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Egypt - The Land of the Pharaohs and Pyramids…Tombs and Temples…a place of ancient mystery and modern fascination…See Cairo…behold such iconic symbols as the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza… Cruise past 5,000 years of history from Aswan floating by magnificent temples to the banks of the fabled city of Luxor where you will be captivated by the legendary Valley of the Kings… Egypt is like having an enormous outdoor museum all to yourself!

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart for Cairo, Egypt

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to Cairo, Egypt.

Day 2 - Arrive Cairo

Welcome to Cairo. Meet your Tours of Distinction Tour Director and be transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of your night is at leisure before getting together for a welcome dinner.

Day 3 - Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Saqqara

Spend the morning exploring the Great Pyramids and Sphinx by camel! In the afternoon, we will travel to Saqqara to visit the famous Imhotep Museum. After the museum, enjoy Memphis which is home to the 3,200 year old statue of King Ramses the Second.

Day 4 - Cairo - Aswan - Abu Simbel

This morning we will hop on our flight to Aswan. Upon arrival we will visit Abu Simble. Here we will explore the temples for King Ramses II, which served as a lasting monument to the king and his queen Nefrtari. At night we will check into our hotel and have the rest of the night at your leisure.

Day 5 - Aswan - Nile River Cruise

After breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and visit Philea, by motorboat. After exploring the Temple of Isis, we will board our Nile River Cruise for lunch and check in.

Day 6 - Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

Following breakfast, we will visit the Temple of Horus, by horse carriage. The Temple of Horus is located in Edfu. Our next stop will be visiting the amazing Temple of Kom Ombo which is dedicated to two gods, Horus, the Falcon God, and Sobek the Crocodile God. We will also visit the unique Crocodile Museum. This evening we will continue cruising down the Nile.

Day 7 - Luxor West Bank

Our first visit of the day will be to the Valley of the Kings. This is the final resting place for the Old Kings of Egypt. For a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. After, we will be touring the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. We will spend the rest of the evening cruising down the Nile.

Day 8 - Luxor West Bank - Cairo

After breakfast, we will depart our Nile Cruise and fly back to Cairo where you will have the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 9 - Cairo

After breakfast, we will tour the Egyptian Museum. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It houses 120,000 items, some of the most famous are for young King Tut. After, we will explore Old Cairo.

Day 10 - Depart Cairo

After breakfast, we head to the airport for the flight home. Upon arrival in the USA, transfer home filled with wonderful stories and memories about Egypt.


Tour Details

Hotel / Lodging

5-Nights Superior Accommodation
3-Nights Luxury Nile River Cruise

Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino

Located on the banks of the River Nile, Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino offers effortless service and modern accommodations in the heart of Cairo.

Mövenpick Aswan

A secluded oasis surrounded by lovely gardens on Elephantine Island. This 5-star resort offers well appointed air-conditioned rooms with private facilities - mini-bar and satellite TV. All rooms have a balcony with views of the Nile - Aswan City or the desert beyond.

M/S Tamr Henna

M/S Tamr Henna offers luxurious accommodations, spacious lounge and bar. It has a beautiful Sun deck with swimming pool and pool bar.

Transportation

Airplane
Cruise
Camel
Horse Carriage
Mini-coach

Meals

17 Meals: 8 Breakfasts | 5 Lunches | 4 Dinners

Trip Highlights

All Entrance Fees
Small Group
Egyptian Cuisine
The Sphinx
Nile River
Local Markets
Egyptologists
^Complimentary Airport Transfers Within 50 Miles of Departure Airport


Upcoming Departures

Tour DatesAvailableDeparture Points Subject to Change
Tue April 5, 2022 - Thu April 14, 2022
4/5/2022 - 4/14/2022
16
  • Airfare From Any USA Departure Gateway Included | 1-800-426-4324
Mon October 3, 2022 - Wed October 12, 2022
10/3/2022 - 10/12/2022
16
  • Airfare Included From Any USA Departure Gateway | 1-800-426-4324

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