Exclusive Educational Tour.
Escorted by Mr. ELSherbini & Private Reception and private Lecture with Dr. Zahi Hawass
Departure from the United States for an enjoyable flight to Cairo.
Day 2: Arrive Cairo (D)
Upon Landing at the Cairo International Airport, our representatives will meet you at the arrival hall and assist you through Customs formalities. You will then be escorted to your hotel via private air-conditioned transportation.
(Hotel Mena House- Old Wing Pyramids View) Tenatative Dinner at Al Rubayyat Restaurant, depending on
Day 3: Giza special Full Day Tour (B,L,D)
After breakfast, travel via air conditioned transportation to meet at the Great Pyramids, just 9 miles from Cairo. There you will see awe-inspriring King Cheop’s pyramid, built in 2650 BC, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well asthe Great Sphinx Nearby. You may want to take a camel ride at this time or possibly return for one during the incredibly beautiful sunrise and sunsets on another day. Continue your tour by visiting the step pyramids of Ounas at Sakkara, which were the First Pyramids, built in Egypt. After an authentic Egyptian lunch at the MENA HOUSE Hotel, continue to Memphis, the one time Capitol of Ancient Egypt and view the towering statue of Ramses II. Stop by the Bazaar shopping area before returning to your hotel. Early evening Sound & Light show at the plateau of Giza. Dinner to follow.
Day 4: Cairo special Full Day Tour (B,L,D)
After Breakfast, begin your Egyptian adventure with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses the World’s largest collection of artifacts from the era of the Pharaohs and includes the treasures from the Tut-Ankh-Amun tomb. Later, enjoy lunch in an authentic Egyptian restaurant on the Nile (Fish Market). Then, spend the afternoon at the Citadel of Saladin and see the Mohamed Ali Mosque, which replicates the Blue Mosque in Turkey. End the day shopping at the Bazaar of Khan El Khalili to buy many unique Egyptian items such as cartouches papyruses , pharaonic statues, or just to experience the art of bargaining. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. Dinner at the Hotel.
Day 5: Flight to Aswan for Cruise Departure (B,L,D)
After Breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan. Aswan is Egypt’s sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town, a favorite winter destination due it’s dry climate. Check into your Deluxe Nile Cruise Ship at noon. After lunch, sail the Nile to Elephantine Island on a Fellucca sail boat for a view of the Nilometer, & Lord Kitchner's Botanical Garden. Return to the cruise (M/S St George, Sonesta, for an evening of entertainment or relaxation)
Before check in you will fly to Abu SIMBLE. In Aswan, take a scenic half hour flight over Lake Nasser to Abu SIMBLE, and tour this magnificent site. Enter the vast chambers and touch the towering statues carved thousands of years ago. There, incredibly, only on the King’s birthday and on the anniversary of his coronation a ray of sunlight penetrates through the massive rock structures and shines on an interior shrine to him. After this unique tour, return to Aswan, and check into cruise ship.
Day 6: Aswan/Kom-Ombo (B,L,D)
After breakfast tour the Aswan High Dam which was an engineering miracle when built in the 1960’s. Visit the granite quarries of the 1,150 ton unfinished Obelisk and continue to Philae Temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis. See the various shrines, which include the temple for Hathor, the goddess of fertility, then sail to Kom-Ombo to see the Twin Temple of Sobek, the Crocodile God and Haroeris, the Good Doctor, which are surrounded by sugarcane fields. Interesting, sculptured walls show ancient surgical instruments and dental tools at those sites. Return to the ship for some relaxation or entertainment.
Day 7: Kom-Ombo/Edfu/ Esna (B,L,D)
Enjoy the sights along the river’s edge near the palm trees,
tropical plants, amber desert, and granite rocks as you sail for Edfu where you
will take a horse drawn carriage to see the temple dedicated to the Ancient God
Horus, the falcon headed God. Return to the ship to enjoy lunch and continue to
Esna and visit the temple of Khnum, the Egyptian Ram-headed creator god built
during the Ptolomeic period, and walk through a Nubian village and small
museum. Nearby is an early Christian Monastery built in the 4th Century A.D.
Return to your ship and enjoy the entertainment and delicious cuisine on board
as you sail to Luxor.
Visit the West Bank where the sun sets on the City of the
Dead, the Tombs of the Nobles and the Valley of the Kings and Queens. After
crossing the Nile to the Necropolis of Thebes, you will visit the Valley of the
Kings, Queens, and the Nobles. There, you willsee the famous tomb of King Tut-
Ankh-Amun, Ramses III & IV, Amenhotep II, Tuthmosis III and Nefertari and
more. Then, continue to the Queen Hatshepsut Funerary Temple (She was the only
woman to rule over Egypt), the
Ramesseum, and finally the Colossi of Memnon, which contain statues, 19 meters
high, that the Greeks named after Memnon, the legendary hero killed in the
In the evening, take an optional journey to view the Sound
& Light Spectacular, which features words, light, and music to tell the
story of the Magnificent Karnak Temple.
Day 8: Thebes (B,L,D)
After an early breakfast visit the East bank of the Nile, the city of the living, where sunrise greets the 100-acre Karnak Temple, Visit the Luxor Museum and then go on to visit the Temple of Luxor built by two Pharaohs: Amenhotep III & Ramses II. This temple is dedicated to Amun-Ra. Check out from your boat and transfer to your hotel Old Winter Palace (Nile View) for your stay. Evening Sound and Light show at Karnak Temple,
Lunch & dinner will be served at hotel
Attend Private Reception to Celebrates 100 Year Discovery of King Tut’s Tomb by Howard Carter
Day 09: Luxor/Cairo (B,L,D)
After Breakfast, Visit Nefertari’s tomb, an exclusive viewing, open
only for members touring with King Tut Tours. After lunch at the hotel in Luxor,
we will transfer to Luxor airport for our flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival,
you will be transfered to your Hotel, Four Seasons by The Nile, for an overnight
stay. Private cocktail Reception private Lecture and
Farwell dinner with Dr. Zahi Hawass.
Day 10: Cairo/USA
After breakfast you will be transfer to airport for your flight back home. Enjoy your flight back to the United States.