Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, TPT representative welcomes you and assists through the immigration process. Modern air-conditioned coaches transfer you to your hotel in Cairo. Your representative will ensure a smooth hotel check-in. Overnight at the hotel in Cairo.
Breakfast we start a guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders the great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion’ body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit.
Lunch will be served in restaurant 139 at Marriott Mena House hotel.
Afternoon tour to explore ancient Egypt with a visit to Memphis a museum embraces the famous statues of Ramses & Sakkara which includes the step pyramid Explore some of the mysteries with your knowledgeable Egyptologist.
Evening optional tour to the spectacular sound & light show by the Sphinx.
Back to the hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast in the hotel, check out.
Escorted transfer to Cairo Domestic airport for your flight to Luxor or to Aswan to board the Oberoi Philae Cruiser or Sanctuary Nile Adventurer for a relaxing tour through the history for 5 days as per the Nile cruise itineraries.
Board your 5-star deluxe Nile cruise boat, moored in a private dock in Luxor, where you will enjoy a welcome Zaffa, with drums and flutes.
On arrival, you will have the opportunity to visit Luxor Temple. Lunch will be served on board in the main restaurant. After lunch, visit the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings. You will also have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the river Nile, we will pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon.
Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge.
Tonight, you will be greeted by your Boat Manager while you enjoy freshly prepared canapés with some complimentary Egyptian wine and local beer, followed by a gourmet dinner menu.
After a delicious breakfast buffet on board, our tour of the East Bank will begin with a visit to the Temple of Karnak.
Following the morning sail to Esna, enjoy lunch on board the boat.
After lunch, your Egyptologist will guide you around the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius; it was excavated from the silt that had accumulated through centuries of annual Nile floods and is about nine meters below present-day street level.
Afternoon tea will be served on board during the cruise to Edfu.
Tonight, a delicious dinner is served followed by a movie night on board.
Enjoy breakfast on board, followed by a visit to the Temple of Edfu.
Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Kom Ombo. You will also have the chance to take part in an Egyptian cooking lesson.
Following afternoon tea in the lounge, visit the temple of Kom Ombo – dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. 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 Nile Cruise boat ready for the sailing to Aswan. Tonight’s entertainment will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyyas”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties.
Enjoy breakfast on board, followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. Next, we proceed to the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge unfinished obelisk.
Following lunch on board, you will have a chance take a ride on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sail boat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided).
Afternoon tea will be served in the lounge while you enjoy the sounds of an Oud trio. Tonight’s farewell dinner will be a gala dinner, with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.
Enjoy a Dervish show and belly dancer performance after dinner.
A buffet breakfast will be served on board, before check out at 8am.
Disembarkation and transfer to Aswan airport for a flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, TPT representative will welcome you at the airport and you will be transferred to Alexandria.
Overnight in Alexandria.
Alternatively – for those who wish to opt for unforgettable tour to Abu Simbel.
Early breakfast and disembarkation, and then transfer to Aswan airport for a flight to Abu Simbel upon arrival, TPT Travel guide will escort you to the great temples of Ramses II & his beloved Nefertari and will guide you through. Transfer back to the airport by Egypt air buses to board the flight to Cairo via Aswan.
Breakfast at hotel then check out and start a day tour to visit the Bombay’s’ pillars, Alexandrina Bibliotheca, Qaite Bay citadel from outside & Al Montazah Gardens.
Alexandrina Bibliotheca; the New Library of Alexandria, the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It is much more than a library as it contains 13 different departments. Besides, the New Library also hosts a number of institutions which is growing and it is becoming the nerve center of many international and regional networks.
Qaite bay Fort has been guarding the bay for centuries; at the end of the Cornish rises the crenellated walls of the Mameluk fortress built in 1480 on the site of the Alexandria lighthouse.
Pompeii Column and Kom el-Shuqafa Catacombs Thirty meters high and built from Aswan pink granite, the Pompeii Column is thought to have been a present from the people of Alexandria to Emperor Diocletian. The majority of the remains found around the column can be been at the Greco-Roman Museum. At the top of the hill lies the entrance to the Kom al-Shuqafa Catacombs dating from the first and second centuries.
They have been discovered by chance at the beginning of 20th, century.
Montazah Gardens; is about 150-hectare park surrounding the palace of Khedive Abbas with its amazing architecture worth of Walt Disney.
Visitors enjoy strolling in the gardens or swimming of the nice sandy beaches.
Lunch will be served during the tour in the White & Blue restaurant – Greco Club.
Drive back to Cairo at the end of the day and overnight at the hotel in Cairo.
Breakfast at the hotel then start tour to visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835. The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre-historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues.
The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies. The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.
Afternoon tour to visit the Citadel, the medieval fortress of Salah-El-Din and the Mosque of Mohammed Ali.
Lunch will be served in Naguib Mahfouz Café at Khan El Khalili.
Free time to explore Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways. The Bazaars is always a part of most of the tourist programs as the tourists find it a great fun with bargaining experience to buy some souvenirs. Drive back to your hotel to refresh.
Escorted transfer to the Nile Jetty to board the Maxim cruise or one of the Pharos whereby you will enjoy dinner onboard while cruising the Nile and enjoying Cairo by night as well as the oriental & folkloric shows onboard.
Drive back to the hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Final departure transfers after breakfast from the hotel; TPT representative will escort you, check you in your flight.