Egyptian Museum - The Egyptian museum is the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. It features artifacts from the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods, including the celebrated mummies of ancient Egypt's king and Tut Ankh Amun treasures
Egypt Tour Itinerary:
Day 1 - Depart from hometown on overnight flight to Egypt.
Day 2 - Cairo, Egypt
Arrive at Cairo Airport where you will be met by the group's assistant & transferred to our Hotel -overnight in Cairo.
Day 3 - Cairo
After breakfast get ready for a full day of amazing highlights.
First we drive to Memphis where we will see the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx. Then we continue to Sakkara where the Step Pyramid heralded the start of the pyramid age. From here prepare yourself for a breathtaking experience as we marvel at one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the Sphinx, which casts its enigmatic gaze across the sands of the desert.
Day 4 - Cairo
Today we visit the Egyptian Museum, which has over 120,000 items and the greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities.
The Citadel, a monument to medieval warfare, houses a number of museums, ancient mosques and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali (used as the royal mosque).
Day 5 - Cairo to Aswan
Relax and enjoy your morning because this afternoon it is time for a visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazar. The souk dates back to 1382 and is known for selling good-quality clothing, cloth, spices, souvenirs, and traditional jewelry and perfumes at reasonable prices.
Pack all you souvenirs as we are transferred to the Cairo station for our overnight train to Aswan. Dinner is served onboard.
When traveling through Egypt, what better way to experience your journey than in the convenience and luxury of a world class sleeping train? You arrive fresh and relaxed at your destination, having spent the night traveling in comfortable style.
Day 6 - Aswan to Nile Cruise
We are met at the train station and transferred to the dock where our Nile Cruise begins.
We then visit High Dam & the Unfinished Obelisk
Afternoon we take a Felucca Ride to Botanical Gardens and Outer View of Agha Khan
Day 7- Nile Cruise
Morning flight to Abu Simbel to visit The Temple of Ramses II & his wife Nefertari. Abu Simbel also represents the triumph of UNESCO's Campaign to salvage the temples which would have been lost beneath the Nile.
Today we visit the temple Kom Ombo which was built on a high dune overlooking the Nile and is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the Falcon God Horus. Then to Edfu to visit the temple, the best-preserved major temple in Egypt, dedicated to the god Horus. Lunch on board during sailing to Esna.
After the cruise crosses Esna lock we sail to one of the most important destinations in Egyptian history, Luxor, where you will spend your last 2 nights on board the ship surrounded by the remains of the greatest civilization ever known.
Day 8 - Nile Cruise
After breakfast we cross to the west bank of Luxor to discover the largest open museum in the world. Visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, which was used for over 1000 years as a great tomb for the kings of the New Kingdom (1500-1070 B.C). We will also visit the famous temple at El Deir El Bahary for the only Pharaonic female ruler, the Queen Hatshepsut.
On our way back we stop at the Colossi of Memnon, named by Greeks after the grandson of Eos, goddess of dawn, and a mortuary temple in Thebes guarded by two gigantic statues of Amenhotep III
Day 9 - Nile Cruise to Luxor
Today we discover the East Bank of Luxor including Karnak & Luxor Temples. On entering the Temples of Karnak you will see each legacy left by the various pharaohs as the complex grew. The deeper you go, the farther back in time you will travel, with the oldest ruins dating back over 3,000 years.
The Luxor Temple was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a 2 kilometer-long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Dominated by statues of the great warrior pharaoh Ramses II, Luxor Temple has survived Nile floods, foreign invasion and thousands of years exposed to the elements.
Day 10 - Hurghada
After breakfast we drive to Hurghada, once a simple fishing village, but now one of the best Egyptian tourist destinations, with its crystal clear water, untouched reefs and multitude ship wrecks, . After we check into our hotel, enjoy a glass bottom boat ride with optional snorkeling. Then explore the nightlife on Hurghada Marina Boulevard with over 80 shops and 7 bars just waiting for you.
Day 11 - Hurghada
Today is a day to sleep late, relax on the beach. swim, dive or snorkel in the Red Sea, or explore the small town center with its bazaars, mosques and lively atmosphere.
Tonight is our outdoor farewell dinner.
Day 12 - Hurghada to Home
Today we must say goodbye to Egypt and all our new single friends. Transfer to airport and flight home.
Includes the following
* 6 Nights Hotel Accommodations
* 1 Night Sleeper Train Cairo / Aswan
* 3 Nights onboard 5* Nile Cruise
* 4 Dinners - 3 Lunches - 8 Breakfasts
* English speaking guide
* All Tours and Admissions per itinerary
* Domestic Flight to Abu Simbel
* Light & Sound Show
* USA based tour host (minimum number of guests needed)
* All transfers
* All Taxes & Services charge.
*The price per person is $2290 for a double room. We can provide roommate matching if you would like to avoid paying a "single supplement." If you wish to room alone the cost is an additional $899.
Tips - $10 per day collected first day of tour
Egyptian Visa - purchase at airport upon arrival
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