Egypt 

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Pyramids, Nile Cruise 

April 16 - April 27 - 2022
Price From - USD $ 1649 / Person - ( 10 Nights Egypt - Double Occupancy )

 

We will offer Turkey only if purchased with Egypt. ( for USD $ 1347 )

Ensnare the senses and enchant the mind, as you witness the majesty of Egypt. Once called the gift of the Nile.

Ancient Egypt's marvels continuously instill awe, even in its ruins, visiting historical and modern architectural wonders as you travel.

Exotic Egypt is an ultimate adventure that awaits you.

Saturday - Arrive Cairo  = Meet and Assist Transfer to Hotel

Visit Pyramids and Sphinx, Memphis and  Sakara  

 

After check-in, you will be met by an Egyptologist at your Hotel for a  guided tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Thereafter to two of the most important archeological sites of Egypt, Memphis, and Sakara.

pm At leisure  

Dinner and Show on the Maxim Cruise - Overnight  Cairo

Sunday - Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Cairo with lunch or dinner

 

Am - Egyptian Museum of ancient antiquities

 

The Egyptian Museum is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East and houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum displays an extensive collection spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era.         

pm - Visit to  Al  Azhar Mosque ,  Al  Husseini Mosque,  Mosque of Al Hakim ,  Fatimid   Cairo                                   

Option - Sound and Light Show                             

Overnight - Cairo

Monday- Full  Day  Excursion to  Alexandria  with  lunch

 

Alexandria is a port city located on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt founded in 331 BCE by Alexander the Great.

It was the site of the Pharos (lighthouse), one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the legendary Library of Alexandria and was once the most vital cultural center of the ancient world, rivalling even AthensGreece.

          

Visit the Catacomb , the Pompey’s Pillar , the Roman  amphitheater and both the library and Qaitbay fortress 

 

Overnight  - Cairo

Tuesday - Visit to and Lunch at Al Azhar Park  / Shopping time at Khalili Bazaar

Al-Azhar Park is a paradise within Medieval Cairo, Egypt.

The park was created by the Historic Cities Support Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an entity of the Aga Khan Development Network.

Followed by shopping time at Khalili  Bazaar

Evening  - Fly  to  Aswan  for  Overnight

Wed - Option - Sail by Feluca to the Agakhan Mausoleum prior to boarding Nile Cruise

The Late Agakhan was buried here in this
magnificent Mausoleum, modeled on the Fatimid Tombs 
- Embark The 3-night All-Inclusive Cruise Ms Concerto from Aswan The High Dam – Temple of Philae – The Unfinished Obelisk –Temple of Kom Ombo – Temple of Horus in Edfu – Valley of the Kings – Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari – Colossi of Memnon – The Karnak Temples Complex – Temple of Luxor.

After completion of visit to the Agakhan Mausoleum, you will be taken to the port to check in the Cruise after 12:00 pm and have lunch on board. Then go to visit the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. Have dinner and stay overnight on board. (L+D)

Thur - Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu - On Board Cruise


Option - Abu Simbel Temples
The site of Abu Simbel is one of the most recognizable ancient sites in Egypt. For 3,000 years, it sat on the west bank of the Nile River, between the first and second cataracts of the Nile. However, in a remarkable feat of engineering, the temple complex was dismantled and rebuilt on a higher hill to make way for the
Aswan High Dam in the 1960s. Built in 1244 B.C., Abu Simbel contains two temples, carved into a mountainside. The larger of the two temples contains four colossal statues of a seated pharaoh Ramesses II (1303-1213 B.C.)
at its entrance, each about 69 feet (21 meters) tall.
Sail to Kom Ombo to visit Kom Ombo Temple, then sail to Edfu
to visit Edfu Temple (Temple of Horus). Watch the Egyptian Folkloric Show in the evening.( on board ) Breakfast, lunch and

dinner will be served on board. The cruise ship will dock in Edfu tonight. (B+L+D)

Fri - - Edfu - Luxor - On Board Cruise


Have breakfast during sailing to Luxor, then visit the West Bank:
Valley of the Kings & Queens, Hatshepsut (El-Deir El-Bahari), Colossi of Memnon upon arrival. Return to the ship for lunch. The afternoon is free time. Enjoy dinner on board and tonight stay in Luxor. (B+L+D)

Sat - - Luxor - Disembarkation - ( Option - Hot Air Balloon )


Check out after having breakfast at 8:00 am on board. Later go to visit Luxor East Bank: Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple. De board Cruise - Complete sightseeing of monuments Post breakfast ,Transfer to Hotel for Check in Overnight Luxor - Evening, enjoy Dinner and Horse Carriage ride

Sun - Morning - Fly Luxor to Sharm el Sheikh for 3 days

All Inclusive Resort Overnight - Sharm el Sheikh Evening Tour of the City including visit to Soho Square

Overnight - Sharm el Sheikh

Mon At leisure or Option- Day Excursion to St


Catherine& Monastery and Dahab City
Overnight - Sharm el Sheikh

Tue At leisure or Option - Full Day Excursion to Petra , Jordan

The ancient city of Petra in Jordan became one of the 7 New Wonders of the World when it was chosen in 2007 by a vote of 100 million people. The city&'s carved rose-red sandstone rock facades, tombs, and temples became known around the world with its appearance in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade in 1989

Passengers going to Turkey will NOT

Overnight
Overnight - Sharm el Sheikh

Wed - Passengers going to Turkey will check out

Passengers going to Turkey will check out at midnight ( evening of 26 Apr )

Will board flight at 3 am ( morning of 27 Apr for Istanbul )

Those staying in Sharm el Sheikh will have a day at leisure

Will check out the evening of 27 Apr -Transfer to Airport

Hotels Envisaged

Cairo - The Marriot Nile and Omar Khayyam Casino

Aswan - Hotel Helnan

Nile Cruise - Ms Concerto - All Inclusive

Luxor - Sonesta St George

Sharm el sheikh - Cleopatra Luxury Resort All Inclusive