Egyptian Delight



9 Days from $1,750 - Land Only

4 Nights Cairo, Memphis, 5-Day Nile Cruise plus Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan

Day 1, Sat: 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, Sun: Cairo
After breakfast depart for your full day tour. Admire the Great Pyramid of Pharoh Cheops, built 4500 years ago. Sneak a peak at the inner of Pharoh Chephren's pyramid, son of Cheops, and beware of the Sphinx, protector of the Pharohs. 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. (B,L)
Day 3, Mon: Cairo / Luxor / Nile Cruise
After breakfast transfer to the airport for the flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your cruise ship. Visit 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 4, Tue: Nile Cruise
Today visit the most important area of the Nile by crossing to West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens where the tombs of the Great Pharaohs with exquisite colors on walls still visible from thousand of years ago. Then proceed to the Valley of the Queen to visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon, before returning to the cruise ship. (B,L,D)
Day 5, Wed: Nile Cruise
Sail to Edfu, where you will visit the 2000 year old and well preserved Temple of Horus. Return to the ship and sail to Kom Ombo. (B,L,D)
Day 6, Thu: Nile Cruise
This morning visit the Kom Ombo Temple built for Gods Sobek & Haeronis and sail to Aswan. Visit the High Dam, the granite Quarries, 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 7, 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. Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Day 8, 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 Ezra Synagogue, followed by a visit to Khan El Khalili bazaar. Tonight you will attend the spectacular Sound & Light show at the Pyramids in Cairo. (B)
Day 9, 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 Hamees, the Movenpick Royal Lily, Sonesta St. George 1 and Sonesta Star Goddess sailing from Luxor on Monday.

Passengers sailing on the Movenpick Royal Lotus will begin the cruise on Tuesday from Aswan. The cruise itienrary will operate in reverse. The full day Cairo tour will be given on Monday prior to the cruise.

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

Homeric Tours can 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