Ismailia Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 730

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

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.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

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.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 3: Cairo - Aswan

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.

Front view of Abu Simbel

Day 4: Aswan - Nile Cruising

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.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 5: Nile Cruising

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.

Luxor Temple at night

Day 6: Nile Cruising

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.

Tomb of King Tut-ankh-Amun

Day 7: Nile Cruising - Luxor

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.

Valley of the Kings

Day 8: Luxor

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.

Valley of the Kings

Day 9: Luxor - Cairo

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.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 10: Cairo

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!

View from Nile cruise boat

Day 11: Cairo - Ismailia

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.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 12: Ismailia - Cairo

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.

Aswan Market

Day 13: Cairo

Enjoy a free day in Cairo.

Out in the desert, Bahariyya

Day 14: Cairo

Today we bid you farewell and transfer you back to the airport for your international flight home

Egypt Spotlight
Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's ...

Egypt Weather

Weather in Cairo
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last updated - 23 Jul 2014 1:10 PM

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