Tour Code: WSU
Tour Length: 12 days
March 22nd, 2013
(does not include discounts)
THE PYRAMIDS, LAKE NASSER & NILE HIGHLIGHTS
12 days (Tour Code: WSU)
Land prices start at $3,447.00* — Call 1-855-522-3938 For Questions
Egypt - known for its ancient civilization, hieroglyphics, mummies, and pyramids - is a must for travelers wanting to experience new cultures and ancient wonders. On this marvelous vacation, experience the highlights of what Egypt has to offer. In Cairo, marvel at King Tutankhamun's treasures and masterpieces of ancient art, stand in awe at the Great Pyramids of Giza, see the enigmatic Sphinx, and visit the statue of Ramses II in Memphis. Then fly to Lake Nasser and embark your 4-night cruise on this man-made lake created when the Aswan High Dam was built. On this cruise, visit the magnificent temples built by Ramses II in Abu Simbel, the temples of Amada and Derr, as well as the temples of Dakka and Meharakka. On the way to Aswan, sail across the Tropic of Cancer.
Disembark your cruise in Aswan and see the granite quarries that supplied ancient Egypt with its hard stones for the pyramids. You - ll also visit the Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Isis, the most romantic of Egypt's monuments. Then board your vessel for your 3-night Nile cruise. Cruise highlights include a walk among the pillars of the colossal Temple of Amun-Ra and along the Avenue of the Sphinxes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; sailing across the waters by felucca; and a visit to the temple of Horus, built in the time of Cleopatra roughly 2,000 years ago. Before flying back to Cairo for the conclusion of your trip, visit the Valley of Kings and the Valley of Queens, where generations of pharaohs and nobles were buried in great splendor.
All of this and more await you on this fabulous vacation highlighting some of the best sights Egypt has to offer!
Guided sightseeing, visit Ramses II and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the "Stairway to the Sky" at Sakkara; visit Tutankhamun's Tomb in the Egyptian Museum; Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids; visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza; see Saladin's citadel and visit the Alabaster Mosque in Old Cairo; see the Hanging Church and Cairo's oldest synagogue in Coptic Cairo; visit the Khan el-Khalili souk; farewell dinner
Visit the rock temples
See the citadel
Visit the Temples of Amada and Derr; visit the Tomb of Penout
Visit the temples of Dakka and Meharakka
Cross the Tropic of Cancer
Visit Kalabsha Temple, Beit el-Wali, and Kiosk of Kertassi; visit the souk; sail by felucca to Kitchener Island; visit the Botanical Gardens; excursion to High Dam & Old Dam; cruise to Agilika; visit the Temple of Isis and the ancient granite quarries with the unfinished obelisk; see the Mausoleum of the Aga Khan
Visit the twin temples, see man's first calendar; lecture on board; galabya party
Visit the Temple of Horus
Visit Luxor Temple, the Avenue of the Sphinxes, monuments of Karnak, Temple of Amun-Ra, Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, Deir el-Bahri, and the Colossi of Memnon
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Dates & Prices
Next Departure: March 22nd, 2013
Land Prices Starting From: $3,447.00 (does not include discounts)
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