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Nile River cruise, EgyptNile River cruise, Egypt

Egypt and Israel Highlights

TAFE06: 10 Days Private Tour of Cairo - Aswan - Abu Simbel - Nile Cruise - Luxor - Cario - Jerusalem
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Departure: Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Guide: Private English-speaking guide and driver in Egypt
Guide: Private English-speaking driver guide in Israel
Vehicle: Air-conditioned car, spacious and comfortable
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
Egypt PyramidExhibition at Egyptian MuseumTomb of King Seti I, Valley of kingsValley of the Kings
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Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Airport pick-up
Welcome to the Egypt and Israel tours! Arrive at any time, our local representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
Day 2 Cairo Pyramids & Egyptian Museum
After breakfast, your tour guide and the driver will pick you up at the hotel and start the Egypt and Israel tours. First we'll visit Great Pyramids of Giza includin Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure, the Great Sphinx and Valley Temple. Then go back downtown to have lunch. Afterwards, we'll move forward to Egyptian Museum. It displays over 120,000 exhibitions telling the glorious history of ancient Egyptian, and the golden mask of Tutankhamen is the most precious one you cannot miss. Finally you will be arranged to take the traditional felucca to visit the Nile and admire the sunset. Then, transfer back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Egypt Pyramid
Visitors at Egypt Pyramid
Exhibition at Egyptian Museum
Exhibition at Egyptian Museum
Day 3 Cairo to Aswan by flight, Board the Nile Cruise, Aswan city tour
After breakfast, the driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport for a flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, the local tour guide and the driver will pick you up and help you board the Nile cruise. Lunch is arranged on board. This afternoon your Aswan tour will start. Today we'll visit three spots in Aswan: Aswan High Adam, Unfinished Obelisk, and Philae Temple. After the visit, transfer back to cruise and stay overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cruises: M/S Concerto Nile cruise
Day 4 Abu Simbel tour, Nile River Cruise: Aswan to Kom Ombo to Edfu
In the early morning your tour guide and the driver will pick you up and drive to Abu Simbel, which takes 3 hours. The Temple of Ramsses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari (also Called Temple of Hathor) in Abu Simbel are called the masterworks of ancient Egypt architecture. After exploring Abu Simbel, we will drive back to the cruise ship and have lunch onboard.

In the afternoon, we'll sail to Kom Ombo. You will visit Kom Ombo Temple which is dedicated to god Horus, the falcon-headed god, and Sobek, the crocodile god. After the visit, go back and stay the night on the cruise ship, and we'll continue to sail to Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nile cruise to Kom Ombo Temple
Nile cruise to Kom Ombo Temple
Day 5 Nile River Cruise: Temple of Edfu & East bank of Luxor
After breakfast, your tour guide will lead you to visit Temple of Edfu which is the most well-preserved temple in Egypt. The scale is just second to Karnak Temple. Go back to cruise ship to have lunch, and then sail to Luxor to visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Afterwards, go back to the cruise and stay overnight onboard.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 West bank of Luxor, Luxor to Cairo by flight
After breakfast, it's time for you to check out the cruise. You tour guide will pick you up and we'll start to explore the west bank of Luxor. The first stop is Valley of the Kings. We'll visit tombs of three kings. You can pay extra fee to visit the famous Tomb of Tutankhamen. Then move forward to visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, you can admire the lively carvings and murals carefully. On the way back, we'll stop at Colossi of Memnon to have a photo tour. Afterwards, we'll transfer you to the airport for a flight to Cairo. You driver in Cairo will pick you up at the airport and send you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
Tomb of King Seti I, Valley of kings
Tomb of King Seti I, Valley of kings
Valley of the Kings
Painting in tomb of Ramesses VII
Day 7 Cairo to Tel Aviv by flight, Airport pick- up, Transfer to Jerusalem
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for a flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Our local representative will meet you with a placard with your name at the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport. The driver will send you to hotel in Jerusalem, which takes 1 hour on the way. The remaining time is free. You can explore the local markets by yourself.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Jerusalem Gold Hotel
Day 8 Jerusalem new city tour, Then explore Mahane Yehuda Market
Your English-speaking driver-guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby at appointed time. Today we are going to explore New City of Jerusalem. The spots we will visit are Yad VaShem (closed on Saturday and Jewish festivals, no photographing) and Israel's National Museum of which the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as a model of the Second Temple are the most precious. Finally we'll head to Mahane Yehuda Market, the biggest market in Jerusalem to experience local life and taste local food. Afterwards, the driver will transfer you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 9 Jerusalem old city tour
This day of Egypt Israel tours, we will mainly explore Jerusalem Old City. Your English-speaking driver-guide will first take you to Mt. Zion to visit Dormition Abbey, Tomb of David and the Last Supper Room. In the afternoon, we'll visit Church of the Holy Sepulcher and walk along Via Dolorosa to Western Wall, the holy place for Jews. For thousands of years, when Jews come back to Jerusalem, they will go to the wall to pour out their bitterness and pray. So it is also called Wailing Wall.

Meals: Breakfast
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Day 10 Relax in Dead Sea, Departure from Jerusalem
Your English-speaking driver-guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive for 40 minutes to Dead Sea, the lowest point of the world. You can try Dead Sea floating and the mud beauty treatment. This afternoon the driver will send you to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport according to your flight time for departure flight. Your Egypt Israel tours come to an end.

Meals: Breakfast
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