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13 Days Cairo, Alexandria & Nile Cruise by Flight (including Kom Ombo) and Desert Safari

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Duration

12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

25 people

Languages

Deutsche, English, Español, Français, italiano, русский, العربية, 中国語, 日本語

Overview

Discover the ancient world of the pharaohs in one of the best Egypt tours visiting the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Citadel of Salah El-din, the Hanging Church, Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Hanging Church and Khan El-Khalili Bazaar
Then explore the temples and ancient monuments in Luxor, Aswan Kom Ombo and Edful while enjoying the Nile cruise including Karnak Temple in Luxor, Luxor Temple, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor (Deir el-Bahari), Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, Valley of The Kings in Luxor Philae temple in Aswan, The High Dam in Aswan and The Unfinished Obelisk.
You will also have Alexandria sightseeing tour.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pyramids of Giza and The Great Sphinx.
  • Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
  • Karnak Temple in Luxor.
  • Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor (Deir el-Bahari).
  • Luxor Temple.
  • Colossi of Memnon in Luxor.
  • Valley of The Kings in Luxor.
  • Old Cairo, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo.
  • The Hanging Church.
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
  • Abu Sirga Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue.
  • Philae temple in Aswan.
  • The High Dam in Aswan.
  • The Unfinished Obelisk.
  • Nile River Cruise.
  • Edfu Temple.
  • Kom Ombo Temple.
  • Montazah palace and Gardens in Alexandria.
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina, The library of Alexandria.
  • Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria.
  • Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa in Alexandria.
  • Serapeum and Pompey's Pillar in Alexandria.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival to Cairo

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

Day 2: Pyramids of Giza, The Great Sphinx and 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
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Embark and Aswan Sightseeing

Breakfast on the train, Arrival, meet and assist by our representatives and transfer to the Cruise. Boarding before lunch, visit 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
Overnight in Aswan

Day 4: Edfu & Kom Ombo

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 and Galabya party
Overnight in Luxor

Day 5: Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings

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, on the Eastern bank. Crossing the Nile, You will continue to explore then transfer 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" Lunch on board. Afternoon free at leisure, Afternoon Tea
Transfer to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Cairo. Dinner on the train.
Overnight Sleeper train to Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Disembarkation

Free day in Luxor
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight in Luxor in hotel

Day 7: Return to Cairo

After breakfast in hotel, Transfer to Aswan airport and departure by plane to Cairo. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Cairo.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8: Alexandria Tour

After breakfast, Our representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, then drive to Alexandria by A/C car, We will drive almost 210 kilometers to Alexandria City, the second largest city in Egypt known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean. Visit to 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 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
Overnight in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Memphis, Sakkara (Saqqara) and Dahshour

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 10: Citadel & Old Cairo & Oazz Street & market

Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo by an A/C car. Arrival and transfer 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
Proceed to proceed to Old Cairo to visit fascinated built wonders such as the Hanging Church that was built in 3rd and beginning of the 4th 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, there you will drive to Khan ElKalili Bazar , (if there's enough time), one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. You will be transferred back to your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: El Bahariya Oasis Desert Safari

El Bahariya Oasis Desert Safari
Breakfast. Departure from Cairo at 8 O’clock to El Bahariya Oasis (385km) about four hours. Upon reaching Bahariya, starting tour the city, and have lunch. Later we visit the temple of Alexander the great, tombs of the nobles and the English mountain, We join a camel caravan for one hour, later have dinner. Possibility of enjoying a bathe in the hot water of the spring. Then back to Cairo.
Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Cairo

Breakfast. Free day.
Optional Tour
Meal: Breakfast

Day 13: Departure from Cairo

Breakfast at hotel, our representative will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport for the final departure.
Meals: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • 8 Nights hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 3 Nights on Cruise board (Luxor & Aswan) full board (Sightseeing are included).
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation in Luxor on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 1 Day tour in Cairo visiting the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, Sphinx.
  • 1 Day tour in Cairo visiting the Citadel & Old Cairo.
  • All transfers in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan.
  • All your tours and excursions are by an A/C vehicle.
  • Expert tour guide.
  • Entry tickets into the mentioned sites.
  • All your visits include entrance fees.
  • Our prices include all taxes and services.
  • Domestic airfare: Cairo/ Aswan & Luxor / Cairo
  • Transfer by A/C vehicle: Cairo / Alex / Cairo
  • International Flights.
  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Drinks and any personal expenses.
  • Tipping Kitty.

Durations

13 Days

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