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This exceptional package includes Egypt’s highlights in all its variety, from the wonders of the Great Pyramids to a Nile Cruise almost as wondrous as what you’ll see! You’ll explore the kingdom of Cleopatra on this locally escorted tour
DAY 1- CAIRO
Arrival Cairo airport our representative from travel2Cairo will meet you assist you ,transfer you to your hotel to stay in Cairo
DAY 2 – CAIRO/ Sleeper Train to Aswan(or flight to aswan)
Today, we’ll explore the wonders of the Egyptian Museum, with its treasures of the ancient pharaohs: statuary, precious stones and metals. Travellers have long come to Cairo just to gaze on these sights, but our day has just started. We’ll motor to the edge of Cairo, to the mysterious Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza.
Then it’s onward to the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Lunch is on your own . In the evening, it’s all aboard! We’ll settle you into your private wood-panelled sleeping compartment on the train bound along the banks of the Nile. You’ll enjoy dinner on board , as the lights of villages reflect in the river. If you prefer to fly within Egypt rather than using the sleeper train, please click here “Nile Adventure” . The sleeper train is very basic, modest , private compartment, with upper and lower berth, each train car has one bathroom at each end of the car, the tracks are not smooth enough to allow you a good night sleep.
DAY 3 – ASWAN- Board Your Nile Cruise
After breakfast on board, the train arrives in Aswan, where we’ll settle you into your cabin on a Nile steamer. Board your cruise from Aswan or Luxor Fruit basket at your cabin, with our compliments. During the train ride, you will have seen feluccas sailing the Nile. Now we’ll experience Egypt at its most authentic, as we sail in one of these graceful craft.
DAY 4 – ASWAN, KOM OMBO
After breakfast on board, we’ll visit the dams at Aswan, including the High Dam, a modern wonder in this ancient land. At the ancient granite quarry, we’ll see an obelisk left unfinished, then board a launch on Lake Nasser to visit the Temples of Philae, rescued from rising waters. Back aboard our cruiser, we’ll sail northward down the Nile at a stately pace, disembarking for a visit to Kom Ombo, the twin temple dedicated to the crocodile river god, Sobek.
DAY 5 – EDFU, ESNA
Horse-drawn carriages or vans meet us at riverside to take us through Edfu to the Temple of Horus, best-preserved in all of Egypt. Later, we’ll cruise to Esna, and by evening, we’ll be in fabled Luxor.
DAY 6 – LUXOR
We’ll cross the Nile to view an array of ancient splendors: the tomb chambers of the Valley of the Kings; the imposing tomb-temple of Queen Hatshepsut ; and the Colossi of Memnon.
DAY 7 – LUXOR, CAIRO – Sleeper Train Back to Cairo(or flight to Cairo )
Check out from our cabins. In the morning we’ll visit the imposing Great Temple of Karnak and the great Temple of Luxor before heading back to the train station to board your sleeper train back to Cairo . Dinner is served on board.
DAY 8 – CAIRO
Morning arrival, our local rep will escort you to your hotel. You’ll make your own program for your last full day in Cairo. Perhaps you’ll do some shopping at the fabulous Khan El-Khalili bazaar, or return to the fabulous Pyramids, or take an optional tour, or spend the day with new friends. Don’t miss your chance to mingle with the crowds, the peddlers, and the street entertainers who give life to Cairo!
DAY 9 – DEPARTURE FOR HOME – Sun – (B)
After breakfast, our staff will see you to the airport and assist you with all the formalities before you board your flight for home. You’ll arrive the same day. Bon Voyage! This tour starts weekly on Saturdays in Cairo.
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES:
|5 stars cruise & 3 stars hotel in cairo||$ 670 USD|
|5 stars cruise & 4 stars hotel in cairo||$ 770 USD|
|5 stars cruise & 5 stars hotel in cairo||$ 870 USD|
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