13 Day Egypt Itinerary Cairo and Nile Cruise and Red sea

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Book now 13 Day Egypt Itinerary Cairo and Nile Cruise, Including 3 nights in Cairo,3 nights Nile Cruise, and -1 night in Aswan. Visit the Pyramids of Giza and The Egyptian Museum then travel to Hurghada and enjoy 3 nights at Hurghada 

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► Day 1 Arrival in Egypt: saturday 

Once you arrive at Cairo Airport, a Marsa Alam Tours representative will be waiting for you to assist you in Baggage inspection procedures and passport checks at the airport. Then transfer to your hotel 
overnight in Cairo 

► Day 2  (Giza Pyramids – Egyptian Museum ) sunday

start your Cairo Day Tour to visit the Pyramids of Giza, visit The Great Pyramid of the king Cheops belong to the four dynasties, visit Chephren & Mycerinus pyramids, then drive to the Panorama area, take memorable photos of the three Pyramids together, continue visiting the Sphinx and the Valley Temple, Next tour to the Egyptian Museum  including Tutankhamun treasures, Optional to visit the Mummy room, and Khan El Khalil Lunch at a local restaurant, vegetarian food available on request, Overnight in Cairo     

. Then return to your hotel and overnight.                   
  ► Day 3 Cairo Alexandria: Monday 
Drive to Alexandria (220 km/ 3 hours driving) to your hotel in central Alexandria facing the Corniche, Afterwards see some of the Graeco-Roman sites in Alexandria including
1- The Catacombs Kom el Shoqafa :
The Catacombs Kom el Shoqafa are hewn from the rock on the southern slopes of a hill, in the Carmous district. Thought to date from the 2nd century AD, they offer an admirable example of the characteristic Alexandria n fusion of Egyptian and Greco-Roman styles. Discovered in 1900 (thanks to a donkey falling into them)
2- Pompey pillar :
A massive 30m column looms over the debris of the glorious ancient settlement of Rhakotis, the original township from which Alexandria grew. Known as Pompey’s Pillar, for centuries the column, hewn from red Aswan granite, has been one of the city’s prime sights: a single, tapered shaft, 2.7m at its base and capped by a fine Corinthian capital. The column rises out of the sparse ruins of the Temple of Serapeum , a magnificent structure that stood here in ancient times.
3- The Roman Amphitheatre Kom el Dikka :
Kom Al Dikka was a well-off residential area in Graeco-Roman times, with lovely villas, bathhouses and a theatre. The area was known at the time as the Park of Pan, a pleasure garden where citizens of Alexandria could indulge in various lazy pursuits. Although the ruins aren't terribly impressive in scale, they remain a superbly preserved ode to the days of the centurion and include the 13 white-marble terraces of the only Roman amphitheatre found in Egypt.
4- Lunch in one of Alexandria Egyptian restaurant /Fish Market or Tikka with Great view to the Citadel and the Fishing Port.
5- El Montazah Palace :
El Montazah Palace which Built-in 1892 by Khedive Abbas II, the last Muhammad Ali Dynasty ruler, the palace is a symbol of royalty and lavishness. Its main goal was to hold the Khedive title over the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan and was also used as a hunting lodge and residence for his companion. Thereby, the sheer luxury in the palace is clearly present. The eccentrically designed Montazah Palace, with its ornate Florentine-inspired towers and Rococo flourishes, is not open to the public, but everyone is welcome to stroll within the sprawling gardens, which can be a welcome slice of nature after a day spent within  Alexandria 's hustle. On the coastal end of the park is a small beach with a peculiarly whimsical bridge to a small island.
For the evening enjoy some of the city's wonderful Cafe and restaurants. we do recommend to stop at Stanley Bridge, This bridge offers great panoramic views of the Mediterranean, Overnight in Alexandria -Paradise Inn - Le Metropole Hotel


  ► Day 3 Alexandria- cairo : Tuesday 

After breakfast visit one of the most important archaeological sites in the city
1- Bibliotheca Alexandrina:
A re-imagining of Alexandria 's ancient Great Library, this gorgeously designed cultural centre contains a host of museums, as well as one of the modern world's most ambitious libraries. Its architecture — a giant sun disk — presides over the waterfront Corniche, while inside, a huge reading room can hold eight million volumes. Built-in 2002 as a memorial to one of the largest and most important libraries in antiquity, the Royal Library of Alexandria . The old library was burnt down and with the fire, many of its books were destroyed. The modern library may not be as important and rich as the previous one, yet it’s still a large library and a major cultural centre including three museums, four art galleries, a planetary and a laboratory where they rescue and fix old manuscripts. They also have a good section of children’s books which can be fun to explore if you’re on holiday with your kids.
 the dazzling building, opened in 2002 by UNESCO This massive construction houses three museums ( Antiquities museum, Sadat museum, Manuscript museum). In the afternoon visit
2- The Fort Qaitbey :
Fort Qaitbey was built by Mamluke Sultan Qaitbey in an effort to fortify this important Egyptian port from attack. Historically one of the most important defensive strongholds in Egypt and along the Mediterranean Sea coast, the Fort of Qaitbey was an essential chess piece in the security of Alexandria . The fort sits at the entrance of the harbour on the Pharos Island, where it replaced the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria , which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Despite being finally annihilated in a devastating earthquake, remnants of the red brick used in the construction of the lighthouse still remain–a nostalgic reminder of how magnificent it would have looked in its prime time. Nonetheless, the fort is still a sight to feast your eyes on. We recommend strolling to Fort Qaitbey along the Corniche, giving you unforgettable views of the Mediterranean sea.
3- Abu Abbas al-Mursi Mosque:
One of Alexandria 's major landmarks, the Abu Abbas al-Mursi Mosque was built in 1796 over the tomb of the 13th-century Sufi holy man Abu Abbas al-Mursi. Originally from Murcia (in Spain's Andalusia region), Abu Abbas became a highly esteemed religious leader in Alexandria , and his teachings are still revered in Egypt. It was redesigned and built by Eugenio Valzania and Mario Rossi between 1929 and 1945. The temple is certainly one of the most beautiful mosques in Egypt as well as one of the most spiritually significant places to go to while visiting Alexandria . Its traditional architecture is stunning and it is located right next to the Citadel of Qaitba
4- lunch in Egyptian Restaurant/ Hosny restaurant
Leaving Alexandria   Drive back to Cairo

then in the afternoon transfer to cairo airport for a short flight to Aswan  overnight in Pyramisa Aswan   

► Day 5 - Aswan-Nile cruise Wednesday 

start your tour among Aswan tourist attractions including,  the temple of Philae, and a tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk

Phiala temple
Embarkation& Lunch on board the Nile Cruise, proceed
Visits of Aswan including the Temple of Philae and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk
  Phiala temple:
Built to honour the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped.
 The high dam:
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.
  The Unfinished Obelisk :
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned. 
12:00 lunch on board the Cruise
at 16:00 ( optional tour to the Nubian village 60 $ per person) sailing trip with Felucca around Elphinatine island and Visit Lord Kitchener island- Then visit the Nubian village
The Nubian village is one of Aswan's attractions. It's worth visiting and spending  2 hours. The place is very authentic and genuine, Colorful and artistic, the Nubian Village will surprise you in every corner! While walking in the village, you will straight away feel the soul of this place!
► Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise

► Day 6-Aswan-Abu simble

Breakfast & Lunch on board the cruise.

Early Visit to Abu Simbel from Aswan
► Abu Simbel temples:
The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra, and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues, The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor, the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground, The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco.
lunch on the Nile cruise
13:00 Sail to Kom Ombo
The temple of Kom Ombo:
The temple and the associated settlement site located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus  and date mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman period(332 B.b -395 A.c)
Sail to Edfu-Overnight in Edfu 
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise
Galabyia Party.

► Day 7- Edfu temple-Luxor temple

Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the Edfu around 08:00 by horse carriage 
Edfu temple :
Upper Egyptian site is dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dated to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third(246 B.c), The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth(Probably performed annually as a religious Drama
You will be back around 10:00 
Lunch on the Cruise 
At 10:30 Sail to Luxor through Esna lock
Arrive Luxor at 18:00
Visit Luxor temple.
Luxor Temple:
Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and Completed by King Tutankhamon and the Great King Ramses the second, The First pylon was raised by Ramses the second and Decorated  with His Military Battle of Kadesh
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise
Optional trip to the sound Light Karnak  temple - 40 $ P.P

►Day 8- Valley of Kings and Karnak temple

Optional trip Balloon ride over the valley of the Kings 80 $ per person
Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the west bank of Luxor and Karnak   
The Valley of the Kings:
Once  called the great Place of the Truth, this valley Called now the valley of the Kings, It is a Majestic domain of the Pharaohs who once lay in great stone Sarcophagi, awaiting immortality, The isolated valley behind Deir el Bahri is dominated by the Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Peak
The colossi of Memnon:
Massive  pair statues Know as the  Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what once the largest  complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third
The Queen Hatshepsut temple :
Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of Hatshepsut Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.
Karnak  is more than A temple, is a spectacular Complex of Sanctuaries, Kiosks, Pylons, and Obelisks, All dedicated to the Theban gods and the Greater Glory of Egypt`s Pharaohs, Karnak   was the Most Important place for the worship of the Theban Triad(Amun, Mut, and Khonso) 

Disembarkation after Breakfast. and Drive to  Hurghada  all-inclusive 5-star 

►  Day 9- Hurghada

This is a free day for you to enjoy however you wish. The resort in Hurghada offers a large swimming pool complex, long sandy beaches, and all-inclusive food and drink; total relaxation awaits! Alternatively, you can choose to take part in any number of water sports activities, including full-day snorkelling and scuba diving excursions. The seas around Hurghada offer some of the best coral reef dive spots in the world, giving the opportunity to see many colorful fish species, including the Red Sea Clownfish, Emperor Angelfish, Picasso Trigger Fish, and Moray Eels.

Overnight at the resort in Hurghada.
►  Day 10 Free day in Hurghada
optional tours  
Spend a day out on the water learning to scuba dive on an 8-hour experience. This trip is suited for beginners and experts alike who simply want to enjoy the waters of the Red Sea. After pick-up, you will be taken out on a boat to your first diving spot. Experienced instructors will guide you around the location and explain the specifics of the diving site. Then head into the sea and explore the underwater realm. Once your first dive ends, enjoy an on-board lunch. Then you will move to a new site for the second dive. Opt to snorkel or swim if you feel like it. You will also have plenty of time to relax and sample the provided refreshments. In the late afternoon, you will be returned to shore.
►  Day 11 hurghada - cairo  Memphis and Sakkra 
 Transfer to Hurghada airport for  a short flight to cairo early morning 
You will be picked up from the airport upon arrival by Marsa Alam tour guide to enjoy Cairo Day Tour to Memphis Sakkara and Dahshur Pyramids. You will start with the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which is considered the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser. Then Proceed to have your lunch at a local restaurant. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx of Memphis. Then drive to Dahshur, Two of the later pyramids constructed here have been completely destroyed by time, and the elements and several others, such as the Black Pyramid (12th Dynasty, 1929-1885 BC), are badly damaged, but Dahshur also boasts two of Egypt’s best-preserved early pyramids. Both built during the reign of King Sneferu (2613-2589 BC), the founder of the 4th Dynasty, the Bent Pyramid, and the Red Pyramid at Dahshur are massive evidence of the architectural development that lead to the construction of the Great Pyramid and it companions at Giza. Then drive to your hotel.

►  Day 12 Old Cairo Day tour 
Pick Up time from your hotel in Cairo or Giza at 09:00 am with your Egyptologist tour guide,Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Following a hotel pick-up from Cairo or Giza, you will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defense against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of Cairo, it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha
Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to Cairo especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city.
Lunch will be served in Local restaurant in Old Cairo
Then, visit Old Cairo to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Cairo
Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. Discover a maze of alleys that have been at the center of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th century. 
►  Day 13 Departure 
transfer to Cairo airport for an international flight 

 

Hoogtepunten

  • The Pyramids of Giza
  • The Sphinx
  • Cairo museum
  • The Valley of Kings
  • Karnak temple
  • Luxor temple
  • Queen Hatshepsut temple
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Edfu temple
  • Kom Ombo temple
  • The high dam
  • Phiala temple
  • Visit the new Library of Alexandria
  • ► Alexandria 
  • ► Memphis and sakkara 
  • ► old Cairo 
  Include
  • ► Pick-up service at Cairo Airport.
  • ► 5 Nights at a hotel in Cairo bed and breakfast basis.Steigenberger the pyramids 
  • ► 1 night on Pyramisa Island in Aswan 
  • ► 3 nights in Hurghada all inclusive 
  • ►  1 night in Alexandria 
  • ► 3 nights Nile cruise 5 stars 
  • ► Flight tickets   Cairo- Aswan / Hurghada Cairo  }
  • ► An escorted knowledgeable tour guide all over the tour.
  • ► All your transportation during the tour with a private A.C car
  • ► Entering fees for all the mentioned sightseeing on the itinerary.
  • ► Private transfer from Aswan to Luxor.
  • ► All Service Charges and taxes.
Excluded
  • ► International Airfare.
  • ► Egypt entry visa.
  • ► Tipping
  • ► Optional Tours

► Please remember to bring:

  • ► Passports valid 6 months
  • ► Hat
  • Suncreams
  • ► SunglassesIncluded