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12 Nights / 13 Days ( Cairo & Steamer Nile Cruise) Tour

12 Nights / 13 Days ( Cairo & Steamer Nile Cruise) Tour Packages
Country: Egypt
City: Cairo
Duration: 13 Day(s) - 12 Night(s)
Tour Category: Cruise Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

03 Nights Cairo - 07 Nights Steamer Nile cruise - 02 Nights Sleeping train

Day 1: Arrival Cairo

Arrive Cairo International Airport upon arrival you will be met by our representative 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, and assist you to check-in, overnight in Cairo.

Day 2-3: Cairo

After Breakfast at your hotel. You will be met by our Egyptology English speaking Tour Guide to visit the Giza pyramid each Pyramid is a tomb dedicated to a different king of Egypt. The embalmed body of the king was entombed within the pyramid to protect it and allow his transformation and ascension to the afterlife, and a place among the gods.

This Ancient Egyptian necropolis consists of the Pyramid of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. This necropolis also included the Sphinx It stands sentinel for the pharaoh's entire tomb complex. then visit Memphis city it is the oldest capital of Egypt, which was built by King Menes. then visit Saqqara pyramid is considered an evolution in the concept of pyramids from the simple mastaba to the pyramid in its present shape.

Then you have free at leisure OPTIONAL Sound and light shows These thoughts of curiosity has inspired artists to take you there, for a brief period, through the creation of sound & light shows. You can get a glimpse back in time to see, feel, and imagine how it was when the powerful ancient Egyptians ruled. then you will be driven to your hotel & overnight in Cairo.

Day 4: Luxor

Breakfast on the train. upon your arrival, in Luxor our representative will be waiting for you and drive you by private A/C car to your Nile cruise and assist you for embarkation.Then the Nile cruise will sail to Esna overnight.

Day 5: Edfu

Morning the cruise will sail to Edfu to visit with Egyptology guide Horus Temple it is one of the most beautiful and preserved temples in Egypt towards the river. then the cruise will sail to Kom Ombo. overnight on board in Kom Ombo.

Day 6: Aswan

After breakfast you will visit with Egyptology guide the temple of Sobek & Haroeris is very unusual it was dedicated to two deities (Sobek & Haroeris), each with their own associated chambers and sanctuaries. then the cruise will sail to Aswan overnight.

Day 7: Aswan

After breakfast you will visit with an Egyptology guide The high dam provides irrigation and electricity for the entire country of Egypt. then visit Philae Temple The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. P.M felucca sails around the Island. overnight on board in Aswan

Day 8: Edfu

After breakfast you will visit Abu simple temple it contains anther temple for her beloved wife (Nefertari). as well as the most magnificent monuments in the world. The inner chamber contains a number of images interrelating the royal couple and the gods. To the north smaller temple of Nefertari Ramses’ wife and the goddess Hathor. then the cruise will sail to Edfu. overnight on board in Edfu.

Day 9: Luxor

Early morning the cruise will sail to Luxor. overnight on board in Luxor.

Day 10: Luxor

After breakfast you will visit The necropolis of Thebes It contains in addition to the tombs, many temples, mostly dating from the new kingdom. then visit Valley of the kings it contains 62 tombs and chambers for favorite nobles as well as the wives and children of both nobles and pharaohs.

Then visit the temple of queen Hatshepsut Her temple here at the foot of the Theban hills is among the most effectively designed structures of all of Egypt. then visit The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. overnight on board in Luxor.

Day 11: Luxor

After breakfast you will visit Karnak temple This temple includes many singular temples, dedicated to Amun, his wife (Mut), and their son (Khonsu), the moon deity. The temple starts with the avenue of the Rams. then visit Luxor temple The sphinxes along the road to the temple. Beyond the court is the Hypostyle Hall containing 32 columns in four rows. Disembarkation after lunch.

Then our steward will drive you by private A/C car to Luxor railway station to take the sleeping train to Cairo. overnight on train.

Day 12: Cairo

Breakfast on train. Upon your arrival, our representative will be waiting for you and drive you by private A/C car to your hotel and assist you to check-in to freshen up. you will visit with guide Salah Al-din Citadel Salah el-din built this fortress to protect the old city of Cairo. the visitors must be wondering at the wonderful weather and the pure air and they can easily imagine the soldiers in the towers and on top of the walls.

Inside citadel established Alabaster mosque which dazzled by these wonderful colored decorations in the walls. then visit The Hanging church It has 110 icons on one side, the icons of the Virgin Mary, Archangel Gabriel, and St Peter is lined up. There is a baptistery, which is a deep basin of reddish granite. then visit Ibn Tulum mosque It incorporates a number of unique features, such as the external spiral staircase of the unusual minaret. and from it you can view large parts of old Cairo.

Then visit Khan el Khalili 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 drive you back to the hotel. overnight in Cairo.

Day 13: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Our representative will assist you to check out. Then drive you by private A/C car to Cairo international airport then assist you in luggage portage, check-in airline counter & passport control formalities for final departure. Wish you a happy flight back.

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