13 day Cairo To Aswan Land And Cruise Holiday, start from Cairo
Welcome to our Cairo To Aswan Land And Cruise trip. Combine the visits of Cairo, Minya, Abydos, Dendara and Upper-Egypt with 5-star cruise on the Nile
Arrival Cairo, meet and assist. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, departure to visit the necropolis of Saqqara: the famous Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the royal pyramids, the funerary texts, the mastabas. Lunch at a local restaurant during the tour. In the afternoon, visit the Giza: the sphinx and the pyramids. Return to your Hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (founded in 1857 by French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette). Lunch in town. In the afternoon, visit the mosque of Mohamed Ali in the walls of the citadel of Saladin and explore the souks of Khan El Khalili. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Minya by private air-conditionned car. In the afternoon, Visit of Tell Al-Amarna. The city was built as the new capital of the Pharaoh Akhenaten, dedicated to his new religion of worship to the Aten. Construction started in or around Year 5 of his reign and was probably completed by Year 9, although it became the capital city two years earlier. To speed up construction of the city most of the buildings were constructed out of mud-brick, and white washed. The most important buildings were faced with local stone. Transfer to hotel. Overnight
Breakfast. Visit of Beni Hassan. There are 39 ancient tombs here of Middle Kingdom nomarchs of the Oryx nome, who governed from Hebenu. Due to the quality of, and distance to the cliffs in the west, these tombs were constructed on the east bank. Lunch in town. Visit of Tuna el-Gebel, a large site functioned as the necropolis for the ancient town of Khnum or Hermopolis. The cemetery was located 11km from the city, in an area which is perhaps better known as the north-western boundary of Akhenaten’s city of Akhetaten and is marked by a boundary stela. Transfer at hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Minya train station and departure by train to Luxor. Arrival Luxor, transfer to hotel. Free afternoon at your leisure in Luxor. Overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Departure by private air-conditioned car for Visit the temple of Abydos which is notable for the memorial temple of Seti I, which contains an inscription from the nineteenth dynasty known to the modern world as the Abydos King List. It is a chronological list showing cartouches of most dynastic pharaohs of Egypt. Lunch at a local restaurant during the tour. In the afternoon, visit the Dendera Temple (up to the Greco-Roman period. This is one of the best preserved of the Nile valley, and, as in Edfu, sumptuous reliefs are the expression of more than 3000 years theological speculation). Return back to Luxor. Transfer to hotel. overnight
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to your 5-star Nile cruise. Lunch aboard. In the afternoon, Visit the two temples of Luxor and karnak. Dinner and overnight aboard.
Breakfast on board, visit the necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari and the two Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board during the navigation on the Nile to Esna for the cross of the lock and you can enjoy the natural scenes on both banks of the Nile. Dinner and overnight on board.
Early in the morning, sail on the Nile to Edfu. Breakfast on board, visit of the temple of Edfu. Back to the boat. Lunch on board while sailing on the Nile to Kom Ombo. In the late afternoon, visit of the temple of Kom Ombo. Navigation on the Nile towards Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board.
Breakfast on board, visit of the High Dam and the Temple of Philae. Return to the boat and have lunch on board. Afternoon visit the botanical garden and felucca ride. Dinner and overnight on board..
Breakfast on board. Free morning at your leisure in Aswan. In the afternoon, transfer to Aswan airport and fly back to Cairo. Arrival Cairo, transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Your tour ends with breakfast and transfer to Cairo airport or your preferred point in Cairo.