Highlights of Egypt,,CAIRO-ASWAN-Luxor....NILE CRUISE from Aswan to Luxor, This holiday takes you through the highlights of Egypt,start with Cairo where you can see the only survival one of the 7 wonders of the the ancient world which is the great Pyramid,also in Cairo you will see the Egyptian museum. Natural beauty of Aswan, Nile Cruise starts from Aswan,sailing to Kom Ombo temple, Edfu temple, and finally to Luxor.
Arrive at Cairo airport,met and assistance by representative of EGYPt HAPPY TOUR who will help you through all customs formalities and accompany you to your 5 star hotel by a private air-conditional van for check in.overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo-Luxor,
After breakfast,start your an excursion to Giza plateau,explore the great pyramid of Cheaops,second,pyramid of Chephren,and third pyramid of Mekerinus. Enjoy fantastic view of 9 pyramids on one line .visit the great Sphinx,guard of necropolis,which is a lions body and head of man.Lunch,on restaurant,enjoying Nile view.Continue your tour,and visit the Egyptian museum which exhibits a collection about 120,000 masterpieces dating back to pre-historical,going through Pharaonic era,Greek-Roman period in Egypt.Also see the master pieces of king Tutankhamon,his solid Golden mask and his solid golden coffin.IN the evening,transfer to the railway station to take first class sleeper train to Aswan.Overnight on train.
Day 3: Aswan
Breakfast on board train and then will be met and assisted by our REP who will transfer you to embark your Nile cruise for the next 4 days / 3 nights. Later you will be taken in an exciting tour to the world famous High Dam that was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s.then you will be taking by motor-boat to island of Egilka visit the majestic Philae temple that was dedicated to the Goddesses Isis. And overnight stay on board cruise.
Day 4:Aswan,Kom ombo,Edfu,
Sailing to Kom ombo,visit the double temple of Kom ombo which is dedicated to 2 different GOdes Hours the great god of protection and Sobek,the crocodile-headed god of fertility.Back to your cruise, get lunch on board with free time at leisure while sailing to Edfu to explore Edfu's Temple of Horus, Continue the cruise down to Luxor Afternoon tea is served on the sun –deck with dinner and overnight stay on board cruise.
Day 5 :Luxor
Arrive to Luxor,after your breakfast,visit the West bank of Luxor,explore one of the most famous sites which is the valley of the kings ,valley of the queens,temple of Queen Hatshepsut and visit the two colossal statues (Colossi of Memnon . then back to the cruise for lunch, after afternoon tea on the ship with free time at leisure and overnight stay on board.
Day 6 :Luxor,Cairo
discover the largest temple ever built in man history which is the temple of Karnak,which is considered to an open book of the Egyptian history nearly all kings recorded their great victories in that temple. continue your tour,and visit another magnificent temple called Luxor temple. IN the afternoon,you will be transferred to Luxor station to take sleeper train back to Cairo.dinner and breakfast on board.
Upon arrival at Giza station, you will be driven to your hotel. Check in and Afternoon Look beyond the pyramids and pharaohs, and discover the Citadel of Salah el Din where Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque stays, then visit the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including the hanging church or the suspended church this basilica church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon the church became the center of the Christian Church of
Egypt.sound and light show in the pyramids area (optional).Overnight in Cairo.
Day 8: Cairo,airport
After breakfast,check out from the hotel and then transfer to Cairo international Airport for your final departure.
-Qualified Egyptologist tour guide in all historical sites.
* Any optional tours not mentioned in the itinerary.