Home of the Pharaohs and the Pyramids.
This tour offers the best of ancient and modern Egypt.
Day 1 Arrive Cairo.
Meet and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 Cairo city tour including the Egyptian
Museum, Coptic Cairo, Saladin's Citadel, Alabaster Mosque and
Ibn Tulun. Evening Sound and Light performance at the
Day 3 Excursion to Memphis. On to Saqqara and
Giza and the pyramids of Cheops, Chepren and Mycerinus.
Day 4 Transfer to the airport for the short
flight to Luxor. On arrival, meet and transfer to your
hotel. Afternoon sightseeing to the Valley of the Kings, Temple
of Queen Hashepsut and the Valley of the Queens. Evening Sound
and Light performance at Karnak Temple.
Day 5 Morning visit to Karnak Temple and on
to the Temple of Luxor. Afternoon at leisure. Return
flight to Cairo and departure or optionally overnight in Luxor
and return to Cairo tomorrow.
OPTION: On day 4, arrival in Luxor and
transfer to cruise ship for a 3, 4 or 7 night cruise on the
Nile. Cruises starting in Luxor end in Aswan (or v.v.)
If you prefer not to cruise, we offer a land transfer to Aswan
and sightseeing there. Stay one or two nights before returning
Also, in Cairo, we offer day trips to Alexandria.
Here's another option that includes a Nile
DAY 1, Wednesday - Arrive Cairo.
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met by
our professional representative who will assist you with your
A short drive brings you to Giza. Here you marvel at the
Pyramids, including Cheops, one of the Seven Wonders of the
World. Coming face-to-face with the Sphinx , who has been
staring into the desert for five-thousand years, is an awesome
Continue your tour with a visit to the Egyptian Museum
with Tutankhamon's fabulous treasures. Next, you will visit Old
Cairo, and walk back in time, visiting the Old Coptic Church and
the Ben Ezra Synagogue.
transfer to your hotel for accommodation (L)
DAY 2, Thursday - Cairo
You will begin today by visiting Memphis & Sakarra. About
of Cairo. Some of the oldest pyramids and a complex burial site
for more than twenty pharaohs are found here. Chamber wall
hieroglyphs depicting the hereafter are stunning. Next, you will
visit the newly opened Pyramid of Dahshour
This evening, enjoy the Sound and Light Show at the Great
DAY 3, Friday - Cairo to Aswan.
Transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan, 556
Connect to your flight to Abu Simbel from Aswan 212 miles/303
k.m., and visit the temples,
The incredible feature of Abu Simbel is that the Temples were
originally built on the river bank. With the construction of the
Aswan High Dam that built in the early 1960, the water level
rose and the temples would have been lost if it were not for the
Unesco project to resurrect the temples above the new high water
level. Unesco was moved to its present location 90 feet above
its old site to protect it.
Fly back to Aswan where you will be met by and transferred to
your Nile cruise ship in time for lunch. Take a tour to Aswan
High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk. Continue to the Temple
of Philae. Return to your cruise for dinner and overnight.
Transfer to your Nile cruise ship, your "hotel" for the next
tour by a felucca ride around Kitchener Island with its
botanical gardens. Return to the cruise ship for lunch.
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Sobek, the
crocodile-headed god. Located on the edge of the Nile, it
contains many fine reliefs. Continue to Edfu.
Lunch, dinner and overnight on-board the cruise (B, L,
DAY 4, Saturdy Cruising the Nile
Early breakfast, then board a horse-drawn carriage for the
Temple of Houres,
It's menacing black stone statue of the falcon god. Built in the
time of Cleopatra about 2,000 years ago, it is recent by
Egyptian standards and beautifully preserved.
Sail to Esna.
Then cross the lock and sail to Luxor. (BLD)
Optional tour: Sound
and light Show at the Karnak Temple..
DAY 5, Sunday Luxor
Cross to the west bank of the Nile to visit the wondrous
Valley of the Kings. Visit two tombs of the pharaohs,
Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossus of
Memnon. (B, L, D):
DAY 6, Monday Luxor to Cairo
After breakfast, for the grand finale to your sightseeing in the
Nile Valley, you will see the stunning monuments of Karnak
Temple, the greatest city of ancient Egypt. To walk among
the pillars of the colossal Temple of Amoun Ra. Continue your
tour to visit the Luxor Temple. In the afternoon, fly
from Luxor back to Cairo, 422 miles/679 k.m. Upon arrival in
Cairo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for
DAY 7, Tuesday Cairo Departure
After breakfast, you will be met at your hotel and transferred
to the airport for your departure flight. (B).
Rate for above land
tour/cruise is: $737.00 per person twin share.
You will need to
Air within Egypt (Cairo-Aswan and Luxor-Cairo) is
currently $280.00 per person
Optional Abu Simbel tour $295.00 per person
Egypt visa $20.00 per person (currently)
International airfare NOT included.
programs include: transfers, accommodations,
sightseeing by private car with English speaking
driver/guide, all entrance fees, breakfast daily, all
meals on board cruise ship and shore excursions by cruise
Combine this great destination