DAY 0 FLY TO EGYPT
Overnight flights to Egypt.
DAY 1 CAIRO (O)
On arrival, pass through customs and meet our representative who will transfer you to your 5* hotel Due to various arrival times, no activities are planned for today. Meals are on your own.
DAY 2 CAIRO: SAT (B, D)
After a sumptuous buffet breakfast, depart on your full day tour which will include stops at the famous pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus as well as the impressive Sphinx carved in rock. After a break for lunch (on own), visit the Papyrus Institution which contains the largest collection of papyrus reproductions of all the famous paintings of ancient Egypt. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 CAIRO/FLY TO LUXOR (B, D)
After breakfast, visit the fabulous Egyptian Museum with its ancient art and the treasures of the Tomb of Tutankhamun, before transfering to Cairo Airport for your short afternoon flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you with be met by our representative for the transfer to your hotel. Check in is followed by dinner and overnight accommodation. *Domestic airfare is not included.
DAY 4 LUXOR/ NILE CRUISE (B, L, D)
After breakfast, check-out of your hotel and embark on your tour of the East Bank and the fabulous Luxor and Karnak Temples. Then, transfer directly to your 5 * ship for check-in and lunch on board. The afternoon is free for you to explore your floating hotel or the vibrant markets located dock-side. Dinner on board.
DAY 5 NILE CRUISE/ESNA/ EDFU (B, L, D)
After breakfast, depart on your tour of the West Bank, the “Valley of the Kings” where 64 of Egypt’s Pharaohs have their resting places. Continue to visit the palatial Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and stop at the humongous Collossi of Memnon. Return to the ship for lunch as you sail on via the Esna Lock toward Edfu. An evening welcome drink will precede dinner followed by a Disco party!.
DAY 6 NILE CRUISE / KOM OMBO/ ASWAN (B, L, D)
After breakfast in Edfu, a carriage ride will take you to the superbly preserved Temple of Horus dedicated to the Falcon God. Return to the ship for lunch and sail on to Kom Ombo. On arrival, tour the Temples of Kom Ombo dedicated to two deities; the crocodile headed “Sobek” and the “Haroeris” the double headed sparrow/hawk. On board lectures and other activities will be available on board – or just sit back on the sun deck with a cool drink and enjoy the passing vistas. Tonight prepare for the Galabya (Toga) party!
DAY 7 NILE CRUISE /ASWAN (B, L, D)
After breakfast, begin your exploration of gorgeous Aswan with a tour of the Fila Temple, the High Dam, ending with a delightful sail aboard the local feluccas. Return to your ship for lunch. The afternoon is free to explore Aswan’s many markets. Dinner on board will be followed by a Belly Dance show!
DAY 8 END CRUISE:ASWAN /CAIRO (B, D)
After breakfast, the morning is free to give you time to explore Aswan or to take the optional air excursion to the fantastic Temples of Abu Simbel. Then bid your crew goodbye as you transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Dinner this evening will be on a Nile ship with a belly dancing show.
DAY 9 CAIRO (B, L)
Depart this morning for a walking tour of the massive Khan el Khalili bazaar in search of thise last minute souvenirs. Enjoy a final lunch at a local restaurant then return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure or continue your exploration and return to the hotel on your own. Dinner tonight is on your own,
DAY 10 CAIRO/HOME (B)
As all good things must come to an end, so does your Egypt adventure as you pack away your memories and transfer to the airport for your flights home!