Day 1: Cairo, Egypt
Arrive in Cairo, Egypt’s capital city known as “The City of a Thousand Minarets.”
Day 2: Cairo / Memphis
Visit the famed stepped pyramid of King Djoser. Travel to Memphis, once the royal capital of Egypt’s Old Kingdom, now a bastion of historical ruins.
Day 3: Cairo / Giza Necropolis
Set out on a guided tour of the ancient Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of the Giza Necropolis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.” Visit the Solar Boat Museum and have dinner in the home of a local Egyptologist.
Day 4: Cairo / Luxor
Fly to Luxor, site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. Visit the Luxor Museum and the Temple of Luxor, an ancient site of worship.
Day 5: Theban Necropolis / Luxor
Cross the River Nile to explore the monuments and tombs of the West Bank, including the Tombs of the Nobles, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Sail the Nile in a traditional felucca.
Day 6: Valley of the Kings / Karnak
Explore the Valley of the Kings. Step into King Tutankhamun’s (“King Tut”) tomb. Get lost in the labyrinthine tomb of Ramesses VI. Visit the Temple of Medinet Habu. Tour Karnak, considered one of the largest ancient religious sites in the world. Visit Ramesses II’s magnificent hypostyle hall, and monuments of the Precinct of Amun-Re.
Day 7: Luxor / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Cairo
Fly to Aswan and visit Abu Simbel, one of the greatest temple precincts in Ancient Egypt. Tour the “Nubian Monuments,” a UNESCO World Heritage site. Fly to Cairo.
Day 8: Cairo
Visit the world famous Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Explore the vibrant Khan El-Khalili Bazaar and Old Cairo’s Roman walls, early Christian churches, and synagogues.
Day 9: Alexandria / Cairo
Explore the ancient capital of Alexander the Great’s empire. Visit the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, the Qaitbay Citadel, and the Library of Alexandria.
Day 10: Cairo / Depart for Home
Bid farewell to Egypt and depart for home.