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11 Day Cairo, Alexandria, & the Nile - Friday 26 August, 2022- Mrs. Jennifer Martin

On this 11-day tour of Egypt, Enjoy the sites by land and sea. Begin in Cairo to visit the pyramids and the Sphinx, Take a day trip to Alexandria to discover the catacombs, Citadel and library.Then, fly to Luxor for some sightseeing, before boarding a multiday cruise along the Nile, with stops in Edfu and Aswan.

Highlights

  • Tour the famous, ancient pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza.
  • Take a day trip to Alexandria to tour the catacombs, citadel, and library.
  • Tour Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, and more in Luxor.
  • Enjoy a cruise along the Nile River.

Day 1: Friday 26 Aug at 07:20 Am Arrival in Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo International airport, meet a travel representative (Before the immigration counters, Holding a sign with your name) Who will assist you through customs and formalities. Then, head to your hotel for check-in. Get some rest after the long flight.

No meal.

Day 2: Saturday 27 Aug Day trip to the Pyramids, Sphinx, and Sakkara

After breakfast, Visit the world-renowned pyramids (Cheops, Khafre, and Menkaure), which are located in the necropolis of Giza. The pyramids and the Sphinx are considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Following the tour of the pyramids and the Sphinx, head to the necropolis of Saqqara to visit King Zoser, the Mastaba, and the Pyramid of Teti.

After the tour, transfer back to the hotel. Enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 3: Sunday 28 Aug Day trip to Alexandria

Early in the morning, start your trip to Alexandria through desert roads by private, air-conditioned van. Begin with the Catacombs of Kom El Shoukafa, an underground world of ornate carvings and paintings, and a mixture of Roman and Egyptian designs.Next, visit the Citadel of Fort Qaitbey, which is located on the original site of the Pharos, Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse. Then, visit the Library of Alexandria, which was reborn in October 2002 to reclaim the mantle of its ancient namesake. The vast complex is a joining of the arts, history, philosophy, and science, as well as a place for open discussion, dialogue, and understanding.

Following the tour, return to Cairo and enjoy the night on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 4: Monday 29 Aug Fly to Luxor and board cruise

Morning, Travel to Cairo Airport and fly to Luxor. Upon arrival, meet your guide and travel to the Eastern Bank to visit the Temple of Karnak followed by the Luxor Temple. Then, board your cruise, spend the night in Luxor, and enjoy the evening on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Tuesday 30 Aug Luxor West Bank tour

After breakfast, start your tour by visiting the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon.

Then, back to your cruise. sail to Edfu, Enjoy lunch and tea time from the sun deck and pass Esna Lock. Attend dinner and the Galabiya party onboard the cruise, with an overnight in Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: Wednesday 31 Aug Cruise - Edfu, Kom-Ombo, and Aswan

After breakfast, disembark and travel by carriage to the Temple of Horus. Discover one of the most beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic era, which has experienced exceptional preservation. Enjoy the overview of Edfu, and then return to the cruise.

Next, sail to Kom-Ombo and have lunch. Then, visit the Temples of the Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Following the tour, return to the cruise and sail to Aswan. Then, attend dinner and a disco party on board, with an overnight in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: Thursday 1 Sep. Drive to Abu Simble

Early morning, make your way to Abu Simbel temple by private vehicle. Here, there are two, majestic temples. Visit the Temple of Ramses II, the most interesting temple is the sanctuary, where there are four statues—including one of Ramses II—and the Temple of Nefertari. Then, make your way back to Aswan. Explore the area on your own and stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Friday 2 Sep. Aswan - Fly back to Cairo

Today's land attraction is more modern, as you'll visit the Aswan High Dam, one of the largest in the world. Then go back to the past with a trip to the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis and seated on an island within the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam. Later, transfer to Aswan Airport to board a flight to Cairo. A travel representative will meet you at the airport.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 9: Saturday 3 Sep. Cairo - Full-day sightseeing tour

Today, start by visiting Egyptian Museum, and spend 2 hours on a guided tour learning the history, including lessons about King Tut and his golden mask.

Then, visit the massive, medieval Salah El-din Citadel and Mohamed Ali Alabaster mosque. Explore this ancient fortress and its domed ceilings, suspended lights, and striking views of Cairo. Continue the exploration by visiting Khan El Khalili old market. After the tour, enjoy your final night in Cairo at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 10: Sunday 4 Sep. Free day in Cairo

Free day in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 11: Monday 5 Sep. Departure from Cairo

Early in the morning, Check out of your hotel and make your way to the airport in Cairo. Board your flight home with fond memories of your visit to ancient Egypt.

Meals: Breakfast boxes.

Hotels and Boats

Category: 5 Star Hotel, 5 Star Nile Cruise

Cairo Hotel: Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences

Nile Cruise: Nile Premium Nile Cruise

Price quotes are in US dollars per person

$1900 Per Person in Double Occupancy.

Extra

Extra night, for your last night in Egypt (*Price will be $150 Per Room Per Night, 2 guests, including hotel taxes

Highlights

Included

  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure.
  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 6 night in Cairo including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on 5 star cruise on full board basis.
  • Domestic flight ticket Cairo To Luxor and Aswan To Cairo.
  • Certified professional tour guides.
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to all the sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Camel ride during your Pyramids tour& Nile felucca Tour in Aswan.
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel.
  • All service charges and taxes.

Excluded

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

Route

  1. Cairo
  2. Alexandria
  3. Cairo
  4. Luxor
  5. Aswan
  6. Cairo