Tour of Egypt

Land of the Pharaohs

Known as the cradle of civilization, Egypt has a unique place in our world heritage. The journey along the River Nile or the views of the Pyramids have never failed to inspire generations of travelers. Come with us on this voyage of discovery to see some of the greatest treasures of the ancient world.

Day One: US Departure

Day Two: Cairo

  • Cairo - arrival and evening at leisure.

Day Three: Cairo

  • Cairo - capital of Egypt and guardian of its treasures. See the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities with its treasures from Tutankhamen's tomb, the Great Pyramid of Giza which is the only surviving monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the Great Sphinx. In the evening, enjoy the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids.

Day Four: Cairo - Alexandria - Cairo

  • Alexandria - through the fertile Nile Delta to the 'Pearl of the Mediterranean'. See Pompey's Pillar, the Roman theatre, the catacombs of Kom el Shuquafa; drive the 15 mile corniche past Qaitbay Fortress to the National Museum, see the Library of Alexandria and the Montaza Gardens.
Egypt - Luxor

Luxor

Day Five: Cairo - Memphis - Saqqara - Cairo

  • Memphis - see the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx.
  • Saqqara - visit the Step Pyramid.
  • Old Cairo - see the al Moallaka Church (Hanging Church) and the Ben Ezra Synagogue, then enjoy dinner and Egyptian Folkore on a floating restaurant on the Nile.

Day Six: Cairo - Flight to Luxor to board ship - Dendera - Temple of Karnak

  • Luxor - visit first the Temple Complex of Luxor before boarding our cruise boat.
  • Dendera - following lunch on board visit the Temple of Dendera, built by Ptolemy VIII in 1st century BC.
  • Temple of Karnak - enjoy the Sound and Light Show.

Day Seven: Luxor - Edfu

  • Option to take hot air balloon before sunrise over the west bank of the Nile for unforgettable views of Luxor's temples in the peaceful glow of dawn.
    Visit the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, the Deir el Bahary Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.

Day Eight: Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan

  • Edfu - visit the Temple of Horus.
  • Kom Ombo - see the Temples of Sobek and Haroeris, where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank.
Feluccas on the Nile

Feluccas on the Nile

Day Nine: Aswan

  • Aswan - where we visit the Aswan High Dam, the ancient granite quarries to see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Isis rising from the waters of the Nile on the island of Philae.
  • St. Simeon Monastery - following lunch we travel by camel to visit the monastery.

Day Ten: Aswan - Islands of Elephantine and Kitchener - Aswan

  • Following breakfast on board we disembark and check into hotel.
  • Islands of Elephantine and Kitchener - which we visit by felucca sailboat.

Day Eleven: Aswan

  • Day at leisure with option to visit Abu Simbel by air.
  • Abu Simbel - where the two temples carved out of solid rock by Pharaoh Ramses II more than 3000 years ago are considered among the most magnificent monuments in the world.

Day Twelve: Aswan - Cairo

  • Afternoon flight to Cairo, followed by farewell dinner and departure to USA

Day Thirteen: US Arrival


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