16 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise & Sharm El Sheikh (12 destinations)

Immerse yourself in the man-made wonders of Ancient Egypt, float lazily down the Nile on a felucca, relax on the Red Sea coast, explore the local markets in Cairo, experience the iconic sights of the Great Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, Luxor and Aswan Temples this trip includes many of the Middle East’s famous highlights and gives you the chance to meet the friendly and welcoming locals and take in the wide variety of landscapes and environments in just sixteen days!

Route

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Day 1: Arrival to Cairo

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around The Clock) Ancient Egypt Tours representative will pick you up from Cairo International Airport by the exit door, holding a sign "Ancient Egypt Tours with your name written on it ".will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.

Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome DrinkDay




Day 2: Pyramids of Giza and The Egyptian Museum

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then met your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world The great Pyramid of Khufu’s (Cheops),3 small pyramids You will continue to explore the rest of Giza plateau including the sight of Khafre’s (kaphren) pyramid - Khufu's son, the second-largest pyramid on Giza site,, the remains of the funeral temple, the pyramid of Mankawra( Mykerinus) and 3 small pyramids. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates from the time of Chephren; the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the pyramids of chefren This temple served definitely two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy of the king before its burial. Second, it was used for making the Mummification process of the king. After visiting the pyramids, you'll then continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background. Proceed to have your lunch at local restaurant
Then Move to visit The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, and dates back some 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms, The Egyptian Museum which is filled with thousands of Pharaonic artifacts, including the golden treasures of King Tutankhamen. Fascinating objects such as jewels, headdresses, alabaster vases and toys from ancient Egypt are all on display, and many priceless statues and other artifacts can also be seen which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1922s when his tomb was excavated, The Egyptian Museum is one of the first stops on most people’s itineraries when travelling to Egypt. This distinctive museum that houses a vast store of priceless objects, from earlier time to the Greco Roman period is worth seeing. Back to Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Cairo




 

Day 3: Cairo - Nile Cruise

Breakfast. Transfer to the domestic airport. Departure by the plane to Luxor. then our representative will meet & assist you then transfer board your 5 star Egypt Nile cruise before lunch, after your lunch you will begin your Luxor tour by a visit to The East Bank of Luxor including, The Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnak. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor, Egypt situated on 100 ha (247 acres) of land. Karnak is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places".
And then you will be accompanied by your tour guide to visit the majestic Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun with some free time for shopping in Luxor.
From there will be driven to your hotel for check in, leisurely free time in Luxor.

Overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner





Day 4: Luxor Sightseeing

Breakfast. Transfer to the domestic airport. Departure by the plane to Luxor. then our representative will meet & assist you then transfer board your 5 star Egypt Nile cruise before lunch, after your lunch you will begin your Luxor tour by a visit to The East Bank of Luxor including, The Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. In ancient Egypt, the power of the god Amun of Thebes gradually increased during the early New Kingdom, and after the short persecution led by Akhenaten, it rose to its apex. In the reign of Ramesses III, more than two thirds of the property owned by the temples belonged to Amun, evidenced by the stupendous buildings at Karnak. Although badly ruined, no site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about three kilometers north of Luxor, Egypt situated on 100 ha (247 acres) of land. Karnak is actually the sites modern name. Its ancient name was Ipet-isut, meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places".
And then you will be accompanied by your tour guide to visit the majestic Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun with some free time for shopping in Luxor.
From there will be driven to your hotel for check in, leisurely free time in Luxor and overnight in Luxor.

Overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Day 5: Edfu & Kom Ombo

Sailing to Edfu. Breakfast served on board, then you will be Visit the majestic temple dedicated to Horus. The Edfu’s Temple is the second largest temple after Karnak. Which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, The temple was dedicated to the falcon God Horus and was built during the Ptolemaic period. lunch served on board, Sailing to Kom Ombo. standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile, the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris in Kom Ombo (also known simply as Kom Ombo Temple) dates from about 180 BC during the Ptolemaic era, with additions made into Roman times. The temple at Kom Ombo was also built at this time, under Ptolemy VI. Since this bend in the Nile was a favored spot for crocodiles to bask in the sun and threaten locals, it is natural that the temple would be dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. But it is unusual in having a double dedication: it also honors Haroeris, a form of the falcon-headed god Horus. The hypostyle halls were added under Ptolemy XIII (51-47 BC); the Roman emperor Trajan (53-117 AD) added the forecourt and outer enclosure walls. Dinner will be served on Board.

Overnight on Kom Ombo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner






Day 6: Aswan Sightseeing

Sailing to Aswan. Having your breakfast on board, begin your Aswan tour by a visit to the High Dam, An engineering miracle was constructed between 1960 and 1970. It aimed to increase economic production by further regulating the annual river flooding and providing storage of water for agriculture, and later, to generate hydroelectricity. The dam has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of Egypt, and then move to the Unfinished Obelisk, This obelisk is believed to belong to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rulers of the 18th dynasty and the royal wife of king Tuthmosis II. The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt. It is unknown which pharaoh created this structure. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons. Then move to the beautiful located Temple of Philae on Isis Island and the Granite Quarries, which is dedicated to the goddesses Isis and Hathor.Sail to Aswan, Afternoon Tea, Dinner on board & Galabya party Dinner on board.

Overnight in Aswan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner






Day 7: Aswan Sightseeing

Sailing to Aswan. Having your breakfast on board, begin your Aswan tour by a visit to the High Dam, An engineering miracle was constructed between 1960 and 1970. It aimed to increase economic production by further regulating the annual river flooding and providing storage of water for agriculture, and later, to generate hydroelectricity. The dam has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of Egypt, and then move to the Unfinished Obelisk, This obelisk is believed to belong to Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rulers of the 18th dynasty and the royal wife of king Tuthmosis II. The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt. It is unknown which pharaoh created this structure. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons. Then move to the beautiful located Temple of Philae on Isis Island and the Granite Quarries, which is dedicated to the goddesses Isis and Hathor.Sail to Aswan, Afternoon Tea, Dinner on board & Galabya party Dinner on board

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Aswan




Day 8: Aswan hotel
 

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation.
Optional Tour
Transfer to the hotel.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Aswan.





Day 9: Aswan / Sharm El-Sheikh
 

Breakfast. Transfer to Aswan airport and departure by plane to Sharm. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Optional Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Sharm.




Day 10: Sharm El-Sheikh
 

Breakfast. Free day.
Optional Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.





Day 11: Sharm El-Sheikh

Breakfast. Free day.
Optional Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.




Day 12: Sharm El-Sheikh
 

Breakfast. Free day.
Optional Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.




Day 13: Sharm El-Sheikh to Cairo
 

Breakfast, departure by flight to Cairo. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Optional Tour

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Cairo





Day 14: Alexandria Tour
 

Breakfast. Travel to Alexandria. Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour to Alexandria. You will Visit to the Montazah palace and Gardens (We will drive by the Bibliotheca of Alexandria with the possibility to stop for a photo). See the Montazah palace and Gardens (Salamlek palace, Haramlek palace, a garden of 317 acres of huge trees and flowers, two 5* hotles-Helnan and Salamlek). And then you drive to visit Pompay's Pillar. It was constructed in honor of the Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century. Originally from the Temple of the Serapis, it was once a magnificent structure rivaling the Soma and the Caesarean. Then you drive to visit the Catacombs which are the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock.
Lunch at local restaurant in Alexandria
Then you drive along the Cornish to see the whole city passing over bridge of stanly land mark of modern Alexandria
And then we proceed to see the Qaitbay Citadel which was built on the site of the ancient pharaohs (lighthouse) of Alexandria then to Bibliotheca Alexandrina. ). and Then you drive to visit best sites in Alexandria Start with NEW library of Alexandria (The Bibliotheca Alexandrina ) the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books, Site of lighthouse one of the seven wonders of ancient world Finally you will drive back to your hotel in Alexandria.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Alexandria.





Day 15: Cairo
 

Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo by A/C car. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast
Overnight in Cairo





Day 16: Departure from Cairo
 

Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

Meal: Breakfast




 

Included

  • Domestic Flight: Cairo/ Luxor – Aswan / Sharm – Sharm / Cairo.
  • 5 Nights hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation in Alexandria on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 1 Night hotel accommodation in Aswan on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Sharm on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 4 Nights on Cruise board (Luxor & Aswan) full board (Sightseeing are included).
  • 1 Day tour in Cairo visiting the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, Sphinx.
  • 1 Day tour in Cairo visiting Memphis & Sakkara.
  • 1 Day tour in Alexandria.
  • All transfers in Cairo, Alexandria, Sharm, Luxor, and Aswan.
  • All your tours and excursions are with A/C vehicle.
  • Expert guide.
  • All your visits include entrance fees.
  • Our prices include all taxes and services.
  • Transfer by A/C vehicle: Cairo / Alex / Cairo



Excluded
 
  • International Flights.
  • Visa Entry for Egypt.
  • Drinks and Personal expenses.
  • Tipping.
  • Any other items not mentioned.
  • Any Optional tours.