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Egyptian Elegance

> DAY 1: Cairo

Arrival in Egypt, the Land of the Pharaohs. At Cairo International Airport you will be welcomed by your representative, then escorted to your hotel.

> DAY 2: Cairo – Museum and Citadel Tour

Morning visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which includes the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen’s tomb. Visit the Mummies room. Stop for lunch at the Fish Market restaurant then drive to the Citadel of Saladin and visit the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. In the evening, you will enjoy the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids. (B, L)  

> DAY 3: Cairo – Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Tour

Drive to Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt. Visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue and Saint Sergius Church. Stop for lunch at Naguib Mahfouz cafe and enjoy a walking tour of the largest 13th century oriental market, Khan El Khalili Bazaar. (B, L)  

> DAY 4: Cairo, Luxor

After breakfast, transfer to the Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival transfer to your luxury cruise ship for a 5-day, 4-night sailing. Visit the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. Afternoon tea. Evening transfer to Karnak Temple for the Sound and Light Show.  Return to your cruise ship for dinner followed by a belly dancing show. Overnight in Luxor. (B, L, D)  

> DAY 5: Luxor, Esna

After breakfast, visit the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, sail to Esna. Afternoon tea, Captain's welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight in Esna. (B, L, D)  

> DAY 6: Edfu, Kom Ombo

Sail to Edfu during breakfast. Upon arrival to Edfu, travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, considered the best-preserved ancient temple in Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Lunch during sailing to Kom Ombo. Afternoon tea and dinner followed by a Galabeya Party. Overnight in Kom Ombo. (B, L, D)     

> DAY 7: Kom Ombo, Aswan

After breakfast, visit the temple of Sobek and Horus in Kom Ombo, then sail to Aswan. Lunch on board. Visit the Aswan High Dam, the Granite Quarries and Philae Temple. Afternoon tea and dinner followed by a Nubian Folkloric Show. Overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D)  

> DAY 8: Aswan, Cairo – Abu Simbel Tour

Disembarkation and transfer to the Aswan airport for your flight to Abu Simbel. Visit the Great Temple of Ramses II and his beloved Queen Nefertari. After visiting this magnificent site, you will be transferred back to the Abu Simbel airport for your flight to Cairo via Aswan. Relax and enjoy the facilities of your hotel in Cairo. (B)  

> DAY 9: Cairo – Alexandria Tour

Early breakfast then start your day to Alexandria by private air-conditioned vehicle, accompanied by your representative and English speaking Egyptologist. Visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shukafa, Quait Bay Fort. Stop for lunch then proceed to the National Museum and Alexandria Library (Bibliotheca Alexandria). Transfer back to Cairo in the evening. (B, L)  

> DAY 10: Cairo – Pyramid Tour

After breakfast, a scenic drive will take you to the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, which have stood for the last 5000 years. Complete your visit at Giza with a tour of the Solar Boat Museum. After lunch, continue to the ancient city of Memphis, the first capital of United Upper and Lower Egypt, and then visit Sakkara, site of the Step Pyramid of Zoser. In the evening you'll enjoy top-class service aboard a Nile dinner cruise, gliding past Cairo's illuminated skyline while you dine, and with entertainment provided by a spectacular belly-dancing and folklore show. (B, L, D)  

> DAY 11: Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight. (B)

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