Day 01: Arrival (Welcome to Egypt)
Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around the Clock).
Our Rep. will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport, then transfer you to your hotel in Cairo by air-conditioned car.
Overnight in 5 stars hotel in Cairo.
Day 02: Giza Pyramids & Saqqara & Memphis
Our guide will meet you at your hotel to accompany you by air-conditioned car to visit The Giza Pyramids which are the eternal resting places of the pharaohs of the 4th dynasty (2550 B.C.). You will see the three famous pyramids of the Giza Plateau (Cheops, Chefren, and Mecyrinos), the smaller pyramids of Queens, and the Great Sphinx.
After that, you will go ahead to Saqqara to visit the Complex of king Djoser to see The Step Pyramid considered the first stonework 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 Memphis, the first capital of united Egypt established by King Menes in 3200 BC, where you can find the Open Air Museum of Memphis.
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 been 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 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 in the Turkish style and called the Alabaster Mosque.
Day 04: 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, move ahead to the new library of Alexandria.
Drive back to your hotel in Cairo.
Day 05: Fly from Cairo to Luxor and sail with The Nile Cruise
Our Rep. will pick you up to Cairo Airport for your flight from Cairo to Luxor.
After that, you will check-in 5 Stars Nile Cruise and meet your private Egyptologist English speaking guide.
Embarkation & Lunch & Afternoon Tea.
Belly Dance Show & Dinner & Overnight in Luxor.
Day 06: Valley of the Kings & Colossi of Memnon & Hatshepsut Temple
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 07: Edfu Temple
Breakfast & Sail to Edfu
Then the cruise moves on to visit the funerary Edfu Temple dedicated to god H,orus the falcon god of protection.
Lunch & Sail to Kom Ombo
Afternoon Tea & Dinner
Galabiya party & overnight in Kom Ombo
Day 08: Kom Ombo Temple
Breakfast & Sail to Aswan & Lunch
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.
Afternoon Tea & Dinner & Nubian Folkloric Show & overnight in Aswan.
Day 09: Felucca Boat
Free Morning & Breakfast & Lunch & Sailing on the Nile by felucca boat around Agha Khan Mausoleum & Afternoon Tea & Dinner & Overnight in Aswan.
Day 10: The High Dam & Unfinished Obelisk & Philae Temple
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 & sail to Luxor & Dinner & Overnight in Esna.
Day 11: Karnak & Luxor Temples
Sail to Luxor & Breakfast & Lunch
Explore Karnak Complex dedicated to the Thebes triad (Amon-Re, his consort Mut, and their son Konsou) and the attractive Luxor Temple.
Afternoon Tea & Dinner & Overnight in Luxor.
Day 12: Disembarkation
Breakfast & Disembarkation
Then, fly to Cairo and transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure flight.