Footsteps Of The Pharaohs Tours

Footsteps Of The Pharaohs Tours

Explore Egypt's long history and fascinating culture on this thrilling guided tour. You'll see Cairo's famous landmarks, including the Step Pyramid, Red Pyramid, and Bent, The pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, and many more. Then visit Luxor, home to opulent temples and tombs. Next, take a Nile River cruise between Luxor and Aswan in your very own private cabin, seeing ancient artifacts as you go. Visit the ancient port city of Alexandria, where you'll ramp up the adventure with a full-day tour of extraordinary ruins and relics from Greco-Roman times and much more!

Tour Duration 10 Day / s
Availability Available
Meeting Point Cairo International Airport ( CAI )
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrival Cairo

Arrive at Cairo International Airport (CAI) and transfer to your elegant city center hotel, check in and overnight. Cairo is the birthplace of some of history’s greatest civilizations, with its roots reaching back to the Pharaonic times.

Day 2:  Different Pyramids ( Step Pyramid - Titi Pyramids - Bent Pyramid - Red Pyramid )

Begin your exploration of ancient Egypt at the complex of Saqqara Necropolis and visit the Step Pyramid of Djoser. The Step Pyramid was declared a World Heritage Site in 1979. The first complete Pyramid was built in the 27th century BC. Explore them all as you walk right up to their entrances and take in the history they hold. The architect was Imhotep, chancellor of the pharaoh and high priest of the god Ra; explore the Pyramid of Teti is an ancient Egyptian pyramid, second in the Saqqara necropolis. And its multiple structures as you walk right up to its entrance.  The best choice is to feel the Egyptian food when in Egypt. We will enjoy having a good lunch at "Local Restaurant" where you can taste the famous local food.  Head to the southwest, where the Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid were built. The Bent Pyramid was the first Pyramid built by Sneferu, Egypt's first true king. Unlike his son Cheops, who built pyramids in Giza, Sneferu was concerned with providing for his subjects after death. Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid are the unique Pyramids located at Dahshur Necropolis. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel in Cairo or Giza

Day 3: Giza Pyramids - the Great Sphinx - Egyptian Musuem

This morning, discover the Great Pyramids of Giza, visit one of the seven miracles of the antiquated world: the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus, alongside the well known Sphinx and Valley Temple. As you approach these architectural marvels, feel the thrill of glimpsing their ancient slopes through the gaps that stand between Cairo’s modern high rises. Stand in the shadows of the 481-foot Great Pyramid of Khufu—the largest structure in the complex.  At that point, take off to the Egyptian Museum, where the fortunes of the kid ruler Tutankhamen await you. With an insight from our wonderful Egyptologist, it’s the perfect introduction to the ancient sites you’ll explore along the Nile.

Day 4: Fly to Luxor - Nile Cruise - Karnak Complex - Luxor Temple

Catch an early flight to Luxor - Arrival and Embark on the 5-star Cruise Ship for 5 days. Weave your way between the intricately etched columns of Karnak's Great Hypostyle Hall, Take a look at its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses II ( Ramses the Great) the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III. Then visit the open-air temple complex of Amun, the known in ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses. After nightfall, we’ll visit the Luxor temple itself, lit up to showcase the grandeur of its soaring columns and larger-than-life statues.

Day 5: Air Balloon - Valley of the Kings - Hatshepsut Temple - Sail to Edfu

Visit the West Bank of the Nile where you see Valley of the Kings, Colossai of Memnon and Hatshepsut's mortuary Temple. The Valley of the Kings contains 63 tombs and chambers ranging in size from a simple pit to a complex tomb with over 120 chambers. The amazing Temple of Queen Hatshepsut widely considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt" located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari. The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. We set sail to Edfu enjoying a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight on board cruise ship.  Soar above the temples, tombs and monuments on a sunrise hot air balloon excursion over the ancient lands to Luxor city. Sunrise Hot air balloon could be arranged as optional tour. 

Day 6: Visit Edfu ( Horus ) - Said to Kom Ombo - Visit Kom Ombo Temple

After breakfast, Join engaging tours ashore in Edfu to explore the Temple of Horus. one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus. Return to the cruise ship for lunch and a delightful afternoon of scenic cruising. Then step off at our ship’s private pier to explore the Kom Ombo Temple. Built on the Nile banks, where crocodiles used to sun themselves, this unusual dual-deity temple of the Ptolemaic Period is dedicated to both Haroeris (one of the oldest forms of the falcon-headed God Horus) and, appropriately enough, the fearsome Crocodile God Sobek. 

Egyptian Night Party

It 's a tradition on board Nile Cruise ships to have a party where everyone buys and wears a Galabeya, a traditional Egyptian gown. Most people bought their Galabeya. A party full of fun- a mixture of old 60’s & 70’s dance tunes and Arabian music.

Day 7: Aswan Tours - Phiale Temple - High Dam - Nubian Village - Unfinished obelisk

Imagine waking up in your cabin and docked at Aswan, Explore the Philae temple,  ancient sight pilgrimage for devotees of the goddess Isis. In the 1960s, the whole temple  was moved to its current location on the Agilkia Island during the flooding caused by the construction of the Aswān dams. Visit the High Dam which was constructed between 1960 and 1970. Its aim was to increase the amount of hydroelectric power, regulate the flooding of the Nile and increase. Then head to visit the “unfinished obelisk,” a half-carved granite pillar that was intended to be larger than any ancient obelisk ever erected before its builders encountered a massive crack in the stone.

Late afternoon ( Optional Tour )

Nubian Village painted in all the colors of the rainbow. To start farming around the Nile. A small town with its own culture. Camels moved around the streets.

Day 8: Aswan - Abu Simbel - Fly to Cairo

Disembrakation from the cruise ship : 

( Optional Tour ) There is great opportunity an early morning optional tour to visit the Great Temples of Abu Simbel, you'll experience the wonderful sanctuaries worked for Ramses II and his darling ruler Nefertari. These sanctuaries close to the Sudanese outskirt are notable for their magnificence, yet exceptional for their cutting-edge history also - they were migrated in 1968 to stay away from submersion by the enormous Lake Nasser. After spending time looking at the sanctuaries. Transfer to Aswan International Airport,  Flight from Aswan airport to Cairo International Airport. Settle in Cairo and overnight.

Day 9: Alexandria Tours - Cairo

After breakfast, we head for the ancient port city of Alexandria, where you’ll ramp up the adventure with a full day tour of extraordinary ruins and relics from Greco-Roman times. Built in 331 BC by Alexander the Great and set on a gorgeous Mediterranean harbor, the city is an archaeological treasure trove. Start with the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, which is a vast complex of rock cut tombs used for almost 200 years starting in the second century. With ornamented columns, labyrinthine passages, funeral halls and relief carvings in a variety of styles, the Catacombs are a vivid illustration of Alexandria’s unique style of Egyptian, Greeko and Roman traditions. Then discover Pompey’s Pillar erected to honor the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Alexandrina Bibliotheca stands as a marvel of the modern world. Gaze out over its granite facade, carved with letters and hieroglyphs representing more than 120 different scripts. The library's vast collection contains texts in every language and on every subject imaginable. Return to hotel in Cairo and overnight

Day 10: Cairo - Flight home

Breakfast in Cairo hotel -  check out and after that transfer to Cairo International Airport for conclusive takeoff. 

 

Inclusion

Arrival and departure transfers.

5-star Hotel in Cairo

5-star Nile Cruise 

Internal Flight from Cairo to Luxor 

Internal Flight from Aswan to Cairo

Egyptologist Tour Guide 

9 Breakfast Meals Included

7 Lunches Meals Included

6 Dinners Meals Included

VIP treatment throughout tour.

24/7 Support.

 

Exclusion

Entrance fees - approximately US$125 for all tickets.

Tipping  kitty for crew, drivers, &  tour guide 

Pre and post-tour accommodation.

Other meals, snacks and drinks.

Single supplement (Mandatory) - This can be purchased on the ‘Book Now’ page.

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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