3 nights Cairo & 4 nights aboard 5* Nile cruise. This Egypt vacation package will show you everything you need to know about Egypt. This adventure offers maximum Egypt at minimum cost. Stare in amazement at the pyramids and float down the Nile on a felucca. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you dine on the Nile River! You will enjoy our Travel Packages To Egypt.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport; upon completion of immigration & customs formalities you will be met at the exit by our representative and escorted to your hotel.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel then start a full day guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders The great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit. Then drive to the hotel to refresh & check out. Lunch will be served in an oriental restaurant and then drive to the Egyptian Museum for another unforgettable tour. Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835. The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies. The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens. After the visit of the museum a short drive through the downtown will take you to Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways. The visitor can discover small restaurants and workaday cafes where Egyptians & non-Egyptians come to smoke water pipes and enjoy some of the traditional Egyptian drinks in the cafes scattered around the area (Few years ago, Naguib Mahfouz himself used to come and sit beneath the huge, ageing and discolored mirrors of the café). The Bazaars is always a part of most of the tourist programs as the tourists find it a great fun with bargaining experience to buy some souvenirs. The bazaar is the domain of shopkeepers and tourists. Jewelers, items made from copper, parquetry boxes, semi-precious stones, rugs, blown-glass dishes and other souvenirs. Drive back to your hotel & overnight in Cairo. (Optional tour can be booked to enjoy the spectacular sound & light show by the Pyramids) (B,L)
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival transfer to your luxury cruise ship for a 4 nights/5 days stay. Your Luxor tour includes visits of the Karnak & Luxor Temples. (In the evening, optional Sound & Light Show at the Karnak Temple). Overnight in Luxor. (B,L,D)
Visit West Bank including Kings & Queens Valleys, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. At night, your cruiser will sail to Esna. Overnight in Esna. (B,L,D)
Sail to Edfu. Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the falcon-god, considered the best-preserved ancient temple in Egypt and the second largest after the Karnak. Sail to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Aswan and overnight. (B,L,D)
Visit Aswan High Dam, the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. Sail on board a felucca, a typical Egyptian sailboat, and view Kitchener's Island Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (entrance is not permitted). (In the evening, enjoy an optional Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple). Overnight in Aswan. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, disembarkation; you will choose to either be transferred to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo or participate in an optional tour to Abu Simbel where you will visit the colossal Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of his beloved Queen Nefertari, both temples are carved out of a hillside beside the Nile in the 13th century BC. Upon arrival at Cairo, you will be escorted to your hotel. (In the evening, optional dinner cruise or Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids). (B)
Breakfast in the hotel, and check out. Transfer to Cairo international airport for your final flight back home.
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight. Meals: Breakfast
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