philae Temple  

Per Person USD. 00

Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple      

Per Person USD. 00

Hot Air Balloon Ride                   

Per Person USD. 00

 

 

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