Classical Highlights with
Cairo/Luxor/Aswan/St., Catherine's/Sharm El Sheik/Nile Cruise
15 DAYS FROM 1,140 $
This tour offers a program for those wishing to visit Mount Sinai where Moses received the 10 commandments and relax or dive in Sharm - in addition enjoy a Nile Cruise and all the
classical sites, including the famous temples at Abu Simbul.
Day 1: Arrive in Cairo
Meet and greet and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Cairo
The Pyramids at Giza/Sphinx/Valley Temple. Later visit the Papyrus and Perfumery. B,L)
Optional Evening Nile Dinner Cruise 48 $Per Person
Day 3: Cairo - Sakkara/Memphis -
Step Pyramid Complex at Sakkara, then onto Memphis to see the Alabaster Sphinx and a huge Statue of Ramses the II. Stop to see local children weaving carpets at a carpet school -opportunity for souvenirs of carpets and wall hangings of all kinds. Lunch at a local countryside restaurant. (B,L)
Day 4- Cairo - St. Catherine's (B,D).
Travel to St. Catherine's (7 hours drive) Check in our hotel for dinner and an early rest for those wanting to climb Mount Sinai to see the sunrise. Climb Mount Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments. St. Catherines is Closed on fridays and Sundays plus the Religiuos Holidays like Xmas and so on..
How difficult is it the climb at St Catharines?
"It takes about 3-4 hours to climb the 7,498-foot peak following the Path of Moses, a stairway of nearly 4,000 steps."What type of physical condition does one have to be in? You need to be energetic and strong enough to hike in the middle of the night for 3-4 hours or you can Just taste the experience by hiking for an hour and still enjoy the sun set from this point and then walk back. It is always a good idea to bring a Flashlight with you as well. You can rent a camel St. Catherines instead of walking up the mountain. It takes about 4 hours and is $45 US per person
Day 5 - St. Catherine's - Cairo (B)
Visit the famous Monastery of St. Catherine's. Transfer to Sharm El Sheik (3hours) rest of day at leisure.
Day 6/7 - Sharm El Sheik (B)
Free at leisure in Sharm El Sheik. Options for Diving, Scuba, snorkeling & Safari tours are available upon request.
Day 8 - Sharm El Sheik (B)
Drive back to Cairo with stops at Moses Springs and a Military museum. Transfer to Hotel. (7 hours)
Day 9: Cairo - Islamic & Coptic Cairo -
The Egyptian Museum/The Citadel/The Mohammed Ali and Green Mosques/Palace/Coptic Christian Churches/Khan el Khalili Bazaar - overnight sleeper train to Aswan. (B,L,D) ( flight and hotel upgrade 215 US per person one way.) Dinner is served on the train.
Day 10: Aswan -
After Breakfast on the Train we arrive in Aswan - Felucca (small sailing boat) or Launch ride to the Botanical Gardens, on Kitchener Island. Check into our Cruise Ship for Lunch. High Dam and the Philae Temple. Evening at leisure to stroll the quaint streets and the local spices market of Aswan. (B,L,D)
Day 11: Aswan - Abu Simbul -
An early morning drive to Abu Simbul (3 hours each way) and the great temple of Ramses and Nefertari. On return we sail for Luxor with a stop at Kom Ombo temple. (B,L,D)
Day 12: Nile Cruise -
Relaxing day sailing along the fertile Nile Valley with a stop at Edfu Temple. (B,L,D)
Day 13: Luxor -
Arrive in Luxor and start our sightseeing the West Bank - The Colossi of Memnon/Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)/Temple of Queen Hatshipsuit.Later enjoy a walk around this quaint city. (B,L,D)
Optional Evening Karnak Light and Sound Show. 45 US Per Person
Day 14: Luxor - Cairo -
Today we visit the Luxor and Karnak Temples, Fly to Cairo - (B,L)
Optional Evening light and sound show at Giza 45 US Per Person
Day 15: Cairo -
Home - Transfer. (B)
Meet and Assist at the airport
Items of a personal nature
45 US per person per show
All scheduled activities as shown will be included but may be rearranged to different days, to accommodate local circumstances and availability of trains etc.
Departure Dates: Year Round
Tour Land Prices:
Per Person Twin/Double
Prices are subject to change without notice and cannot be guaranteed until booked and confirmed.
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