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18 Days Cairo, Alexandria and Nile Cruise by Flight

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Duration

16 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, Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Memphis and Sakkara (Saqqara), 
Then explore the temples and ancient monuments in Luxor, Aswan Kom Ombo and Edfu 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 visit the top attractions in Alexandria, the beautiful city be the Mediterranean.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pyramids of Giza and The Great Sphinx.
  • Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
  • Memphis and Sakkara (Saqqara).
  • Karnak Temple in Luxor.
  • Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor (Deir el-Bahari).
  • Luxor Temple.
  • Hot Air Balloon in Luxor (Optional/Extra).
  • Colossi of Memnon in Luxor.
  • Valley of The Kings in Luxor.
  • 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.
Welcome Drink

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 one of the seven wonders of the ancient world The Great Pyramids of Giza
You will visit 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: Luxor - Nile Cruise

Breakfast transfer to take the flight to Luxor. Arrival to Luxor then transfer to the Cruise. Embarkation. Lunch on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Luxor.

Day 4: East Bank / Nile Cruise

Breakfast on board. transfer to visit 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, Transfer to the Nile Cruise. Lunch on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Luxor.

Day 5: Esna and Edfu

Breakfast on board. Visit The Temple of Esna, There was a smaller temple, dedicated to the triad of Latopolis, about two miles and a half north of the city, at a village now called el-Dayr. Here, too, is a small Zodiac of the age of Ptolemy III Euergetes (246-221 BC). This latter building was destroyed in the 19th century, Sail to Edfu; visit the Temple of Horus in 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. Lunch on board. Sail to Kom Ombo. Afternoon Tea. Disco Party.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Kom Ombo.

Day 6: Aswan sightseeing

Sailing to Aswan. Having your breakfast on board, begin your Aswan tour by a visit to the 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 Temple of Philae on Isis Island and the Granite Quarries, which is dedicated to the goddesses Isis and Hathor.Sail to Aswan, Afternoon Tea, Dinner on board & Galabya party Dinner on board and
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Aswan

Day 7: Aswan

Breakfast on board.
Optional Tour
Sail on the Nile by Felucca around Kitchener’s Island and Agha Khan Mausoleum. Lunch on board. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board. Games Party.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Aswan.

Day 8: Kom Ombo

Breakfast. Sail to Kom Ombo. Visit The Temple of Kom Ombo. 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. Dinner will be served on Board. Lunch on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Luxor.

Day 9: Luxor West Bank Tour

Breakfast on board. Visit 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 10: Disembarkation.

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation.
Optional Tour
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Luxor.

Day 11: Luxor

Breakfast. Free day.
Optional Tour
Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Luxor.

Day 12: Cairo

Breakfast. Transfer to take the flight to Cairo. Arrival & transfer to the hotel.
Optional Tour
Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Cairo.

Day 13: Alexandria Sightseeing 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 14: Alamain tour

Breakfast. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel, start full day visit to Alamain. You will get to visit the War Musum of Alamain, where you will see the story of the war, different weapons and outfits for soldiers of all participants forces. Then you get to visit the cemetery of commonwealth & German Cemetery.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Alexandria.

Day 15: Cairo

Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo by A/C car. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Free Fay, Optional Tour
Overnight in Cairo.

Day 16: Saqqara / Memphis Tour

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. Then proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant.back to hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Cairo.

Day 17: Cairo

Breakfast. Free day.
Optional Tour
Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Cairo.

Day 18: Departure from Cairo

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

Included/Excluded

  • 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 Luxor on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 7 Nights on Cruise board (Luxor & Aswan) 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 Alexandria.
  • 1 Day tour to Alamain.
  • All your tours and excursions are by an A/C vehicle.
  • Expert tour guide.
  • The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
  • All your visits include entrance fees.
  • Our prices include all taxes and services.
  • Domestic flights: Cairo / Luxor / Cairo.
  • International Flights.
  • Visa Entry for Egypt.
  • Drinks and Personal expenses.
  • Tipping.
  • Any other items not mentioned.
  • Any Optional tours.

Durations

16 Days

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