Upon arrival in Cairo our representative who will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. Transfer from the airport via private A/C car or mini-bus to your hotel for check in and overnight.
Breakfast and check out of hotel. The day starts with a guided tour in Giza to visit the legendary majestic Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerionos to view these spectacular man-made monuments. Next is a tour inside the solar boat museum next to the Pyramids.
Afterwards a tour of the great Sphinx; guarding the Royal Burial Chambers and temple of Chephren.
In the afternoon drive to Sakkara to see the Step Pyramid - the first pyramid to be built and the surrounding monuments. Your guide will provide a detailed history on Imhotep, the Egyptian architecture who created this pyramid and how he accomplished this major undertaking.
Next is a visit to the Pyramid of Teti which has inscribed text and other private tombs.
Following 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. Return to Cairo and overnight.
Breakfast and check out of hotel. The day starts with a tour of the Egyptian Museum. Next is a visit to the renown Citadel.
And finally a visit the Khan El Khalili Bazaars that dates back to 1382. At the end of the day we will transfer you to the rail station to board your seating train. Overnight onboard to Aswan.
Arrive early morning in Aswan and transfer to 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 Amoun and the "City of Dead" - Valley of Kings and Queens. Overnight onboard in Luxor.
Breakfast and disembarkation. The day starts with a visit to Karnak and the Luxor Temples. Afternoon flight from Luxor to Cairo. The remainder of the evening is free for leisure or last minute shopping. Overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast and check out of hotel. Assisted transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.