Day 1:Arrival Cairo
Arrival at Cairo International Airport where Moses Travel' rep shall meet you at the luggage area holding a sign of your names. Transfer in a modern air-conditioned van to your hotel for check-in and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Welcome drink
Day 2:Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara
After breakfast, your Egyptologist (according to your language) shall escort you to your dream tour to unravel the secrets of the Great Pyramid of King Cheops; which is the only survivor wonder of the ancient world, and then the other pyramids of King Chephren and King Mikerinus. Then you will go to the Valley Temple where you will meet with the enigmatic Sphinx. Lunch in a local restaurant, then proceed to the first capital been founded in the ancient world; Memphis. There you will find the remaining of the old city and a huge lying down statue of the ancient Egyptian hero Ramses ll. You will continue later to Sakkara to visit a marvellous place was founded by the world-famous engineer Imhotep; the builder of the first complex of sandstone bricks including the step pyramid. No place is compared like Sakkara where your tour guide shall give you a full explanation about the scenes of the daily life on the walls of the nobles' tombs. These tombs date back to the 24th, 25th, and 26th centuries B.C. When you finish your tours, you will leave to Giza railway station to pick the sleeper train heading to Aswan. Dinner on the sleeper train and overinght on board.
Meals: B , L , D
Day 3:Philae temple, High Dam, The unfinished obelisk
Arrive to Aswan railway station where you will find Moses Travel' rep waiting for you to help with the luggage. Today, your tour guide shall take you around that nice and quiet city of Aswan starting usually with the High Dam (completed in 1971), then you will continue to the famous island of Philae where you will visit an amazing temple dedicated for the worshipping of Goddess Isis and Goddess Hathor. The temple was rescued from the rising waters of the High Dam's construction. The last tour of the day is the famous quarry of red granite stones where a huge unfinished obelisk was discovered, and there you will get an explanation about how ancient Egyptians used to cut stones with different sizes and make their obelisks. Going to your Nile cruise to check-in and lunch on board. Free noon at leisure with a possibility of making the famous optional tour of the Nubian Village (strongly recommended) to get recognized to another different ethnicity lives to the south of Egypt with different habits, customs and even the language. Dinner on board and overnight in Aswan.
Meals: B , L , D
Day 4:Kom ombo, Edfu, Luxor
Early sailing to Kom Ombo which is about 45 kms. North of Aswan city. There you will enjoy a small but a very nice Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the crocodile headed God Sobek and te falcon headed God Horus. There, the famous crypt of the crocodiles and the famous scene of the surgical instruments. Back to the cruise and continue sailing to Edfu. Lunch on board and at noon you will do another tour to the famous Edfu temple which is the best preserved temple in Egypt. Back to the cruise and continue sailing to Luxor after passing the Esna Lock. Oriental dinner on board and overnight in Luxor.
Meals: B , L , D
Day 5:Valley Kings, Queen Hatshepsut' temple, Memnon
Early tour to an awesome place which shall take you to the real ancient Egyptian past. Valley of the Kings where you will find 62 uncovered tombs with a possibility of more tombs still hidden underneath. A vast city with magnificent tombs carved into desert rocks, decorated richly and were filled with precious treasures for the afterlife. Then you will go to the famous temple of Queen Hatshepsut' temple which is rising out of the plain desert in a series of terraces. After that, you will go to the famous 2 colossi of Memnon, known in ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.. Back to your Nile cruise and lunch on board. At noon, free time at leisure with a possibility of an optional tour (your tour guide shall offer you the interesting ones). Dinner on board and overnight in Luxor.
Meals: B , L , D
Day 6:Karnak temples, Luxor temple, sleeper train
Today, you will be joined by your tour guide to show you the major temple of the world; Karnak temples which covers 250 hectares and was dedicated for the worshipping of god Amen - Re and it's very famous for it's huge and vast hypo style hall of 134 columns. You will continue to another smaller temple; Luxor temple with its amazing facade preceded by the 2 colossi of the Great Egyptian Hero Ramses ll. Back to the cruise to relax for a while in the lounge bar, lunch by your own. At afternoon we depart to Luxor railway station to pick the sleeper train heading to Cairo. Dinner on board and overnight on the sleeper train.
Meals: B, D
Day 7:Museum, Citadel, Coptic Cairo
Arrival at Giza railway station where you will find your rep awaits for you to help with the luggage, then you will proceed to a very nice tour with your guide. You will have a journey of more than 7000 years of ancient Egyptian history inside the Egyptian Museum. It includes the world-famous golden treasures of the young King Tutankhamen. There you won't be able to see everything because the museum has more than 150,000 pieces of many different eras. Lunch in a local restaurant then you will proceed to the famous citadel of Sultan Saladin which dates back to the medieval era. There you will visit one of the most beautiful mosques in the world; the alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali the founder of the Royal Turkish family in 1805 A.D.. After shooting some wonderful pics to Cairo panoramic view, you will continue to a very religious place; Coptic Cairo where you will visit the famous crypt inside ST. Sirguis church where the holy family was hiding from the Roman persecution. Also you will visit the famous synagogue of Ben Ezra. A different tour to the famous Bazaar Khan El Khalili. Check-in your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: B, L
Day 8:Free day
A free day in Cairo with a strong recommendation of an optional tour to Alexandria City which still have the name of the Greek Emperor Alexander Magna. The city still have a lot of monuments and Greco-roman remaining but we usually do the famous huge cemetery; the Catacombs which is known in Arabic as Kom El Shoquafa. Also we do the most famous library which was built to commemorate the idea of the ancient one. There is no tour to Alexandria could be completed without visiting the Royal Gardens of Al Montazah where we still have 2 Turkish palaces; one of them was for the royal family and the other was dedicated for their friends. Also an exterior tour to the citadel of Sultan Kaitbey to be very close to the Mediterranean sea. A normal habit of Egyptians that we can't visit Alexandria without having a sea food meal; which shall be your lunch there, then back to Cairo and overnight in Cairo.
Day 9:Free day at leisure
Another free day at leisure and with a recommendation of doing an optional tour to the famous Islamic Cairo. During this tour, your guide shall take you to some wonderful and old mosques in Cairo. You will start with the mosque of Al Rifae which was built by the end of the 19th century by Khoshiar Hanem of the Royal Turkish family and it's important because it still have the tombs of may important persons of that family like King Farok, Khedive Ismail (who celebrated the opening of Suez Canal), Sultan Hussein Kamel, their wives and the last Shah of Iran. That mosque was chosen for the tour of Mr. Obama when he came to visit Egypt. Also you will visit the mosque of Sultan Hassan (14th century), and you will go the famous Kritlia house which is consisting of 2 houses connected with a little bridge; one of the dates back to the 15th century and the other dates back to the 17th century and both were bought by the chief doctor of King Farok, Dr. Gayer Anderson. another opened air street of old mosques. Lunch is included in this optional tour and back to your hotel with a possibility of sound and light show at night. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 10:Cairo Airport
Today we say good bye to the land of the pharaohs and after breakfast our rep shall escort you to the airport wishing you a safe trip.
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