Grand Tour of Egypt

Grand Tour of Egypt

Egypt

From Cairo to Sharm el-Sheikh, visit the pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and sail along Lake Nasser. See Egyptian Temples and the Valley of the Kings


Grand Tour of Egypt

1 : Depart Canada / USA

Departure from Toronto, Montreal and New York (JFK) on our overnight flight to Cairo. (In-flight meals)

Cairo, Egypt     

2 : Arrive Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, we will be met and assisted through immigration and customs then transferred to our hotel. (In-flight meals)

Cairo, Egypt     

3 : Cairo

Today we visit the magnificent great Pyramids of Giza, their guardian Sphinx, the Egyptian museum which houses the richest collection of antiquities ever discovered including the fabulous treasures of King Tutankhamon. Also visit the Citadel of Salah Eldien and Khan El Khalili bazaar. (BL)

Cairo, Egypt     

4 : Cairo / Abu Simbel

This morning we are transferred to Cairo Airport for our flight to Abu Simbel. Then we will be escorted to embark on the Lake Nasser cruise ship. After lunch we visit Abu Simbel temples, symbol of the international campaign for the salvage of the Nubian monuments, the Temples of Ramses II and his beloved wife Nefertari. A welcome cocktail will be served in front of the two temples, followed by a candlelight dinner on board overlooking the temples. (BLD)

Cairo, Egypt      Abu Simbel, Egypt     

5 : Abu Simbel / Kasr Ibrim

For those who would like to watch the spectacular sunrise at Abu Simbel, please enjoy an early morning visit to the temples. Breakfast is served while sailing to Kasr Ibrim. Arrival at Kasr Ibrim, sole vestige of the distant past of Nubia found in its original location. During the Pharaonic period, this hill was dominated by a citadel and throughout the Medieval area. Lunch will be served while sailing to Amada. Visit the temple of Amada of the XVIIIth dynasty, built during the reign of Thotmosis III, Amenophis III and Thotmosis IV. The hemi –speos of Derr dedicated by Ramses II to the rising sun and the tomb of Penout, viccroy of Nubia. A relaxing afternoon sail to Wadi El Seboua. (BLD)

Abu Simbel, Egypt      Qasr Ibrim, Egypt     

6 : Wadi es-Sebua

Morning visit to Wadi es-Sebua which was dedicated by Ramses II to the two Gods Amon Ra and Ra Iiarmakis. The temple of Dakka, dedicated to the God Thot of Divine wisdom, lord of time and science, master of literature. Visit the Greco Roman temple of Meharakka. Sail to Aswan for overnight. (BLD)

Wadi es-Sebua, Egypt     

7 : Aswan

Disembarkation after breakfast, visit the Kalabsha temple with its Pharaonic aspect, remodeled into the Greco –Roman style and dedicated to the God Mandoulis. Also visiting the hemi - speos of Beit El Wali, erected by Ramses II in the beginning of his reign and the Kiosk of Kertassi, erected to honour the Goddess Isis. Overnight in Aswan. (BD)

Aswan, Egypt     

8 : Aswan

This morning we are transferred to embark on the Nile cruise ship - our floating hotel for the next five days. After lunch, we sail by ‘felucca’, a traditional Nile sailing boat, to view Kitchener Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan. (BLD)

Aswan, Egypt     

9 : Kom Ombo/Edfo

Today we visit the impressive Aswan High Dam and its huge lake, and the Temple of Philae. Then we cruise to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple shared by the Gods Sobek & Haroeris.Tonight we enjoy a special costume party featuring Native Egyptian and Pharaonic styles. Overnight in Edfo. (BLD)

Kom Ombo, Egypt      Edfu, Egypt     

10 : Esna/Luxor

This morning we explore the Temple of Horus, the Falcon God.. Then we sail to Esna and continue sailing to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor. (BLD)

Esna, Egypt      Luxor, Egypt     

11 : Luxor

Today we explore the wondrous Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's Temple, and the Colossi of Memnon. This afternoon we visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.Overnight in Luxor. (BLD)

Luxor, Egypt     

12 : Luxor/Sharm el-Sheikh (Sinai-Red Sea)

Today we will be transferred to Luxor airport for our flight to Sharm ElSaeikh where we will be met and escorted to our hotel. The balance of the day is free to enjoy the beaches. (BD)

Luxor, Egypt      Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt     

13 : Sharm el-Sheikh (Sinai-Red Sea)

Three days to enjoy the Crystal clear waters, deep sea diving, colored fish, snorkeling, fishing, Golfing, Camel Ride, Desert Safari, Bedouin Tent, the sunny sandy beaches and the water sports. (BD) (Optional tour to St. Catherine Monastery)

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt     

14 : Sharm el-Sheikh/Cairo

Today we will be transferred to the airport for our flight back to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo. (B)

Cairo, Egypt      Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt     

15 : Cairo

Today is free at leisure perhaps join optional tour to Alexandria or visit Memphis and Sakkara. (B)

 

Cairo, Egypt     

16 : Depart Cairo

to Cairo Airport for our flight back home. (B & in-flight meals)

Cairo, Egypt