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Cairo, The Nile Cruise & Hurghada on the Red Sea

10 Days                             Private Tour                 Every Day

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Itinerary:

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt
As you arrive at the Cairo International Airport, You will be greeted by our representative to assist you through the customs formalities. You will then be transferred by an air-conditioned coach to your hotel to check-in and stay overnight. The representative will review the itinerary with you to confirm pick-up times for each tour . [/vc_column_text]

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Then , you will you will meet your tour guide to visit Giza Plateau & explore one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren & Mykerinus. For preservation purposes, one of the pyramids is closed for a spell on a rotating basis. Early morning is the best time to visit, before the heat and crowds. It can get very hot and less air inside the pyramid so clambering inside is not recommended for claustrophobic or the unfit.

The ticket includes seeing the pyramids from outside, the panorama, the Great Sphinx, which stands guard over the pyramids and the Valley Temple of Chephren. Extra tickets to the entry of any one of them and to the Solar Boat Museum on the south side of the great pyramid. Then proceed to visit the great sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren & to visit his valley temple.

Afterwards, Transfer to Enjoy the Egyptian Museum tour. Egypt’s first National museum of pharaonic antiquities opened in 1902. The collection is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. More than 120,000 items are on display here, with another 150,000 stored in the basement.
Pride of the collection are the treasures from Tutankhamen’s Tomb and great pieces from every period of ancient Egyptian history from 3100 BC, Through to the Greek-Roman items of the 2nd century AD. Some of these items shall be transferred to the new Grand Museum at Giza that due to open soon. Additional visit to the Mummies Hall at the museum ( extra ticket on spot).

Then , we continue to old suburb of Coptic Cairo, that contains many historic churches near the Island of Rhoda the site of the Nilometer, which has been used to measure the height of the River Nile since pharaonic times. Within the complex we will visit the Hanging Church of the 11th century AD, That was built on top of the water gate of the old Roman Fortress of Babylon. It is Located between two round roman towers, against which the Nile River once lapped before it shifted course.

Then, we see Abu Serga church, where the Holy Family sheltered in a cave as crypt during their Flight into Egypt, it is the oldest existing structure within the fortress with foundations dating back to the 5th Century AD . Finally, we see Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest in Egypt. According to local folklore, it is located on the site where baby Moses was found. Most of its Hebrew, Aramaic, Judeo & Arabic sacred manuscripts, numbered 300,000 fragments are now dispersed among a number of libraries like Cambridge University and University of Manchester.

Then, we continue driving to Islamic Cairo and explore the Bazaar Khan el Khalili, built in 1382 by Garkas Al-Khalili. It is one of the biggest oriental bazaars in the Middle East .  

Back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Check out from the hotel in Cairo in the early morning. Then, You will be transferred to Cairo Airport For flight to Aswan. You will be met and assisted at Aswan Airport by our representative, To be Transferred to embark your Nile River Cruise Ship, Before lunch time.
The city of Aswan , the southernmost town in Egypt , was the ancient Egyptian Gateway to Africa and the home of many granite quarries from which most of the obelisks seen in Luxor were sourced. Its ancient name (SWNET) is derived from the ancient Egyptian symbol for trade or market. It was equally important as a military station as a place of traffic.
Start with the High Dam, which is an embankment dam built Across the Nile and built between 1960 and 1970. Then, we head to The island of Philae, one of the rescued and relocated monuments after the building of Aswan dam in 1898-1902, where we can explore its amazing temple that was dedicated to the goddess Isis the divine mother of the pharaoh.
Afterwards, we visit the largest known ancient obelisk (the Unfinished Obelisk) which is located in The northern region of the stone quarries. The bottom side of the obelisk is still attached to the bedrock. If finished it would have measured around 42 m long or 137 feet long and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons. Dinner on Board and overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

we sail to the town of Kom Ombo, which is surrounded by fields of sugar cane and corn. That location was so important to the caravan routes from Nubia and various gold mines. Where, after breakfast on board we will visit its imposing Greek Roman Temple of Kom Ombo overlooking the River Nile. It was dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god & to Horus the falcon-headed god. It was begun by Ptolemy The 6th in the 2nd Century BC. A museum near its place houses 40 crocodile mummies that have been found in the nearby necropolis.
Sail to Edfu. Lunch on board , then we visit the well-preserved ptolemaic Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon headed god of kingship and protection called Horus. This most preserved temple In Egypt was built by Ptolemy the 3rd in 237 BC.
Take afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sail to the The city of Luxor. it is situated in southern Egypt covering an area of 417 square kms ( 161 sq mi) ). It is characterized as the world’s greatest open-air museum. In ancient Egypt was called waset which means city of the sceptre.. It was once the capital of the New Kingdom 1550-1060 BC.
Early Breakfast on board, then we cross to the west bank of the Nile in Luxor to visit the legendary Valley of the kings, which was the necropolis of the New Kingdom Pharaohs. 63 tombs have been found there and numbered on the maps in the order of their discovery ( entrance ticket to three tombs), while the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun is optional with extra ticket.
Afterwards, we visit the amazing partly rock-hewn Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut 1507 BC at Deir al-Bahri. It is a breath taking sight. Afterward, we pay a visit to the alabaster workshop (optional visit). On the way back we stop at the Colossi of Memnon, soaring 18 meter high & Originally guarded Amenhotep’s mortuary temple 1390 BC.
N.B.,  if you did visit the valley of the kings and the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut before , you can replace them with the Mortuary Temple of Ramses the 3rd at Medinet Habu, which is 2nd only to Karnak Temples in size and detail with reliefs that reach 27 m showing an oversized Ramses scattering  enemies from his chariot. As well as Egypt’s sole relief of a naval battle against the Sea Peoples. Then, we head to the Valley of the Nobles, that is made up of more than 400 tombs mainly from the New Kingdom, providing an invaluable insight into daily life in the New Kingdom ( entrance ticket to two tombs).  

Instead of visiting the Valley of the Nobles , we can enjoy Valley of the Workers at the village of Deir al-Medina ,where the craftsmen , servants and laborers who worked on the royal tombs lived in that village. Its tombs provide a rare insight into the lives of ordinary people in ancient Egypt. Lunch on board. Enjoy afternoon tea during sailing. Dinner on board overnight in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast aboard the Cruise Ship before disembarkation . Then, We head to the impressive & monumental Temples of Karnak on the East Bank of the Nile. It was built over a 1300-year period, the temple of Amun (the state God), that lies at the heart of the complex covers more than 60 acres.
Then, we head to the nearby Temple of Luxor. It was constructed approximately 1400BC. It was a primary cult temple, dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship; it may have been where many of the pharaohs were crowned in reality or conceptually. In the Hieroglyphic language, it is known as ipet resyt ( the southern sanctuary). Both were famed throughout the ancient world and have attracted tourists since Greek & Roman times. Later , you will be transferred to your Hotel in Hurghada by private air-conditioned vehicle, around 4 hours drive. Check-In at your hotel and overnight In Hurghada.
Meals: Breakfast

The city of Hurghada stretches for 36 km ( 22 mi 0 along the seashore. Until recently it was a small fishing village. But since the 1980s, it has been continually enlarged by investors to become the leading coastal resort on the Red Sea. After the Breakfast meal at the hotel , our representative will escort you to the boat to enjoy a fantastic snorkeling trip in the Red Sea, with desert island relaxation. lunch meal is served aboard the boat with free drinks, coffee and tea.Then, we move towards your hotel and stay the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, Enjoy a half day at leisure to explore the many splendid activities of the sparkling Red Sea and enjoy the sun and sea at your beach resort. In the afternoon time you will be taken for a wonderful bedouin safari trip in Hurghada to learn about Bedouins life and tradition , with camel ride in Hurghada desert and you will enjoy Amazing sunset view with Barbeque dinner and Bedouin show And folkloric dance – later you will be transferred Back to your hotel for overnight stay in Hurghada.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast you will be met by our representative, who will transfer you to Hurghada Airport for the flight to Cairo, where you will be transferred to your hotel near to Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast with free time at your hotel before transferring to Cairo International Airport for departure.
Meals: Breakfast

Included:

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flight ticket Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo by Egypt Airways
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo hotel with breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on board cruise Aswan to Luxor on full board
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Hurghada hotel with breakfast
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Hurghada as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking tour guide during your tours
  • Bottled water during the tours
  • Meals in the hotels and on board the Nile Cruise Ship as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Applicable taxes for all hotels and Nile cruise included in the price.



Excluded

  • International Airfare
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping Kitty
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned historical sites
  • Lunch meal during the day tour



Accommodation Plan:
  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Nile Cruise
  • Hilton Resort Hurghada 
  • Le Méridien Cairo Airport

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