9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Royal Hotels of Egypt With 5* Nile cruise

Aswan - Edfu - Esna - Kom Ombo - Luxor
Starting from $1,550.00

Royal Hotels of Egypt With 5* Nile cruise

INCLUDES
  • Meet & assist at Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Airports by TPT staff
  • Private transfers from / to airports in a/c vehicles as per the itinerary
  • Private guided tours to visit all sights mentioned in the itinerary with a local English speaking guide & entrance fees.
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Cairo based on bed & breakfast.
  • 01 nights’ accommodation in Luxor based on bed & breakfast.
  • 04 nights’ accommodation aboard the Sonesta Moon Goddess Or Movenpick Royal Lily Nile cruise based on Full Board (food only & no beverage) with all shore excursions.
  • 01 nights’ accommodation in Aswan based on bed & breakfast.
  • A guided tour to Abu simbel by air.
  • Bottled cold water during the tours (one bottle per person / day) in Cairo.
  • Wet Towels during the tours & transfers.
  • Current entrance fees
  • All transfers & tours will be conducted with deluxe A/C vehicles (Hyundai H1 or Toyota HIACE)
  • Private sightseeing with a local English speaking guide onboard the Nile cruise as per the above itinerary (cruise itinerary may be slightly changed but we confirm all sights listed)
EXCLUDES
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc.….
  • Entrance into any of the three Pyramids, the Solar Boat or the Mummies’ Room at the Egyptian Museum.
  • Christmas, New Year & Easter periods
  • Domestic airfares (guideline is attached)
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Arrival Cairo

Arrive in Cairo where you are met and greeted by TPT coordinator and transferred to your historic hotel with fantastic views of the pyramids. Overnight at the Mena House Hotel.


Day 2 - Cairo / full Day Pyramids, Museum, Khan El Khalili

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. Lunch can be served in an oriental restaurant & 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. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens. Short drive 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 (Few years ago, Naguib Mahfouz used to come and sit beneath the huge, ageing and discolored mirrors of the café). Evening at leisure at your hotel or enjoy an optional tour to the spectacular sound & light show by the Pyramids Overnight in Cairo


Day 3 - Cairo – Luxor

Breakfast in the hotel, check out
Escorted transfer to Cairo Domestic airport for your flight to Luxor
Meet & assist at Luxor airport and transfer to the Sofitel Old Winter hotel in Luxor
Check in & free time to enjoy the lush garden and the amenities of the hotel.
Overnight in Luxor


Day 4 - Cairo – Luxor

Breakfast in the hotel, check out then, transfer to the Nile cruise in Luxor
Afternoon guided tour to visit the Karnak & Luxor temples on the East bank

Karnak temple: to the east bank of Luxor the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. It was constructed from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom to the Greco Roman Kingdom

Luxor temple: in the East bank during the sunset it is a great temple complex in modern Luxor dedicated to Amun, a creator god often fused with the sun-god Ra into Amun-Ra, construction work on the temple began during the reign of Ame nhotep III in the 14th century BC. Horemheb and Tutankhamun added columns, statues, and friezes, and Akhenaten had earlier obliterated his father's cartouches and installed a shrine to the Aten, However, the only
major expansion effort took place under Ramses II some 100 years after the first stones were put in place. Luxor is thus unique among the main Egyptian temple complexes in having only two pharaohs leave their mark on its architectural structure
Dinner onboard
Dancing music
Overnight in Luxor


Day 5 - Luxor – Esna - Edfu

Breakfast onboard
Guided tour to visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple at El Dier El Bahary and colossi of Memnon at the west bank

Valley of Kings: was a magnificent burial ground for the pharaohs - the Valley of the Kings. This was the kingdom of Osiris, god of the underworld. From their grand tombs filled with treasures and decorated with magnificent art, the Egyptian pharaohs believed they would embark on a journey in which they would meet the gods in the afterlife and achieve immortality.

After that visit the Hatshepsut Temple: is one of the most dramatically situated in the world. The queen's architect, Senenmut, designed it and set it at the head of a valley, throughout the temple, statues and sphinxes of the queen proliferated. Many of them have been reconstructed, with patience and ingenuity, from the thousands of smashed fragments found by the excavators; some are now in the Cairo Museum, and others the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Colossi of Memnon: You will pass by the two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years, they have sat in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the city of Luxor
Lunch onboard
Sail to Edfu via Esna
Afternoon tea
Captain’s welcome cocktail
Dinner onboard
Disco & Music
Overnight


Day 6 - Edfu – Kom Embo - Aswan

Breakfast on board
Guided tour to visit the temple of Horus at Edfu the town is known for the major Ptolemaic temple, built between 237 BCE and 57 BCE, into the reign of Cleopatra VII. Of all the temple remains in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is the most completely preserved. Built from sandstone blocks, the huge Ptolemaic temple was constructed over the site of a smaller New Kingdom temple, oriented east to west, facing towards the river. The later structure faces north to south and leaves the ruined remains of the older temple pylon to be seen on the east side of the first court.
Lunch on board & sail to Kom Ombo

Visit Kom Ombo Temple actually it is two temples consisting of a Temple to Sobek and a Temple of Haroeris. In ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank near here, the Temple has scant remains, due first to the changing Nile, then the Copts who once used it as a church, and finally by builders who used the stones for new buildings, everything is duplicated along the main axis. There are two entrances, two courts, two colonnades, two hypostyle halls and two sanctuaries. There were probably even two sets of priests. The left, or northern side is dedicated to Haroeris (sometimes called Harer, Horus the Elder) who was the falcon headed sky god and the right to Sobek (the crocodile headed god).
Afternoon tea
Dinner on board
Egyptian Galabeya Party
Sail to Aswan & overnight in Aswan


Day 7 -

Breakfast on board
Guided tour to visit the High Dam, the unfinished obelisk and
Philae temple.
The High dam an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting Egypt from annual floods from the Nile Proceed to visit the majestic Philae Temple because of the location of the Temple on an island, we have to take a boat to get to the site, since early century, the site of Philae was flooded for six months each year, an incredible restoration program was undertaken in the 1960s, and the Temple was moved stone by stone to a higher elevation.

The unfinished Obelisk: is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt. It was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC), possibly to complement the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak, and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome). It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons

Lunch on board
Sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener’s Island and view the Agha Khan mausoleum
Dinner on board - Night entertainment (Nubian Show)
Overnight in Aswan


Day 8 - Aswan

Morning transfer to Aswan airport for a 35-minute flight to Abu simble for unforgettable tour. Upon arrival to Abu simble you will be transferred by Egypt air buses to the great temples of Ramses II & his beloved Nefertari whereby the guides will be waiting to show you around in groups. Transfer back to the airport by Egypt air buses to board the flight back to Aswan.
Transfer to the Sofitel Old Cataract.
Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the hotel amenities.
Overnight in Aswan


Day 9 - Aswan – Cairo

Early flight to Cairo to connect with onward international flight.


Notes

All packages are based on current taxes, entrance fees and Fuel rates, should the government
increase any item(s) TPT will update the packages accordingly

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