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Day 01: Arrival Cairo

Arrival to Cairo International airport meets & greet by our representative upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, balance of day at leisure & overnight.

Day 02: Cairo Sightseeing / Sleeper Train to Luxor    

Breakfast at hotel, 08.00 Proceed for a guided tour visiting the Great Pyramids (the only remaining wonder of world 7th wonders) the three largest and best preserved of all known 97 Pyramids of Egypt, the most well-known is  The Cheops's Pyramid  consists of 2.3 Million stone blocks, each weighing 2.5 to 15 tons, constructed as a tomb of the great pharaoh Cheops, the second largest pyramid was built for Cheops's son, King Chephren (also known as Khafra ) In addition to the usual parts of a pyramid complex, pyramid is guarded by a huge Sphinx and attached with the valley temple, the Mighty Sphinx which represents the King Chefren with human head and lion body as a guardian for the entire sacred palace protecting king's tombs from thieves and enemies, the third largest pyramid was built for the pharaoh Mycerinus (also known as Menkaure.  Visiting Dahshur Pyramids, about 25 km south of Giza  (The Bent Pyramid & the Red Pyramid) built by Pharaoh Sneferu, dates from about 2600 BC, the Bent Pyramids. It was the first pyramid to have been planned as a true pyramid, as opposed to a step pyramid. Today it is also the only Egyptian pyramid to retain a majority of its original limestone casing, providing the best feel for the original appearance of all pyramids, The Red Pyramid  was the second true pyramid which was ever built, end your tour, lunch at local restaurant at country side.  Continue visiting Sakkara which is the best known for the Step Pyramid, the oldest known of Egypt's 97 pyramids. It was built for King Djoser of the 3rd Dynasty by the architect and genius Imhotep, who designed it and its surrounding complex to be as grand as it was unique and revolutionary , transfer to trains station to board a sleeper train to Luxor (Cabins with bed )  ( 10 hours ), dinner on board & overnight (B/L/D)

Day 03:  Cairo / Luxor Sightseeing

 Breakfast on board, arrive to Luxor,  meet & greet by our representative in Luxor,  A.M a full day guided tour visiting the temples of Karnak and Luxor,  We first visit the magnificent Temple of Karnak which contains collections of many temples adjusted by many great Pharaohs, visiting the majestic avenue of ram-headed sphinxes at open court, later we visit Temple of Luxor which used to be as the ancient center of many festivals and consider one of the most beautiful & huge temples of Thebes, transfer to your hotel in Luxor & overnight . (B)

Day 04:  Luxor / Abydos / Dendera Luxor

Breakfast, transfer by Private deluxe vehicle /coach (220 km) visiting Abydos, was one of the holiest sites in the world. As the cult center of the god Osiris and gateway to the underworld (believed to lie under the nearby hills), it was a popular place of pilgrimage and burial, the Temple of Seti I, built around 1300 BC by Seti and his son Ramses II. It is especially notable for its fine reliefs, considered among the best of the New Kingdom.  Abydos has been used as a burial site and sacred site since pre-dynastic history. The Temple of Seti I at Abydos was begun during the reign of Pharoah Seti I (1318-1304 BC) and completed by his son Ramses II (1304-1237 BC) during the XIX Dynasty of the New Kingdom. The temple represents an artistic revival of Old Kingdom forms and was part of Seti's attempt to consolidate the Ramessid dynasty after the losses under Akhenaten. By identifying himself with the great gods and previous rulers of Egypt, Seti added legitimacy to a ruling family that had been mere warriors just a few generations ago.  Derive to Dendera to visit the great Temple of Dendera which is situated 60 km north of Luxot. The Ptolemaic temple or The Temple of Hathor is an extraordinarily well-preserved site that was once the center of the cult of Hathor, goddess of love, music, beauty and motherhood.  Temple Complex covers an area of 40,000 square meters, This beautiful temple has an ornate façade and richly decorated exterior walls and a massive stone roof, underground passages and a magnificent rare relief of Queen Cleopatra IV and her son Caesarion son of Julius Caesar. Another interesting is the iconic Dendera Zodiac which is an interesting bas-relief found on the ceiling of a chapel.  This famous bas-relief is notable for its depiction of the constellations, which includes the signs of the zodiac. Most of these signs would be easily recognized by a modern-day observer, then continue driving, return back to Luxor & overnight (B)


Day 05:  Luxor Sightseeing / Sleeper Train to Cairo        

Breakfast at hotel,  06.00 A.M a full day guided tour visiting the Necropolis of Thebes at the west bank where the Valley of the kings locates, which 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 painting and best preserved funeral scene on tombs walls in whole Egypt, while probably the most famous is that of Tutankhamun which was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922, visit the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut "Deir Al Bahary " the only female Pharaoh to have ruled Egypt declare herself as divine "King" and she is depicted in masculine form wearing a pharaoh’s kilt and artificial beard.  Visiting Medinet Habu Temple (The Mortuary Temple of Ramses III) which is the second largest complex in the area, after the temple of Karnak, according to ancient belief was the place where Amun first appeared. Both Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III built a temple dedicated to Amun here and later Rameses III constructed his larger memorial temple on the site  and  became the administrative centre of Western Thebes, a copy of a Syrian Migdol fortresses, the northern outer walls contain the best, most well-preserved reliefs. Ramses III’s battle relief runs the whole length of this wall.  finally visiting the twin Statues of 18 meters high Colossi of Memnon remains of funerary temple of Amenophis III, end tour and drive back to east bank,  free tour along the  city,  transfer to trains station to board a sleeper  train to Cairo  ( 10 hours )  dinner & overnight (B/D)


Day 06: Cairo Sightseeing

Breakfast on board, arrive to Cairo, meet & greet, 08.30 A.M proceed for a full day guided tour visiting The Egyptian Museum which houses over 120.000 antiquities of ancient Egyptian and the marvelous treasure of King Tut Ankh Amun extracted from his intact tomb located in west bank at the valley of the Kings at Luxor's west bank discovered by Howard Carter in 1922, visit the Citadel of Saladin (Cairo Fort) & Mohamed Ali Alabaster mosque the most outstanding example of Islamic architecture, enjoy a great panoramic View of all Cairo, proceed for Lunch at local restaurant, visit Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt 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 is reported to have stayed, and the Hanging Church, the seat of the Coptic patriarchate for centuries. Visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Inside this basilica-style temple, the so-called “Geniza Documents” were found, a treasure hailed as an unparalleled source of information about life of the Jews in Egypt’s past) transfer to hotel & overnight. (B/L)  

Day 07: Cairo/Alexandria Sightseeing /Cairo

Breakfast at hotel, 06.30  proceed for a full day guided tour visiting Alexandria by private A/C deluxe vehicle    (225 Km) Founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC, to be the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt, Alexandria was also the center of learning in the ancient world. Arrive around 10.00 and visiting the Catacombs (These tombs were tunneled into the bedrock in the 2nd century A.D, with its vast intricately decorated interior spaces, is so deep in the earth that it was an engineering marvel for its time) City tour along the corniche of Mediterranean of about 25 km, guide will explain the history of that beautiful coastal city and the second largest city in Egypt. First starting from the Eastern Harbor  to visit the Citadel of Qaitbay, the place of Ancient Light House (the legendary lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders of the World ) enjoy the grand view of the eastern harbor, Lunch will be served at local restaurant with a lovely view to the Mediterranean  sea.  Proceed for visiting The Alexandria Great Library (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) built on the same place of the library of the ancient world was opened in 2002 and has shelf space for 8 million books. It has capacity for 3,000 readers housed in a striking glass and granite building (with a sundial shaped roof), and there are also museums and a planetarium on the grounds, later visit Montazah Gardens  and Ex-Royal family summer palaces, the palace gardens, now open to the public, cover an area of some 150 acres and contain numerous trees, palms, and flowers overlooking a beautiful beach, transfer back to Cairo & overnight  (B/L)

Day 08: Cairo / Final Departure   

Buffet Breakfast & transfer airport for the final departure, end of our services.  (B)

 

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Destination: Cairo, Luxor, Qena

Tour category: History, Packages

Departure location: Cairo

Duration: 8 Days

Booking in Advance: 6 Weeks before the event

Physical Difficulty Level: Moderate

Travel mode: A/C Minibus, Car,sleeper train

Adult price: $1385

Child price: $ 950

Infant Price: $ 0


What's Included

  • Return airport Transfers by deluxe vehicle.
  • 06 Full days excursion including entrance fees.
  • Professional Bilingual Egyptologist tour guide during visits & along the stay.
  • Lunch in Cairo and Alexandria.
  • 01 Bottled water during visits in Bus.
  • All transportations by air - conditioned deluxe vehicle.
  • Services of Tour Escorts / Tour Managers throughout the tour/ 24 phone assistance.
  • Accommodation for 03 nights in Cairo including breakfast / 02 nights in Luxor including breakfast / 02 nights on Board sleeper train including breakfast and dinner.
  • Meet & assist upon arrival and departure by our representatives.

Exclusions

  • Entry Visa to Egypt which we could arrange upon arrival with assistance of our staff at airport.
  • Beverages during meals and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional Excursions and visits not specified in tour itinerary
  • Personal expenses like telephone call- laundr- mini-bar- etc.
  • Tipping (Gratuities) for driver/s- guide/s- tour leader/s and hotel staff.

Please Note

  • Pass required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At least XX persons are required per booking
  • The above prices in $ can be paid in $ or in an equivalent currency
  • Child rate from 4 to 11 years
  • The confirmation is subject to availability and will be sent by e-mail
  • Prices in $ per person per package Based on 4 * resorts

What do I need to bring

  • Sun glasses
  • Hats
  • Passports
  • Money
  • Suitable shoes
  • Sun cream

Cancelation Policy

  • We charge a cancellation fee of 50% if the booking is canceled 3 weeks before the event

Live tour guide

  • English

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