Program 9

 Qaitbay Citadel


 

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(10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS) 

 

4 NIGHTS CAIRO / 4 NIGHTS NILE CRUISE / 1 NIGHT LUXOR / 1 NIGHT ALEXANDRIA
  Day   Itinerary
day1 Meet and assist upon arriving to Cairo International airport by our qualified representative through passport control formalities, luggage identification - Transfer to your requested hotel in Cairo by a private A/C car
Overnight Cairo

day2 After breakfast we will introduce our Egyptiologist "Tour Guide-Multilingual" to start your day tour in Cairo visiting one of the seven wonders in the world the GREAT PYRAMIDS and SPHINX the Pyramids typify ancient Egypt-the land of antiquities. Whenever one thinks of Egypt, the image of colossal golden colored pyramids comes to the mind. After lunch we will continue our tour to the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM which is one of the world’s most famous museums and we will finish our tour at Khan Al-Khalili "Old Souq-Old Market"
Back to the hotel
Overnight Cairo

day3 Afetr breakfast you will start your 2nd day tour in Cairo visiting MEMPHIS which is one of the oldest cities on earth, legendary Memphis was the capital of ancient Egypt throughout the old Kingdom. Break for lunch and then we will continue our day tour to SAKKARA THE Royal burial ground during the old kingdom (2705-2155 BC). The Step Pyramid is the first proper pyramid, built for king Zoser in the 27th century BC
The architect Imhotep. After lunch we will visit SALAH EL_DIN CITADEL Built between 1176 and 1182 AD, fortress provides a panoramic view of Cairo from the Mokattam Hills “THE living world spread out close beneath one’s feet” & MOHAMMED ALI MOSQUE the citadel complex includes the Alabaster Mosque - Transfer to your hotel
Overnight Cairo

day4 Transfer to Cairo domestic terminal departing to Luxor
Arriving to Luxor and transfer to your Hotel
Free day at leisure to explore the magnificent city. Overnight Luxor

day5 Breakfast and transfer to your Nile Cruise
Embarkation - Start your Cruise program by lunch. Afternoon you will visit East Bank in Luxor "KARNAK TEMPLE" which contains three main temples of Mut, Monthu and Amun and enclosed by enormous brick walls, then visit LUXOR TEMPLE
Back to the cruise for Dinner
Overnight Luxor

day6 Breakfast then going to visit the West Bank "VALLEY OF KINGS The Royal burial site for Pharaohs of the 19th ---- 20th Dynasties, HATSHEPSUT TEMPLE "EL-DIER EL-BAHARI One of the most characteristic temples in Egypt and the two huge Memnons' statues "COLLOSI OF MEMNON"
Back to the cruise for Lunch
Sail to Edfu by passing Esna lock for Dinner
Overnight on board of the Cruise in Edfu

day7 Breakfast then visit EDFU TEMPLE "known as HORUS TEMPLE"
Sail to Kom Ombo
Lunch After lunch you will visit KOM OMBO TEMPLE "The Temple shared by two Gods Sobek & Haeroris"
Sail to Aswan for Dinner
Night Show on the Cruise Sail to Aswan
Overnight on board of the cruise in Aswan

day8 As usual and after breakfast we will start our tour to visit HGH DAM which has been completed in 1971 and considered on of three biggest dams in thew world, then visiting the UNFINISHED OBELISK which still remains attached to the rock on one side, finishing the day tour in Aswan by visiting PHILAE TEMPLE There are many legends connected to Philae, but the most well known one tells the story of how Isis found the heart of Osiris here.
Afternoon we will enjoy felucca ride around Kitchenre's Island
Overnight on board of the cruise in Aswan

day9 Transfer to Aswan domestic terminal departing to Cairo
Upon arrive to Cairo you will be transferred to Alexandria to visit Alexandria highlights CATACOMBS These tombs were tunneled into the bedrock in the age of the Antonine emperors (2nd century A.D.) for a single wealthy family still practicing the ancient religion. POMPEY'S PILLAR the highest column in Egypt, It is a huge column of red granite, its total height is about 28 m with a diameter at the base of 2.7 m. and the towards the capital at the top it tapers to 2.3 m. QAITBAY FORTRESS The Qaitbay Citadel in Alexandria is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds not only in Egypt but also on the Mediterranean Sea coast. It formulated an important part of the fortification system of Alexandria in the 15th century AD. At the end of the tour will have our lunch at KING FAROUQ PALACE AT MONTAZAH PARK this 115 acre complex is surrounded by great walls from the south, east and west, and the beach from the north. This area used to belong to the Mohamed Ali family that ruled Egypt from the mid 19th century until 1952. The construction was started in 1892 by King Abbas II, who built a large palace inside the complex called the Salamlek. In 1932, King Fuad built a larger palace and called it the Haramlik. His son, King Farouk, built a bridge to the sea to act as a water front. The rest of the 115 acres is nothing but beautiful gardens. Palm trees and gazelles cover the area. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy the beauty of Alexandria.

day10 Day free at leisure to explore the Jewel of the Meditranean Sea
Back & Overnight Cairo

day11 Transfer to Cairo international airport for final departure

Spotlights

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