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Cairo, Aswan and Luxor By Train 06 Nights /07 Days

Cairo, Luxor & Aswan by Train
Duration: 07 Days / 06 Nights
Run: Every day
Tour Type: Private
Pick up & drop off: From Cairo International Airport
Guiding method: Live Guide
Guide Language: English, French & German

Cairo, Luxor & Aswan by Train 07 days / 06 nights of great experiences in and around Cairo allowing you to among others see the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin, Old Coptic Cairo and a ride in the Khan El Khalili bazaar. You will also experience Luxor West Bank and East Bank and Aswan Sightseeing Philae Temple, High Dam & Unfinished Obelisk, Kom ombo to visit temple shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris, Edfu to visit the temple of Horus in Edfu on a private tour.

Highlights
Cairo: Great Pyramids – Sphinx – Egyptian Museum – Old Cairo – Citadel – Khan El Khalili Bazaar District
Luxor: East & West Bank  (Valley of the Kings & Queens – Colossi of Memnon – Karnak Temple – Luxor Temple)
Aswan: Philae Temple – High Dam – Unfinished Obelisk – Temple shared by the two Gods – Temple of Horus

You will have 06 nights accommodation included in this tour, at
5-star hotels
4-star hotels
3-star hotels

Cairo, Aswan And Luxor by Train 06 nights / 07 days

Day 1: Arrival Cairo Airport & Transfer to your Hotel in Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo our Min Travel representative who will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. Transfer from the airport via private A/C car or mini-bus to your hotel for check in and overnight.

Following breakfast, check out of hotel. The day starts with a guided tour in Giza to visit the legendary majestic Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerionos to view these spectacular man-made monuments. Afterwards a tour of the great Sphinx; guarding the Royal Burial Chambers and temple of Cheops.

Next is a visit to the Egyptian museum of antiquities, which was established in 1902 near the city center in Cairo. On display is a rare collection of 5000 years of art — the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry, as it was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920’s when his tomb was excavated.
At the end of the day transfer to the rail station to board an overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

Upon arrival Aswan Railway station Your guide for the day will pick you up and begin your guided tour by A/C Car with a visit to the romantic Temple of Philae or Isis Temple dedicated to the cow-headed goddess Hathor. The temple was started by Ptolemy III and continued by Ptolemy IV, but never completed.

Next is a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries. The obelisk is 14 m high and is thought to have been intended for the temple of Hatshepsute at the Karnak.

The tour ends with a visit to the High Dam. The Dam which is 7 Km high is one of the biggest dams in the world. It was erected to store the waters of the flood of the Nile in Lake Nasser.
At the end of the day return back to your hotel in Aswan
Optional: Sound & light Show at Philae Temple.

Abu Simble Tour is optional upon request.
Your Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up from Aswan hotel and start your tour. Transfer you to Kom ombo to visit temple shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. After that transfer you to Edfu to visit the temple of Horus in Edfu.
At the end of the day transfer to your hotel in Luxor.
Optional: Sound & light Show at Karnak Temple.

Optional: Hot Balloon Over Luxor.
After breakfast check out hotel. The day starts with a guided tour of the Valley of the Kings, where the ancient mummies were discovered and The Valley of the Kings actually has two components – the East Valley and the West Valley. It is the East Valley which most tourists visit and where most of the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs are located.
The tour ends with a visit to the Temple of Hatshepsut named Deir El Bahari, one of the most beautiful of the royal mortuary temples and the two Colossi of Memnon.
The tour end with a visit to the Temple of Karnak. It is a city of temples built over 2000 years and dedicated to the Theban triad of Amon, Mut and Khonsu. For the largely uneducated ancient Egyptian population this could only have been the place of the gods. It is the mother of all religious buildings, the largest ever made and a place of pilgrimage for nearly 4,000 years.

The tour ends with a visit to the Temple of Luxor which is close to the Nile and parallel with the riverbank. King Amenhotep III who reigned 1390-53 BC built this beautiful temple and dedicated it to Amon-Re, king of the gods, his consort Mut, and their son Khonsu.

In the evening transfer to the rail station to board an overnight sleeper train to Cairo.

Arrive in Cairo railway station. Your guide for the day starts with a guided tour with visit the Citadel fortress with a visit to the Mohammed Ali Mosque (the alabaster mosque). The Citadel that was built by Salah-El-Din in the 12th Century and was the seat of power for the following 700 years. On the premises is the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali, one of the landmarks of Cairo whose minaret can be seen from any part of the city. The Mohammed Ali mosque was built in Turkish style, very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey.
Our next stop is in Coptic Cairo home of some of the oldest Christian churches in the world and retrace the steps where Mary and Joseph walked thousands of years ago. We will visit the Hanging Church, also known as El Muallaqa that was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and it was believed to have been built at the end of the 3rd century. Built on the outer wall you will see the Greek Church of St. George. Following is a visit to the Church of St. Sergius, a perfect example of Coptic churches and monasteries. It was founded at the end of the 4th century and it stands on a crypt that is said to have sheltered the holy family during their flight from Egypt.
Our tour will concludes with a visit to the St. Barbara’s Church that was built between the 4th and 5th centuries. It has preserved ruins of Saint John.

Next on our agenda is a visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaars that date back to 1382. Shops in this district are legendary for fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques and more! Everything for sale in these shops is negotiable – be prepared to bargain for goods in this exciting maze of shops! At the end of the day transfer you to hotel

Breakfast and check out of hotel. Assisted transfer to Cairo International airport for final departure.

Tour Include
Arrival/departure assistance & transfers at Cairo International Airport
All transfers mention in program By private Air Condition Vehicle
01 full day tour in Giza to visit Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili Bazaars
01 full day tour in Aswan to visit Philae Temple, High Dam & Unfinished Obelisk
01 day tour West Bank in Luxor including Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Deir El Bahari & Colossi of Memnon
01 day tour East Bank in Luxor including Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple
All entrance fees for sightseeing mention in program
All service charges and taxes
Private Licensed Egyptologist guide
02 nights accommodation in hotel in Cairo based on BB basis
01 night accommodation in hotel in Luxor based on BB basis
01 night accommodation in hotel in Aswan based on BB basis
02 overnights in first class sleeper train: Cairo/Luxor & Luxor/Cairo based on Half Board basis
one Lunch in local restaurant during tour in Cairo
A Bottle of water for every day

Tour Exclude
International flights
Visitor’s VISA *obtain upon arrival at airport for USD 25.- per person
Entrance to the inside of the Great Pyramid USD 17.- per person
The Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo USD 10.- per person
Solar Boat – near the Pyramids USD 05.- per person
Camel or Horse ride at pyramids cost USD 05.- per person
Personal expense
Any item or service not mentioned
Tipping

Rates are per Person
All A/M rates are in US Dollars
The Summer Offer valid from 01.05.2017 till 30.09.2017
The Winter Offer valid from 01.10.2017 till 30.04.2018
The rate exclude Christmas, New Year & Easter Period
All A/M rates are per Person in double and single supplement

Child 0 – 3.99 is free of charge
Child 04 – 5.99 cost 80 USD per child for train tickets
Child 06 – 11.99 cost 50% from adult rate
Child up 12 y pays full charge as adult person