Highlights: Philae Temple, High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Kom-Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple, Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsute and Karnak Temple.
Day 1: Arrival in Aswan and embarkation (Mon, Wed or Fri)
Meet, greet and assistance upon arrival. Transfer to your ship for Nile Cruise check in. Once settled in then join your private guide for an excursion tour to visit, Philae Temple. The Temple of Isis is one of the greatest Temples in Egypt with its huge, complete, pylons and beautiful scenes. Then view the High Dam, one of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the twentieth century. Constructed in 1902 to protect Egypt from the floods as well as providing irrigation and electricity all over Egypt. It is 3600 meters long. Then a trip to the Unfinished Obelisk. The beautiful red granites used in the temples and monuments were brought from the quarries of Aswan. Whilst here, you can see innumerable inscriptions around the quarries, which are descriptions of the various quarrying projects. Transfer back to Nile Cruise for lunch. Sail to Kom Ombo. Afternoon Tea. Dinner & overnight on board.
Day 2: Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor
Breakfast. Visit the Kom Ombo Temple, Located in the town of Kom Ombo, 45 km North of Aswan. Constructed in the Ptolemaic Roman era for the worship of Haroeris and Sobek, the crocodile god. It is noted for relief engravings on its walls which show ancient surgical implements, bone saws and dentistry tools. Nearby in Hathor's chapel you can view three mummified crocodiles. Lunch. Sail to Edfu. Visit the Edfu Temple located on the West Bank of the Nile. Cross the lock. Sail to Luxor, afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Galabya party. Overnight Luxor.
Day 3: Luxor
Breakfast. Visit the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings. This valley is where for a period of nearly 500 years tombs were constructed for the Kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdon. The valley stands on the West Bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor). Lunch. Next you will visit the Colossi of Memnon, it is 21m tall and represents the King Amenhotep III seated on his throne, wearing the Memes or royal headdress, with the divine cobra protecting his forehead. Next you will visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut who was the fifth Pahroah of the 8th Dynasty and one of only a handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all female pharaohs. Dinner and overnight Luxor.
Day 4: Luxor - Disembarkation and Departure
After breakfast, check out and disembark your Nile Cruise. Then we take you on a final excursion to visit Karnak, which is a series of temples, built in different reigns. Starting at the Avenue of Sphinxes, we visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall (with 134 gigantic columns), the obelisks of Queen Hatshepsute and Tutomosis III. Continue to the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the magnificent granite Scarab of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Afterwards we transfer you to your local hotel, the train station or airport.