What if travelling is not only about sightseeing and relaxing; but also about learning about the rich Egyptian culture? Our 9 days trip to Egypt will make you enjoy both sightseeing and paying visits to iconic monuments. Starting from the heritage found untold streets in Cairo passing by the most wonderful cruise in the Nile river from Luxor to Aswan. You will head back home feeling like a royalty after meeting in person with the great Pharaohs.
►Enter the Great Pyramid of Cheops
►Cruise the Desert on a Camel Ride
►Explore the Solar Boat of king Cheops
►Stand in front of the imposing Sphinx
►Visit the famous Mummies room at the Egyptian Museum
►Enjoy the experience of the local Market
►Cruise up the Nile for four Nights on a luxury cruise line
►Visit the Tomb of King Tutankhamon
►Visit the Spectacular temple of Abu Simbel
►Sail down the Nile on a sail boat during sunset.
Friday: Arrive in Cairo
Arrive at Cairo Airport. Our meet-and-assist service will take you from just outside your gate through the passport control area and help you through luggage claim and customs. Then they will accompany you to your hotel in Cairo.
Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home of the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, more than 120,000 items. You will stand face-to-face with the Mask of King Tutankhamun.
After lunch, you will visit Ibn Tulun Mosque, the oldest Mosque in Cairo with the largest area of land, still surviving in its original form. You will have the option of climbing up the minaret which provides a panoramic view of old Islamic Cairo.
Wrap up the day by walking through old Islamic Cairo; walk in El Muizz Street which has the greatest concentration of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world; explore the winding alleyways of the famous Khan El Khalili market, the major souk in the Islamic Cairo district. (B, L)
Start your day by visiting Memphis, the oldest capital of Egypt, a city that is five thousand years old. Then drive to Saqqara, the necropolis of Memphis and home of the Step Pyramid, the first limestone structure that was ever built. Explore its 4350 year old colored tombs. Go inside a pyramid and see the ancient Hieroglyphics engraved on its walls thousands of years ago.
Visit the Giza Pyramids, the only surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World. See the 4500-year-old Solar Boat of King Khufu. Ride a camel out in the desert and stand in front of the imposing Sphinx, the combination of human intelligence and the strength of a lion. (B, L)
Take an early flight to Luxor and begin your deluxe cruise. 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. Next visit the Luxor temple that was predominantly built by Pharaoh Ramses the second.
Check in at your luxury cruise & overnight. (B, L, D)
Start the day by visiting the Valley of the Kings, hidden behind the mountains on the west bank of the Nile. Then 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 to the town of Edfu. (B, L, D)
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)
In the morning, visit the island of Philae and the temple of Isis, the goddess of love and passion in ancient Egypt.
Visit the granite quarries where ancient Egyptians mined granite to build their eternal structures. After lunch, go on a leisurely felucca sailboat ride down the Nile. (B, L, D)
After breakfast on-board, enjoy a relaxing morning in Aswan, Then fly to Cairo and check in an airport hotel and overnight. (B)
OR with an extra supplement:
Take an early morning flight to Abu Simbel 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. (Lunch bag will be included)
Final transfer by our High End Representative to the Cairo Airport to travel back home with your heart filled with memories of the sights, sounds and voices of Egypt to carry with you. (B)
- 03 nights at Four Seasons Nile Plaza hotel (or similar), based on bed & breakfast "Nile View room".
- 04 nights on board of M/S MayFair (or similar) Nile Cruise start sailing from Luxor on Full Board basis.
- 01 night at Le Meridien Cairo Airport hotel (or similar), based on bed & breakfast "Standard room".
What is included in the tour
- Exclusive meet-and-assist service by our High End Journeys Representatives at airports
- All airport transfers by a private luxury vehicle
- 3 nights accommodation in a 5 star deluxe hotel
- 4 nights on a luxury Nile cruise
- 1 night accommodation in an airport hotel
- All domestic flights.
- All entry fees for archeological sites mentioned on the tour
- 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
- Bottled water during all tours and meals.
- All applicable taxes and VAT
What is NOT included in the tour
- International flights.
- Any meal or drinks that is not mentioned
- Entry visas to Egypt.
- Gratuities for the guides and drivers or any other kind of tips.