Combine the rich heritage of Cairo with the magic of a 5-day, 4-night Nile cruise on this comprehensive Egypt vacation package—a must forRead More »Private Tour: 8 Days 7 Nights Pyramids and Nile Cruise by Air from Cairo
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Combine the rich heritage of Cairo with the magic of a 5-day, 4-night Nile cruise on this comprehensive Egypt vacation package—a must for any lover of history. In Cairo, discover the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and Coptic Cairo. In Luxor, see the temples of Karnak, Luxor, and Hatshepsut, and stroll the Valley of the Kings, before cruising to Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Aswan. Tour includes flights, private hotel and airport transfers, and most meals.
Day 1: Arrival in Cairo: Your representative will meet & greet you at Cairo International Airport. Transfer by air-conditioned car to your hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel he will do your check in and give you detailed information concerning your excursion of tomorrow.
Day 2: Giza Pyramids / Egyptian Museum: After breakfast, enjoy an unique excursion to the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus & to the oldest known monumental sculpture and the largest monolith statue in the world, the great Sphinx. Visit also the Valley Temple, which was attributed to king Chefren and had been used for the mummification process .Then pay a visit to the Egyptian Museum where you can see the collection of Tutankhamen among other splendid pharaonic artifacts. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Shopping in the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar, which dates back to 1382. Back to hotel, night in Cairo.
Day 3: Cruise from Luxor: Check out from hotel in the morning then transfer to Cairo Airport for a flight to Luxor where you will be met and assisted, then taken by an air-conditioned car to board your 5 star Egypt Nile cruise. After lunch on board, visit the impressive Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple. Dinner and night on board
Day 4: Sailing to Edfu: After breakfast, an excursion to the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings, then to the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom in the 15th century BC. Visit the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, sailing to Edfu. Dinner on board.
Day 5: Edfu/Kom Ombo temples: After breakfast, visit the well-preserved Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus at Edfu. Saiingl to Kom Ombo to see the unique Temple of Sobek, dedicated toSobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. Lunch on board. Continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner on board.
Day 6: Aswan Sightseeing: After breakfast, enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Start with the High Dam and the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, the Unfinished Obelisk, then on to the beautiful Temple of Philae, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. Sail and move around Elephantine Island by a local felucca boat. Dinner on board. Night in Aswan.
Day 7: Back to Cairo: After breakfast, transfer to Aswan Airport for your return to Cairo where you will be met and assisted at the airport then taken to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
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