Day 0, Tuesday, 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, Wednesday, 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, Thursday, 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, Friday, Cairo
The morning will be
spent at the necro-
polis at Saqqara,
including visits to
the Step Pyramid
of 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, Saturday, 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, Sunday, 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

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Photo - Kmt/Forbes
Day 6, Monday, 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, Tuesday, 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
                              cataracts. 
                              B - Winter Palace Pavillon, L - box lunch enroute, D - on your own, O/N - Basma Hotel
 
Day 8, Wednesday, 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, Thursday, 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
of Rameses II. In
the late afternoon
you will begin your
overnight train ride
to Cairo.
B - Basma Hotel,
L, D - on your own, O/N - on board train

Day 10, Friday, 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
more. 
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
Notes
In 2010, all tours begin with your arrival in Cairo on Wednesday and end with your departure on Saturday of the following week (if we arrange your international air travel to Egypt, you will depart from the U.S. on Tuesday).

In 2011, the tour dates will be shifted one day earlier. That is, all tours begin with your arrival in in Cairo on Tuesday and end with your departure on Friday of the following week (if we arrange your international air travel to Egypt, you will depart from the U.S. on Monday).

Tours are scheduled  each month 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