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Day by Day
saturdayNew York, Istanbul
Tour members are welcomed for our departing flight to Istanbul via wide-body aircraft arriving the next day. Meals served on board.
This afternoon we arrive in Istanbul where we board our late night flight to Egypt. Upon arrival in Luxor we will be met and taken to our hotel for overnight.
mondayLuxor, Karnak, Nile Cruise
This morning will be free to sleep and relax at the hotel. We will have a late morning transfer to our cruise ship where we will check in. This afternoon we will visit the Luxor Temple on the bank of the Nile as well as the complex of temples at Karnak -- including Amun Temple, the largest columnar structure ever raised. Continue our exploration amid massive columns and inscrutable statues at Luxor’s fertility shrine of the sun god. Then horse-drawn caleches continue to the Avenue of the Sphinxes and Karnak’s colossal wonders.This evening enjoy dinner and a Belly Dancing Show on board the ship.
tuesdayLuxor, Esna, Nile Cruise
After breakfast, a ferry boat takes us across the river to the West Bank of the Nile, to visit the fabled Colossi of Memnon. We then continue to the mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Egypt’s only female pharaoh, and the Valley of the Kings, where we step from a dramatic landscape of sun, sand and rugged mountain peaks into the dark silence of some of the sixty-four tombs discovered here to date. We return to our cruise for lunch. Threading through the Esna Locks, we arrive at Esna an hour later. We go ashore to visit the ornately hewn Temple of Khnum with its gracious, colonnaded vestibule. Return to the ship where we enjoy dinner.
wednesdayEdfu, Kom Ombo, Nile Cruise
This morning we sail to Edfu where we explore the birth house at the Temple of Horus and other engaging sights. This afternoon we cruise the Nile, enjoying the splendid poolside facilities of our luxurious barge en route to Kom Ombo. In Kom Ombo, see its unique and spectacular temple, dedicated to two gods: Horus, the sun god, and Sobek, the crocodile god. Tonight, we enjoy dinner aboard, ollowed by a lively Galabeya Party with a display of oriental ancing.
thursdayKom Ombo, Aswan, Nile Cruise
This morning we sail to Aswan where we see the Aswan High Dam. We then head for the quarries of ancient Thebes and a chance to walk on the Unfinished Obelisk. After a relaxing lunch on board, we take a sailboat cruise to Elephantine Island and the Aga Khan’s mausoleum. Here the tombs reveal the colossal space concepts of the early Memphis architects. Dinner on board the ship.
This morning we will be at leisure before we leave our cruise ship and be taken to the airport for our flight to Cairo. This afternoon we will board our flight to Cairo. Continue our hotel for dinner and overnight.
saturdayPyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo
After breakfast, our first stop will be at the Pyramids. We will walk around Cheops Pyramid, the largest, that was built approximately 2690 B.C. We also visit the Pyramid of Chephren and see the Great Sphinx, who has stood guard over the pyramids all these years. The Sphinx was carved from a single piece of stone. It is a lion with a Pharaoh’s head thought to be a portrait of the Pharaoh Chephren. Here we will be able to ride a camel by the Pyramids area. Travel through Cairo crossing the Nile to Old Cairo to explore the City’s medina and alabaster mosque. Continue on to visit the greatest collection of Pharaonic treasures in the world at the famous Egyptian Museum.
Visit the Old Kingdom Collection, Middle and New Kingdom galleries and Greco-Roman periods and you do not want to miss Tut-Ankh-Amon treasures that visited the USA several years ago. We will go to Coptic Cairo, where we will visit the famous Hanging Church, named “Al-Mu’allaqah”. Continue to the Church of St. Sergi us, a 5th century Coptic Church. Here is where the Holy Family stayed and is regarded by visitors as a source of blessing. We go to the recently restored Synagogue of Ben Ezra. This is the oldest Jewish synagogue in Egypt built in 882 AC. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
This morning we will transfer to the airport for our flight home with unforgettable memories to cherish always. Knowing we have walked in the footsteps of Jesus and the early Christians on such a memorable tour will bring new meaning to our Bible reading.
Post-Tour: Egypt Extension to Alexandria & Memphis
Day by Day
sundayCairo, Alexandria, Cairo
Today we visit the second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C., and was the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt. Here we see the catacombs of Kom ash-Shoqafa, , the tomb and Caracalla Hal, the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the famous Alexandria Library where acopy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. Return to our hotel in Cairo for dinner and overnight.
This morning we drive to Memphis to see The Colossus of Ramses and alabaster Sphinx. Next visit he step pyramid at Saqqara and then on to the Imhotep Museum. Return to the hotel where the remainder of the afternoon will be free to relax at the hotel or to explore the area on your own. Dinner at the hotel.
Return to the airport where we board our flight home.