Have you ever thought of visiting the ancient egyptian empire in an amazing nile cruise . you will visit Asuwan and Luxor
Day 1 – Cairo
Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met by Twitter Travel representative in Egypt and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
Day 2 – CAIRO (Pyramids, Egyptian Museum)
Breakfast in the hotel then drive to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world which is the great pyramid at Giza and also enjoy seeing the other pyramids as well then see the greatest sphinx, then have lunch in a nice restaurant then continue to visit one of the most famous museums all over the world which is the Egyptian museum to enjoy seeing the treasures of the child king Tut Ankh Amun and also the other monuments from the old and middle kingdom then you will be continue to train station to get your night sleeping train to Aswan, overnight on the Sleeping Train. ( B.L,D)
Day 3 - Aswan (Nile Cruise – High Dam, Philae, Obelisk)
This morning we transfer to the airport for our flight to Aswanand you will meet your tour guide and take a motor boat to Philae island to visit one of the most beautiful temples dedicated to Goddess Isis, after that go to visit the ancient granite quarry and see the unfinished obelisk then drive to visit one of the greatest projects in the modern time which is the High dam built during the time of Nasser to have electricity, overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D)
Day 4 - Nile Cruise (Kom Ombo)
After breakfast on board free day till Lunch, You can visit Abu Simbel Temple with extra fees , Lunch on board then sail to Komombo. Where you will be able to visit Komombe temple which dedicated to God Sobek and Horus then back to the cruise then sail to Edfo, Overnight in Edfo. (B, L, D)
Day 5 - Nile Cruise (Edfo &Luxor)
Early morning take the horse carriage for almost 10 minutes to go to the most preserved temple dedicated to God Horus then back to the cruise to have breakfast then sail to Luxor, by sunset visit the famous Luxor temple built by Amunhotep III and Ramses II from 18th and 19th dynasties. Then back to the cruise to have dinner there, overnight on Luxor. (B, L, D)
Day 6 – Luxor (WEST bank)
Breakfast early morning then drive to the west bank of the river Nile to visit a unique style of a temple for the famous queen Hatshepsut then drive to the valley of kings where you will be able to visit 3 tombs for the kings and enjoy seeing the scenes of the journey to the second life then in our way to the cruise stop to see 2 great statues which are the remains of a great temple and now mistakenly known by colossi of Memnon then back to have lunch then to visit the greatest temple known by Karnak which is actually complex not just temple, then have lunch in a nice restaurant. Over night in the hotel in Luxor, ( B,L,D)
DAY 7- Cairo (Old Cairo & Bazar)
After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our flight to Cairo. In Cairo you will meet your representative and your guide and Drive to Old Cairo, known as Christian Coptic Cairo which is among the most important locations visited by the Holy Family, and then continue the tour by visiting the old market Khan El Khalili where you will enjoy walking in Islamic Cairo and also have drink in a local Cafe then back to the hotel. (B, L)
Day 8: Marah, Amalekites, Mt. Moses
This morning we depart Cairo with stories of the "Land of Goshen" to the north and travel the southward route of the Exodus through the Wilderness of Shur. We learn of the terrain and the history of this region en-route as we stop at Marah (Springs of Moses), the Wilderness of Sin, and further to the south, the Oasis of Feiran. For those who are able, we climb a small hill to the ruins of an ancient chapel that overlooks the palm tree valley where Israel battled with the people of Amalek. One may have his picture taken with arms raised in remembrance of God's victory as Moses' arms were held high by Aaron and Hur. Arriving in the afternoon to the hotel at Mt. Sinai (Mt. Horeb). Those who desire and are physically capable will depart for a memorable walk up Mt. Moses. You may choose to ride a camel part way, stop at one of the stations to take in scenery along the climb to the summit (750 steps) for a sunset to remember. Once at the top, enjoy a time of reflection and praise before departing down the mountain.
Day 9: Mt. Moses, Red Sea, Aqaba
A visit to St. Catherine's Monastery, claimed to be built around the area of Moses' Burning Bush, will be followed by a short ride to the Red Sea. A stop for lunch along the shore will provide a view of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel to the north. Gazing across the Gulf of Aqaba, we can begin to imagine the miracle of the parting of the sea. We then travel north viewing the Red Sea en-route to the border crossing between Egypt and Israel. Transferring through Eilat in southern Israel, we arrive in Jordan Aqaba, Biblical Ezion Geber - the lovely seaport of King Solomon. Our lodging this evening will be in Aqaba or Petra.
Day 10 : Petra
This morning we visit the amazing mountain fortress of Petra, known to be inhabited by the Edomites - the descendants of Esau. Begin the tour with a walk through the "Siq," an immense crack in the Nabatean sandstone, to the city of Petra carved out of the rose red rock. The Treasury, El Khazneh, is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity. Beyond El Khazneh we are surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra's carved and built structures. Departing Petra, we travel northward on the King's Highway where to the west we view the hills bordering the Dead Sea. This is the area of the hilltop palace/fortress of Machaerus, where John the Baptist was beheaded. We overnight in Amman for the next two evenings.
Day 11 : Mt Nebo, Madaba, Amman
Mt. Nebo, believed to be the site of the tomb of Moses, commands a spectacular view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. The drive continues to the town of Madaba, the biblical Medeba, 30 kilometers south of Amman. Madaba is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics and at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George we may view the earliest surveying original map of the Holy land. Looking to the northwest we view the Plains of Moab, the area where the tribes of Israel camped before crossing the Jordan. We enjoy a driving tour of the highlights of Amman including visits to the Citadel, Roman Theatre and Old City before checking into our lodging for one last night.
Day 12 : Homeward
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Price Includes: 5 star lodging and Nile Cruise in Egypt, 2.5 star lodging in Mt. Sinai, 4 star lodging in Jordan, expert Biblical guides, admissions, baggage handling, sightseeing, breakfast & dinner daily, border taxes ($11).
Gratuities, transfers (not included unless airfare is purchased from Pilgrim Tours), Egyptian visa ($25 - U.S. and Canadian Citizens). Egypt visa fee is payable upon arrival at the Cairo airport and does not need to be purchased in advance.