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Signature Egypt & the Nile 2020

Ride a camel past the pyramids at Giza, and then step inside one of these ancient architectural marvels for a visit, on an independent journey that includes a four-night cruise along the Nile aboard Luxury Nile Cruise, travelling to off-the-beaten-path Denderah,one of Egypt’s best-preserved and less-frequented temples and sailing the Nile in a felucca.

 Embark on a four-night Luxury Nile River cruise

Avoid crowds and the hassle of navigating around the site, with private services all over Egypt

per adult from

$3,566

AUD

Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Meet & assist upon arrival and departure
    • Internal filghts (Cairo–Luxor-Aswan-Abu simbel-Cairo)
    • All transfers by a Private air-conditioned vehicle.
    • All Accommodations at 5 star Luxury hotels on B.B basis.
    • 5 days 4 nights on a 5 star Luxury Nile cruise full board
    • Private English-Speaking Egyptologist guide.
    • New for 2020! Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
    • Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service
    • Internet Access (Where Available)
    • 24/7 On-Call Support
    • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests
    • All Service charges & taxes.
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Giza
    • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
    • Entry/Admission - Dendera Temple Complex
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Horus
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Kom Ombo
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae
    • Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk
    • Entry/Admission - Aswan High Dam
    • Entry/Admission - Abu Simbel Temple Complex
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
    • Entry/Admission - Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
    • Entry/Admission - Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
    • Entry/Admission - Mit Rahina Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • International Airfare
    • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Entry visa to Egypt.
    • Personal expenses.
    • Optional tours.

  • Day 1: Cairo-Arrival

    Pass By: Cairo, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
    Arrive in Cairo, where you are met by your tour representative and transferred to your historic hotel

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 5 star hotel- Cairo

    Day 2: Giza pyramids -Sphinx

    Stop At: Pyramids of Giza, Al Haram Str., Giza 12611 Egypt
    Visit the Great pyramid of Cheops (Khufu). It is certainly one of the most important monuments of ancient Egypt. A masterpiece of fabricated structure and architecture, you will be overwhelmed by the huge size of its blocks, the height and the age that exceeded 4600 years.
    Your guide will explain fully the history of all the area including the other pyramids, of Chephren and Mycerinus, answer all your questions and you will have the chance to take pictures of the whole area.
    You will spend more than two hours in the area so that you can enter one of the pyramids chamber or visit the Sun boat museum. You may like to have a camel ride around the area.
    Moving to the Sphinx area where you will spend some time exploring this monolith statue, which symbolizes the power and wisdom of the pharaoh. Next to the Sphinx area, you will visit the valley temple where you will learn about mummification in ancient Egypt.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5 star hotel- Cairo

    Day 3: Fly to Luxor- West bank

    Stop At: Valley of the Kings, Luxor City, Luxor 85511 Egypt
    At the beginning of your tour, you will cross the Nile to the West bank where you will visit the Valley of the Kings. The Pharaohs were hiding their mummies and treasures in this barren desert area. Many of these treasures were found in these beautiful colored tombs. You can visit three tombs to enjoy the colors and murals on the walls. The tombs were craved deep in the mountain rock; you have the option to visit other royal tombs such as Tut Ankh Amun
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Kings Valley Rd Deir el-Bahari, Luxor 23512 Egypt
    Then continue your tour on the west bank and drive to the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshibsut. She is the first female pharaoh in ancient Egypt who ruled the kingdom for 20 prosperous years. This temple is called El Deir el Bahari as the early Christians used the Northern monastery, as it was a Coptic monastery. Unlike the other temples, this one was built of limestone and partly hewn in the mother bedrock. It has three terraces and its focal point is to tell the story of the Divine birth of the Queen.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5 star Nile cruise

    Day 4: temple of Hathor at Dendera

    Stop At: Dendera Temple Complex, Qena Egypt
    Dendera is located about 60 kilometers north of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile River opposite the town of Qena.The temple of Dendera is one of the beautiful temples that stand out among the other structures in the South of Egypt. The temple was dedicated to goddess Hathor, the goddess of maternity and love. The temple is distinguished with its well-preserved wall paintings and ceilings, its wide and huge entry and detailed carvings. Many evidences show that there were many religious structures that go back to the Old and New Kingdoms that reflect the holiness of the area. However, the current temple date back to the Greek period with many additions and expansions during the Roman era, with the birth house or (Mamisi) date back to the late period. Your private guide will explain the important parts of the temple and basic reliefs.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5 star Nile cruise

    Day 5: Edfu - Kom Ombo

    Stop At: Temple of Horus, Adfo, Edfu Egypt
    The temple was dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed. The temple of Edfu is the most well-preserved among ancient temples. Your private guide will give you detailed history of the temple and its reliefs,
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Kom Ombo, Nagoa Ash Shatb, Kom Ombo 81611 Egypt
    his is one of unique temples of Egypt.The temple was dedicated to two Egyptian Deities: Horus with the falcon head and Sobek with the crocodile head. The temple has two entrances, one for each of the two gods. The temple is beautifully located on a high mound .This location gives the visitor the chance to enjoy the view of the Nile.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5 star Nile cruise

    Day 6: Aswan main attractions

    Stop At: Temple of Philae, Island of Agilika, Aswan Egypt
    The magnificent Temple was dedicated to the Cult of the Goddess Isis, but it became submerged after the first Aswan dam was built in 1902, and it was not until the sixties that many countries attempted to save the Temple. All these countries, together with UNESCO moved the temple to the Agilika Island. The Egyptian built the temple and during the Greek, Roman and Byzantine era; every ruler was keen on adding and expanding the temple to show his reverence to the Egyptian deities. Your Egyptologist guide will explain all the different reliefs, courts and pylons of the temple.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Unfinished Obelisk, Sheyakhah Oula, Aswan Egypt
    Stare at the huge obelisk in Aswan. In the granite quarry of the city, lying the giant obelisk. It is called the Unfinished Obelisk because it was never erected. It would have measured about 137 feet (42 meters) if completed and is estimated to weigh around 1164 tons. It is believed that the female pharaoh Hatshepsut ordered carving it during the 18th dynasty.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Aswan High Dam, Manteqet As Sad Al Aali, Aswan Egypt
    The High Dam of Aswan is one of the most important and great achievements of Egypt during the 20thCentuy. For many years, the dam represented the period of modernism in the country. It provided Egypt with Hydroelectric power and safeguarded the country from the dangers of the flood. Your guide will accompany you to explain the history of the Dam, its advantages and disadvantages.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5 star Nile cruise

    Day 7: Abu Simbel temple complex

    Stop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel Egypt
    There are two temples there; both were erected by the famous pharaoh Ramses II 1240 B.C .The two temples were carved into the mountainside. The large of them contains four huge seated statues for the pharaoh; each of them is 70 feet high. The second one is smaller and for his wife Nefertari. This one has six statues on its façade, two of them for the queen and four for the king

    During the tour, your Egyptologist guide will explain the history of the temples and the pharaoh outside the temples, and then you will have enough free time to explore the interior of the temples and enjoy looking at the wall painting and hieroglyphics. Ramses is defeating his enemies and showing himself as a god.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: 5 star hotel- Cairo

    Day 8: Egyptian museum-Sultan Hassan mosque-Khan Al Khalili

    Stop At: The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Midan El Tahrir Geographical Society Building, Cairo 11511 Egypt
    The Egyptian museum in Cairo is one of the largest museums in the world. Your Egypt tours will take you in a 4 hours tour to explore the treasures of the museum (opend in 1901).Look at the amazing monuments and artifacts in its different halls in a guided tour. Although the museum has tens of thousands of artifacts but in this short tour, your Egyptologist guide will focus on the highlights and masterpieces of the museum
    Visit the Tut Ankh Amun Wing on the first floor and see his wonderful collection of historically important artwork. The treasures are mainly golden and they cover a quite large section of the museum. This area of the museum includes significant statues, furniture and gold sculptures. After enjoying the guided part of the tour, take some free time to browse the museum with the option of visiting the royal mummy room.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, Maydan Salah al-Din, Cairo 11511 Egypt
    The next stop will be at Sultan Hassan mosque and Madrasa which dates back to the 14th Century. It is a unique mosque with its tall arches, beautiful multi-chromatic marble floor and unique style.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo Egypt
    Enjoy some free time at Khan El Khalili, the biggest market in Cairo. In Khan el Khalili bazaar, you will enjoy strolling through the maze of streets and bargain for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt. You can spend some time having a local drink in one of the oldest Coffee shops in Cairo El Fishawy (1763).


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: 5 star hotel- Cairo

    Day 9: Sakkara- Memphis

    Stop At: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Al Giza Desert, Saqqara 12919 Egypt
    You will visit Sakkara, home of Egypt's oldest pyramid, built in 2800 B.C. Your guide will provide a brief history of the famous Step Pyramid and you will have free time to walk around and visit the painted tombs of the nobles
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mit Rahina Museum, Mit Rahinah, Al Badrashin 11511 Egypt
    Memphis is the oldest capital of Egypt after the unity in 3100 B.C. You will visit the open-air museum of the city. In Memphis, you will see the second largest Sphinx in Egypt, the lying colossus of Ramses II and many more monuments dug in this great city.
    Note :This evening, gather with your fellow guests to reflect on your journey through Egypt and along the Nile at a farewell dinner hosted by Your Egypt Tours
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5 star hotel- Cairo

    Day 10: Departure

    Pass By: Cairo, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
    Departure Time :
    9am
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Your Egypt Tours

Activity ID: V-7600P82

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