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15 day guided tour of Egypt

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  • PRESENTS

    A PROGRAMME & QUOTE FOR

    (valid 1 May 2012 (valid 1 May 2012 (valid 1 May 2012 (valid 1 May 2012 1 December 2012)1 December 2012)1 December 2012)1 December 2012)

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    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Day 1: Cairo

    TBC arrive in Cairo International Airport

    ~ Collection of luggage and meet representative ~

    TBC Transfer to accommodation

    TBC Check-in and relax from travel

    20:00 Dinner

    Day 2: Alexandria

    07:00 - Breakfast & check-out

    09:00 Depart for Alexandria

    (Sightseeing to visit the Pompeys Pillar; the three Sphinxes; Catacombs of Kom-Shugafa tomb; Fortress of Quait-Bey)

    12:00 Lunch

    14:00 Sightseeing: Mosque of Abu El-Abbas; Modern Alexandria Library; Montazah Palace & Park

    18:00 - Arrive at accommodation (check-in)

    20:00 - Dinner

    Day 3: Alexandria

    07:00 - Breakfast & check-out

    09:00 Morning at Leisure

    12:00 Lunch (own cost)

    15:00 Depart for Cairo

    18:00- Arrive at accommodation (check-in)

    20:00 - Dinner

    Day 4: Cairo

    07:00 - Breakfast & check-out

    09:00 Sightseeing: Egyptian Museum

    12:00 Lunch

    14:00 Sightseeing: Old Cairo

    20:00 Dinner (on train)

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    Day 5: Cairo

    07:00 - Breakfast & check-out

    09:00 depart for Aswan

    (Sightseeing: Three Pyramids of Giza plateau Cheops, Chephren & Mycerinus; the Sphinx Statue; The Granite valley Temple of the King

    Chephren)

    12:00 Lunch

    14:00 Sightseeing: Sept Pyramids of Sakkara; Memphis

    19:00 Giza Train station (depart for Aswan)

    20:00 Dinner (on train)

    Day 6: Aswan

    07:00 - Breakfast (on train)

    09:00 transfer to Nile Cruise Ship (check-in)

    (Sightseeing: visit the High Dam El Sadd El-Ale)

    12:00 Lunch (on ship)

    14:00 Sightseeing: Botanical Garden & Kitcheners Island; view of Agha Khan Mausoleum

    20:00 Dinner (on ship) & evening dancing

    Day 7: Aswan Abu Simbel Kom Ombo - Edfu

    07:00 - Breakfast (on ship)

    08:00 Depart for Abu Simbel (Sightseeing: Colossal Temple of Abu Simbel)

    12:00 Lunch (on ship)

    Late afternoon Sightseeing: visit Temple shared by the two gods Sobek & Haroeies

    20:00 Dinner (on ship) & evening dancing & Galabiya Party

    Day 8: Luxor

    07:00 - Breakfast (on ship)

    08:30 Horse & chariot transfer to visit the Temple of Horus

    13:00 Lunch (on ship)

    Late afternoon Sightseeing: visit the East bank of the River Nile, the temples of Luxor and Karnak.

    20:00 Dinner (on ship) & evening dancing & Belly Dancer & Nubian Folkloric show

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    Day 9: Luxor

    07:00 - Breakfast (on ship) and check-out

    09:00 Sightseeing: vist West Bank of the River Nile, The Valley of the Kings; The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut; the Colossi of Memnon

    12:00 Lunch

    14:00 afternoon at leisure

    18:00 transfer to Train Station for train ride to Cairo

    20:00 Dinner (on train)

    Day 10: Cairo

    09:00 - Breakfast (on train) & check-out

    11:00 Transfer to hotel & check-in

    13:00 Lunch

    14:00 Afternoon at leisure

    17:00 Sightseeing: Visit Sound and Light Show at Pyramids of Giza

    20:00 Sailing Nile Cruise Dinner (includes belly dancer, folklore show & live music)

    22:00 visit Khan El Khalili (Oriental public Market)

    Day 11: St Catherines

    03:00 - check-out (Breakfast Basket) and transfer to St Catherines

    04:00 Sightseeing: Suez Canal; Sinai peninsula; Abou Zeneima; Ferran Oasis; Monastery of El Banat remains; Moses wells

    12:00 check in at accommodation

    13:00 Lunch

    15:00 Sightseeing: Ascend & descend the Mount of Moses by camel;

    20:00 - Dinner

    Day 12: St Catherines - Sharm El Sheikh

    08:00 - Breakfast & check-out

    09:00 Sightseeing: St Catherines Monastery; Crypt of Monks skeleton; Chapel of St Tryphon

    13:00 Lunch

    15:00 Transfer to Sharm El Sheikh

    17:30 check-in at accommodation

    20:00 Dinner (own cost)

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    Day 13: Sharm El Sheikh

    08:00 - Breakfast

    08:00 Day at leisure

    12:00 Lunch

    20:00 - Dinner (own cost)

    Day 14: Sharm El Sheikh

    08:00 - Breakfast

    08:00 Day at leisure

    12:00 Lunch

    20:00 - Dinner (own cost)

    Day 15: Sharm El Sheikh - Cairo

    08:00 - Breakfast & check out

    08:00 Morning at leisure

    12:00 Lunch

    14:00 Transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for Domestic flight to Cairo

    TBC Arrival at Cairo Airport collect luggage and meet representative

    TBC Check in at Cairo International Airport for flight home

    TBC Depart Egypt for Home

    ABOUT EGYPT & ACTIVITIES

    Egypt

    Covering an area of about 1,010,000 square kilometres (390,000 sq mi), Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west. Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. Its ancient ruins, such as those of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak and the Valley of

    the Kings, are a significant focus of archaeological study, and artefacts from these sites are now displayed in major museums around the world. Language

    The national language in Egypt is Arabic. However, tourists will rarely find a problem communicating as English is widely spoken in hotels and shops, with French a close second, and many staff in tourist areas also speaking German or Italian.

    Cairo

    Cairo is "the capital of Egypt and, with a total population in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East {which regions it conveniently straddles}, it is also the 13th largest city in the world. Situated on the River Nile and famous for its own history - preserved in the fabulous medieval Islamic city and in Old Cairo - and for the ancient, Pharaonic history of the country it represents. No trip to Cairo would be complete, for example, without a visit to the Giza Pyramids, to nearby Saqqara, or to the Egyptian Museum in the center of down town. Though firmly attached to the past, Cairo is also home to a vibrant modern society".

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    Egyptian Museum: Has the world's largest and finest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities, over 40,000 genuine artefacts are presented, including the fabulous treasures of gold and jewellery for the Young Boy King Tut Ankh Amon.

    Old Cairo: The most attractive parts of Old Cairo are the Coptic quarters, with the Hanging Church, the friendly and attractive Coptic Museum, which reflects the period where ancient Egypt changed into Christian and Muslim Egypt. Around these two sights, lie a collection of churches

    which all seem to claim an important part of Christian history. Tucked away between them all is one of the few remaining synagogues

    still in use in Egypt. A short walk from this district will lead you to the first Muslim settlement of Egypt, the ruins of Fustat, and the first mosque in Africa, the Mosque of Amr.

    Pyramids of Giza plateau: The Great Pyramid of Giza (called the Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Cheops) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) over an approximately 20 year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially at 146.5 meters (480.6 ft), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. Originally, the Great Pyramid was covered by casing stones that formed a smooth outer surface; what is seen today is the underlying core structure. Some of the casing stones that once covered the structure can still be seen around the base. There have been varying scientific and alternative theories about the Great Pyramid's construction

    techniques. Most accepted construction hypotheses are based on the idea that it was built by moving huge stones from a quarry and dragging and lifting them into place. There are three known chambers inside the Great Pyramid. The lowest chamber is cut into the bedrock upon which the pyramid was built and was unfinished. The so-called Queen's Chamber and King's Chamber are higher up within the pyramid structure. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only pyramid in Egypt known to contain both ascending and descending passages. The main part of the Giza complex is a setting of buildings that included two mortuary temples in honor of Khufu (one close to the pyramid and one near the Nile), three smaller pyramids for Khufu's wives, an even smaller "satellite" pyramid, a raised causeway connecting the two temples, and small mastaba tombs surrounding the pyramid for nobles. NOTE: Viewing the three Pyramids of Giza Plateau from Inside is at your own expense.

    Step Pyramids of Sakkara: Saqqara (or Sakkara, Saqqarah ) is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world famous Ste