Nile Wonder

 

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11 Days from $1,835 Land Only






4 Nights Cairo, 2 Nights Luxor, 5-Day Nile Cruise plus Aswan, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Dendarah


DAY 1, THU: CAIRO
Arrival in Cairo. A Homeric Tours representative welcomes you to Egypt and transfers you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 2, FRI: CAIRO
After breakfast begin your full day tour. Admire the Great Pyramid of Cheops, built 4500 years ago. Sneak a peek at the inner of Pharaoh Chephren's pyramid, and beware the mighty Sphinx, protector of the Pharaohs. After lunch drive to Memphis, Ancient Egypt's first capital, where you will discover Sakkara, the necropolis of this city and site of Djoser's Step Pyramid. (L)
DAY 3, SAT: CAIRO/LUXOR
After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Luxor. Today visit Dendarah to see the Temple of Hathor, which dates from the first century and took about 100 years to build. Overnight in Luxor. (B)
DAY 4, SUN: LUXOR
After breakfast visit the Luxor Museum, Nobles Tomb and Habu Temple. Overnight at your hotel in Luxor. (B,L)
DAY 5, MON: NILE CRUISE
After breakfast transfer to your cruise ship followed by a visit to the East Bank of the Nile to see the famous Karnak Temple- Complex, built by generations of Pharaohs over a 2000 year period. Continue to the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the exquisite Temple of Luxor with its grand colonnades. Dinner and overnight on board. (B,L,D)
DAY 6, TUE: NILE CRUISE
Visit the most important area of the Nile by crossing to West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings where the tombs of the Great Pharaohs with exquisite colors still visible on the walls from thousands of years ago. Continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El-Bahari before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)
DAY 7, WED: NILE CRUISE
Sail to Edfu, where you will visit the 2000 year old, well preserved Temple of Horus. Return to the ship and sail to Kom Ombo. (B,L,D)
DAY 8, THU NILE CRUISE
This morning visit the Kom Ombo Temple built for the gods Sobek & Haeronis and sail to Aswan. Visit the High Dam, the Temple of Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk. In the afternoon sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener's Island. (B,L,D)
DAY 9, FRI: NILE CRUISE/ASWAN/CAIRO
After breakfast disembark in Aswan and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)
DAY 10, SAT: CAIRO
After breakfast begin a full day tour visiting the Egyptian Museum, containing the largest collection from the Pharaonic period. Afternoon tour of the Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, Old Cairo's Coptic Church and the century-old Ben Synagogue, Followed by a visit to Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Tonight you will attend the spectacular Sound and Light show at the Pyramids in Cairo. (B)
DAY 11, SUN: CAIRO
After breakfast transfer to Cairo airport. (B)

The sequence of the Nile cruise itinerary may vary slightly depending on the cruise ship.

The above itinerary is based on the Movenpick Royal Lily, sailing from Luxor on Monday

Passengers sailing on the Movenpick Royal Lotus will begin the cruise on Tuesday from Aswan. The cruise itinerary will operate in reverse.

Due to closing of Esna Lock the sightseeing to Luxor will be operated by motor coach.


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Homeric Tours will provide competitive airfares from USA in conjuction with your tour request.
Business class upgrades are available upon request.
Package prices do not include international air travel