Day 0, Monday
If we are arranging your international travel you will leave New York on Egypt Air for your overnight trip to Cairo.

Day 1, Tuesday
Upon arrival in Cairo you will be met by a Museum Tours Representative. You will then be driven through Cairo to the legendary five star hotel, The Mena House, located at the base of the pyramids, in time for lunch. The rest of the day is free to relax and get over your jet lag.
B - in flight
L, D - On your own
Hotel - Sofitel Sphinx - Value
           Mena House - Standard
           Mena House - Superior

Day 2, Wednesday
After breakfast, you and your guide visit the Pyramids at Giza. Explore inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu, visit the Solar Boat museum, and the ageless Sphinx of Khafra with its valley temple. After lunch, at the Mena House, you can return to the hotel to relax, or, if you have the energy, join your guide and return to the Giza Plateau for a walking tour, to visit the Pyramids of Khafra and Menkara, with the remains of their mortuary temples, the Tomb of Qar and the Tomb of Idu, nobles of the Old Kingdom.
B, L - Hotel
D - On your own
Hotel - Sofitel Sphinx - Value
           Mena House - Standard
           Mena House - Superior

Day 3, Thursday
A visit to the ancient
necropolis at Saqqara
will begin your day.
Sites include: the Step
Pyramid of Djoser
(outside only), the
world's first pyramid,
the Pyramid of Unas
(outside only) with its <
pyramid texts and
causeway, the Tomb
of the Brothers, the
Mastaba tomb of
Mereruka and the
Pyramid of Teti.
After a late lunch you
will be driven to the
ancient capital of
Memphis with its magnificent and beautiful Colossus of Ramses before catching your evening flight to Luxor.
B - Hotel
L - Saqqara Palm Club
D - On your own
Hotel - Iberotel - Value
          Steigenberger Nile Palace - Standard
          Steigenberger Nile Palace - Superior

Day 4,Friday
After breakfast, your guide will take you to visit Karnak Temple, the largest temple complex in the world. After lunch you will cross the Nile to visit the Ramesseum, the mortuary temple of Rameses II, and Medinet Habu, temple of Rameses III. The day ends with an after dark tour of Luxor Temple.
B - Hotel
L, D - On your own
Hotel - Iberotel - Value
          Steigenberger Nile Palace - Standard
          Steigenberger Nile Palace - Superior

Day 5, Saturday
After an early breakfast a ferry will take you across the Nile to visit the West Bank. Begin your day by visiting the ancient workers village at Dier el Medina. Then it is on to the Valley of the Kings, burial place for the great kings of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties, where you will be able to visit several of the most interesting tombs open to the public,

Pharaonic Journey by Museum Tours

Pharaonic Journey is a moderately priced tour that includes a Nile cruise and a visit to Abu Simbel, as well as visits to all of the major sites that no tour of Pharaonic Egypt would be complete without.

Photo - Kmt/Forbes
including the Tomb of Tutankhamen. We will return to the East bank and check into our Nile Cruise Boat.
B - Hotel
L, D - Cruise Boat
Hotel - King of Thebes - Value
           Royal Lotus - Standard
           Royal Lotus - Superior

Day 6, Sunday
Before sailing, you will tour the Valley of the Queens, including the beautiful and touching tomb of Khaemwaset, a son of Rameses III who died in childhood. You will finish your morning with a visit to Dier El Bahri and the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon, the giant statues of Amenhotep III, before you return to your cruise ship for lunch. After noon the boat will set sail for Aswan.
B, L, D - Cruise Boat
                    Hotel - King of Thebes - Value
                              Royal Lotus - Standard
                               Royal Lotus - Superior
                    Day 7, Monday
                    This morning you will visit Edfu.
                    Horse drawn carriages will
                    take you to the stupendous,
                    Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, the
                    best preserved temple on the
                    Nile. Your boat then sets sail to
                    visit the twin Temples of Horus,
                    the falcon headed god, and
                    Sobek, the crocodile god, at
                    Kom Ombo, in the afternoon.
                    It will arrive at Aswan late
                    this evening.
                    B, L, D - Cruise Boat
                    Hotel - King of Thebes - Value
                              Royal Lotus - Standard
                              Royal Lotus - Superior

Day 8, Tuesday
Today a short drive and boat ride
will take us to Agilka Island,
new site of the Temple of Isis at
Philae, considered by many to
be the most beautiful temple in
Egypt. Visit the Unfinished
Obelisk of the female Pharaoh,
Hatshepsut, at the ancient
granite quarry.
B - Cruise Boat
L, D - On your own
Hotel -Basma - Value
          Movenpick - Standard
          Movenpick - Superior

Day 9, Wednesday
After an early breakfast, you will
fly to the fabled temples of Abu
Simbel built by Ramses II, for
himself and his favorite wife
Nefertari. Return to Aswan in time
for lunch and a relaxing sail in a felucca on the Nile before your evening flight to Cairo.
B - Hotel
L,D - On your own
Hotel - Rameses Hilton - Value
           Cairo Marriott - Standard
           Cairo Marriott- Superior

                                  Day 10, Thursday
                                  Explore Old Cairo                                   and learn about its                                   Christian (Coptic) and                                   Jewish past. Visit the
                                  Citadel of Saladin and
                                  the Alabaster Mosque.
                                  After lunch on your
                                  own visit the Egyptian
                                  Museum with the
                                  Treasures of
                                  Tutankhamen and the
                                  Royal Mummy Room.
                                  Finally, a visit to the
                                  famed Khan el Khalili
                                  bazaar will complete
                                  your day.
                                  B - Hotel ;
                                  L,D - On your own
Hotel - Rameses Hilton - Value
           Cairo Marriott - Standard
           Cairo Marriott - Superior

About Pharaonic Journey
Pharaonic Journey Itinerary
Pharaonic Journey is available with a choice of 3 different accommodation options, giving you a greater range of vacation possibilities;
Value - 4-star, lowest cost
Standard - 5-star, moderate cost
Superior - 5-star, higher cost
   (Superior is same hotel as
   Standard but features
    upgraded rooms).

This fully guided, moderately priced, tour with weekly departures is designed primarily for the first time visitor to Egypt, who has limited time or whose schedule does not permit participation in our Egyptian Odyssey tour. It is an 11-day, 10-night trip  (excluding international travel which is available for an added cost) which includes visits to the most important and famous pharaonic monuments in Egypt, including Abu Simbel at no extra cost. 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 4-star (Value) and 5-star (Standard and Superior) hotels and a 5-star cruise ship.

All tours begin upon your arrival in Cairo on Tuesday and end upon your departure from Cairo on Friday of the following week. A holiday surcharge applies for departures during the Christmas Holiday and Spring Break (usually in April).
Additional Information
For a FREE color catalog, email us with your name and address. Please include the word "Egypt" in your subject line. If, in addition, you would like to reserve space on this trip, indicate the trip name (JOURNEY) 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
Day 11, Friday
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
B - Hotel

The right is reserved to substitute carriers or hotels should it be deemed necessary or desirable to do so. Items in the itinerary are subject to schedule changes. Specific activities are subject to availability at the time of the tour and we cannot be held responsible for monuments that are closed or otherwise unavailable. In this case, substitute activities will be made available whenever possible.
A typical Nile boat stateroon
The Golden Mask of King Tutankhamun
The Great Temple of Rameses II at Abu Simbel
Feluccas on the Nile at Aswan