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8-Day round trip

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8-day round trip in detail:

Day 1: Copenhagen – Cairo

Exit to Egypt by air-Salah El Din Citadel-The Coptic Cairo

After arriving at Cairo Airport You will be met by our agent, who will help you through the necessary procedure. Then we start our 8 day round trip. We visit first the Salah El Din Citadel, where we will also see the Alabaster mosque. After lunch in a fine restaurant in the city we drive to the Coptic Cairo. After this introduction to Egypt, we drive to the hotel where you will be accommodated.

Dinner is included

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Day 2: Cairo

Giza Pyramids-Egyptian Museum-Khan El Khalili Bazaar-Aswan

After breakfast at the hotel, we will start our 8 day Roundtrip and drive to the Giza Plateau, where one of the world’s Seven Wonders (the Kheops pyramid) stands, and we will also greet the Sphinx. After the pyramids we eat lunch (egyptian food), in a very fine restaurant on the nile, before going to the Egyptian Museum. The museum has the oldest heirlooms in the world, 122,000 treasures. Tutankhamon grave equipment as well as his gold Mask.

After the museum we run through the centre and look at the modern Cairowhile we drive to the old part where 1001 night’s adventures come from, and we will sense the atmosphere when we go for a walk through the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. We end our wonderful day with a delicious dinner in the centre, at the Felfela restaurant, where we taste different Egyptian cuisine.

In the evening we fly to Aswan, where we check in at our 5 * Nile Cruise Ship

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 3: Aswan – Nile Cruise Day 1

Aswan Dam – Philae Temple – Felucca – Nubian village (additional)

After breakfast on board we visit the Big Aswan Dam, one of the largest feats of architecture and engineering in the 20th century. Century. From the dam there is a magnificent view of Lake Nasser, the World’s largest man-made lake. The huge reservoir that has emerged behind the dam stretches 550 km south and all the way into neighbouring Sudan. The whole area was previously home to around 40,000 people from Nubia and Sudan who were displaced in connection with the dam Building.

Then we drive to the small harbour from where we will sail out on Lake Nasser and visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the important Egyptian goddess Isis. The temple was rescued from the flood in connection with the behavior of the Aswan Dam of UNESCO, which through an 8 year long project reconstructed the Temple stone for Stone at its present Location.

After lunch we will enjoy another cruise on the nile, this time in a Felucca. There is also the option during our 8-day tour to experience an extra cruise between the stone humps and the islands of the Nile, to the Nubian village where we visit Nubians and play with the crocodiles.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 4: Come Ombo – Edfu – Nile Cruise Day 2

Come Ombo Temple – Edfu Temple

After breakfast on board we anchor in Kom Ombo, and together we go in and visit Egypt’s only double temple dedicated to the crocodile God Sobek, and the falcon god Horus. The architectural masterpiece offers double, perfectly symmetrical elements with twin entrances, courtyards, pillars and shrines, which are probably the expression of a kind of double priesthood. The temple stands on a promontory at a curvature in the nile, where the sacred crocodiles in ancient times lay and baked in the sun on the banks of the nile, and you can therefore see a small museum with crocodile Mummies.

In the afternoon we run with horse-carriage to Egypt’s most well preserved temple, Horus temple in Edfu, the most intact pharaohs temple in Egypt. The Tower-like column of the temple was erected by Ptolemy IX and you can see a few beautiful statues of the falconry god Horus. Discover here the beautiful Sacrificial chamber and admire the many beautiful and elaborate reliefs on the walls. When we finish the temple we run back to our cruise ship and continue our cruise towards Luxor.

When the trip is complete, we sail on to Luxor while we enjoy dinner on board.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

8-Day round trip

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Day 5: Luxor’s Eastern shore – Nile Cruise Day 3

Karnak Temple – Luxor Temple

In the morning we will continue our 8 day tour and then we visit first the famous Karnak temple, a large open-air museum that was built over a period of more than a thousand years. Experience the amazing hypostylhall with the gigantic pillars and the large obelisks erected by Tuthmoses I and queen Hatshepsut.

Then we visit the Luxor temple, which was built under Amenhotep III, and was dedicated to the gods Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. You can also experience an ancient church and a mosque built on top of the Temple. After the visit we drive a little horse-riding tour through the city and look at the modern Luxor with its fine houses and shops, the old quarters and their narrow streets and market.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 6: Luxor’s West Bank – Nile Cruise Day 4-Cairo

Air Balloon Ride (additional) – Valley of the Kings – Hatshepsuts dead Temple – Memnon Kolosserne

  1. There is the opportunity to try a ride in the air balloon in the morning, on the West bank, where you can fly along with the birds, while you see the new Day rising from below!!

Early in the morning we drive to the West Bank of Luxor and visit the Valley of the Kings where the pharaohs were buried from the 18th. Dynasty and until the 20th century. dynasty, after leaving the Memphis Area. Here you can access the tombs and discover the colorful paintings and stories written with hieroglyphics on the Walls.

Then we drive to Queen Hatshepsuts mortuary Temple. She was one of the most fascinating rulers of ancient Egypt, a female pharaoh who proved her ability to reign successfully over an empire, and finally she also created an architecturally extraordinary mortuary temple for herself, with three terraces separated by colonnades, a hypostylhal and many statues, paintings and reliefs. Here you can see the reliefs of the transport of the obelisks to Karnak, as well as the birth of queen Hatshepsut. Reliefs on the south side of the Middle Terrace show the Queen expedition to the land of Punt, which was known for their incense.

Before we drive back to our ship we do stay at the 3400 year old Memnon behemoths, the huge statues of Amenhotep III, which once stood guard in front of his, now non existent, valley temple, which was once greater than the Karnak Temple. When we arrive back to our ship we eat lunch and relax before we check out and drive towards the airport. In the evening we fly back to Cairo and check in at our hotel

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 7: Alexandria

Qaitbay Citadel – Montazah Palace – Library – Pompeiis pillar – Kom El Shoqafa Catacombs

After breakfast at the hotel we pick you up and drive towards Alexandria, Egypt’s second largest city, where we will finish our 8 day round trip. Here we will see the Qaitbay Citadel and the Montazah Palace, the former Royal summer residence with its adventurous castle and idyllic gardens. After lunch we visit the library, which is a worthy successor, after the old legendary library, and houses countless books and copies, museums, scientific facilities and a reading area with room for 2,000 people. In addition, visiting Pompeii’s Pillar, a triumphant Roman pillar, is one of the largest monolithic pillars ever to be erected. Before we travel back to Cairo, we visit the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, a large underground cemetery.

breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

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Day 8: Return to Denmark

Cairo – Copenhagen

Today we drive to the airport where we say goodbye and in return, before you rise on the plane to Scandinavia.

Breakfast is included

Price Includes:
The price is at min. 4 people

  • Domestic and international flights
  • Like to be at a 5 * hotel in Cairo
  • Accommodation on a 5 * Nile Cruiser
  • All meals
  • All excursions and entrance tickets
  • English speaking guide
  • Tips for all staff
  • All flight-taxes and charges
  • Egyptian Visa

Price does not include:

  • Beverages
  • EU Production Indemnity Insurance
  • Travel and medical Insurance
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Other not specified

This post is also available in: daDansk deDeutsch

This post is also available in: daDansk deDeutsch

This post is also available in: daDansk deDeutsch

8-Day round trip

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