St Katherines Holidays

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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. (International flights not included).

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Today we will take you to visit the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! We continue to Saqqara for more sightseeing.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo

After breakfast we head out to visit the famous Egyptian Museum for a guided tour and free time to explore the treasures of King Tutankhamen. We then enjoy an in-depth tour of Old Cairo, visiting the old Coptic suspended Church and city of the dead, the oldest Synagogue of Ben Ezra, Citadel of Saladin and the alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali and more.

Visiting Abu Simbel

Day 4: Cairo - Luxor

Early this morning we take you on an air excursion to the famous Abu Simbel, the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II, the Great Builder. Later, we drive you to Luxor and check you into the hotel. This evening we will head to Luxor temple for the Sound and Light Show.

Valley of the Kings

Day 5: Luxor - St Katherines

Today the massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we will see as we arrive on the West Bank for our half day sightseeing. These are all that remain of the temple of Amenophis III. We then proceed to visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Later we visit Karnak temple before taking a flight to Sharm el Sheikh and onward transfer to St Katherine's.

Hieroglyphics and figures

Day 6: St Katherines - Cairo

Brace yourself for the spectacular sunrise over the Sinai Desert at the spot where it is said Moses received the 10 commandments. Descending we have a guided visit St Katherine's monastery, which has existed in one form or another for at least 1600 years and is one of the oldest in the world. we then drive to Sharm el Sheikh for the flight to Cairo.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 7: Cairo - Petra

Today we will transfer you to the airport - 1 person for the flight home and the other person for the flight to Amman. Upon arrival in Amman we will transfer you to Petra.

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 8: Petra

Welcome to the Rose City! Access to the city on our guided exploration is through the famous narrow, deep siq. The rocks then give way to the most amazing site – that of the fantastically impressive Treasury. Walking down the gravel tracks, we’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates, public buildings and more the intrepid can ascend to Ad Deir better known as the monestery.

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 9: Petra - Wadi Rum

This morning you have the option to revisit Petra in your own time before we drive you to Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing eroded rock formations that rise from the desert floor, The region is also home to semi-nomadic Bedouin living in their great goat hair tents tonight, we enjoy a Jordanian dinner tonight at your camp.

Day 10: Wadi Rum - Cairo

We will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, we will transfer you to the hotel.

Fort Qaitbay, Alexandria

Day 11: Cairo

This morning you will drive to Alexandria on the Mediterranean Coast you will enjoy a full days sightseeing. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria boasts wonderful beaches and an impressive seafront corniche, along which are dotted cafes and restaurants, as well as catacombs, souks and relics from a bygone age.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 12: Cairo

Today we will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.

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
Fair, 35°C
Local Time: 5:30 PM

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last updated - 23 Jul 2014 1:10 PM

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