Explore the wonders of Egypt in 7 days (Aswan - Luxor - Diving in The Red Sea)

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This Egypt holiday is unique and fairly busy but doable in a single week. It will allow you enough time to see several of Egypt’s key iconic monuments while still tagging a day at the beach on the end. Classical Egypt tour packages are always more fun with a touch of blue sea water, and more beautiful with the colors of the Egyptian water living organisms.
ItineraryDay 1: Welcome to EgyptPass By: Cairo International Airport Meet, welcome and assist at Cairo airport. Transfer to your hotel and check in. Depends on the arrival time, there might be a chance to do some Cairo sightseeing before taking a train to Aswan.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Check in at 5-Stars hotel for Overnight Day 2: Aswan Sightseeing.Pass By: High Dam, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyAfter breakfast on your train, arrive Aswan, meet with your local guide from Egypt Fun Tours and start your tours to the unfinished obelisk, the high dam, and do a felucca ride on the Nile. Check in your Nile cruise for Lunch.Stop At: Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyThe unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt.Its creation was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC), possibly to complement what would later be known as the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak, and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome). The unfinished obelisk is nearly one-third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,090 metric tons (1,200 tons), a weight equal to about 200 African elephants.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Nubian Village, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyNubia is a region along the Nile river encompassing the area between Aswan in southern Egypt and Khartoum in central Sudan. It was the seat of one of the earliest civilizations of ancient Africa, with a history that can be traced from at least 2500 BC onward with the Kerma culture. The latter was conquered by the New Kingdom of Egypt under pharaoh Thutmose I around 1500 BC. Nubia was home to several empires, most prominently the kingdom of Kush, which conquered Egypt during the 8th century BC during the reign of Piye and ruled the country as its Twenty-fifth Dynasty (to be replaced a century later by the native Egyptian Twenty-sixth Dynasty).Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Check in your 5-Stars Nile cruiseDay 3: Sailing - Kom Ombo & Edfu TemplesStop At: Temple of Kom Ombo, Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate, Nile River ValleyAfter breakfast on board of your Nile cruise, start your tour with the guide to the unusual temple of Kom Ombo. Start sailing again towards the city of Edfu, with the company of your guide, see the large temple of Edfu with a horse carriage before navigating again with the Nile cruise to Esna and then into Luxor.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Temple of Horus at Edfu, Edfu, Nile River ValleyThe Temple of Edfu is an Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. The city was known in the Hellenistic period as Koine Greek: Ἀπόλλωνος πόλις and Latin Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus, who was identified as Apollo under the interpretatio graeca. It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt. The temple was built in the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Hellenistic period in Egypt. In particular, the Temple's inscribed building texts "provide details [both] of its construction, and also preserve information about the mythical interpretation of this and all other temples as the Island of Creation."There are also "important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama which related the age-old conflict between Horus and Seth." They are translated by the German Edfu-Project.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 5-Stars Nile cruiseDay 4: Luxor sightseeingStop At: Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Nile River ValleyAfter breakfast on board of your Nile cruise, start your tours to the west bank of the Nile in Luxor to see the valley of the kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepseut, and the colossi of Memnon. Transfer you back to your Nile cruise for Lunch.After Lunch, continue your tours with the guide of Egypt Fun Tours to the great temples of Karnak, and then to the temple of Luxor which will be visited at night so you can see the glory of the pharaohs shining in the dark. Back to your Nile cruise for Dinner and Egyptian folkloric show and a belly dancer show.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Valley of the Queens, Nile River ValleyThe Valley of the Queens (Wādī al Malekāt) is a site in Egypt, where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning –"the place of beauty".Using the limits as described by Christian Leblanc, the Valley of the Queens consists of the main wadi which contains most of the tombs, as well as the Valley of Prince Ahmose, the Valley of the Rope, the Valley of the Three Pits, and the Valley of the Dolmen. The main wadi contains 91 tombs and the subsidiary valleys add another 19 tombs. The burials in the subsidiary valleys all date to the 18th dynasty.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Luxor, Nile River ValleyThe Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is a mortuary temple of Ancient Egypt located in Upper Egypt. Built for the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh Hatshepsut, it is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings. This mortuary temple is dedicated to Amun and Hatshepsut and is situated next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II, which served both as an inspiration and later, a quarry. It is considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt."Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Colossi of Memnon, Luxor, Nile River ValleyThe Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII. For the past 3,400 years (since 1350 BC), they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Nile River ValleyThe Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, in Egypt. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Luxor Temple, Luxor, Nile River ValleyLuxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, "the southern sanctuary". Unlike the other temples in Thebes, Luxor temple is not dedicated to a cult god or a deified version of the king in death. Instead Luxor temple is dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship; it may have been where many of the kings of Egypt were crowned in reality or conceptually (as in the case of Alexander the Great who claimed he was crowned at Luxor but may never have traveled south of Memphis, near modern Cairo.)Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: 5-Stars Nile Cruise Day 5: Luxor- Hurghada Red SeaPass By: Hurghada Marina, Hurghada, Red Sea and Sinaifter breakfast on your Nile cruise, transfer you to Hurghada (4 hours drive). Arriving Hurghada, welcomed by the Egypt Fun Tours guide who will guide you to your hotel in Hurghada, check in. Free afternoon time at leisure. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 5 stars Resort at Hurghada Day 6: Diving in the Red SeaStop At: Hurghada Grand Aquarium, Hurghada, Red Sea and SinaiEgypt Fun Tour will arrange a diving day sea trip with 3 dives in three different spots to explore the magic of the red sea with Lunch.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: 5 stars Resort at HurghadaDay 7: Last but not least!Stop At: Hurghada International AirportAfter breakfast, pick you up in the early morning from your hotel in Hurghada, transfer you to Hurghada international airport, Arriving Cairo, start an amazing tour to the Cairo museum to be introduced to the ancient Egyptian antiquities including the rare collection of king Tut, the ancient Egyptian mummies, and hundreds of thousands of ancient artifacts. Proceed to old Egypt Coptic Christian sites to see the hanging up church, the saint Sergius church, the Bn Izra Synagogue, and possibly the mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas. The guide will then take you to a restaurant to get your Egyptian food lunch. After lunch, continue your tour to the old part of Cairo to see the Citadel of Saladin, the Alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali, and the ancient medieval Islamic part of the ancient city Al Qahira. Finish your day in the Khan El-khalili large tourist bazaar with a well-worth cup of Egyptian tea at El-Fishawy famous cafe. Transfer you to Cairo airport for your final departure.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateExtensive collection of Egyptian artifacts covering 5,000 years, including Tutankhamun's treasures. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Old Egypt For Fine Art, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateCoptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. It is believed in Christian tradition that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga). Coptic Cairo was a stronghold for Christianity in Egypt until the Islamic era, though most of the current buildings of the churches in Coptic Cairo were built after the Muslim conquest of Egypt in the 7th centuryDuration: 1 hourStop At: Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), Cairo, Cairo GovernorateThe Hanging Church is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo); its nave is suspended over a passage. The church is approached by twenty-nine steps; early travelers to Cairo dubbed it "the Staircase Church". The land surface has risen by some six meters since the Roman period. So the Roman tower is mostly buried below ground, reducing the visual impact of the church's elevated position. The entrance from the street is through iron gates under a pointed stone arch. The nineteenth-century facade with twin bell towers is then seen beyond a narrow courtyard decorated with modern art biblical designs. Up the steps and through the entrance is a further small courtyard leading to the eleventh-century outer porch.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), Cairo, Cairo GovernorateThe Church of St. George is a Greek Orthodox church within the Babylon Fortress in Coptic Cairo. It is part of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St George under the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa. The church dates back to the 10th century (or earlier). The current structure was rebuilt following a 1904 fire, construction was finished in 1909. Since 2009, the monastery's hegemony has had the rank of bishop with title Bishop Babylon’s ("Bishop of Babylon").Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Church of St Sergius and Bacchus, Cairo, Cairo Governorate4th-century church believed to be built on the spot where Joseph, Mary & baby Jesus once rested.Saints Sergio’s and Bacchus Church is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. They may have lived here while Joseph worked at the fortress.The church is of significant historical importance, and in fact, it is where many patriarchs of the Coptic Church were elected. The first to be elected here was Patriarch Isaac (681-692) it is the Episcopal church of Cairo, and it was the Episcopal See of Masr (the district of Old Cairo) that replaced the former See of Babylon. Many bishops of the See were consecrated in the Church until the reign of Patriarch Christodoulou (1047–1077). Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cairo Citadel, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateThe Saladin Citadel of Cairo (Qalaʿat Salāḥ ad-Dīn) is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo, Egypt. The location, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city. It is now a preserved historic site, with mosques and museums. In 1976, it was proclaimed by UNESCO as a part of the World Heritage Site Historic Cairo (Islamic Cairo) which was "the new center of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateThe Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848.Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, is, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo.The mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's oldest son, who died in 1816.This mosque, along with the citadel, is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features to be seen when approaching the city any direction.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Islamic Cairo, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateIslamic Cairo (Qahirat al-Maez) is a part of central Cairo around the old walled city and around the Citadel of Cairo which is characterized by hundreds of mosques, tombs, madrasas, mansions, caravanserais, and fortifications dating from the Islamic era.[1] In 1979, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Historic Cairo a World Cultural Heritage site, as "one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammers and fountains and the new centre of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century.Pass By: Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateMuizz Street (Shariʻa al-Muizz li-Din Illah) also known as Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatimi Street in Islamic Cairo, Egypt is one of the oldest streets in Cairo, approximately one kilometer long. A United Nations study found it to have the greatest concentration of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world. The street (shariʻa in Arabic) is named for Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, the fourth caliph of the Fatimid dynasty. It stretches from Bab Al-Futuh in the north to Bab Zuweila in the south. Starting in 1997,[2][3] the national government carried out extensive renovations to the historical buildings, modern buildings, paving, and sewerage to turn the street into an "open-air museum". On April 24, 2008, Al-Muizz Street was rededicated as a pedestrian only zone between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm; cargo traffic will be allowed outside of these hours.The northern part of the street extends from the Al-Hakim Mosque in the north to the Spice Market at Al-Azhar Street and includes the antiques markets section, Al-Aqmar Mosque (one of the few extant Fatimid mosques), the Qalawun complex, and several well preserved medieval mansions and palaces. The southern part extends from the Ghuriya complex to the Bab Zuweila and includes the magnificent Tent Market in the Gamaliya district. Stop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo, Cairo GovernorateKhan El-Khalili is a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Cairo International AirportGet ready for the final departure.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Lunch - Enjoy a variety of Egyptian menu food out of your preferences from the best local restaurants.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 6x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • All tours as mentioned
  • All accommodation as mentioned in the tour.
  • All transportation as mentioned in the tour.
  • Pick up and drop-off services
  • Luggage transfer
  • Professional licensed Tour guide specialist in Egyptology
  • A new model tourist car with a professional driver and a license from the ministry of tourism.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Meals as mentioned in the tour.
  • Full board on the Nile cruise stay
  • Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Police Security Guard
  • Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk
  • Entry/Admission - Nubian Village
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Horus at Edfu
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Queens
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
  • Entry/Admission - Colossi of Memnon
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Karnak
  • Entry/Admission - Luxor Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Hurghada Grand Aquarium
  • Entry/Admission - Hurghada International Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Egyptian Antiquities Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Old Egypt For Fine Art
  • Entry/Admission - Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary)
  • Entry/Admission - Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis)
  • Entry/Admission - Church of St Sergius and Bacchus
  • Entry/Admission - Cairo Citadel
  • Entry/Admission - Mosque of Muhammad Ali
  • Entry/Admission - Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah
  • Entry/Admission - Khan Al-Khalili

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Professional Photographer to capture a wonderful moments with high resolution Cameras.(Optional)

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Egypt Pass By: Cairo International Airport Meet, welcome and assist at Cairo airport. Transfer to your hotel and check in. Depends on the arrival time, there might be a chance to do some Cairo sightseeing before taking a train to Aswan. No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Check in at 5-Stars hotel for Overnight
Day 2: Aswan Sightseeing. Pass By: High Dam, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley After breakfast on your train, arrive Aswan, meet with your local guide from Egypt Fun Tours and start your tours to the unfinished obelisk, the high dam, and do a felucca ride on the Nile. Check in your Nile cruise for Lunch. Stop At: Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan, Egypt. Its creation was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC), possibly to complement what would later be known as the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak, and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome). The unfinished obelisk is nearly one-third larger than any ancient Egyptian obelisk ever erected. If finished it would have measured around 42 m (approximately 137 feet) and would have weighed nearly 1,090 metric tons (1,200 tons), a weight equal to about 200 African elephants. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Nubian Village, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley Nubia is a region along the Nile river encompassing the area between Aswan in southern Egypt and Khartoum in central Sudan. It was the seat of one of the earliest civilizations of ancient Africa, with a history that can be traced from at least 2500 BC onward with the Kerma culture. The latter was conquered by the New Kingdom of Egypt under pharaoh Thutmose I around 1500 BC. Nubia was home to several empires, most prominently the kingdom of Kush, which conquered Egypt during the 8th century BC during the reign of Piye and ruled the country as its Twenty-fifth Dynasty (to be replaced a century later by the native Egyptian Twenty-sixth Dynasty). Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Check in your 5-Stars Nile cruise
Day 3: Sailing - Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples Stop At: Temple of Kom Ombo, Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley After breakfast on board of your Nile cruise, start your tour with the guide to the unusual temple of Kom Ombo. Start sailing again towards the city of Edfu, with the company of your guide, see the large temple of Edfu with a horse carriage before navigating again with the Nile cruise to Esna and then into Luxor. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Temple of Horus at Edfu, Edfu, Nile River Valley The Temple of Edfu is an Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu, Upper Egypt. The city was known in the Hellenistic period as Koine Greek: Ἀπόλλωνος πόλις and Latin Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus, who was identified as Apollo under the interpretatio graeca. It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt. The temple was built in the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Hellenistic period in Egypt. In particular, the Temple's inscribed building texts "provide details [both] of its construction, and also preserve information about the mythical interpretation of this and all other temples as the Island of Creation."There are also "important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama which related the age-old conflict between Horus and Seth." They are translated by the German Edfu-Project. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: 5-Stars Nile cruise
Day 4: Luxor sightseeing Stop At: Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Nile River Valley After breakfast on board of your Nile cruise, start your tours to the west bank of the Nile in Luxor to see the valley of the kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepseut, and the colossi of Memnon. Transfer you back to your Nile cruise for Lunch. After Lunch, continue your tours with the guide of Egypt Fun Tours to the great temples of Karnak, and then to the temple of Luxor which will be visited at night so you can see the glory of the pharaohs shining in the dark. Back to your Nile cruise for Dinner and Egyptian folkloric show and a belly dancer show. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Valley of the Queens, Nile River Valley The Valley of the Queens (Wādī al Malekāt) is a site in Egypt, where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning –"the place of beauty". Using the limits as described by Christian Leblanc, the Valley of the Queens consists of the main wadi which contains most of the tombs, as well as the Valley of Prince Ahmose, the Valley of the Rope, the Valley of the Three Pits, and the Valley of the Dolmen. The main wadi contains 91 tombs and the subsidiary valleys add another 19 tombs. The burials in the subsidiary valleys all date to the 18th dynasty. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Luxor, Nile River Valley The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is a mortuary temple of Ancient Egypt located in Upper Egypt. Built for the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh Hatshepsut, it is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings. This mortuary temple is dedicated to Amun and Hatshepsut and is situated next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II, which served both as an inspiration and later, a quarry. It is considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt." Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Colossi of Memnon, Luxor, Nile River Valley The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII. For the past 3,400 years (since 1350 BC), they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Nile River Valley The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, in Egypt. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Luxor Temple, Luxor, Nile River Valley Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor (ancient Thebes) and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, "the southern sanctuary". Unlike the other temples in Thebes, Luxor temple is not dedicated to a cult god or a deified version of the king in death. Instead Luxor temple is dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship; it may have been where many of the kings of Egypt were crowned in reality or conceptually (as in the case of Alexander the Great who claimed he was crowned at Luxor but may never have traveled south of Memphis, near modern Cairo.) Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: 5-Stars Nile Cruise
Day 5: Luxor- Hurghada Red Sea Pass By: Hurghada Marina, Hurghada, Red Sea and Sinai fter breakfast on your Nile cruise, transfer you to Hurghada (4 hours drive). Arriving Hurghada, welcomed by the Egypt Fun Tours guide who will guide you to your hotel in Hurghada, check in. Free afternoon time at leisure. Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 5 stars Resort at Hurghada
Day 6: Diving in the Red Sea Stop At: Hurghada Grand Aquarium, Hurghada, Red Sea and Sinai Egypt Fun Tour will arrange a diving day sea trip with 3 dives in three different spots to explore the magic of the red sea with Lunch. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: 5 stars Resort at Hurghada
Day 7: Last but not least! Stop At: Hurghada International Airport After breakfast, pick you up in the early morning from your hotel in Hurghada, transfer you to Hurghada international airport, Arriving Cairo, start an amazing tour to the Cairo museum to be introduced to the ancient Egyptian antiquities including the rare collection of king Tut, the ancient Egyptian mummies, and hundreds of thousands of ancient artifacts. Proceed to old Egypt Coptic Christian sites to see the hanging up church, the saint Sergius church, the Bn Izra Synagogue, and possibly the mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas. The guide will then take you to a restaurant to get your Egyptian food lunch. After lunch, continue your tour to the old part of Cairo to see the Citadel of Saladin, the Alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali, and the ancient medieval Islamic part of the ancient city Al Qahira. Finish your day in the Khan El-khalili large tourist bazaar with a well-worth cup of Egyptian tea at El-Fishawy famous cafe. Transfer you to Cairo airport for your final departure. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo, Cairo Governorate Extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts covering 5,000 years, including Tutankhamun's treasures. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Old Egypt For Fine Art, Cairo, Cairo Governorate Coptic Cairo is a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. It is believed in Christian tradition that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church (Abu Serga). Coptic Cairo was a stronghold for Christianity in Egypt until the Islamic era, though most of the current buildings of the churches in Coptic Cairo were built after the Muslim conquest of Egypt in the 7th century Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary), Cairo, Cairo Governorate The Hanging Church is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo); its nave is suspended over a passage. The church is approached by twenty-nine steps; early travelers to Cairo dubbed it "the Staircase Church". The land surface has risen by some six meters since the Roman period. So the Roman tower is mostly buried below ground, reducing the visual impact of the church's elevated position. The entrance from the street is through iron gates under a pointed stone arch. The nineteenth-century facade with twin bell towers is then seen beyond a narrow courtyard decorated with modern art biblical designs. Up the steps and through the entrance is a further small courtyard leading to the eleventh-century outer porch. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Greek Orthodox Church of St. George (Mari Girgis), Cairo, Cairo Governorate The Church of St. George is a Greek Orthodox church within the Babylon Fortress in Coptic Cairo. It is part of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of St George under the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa. The church dates back to the 10th century (or earlier). The current structure was rebuilt following a 1904 fire, construction was finished in 1909. Since 2009, the monastery's hegemony has had the rank of bishop with title Bishop Babylon’s ("Bishop of Babylon"). Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Church of St Sergius and Bacchus, Cairo, Cairo Governorate 4th-century church believed to be built on the spot where Joseph, Mary & baby Jesus once rested. Saints Sergio’s and Bacchus Church is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. They may have lived here while Joseph worked at the fortress. The church is of significant historical importance, and in fact, it is where many patriarchs of the Coptic Church were elected. The first to be elected here was Patriarch Isaac (681-692) it is the Episcopal church of Cairo, and it was the Episcopal See of Masr (the district of Old Cairo) that replaced the former See of Babylon. Many bishops of the See were consecrated in the Church until the reign of Patriarch Christodoulou (1047–1077). Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Cairo Citadel, Cairo, Cairo Governorate The Saladin Citadel of Cairo (Qalaʿat Salāḥ ad-Dīn) is a medieval Islamic fortification in Cairo, Egypt. The location, on Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo, was once famous for its fresh breeze and grand views of the city. It is now a preserved historic site, with mosques and museums. In 1976, it was proclaimed by UNESCO as a part of the World Heritage Site Historic Cairo (Islamic Cairo) which was "the new center of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo, Cairo Governorate The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848. Situated on the summit of the citadel, this Ottoman mosque, the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, is, with its animated silhouette and twin minarets, the most visible mosque in Cairo. The mosque was built in memory of Tusun Pasha, Muhammad Ali's oldest son, who died in 1816. This mosque, along with the citadel, is one of the landmarks and tourist attractions of Cairo and is one of the first features to be seen when approaching the city any direction. Duration: 1 hour Pass By: Islamic Cairo, Cairo, Cairo Governorate Islamic Cairo (Qahirat al-Maez) is a part of central Cairo around the old walled city and around the Citadel of Cairo which is characterized by hundreds of mosques, tombs, madrasas, mansions, caravanserais, and fortifications dating from the Islamic era.[1] In 1979, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Historic Cairo a World Cultural Heritage site, as "one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammers and fountains and the new centre of the Islamic world, reaching its golden age in the 14th century. Pass By: Sharia Al Mu'izz Li-Din Allah, Cairo, Cairo Governorate Muizz Street (Shariʻa al-Muizz li-Din Illah) also known as Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatimi Street in Islamic Cairo, Egypt is one of the oldest streets in Cairo, approximately one kilometer long. A United Nations study found it to have the greatest concentration of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world. The street (shariʻa in Arabic) is named for Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, the fourth caliph of the Fatimid dynasty. It stretches from Bab Al-Futuh in the north to Bab Zuweila in the south. Starting in 1997,[2][3] the national government carried out extensive renovations to the historical buildings, modern buildings, paving, and sewerage to turn the street into an "open-air museum". On April 24, 2008, Al-Muizz Street was rededicated as a pedestrian only zone between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm; cargo traffic will be allowed outside of these hours. The northern part of the street extends from the Al-Hakim Mosque in the north to the Spice Market at Al-Azhar Street and includes the antiques markets section, Al-Aqmar Mosque (one of the few extant Fatimid mosques), the Qalawun complex, and several well preserved medieval mansions and palaces. The southern part extends from the Ghuriya complex to the Bab Zuweila and includes the magnificent Tent Market in the Gamaliya district. Stop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo, Cairo Governorate Khan El-Khalili is a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Pass By: Cairo International Airport Get ready for the final departure. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Lunch - Enjoy a variety of Egyptian menu food out of your preferences from the best local restaurants. No accommodation included on this day.
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