Multi-Day Tour

Wonders of Egypt (Winter 2017-18) (10 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Cairo, Egypt

Wonders of Egypt (Winter 2017-18) (10 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 2

Welcome To Cairo

Day 3

The Egyptian Museum And Citadel

Day 4

The Great Pyramids Of Giza

Day 5

Fly To Luxor, Cruise The Nile

Day 6

Valley Of The Kings To Edfu

Day 7

From The Temple Of Horus To Aswan

Day 8

Aswan’s High Dam And Nile Felucca

Day 9

Free Time In Aswan And Back To Cairo

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
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Your Journey Begins:Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
Welcome To Cairo
Cairo Marriott Hotel None
Welcome to Cairo:A country rich in wonders and mysteries awaits you. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 3
The Egyptian Museum And Citadel
Cairo Marriott Hotel None
The Egyptian Museum and Citadel:Begin your city sightseeing with your Egyptologist at the world-famous Egyptian Museum. Starring among its attractions is the amazing treasure recovered from Tutankhamun's tomb. Sightseeing continues at the Citadel where you enjoy breathtaking views over the whole city. Salah El-Din started the Citadel in the 12th century, but it owes its present outline to Mohammed Ali, whose Great Alabaster Mosque is the next stop. Later, you will have free time to enjoy as you wish. In the evening, get to know your Tour Director and fellow guests over a Welcome Drink at the hotel. Afterwards, take your seats at the magical Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids which literally illuminates the history of Giza - an unforgettable introduction to the world of ancient Egypt.(BB / WR)
Day 4
The Great Pyramids Of Giza
Cairo Marriott Hotel None
The Great Pyramids of Giza:Gain a deeper understanding of the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World during a visit to Giza with your Egyptologist. Meet the enigmatic Sphinx crouching at the foot of Chephrenís Causeway and venture inside one of the magnificent pyramids. Nearby lies Memphis, capital of the Old Kingdom, where you can see the colossal statue of Rameses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara to view the Step Pyramid of Zoser I; dating from 2,686 BC, it's the oldest in the world. Enjoy free time in the afternoon.(BB)
Day 5
Fly To Luxor, Cruise The Nile
Ms Medea (Or Similar) None
Fly to Luxor, Cruise the Nile:Fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall. Transfer to your cruise ship. After lunch on-board, visit Luxor Temple which was unearthed by Mariette in the 1860s.(BB / L / D)
Day 6
Valley Of The Kings To Edfu
Ms Medea (Or Similar) None
Valley of the Kings to Edfu:(Relaxed Start) Travel by air-conditioned coach to the west bank of the Nile to see the Colossi of Memnon, and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried. Next, visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread. Return to your cruise boat and sail via the Esna Lock to Edfu.(BB / L / D)
Day 7
From The Temple Of Horus To Aswan
Ms Medea (Or Similar) None
From the Temple of Horus to Aswan:Visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the Falcon God. After exploring this magnificent site, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods: the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder. Cruise to Aswan and in the evening, don your galabeyas (traditional Egyptian attire), for a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.(BB / L / SE)
Day 8
Aswan’s High Dam And Nile Felucca
Ms Medea (Or Similar) None
Aswan’s High Dam and Nile Felucca:(Relaxed Start) In the morning, visit the Aswan High Dam and Granite Quarries to see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae. Later, on a traditional Nile Felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient craft. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy colonial-style high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel.(BB / L / AT / D)
Day 9
Free Time In Aswan And Back To Cairo
Cairo Marriott Hotel None
Free Time in Aswan and back to Cairo:(Relaxed Start) In the morning, disembark your cruise ship and enjoy time at leisure in Aswan. Why not join an optional experience by air to the magnificent Temples of Rameses II at Abu Simbel? Otherwise, spend the morning as you wish. There are many points of interest to enjoy; the Botanic Gardens, Elephantine Island, the Aga Khan Mausoleum, or soak up the African atmosphere in the Nubian bazaar. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo for the night.(BB)
Day 10
Cairo, Egypt
None None
Depart Cairo:(Relaxed Start) Your journey ends after breakfast with transfers to the airport.(BB)

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Description

After gazing upon the illustrious pyramids, your Nile cruise ship will be poised to take you to royal tombs and breathtaking temples. Be it autumn, winter or spring, the wonders of Egypt are truly captivating.

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