Guided full day tour of the Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum.
- Early start to the Pyramids & Sphinx (Solar Boat optional)
- break for an early lunch at Mena House
- Museum – See the “Mummies Room” and the Tutankhamen section first, time permitting anything else
- Be back by 5/6
- Dinner cruise down the Nile on Nile Maxim / Grand Hyatt Boat / Nile Pharaohs though my personal favourite is the Nile Maxim, I think it’s a classier, fine dining experience
Morning, go see Coptic Cairo
- Coptic museum, Hanging Church
- Ben Izra Synagogue
- St Sergius & St George’s Church see the crypt where the holy family stayed
Afternoon visit the Citadel
Evening go to Khan–el-Khalilih
- Buy souvenier
- Dinner at Naquib Mahfouz Café
- Coffee at El Fishawey
Early morning to Abu Simbal. See the temple, then fly to Aswan at around 11, and board the boat. (http://living-in-egypt-manisha.blogspot.com/2007/04/nile-cruise-sail-through-egypts-history.html)
- visit High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk & Philae Temple
- Sail to Kom Ombo & Visit Kom Ombo Temple – Sail to Edfu & Overnight
- Visit Edfu Temple
- Sail to Luxor via Esna & Overnight Luxor
- Visit West Bank
- Visit Karnak & Luxor Temples & Overnight Luxor
Disembarkation in Luxor and fly back to Cairo in the morning. Relax, shower and
change, and drive to Saqqara & Dahsour to see the Step Pyramid, Red Pyramid / Black
pyramid. If you still have the enthu, go see Mphesis.
Egyptian dinner at Abu el Sid in Zamalek.
Visit some of the mosques like Ibn Tulun, Al Azhar and, then climb up Bab Zuwalya,
the old Fatimid city’s southern gate, and get a fabulous view of the city.
Roam around City Stars, a big shopping mall in Heliopolis. On the way, have a look at
the Baron’s Hindu Palace which is beautiful.
If you still have the energy, try and see the Guy Andersen Museum , and, the Mr. & Mrs.
Mahmoud Khalil Museum, and, have a coffee at J Groppi in Downtown.
At night, if in the mood, shake a leg and sample some of Cairo ‘s most happening night
spots – Budha Bar, Darts, After 8, La Bodega etc.. (http://living-in-egypt-manisha.blogspot.com/2008/02/budha-bar.html)
Go to bed happy that you’ve done fair amount of justice to what Egypt has to offer
though not completely!