Highlights & Tour Itinerary
- Explore the legendary Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum.
- Spend three nights on a riverboat cruising the Nile.
- See the colossal Temple of Karnak and the Valley of Kings.
- Relax at the natural Hurghada Beach at the Red Sea.
Departure Schedule: The tour operates every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.
Day 1: Cairo Airport - Cairo Hotel
Welcome to Land of Pharaohs! Our representative meets you at the passport control of Cairo Airport. Transfer to your booked hotel in Egypt’s capital, check in (accommodation in Cairo and Hurghada not included). Remainder of the day free. Cairo is a fascinating city and home to the mighty Nile, the longest and the most vital river in the world. Try to check some floating restaurant, river cruise boat or experience the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Day 2: Giza Pyramids & Sphinx – Egyptian Museum – Cairo Hotel
Enjoy an amazing tour to the iconic Giza Pyramids. Khufu's pyramid is the northernmost and largest of the three. In classical antiquity it was considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and is the only one to have survived. Khephren's monument can be easily identified by the casing stones that still cling to its pointed top. The much smaller pyramid of Mycerinus had not been completed by the time of the king's death. The Great Sphinx is part of the funerary complex of Khephren. Its impressive leonine body with the royal head is sculpted in an outcrop of the native limestone. Part of the face, including the nose, has been deliberately damaged. Tour to the Valley Temple. Back in Cairo visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities near Tahrir Square, which its rich collection of objects from Ancient Egypt. A highlight are the precious treasures of Tutankhamon, most famous king of the Ancient Egypt. The museum includes a Mummy Chamber with extra cost. Return transfer to your hotel in Cairo.
Day 3: Cairo Hotel – Flight to Aswan – Aswan Visit – Overnight Nile Cruise
In the morning transfer to Cairo Airport to depart to Aswan. Aswan located in the Upper Egypt, about 870 km south of Cairo on the foot of the Nile valley, flight from Cairo to Aswan lasts for about 1.5 hour.
Our representative will meet and assist you at Aswan airport. Accompanied by your Egyptologist guide to explore the city of Aswan including the High Dam, Egypt's modern example of construction on a monumental scale. The controversial Aswan High Dam contains 18 times the amount of material used in the Great Pyramid of Khufu and created Lake Nasser, the world's largest artificial lake. Continue to visit the Unfinished Obelisk which was made out of red granite and was dedicated to god Amun Ra. Then proceed to a motor boat to reach Agilkia Island, where you will visit Temple of Philae that was erected during the Greco-Roman period and was dedicated to goddess Isis. On the walls of the temple of Philae were inscribed the latest hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions. Overnight on board your Nile Cruise like Radamis or similar.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples – Overnight Nile Cruise
After breakfast on board we enjoy a visit to the Temple of the falcon god Horus at Edfu, one of the most important gods in Ancient Egypt. The structure is the best preserved example among the Greco-Roman temples of Egypt. It is also the repository of the most detailed legacy on matters of cult and temple function. Lunch on board while sailing to Kom Ombo. Tour to the double temple of the Hellenistic period on the eastern bank, the Temple of Kom Ombo. It is dedicated to Sobek and Haroeris. Its unique construction is an architectonic conflation of two temples in one building. Back on board sail to Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Karnak & Luxor Temples – Overnight Nile Cruise
Start your sightseeing tour with the Luxor Temple, the most sacred of sites. It was conceived as a remote southern annex to the temple of Karnak, at a distance of about 3 kilometres from it. Hence, it faces the Karnak Temple, and was connected to it by a long processional avenue, flanked by rows of sphinxes on either side. Three temples of Ancient Egypt claimed supremacy over all the others: the Temple of Ptah at Memphis, the Temple of Re-Atum at Heliopolis and the Temple of Amon-Re at Karnak. Only one can be seen today in Egypt, the Temple of Karnak. The Temple of Amon-Re was the melting pot of religion and politics. Its monumental courts and halls witnessed the most critical events of Egyptian history. Dinner and overnight on cruise board in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Disembarkation – Valley of the Kings – Hatshepsut Temple – Colossi Memnon – Overnight Nile Cruise
Come and see the magnificent Valley of the King’s. The most concentration of royal tombs in Ancient Egypt. It is where cut in rocks tombs for 62 famous kings of New Kingdom, they all are highly decorated and filled with priceless art work. Continue to visit the Hatshepsut temple built and named after the powerful Queen Hatshepsut the only woman who ascended the throne of Egypt in ancient times. This temple is located at Deir el-Bahari, a steep cliff in the shape of a horseshoe form a natural background to two monumental buildings standing side by side, each belonging to a different period.
Last stop to pay a visit at Colossi of Memnon. The first monument one encounters on a visit to the west bank of Luxor is the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. The temple itself has all but completely disappeared, but the colossal twin statues of the king, which once stood proudly in front of the entrance to the temple, are still there to greet the visitor. Transfer about 4 hours to Hurghada. Overnight at your booked hotel in Hurghada.
Day 7 and Day 8: Hurghada Leisure – Hurghada Hotel
Two free days to unwind in Hurghada at the beautiful Red Sea. Relax at one of the natural beaches or enjoy some water sports like diving, snorkeling or windsurfing and experience the nightlife. Possible is an optional excursion to the 4th century monasteries of St Anthony and St Paul, just 45 km outside of the city. Overnight Hurghada hotel.
Day 9: Hurghada Hotel – Flight to Cairo Airport – Cairo Hotel
Check-out from hotel. Private transfer to Hurghada Airport for your flight to Cairo, which lasts 1 hour. Our representative welcomes you back in the capital and drives you to your booked hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 10: Cairo Hotel – Cairo Airport
Depending on your departure time transfer to Cairo international airport to say farewell and board your flight.