This tour gives you a comprehensive introduction to the main highlights Egypt has to offer. The tour includes visits to the pyramids, Sphinx and the famous Egyptian Museum in Cairo, a luxury 4 day/3 night cruise along the Nile from Aswan to Luxor with stops at Kom Ombo temple and Edfu temple, the Valley of the Kings and Karnack temples, and a stay at a top quality beach resort in Hurghada.
Trip type: Private Guided Tour | Trip runs: Everyday
The pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx, Pyramids of Sakkara, Memphis, The alabaster sphinx, Egyptian museum, Coptic Cairo, Church of saint sergius, Synagogue of Bn Izra, Islamic Cairo, Citadel of Saladin, The Unfinished obelisk, The temple of Philae, Felucca ride, Abusimbel, Kom Ombo, The temple of Edfu, Luxor temple, The Karnak temples, The Valley of the Kings, The valley of the queens, The modern looking temple of Queen Hatshepsut, The High dam, Khan El-Khalili bazaar, Gawhara palace, Alabaster mosque, Al-Azhar mosque.
Day 1 (arrival): Arrival to Cairo airport, Egypt Fun Tours representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. From the airport you will be transferred by our private A/C car to your hotel.
Check in your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Day 2 (Pyramids tour): After breakfast start our visit to The pyramids of Giza (the great pyramid of king cheops, the remains of the funeral temple of the same king, the pyramid of king kephren, the pyramid of king Mekarynos, get inside one of the small pyramids, and see the Sphinx). Egyptian Lunch in a country side restaurant. Visit The pyramids of Sakkara ( The visual presentation of Sakkara, the step pyramid of king Djoser-the very first pyramid, the museum of Imhotep, the tomb of a high official, the pyramid of king Titi, the pyramid of king Unas, and see the pyramids of Dahshur from a distance). Visit Memphis the very first capital city of Egypt ( the statue of king Ramses the second-16 meters high, the alabaster sphinx of queen Hatshipsuit). Attend the sound and light show at Giza area ( optional). Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.
Day 3 (Cairo city tour): After breakfast at your hotel; Start our tour to the Egyptian museum (more than 120,000 pieces from ancient Egypt, plus the amazing collection of King Tutankhamen from the 18th dynasty new kingdom, and the royal mummies).
Visit Coptic Cairo (the church of saint sergius the very first church built in Egypt, the synagogue of Bn Izra, and the so called Hanging up church). Lunch in a tourist restaurant by the river Nile. Visit Islamic Cairo-the Citadel of Saladin, the alabaster mosque of Mohmed Ali, the Gawhara palace of Mohamed Ali, the mosque of Amr Ibn El-aas the very first mosque built in Egypt. See Khan El-Khalili bazaar (where you can see Al-Azhar mosque, and the very unique Islamic ancient streets and complex). Transfer to the train station for your sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner is on board of your sleeper train.
Day 4 (Aswan sightseeing): Breakfast on board of your sleeper train. Arrive at Aswan to start our visit to the High dam (was built in 1960 to control the annual flood of the Nile, and arrange agriculture process). Visit the Unfinished obelisk (a huge obelisk dating back to the 18th dynasty that was lift unfinished). Check in our hotel for Lunch(not included) After noon take a motor boat to the temple of Philae (was built by the ptolomies dedicated to love goddess Isis). Take a felucca ride around elephantine Island sail past the Agha Khan mausoleum, and Kitchener’s Island. Back to your hotel.
Day 5 (tour to Abu Simbel& Felucca): Breakfast at your hotel. An early start for an optional tour to Abusimbel (not included within the price). Transfer to your Nile Cruise, check into Cruise for Lunch, after which you will sail towards Kom Ombo. Dinner on board of your cruise ship Overnight on board.
Day 6 Sailing (comombo & Edfu): Breakfast on board of your cruise ship. Visit the unusual Greco Roman double temple of Kom Ombo (dedicated to two gods, the falcon god Harveris, and the crocodile god Sobek). Visit by a horse carriage to the temple of Edfu (dedicated to the falcon god Hours, and the second largest temple in Egypt. Lunch and Dinner on board of your cruise.
Day 7 (Luxor east): Breakfast on board of your cruise ship. Visit Luxor temple (was built by the kings of the middle and the new kingdom). Lunch on board of our cruise ship. After noon start our tour to visit the Karnak temples (the largest complex of temples in Egypt originally attached to Luxor temple by an avenue of sphinxes). Dinner on board of your cruise ship. Overnight on board.
Day 8 (Luxor West): After breakfast, disembark your Nile cruise. An early morning start as you cross over to the West Bank of Luxor
you come from sun, sand and rugged mountainside you enter: The Valley of the Kings (home of 65 tombs of the kings of 18th to 22nd dynasties). The valley of the queens (accommodates the tombs of queens from the new kingdom with the famous tomb of queen Nefertari). The modern looking temple of queen Hatshepsut (she ruled over Egypt for 19 years as a king). The colossi of Memnon (originally belong to king Amenhotep the 3rd). Afternoon Free time at leisure. Transfer to the railway station to take the Sleeping train on your way to Cairo. Dinner on board of your sleeper train.
Day 9 (Cairo/Alexandria): Breakfast on board of your sleeping train. Arrive Cairo, meet, welcome and assist by our representatives. Transfer to the hotel (Optional day trip to Alexandria). Overnight in Cairo
Day 10 (Departure):Breakfast at the hotel. Egypt Fun Tours representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.
Egypt Highlights In 10 days Includes:
- Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the above itinerary.
- Meals as mentioned.
- An A/C tourist coach new model 2009 or 2010 with a professional driver and a license from the ministry of tourism.
- A guide (Egyptologist) with a guiding license from the ministry of tourism
- Egyptian Cell phone for the trip organizer to use while touring.
- All transfer as mentioned in the above itinerary.
- Hotel stay in Cairo
- Nile cruise (Aswan-Luxor).