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Egyptian Delight 10 days


DAY BY DAY Itinerary

DAY 1,
Depart from home for an overnight flight to Cairo. Full service on board.

DAY 2,
Arrival in Cairo. Issy AdventuresTours representative welcomes you to Egypt and transfers you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 3,
After breakfast depart for your full day. Visit the Great Pyramid built 4500 years ago, and sneak a peek at the inner burial chambers. Explore the pyramids built by Mycerinus and Chepheren and beware the mighty Sphinx protector of the Pharaohs. After lunch drive to Memphis, ancient Egypt’s first capital, where you will discover Sakkara, the necropolis of this city and site of Djoser’s step Pyramid. (B,L)

After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your cruise ship. Visit the East Bank of the Nile to see the famous Karnak Temple- Complex, built by generations of Pharaohs over a 2000 year period. Continue to the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the Exquisite Temple of Luxor with its grand colonnades. Dinner and overnight on board. (B,L,D)

Today visit the most important area of the Nile by crossing to West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens where the tombs of the Great Pharaohs with exquisite colors on walls still visible from thousand of years ago. Then proceed to the Valley of the Queen to visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon, before returning to the cruise ship. (B,L,D)

Sail to Edfu, where you will visit the 2000 year old and well preserved Temple of Horus. Return to the ship and sail to Kom Ombo. (B,L,D)

This morning visit the Kom Ombo Temple built for Gods Sobek & Haeronis and sail to Aswan. Visit the High Dam, the granite Quarries, the Temple of Philae and the unfinished Obelisk. In the afternoon sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener’s Island. (B,L,D)

After breakfast disembark in Aswan and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. (B)

After breakfast begin a full day tour visiting the Egyptian Museum, containing the largest collection from the Pharaonic period. Afternoon tour of the Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, Old Cairo’s Coptic Church and the century-old Ben Ezra Synagogue, followed by a visit to Khan El Khalili bazaar. Tonight you will attend the spectacular Sound & Light show at the Pyramids. (B)

You will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

NOTE: Sonesta St. George I sails from Luxor on Mondays. Itinerary as above. Movenpick Radamis II sails from Luxor on Tuesdays. Movenpick Royal Lotus sails from Aswan on Tuesdays and the cruise itinerary will operate in reverse. For cruise sailings on Tuesdays, you will have three overnights in Cairo prior to the cruise and one after the cruise. Due to closing of Esna Lock in June, January and December, the sightseeing to Luxor will be operated by motorcoach.

• Roundtrip airfare including fuel surcharge
• All flights within Egypt
• 4-night hotel accommodations in Cairo
• Breakfast daily in Cairo
• 2 full days of sightseeing in Cairo, including all entrance fees and one lunch. Included Sites: Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara, Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo, Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Citadel, Mohammed Ali Mosque and Khan El Khalili bazaars
• Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids area
• The service of an English speaking guide during the tours
• 4-night Nile cruise with all meals included
• Sightseeing in Luxor, Aswan and all shore excursions, as per cruise itinerary
• All transfers as per itinerary with an English speaking escort
• Baggage handling
• Hotel and cruise taxes and service charge

ACTIVITIES Architecture Tours / History & Archaeology Tours / Cruise Excursions
THEMES Family Vacations / Luxury Cruise Vacations

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