Welcome to the land of the pharaohs – we’ll get you to your hotel and you’ll spend the night in enchanting Cairo.
Cairo (Pyramid Tour)
Today you’ll leave bustling Cairo and head into the desert…. You’ll stand at the foot of the Great Pyramids and marvel at the Sphinx just as visitors have for 5000 years. We’ll travel to Memphis and view the remains of the first capital of united upper and lower Egypt. Saqqara is our next destination, site of the earliest pyramid, the Step Pyramid of Djoser. It’s architect, Imhotep, was considered a god…. We’ll return to Cairo for the night. (B, D)
Cairo (City Tour)
Today, let our experts show you Cairo. The Egyptian Museum will not only dazzle you with ancient treasures, but bring you face-to-face with pharaohs — Rameses II, Seti I, Amenhotep III…. An incredible opportunity to look upon the actual people behind the history. You’ll explore the medieval Citadel of Saladin and the beautiful Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. A true highlight of the day is a walking tour of the 13th century covered market, Khan El Khalili Bazaar — there is nothing that can’t be bought here! We stay in Cairo tonight. (B)
A short flight from Cairo will bring you to Luxor for a 5 day /4 night luxury cruise down the Nile. You’ll marvel at the stunning Temples of Karnak and Luxor; our expert guide will bring to life the lives of the ancient pharaohs – we’ll take our dinner aboard ship and spend the night here.
Luxor • Esna
Today you’ll explore the final resting places of Egypt’s ancient leaders in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. In a land of “big” architecture, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the most celebrated female pharaoh, never fails to fill one with awe. We’ll finish the day viewing the Colossi of Memnon, all that remains of the massive temple complex of Amenhotep III. Tonight we’ll sail on to Esna and spend the night. (B, L, D)
Edfu • Kom Ombo
Today we head to Edfu and the visit the wonderful preserved temple of Horus. Experience the horse drawn carriage – ride back and forth to the temple. Back on board and sail to Kom Ombo. (B,L, D).
Kom Ombo • Aswan
After breakfast, visit Kom Ombo Temple. Visit the Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun. Back On Board & Sail To Aswan. Visit the Aswan High Dam, and the Old Dam.Continue to Philae Temple, a short trip on a motorboat will bring the visitor to a magnificent vista of the island, before landing at what would have been the ancient quay on the south side. The temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis and has many legends connected to it. These temples stand as a marvel of both ancient and modern engineering. Back on board (B, L, D)
Aswan • Cairo
After breakfast on board, disembark and we’ll leave from Aswan airport for your flight back to Cairo. (Flight cost not included). On arrival Cairo, we will check into our Cairo hotel for an overnight. (B)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Cairo airport for departure.
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Deluxe Air- conditioned transportation
English speaking Local guides
4 Nights Hotel Accommodation
4 Nights on Board the Nile Cruise.
All meals on Nile Cruise.
All Entrance fees to places of interest
Hotel taxes and service charges