A GLIMPSE OF EGYPT TOUR 3
(EGYPT THE LAND OF THE PHARAOHS)
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BREEZE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL STUDENT ITINERARY FOR 13TH- 19TH
“Ahlan WA Sahlan” is the traditional Egyptian words of “Welcome” and they are
extended to you from Breeze Travel team, hoping that you will enjoy the few days you
will spend with us in this land that boasts a history of 5000 rich, mysterious and
Itinerary Sunday 13th December 2009
Depart EBB flying non-stop on Kenya
Airways to Cairo. Arrive Cairo; be met
by our staff who will assist us with
clearing immigration and visa
Transfer: Transfer by air-conditioned
bus to your 4 star hotel-MAADI HOTEL.
Check-in: Our BTS tour coordinator will
assist us with check in at the hotel.
Cairo City Overnight: At the hotel.
Cita del of Salah el Din Mosque Orthodox Church
Monday 14th December 2009
Breakfast: - Introduction to your Egyptologist: Your
BTS Tour coordinator will introduce you to your
Egyptologist Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim.
-Transfer to the Egyptian Museum: Our Egyptologist
will conduct a lecture in the museum gardens focusing
on the art of Ancient Egyptian story telling through the
use of hieroglyphs. Thereafter we shall enter the
Egyptian Museum of antiquities, exhibiting over 120,000
objects in its 107 halls, it comprises the world’s greatest
collection of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts. Marvel at the
many rooms filled with golden treasures extracted from
the words- famous tomb of King Tutankhamum, as well
as the fascinating Mummies room housing eleven royal
Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt, including the Great
Ramses II, Egypt’s longest ruling pharaoh.
The mummies in the Museum
About Egyptian Mummies
Mummies are one of the most characteristic aspects of
ancient Egyptian culture. The preservation of the body
was an essential part of the Egyptian funerary belief and
Mummification seems to have its origins in the late
Predynastic period (over 3000 BC) when specific parts of
the body were wrapped, such as the face and hands. It
has been suggested that the process developed to
reproduce the desiccating (drying) effects of the hot dry
sand on a body buried within it.
Noon: Lunch: Set-menu lunch at the “Khan El
Khalili”restaurant in the heart of the historic Mena
House Oberoi Hotel, originally built as a palace for the
MD of BTS & Students Dec 2006 Empress Eugenie when she visited Egypt for the opening
of the Suez Canal in 1869.
Pyramids & Sphinx: After lunch, visit the 4,500 year old
Pyramids built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and
Mycerinus on the Giza Plateau, the Great Pyramidlies
the legendary Sphinix, whose human face is thought to
represent that of Chephren, acting as the guadian of the
Pharaoh’s enomous funerary monument. Continue to the
Solar Boat Museum to view the 141-foot long re-
assemble funerary boat of King Cheops. Founded in
1954, it has been hailed as the single most important
archaeological find in Egypt since the Tomb of
Visit: a visit to the Cita del of Salah el Din and the
Return to our hotel for leisure.
Overnight: At hotel in Cairo Maadi Hotel.
The Pyramid & Sphinx
Tuesday 15th December 2009
Wake-up call: please arrange with the telephone operator.
Luggage: please prepare your luggage to be ready for
Breakfast: Early breakfast at the hotel
Check-out: BTS tour coordinators will belief you en escort you
to Cairo domestic train station in air-conditioned vehicle.
Train: Board your train to Aswan.
Arrival: Aswan train station be meet by BTS tour coordinator,
who will transfer us to our 3- star deluxe Nile cruise boat.
Check-in: arrival on our 3-star deluxe Nile Cruise boat, “the
Nile Adventure”, moored in Abercrombie & Kent’s private
dock in Aswan. On board, you will be welcomed by the boat
manager who will offer you chilled fruit juice while assisting
with your check-in.
The Nile Cruise Boat Entertainment:
The Nile cruise Adventure will include:
- An authentic folkloric performance by Nubian troupe.
-A “Galabeya party” with an opportunity for each guest to
dress up in traditional Egyptian costume and dance to Arabic
music on the cruise.
-Food & Beverage: menus are changed on a seasonal basis to
enable the chef to use the freshest ingredients at all times.
However the following is applicable to every cruise:
-Most meals are served in the restaurant. However, at least
one barbecue lunch (while sailing) will be served on the deck
depending on weather.
-Afternoon tea: include a range of herbal infusions, fresh
coffee and a selection of freshly baked, homemade cakes,
cookies and finger food.
-Mineral water, tea and coffee included in every meal.
-Beers and other alcoholic drinks available at an extra cost.
The High Dam: This morning, our Egyptologist guide will take
us to visit the Aswan High Dam, Egypt’s contemporary
example of building on a monumental scale.
Philae Temple: Take a short motorboat ride on the Nile to
visit the romantic and majestic Philae temple on the island of
Aglika. You may have a chance to see many tradition
Lunchtime Entertainment on the cruise
Unfinished Obelisk: Next we processed to the Granite
Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of
the stone used to build the pyramids and temples, and still
hold a huge unfinished obelisk.
Lunch: will be served on board.
Afternoon Tea: when we return to our cruise, a relaxing
afternoon tea/ juice will be served in the lounge.
Beer and other alcoholic beverages at an additional cost.
Captain’s Cocktail Party: To night we will be greeted by our
Boat Manager, who will introduce us to the boat staff and
review on-board facilities and your cruise program for the
next few days. Complimentary Egyptian soft drinks will be
served together with a selection of canapés.
Aswan High Dam Dinner: Gourmet menu on Board
Overnight: on board in Aswan
Wednesday 16th December 2009
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board, while you cruise
to Kom ombo Temple: Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo,
dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. The temple
stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times
sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbanks.
Lunch: return to the boat for lunch while we cruise to
Kom ombo Temple Edfu.
Edfu Temple: This afternoon we will explore the largest
and most completely preserved pharaonic - albeit
Greek-built-temple in Egypt, the extraodinally Temple
of Horus at Edfu.
Afternoon tea: will be served while we cruise to Esna.
Dinner: Tonight’s Dinner on board will be an “Egyptian
Night” dress code for all guests is Egyptian
“Galabeyas”. Dinner will be a lavish buffet of Egyptian
specialties, followed by oriental music and dance. You
can carry your favorite CDs.
Overnight: On board in Esna.
The temple of Khnum in Esna Thursday 17th December 2009
Early sailing to Luxor.
Breakfast: breakfast buffet on board
Morning: Valley of the Kings and Queens: Begin our
day with a visit to the West Bank of luxor to explore the
Valley of the Kings, a vast City of the Dead where
magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks,
decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the
afterlife by generations of Pharaohs. We will visit also
at least one tomb in the valley of the queens.
Hatshepsut Temple: Rising out of the desert plain in a
series of terraces, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut
(Ancient Egypt’s only female Pharaoh) merges with the
sheer limestone cliff that surrounds it as if nature
herself had built this extraordinary monument.
Hatshepsut Temple Photo stop Colossi of Menon: On the way back to the
river Nile, the road passes by the famous colossi of
Menon, known in ancient Greek times for singing in the
morning. It was interpreted as the lament of the
goddess Eos for her son Menon, who fell at the siege of
Lunch: On board
Valley of the Kings & Queens
Beautiful Rocks on the way to Philae Temple our
Luxor Temple: This afternoon Egyptologist
will guides us to a tour of the East Bank of
Luxor, starting with the strikingly graceful
Temple of Luxor dedicated to the god Amun.
Karnak Temple: processed to the temple of
Kanark, built over more than a thousand years
by generations of Pharaohs.
Afternoon Tea: return to our cruise for
Dinner: To night’s farewell dinner will be a
formal gala dinner, with white-gloved waiters
serving gourmet cuisine.
Overnight: On board in Luxor
Photo stop Colossi of Menon
BTS MD & BTS Tour Coordinator in Cairo
Friday 18th December 2009
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board, and check
Transfer: Transfer to Aswan Train Station to
Arrival: In the evening, BTS tour coordinator
will meet you.
Transfer: Transfer to your 4 star hotel Maadi
Dinner & Overnight: Cairo
Entrance view of Luxor Temple in the Evening
Saturday 19th of December 2009
Wake-up call: Please arrange with telephone
Luggage: Please prepare your luggage to be ready
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel
Shopping and parking: must be done by 1530
We will be given 3 rooms for parking and freshening
up before we processed to the airport.
Check- out: at 1630 for a dinner cruise with all our
baggage, we shall leave them in the bus.
Departure at 1910: Transfer by air-conditioned bus
to Cairo international Airport. Our BTS tour
coordinator will assist us through customs to board
KQ flight back home.
MD BTS & BTS Egyptologist Flights take off: 22:50:
• Flight Entebbe /Cairo : Economy return Air ticket on Kenya Airways
• Train tickets to Aswan/Luxor/ return
• Transfers from the Airport to Hotel & back in modern first class Air-conditioned Buses
with scented towels for each client and Chilled mineral water on-board.
• Travel Insurance
• Meet and Assist at Cairo Airport on both arrival and departure
• Private Immigration desk for our group
• Private English speaking Egyptologist
• 3 Nights Accommodation in Cairo 4 star Hotel Maadi Cairo Hotel
• 3 Night Aswan/ Luxor at a 4* Nile cruises on Full Board
• All sightseeing in Cairo/ Aswan/Luxor
• Tips/gratuities: Note that tipping in Egypt is a traditional custom kindly carry some
Egyptian pound in small bills.
• Anything of personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc
• All Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks that are not mentioned in the program.
Looking forward to be of best service to you and if you have any further queries or require any
clarification on the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Always at your Service!
Alexis B. Jubilee
Breeze Travel & Safaris Ltd
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