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The Best Of Egypt, 12 Days

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The Best Of Egypt, 12 Days

Egypt (Cairo, Giza Plateau, Memphis, Sakkarra, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Esna, Quena, Denderah)

Experience the best of Egypt of this 12 day tour. Highlights of the tour include the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza, along with an 8 day Nile cruise with excursions to fascinatiing sites along the Nile, such as the Luxor and PhilaeTemples.

Day 1 Cairo

Arrive Cairo; meet assist and transfer to Hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Dinner

Overnight at Safir Hotel or Similar

Day 2 Cairo

Visit The Egyptian Museum of antiquities where a vast treasure of numerous objects made of gold, bronze, alabaster, silver from Egypt’s most glamorous times are exhibited; including the new mummy room and the objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Continue to Old Cairo; the Coptic area of Cairo where the Romans constructed the fortress of Babylon. You will see the ruins of the fortress towers of the church of St. Mary, more commonly known as the Hanging Church. Have dinner on the Citadel Cruise along The Nile.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Safir Hotel or Similar

Day 3 Giza Plateau – Memphis – Sakkarra

Tour of The Pyramids of Giza, including the famous Sphinx and the museum, where the remains of the Solar Boat of Cheops are displayed. In the afternoon drive to Sakkara, the ancient “Necropolis” of the Old Kingdom’s Capital. Visit other pyramids and tombs, including “The Step Pyramid”, the oldest known Pyramid. In the evening, visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, an Oriental Bazaar that goes back to the 10th century. Dinner is at a local restaurant.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Safir Hotel or Similar

Day 4 Luxor

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Embark the cruise ship before lunch. In the afternoon, you can enjoy a sound and light show at Karnak Temple (optional). Overnight in Luxor.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Presidential Nile Cruises or Similar

Day 5 Luxor – Edfu

In the morning, cross to the West Bank. Visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepust and the Colossi of Memnon. Tonight, attend a very special costume party, Egyptian and Pharaonic style “Gallabeya party”. Overnight in Edfu.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Presidential Nile Cruises or Similar

Day 6 Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

After breakfast, visit the temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon, visit the temple shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Cruise to Aswan for overnight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Presidential Nile Cruises or Similar

Day 7 Aswan

Today, visit of the High Dam and the temple of Philae. In the afternoon, get a view of Elephantine Island by felucca (sailing boat) and see the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Enjoy a light show at the Philae Temple.  Overnight in Aswan.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Presidential Nile Cruises or Similar

Day 8 Aswan – Kom Ombo – Esna

In the morning, sail to Edfu. In the afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo and tour the Kom Ombo temple. Later, sail to Esna.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Presidential Nile Cruises or Similar

Day 9 Luxor

In the morning, sail to Luxor. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Presidential Nile Cruises or Similar

Day 10 Quena – Denderah

In the morning, take an early sail to Quena.  In the afternoon, visit Denderah. Sail to Luxor and overnight in Luxor.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Presidential Nile Cruises or Similar

Day 11 Luxor – Cairo

After breakfast, disembark the cruise ship then transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo, where you are met, assisted and transferred to the hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Safir Hotel or Similar

Day 12 Depart Cairo

Decide on your activities with the assistance of your guide, before transferring to the Cairo International Airport for your departure flight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated

TOUR PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide
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