Journey through the land of ancient royalty – Egypt
NOVEMBER 21: ARRIVAL IN CAIRO
Arrive at Cairo Airport. Our meet-and-assist service will take you through the border control area, assist with your luggage and customs, and transport you to your hotel in Cairo. Enjoy a welcome dinner.
NOVEMBER 22: CAIRO GRAND EGYPTIAN MUSEUM AND THE PYRAMIDS
After breakfast, visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world for one single civilization. You will stand face-to-face with the Golden Mask of the boy King Tutankhamen. You will be dazzled with the amount of treasures and artifacts that this museum holds.
After lunch, in a local, authentic restaurant, visit the Giza Pyramids, the only surviving wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World. Ride a camel out in the desert to have an amazing view for the pyramids from a distance. Then, stand in front of the imposing Sphinx, the combination of human intelligence and strength of a lion. Have dinner & overnight. (B, L, D).
NOVEMBER 23: SAQQARA/ISLAMIC CAIRO
After breakfast, visit Saqqara, the necropolis of Memphis, home of the step pyramid, the first limestone structure ever built. Explore its 4350 years old colored tombs. Get the chance to go inside a pyramid and see the ancient Hieroglyphics that have been engraved on its walls for thousands of years.
After lunch, wrap up your day by walking through the old streets of Islamic Cairo; Walk in El Muizz Street which is like an open-air Museum filled with medieval architectural marvels and treasures. Then explore the winding alleyways of the famous Khan El Khalili market, the major souk in the Islamic Cairo district. Have dinner & overnight. (B, L, D).
NOVEMBER 24: CAIRO/ASWAN/CRUISE
After breakfast, get an early flight to Aswan; visit the High Dam & the unfinished Obelisque. Then cross the river to visit the Island of Philae and the temple of Isis, the goddess of love and passion in ancient Egypt. Have dinner at the hotel and enjoy an amazing sunset on a legendry traditional felucca sail boat. (B, L, D).
NOVEMBER 25: KOM OMBO/EDFU
After breakfast, visit Kom Ombo Temple that is dedicated to the crocodile and the falcon gods. Visit the Crocodile Mummification Museum to see crocodile mummies that are thousands of years old. After lunch, by horse carriage you will visit the temple of Horus at Edfu, the most intact temple from the ancient world. (B, L, D).
NOVEMBER 26: LUXOR/CRUISE
After breakfast, start the day by visiting the Valley of the Kings, hidden behind the mountains on the west bank of the Nile. Then visit the temple of Hatshepsut, the only female Pharaoh who dressed and ruled Egypt like a king. Have a photo stop by the huge colossi of Memnon.
After lunch, visit the temple of Karnak, the largest religious complex that was ever built for a god in the history of mankind. The temple is dedicated to the god Amon Ra, the chief creator god in Ancient Egypt. Then visit the Luxor temple that was predominantly built by Pharaoh Ramses II. Check in at your cruise & overnight. (B, L, D)
NOVEMBER 27: LUXOR/CAIRO/COPTIC CAIRO
After breakfast, fly back to Cairo & visit Coptic Cairo.
There you will find the remains of the old Fortress of Babylon, built at the time of the Romans in Egypt to protect the country from invading enemies. The walls of the fortress enclose the Church of St. Sergius, which is built on a crypt considered to be one of the resting places of the Holy Family during their flight to Egypt 2000 years ago.
Check in your airport Hotel. Have dinner & overnight. (B, D)
NOVEMBER 28: CAIRO/FINAL DEPARTURE
After breakfast, walk to your terminal to fly home with your head and heart filled with memories of the sights, sounds and voices of Egypt to carry with you (B).