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12 Nights / 13 Days ( Cairo, Classical Cruise & Lake Nasser Cruise ) Tour

Country: Egypt
City: Cairo
Duration: 13 Day(s) - 12 Night(s)
Tour Category: Cruise Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

03 nights Cairo - 02 nights sleeping train - 04 nights Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan - 03 nights lake

Day 01
arrive Cairo international airport (advice me with your arrival details), meet & assist by our representative assisting you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage then transferring you by air conditioned private car to your hotel in where you will be assisted by our steward for check in & overnight in Cairo.
Day 02
Breakfast at hotel, checkout and then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit pyramids & sphinx. There are no more famous ancient sites within Egypt or for that matter elsewhere in the world, than the great pyramids & sphinx. They have been both the main destination for tourists & a source of imaginative thought to the world for over three thousand years. The ancient Egyptians believed in their belief that the spirit life after death & existence eternal life. So, near the pyramids there they placed wooden boats, to be at the disposal of the king when he went at his journey at day & night with the sun god. Near the pyramids we find the sphinx which has a body of a lion with ahead of king or god. then proceed to visit Sakkara one of the great necropolis of Memphis& three major discoveries have recently made at Sakkara including a prime minister` tomb a queen`s pyramid & the tomb Of son of dynasty & every one of them have a fantastic story. Then proceed to visit Memphis the first unified & centralized state in history with organized system of government police, army & education, Then drive to Giza train station where you will be helped by our steward with your portage & to board on your train in where you will be served dinner in cabin or the train restaurant according to your choice while traveling to Luxor, overnight on the train.
Day 03
Breakfast at the train, arrive Luxor. You will be meet & assist by our representative helping you with your portage, then transferring you by air conditioned private Limousine to your Nile cruise & helping you for check in on your Nile cruise.
Then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit the temple of karnak & the temple of Luxor. then dinner & overnight on the cruise in Luxor.
Day 04
Breakfast on board, & then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit the west bank & visit the necropolis of Thebes, which were in the beginning personal tomb but over time their function was extended to also receive the remains of other family members & the structure of the tombs in the necropolis was fairly uniform, & they built their tomb almost as if there was building code requiring Specific architectural element. Then visit Valley of the Kings. Then visit the temple of queen Hatshepsut which is one of the most dramatically situated in the world, the queen`s architect set it at head of a valley over shadowed by peak of Thebes where the goddess lived. Then visit colossi of the Memnon which had built by amenhotep the third who built a mortuary temple in Thebes that was guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. On the sides on the sides of the statues are reliefs depicting Nile gods joining together plants symbolizing Upper and Lower Egypt then drive back to your Nile cruise & overnight on the cruise in Luxor.
Day 05
Breakfast on board, & then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit the temple of horus in Edfu which is dedicated to horus the falcon headed god, it was built during the reigns Of six ptolemies & it not only the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt but also the second largest after karnak. It was believed that the temple was built on the site of great battle between norus & Seth. then visit the temple of two gods Sobek & Haroeris & it`s 28 miles north of Aswan & it’s actually two temples, temple to sobek &temple of haroeris, & everything is duplicated along the main axis, two entrance, two courts, two colonnades, two hypostyle halls & two sanctuaries, overnight on your cruise in Edfu.
Day 06
Breakfast on board & then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to visit the high dam which is near Aswan and its provides irrigation & electricity for whole Egypt & it have a wonderful views for visitors & from the top of two mile long high dam you can gaze a cross Nasser then visit Philae temple which had a great love story & the Victorian world fell in love with the romance of the temple, then dinner & overnight in Aswan.
Day 07
Breakfast on board, & disembarkation, arrive Aswan then you will be meet & assist by our representative assisting you with your portage & transferring you by private car to Abu simbel in where you will be assisted by our steward for check in. The construction of the High Dam at Aswan led to the creation of the world's biggest man-made lake - Lake Nasser - and with it the opportunity to cruise its picturesque and tranquil waters on board luxuriously furbished vessels, visiting a selection of quieter temples and ancient sites. Then get the welcome drink & start your visit, visit Abu simbel temple & get your welcome cocktail then visit the sound & light show at Abu Simbel.dinner on board & over night in Abu Simbel on board.
Day 08
Breakfast on board, arrival at Kasr Ibrim then sailing to Amada & Derr as well as the tomb of Penout, arelaxing afternoon then sail to wadi El seboua, dinner on board & overnight.
Day 09
Breakfast on board then visit wadi El seboua & the temple of Dekka & Meharaka, lunch on board, sail to Aswan & overnight on board
Day 10
Breakfast on board disembarkation then visit Kalabsha temple, bit El wadi & Kiosek of kertassi then transferring you by private car to Aswan station where you will be helped by our steward with your portage & to board on your train to Cairo. Where you will be served dinner in cabin or the train restaurant according to your choice while traveling to Cairo & overnight on the train.
Day 11
Breakfast at the train, arrive Cairo. You will be meet & assist by our steward helping you with your portage and then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private car to visit Egyptian museum. If you want to see treasures & jewels of the Egyptian kings you can see it at the Egyptian museum you can see the mummies too and treasures that you can’t see in any other place in the world. And then proceed to visit citadel of Salah el din. The citadel was erected by Salah el din. The legendary Salah el din who conquered crusaders in Palestine. This was latter occupied by Napoleon & reigning the location of the citadel provide strategic advantages both to dominate Cairo & to defend outside attackers. Then proceed to visit the Islamic Cairo Ibn Tulun Mosque Built by Ahmed Ibn Tulun and it had built over a period of three years of mud brick became the focal point of Tulunid capital that lasted only 26 years and it is the oldest mosque in Egypt that has survived in fairly original form. Then proceed to khan el khalili (The old city) which is one of the oldest market in the world and if you want to get unique gifts you will find it there, Then Drive back to your hotel in where you will be assisted by our representative for check in & overnight in Cairo.
Day 12: full day Alexandria.
Breakfast at the hotel, and then you will be meet by our professional Egyptology English speaking guide to accompany you by private air conditional car to Alexandria to visit Greco roman museum which is the Arab translation of the ancient Greek name, Lofus Kiramaikos, The museum was first built in 1892 as a small building located on Horreya Road. In 1895 it was transferred to the present site near Jamal Abdul Nasser Road. It started with eleven galleries, and has been gradually enlarged in later renovation stages the 25th gallery was inaugurated in 1984. It contains a very big variety of coins from different countries. The collection, which covers the period from the 3rd century BC to the 7th century AD, is a fascinating record of civilization in the process of change as religions merged and society evolved. Also the museum contains hundreds of precious antiques. Then proceed to visit the catacomb of Kom El-Shuqafa which is one of Alexandria most memorable monuments. Kom El-Shuqafa meaning "Mound of Shards" or "Potsherds." Its actual ancient Egyptian name was Ra-Qedil. The catacombs are unique both for their plan and for its decoration which represents a melding and mixing of the cultures and traditions of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Then, we find decorations related to ancient Egyptian themes, but with an amazing twist that makes them quite unlike anything else in the world. Then proceed to visit The Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria. Every town in ancient Rome had an amphitheatre, which means, "double theatre". They were grand and impressive, shaped in a half circle, open to the sky, and might have held 100.000 people. The stage had no curtain; it was just a stone platform. Imagine yourself in ancient Alexandria, in the Roman theatre on a hot afternoon. All you can smell is the Mediterranean mist. All you can see are wild beasts, driven in through the tall doorway, and the fighters coming in from all around the floor. Famous jockeys and gladiators are walking in, and then the excitement begins. Then proceed to visit the Muntazah Complex. 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 family that ruled Egypt from the mid 19th century until 1952. The construction was started in 1892 by King Abbas II, who built a large palace inside the complex called the Salamlek. In 1932, King Fuad built a larger palace and called it the Haramlik. His son, King Farouk, built a bridge to the sea to act as a water front. The rest of the 115 acres is nothing but beautiful gardens. Palm trees and gazelles cover the area. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy the beauty of Alexandria. Then drive back to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.
Day 13
Breakfast at your hotel, checkout. Then You will be meet & assist by our representative helping you with your portage and accompany you by private air-conditioned car to drive to Cairo International airport where you will be assisted by our steward for portage & check in on board of your flight carrier then helping you on the emigration formalities wishing you a happy flight back home.
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