13 Nights Tour Package


14 Days / 13 Nights

Cairo – Luxor – Aswan – Hurghada – Alexandria

Day 01: Arrival
Welcome to Cairo! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel.

Day 02: Cairo
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour. In the morning you will be driven to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx: the most famous monuments of not only ancient Egypt, but of the entire ancient world! These massive stone structures were built around 4,500 years ago
on a rocky desert plateau close to the Nile.

After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to Sakkara to see the very first pyramid ever built; the Step Pyramid of Djoser. You will also get the chance to see some fantastic mastabas, including the mastaba of Mereruka, the largest one built in ancient Egypt. You will then be able to marvel at the Pyramid Texts inside the Pyramid of Teti before heading off to the ancient capital of Egypt: Memphis. The Colossus of Ramses II dominates the museum here; do not forget your camera! After the visit, you will be driven to the Papyrus Institute where you will see how the ancient Egyptians made this forerunner to today’s paper; have a go at making it yourself; and get the opportunity to look at some fantastic examples of papyrus art, with no
obligation to buy.

After this amazing trip through Egypt’s pharaonic past you will be driven back to your hotel.

Day 03: Cairo
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by another full day tour, but this time you will spent the forenoon at the Egyptian Museum: gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask; stare upon the mummies of some of Egypt’s ancient pharaohs (optional); lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries, where thousands of artefacts are awaiting your visit.

After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, the fortress built between 1176 and 1183 AD, to protect Cairo from the Crusaders and rebuilt by Muhammad Ali Pasha, whose mosque is a “must
see”. From here you will be taken on a tour of Cairo famous Churches, including: The Hanging Church and the Church of St. George the Martyr, 2 churches built into the walls of the Fort of Babylon and its remains could be Cairo’s oldest structures; and the Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius), where, it is said, the Holy Family took shelter in a cave, with the church being erected her to commemorate this. This whole area is a world famous destination for Pilgrims.

At the end of this exciting day you will be driven to visit the old market of Cairo (Khan El-Khalili) to test your haggling skills, and then to your hotel to check-out before being transferred to Ramses railway station where you will board the night sleeper service to Aswan, which departs at 2025. Dinner is served once Cairo has disappeared behind you.

Day 04: Nile Cruise: Aswan
0815 and you have now arrived at Aswan station. Here you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your cruise boat: your floating hotel for your next 4 days.
The optional morning excursion to Abu Simbel, is recommended, it is one of those “must see” sites.

In the afternoon you will get a view of Elephantine Island as you pass by it on a felucca (sailing boat) and then you will visit The Aga Khan Mausoleum. Felucca ride over, it is back to the boat for dinner.

Optional Trip
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You may choose to visit Abu Simbel to see these marvellous temples, which were originally carved out of a rocky mountainside by Ramses II. You can either go by flight: it costs $250 per person all inclusive(flight duration 45 minutes each flight leg), or by coach: Costs about $110 per person all inclusive trip (duration 4 hours each way)

Day 05: Nile Cruise: Aswan, Kom Ombo And Edfu
A new day and your first breakfast on board before you are driven to see the High Dam, the worlds largest rock filled dam, and the Temple of Philae, moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. It is then back to Aswan to rejoin your cruise and as the Nile laps gently underneath you, lunch is served.

After lunch, the boat sails majestically towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. After the visit you will be taken back to the boat for your dinner while it sails onward to Edfu.

Day 06: Nile Cruise: Edfu, Esna, And Luxor
Edfu, home of the best preserved temple in Egypt: the Temple of Horus. This is the temple you will be visiting after breakfast, and afterwards your guide will return you to your cruise boat for lunch as the boat sails
majestically towards Esna.

Once you reach Esna you will watch as it sails through the Esna locks. Once through the locks the boat continues on its course towards Luxor, which it will reach after you have had dinner.

Day 07: Nile Cruise: Luxor
An early breakfast and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the tombs of princes in the Valley of the Queens; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon.

After lunch, which you will have back on board, you will visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is complete you will return to the boat for your dinner.

Day 08: Luxor And Hurghada
Your day starts with breakfast in your hotel followed by checkout. Afterwards you will be driven, in our air-conditioned vehicle, for the 3 hour trip to Hurghada, where you will check-in at your hotel upon arrival. The rest of the day belongs to you, but there will be opportunities for snorkelling, diving and other water sport activities.

Day 09: Hurghada

A full day for sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Hurghada has to offer

Day 10: Hurghada
Another full day of free-time, perhaps some sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Hurghada has to offer

Day 11: Hurghada And Alexandria
Another full day of free-time, perhaps some sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Hurghada has to offer, until it is time to check-out and then you will be driven to Hurghada airport for your flight back to Cairo (or direct to Alexandria if a flight is available).

If the flight is to Cairo you will be met there by our representative who will assist you in transferring to Alexandria by our air-conditioned vehicle. (If the flight is direct to Alexandria, our representative will meet you at the airport). You will then be taken to your hotel for check-in.

Day 12: Alexandria

Your day starts with breakfast in your hotel followed by a visit to some of the sites that this beautiful city, originally built by Alexander the Great, has to offer. These include: a trip into the catacombs (Kom el Shoqafa), where the early Christians were buried; Pompey’s Pillar, the biggest memorial column in Egypt, made of red granite and standing about 28 metres high, with a base diameter of 2.7 metres. During the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, the Roman ruler of Egypt, between 284 and 305AD, erected this memorial column in his honour, as a sign of gratitude; and the Montazah Gardens, a private park where world leaders often meet, 150 acres of numerous trees, palms, and flowers which overlook many bays and beaches.

Lunch will be supplied at a local restaurant in the middle of this exciting tour, and at the end of the day you will be returned to your hotel for dinner.

Day 13: Alexandria
After breakfast the second part of your tour of Alexandria starts with a visit to the Citadel of Qaitbay, where, about 1480AD, the Mameluke Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay fortified the site, which held the ruins of the Alexandria Lighthouse, and with successive improvements it now stands as a very prominent Citadel on the Mediterranean coastline, which is
followed by a visit to the Greco/Roman museum where 21 rooms contain about 40,000 valuable relics dating from as early as the 3rd century BCE.

You will then have lunch at a seafood restaurant overlooking the eastern port before being transferred back to Cairo in our air-conditioned vehicle, where you will check-in upon arrival.
Day 14: Final Departure
Your final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure.

End Of Program 

 

Package Includes:

  • 3 night’s accommodation in Cairo at a 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • 1 night’s accommodation on board a sleeper train on half board basis (dinner and breakfast included)
  • 4 night’s accommodation on board a 5 star Nile Cruise on full board basis (all meals included) including all above shore excursions
  • 3 night’s accommodation in Hurghada at a 5 star hotel on full board basis (all meals included)
  • 2 night’s accommodation in Alexandria at a 5 star hotel on half board basis (breakfast and dinner included)
  • All transfers as per above mentioned program
  • Private and personalized sightseeing shore excursions for 4 nights on the cruise
    Private English speaking Egyptologist guides as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing
  • All applicable taxes
  • Private and deluxe air conditioned vehicle for all transportation
  • Meals: 13 breakfasts + 12 lunches + 9 dinners
  • Arrival/departure assistance
  • Domestic flight: Hurghada to Cairo (or Alexandria: if available)
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels

Package Excludes:

  • Tipping for guides, driver, Nile cruise crew, etc…
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, etc…)

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