Tours can be arranged to start either on Friday or Tuesday.
Khan el Khalili Bazaar, Catacombs, Pompey’s Pillar, Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum, Alexandria, Temple of Philae, Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples, Luxor and Karnak Temples, Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, Memnon’s Colossi
Tour Prices :
$1465 / PERSON
- Meet and assist upon arrival
- Pick-up/drop-off service upon arrival and departure in an air-conditioned vehicle
- 3 nights accommodation in Cairo at 5* standard hotel
- 1 night on a board sleeper train (Cairo – Aswan)
- 1 night on a board sleeper train (Luxor – Cairo)
- 3 nights 5* Nile Cruise sailing Aswan to Luxor
- Daily breakfast starting second day
- Breakfast & dinner onboard sleeper train
- All meals included on board Nile cruise excluding any drinks
- Relevant transfers during sightseeing
- Alexandria day trip including round trip transfer
- English speaking tour guide during sightseeing
- Entry visa
- International flight
- Christmas and New Year Gala Dinners (to be advised at time of booking)
- Tipping/ Gratuity
- Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry etc
- Additional trips or unmentioned items
Day 1: Cairo
Arrival Cairo, overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : Alexandria
Breakfast at your hotel, followed by a transfer ey to Alexandria. Start a full day city tour upon arrival including the Catacombs, the Roman Theater, and Pompey’s Pillar. Pompey’s pillar is one of the largest ancient monoliths and the largest of its kind erected outside the imperial city of Rome. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. You will also view the Citadel of Qaitbay and the Alexandria Library then return trip to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo hotel.
Day 3 : Cairo
After breakfast, check-out and start your amazing journey by a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza it is a splendid sight. Take in the size and perfect proportion of these structures and be captivated. You will also see the Sphinx before going on to the Egyptian Museum. Early evening transfer to the train station to catch the sleeper train to Aswan. Enjoy dinner and a comfortable journey on-board.
Day 4: Nile Cruise
Morning arrival to Aswan. Visit the Temple of Philae, which was the center of worship of the goddess Isis, attracting pilgrims from all over the ancient world. The original island now lies submerged in the waters of Lake Nasser. In a fantastic rescue operation, the temple was rescued and re-erected upon its present location on the nearby island of Agilkia. Check into the Nile cruise boat and you have a free afternoon. Overnight on a Cruise boat.
Day 5: Nile Cruise
Optional tour to visit the Temples at Abu Simbel, the temples are carved out of solid rock upon the orders of Pharaoh Ramses II at a site south of Aswan in the land of Nubia. The site had long been sacred grounds to the goddess Hathor of Absek. However, the temple built by Ramses was dedicated to the sun gods Amon-Re and Re-Harokhte. Because of their far-away location near the Sudanese border, the temples were unknown until their discovery in 1813. All 3 temples were removed from their original sites in a gigantic rescue operation and moved further along to another site to avoid them being submerged by the High Dam waters. Sail to Kom Ombo with an evening visit to the temple dedicated to the two gods Sobek the crocodile God and Harris the Sun God. Overnight in Edfu onboard cruise boat.
Day 6 : Nile Cruise
Morning tour to Edfu Temple by horse and carriage. Continue sailing towards Luxor enjoying free time and lunch. Your afternoon tour is to the East Bank of Luxor. Entry is down the avenue of Ram Headed Sphinx to reach the Monumental Temple of Karnak and then continue onto Luxor Temple. A free evening to enjoy this vibrant and fascinating city. Overnight on board.
Day 7 :Nile Cruise - Cairo
Disembarkation and the start of an amazing tour of the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Memnon Colossi. Transfer to Luxor train station to board sleeper train back to Cairo. Enjoy dinner and a comfortable ride onboard the train.
Day 8 : Cairo
Upon arrival in Cairo, Transfer to your hotel in Cairo for check-in. Spend a relaxing day in Cairo by the pool, enjoy the facilities and have a nice evening. Overnight in hotel.
Day 9 :Departure
Pack your collection of amazing memories and its time to check-out. Transfer to Cairo airport for departure.
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.
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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.