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8 Days Cairo, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Luxor and Alexandria Tour

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Discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt on this 8-day tour. Stay in deluxe accommodations as you explore Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Alexandria. It’s a perfect introduction to the marvellous treasures of this ancient land.

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8 Days Cairo, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Luxor and Alexandria Tour


Day 1: Arrive in Cairo and transfer to hotel

Upon your arrival in Cairo, you will meet with our company representative in the arrivals area of the Cairo International Airport who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. After meet and greet, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Cairo. Rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Overnight in Cairo

Day 2: Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Tour - Overnight in Sleeper train to Aswan

After breakfast check out from your hotel in Cairo. Depart at approximately 8:00 am for your full-day tour to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus – Famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the great statue. Lunch will be served in a good quality restaurant with Pyramids view, and from there, to visit “The Egyptian Museum”, one of the Largest and most famous museums in the world, has the biggest collection of Egyptian items in the World.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel to pick your luggage than we will drop off you to Giza train station for the overnight sleeper train to Aswan (approx. 12 hours). You’ll enjoy dinner on board in your private twin-berth compartments before the steward sets your beds up for the night.

  • Sleeper train
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Aswan Philae Temple and High Dam Tour

Upon your arrival at the train station in Aswan, you will be met at the train station and transferred to your hotel in Aswan to freshen up before the start of the full day Aswan tour. The day begins at around 9 am, when your Egyptologist guide collects you from your hotel, for a day tour of the stunning Nile-side city of Aswan. You’ll travel by air-conditioned car to view the Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle built in the 1960s to control the flooding of the Nile. Next on your itinerary is the Unfinished Obelisk, a part-carved obelisk abandoned in its quarry by ancient quarrymen: your guide will explain the techniques used by craftsmen to create these classic monuments. Most likely this obelisk was created for Queen Hatshepsut, the extraordinary female pharaoah who sometimes wore the traditional pharaoah’s beard and built a vast temple on Luxor’s West Bank. After the Unfinished Obelisk, you’ll transfer by road and boat to the green and beautiful island of Philae at the heart of the Nile. Here you’ll explore the pylons, columns and courtyards of the stunning temple of Isis, the Egyptian fertility goddess whose cult spread from Egypt across the Roman Empire. Drop-off to your hotel is at around 4:00 pm.

  • Overnight in Aswan
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Abu Simbel Tour

After breakfast, you will travel by car with a private driver for approximately 3 hours to visit Abu Simbel to tour two impressive Temples of Abu Simbel. The Temples were originally carved out of the mountainside and belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments”. At the end of the tour, you will return to your hotel in Aswan.

  • Overnight in Aswan
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5: East Bank of Luxor Tour

You will be picked from your hotel in Aswan around 8:00 am. You will proceed to drive to Luxor with an approximate travel duration of around 3.5 hours in a private air-conditioned car driven by a private driver.

Enjoy a private tour to explore the East Bank of Luxor. You will explore the Temples of Karnak with your Egyptologist guide. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. Leave for Luxor Temple which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by two-kilometer-long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Your private guide will offer interpretation and guide you through the most important parts of the temples. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Luxor for check-in.

  • Overnight in Luxor
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6: West Bank of Luxor Tour - Fly to Cairo

After breakfast at approximately 8:00 am, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin the West Bank tour. Today on the tour you will visit the Valley of the Kings where you will have the chance to explore three tombs of the ancient Pharaohs. You will then visit the nearby Valley of the Queens and also the recently renovated mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was the second pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. The tour also includes a visit to the huge Colossi of Memnon which is all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. At the end of the tour, you will return to Luxor to board your return flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you will check-in to your hotel in Cairo.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7: Alexandria Tour

After breakfast, at around 7:00 am, our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and to transfer you to Alexandria. While on tour in Alexandria, you will first visit Pompay’s Pillar which is the site of the ancient Temple of Serapis attributed to Pompey. Next, you will visit the Catacombs of Kom al Shuqafa which is the most important hypogeum in Alexandria. The Kom al Shuqafa catacombs date from the 2nd century AD and their decoration is a result of the fusion of Hellenistic and Pharaonic elements which are so typical of Alexandrian art and culture. You will also get to see Alexandria Library from outside. We will then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will visit Qaitbay Fort which is the fort of Sultan Qaitbay and one of the symbols of Alexandria. It was built on the ancient island of Pharos over the ruins of the world-famous lighthouse. At the end of the tour, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8: Departure from Cairo - End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check-out from your hotel in Cairo (hotel check-out is before 11:00 am) and will then be transferred to the Cairo International airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation
  • Sleeper train Cairo to Aswan
  • Domestic flight ticket from Luxor to Cairo
  • 3 nights in Cairo at a 5-star hotel including breakfast
  • 2 nights in Aswan at a 5-star hotel including breakfast
  • 1 night in Luxor at a 5-star hotel including breakfast
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide during the tours
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Local taxes and service charges

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Airfare
  • Visa to enter Egypt
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast)
  • Travel Insurance

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • Please be advised that the order /sequence in which the daily tours occur within the above day-by-day package tour itinerary can be subject to change depending on the availability of domestic flight and train tickets per the itinerary, opening/closing of various historical sites, etc.

Accommodation in below Hotels (or similar hotels depending on vacancy at the time of booking):

In Cairo: Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa OR Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx Hotel
In Aswan: Helnan Aswan Hotel OR Movenpick Island Aswan Resort
In Luxor: Steigenberger Luxor Hotel OR Sheraton Luxor Resort

The quoted price of this tour covers accommodations in hotels as mentioned above or in similar quality hotels.

If you wish to include a higher quality hotel, we offer two options:

Option 1: We can upgrade your hotel at an additional cost. This cost will be added to the total tour price of the standard package tour.
Option 2: You can arrange your own accommodation on the tour as per your preference. We can offer a new package tour price without including the cost of hotel accommodation. If Option 2 is preferred, all services as part of the package tour will be provided except for hotel accommodation.

Please let us know the option you prefer at the time the tour request is made so that we can price the tour accordingly. If no change in hotels is needed and you wish to proceed with the hotels highlighted in our package tour at the quoted tour price then you may book the tour directly online.

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