08D/07N - 2019/2020 Magical Egypt

    Magical Egypt                     private tour

    Cairo- Nile Cruise-Luxor- Karnak-Valley of the Kings- Hatshepsut- Memnon-Edfu-Kom-Ombo-Aswan-Cairo
    08days/07nights  Cairo/Cairo

    Depart:  Oct 2019 – Apr 2020 (excluding Christmas, New Year & Easter periods)
    Cost from:  $2505 per person twin share (s/supp $1210)

day 1 Cairo Arrival
Upon arrival to Cairo, You'll be met by our representative in Cairo and assisted with visa and customs formalities. Proceed to check in at your 5-star hotel located in Pyramids area.

day 2 Cairo: Pyramids-Sakkara-Memphis
After breakfast your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, a royal burial chamber and the Sphinx. Continue to Memphis, capital of the pharaohs during the Old Kingdom. Visit the recumbent statue of Ramses II and the 80-ton alabaster sphinx. And then a Camel ride in around Pyramids. Lunch en route; Continue to Sakkara to see the prototype of the Pyramids, the Step Pyramid, built for the 3rd Dynasty pharaoh Djoser by the exalted architect Imhotep. Visit a Papyrus and Carpets Institute on your way back to the hotel, overnight

day 3 Cairo: Egyptian Museum-Citadel-Old Cairo
After breakfast visit the Egyptian Museum, this houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun. In the afternoon you will proceed to Old Cairo to visit the citadel of Salah El Din, and the Mohammed Ali Mosque situated high above the city, Continue to visit the Church of Abu Serga, Moallaqa Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Egypt. Lunch en route. Visit a Perfume Laboratory on your way back to the hotel. Remainder of the evening at leisure.

day 4 Luxor: Karnak and Luxor Temples (east bank)
In the morning, depart Cairo by air to Luxor. Upon arrival our representative will pick up you for embarkation on your Nile Cruise. Lunch on board. Visit the great Luxor Temple and the magnificent Karnak Temple of Amun with its famous Hypostyle Hall and the 134 huge columns, the Statue of Ramses II, the Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut and the Sacred Lake. Dinner and overnight on board.

day 5 Luxor: Valley of the Kings-Hatshepsut-Memnon) (west bank)

Breakfast, sail to Luxor, visit the west Bank (Thebes) where some of the richest treasures in the world exists, including the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun (optional) and other royal tombs including Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings, you will be able to visit some of these tombs, visit Hatshepsut funerary temple at Dier El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Dinner and overnight on board.
day 6 Cruise: Edfu and Kom-Ombo
In the morning, visit the Horus Temple of Edfu, one of the three beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic Period. Sail to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Sobek Temple, dedicated to the two gods, which offers beautiful murals and reliefs sail to Aswan and Overnight

day 7 Aswan: High Dam-the Unfinished Obelisk-Philae-Felucca
After breakfast you will visit the High Dam, and the Granite Quarries and the Philae Temple. In the afternoon you will sail on an Egyptian felucca around Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan.

day 9 Aswan-Cairo-Departure

Disembark after breakfast and transferred to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met by your representative and assisted with your onward departure flight.

Inclusions: met and assisted on arrival, 3 night’s accommodation in Cairo, 2 days touring in Cairo with lunch, 4 nights Nile Cruise, domestic flights Cairo/Aswan and Luxor Cairo, breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 4 dinners, all sightseeing on board the cruise ship, all private transfers, baggage handling and portage, private English Guide/Egyptologist, services and local taxes.
Exclusions: meals not mentioned, all drinks, tips, entry visa

Hotels: Cairo-Meridien Pyramids Hotel, Cruise-M/S Premium Nile

NB: the itinerary can be modified-extended according to personal preferences

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