Overview

Day 1: Arrive to Egypt. 

Day 2:  Visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx.

Day 3: Visit Saqqara and Islamic Cairo. 

Day 4:  Fly to Luxor. Visit Karnak and Luxor Temples, embark your Nile Cruise on the Nile. 

Day 5:  Visit the Valley of Kings, and Hatshepsut temple.  

Day 6:  Visit the Temple of Edfu, Temple of Kom Ombo & the Crocodile Museum.

Day 7: Visit Philae Temple in Aswan and Enjoy Felucca Sailboat ride on the Nile. 

Day 8: Visit Abu Simbel  and overnight  in Aswan.

Day 9: Explore the  Nubian village in Aswan.  

Day 10: Fly to Cairo, drive to Alexandria and overnight in Alexandria. 

Day 11: Visit the Catacombs, Pompey's pillar, Library of Alexandria and drive back to Cairo and overnight. 

Day 12: Final departure  

11 Nights 12 Days All our tours are private & Exclusive
Highlights

Visit The Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx, and The Grand Egyptian Museum.  

Discover the ancient necropolis of Saqqara.

Visit the off-beaten-track tombs of Mihu, The Butchers, and The Two Brothers. 

Stop by the oldest mosque in Cairo; Ibn Tulun mosque. 

Take a walk through the back streets of  old Islamic Cairo and the local market.  

Explore the ancient city of Thebes while immersing yourself in its magnificent  wonders.

Enjoy the stunning colors of The Valley of The Kings and  The Tomb of King Tutankhamun. 

Sail up the Nile on a luxury cruise for 4 nights.  

Enjoy sailing down the Nile during sunset in a private Felluca while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine.

Dazzle your eyes with the imposing temple of Abu Simbel. 

Immerse yourself in the exotic culture of the Nubians in Aswan.

Climb the amazing off-beaten-track tombs of The Nobles in Aswan.

Soak your mind and soul in the most intellectual city from the ancient world; Alexandria. 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Cairo

Arrive at Cairo Airport. Our meet-and-assist service will take you through the border control area, assist with your luggage and customs and transport you to your hotel in Cairo.

 

Day 2: Cairo Grand Egyptian Museum/The Pyramids 

Visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world for one single civilization. You will stand face-to-face with the Golden Mask of the boy King Tutankhamun. You will be dazzled with the amount of treasures and artifacts that this museum holds  

After lunch in a local authentic restaurant, visit the Giza Pyramids, the only surviving wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World. Ride a camel out in the desert to have an amazing view for the pyramids from a distance. Then, stand in front of the imposing Sphinx, the combination of human intelligence and the strength of a lion. Enjoy your included dinner on your own in one of High End Journeys selected local restaurants. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3: Saqqara/Isalmic Cairo

Start your day by visiting Saqqara, the necropolis of Memphis, home of the step pyramid, the first limestone structure ever built. Explore its 4350 years old colored tombs. Get the chance to go inside a pyramid and see the ancient Hieroglyphics that have been engraved on its walls for thousands of years. Your tour will include an off-beaten-track visit to The Tomb of Mihu, The Tomb of the butchers and The Two Brothers. .

Then  lunch, visit Ibn Tulun Mosque. The oldest existing mosque in Cairo with an amazing unique design and yet still surviving in its original form. You can even climb up the minaret which provides a panoramic view of the whole old part of the city. 

Wrap up your day by walking through the old streets of Islamic Cairo; walk in El Muizz Street which is like an open-air museum filled with medieval architectural marvels and treasures; explore the winding alleyways of the famous Khan El Khalili market, the major souk in the Islamic Cairo district. (B,L)

 

Day 4: Luxor/Cruise

Take an early flight to Luxor and begin your luxury cruise. Visit the temple of Karnak, the largest religious complex that was ever built for a god in the history of mankind. The temple is dedicated to the god Amon Ra, the chief creator god in Ancient Egypt. During Karnak temple visit you will have an off-beaten-track visit to the Opet festival temple and the glorious temple of Khonsu, Two hidden gems that are rarely visited by travelers. 

Next visit the Luxor temple that was predominantly built by Pharaoh Ramses the second.

Check in at your cruise & overnight. (B, L, D)

 

Day 5: Luxor/Cruise

Start the day by visiting the Valley of the Kings, hidden behind the mountains on the west bank of the Nile. Enter the tomb of King Tutankhamun and stand face to face in front of his Mummy. Also, your tour will include an access to Ramses VI, one of the most colorful tombs at the King's Valley. Then have an off-beaten-track visit to Dra Abu el Naga where you will be dazzled  by the details in the tombs of Roy and shoury. Visit the temple of Hatshepsut, the only female Pharaoh who dressed and ruled Egypt like a king. Have a photo stop by the huge colossi of Memnon.

After lunch, set sail up the Nile to the town of Edfu. (B, L, D)

 

Day 6: Edfu/Kom Ombo/Cruise

After breakfast, On a horse and carriage you will visit the temple of Horus at Edfu, the most intact temple from the ancient world. Sail to Kom Ombo Temple dedicated to the crocodile and the falcon gods. Visit the Crocodile Mummification Museum to see crocodile mummies that are thousands of years old. (B, L, D)

 

Day 7: Aswan/Cruise

After breakfast on-board, Drive to Abu Simbel temple on the southern border of Egypt. This site is the home of two massive rock temples dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses the second and his wife Nefertari. See the gigantic statues of the pharaoh standing for over 3200 years, flanking the entrance to one of the most impressive temples in Egypt, return back to Aswan, have lunch on-board the cruise and  End up your day on a legendary felucca sailboat ride down the Nile enjoying a sparkling wine during sunset. (B, L, D)

 

Day 8: Aswan/Hotel 

After breakfast, Disembark your Nile cruise and  enjoy a relaxing morning by visiting the Island of Philae and the temple of Isis, the goddess of love and passion in ancient Egypt afterwards, After lunch it will be time to relax at your hotel in Aswan and Overnight at your hotel. (B)

  

Day 9: Aswan/Hotel

After Breakfast, You will enjoy a relaxing walk on Lord Kitchener Island. Take a small motor boat  ride and sail up to the first Nile Cataract, an off-beaten-track experience to enjoy the beauty of the Nile. 

Walk in the Nubian village of Elephantine Island, get to be connected to the local culture and have local lunch in a Nubian restaurant. After lunch, Free afternoon at leisure to enjoy your hotel facilities. (B,L)

 

 Day 10: Aswan/ Cairo/ Alexandria 

After Breakfast, Check-out In the morning. Our representative will escort you to Aswan airport to catch a flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport, Drive for three hours to Alexandria, and have light lunch on-route. 

Check in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. The city of Alexandria is a unique city that was once the home for all philosophers, scientists and intellectuals of the ancient world . (B,L)

 

Day 11: Alexandria

After breakfast, Check-out and Visit the Catacombs and learn about the Greeks who lived in Egypt. Walk in the passages of knowledge of the daughter library and see the highest column in Egypt known as Pompey’s Pillar. Visit the only existing Roman theater in Egypt. Have lunch overlooking the Mediterranean sea and the  ancient site of the lighthouse of Alexandria. End your trip  by visiting the Library of Alexandria.

Drive back to Cairo and check in at your airport hotel & overnight. (B, L)

 

Day 12 : Final departure

After breakfast, have a short walk  to the international terminal to travel back home with your heart filled with memories of the sights, sounds, and voices of Egypt to carry with you. (B)

 

 

 

Accommodation

We have three different categories of accommodation:

Affordable Luxury-Staring from $4,270 USD per person

CAIRO: Kempinski Nile Hotel -Garden City (Nile Deluxe Room)

CRUISE: M/S MayFair (Deluxe Cabin)

ASWAN: Movenpick Aswan Hotel (Superior Room)

ALEXANDRIA: Steigenberger Cecil Hotel (Sea View Room)

CAIRO: Le Meridien Cairo Airport (Deluxe Room)

Golden Luxury-Starting from $5,755 USD per person

CAIRO: Four Seasons at Nile Plaza (Nile View Room)

CRUISE: M/S Sonesta Saint George (Deluxe Cabin)

ASWAN: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel (Luxury Nile Wing Room)

ALEXANDRIA: Four Seasons Alexandria at San Stefano Hotel (Nile View Room)

CAIRO: Le Meridien Cairo Airport (Deluxe Room)

Premium Luxury-Starting from $6,995 USD per person

CAIRO: Four Seasons at Nile Plaza (Nile View Room)

CRUISE: M/S Oberoi Zahra Luxury Nile Cruiser (Luxury Cabin)

ASWAN: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel (Luxury Nile Wing Room)

ALEXANDRIA: Four Seasons Alexandria at San Stefano Hotel (Nile View Room)

CAIRO: Le Meridien Cairo Airport (Deluxe Room)

Inclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Meet-and-assist service by our High End Journeys representatives at airports. 

  • All airport transfers and tours by a private air-conditioned vehicles. 

  • 3 nights accommodation in a 5-stars Luxury hotel.

  • 4 night accommodation in a 5-stars  Luxury Nile cruise.

  • 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star  Luxury hotel in Aswan.

  • 1 night accommodation in a 5-star Luxury hotel in Alexandria.

  • 1 night accommodation in a 5-stars Luxury airport hotel.

  • All domestic flights during your tour.

  • All entry fees of archeological sites mentioned on the tour.

  • Services of an Egyptologist guide on a private tour throughout your trip.

  • All meals stated on the itinerary, (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch and (D) for dinner.

  •  Unlimited use of bottled water during all tours and meals.

  • 24/7 High End Journeys On-call Support.

  • All applicable taxes and VAT. 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • International flights.
  • Any meal or extra drinks that are not mentioned.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Gratuities for the guides, Cruise staff and drivers or any other kind of tips.