Summary of The Day: Welcome to Cairo!
After landing in Cairo we'll pick you up right from the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Explore Cairo on your own or relax at your lovely hotel.
Summary of The Day: In the morning you'll get to cross a major goal off your bucket list with a trip to see the famous Pyramids of Egypt!
First we'll head to one of the oldest burial grounds in Egypt, Sakkara, where we'll discover the Step Pyramid of Djoser. With your expert guide you will explore the nearby Pyramid of Teti and see the ancient hieroglyphics found here. From here we'll visit the Imhotep Museum, which is located at the foot of the pyramid, to learn about the ancient history and artifacts found here.
Next, we'll travel to the ancient capital of Egypt, Memphis, and the open aired museum here, dominated by the towering Colossus of Ramses II. Make sure to bring your camera!
After lunch at a local restaurant, we'll drive to today's highlight: the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, the most famous monuments of not only ancient Egypt, but of the entire ancient world! These massive stone structures were built around 4,500 years ago on a rocky desert plateau close to the Nile.
Then you’ll visit Papyrus Institute & Perfume Factory. After this amazing trip through Egypt’s pharaonic past you will be driven back to your hotel for rest.
Summary of The Day: Today we'll learn more about the Ancient Egyptians with a tour of the magnificent and fascinating Egyptian Museum, home to numerous treasures of King Tutankhamun. Encounter his golden death mask; stare upon the mummies of some of Egypt’s ancient pharaohs (optional); and lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries, where thousands of artifacts are awaiting your visit.
We'll have lunch around mid-day and then we'll take a tour of Cairo's most famous churches: the Hanging Church and the Church of St. George the Martyr. These two churches are built into the walls of the Fort of Babylon, one of Cairo's oldest structures. We'll also get to visit the church of Abu Serga, supposedly located atop a cave where the Holy Family - Joseph, Mary, and Jesus - rested during their trip through Egypt. This whole area is a world famous destination for Pilgrims.
Summary of The Day: After breakfast, your guide will escort you to Khan Elkhalili Bazaar, the oldest bazaar in Cairo, where you can discover the rich, local trades and crafts that thrive here. From here we'll visit Old Cairo's Gate Elftough and travel down Elmoaz Street,
Then we'll head to the Ibn Tulun Mosque, the oldest mosque in the city. Surviving in its original form this mosque has a unique minaret.
We'll end the day by boarding a train to Luxor (overnight).
Summary of The Day: After breakfast aboard the train we'll arrive in Luxor and begin our tour of the city's two most famous temples, Karnak and Luxor! These amazing structures have survived throughout the ages and are expansive complexes near the city.
Then we'll enjoy lunch and transfer to the hotel, where you can relax or enjoy the city on your own.
Summary of The Day: Today we'll discover the great structures of the West Bank. We'll cross the Nile by ferry and then hop on a donkey to travel into the Valley of the Kings, one of the most expansive mortuary areas in Egypt that hosts multiple temples and tombs. From here we'll discover one of the most famous Egyptian tombs, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which hosts a unique design and is dedicated to one of the most powerful women in Egyptian history.
The last and one of the great attractions we'll see today is the remains of the magnificent Colossi of Memon.
After this amazing tour you will back to the marina to cross the Nile again to have lunch at the east bank.
The rest of the day will be yours to enjoy Luxor.
Summary of The Day: After your breakfast you will leave Luxor towards Esna city, one of the ancient cities of Egypt. Near the city we'll explore the Temple of Khnum, which is richly decorated in detailed hieroglyphs and decorations.
From here we'll drive towards Edfu to visit the Temple of God Horas, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. We'll have time here to explore its vast and finely decorated halls before heading to Kom Ombo where we'll discover the Temple of Kom Ombo, which is dedicated to the crocodile God Sobek and is home to the amazing Crocodile Museum, where the remains of hundreds of crocodile mummies can be found.
We'll end the day in Aswan and have lunch at the Nubian Restaurant.
Summary of The Day: Today we'll discover Aswan, an amazing city on the banks of the Nile. First up, we'll take a visit to the Temple of Philae, which rests on an island in the Nile and is dedicated to the God Isis.
From here we'll take a boat ride on a classic felucca boat across the Nile, a must for any trip to Egypt. We'll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and have free time to enjoy the city.
In the evening you can join a tour to visit the local Souks and discover Aswan.
Summary of The Day: In the early morning we'll depart on a trip to the temples of Abu Simbel, where we'll encounter the Greatand Small Temples of King Ramses the Second.
We'll spend most of the morning exploring here before traveling back to Aswan for lunch and our overnight train to Cairo.
Summary of The Day: After breakfast on board you will be welcome once again in Cairo and our staff will be waiting for you to escort you to your hotel.
The rest of the day will be yours to relax.
Summary of The Day: After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer by air-conditioned vehicle from the hotel to Cairo
International Airport for your flight home.
|USD $1,540.00||USD $1,936.00||USD $770.00|
* Adult: 12 and older|
* Child: 6-11 years of age
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* Prices for Single Occupancy apply when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Prices for Double Occupancy apply when two people stay in one standard hotel room.
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