Spectacular Egypt

Dive into the incalculable influence of ancient Egypt! Their advanced technology, knowledge of science and math, and vast network of religions played upon the world’s stage in an unparalleled way.

What’s Included

  • Select Meals
  • Overseas Transfers & Private Transportation
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Guided Tours
  • Tips for Hotel Staff & Hotel Porters
  • Live Audio Headsets (Groups of 8 or more)

The Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart The USA

Depart the USA on your international flight. (Note: Those making their own arrangements will start with EOX on Day 2.)

Day 2 – Arrive in Cairo

Arrive in Cairo. Transfer to your hotel. *(D)

*(Transfer included if air purchased through EOX or if you provide EOX with your flight information at least one month prior to your departure.)

Day 3 – Cairo

From Cairo, travel to Giza, home of the famous pyramids. Still shrouded in an aura of mystery, these are the world’s most iconic pyramids and make up the oldest surviving Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Vying for first place in the race of recognizable landmarks in the world is the Great Sphinx. This one-of-a-kind monument outstrips all other previously built Egyptian structures. Saqqara is a complex of palaces and temples exalting the Pharaohs of old. It contains the stepped Pyramid of Djoser, believed to have been built around 3,000 BC, and the earliest large-scale stone construction in Egypt. As the capital of the Old Kingdom, Memphis still holds secrets of the ancient world. Somehow, it survived war and cultural instability. Alexander the Great crowned himself Pharoah here. Dive into the lives of the ancient Pharaohs, their myths and legends. (B, D)

Day 4 – Nile Cruise 

Embark on your Nile cruise. Your first stop along the Nile is Aswan, a strategically important city for generations. Tour its High Dam, the pride of modern Egypt. This engineering marvel gives reprieve from drought and produces almost a quarter of Egypt’s national electric needs. Visit the Agha Khan Museum, the first museum dedicated exclusively to Islamic arts. Superb items from the private collections of Prince Amyn and His Highness the Aga Khan, as well as new acquisitions, special exhibitions, and a rich roster of performances and public programs are viewable. View the Granite Quarries, a superb example of Egyptian skill and intelligence. It holds, without a doubt, the largest obelisk ever attempted. Travel to the Temples of Philae, where you will visit the Great Temples of Isis and Hathor. The entire complex occupies a quarter of its island and is one of Egypt’s most captivating ancient sights. (B, D)

Day 5 – Kom Ombo (Nile Cruise)

Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the only temple dedicated to two opposing gods. It was divided to keep the warring gods apart. One area is dedicated to Horus, the winged god of the sky, and the other is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed god of the underworld. (B, D)

Day 6 – Temple of Horus and Luxor (Nile Cruise)

Visit one of the best-preserved temples of Egypt, the Temple of Horus. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a history book! The walls are teeming with text, mainly about ancient Egypt’s account of the world’s creation. Constructed over hundreds of years by various pharaohs, the Temple of Luxor was the largest and most significant religious center in ancient Egypt. Great Colonnade Hall stretches over half a football field with 28 massive columns lining the passageways. The temple of Karnak was a city of temples built over 2,000 years ago. The ruins are still capable of overshadowing many spectacles of the modern world. Sphinx statues stretch to the sky along an attractive avenue. See Hypostyle Hall, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III, the temple of Amon, the Granite Scarabeus, the Sacred Lake, and more! (B, D)

Day 7 – Valley of the Kings and Queens (Nile Cruise)

Luxor is often called the world’s most incredible open-air museum, but that still doesn’t quite capture this extraordinary place. It served as the Egyptian capital during the New Kingdom and the time of Moses. The setting is breathtaking. Its borders hold the Necropolis of Thebes. See the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, the Valley of the Kings, the nearby Valley of the Queens, and more! This afternoon, board your flight to Cairo. (B,D)

Day 8 – Cairo

Take the whole day to soak up Cairo! Sometimes called the City of Minarets, Cairo is home to a seemingly endless number of mosques. Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East. See Cairo Citadel. Within the Citadel is the Mohamed Ali Mosque, also known as the Alabaster Mosque. It is currently one of the most frequently visited mosques in all of Egypt. Tour the Old City, built in 1183 AD, and catch a glimpse of Abu Serge Church, built where most experts believe newly born Jesus, Mary, and Joseph lived during their time of refuge in Egypt. (B, D)

Day 9 –  Return home

Return to the USA

Return home with life-changing memories.*

*(Transfer to airport included if air purchased through EOX or if you provide EOX with your flight information at least one month prior to your departure. Those not providing this information may have to make their own transfer arrangements to return to the airport.)

B=Breakfast Included
D=Dinner Included

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