Tour SummeryBREAKFAST NINELUNCH SEVENDINNER FOURTOURS 14 TOURSACCOMMODATION 3 NIGHTS CAIRO/ 4 NIGHTS CRUISE / 2 NIGHTS SHARM EL SKIEKH
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The first visit in the tour will be to remains of ancient Memphis the first capital of ancient Egypt.
Then drive to the area of Saqqara to visit the oldest step pyramid and tombs of noblemen in the area.
Lunch will be in one of the local restaurants in the area.
Afternoon tour in the Pyramids of Giza to visit the only Surviving monuments of the ancient wonders of the world.
During the tour travelers will have the chance to climb inside one of the pyramids, visit the sphinx and enjoy a short
Return to the hotel.
Evening cultural activities can be suggested (as folkloric shows, cultural activities, seminars and local restaurants)
This morning start with a visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. The museum has a remarkable collection of antiquities including the
treasures of the child pharaoh TutAnkhAmon. This visit provides an excellent introduction to Egypt to the tour.
Lunch in a local restaurant
In the afternoon visit the Citadel of Saladin and the 19th century alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali and the
local market of Khan El Khalili. The visit will not be to the typical tourist shops, but to the old part of the market where the workshops of the disappearing handicrafts and learn more about it.
Fly to the Nile city of Luxor. Upon arrival to Luxor travelers will cross the Nile in their private can to visit the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens
and the tomb chapels of the nobles with their beautiful preserved colors on the walls. After the tour head to the ship where you will check in and have lunch.
This afternoon you will explore the Temple of Luxor and the Temples of Karnak, Egypt’s greatest compound of temples. After the visit, check in on the Nile cruiser for a 4 nights cruiser.
(Lunch & Dinner on board). This afternoon ship sails to Edfu.
This morning travelers will visit the best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus the falcon god,
built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III. Return to the cruiser and sail onwards to Kom Ombo to visit the Greco Roman Temple of Kom-Ombo uniquely dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god and Haroeris, the sun god. Return to the cruiser and sail to Aswan (Brk, lunch & dinner on board).
Spend the morning visiting the High Dam, the granite quarries of the Unfinished Obelisk a practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen.
Then end the tour with visiting the exquisite Temple of Philae on the island of Agilkia.
Return to the boat for lunch, and in the afternoon the travelers will sail in a felucca past Elephantine Island and Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens.
Return to the boat & Dinner on board. (Brk,Lunch& Dinner on board).
This morning fly or drive to explore the great rock-cut temple of Abu Simbel
(280 km from Aswan) that were carved out of solid rock at a site on the west bank of the Nile south of Aswan in the land of Nubia. They are among the most magnificent monuments in the world. When the temples were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the High Dam, the Egyptian Government secured the support of UNESCO and launched a world wide appeal and their removal and reconstruction was an historic event in itself.
Return to Aswan in the afternoon.
Afternoon at leisure or make use of the chance to explore more of Aswan.
(Brk,Lunch& Dinner on board)
Check out of the boat and fly to Sharm ElSheikh on the Red Sea and stay in one of the local hotels for 3 Nights.
Early morning drive to
the heart of Sinai Desert to visit the St. Catherine’s Monastery. According to religious tradition, it was here that Moses saw the Burning Bush and received the Ten Commandments. Examine the collection of priceless icons and hanging lamps in the Chapel of the Burning Bush. Travelers have the choice to drive straight to the monastery or go there earlier to climb the Mount Moses to witness the sunrise then walk down to the monastery.
Lunch in a local restaurant in the area of St. Catherine
Drive back to Sharm El Sheikh
Check out of the hotel and either return to Cairo for an overnight or cross by Ferry boat to Jordan to explore more lands and cultures.
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