The Best of Egypt - 7 days
Validity: Till 31st May 2019
Day 1: Arrival Cairo
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, our representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Escorted transfer by a modern air-conditioned coach will take you to the hotel through Old Cairo to enjoy the panoramic view of the citadel with the towering mosque of Mohamed Ali pass by Sultan Hassan & El Refaie mosques. Check in the hotel upon arrival & free time to refresh.
Dinner in an Indian restaurant & optional tour of the Sound & Light Show by the Pyramids Back to the hotel & overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Pyramids, Sphinx, Museum, Khan El Khalili (Breakfast)
Breakfast. We shall begin our day with the guided tour of Cairo. We start the tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders the great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus). A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries.
The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit.
Afternoon visit the Egyptian Museum which exhibits collections now exceeding to 120,000 objects ranges from pre-historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues. The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.
After the visit of the museum a short drive through the downtown will take you to Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways. Drive back to the hotel & overnight at the hotel in Cairo.
Day 3: Full day tour to Alexandria (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Early breakfast at the hotel in Cairo then transfer to Alexandria via the desert road –about 225 km– whereby you will start a guided tour to visit the Bombay's' pillars, the Catacombs & Montazah Gardens. You will also pass by Alexandrina Bibliotheca & overview Qaite Bay citadel from outside.
Pompeii Column and Kom el-Shuqafa Catacombs Thirty meters high and built from Aswan pink granite, at the top of the hill lies the entrance to the Kom al-Shuqafa Catacombs dating from the first and second centuries. They have been discovered by chance at the beginning of 20th, century.
Montazah Gardens; is about 150-hectare park surrounding the palace of Khedive Abbas with its amazing architecture worth of Walt Disney. Visitors enjoy strolling in the gardens or swimming of the nice sandy beaches.
Alexandrina Bibliotheca; the New Library of Alexandria, the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Qaite bay Fort has been guarding the bay for centuries; at the end of the Cornish rises the Crenellated walls of the Mameluk fortress built in 1480 on the site of the Alexandria lighthouse. Lunch will be served during the tour in a local or Indian restaurant Drive back to Cairo, dinner at a restaurant & overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Cairo - Aswan visits – Nile cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Wednesday, Friday
Wake up early today & check out of the hotel. Tea & coffee will be served & breakfast box to take with. Drive to Cairo airport for about 70 minutes' flight to Aswan – the southern gate of Egypt.
Meet & assist upon arrival at Aswan airport. Aswan is one of the world's best-known winter resorts. Start a guided tour to visit the Old Dam (just passing over it) and the High Dam, which provides irrigation and electricity to the whole Egypt and then a motor boat ride, will take you to the beautiful Temple of Philae on Isis Island then transfer to the Nile Cruise & Check in.
Lunch will be served onboard the cruise then afternoon relax tour by felucca to sail in around the Elephantine & Botanical Islands viewing the Agha Khan mausoleum. Back to the cruise again for dinner and overnight onboard.
Day 5: Abu Simble- Nile cruise – Kom Embo – Edfu (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Very early wakeup call & breakfast box will be ready to start an optional excursion by coach to the great Temples of Abu Simbel flanked by four giant stone statues of Ramses II. The Temple was reclaimed from the dam to rescue from the rising water of Lake Nasser and reconstructed in its present site.
Sail to Kom Embo upon returning from Abu simble. Visit the Ptolemaic Temple Shared by Two Gods, Sobek and Heroeris in Kom Embo. Sail to Edfu & overnight on board.
Day 6: Edfu – Esna - Luxor (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Transfer by Kalesh or horse drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus to visit then back to the Nile Cruise and sail to Esna / Luxor. Visit Karnak temple upon arrival to Luxor and over view Luxor temple from outside as it is like an open museum. Overnight onboard.
Day 7: Luxor - Departure (Breakfast)
Early breakfast & check out then start a visit to the west bank in Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple & Colossi of Memnon Drive back to the Nile cruise & take the luggage and drive to Luxor airport for your international flight back home.
Validity: Till 31st May 2019
Tour Price Per Person
|| Child 6 – 11 years
|Oasis or Grand Pyramids -
Cairo and Nile Cruise
|Barcelo Cairo and Nile Cruise
|Le Meridien Pyramids -
Cairo and Nile Cruise
- Meet & assist at Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Airports.
- All transfer from / to airports in a/c vehicles.
- Private transfers from airports to the hotels/Nile cruises and vice versa.
- Private full day guided tour to the Pyramids and Sphinx, Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili Bazaar with entrance fee.
- 3 nights' accommodation in Cairo with breakfast.
- 3 nights' accommodation onboard Nile cruise based on FB (food only & no beverages) Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 5* Nile cruise category like Radamis II or similar.
- Private guided tours to visit all sights as per the itinerary in Cario, Alexandria, Aswan, Kom Embo, Edfu & Luxor with english speaking guides.
- 1 bottle mineral water during the tours every day.
- 2 lunches and 3 dinners in oriental/Indian restaurants.
- Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, beverages.
- Any other item not mentioned above.
- Entrance to any of the three Pyramids, the Solar Boat or the mommies room.
- International and domestic Flights.
- Itinerary is based on departure from Luxor, should any transfers be requested in Cairo on day 9 the extra transfer will be charged.
- Booking will be subject to availability of space / rooms at the time of booking. Alternatives will be provided if units suggested are not available. You will be advised of any supplementary costs or reductions.
- Prices are subject to change.
- Taxes as applicable.