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Temple of Komobo
Temple of horus
Vally Of Kings
Luxor & karnak Temples
4 nights in Cairo
3 night Nile Cruise on full board
Share twin accommodation
Visit to Pyramids, Sphinx & Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Sightseeing & Transfers as per itinerary
Personal items, Tips
DAY 1 Arrive Cairo
Welcome to Cairo! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel.c
DAY 2 Cairo
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will be taken to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx: the most famous monuments of not only ancient Egypt, but of the entire ancient world! These massive stone structures were built around 4,500 years ago on a rocky desert plateau close to the Nile. After the visit, you will be driven to the Papyrus Institute where you will see how the ancient Egyptians made this forerunner to today’s paper; have a go at making it yourself; and get the opportunity to look at some fantastic examples of papyrus art, with no obligation to buy
In the afternoon you will be taken to the Egyptian Museum: visit the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask; view the mummies of some of Egypt’s ancient pharaohs (optional); lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries, where thousands of artefacts are awaiting your visit. At the end of this exciting day you will be driven back to your hotel.
DAY 3 Cairo – (FREE FOR OPTIONAL)
After breakfast you will be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, the fortress built between 1176 and 1183 AD, to protect Cairo from the Crusaders and rebuilt by Muhammad Ali Pasha, whose mosque is a “must see”.
After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken on a tour of Cairo famous Churches, including: The Hanging Church and the Church of St. George the Martyr, 2 churches built into the walls of the Fort of Babylon and its remains could be Cairo’s oldest structures; and the Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius), where, it is said, the Holy Family took shelter in a cave, with the church being erected her to commemorate this. This whole area is a world famous destination for Pilgrims.At the end of this exciting day you will be driven to visit the old market of Cairo (Khan El-Khalili) to test your haggling skills, and then taken back to your hotel
Day 4: Cairo – Aswan
At the expected time flight to Aswan, on arrival in Aswan, meet your local tour representative for the start of your tour. Visit the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk. Embark on your cruise boat and enjoy lunch on board, as well as afternoon tea and dinner, Overnight in Aswan
Day 5: Kom Ombo – Edfu
Enjoy breakfast on board your cruise boat on full board, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek, and the falcon-god Haroeris. Located on a bend in the Nile, it is said that in ancient times, sacred crocodiles would bask in the sun on the banks of the area. Sail to Edfu, enjoying an on board dinner and overnight on Edfu
Day 6: Edfu – Luxor
Full board, site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus., visit the temple and ancient settlement, known in Roman times as Apollinòpolis. Cross the lock and sail to Luxor, enjoying an on board dinner and overnight on Luxor
Day 7: Luxor – Cairo
After breakfast on board, cross the Nile to the West Bank to tour the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of The Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Luxor has often been called the world’s greatest open-air museum, and the number of preserved monuments are unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Focusing on the West Bank, you will stroll around the ruins at the Valley of the Kings , used primarily for the burials of Pharaohs. Admire the massive stone statues of the Colossi of Memnon, and the mortuary temples of the Temple of Hatshepsut then visit the East Bank of Luxor to see Luxor Temple, built by Amenhotep III from Nubian sandstone. You will also visit the other great monument of the East Bank, Karnak Temple, said to be the second most visited site in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza. Transfer to Luxor Airport, on arrival in Cairo, transfer to your selected hotel for your overnight stay.
DAY 8 Depart Cairo
Your final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Itinerary ends.