The Best of Egypt

13 Nights/14 Days 5 nights in Cairo, 4 nights Nile Cruise, 4 nights in Hurghada

The Best of Egypt
12 Nights/13Days 4 nights in Cairo, 3 nights Nile Cruise, 5 nights in Hurghada

DAY 1 - CAIRO

Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met by our representative in Egypt and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

DAY 2 – CAIRO

Your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour.  Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, a royal burial chamber and the Sphinx. Continue to Memphis, capital of the pharaohs during the Old Kingdom. Visit the recumbent statue of Ramses II and the 80-ton alabaster sphinx.
Lunch en route, Continue to Sakara to see the prototype of the Pyramids, the Step Pyramid, built for the 3rd Dynasty pharaoh Djoser by the exalted architect Imhotep. Return to Cairo and visit a Papyrus Institute on your way to your hotel for overnight. (B, L)

DAY 3 – CAIRO

Drive to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities for a detailed, guided tour. Among other fascinating exhibits, see the treasures of the tomb of Tutankhamen. 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. (B, L)

DAY 4 – Cairo /Aswan (Nile Cruise – High Dam, Philae, Obelisk)

Early morning will transferred to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan, upon arrival you will be met by Chrismar Travel representative and your guide to start a tour of Aswan High Dam, Egypt's modern example of building on a monumental scale. Next, proceed to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples. The quarries still hold the Unfinished Obelisk, possibly intended as a companion to the Lateran Obelisk, originally at Karnak but now in Rome. It would have weighed over 1,100 tons and would have been the world's largest piece of stone ever handled. Continue by a short motor-boat ride to the Temple of Philae on the island of Agilka. The temple was dedicated to Isis, sister/wife of Osiris and patroness of the Ptolemaic rule. Then transferred back to your cruise vessel for lunch, in the afternoon sail around Elephantine Island on a felucca, the traditional Egyptian sail boat Return to your cruise vessel and sail to Kom-Ombo, Dinner on board and overnight in Kom-Ombo. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 – Nile Cruise (Kom-Ombo & Edfu)

After breakfast, visit the Temple of Sobek, the crocodile-headed god of fertility and creator of the world. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank. Return to your cruise and sail to Edfu

 

Set out by horse-drawn carriage to visit the Temple of Horus, the largest and most perfectly preserved of all the Nile temples. Horus, also known as Haroeris, was the falcon-headed solar war god. Back to cruise and sail to Esna. Cross the lock of Esna
Dinner, over night on Luxor. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 – Nile Cruise (Luxor – West & East Banks)

After breakfast on board, cross to the West Bank of the Nile and visit the wondrous Valley of the Kings, a vast city of the dead, where the magnificent tombs of 62 pharaohs have been discovered. The tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs. Visit several of the tombs. Next, visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This beautiful monument to the reign of the only female pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it.

On the way back stop at the famed Colossi of Memnon, two 66ft, 1 thousand ton statues of Amenhotep III. These colossal statues were known by the ancient Greeks to emit haunting voices at dawn. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive, back to cruise and Lunch on board.

 

In afternoon visit Karnak Temple, called by some “the Temple of Temples.” It is the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-Isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral. Proceed to the graceful Temple of Luxor built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun. Return buck to cruise for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 – Luxor/Hurghada

After breakfast, disembark from the ship Then, you will be transferred to Hurghada by private A/C van. You will be met by Chrismar Travel representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight. (B, D)

DAY 8 – Luxor/Hurghada

After breakfast, disembark from the ship. To the north of Luxor visit Karnak Temple, called by some "the Temple of Temples." It is the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-Isut means "the most sacred of places." The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great "Hypostyle Hall" is an incredible forest of giant pillars covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral. Proceed to the graceful Temple of Luxor built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun. Then, you will be transferred to Hurghada by private A/C van. You will be met by Chrismar Travel representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight. (B)

DAYS 8 till 11 Hurghada

Free day: to enjoy this fabulous resort by the Red Sea. (B, D)

DAY 12 – HURGHADA / CAIRO

After breakfast drive back to Cairo by private A/C deluxe Van , in our way will stop to visit St. Antony's and St. Paul's  (( St. Antony's Monastery (Deir Mar Antonio's), and its neighbor St. Paul's, are both Coptic Christian and are the oldest inhabited monasteries in Egypt. Hidden deep in the Red Sea Mountains and relying on springs for their water supply, both still observe rituals that have hardly changed in 16 centuries.  They are accessible by special tours from Cairo, Suez or Hurghada and a stay in either monastery can be arranged in advance))
Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met by Chrismar Travel representative in Egypt and transferred to your hotel for overnight. (B)

DAY 14

You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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What's Included

 

What's Not Included
  • Meet and Assist at the airport.
  • 4 nights accommodation in Cairo based on bed and breakfast.
  • 2 days touring in Cairo with lunch.
  • 3 nights Nile Cruise accommodation based on Full-board.
  • 5 nights accommodation in Hurghada based on half board.
  • All transfers in private Deluxe A/C Bus.
  • Baggage handling and portage.
  • Sightseeing with entry fees as mentioned.
  • Private Egyptologist Guide.
  • Service and local taxes.
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • All Drinks.
  • Any additional requests. 
  • International & Domestic flights.
  • Tips ( Driver, Representative & Guide )
  • Entry Visa 20 USD.

 

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