13 Day Classic Christian Egypt with Sharm El Sheikh

4 nights Cairo, 3 nights Nile Cruise, 1 night St. Catherine, 3 nights Sharm - Saturday Tour
4 nights Cairo, 3 nights Nile Cruise, 1 night St. Catherine, 3 nights Sharm, all transfers, most meals, all sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Roundtrip airfare JFK/Cairo/JFK
  • 11 nights accommodation on the following order:
  • 3 nights accommodation at [The Oasis Hotel], Cairo
  • 3 nights aboard the [M/S Elite], 5 Stars Nile Cruise
  • 1 night accommodation at the [St. Catherine Village], First class hotel
  • 3 nights accommodation at the [Oriental Rivoli Sharm], First class hotel
  • 1 night accommodation at [The Oasis Hotel], Cairo
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned bus
  • Domestic Air within Egypt Cairo/Aswan/Abu Simbel/Aswan-Luxor/Sharm/Cairo
  • English Speaking License Egyptologist will be escorting the tour throughout
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All hotel taxes
Special Features
  • Memphis & Sakkara
  • Giza Pyramids & Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum & Tutankhamens Treasures
  • Abu Simbel Temple
  • Philae Temple
  • Kom Ombo Temple
  • Edfu Temple
  • Valley of the Kings & Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • St. Catherine & Moses Mountain
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Sat - Depart USA
Our life-changing journey begins this evening as we board our overnight flight to Cairo, Egypt.
DAY 2: Sun - Cairo
We arrive in the land of Joseph, Moses, and the Pharaohs of Egypt. Upon arrival at the airport we meet our guide and are immediately transported into Cairo, the capital of Egypt. Your private van or car transports you to one of Cairo’s top rated hotels, and you will begin soaking up the atmosphere of this exciting city.
DAY 3: Mon - Memphis, Sakkara, Josephs Storehouses
After breakfast we start our full day tour. We enjoy a short ride to Memphis. Memphis was founded around 3,100 BC. It was the legendary city of Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. From a Biblical perspective, Memphis was the place where Abraham lied to Pharaoh about his wife Sarah being his sister. Further, it is believed to be the location where Joseph served as second in command. While in Memphis we view a very large and well preserved statue of Ramses II. Next we travel to Sakkara, which is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Egypt. Sakkara is dominated by the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, dating back to 2700 BC. It is one of the oldest stone structures in the world. After we visit the Step Pyramid, we enjoy a stop at a local Egyptian carpet shop. Then we take a short southern drive to Faiyum, the region created by the wisdom of Joseph. Here you will find ancient storehouses and a man-made lake created by a canal, whose construction was supposedly ordered by Joseph. It is believed that this lake provided irrigation for a desert land and supplied the food needed to survive his prophesied seven year famine. Back to Cairo for overnight. ( B, L )
DAY 4: Tue - Cairo Pyramids & Tutankhamens Treasures
A full day of touring begins today with some sights of ancient Egypt - some of which date back to 1000+ years prior to Abraham. Today, we visit the world famous pyramids of Giza. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built. We take a trip inside to see the burial chamber. Then, we view two other pyramids and the Sphinx. After lunch, we travel to the Egyptian Museum, location of Tutankhamen`s treasures and ancient remains. End the day with a walking tour of the largest 13th century covered oriental market, the largest traditional shopping bazaar in the world, the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. In the tiny alleyways, there are hundreds of shops where you can watch gold and coppersmiths, brass makers, and fortunetellers at work. Look also for leather goods and woodwork inlaid with camel bone and mother-of-pearl. Bargaining, Arab-style, is the norm here, and practiced as a national pastime. Overnight in Cairo. ( B, L )
DAY 5: Wed - Transfer to Aswan, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise
Morning flight to Abu Simbel via Aswan, situated 280km south of Aswan. The two temples of Abu Simbel are the most magnificent temples in the world. After visiting these temples, we fly back to Aswan. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your deluxe Nile Cruise Boat where you will spend the next 3 nights / 4 days. Lunch is served on the cruise boat. Then you will start your Cruise shore excursion. See firsthand High Dam, and the Granite Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk. Enjoy a motor boat ride with a Nubian captain to Aglika island. Tour the temples and other ruins there. Originally all of these temples were moved from Philae island because of high water caused by High Dam. Overnight in Aswan. ( B, L, D )
DAY 6: Thu - Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor
Early river cruise to Kom Ombo and visit Kom Ombo Temple (the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek & Haroeries). Then cruise to Edfu & visit Edfu Temple. It is also known as the Temple of Horus, the falcon-god, (237 B.C.). This temple is considered to be the best-preserved temple in Ancient Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. A horse drawn carriage ride takes you to the temple and back to your deluxe cruise boat. Cruise to Luxor and overnight in Luxor. ( B, L, D )
DAY 7: Fri - Luxor, Optional Sound & Light Show
Visit the West Bank necropolis including the Valley of the Kings, the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. After having lunch on our cruise ship, we proceed to visit the East bank of Luxor. There, we stop to see both the Karnak and Luxor Temples. Prepare to immerse yourself around a centuries-old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines and obelisks. In the evening, you may choose our optional tour (Sound & Light Show L14 - $40 P.P) Overnight in Luxor. ( B, L, D )
DAY 8: Sat - Luxor, Sharm, St. Catherine
An early morning flight to Sharm; arrival and transfer to St. Catherine, Check in at your hotel. The rest of the day is free, evening dinner will be provided at the hotel. ( B, L, D )
DAY 9: Sun - Mt. Sinai, Sharm
Just into the new day, those who desire and are physically capable depart for a memorable early morning walk up Mt. Sinai. It is a good 3 hour hike. You may choose to ride a camel part way, or stop at one of the stations to take in the scenery. The final climb to the summit is some 750 steps for a sunrise you will always remember. Once at the top, enjoy a time of praise and then depart down the mountain for breakfast. A visit is made to the St. Catherine Monastery where you see the Burning Bush and the well where Moses spoke with Zipporah. Drive back to Sharm. ( B )
DAY 10: Mon - Sharm El Sheikh
Free day at leisure or choose an optional tour from your hotel (Ras Mohammed or Tiran Island Tour). Take a trip by cruise boat to Ras Mohamed National Park or Tiran island where you can snorkel or swim alongside beautiful marine life. According to many experts, snorkeling at Ras Mohamed is the 2nd best snorkeling in the world outside of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Lunch on board included. ( B )
DAY 11: Tue - Sharm El Sheikh
Free day in Sharm. Relax on the beach. Read a good book. You may choose one of our optional tours today. See the stars, take a jeep ride in the sand, or have a Bedouin dinner in a tent. ( B )
DAY 12: Wed - Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo
After breakfast, transfer to Sharm airport for your flight back to Cairo. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Cairo with a stop will be made at the papyrus factory store, where we see the process of creating lovely Egyptian art pictures. ( B )
DAY 13: Thu – Cairo, Departure
After early breakfast at the hotel we will be transferred to Cairo airport for our departure flight back home. ( B )

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