Guaranteed daily departures from Rome, except Tuesday and Wednesday, throughout the year.
Upon your arrival in Rome, the Eternal City, our dedicated vehicle will be ready to welcome you and transport you to your hotel.
During the transfer, you will have the opportunity to witness the captivating historical richness of Rome, often hailed as the pinnacle of Western world heritage.
The remainder of the day will be yours to unwind and take in the city at your own pace.
After enjoying a delightful breakfast, you’ll have the entire day to explore Rome at your own pace. With countless options at your fingertips, you can choose to wander around on foot, visit magnificent monuments, indulge in shopping, or savor the local cuisine, which offers a wide array of pasta, vegetable, meat, and fish dishes.
Rome holds a special place as the epicenter of the Catholic religion and boasts the highest concentration of historical and architectural treasures in the world. In 1980, Rome, along with the extraterritorial properties of the Holy See within the city and the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, was rightfully inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
In the morning you will enjoy a delicious breakfast and then have the rest of the day free to appreciate and delight in the beauty of this wonderful city.
Don’t miss out on the must-see landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Forum, as well as taking a stroll through the vibrant Roman squares adorned with captivating fountains.
In the evening, you can enjoy a dinner of your choice and unwind with a rejuvenating night’s sleep at your hotel.
After enjoying breakfast, you will be transferred to the Rome airport at the designated time for your flight to Cairo.
Upon arrival in Cairo, the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt, a friendly member of our English-speaking team will be waiting for you at the exit.
This guide will provide you with assistance during the visa process, offer detailed information about your trip, and address any queries or concerns you may have. Additionally, he will provide a brief introduction to the city and its daily life.
The transfer to your hotel will be arranged in one of our private air-conditioned vehicles. Upon reaching the hotel, your assistant will assist you with the check-in process.
The remainder of the day will be yours to relax and start enjoying the amenities offered by the hotel.
Early in the morning and after a refreshing breakfast, your English-speaking staff will transfer you to the Cairo Airport where you will take a flight to the city of Aswan.
Then you will travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the city of Aswan, where you will embark to visit the inaccessible island of Philae and see the temple built in honor of the goddess Isis and which, like Abu Simbel and other temples in Egypt, had to be moved from its location due to the danger of being covered by the flooding of the Nile.
Later, you will visit the famous Aswan Dam, an impressive work of hydraulic engineering started by the British Empire and completed by the Egyptians in the middle of the last century.
Later you will take advantage of the occasion and take a picturesque ride in felucca, the traditional quintessential Egyptian wooden boat chosen for trade along the Nile for its excellent maneuverability and from where you will enjoy the landscape and a refreshing atmosphere.
During your walk, you will be able to see Elephantine Island, one of the oldest ivory trading centers in the world, as well as Kitchener Island, famous for housing a beautiful botanical garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. A simple glance will serve to understand why the Supreme Ismaelite Chief chose this place for his eternal rest. At night, you will enjoy a tasty dinner on board and then rest.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast on board, you can optionally take a fascinating excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel and explore its renowned archaeological complex.
Within the complex, the Temple of Ramses II takes center stage, boasting four awe-inspiring statues standing about 20 meters tall on its main facade. Whether during the day or at night, the illuminated temple showcases a mesmerizing play of light on the stone.
Continuing the journey, we’ll sail towards Kom Ombo, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the temple dedicated to Haroeris, the falcon god, and Sobek, the crocodile god. A brief stop at an exhibition featuring well-preserved mummified crocodiles will provide insights into the intriguing culture of Ancient Egypt.
Following the visit, you’ll set sail towards Edfu, where you’ll spend a restful night on board.
Kickstart your day with a delightful breakfast before embarking on an exciting tour. Our first stop will be the remarkable Temple of Edfu, nestled on the west bank of the majestic Nile River.
Dedicated to the god of gods, Horus, this architectural marvel stands as Egypt’s second-largest temple, rivaling the grandeur of the Karnak temple. Remarkably well-preserved, it offers captivating inscriptions on its walls that unveil fascinating insights into the mythology, religion, and daily life of the Greco-Roman civilization during the Hellenistic period (237-57 BC).
Continuing our journey, we’ll venture towards Esna, passing through the awe-inspiring Nile lock, an engineering marvel designed to regulate a remarkable 10-meter drop.
Our next destination awaits in Luxor, the city of temples. Indulge in a delectable dinner on board, followed by a well-deserved rest.
Begin your day with a delightful and generous breakfast before embarking on an exciting tour. Our first stop takes us to the captivating Necropolis of Thebes, famously known as the Valley of the Kings, situated on the west bank of the Nile River, opposite Luxor.
This remarkable site has been recognized as a World Heritage Site since 1979. The valley is divided into the East and West Valley, and it houses numerous tombs, primarily belonging to the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom (18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties).
We’ll explore the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which showcases the remarkable Deir el Bahari and the awe-inspiring Colossi of Memnon.
In the afternoon, we’ll embark on an excursion to the monumental and extraordinary temples of Luxor and Karnak.
As you stroll through the grandeur of these ancient structures, you’ll be surrounded by sphinxes and immersed in the captivating stories of the pharaohs who played pivotal role in their construction.
At the designated time, we’ll transfer you to Luxor Airport for your return flight to Cairo. Once you arrive, you’ll be escorted to your hotel, allowing you to relax and rest.
Today you are having a delicious breakfast with typical food. The route will begin through the most interesting points of interest in Cairo.
The Pyramids of Giza is the first place we will visit with our official English-speaker guide. You will amaze at the majesty of the Great Sphinx of Giza, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the Pyramid of Khufu. This is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world still in existence. You can watch it from the main entrance esplanade and from closer.
Optionally, you can add the excursion to the Necropolis of Saqqara. Inside this World Heritage, the funerary complex of King Djoser stands out. This is a building built to honor the king in the afterlife. The Pyramid of Djoser is the first stone structure built in a pyramidal shape. It symbolizes the beginning of this type of construction in Egypt.
By night, you can hire a light show on the Giza Pyramids. You can also enjoy a unique dinner show in a floating restaurant on the Nile. Ask your travel assistant for more information.
You will start the day with a delicious breakfast in the hotel dining room. Then, you will have free time to explore the city of Cairo.
You can take an optional full-day tour of Cairo, where you will visit the most important places of this historic city, starting with the Museum of Art Pharaonic. There you will find countless artifacts of incalculable value stand out, such as Tutankhamun’s treasure, sarcophagi, mummies, and sculptures of unimaginable beauty.
Next, you can visit the historic Cairo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and which, since the 10th century, was the area of the Caliphs and their mosques. The Citadel of Saladin stands out, later fortified to defend it from the Crusaders almost a millennium ago.
Afterward, you will visit the Khan El Khalili bazaar, where you will have free time to test your negotiating skills.
Before returning to the hotel, you will personally visit the Coptic neighborhood, with its melting pot of religions and in which the Hanging Church built on the Babylon Fortress stands out, the church of San Sergio where it is believed that the Holy Family took refuge in Egypt when fleeing of Herod and the synagogue of Ben Ezra, one of the oldest in the country.
At the indicated time, one of our vehicles will take you to the Cairo International Airport to check in your luggage and, if necessary, process any tax refund on tax-free products that you have purchased.
From Greca, we hope to see you again to enjoy some wonderful moments that will remain forever in your memory.
Have a good trip! Or, as you will say yourself, “Rihlat Jayida!”