Best of Egypt multi-day tour is a well-chosen package to cover many different destinations. Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the Arabic world. There is the taste of the past from ancient Egypt to modem life. The second capital of Egypt is Alexandria with its beauty on the Mediterranean Sea. In the south is Luxor where the ancient capital of Egypt and the burial locations of the kings and the queens.
Day 01: Cairo
Buffet Breakfast around 08.30. Visit Sakkara. It is famous for the Step Pyramid and the oldest known of Egypt's 97 pyramids. Continue visiting Memphis that dates back to 3100 BC to be the legendary city of Menes. The King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. This great city of the Old Kingdom became the administrative and religious center of Egypt also. Lunch is at a local restaurant then visiting the Papyrus institute where you can watch the process of manufacturing original paper. Continue visiting the Great Pyramids the only remaining wonder of the world's 7th wonders and the three largest and best of Pyramids of Egypt. The second-largest belongs to Cheops's son, King Chephren also known as Khafra. In addition to the usual parts of a pyramid complex, is the Sphinx and attached to the valley temple. The Mighty Sphinx represents King Chefren with a human head and lion body. End of the tour then return to the hotel & overnight (B/L)
Buffet Breakfast around 08.00. Private A/C Coach (220 Km / 3 hours) to Alexandria visiting the Roman Theater / Alexandria Amphitheater. City tour along the corniche of the Mediterranean of about 25 km Your guide will explain to you the history of that beautiful coastal city and the second-largest city in Egypt. Alexander the Great founded in 332 BC to be the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt. Visit the Citadel of Qaitbay (1468-1496 AD). The Citadel locates at the entrance of the eastern harbor on the eastern point of the Pharaoh's Island, the place of Ancient Light House. Enjoy the grand view of the eastern harbor, Lunch then proceeds for a photo stop viewing the New Library (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) which is in the same place as the great library of the ancient world. It opened in 2002 and has shelf space for 8 million books. Later visit Montazah Gardens and Ex-Royal family summer palaces, the original Salamlek Palace was built in 1892 by Abbas Hilmi Pasha, King Fuad built a larger palace and called it the Al-Haramlik Palace which became the official summer residence of the former royal family. Back to Cairo, arrive & overnight. (B/L)
Buffet Breakfast then Check out from the hotel by 08.30 AM. Experience best of Egypt packages and multi-day tours. The Egyptian Museum in downtown. The most remarkable objects and the marvelous treasure of King Tutankhamun. Visit Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt with the remains of the Fortress of Babylon. First built by the Persians around the 6th century BC, these ruins are indeed Cairo’s oldest original structure. Within the confines, you will find the Church of St. Sergius, where the Holy Family stayed, and the Hanging Church, the seat of the Coptic patriarchate for centuries, visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Inside this basilica-style temple is the Geniza Documents, a treasure hailed as an unparalleled source of information about life of the Jews in Egypt’s past, Lunch, continue visiting the Citadel of Saladin & visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, Proceed visiting the new project of Fatamid Cairo, (Walking Tour) where you can walk and watch the many outstanding example of Islamic architecture belong to different eras since the construction of old Capital Cairo " Al Qaheira , tour along El Moaz St, (admission fees not included to enter inside old houses ) visits Al Aqmar Mosque with its splendid frontage which was later for the frontage of the Coptic Museum and the Al Hakem Mosque (XI century), Qaluaon Complex, Sabil of Raman Abdel Katkhuda and the El Sehimi House, Al Futuh gate, Visit Al Azhar Mosque from 970, is one of the oldest mosques of Cairo and the seat of University Al Azhar, the second older university still active in the world, end your visit at Khan El Khalili Bazaar As one wanders through the labyrinth of narrow streets you will find workshops and stalls selling all manner of things from woodwork, glassware and leather goods to perfumes, fabrics and Pharaonic curiositie. End of tour by 18.00, transfer to railways station to board a sleeper train to Aswan (Cabins), dinner on board & overnight. (B/L/D)
Breakfast on board around 08.30 arrives at Aswan, meet & assist by our representative in Aswan. Visit the Unfinished obelisk and granite quarries from where the huge stones cut to be shipped up north for the great building construction such as pyramids and Luxor huge temples, visiting the High Dam which considers the most outstanding achievement in Modern Egypt history protected the country from the annual Nile flood, transfer to hotel, free at leisure & overnight. (B)
Breakfast Box about 04.00 AM. Private A/C Coach, the magnificent temples built by Ramses II southern borders of Egypt, where he wished to demonstrate his power and divine nature, four colossal 20 meters high statues of Ramsess II sit in pairs flanking the entrance, Uniquely happen twice a year the sun’s rays reach into the innermost sanctuary to illuminate the statues of Ptah, Amun- Re, Ramesses II and Re- Horakhty. The temple was cut out of the sandstone cliffs above the Nile River and when the High Dam was being constructed, this temple was moved to higher ground during the construction of the High Dam, back to Aswan, Felucca tour around the small Islands in the Nile stream and view the Aga Khan Mausoleum, visiting the Botanical Gardens ( Kitchener’s Island), The island is of oval shape and covers an area of 17 acres: 650 meters long and 115 meters large. In the garden, there are many different qualities of tropical and subtropical plants and for this reason, it is one of the most important centers for botanic researches, In 1899, Lord Kitchener took possession of the island and made it a place for rest and headquarters for the leadership of his campaign; the island was named "Lords House". After the Kitchener departure, the island became government property and was Gezire El-Malek (the island of the king) and was entrusted to the Ministry of Irrigation of Egypt. In 1928 the island began to depend on the department of scientific researches of the Ministry of Agriculture who chose to change into a natural park of tropical and subtropical plants more suitable than the greenhouses used elsewhere. Return back to hotel & overnight. (F.B)
Breakfast on board, Sail to Kom Ombo, shore excursion visiting the temple shared by two Gods Sobek (Crocodile) and Haroeris ( Headed Falcon ) dates from about 180 BC during the Ptolemaic era, with additions made into Roman times. It stands right on the bank of the Nile between Edfu & Aswan, in ancient times, Kom Ombo stood on an important crossroads between the caravan route from Nubia and trails from the gold mines in the eastern desert. The temple at Kom Ombo was also built at this time, under Ptolemy VI. Since this bend in the Nile was a favored spot for crocodiles to bask in the sun and threaten locals, it is natural that the temple would be dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. But it is unusual in having a double dedication: it also honors Haroeris, a form of the falcon-headed god Horus &back to cruise, lunch, free at leisure and time to relax on board the sundeck watching the great scenes on both banks of the Nile watching the daily life of people at Egyptian countryside (Upper Egypt),
P.M sail to Edfu, dinner served on board, by night enjoy their night of Galabeya Party will be held which people dress in traditional clothes & enjoying the local music, belly dancing as well & overnight. (F.B)
Breakfast on board, a shore excursion by horse carriage to The temple of Horus in Edfu (best-preserved cult temple in Egypt )This partly because it was built later than most: in the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC. As built-in Greco Roman times. Horus was the god of the sky whose eyes were the sun and the moon. He became equated with the king, and therefore the King was Horus manifest. He was later assimilated into the popular myth of Isis and Osiris as the divine couple's child. Raised by Isis and Hathor after Osiris' murder by his brother Seth, Horus avenged his father's death in a great battle at Edfu. Seth was exiled and Horus took the throne, Osiris reigning through him from the underworld. Thus all pharaohs claimed to be the incarnation of Horus, the "living king." The Temple of Edfu was abandoned after the Roman Empire became Christian and paganism was outlawed in 391 AD. It lay buried up to its lintels in the sand, with homes built over the top, until it was excavated by Auguste Mariette in the 1860s. The sand protected the monument over the years, back to cruise & sail to Esna, cross the lock, Lunch, enjoy the beautiful scenes on both banks of the Nile while you enjoy your coffee onboard the sun deck, and experience the sailing upstream the great Nile River, continue sailing to Luxor dinner served onboard & live entertainment & overnight (F.B)
Breakfast on board, Disembarkation at 07.30 guided tour visiting the Necropolis of Thebes at the west bank where located the Valley of the kings which are known as the " Place of Truth" and is where the burial tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs are located. The tombs were hewn from the rock and were intended to protect the mummies of the pharaohs from grave robbers. The tombs are rich paintings and best-preserved funeral scenes on tombs' walls in the whole of Egypt, while probably the most famous is that of Tutankhamun which was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922 (this tomb sometimes open to the public). the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut " Deir Al Bahary " the only woman Pharaoh to have ruled Egypt declare herself as a divine person, and she is depicted in masculine form wearing a pharaoh’s kilt and artificial beard, finally visiting the twin Statues of 18 meters high Colossi of Memnon remains of the funerary temple of Amenophis III, end tour and drive back to the east bank.
14.00 P.M, Transfer to Luxor airport for an internal flight to Cairo (LXR/CAI), arrive, assistance by our representative, transfer to hotel, rest of day at leisure & overnight. (B)
Buffet Breakfast & (Check out from hotel before 12.00) transfer airport for the final departure and time to saying good bay to new friends end of our services. (B)
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Nile Cruise 5*
RADAMIS I/II, ROYAL RUBY, ROYAL PRINCESS, SARAH, GRAND PRINCESS, SEMIRAMIS, NILE DOLPHIN, BLUE SHADOW, TUYA, AL JAMILA, TIYI, ROYAL ISADORA, STEPHANE, PIONEER II, TOWER PR, PRINCESS DU NIL. OR SIMILAR CATEGORY.
Tour category: Nile Cruises, History, Packages
Departure location: Cairo
Duration: 10 Days
Booking in Advance: 2 months before the event
Physical Difficulty Level: Moderate
Travel mode: Deluxe air-conditioned Vehicle, Sleeper train, Plane, Nile Cruise
Adult price: $1950
Child price: $ 1100
Infant Price: $ 250