Day 0, Saturday
If you have selected us to arrange your international travel, you will depart at 6:30 pm on Egypt Air from New York to Cairo.
 
Day 1, Sunday
Upon arrival in Cairo
you will be met by a Museum Tours Representative, who will drive you through Cairo and across the Nile to your hotel. The rest of the evening is free to relax and get over your jet lag.
Hotel - Sofitel Sphinx (Value), Mena House (Standard and Superior) (see side bar)

Day 2, Monday
After breakfast, you and your guide will visit the Pyramids at Giza
. If you wish, you can explore inside the  Great Pyramid of Khufu and visit the Solar Boat Museum (both are Extra cost options).  Take a camel ride, then make a visit to the ageless Sphinx of Khafra with its Valley Temple. After lunch on your own, visit the ancient necropolis at Saqqara. Sites include: the Step Pyramid complex of Djoser (the world's first pyramid), the Mastaba tomb of Mereruka and the Pyramid of Teti with its pyramid texts. You will then visit the ancient capital of  Memphis where you will see the magnificent and beautiful Colossus of Ramses II before returning to your hotel.
Hotel - Sofitel Sphinx (Value), Mena House (Standard and Superior)

Day 3, Tuesday
This morning you will check out of your hotel, drive across the Nile and explore the Egyptian Museum
with the Treasures of Tutankhamen and the Royal Mummy Room  (Extra cost option) . After lunch on your own, visit the Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque before flying to Luxor.
Hotel - Iberotel (Value), Steigenberger Nile Palace (Standard and Superior)
 
Day 4, Wednesday
This morning your guide will take you for a horse drawn carriage ride to visit Karnak Temple, the largest temple complex in the world. Later we will have a chance to explore Luxor Temple. There will be plenty of time in the late afternoon to visit the Bazaar.
Hotel - Iberotel (Value), Steigenberger Nile Palace (Standard and Superior)
 
 
 

Pharaonic Highlights by Museum Tours

Our lowest priced tour, Pharaonic Highlights is an Egypt tour designed especially for families and travelers with a time or budget constraint.

Photo - Kmt/Forbes
Day 5, Thursday
After an early breakfast you will cross the Nile to visit the West Bank. Begin your day by hiking the ancient workers trail (or drive if you prefer) to the Valley of the Kings, where you will visit three tombs of the
great kings of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties. The Tomb of Tutankhamen is an Extra cost option. You will then tour  Dier El Bahri and theTemple of Hatshepsut, Medinet Habu, and the Colossi of Memnon, the giant statues of Amenhotep III.
Hotel - Iberotel (Value), Steigenberger Nile Palace (Standard and Superior)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day 6, Friday
If you wish, this morning your guide will take you to explore the Valley of Colors where the ancients mined the ochre pigments used in their paints. After lunch you can relax as you Sail the Nile on a felucca.
Hotel - Iberotel (Value), Steigenberger Nile Palace (Standard and Superior)
 
Day 7, Saturday
In the morning fly to Cairo and check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. You can revisit your favorite sights, relax, or shop in the famed Khan el Khalili bazaar.
Hotel - Novotel (Value), Fairmont Heliopolis (Standard and Superior)

Day 8, Sunday
Depart Cairo for home..
About Pharaonic Highlights
Pharaonic HIghlights Itinerary
Notes
All tours begin in Cairo on Sunday and depart from Cairo on Sunday of the following week. Tours operate throughout the year. This is our lowest priced tour, beginning at only $1,495 (per person in double). A holiday surcharge applies for departures in December (Christmas Holiday) and Spring Break (usually in April).
 
                         This fully guided
                         tour is designed
                         primarily for the
                         first time visitor to
                         Egypt, who has
                         limited time or is 
                         traveling on a
                         budget. It is an
                         8-day, 7-night, trip
                         which includes
                         visits to the most
                         important and
                         famous pharonic
                         monuments in
                         Egypt. A high
                         standard of quality
                         is maintained
                         throughout,
                         including stays in  4-star hotels (Value) and 5- star hotels (Standard and Superior) on a Bed and Breakfast basis.
Additional Information
For a FREE color brochure just email us, and indicate which tour or tours you would like to receive additional information about.

If, in addition, you would like to reserve space on this trip, indicate the trip name (HIGHLIGHTS) 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
Accommodations
Pharaonic Highlights is now available with a choice of three accommodation options, giving you a greater range of vacation possibilities:
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Optional side tour to Abu Simbel: On Friday and Saturday you can select an optional tour to Aswan and Abu Simbel, the fabulous rock-cut temple of Rameses the Great. One of the most spectacular monuments in Egypt, it was saved from the rising waters of the Aswan High Dam through an international effort.
 
Day 6, Friday
Travel by private van to Aswan, stopping along the way to visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu and the temple at Kom Ombo. Upon your arrival you will see the sights of the city as time permits 
Hotel - Basma Hotel (Value), Movenpick Resort (Standard and Superior)
 
Day 7, Saturday
In the morning fly to Abu Simbel to visit the rock cut temples of Rameses II. After your visit you will fly to Cairo and check into your hotel. The rest of the day you are on your own.
Hotel - Novotel (Value), Fairmont Heliopolis (Standard and Superior)

Day 8, Sunday
Leave Cairo and return to New York and then home.
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