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Flight from Toronto to Cairo.
Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast, start your sightseeing tour by visiting Saqqara where the famous Unas Pyramid is located, King Zoser Step Pyramid, Mastaba Tomb of TI, Tomb of Ptahotep. In the afternoon, you will visit the great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Nearby is the mysterious Sphinx, a colossal lion with a pharaoh’s head. Overnight at your hotel. (B)
After breakfast, visit the Egyptian Museum which houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun. Continue to Old Cairo to visit the citadel of Salah El Din, and the Mohammed Ali Mosque situated high above the city. Continue to visit the Church of Abu Serga, Moallaqa Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Egypt. For those who wish to browse and shop, your tour will stop at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar displaying and selling all types of oriental goods. Return to your hotel. (B)
Transfer to the Cairo airport for a flight to Luxor. The town of Luxor is located in Upper Egypt and lies on the right bank of the Nile. Upon arrival in Luxor, transfer to your Nile cruise for embarkation. In the afternoon, visit the great Luxor Temple. Continue to the magnificent Karnak Temple of Amun with its famous Hypostyle Hall, the Statue of Ramses II, and the Obelisk of Queen Hatsheput. Even in the time of the Pharaohs, this great temple was regarded as the finest creation abounding in architectural accomplishments. Overnight in Luxor aboard your cruise. (BLD)
After breakfast, begin sightseeing in Luxor including the West Bank, where some of the richest treasures in the world are located such as the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun in the Valley of the Kings. Visit some of these tombs. Continue to visit Hatsheput’s Temple. The temple was built at the beginning of the New Kingdom, in the reign of Queen Hatshepsut. Also see the Colossi of Memnon. Overnight in Luxor aboard your cruise. (BLD)
Visit the Horus Temple of Edfu, one of the three beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic Period and almost perfectly preserved. Sail to Kom Ombo. The two main gods of Kom Ombo were the crocodile-headed Sobek and the falcon-headed Haroeris. The complex itself was built in a unified plan accommodating two temples in a single building: the right side belonging to Sobek and the left to Haroeris. Visit the complex, which offers beautiful murals and reliefs. Sail to Aswan and overnight on your cruise. (BLD)
In Aswan, the Nile parts into many arms divided by immense granite rocks and islands, in particular the island of Elephantine. There is only a small area of fertile land producing what are considered the finest dates in all of Egypt. In the morning, you will visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Isis, among other deities. In the afternoon, you will sail on an Egyptian felucca to view the Elephantine Island, the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener Island and the Aga Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan aboard your Nile cruise. (BLD)
Today you may like to take the optional excursion touring the famous temple of Abu Simbel or you can explore Aswan on your own. In the afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo and Edfu for overnight. (BLD)
** If you would like to shorten the cruise to 4 nights, you will disembark on this day and continue your trip to Hurghada by domestic flight **
In the morning sail to Esna to enjoy time at leisure. Continue to Luxor and overnight. (BLD)
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring Luxor on your own. Overnight aboard your cruise. (BLD)
In the morning, disembark and transfer by road from Luxor to Hurghada. Enjoy some time at leisure relaxing on the Red Sea. Overnight at your resort. (B)
Enjoy a day of leisure on the Red Sea, enjoy the many water sports or take one of our optional desert safari excursions. Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Enjoy a day of leisure along the Red Sea. You may like to partake in some of the water or desert activities available. Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Enjoy a final day of leisure along the Red Sea. Overnight at the hotel. (B)
Morning hotel check-out. Day at leisure on the Red Sea. In the evening, say goodbye to Egypt and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Toronto with a connection. (B)
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Barcelo Cairo Pyramids
Fairmont Nile City
M.S. Royal Esadora or M.S. Renaissance
Three Corners Sunny Beach or Rihana
Baron Palace or the Oberoi
Based on availability. Similar accommodations may be used.