Discover Egypt GX02

11 Days From £0 (Please Enquire)

This holiday gives you an in depth look at Cairo with guided tours around the Pyramids, the Museum, the Bazaar, Coptic Cairo before heading off for the day to Alexandria. You end the holiday with a fabulous Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Private Tour
Start Location: Cairo, Egypt
End Location: Cairo, Egypt
Accommodation: Hotels and cruise ship
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

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Years In Business: 2

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-04 Nights Cairo , Based on Bed & Breakfast
-04 Nights Nile Cruise, Based On Full Board { Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast
-02 Night Sleeping Train Cairo / Luxor- Aswan / Cairo, Based on Dinner & Breakfast
-All meet and assist as program by Our Representative
-All the transfers as mentioned in the Program by Private Air-conditioned Car
-All Sightseeing as mentioned in the Program by Private Car & Private guide
-All Entrance fees during sightseeing with Private Professional English Speaking guide.
-All service charge & taxes

Excludes
-Flights
-Entry Visa to Egypt
-Any Other Items Not Mentioned above
-Tipping

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Arrive Cairo International Airport meet and assist by Our Representative with the sign of your name (Please Advise Your Exact International Flight Details: Air-Carrier Name, Flight Number and Arrival Time ) through passport control formalities, luggage identification, portage and customs clearance. Then drive you by private air-conditioned car to your Hotel check-in & Overnight in Cairo .
Day 02. Breakfast at Hotel. Our private professional Egyptology English Speaking Guide will meet you to accompany you by air conditioned private car to visit The Great three Pyramids one of the seven wonders of the ancient World. The largest and oldest of the Pyramids of Giza is that of Cheops (Khufu) was built in the 4th dynasty about 2960 B.C and visiting them is an experience not to be missed to discover the main idea was to build the pyramids; the ancient Egyptian believed in their belief that the spirit life after death and existence eternal life. So, near the pyramid there they placed wooden boats, to be at the disposal of the king when he went on his journey of day and night with the sun god (RA), in the after world. In the front of the Pyramid of Khephre, we find the Sphinx carved from a single piece of stone, Eulogized in poetry, enthroned in legend, the Sphinx remains a symbol of strength, wisdom and mystery for eons. The body of a lion with the head of a king or God .The Sphinx faces the rising sun with a temple to the front which resembles the sun temples. Lunch at Oriental Restaurant visit Sakkara more ancient site than that of Giza contains tombs and temples spanning a 3,000 year period visiting The Step Pyramid of Djoser. Then drive back to your hotel . Our Rep will meet you at your hotel to accompany you by private air-conditioned car to Sound And Light Laser Show in Giza Pyramids where you will enjoy a night of passion with ancient Egypt! Feed all your senses with the history of Egypt and its magical enchantment. As you are seated in total darkness, the story begins to unfold by means of only Sound and Light effects. Each character introduces itself as a spotlight shines upon it making it visible to the eye and sounds prepare you for its entrance. Not only do you experience the stories behind the three pyramids, but also the story of the sphinx. Then drive back to your hotel & Overnight in Cairo.
Day 03. Breakfast at Hotel Private Professional English Speaking guide will meet you to accompany you by private air-conditioned car to Alexandria { 270 Km } to visit The Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa is an extensive three level funerary complex with chambers cut out of the rock to a depth of about 35 m. dating back to the 2nd Century A.D. a blend of a very impressive Egyptian and Roman art. A walk along the Corniche is a good way of seeing the bay at Alexandria. Only the fit will want to walk it from end to end [about 25 km]. At one end there are a lot of boats nestled in beside the curve made by the point on which QaitBay Fortress stands. When the sailing boats go out in numbers it is a very attractive sight. At the other end of the long curve of bay near Montazah are rocks with strong waves beating against them, and all along is the beach with umbrellas and chairs and stalls, Its an experience not be missed. Then visit Pompey’s Pillar which is a column of red granite from Aswan that was erected in honor of the Emperor Diocletian, stands around 90 feet high Lunch at Oriental Restaurant. Visit to Montazah Palace a wonderful spot to enjoy the beauty of Alexandria. The palace is surrounded by great walls from the south ,east, west and with the beach from the north. This area used to belong to Mohamed Ali family. That ruled Egypt from the mid 19th century till 1952.Then Visit Alexandria Library the meeting point of the three continents, Asia, Africa and Europe, Egypt has been the cradle of civilizations since ancient times. The ancient city of Alexandria was at the beginning of the third century B.C. the birthplace of the great plan to build a library: the Bibliotheca Alexandria. Then drive back to your hotel in Cairo and Overnight in Cairo
Day 04. Breakfast at Hotel & Check Out , Our private professional Egyptology English Speaking Guide will meet you to accompany you by air conditioned private car to visit Egyptian Museum which exhibited collections now exceed 120000 objects ranges from prehistoric era to the Greco – Roman period .It has actually been calculated that if you spend one minute at each exhibit it will take nine months to see the whole collection! Of course, everybody wants to see the treasures from Tutankhamen's tomb - these occupy a large area along almost two side of the upper floor. Chariots, gloves, jeweler, the famous mask - many of the antiquities from his tomb are displayed there. visit Citadel of SALADIN built by SALADIN in 12th s to the west on a rare clear day. Saladin built this fortress to protect the old city of Cairo. Alabaster Mosque. Lunch at Oriental Restaurant visit Coptic Cairo; The Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary) is built on top of southern tower gate of the Babylon fortress, thus the name, which liter all translates from Arabic into ‘suspended’. The church was built and rebuilt a number of times, first in the 3rd or 4th century and finally in the 11th century when it became the seat of the Coptic patriarch until the 14th century. It is built in the Basilica Style. Then visit Jewish Synagogue lying at the end point of Church buildings, is reported to have been erected in the 6th or presumably the 9th Century AD. The temple site and the surrounding grounds, originally a property of the church, were acquired by the Jews in return for
Day 05. Breakfast on Board Train . Arrive Luxor Railway station at 05:15 A.M. Our Rep will meet you to escort you by Private AC car to Transfer to Your Nile Cruise Your Accommodation will be Full Board Start with Lunch end with Breakfast. Embark On Board Cruise. Lunch then Our Private Professional Egyptology English Speaking guide will meet you to accompany you by private air-conditioned car to visit Karnak Temple built over 2000 years and dedicated to the Theben triad of Amon, Mut and Khons. Karnak can be a confusing place, its buildings spanning a long period in Egyptian history. Most visitors have very little time to see much of the temple, and many visits are needed to get even a brief idea of the temple as a whole. Then visit Luxor Temple the center of the most important one, the festival of Opet (Once a year the divine image of Amun with his consort Mut and their son Khonsu would journey in their sacred barques from Karnak Temples to the temple at Luxor to celebrate the festival which was held during the inundation. It Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramesses II, it appears that the temple's purpose was for a suitable setting for the rituals of the festival. Dinner &Overnight on Board Cruise
Day 06. Breakfast on Board Our Private Professional Egyptology English Speaking guide will meet you to accompany you by private air-conditioned car to visit Cross to the West Bank, Valley of Kings Egyptian thought that (To speak the name of the dead is to make him live again
Day 07. Breakfast on Board, Sail to Edfu Professional Egyptology English Speaking guide will meet you to accompany you by private air-conditioned car to visit Temple of Hours in Edfu where the temple was excavated last century by Auguste Mariette. Its courtyard and surrounds were buried beneath sand and also houses built by local villagers. Deep within the templ is the sanctuary where a statue of Horus would have been cared for by priests. Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch Then visit the Temple of Kom Ombo the temple is unique because it is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. Dinner & Overnight on Board Cruise
Day 08. Breakfast on board , Sail to Aswan . Lunch . Professional Egyptology English Speaking guide will meet you to accompany you by private air-conditioned car to visit The High Dam a modern wonder built to divert the Nile to prevent flooding and provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. Then visit Philae Temple was dismantled and reassembled (on Agilika Island about 550 meters from its original home on Philae Island) in the wake of the High Dam. The temple dedicated to the goddess Isis is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. then View of Elephantine Island by Felucca (sailing boat) The island is very beautiful, and while many of the artifacts there are in ruin One of its main attractions it's Nilometer, which is one of only three on the Nile, which was d to measure the water level of the Nile as late as the nineteenth century. its island in the centre of the Nile at Aswan. This was the original 'border town' between Egypt and the Nubian lands to the south and in ancient times was an important strategic position both for the defence of the border and as a trading route. Its ancient name was 'Abu' or 'Yebu', which means elephant and was probably derived from the shape of the smooth grey boulders which surround the island, looking like elephants in the water. Then view of the Agha Khan Mausoleum This is the Mausoleum of Aga Sultan Mohammed Shah the spiritual leader of the Ismailis, a Shi'ite Sect based principally in India but with followers around the world. The Aga Khan III (1877-1959) Chose Aswan for building his beautiful villa for its beauty and perfect winter climate, where he Preferred to spend the winter and eventually he chose to be buried in Aswan as well. View of Botanical Garden by Felucca will find a peaceful paradise, full of shady trees, beautiful flowers and unusual plants among the paved walk ways. it later used as a research station for examining different food and cash crops. Dinner & Overnight on Board Cruise
Day 09. Disembarkation after Breakfast. Abu Simbel ( the visit of Abu Simbel by convoy starts either at 04 .00 A.M or 11 A.M & it takes almost 8 hours ) where you will join the group of your language accompanied by local guide and visit to Abu Simbel where you will see (The Temple of Ramesses II)and (The Temple of Nefertari dedicated to Hathor) that was the last bastion of ancient Egyptian religion and hieroglyphic usage. It is also a superb example of threatened cultural heritage being saved in the face of modern civilization's march to change the environment. At the Temple of Abu Simbel, 65 feet high four statues of the king are shown sitting in pairs at the entrance. The head and upper body of the statues on the left fell down during the ancient period. East facing temple has the sculpture of the Re-Horakhty, the Sun God; excavated on the niche right above the entrance. The temple is build in such a manner that the rays of the sun illuminate even the innermost sanctuary of the temple and fall on the seated statues of the Ptah, Amun-Re, Ramesses II and Re-Horakhty twice a year, on 22nd February and 22nd October. Then drive back to Aswan . Then Our Rep will meet you to escort you to Railway Station to Take First Class sleeping Train to Aswan Train No. 85 Leaves at 18:30 Based on Dinner & Breakfast , Dinner & Overnight on Board Train
Day 10. Breakfast on Board Train. Arrive Cairo railway Station at 06:45 A.M. Our private professional Egyptology English Speaking Guide will meet you to accompany you by air conditioned private car to visit Memphis the city of Memphis was of great importance throughout Pharaonic history. For much of the time it was the capital of the 'Two Lands (upper Egypt and lower Egypt), but even when Thebes grew to be the royal and religious capital during the New Kingdom. Then Proceed to Dahshur Then drive back to your hotel . Overnight in Cairo
Day 11. Breakfast at hotel our Rep will meet you to accompany you by private air-conditioned car to transfer to Cairo International Airport in where you will be assisted in luggage portage and Through Passport Control Formalities for Final Departure.(Please Advise Your Exact International Flight Details: Air-carrier Name, Flight Number and Departure Time).