Easter , Xmas & New Year Surcharge : 15% Extra charges will apply for any tours during the Xmas & New Year **
An Experience of a Lifetime at an Electrifying Moment in Time!
Triple Stay reduction of 5%.
Departure from the United States for an enjoyable flight to Cairo
Upon Landing at the Cairo International Airport, our representatives will meet you at the arrival hall and assist you through Customs formalities. You will then be escorted to your deluxe 5 stars Hotel by the Pyramids Mena House Historical hotel (New Wing) via private air-conditioned transportation.
Noon, Travel via air-conditioned transportation to meet your expert English speaking Egyptologist and stand in awe of the power and grandeur of the Great Pyramids located by your hotel west of Cairo and tour the Great Pyramids of Giza. There see King Cheop’s pyramid built 2650 BC, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then view the nearby Great Sphinx. You may want to take a camel ride at this time or possibly return for one during the incredibly beautiful sunrise and sun sets on another day. Evening at Leisure.
After Breakfast Go on to visit the King Djoser’s Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which the First Pyramids were built in Egypt. continue to Memphis, the one-time Capitol of Ancient Egypt and view the towering statue of Ramses II. After an authentic Egyptian lunch in a local restaurant, continue to visit Old Cairo, Oldest Churches in Cairo and Synagogue, stop by the Bazaar shopping area before returning to the hotel for an evening of relaxation.
“Optional: Evening Sound & Light Show at Sphinx & the Great Pyramids.
Begin your Egyptian adventure with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses the World’s largest collection of artifacts from the era of the Pharaohs and includes the treasures from the Tut-Ankh-Amun tomb. Later, enjoy lunch in an authentic Egyptian restaurant and then spend the afternoon at the Citadel of Saladin and see the Mohamed Ali Mosque, which replicates the Blue Mosque in Turkey. End the day shopping at the Bazaar of Khan El Khalili for one of the unique Egyptian items, cartouche, papyrus, Pharaonic statues, or just to experience the art of bargaining. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure or attend an optional or a dinner & Belle Dance show.
After Breakfast check out from hotel and Transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan to board the Cruise.
Before check in your boat fly to Abu Simbel.” In Aswan, take a scenic half hour flight over Lake Nasser to Abu Simbel, and tour this magnificent site. Enter the vast chambers and touch the towering statues carved thousands of years ago. There, Incredibly, only on the King’s birthday and on the anniversary of his coronation a ray of sunlight penetrates through the massive rock structures and shines on an interior shrine to him. After this unique tour, return to Aswan, and check into your boat for overnight. “Optional Trip”
After Abu Simble trip transfer to your 5 stars Deluxe Nile Cruise Ship at noon. After lunch, sail the Nile to Elephantine Island on a Felucca sail boat for a view of the Nilometer, Lord Kitchner's Botanical Garden return to the cruise for an evening of entertainment or relaxation.
After Breakfast tour the Aswan High Dam which was an engineering miracle when built in the 1960’s. Visit the granite quarries of the 1150-ton unfinished Obelisk and continue to Philae Temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis. See the various shrines, which include the temple for Hathor, the goddess of fertility, then sail to Kom-Ombo to see the Twin Temple of Sobek, the Crocodile God and Haroeris, the Good Doctor, which are surrounded by sugarcane fields. Interesting, sculptured walls show ancient surgical instruments and dental tools at those sites. Return to the ship for some relaxation or entertainment.
Enjoy the sights along the river’s edge near the palm trees, tropical plants, amber desert, and granite rocks as you sail for Edfu where you will take a horse drawn carriage to see the temple dedicated to the Ancient God Horus, the falcon headed God. Then return to the ship to enjoy lunch and continue to Esna and visit the temple of Khnum, the Egyptian Ram-headed creator god built during the Ptolemaic period and walk through a Nubian village and small museum. Nearby is an early Christian Monastery built in the 4th Century A.D. Return to you ship and enjoy the entertainment and delicious cuisine on board as you sail to Luxor for overnight. In the evening, take an optional journey to view the Sound & Light Spectacular, which features words, light, and music to tell the story of the Magnificent Karnak Temple.
After an early breakfast visit the West bank where the sun sets on the City of the Dead, the Tombs of the Nobles and the Valley of the Kings and Queens.
After crossing the Nile to the Necropolis of Thebes, you will visit the Valley of the Kings, Queens, and the Nobles. There see the famous tomb of King Tut-Ankh-Amun, Ramses III & IV, Amenhotep II, Tuthmosis III and Nefertari and more. Then, continue to the Queen Hatshepsut Funerary Temple, the only woman to rule over Egypt, then the Ramesseum, and finally the Colossi of Memnon, which contain the statues, 19 meters high, that the Greeks named after Memnon, the legendary hero killed at the Trojan War. After lunch visit the East bank of the Nile, the city of the living, where sunrise greets the 100-acre Karnak Temple, truly a sight to behold. Visit the Luxor Museum and then go on to visit the Temple of Luxor built by two Pharaohs: Amenhotep III & Ramses II. This temple is dedicated to Amun-Ra.
After breakfast, you will be transfer to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo, upon arrival in Cairo you will be transfer to your 5 stars deluxe hotel Ramses Hilton or Similar , Spend the rest of afternoon exploring Cairo on your own.
After Breakfast Transfer to Cairo airport for your international flight.
With you, you will take a piece of history, and memories of an incredible experience that will last a lifetime…
An Experience of a Lifetime at an Electrifying Moment in Time!
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