Day 1: Arrive in Egypt
Welcome to Cairo, Egypt, Your representative will meet & greet you at Cairo International Airport. Transfer by air-conditioned car to your hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel he will do your check in and give you detailed information concerning your excursion of tomorrow
Day 2: Giza Pyramids/Egyptian Museum
After breakfast, we will visit Giza pyramids, we will see "the Giza pyramids", Most of people they are thinking there are only "3" Pyramids in Giza but in the fact there are" 9", which they were Pyramids of Queens, also there is Sphinx, Ancient Egyptians considers him as a God, The only statue has human face and body lion, and enjoy Camel Ride around Giza Pyramids,. Then pay a visit to the Egyptian Museum where you can see the collection of Tutankhamen among other splendid pharaonic artifacts. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Shopping in the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar, which dates back to 1382? Back to hotel.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: Luxor Sightseeing
Check out from hotel in the morning then transfer to Cairo Airport for a flight with EGYPTAIR to Luxor where you will be met and assisted, then taken by an air-conditioned vehicle to board your Egypt Nile cruise to check in. After lunch on board, enjoy a visit to the impressive Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Aswan Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will Start your tour with the Unfinished Obelisk, Unfinished Obelisk still lies in the ancient granite quarries, It was abandoned because of a crack in the stone and still exist tools of the builders that give us an idea how work was done, If Unfinished Obelisk had been finished, it would have been the largest monolithic piece of stone ever handled weighing over 1000 tons, and then take the motorboat to the island where the Philae Temple is located and visit the temple of Isis that remained in use till 550AD when emperor Justinian closed it (it was the last pagan temple in use). According to legend Isis found the heart of Osiris here. Then move to visit the High Dam that was constructed between 1960 and 1970 to control floods, provide water for irrigation and generate electricity, the reservoir it created, Lake Nasser is 550km long and 35km wide. The dam itself is 111m tall, 3800m long and 980m wide at the base, 40m at the crest
Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5: Abu Simbel Temples
Abu Simbel Temples
The two temples of Abu Simbel are considered among the most famous, impressive monuments in the world not only because of their historical importance, colossal scale and architectural perfection but also for the huge project of removing and reconstructing them. Abu Simbel temples (280 km south of Aswan) were built by the great pharaoh Ramses II (between about 1260-1240 B.C.); the Great Temple, originally cut into the rock and dedicated to the creator gods of the time Amen-Re, Re-Horakhty, Path and the deified version of Ramses II himself while the Small temple, also originally cut into the rock, was dedicated to goddess Hathor and the deified version of his dearest wife, Queen Nefertiti. The Great Temple is 30m high, 35m wide and 56m deep with 4 colossal statues of Ramses II (20m high) in front of the temple. Every year on October 22 and February 22 the sun rays penetrate the sanctuary and illuminate the statues of Amen-Re Re-Horakhty but not that of Ptah as he is connected with the underworld. It is believed that these dates correspond to the king’s birthday and coronation day.The Small Temple has statues of the king and queen of the same size which is exceptional in ancient Egyptian art.The construction of the High Dam would have threatened the temples of Abu Simbel and other temples because of the artificial Lake Nasser behind the dam, so there was an international donations campaign led by UNESCO and the entire site was dismantled and reassembled in a new location which is 65m higher and 200m back from the lake and also maintaining the solar phenomena of the Great Temple
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 6: Back to Cairo
On arrival in Cairo, you will be met at the Giza railway station and taken to the 5-Star hotel where you will be staying. You can either have the day all to yourself to spend as you wish, or alternatively, you can enjoy an optional tour to the Sakkara necropolis during the day.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7: Free Day/Alexandria Sights
Welcome to Mediterranean Bride, the city of Alexander the favorite, Alexandria is the second biggest city in Egypt with 5 million population and biggest seaport, Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 334 B.C. and it remained the capital of Egypt for more than 1000 years till the Arab conquest in 642 A.D.
Start your tour with exploring the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages, dating back to the first century A.D. Then Pompey’s pillar dating back, most probably, to the end of 3rd century and the remains of the serapeum, the ancient temple of god Serapes, in the neighborhood. In the same area scattered monuments dating back to different periods, in ancient times and since its foundation the Library of Alexandria was not only the biggest library but also the most important university. In our times the gigantic new Library was inaugurated in 2002 and it is a must see in Alexandria that you will visit and a have a guided tour inside it, The ancient lighthouse (Pharos) was one of the seven wonders of Ancient World before it was completely destroyed. Now in its location stands the fort of Qaitbay dating back to 15th century and represents an excellent example of military fortification during the Mamluk dynasty and you will enjoy a panoramic view from the top of the fort, Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Pompey’s pillar, the Serapeum ruins, the new Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) and the fort of Qaitbay.
Day 8: Final Departure
Breakfast at the hotel with free time at your leisure, then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.
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