Day 01: Port Said Port – Cairo day Trip – fly to Luxor
Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from Port Said port, Enjoy your Cairo tour with your Egyptologist tour guide, visit Giza Three Pyramids, Khufu, Chephren pyramids, and Mycerinus, then go to the panorama to take memorable photos and down to see the sphinx the head of Chephren king and body of lion, continue our tour in Cairo to visit The Egyptian museum which contains the Tut Ank Amoun treasures. Lunch at local restaurant, vegetarian if need it. Transfer to Cairo Airport, fly to Luxor, transfer to your hotel in Luxor and overnight
Day 02: Luxor Day Trip – Back to Port Said Port
Ancient Egypt Tours representative pick up you from your hotel in Luxor, enjoy your tour in Luxor and visit Luxor west bank including valley of the kings with 63 tombs and you will visit 3 tombs, then visit the Hatshepsut temple in El Deir EL Bahari for the woman who ruled Egypt and its contains 3 levels with beautiful paints, continue our tour to see the colossi of Memnon, lunch at quality restaurant in Luxor, visit the magnificent Karnak temple – special temple for the god Amoun- The last part of your Luxor trip will be a shopping opportunity in case you are interested to pick some souvenirs for family and friends. Drive to Luxor airport to fly back to Cairo with direct transfer to your cruise ship in Port Said Port.
Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from Port Said Port by the cruise exit door, holding a sign "Ancient Egypt Tours with your name written on it". Enjoy a private shore excursion & day trip from Port Said to Cairo, approximately 3 hours by an air-conditioned vehicle with one stop in the middle of the way.
Start your tour with 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. There you will drive to Khan ElKhalili Bazaar, one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East.
Then you will be transferred to Cairo airport to fly to Luxor with direct transfer to your hotel in Luxor for overnight stay.
Day 02: Luxor Day Trip – Back to Alexandria Port
Breakfast in the hotel, Private Egyptology expert tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor to visit the major attractions of Luxor, Then have a blissful day tour kicking off at 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".
You will continue to explore then transfer to the 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
Than pay a visit to Valley of the Kings the 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.
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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. You will be driven to Luxor. Air port & back to Cairo.
Finally you will be escorted by your guide back to the cruise in Port Said Port: (end of Cairo Trip) departure time from Cairo depends on the departure time of your ship at Port Said Port.
Meal: breakfast, lunch
Pick up and drop off services from Port Said Port - Flight tickets from Cairo-Luxor- Cairo - Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles in Port Said Port, Cairo & Luxor - Accommodation for 1 night in Luxor at 5 stars hotel with breakfast - Entrance fees to the sites in Cairo & Luxor as per trip itinerary - Lunch meals during Cairo & Luxor trip at a local restaurant - Private Egyptology expert tour guide - Pro Tours REP assistance in pick up & drop off - 1 Mineral water & 1 soft drink - Shopping tour in Cairo & Luxor bazaars - All Service charges & taxes
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