Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Description

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Embark on an in-depth exploration of Cairo, Luxor, Abu Simbel, and Alexandria – from ancient excavations, to culinary treasures, to music and dance, and more
  • See the world's largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
  • Board your luxury vessel in Luxor for a leisurely sailing along the glorious Nile that takes you to delve into astounding antiquities in Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Aswan
  • Take in the famed sights of Luxor and delight in an evening Sound & Light Show at Karnak
  • Journey along to mystical Alexandria guided by a certified Egyptologist for a full day excursion
  • Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Solar Boat Museum, the ancient city of Memphis, and Sakkara’s Step Pyramid


Itinerary

Day 1 - FRI I CAIRO

Arrival 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.

Day 2 - SAT I CAIRO

Morning visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which includes the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen’s tomb, also visit the Mummies room. Stop for lunch then drive to the Citadel of Saladin and visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. In the evening, you will enjoy the Sound & Light show at the Pyramids area. Overnight at hotel. (B,L)

Day 3 - SUN I CAIRO

Drive to Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt. Visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue and Saint Sergius Church. Stop for lunch at Naguib Mahfouz café and enjoy a walking tour of the largest 13th century covered oriental market, Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Overnight at hotel. (B,L)

Day 4 - MON I CAIRO I LUXOR

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, transfer to your luxury Nile cruise ship for a 4-night cruise. Accommodation onboard your cruise ship will consist of a Beethoven suite with private facilities. Visit the Temple of Karnak & the Temple of Luxor followed by afternoon tea. This evening, transfer to Karnak for a Sound & Light Show. Dinner is followed by a belly dancer show onboard. Overnight in Luxor. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - TUE I LUXOR I ESNA

After breakfast, visit the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Sail to Esna before lunch; afternoon tea, Captain's welcome cocktail and dinner on board. Overnight in Esna. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - WED I ESNA I EDFU I KOM OMBO

Morning at leisure with breakfast and lunch onboard while sailing to Edfu. Upon arrival in Edfu, travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, considered the best-preserved ancient temple in Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Sail to Kom Ombo. Afternoon tea and dinner followed by a Gallabeya Party. Overnight in Kom Ombo. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - THU I KOM OMBO I ASWAN

After breakfast, visit the Temple of Sobek & Haroeris in Kom Ombo, then sail to Aswan. Lunch on board. In Aswan, visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries & Philae Temple. Afternoon tea and dinner followed by a Nubian Folkloric Show. Overnight in Aswan. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - FRI I ASWAN I ABU SIMBEL I CAIRO

Disembarkation and transfer to Aswan airport for your flight to Abu Simbel. Visit the Great Temple of Ramses II and of his beloved queen, Nefertari. After visiting this magnificent site, you will be transferred back to Abu Simbel airport for your flight to Cairo via Aswan. Relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel in Cairo. (B)

Day 9 - SAT I CAIRO I ALEXANDRIA I CAIRO

Enjoy an early breakfast, then start your full-day excursion to Alexandria by private air-conditioned vehicle, accompanied by an English-speaking Egyptologist. Visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shugafa and Qait Bay Fort. Stop for lunch at the Fish Market then proceed to the National Museum and Alexandria Library “Bibliotheca Alexandrina”. Transfer back to Cairo. Overnight at hotel. (B,L)

Day 10 - SUN I CAIRO

After breakfast, a scenic drive will take you to explore the Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza, which have stood for the last 5000 years. Complete your visit to Giza with a tour of the Solar Boat Museum. Enjoy lunch at the Mena House Hotel, then continue to the ancient city of Memphis, the first capital of United Upper and Lower Egypt followed by a visit to Sakkara, site of the Step Pyramid of Zoser. This evening, there is dinner with entertainment onboard a Nile cruising restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - MON I CAIRO TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight back to USA. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 6 nights
  • 4 nights on board a Nile River cruise ship
  • 23 included meals consisting of:
    - 10 buffet breakfasts
    - 8 lunches
    - 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing, including licensed Egyptologist and all entrance fees, as follows:
    - 3-day Cairo tour including: Pyramids, Sphinx, Solar Boat Museum, Memphis and Sakkara, Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo, Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and Citadel of Saladin
    - Nile Cruise sightseeing including: Luxor, Esna, Edfu,Kom Ombo, and Aswan
    - Morning tour to Abu Simbel
    - Full day tour to Alexandria via car
  • All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt
  • All hotel taxes and service charges
  • Document holder and luggage tags

Hotels

Cairo

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Notes

    From prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
    Extra nights and single occupancy are available upon request.
    Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods.

Departures & Rates

2019 DATES & PRICING
FRIDAY ARRIVALS

Christmas Week  $4,749
Best Price starting at $3699 (Based on per person in Double Occupancy)

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