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Magnificent King Tut from Birth to Glory Tour in 15 days. On this King Tut Tour in 15 days you will follow the steps of King Tutankhamun from his birth to glory when his tomb was found in 1922. Explore the highlights of Cairo, El-Minya, Abydos, Dendera, Luxor, and Aswan. Sail the Nile like King Tutankhamun on a small luxury boat, Dahabiya Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan.
Begin your King Tut from birth to glory Tour in 15 days in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and the impressive Grand Egyptian Museum. Travel from Cairo to Alexandria to visit its wonderful sights. Travel from Cairo to Meidum to visit Senferu’s pyramid. Then proceed to El-Minya where you will visit Bani Hassan and Tell Amarna, the city was founded by Tutankhamen’s father, pharaoh Akhenaton, and where Tutankhamen was born.
Travel from El-Minya to Abydos to visit the stunning Temple of Seti I, then drive to Dendera to visit the impressive Temple of Hathor. Travel from Dendera to Luxor to explore its highlights before boarding your Dahabiya Nile River cruise. Visit the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor where his golden treasure was found and see his body which still rests there.
Sail the peaceful Nile River like King Tutankhamun, on a small luxury boat, Dahabiya Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Explore the mighty sights along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. Visit Karnak Temple, Edfu Temple, Philae Temple, and Abu Simbel Temples. Fly from Aswan to back to end your King Tut tour in 15 days.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel for free time and the beginning of your King Tut tour in 15 days.
Your actual King Tut from birth to glory Tour in 15 days just begins when Egypt Best Vacations tour guide picks you up from your hotel for the tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Saqqara..
Today, you will explore the Giza Plateau. Today’s tour includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the great Sphinx. The only ancient wonder which still exists (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to explore it from the inside? Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were built, and why they were built.
Then on to the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Saqqara is one of the most important and richest necropolises in Egypt. It was the cemetery of Memphis, the 1st capital city of United Egypt in 3200 BCE.
Transfer back to your hotel for a free evening in Cairo.
Today you will visit the impressive Citadel of Saladin in Cairo. The Citadel of Saladin is a wonderful place to visit during your stay in Cairo, Egypt. The impressive citadel was built by Saladin to defend Cairo against the Crusaders, and it was the government seat till the time of the British colony, 1882, in Egypt.
Then proceed to the Coptic or Old Cairo area to visit the Hanging Church. Cairo’s Church of the Saint Virgin Mary was built on the ruins of the Roman Babylon Fortress. Because of its location over the ruins of the fortress, it is known as Al Mo’llaqah Chruch or the “Hanging Chruch.”
From the Hanging Church to the nearby Abu Serga Church. Abu Serga church was built around the end of the fourth century or the start of the fifth century AD. The church was named after the two saints Sergius and Bacchus, who were martyred near Syria in the 4th century AD after accepting Christianity during the reign of the Roman Emperor Maximian. The Abu Serga Church is a basilica with an entrance, a nave, and three altars.
You will end your Cairo Spiritual Tour at the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, (sometimes is closed due to restoration). The Synagogue is named after the great Jewish Rabbi Ezra the Scribe. The Ben Ezra Synagogue is one of Egypt’s largest synagogues. The synagogue was originally an orthodox church that was sold to Jews for 20,000 Dinars in 882 AD, to pay the taxes levied by Egypt’s ruler, Ahmed Ibn Tulun.
Transfer back to your hotel in Cairo.
Today, your ‘King Tut Tour in 15 days’ takes you to the beautiful City of Alexandria, the capital city of Egypt during the Greco-Roman era. Your tour includes the famous Roman Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. The catacombs are huge Egyptian tombs and royal cemeteries with Ptolemaic and Roman influences. The catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa are one the largest Roman burial sites not just in Alexandria but in Egypt. These catacombs started as a private tomb for a wealthy family, then became a public cemetery. The catacombs house more than 300 tombs.
From the catacombs to the Pompey’s Pillar. Many of the ancient historians did not tell us more details about the “Pompey’s Pillar” but about the buildings that stood nearby and have disappeared now. The hill on which the pillar is erected was covered with temples and houses a long time before the Roman era. It was the place of the Citadel of Rhakotis. A temple was dedicated to Osiris-Serapis was built on the mountain.
Then proceed to the Citadel of Qaitbay. The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria is one of the most important fortifications in Egypt. It was constructed by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay to defend Egypt against the Ottomans/Turks.
End your tour in Alexandria with visiting the Library of Alexandria from the outside. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then drive back to Cairo.
Travel from Cairo toward Meidum to visit Senferu’s first pyramid at Meidum. Started as a Step Pyramid but then converted into a true pyramid, the pyramid at Meidum marks the transition from the Early Dynastic Period to the Old Kingdom.
Then proceed to El-Minya to Visit Tuna El-Gabel. Tuna El-Gabel is the necropolis of Hermopolis Magna, ancient capital of the 15th nome and cult centre of Thot, god of writing and sciences. Continue to Ashmunein, the site of the ruins of the ancient city of Hermopolis (Magna).
Transfer to your hotel in El-Minya for a free evening.
Visit the wonderful tombs of Bani Hassan. This site includes some of the most impressive tombs of the Middle Kingdom. Its rich and well-preserved tombs attest the economic prosperity that it enjoyed.
Then your King Tut Tour in 15 days takes to Tell El-Amarna (Ancient city of Akhetaten), the city was founded by King Tutankhamen’s father, Akhenaton, and where King Tutankhamen was born. Artifacts discovered here in the 19th century included hundreds of cuneiform tablets, known as Amarna Letters. Archaeological finds of the late 20th century included sculptures and paintings.
Transfer back to the hotel for a free evening in El-Minya.
Travel from El-Minya to Abydos to Visit the stunning temples of Seti I and Ramses II in Abydos. Abydos is the Greek name of the ancient Egyptian name (Abdju). Abdju was the great necropolis of Thini. Thini, the capital city of the 16th nome of Upper Egypt, held a great position during the Predynastic period.
The temple of Seti I is built of limestone and laid out on three levels. Unlike other Egyptian temples, it is L-shaped rather than rectangular and incorporates seven great doorways and seven sanctuaries. The temple was dedicated to the major gods Osiris, Isis, Horus, Amun-Ra, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah as well as the deified Seti I himself.
Transfer to your hotel in Abydos for a free evening.
Travel from Abydos to Dendera to visit the wonderful temple of Hathor at Dendera. The temple of Dendera dates back to the Ptolemaic Period, although evidence points to older structures once existing on the site, dating as far back as king Pepy I, from the Old Kingdom. Among the temple’s most notable features are astronomical engravings on its ceiling.
Then transfer to your hotel in Luxor. Visit the majestic Luxor Temple by night. The Temple of Luxor was built by the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III (1387-1349 BCE), the grandson of the military genius Tuthmosis III, and expanded by the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE). Numerous other sovereigns, including Tutankhamun, Horemhab, and Alexander the Great enriched the construction with reliefs, inscriptions, and minor buildings.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings in Luxor with a visit to the tomb of King Tutankhamun to see his body. The Valley of the Kings is one of the most important highlights not only in Luxor but throughout Egypt.
The tomb of the Eighteenth Dynasty king Tutankhamun (c.1336–1327 BC) is world-famous because it is the only royal tomb from the Valley of the Kings that was discovered relatively intact. Its discovery in 1922 by Howard Carter made headlines worldwide, and continued to do so as the golden artifacts and other luxurious objects discovered in this tomb were being brought out. The tomb and its treasures are iconic of Egypt, and the discovery of the tomb is still considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries to date.
Transfer to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise to spend your next five days of King Tut Tour in 15 days, on board a small boat.
Visit the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. The Temple/Complex of Karnak was the great god’s chief sanctuary and much larger than any other monument in Egypt. It lies about 3km north of Luxor Temple. This huge and splendid complex which actually contains many separate temples covers 1700 years of expansion and an area of 300 acres. Beneath its giant architraves and between the bulky columns and wall reliefs are records of its growth from a modest Middle Kingdom shrine to a magnificent temple of vast proportions. It owes a column to one pharaoh, a pylon to another; an inspiration here, a whim there. But each has the sole purpose of honoring the god Amun-Re, who would then ensure the builder a long, powerful, and glorious life.
Back to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise to set sail to Edfu. Overnight is in Edfu.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor
Take a horse and carriage to visit the most intact temple in Egypt, Edfu Temple. The temple is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Sacred Lake was on the east side of the temple but now vanished under the city’s modern houses. The two obelisks were located in front of the main gate of the temple. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls
Take your carriage back to your Dahabiya cruise to set sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the twin temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum in Kom Ombo, then set sail to Aswan.
Transfer from Aswan to Abu Simbel to visit the phenomenal temples of Ramses II and his beloved wife Nefertari in Abu Simbel. The temples of Abu Simbel are considered among the most celebrated achievements of ancient Egypt. The two temples were cut in the cliffs about 310 Km south of Aswan. The Great Temple was built for Ramses II (1279-1213 BC), while the Small Temple was built for his beloved wife, Queen Nefertari.
Because of the rising water of Aswan High Dam, the temples had to be saved and rescued in a magnificent world rescue operation of temples in Lower Nubia. Transfer back to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise.
Optional tour: Tour to the Nubian Village
Disembarkation, then visit Philae Temple, the ‘Pearl of Egypt’. At Philae Island, the popular cult of Isis developed. The image of Isis was ferried over to Bigah every ten days so that the goddess could be reunited symbolically with her husband Osiris.
It is wonderful to be your last tour of your King Tut Tour in 15 days to the GEM. Enjoy a fabulous full-day tour to the Grand Egyptian Museum. Explore the stunning contents from different periods of Egypt’s history and Tutankhamen’s treasure.
Transfer back to your hotel for a last night of your King Tut Tour in 15 days.
Your King Tut Tour in 15 days ends with a transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.