Bride of the Mediterranean (11n/12d)

Giza, Memphis and Saqqara are usually all visited in one day

Giza, Memphis and Saqqara are usually all visited in one day

Day 1 – Cairo
Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by local representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2 – Cairo
After breakfast, your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Sphinx and the Valley Temple. Continue to Memphis. Lunch en route.Continue to Sakkara. Return to Cairo and visit a Papyrus Institute on your way to your hotel for overnight.

Day 3 – Cairo
After breakfast, drive to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities for a detailed, guided tour. Then visit Old Cairo and walk back in time, visiting the Old Coptic Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Lunch en route. Continue to the Mohamed Ali Mosque and the streets of Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 4 – Alexandria
After Breakfast, drive to Alexandria and take a tour at the Greco- Roman Museum, Al-Montazah Gardens and the Catacomb. Transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 5 – Alexandria
Visit the Library of Alexandria. Return to your hotel for overnight.

Day 6 – Al Alamein/ Cairo
Drive to Al Alamein Desert. Continue to Cairo and transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 7 – Aswan
Transfer to Cairo airport for your very early flight to Aswan. Connect to your flight to Abu Simbel to visit the 2 temples of Ramses II and Nefertari. Fly back to Aswan. Upon arrival to Aswan, you will be met by local representative and transferred to your Nile cruise for lunch. Take a tour to the Aswan High Dam. Proceed to the Granite Quarries and the huge Unfinished Obelisk. Then take a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple. In the afternoon (if weather permitting) take a ride on a Felucca, around Elephantine Island. Continue sailing around Kitchener’s Island, and the Mausoleum of the Agha Khan. Return to your cruise for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 – Kom Ombo
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. Continue to Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 9 – Edfu
After breakfast, visit the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu using horse carriage to reach there and back. Sail to Esna, cross the lock and continue to Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 10 – Luxor
Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and explore the Valley of the Kings. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the river Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 11 – Cairo
After breakfast, visit the East Bank of the Nile starting with the especially graceful Temple of Luxor. Proceed to the North of Luxor to the Karnak Temple. In the afternoon, transfer to Luxor airport for your return flight to Cairo and transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 12 – Departure Flight
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your departure flight

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