Day 1 - Sun. - Departure
Depart on your overnight flight. Meals and movies on flight.
Day 2 - Mon. - Arrive Cairo
Arrive at Cairo Airport. Meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 3 - Tue. - Cairo
After breakfast at your hotel, with your guide, visit the world famous Egyptian Museum with its 100,000 objects covering 4000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization, including the treasures of Tutankhamoun and the fascinating mummy room. After lunch continue to Giza to see the 3 great pyramids, the oldest surviving structures built by man. Stand in awe at the magnificent Sphinx carved out of single piece of stone. Enjoy a walking tour of the colorful Khan el Khalili bazaar before you return back to your hotel.
Day 4 - Wed. - Cairo/Luxor/Nile Cruise
Early morning flight from Cairo to Luxor. Upon arrival, transfer to the Nile dock to board your Nile cruise ship. After lunch, visit the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the imposing Temple of Luxor with its grand colonnades. Continue to the vast Karnak Temple complex, built by generation of pharaohs over a 2000 year period. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 5 - Thur. - Luxor/Esna/Edfu Nile Cruise
Morning tour visit to the Valley of the Kings containing the secretive tombs of New kingdom pharaohs. Continue to the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most brilliant creations in the history of architecture. Then on to the famed Colossi of Memnon, standing nearly 70 feet tall. After lunch the ship sails to Edu via Esna. Overnight in Edfu.
Day 6 - Fri. - Edfu/Kom Ombo/Aswan Nile Cruise
Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of
Horus, the best preserved of all large Egyptian
temples. 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. The ship sails to Aswan for
Day 7 - Sat. - Aswan/Cairo
Disembarkation after breakfast. Continue by
motorboat to the beautiful island of Philae to
see the exquisite, gleaming white temple of Isis.
Then visit the Aswan high dam and the granite
quarries where the stone for the ancient
monuments and modern dam of Aswan were cut.
View the unfinished obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut.
A short flight takes you from Aswan to Abu
Simbel, where Ramses II built his monumental
temple. Return to Cairo and your hotel.
Day 8 - Sun. - Departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
sfer to the airport, a short flight will bring you
back to Cairo where you are met and transferred
to your hotel. Remainder of day free.
Overnight at your hotel.
• Roundtrip airfare from New York
• Meeting and assistance upon
arrival and departure
• 3 Nights accommodation in Cairo at
5 Star hotel with Breakfast Daily
• 4 Days/3 Nights Nile Cruise with all
Meals on board 5 Star Cruise Ship
• Full Day Tour to Egyptian Museum
Not Included: Airport departure
Taxes, beverages, laundry, visa fees,
gratuities to guides, driver and hotel
The City of Palaces-Luxor, situated 440 miles south of Cairo on the east bank of the Nile, was the capital of Egypt during the Middle and New kingdoms, holding the seat of power for more than thirteen centuries. In antiquity, Luxor was called Thebes, Greek historian, Homer, called Thebes “the one hundred-gated city” because of its buildings and large gates. The city grew over the years, and the Arab Moslems, impressed by its beautiful palaces and huge edifices, re-named it Luxor , meaning “the city of palaces”.
Today, visitors are still awed by this city, made immortal by its huge, pillared-monuments along both banks of the Nile . Luxor is the world's greatest open-air museum, filled with awe-inspiring monuments of ancient civilizations.