Egypt | Splendors of Egypt

11 days | 10 nights
TYPOLOGIES

Shared

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. TRAVELERS

2 Passengers

$ 1799

Amazing Experience

Despite ranking in the top 30 largest countries with its 1 million square kilometers of land, Egypt is a country that is notorious for its geographic ‘distribution.’ 99% of Egypt’s population utilizes only 5% of the total land area but nearly 100% of its aquatic resources as a result of the predominantly barren ecosystem. The lifeline of some 90 million human beings, the river Nile is the focal point of urban planning, an incredible 6,695 km gift of sustenance for Egypt and three other countries, making it the longest, and arguably most vital, river in the world.

What's Included

Meet and assist at the airport
5 nights in Cairo at Cairo Pyramids or similar
4 nights on Nile Cruise at M/S Princess Sarah or similar
1 night in Alexandria at Steigenberger Cecil Hotel or similar
22 meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 4 dinners
2 days touring in Cairo
1 full day Alexandria
Visit El Alamein
All sightseeing on board of the cruise
All transfers in private Deluxe A/C Bus
Baggage handling and portage
Sightseeing with entry fees as mentioned
Private English Guide/Egyptologist
Service and local taxes

Services NOT included

Domestic flight from Cairo to Luxor
Domestic flight from Aswan to Cairo
Entry Visa
All drinks
Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.[/vc_column_text]

DAY 1 | Arrival - Cairo

Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by our representative in Egypt and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

| Overnight in Cairo

DAY 2 | Cairo

After breakfast, your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour.

After breakfast, your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, a royal burial chamber, and the Sphinx. Continue to Memphis, capital of the pharaohs during the Old Kingdom. Visit the recumbent statue of Ramses II and the 80-ton alabaster sphinx. And then a Camel ride in around Pyramids. Lunch en route; Continue to Sakkara to see the prototype of the Pyramids, the Step Pyramid, built for the 3rd Dynasty Pharaoh Djoser by the exalted architect Imhotep. Visit a Papyrus and Carpets Institute on your way back to the hotel.

| Overnight in Cairo

|  Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3 | Alexandria

After breakfast, transfer to Alexandria, start your tour to Alexandria with visit El Montazah gardens, where you will have the opportunity to see, from outside only, The Montazah palace; originally built in 1892, the palace dates from 1926 and was the summer home of the Egyptian Royal family. Then continue to the Catacomb (Kom El Shuqqafa), a remarkable example of the Alexandrian blend of Greco-Roman and Egyptian styles carved into 100ft of solid rock. Then visit the Fort and Citadel of Qait Bey. Built in the 15th century by sultan Ashraf Qait Bey, legend tells the fort was built with stones from the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Next stop will visit the newly opened Library of Alexandria. Apart from the main library, the complex will include a library for the blind, a young people’s library, the Alexandria Conference Center, a science museum, a planetarium, a Restoration, and Conservation Laboratory, and the Hall of Fame. Lunch at a local restaurant, then transfer to your hotel for overnight.

| Overnight in Alexandria

|  Breakfast

DAY 4 | Cairo

Breakfast at hotel. Visit El Alamein Museum & commonwealth tombs (90 minutes driving from Alexandria). Lunch en route. Afterward, return to your hotel.

| Overnight in Cairo

|  Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5 | Luxor

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the international airport for your flight home.
airport for your departure flight.

| Overnight on on-board

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 | Nile River

In the morning, your sightseeing in Luxor includes the West Bank (Thebes) where some of the richest treasures in the world exist, including the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun (optional) and other royal tombs including Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings. Visit Hatshepsut Funerary Temple at Dier El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit Gold Institute on your way back to the cruise for lunch. In the afternoon, you will sail through the locks of Esna to Edfu and enjoy dinner on board.

| Overnight on-board

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 | Nile Cruise

In the morning, visit the Horus Temple of Edfu, one of the three beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic Period. Sail to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Sobek Temple, dedicated to the two gods, which offers beautiful murals and reliefs. Sail to Aswan

| Overnight on board

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 | Aswan

Breakfast, free day at leisure. In the afternoon, you will sail on an Egyptian felucca around Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. You will visit the Nubian village.

| Overnight on board

|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 | Cairo

Begin your morning with breakfast. Disembark the ship to visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries, and the Philae Temple. You will be transferred to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo (flight is included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

| Overnight in Cairo

|  Breakfast

DAY 10 | Cairo

After breakfast, visit the Egyptian Museum which houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun. Continue to visit the citadel of Salah El Din, and the Mohammed Ali Mosque situated high above the city, lunch en route. Continue to visit the Church of Abu Serga, Moallaqa Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Egypt. Lunch en route. Visit a Perfume Institute on your way back to the hotel.

| Overnight in Cairo

|  Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10 | (DEPART)

Breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for finale departure.

|  Breakfast

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