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Day 1: Cairo Arrival

Arrival to Cairo airport, our representative will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign “Ancient Egypt Tours with your name written on it” he will assist with arrival procedures, you will be transferred to the hotel with a private air-conditioned vehicle assisting you with check-in procedure. Then a quick review with the trip program (pick up times and places).

Overnight in Cairo

Day 2: Pyramids & Egyptian Museum

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit the three Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos and the great sphinx which consists of human Pharaonic head and lion body, continue to visit the Valley Temple in front of Sphinx dedicated to king Chephren, Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant, Transfer to visit the Egyptian Museum which exhibits a wide range of unique Pharaonic antiquities in addition to original treasure room of King Tutankhamen, gold and jewelry, which dates back to more than 3500 years before explored. Back to hotel.

Overnight in Cairo

Day 3: Cairo free day

Breakfast. Free day.

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 4: Alexandria Tour

Breakfast. Travel to Alexandria. Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour to Alexandria. Start the tour with the Alexandria Library, Where you can find a massive range of books which is considered as the biggest library in the world, it includes 8 million books. Then the site lighthouse, to Castle of Qaitbey, Followed by visiting the biggest mosque in the city (El Morsi Abo Elabbas.) . Then to El Montazah Park (the extensive garden in Egypt ) and King Farouq’s Palace, Who was the tenth ruler from the Muhammad Ali Dynasty in Egypt. To the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria, then a stop by Stainly Bridge, the last visit for the day would be the great statue of Alexander. Later,  check-in to the hotel in Alexandria.
Overnight in Alexandria.

Day 5: Alex free day

Breakfast. Free day.

Optional Tour

Overnight in Alexandria.

Day 6: Alex – Cairo

Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo by an A/C car. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Optional Tour

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 7: Sakkara tour

Breakfast. representative will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour by visiting Sakkara to see the step Pyramid of Zoser, the oldest stone building in the history built by king Djoser. Transfer to visit the ancient city of Memphis and the ancient capital of Egypt originated by the King Menes around 3000 BC where you will see ancient temples of the pharaohs, royal palace and Ramses ll statue. Proceed to Dahshur to visit the Red pyramid built by the reddish stone and the Bent pyramid dedicated to king Sneferu. Finally, return to your hotel at the end of the day.Pick up services from your hotel & return

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 8: Citadel & Old Cairo

Breakfast. Our guide will pick you from your hotel. You will get to visit Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din on the Moqattam hills in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders.

After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came specially from Istanbul and built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years.

Then proceed to Visit Old Cairo where you will enjoy, the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga and back to hotel.

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 9: Cairo – Aswan

Breakfast. Transfer to take the flight to Aswan. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check in.

Overnight in Aswan.

Day 10: Abu Simbel tour

Breakfast. Departure to visit the Temple of Abu Simbel, The colossal Temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramses II (XIXth. Dynasty) and lately saved from inundation of the Nile waters in among the glories of ancient Egyptian monuments.

The temples were built out of a sandstone rock cliff, and representation of the deities to which each was dedicated is carved on its huge façade. Nearby, also saved, lies the small Temple of the King’s wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Back to Aswan

overnight in Aswan.

Day 11: Aswan Sightseeing Tour

Breakfast. Transfer to take the flight to Aswan, arrival to Aswan meet & assist by our tour guide, begin your day tour by a visit to the High Dam, which has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of Egypt and your will visit Philae Temple, which dedicated to (Horus) and (Sobek) Gods. End your tour by a visit to the famous unfinished Obelisk which is telling us the story of carving the obelisk, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Overnight in Aswan.

Day 12: Edfu & Kom Ombo

Sailing to Kom Ombo; Have breakfast on board. Begin your day tour by a visit to the Temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris in Kom Ombo, Sailing to Edfu and visit Horus Temple in Edfu, which is dedicated to the falcon god, lunch served on board, sailing to Esna to cross the lock Dinner served on Board.
Overnight on Board.

Day 13: Luxor sightseeing

Sailing to Luxor, having breakfast on board. Begin your Luxor tour by a visit to the west bank where you can observe the Valley of the Kings, which was used for burial in the new kingdom, there are many kings buried in this valley such as Tut-Ankh-Amun, King Ramses Afterwards a visit Queen Hatshepsut Temple El Deir El Bahari which was built by Queen Hatshepsut the only women ruled who Egypt for 20 years, You will visit also the Colossi of Memnon ( gigantic statues for Amenhotep III ), lunch served on board. afternoon tea. Dinner will be served on Board
Overnight in Luxor.

Day 14: Luxor sightseeing

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation.

(Optional) Hot Balloon

breakfast on board. Begin your Luxor tour by a visit to the the Karnak and Luxor Temple. Transfer to the hotel

 Overnight in Luxor.

Day 15: Luxor – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

15 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise & Luxor

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Cairo, Egypt

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around The Clock)

Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from Cairo International Airport by the  exit door, holding a sign "Ancient Egypt Tours with your name written on it"will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.

Overnight in Cairo.

 Welcome Drink

Day 2: Pyramids / Museum

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world  The great  Pyramid of Khufu’s (Cheops),3 small pyramids You will continue to explore the rest of Giza plateau including the sight of Khafre’s (kaphren) pyramid - Khufu's son, the second-largest pyramid on Giza site,, the remains of the funeral temple, the pyramid of Mankawra( Mykerinus) and 3 small pyramids. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates from the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the pyramids of chefren This temple served definitely two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before its burial. Second, it was used for making the Mummification process of the king. After visiting the pyramids, you'll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background. Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant

Then Move to visit The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, and dates back some 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms, The Egyptian Museum which is filled with thousands of Pharaonic artifacts, including the golden treasures of King Tutankhamen. Fascinating objects such as jewels, headdresses, alabaster vases and toys from ancient Egypt are all on display, and many priceless statues and other artifacts can also be seen which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1922s when his tomb was excavated, The Egyptian Museum is one of the first stops on most people’s itineraries when travelling to Egypt. This distinctive museum that houses a vast store of priceless objects, from earlier time to the Greco Roman period is worth seeing. Back to Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight in Cairo

Day 3: Cairo free day

Breakfast. Free day.

Optional Tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 4: Alexandria Tour

Breakfast. Travel to Alexandria. Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour to Alexandria. You will Visit to the Montazah palace and Gardens (We will drive by the Bibliotheca of Alexandria with the possibility to stop for a photo). See the Montazah palace and Gardens (Salamlek palace, Haramlek palace, a garden of 317 acres of huge trees and flowers, two 5* hotles-Helnan and Salamlek). And then you drive to visit Pompay's Pillar. It was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century. Originally from the Temple of the Serapis, it was once a magnificent structure rivaling the Soma and the Caesarean. Then you drive to visit the Catacombs which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock.

Lunch at local restaurant in Alexandria

Then you drive along the Cornish to see the whole city passing over bridge of stanly land mark of modern Alexandria

 And then we proceed to see the Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria then to Bibliotheca Alexandrina. ). and Then you drive to visit  best sites in Alexandria Start with NEW library of Alexandria (The Bibliotheca Alexandrina ) the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books, Site of lighthouse one of the seven wonders of ancient world Finally you will drive back to your hotel in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight in Alexandria.

Day 5: Alex free day

Breakfast. Free day.

Optional Tour

Overnight in Alexandria.

Day 6: Alex – Cairo

Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo by an A/C car. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Optional Tour

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 7: Sakkara , Memphis, & Dahshur

Breakfast at hotel, our tour guide will pickup you from your hotel to start your day tour with visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser, the museum of I mhotep, the tomb of a high official, the pyramid of king titi, the pyramid of king unas

After that transfer to Memphis, which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, The city reached a peak of prestige under the 6th dynasty as a centre for the worship of Ptah, the god of creation and artworks. The alabaster sphinx that guards the Temple of Ptah serves as a memorial of the city’s former power and prestige. The Memphis triad, consisting of the creator god Ptah, his consort Sekhmet, and their son Nefertem, formed the main focus of worship in the city. Memphis declined briefly after the 18th dynasty with the rise of Thebes and the New Kingdom, and was revived under the Persians before falling firmly into second place following the foundation of Alexandria and see the Statue of RamsesII-16 meters high, the alabasrar sphinx

You will continue to explore Then transfer to the south and visit the Red Pyramid and Bent pyramid at Dahshur, Dahshuris a famous royal necropoils in Egypt holds many famous Pyramids includes the red and bent Pyraimds of king snefru. The site is about 40 km from Cairo, the city. Then proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant. you will be transferred back to your hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight in Cairo

Day 8: Citadel & Old Cairo

Breakfast. Our guide will pick you from your hotel. You will get to visit the Citadel of Salah El-din, where you will see the view of all Cairo, as you will visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which is considered the largest to be built in the beginning of the 19th century the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Egypt over 45 years  & it is built in Turkish style  Before extending your trip you will be served with a warm delightful lunch meal at a high quality restaurant. After lunch

then Move to visit to a visit Old Cairo to visit fascinated built wonders such as the Hanging Church that was built in the 5th century also in the Basilica style., the Abu Sirga Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue which dates back to the beginning of the 15th century AD It was built in the Basilica style above the cave in which the Holy Family took refuge. End your tour in Cairo with a visit to Amr Ibn El-aas mosque which is the very first mosque built in Egypt

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight in Cairo

Day 9: Cairo – Aswan

Breakfast. Transfer to take the flight to Aswan. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Check in.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight in Aswan.

Day 10: Abu Simbel Tour

  Breakfast. Departure to visit the magic temples of ramses II at Abu Smibel. The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood The Temple of Ramses II was dedicated to the four universal god \a Peth, Re-Hor-akhtey, Amun-re, and to Ramses II himself . The great Abu Simble Temple  id also called  The Sun Temple od ramses II.

 You will continue to explore The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramsses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one.

Back to hotel in  Aswan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight in Aswan.

Day 11: Aswan Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel, our representative will transfer you to board your 5 star Egypt Nile cruise before lunch, after lunch start your Aswan tour by visiting the world famous High Dam, An engineering miracle was constructed between 1960 and 1970. It aimed to increase economic production by further regulating the annual river flooding and providing storage of water for agriculture, and later, to generate hydroelectricity. The dam has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of Egypt, and then move to the Unfinished Obelisk, This obelisk is believed to belong to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rulers of the 18th dynasty and the royal wife of king Tuthmosis II. The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt. It is unknown which pharaoh created this structure. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons. Then move to the beautiful located Philae temple Sail by felucca (Egyptian sailboat) to the island of Agilkia, Visit the temple that was removed from their original island of Philae which lies submerged most of the year by the waters of Lake Nasser. The main Temple of Isis and its monuments were built between the 26th-dynasty and the Roman period. Dinner on board

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight in Aswan

Day 12:  Cruising the Nil / Luxor

 Sail to Kom Ombo, Afternoon Tea, The Temple of Kom Ombo standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile, the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris in Kom Ombo (also known simply as Kom Ombo Temple) dates from about 180 BC during the Ptolemaic era, with additions made into Roman times.

 The temple at Kom Ombo was also built at this time, under Ptolemy VI. Since this bend in the Nile was a favored spot for crocodiles to bask in the sun and threaten locals, it is natural that the temple would be dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. But it is unusual in having a double dedication: it also honors Haroeris, a form of the falcon-headed god Horus. The hypostyle halls were added under Ptolemy XIII (51-47 BC); the Roman emperor Trajan (53-117 AD) added the forecourt and outer enclosure walls, Sail to Edfu, Dinner on boar, Visit the majestic temple dedicated to Horus. The Edfu’s Temple is the second largest temple after Karnak. Which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, The temple was dedicated to the falcon God Horus and was built during the Ptolemaic period.

 Sail to Luxor, Afternoon Tea, Dinner on board & Galabya party

 Overnight in Luxor

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Luxor /West Bank

 Breakfast on board. Cross to the West Bank to visit to Valley of the Kings,  was created and used from approximately 1539 BC to 1075 BC. It contains some 60 tombs, starting with Thutmose I and ending with Ramses X or XI. The official name of the site was The Great and Majestic Necropolis of the Millions of Years of the Pharaoh, Life, Strength, Health in The West of Thebes, or more usually, the Great Field. The most famous tomb is KV62, the Tomb of King Tutankhamun. The discovery of King Tut’s tomb was made by Howard Carter in 1922; Tutankhamun’s tomb was the first royal tomb to be discovered that was still largely intact. you will visit 3 tombs, You will continue to explore then transfer to the  Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahary , Queen Hatshepsut was the first great woman in recorded history: the forerunner of such figures as Cleopatra, Catherine the Great and Elizabeth I.The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is the focal point of the Deir el-Bahri complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor. Hatshepsut was female pharoah. Her temple, this temple was built on three surfaces take the form of balconies, devoted primarily to the worship of the god Amun, and to perform funeral rites for the queen known as El Deir El Bahary

 and Proceed to the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III, Colossi of Memnon  are the two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For 3,400 years they have sat in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the city of Luxor. The original function of the Colossi was to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple or mortuary temple.Excursion to the Temples of Thebes, Lunch on board. Afternoon free at leisure, Afternoon Tea

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight Luxor

Day 14: Luxor /East Bank

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation.

(Optional) Hot Balloon

breakfast on board. Begin your Luxor tour by a visit to the the The Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnak. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor, Egypt situated on 100 ha (247 acres) of land. Karnak is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places".

Then move to Luxor Temple. It was built by Amunhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. King Ramses II was the most famous king in the 19th Dynasty. He ruled Egypt for about 67 years. It was dedicated to the great god Amun-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu together representing the Theban triad. Enjoy visiting Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the 1st Pylon. It was called "Ipet resyt", which means the Southern Opet or the Place of the Seclusion of Amun-Re. It was directly connected to the temple of Karnak, the main cult center of Amun-Re or Amun-Min, the sky god or the ithyphallic fertility god. The temple of Luxor has, since its inception, always been a sacred site. After Egypt's pagan period, a Christian church and monastery was located here, and after that, a mosque (13th century Mosque of Abu el-Haggag) was built that continues to be used today, Back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 Overnight in Luxor.

Day 15: Luxor – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

Meal: Breakfast

What's included:

6 Nights hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis.

2 Nights hotel accommodation in Alexandria on bed and breakfast basis.

2 Nights hotel accommodation in Aswan on bed and breakfast basis.

1 Night hotel accommodation in Luxor on bed and breakfast basis.

3 Nights on Cruise board (Aswan & Luxor) full board (sightseeing included).

All transfers in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan,

1 Day tour in Cairo visiting the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian.

1 Day tour in Cairo visiting Memphis & Sakkara.

1 Day tour in Cairo visiting the Citadel & Old Cairo.

1 Day tour in Alexandria.

Private tour to Abu Simbel.

All your tours and excursions are by an A/C vehicle.

The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.

All your visits include entrance fees.

Our prices include all taxes and services.

Transfer by A/C car: Cairo / Alexandria / Cairo.

Domestic flight: Cairo / Aswan

What's excluded:

Visa Entry for Egypt (We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request).

Personal items.

Tipping.

Any other items not mentioned.

Any Optional tours.

Option Extra

  • Dinner cruise for two hours on the Nile
  •  Sound and Light show at the Giza Pyramids area
  •  Sound and Light show at the Karnak  Temple
  •  Sound and Light show at the Phaile Temple
  • Saqqara Pyramids
  • Memphis
  • Dahshor Pyramids
  • Pharaonic Village
  • Palace of Royal Jewelery
  •  mostfa kamal Cemetery
  • Natroun monastery
  • Roman theater

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