General

Luxury Egypt Tour during 2016 Easter holidays, includes visiting the Pyramids and Museum of Egyptian Antiques Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor, with transfer by flight to Aswan and back from Luxor.

Day 01:
Welcome to Cairo, Egypt
our representative will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel , he will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Free Welcome Drink

Day 2:
After your relaxing breakfast at the hotel in Cairo your own private English speaking Egyptologist guide will take you to Saqqara that is part of Memphis’s massive necropolis, and the burial site of the most ancient Pharaohs where you will see the first pyramids ever built in Egypt “Step Pyramid of King Djoser that was designed by Imhotep, the ancient Egyptian architect also you will visit the Teti Pyramid and tombs in Sakkara then a relaxing drive to the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s GREATEST attractions to visit The Great Pyramids, ONE of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, middle pyramids of Chephren and the little one of Mykerinos with camel ride and family photo in front of Pyramids, then visit the mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient pharaohs, the tour includes visit to the valley temple facing the great sphinx with option visit to the Solar Boat this was a boat used to carry the pharaoh’s mummy across the Nile, and then buried at the foot of the pyramid for his use in the afterlife then you will be transferred back to your hotel for a peaceful over night stay in Cairo.

Day 3:
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Cairo and then you will be accompanied by your private Egyptologist tour guide to visit the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiques that was built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpieces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-roman period in Egypt including the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen, Pharaonic Gods and Goddess, with option visit to the mummies room at the Egyptian Museum where you may learn about the Great Egyptian civilization and the mummification art in ancient Egypt.

Then you will also visit the Citadel of Saladin that is overlooking the city from the Muqattam Hills and Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside that was built in Turkish style and very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey and simply considered to be one of the landmarks in Cairo whose minaret can be seen from any part of old Cairo.

You will visit the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the Hanging Church or the suspended church this basilica church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon the church became the center of the Christian Church of Egypt you will visit also the famous Jewish heritage in Cairo including Ben Ezra Synagogue the temple contains a Jewish heritage library, containing documents found here in 1896 that describe the economic and social conditions of Jews under Arab rule as well as descriptions of relations between various Jewish sects, then enjoy a shopping experience in Khan El Khalili bazaar, from there you will be transferred to your hotel for free time at leisure and overnight stay in Cairo.

Day 4:
Breakfast and then you will be transferred to Cairo airport to board your flight to Aswan, where you will be met and assisted by a REP who will transfer you to embark your Nile Cruise for the next 4 days / 3 nights. Later you will be taken in an exciting tour to the world famous High Dam that was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops; continue to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples. The quarries still hold the famous Unfinished Obelisk and then you will be taking by motor-boat to island of Egilka visit the majestic Philae temple that was dedicated to the Goddesses Isis.
For enjoyment, a Felucca Ride is included on the Nile River in Aswan this afternoon. A final optional evening excursion will offer the sound and light show at the Temple of Philae. Return to the Nile Cruise ship in Aswan free time at leisure and overnight stay
Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 5:
Sail to Kom Ombo. After breakfast will be accompanied by your English speaking guide to visit Kom Ombo temple, the crocodile-headed God of fertility and creator of the world, lunch aboard your cruise with free time at le isure whilst sailing to Edfu to explore Edfu’s Temple of Horus, one of the best-preserved Ancient Egyptian temples on the Nile Continue the cruise down the Nile to Luxor. Afternoon tea is served on the sun –deck with dinner and overnight stay onboard cruise
Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 6:

Breakfast onboard the cruise, and then you will be taken into the West Bank of the river Nile to visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs discovered, those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs. Continue the tour to visit the Hatshepsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut the only female pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it then back to the cruise for lunch, after afternoon tea on the ship with free time at leisure and overnight stay.
Tonight, if you wish, enjoy an optional sound and light show at the Temple of Karnak.
Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 7:
Today and after breakfast you will be accompanied by Egyptologist guide to visit Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars .Then you will be transferred to the majestic Luxor Temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun, and then you will be transferred to your Luxor airport to fly to Cairo, where you will be met and assisted and transferred to your hotel in Cairo for check into the hotel with free time at leisure and overnight stay.

Day 8:
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo then you will be transferred to Cairo airport where you will connect with your flight back home.

Inclusions
Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports.
Assistance of our personal during your stay, tours and excursions.
All transfers by private A/C deluxe van class.
Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo hotel with breakfast.
Accommodation for 3 nights on board cruise Aswan-Luxor on full board.
Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley temple, Sakkara and Memphis.
Tour to Egyptian Museum, Citadel Mosques and Coptic Churches.
Tour to the High Dam and Temple of Philae in Aswan.
Tour to Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple enroute.
Tour to Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple in East Bank of the Nile.
Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon.
Entrance fees to the sights in Giza/Cairo/Aswan/Luxor.
English speaking guide in Giza/Cairo /Aswan/Luxor.
Service charges and taxes included throughout the tours.

Exclusions
International airfare to Egypt.
– Domestic flights Cairo/Aswan-Luxor/Cairo
Personal spending.
Optional Activities.
Tipping kitty.

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