This 8 day exploration of Egypt includes a 4 day & 3 night cruise along the Nile which allows adequate time to thoroughly explore the historic sights of Abu Simbel. Domestic flights offer spectacular views of various temples and mosques and personal assistance between airports and hotels will prove to you the exemplary service available through our trusted guides in Egypt.
Day 1 - Cairo Arrival
Arrive at Cairo International Airport where you will be met and assisted by a representative with your transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 - Saqqara - Giza
Visit the Step Pyramid of Saqqara; a milestone in the evolution of monumental stone architecture. Continue to the great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx.
Day 3 - Cairo
Explore the treasures of the Cairo Egyptian Museum, enjoy a traditional Egyptian lunch and then continue to visit the Citadel of Saladin dominating the hill overlooking Cairo, and the Alabaster Mosque.
Day 4 - Abu Simbel - Nile Cruise
Transfer to Cairo Airport for the domestic flight to Abu-Simbel. Upon arrival, visit the magnificient Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari. Flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, transfer to the Nile Cruise. After embarkation, visit the High Dam & ferry the Nile to visit the beautiful Temple of Philae on the Island of Agilika.
Day 5 - Nile River Cruise
Continue North to Kom Ombo to visit the unusual double Temple of Crocodile deity Sobek. Continue navigation northward to Edfu to visit the Temple of Horus, the best preserved temple in Egypt, and second largest after Karnak.
Day 6 - Nile River Cruise
Cross the Nile to visit West Thebes, which includes the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Temple of Deir-el-Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the cruise for lunch and then visit East Thebes and the Temple of Karnak; the largest temple complex ever built by man, and the Luxor Temple; a graceful piece of architecture housing impressive statues of Ramses II.
Day 7 - Luxor - Cairo
Transfer to Luxor Airport to catch your flight back to Cairo. Transfer to your hotel in Cairo and check-in.
Day 8 - Cairo Departure
Check out the hotel after breakfast and transfer to Cairo international airport fo the final departure.