Pick up from Cairo airport, check in Cairo hotel, Cairo sightseeing, Alexandria sightseeing, sleeper train to Aswan, Check in Nile cruise, Aswan sightseeing, Luxor excursions, transfer to Hurghada for Liesure, transfer back to Cairo, Cairo excursions, and transfer back to Cairo airport.
11 Nights /12 Days - Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Aswan, & Hurghada
Day 1 - Arrival
Welcome to Egypt! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative at Cairo airport who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage, he will then take you in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel for check-in and overnight.
Day 2 - Cairo
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour. In the morning you will be driven to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx: the most famous monuments of not only ancient Egypt but of the entire ancient world!. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be taken to Sakkara to see the very first pyramid ever built; the Step Pyramid of Djoser.
You will also get the chance to see some fantastic mastabas, including the mastaba of Mereruka, the largest one built in ancient Egypt. You will then be able to marvel at the Pyramid Texts inside the Pyramid of Teti before heading off to the ancient capital of Egypt: Memphis! After this amazing trip through Egypt's pharaonic past at the end of this beautiful day, You will be driven back to your hotel.
Day 3 - Alexandria Day trip:
Your day starts with breakfast in your hotel followed by a drive, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to Alexandria. Your visit to this beautiful city, originally built by Alexander the Great, includes the Citadel of Qaitbay, where, about 1480 AD, the Mameluke Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay fortified the site, which held the ruins of the Alexandria Lighthouse. then you will visit the Pompey's Pillar, the biggest memorial column in Egypt, made of red granite, then visit Montazah Gardens, a private park where world leaders often meet and finally you will visit the New Alexandria Library (Bibliotheca Alexandrina), inaugurated on October 16, 2002, with shelf space for eight million books, with the main reading room on eleven levels. Lunch will be supplied at a local restaurant in the middle of this exciting tour, and at the end of the day you will have a tired, but fulfilled, drive back to Cairo.
Day 4 - Cairo & Sleeper Train
After breakfast you will be taken to the Egyptian Museum: gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask; stare upon the mummies of some of Egypt's ancient pharaohs (optional); lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries, where thousands of artifacts are awaiting your visit. After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, the fortress built between 1176 and 1183 AD, to protect Cairo from the Crusaders and rebuilt by Muhammad Ali Pasha, whose mosque is a "must see". From here you will be taken on a tour of Cairo famous Churches, including The Hanging Church and the Church of St. George the Martyr, 2 churches built into the walls of the Fort of Babylon and its remains could be Cairo's oldest structures; and the Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius), where, it is said, the Holy Family took shelter in a cave, with the church being erected her to commemorate this. This whole area is a world famous destination for Pilgrims. At the end of this exciting day, you will be driven to your hotel to check-out and then driven to see the old market of Cairo (Khan El-Khalili) before being taken to Ramses railway station, where you will board the night sleeper service to Aswan, which departs at 20:25.
Dinner is served once Cairo has disappeared behind you.
Day 5 - Aswan
Around 0815 you will arrive at Aswan train station. Here you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel for check-in. In the Afternoon you will be driven to see the High Dam, the worlds largest rock filled dam, and then a short sail to the Temple of Philae moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. You will be transferred back to your hotel and overnight.
Day 6 - Nile Cruise: Aswan
After breakfast, it is time to check-out and then you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your cruise boat: your floating hotel for your next 4 days. Lunch on board and rest of day is free at leisure or any optional tours, dinner will be served.
You may choose to visit Abu Simbel to see these marvelous temples, which were originally carved out of a rocky mountainside by Ramses II. The air-conditioned coach trip costs $165 per person.
Day 7 - Nile Cruise: Kom Ombo And Edfu
A new day and your first breakfast on board as the boat sails majestically towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. After the visit, you will be taken back to the boat for your lunch while it sails onward to Edfu, home of the best-preserved temple in Egypt: the Temple of Horus. After your visit to this superb temple, you will be taken back to the boat in plenty of time before it departs Edfu and sets sail for Esna. Once you reach Esna you will watch as it sails through the Esna locks. Once through the locks, the boat continues on its course towards Luxor, which it will reach after you have had dinner.
Day 8 - Nile Cruise: Luxor
An early breakfast and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the tombs of princes in the Valley of the Queens; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, which you will have on board, you will visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is completed you return to the boat where your last dinner, upon this floating hotel, will be served.
Day 9 - Luxor And Hurghada
Your day starts with your final breakfast on the boat, followed by the checkout, and the rest of the day to do as you choose. In the afternoon you will be driven, in our air-conditioned vehicle to Hurghada where you will check-in at a 5-star hotel upon arrival. The rest of the day belongs to you, but there will be opportunities for snorkeling, diving, and other water sports activities.
Day 10 - Hurghada
After breakfast, just spend a full day for sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sports activities available to you. There will be optional opportunities for snorkeling, diving, and other water activities.
Day 11 - Hurghada
Almost another day like the previous one, but in the afternoon it is time to check-out, and then you will be driven back to Cairo in our air-conditioned vehicle. Once back in Cairo you will check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day will be yours.
Day 12 - Final Departure
Your final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure.