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The Best of Egypt by Rail - 8 Days

Validity: Till 30th September 2024

Day 1: Cairo - Sound & Light Show (optional)

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, our representative will welcome you and assist you through the immigration process. Escorted transfer by a modern air-conditioned coach to the hotel through Old Cairo. Drive past the Citadel with the towering mosque of Mohamed Ali and pass by Sultan Hassan & El Refaie mosques. Arrive at your hotel and check in. Free time to refresh.

Enjoy dinner at an oriental restaurant and take an optional tour of the Sound & Light Show by the Pyramids.


Day 2: Cairo - Full Day Tour to Alexandria

After an early breakfast, transfer to Alexandria via the desert road (about 225 km). Your guided tour includes a visit to the Pompeii’s pillar, the Catacombs & Montazah Gardens.

Pompeii’s Column and Komel-Shuqafa Catacombs: Thirty meters high and built from Aswan pink granite, the Pompeii Column is believed to be a present from the people of Alexandria to Emperor Diocletian. At the top of the hill lies the entrance to the Kom al-Shuqafa Catacombs (first and second centuries), discovered by chance at the beginning of 20th century.

Montazah Gardens: This is an apporx 150-hectare park surrounding the palace of Khedive Abbas with its amazing architecture worthy of Walt Disney. Stroll in the gardens or swim at the nice sandy beaches.

Pass by Alexandrina Bibliotheca and see Qaite Bay citadel from outside. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Drive back to Cairo. Dinner at a restaurant.


Day 3: Cairo - Pyramids, Sphinx, Museum, Khan El Khalili – Train to Aswan

Have an early breakfast and begin a guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Great Pyramid of Giza; those of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. The interior burial chambers can be visited. Nearby 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 a papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit.

Enjoy lunch at an oriental restaurant. Visit the Egyptian Museum established in 1835. Its exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranging 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. The museum also comprises a photography section and large library.

Drive through downtown to Khan El Khalili bazaar, famous worldwide for its amazing narrow alleyways. Free time at leisure till departure time to the station to board the sleeping train to Aswan.

Dinner and overnight in the train.

Day 4: Train from Cairo - Aswan - Cruise (Friday)

Breakfast onboard the train and meet & assist upon arriving at Aswan Station and transfer to the Nile cruise. Check-in and freshen up. Lunch on board.

After lunch Visit the High Dam, the Temple of Philae. Return back to the ship and dinner on board.

Overnight in Aswan.

Day 5: Aswan - Abu Simbel (optional) - Kom Ombo – Edfu

Breakfast on board. Take an optional tour to amazing Abu Simbel. Lunch on board. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo Sail to Edfu. Dinner on board.

Overnight in Edfu.

Day 6: Edfu - Luxor

Early in the morning with a short tea and coffee stop, visit the Temple of Horus followed by breakfast on board. Sail to Luxor via Esna. Lunch on board. Visit Karnak Temple upon arrival and view the Luxor Temple from outside as it is like an open museum. Dinner on board.

Overnight in Luxor.

Day 7: West Bank - Sleeper Train to Cairo

Breakfast on board. Check-out after breakfast and visit the West Bank’s Valley of the Kings, and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. After the visit, transfer to Luxor train station to depart for Cairo.

Dinner and overnight in the train.

Day 8: Cairo

Arrive Cairo Station. Our representative will meet and assist you for your transfer to Cairo Airport.

End of Tour.

Validity: Till 30th September 2024

Tour Price Per Person

Hotel Category Twin/Double Sharing
Quad Sharing
Child with
Bed (4–11 yrs)
Child without
Bed (4-11 yrs)
Single Occupancy
4 Star Rs. 1,20,999 Rs. 96,999 Rs. 71,999 Rs. 47,999 Rs. 1,49,999
4 Star Plus Rs. 1,29,999 Rs. 1,06,999 Rs. 77,999 Rs. 51,999 Rs. 1,70,999
5 Star Rs. 1,41,999 Rs. 1,17,999 Rs. 84,999 Rs. 56,999 Rs. 1,88,999

Price Includes:

  • Meet & assist at Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Airports/ Stations.
  • All transfer from / to airports in a/c vehicles on private basis.
  • Private transfer from airports to the hotels/Nile cruise and vice versa as per above itinerary.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Cairo with Buffet Breakfast.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation onboard the sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan on Half Board basis.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation on Full Board basis (food only & no beverages) onboard a 5* Nile Cruise.
  • Private guided tours to visit all sights as per the itinerary in Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu & Luxor with local English-speaking guides.
  • 1 bottle of mineral water during the tours every day.
  • 2 lunches & 2 dinners in oriental restaurants.
  • Current entrance fees.

Price Excludes:

  • Airfare.
  • Visa.
  • Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, beverages.
  • Entrance to any of the three pyramids.
  • Any other item not mentioned above. Christmas and New Year Gala Dinner (if applicable).
  • Single supplement includes a single cabin on the train on request.


  • Above rates are not valid for the festive season (Diwali, Christmas and New year). Please contact us for the same.
  • All the hotels are subject to availability. In case fresh taxes are levied by the Government, the additional cost will have to be paid.
  • Please check with regards to Covid guidelines/regulations before departure for both entry and exit country.
  • Taxes as applicable.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.

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