Arrive at Cairo Airport. Meeting and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight in Cairo.
Early morning flight to Luxor. Arrive and transfer to your Nile Cruiser for a 5 Day/4 Night Cruise. After lunch, visit the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the imposing
Temple of Luxor with its grand colonnades, standing alone in the heart of town. Continue to the vast Karnak Temple-Complex, built by generations of Pharaohs over a 2000-year period. Overnight in Luxor. (B.L.D)
After breakfast, visit the Valley of the Kings containing the secretive tombs of New Kingdom Pharaohs. Visit the beautifully terraced Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. Pass the famed Colossi of Memnon, standing nearly 70 feet tall. The ship then sails to Esna. After lunch on board, the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Esna. (B.L.D)
Wednesday: Edfu/Kom Ombo
Early morning sailing to Edfu. Visit the Temple of Horus, the best preserved of all large Egyptian Temples, built over 180 year period. In the afternoon arrive in
Kom Ombo, a hill town overlooking the banks of the Nile. Visit the Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Horus, the Sun God and Sobek, the Crocodile God. Overnight Kom Ombo. (B.L.D)
Morning sailng to Aswan. Visit the Aswan High Dam and the granite quarries where the stone for the ancient monuments and modern dam of Aswan were cut. Continue by motorboat to the beautiful island of Philae to see the exquisite, gleaming white Temple of Isis. After lunch, sail on a typical Egyptian ‘felucca’ (sailboat) which glides along the Nile, passing by Lord Kitchener’s Island and the dramatic white marble Aga Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan. (B.L.D)
Friday: Aswan – Cairo
After disembarkation, return flight to Cairo. Meet and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Or, join the optional tour to Abu Simbel:
*Optional tour to Abu Simbel escorted by Exclusive Isram Israel guide & services: Fly from Aswan to the mighty Sun Temple of Abu Simbel. The temple was reclaimed from the dam and reconstructed in its present and unforgettable location. Return flight to Cairo where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
$475 per person (min 2 persons);
$575 singles traveling alone.
Evening: Optional Sound & Light show at the Pyramids (please reserve at time of booking). Overnight in Cairo. (B)
The day begins with a visit to the world famous Egyptian Museum with its 100,000 objects covering 5000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization; view Tutankhamun’s treasures and the fascinating Mummy Room. Drive to Giza; after lunch, see the Three Great Pyramids, the oldest surviving structures built by man; enter one of the Pyramids. Visit the astonishing Solar Boat Museum, housing the oldest known ship in the world, uncovered after being buried for over 4500 years. Stand in awe at the magnificent Sphinx carved out of a single piece of stone, guarding the Giza plateau. Try a camel ride before continuing to the unique Karnak store for refreshments and some last minute shopping. Overnight in Cairo. (B.L)
Sunday: En Route
Transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure flight. (B)