Take This luxury program and see the amazing sights of Cairo, Alexandria, and Upper Egypt spots of attractions along the Nile river valley. The pyramids, Cairo museum, The Amphitheater, Karnak temples, Valley of the Kings and Queens are but a few of the impressive sights you will see in this trip in 8 Days-7 Nights. Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Nile cruise, Luxor.
Day 1 Arrival Cairo: Meet, welcome and assist with airport formalities. Transfer to your hotel and check in. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 2 (Cairo-Alexandria): After breakfast start our trip to Alexandria (3 hours-220 k.m.). Visit the Montazah palace and gardens (Salamlek palace, Haramlek palace, a garden of 317 acres of huge trees and flowers, two 5* hotles-Helnan and Salamlek). Drive by the bibliotheca with the opportunity to stop for a photo. A seafood restaurant for lunch. See the Catacombs (three levels of tombs under the ground dating back to the Greek period 200 years B.C., Tegran tomb. The Caracalla, very beautiful artifacts from Greeko Roman time). See Bombay’s pillar ( The huge red granite Pillar of 25 meters height of emperor Deghldianos was originally located in the temple of god Serapis, Paharaonic pieces and sphinxes , Serapiom which is the tomb of god Serapis). See the Amphitheatre (the Ptolemaic Amphitheatre, the sauna spots, and the ancient gymnasium). See the Fort of Qaytbay outside view (the place of the ancient lighthouse, the fortress of Sultan Qaytbay dating back to the mamluki Islamic period, and the aquarium). Drive back to Cairo for Overnight in your hotel.
Day 3 Cairo (Pyramids): After breakfast start our visit to The pyramids of Giza (the great pyramid of king Cheops, the remains of the funeral temple of the same king, the pyramid of king Kephren, the pyramid of king Mecarinous, get inside one of the small pyramids, and see the Sphinx). Egyptian Lunch in a country side restaurant. Visit The pyramids of Sakkara ( The visual presentation of Sakkara, the step pyramid of king Djoser-the very first pyramid, the museum of Imhotep, the tomb of a high official, the pyramid of king Titi, the pyramid of king Unas, and see the pyramids of Dahshur from a distance). Visit Memphis the very first capital city of Egypt (the statue of king Ramses the second-16 meters high, the alabaster sphinx of Queen Hatshepsut). Attend the sound and light show at Giza area (optional). Transfer to the train station for your sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner on board of your sleeper train.
Day 4 Aswan: Breakfast on board of your sleeper train. Reach Aswan to start our visit to the High dam (was built in 1960 to control the annual flood of the Nile, and arrange agriculture process). Visit the Unfinished obelisk (a huge obelisk dating back to the 18th dynasty that was lift unfinished). Check in our Nile cruise for Lunch. After noon take a motor boat to the temple of Philae (was built by the ptolomies dedicated to love goddess Isis). Take a felucca ride around elephantine Island sail past the Agha Khan mausoleum. Dinner on board of your cruise ship.
Day 5 Aswan (Sailing): Breakfast on board of your cruise. Relax while sailing along the fertile river Nile from Aswan to Luxor with two stops to: Visit the unusual double temple of Kom Ombo (dedicated to two gods, the falcon god Horus, and the crocodile god Sobek). Visit by a horse carriage to the temple of Edfu (dedicated to the falcon god Hours, and the second largest temple in Egypt. Lunch and Dinner on board of your cruise.
Day 6 (Luxor East & West): Breakfast on board of your cruise. Start our tour to the west bank of Luxor to visit; The Valley of the Kings (home of 65 tombs of the kings of 18th to 22nd dynasties). The valley of the queens (accommodates the tombs of queens from the new kingdom). The modern looking temple of Queen Hatshepsut (she ruled over Egypt for 19 years as a king). The colossi of Memnon (originally belong to king Amenhotep the 3rd). Back to our cruise for Lunch After noon start our tour to visit the Karnak temples (the largest complex of temples in Egypt originally attached to Luxor temple by an avenue of sphinxes). Visit Luxor temple (was built by the kings of the middle and the new kingdom). Dinner on board of your cruise ship.
Day 7 (Cairo): After breakfast on board of your cruise ship. Transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. Arrive Cairo, welcome, meet and assist. Start our tour to the Egyptian museum (more than 120,000 pieces from ancient Egypt, plus the amazing collection of king Tut Ankh Amen from the 18th dynasty new kingdom, and the royal mummies). Visit Coptic Cairo (the church of saint sergius the very first church built in Egypt, the synagogue of Bn Izra, and the so called Hanging up church). Lunch in a tourist restaurant by the river Nile. Visit Islamic Cairo ( the Citadel of Saladdin, the alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Gawhara palace of Mohamed Ali, the mosque of Amr Ibn El-aas the very first mosque built in Egypt. See Khan El-Khalili bazaar (where you can see Al-Azhar mosque, and the very unique Islamic ancient streets and complex). Check in your hotel and Overnight.
Day 8(Cairo-home): After breakfast transfer to Cairo airport for your final departure carrying your great memories from Egypt.