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► Day 1- Arrival: Friday 16 Feb
Upon your arrival at Cairo airport, you will be met by our local representative, who will assist you through immigration and passport control and collecting your baggage. You will then be transferred to your hotel, where your Egyptologist tour guide, will accompany you for the duration of the tour, .overnight in Cairo
► Day 2 - Giza Pyramids and Museum Saturday 17 Feb
You will be picked up from your hotel by Marsa Alam representative, to enjoy a great excursion to The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren and visit the Valley Temple.
Move to visit the Egyptian Museum
It exhibits a rare collection of over 250,000 genuine artefacts that date as far back as 5000 years, including an exclusive exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen - A collection of treasures, gold, and jewellery that were buried in his tomb for over 3,500 years before they were discovered in 1920 when his tomb was excavated.
.Overnight in Cairo
► Day 3-Memphis - Sakkara and Dahshour 18 Feb Sunday
You will be picked up from your hotel by Marsa Alam tour guide to enjoy the Cairo Day Tour to Memphis Sakkara and Dahshur Pyramids. You will start with the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which is considered the world1s oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 4rd 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 centre of rule and culture for over 4000 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 (2614-2589 BC), the founder of the 4th Dynasty, the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid at Dahshur are massive evidence of the architectural development that led to the construction of the Great Pyramid and it companions at Giza. Then drive to your hotel.
lunch will be at a local restaurant
►Day 4 Alexandria Day Tour 19 Feb 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
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 an Egyptian Restaurant/ Hosny restaurant
Leaving Alexandria Drive back to Cairo
► Day 6 Aswan and Nile cruise 21 Feb Wednesday
Early this morning you will be transferred to the airport at 5:30 am for a short internal flight to Aswan. Arrive at 7 am Upon arrival, you will be transferred to our 5-star Nile cruise ship. Lunch on board of the Nile Cruise, proceed to 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.
Noon lunch on board of the Cruise
Dinner &overnight onboard the Cruise
► Day 7- Trip to Abu simple: 22 Feb Thursday
► Abu Simbel temples
Early visit around 4:30 am your private guide and car will be with you to visit 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 Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor, and 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
13:00 sail to Kom Ombo
► Visit The temple of Kom Ombo
The temple and the associated settlement site are located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus and dates mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (332 B.b -395 A.c)
Sail to Edfu-Overnight in Edfu
Dinner &overnight onboard the Cruise
► Day 8-Edfu and Luxor Temple:23 Feb Friday
Breakfast on the board the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the Edfu
► Edfu temple :
The upper Egyptian site is dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of the 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.
Sail to Luxor through Esna lock
Visit Luxor temple
► Luxor Temple:
Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and Completed by King Tutankhamun 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 onboard the Cruise
► Day 9- west bank of Luxor:24 Feb Saturday
Disembarkation after Breakfast. 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, 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 Known as the Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, are the remains of what was 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 on the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.
► Karnak temple
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)
Overnight in Luxor
► Day 10 Valley of the Queen 25 Feb Sunday
Enjoy a special day in Luxor to visit
The Valley of The Queens:
The Valley of the Queens, also known as Biban el-Harim, Biban el-Sultanate, and Wadi el-Melikat, is a place in Egypt where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning - 'the place of the Children of the Pharaoh', because along with the Queens of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties (1550-1070 BCE), many princes and princesses were also buried with various members of the nobility. The tombs of these individuals were maintained by mortuary priests who performed daily rituals and provided offerings and prayers for the deceased nobility.
The valley is located near the better-known Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile across from Thebes (modern Luxor). This barren area in the western hills was chosen due to its relative isolation and proximity to the capital.
The kings of the 18th dynasty, instead of the traditional building of pyramids as burial chambers (perhaps because of their vulnerability to tomb robbers), now chose to be buried in rock-cut tombs.
This necropolis is said to hold more than seventy tombs, many of which are stylish and lavishly decorated. An example of this is the resting place carved out of the rock for Queen Nefertari (1290-1224 BCE) of the 19th Dynasty. The polychrome reliefs in her tomb are still intact.
The ancient Egyptians gave it the name Set Neferu, meaning "seat of beauty". From 1903-1906 an Italian expedition discovered about eighty tombs, some of which belonged to children of royalty. Many were severely damaged having been burned and or reduced to being used as stables for donkeys and camels. One of the most well-known tombs is that of Nefertari, the best-loved of Ramesses II's numerous wives. In her honour, he built a beautiful temple at Abu Simbel.
The Valley of the Nobles
The Valley of the Nobles site includes nearly 500 tombs of Theban nobles and high officials. While the royal tombs were hidden away in an isolated valley, the Tombs of the Nobles were dug in the mountain overlooking the river Nile, as they wouldn’t have contained even a fraction of the royal treasure.
With so many wondrous tombs in the area, it is advisable to visit certain key places of interest.
Tomb of Sennefer
One of these impressive tombs must be that of Sennefer. As mayor of Thebes and the overseer of the gardens of Amun during the reign of Amenhotep II (1427 to 1400 BC), his tomb is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved burial chambers in the area. The walls and the ceilings of the tomb contain many coloured scenes of Sennefer with his family members and many other scenes of daily life.
Tomb of Rekhmire
Another fine example of ancient burial chambers to be seen amongst the tombs at the Valley of the Nobles is the tomb of Rekhmire. Rekhmire was a Vizier, and a great landowner during the period of Tuthomose III of the 18th dynasty. Scenes in his tomb represent him collecting taxes from the people and receiving gifts from foreign ambassadors who visited Egypt.
Enjoy Egyptian Lunch
This wonderful museum has a well-chosen and brilliantly displayed and explained collection of antiquities dating from the end of the Old Kingdom right through to the Mamluk period, mostly gathered from the Theban temples and necropolis. The ticket price puts off many, but don't let that stop you: this is one of the most rewarding sights in Luxor and one of the best museums in Egypt.
overnight in Luxor
► Day 11 Dendera and Abydos day tour 26 Feb Monday
Pick up time from your hotel in Luxor by Marsa Alam tours tour guide, Then Drive to Dendera temple
With a break in the desert
Visit Dendera temple
Arrive at Dendera at 08: 30, You will be accompanied by an Egyptologist tour guide, He will explain the history of the temple
The Temple of Hathor was largely constructed during the Late Ptolemaic period, specifically during the reign of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII. Later additions were made during the Roman period. Although built by a dynasty of rulers who were not native Egyptians themselves, the design of this temple is that of other classical Egyptian temples, except the front of the hypostyle hall, which, according to an inscription above the entrance, was constructed by Emperor Tiberius.
Apart from these, there are also scenes in the temple complex portraying the Ptolemaic rulers. For example, carved onto the external face of one of the temple walls is a huge relief of Cleopatra VII and her son by Julius Caesar and co-ruler, Ptolemy XV (better known as Caesarion). The two Ptolemaic rulers are shown dressed in Egyptian garb and offering sacrifices.
Hathor was also regarded as a goddess of healing, and this is evident in the presence of a sanatorium in the temple complex. Here, pilgrims would come to be cured by the goddess. Sacred water (which was made holy by having it poured onto statues inscribed with sacred texts) was used for bathing, unguents were dispensed by the priests of Hathor, and sleeping quarters were provided for those hoping that the goddess would appear in their dreams, and so aid them.
Drive to Abydos temple from Dendera temple
Considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Ancient Egypt, the sacred city of Abydos was the site of many ancient temples, including Umm el-Qa'ab, a royal necropolis where early pharaohs were entombed. These tombs began to be seen as extremely significant burials and in later times it became desirable to be buried in the area, leading to the growth of the town's importance as a cult site.
Today, Abydos is notable for the memorial temple of Seti I, which contains an inscription from the nineteenth dynasty known to the modern world as the Abydos King List. It is a chronological list showing cartouches of most dynastic pharaohs of Egypt from Menes until Ramesses I, Seti's father. The Great Temple and most of the ancient town are buried under the modern buildings to the north of the Seti temple. Many of the original structures and the artefacts within them are considered irretrievable and lost; many may have been destroyed by the new construction.
Abydos temple Located about 2.5 hours by car north of Luxor, Abydos was one of the most important religious sites to ancient Egyptians. Much like modern Muslims hope to complete a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime, ancient Egyptians would have hopes to visit Abydos, which for them was strongly associated with entrance into the afterlife.
Although there were several temples constructed here, the largest and most significant is known as the Temple of Seti I.
We'll then take our air-conditioned private car to Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, where we'll stay in an all-inclusive resort.
overnight in Hurghada
► Day 12- Free day in Hurghada: Tuesday 27 Feb
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
Overnight in Hurghada
► Day 13- Snorkeling trip Wednesday 28 Feb
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, allowing see many colourful fish species, including the Red Sea Clownfish, Emperor Angelfish, Picasso Trigger Fish, and Moray Eels.
Overnight at the resort in Hurghada.
► Day 14- Grand Museum and National Museum 28 Feb Tuesday
Marsaalamtours Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Hurghada to Hurghada airport for a short flight to Cairo leave your hotel at 4 am for a flight at 6 am to arrive at cairo at 7 am First, you will visit The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) also known as the Giza Museum, is an archaeological museum under construction in Giza, Egypt. Located next to the Giza Pyramids, the Museum will host over 100,000 artefacts that belonging to the ancient Egyptian civilization, including the complete Tutankhamun collection and is set to be the largest archaeological museum in the world. Many pieces in its collection will be displayed for the first time. The museum is sited on a plot of land of about 490,000 square metres (5,300,000 sq ft) which makes it the world's biggest museum, approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) from the Giza pyramid complex and was built as part of a new master plan for the Giza Plateau called Giza 2030.
we offer limited tours to test site readiness and the visitor experience ahead of the official opening. Access is currently limited to the Grand Hall, commercial area, and exterior gardens. All other interior spaces, including access to the galleries and collections, are restricted until the official opening.
then lunch and drive up to visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the first museum in the Arab world focusing on the earliest civilization in history.
century. Drive back to your hotel -Overnight in Cairo
overnight in Cairo
► Day 15 Fayoum and Wadi Al Hitan day tour 1st March Friday
Pick up time from your hotel in Cairo and drive to Fayoum oasis, Tunis Village from Cairo, The distance takes about 1-hour driving-The The small village of Tunis (‘izbat Tunis) is located in the oasis of Fayoum, on the way to Wadi Rayan. Located on a hill facing a large saltwater lake, the village overlooks a stunning view of the edge of the desert on the other side of the lake. It is one of the most beautiful places in Egypt.We will take our Toyota land cruiser 4x4 from Tunis Village and drive to visit Wadi Al Hitan
Start your adventure by Toyota land cruiser 4x4 to Wadi Al Hitan ’
From: Tunis village in Fayoum, Egypt.
To: Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley), Egypt.
Driving distance: 69.2 km.
Duration: 1 hour 37 mins
Wadi Al Hitan ’ is a Protected area and a Natural Heritage Site added in 2005 by UNESCO as world heritage site, WADI EL-HITAN is also known to scientists in the Zeuglodon Valley, have was discovered in 1936, it is located 35 KM west of the Wadi El-Ryan, right deep into the desert western desert, is It is an area of fossils; considered as an open museum, dates back to 45 million years and contains petrified primitive whales skeletons, shark teeth, shells and roots of Mangroves preserved in soft rocks. Everywhere you go here you find petrified sea shells and corals, Visit the Fossil & Climate Change Museum
The museum hosts a variety of whale fossils and skeletons that are displayed outdoors, as for the museum it has a variety of fossils, skeletons, fossilized mangroves, and ancient seashells exhibited indoors in glass boxes,
Lunchtime in Wadi el Hitan rest house, You can advise which meal you like and we
Drive back to Tunis village passing through Wadi El Rayan, Wadi Hitan, Mudawara Mountain, Then drive back to Cairo. Arrival Cairo 19:00
► Day 16 Day Tour to old Islamic and Coptic Cairo and Departure 2 March Saturday
Marsaalamtours Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel At 8:00 am First, you
Then to Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defence 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 a 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 centre of Cairo’s trading activities since the 14th
►Sultan Hassan Mosque:
The Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan is a monumental mosque and madrasa located in Salah al-Din Square in the historic district of Cairo, Egypt. It was built between 1356 and 1363 during the Bahri Mamluk period, commissioned by Sultan an-Nasir Hasan. The mosque was considered remarkable for its massive size and innovative architectural components and is still considered one of the most impressive historic monuments in Cairo today
►Museum of Islamic art
Tourists love visiting the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo because of is home to an incredible collection of artefacts from all over the Muslim world. From intricate mosaics and beautifully illustrated manuscripts to intricate metalwork and carved wood, there is something for everyone to admire. In addition to the permanent collections, the Museum also hosts temporary exhibitions from time to time.
►IBn Tulun Mosque:
The mosque of ibn Tulun was commissioned by Ahmad ibn Tulun
Construction began in 263 AH/876 AD and finished in 266 AH/879 AD. Located on Jebal Yashkur, the mosque was meant to serve as the main congregational mosque of ibn Tulun’s new administrative capital, al-Qata’i.
The building of this mosque was a further step in asserting Ahmad ibn Tulun’s independence from the ʿAbbasid Caliphate. Immediately striking is the mosque’s minaret, which echoes the designs of the ʿAbbasid mosque in Samarra, Iraq. However, the date of its construction is disputed, after the tour you will go to the Giza guest house to refresh and take some rest before we transfer you to Cairo airport for departure
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