Next is a visit to the open air Museum at Memphis where the Colossus of Ramses the II, the largest statue of Ramses the Great and see the Alabaster Sphinx alongside.
In the afternoon a guided tour in Giza to visit the legendary majestic Pyramids of Cheops, Cherfrern and Mykerionos to view these spectacular man-made monuments.
Finally a tour of the great Sphinx; guarding the Royal Burial Chambers and temple of Cheops. Return to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast and check out of hotel. Transfer to airport and board flight to Abu Simbel.
Arrive early morning in Abu Simbel and tour the Temples of Abu Simbel. In the afternoon return to Aswan and check in to hotel. Overnight in Aswan.
Breakfast and check out of hotel. The morning is free except for check in to the Nile cruise ship - your home for the next five days. In the afternoon sail to Elephantine Island by felucca boat & visit the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight onboard in Aswan.
Following breakfast the day starts with a visit to the High Dam and the Temple of Philae before sailing to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival in Kom Ombo you will take an off shore excursion to see the temple dedicated to Sobek the Crocodile god and Haroeris the winged god. Continue sailing to Edfu. Overnight onboard.
Following breakfast the day starts with another excursion in Edfu to visit the Temple of Horus. Then continue sailing to Esna and cross the locks. Continue sailing to Luxor. Overnight onboard in Luxor.
Following breakfast the day starts with a visit to the exciting ancient sites on the West Bank including the two mammoth statues of Amenophis II at the Colossi of Memnon; Queen Hatshepsut Temple, the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun and the "City of Dead" - Valley of Kings. Overnight onboard in Luxor.
Breakfast and disembarkation. The day starts with a visit to Karnak and the Luxor Temples. In the evening transfer to the rail station to board an overnight 1st class sitting train to Cairo. Overnight onboard to Cairo.
Arrive early morning in Cairo and check in to hotel. Next is a visit to Old Coptic Cairo including the famous hanging church belonged to St. Mary, the Greek Monastery of St. George, St. Sergius Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue.
At the end of the day return to hotel or independent visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaars. Shops in this district are legendary for fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques and more! Overnight in Cairo.
This day is free for leisure and independent activities in Cairo. An optional farewell dinner and show on one of Cairo’s famous floating restaurants is available and highly recommended as a great way to cap off your visit. A dayroom will be available at the hotel for freshening up in the afternoon and after the show.
Breakfast and check out of hotel. Assisted transfer to Cairo International airport for final departure.
Note: Actual itinerary may vary slightly based on flight services, felucca schedules & other factors, however, all sight seeing & services as stated will be included.