Explore the land of Pharaoh’s on this journey to Cairo & the fabled Nile River. See the stunning Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx, visit Memphis & see the colossus limestone statue of Pharaoh Ramses II, and see the necropolis at Saqqara. Tour old Cairo, walk the maze of streets at the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, and marvel at the Museum of Antiquities before embarking on a cruise down the Nile River. See the Karnak & Luxor temples, sail on a felucca, and tour the Valley of the Kings as you sail down the most famous river in the world.
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Hotel with daily breakfast, Nile River Cruise on full board basis, cruise excursions with English speaking guide, lunches & dinners as indicated, services of expert English speaking Egyptologist(s), entrance fees to sites listed on the itinerary, private touring in Cairo with A/C transportation, 2 on-tour flights, and airport transfers. Peak season surcharges may apply. International flights are not included, please enquire.
Visit the Temples of Abu Simbel for an additional $550 per person.
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Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met in the arrivals area by your local guide holding a name-board. After a warm welcome and brief introduction, take a private airport transfer to your hotel for assistance with check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Enjoy a full day tour exploring desert antiquities dating from the beginnings of a civilization that arose more than 5,000 years ago. In the company of our Egyptologist specialist guide, we venture through the countryside to visit some of Egypt's oldest sights. We first go to the Pyramids of Giza. Nothing evokes the long and intriguing history of Egypt as powerfully as the pyramids. Rising from the desert, Khufu (Cheops), Khafra and Menkaura seem to symbolize the enigmatic tug of Egypt in our imaginations. We shall also visit the colossal statue of the Great Sphinx, which has stood guard over the pyramids for more than 4,500 years. Later, we go to Memphis, where remnants of the nation's first capital and once the most cosmopolitan city in Egypt now lie scattered in the desert. We’ll also see the carved limestone Colossus of Ramses II. Nearby, we visit the necropolis at Saqqara, where King Zoser's Step Pyramid was "built to last 'til the ends of time". This vast site in the heart of a desert plateau is the largest necropolis in Egypt. Extending for almost 5 miles, the complex forms a collection of pyramids, temples and tombs that is fundamental to understanding the history of Ancient Egypt.
Today, enjoy a city tour and stroll through a bustling bazaar. Visit the Museum of Antiquities; the museum houses the greatest collection of pharaonic treasures in the world. Later, visit the Citadel which commands a complete view of the city. Completed in 1183, the Citadel was surrounded by sturdy walls and towers to withstand attacks from Christian crusaders. Inside, we shall see the lavishly decorated alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali. We move on to explore the lanes of Old Cairo and to visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue dating from the 9th century. We will also visit the 4th century Hanging Church built on the bastions of the ancient Roman wall and “suspended” above the level of the Nile. Then take a walk through Khan El Khalili, a bustling warren of shops where you can bargain for rugs, copper and leather crafts, perfumes, and other goods both exotic and familiar.
After breakfast, meet your local guide and then head to the airport for your flight to Luxor. On arrival, meet and then transfer to your cruise ship to board your four night cruise on the Nile River. Enjoy lunch on board and then visit the East Bank – Karnak & Luxor Temples. Enjoy some afternoon tea and dinner on board.
Visit the West Bank and see the Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari and the colossi Memnon. Continue sailing to Edfu via Esna and enjoy lunch on board. Have a captains’ welcome cocktail, and this evening, relax at your leisure.
Visit the Horus Temple in Edfu before continuing on to Kom Ombo. Have lunch on board and then visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris. This evening, enjoy an Egyptian Galabya Party on board.
Sail onward to Aswan and then visit the High Dam, the Philae Temple and the Granite Quarries. Later, sail on the Nile by Felucca around Kitchener Island. Enjoy afternoon tea and then have dinner on board. This evening, watch a belly dance performance.
Enjoy breakfast on board and then disembark where you will be met and then transferred to the Aswan airport to board your flight to Abu Simbel (OPTIONAL). Explore the temples which are among the most spectacular monuments in the world before flying back to Cairo. Meet your local guide and then transfer to your hotel for check-in.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then meet at the appointed time for your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Day 2: See the towering Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx.
Days 4 to 8: Take an incredible cruise along the Nile River seeing villages, temples, ruins, and everything in between.
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