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A :From 1st Oct To 30th Apr High Season
B :From 1st May To 30th Sep Low Season
Minimum Four participants
Arrival at Cairo Airport. Meet assistance & transfer to the hotel for check-in & over night stay.
Following breakfast, we leave the hotel to visit The Great Pyramids of Giza (circa. 2,500 B.C.) of Egyptian kings Khufu (in Greek, Cheops) Khafrà (in Greek, Chephren) and Menkaurà (in Greek, Mykerinos) and the Sphinx. We will have lunch at a local restaurant and then continue onwards to visit both the Egyptian museum and the traditional bazaar of Khan-El-Khalili. Dinner at a local restaurant then we return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Following breakfast we depart to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan (90 minutes). Upon arrival, we will be met and transferred to a Nile cruise ship. We will next visit Philae Temple (from the Greco-Roman period), which was removed, from a flooded island to Agilika Island between 1972 and 1980. We will also visit the High Aswan Dam, built during President Nasser administration between 1960 and 1971. We return to the ship to spend overnight on board.
Following breakfast, we will enjoy a quiet Felucca sail on the Nile, and then take a city tour to see the Aswan traditional market. Then, we return to the cruise ship and sail onwards, to visit the temple of Kom-Ombo (two temples in one built in the Greco-Roman period). We return to the cruise ship to sail overnight to Edfu.
Following breakfast, we leave the cruise ship to travel by Hantour (carriage) to visit the temple at Edfu (the most complete temple, built in the Greek period between the 300 and 50 B.C.). Thereafter, we continue sailing towards Luxor passing the lock of Esna. In the afternoon, we visit the temples of Luxor and Karnack (the complex of temples built between 1,500 and 400 B.C. by many Egyptian kings, the most famous being that of Ramses II). We return to the cruise ship where we spend overnight on board.
Following an early breakfast, we visit the Valley of the Kings (the location of the famous Pharaoh Tombs), Madinat Habu (the temple of Ramses III, the most revered colored temple) and Memnon Colossi. Following lunch we depart to Hurghada. Upon arrival, we will have dinner and spend overnight at the hotel.
We will have free leisure time to enjoy Hurghada.
Following breakfast, we drive north along the coast road to visit the Monasteries of St. Paul (built in 400 A.D. and dramatically set against the cliffs of the Eastern desert plateau) and St Anthony’s Monastery, famed for having several churches and chapels, and fascinating medieval graffiti. We continue onwards to Cairo. On arrival, we will have dinner at a local restaurant then go to the hotel where we spend overnight.
Following breakfast, we leave the hotel to visit old Coptic Cairo and the Coptic museum. We will have lunch at a local restaurant, and then visit old Coptic churches (from 400 to 1,400 A.D.). Dinner at a local restaurant then we return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Following breakfast, we leave for Wadi El Natroun to visit its old Monasteries, and then continue to Alexandria. Upon arrival, we will have lunch at a local restaurant and then visit both the Roman Amphitheatre and the Catacombs (the underground Roman cemetery). We will have time for walking tour of the city and then return to Cairo. We will have dinner at a local restaurant and then return to the hotel to spend overnight.
Following breakfast, we leave for the monastery of St. Catherine. We will have light lunch during the course of the tour. We will arrive at the hotel and in the afternoon, have some free leisure time. We leave at 10 pm to Mount Moses where you can climb the mount on foot or by camel.
We return from the mount in the morning in time to visit St. Catherine’s Monastery. Following lunch at a local restaurant we return to Cairo. On arrival, we will have dinner at a local restaurant then we return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Hotel breakfast is followed by escort to Cairo International Airport for your scheduled return flight home.