CLASSICAL EGYPT

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Day 01 Arrival Cairo Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, Excel Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Modern air-conditioned coaches take you to your hotel in Cairo. Your representative will ensure a smooth hotel check-in. Overnight at the hotel in Cairo Day 02 Cairo / full Day Pyramids, Museum, Khan El Khalili Buffet breakfast at the hotel then start a full day guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders The great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit. Then drive to the hotel to refresh & check out. Lunch can be served in an oriental/Indian/Chinese restaurant and then drive to the Egyptian Museum for another unforgettable tour. Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835. The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre-historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures. The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. After the visit of the museum a short drive through the downtown will take you to Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways. The visitor can discover small restaurants and workaday cafes where Egyptians & non-Egyptians come to smoke water pipes and enjoy some of the traditional Egyptian drinks in the cafes scattered around the area. Drive back to your hotel & overnight in Cairo Optional tour can be booked to enjoy the spectacular sound & light show by the Pyramids ​ Day 03: Cairo – Luxor - Cruise Breakfast in the hotel, check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Meet & assist, and transfer to the Nile cruise 11:00 Check-In 12:30 Lunch on board 15:00 Visit East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples) 20:00 Dinner on board & overnight in Luxor Day 04: Luxor – Esna - Edfu 06:00 Breakfast on board 07:00 Visit West Bank - Valley of the Kings, and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. 13:00 Lunch on board 13:00 Sailing to Edfu via Esna 20:00 Dinner on board & overnight in Edfu. Day 05: Edfu – Kom Embo - Aswan 07:00 Breakfast on board 08:00 Visit Horus Temple in Edfu 10:00 Sailing to Kom Ombo 12:30 Lunch on board 15:30 Visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo 17:00 Sailing to Aswan 19:30 Dinner on board & overnight in Aswan Day 06: Aswan ​ 07:00 Breakfast on board 08:00 Visit the High Dam, the Temple of Philae 12:30 Lunch on board 15:00 Felucca on the Nile around Kitchener island 19:30 Dinner on board & overnight in Aswan Day 05: Aswan - Cairo Disembarkation after breakfast, and transfer to Aswan or Aswan airport for a flight takes you to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo airport to the hotel Overnight in Cairo Evening at leisure whereby an optional tour can be booked to enjoy your dinner & Cairo by night while cruising the Nile & watching the folkloric show. Day 08: Cairo – Final Departure Breakfast in the hotel, and check out Transfer to Cairo international airport for your final flight back home

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