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Splendors of Egypt


Upon your arrival, you will be met by our representative in Cairo and assisted with visa and customs formalities. 

Proceed to check in at your hotel. 

After breakfast your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, a royal burial chamber and the Sphinx. 

Continue to Memphis, capital of the pharaohs during the Old Kingdom. Visit the recumbent statue of Ramses II and the 80-ton alabaster sphinx. Have lunch at a local restaurant. 

Continue to Sakkara to see the prototype of the Pyramids, the Step Pyramid, built for the 3rd Dynasty pharaoh Djoser by the exalted architect Imhotep. 

Visit a Papyrus and Carpets Institute on your way back to the hotel, overnight.  

After breakfast, transfer to Alexandria.

Start your tour to Alexandria by visiting El Montazah gardens, where you will have the opportunity to see, from outside only, The Montazah palace; originally built in 1892, the palace dates from 1926 and was the summer home of the Egyptian Royal family. 

Then continue to the Catacomb (Kom El Shuqqafa), a remarkable example of the Alexandrian blend of Greco-Roman and Egyptian styles carved into 100ft of solid rock.

 Later, visit the Fort and Citadel of Qaitbay. Built in the 15th century by sultan Ashraf Qait Bey, legend tells the fort was built with stones from the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It now houses a navel museum. 

Next stop will visit the newly opened Library of Alexandria. Apart from the main library, the complex will include a library for the blind, a young people's library, the Alexandria Conference Center, a science museum, a planetarium, a Restoration and Conservation Laboratory, and the Hall of Fame.

Lunch at a local restaurant, then transfer to your hotel overnight. 

Breakfast at hotel, visit El Alamein Museum & commonwealth tombs (90 minutes driving from Alexandria). Return back to Cairo and overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

In the morning, depart from Cairo by air to Luxor for embarkation on your Nile Cruise. In the afternoon you will visit the great Luxor Temple and the magnificent Karnak Temple of Amun with its famous Hypostyle Hall and the 134 huge columns, the Statue of Ramses II, the Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut and the Sacred Lake. Overnight in Luxor 

In the morning your sightseeing in Luxor includes the West Bank (Thebes) where some of the richest treasures in the world exists, including the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun (optional) and other royal tombs including Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings, you will be able to visit some of these tombs, visit Hatshepsut funerary temple at Dier El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit Gold Institute on your way 

back to the cruise for lunch, In the afternoon you will sail through the locks of Esna to Edfu while enjoing dinner on board and Overnight. 

In the morning, visit the Horus Temple of Edfu, one of the three beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic Period. Sail to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Sobek Temple, dedicated to the two gods, which offers beautiful murals and reliefs. Sail to Aswan and Overnight.

After breakfast, visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Philae Temple.  Overnight in Aswan

In the morning, enjoy your breakfast, afterwards disembarkation from the ship, where you will be transferred to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo. 

Upon arrival you will be met by Chrismar Travel representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

After breakfast visit the Egyptian Museum, which houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun. 

Continue to visit the Citadel of Salah El Din and the Mohammed Ali Mosque situated high above the city, Have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to visit the Church of Abu Serga, Moallaqa Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Egypt. 

Visit a Perfum Institute on your way back to the hotel, overnight at hotel.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, afterwards transfer to Cairo airport for finale departure.

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