Overview

Day 1: Arrive to Cairo

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

Day 3: Visit Saqqara necropolis and Islamic Cairo

Day 4: Fly to Aswan and embark your Nile cruise. Visit Philae temple and Sail down the Nile by a Felluca.

Day 5: Sail down the Nile to Kom Ombo and Edfu temples

Day 6: Visit the Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut temple, Karnak and Luxor temples

Day 7: Fly to Cairo and visit the Coptic churches of old Cairo. 

Day 8: Final departure. 

7 Nights 8 Days 22 Oct, 23 Oct, 24 Oct, and more
Highlights

 

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.  

Visit Aswan and enjoy a relaxing Felucca ride on the Nile.

Sail down the Nile on a luxury cruise for 3 nights.

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. 

Learn about the Holy Family's visit to Egypt as you delve into the history of its Coptic churches. 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival 

Arrive at Cairo Airport. Our meet-and-assist service will take you through the passport control area, assist with your luggage and customs, and then our representative will accompany you to your hotel in Cairo overlooking the Nile.  

 

Day 2: Grand Egyptian Museum/Giza 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 dinner in a local authentic restaurant. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3: Saqqara/Islamic 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 after 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: Aswan/Cruise

Take an early morning flight to Aswan on the southern border of Egypt. Upon arrival we will take you to the temple of Isis, located on the island of Philae. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of love and passion in ancient Egypt. Then check-in and have lunch on-board the cruise, you will  have a leisurely felucca sailboat on the river Nile . (B,L,D)

 

Day 5: Kom Ombo/Edfu/Cruise 

As you are having breakfast, sail down the Nile and visit the temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile and the falcon gods. Stop at the Crocodile Mummification Museum, where you will see the crocodile mummies that are thousands of years old. Lunch will be served onboard the cruise ship. The next stop will be the temple of Horus at Edfu, the most intact temple from the ancient world. (B,L,D)

 

Day 6: Luxor/Cruise

Start the day by visiting the Valley of the Kings, hidden behind the mountains on the west bank of the Nile. Your tour will include the entry of the tomb of king Tutankahamon and the tomb of Ramses VI. Next, visit the temple of Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh who dressed and ruled like a king. Have a photo stop by the huge Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, visit the temple of Karnak, the largest religious complex that was ever built for a god. The temple is dedicated to the god Amon Ra, the chief creator god in Ancient Egypt. Then visit the Luxor temple that was predominantly built by Pharaoh Ramses the second. (B,L,D)

 

Day 7:  Coptic Cairo

Fly Back to Cairo. Upon arrival visit the Coptic area, where you will visit The Hanging Church, one of the oldest churches in the world that dates back to the 3rd century and was built on top of an ancient fortress. Visit the Church of St. Sergius, the place where the Holy Family hid from king Herod during their flight to Egypt. See the place where baby Moses was found by the daughter of the pharaoh at Ben Ezra Synagogue. The Synagogue is one of the few surviving in Egypt. After Lunch, return to your hotel by the airport and relax. (B,L)

 

Day 8: 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 $2,599 USD per person

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

CRUISE: M/S MayFair (Deluxe Cabin)

CAIRO: Le Meridien Cairo Airport (Deluxe Room)

Golden Luxury-Starting from $3,535 USD per person

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

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

CAIRO: Le Meridien Cairo Airport (Deluxe Room)

Premium Luxury-Starting from $4,535 USD per person

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

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

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 by a modern air conditioned  private vehicles
  • 3 nights accommodation in 5-star Luxury Hotel in Cairo
  • 1 night accommodation in 5- star Luxury Hotel in Aswan 
  • 2 nights accommodation in 5-star Luxury Hotel in Luxor 
  • 1 night accommodation in 5-star Luxury airport hotel
  • All domestic flights during your tour
  • All the admissions for the sightseeing stated in the program
  • Service 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 meals or drinks that are not mentioned on the itinerary. 
  • Entry visas to Egypt.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Gratuities for the guides and drivers or any other kind of tips.