Wonders of Egypt tour

Five Star

1800$ per person

Nights

14 Days / 13 Nights

Travelling Dates

March 28, 2019

Covering Sight

Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, Aexandria

Overview

Duration : 14 days / 13 nights

 

Accommodation : (3) Cairo, (1) S-train, (1) Aswan, (4) Cruise, (3) Hurghada, (2) Alexandria

 

Traveling dates : any arrival day

 

 

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival

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.

 

Day 02: Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour. In the morning you will be driven 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 lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to Sakkara to see the very first pyramid ever built; the Step Pyramid of Djoser. You will also get the chance to see some fantastic mastabas, including the mastaba of Mereruka, the largest one built in ancient Egypt. You will then be able to marvel at the Pyramid Texts inside the Pyramid of Teti before heading off to the ancient capital of Egypt: Memphis. The Colossus of Ramses II dominates the museum here; do not forget your camera! 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. After this amazing trip through Egypt’s pharaonic past you will be driven back to your hotel.

 

Day 03: Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel is followed by another full day tour, but this time you will spent the forenoon at the Egyptian Museum: gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask; stare upon 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.

After lunch, at a local restaurant, 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”. From here 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 to your hotel to check-out before being transferred to Ramses railway station where you will board the night sleeper service to Aswan. Dinner is served once Cairo has disappeared behind you.

 

Day 04: Aswan

Soon after breakfast you will arrive at Aswan station. Here you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon you will get a visit to the famous Elephantine Island on a felucca (sailing boat). Once this trip is completed you will be returned to your hotel.

 

Optional Trip:

You may choose to visit Abu Simbel to see these marvellous temples, which were originally carved out of a rocky mountainside by Ramses II. The air-conditioned coach trip costs $110, per person, or $250, per person, by flight

 

Day 05: Nile Cruise: Aswan

After breakfast you will check out and our representative will transfer you to your cruise boat: your floating hotel for your next 4 days. After lunch you will be driven to see the High Dam, the worlds largest rock filled dam, and then a short sail to the Temple of Philae, moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. It is then back to Aswan to rejoin your cruise and as the Nile laps gently underneath you, dinner will be served.

 

Day 06: Nile Cruise: Kom Ombo And Edfu

A new day and your first breakfast on board as the boat sails majestically towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. After the visit you will be taken back to the boat for your lunch while it sails onward to Edfu, home of the best preserved temple in Egypt: the Temple of Horus. After your visit to this superb temple you will be taken back to the boat in plenty of time before it departs Edfu and sets sail for Esna. Once you reach Esna you can

watch as the boat negotiates it way through the Esna locks. Once through the boat continues on its course towards Luxor, which it will reach after you have had dinner.

 

Day 07: Nile Cruise: Luxor

An early breakfast and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon.

After lunch, which you will have on board, you will visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is completed you return to the boat where your last dinner, upon this floating hotel, will be served.

 

Day 08: Luxor And Hurghada

Your last day on board starts with breakfast followed by checkout. You will then be driven, in our air-conditioned vehicle, on the 3 hour trip to Hurghada, where you will check-in at your hotel upon arrival. The rest of the day belongs to you, but there will be opportunities for snorkelling, diving and other water sport activities.

 

Day 09: Hurghada

A full day for sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Hurghada has to offer

 

Day 10: Hurghada

Another full day of free-time, perhaps some sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Hurghada has to offer

 

Day 11: Hurghada And Alexandria

Another full day of free-time, perhaps some sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Hurghada has to offer. When it is time to check-out you will be driven to Hurghada airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative who will assist you with your luggage and then transfer you to Alexandria in our air-conditioned vehicle. Once there you will be taken straight to your hotel for check-in.

 

Day 12: Alexandria

After breakfast it will be time to start your tour of this beautiful city, originally built by Alexander the Great. You will first visit the Citadel of Qaitbay, where in 1480 AD the Mameluke Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay fortified the site, which held the ruins of the Alexandria Lighthouse, and with successive improvements it now stands as a very prominent Citadel on the Mediterranean coastline. Next it is time to travel down into the Catacombs (Kom el Shoqafa), the underground haven where many of the early Christians were buried; ensuring safety for their bodies, and then it is on to see Pompey’s Pillar, the biggest memorial column in Egypt made of red granite and standing about 28 metres high, with a base diameter of 2.7 metres. During the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, the Roman ruler of Egypt, between 284 and 305AD, erected this memorial column in his honour, as a sign of gratitude. Finally you will then be taken to see the Alexandria National Museum, which was built in a former palace and now houses almost 2000 artefacts which tell the story of the city, including the recent finds from the sunken part of the city.

Lunch will be supplied at a local restaurant in the middle of this exciting tour, and at the end of the day you will be returned to your hotel for dinner.

 

Day 13: Alexandria And Cairo

After breakfast you will be taken to see the New Alexandria Library or Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which was inaugurated on October 16, 2002 and has shelf space for eight million books, with the main reading room on eleven levels. You will then go to see the Greco/Roman Museum, 21 rooms containing about 40,000 valuable relics dating from as early as the 3rd century BCE. Finally it is time to visit the Montazah Gardens, a private park where world leaders often meet, 150 acres of numerous trees, palms, and flowers which overlook many bays and beaches. Here you will have a late lunch and at the end of the day you will have a tired, but fulfilled, drive back to Cairo.

 

Day 14: Final Departure

Your final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure.

 

End Of Package

Included

Rates Include:

● 3 night's accommodation in Cairo at a 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis

● 1 night's accommodation on board a sleeper train on half board basis (dinner and breakfast included)

● 4 night's accommodation on board a 5 star Nile Cruise (all meals included) including all above shore excursions

● 3 night's accommodation in Hurghada at a 5 star hotel on full board basis (all meals included)

● 2 night's accommodation in Alexandria at a 5 star hotel on half board basis (breakfast and dinner included)

● All transfers as per above mentioned program

● Private and personalized sightseeing shore excursions for 4 nights on the cruise

● Private English speaking Egyptologist guides as per the itinerary

● Entrance fees for all sightseeing

● All applicable taxes

● Private and deluxe air conditioned vehicle for all transportation

● Meals: 13 breakfasts + 12 lunches + 9 dinners

● Arrival/departure assistance

● Domestic flight: Hurghada to Cairo (or Alexandria: if available)

● Luggage handling at airports and hotels

 

Rates Exclude:

● Tipping for guides, driver, etc

● Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, etc)

● Personal travel insurance

● Any other items which are not included in the above package

Dates & Prices

Travelling Dates

March 28, 2019

from 1800$per person

Dates & Prices

 

For (January - February - March - April )

 

Per Person at 5 Star Hotels
Double Room $ 1800 USD
Single Room Supplement $ 2150 USD

 

 

For (January - February - March - April )

 

Per Person at 5 Star Deluxe Hotels
Double Room $ 2140 USD
Single Room Supplement $ 2540 USD

$1800

per person
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