|Egypt - Where All It Begins|
Cost Per Person
3 NTS Cairo + Over day Alexandria + 1 NT first class sleeper train + 3 NTS Cruise
Above Rates Include The Following Services :
- Meet, Assist & Round-Trip transfers in Cairo, Aswan & Luxor & Cairo
- 3 Nights on Nile Cruise (5*) on full board.
- 3 Nights @ Cairo Hotel on B.B. Basis
- 1 Night first class sleeper train on H.B. Basis
- Sightseeing & entrance fees as per below Itinerary.
- Meals as mentioned in the below itinerary
- Local English-speaking guide.
- All transportation in A/C Brand New brand
- 2 Bottle of water (500 M.M.) per person per day
- Domestic flight Luxor / Cairo
Price Does Not Include :
- Airfare for international flight ( CCU-CAI-CCU )
- Entry Visa.@3500.00 PP
- Entrance inside any of the three Pyramids of Giza
- Beverages (Hard drinks in the Restaurant, Hotel or Cruise)
25 December, Monday - Arrival Cairo :
- 06:00 HRS: Arrive at Cairo international Airport, meet, assist by our representative
- 00:00 HRS Transfer to the hotel for check-in
- 20:30 HRS: Dinner at Maulana Restaurant
- Overnight at hotel (D)
26 December, Tuesday - Cairo / Aswan :
- 08:00: HRS: Breakfast at hotel & check-out
- 09:00.: Visit the pyramids of Giza and sphinx, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, continue to visit the papyrus & Perfume factory where you will have some time for shopping.
- 13:00 HRS: Lunch at Caviar restaurant with Indian food
- 14:30 HRS Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which houses one of the world’s greatest collections of Egyptian artefacts. It boasts of more than 136,000 artefacts from over five thousand years of Egyptian history
- 16:30 HRS: Time to see perfume & Papyrus factory
- 00:00 HRS: Arrive Cairo and Transfer to Cairo Railway station to take train to Aswan no.1086 depart at 19:20]
- 20:00 HRS: Dinner on board Overnight on train. [B, L & D]
27 December, Wednesday - Aswan :
- 08:00 HRS: After Breakfast on board & check out
- 09:00 HRS: Arrive Aswan railway station with assist by our representative
- 11:00 HRS: Visit the High Dam & Philae Temple. The Aswan Dam, or more specifically since the 1960s, the Aswan High Dam, is an embankment dam built across the Nile in Aswan, Egypt, between 1960 and 1970. Its significance largely eclipsed the previous Aswan Low Dam initially completed in 1902 downstream. Based on the success of the Low Dam, then at its maximum utilization, construction of the High Dam became a key objective of the government following the Egyptian Revolution of 1952; with its ability to control flooding better, provide increased water storage for irrigation and generate hydroelectricity the dam was seen as pivotal to Egypt's planned industrialization. Like the earlier implementation, the High Dam has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt.
- Temple of Philae is currently an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. Philae was originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt and was the site of an Egyptian temple complex. These rapids and the surrounding area have been variously flooded since the initial construction of the Aswan Low Dam in 1902 The temple complex was later dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam.
- 13:30 HRS: Transfer to the 5* Cruise ship (Aswan – Luxor 3 nights)
- 15:00 HRS: Lunch on-board
- Dinner & overnight onboard (B, L, and D)
28 December, Thursday, Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu :
- 05:00 HRS Packed breakfast & start tour to Abu Simbel by coach (OPTIONAL) The Abu Simbel temples are two massive rock temples at Abu Simbel a village in Nubia, southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan. They are situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 230 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road). The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments which run from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae (near Aswan). The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the 19th dynasty reign of the Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh. Their huge external rock relief figures have become iconic.
- 12:30 HRS: Lunch onboard the Cruise
- 13:00 HRS: Sail to Kom Ombo
- 16:30 HRS: Visit Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC. Some additions to it were later made during the Roman period. The building is unique because its 'double' design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world with Hathor and Khonsu
Meanwhile, the northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder, along "with Tasenetnofret (the Good Sister, a special form of
Hathor or Tefnet/Tefnut) and Panebtawy (Lord of the Two Lands). The temple is atypical because everything is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis.
- 18:30 HRS: Sail to Edfu,
- Dinner & overnight onboard (B, L, and D)
29 December, Friday, Aswan - Edfu - Esna - Luxor :
- 06:00 HRS: Tea & Coffee break
- 06:30 HRS: Visit Edfu Temple The Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian temple, located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. The city was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt.
- HRS: Sail to Esna, pass the Esna Lock & sail to Luxor
- HRS: Visit Karnak & Luxor Temples.The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Construction at the complex began during the reign of Senusret Iin the Middle Kingdom and continued into the Ptolemaic period, although most of the extant buildings date from the New Kingdom. The area around Karnak was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut and the main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of The. Hebes Hebehe Karnak complex gives its name to the nearby, and partly surrounded, modern village of El-Karnak, 2.5 kilometres (1.6 miles) north of Luxor.
- 12:00 HRS: Lunch at local restaurant
- Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt,- the southern sanctuary - In Luxor there are several great temples on the east and west banks. Four of the major mortuary temples visited by early travelers and tourists include the Temple of Seti I at Gurnah
- Dinner & overnight on board (B, L, and D)
30 December, Sarturday - Luxor / Cairo :
- 06:00 HRS: Check out from cruise after Breakfast
- 13:00 HRS: Visit the Valley of the Kings, Deir El Bahari and Colossi of Memnon.The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. The Wadi consists of two valleys, East Valley (where the majority of the royal tombs are situated) and West Valley.
- HRS: Transfer to Luxor airport
- HRS: Arrive Luxor Airport to take flight back to Cairo
- HRS: Arrive at Cairo airport, meet, assist by our representative
- HRS: Transfer to your hotel & Check in
- Dinner & Overnight at Hotel (B & D)
31 December, Sunday - Cairo :
- HRS: Breakfast at hotel
- HRS: Visit Muizz Street (Old Cairo) is one of the oldest streets in Cairo, approximately one kilometer long. A United Nations study found it to have the greatest concentration of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world The street (shariʻa in Arabic) is named for Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, the fourth caliph of the Fatimid dynasty. It stretches from Bab Al-Futuh in the north to Bab Zuweila in the south. Starting in 1997, the national government carried out extensive renovations to the historical buildings, modern buildings, paving, and sewerage to turn the street into an "open air museum". On April 24, 2008, Al-Muizz Street was rededicated as a pedestrian only zone between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm; cargo traffic will be allowed outside of these hours.
- HRS:Lunch at Soiree restaurant : The Hanging Church is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, The Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo); its nave is suspended over a passage.The church is approached by twenty-nine steps; early travellers to Cairo dubbed it "the Staircase Church The land surface has risen by some six metres since the Roman period [ so that the Roman tower is mostly buried below ground, reducing the visual impact of the church's elevated position. The entrance from the street is through iron gates under a pointed stone arch. The nineteenth-century facade with twin bell towers is then seen beyond a narrow courtyard decorated with modern art biblical designs. Up the steps and through the entrance is a further small courtyard leading to the eleventh-century outer porch.
- 20:30 HRS: Dinner at Restaurant
- Overnight at hotel (B,L&D)
1 January, Monday - Cairo / Final Departure :
- HRS: Breakfast at hotel & check-out
- HRS: Transfer to Cairo airport
- HRS Arrive Cairo airport to take flight back to board your departure flight and bid Farwell to.
- Egypt and the new friends you have made. Your fascinating journey comes to an end however you must be sure to visit this splendid country at least once again.
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