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Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this epic journey which begins in Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure.
Immerse yourself in a history that spans millennia during a full-day excursion to the old kingdom of Egypt. See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, then marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. This evening, watch as the walls of these feats of man are lit up in a dazzling sound and light show.
We fly to Luxor this morning and embark on a guided tour of the Karnak Temple Complex, before boarding our cruise in time for lunch. Later this afternoon, marvel at Luxor's Temple and visit Luxor Museum to see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures.
Pay tribute to the Goddess Hathor at the well-preserved Dendera Temple by bus, then travel back to Luxor.
Today, we sail to tranquil Aswan, arriving in time for dinner.
Continue today, to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, then view the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock, and visit the High Dam in Aswan.
This morning, consider joining a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. Later, sail in a felucca around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island.
Today, we'll visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, worshipping two gods.
Watch how the river gives life to an arid landscape and the people who live within it as you sail down the Nile to Luxor.
We disembark at Luxor, Connect With Locals as you enjoy a traditional Be My Guest experience with freshly baked bread, honey and mint tea. Explore the fascinating complex of mortuary temples and tombs, including Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings. We take a return flight to Cairo where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure to soak up the buzzing atmosphere for which the city is famous. This evening consider an evening meal on board a floating restaurant with some lively Egyptian entertainment.
Your sightseeing tour through Cairo will include a visit to the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque. This afternoon, Dive Into Culture when you visit the Egyptian Museum.
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Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.
We'll take a motorboat along the Nile, passing by rocky formations and islands which are nature reserves. Arriving at a riverside Nubian Village, you'll see the traditional way of life and visit one of the typical houses.
Adult Price: $30
Join us for a short boat ride to Philae Island, located between the old and new Aswan Dams, where you’ll have a short tour. We’ll then seat you in a Roman-style theater for a retelling of the perennial Nile flood and of the goddesses Isis and Hathor, to whose worship the temple was originally dedicated. Approx 50 mins.
Adult Price: $47
This four-hour excursion includes a flight to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with his four great statues. You’ll also see statues of Queen Nefertari on the facade of the Temple of Hathor. 75 minutes will be spent at Abu Simbel - the remainder will be travel time. This price is subject to Airline fluctuations, hence the recent increase.
Adult Price: $341
Listen to voices of ancient kings, queens and gods as they share stories about the places you’ll see in the Temple during a walking tour, followed by a show around the Divine Lake. This show is operated in Karnak Temple in Luxor during the evening, lasting for just under an hour.
Adult Price: $47
Join us for a two-hour cruise along the Nile river on a luxurious ship. You’ll be treated to dinner onboard and be entertained with a belly dancing show. During Ramadan, there will be no alcohol or belly dancers.
Adult Price: $75
Join us for a visit to Egypt's second city, Alexandria. You’ll see its nineteenth-century architecture and stop at the National Museum, the catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa and Pompey's Pillar. You'll also enjoy great views from Fort Qaitbey, and stop at the Roman Theatre with its marble seating before returning to Cairo. This Optional experience is priced at $132 per person when there are two or more participants. If there is only one participant the cost is $264 per person.
Adult Price: $132
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