Egypt Luxury 18 days Tour Cairo » Al Minya» Aswan » Nile Cruise » Luxor » Alexandria »Cairo

  • 17 Nights / 18 Days
  • Private
  • Every Day
Description

Travel in style through Egypt on this 18-day Egypt luxury tour. Experience the elegance and luxury of Egypt’s best hotels, cruise on the Nile in 5-star luxury.

On this luxury tour of Egypt, you will marvel at the most iconic and spectacular sites of Ancient Egypt. Soak up the atmosphere and culture during this exceptional tour, with our specially trained guides and hosts. Every moment of this tour has been designed to maximize your comfort and safety, but most importantly, your enjoyment of this unique and fascinating country.

Read the itinerary below to learn more about this Egypt luxury tour package. Please get in touch if you have any questions, and consider our Luxury Egypt Custom Tours if you’d like something similar to this but tailor-made to fit all of your needs and desires

Itinerary
  • Welcome to Cairo. Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage, he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel where you will meet your guide who will revise the tour plan with you.
  • After breakfast at your hotel we will meet in the lobby and start our unique day tour to the Pyramids of Giza
    Giza Pyramids Complex
    The three main pyramids of Giza (Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure) are sufficient enough to build a 2-meter-long wall and span 100,000 square kilometers around the globe along with the equator.
    The Great Pyramid
    The Great Pyramid of King Khufu is considered largely represents the spirit of ancient Egypt, King Khufu who built this Pyramid as a cemetery has left little information about his reign. Khufu ruled for about twenty-four years. Ironically, despite the enormity of his pyramid, the only statue of King Khufu himself is really small statue carved from ivory
    Tomb of Queen Meres ankh III
    Under the shadow of the Great Pyramid lies the mastaba of Queen Meresankh III, the wife of Khafra and granddaughter of Khufu. Both very large and exquisitely decorated, this is indeed a tomb worthy of her rank and fortunately also contains the best-preserved wall reliefs in the Eastern Cemetery.
    Camel Ride
    During our visit to the Pyramids, you will experience the transportation of the ancient and will enjoy a camel ride for almost 01 hour to get the best shots around the pyramids you just need to prepare your camera. We will move from the highest point at the Pyramids till we reach the lowest where the Sphinx is located as ancient pharaohs did.
    The Magical Sphinx
    Who among us when mentioning the name of the Sphinx does not think about this stone sculpture that carved in the form of the human head and lion body, which is located in the Giza plateau in Egypt the Sphinx is one of the oldest and the largest sculptures in the world, it’s about 73.5 meters long and 6 meters wide.
    There have been many and different opinions about the symbol represented by the Sphinx, Old views said that it represents the wisdom of man and the strength of the lion together and these qualities were applicable to “King Khafre“.
    After that, continue your day tour from Cairo to Pyramids by paying a visit to:
    The Valley Temple
    It was used as a place for the embalming process. This temple constructed definitely for two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy before its burial. Second, it was used for making the Mummification process of the king.
    Desert Safari by Quad Bike Around Pyramids
    enjoy the only place in Egypt where you can experience the wonders of the ancient world through the quad bike tour experience with a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. What is unique about this tour is getting there is half the fun, Being there near the great pyramids of Giza enjoying the adventure of quadbike.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour. In the morning you will be driven to see the Egyptian Museum
    No visit to Egypt is complete without seeing the astonishing collections in the Egyptian Museum. Don’t miss the King Tutankhamun exhibition or the incredible artefacts of King Akhenaten, the heretic pharaoh who created his own religion. Later on the tour, you will be visiting the city he built to worship his new religion.
    After lunch at Studio Masr in Al Azhar Park, where you will have a fantastic view of the Mohamed Ali Mosque and the Citadel, we’ll head to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the home of the 22 mummies moved in the Golden Parade, as well as many other wonderful artefacts from Ancient Egypt and other periods in the history of this incredible country.
    The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
    The first museum of civilization in the Arab world, the NMEC will present a comprehensive view of Egyptian civilization from prehistory to the present day, taking a multidisciplinary thematic approach designed to highlight Egypt’s tangible and intangible heritage. A museum of a new kind, unknown so far in Egypt and the entire Middle East region, the NMEC’s main goal is to “share knowledge”, to connect with the surrounding Egyptian society and to offer international visitors a richer and deeper insight into the meaning of Egyptian culture through the ages
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • You will be transferred at 06:00 a.m. by our air-conditioned vehicle from Cairo to Al Minya, then by a motorboat to Tal Al Amarna which was the capital of Akhenaton. After that, visit Beni Hassan where you will see many tombs from the Old Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom.
    Tell Amarna
    The Egyptian king Akhenaton had marked an important turning point in the royal Egyptian history. This was when he changed the multi gods’ system of ancient Egypt into the worship of one God, Aten, the god of the sun. Although not much has survived from his great city of Akhenaten, many travelers touring Egypt would visit this ancient city of Amarna.
    Beni Hassan Tombs
    The unique monuments of the city of El Minya would surely include the tombs of Beni Hassan, as they are the best example of the mortuary architecture of the Middle Kingdom in Egypt.
    Moreover, some of the tombs are quite well preserved and give a good idea to the traveler spending his vacation in Egypt about the life in Egypt during the period of the Middle Kingdom that remained from the 21st to the 17th centuries BC.
    The Tombs of Beni Hassan are situated on the East Bank of the River Nile, in contrary to many ancient burial sites as the Pharaohs always believed that the East Bank of the River Nile is the city of the living and the West Bank is the city of the dead. This ancient necropolis is located 20 kilometers to the South of the city of El Minya. This ancient necropolis was named after the nearby village of Beni Hassan.
    At the end of this extra unique day visit you will be driven back to Cairo and overnight.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Start your day tour to Giza Necropolis where our driver will pick up you from your hotel in Cairo or Giza and join our professional tour guide to witness the real magnificence ancient Egyptian attractions through visiting:
    The Step Pyramid of Saqqara
    It’s called also step Pyramid of Zoser or Josser, due to the King Zoser who ordered his minister Imhotep to build it, this pyramid consists of six-layers, It’s height was about 197foot (60 meters). It is the first Pyramid ever built and it is the first largest scale stone building in the world.
    The Southern Tomb
    The southern tomb of King Djoser is located in the southern corner of his funerary complex in the Saqqara antiquities area. The cemetery consists of two parts. The upper part consists of a limestone Mastaba with a frieze decorated with cobra serpents.
    Serdab of Pharaoh Djoser
    Serdab is a small enclosed structure that houses the ka statue (inhabited by the Pharoah’s soul) and with a small slit or hole with various purposes including allowing the soul of the deceased to move about freely, to breathe and eat – to let in the smells of the offerings and incense presented to the statue, and for the King’s Soul to witness the ceremonies outside.
    Pyramid of Unas
    The Pyramid of Unas is a smooth-sided pyramid built in the 24th century BC for the Egyptian pharaoh Unas, the ninth and final king of the Fifth Dynasty.
    New Kingdom Cemetery
    The New Kingdom (c.1550–1069 BC) cemetery south of the causeway of Unas is where several important officials of the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasties were buried.
    The Tomb of Hormoheb
    This monument is a source of information of prime importance on the history of Egypt under the reign of Tutankhamun. The reliefs, chiseled by forever anonymous craftsmen, are ever among the most accomplished recovered in ancient Egypt and are a major source for the history of the art.
    The tomb from the time in which he was not yet Pharaoh Horemheb was discovered a first time in the 19th century, then it disappeared again under the sands. It was rediscovered in 1975 by Geoffrey Martin and his team who cleared the monument in four seasons of excavation.
    The tomb of Maya
    At the end of the 14th century BC, Maya was one of the major figures in the Egyptian state, from the reign of Tutankhamun to that of Horemheb. His prestigious career is attested by his many titles and epithets, the most important of which is "Overseer of the Treasury" (that is Minister of Finance). We'll discuss it.
    The Serapium
    The Serapeum of Saqqara was the ancient Egyptian burial place for sacred bulls of the Apis cult at Memphis. It was believed that the bulls were incarnations of the god Ptah, which would become immortal after death as Osiris-Apis. a name which evolved to Serapis.
    Pyramid Complex of Teti
    Teti (c.2345–2323 BC), the first ruler of the Sixth Dynasty, built his pyramidal complex not far from the Step Pyramid of (c.2667–2648 BC), in Saqqara. Upon completion, it stood 52.5 m tall.
    The mastaba tomb of Kagemni also known as Memi
    The mastaba was discovered in 1843 by Richard Lepsius. It had to wait until 1905 before von Bissing would begin his publication of rooms IV to VIII, which wasn't completed until 1911.
    The mastaba of Nikauisesi
    The mastaba of Nikauisesi is situated in the north-east sector of the necropolis of Saqqara. The tomb was discovered in 1979-80 by the Supreme Council of Antiquities
    The mastaba of Ankhmahor
    The mastaba of Ankhmahor is situated on the northern side of Teti’s pyramid at Saqqara in the block of tombs belonging to the officials of the king’s Dynasty VI reign.
    After we finish our visit to Sakkara we will continue driving to te ancient city of Memphis.
    Memphis Open Air Museum
    Memphis was the oldest capital of ancient Egypt, the first one that was founded after the unification of upper and Lower Egypt. The city was founded in the first dynasty (3100 BC).
    After this amazing trip through Egypt's pharaonic past, you will be driven back to your hotel.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • After breakfast, you will check out and our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your 05 stars Luxury hotel in Aswan.
    You will be taken later from Aswan to the Nubian villages by either a felucca or a modern boat, depending on the weather conditions. This ride will give you impeccable views of the Nile and of course also a panoramic postcard image of the villages.
    There is much to do in this village. First, you must walk around and soak in the beautiful shades of colors and the art stroked along the walls. You could also indulge in shopping at the local market—roasted nuts, trinkets, Nubian dolls, clothing and souvenirs are up for grabs. If walking isn’t your style, you can try the camel ride through the market instead.
    At the end you will be taken back to your hotel and overnight.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • At the morning, enjoy your breakfast on the cruise then you will join your tour guide to the enchanting “Abu Simbel Temple” which is known to be a true piece of art. The two temples were carved out of the mountainside in 1200 BC during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II the second and his wife Queen Nefertari.
    All the carvings, artwork, wall paintings, statues are extremely beautiful and tell incredible stories about Ramses victories at the battle of Kadesh and honor many gods like Ra, Amon, and Ptah.
    Abu Simbel Temples
    Abu Simbel temple complex includes 2 individual temples that were built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II. The great temple was built for the king himself to commemorate his coronation and his birthday and it has been built in a very impressive accurate way which makes the whole world await the Sun Festival that occurs only twice a year in the great temple of the Pharaoh to witness the miracle that occurs there. The smaller temple was built as a sign of love & appreciation from the king to his beloved queen Nefertari and she was the only wife of the king for whom he has built a temple.
    After this great day in Abu Simbel we will drive you back to your 05 Stars hotel in Aswan
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • After breakfast, you will check out and start your day tour in Aswan. Your visit includes:
    Aswan High Dam
    At Aswan High Dam, you’ll hear from your tour guide the whole story of its construction and how it helped the Egyptians a lot to improve their economic and social state. Then, you’ll move to witness the miraculous:
    The Unfinished Obelisk
    The Unfinished Obelisk was supposed to be standing in front of Hatshepsut Temple but some cracks happened to it which leads Queen Hatshepsut to order her men to move it to Aswan and it is characterized with its majestic size.
    Philae Temples
    Philae Temple was constructed in 690 B.C and it had been relocated with the help of the UNESCO because it was in great danger from the High & Low Dams of Aswan. It was dedicated to goddess Isis.
    At the end we will drive to our 05 Stars Nile Cruise boat: your floating hotel for your next 3 nights. where we will have Lunch and relax the rest of the day.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • A new day and your first breakfast on board as the boat sails majestically towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the temple of Kom Ombo.
    Enjoy sun bathing and tea time on the deck of the Cruise. Once a shore you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. After this great visit you will return back to the cruise for your dinner being served as it sails majestically towards Edfu.
    The temple of Sobek in Kom Ombo
    The 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.
    After the visit, you will be taken back to the boat for your dinner while it sails onward to Edfu, home of the best-preserved temple in Egypt: The Temple of Horus.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
  • You can enjoy an early breakfast. Once the boat is moored you will visit the best-preserved temple in Egypt: The Temple of Horus. After your visit to this superb temple, you will be taken back to the boat for your lunch while the cruise boat crosses the Esna lock to the city of Esna and continue sailing to Luxor.
    Edfu Temple
    Edfu temple which was dedicated to Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris and its walls are really impressive with its inscriptions and pictures showing Horus having his revenge from Seth the brother of his father Osiris. It is the best preserved and most complete in Egypt temple and second largest after Karnak.
    After your visit to this superb temple, you will be taken back to the boat in plenty of time before it departs Edfu and sets sail for Esna. Once you reach Esna you will watch as it sails through the Esna locks. Once through the locks, the boat continues on its course towards Luxor, once the boat is moored you will visit the Temple of Luxor. Then return back to the cruise for dinner and overnight in Luxor.
    The temple of Luxor
    The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important festivals and one of the best temples which you will visit. It’s one of the most important and famous ancient Egyptian temples, located in the city of Luxor, which is about 700 km from Cairo, it’s an important tourist destination for its monuments and its distinctive weather, which makes it a wonderful destination for tourists from all over the world.
    After the visit, you will be taken back to the boat for your dinner while after dinner you can go out or you can rest in the cruise.
    Optional Tour Sound & light show in Karnak
    Enjoy Luxor Tours Watching Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show on the east bank illuminated at night with an audio-visual show that will explain how the temple was built and what life was like in Ancient Egypt. We will give you the chance to discover how life has been thousands of years ago? You will know about them through the splendid Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temples.This spectacle will take about 75-minute first takes you around the temple grounds, and finally, the last act is played while you are seated along the Great Sacred Lake. The performance relates the history of Luxor as the capital of the ancient world.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
  • Your last breakfast on board followed by check out, and then you will be driven to see the Valley of the kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, The Colossi of Memnon, Karnak temples. Your visit includes:
    The Valley of the Kings
    The Valley of the Kings is a place where most of the important ancient pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried. It is considered a sacred place and it holds inside some souls of great Ancient Egyptians. Here we will visit 5 tombs
    Tomb of Tutankhamun
    The tomb of the Eighteenth Dynasty king Tutankhamun (c.1336–1327 BC) is world-famous because it is the only royal tomb from the Valley of the Kings that was discovered relatively intact. Its discovery in 1922 by Howard Carter made headlines worldwide, and continued to do so as the golden artifacts and other luxurious objects discovered in this tomb were being brought out. The tomb and its treasures are iconic of Egypt, and the discovery of the tomb is still considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries to date.
    Tomb of Ramesses VI
    This tomb was begun by King Ramesses V (c.1147–1143 BC) of the Twentieth Dynasty. Although it is uncertain whether he was ultimately buried here, it is clear that his uncle Ramesses VI (c.1143–1136 BC) enlarged the tomb and used it for his burial.
    The tomb is simple in plan, essentially consisting of a series of descending corridors that lead deep underground, in a straight line to the burial chamber. The exquisitely painted sunk relief walls are very well preserved.
    Tomb of Merenptah
    The second-largest tomb in the valley, Merenptah’s tomb has been open since antiquity and has its share of Greek and Coptic graffiti. Floods have damaged the lower part of the walls of the long tunnel-like tomb, but the upper parts have well-preserved reliefs. The corridors are decorated with the Book of the Dead, the Book of Gates and the Book of Amduat. Beyond a shaft is a false burial chamber with two pillars decorated with the Book of Gates.
    Tomb of Ramses III
    One of the most popular tombs in the valley, KV 11 is also one of the most interesting and best preserved. Originally started by Sethnakht (1186–1184 BC), the project was abandoned when workers hit the shaft of another tomb (KV10). Work resumed under Ramses III (1184–1153 BC), the last of Egypt’s warrior pharaohs, with the corridor turning to the right, then left. It continues deep (125m overall) into the mountain and opens into a magnificent eight-pillared burial chamber.
    Tomb of Ramses IX
    Only half decorated at the time of the king's death and open since antiquity, this is not the most interesting tomb in the valley, but it is one the most popular because it has a very gently shelving shaft and is near the entrance to the valley. Its large antechamber is decorated with animals, serpents and demons from the Book of the Dead. There is also a pillared hall and short hallway before the burial chamber.
    The Temple of Hatshepsut
    Hatshepsut (c.1473–1458 BC), the queen who became Pharaoh, built a magnificent temple at Deir al-Bahari, on the west back of Luxor. It lies directly across the Nile from Karnak Temple, the main sanctuary of the god Amun. Hatshepsut’s temple, Djeser-djeseru “the Holy of Holies” was designed by the chief steward of Amun, Senenmut.
    The Colossi of Memnon
    These two faceless colossi (the plural of colossus, which just means larger-than-life statue) are the first thing visitors see when they reach the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor. This isn't surprising when you hear their dimensions: they tower 60 feet (18 m) above the plains and are estimated to weigh an enormous 720 tons each.
    The Complex of Karnak Temples
    Built over two millennia between the years of around 2200 and 360 BCE, Karnak is a massive Ancient Egyptian temple complex that was one of the country's most important places of worship under the rules of Hatshepsut, Seti I, Ramesses II and Ramesses III.
    Lunch will be served at a high-quality restaurant then proceed driving back to your hotel in Luxor by a private A/C car
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and then meet your guide to start your unique day tour to Luxor Museums. Your visit includes:
    LUXOR MUSEUM
    One of the best displays of antiquities in Egypt is located at the Luxor Museum opened in 1975. Housed within a modern building, the collection is limited in the number of items, but they are beautifully displayed. There are numerous other antiquities of interest including a couple of very nice coffins. The museum also houses items from periods after the demise of pharaonic Egypt.
    Next, we whisk you away to the Mummification Museum, an institution dedicated to demystifying the ancient art of mummification. Situated on the corniche, with the River Nile as its backdrop, the museum offers a unique insight into the embalming techniques used by the Ancient Egyptians. Not limited to humans, you’ll discover mummies of various species, including cats, fish, and crocodiles. This fascinating museum also provides a glimpse into the tools used in the mummification process.
    As the day draws to a close, we ensure a comfortable transfer back to your Luxor hotel.
    Lunch will be served at a high-quality restaurant then proceed driving back to your hotel in Luxor by a private A/C car
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to Luxor airport for the flight back to Cairo. You will be met by our guide who will drive you to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and we will spend the day visiting
    The Citadel of Cairo
    The citadel of Saladin contains many monuments dating back to different Islamic eras, it was not only just a fortified castle that was used to defend the city but also many mosques and other purposes was in the citadel for 800 years.
    Mohamed Ali Mosque was built on a rectangular area inside Salah al-Din Citadel, it’s divided into two parts
    National Military Museum
    This museum is the first of its kind to be devoted to the history of the Egyptian military through the ages. The museum was locates in al-Haram Palace in 1949 in the Cairo Citadel in 1949.
    National Police Museum
    The National Police Museum is one of the museums in the Salah al-Din Citadel, located in its northern section. Its exhibitions display the history of Egypt’s police force.
    Sultan Hassan & Elrefai Mosques
    Mosque of Sultan Hassan is a primal example of the early Islamic Mamluk architecture between 1356 A.D and 1363 A.D. The Mosque is 150m in length and covering 7,906 sq m inland and its walls reach the height of 36 m.
    Moaiz ST & Khan Khaliili
    Elmoaz Street the largest open-air museum for Islamic monuments in the world, and a unique heritage site that was added to The UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. While Khan Khalili is One of the wonderful places in Cairo and the oldest market in the Middle East it’s a medieval-style mall.
    Enjoy your lunch and it will be served at a local restaurant after the day tour. Then return to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Your day starts with breakfast in your hotel followed by a 2.5-hour drive, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to Alexandria where you will visit the following.
    The Catacombs of Kom Alshaqafa
    The Catacombs of Alexandria are the largest and most important burial site in Egypt that has a mixture of Roman, Hellenistic, and ancient Egyptian decorative art and elements that were all common during this period in Alexandria.
    The Pmpai`s Pillar
    It’s a column that stands on a rocky hilltop in the middle of Alexandria. Pompey Pillar is a triumphal monument erected around 300 AD for the Roman Emperor Diocletian.
    Qait Bay Citadel
    Qaitbay Citadel has been built during the 14th century by (Sultan Qaitbay) to defend Alexandria from the attacks of The Ottoman Empire. You can enjoy the Sea views, wonderful restaurants, and unforgettable touristic items while visiting it.
    Lunch will be served during the day tour in a sea view restaurant in Alexandria and then we will continue our tour to visit
    Library of Alexandria
    Alexandria Library is the most ancient library of classical antiquity. In it, you can find a copy of every book published all over the World. It’s not just a building, it’s a complex where all arts, philosophy, ancient history come together.
    Finally, we will transfer you in a private air-conditioned car to back to your hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • A new day and your first breakfast in Alexandria; then it is time to visit the magnificent the
    Alexandria National Museum
    The national museum is located in a restored palace and contains about 1,800 artifacts that narrate the history of Alexandria throughout the ages, including the Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras. There are even some more modern pieces, including 19th century glassware, silverware, chinaware and precious jewels, which provide a sense of the richness of the court of Mohammed Ali and his descendants.
    The Roman Amphitheatre of Alexandria
    The Amphitheatre of Alexandria was discovered by coincidence in the year of 1960. When the Egyptian government was getting ready to set one its buildings in the area of kom El Dekka, one of the workers found solid column underneath the dust and sand during preparing the location by engineers. Immediately, an excavation team where down the location to examine what have been found. The Roman theatre was a very important discovery in the 20th century. It was proven that the theatre was built since the 4th A.D century and was used up until the 7th century passing by the Roman, byzantine and Islamic eras.
    Montazah Gardens
    The 19th-century Montazah palace is off-limits, but the surrounding lush gardens are prime strolling territory. There’s an attractive sandy cove here with a semiprivate beach well suited for kids (although it’s not particularly clean), and an eccentric Victorian-style bridge running out to a small island of pylons. In all, it’s a pleasant escape from the city Centre. There are several restaurants and picnic places, and a second royal residence, the Selamlik, has been converted into a luxury hotel.
    At the end of our day tour, we will start moving back to Cairo and check in as soon as your arrival and overnight.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Baron Emban Palace, National Museum of Civilization, and Cairo Tower
    Breakfast at the hotel is followed by another full day tour, your visit includes:
    Baron Empain Museum: Your Egypt trip will remain incomplete forever until you visit the spectacular Baron Empain Palace, also known as the El Palais Hindu, which is synonymous to showmanship and luxury of the city of Cairo. Situated on the landmark of Heliopolis and designed by French architect, this wondrous palace will grab your eyeballs with its fascinating history and magnificent oriental architecture. The palace will offer you a charming sight everywhere from its entrance, statues and tower decoratively curved with elephants, sheep, mermaids and many other things. It’s said to have been highly inspired by the Hindu temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Make sure you stroll through the green lawn of the palace to enjoy a breathtaking sight of the city.
    Then continue your day tour to the Holy Coptic Cairo
    Coptic Cairo
    Coptic Cairo is unique area with Old Cairo that has a concentration of Christian churches and other sites that date from the centuries between the decline of the pharaonic religion and the arrival of Islam when Egypt had a Christian majority. Coptic Cairo is largely built around the fort of Babylon on upon the remains of its walls.
    Saint Mercurius Church
    Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo is a Coptic Orthodox church situated just to the north of the Babylon Fortress in Old Cairo among a group of important churches, and within the area known as the Abu Sayfayn Cloister is to be found three churches and a convent. One of these churches, dedicated to Saint Mercurius, and is the largest in the district of ancient Babylon. The church is named after St. Philopater Mercurius who is known as Abu Sayfayn ("double sworded").
    Hanging Church
    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 travelers to Cairo dubbed it "the Staircase Church".The land surface has risen by some six meters since the Roman period, so the Roman tower is mostly buried below ground, reducing the visual impact of the church's elevated position.
    Church of the Holy Virgin (Babylon El-Darag)
    The Church of the Holy Virgin in Babylon El-Darag was occupied from the 11th to the 15th centuries by several Coptic patriarchs, seven of whom were buried in the church. Pope Zacharias was one of them.
    Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria used to pray in the church before assuming papacy. According to tradition, the church was one of the resting places of the Holy Family during their sojourn in Egypt, as well as the location from which Peter sent his epistle. Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church
    Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. They may have lived here while Joseph worked at the fortress.
    The church is of significant historical importance, and in fact, it is where many patriarchs of the Coptic Church were elected. The first to be elected here was Patriarch Isaac (681-692). It is the episcopal church of Cairo, and it was the episcopal See of Masr (the district of Old Cairo) that replaced the former See of Babylon. Many bishops of the See were consecrated in the Church until the reign of Patriarch Christodulus (1047–1077).
    We will have lunch after finishing this visit and then will continue our tour to Cairo Tower
    Cairo Tower
    The Cairo Tower or ElGezira tower or ( Brag El qahari) in Arabic language is consider one of the most prominent features of the Egyptian capital .Its partially open lattice-work design is intended to evoke a lotus plant. Cairo tower was built from 1956 to 1961 during the presidency of Gamal Abdel Nasser with Soviet assistance.
    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Experience
    • Highlights
    • Visit the best of Cairo.
      Visit the best of Minya.
      Visit the best of Aswan.
      Visit the best of Luxor.
      Visit the best of Alexandria.
    • Includes
    • 09 nights Luxury Hotel accommodation + breakfast in Cairo
      02 nights Luxury Hotel accommodation + breakfast in Aswan
      03 nights Luxury Nile Cruise accommodation + full board in Nile Cruise
      02 nights Luxury Hotel accommodation + breakfast in Luxor
      01 nights Luxury Hotel accommodation + breakfast in Alexandria
      Professional English Expert tour guide with you.
      Private vehicle with air conditioning
      Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites in our itinerary
      Domestic flight tickets Cairo / Aswan / Luxor / Cairo
      All service charges & taxes
    • Entry visa into Egypt
      Any extras not mentioned in our itinerary
      Any Tips given throughout the tour

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