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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 airport from to board your flight from Cairo to Aswan. 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)
Enjoy a morning at leisure. 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 Edfu and overnight on your cruise. (BLD)
Visit the Horus Temple of Edfu, one of the three beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic Period and almost perfectly preserved. Continue your sail to Luxor via the locks of Esna. The town of Luxor is located in Upper Egypt and lies on the right bank of the Nile. In the afternoon, visit the great Luxor Temple. Overnight in Luxor aboard your cruise. (BLD)
After breakfast, disembark from the cruise and begin the day’s sightseeing in Luxor with 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. Continue to 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. In the early evening, fly to Cairo and transfer to your 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
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