Experience the real Egyptian fun while visiting the cities of the Nile valley in Egypt: Cairo with all the iconic sites, pyramids, the Sphinx, Cairo museum, Islamic and Coptic Cairo, Khan El Khalili bazaar, Citadel of Saladdin, and Memphis. See Aswan with the famous High Dam, the unfinished obelisk, Philae temple, and Abu Simbel temple. Spend 3 nights on a Nile Cruise, Explore Luxor with the famous valley of the kings and Queens and Karnak temple. Finish your trip to one of the amazing Red sea destinations Hurghada.
Day 01: Arrival: Welcome to Cairo! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel.
Day 02: Cairo: Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full-day tour. In the morning you will be driven to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx: the most famous monuments of not only ancient Egypt but of the entire ancient world! These massive stone structures were built around 4,500 years ago on a rocky desert plateau close to the Nile.
After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to Sakkara to see the very first pyramid ever built; the Step Pyramid of Djoser. You will also get the chance to see some fantastic mastabas, including the mastaba of Mereruka, the largest one built in ancient Egypt. You will then be able to marvel at the Pyramid Texts inside the Pyramid of Teti before heading off to the ancient capital of Egypt: Memphis. The Colossus of Ramses II dominates the museum here; do not forget your camera!
After this amazing trip through Egypt's Pharaonic past, you will be driven back to your hotel.
Day 03: Cairo: Breakfast at the hotel is followed by another full-day tour, but this time you will spend the forenoon at the Egyptian Museum: gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask; stare upon the mummies of some of Egypt's ancient pharaohs (optional); lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries, where thousands of artifacts are awaiting your visit.
After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, the fortress built between 1176 and 1183 AD, to protect Cairo from the Crusaders and rebuilt by Muhammad Ali Pasha, whose mosque is a "must-see". From here you will be taken on a tour of Cairo famous Churches, including The Hanging Church and the Church of St. George the Martyr, 2 churches built into the walls of the Fort of Babylon and its remains could be Cairo's oldest structures; and the Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius), where, it is said, the Holy Family took shelter in a cave, with the church being erected her to commemorate this. This whole area is a world-famous destination for Pilgrims.
Before being driven back to your hotel you will have the opportunity to visit the old market of Cairo (Khan El-Khalili) to test your haggling skills.
Day 04: Nile Cruise: Aswan: After breakfast, you will check out and our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your cruise boat: your floating hotel for your next 4 days.
After lunch, you will be driven to see the High Dam, the worlds largest rock filled dam, and the Temple of Philae moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. It is then back to Aswan to rejoin your cruise and as the Nile laps gently underneath you, dinner will be served.
Optional Trip: You may choose to fly to Abu Simbel to see these marvelous temples, which were originally carved out of a rocky mountainside by Ramses II. You can either go by flight: it costs $250 per person all-inclusive(flight duration 45 minutes each flight leg), or by coach: Costs about $110 per person all-inclusive trip (duration 4 hours each way)
Day 05: Nile Cruise: Kom Ombo And Edfu: A new day and your first breakfast on board as the boat sails majestically towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. After the visit, you will be taken back to the boat for your lunch while it sails onward to Edfu, home of the best-preserved temple in Egypt: the Temple of Horus. It is then back to the boat and you can watch as it departs Edfu and sails for Esna.
Once you reach Esna you will watch as it sails through the Esna locks. Once through the locks, the boat continues on its course towards Luxor, which it will reach after you have had dinner.
Day 06: Nile Cruise: Luxor: An early breakfast and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the tombs of princes in the Valley of the Queens; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon.
After lunch, which you will have onboard, you will visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is completed you return to the boat where your last dinner, upon this floating hotel, will be served.
Day 07: Hurghada: Your day starts with your last breakfast on the boat followed by checkout. Afterward, you will be driven, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to Hurghada, where you will check-in at your hotel upon arrival. The rest of the day belongs to you, but there will be opportunities for snorkeling, diving, and other water sport activities.
Day 08: Hurghada: A full day for sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Hurghada has to offer
Day 09: Hurghada: Another full day of free-time, perhaps some sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Hurghada has to offer
Day 10: Cairo: After breakfast, it is time to check-out and then you will be driven back to Cairo in our air-conditioned vehicle. Once back in Cairo you will check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day will be yours.
Day 11: Final Departure: Your final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure.