Bask in the timeless majesty of ancient Egypt on an immersive journey through the land of the pharaohs, exploring its quintessential archaeological treasures with an expert tour guide, and cruise for three nights along the Nile.
Day 1: Monday Dec 27
18:10 Arrive in Cairo where you are met by your JOURNEY TO EGYPT representative and transferred to your hotel in Cairo.
Day 2: Tuesday Dec 28 Cairo Tours
This morning, Visit Coptic Cairo and the Babylon Roman Fortress then you will drive to Sultan Hassan Mosque followed by Salah Eldin Citadel Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, a souk (open-air marketplace) where you enjoy a free-wheeling treasure hunt.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at local restaurant.
Note: “ Visiting the city of the dead is not allowed by tourist police department”
Day 3: Wednesday Dec 29 Fly Cairo to Aswan | Aswan tours
Arrive in Aswan, where you are met by your tour guide and begin your day of exploring by visiting the majestic Temple of Philae. Ride a motorized boat to the island of Agilika. This sacred complex was dedicated to the goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations - Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The temple was dismantled and then painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Proceed to the granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Illustrating the skills of Egypt’s stonemasons, this monolith is one-third taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk. Then, Board your Nile cruise boat. Enjoy lunch. Later, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan Islands in a felucca, while enjoying a refreshing Scenic Sundowner.
Meals: Breakfast box, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4: Thursday Dec 30 Optional Abu Simbel | Cruising the Nile
Discover Abu Simbel, the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The former’s façade is dominated by four 70-foot-tall statues of the pharaoh. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was disassembled and moved here to save it from the floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam.
Cruise to Kom Ombo. Disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to visit the Greco- Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), whom some ancient Egyptians considered the creator of the world. View the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today. Back on board, Cruise to Edfu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Friday Dec 31 Temples of Hours | Cruising the Nile
Today, view the Temple of Horus, falcon-headed god of the sky. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III, this amazingly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Back on board, Cruise to Luxor.
Arrive in Luxor, journey to the east bank of the Nile, the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall, strolling among its expertly aligned columns, which soar to 80 feet high. Continue to the striking Temple of Luxor. View the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons; the Courtyard of Ramses II; and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 50-foot-high columns. Walk in their shadows as visitors have done since antiquity and ponder the astonishing feats of engineering it took to create them.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6: Saturday Jan 01 Valley of the Kings Tour | Fly to Cairo
This morning, explore the west bank of the Nile River and the Necropolis of Thebes, and view the Colossi of Memnon. Next, arrive at the architecturally stunning Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Enter the tomb of Tutankhamun (extra ticket) - found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter- to discover the secrets of this storied chamber.
Later, Transfer to the Luxor airport for flying Cairo and Overnight.
Day 7: Sunday Jan 02 Giza Pyramids
Explore the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of Mycerinus and Chefren as well as the Great Pyramid. Built in the Fourth Dynasty (approximately 2690 BC), it is the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Revel in the opportunity to enter the interior of one of these legendary pyramids. Ride Like a Local on camel back, then visit the Great Sphinx. After lunch at a local restaurant- Explore the - Step Pyramid at Saqqara, the world’s first building in stone.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Note: “ Abu sir is a site that is not open for tourists”
“ You can visit eithe Dahshur Pyramids and Saqqara or Giza Pyramids and Saqqara or dahshur”
Day 8: Monday Jan 03 Free day in Cairo or Optional trip to Alexandria
Free day in Cairo
Day 9: Tuesday Jan 04 Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.
Category: 5 Star Hotel, 5 Star Nile Cruise
Nile cruises schedule Every Wednesday From Aswan
Price quotes are in US dollars per person
$2475 Per Person in Double Occupancy ( Christmas & New Year price).
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