IRAN-EGYPT   18 day / 17 night
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

International flight between Iran and Egypt

Domestic flights in Iran, Domestic flights Aswan Abu Simbel

First class sleep train Cairo, Luxor, All transfer sightseeing operated by private car and guides

All entrance fees of archeological sites, Visa handling

IRAN:

Tehran: Archeological Museum   

Isfahan: Nagsh-e-Jahan square, Alighapou Place,  Imam Mosque,  Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque , Bazaar, Chel sotoon place, Vank Church  

Shiraz:  Dinner at an Iranian Home, Persepolis, Hafez and Sadi  Mausoleums,  Eram Garden, Bath and Bazaar, Qavam House, Mausoleum of Aliebnehamze

EGYPT:

Cairo:  Museum of Antiques , Memphis , Sakkara , Citadel of Saladin , Mohammad Ali Alabaster Mosque , Sultan Hassan Mosque , Rafae Mosque , Old famous khan El-Khalili Bazaar , Abu Simbel Temple  Aswan , Dock  4 Days / 4 nights Nile 5 Star Cruise  Philae Temple   Luxor

 

 

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IRAN-EGYPT   18 day / 17 night Code: GC11

Day 01: Arrival - Tehran
Arrival at Tehran airport, after greeting process transfer to hotel & rest. O/N Tehran

Day 02: Tehran - Shiraz
Morning after breakfast, full-day city tour to visit the Archaeological & Islamic Art Museums ,the finest museum in Iran, which exhibits the artifacts collected from the major archaeological sites in Iran from 7000 years ago. Afternoon rest at hotel. In the evening, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Shiraz. Where you'll be received at Shiraz airport. O/N Shiraz 

Day 03: Shiraz- Bishapoor excursion

Early morning we go to visit Bishapoor, an ancient city in heart of history, built as the commemoration of Persian Victory in Persian-Roman war. O/N Shiraz.

Day 04:  Shiraz
We will visit Eram and  Naranjestan gardens, Nasir-ol-Molk Mosque,  Khan Theological School, Hafez  or  Sadi Mausoleums , Vakil  complex and the most astonishing  mirror decoration of  Aliebnehamze  Holy Shrine. O/N Shiraz. 

 

Day 05: Shiraz - Persepolis - Necropol-Pasargad-Isfahan
After breakfast drive to Isfahan, en route we will visit Quran gate, Persepolis (a castle made by free workers not slaves in 500 BC), Necropol( tombs of Achamenian kings) and Pasargad, tomb of Cyrus the great which was the Achamenian center. Continue to Isfahan. O/N Isfahan.

Day 06: Isfahan

After breakfast we will visit Imam Square, a jewel of Persian architecture with 4 monuments at 4 sides including Aliqapu Palace (the first Iranian skyscraper), Imam and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosques and Isfahan bazaar where you'll meet artists who work handicrafts sometimes on bone.  in Evening we will visit Si-o-Se Pol & Khajoo bridges over Zayande Rud river , Relax in one of the traditional tea houses, drink Persian tea and smoke Persian water-pipe. O/N Isfahan.

Day 07: Isfahan

We will visit Armenian quarter of Jolfa, Vank cathedral, Friday mosque, Shaking Minarets and Chehel Sotoun known as forty column palace. O/N Isfahan.

Day 08: Isfahan-Kashan-Tehran

After breakfast drive toward Tehran, en route we will visit Abyane, an ancient village with it's colorfully dressed inhabitants and mud brick houses where little has changed for several centuries, then Fin complex, Aghabozorg theological school and bazaar in Kashan, a city known for nice old traditional houses and carpet. Continue to Tehran. O/N Tehran.
 

Day 09: Tehran - Cairo via Bahrain

Transfer to Tehran airport and fly to Bahrain. Please notice that your flight is not a direct one, so you MIGHT stay in Bahrain one night or fly to Cario. O/N Cairo or Bahrain.

Day 10: Cairo
Transfer from Cairo airport to hotel .O/N Cairo.

 

Day 11: Cairo

In the Morning we will go to great plain of Giza to see the incredible, mysterious Sphinx, You may also take a camel ride there. Enjoy lunch at a Local restaurant.afternoon we will visit Memphis & Sakkara located about 10 miles from Cairo which  was the necropolis of  Memphis and  Egypt's capital during the Old Kingdom then the Steep Pyramid of Cheops , the oldest stone building in the world date back to  28th century B.C. If you wish to dine out, your tour guide can give you many recommendations of restaurants. O/N Cairo.

Day12: Cairo-luxor
We will Visit Egyptian Museum, the most important depository of

Egyptian Antiques including Coptic Museum. Enjoy lunch at a Local restaurant. afternoon we will take you to Old Cairo Citadel, Visit Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali, the head quarters of  Roman army in the  region and  Sultan Raffia Mosque then enjoy walking  in Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Return to your hotel. Your tour guide can give you many recommendations of restaurants if you wish to dine out this evening .At 7:30 PM you will be transferred to Cairo railway station to get a first class night train to Luxur. O/N train.

Day 13: Luxor
Arrive Luxor at 8:30 Am, transfer to your Nile Crouse. Check in your cabin. Free at leisure till lunch time. Then we will visit Karnak and Luxor temples. Dinner will be on board. O/N Board.

 

Day 14: On Board
After breakfast on board, cross West Bank to visit valley of kings & Queens, Hatshepsut temple at Deir El Bahari & Colossi of Memnon .Lunch will be on board. Evening sail to Edfu via Esna. Dinner will be on Board. O/N Edfu.  

 

 Day 15: On Board - Aswan
We will visit  Haroeries in the morning, well preserved temple of falcon-headed God Hores . Lunch will be on Board, afternoon Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the temples of crocodile God (Sobek), then Sail to Aswan.

O/N Aswan. (Isis Cournich Hotel).

Day 16: Aswan
We will visit High Dam, built to control the flooding of Nile, and Old Dam, built in l9th Century. Then we go to ancient quarries to see the 170-feet Unfinished Oblique. Continue by felucca (traditional sailing boats) to visit Granite quarries and Philae Temple represents a fusion of three great civilizations (Egyptian, Greek and Roman). Return to your Nile Cruise. O/N Aswan (
Isis Cournich Hotel).

 

Day17: Aswan-Abu Simbel-Cairo
In the morning, transfer to Aswan airport and fly by Charter flight to Abu Simbel where you will visit the temples dedicated to Ramses II, then fly back to Aswan. Afternoon transfer to Aswan Rail way station to return back to Cairo by First class train. Arrive Cairo and transfer to your hotel. O/N Cairo (
Siag Pyramids Hotel).

 

Day 18: Cairo-Departure
Transfer to Cairo Airport for your return flight.

 

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