We know this has always been on your bucket list. Can you imagine the history of this mysterious and wondrous land? Here is a civilization that seemed to spring into existence out of nowhere and was a key player in world history for thousands of years. And now is the perfect time to explore this ancient land and see its most important sites on a 7-day-in-country tour of one of the most sought out locations in the world.
Join us April 6-14, 2018 for this never-to-be-forgotten tour.
You can slip into the historic tombs and temples of the Nile valley as you see the sights by deluxe bus, luxurious boat and traditional horse-drawn carriage. You can walk the necropolis at Saqqara and the Giza plateau, see Cairo’s religious landmarks, and visit the remains of the Kingdom of Upper Egypt. On the cruise from Aswan to Luxor you can disembark to see monuments along the East and West Banks of the Nile that you will never forget.
We call Egypt “The Second Holy Land.”
And our Egyptian guide who will join us is our dear friend, Hany Tawfeek, the number one tour guide in Egypt. When President Obama visited Egypt, Hany was asked to escort him and his delegation.
And now, you can come to Egypt on this tour independent of going to Israel–if you desire. But there are still spaces available on the Israel/Jordan Tour if you would like to do both: CLICK HERE for details.
Read our day by day itinerary below then call our agent, Sarah, at Morris-Murdock Travel here: 801-483-6473. If you prefer, you can email her with questions by clicking here: Email Sarah.
Day 1/2 – Friday/Saturday, April 6/7, 2018
USA to Cairo
Depart the U.S.A the weekend after General Conference and travel all night long across the planet. Upon arrival in Cairo your tour manager will meet and assist you at the International Airport and then escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe coach. At the hotel the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your amazing itinerary with you. We stay overnight in Cairo.
Day 3 – Sunday, April 8, 2018
Enjoy a full day at the pyramids area to discover the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, including a full 1-hour safari on camels or horse buggy out into the desert to see the pyramids from the very best view. We will then visit the fascinating solar boat museum–an ancient boat built for Pharaoh to sail on a beam of light from the sun. We will not miss the mysterious Sphinx that was carved out of a solid natural rock around 2500 B.C. Had this monument not been nearly covered in the sands of the Sahara, it would have likely been named the 8th Wonder of the Ancient World. This Giza plateau tour will take a little more than 4 hours and give us the time we need to ensure complete coverage of the secrets of this area and to have the utmost fun as well. A chance for visiting a Papyrus institute to see how it gets made will delight and amaze you. Here you you can pick some wonderful papyrus art including color-painted copies of the facsimiles from the Pearl of Great Price! Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 4 – Monday, April 9th, 2018
Flight to Aswan – Nile River Cruise
This morning we have an early wakeup call and check out before heading to Cairo airport and taking our 531-miles flight to Aswan. We will start our tour directly by visiting the famous High Dam which was built to save Egypt from the wild Nile floods. This is a site and a view you will not want to miss. Then we will drive to visit one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt; Philae Temple, ISIS temple, goddess of magic and maternity to access this temple we will ride a motor boat for about 10 minutes and visit a Nubian village and home. Embark our deluxe Nile cruise, our stay on the cruise will last for 3 nights on full board basis. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 – Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Today we shall start sailing North heading to Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple in Egypt which is dedicated to Horus, the falcon and Sobek, the crocodile. Then we’ll sail to Edfu to visit the most complete temple in Egypt. We’ll return to the cruise ship, sailing to Luxor to arrive in the evening and overnight there. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 – Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Nile Cruise – Valley of the Kings
Today we start our tour by visiting the Valley of the Kings and admire the magnificence of the grandeur of architecture which was used for many kings’ burial sites. You will visit 3 of the famous tombs of kings and with a small paid supplement we will also visit the most famous tomb, that of Tut Ankh Amen.
Next, you will just pass by the temple built by Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmosis I, just for outer photo Back to the ship for lunch. This temple is a must see and unlike any other in all the land of Egypt.
After lunch we shall start our tour by visiting Karnak Temple, the greatest example of worship in the history, dedicated to the god Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu, We will then return for some relaxation. This evening we will all pay a small supplement and take a traditional horse and buggy ride (highly recommended) around the city of Luxor. This is an experience we want everyone to have and one you will never forget. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 – Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Luxor and flight back to Cairo – Egyptian Museum
Today we will disembark the cruise ship and take an early flight back to Cairo and do our touring to the world famous Egyptian museum the most important repository of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 – Friday, April 13th, 2018
We start with a lovely open buffet breakfast, the we’ll be going to the area of Sakkara, located south of Cairo. This is one part of the great necropolis of Memphis and was the capital of the Old Kingdom. Sakkara is probably best known as the location of King Zoser’s step Pyramid–the oldest building made of stone in the entire world.
Your excursion will proceed to the old capital of Memphis. You will see the ruins of the Temple of Ptah, and the gigantic colossi of King Ramses the second. You will also be fascinated by visiting the carpet school around, where you will get to see up front and personal how handmade rugs are carefully crafted. Here there is some time for shopping. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 – Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Cairo – Flight Home or on to the next tour
Today you will depart Egypt and take your flight home or perhaps to Amman Jordan for a Holy Land tour. You take memories with you to last a lifetime. Meals : Breakfast
Please call our agent, Sarah, at Morris-Murdock Travel here: 801-483-6473. Or, if you prefer, you can email her with questions by clicking here: Email Sarah.
To view details of the 2018 Holy Land Tour, CLICK HERE.
Please note the following:
THE EGYPT TOUR includes:
- – Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure
- – Domestic flight Cairo/Aswan – Luxor/Cairo
- – Accommodation for 4 (2 pre cruise/2 post cruise) nights in Cairo including breakfast and all taxes
- – Accommodation for 3 nights on board 5 star cruise on full board basis
- – Assistance of our personnel during your stay and excursions
- – All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary (Private Tours).
- – All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
- – All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
- – English speaking tour guide.
- – Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
- – Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary.
- – Mummies room at the Museum & Tutankhamen Tomb at Valley of the Kings are included.
- – Bottled water during the tours
- – Portage when needed.
- – English-speaking tour guide during your excursions
- – All service charges and taxes
- – International Airfare to Cairo
- – Entry visa to Egypt.
- – Any optional tours (Such as Go inside one of the Pyramids – Solar Boat Museum in Pyramids)
- – Personal Spending like drinks during meals, phone call, laundry…etc.
- – Sound & Light Show in Cairo or Luxor costs per person 40$