8 Day Pyramids& Nile Cruise by Air on Monday 27 Dec. 2021, MS. Tonia Botts

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 four days along the Nile.

Day 1: Monday 27 Dec. 2021 Cairo Welcome to Egypt

At 11:50pm Journey to Egypt representative will meet you at Cairo international airport (Before the immigration counters) then you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo by private air conditioned vehicle. At hotel our guide will review your holiday itinerary to establish and confirm pick up times for each tour- Overnight Cairo| Meals: No meal.

Day 2: Tuesday 28 Dec Pyramids of Giza & The Egyptian Museum

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, enjoy your Cairo Day Tour by visiting Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Start your tour by the Great Pyramid of Cheops (2551-2528 BC), is built of an estimated 2.5 million blocks, rising to 137m. Then move to Panorama area, enjoy fabulous photos for the three Pyramids, next move to the Sphinx, visit the Valley Temple, Enjoy Lunch at local restaurant in Cairo, continue your tour by visiting the Egyptian museum, it is one of the most famous museums in the world. Back to hotel, Overnight Cairo| Meals: breakfast, Lunch.

Day 3: Wednesday 29 Dec Fly Cairo to Aswan - Embark Nile Cruise

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: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Thursday 30 Dec. ABU SIMBEL TRIP | CRUISING THE NILE

Early morning, 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 31 Dec. TEMPLE OF HORUS | 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 1 Jan. Disembarkation - West Bank Tours - Fly back 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., then Transfer to Luxor Airport for flight to Cairo. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to your hotel in Caior – Overnight Cairo| Meals: Breakfast.

Day 7: Sunday 2 Jan. Free day in Cairo – Optional day tour

After Breakfast, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities: (Optional, $100 Per Person)

Discover Coptic Cairo, visiting a church where the Holy Family stayed, as well as ancient Ben Ezra Synagogue.

Tour Islamic Cairo, including a walk in Moaz Street, and the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.

Overnight Cairo| Meals: Breakfast.

Day 8: Monday 03 Jan. Tour ends Cairo Fly back home

Cairo and Nile cruise tour ends, Free day in Cairo, Later you will be transferred to Cairo international airport for departure (flight time 11:00pm )| Meals: breakfast.

Price

$ 2,350 Per Person in Double Occupancy.

Payment

What Paid is a deposit of 50% . This deposit forms part of your final payment. The Remaining Balance To Be Paid On Arrival Cash Or by Credit Card.

Highlights

INCLUDED

  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure.
  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Domestic flight ticket Cairo To Aswan and Luxor To Cairo.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on 5 star cruise on full board basis.
  • Abu Simbel Trip from Aswan by car.
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Camel ride during your Pyramids tour& Nile felucca Tour in Aswan.
  • Certified professional tour guide.
  • Entrance fees to all the sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Meals at hotel, Nile cruise and during your tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel
  • All service charges and taxes.

EXCLUDED

  • International Airfare.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Personal spending.
  • Tipping (Gratuities for your tour guides,drivers and cruise crew).

OPTIONAL

  • Cairo day tour on day (7), $100 Per Person Per Trip.

Route

  1. Cairo
  2. Aswan
  3. Kom Umbu
  4. Edfu
  5. Luxor
  6. Cairo