GLOBUS 2024: Cairo & Alexandria Escape with 3- night Nile cruise (KQL)
11 Day Tour from Cairo to Cairo
The mysteries of the Sphinx await on this off-season vacation in Egypt! Enjoy an escorted vacation in Cairo and Alexandria. Visit the incredible Egyptian Museum and marvel at the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza-the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Visit Alexandria's 4th-century Mediterranean harbor city founded by Alexander the Great. Guided sightseeing includes the Catacombs of Kom El Shogafa, Pompey's Pillar and the lush Montazah Gardens. Travel through the El Beheira desert en route to Wadi el Natrun to visit the Coptic Monastery. Return to Cairo and fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night cruise on the Nile-considered the longest river in the world. See the Aswan High Dam and take a boat excursion to the Temple of Philae-dedicated to the Goddess Isis. Along your Nile River cruise, visit fascinating temples and shrines dating back to the 2nd century. Your Nile River cruise concludes in Luxor with free time to explore with an overnight stay before returning to Cairo. This 11-day guided vacation in Egypt with Nile River cruise is even better with fewer crowds and more savings during off-season travel. A wondrous escape fit for a king!
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2023
- 11 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Cairo||Welcome to Cairo. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)|
|Day 2||Cairo||Secrets of the Sphinx CAIRO Guided sightseeing includes the Egyptian Museum.GIZA Take pictures of the Sphinx and of the Great Pyramids. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORY & MYSTERY Get up close and personal with The Pyramids of Giza - one of the World's Seven Wonders. Ponder the enigmatic secrets of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Marvel at the massive monument of Cheops, the most colossal pyramid ever built with an original height of 496 feet.|
|Day 3||Alexandria||The Mediterranean Pearl WADI EL NATRUN [LF] Visit a Coptic Monastery before returning to Cairo.ALEXANDRIA Free time to explore the city at your own pace. (B) 137 mi / 220 kmLOCAL FAVORITE CULTURE & TRADITIONS In Arabic, Wadi El Natrum means 'Valley of Nitrates,' due to the presence of eight different lakes containing nitrates in the surrounding area. In Coptic, the region is also known as Shi-Hyt, which can be translated as 'balance of the heart' or 'measure of hearts.' The monasteries of Wadi el-Natrun are the source of indispensable data for the study of the Coptic heritage, and especially for Coptic literature, art, and architecture.|
|Day 4||Alexandria||Feel like royality in the Montazah gardens ALEXANDRIA Guided sightseeing includes the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Pompey's Pillar, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, that commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria, and the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel. Visit the Montazah Garden. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORY & CULTURE Originally founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was once one of the wealthiest cities in the world and the Montazah Palace gardens are a true testimony of this wealth. Designed to be a place of relaxation and recreation for the Khedive and his guests are filled with flowers, trees and shrubs.|
|Day 5||Cairo||A Drive Through the Red Land Drive through the El Beheira desert.CAIRO Dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 155 mi / 250 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDARY LANDSCAPES In ancient times, the Egyptians called the desert the "red land," distinguishing it from the flood plain around the Nile River, called the "black land". These reflect the fact that the desert sands have a reddish hue and the land around the Nile turned black when the annual flood waters receded. Over thousands of years, the Nile River evolved into its present shape, surrounded by the Eastern and Western deserts.|
|Day 6||Aswan||The Inspiration of Isis CAIRO Fly to AswanASWAN Embarkation and lunch on board. This afternoon, take pictures of the High Dam then visit the Philae Temple of Isis. (B,L,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHT ANCIENT WONDERS The temple at Philae honors the deity Isis-goddess of the moon, health, and fertility, as well as the gods of Horus and Osiris. Learn how in the early 1970s, after the inauguration of the Aswan High Dam, raging floods risked the submersion of Philae. The rescue of these Nubian monuments is thanks to the joint effort between the Egyptian government and UNESCO, who then moved the sanctuary to higher ground. How did they do it? They dismantled the structures into 40,000 blocks and transferred them brick by brick to their new home, Agilkia Island.|
|Day 7||Edfu||Egyptian Gods & Gowns KOM OMB Guided walking tour includes the Temple dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods. EDFU Visit the Temple of Horus. (B,L,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTLEGENDS & LORE Explore captivating Kom Ombo with a walking tour of its bluff-top twin temples. Gaze at the spellbinding temples dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek-Ra and the falcon god Horus.|
|Day 8||Luxor||Legendary Luxor Free time this morning.LUXOR Time to explore at your own pace. (B,L,D)FREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE Join an optional excursion to the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens on the west bank of the Nile where generations of pharaohs and nobles were entombed in cliffside crypts. See where 62 royal tombs have thus far been discovered, of which one was virtually intact-the splendid tomb of Tutankhamun discovered in 1922.|
|Day 9||Luxor||Palace of Life LUXOR Disembarkation. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTLEGENDARY LIVES Discover ancient secrets in the Egyptian city of Luxor-the "world's greatest open-air museum." Here, the ruins of the Egyptian temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor, share the shores of the Nile River with views of the monuments, temples, and tombs of the Theban Necropolis and Valley of the Kings and Queens across the west bank.|
|Day 10||Cairo||Cairo Bound LUXOR Fly to Cairo. CAIRO Free time this afternoon. (B)FREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE in the 'the city of a thousand minarets' with its skyline filled with many mosques, castles, and churches in this bustling and historic metropolis.|
|Day 11||Cairo||Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
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