Pyramids, The Nile & Abu Simbel Sun Festival

from $1169
Duration:
8 Days
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Friday 19 October 2018

Pyramids, The Nile and Abu Simbel Tour over Abu Simbel Sun Festivals in Egypt. An exciting holiday to the famous historical and archaeological sites of ancient Egypt with a unique chance to watch the incredible Sun Festival event. Visit Giza Pyramids and Cairo, then explore the majestic Nile River in the royal way of kings and queens on board the luxury Dahabiy Rois.

Included:
  • Met and assisted at arrival and departures by Memphis Tours Representative. 
  • Expert assistance and guidance during your stay by our Personnel, including all tours mentioned
  • Domestic Flight (Cairo -  Aswan & Luxor - Cairo)
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including breakfast and bed
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Aswan including breakfast and all taxes
  • Abu Simbel Tour by Land, group tour
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on 05 star superior cruise on full board
  • All transfers by private deluxe air condition vehicle. 
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo (private tours)
  • Tour to Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple 
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon  
  • Tour to Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple 
  • Tour to the Aswan Temple of Philae in Aswan  
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours 
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide 
  • Applicable taxes for hotels and Nile cruise 
  • Bottled water during the tours 
  • Free loan of mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 3 min. international calls.
Excluded:
  • International airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Personal spending
  • Optional activities.
  • Tipping for guides and Cruise Crew
  • Entrance fees inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Mummies room at the Museum or inside Tutankhamen Tomb at Valley of the Kings & Personal spendings like drinks during meals, Laundry, phone call…etc
     
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met by your Memphis Tours Representative who will accompany you to your hotel in Cairo for check-in and a free welcome drink. There you will be introduced to your Tour Manager for the trip, who will explain what to expect on your visit and will be your point of contact throughout your Cairo and Dahabiya Nile Cruise tour. He and will give you details of how to contact him at any time whilst in Egypt under the care of Memphis Tours. Throughout your Agatha Christie Tour Egypt, in addition to the Tour Manager you will meet a variety of English-speaking Tour Guides, who have been chosen for their expertise on each of the areas you are visiting. After check-in you are free to spend the rest of the day/evening at your leisure. There is a wonderful opportunity to do an optional excursion to the Sound & Light Show on Giza Plateau, by the magnificent Pyramids.
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Cairo and Pyramids Tours

Pick you up from your hotel in Cairo by air-conditioned mini bus where you will be accompanied by your personal Egyptologist Tour Guide to visit the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s greatest attractions the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Middle Pyramids of Chephren smallest Pyramid of Mykerinos and the Mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror to the ancient Pharaohs.The tour includes visit to the Valley Temple facing the great Sphinx. On the way you will have Lunch, then enjoy a visit to the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiques built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now of over 120000 masterpieces ranging from Pre-Dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period in Egypt, learn and discover the great Egyptian civilization and art of mummification in ancient Egypt. Moving on to visit the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the Hanging Church or the Suspended Church, this Basilica Church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon The Church became the centre of the Christian Church of Egypt Afterwards an enjoyable afternoon of shopping at the famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar and Old Market in Cairo. Finally back to the Hotel in Cairo for a relaxing evening.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Fly Cairo to Aswan - Aswan Sightseeing

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then you will be transferred to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan where you will be met by Memphis Tours Representative. Then You will begin by visiting the Aswan High Dam, built in the 1960’s to provide the much needed electricity and irrigation for Egypt. Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has known. Then we go to see the ‘Unfinished Obelisk’ which still lies in the granite quarries which provided ancient Egypt with building materials. It would have been the largest piece of stone ever handled but when a crack was discovered it was abandoned where it was being hewn. Cross by boat to Angilika Island, to see Philae Temple, one of the Nubian Temples rescued before the High Dam was built. Enjoy Philae’s long colonnades, towers and reliefs which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt. Later on, you will be transferred to your hotel to check into your room. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Road to Abu Simbel Sun Festival

At 12:00 AM you will be picked up for your transfer to Abu Simbel to enjoy the amazing Sun Festival. Witness the extraordinary Sun Festival at Abu Simbel. watch the light slowly crawl through the internal Hypostyle Hall and through to the Sanctuary. The sun lightens statues of Amun Re, Re Herakhte and Ramses the god, whilst the statue of Ptah the god of darkness, remains in shadows. Transfer back to Aswan to board your Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

After enjoying breakfast onboard your Nile cruise ship in Aswan you sail to see Kom Ombo Temple . Of all the ancient temples in Egypt, this is the only one which is divided into two, to reflect that it is dedicated to two Gods: Sobek, the Crocodile God of fertility; and the falcon-headed Horus, God of the sky. Kom Ombo is also famous for the depictions of surgeon's instruments, giving us an early record of medicine and surgery in Ancient Egypt.
In the afternoon, sailing down the Nile to visit the huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu, which is the most complete and best preserved of the Egyptian Temples, consisting of many columns, halls, chambers and chapels. Two statues of Horus flank the twin towered entrance gate; and inside, one of the interesting inscriptions lists the titles of books (scrolls) held in the library. Back to your Nile cruise for dinner, afternoon tea is served on the sundeck with dinner and overnight stay onboard the Nile cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Breakfast onboard the Nile Cruise then you will be taken to the West Bank of the River Nile to visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where many magnificent tombs were discovered, These tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the Pharaohs and here you will visit 3 tombs. Continue your tour to visit Hatshepsut’s Temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive Temple is dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut the only female Pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it.
Then move to visit the Karnak Temple, which is the world's largest ancient religious site, then moving to Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals that was dedicated to the God Amon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Disembarkation in Luxor - Fly to Cairo

After breakfast, you will be picked up by our Representative who will transfer you to Luxor Airport for the flight to Cairo where you will be taken to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo with free time at leisure and then transfer to Cairo International Airport to fly back home.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation :
Oct-April
$ 1169 Per Person In Triple Room
$ 1199 Per Person In Double Room
$ 1799 One Person Travelling Alone
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  • Transportation - All transport within your tours is included such as domestic flights, trains, and air conditioned vehicles by road. Wi-Fi can be provided in road vehicles, therefore please inform us on booking if you require Wi- Fi whilst travelling by road along with complimentary bottled water. All our vehicles are new and of the latest design and technology.

  • Tour Guides and Representatives - Throughout your holiday from arrival to departure, you will have the constant assistance of our Memphis Tour Representatives who are responsible for your transfers to and from Airports, Hotels and resorts and will assist at the Airports with Visa, tickets and luggage and are there to answer any questions you may have. Once you start your tours of the sites in Egypt, you will have the constant guidance of your highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide both on included and optional tours

  • Travelling with Children in Egypt - Many children delight in touring the Pyramids, Temples and Tombs in Egypt as often it is part of their school study programme. Therefore Memphis Tours offers packages and tours to suit all ages with excellent combined ‘twin centre’ and multi location destinations such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan (Egypt Family Tours and Nile Cruise) and the Red Sea Resorts.

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