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
Visit Kom Ombo Temple. This temple was divided into 2 temples with 2 entrances; one dedicated to God Horus the falcon, and the other dedicated to Sobek the crocodile.
Sail to Aswan & Lunch
Visit The High Dam, which was built by president Nasser. After that, move to visit The Unfinished Obelisk, it supposed to be the giant obelisk in ancient times, and then explore Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess of love Isis.
Afternoon Tea & Dinner & Nubian Folkloric Show & overnight in Aswan.
Day 08: Disembarkation
After breakfast, our representative will be taken to the airport to return to Cairo
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.