On arrival in Cairo, you be greeted by your friendly Thomas Cook tour manager / local representative outside the baggage hall. Proceed and check in to your conveniently located Hotel (Standard Check-in time is 1400hrs). This evening, enjoy Sound and light show. Tonight enjoy a sumptuous dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight Stay in Hotel, Cairo . Next day After American breakfast at your hotel, proceed to Alexandria. See the Catacombs of Kon-El-Shokafa, Pompey’s Pillar, and the Montazah Gradens. Today enjoy a sumptuous lunch. Transfer back to Cairo and enjoy dinner at a local Indian restaurant . Overnight Stay in Hotel Cairo .
After an American breakfast at your hotel, we depart on a guided tour of this ancient capital city.Enjoy the sights and sounds of the ancient capital city-Cairo. Live the experience of the land of the pharaohs. Visit the mysterious Sphinx. Later Visit the Egyptian Museum and Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. Tonight enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner at a local restaurant. Next day enjoy a box breakfast and later proceed to the airport for your flight to Aswan. Proceed to Abu Simbel Visit the massive Abu Simbel temples - A UNESCO world heritage site. Proceed to Aswan – one of the most beautiful cities of Egypt. Get set for the time of your life as you board your luxurious Nile River cruise.. Enjoy the delicious ‘welcome aboard’ buffet dinner consisting of cuisines from various part of the World. overnight on board cruise .
Enjoy breakfast on board the cruise. We then visit the temple of Philae dedicated to Goddess Isis and then enjoy a guided city tour visiting the High Dam – one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the twentieth century. Later in the day, we proceed to visit the famous ‘Temple of Two Gods’. Dedicated to Sobek and Haroeris, the crocodile gods, this temple was constructed during the Roman era and is noted for the engravings on the walls in Kom Ombo. Enjoy meals on board the cruise.Overnight stay on cruise .
After a delicious breakfast onboard the cruise, we sail to Edfu town situated on the west bank of the river Nile. On arrival, we proceed to the famous Edfu temple dedicated to God Horus, represented by the Falcon. This is one of the most beautiful Egyptian temples distinguished by its huge splendid structure that blends Pharoic and Greek architecture. Enjoy the sights of the Nile River from the deck, as your Nile Cruise sails to Luxor via the Esna Lock. Enjoy meals on board the cruise. After a day of fun, board the cruise for a good night sleep in your cosy cabin. Enjoy the meals on board the cruise.
After a delicious breakfast onboard the cruise, we visit the famous tombs in the Valley of Kings and also see the temple of Hatshepsut. We then proceed to the Colossi of Memnon, which are the ruins of the funerary tomb of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only queen who ruled Egypt. Enjoy Lunch. Further proceed to visit Karnak and Luxor Temples. Proceed and check in to your conveniently located Hotel in Luxor and later enjoy dinner at a local Indian restaurant. Overnight Stay in Hotel Luxor.
After breakfast, bid good-bye to all the friends you made on the Tour. After checking out from the Hotel, proceed to the airport, where your memorable Thomas Cook tour of Egypt comes to an end.
Welcome to Egypt - the Land of the Pharaohs. From Cairo International Airport we transfer you to your hotel. In the evening we attend the spectacular Sound and Light Show at the Giza Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure and enjoy the history of the ancient Egyptians. The show begins with the story of the Sphinx who has been the vigilant guardian of the Pyramids for five thousand years. Overnight in Cairo. (D). Next day `s trip to Alexandria, we visit the Citadel of Qaitbay which is situated at the entrance of the eastern harbour on the eastern point of the Pharos Island. . Later we proceed to visit Bibliotheca Alexandrina which is a major library and cultural center & the Al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque which is an Egyptian mosque in the city of Alexandria. Overnight at the hotel in Cairo. (B, L, D) (Ice Cream of Egyptian flavour)
During today’s guided city tour of Cairo you will see the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, as well as the Sphinx, carved from the natural bedrock at the bottom of the causeway to Khafre’s pyramid. Thereafter we visit an Egyptian Perfumery, before proceeding to the Egyptian Museum, which houses over 1,00,000 antiquities from every period of ancient Egyptian history. Do not miss the gallery featuring the famous treasures of Tutankhamun. Another highlight of this Museum is the Royal Mummies Room, which houses the mummies of many great Egyptian rulers, including Ramses II, the builder of the temples at Abu Simbel. Overnight in Cairo. (B, L, D)
Today we take a flight to Aswan. On arrival, we take a luxurious and legendary Nile River Cruise for a great threeday cruise on the scenic Nile River. Overnight onboard the Nile River Cruise. (B, L, D).Next day we proceed to visit Abu Simbel by coach (3.30 am departure) to view the two magnificent temples, carved into a mountainside and built during the reign of Pharaoh Pamesses II. These temples were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the High Dam. We return to Aswan and visit the High Dam of Aswan, the pride of Egypt with its panoramic view. We then board our cruiser for lunch and sail on to Kom Ombo to visit the famous Temple of Kom Ombo .Overnight on board the Nile River Cruise. (B, L, D)
Today morning, on arrival into Edfu, we take you on a shore excursion to visit the Temple of Edfu. Of all the temples of ancient Egypt, the one at Edfu is not only the best preserved, but the second largest after Karnak. Dedicated to Horus, it was built in the Ptolemaic period. This temple is unusual in that it is on the west bank of the river which was normally dedicated to the afterlife. Next, enjoy the sights of the Nile River from the deck, as your Nile River Cruise sails to Luxor via the Esna Lock. On arrival in Luxor, we visit the famous Temple of Luxor. There is magic in the tombs of the great Kings with their imposing architecture and marvelous paintings. Even after over 5,000 years, the paintings retain their original colors and tell the story of civilization gone by. Overnight on board the Nile River Cruise. (B, L, D)
Today we finish our cruise and go to visit the West Bank of Luxor. We proceed deep into the desert to discover the Valley of Kings - where generations of pharaohs and nobles were buried in great splendour. We then explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s only woman Pharaoh. After that comes a visit the Karnak Temple Complex, known as Ipet-isu (or ‘most select of places’) to the ancient Egyptians. Later proceed to visit the Souks, or the local markets, and the larger bazaars are among the most remarkable attractions of Egypt. Located behind and around the Temple of Luxor, Sharia el-Souq was converted into a charming, yet unauthentic, covered pedestrian zone. For a more authentic experience, however, continue north onto Sharia Ahmos where the local Luxor souk is located and where these pictures were taken. Later, check into your hotel in Luxor for the night. (B, L, D)
Today, we drive you to the airport for our flight back home. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. Do write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and give us your suggestions. (B)
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