On this 11-days tour see the highlights of Egypt. Visit the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Memphis & Sakkara before heading south to Luxor.
Visit Luxor temple & Karnak temple in the East bank. Then move to See Hatshepsut Temple, the Valley of the Kings . Also see the Philae temple & High Dam in Aswan. Then fly back to Cairo and enjoy day trip to Alexandria before your final departure.
Hotels / Nile Cruise
|3 stars||4 stars||5 stars|
|Price per person in DBL or TRPL Room||1530 $||1560 $||1750 $|
|Solo traveler||2120 $||2165 $||2250 $|
|Christmas & Easter – DBL or TRPL Room||1905 $||1940 $||2190 $|
|Christmas & Easter – Solo traveler||2545 $||2595 $||2685 $|
- 5 Nights hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis.
- 1 Nights hotel accommodation in Alexandria on bed and breakfast basis.
- 4 Nights on Cruise board (Luxor & Aswan) full board (Sightseeing are included).
- 1 Day tour in Cairo visiting the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, Sphinx.
- 1 Day tour in Cairo visiting Sakkara & Memphis.
- 1 Day tour in Alexandria.
- All transfers in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan.
- All your tours and excursions are by an A/C vehicle.
- Expert tour guide.
- All your visits include entrance fees.
- Our prices include all taxes and services.
- Domestic airfare: Cairo/ Luxor & Aswan / Cairo
- Transfer by A/C vehicle: Cairo / Alex / Cairo
- Visa Entry for Egypt.(We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request)
- International Flights.
- Personal items.
- Any other items not mentioned.
- Any Optional tours.
- Drinks during meals.
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 A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Pyramids & Egyptian Museum
Breakfast. Start your tour visiting the Egyptian Museum of antiquities. On display is rare collection of 5000 years of art the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry.
Then visit the Great Pyramids one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Visit and enjoy a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Visit The Great Sphinx, the Valley Temple & many outstanding photo stops.
Back to the hotel & overnight in Cairo.
Day 3: Sakkara & Memphis Tour
Breakfast. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel.
Move 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. Back to the hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 4: Cairo – Nile Cruise – East Bank Tour
Breakfast. Transfer to the domestic airport. Departure by the plane to Luxor.
Start your tour visiting The Temple of Karnak & the Temple of Luxor. Excursion to the Luxor Temple to see its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses the Great. Proceed to Karnak. Transfer to the Nile Cruise. Boarding before Lunch. Lunch on board.
Overnight in Luxor.
Day 5: Nile Cruise – West Bank Tour
Breakfast on board. Cross to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.
Excursion to the Necropolis of Thebes, on the Western bank. Crossing the Nile, drive to the Valley of Kings; visit the tombs of various Dynasties, The Temple of Deir El Bahari.
On the return journey stop at the Colossi of Memnon which are two gigantic sitting statues representing Amenopis III facing the Nile then visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Lunch on board. Afternoon free at leisure. Afternoon Tea. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 6: Nile Cruise
Breakfast on board. Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Visit the Temple shared by the two Gods Sobek & Haroeris in Kom Ombo. Afternoon Tea. Overnight in Kom Ombo.
Day 7: Nile Cruise – Aswan
Breakfast on board. Sail to Aswan. Start you tour visiting: The High Dam which was completed in 1964. From here you can gaze across Lake Nasser.
The Philae temple Sail by felucca (Egyptian sailboat) to the island of Agilkia. Visit the temple that was removed from their original island of Philae which lies submerged most of the year by the waters of Lake Nasser. The main Temple of Isis and its monuments were built between the 26th-dynasty and the Roman period. Overnight in Aswan.
Day 8: Aswan – Cairo
Breakfast on board. Disembarkation.
(Optional) Abu Simbel Trip.
Departure to visit the Temple of Abu Simbel, The colossal Temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramses II (XIXth. Dynasty) and lately saved from inundation of the Nile waters in among the glories of ancient Egyptian monuments.
The temples were built out of a sandstone rock cliff, and representation of the deities to which each was dedicated is carved on its huge façade. Nearby, also saved, lies the small Temple of the King’s wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Back to Aswan.
Transfer to Aswan airport and departure by plane to Cairo. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 9: Alexandria
Our Egypt Land Travel guide will pick you up from your hotel, Start the tour with the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. Visit it’s open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first, which was found underwater nearby. Our guide will explain the design of the library from outside, you will have a chance for some photo stops.
Note: To enter the reading area you will need to purchase a ticket.
Visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East harbor of Alexandria.
The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa, after which you will
visit the old downtown of Alexandria where you can walk through the old city-center of Alexandria. Look at the traditional markets; where everything and anything is sold including traditional Egyptian sweets and treats. The architecture locally has baroque style designs and Italian and French style properties.
Visit El Nabi Daniel Mosque which is believed by many people to be related to Alexander the great tomb, It is said to contain the remains of the scholar and venerated teacher Prophet Daniel and his companion Sidi Lokman el Hakim, a religious story-teller.
Optional lunch stop at a modern Fish Restaurant or a famous and traditional Alexandrian food place called Mohamed Ahmed’s. The Queen of Spain and many famous people go there when they visit Alexandria.
Continue your tour by passing through the oldest market area in Mansheya and see the traditional womens’ markets (zan’et etsetat) with very thin and narrow streets, gold market also exists here where everyone buys their wedding and engagement jewellery.
The car will then take you to visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, and the strangest sight outside it: an old funfair where children play on very antique funfair rides and eat candy floss.
Opposite is the corniche and the old harbour where you can see the old fishing boats, men fishing and traditional fishermen making nets. The photos taken here are amazing. Continue to see the outside of Quaitbay castle which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria one of the seven wonders of ancient world . A most spectacular castle which is a great photo stop.
The car will then take you to the gardens of Montaza. On the way you can quickly have a optional 2 minute stop by the King of Mango and drink at Alexandrian’s drive thru freshly squeezed juices plus have a photo stop at the memorial of the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria.
The beautiful coastline and all the views of the city are en route to Montaza Palace and gardens which is approx 25 km away, including the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater.
Once in Montaza Gardens, commonly known as the Love Garden (all romantic couples and families go there) you will visit the royal gardens of King Farouk (the last king in the history of Egypt) and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as walk along the famous Montaza bridge and reach the Tea Palace island and see the royal beaches of the queens.
Overnight stay in Alexandria.
Day 10: Cairo Free Day
Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo by an A/C car.
(Optional Tour) Start your tour visiting the Citadel of Salah El Din which was constructed by Salah El Din on the Moqattam hills in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came specially from Istanbul and built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years.
After that you will move to Old Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church, Abu Sirga Church and Synagogue.
Finally move to your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 11: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you 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.