1st DAY: ATHENS-CAIRO:
Departure for Cairo at 13:30. After a brief flight, we arrive in Cairo at 15:30. Departure for Alexandria. Switch to the resort. Tidying up the rooms. Dinner, in a single day keep.
DAY 2 : ALEXANDRIA:
Breakfast on the resort and we start the tour of this gigantic metropolis centered on the house of Cavafy, the world-renowned Greek poet, the Greek Patriarchate and the Greco-Roman museum and theater. We may also see, as we cross the coastal avenue (Cornish) – 20 kilometers lengthy -, the Ket Bay fortress, the Montazah palace, and so on.
We may also see the Greek parish, the monument of the unknown soldier, our tour ends with a go to to the fashionable library of Alexandria which aspires to achieve and surpass the glory of the outdated one. Departure for Cairo. Arrival and settling within the rooms. Dinner, in a single day keep.
DAY 3: WEATHER:
Breakfast and departure for Cairo. Arrival and guided tour of Christian Cairo. We are going to see the Coptic church of Panagia, constructed on the Roman partitions.
We are going to cease on the church of Ag. Georgiou, within the giant Archaeological Museum, the place among the many 100,000 displays is the well-known treasure of Tutankhamen’s tomb, the mummies of the pharaohs and finds from the Hellenistic interval.
Then we are going to see the imposing pyramids of Giza, one of many seven wonders of the world.
Go to to the enigmatic Sphinx that represents the pharaohs khephrino with the physique of a lion and a go to to a papyrus workshop to see how papyrus was made in historic Egypt.
Afternoon free for a stroll or purchasing on the well-known Khan El Khalil market. Return to the resort. Dinner. In a single day.
DAY 4: WEATHER:
Breakfast on the resort. Photos from different years and different occasions! We are going to ascend to the legendary Citadel, the medieval citadel constructed by Saladin in 1176 to guard the town from the Crusaders.
Right now it hosts the palaces and mosques of the Greek-born king of Egypt, Muhammad Ali. Right here we are going to see the well-known alabaster mosque of the Mamluk Sultan Nasir Muhammad, the one one which survives from that interval.
We are going to then stroll across the partitions and cease on the imposing Bab al-Azab and Bab al-Qula gates. We are going to see the Carriage Museum and find yourself on the Ibn Tulun Mosque, one of many largest on this planet, situated exterior the partitions of the citadel.
Return to the resort lunch or dinner in a conventional Cairo tavern with native specialties. In a single day.
DAY 5: WEATHER – ASSWAN:
Breakfast on the resort. Switch to the airport and flight at 05:00 to Aswan. The picturesque Aswan, 900 km from Cairo in direction of the border with Sudan, welcomes us.
The completely different look of the inhabitants, the singing dialect of the language, the extra African than Arab music of the drums, the altering panorama, is not going to cross unnoticed by an skilled traveller.
Then by boats, we are going to sail to the well-known island of Philae, the well-known temple of Isis with its spectacular temple, statues, secret altars of monks, the papyri columns, and the ambiguous wall work. We may also see the three.5 km Nice Dam and the second largest synthetic lake on this planet.
With feluccas on the Nile, we are going to cross round Elephantine and round Kitchener Island, with the attractive Botanical Backyard. Lunch, dinner and leisure on board.
DAY 6: CRUISE-KOMBO-ENTFOU-ESNA:
Breakfast. Benefit from the facilities of the ship, swimming within the pool and sunbathing within the heat solar. Sandy shores alternate with the cascading inexperienced of cultivated land and sugarcane plantations.
The temple of Komobo, the crocodile-god Sobek and the hawk-god Haroeris, will fleetingly remind you of the Acropolis. Descending the Nile, you’ll be mesmerized by the unique great thing about the river.
Arrival in Edfu, with the temple of Horus, the photo voltaic falcon, protector of the pharaohs, with the large pillar, the place the ceremony of the “Union with the disk” of the pharaohs passed off yearly.
Then we cross by the “key of the Nile”, the Esna Dam. Lunch, dinner and leisure on board.
DAY 7: CRUISE-LUXOR:
Breakfast and tour of Luxor. We are going to begin our go to on the east financial institution from the well-known temples of Luxor, constructed by the pharaohs Amenhotep III and Ramses II devoted to the god Amon-Ra.
We are going to see the spectacular pillar with the 2 colossal royal statues, the temple with the frescoes devoted to Alexander the Nice, one of many nice obelisks, as the opposite is situated within the Place Concorde in Paris and the mosque of Abul-Haggag.
Persevering with, on the avenue of Sphinx statues that connects Luxor with Karnak, we are going to admire the temples of Amun, Mut and Khonsu, the hypostyle space with 134 columns, the sanctuary and the divine purgatory lake.
We are going to cross to the west financial institution, the ”Metropolis of the Lifeless”. Within the Valley of the Kings there are greater than 60 tombs, found in 1922 by the archaeologist Carter, together with Tut-Ankh-Amun, Seti I, Ramses III, Tuthmosis and Nefertiti.
DAY5: LUXOR-CAIRO :
Breakfast. Departure to the airport and flight to Cairo. Arrival in Cairo and departure for Athens. Arrival in Athens. Finish of tour.