Get ready to discover the history and ancient ruins of Egypt. From the vibrant and bustling cities to the awe-inspiring pyramids, there will be no lack and amazement on this Egyptian journey. Learn about one of the most modernized, yet ancient civilizations and become wonderstruck as you experience their accomplishments first hand. A combination of superb accommodations and old world exploration is sure to leave you with lasting memories of some of the world's most fascinating cities.
Your Itinerary Includes:
- Round trip airport transfers
- 4 nights Cairo
- Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids and Sphinx full day tour
- Coptic Cairo, Citadel, Mosques and Bazaar full day tour
- Egypt Museum half day tour
- 4-night Nile River Cruise (Luxor to Aswan)
- All excursions while cruising
- Abu Simbel Temple tour
- 1 night Cairo
- Entrance fees to sights as listed in itinerary
- Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
- Adventure and Active
- Educational and Learning
- Family Vacations
Ritz-Carlton Cairo,Luxury, Cairo
Oberoi Philae,Luxury, Nile River Cruising
Ritz-Carlton Cairo,Luxury, Cairo
Standard (3*) to (3 1/2*) Offering limited facilities and services, these are moderate rooms with private ensuite bathrooms that offer exceptional value for money for the price conscious traveler.
Superior (4*) to (4 1/2*) These hotels are typically better equipped with more comfortable accommodation, and are often in a fairly central location to major sightseeing.
Deluxe (5*) Boasting luxurious and spacious surroundings, these accommodations offer the highest level of international quality accommodation and service. Typically with exquisite décor, exceptional service and superb award winning restaurants.
Luxury (5*) + Premier accommodations in choice settings offering exquisite surroundings, the finest guest services and indulgent amenities. These properties are often one of a kind and are ideal for discerning travelers.
Travel to Alexandria (about 2 ½ hour drive) and visit the New National Museum, containing an array of artifacts that exemplify the grandeur of Alexandria in its Greek and Roman days. Continue to the Catacombs of Kom-El Shouqafa, and gaze at the unusual mixture of art styles and Egyptian god sculptures of the tombs. Continue to Pompey's Pillar, a column 98 feet high and 7 feet thick, made of Aswan rose granite erected in 297 A.D. Explore the Alexandria Library.
Egyptian Museum Tour
The museum is the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. It features artifacts from the Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods, including the celebrated mummies of ancient Egypt?s king and Tutankhamen treasures.
Old Cairo, Churches and Bazaar Tour
Descend the short stairway into Old Cairo and explore the quaint, modest alleyways and small homes. Stop at Hanging Church; dating back to the late 4th Century. See the Church of St. Sergius, built on the cave in which the Holy Family stayed. Visit a famous Cairo bazaar dating back to the late 14th century.
Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara Tour
Visit Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt in Pharaonic times, and the chosen city of the God Ptah. Proceed to Sakkara to see the famous Step Pyramid of Zoser. After lunch continue to Giza to see the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos. Visit the Sphinx, carved from one solid piece of limestone.