Egypt

Egypt (6 Nights/ 7 Days)

DAY 01: Arrive at Cairo

On arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be greeted by our local representative in the arrival hall. Transfer to your hotel and check-in. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Cairo.

DAY 02: Half-day Pyramids

After breakfast explore the ancient Egypt with a visit to the famous Pyramids. The Great Pyramid of Cheops which was built by manual labor, is the largest of the three main Pyramids and is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramid of Chephren, which is the best preserved, and the Pyramid of Mycerinus. Nearby see the Sphinx, a marvelous sight carved out of a natural rocky outcrop, the lion’s body stretching 45m, with its paws 15m long. We will visit the Papyrus Institute and learn how paper was made in ancient times followed by shopping in the Papyrus Museum, Perfume factory and Jewelry shop. Return to the hotel. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Cairo.

DAY 03: Cairo – Aswan, Nile Cruise (Wednesday’s & Friday’s)

After breakfast check-out and proceed to the Cairo Domestic Airport to board your flight to Aswan. On arrival at Aswan Airport, you are greeted by our local representative. Visit the Philae Temple and High Dam. Transfer transfer to Nile cruise for check-in. Overnight on board the cruise, Aswan.

DAY 04: Nile Cruise

Sail to Kom Ombo, visit Kom Ombo Temple. Sail to Edfu and visit Edfu Temple. Sail to Luxor. Overnight on board the cruise, Luxor.

DAY 05: Nile Cruise

Morning visit Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut (or Hatchepsut) Temple, the Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank.Overnight on board the cruise, Luxor.

DAY 06: Nile Cruise,Luxor – Cairo

After breakfast check-out and proceed to Luxor airport to board the flight to Cairo. On arrival at Cairo Domestic Airport, you are greeted by local representative and transfer to hotel for check-in. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Cairo .

DAY 7: Fly Back

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out at 1200 Hrs. Later transfer from Cairo hotel to Cairo International Airport to board your flight back home.

Ireland ( 7 Nights/ 8 Days)

DAY 01: Arrival Cairo

On arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be greeted by our local representative in the arrival hall. Transfer to your hotel and check-in. Overnight in Cairo.

DAY 02: Full Day Pyramids & Museum

After breakfast we start exploring ancient Egypt with a visit to the famous Pyramids. Start tour to visit the Great Pyramid of Cheops which was built by manual labor, is the largest of the three main Pyramids and is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramid of Chephren, which is the best preserved, and the Pyramid of Mycerinus. Nearby see the Sphinx, a marvelous sight carved out of a natural rocky outcrop, the lion’s body stretching 45m, with its paws 15m long. Continue to visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum, with its treasures of King Tutankhamon and remains dating back some 3,350 years.
Overnight in Cairo.

DAY 03: Cairo – Alexandria

After breakfast, drive to Alexandria. Later explore the remarkable remains of the Kom es-Shuqqafa Necropolis built during the Roman Period. Visit the National Museum and the nearby New Bibliotheca Alexandrina, dedicated to recapturing the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. At Kom El Dikka see the Roman Amphitheatre and stunning mosaics in the Villa of Birds. Overnight in Alexandria.

DAY 04: Alexandria – Alamein – Siwa

After breakfast drive to Siwa Oasis along the Mediterranean coast. En route visit the poignant WW11 battle site at El Alamein, where General Montgomery stopped the advance of Rommel’s Africa Korps. The museum gives a moving balanced account of the battle. Later drive inland towards to the Sahara Desert. Overnight in Siwa.

DAY 05: Siwa

After breakfast explore the picturesque remains of the 13th C. mud brick fortress of Shali with its labyrinth of multi-storey buildings. Later visit the Gebel Mawta `Hill of the Dead’, a cemetery with painted tombs. After lunch visit the romantic remains of the settlement of Aghurmi where Alexander the Great consulted the famous Oracle of Amun, with its spectacular views of the Oasis. Finally visit Cleopatra’s Bath! Overnight in Siwa.

DAY 06: Bahariya

Morning drive east across the desert to Bahariya Oasis by 4×4. Pass through the dramatic landscape of Areg Oasis with its cliff-cut tombs. Overnight in Bahariya

DAY 07: White desert

Morning explore some of the cultural heritage of Bahariya Oasis. Visit the remains of the small Temple of Alexander, Bennutti Tombs and the little 26th Dynasty Chapels of Ain el-Muftella. Later visit the local museum, which houses the moving `Golden Mummies’ of the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods. Later drive towards Farafra Oasis. En route stop to explore the hauntingly beautiful White Desert with its amazing wind-carved white rock formations Overnight camping in the White desert .

DAY 08: White desert – Farafra Oases – Dakhla

After a breakfast, transfer to Dublin Airport for your departure flight home. Return back
with wonderful memories of your holiday.

DAY 09: Kharga – Dakhla

In the morning Drive to reach Kharga oasis. visiting the local sights at Kharga Oasis, Qasr el Labeka – a Roman fortress on the old caravan route, and the oasis’ ethnic museum. Then see the Roman Temple of Hibis as well as the early Christian cemetery with its chapels painted with murals at Bagawat, nearby. Overnight in Kharga Oasis.

DAY 10: Kharga – Luxor

Drive to Luxor, This route passes Paris Oasis. Reach your hotel in Luxor for a well earned-rest and a long shower. Overnight in Luxor.

DAY 11: Luxor sightseeing

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the West Bank, visiting – the valley of the Kings and Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Dier El Bahari and the Clossi of Memnon facing the Nile Return to the hotel for refreshment. Afternoon visit Luxor & Karnak Temples. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 12 : Departure

Morning transfer to the airport for final departure