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Ancient Egypt 12 nights to discover Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Alexandria with a guiding tour to the pyramids and the Egyptian museum and visit the oldest part of Cairo. Then travel to Luxor with 4 nights stay at deluxe Nile Cruise where past and present meet and the magic and mystery of The Nile. your cruise takes you from Luxor to Aswan, visiting most of the spectacular ancient sites along. Travel back to Cairo for a night, then travel to Alexandria with guiding tour to the city of Alexandria. Then departure after an unforgettable holiday.
Our team will welcome you upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, before checking the passports with a sign written your name. Assistance to take your Visa, pass the control of passports and customs. Then you will be transferred by private A/C air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: None
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, our guide and private vehicle with driver will pick you up at your hotel. On the western bank of the Nile facing Cairo, visit the high plateau of Giza where the three pyramids erected by Kheops, Khéphren and Mykerinos, are guarded by the mysterious Sphinx, the mythical statue with a lion's body and human head. The three pyramids and the Sphinx are considered the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Then, Visit the huge necropolis of Saqqara, used as a cemetery for thousands of years, and which still hides many secrets under the sand of the desert. The Pyramid at Degree of Saqqara is one of the oldest stone structures in the world. It was built during the third dynasty (about 2630 BC) for King Djoser, and its construction was supervised by his vizier Imhotep. Return to your hotel at the end of your visit. Overnight at the hotel. Meal: Breakfast
After breakfast, early Morning, our tour guide and private A/C minibus will pick you up at your hotel travel to Alexandria by road for approximately three hours. Visit the Catacombs of Kom el-Shuqafa, an ancient Roman necropolics, whose family tomb is a fine example of the fusion of art and architecture, Egyptian and Greco-Roman. You will continue with Pompeys Pillar, a column of granite 25 feet high built in honor of the Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to the starving inhabitants. Then visit the Roman Amphitheatre (Kom El Dikka), potentially the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. This site includes the ruins of Roman street and homes. Then you will visit the famous Library of Alexandria. Then Visit the Citadel, fort of Qayet Bay, built in the fifteenth century near the place of the famous lighthouse of Alexandria. And finally, the gardens of the Palace of Montazah, overlooking the sea and was built in 1892. Walk on the corniche to see the beach. Back to Cairo. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, our guide and private vehicle with driver will pick you up at your hotel. Visit of the Citadel of Salah El Din, with in its enclosure the mosque of Mohamed Ali. The citadel was built on the Moqattam hills in 1183 AD overlooking the whole city, it was a point of defense against the attacks of the crusaders. Salah El Din appointed to be the governor of Egypt after the death of the Sultan of Damascus, Noor-el-Din. Then visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, founded in 1857 by the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette, which houses more than 250,000 pieces including the fabulous treasure of Tutankhamun discovered in 1920 by Howard Carter. The museum houses the largest and richest collection of pharaonic antiquities in the world over a period of five thousand years. And finally you will go to Souk Khan el Khalili, one of the most famous and oldest markets of the Middle East. Transfer to Giza train station to Luxor. Dinner & Overnight in train. Meal: breakfast, dinner
Breakfast in your cabin. In the morning, arrive at Luxor station, welcome and transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle to your cruise ship for 7 nights. Check in. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, our guide and private vehicle will pick you up and visit Luxor's East Bank with a visit to the Temple of Karnak, the largest temple in the world, this complex includes several temples. It is the oldest religious site in the world. Then visit the Temple of Luxor which is among the most beautiful temples of Egypt. The oldest visible parts date back to Amenhotep III and Ramses II. At 5 pm, Tea/ coffee break on board. Dinner and overnight on board. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast on board. Free morning at leisure to rest. Start of sailing towards Esna. Lunch on board. Passage of the Lock of Esna and continuation of the navigation in direction of Edfou. Free afternoon at leisure to enjoy the swimming pool on the upper deck. At 5 pm, Tea/ coffee break served on board. Dinner and overnight on board. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast on board. Visit of the Temple of Edfu, the holy city of Horus and the temple built in his honor. This temple of extravagant dimensions is the best preserved of all Egypt. Saling to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Visit of the Temple of Kom Ombo, whose particularity is to be dedicated to two divinities: Sobek (head of crocodile) and Horus (with head of falcon). At 5 pm, Tea/ coffee break on board. Dinner and overnight on board. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast on board. Free morning at leisure to rest. Lunch on board. Afternoon visit of the temple of Philae, located on the island of Agilika, was built during the Greco-Roman by the Ptolemaic dynasty, the temple was built during a period of 300 years. Visit of Aswan High Dam, was built from 1960 to 1971, 780m long, to protect Egypt against annual flooding of the Nile and this created Lake Nasser. The power of water generates electricity for most of Egypt. Then visit the unfinished obelisk; located in a pink granite quarry that was used in the construction of temples. At 5 pm, Tea/ coffee break on board. Dinner and overnight on board. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast on board. free at leisure to rest or enjoy the swimming pool on the upper deck. (optional: Visit to Temple of Abu Simbel> You will be accompanied by private vehicle with driver to Abu Simbel (≈3.30h journey) Arrival in Abu Simbel, Visit of the impressive temples of Ramses II and his wife, Nefertari These extraordinary works, carved out of the cliff, were dismantled and transported to their present site in 1960 because they were threatened with flooding by the rise of the waters of Lake Nasser and were identically rebuilt on a dummy hill a little further inland, after the visits back to Aswan). Lunch on board. Afternoon free at leisure to rest or enjoy the pool on the upper deck. At 17 o'clock, Tea/ coffee break on board. Dinner and overnight on board. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast on board. Sailing to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Sailing to Edfu. Sailing to Luxor. Free day at leisure to rest or enjoy the swimming pool on the upper deck. At 5 pm, Tea/ coffee break on board. Dinner and overnight on board. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast on board. Free morning. Lunch on board. Our guide and private vehicle with driver will pick you up to the west bank of Luxor. Visit the Valley of the Kings, the Royal Cemetery of Pharaohs 62, a famous site and very eminent for its ancient heritage where you can visit 3 tombs. Continuation to the two imposing Colossi of Memnon, the last vestiges of the gigantic funerary temple of Amenhotep III which no longer exists today. And finally, visiting the Temple of Deir El-Bahari, was built for Hatshepsut (18th dynasty) to serve as a funerary temple as well as a sanctuary to the god Amon-Ra but also to the gods Anubis and Hathor. This temple is unique and distinguishes itself from other temples because it is partly dug in the rock of the Theban mountain to which it sits. At 5 pm, Tea/ coffee break served on board. Dinner and overnight on board. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast on board, check out and transfer by private vehicle with driver to Luxor Airport to take your departure flight. Meal: Breakfast
Egypt has served as one of the best and safest tourist destinations for decades. Surrounded by warm Egyptian hospitality, courteous and kind-hearted locals you're gonna feel at home and as safe as you'll ever be. With some Sensible precautions and preparations, you will be able to explore Egypt tours and trips and enjoy Egypt's generally very safe cities with your mind at ease. Boasting a usually low crime rate visitors will be more than safe especially in areas frequently visited by tourists.
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Visitors and travelers to Egypt are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months from their arrival date. However, in an effort to revitalize tourism in Egypt the following nationalities can purchase a 1-month entry visa on arrival. The Nationalities that benefit from the aforementioned exception are Australia, Canda, Croatia, the European Union, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, South Korea, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and The U.S.A. The Process for acquiring these entry visas is extremely simple and only takes a mere couple of minutes through any bank window before proceeding to customs.
From your very first step after landing in Cairo airport, there will be a wide range of comfortable and affordable means of transport under your beck and call. The Fastest and most abundant is the Taxi. It is preferred to avoid white taxis as they Rarely abide by a meter reading and might ask for an exaggerated fare. However, the GPs and meter utilizing Uber transportation service is a preferred alternative. Another popular and highly accessible option for moving around is the Subway/Metro. With the Streets occasionally getting congested with people and automobiles the metro has become one of the fastest means of transportation to move from point A to Point B in Egypt. It tends to get crowded in rush hour times but still stands as a fast and convenient means of transport.
Have no fear Most Egyptians living in Cities have a basic command over the English language and some English words and phrases. However, the same cannot be said for French, Italian, Spanish and finally German. Nevertheless, Professionals working in the tourism sector have easily adapted to visitors who don't speak Arabic. Satisfying the needs of most travelers with a combination of English and other lingual phrases.
Service charges are by default included in the bill when dining in a restaurant. However, these fees go to the restaurant and not the waiters. Knowing this it is advisable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an additional 10%.
It's not a must but definitely advisable and beneficial to learn a couple of day-to-day basic Arabic words and phrases such as greetings amongst others. If you are planning to dive deeper and explore more than the Popular destinations and famous tourist attractions learning some phrases is surely a smart move.
Accommodations for travelers in Egypt fall across a broad range - everything from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, Egyptian hotels have their own rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale. The check-in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.
Photography is allowed in most of the historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some of them have extra charges for taking in a camera. in some museums, like the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and some historical sites, like the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, photography is prohibited and visitors are asked to leave their cameras at the reception before entering.
modest dress would be highly recommended and, in some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque.
Some travelers might suffer sunburn or heat stroke from the heat and sun during the summer if they are not careful; however, taking the proper precautions and drinking bottled water can eliminate any health risks.
It is always recommended for travelers who wish to have their own supply of cigarettes and alcohol with them in Egypt to purchase them upon arrival. There are duty free shops in the airports in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 3 liters of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes on arrival.
Most of the shops in Egypt open from around 10 AM and stay open until 10PM; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants especially in major cities stay open much later and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours.
Most of the monuments, historical sites, and museums in Egypt open from 9 AM until 5 PM. Open-air historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza, are open from 8 AM until sunset. Some museums have morning opening hours, from 9 AM to 4 PM evening opening hours, from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM. During Ramadan, the holy month of the Islamic calendar, be aware that these hours will change significantly.
In less touristic places, relatively modest dress is recommended. Women should avoid very tight clothing, keep their shoulders and knees covered, and avoid very revealing necklines. Men should also avoid particularly revealing clothing. wearing shorts is not very common among Egyptians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture. The metro in Cairo has separate cars for women that might be more comfortable, especially during rush hours when the cars can be very full.
In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5 and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Not more than five. Often times in Egypt you will find someone tending to the bathroom to keep it clean. Giving them one Egyptian pound is an appropriate amount. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.
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