4 Nights Cairo / 2 Nights Sleeping Train / 4 Nights Nile Cruise Luxor-Aswan / 3 Nights Sharm Al Sheikh
Day 1: Arrival-Cairo. Arrive Cairo International Airport, met by our steward (with the sign of your name) to assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification, portage and customs clearance. Then drive you by Private Air-Conditioned Car to your hotel in Cairo & you will be assisted for check in & Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo
After breakfast at hotel, met by our English Egyptology Tour Guide & driven by a private car to a wonderful trip, which starts with visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza. The ancient Egyptians believed in the life after death so they built this pyramids to preserve their bodies to the afterlife. Then you will see the huge Sphinx, it represents with the face of a man with a body of a lion for power. This Sphinx considered as guardian for the royal tombs, then processed to visit Saqqara, located about 25 km south of Cairo. There you will visit the complex of king Zoser, King of the 3rd dynasty. This complex includes the Step Pyramid, Which was built by Imhotep, the great architect and magician. At night (Optional) Sound and Light Show, where you will enjoy with the sound & light show and hearing the history of the ancient Egyptians from the mouth of the great sphinx. Then you will be driven to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: Cairo
After breakfast at hotel, met by our English Egyptology Tour Guide & driven by a private car to visit the Egyptian Museum, Built in 1902 in a design correspond to the ancient Egyptian style. It contains almost 120,000 pieces from all ages. The most important pieces are for king Tutkhankhamon, whom death is a big secret till know. then you will move to the most ancient place Khan Al Khalili Bazaar. It is the oldest Egyptian market for handmade crafts for papyrus, copper, jewelers and .etc and you have your time to buy all you need from souvenirs and spend your time in the Egyptians cafes. Then you will be driven to Giza railway station to take your sleeper train to Luxor leaves at 20.00 on the train Dinner is served in cabin or in restaurant according to your choice & overnight in train.
Day 4: Luxor
After breakfast at train served in cabin or in restaurant according to your choice, and upon your arrival in Luxor railway station at 05.15, you will be met by our steward & driven by a private car to your Nile cruise, that sailing from Luxor/Aswan. Embarkation and take lunch on board. Then you will visit the Karnak Temple. It contains three important temples for Amun, Mut and Monto. The most attractive and important one is that for Amun, which dedicated to god Amun. Then visit The Luxor Temple, It was dedicated to the triad of Thebes (now Luxor city) Amun, Mut and Khonso. It was built by the two Pharaohs: Amenhotep III and Ramses II, Dinner & overnight board.
Day 5: Luxor-Edfu
After breakfast on board, crossing to the western bank of Luxor to visit the most special place which is the Necropolis of Thebes and visit the Valley of the Kings and the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut, (Al Deir Al Bahari). It was built by Queen Hatshepsut, the great queen of the 18th dynasty. Inside it she depicts the details of the expedition of punt which she sent to the land of punt to bring the insect trees from there. Also you will see The Colossal Statues Of Memnon; The Northern statue depicts Amenhotep III with his mother, Mutemwia, while the southern statue is of Amenhotep III with his wife, Tiy and one of his daughters. Then sail to Esna and cross the block of Esna, Sail to City of Edfu, Dinner & overnight onboard.
Day 6: Edfu-Kom Ombo-Aswan
After breakfast on board, You will visit the Temple of Edfu, this temple refer to the story in which god Amun was in a journey to the Nubian cities and on way he was attacked by enemies, then god Hours appeared and defeated them and god Amun make him represented as winged solar deck which appeared then in the faade of the most of palaces and tombs. Sail to City of Kom Ombo, where you will visit The Temple Of Kom Ombo, Which dedicated to the tow gods Hours and Seth and witness on the conflict which happened between them and ended with dividing the temple between both of them, inside the temple depicted the most ancient medical instruments, Sail to Aswan city, Dinner & overnight onboard.
Day 7: Aswan
After breakfast on board, you will visit the most fantastic monuments of Aswan beginning with visiting the High Dam; it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt and, together with the old Aswan Dam. Then you will visit the Temple Of Philae. The Temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osoris and mother of Hours. Their story is the most dramatic story in the world, in which god Osoris is murdered and dismembered by his brother Seth. Isis searched for his fragments and collected them together and with her magic powers brought Osoris back to life. They then born the god Hours, Dinner & overnight onboard.
Day 8: Aswan
After breakfast on board, Disembarkation, Then (Optional) visit the Nubian museum that is one of the most important Egyptian museums it is the only unique open museum of its kind. Preparing this museum lasted for ten years, all dedicated for hard work to come up with such lovely museum. The museum will show the history of such unique area. Then you will be driven to Aswan railway station to take your sleeping train to Cairo leaves at 18.30. On the train, Dinner is served in cabin or in restaurant according to your choice & overnight in train.
Day 9: Cairo
After breakfast at train served in cabin or in restaurant according to your choice, and upon your arrival in Cairo railway station at 06.45, met by our steward & driven by a private car to your hotel & assisted for check in & you will have a free time. Optional visit the Islamic & Coptic Monuments, you will be met by our English Egyptology tour guide & driven by a private car to visit the Citadel, Which built by Saladin, Concerning the place where it was built (al Mukattem Hill) there is a story told that Saladin put pieces of meat there in open air and he found that the meat still good for 2 days and nights, so he choose this place to built his citadel as an Egyptian fortress in it.
You will see the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, with its fantastic and Islamic design. Then visit Hanging Church of the Holy Virgin Mary (al muallaqa ), It called the hanging church because it was built on one tower of the two towers of the fortress of Babylon and the Church of St. George, the roman soldier, represented on a horse and kill a dragon which is also called the hanging church because it was built on the other tower of the fortress. Inside this church, you will see all the equipments which used in the suffering of St. George, Then you will be driven to your hotel in Cairo & overnight in Cairo.
Day 10: Cairo-Sharm Al Sheikh. After breakfast at hotel, met by our steward & assisted for check out your hotel & driven by a private car to the Super Jet station to take your Air Conditional Bus to Sharm Al Sheikh. Upon your arrival in Sharm, you will be met by our steward & driven by a private car your hotel & assisted for check in your hotel & overnight in Sharm.
Day 11 & 12: Sharm. After breakfast at hotel, you have a free time spend it with enjoying the natural air or with swimming on the pool of your hotel or in the natural blue sea water with the most attractive places in Sharm & overnight in Sharm.
Day 13: Sharm-Cairo. After breakfast at hotel, you have a free time spend it with enjoying the natural air or with swimming on the pool of your hotel or in the natural blue sea water. Then you will be met by our steward & assisted for check out & driven by a private car to the Super Jet station to take your Air Conditional Bus to Cairo. Upon your arrival in Cairo, met by our steward & driven by a private car to your hotel & assisted for check in & overnight in Cairo.
Day 14: Cairo-Departure. After breakfast at hotel, met by our steward & assist you through check out from and drive you by private Air-Conditioned Car to Cairo International Airport in where you will be assisted in luggage portage, check in, airline counter and Passport Control formalities for final Departure. End of Service
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