Day1 - Sun Cairo
Arrive in the Land of the Pharaohs. Upon completion of immigration and customs formalities at Cairo International Airport, you will be met at the exit by our representative and escorted to your hotel.
Day2 - Mon Cairo
Start your morning by visiting the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which includes the world's largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb. Then drive to Old Cairo to visit Al Moallaka Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx in Alexandria the afternoon followed by a visit the Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Enjoy an optional evening sound and light show at the Giza Pyramids. (B, L)
Day3 - Tue Cairo/Abu Simbel/Aswan
Early in the morning, transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Abu Simbel via Aswan. Visit the Great Temple of Ramses II and the temple of his beloved Queen Nefertari. After visiting this magnificent site, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Aswan. (B)
Day 4 - Wed Aswan/Kom Ombo/Edfu
After breakfast, you will be escorted to your Nile River cruise ship. Accommodations aboard will consist of outside cabins with private facilities. You will visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Temple of Isis at Philae. Sail on board a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat and view Kitchner's Island Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. After lunch, sail to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeries. Then sail to Edfu and overnight. (B, L, D)
Day5 - Thu Edfu/Luxor
Visit the Temple of Horus, the falcon god. Dating from 237 B.C., it is considered the best-preserved temple in Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Sail towards Esna, passing through the Esna Lock. In the afternoon, as you sail towards Luxor, take high tea. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - Fri Luxor
Visit the West Bank necropolis including the Valley of the Kings, the Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Tour Karnak and Luxor temples, a centuries old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines, and obelisks. In the evening see an optional sound and light show at the Karnak Temple. (B, L, D)
Day7 - Sat Luxor/El Gouna
Breakfast and disembarkation followed by a transfer to El Gouna via car. (B, D)
Day 8 - Sun El Gouna
Spend this full day at leisure to relax, explore El Gouna on your own, or participate in an optional tour. (B, D)
Day9 - Mon El Gouna
Spend this full day at leisure to relax, explore El Gouna on your own, or participate in an optional tour. (B, D)
Day 10 - Tue El Gouna/Cairo
After breakfast, transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be transferred to your hotel. (B)
Day11 - Wed Cairo to USA (or extend your stay)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)