Day 1: (Delhi-Bahrain-Cairo). Depart Delhi at 0630 Hrs by Gulf Air. Arrive Bahrain at 0830 hrs. Remain in Transit. Depart Bahrain by Gulf Air at 1110 hrs. Arrive Cairo International Airport at 1355 hrs. Meet and Assist at passport formalities. Checking your luggage you will be transferred to your hotel. Check in at Hotel. Rest of the Day Free at Leisure. Evening X-Mas Nile Cruise Dinner with Belly Dancing and Oriental Dance Show. Overnight in Cairo. Includes: Includes: (D).
Day 2: (Cairo, Alexandria, Cairo). Breakfast at Hotel. After Breakfast, Meet your English speaking Egyptologist and drive to Alexandria 220 km, duration 2.5 hrs. Arrive Alexandria and start your Sight Seeing Tour by visiting The Catacomb of Kom El-Shokafa these tombs were tunneled into the bedrock, in the age of the Antoine emperors (2nd century A.D.). After that, you will stop by The Alexandria Library which has now risen from the ashes of antiquity so that it might once more lead the world as a cultural center and a focal point for knowledge not only in Egypt, but for the world as a whole. After that, you will have Lunch at a Local Restaurant.
After lunch you proceed to see Pompeys Pillar - an approximately 25m red Aswan granite column with a circumference of 9m, was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian. Originally from the temple of the Serapes, it was once a magnificent structure rivaling the Soma and the Caesareum. Nearby are subterranean galleries where sacred Apis bulls were buried, and three sphinxes. At the end of your tour, you will visit Montazah Palace Gardens - this 115 acre complex is surrounded by great walls from the south, east and west, and with the beach on its north side. This area used to belong to the Mohamed Ali Royal family.
There, you will enjoy the beautiful gardens, palm trees and gazelles cover the area. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy the beauty of Alexandria. You finally visit Qaitbay Fort - which is built on the northern tip of the Eastern Port. Its built on the site where the ancient Pharos of Alexandria was set up. At the end of the Tour, you are transferred back to Cairo. Arrive Cairo by early evening. Later in the Evening you are transferred to the Pyramids area to witness The Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids. Dinner at Indian Restaurant, on the way back to the Hotel. Overnight in Cairo. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: (Cairo). Breakfast at Hotel. After Breakfast accompanied with your English Speaking Tour Guide, start your Sight Seeing Tour by visiting one of the lasting seven wonders, The Three Pyramids, Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerionos. Then visit the Sphinx Monument; guarding the royal burial chambers and temple of Cheops. After that, visit The Egyptian Museum, housing the largest collection of ancient monuments in the world, including the golden treasures of Tutankhamen. Lunch in an Indian Restaurant. Then proceed to visit The Citadel of Salah El Din, which is one of the worlds greatest monuments to medieval warfare, as well as a highly visible landmark on Cairo eastern skyline and the complex includes The Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Lastly you visit the - Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Return back to the Hotel at the end of the Tour. Dinner at local Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Cairo. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: (Cairo - Hurghada). Breakfast at hotel. After Breakfast, Check Out. You are then transferred by Deluxe AC Coach to Hurghada (The City of Resorts on the Red Sea) along with the convoy. Arrive Hurghada by lunch time. Check into your Hotel. Lunch at the Hotel. Afternoon free at Leisure to bask in the sun and enjoy the Beaches. Evening dinner at Hotel. Over night at Hurghada. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: (Hughada) Breakfast at Hotel. Day at leisure to enjoy the sun and the beach. Lunch and Dinner at hotel. Optional Tour Submarine Ride (Details at the end of the program). Overnight at Hurghada. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: (Hurghada, Luxor, Nile Cruise). Breakfast at Hotel. After Breakfast Transfer to Luxor (along with the convoy, duration 3-4 hrs). On arrival at Luxor embark on your Deluxe Nile Cruise. Lunch on Board the Cruise. After Lunch, Sight Seeing Tour visiting the East Bank of the Nile including the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor and transfer back to the cruise. Rest of the evening Free for Optional Tour. Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temple (Details at the end of the Program). Entertainment on the Cruise, followed by Dinner. Overnight on Cruise (Anchored at Luxor). Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: (Nile Cruise). Breakfast on board the cruise. After Breakfast, Sight Seeing Tour visiting the West Bank of the Nile including The Valley of Kings, The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari and the two Colossi of Memnon and transfer back to cuise. Lunch on Board the Cuise. Sail for Esna Lock. Arrive Esna Lock by evening. It is a real experience to watch the cruise cross the Esna Lock. Would recommend you to see it from the upper deck of the Cruise. Live Entertainment with Folklore Shows and Belly Dancing followed with Dinner. Overnight on Cruise. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: (Nile Cruise). Breakfast on board. Sail for Edfu. Arrive Edfu by mid morning. Sightseeing Tour of Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the God Horus and transfer back to Cruise. Cruise sails for Kom-Ombo. Lunch during the sail Arrive Kom-Ombo early afternoon. Sightseeing Tour of Temples dedicated for Gods Sobek and Haroeris Live Entertainment with Folklore Shows and Belly Dancing followed with Dinner. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
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