Tour overview

Splendor and Secrets
10 Nights / 11 Days

Included

  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the program.
  • Meet and Assist at airport for arrival and departure.
  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport.
  • Usual tipping.
  • The service of a local lecturer English-speaking Egyptologist guide during the entire journey.
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Full board from breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on last day.
  • Accommodation in hotels listed or similar.

Not Included

  • International Flights.
  • Visa to Egypt.
  • Insurance.
  • Tipping for the guide.
  • Drinks and personal expenses.

Day 1

Arrival to Cairo airport, transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel

Day 2

Visit the museum of Cairo, old Cairo and the Fatimid Cairo.
Visit the bazaar of Khan el Khalili. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 3

Departure by road to St. Catherine (500 km); lunch upon arrival and climb of Mount Moses (2285 m) to see the sunset.
Mount is best known in the biblical tradition for being the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Dinner and Overnight in St. Catherine.

Day 4

Visit the monastery of St. Catherine which built around what is believed to be the Burning Bush of Moses. Then visit the museum which contains ancient manuscripts and icons of the most beautiful in Egypt. Lunch at St. Catherine, then road to Cairo.
Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day 5

Half Day trip to Giza. Visit the pyramids, the most powerful and enduring symbols of ancient Egyptian civilization.
lunch, then departure to Porto Marina (300 km).
Dinner and overnight in Porto Marina.

Day 6

Departure by bus to the oasis of Siwa (400 km) on the way, visit the Cemetery of WWII, then continue to Siwa.
Lunch upon arrival; discovery of the oasis .
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7

Visit the mountain of the dead. It is here in this conical mountain that a number of graves are located.
The tombs are covering every inch of its base dating from the 26th Dynasty.
Visit the temple of Alexander built during the 26th dynasty. Visit Cleopatra's spring, is a stone pool fed by natural spring water, and probably the best known.
Lunch at the hotel.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8

Departure to Alexandria (550 km), lunch on the road, on the way visit the military museum of El Alamein.
Dinner and overnight in Alexandria.

Day 9

Visit the catacombs of Kom el Shokkafa, one of the most memorable monuments of Alexandria; visit the library inspired by the ancient Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Visit the Roman Theater, built by the Romans during the second century of our era. Stop at the Citadel Kaitbai, Lunch in town.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10

Road to Rosette (60 km) to visit the town considered an open museum, with 22 monumental residences dating from the Ottoman period: mosques, mills, castles and public baths.
Lunch at Rosette, and then continue by road to Cairo.
Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day 11

Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Accommodation

In Cairo: Meridien Pyramids 5 * on half board.
St. Catherine: Wadi El Raha 3 * on Full board.
Porto Marina: Porto Marina 5 * on half board.
Siwa: Siwa Paradise 3 * on half board.
In Alexandria: Helnan Palestine 5 * on half board.

Highlights of Travel

Discover the city of Rosetta and the old Cairo.

Good to know

Visit the museum of Cairo does not include room of mummies.
The order of visits can be modified depending on the circumstances of navigation or flight.