Arrival to Cairo Airport and meet for transfer on to the hotel. Rest of the day is then at leisure (as per your flight arrival time). Overnight in Cairo.
Meet in hotel lobby with the tour guide to begin the sightseeing excursion with a visit to Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt dating from 3100 BC which contains the beautiful representation of King Ramsis II through his colossal statue. Then proceed to Sakkara to see the world-famous Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest known of Egypt’s 107 Pyramids. At the Pyramids area, visit the Three Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren & Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau and the mysterious Sphinx. Return to Cairo with the evening at leisure. (Optional Nile Dinner Cruise can be included). Overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast onboard train, arrival to Luxor and meet for transfer to board the Nile Cruise. Embarkation before lunch. Then depart wth cruise guide on a tour to visit the Temple of Luxor dedicated to the god Amun which is also known for its pillars that take the form of a bundle of Papyrus. Then proceed to the Temple of Karnak, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. Return back to the cruise. Overnight onoboard Nile Cruise.
After breakfast onboard start by crossing to the West Bank of the Nile to visit the Valley of Kings, a vast “City of the Dead” where magnificent tombs were carved and filled with treasures for the afterlife. Then proceed to the foot of the cliff, to visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman who ruled Egypt in Pharaonic History. On the way back to the River Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon. Return to cruise and sail to Esna. Overnight onboard cruise.
Sail to Edfu and on arrival visit the Temple of Horus, the largest and most complete preserved Pharoanic Temple that combines Pharaonic & Greek architectures. Return to Cruise and sail for Kom Ombo where you visit the Temple of Sobek & Haroeris. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank.
Sail for Aswan where on arrival you visit the High Dam which was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. Then move to Philae Temple which was dedicated to goddess Isis. It is now reassembled on Agilika Island about 500km from its former site at Philae Island. Afternoon take a Felucca Ride to view Elephantine Island and Plantation (Kitchener) Island. Overnight onboard Nile Cruise.
Breakfast, disembark with the day free at leisure until transfer to rail station for overnight sleeper train back to Cairo. Dinner onboard train. **Optional extra excursion to visit Abu Simbel can be added.
Arrival to Cairo and meet for transfer. Then depart on full day tour visiting the Egyptian Museum, then the Citadel of Saladin with its Alabaster Mosque and the Tomb of Ottoman ruler Mohamed Ali. The excursion also includes touring around the Old Cairo area where you can find a mixture between the Islamic and Christian Monuments such as the Abu Serga Church, Al Mo’allaqa Church or Hanging Church which are dated back to the beginning of the 5th Century AD and are built as the basilica style. Overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast then meet at hotel for departure on the drive (+/- 3hrs) to Alexandria. On arrival guided tour visiting Pompey’s Pillar, Catacombs of Kom El-Shokafa, Alexandria Library, view of the Fort of Quaitbay from outside, Roman Amphitheater & Montazah Palace. Return on the drive back to Cairo and overnight stay.
Breakfast, check-out and per your international flight departure time meet for transfer to Cairo Airport.
Hotel accomodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
All noted sightseeing tours on private guided basis
Roundtrip Cairo Airport transfers
Taxes and handling services
This package is available year round, January to December
Extra days / nights and additional tours can be added
Suitable for individuals and groups
Wanderlust Travel is one of the major A-class independent agency and the member of Association of Turkish Travel Agencies. The daily excursions, individual and flexiable vacations, hotel bookings, bus and flight tickets to all destinations in Turkey are provided so as to meet the needs and demands of our guests. We tap into our resources in the field to provide travel experiences that are authentic, engaging and meaningful. Come and feed your wanderlust with us.
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