Arrive in the Land of the Pharaohs. At Cairo International Airport you will be welcomed and assisted through immigration and customs by our representative, then escorted to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a sound and light show at the Pyramids.
Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which includes the world's largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb. Drive to Old Cairo to visit Al Moallaka Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue. In the afternoon, visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx, then proceed to Khan El Khalili, the world's largest 13th century covered oriental bazaar. (B, L)
Transfer to Cairo International 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, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Aswan. Once there, your representative will assist and transfer you to your Nile River Cruise. After lunch, enjoy a felucca ride around Kitchener's Island Botanical Garden and the Aga Khan Mausoleum. (B, L, D)
Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Temple of Isis at Philae. Sail towards Kom Ombo during lunch. Upon arrival, visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeries. Continue sailing toward Edfu. Enjoy afternoon high tea and the captian's welcome cocktail party in the evening. (B, L, D)
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)
Visit the West Bank, including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon, see the temples of Karnak and Luxor, a centuries old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines, and obelisks. (B, L, D)
Disembark and transfer to the Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be met and escorted to your hotel. (B)