in a Week
The 10 -Day Alexandria edition
With the Sleeper Wagon - Lits Train
good look at Cairo , Alexandria and a 5-day cruise along the Nile
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a 10 day edition with 2 nights hotel stay in Luxor or Aswan
This Itinerary is available on a Private basis & a Private touring
with a minimum of 4 guests at no
1 - CAIRO Tour
Starts DAILY in Cairo - Arrive any day of the week .
Our representative greets you at the airport and whisks you to your
hotel. Visa fee is included and will be issued upon arrival at Cairo
Airport for : Australian, NZ, American, EU , Canadian & Japanese
citizens. You are responsible for having your passport in order valid
at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival in Cairo.
2 - CAIRO (BL)
On your first full day in Egypt we show you the Egyptian Museum,
including the " Mummies Room" , the Pyramids of Giza,
the Sphinx, the Citadel of Saladin, and the Mohammed
Ali Mosque, made of alabaster.
3 - ASWAN, Camel Caravan! (BLD)
We fly to Aswan and board our Nile cruiser in time for a delicious
welcome fruit basket awaits you in your cabin. In the afternoon we enjoy
a leisurely sail by graceful felucca on the Nile. Only for those
who are interested: a short camel caravan & ride for almost half
an hour to visit a local Nubian Village.
4 - ASWAN & KOM OMBO (BLD)
First we tour new Nubian Museum then the awesome Aswan dams,
and next an ancient granite quarry complete with an unfinished obelisk.
Then we go by motor launch to the island temples of Philae. Re-embarking
on our Nile cruiser, we sail downstream to Kom Ombo to visit
its twin temples.
5 - EDFU & ESNA (BLD)
We moor in Edfu, climb aboard horse-drawn carriages, and clip-clop
through the town to the Temple of Horus, Egypt's best-preserved
temple. Re-embarking, we cruise to Esna and its great temple
dedicated to Khnum, the creator-god. Evening finds us in Luxor.
6 - LUXOR (BLD)
tour today as well the magnificent tombs in the Valley of the Kings
, including Tutankaomn's tomb, and the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut,
stop at the Colossi of Memnon on the way back to our cruise.
Queen Nefertari's tomb will be closed for urgent repairs. , that's
why we are visiting instead the Ancient Worker's village at Deir el
Queen for whom the sun shines :
Long before Cleopatra humbled the ruler of Rome, an Egyptian queen held
power over the heart and soul of Ramses, Egypt's greatest pharaoh. In
the 12th century BC, a brokenhearted Ramses built a grand funerary tomb
for Queen Nefertari, "the Beautiful one," in the Valley of the Queens.
It's been exquisitely restored with the aid of an American endowment,
and is among the rarest sights in all Egypt: the only great tomb ever
built by a pharaoh for his late queen. Artistically, it is the closest
thing you could ever come to see the original Ancient Egyptian art in
all of its glory and finesse.
Because of its fragile nature, only a limited number of visitors are
allowed entry each day. We are the only company to include a visit to
Nefertari's tomb in our daily program. Because of the limited access
we must rise early for our visit, appropriate as Ramses named Nefertari
"the one for whom the sun shines." >>
we'll continue on Luxor's west bank to get a totally different perspective
on ancient Egyptian life, at the ancient workers' settlement of Deir
el-Medinah. While most of the imposing stone monuments and sites of
Egypt honor the lives and after-lives of royalty, Deir el-Medinah gives
us unique and surprising insights into the ordinary citizens who constructed
and decorated the tombs.
we'll see the excavated homes shared by laborers with their domestic
animals. These quarters were surprisingly large, with three good-sized
rooms, courtyard, kitchen, and even storage cellars. While ancient Egypt
might not have been a workers' paradise, we'll see that artisans and
builders were highly regarded in their community. We are proud to be
the only operator to offer regular visits to this singular ancient settlement
in its tour and cruise programs.
7 - LUXOR & Sleeper Train Wagon - Lits (BLD)
After breakfast , check - out .
The gigantic Great Temple of Amon at Karnak, and the mighty Temple
of Luxor are our goals in the morning, return to the Cruise for
lunch ( included) . In the afternoon, wander through the city on your
own, or do your last-minute shopping, all public facilities son board
are at your disposal , until it is time fro the transfer to the railway
station to board the deluxe sleeper train, dinner is served on board.
Overnight on board- Private compartment.
8 - HOME HOSTED DINNER - CAIRO (BD)
Early morning arrival .Our local rep will escort you to your hotel.
Cairo is yours, full day at leisure .
is included at a local home:
Meet the locals,
you may wish to bring token gifts to exchange with the host family (
T shirt , small souvenirs of your home town):
evening we'll venture where few ordinary visitors ever tread . . . right
into the homes of some of the people of Cairo l! You'll be invited to
a family dinner, and while you enjoy wholesome home-cooked specialties,
you'll learn about and appreciate the outlook, aspirations, and way
of life of your hosts. Be assured, as curious as you may be about your
new friends, they're sure to have questions about your own background.
Once the ice is broken, you'll enjoy a lively evening, and find that
you have more in common than you ever suspected. Of course, you may
enjoy dinner in a quiet restaurant with your travel companions, by letting
us know your preferences.
visiting Alexander the Great's Tomb in Alexandria just after he defeated
Cleopatra & Marc Anthony.
He left his coat as a token of respect to Alexander the Great. The search
continues for Alexander the Great's Tomb.
9 - Alexandria & Wadi El Natroun Monasteries (cBL)
before sunrise to head for Alexandria by private air conditioned vehicle
and private chauffeur.
day tour of the Museum, the Catacombs, the Roman Amphitheater, Qayet
Bey Fort was
built on the same site of the ancient wonder of the world : the famous
Alexandria Light House. A brief stop at " El Selsela" the
site of the Underwater reserve where Cleopatra Place was discovered,
as well as Caesar Kiosk. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the the
new Alexandria Library before heading to Wadi
El Natroun monastery almost midway to Cairo , where early Coptic Christians
retreated here to escape the Roman persecution in the 4th century AD.
The Egyptian Pope of Alexandria is always chosen from the Monks of wadi
El Natroun. Reach Cairo early evening and your hotel.
DAY 10 - CAIRO- Departure (B)
Our representative escorts you to the airport for your homeward flight.
person in USD -
Private touring on board the cruise: Please add $25- per person for
the full cruise/shore excursions.
Easter , Dec 20 - Jan 3 please add %15 supplement to any of the listed
airfare and sleeper train tickets .
transfers within Egypt.
accommodation with tax & service charges.
fee , visa will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for : American,EU,
Canadian , Australian, NZ & Japanese citizens. You are responsible
for having your passport in order valid at least for 6 month beyond
the date of your arrival in Cairo.
Nile Cruise with all meals & shore excursions.
menu meals including B = Breakfast, (or cB,
Continental Breakfast) L = Lunch, D
= Dinner .
guided sightseeing as per itinerary including all entrance fees. On
board the cruise you'll be part of an average 10-15 English speaking
interruption and cancellation insurance
expenses, including excess baggage or shipping charges, beverages,
and personal charges in hotels for laundry, telephone, or other
International airfares to or from home
here for the 14 -day edition with one week in Hurgada or El Gouna on
the Red Sea:
"Dream Come True" tour. 14
days , Cairo and the Pyramids. A Nile
Cruise of course, and a beach resort at Hurgada or El Gouna,
on the Red Sea. Including the welcome Zaffa
(procession that will resemble an Arabian/Egyptian wedding party) with
a troupe of dancers and musicians dressed with the Egyptian typical
clothes, welcoming guests by singing and dancing Egyptian Folklore).