Highlights of this itinerary
• Pick-up service from your hotel in Luxor and return
• Lunch meal to be served at a local restaurant
• Bottled water on board the vehicle during the tour
• Currently applied entrance fees for the above-mentioned sightseeing;
• Relevant transfers by modern air-conditioning vehicle;
• Applied tax & service charge
• English-speaking tour guide.
• Tipping kitty;
• Any other service / item which is not listed above.
Day 1 (Cairo)
Day 2 (Cairo)
<div justify;"="" style="text-align: justify;">Today you will explore Egypt’s main and the most famous sight – the Great Pyramid at Giza. For over 3,800 years Khufu’s Pyramid was considered to be the tallest manmade structure in the world. Our expert guide will accompany you to the Pyramids and the Sphinx, and then take you to Saqqara, where you will see the first pyramid built in Egypt – Step Pyramid of Djoser; its construction was completed in 2648 BC. The evening and night you will spend in the hotel. (B)
Day 3 (Cairo - Alexandria)
Today we travel north to Egyptian 2nd largest city Alexandria. This Mediterranean City founded by Alexander the Great has many unique attractions. Spend the day viewing the relics of a bygone age, including such sites as Pompey Pillar, the only Amphitheatre built by the Romans in Egypt, The Alexandria Library, The Qaitbay Fort and more. Before returning back to the hotel. (B)
Day 4 (Cairo - Aswan)
Today you will stand in communion with the magnificent treasures of the Egyptian Museum including Tutankhamun fabulously famous Gold Mask. Then we guide you to the city Islamic areas including the Citadel of Saladdin and its Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Next the city oldest area; Coptic Cairo awaits you. Here El Muallaqa, the Hanging Church, was built into the walls of the Roman fortress of Babylon. On to St Sergius said to be a resting place of the Holy Family, and finally enjoy free time at Khan el Khalili, the major souk in the Islamic bazaar district. This evening transfer to the train station and take the overnight sleeper train to Aswan enjoying dinner and breakfast in your own cabin. Overnight Sleeper Train. (B,D)
Day 5 (Aswan)
Arrive to Aswan where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Today you take a short ferry across the Nile to Agilika Island Philae Temple, a beautiful dedication to the goddess Isis. Marvel at Aswan dams — the Old and the High, and end the afternoon on a traditional felucca. You will sail to tusk-shaped Elephantine Island and gloriously botanical Kitchener Island. This evening there is time to explore Aswan’s renowned markets. Overnight at your Hotel.(B)
Day 6 (Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan)
Early morning transfer Abu Simbel by road. Arrive and enjoy your guided tour of the Temples of Abu Simbel with free time. Return back to Aswan to be welcomed aboard your 5 star luxury cruise ship. Find your welcoming cabin. After lunch spend the afternoon at leisure. During the evening there’s an optional tour to the illuminated Philae Temple. Overnight Cruise Boat. (B,L,D)
Day 7 (Nile Cruise)
Enjoy your morning while cruising, disembark at Kom Ombo and explore its double Temple, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus. During lunch you will cruise towards the ancient cities of Esna and Edfu. Disembark in Edfu to visit the remarkably well preserved Temple of Horus. Continue sailing to Luxor arriving late evening. Overnight cruise boat.(B,L,D)
Day 8 (Luxor)
Free morning. This afternoon explore 4,000 year-old Luxor, evocative site of the ancient city of Thebes and the world greatest open air museum. Enter the Karnak Temple Complex a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun. Walk down the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes that connect the Precinct of Mut, the Precinct of Amun-Re and the Luxor Temple. Overnight cruise boat. (B,L,D)
Day 9 (Luxor – Sharm el Sheikh - Dahab)
It will be an early start to avoid the heat of the Nile west bank. As you enter the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, you will pass Deir El Madina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the colonnaded temple that was uniquely dedicated to a Queen Hatshepsut. Return to the East bank and transfer to the airport for your flight to Sharm el Sheikh. Arrive to the airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Dahab (1 hour drive). Overnight at your Hotel. (B)
Day 10 (Dahab)
A 4x4 Jeep safari of South Sinai accelerates the morning. First you will confront the double canyon; then you will traverse the Valley of the Wings. Next, it is onwards to Nawames El Kon. Sand dunes are your playground until lunch at the oasis where local Bedouins are your convivial hosts. A relaxed early evening drive will take you to your hotel in Dahab. Overnight at your Hotel. (B,L)
Day 11 (Dahab)
Today is snorkelling day, and Dahab’s Blue Hole is renowned for this watery activity. Relax until the midday sun reflects on its azure blue waters. Return for some free time at your hotel. Overnight at your Hotel. (B)
Day 12 (Dahab)
Early morning hours will escort you, air conditioned by road to Saint Catherine city. You will face Mount Sinai, Moses 2,285m summit of The Ten Commandments. Proceed to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site - Saint Catherine Monastery, beautifully situated at the foot of Mount Sinai. Back at Dahab, enjoy the rest of the afternoon as free time. Overnight at your hotel. (B,L)
Day 13 (Dahab-Sharm el Sheikh - Cairo)
Today you will be driven to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for your flight to Cairo. Check in at your hotel, and the rest of your day/night is free. Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Day 14 (Cairo)
Transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure from Egypt. (B)
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Would like to go back.
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