Mercure Le Sphinx Hotel
|Aswan to Luxor|
m/s Princess Sarah
Airfare: International or Domestic unless otherwise indicated.
We can offer airfare from the airport closest to you. Ask your Destination Specialist.
OPTIONS FOR YOUR TRIP
|This is an Escorted Tour.|
DAY 01: SAT - Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and assisted through customs and formalities, then transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 02: SUN - Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses the world's largest collection of artifacts from the era of the pharaohs including some belonging to King Tut. Tour Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt. Visit sites like the Ben Ezra Synagogue and the Moallaka Church, where the Virgin Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus took refuge. Spend the afternoon at the Great Pyramids of Giza and the defending Sphinx. End the day at the bazaar of Khan El Khalili. Sound and Light Show available this evening. Overnight in Cairo. (B/L)
DAY 03: MON - This day is at leisure. Optional Excursion to Alexandria available today. (Morning drive to Alexandria across the desert road where you will visit the Catacomb of Kom El Shukafa, Alexandria National Museum, the Library at Alexandria and more. Late afternoon drive back to Cairo.) Overnight in Cairo. (B)
DAY 04: TUE - You will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan. Optional excursion to Abu Simbel available. (Your flight continues to Abu Simbel. Visit the Great Temples of Ramses II. Stand before the colossal statue of the Pharaoh with smaller statues of his wife Nefertari and daughters at his feet. After this visit, fly to Aswan.) Upon arrival at Aswan Airport, you will be transferred to your Deluxe Nile Cruise Boat for a 5-day/4-night Nile cruise. Accommodations aboard will consist of an Outside Cabin with private facilities. Afternoon sail by felucca for an outside visit to the Agha Khan Mausoleum and Elephantine Island. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)
DAY 05: WED - Visit the High Dam, Old Dam, Philae Temple, and the Granite Quarries. Sail to Edfu. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)
DAY 06: THU - Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the best preserved of all the large Egyptian Temples. Sail to Luxor. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)
DAY 07: FRI - Cross the Nile to the West Bank. Visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Colossi of Memnon, Queen Hatshepsut Funerary Temple, and the Valley of the Kings and Queens. Sound and Light Show available this evening. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)
DAY 08: SAT - Visit Luxor Temple dedicated to the god Amon-Ra. It was expanded by Ramses II, who added statues of himself. Visit the magnificent Karnak Temple. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo. (B)
DAY 09: SUN - You will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your return flight. (B)