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Welcome to Luxor, Egypt (Around The Clock) Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from Luxor International Airport by the exit door, holding a sign "Ancient Egypt Tours with your name written on it" will meet & assist you at Luxor 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. Optional Tour: Dinner cruise for two hours on the Nile
Overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast at your hotel in Luxor and then met your personal guide who will accompany you to visit in the West bank where you can see 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
Then you will continue the tour to visit the Hatshepsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple was dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut the only female pharaoh. It rises out of the desert in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it.
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
Than Move to 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.
Overnight in Train
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cairo Tour / Sleeping Train
Breakfast on the train Arrival, meet and assist by our representative, Start your Tour 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
Moving to 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 some5000 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.
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.
you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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).
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
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. Transfer to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Luxor. Dinner on the train
Transfers to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Cairo Dinner on the train
Overnight on the train
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast on the train, Arrival, meet and assist by our representative then transfer to hotel, Free day.
Option : Luxor Day tour
-Dandara and Abydos Temples
-Edfu and Kom ombo Temples
-Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum
-Luxor City tour by Horse Carriage
-Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride
-Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temples
-Ramesseum Temple, Habu Temple, and Nobles Valley
Overnights in Luxor
Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.
You can cancel up to One Week in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel at least One Week before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than One Week before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than One Week before the experience’s start time will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.