Road to Pharaohs
Road to Pharaohs
Arrival at Cairo airport, Meet and great assist by our representative, Then Private Transfer to Hotel. Check in your room. At night free time to discover city by your own way or join our Team for an optional tours. Overnight in hotel.
Breakfast in hotel, and then start the tour by visit the incredible Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau. It’s estimated the largest - Khufu (Cheops) was constructed from no less than 2.5 million quarried limestone blocks, weighing around 6 million tonnes. No mean feats, when you consider the pyramids were built without the use of modern equipment. Visit papyrus institute, free time for shopping. Lunch in local Restaurant.Continue your tour to Sakkara The site is dominated by the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, which goes back to 2700 BC. It is one of the oldest stone structures in the world! Sakkara is also the site of many tombs from the 1st and 2nd Dynasties. Most are made out of mud bricks, but some tombs are made of limestone, decorated with daily life scenes. Visit Carpets Factory. Continue the tour by visiting Memphis the Open Air Museum at Memphis is one of the “must see” sites in Egypt! Founded in the 1st Dynasty (3100 B.C) by King Narmar, Memphis was the capital of Ancient Egypt, and the first capital city founded after the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. It remained as the capital of Ancient Egypt throughout the Old Kingdom. Because of the many necropolises associated with Memphis, many Egyptologists believe that it was once an extremely large city, though no archaeological evidence proves this, at present. Transfer to station, sleeper train to Aswan .dinner & overnight on board of train.
(Nile Cruise Sailing on Friday / Monday /Wednesday)
Breakfast on board of train . Arrival Aswan , meet & assist in Aswan station, then start the tour till the time of check in, by visit the turn-of-the-century Old Dam, to this day the widest dam in the world, and the gigantic Aswan High Dam completed in 1970. Continue and stop at the ancient Quarries to see the famous, unfinished Obelisk. The Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. Overnight on board of cruise.
Breakfast on board, visit kom-ombo. Visit the beautiful Sobek temple which has been built as dual temple in honour of the gods: Sobek god crodiles and Haroeris a form of Hours. After a detailed sightseeing. Then you will arrive Edfu, here you will find the probably preserved temple in Egypt - the Temple of Hours. Two splendid granite statues of Hours, who was generally represented as a man with a falcon’s head, mark the entrance of this temple which was constructed during the Ptolemaic period start in 237 BC? Best 18 columns with palm leaves- and flowers and well-preserved wall paintings are witnesses of the great wealth of the older days. Overnight on board of cruise.
Early morning breakfast on board, we visit Luxor’s famous West Bank. The twin seated statues known as the Colossi of Memnon represents the first view of what is to come. We then visit the legendary Valleys of the Kings and the imposing ramped and limestone - colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was one of only 3 Egyptian ruling queens. Perhaps optional tours the most famous tomb in the Valley of the Kings is that of the boy-King Tutankhamen. Archaeologist Howard Carter discovered his intact and treasure -filled tomb in 1922. Taking a break at Alabaster Museum, overnight on board of cruise.
Breakfast on board of cruise then checkout, start your day tour to East bank, visiting the impressing temples of Luxor and Karnak in order to get an insight into the incomparable history of gods,
Moreover, pharaohs right from the start. The Karnak Temple is the largest ancient religious site in the world. Here you will see several avenues of ram headed sphinxes, the Hall of Columns and the huge pylons at the entrance to the temple. In the center Luxor you will visit The Luxor temple which was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut and Chons. Transfer to Luxor station. Sleeper train to Cairo .dinner & overnight on board of train.
Breakfast on board of train, Meet & assist in Cairo station. Start new tour there with visit the Egyptian Museum, the largest repository of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Tour the galleries of the Old and New Kingdoms, the Ptolemaic era and the Greek/Roman periods. The highlight of this tour is the collection of treasures from the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amon. Lunch in Local restaurant. Continue the tour by visit Citadel of Salah el Deen & the mosque of Mohamed Ali, After That Visit a major Market in the historic center of Islamic Cairo Khan EL Khalil. Dinner in Local restaurant. Transfer to hotel & overnight.
After Breakfast in the hotel, our representative will pick up you to transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure with all our wishes for safe Flight to your Home.