11-Nights Secrets of Egypt
$9975 per person
This Mediterranean city, blessed with a mild, pleasant climate and white beaches, is a popular playground and the country's summer capital. Nightclubs, sidewalk cafes and restaurants lining the Corniche add to Alexandria's attractions. There are museums, Roman theater, and catacombs to explore. Alexandria also serves as gateway for excursions to Cairo and the famous El Alamein battlefield. Visitors will find plenty of interest in this "Pearl of the Mediterranean." Good shopping buys include gold and silver jewelry, especially the gold cartouche with your name inscribed in hieroglyphs, cotton goods, carpets, leather articles, copper- and brassware, basketware and papyrus prints. The city boasts a reputation of having the country's best food. Other sights include: Ras at-Tin Palace, with its surrounding gardens; Hussein Sobhy Museum of Fine Arts; and Hotel Cecil, a grand and elegant hotel with romantic and intriguing history. There is a War Museum and Commonwealth War Cemetery.
The ancient town of Siwa sits on a remote oasis. Once inaccessible, this fascinating discovery filled with rich Egyptian history is now open for exploration. Siwa lies 60 feet below sea level camouflaged amongst the dunes of the Great Sand Sea. Stroll through the ruins of the Oracle of Amon, where Alexander the Great and Cleopatra poured their concerns to the mystical Oracle. Visit the olive orchards and learn how olive oil is made using methods dated back centuries. Or take a dip in the Fatnas Spring, an idle pool shaded with desert palm and lush greenery.
Faiyum (Fayoum) is an oasis located approximately 100 km from Cairo, and was founded around 4000 BC. It is known as the oldest city in Egypt and one of the longest continuously occupied cities in the world.
Cairo and the ancient monuments of the Egyptian empire have fascinated visitors throughout the centuries. The mystifying Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza, over four thousand years old, stand majestically on the outskirts of the city at the edge of the desert. Cairo's Museum of Antiquities holds one of the finest collections of artifacts in the world, including the astounding treasures of King Tutankhamen's tomb.
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