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Egypt, A Land of History
 

Introduction

The history of Egypt goes back 7000 years and it is one of the most favoured destination for travellers from all over the world.  The wealth of towering monuments, tombs and colossal statues, scattered along the banks of the Nile signifies the lost glories of an ancient civilisation.
 

A Land of History

Day 1   Arrive at Cairo International Airport.  Transfer to hotel in Cairo for overnight stay on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2  Transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Luxor.  Upon arrival at Luxor Airport, transfer to the pier for embarkation on Nile Cruise.  Enjoy lunch on board before visiting the East bank, the Temples of Karnak and Luxor.  Dinner and overnight stay on the cruise ship in Luxor.

Day 3 Visit the West Bank, the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.  Enjoy lunch on board.  Sail to Esna (crossing lock).  Dinner and overnight stay on the cruise ship in Esna.

Day 4 Visit the Esna Temple. Sail to Edfu & visit the Edfu temple.  Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch aboard.  Dinner and Overnight stay on the cruise ship in Kom Ombo. 

Day 5 After breakfast, visit the Kom Ombo temple and sail to Aswan. Visit the High Dam, The granite quarries, the Unfurnished Obelisk and the Philae Temple and panoramic Felucca sailing around the island. Dinner and Overnight Stay on the cruise ship in Aswan. 

Day 6 After breakfast, disembark transfer to Aswan Airport for flight to Abu Simbel.  Visit the grandeur of Pharaoh Ramses the Great and the temples of Ramses II.  Fly back to Aswan Airport and connect for onward flight to Cairo.  Arrive at Cairo Airport.  Transfer to hotel in Cairo for overnight stay on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 7 Visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world- the Pyramids of Giza – the great Cheops, 479ft. high, Khefren at 470ft. high and Mycerinus at 217ft. high.  All towering majestically over the silent and cryptic denizen of the desert, the wondrous Sphinx.  Later tour the Citadel, the medieval fortress of Salah El Din and location of the beautiful Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali.  Proceed to the Sultan Hassan Mosque of Rifai, where members of the ex-royal family are entombed, as well as the Shah of Iran. Roam through the ancient twisting passages of the Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s famous bazaar, filled with small shops and factories for all manner of crafts and goods.  Afternoon also visit the Egyptian museum filled with thousands of Pharaonic artifacts including the fabulous treasures of Tut Ankh Amon Late evening transfer  to Cairo International Airport for return or onward flight.
 
 
Mythological Egypt

Day 1   Arrive at Cairo International Airport.  Transfer to hotel in Cairo for overnight stay on bed and breakfast basis. 

Day 2    Transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Aswan.  Upon arrival at Aswan Airport, transfer to the pier for embarkation on the Nile Cruise.  Enjoy lunch on board before visiting the High Dam, the granite quarries, the Unfurnished Obelisk and the Philae Temple.  Dinner and overnight stay on the cruise ship in Aswan. 

Day 3   Cruise to Kom Ombo.  Visit the Sobek-Haroris temple at Kom Ombo.  Continue to Edfu to see the Temple of Horus at Edfu.  Dinner and overnight stay on the cruise ship in Esna. 

Day 4   Sail to Luxor.  Enjoy lunch on board.  In the afternoon, visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor.  Dinner and overnight stay on the cruise ship in Luxor. 

Day 5   After breakfast disembark.  Visit the West Bank, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the temple of Queen Hatschpsut at Deir el Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon.  Transfer to Luxor Airport for flight to Cairo.  Arrive at Cairo Airport.  Transfer to hotel in Cairo for overnight stay on bed and breakfast basis. 

Day 6   Visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Pyramids of Giza.  Later tour the Citadel, the medieval fortress of Salah El Din and location of the beautiful Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali.  Proceed to the Sultan Hassan Mosque of Rifai, where members of the ex-royal family are entombed, as well as the Shah of Iran.  Roam through the ancient twisting passages of the Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s famous bazaar, filled with small shops and factories for various crafts and goods.  Transfer to hotel in Cairo for overnight stay on bed and breakfast basis. 

Day 7   Visit the Egyptian Museum, filled with thousands of Pharaonic artifacts.  Drive through Central Cairo around the busting squares.  Cross Abuel-Ela Bridge to Zamalek on Gezira Island; the location of the Sporting Club, Cairo Tower and the new Opera House.  Traverse the Nile Corniche to Shepherd Hotel and the Garden City.  Late evening transfer to Cairo International Airport for onward flight 

(Note: The cruise itinerary can also work in the reverse depending on the schedule of the Boat.) 





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