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Nile & Red Sea

> 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, Luxor

After breakfast, transfer to the Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival transfer to your luxury cruise ship for your 5 day, 4 night Nile cruise. Visit the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor; 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. Overnight in Luxor. (B, L, D)  

> DAY 3: Luxor, Edfu

Early morning sailing to Edfu via Esna. Overnight in Edfu. (B, L, D)  

> DAY 4: Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan

Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the falcon-god, considered the best-preserved ancient temple in Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Sail to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Horus. Then sail to Aswan and overnight. (B, L, D)  

> DAY 5: Aswan

Visit the Aswan High Dam, the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. Sail on board a felucca, a typical Egyptian sailboat and view Kitchener’s Island botanical garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan. (B, L, D)  

> DAY 6: Aswan, Cairo – Abu Simbel Tour

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your tour to Abu Simbel.  Visit the colossal Temple of Ramses II and the temple of his beloved Queen Nefertari. Both temples were carved out of a hillside beside the Nile in the 13th century BC. Transfer back to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be escorted to your hotel. (B)

> DAY 7: Cairo – City Tour

Start your day with a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum where you will find artifacts of the Pharaonic era and the treasures of King Tutankhamen’s tomb. Drive to Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt. Visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue and Saint Sergius Church. After lunch, drive to the Citadel of Saladin and visit the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. Enjoy a walking tour of the largest 13th century oriental market, Khan El Khalili Bazaar. (B, L)

> DAY 8: Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. (B)

> DAY 9: Sharm El Sheikh

A day of sun and sea to plan as you like. (B)

> DAY 10: Sharm El Sheikh – St.  Catherine’s Monastery Tour

After breakfast, depart in an air-conditioned vehicle for St. Catherine's Monastery which is situated at the base of the mountain where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments. St. Catherine's Monastery is one of the most famous in the world. Built between 527 and 565 AD, it is believed to be built around Moses' Burning Bush. During your visit you will see the Greek Orthodox Church, the icons of worship, and the famous Mosaic of Transfiguration. Enjoy your lunch then return to Sharm El Sheikh for overnight. (B, L)

> DAY 11: Sharm El Sheikh

A free day to enjoy the beaches of Sharm El Sheikh. (B)

> DAY 12: Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo – Pyramids Tour

After breakfast, return flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo.  Upon arrival enjoy a scenic drive that 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. (B, L)

> DAY 13: Departure

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

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