Highlights & Tour Itinerary
- Admire the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
- See the treasures of King Tutankhamun in the Egyptian Museum.
- Visit the stunning temples of Karnak and Luxor.
- Spend three nights on a riverboat cruising the Nile.
Departure Schedule: The tour operates every Wednesday, Saturday and Monday.
Day 1: Cairo Airport – Cairo Hotel
Ahlan Wa Sahlan – welcome to Egypt! Our representative meets you at Cairo Airport before the passport control area to assist you. Cairo is a fascinating city and home to the mighty Nile, the longest and the most vital river in the world. Transfer to your hotel in Cairo, check in, and remaining time of the day/evening free on your own. Try to check some floating restaurant, river cruise boat or experience a felucca ride. Overnight at 4* hotel like Barcelo Pyramids Hotel or similar.
Day 2: Cairo Hotel - Pyramids – Egyptian Museum – Old Cairo – Cairo Hotel
You will be pick up by our representative at your hotel and transfer to enjoy a tour to Giza Pyramids. Khufu's pyramid is the northernmost and largest of the three. In classical antiquity it was considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and is the only one to have survived. Khephren's monument can be easily identified by the casing stones that still cling to its pointed top. The much smaller pyramid of Mycerinus had not been completed by the time of the king's death. The Great Sphinx is part of the funerary complex of Khephren. Tour to the Valley Temple. Proceed to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities near Tahrir Square in Cairo. It houses the world’s largest, most precious, and rare collection of genuine artifacts, over 250,000 piece are displayed dating back to 5,000 years including an exhibit of the treasure collection of king Tutankhamen that had been sealed in his tomb for more than 3500 years and undiscovered until the early 20th century. Entrance to Mummy Chamber is not included. In Old Cairo we view the Hanging Church, the Abu Serga Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue. Return transfer to your hotel in Cairo.
Day 3: Cairo Hotel – Cairo Airport - Aswan Visit – Overnight Nile Cruise
In the morning transfer to Cairo Airport to depart to Aswan. Aswan located in the Upper Egypt, about 870 km south of Cairo on the foot of the Nile valley, flight from Cairo to Aswan lasts for about 1.5 hour.
Our representative will meet and assist you at Aswan airport. Accompanied by your Egyptologist guide to explore the city of Aswan including the High Dam, Egypt's modern example of construction on a monumental scale. The controversial Aswan High Dam contains 18 times the amount of material used in the Great Pyramid of Khufu and created Lake Nasser, the world's largest artificial lake. Continue to visit the Unfinished Obelisk which was made out of red granite and was dedicated to god Amun Ra. Then proceed to a motor boat to reach Agilkia Island, where you will visit Temple of Philae that was erected during the Greco-Roman period and was dedicated to goddess Isis. On the walls of the temple of Philae were inscribed the latest hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions. Overnight on board your Nile Cruise like Radamis or similar.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Nile Cruise: Kom Ombo – Edfu – Overnight on Board
Breakfast on board. The tour begins by visiting the double temple of the Hellenistic period on the eastern bank, the Temple of Kom Ombo. You’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. You’ll have your lunch back on board the ship and sail on to Edfu. In the afternoon you’ll visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt. It is also the repository of the most detailed legacy on matters of cult and temple function. After the tour you will get back to the ship, you will sail to Luxor and enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Karnak – Luxor East Bank – Overnight on Board
Short transfer to visit the East Bank of Luxor. Proceed to the most important and most sacred of the sites the Temple of Luxor. It was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well-known king Ramses II. The temple was conceived as a remote southern annex to the temple of Karnak, at a distance of about 3 kilometres from it. Hence, it faces the Karnak Temple, and was connected to it by a long processional avenue, flanked by rows of sphinxes on either side. Have a wonderful tour to Karnak Temples, which are the largest structures ever build in the history of mankind. The principal building is that of god Amun Ra, which is the melting pot of religion and politics. Back to the Nile cruise for afternoon tea. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Disembarkation Luxor – Luxor West Bank – Flight to Cairo – Cairo Hotel
Breakfast on board and disembark. Our representative will meet you and tour starts by crossing the River Nile to Luxor West Bank. Come and see the magnificent Valley of the King’s. The most concentration of royal tombs in Ancient Egypt. It is where cut in rocks tombs for 62 famous kings of New Kingdom, they all are highly decorated and filled with priceless art work. Continue to visit the Hatshepsut temple built and named after the powerful Queen Hatshepsut the only woman who ascended the throne of Egypt in ancient times. This temple is located at Deir el-Bahari, a steep cliff in the shape of a horseshoe form a natural background to two monumental buildings standing side by side, each belonging to a different period.
Last stop to pay a visit at Colossi of Memnon. The first monument one encounters on a visit to the west bank of Luxor is the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. The temple itself has all but completely disappeared, but the colossal twin statues of the king, which once stood proudly in front of the entrance to the temple, are still there to greet the visitor. Transfer to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Cairo. Flight from Luxor to Cairo last for about 1 hour. Transfer to your hotel in Cairo, check-in and overnight at 4* hotel like Barcelo Pyramids Hotel or similar.
Day 7: Cairo Hotel – Cairo Airport
Depending on departure time transfer to Cairo Airport to say farewell and board your international flight.