DAY 1 ARRIVAL
Welcome to the land of the pharaohs – we’ll get you to your hotel and you’ll spend the night in enchanting Cairo.
DAY 2 CAIRO (PYRAMID AND MUSEUM TOUR)
Today you’ll start a full day of Giza, you will stand at the foot of the Great Pyramids and marvel at the Sphinx just as visitors have for 5000 years. Then you will 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. Then visit Old Cairo, the Coptic Church where is Holy family stayed We’ll return to Cairo for the night. (B, L)
DAY 3 LUXOR MONDAY
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.
DAY 4 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. Return to the boat after lunch Sail to Edfu via Esna. (B, L, D)
DAY 5 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 upon arrival to Kom Ombo Visit Kom Ombo temple the the Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed Horus, god of the morning sun. return to the boat, sail to Aswan overnight on board of the ship. (B,L, D).
DAY 6 KOM OMBO • ASWAN
After breakfast, 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 overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D)
DAY 7 ASWAN • CAIRO
After breakfast on board, disembark and we’ll leave from Aswan airport for your flight back to Cairo. On arrival Cairo, we will check into our Cairo hotel for an overnight. (B)
DAY 8 DEPARTURE
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Cairo airport for departure.
* 3 NIGHTS Mercure le Sphinx or similar based on bed and breakfast.
* 4 nights 5-star cruise Tamr Hena or similar based on full board.
* Full day tour Cairo including lunch at local restaurant.
* All shore excursion during the cruise as per itinerary.
* All transfers as per itinerary.
* Service of an English-speaking guide
* All hotel and cruise Tax.
* International air
* Domestic air with in Egypt (available upon request)
* Gratuities for the tour guides, and the drivers
* Travel insurance.
* Any personal needs
* Any extras