02 nights Cairo, 01 night sleeping train, 03 nights Nile Cruise ASW/LXR
, 01 Night sleeping train
Day 1 - Cairo
Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met by Twitter Egypt Travel representative in Egypt and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
Day 2 - Cairo
After breakfast your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, a royal burial chamber and the Sphinx. Built during a time when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world, the pyramids—especially the Great Pyramids of Giza—are some of the most magnificent man-made structures in history. Their massive scale reflects the unique role that the pharaoh, or king, played in ancient Egyptian society. Though pyramids were built from the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the close of the Ptolemaic period in the fourth century A.D., the peak of pyramid building began with the late third dynasty and continued until roughly the sixth (c. 2325 B.C.). More than 4,000 years later, the Egyptian pyramids still retain much of their majesty, providing a glimpse into the country’s rich and glorious past.
Lunch en route. Proceed to visit Memphis, founded around 3,100 BC, is the legendary city of Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. Early on, Memphis was more like a fortress from which Menes controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. Having probably originated in Upper Egypt, from Memphis he could control the conquered people of Lower Egypt. A 20 - 30 minute drive away from the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, home of Egypt's oldest pyramid. Built by Imohotep for pharaoh Zoser in 2650BC, the famous Step Pyramid is well preserved. Your guide will give you a brief history of the site before allowing you free time to walk around the perimeter of the impressive structure.
is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital and
the kings of the 1st Dynasty as well as that of the 2nd Dynasty. are mostly
buried in this section of the Memphis necropolis. Three major discoveries have
recently been made at Sakkara, including a prime minister's tomb, a queen's
pyramid, and the tomb of the son of a dynasty founding king. Back to Hotel and
Day 3 - Cairo (Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili Bazaar)
After breakfast your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Visit the Egyptian Museum, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display, the remainder in storerooms. The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities contains many important pieces of ancient Egyptian history. It houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, and many treasures of King Tutankhamen. After that you will proceed to Khan El Khalili Bazaar
The market dates back to the 14th century when Emir Dajaharks Al-Khalili built a large market complex on the site of the Za’afran Tomb, which had been the burial place of the Fatimid rulers of Egypt. This construction was part of the process of rebuilding started under Sultan Barquq (ruled 1382-1399) to help the city recover from the ravages of the Black Death throughout the 13th and 14th centuries. Then you will be continue to train station to get your sleeping train to Aswan, dinner & overnight on Train. (B, L, D)
Day 4 - Aswan
In the morning, breakfast on train, arrive to Aswan Train Station upon arrival you will be met by Twitter Travel representative and your guide to start a tour of Aswan High Dam, Egypt's modern example of building on a monumental scale. Next, proceed to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples. The quarries still hold the Unfinished Obelisk, possibly intended as a companion to the Lateran Obelisk, originally at Karnak but now in Rome. It would have weighed over 1,100 tons and would have been the world's largest piece of stone ever handled. Continue by a short motor-boat ride to the Temple of Philae on the island of Agilka. The temple was dedicated to Isis, sister/wife of Osiris and patroness of the Ptolemaic rule. Then transferred back to your cruise vessel for lunch, in the afternoon sail around Elephantine Island on a felucca, the traditional Egyptian sail boat Return to your cruise vessel and sail to Kom-Ombo, Dinner on board and overnight in Kom-Ombo. (B, L, D)
Day 5 - Kom Ombo & Edfu
After breakfast, visit the Temple of Sobek, the crocodile-headed god of fertility and creator of the world. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank. Return to your cruise and sail to Edfu, set out by horse-drawn carriage to visit the Temple of Horus, the largest and most perfectly preserved of all the Nile temples. Horus, also known as Haroeris, was the falcon-headed solar war god. Back to cruise and sail to Esna. Cross the lock of Esna Dinner, overnight on Luxor. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - Nile Cruise (Luxor – West & East Banks)
After breakfast on board, cross to the West Bank of the Nile and visit the wondrous Valley of the Kings, a vast city of the dead, where the magnificent tombs of 62 pharaohs have been discovered. The tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs. Visit several of the tombs. Next, visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This beautiful monument to the reign of the only female pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. On the way back stop at the famed Colossi of Memnon, two 66ft, 1 thousand ton statues of Amenhotep III. These colossal statues were known by the ancient Greeks to emit haunting voices at dawn. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive, back to cruise and Lunch on board. In afternoon visit Karnak Temple, called by some “the Temple of Temples.” It is the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-Isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral. Proceed to the graceful Temple of Luxor built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun. Return buck to cruise for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 7 - Luxor/Cairo
After breakfast, disembark from the ship Then, you will be transferred to Luxor Train Station to get your sleeping train for your trip back to Cairo, Dinner and overnight on Board. (B, D)
Day 8 - Cairo
After breakfast on Train arrive to Cairo Train Station and transfer to Cairo Airport for to get your flight back home. (B)
- 02 nights at Cairo Pyramisa 4* Hotel or similar on BB Basis
- 01 night on sleeping Train Cairo/Aswan on HB Basis
- 03 nights Nile Cruise 5* ASW/LXR on FB Basis
- 01 night on sleeping Train Luxor/Cairo on HB Basis
- Lunch during Tours in Cairo
- All tours and transfers as per above Program
- Meals not mentioned.
- All Drinks.
- Any additional requests.
- International flights.
- Tips (Nile Cruise, Guide, Drivers ......etc)
- Entry Visa