15 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise & El Bahariya Oasis, Sharm

Overview

Discover the ancient world of the pharaohs in one of the best Egypt tours visiting the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum in Cairo.Old Cairo, Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo, The Hanging Church, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Abu Sirga Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue.
Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin.
Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha.
Then explore the temples and ancient monuments in Luxor, Aswan Kom Ombo and Edfu while enjoying the Nile cruise including Karnak Temple in Luxor, Luxor Temple, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor (Deir el-Bahari), Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, Valley of The Kings in Luxor Philae temple in Aswan, The High Dam in Aswan and The Unfinished Obelisk.
Montazah palace and Gardens in Alexandria.
In Alexandria you will visit Bibliotheca Alexandrina, The library of Alexandria, Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria, Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa in Alexandria, Serapeum and Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria.

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.

Overnight in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch





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: Disembarkation
 

You will have your breakfast on board before disembarkation.
Optional Tours
Transfer to Aswan airport and departure by plane to Sharm El Shikh. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Sharm Elshikh.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner





 

Day 8: Sharm El Sheikh
 

Breakfast at hotel. Free day in Sharm El Sheikh .
Optional Tour:

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




Day 9: Sharm El Sheikh
 

Breakfast at hotel. Free day in Sharm El Sheikh .
Optional Tour:

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




Day 10: Sharm El Sheikh - Cairo
 

Breakfast at hotel, our representative will transfer you to Sharm El Sheikh airport, fly to Cairo. Arrival Cairo, meet & assist by our representative, transfer to your hotel in Cairo, Free Cairo

Overnight in Cairo.
Meal: Breakfast




Day 11: Alexandria Tour
 

Breakfast, Egypt Today Tours Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, then drive to Alexandria by A/C car, We will drive almost 210 kilometers to Alexandria City, the second largest city in Egypt known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean. Visit to 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 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 Cairo.

Overnight in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch





Day 12: El Bahariya Oasis
 

Departure from Cairo at 6:00 am and transfer you to Bahariya Oasis about 350 km east Cairo this journey takes about 4 hours, lunch will be served at local restaurant at Bahariya oasis, visit the Valley of the Golden Mummies, that is a huge burial site at Bahariya Oasis in the Western Desert of Egypt and the Tomb of Bannantiu in the Bahariya Oasis.
Then you will enjoy climbing the Black Mountains and the English House, the sand dunes and the Salt Lake. Then back Baharia

Overnight in Baharia
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Day 13: White Desert – El Bahariya – Cairo
 

Wake up then continue driving to the White Desert as you will enjoy with Panoramic View for the Black desert, during driving to the white desert , then drive to see the quartz crystal at Crystal Mountain, and the rocky formations in the Valley of Agabat before arriving the White Desert National park then driving back to Cairo

Overnight in Cairo
Meal: Breakfast




Day 14: Cairo Tour
 

Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo by an A/C car. Arrival and transfer to visit
visit the Citadel of Salah El-din, where you will see the view of all Cairo, as you will visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which is considered the largest to be built in the beginning of the 19th century the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Egypt over 45 years & it is built in Turkish style
Before extending your trip you will be served with a warm delightful lunch meal at a high quality restaurant. After lunch
Proceed to proceed to Old Cairo to visit fascinated built wonders such as the Hanging Church that was built in 3rd and beginning of the 4th century. also in the Basilica style., the Abu Sirga Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue which dates back to the beginning of the 15th century AD It was built in the Basilica style above the cave in which the Holy Family took refuge. end your tour in Cairo with a visit to Amr Ibn El-aas mosque which is the very first mosque built in Egypt, there you will drive to Khan ElKalili Bazar , (if there's enough time), one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. You will be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch




Day 15: 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.

Meals: Breakfast



 

Included

  •  All tours/transfers by Private air-conditioned vehicles.
  •  Door to door pick up services.
  •  Entrance fees to all mentioned sightseeing.
  •  Taxes & charges are included.
  •  Private Professional guide.
  •  6 Nights hotel Accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast.
  •  4 Nights Accommodation on 5 star cruise based on full board (including sightseeing).
  •  3 Nights hotel Accommodation in Sharm on bed and full board.
  •  1 night camping in the desert with Bbq Dinner
  •  1 Day tour in Cairo as per itinerary.
  •  1 Day tour in Aswan as per itinerary.
  •  1 Day tour in Luxor as per itinerary.
  •  1 Day tour in Kom Ombo and Edfu as per itinerary.
  •  Domestic flight Hurghada - Cairo.

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