Egypt Tour – 10 Days
Tour Code : EGYPT10D
DAY 01 – Arrival to Cairo Airport:
Arrival to Cairo Airport and meet for transfer on to the hotel. Rest of the day is then at leisure (as per your flight arrival time). Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 02 – Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara:
Breakfast at hotel then meet with the guide and start the days tour with a visit to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100 BC which contains the beautiful representation of King Ramsis II through his colossal statue. Then proceed to Sakkara where we will see the world-famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypt’s 107 Pyramids. At the Pyramids area, visit the Three Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren & Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau and the mysterious Sphinx. After the tour, transfer on to Cairo Rail Station for departure on the overnight train to Luxor. Overnight onboard sleeper train, dinner included. (Domestic flights can also be used if preferred)
DAY 03 – Sightseeing tour to Luxor and Karnak Temples:
Arrival early morning to Luxor Railway Station and meet for transfer to board the Nile Cruise. The guide will then take you on a tour to visit the Temple of Luxor dedicated to the god Amun which is also known for its pillars that take the form of a bundle of Papyrus. Then proceed to the Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. Return back to the cruise. Overnight onoboard Nile Cruise.
DAY 04 – West Bank Tour
After breakfast onboard start the tour by crossing to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of Kings, a vast “City of the Dead” where magnificent tombs were carved and filled with treasures for the afterlife. Then proceed to the foot of the cliff, to visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman who ruled Egypt in Pharaonic History. On the way back to the River Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon. Return to cruise and sail to Esna. Overnight onboard.
DAY 05 – Touring to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples:
Sail to Edfu and on arrival visit the Temple of Horus, the largest and most complete preserved Pharoanic Temple that combines Pharaonic & Greek architectures. Return to Cruise and sail for Kom Ombo where you visit the Temple of Sobek & Haroeris. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank.
DAY 06 – High Dam, Philae Temple in Aswan:
Sail for Aswan where on arrival you visit the High Dam which was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. Then move to Philae Temple which was dedicated to goddess Isis. It is now reassembled on Agilika Island about 500km from its former site at Philae Island. Afternoon take a Felucca Ride to view Elephantine Island that contains relics of stone temples of various eras. Also visit Plantation (Kitchener) Island which lies in a mild-stream near Elephantine Island and combines a natural exhibition of exotic plants and trees imported from all over the world. Overnight onboard Nile Cruise.
DAY 07 – Free day or optional extra tour to Abu Simbel:
Breakfast onboard and then time to disembark. The day is free at leisure until the early evening transfer to Aswan Railway Station to board the overnight train for return to Cairo. Overnight onboard sleeper train, dinner included. (Domestic flights can also be used if preferred)
(Optional extra Abu Simbel Tour can be included. The site is 280km south of Aswan and here you find the two temples, first built by Ramses II and the second for his wife Queen Nefertari.)
DAY 08 – Old Cairo City Tour including Museum:
Approximately 6am arrival back in Cairo and meet for transfer to the hotel and check-in. At 9am depart with the tour guide to visit the Egyptian Museum which houses around 250.000 antique pieces in its 107 halls. It comprises the world’s greatest collection of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts. Then on to visit the Citadel Of Saladin, a spectacular medieval fortress dating from 12th century and perched on a hill above the city. Also located in the Citadel are the Alabaster Mosque and Tomb of the Ottoman ruler, Mohamed Ali. At the end of your tour proceed to the Khan El Khalily Bazaar which is one of the earliest and greatest markets in the Middle East & contains stores that exhibit wonderful collections of jewelry, wooden products & attractive hand-made products. Return to hotel and evening at leisure. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 09 – Free day or Alexandria Tour excursion
Breakfast at hotel and free day at leisure. Overnight in Cairo. (An optional extra excursion can be included to visit Alexandria, the 2nd city of Egypt and known as “the Bride of the Mediterranean”. Visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, Pompey’s Pillar, Qaitbay Fort, Library of Alexandria.)
DAY 10 – Departure:
Breakfast, check out and as per your flight time transfer to Cairo International Airport.
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