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DAY 1: FLY USA TO EGYPT
Overnight flights from the US to Egypt. On board services per airline policy.

DAY 2: ARRIVE CAIRO
Meet your local guide who will assist you through customs formalities. Then transfer to your deluxe hotel. Due to various arrival times no meals or activities are planned for today. (Hotel Sheraton, Intercontinental or similar)

DAY 3: CAIRO
After breakfast, your morning sightseeing of Egypt’s capital will begin with a panoramic tour of this magnificent city set around the banks of the Nile. Stops will be made to view the Citadel and the fabulous Alabaster Mosque built by Mohamed Ali in 1830. Return to your hotel to avoid the heat and catch up on jet lag. In the evening depart for a get together welcome dinner hosted at a popular local restaurant (El Cid or similar) (B, SD)

DAY 4: CAIRO
A full day to explore the Pyramids of Giza and Memphis. In the morning, tour the pyramids of King Cheops built 2690 B.C., the Sphinx and ride a camel (optional). After a break for lunch (included) continue the tour with a visit to Sakkara to view the “one step” Pyramid built by famous architect and physician Imhotep for the Pharaoh Zoser in 3816 B.C. Return to your hotel. Dinner is on your own. (B, L)

DAY 5: CAIRO - LUXOR
After breakfast, check-out of your hotel and begin the day with a tour of the magnificent Egyptian Museum, home to the world renowned exhibit of Tut-An - Khamnon. After a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant, continue on to the airport for your afternoon/evening flight to Luxor, the gateway to the Nile. On arrival, transfer to your deluxe hotel for dinner and overnight. (Sonesta St. George or similar) (B, L, D)

DAY 6: LUXOR  - Nile Cruise - EMBARKATION
After breakfast, check-out of your hotel and embark on your tour of the West bank, the “Valley of the Kings and Queens” where 64 of Egypt’s Pharaohs have their resting places. Continue to visit the palatial Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and stop at the Collossi of Memnon. Then, transfer directly to your 5 * ship for check-in. Lunch on board. The afternoon is reserved for exploring the East bank and the fabulous Luxor and Karnak Temples. An optional “Sound & Light Show” will be available for purchase on board. (B, L, D)

DAY 7: LUXOR - ESNA - EDFU  
Set sail in the early morning and enjoy a full leisurely day at sail. View the magnificent passing vista’s, savor a cocktail at the poolside bar, or listen to a lecture on Egypt provided by your Egyptologists. In the evening enjoy a festive dinner and show. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: EDFU - ASWAN  
In Edfu, tour the superbly preserved Temple of Horus dedicated to the Falcon God. Back on board enjoy lunch, dinner and a galabaya party as you sail on to Aswan. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: ASWAN  
Your morning sightseeing will include the “Unfinished Obelisk” and a visit to the High Dam. Lunch back on the ship. In the afternoon, visit the Philae Temple followed by a felucca ride to the botanical gardens located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the Nile. Return to your ship for dinner and an oriental show! (B, L, D)

DAY 10: ASWAN - ABU SIMBEL
A full free day for exploring this lively Nile oasis OR take the optional excursion to the fabulous Temples of Abu Simbel! More than 32 centuries ago, Ramses II built 2 temples into the sheer rock of a premonitory in Nubia 280 km south of Aswan. The larger Temple was dedicated to the God of Sun – Harakhti. The lesser Temple was dedicated to the Goddess Hathor in the name of Ramses’ favorite wife – the beautiful Queen Nefertari. When the construction of the High Dam threatened to submerge the two Temples, the Temples were cut into 30 ton pieces, moved 70 meters higher and 180 meters further inland and rebuilt to their original splendor. The tour of these unique temples includes a 30 minute plane ride from Aswan and back offering stunning aerial views of the Temples and the flowing Nile. After your flight back to Aswan, re-board your deluxe floating hotel and enjoy lunch and a relaxing afternoon or partake in the optional Nubian Village tour. Dinner and overnight on board. (B, L, D) 

DAY 11: ASWAN - KOM OMBO - ESNA  
Set sail in the early morning and on arrival to Kom Ombo tour the Temples of Kom Ombo dedicated to two deities; the crocodile headed “Sobek” and the “Haroeris” the double headed sparrow/hawk. Return to the ship and sail on to Esna lock (overnight) (B, L, D)

DAY 12: LUXOR - DENDARA - LUXOR  
Enjoy a full free day to explore the temples of Luxor and Karnak on your own, visit the local markets or take the optional tour to the Temples of Dendara, some of the oldest and best preserved in all of Egypt (car/van). In the evening, bid your goodbyes to your lovely crew as you participate in the Captain’s farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

DAY 13: LUXOR - CAIRO - DISEMBARKATION
After a leisurely breakfast, bid your lovely ship and crew goodbye as you check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your deluxe hotel with the afternoon free for some rest time. Then a special treat awaits as you head out to meet with an authentic Egyptian family for a home hosted dinner! A great way to experience genuine Egyptian hospitality! (B, SD)

DAY 14: CAIRO  
After breakfast, depart on your morning tour of the Old Cairo highlighted by stops at the Abu Sirga Church, the Moalaka Church and the Ben Azra Synagogue. After lunch at a local restaurant transfer to the humongous El Khalili Bazaar where over 1000 booths offer everything from cheap souvenirs to high end jewelry and fashion and where bargaining is expected! Tonight depart for a final farewell dinner held at the private, members only Capital Club featuring great food, and magnificent views of the city at night. (B, L, SD)

DAY 15: CAIRO - HOME 
As all good things must come to an end, so does your Egypt adventure as you transfer to the airport for your flights home – or complete your fantastic Egyptian experience with our superb Alexandria or Petra extensions! (B)

Alexandria Castle
Cairo Skyline
Sphinx
Abu Simbel
Egyptian Painting
Pyramid
Luxor Guardian
Alabaster Mosque
Cairo Museum
Alexandria
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