Day 0, New York/Cairo
If Museum Tours arranges your air, your plane will depart from New York on Egypt Air at 6:30 pm.
O/N - on board plane

Day 1, Cairo
Upon your arrival in Cairo you will be met at the airport by a Museum Tours representative and transferred to the Mena House Hotel, located near the Pyramids.
B - in flight, L, D - on your own
O/N - Mena House

Day 2, Cairo
Spend all day at the Giza Plateau where you will visit the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafra, & Menkaura, the Sphinx and Valley Temple of Khafra and the Solar Boat Museum. You will also visit the tombs of the Nobles, Qar and Idu.
B - Mena House,
L, D - on your own,
O/N - Mena House

Day 3, Cairo
The morning will be
spent at the necro-
polis at Saqqara,
including visits to
the Step Pyramid
of King Djoser,
the Pyramid of Pepi
and the tomb of Mereruka. In the afternoon visit the ancient capital of Memphis with its beautiful colossus of Rameses II. This evening you will board your train for an overnight ride to Luxor.
B - Mena House, L - Saqqara Palm Club,
D - on your own, O/N - on board train
Day 4, Luxor
This morning, disembark from the train and transfer to the Winter Palace Pavillon. After dropping off your luggage you will visit the grand Temple of Karnak, the largest temple
complex in the world. After lunch you will visit the Temple of Luxor. The rest of the day is free.
B - on board train, L, D - On your own
O/N - Winter Palace Pavillon
Day 5, Luxor
A drive across the Nile will bring you to the Valley of the Kings where you will visit the Tomb of Tutankhamen and three other royal tombs. Then on to the Valley of the Queens and Deir el Bahri, where you will see the temple of the female pharaoh, Hatshepsut. On the way back to your hotel you will stop for a photo of the Colossi of Memnon, great statues that once stood before the temple of Amenhotep III.
B - Winter Palace Pavillon, L, D - On your own, O/N - Winter Palace Pavillon

Egypt by Train by Museum Tours

This tour can be scheduled to begin anytime. Egyptian Odyssey and Pharaonic Journey can also be scheduled using the train. Contact us for details.

Photo - Kmt/Forbes
Day 6, Luxor
This morning you will cross the Nile once again to visit the workers' village at Deir el Medina and the Tomb of Sennedjem. Your morning visits include the Ramesseum (mortuary temple of Rameses II) and Medinet Habu (mortuary temple of Rameses III and the best preserved New Kingdom temple). Your afternoon is free.
B - Winter Palace Pavillon, L, D - on your own, O/N - Winter Palace Pavillon

Day 7, Luxor/Aswan
Today you will board your van and drive to
                              Aswan. Along the way
                              you will stop to visit the
                              Temple of Horus at Edfu
                              (the best preserved  
                              temple on the Nile) and
                              the twin Temples of
                              Horus and Sobek at
                              Kom Ombo. Upon your
                              arrival in Aswan you will
                              transfer to the 4-star
                              Basma Hotel, located
                              overlooking the
                              B - Winter Palace
                              Pavillon, L - box lunch enroute, D - on your own, O/N - Basma Hotel
Day 8, Aswan
Today you will visit the Temple of Isis at Philae (considered by many to be the most beautiful in Egypt) and the ancient granite
          quarry with the unfinished obelisk of
          Hatshepsut. After lunch a relaxing
          Felucca ride on the Nile will complete
          your day. 
          B - Basma Hotel, L, D - on your own,
          O/N - Basma Hotel

          Day 9, Aswan 
         Today you have a choice. You can opt
          for a free day in Aswan or join us for
          an optional side trip to visit
          the great rock cut temples at Abu
          Simbel, built by Rameses II. In
you will begin your
overnight train ride
to Cairo.
B - Basma Hotel,
L, D - on your own
O/N - on board

Day 10, Cairo
Upon your arrival
in Cairo you will
transfer to the
four-star Novotel
Heliopolis. After dropping off your bags you will visit Old Cairo with its Christian and Jewish past, the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. At noon you will have the opportunity to explore the world famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar. The entire afternoon will be spent in the Egyptian Museum where you will see the
Treasurers of Tutankh-
amen, the Royal Mummy
room and much, much
B - on board train
L, D - on your own,
O/N - Novotel Heliopolis

Day 11, Saturday,
             Cairo/New York
This morning you will be
taken to the Cairo airport
for your flight home.
B - Novotel Heliopolis
About Egypt by Train
Egypt by Train Itinerary
All tours begin with your arrival in Cairo and end with your departure the following week (if we arrange your international air travel to Egypt, you will depart from the U.S. one day early).

Tours can be scheduled to begin any day of the year. A holiday surcharge applies during the Christmas Holidays and Spring Break (usually in April).

This is a special tour of Egypt designed for those who would like to see Egypt by train, prefer not to
fly, or want a less expensive tour that still visits all the major sights. This fully guided tour is designed
primarily for the first time visitor to Egypt, who has limited time or whose schedule does not permit
participation in one of our longer tours. It is an 11 day, 10 night tour (excluding international travel
which is available for an added cost) which includes visits to the most important and famous
pharaonic monuments in Egypt (Abu Simbel is included at an additional cost, if desired). There are also brief visits to the most important Islamic, Coptic and Jewish sites in Cairo. A high standard of quality is maintained throughout, including stays in four-star and five-star hotels.
Additional Information
For a FREE color brochure, email us with your name and mailing address. If, in addition, you would like to reserve space on this trip, indicate the trip name (TRAIN) and the desired date, and we will send you information, plus save you a place for 10 days. Then if you
decide to participate, you will be sure of having a spot. Of course, you are under no obligation.
Thutmose III
Sleeper Compartment by day . . .
and by night
Mena House Hotel at the base of the Giza Plateau
An Egyptian Bazaar