2 Nights in Cairo 1 Night in Luxor 2 Nights on Sleeper Train
Hotels / Nile Cruise
|3 stars||4 stars||5 stars|
|Price per person in DBL or TRPL Room||675 $||690 $||770 $|
|Solo traveler||945 $||970 $||1010 $|
|Christmas & Easter – DBL or TRPL Room||745 $||760 $||850 $|
|Christmas & Easter – Solo traveler||1040 $||1070 $||1115 $|
- 2 Nights accommodation in Cairo on bed & breakfast basis.
- 1 Night accommodation in Luxor on bed & breakfast basis.
- 2 Nights Sleeper Train half board.
- All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking Egyptologist guide
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
- All Service charges & taxes
- International Airfare.
- Egypt entry visa.
- Drinks and any personal expenses.
- Tipping Kitty.
Day 1: Arrival to Cairo
Arrival to Cairo airport, Upon your arrival you will find our representative waiting you with the sign of Egypt Land Travel then you will be transferred by an A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Pyramids & Egyptian Museum
After breakfast. Start your full day visiting the Egyptian Museum of antiquities. On display is a rare collection of 5000 years of art the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world.
Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry, as it was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated. Then visit the Great Pyramids – Cheops, Chephren & Mykerions. Cheops is the most colossal ever built.
Next is a close-up look at Sphinx – a huge funeral complex guarded by the legendary lion body with the face of king Chephren. At the end of the day we will transfer you to your hotel & overnight.
Day 3: Sakkara & Memphis
Breakfast then our guide will pick you up from your hotel then transfer to visit the Step Pyramids of Zoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure.
It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II. On your way to the south you will visit the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid at Dahshur.
Transfers to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Luxor. Dinner on the train. Overnight Sleeper train to Luxor.
Note: We don’t recommend it, it takes15 to 18 hours. We recommend that you upgrade and take a domestic flight which allows you to travel in comfort and gives you an extra night in a 5 star hotel.
Day 4: Luxor East Bank
Breakfast on the train. Arrival and transfer to your hotel and check in. Then start your day tour ,after picking you up from the hotel, to the east bank of Luxor where you will be accompanied by Private English Egyptologist guide to visit the Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. It was constructed from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom to the Graeco Roman Kingdom.
Then move to Luxor Temple. It was built by Amunhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty.King Ramses II was the most famous king in the 19th Dynasty. He ruled Egypt for about 67 years.
It was dedicated to the great god Amun-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu together representing the Theban triad. Enjoy visiting Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the 1st Pylon. Back to hotel. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 5: Luxor West Bank
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor to discover the West bank of Luxor. First, visit Valley of the Kings, the magnificence of the grandeur of architecture which was used for burial, there are many kings buried in this valley. The most known tombs are King Tutmosis I, Tutmosis III, Tut-Ankh-Amon, King Ramssess VI, King Mrenptah and AmonhotepII.
Then Continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshipsut, which was built by Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmosis I, who ruled Egypt about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty (1490–1469 B.C). the only pharaonic woman who reigned ancient Egypt.
Later you will get to see the colossi of Memnon.
Transfer to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Cairo. Dinner on the train. Overnight on sleeper train.
Note: We don’t recommend it, it takes 15 to 18 hours. We recommend that you upgrade and take a domestic flight which allows you to travel in comfort and gives you an extra night in a 5 star hotel.
Day 6: Final Departure
Arrival and transfer to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities
Hotel Rating in Egypt:
Hotel Rating in Egypt: Kindly note that the hotel rating in Egypt is not the same as in USA or Europe, so Luxury hotels option or 5 stars are always recommended as minimum in Egypt. As some 5 stars seems like 4 stars or 3 stars according to our clients’ feedback.
The 3* & 4 * hotels aren’t recommended at all as we receive complaints about them.
Travelling by overnight train NOT RECOMMENDED:
We don’t recommend it, it takes15 to 18 hours on a very noisy train. The toilets are not good and smelly. Food is not good in general. Beds: moderately comfortable. Comment from a client: “However, I am 6’0″ (183 cm) tall and barely fit into the bed — anyone taller would have to curl up.”
If you don’t fancy travelling by overnight sleeper train then upgrade to our flight option. Enjoying extra nights of comfort in 5* hotel accommodation. We recommend that you upgrade this transfer to domestic flight. Extra supplement for a 1 way flight and 1 night at 5 star hotels is 150$ per person. Xmas. New Year and Easter supplements apply. Contact us for rates.
Travel Insurance – from AIG
Secure your trip and give yourself greater peace of mind with the Travel Insurance program proposed by AIG Travel Guard for you. One week 25$ per person, More than one week 50 $ per person.
Cruise schedule & Sailing times:
Sometimes due to sailing conditions on the River Nile some Cruises itineraries, schedule and sailing times may be updated. We assure that our clients will see all what is on their itineraries but maybe in different order
The programs quote the average price of domestic flights with approximate timings.
Requests for specific flight times or changes to previously booked reservations may result in changes to the total price of the package. Some flights to sharm or Hurghada are indirect flights via Cairo Airport.
Skip queues on arrival save time and complicated procedures. our rep will have your visa already prepared for you. Just send us copy of your passport. (for most Nationalities but not all Check with your tour operator)
We accept all methods of secure payment: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, direct bank transfer.
Optional questions we wish you could answer to better understand what you are looking for on your tour & to best organize your holiday
What type of traveler are you? your lifestyle ? What types of activities are important to you? Your Past Travel Likes and Dislikes, Your favorite foods & what type of restaurants you prefer? Any allergies? What kind of tour guide do you prefer? What have you been dreaming of doing on this tour? Are you ok with early domestic flights e.g. 5 am ? Hotel rooms Prefer Nile /Pyramid/sea view rooms ?celebrating anything on this vacation?
Anything special you think we should know to best organize your tour?
Tour and Prices
Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
0 – 01.99 Free of Charge (unless flights were included)
2 – 5.99 pay 25% of tour price and 50% of tour price if it includes flights or sleeper train
6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.
Additional Entry Tickets
All tours don’t include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as walking inside one of the pyramid to see the deep burial chambers and the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo or to enter the Tomb of Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings in Luxor are also available at extra cost.
You can see more about our activities, tour guides, vehicles & daily tours in our Very active facebook page: Egypt Land Travel
Note: Alexandria Library is closed on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase an extra ticket.
Time & Voltage
Egypt is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Standard voltage is 220 volts. Primary sockets require the European, 2 pronged variety. We recommend that you pack a universal travel adaptor. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adaptor in order to use U.S. appliances
Comfortable, flat (preferably covered) shoes are needed for the Pyramids and Valley of the Kings. Pack flip flops/sandals to wear aboard the Nile felucca or Nile Cruiser.