Day 01: Arrival (Welcome to Egypt) - The GEM & NMEC
Our Rep. will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport. Then you will meet your tour guide to pick you up with a private air-conditioned car to start your magical tour in Cairo by visiting the Grand Egyptian Museum.
The GEM displays Egyptian history from prehistory to the Greek-Roman period with 50,000 objects that have never been exhibited before. These collections are like the whole collection of King Tut and the second boat of King Khufu (Solar Boat).
The tour in the GEM will start with the Atrium, where you will see the colossal statue of King Ramses II. Then you will walk through the Grand Staircase that surrounds statues of the ancient Egyptian great kings to reach the hall of King Tut and other exhibition halls.
The GEM uses new interactive technology (the hololens technology) allowing you to communicate with the museum collections.
After that, you will go to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat to see its temporary exhibition presenting the history of four crafts in Egypt from prehistory to modern history. Additionally, the new display of the royal mummies. Finally, our team will transfer you to your hotel in Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 02: Giza Pyramids & Saqqara & Memphis
You will be met by our Egyptologist English speaking guide at your hotel or at Cairo airport to accompany you by air-conditioned car to visit The Giza Pyramids that are the eternal resting places of the pharaohs of the 4th dynasty (2550 B.C.). You will visit the three famous pyramids of Giza Plateau (Cheops, Chefren, and Mecyrinos), the smaller pyramids of Queens and Princesses, and the Great Sphinx.
After that, you will go ahead to Saqqara to visit the Complex of the king Djoser to see The Step Pyramid considered the first stonework is ever done in History from the 3rd dynasty (2670 B.C), Pyramid of Teti to know the pyramids texts, and the nobles tombs where you will enjoy the daily life scenes of Ancient Egyptians.
Then, you will move to explore Memphis which was founded around 3100 BC. It is the legendary city of Menes.
Day 03: the Egyptian Museum & Citadel of Saladdin
You will be met by our private Egyptologist English speaking guide at your hotel to accompany you by a private A/C car to visit The Egyptian Museum which exhibits thousands of objects ranging from the prehistoric era to the Greco–Roman period. It has actually calculated that if you spend one minute at each exhibit, it will take nine months to see the whole collection!
Then you will move to visit the outstanding Citadel of Saladdin, where you will be able to visit the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the founder of modern Egypt, and his mosque built on the Turkish style and called the Alabaster Mosque.
Day 04: Karnak & Luxor Temples
Fly from Cairo to Luxor to take The Nile Cruise
Our Rep. will pick you up at Cairo Airport for your flight from Cairo to Luxor. Then check in on Nile Cruise and meet our private Egyptologist English-speaking guide to visit Karnak Complex dedicated to the Thebes triad (Amon-Re, his consort Mut, and their son Konsou) and the attractive Luxor Temple.
Lunch & Dinner and Overnight in Luxor.
Day 05: Valley of the Kings & Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon
Visit the Valley of the Kings, the most significant burial ground in ancient Egypt. You will visit 3 of the best-preserved tombs of the new kingdom.
Afterward, go to the funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the longest-reigning female pharaoh of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty.
Then you will move to visit the two colossi of Memnon which are all the remaining of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.
Sail to Esna & Lunch & Afternoon Tea & Dinner & Overnight in Esna.
Day 06: Edfu Temple
Then the cruise moves on to visit the funerary Edfu Temple dedicated to the god Horus, the falcon god of protection.
Lunch & Sail to Kom Ombo
Afternoon Tea & Dinner
Galabeya party & overnight in Kom Ombo
Day 07: Kom Ombo Temple and Aswan
After breakfast,your guide will accompany you to visit Kom Ombo Temple.
The Temple of Kom Ombo
Kom Ombo Temple is located in Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate in southern Egypt. The temple was founded during the reign of Ptolemy VI to worship the gods Sobek and Horus. The walls of this temple were decorated with intimate Egyptian decoration, characterized by the accuracy of its workmanship, the good harmony and the beauty of the balance between the characters of its scenes and the surrounding hieroglyphic inscriptions which complement these scenes. The temple has a unique design. And as it is dedicated to two deities, it has two parallel axial passages running through its colonnaded halls and ending in two chapels: the southern axis (right) is for Sobek, and the northern axis (left) is for Horus. Apart from the beautiful column capitals, the Kom Ombo Temple also features impressive sceneries adorning its walls. The calendar lists holidays and other religious activities.
Sail to Aswan
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
Day 08: Disembarkation
After breakfast,your guide will accompany you to visit
The Aswan High Dam
Egypt is famous for one of the greatest engineering works it is the Aswan Dam, it is a very important architectural and historical achievement for the history of the country, it is the more modern and largest of the two dams that were built on the Nile, at the height of the first there are small sequences of waterfalls. The Dam takes its name from the nearby city of Aswan, which is about 17 km away.
The Aswan High Dam is one of Egypt's most famous constructions, after the more ancient pyramids of Giza. Its construction made it possible to regulate the flooding of the Nile River, strengthening the previously built barriers.
Aswan was the place where many of the monuments that have come down to us today from ancient Egypt were created. It is considered A piece of stone 41 meters long and four meters wide that was probably abandoned due to a crack in the rock (doh!) and now lies abandoned in the same quarry where it was left thousands of years ago.
Philae Temple This temple dedicated to the goddess Isis, which was flooded by the waters of the Nile, is considered the temple of love and was divided and reassembled in a new location on the island of Egilika, about 500 meters from its original location on the island of Philae. Its buildings include the Temple of Hathor, and the visitor can watch the sound and light show at night, which is presented in several languages.
It is located on a small island, and can only be reached by boat, as it is surrounded by water on all sides.
You will back to Cairo by flight
Day 09: Alexandria (The Catacomb & Pompey’s Pillar & library of Alexandria)
Our private Egyptologist will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo early to accompany you in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to start your private day tour to Alexandria. After 3 hours of driving, you will arrive at Alexandria.
You will start your day tour at the Catacomb which has three levels underground with beautiful reliefs depicting the mixture between the Greco-Roman and ancient Egyptian styles. After that, you will go to Pompey’s Pillar which has nothing to do with Pompey, and our guide will tell you why.
Then we stop for lunch including fish, chicken, or vegetarian options.
After lunch, move ahead to the new library of Alexandria.
Then go back to Cairo
Day 10: Departure
Free time before your flight and check out then transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure flight.