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Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Today, a visit to the awesome pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau. It’s estimated the largest - Khufu (Cheops) was constructed from no less than 2.5 million quarried limestone blocks, weighing around 6 million tonnes. No mean feat, when you consider the pyramids were built without the use of modern equipment! Maybe opt for a camel ride. Next we travel on to the necropolis of Saqqara, Egypt's most enduring architectural legacy.
Early morning flight from Cairo to Aswan. On your arrival in Aswan we will be there to meet you and take you to your hotel for the night. This morning a visit out of town takes us to the mighty High Dam – a modern feat of engineering, the by product for which is Lake Nasser, the world’s largest artificial lake! Continuing, we enjoy a short boat trip to Agilika Island for the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Enjoy the evening at leisure.
Early this morning we will fly your to Abu Simbel to visit the famous Temples of King Ramses II. Abu Simbel is one of the greatest Egyptian monuments ever built. The entire temple was moved from the banks of Nile when Lake Nasser was formed. We return to Aswan around midday to check into your 5* Cruise boat and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Today anchors away as the cruiser sets sail headed for Kom Ombo. Sit back and relax and enjoy soaking up the sun on the ships sun deck with frequent dips in the pool and a cocktail or two! Later today we will make a stop at Kom Ombo for a visit to this wonderful temple dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god and Hareveris the sun god.
Continuing on toward Luxor stopping at Edfu en route for guided sightseeing later this afternoon you will arrive in to Luxor and when dusk draws near we will take you sightseeing to the Luxor Temple, Beautifully illuminated at night enjoy guided sightseeing and great photo opportunities.
As the cruise comes to an end, it's time to disembark and check into your Luxor hotel. Today the massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we’ll see as we arrive on the West Bank for our day's sightseeing. These are all that remain of the temple of Amenophis III. We visit the valleys of the Kings & Queens and the temple of Hatshepsut.
This morning there is the opportunity to get up early and enjoy a hot air balloon flight and see the city come alive. Then pay a visit to the colossal Temple of Karnak. Lose yourself in the stone-columned Hypostle Hall where there are plenty of amazing photo opportunities. Remainder of the day is free for you to relax in Luxor.
Spend your last day in Luxor at leisure before taking the early evening flight back to Cairo where we will help check you into your city centre hotel.
After breakfast we will have a guided visit to the famous Egyptian Museum with free time to browse and explore - famed for the treasures of King Tutankhamen and his famous solid gold funerary mask. Later we will visit The Citadel old islamic Cairo and the Khan El Khalili markets where you will learn a thing or two about haggling from the friendly local vendors!
Today we travel by private transfer to the often neglected canal city of Suez. There you can spend the day exploring the area. In the evening we will continue our journey, following the route of the Suez Canal up to Ismailiya where you will spend the night.
Today we will take you on a sightseeing tour of the European-style garden city of Ismailiya with its leafy boulevards and quiet streets of colonial villas. We will also visit the El Salam bridge to take photos of Suez Canal before we transfer you back to Cairo to check into your hotel.
Enjoy a free day in Cairo.
Today we bid you farewell and transfer you back to the airport for your international flight home
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