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Egypt Classical Tour Package 12 Days

Created with Sketch. Greater Cairo, CAI, Egypt
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Duration

12 Days / 11 Nights

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Up to 14

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English, German, Russian, Spanish

Overview

Embark on Cruise from Aswan to Luxor visiting Elephantine Island, Kom Ombo Temple, West Bank Valley of Kings & Queens. With Relaxation at the beaches of a tourist resort in El Gouna located on the Red Sea.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cairo Attractions: The Giza Pyramids, The Sphinx & Valley Temple, The Saqqara Complex, The Step Pyramid of King Zoser, The Egyptian Museum, The Tutankhamun's Golden Mask, The Salah El-Din Citadel,The Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, The Old Cairo Babylon Fortress, The Khan El-Khalili Bazaars.
  • Luxor Attractions: The Valley of the Kings & Queens, The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, The Two Colossi of Memnon, The Luxor Temple, The Karnak Temple.
  • Aswan Attractions: The Edfu Temple, The Kom Ombo Temple, The Philae Temple, The Marvel High Dam, The Unfinished Obelisk.

What you will do

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Day 01 - Tuesday: Arrive In Cairo:
Day 01 - Tuesday: Arrive In Cairo:

Outbound flight from the country of residence. Welcome to Cairo! Or, as the locals say in colloquial Arabic, 'Ahlan wasahlan fi el-kaheira.' Your fantastic holiday will start when you meet Geoota's representative, who will meet & assist you through the airport's checkout procedures. He will then escort you by a private air-conditioned vehicle to your pre-booked hotel, where your journey into the mysteries of Egypt begins. Overnight accommodation at your Hotel in Cairo. [x] Breakfast [x] Lunch [x] Dinner

Day 02 - Wednesday: Cairo:
Day 02 - Wednesday: Cairo:

Explore the plateau of the Great Pyramids of Giza, being one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. Home to the mummies of three pharaohs - Cheops, also referred to as Kufu, is the most colossal ever built, his son Chephren, and Mykerinus (Mykerinos), who was later considered to be a benevolent and wise king compared to his successors. And then, the tour will go on a close-up look at the spectacular Great Sphinx, a massive funeral complex built in 2620 BC. A wondrous structure created from a single piece of stone forming the head of a pharaoh, "king Chephren" with the body of a lion. After seeing these fantastic structures, move on to see the specific sites of Memphis, the ancient capital of Old Egypt and considered the center of rule and culture for over 3000 years - founded in 3100 BC during the first dynasty. Enjoy a trip to the earliest - oldest stone building - pyramid built by ancient Egyptians, the unique Step Pyramid of King Zoser at Saqqara. Built around 2630 BC for King Djoser, making it the world's oldest primary stone structure, an idea of the pharaoh's architect Imhotep as a way to please the gods better and admire the statue of Ramses II, believed to be the pharaoh during the Exodus. Back to your hotel. Overnight accommodation at your Hotel in Cairo. [Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [x] Dinner

Day 03 - Thursday: Cairo:
Day 03 - Thursday: Cairo:

After Breakfast, This Day's trip to visit the fascinating Egyptian Museum of antiquities, the Citadel, and Old Cairo begins with a personal, private, air-conditioned to pick up and transfer from your hotel. You will head out to the heart of Cairo (Tahrir Square – Liberation of 25/01/2011) for an up-close exploration of the Egyptian Museum, which is an extraordinary experience not to be missed. Housing the world's largest and most precious rare collection of 5000 years of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Among the genuine ancient impressive artifacts, you will admire first-hand, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's elaborating collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry such as sarcophagus, the phenomenal treasures buried with the Pharaohs as it was enclosed in his tomb for over years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated and an optional visit to the thrilling mummy's room. The Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque awaits you next, en route to the Salah El Din Citadel and then the ancient sites of Old Cairo; these include the Hanging Church, the Abu Sirga Church, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Then visit Khan El Khalili Bazaars built in the 14th century. In this district, a medieval atmosphere, Shops are legendary for fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques, etc. Back to your hotel. Overnight accommodation at your Hotel in Cairo. [Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [x] Dinner

Day 04 - Friday: Cairo / Aswan (Flight):
Day 04 - Friday: Cairo / Aswan (Flight):

After breakfast, check out from the hotel, then transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure to your domestic flight to Aswan city. Upon arrival, you are met. Your Egyptologist guide will escort you to visit the Aswan High Dam, the largest rock-filled dam in the world, passing by the old Dam of Aswan - Egypt's contemporary example of building on a monumental scale. Proceed with the visits of Aswan, including the romantic and majestic Temple of Philae that awaits your holiday with a magnificent tour by felucca around Kitchener's Island and Elephantine Island & the Botanical Garden on a tranquil afternoon and muse at the stunning Agha Khan Mausoleum. Lunch onboard the cruise. Take a short motorboat ride after visiting the romantic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilka. Unfinished Obelisk: Next, we proceed to the grant Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples and still hold a giant unfinished obelisk. Dinner & overnight accommodation onboard the cruise in Aswan. [Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 05 - Saturday: Nile Cruise:
Day 05 - Saturday: Nile Cruise:

Breakfast on board. Sail to Kom Ombo, Visit the superb Temple of Kom Ombo, the only double temple in Egypt uniquely dedicated to two gods shared by the crocodile-headed God Sobek and the falcon-headed God Haroeris. The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank in ancient times. Later sail to Edfu visiting Edfu Temple & explore the largest and most completely preserved Pharaonic – albeit Greek-built – temple in Egypt, the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu Sailing to Esna, passing the lock and sailing to Luxor. Dinner & overnight accommodation onboard the cruise in Edfu. [Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 06 - Sunday: Nile Cruise - Visit Luxor:
Day 06 - Sunday: Nile Cruise - Visit Luxor:

Upon arrival at the Luxor city, you are met and proceed to superb visits of West Bank sightseeing when you cross the Nile to the fascinating Valley of the Kings & Queens, a vast City of the Dead where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs (Witness the ancient tombs of Pharaohs). You will also have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens. Then Hatshepsut Temple Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the incredible Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Ancient Egypt's only female pharaoh) merges with the sheer limestone cliffs surrounding it as if nature herself had built this extraordinary monument. Photoshop Two Colossi of Memnon: On the way back to the river Nile, your road passes by the much-famed photographed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn. This afternoon your Egyptologist will guide you on a tour of the East Bank of Luxor; experience the East Bank's breathtaking temples of Karnak and Luxor. Starting with the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor dedicated to the god Amun, then Karnak Temple, built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The great "Hypostyle Hall" is an incredible forest of giant pillars covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral. Dinner & Overnight accommodation onboard the cruise in Luxor. [Y] Breakfast [Y] Lunch [Y] Dinner

Day 07 - Monday: Luxor – El Gouna (Drive):
Day 07 - Monday: Luxor – El Gouna (Drive):

Breakfast on board the cruise ship. It is now the time to say goodbye to the sacred Nile and disembarkation from the cruise for a transfer to El Gouna, a drive of 4-1/ 2 hours. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Overnight accommodation at your Hotel in El Gouna. [Y] Breakfast [x] Lunch [x] Dinner

Day 08 - Tuesday: El Gouna:
Day 08 - Tuesday: El Gouna:

Day at Leisure or Explore own your own or take Optional Activities. Overnight Stay at the Hotel in El Gouna. [Y] Breakfast [x] Lunch [x] Dinner

Day 09 - Wednesday: El Gouna:
Day 09 - Wednesday: El Gouna:

Day at Leisure or Explore own your own or take Optional Activities. Overnight Stay at the Hotel in El Gouna. [Y] Breakfast [x] Lunch [x] Dinner

Day 10 - Thursday: El Gouna:
Day 10 - Thursday: El Gouna:

Day at Leisure or Explore own your own or take Optional Activities. Overnight Stay at the Hotel in El Gouna. [Y] Breakfast [x] Lunch [x] Dinner

Day 11 - Friday: El Gouna / Cairo (Flight):
Day 11 - Friday: El Gouna / Cairo (Flight):

Today you are transferred to Hurghada international airport to board a domestic flight for Cairo. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight accommodation at your Hotel in Cairo. [Y] Breakfast [x] Lunch [x] Dinner

Day 12 - Saturday: Leave Cairo:
Day 12 - Saturday: Leave Cairo:

Today you are transferred in time for your flight back home. [Y] Breakfast [x] Lunch [x] Dinner.

Optional Excursions:

Kindly find below the best rating optional Excursions in Cairo & Luxor & Aswan Cities. Rates on request. Please visit our excursions page (link). A. Cairo City: Morning - Dr. Raghab's Pharaonic Village - Papyrus Institute and Museums. Evening - Dinner Cruise in River Nile - Cost includes Buffet and onboard entertainment. (S. Deluxe Nile Maxim or Deluxe Nile Pharaoh or Standard Scarabee Cruises). B. Luxor City: Morning - Hot Air Balloon over Luxor City - Flight Departure Times 05.30, 06.35 & 07.00. Evening - Sound and Light Show - Karnak Temple. C. Aswan City: Morning - Nubian Village - Nubian Life. Evening - Sound and Light Show - Philae Temple.

Included/Exclude

  • 3 nights' accommodation in Cairo Hotel 5* Pyramids area on bed and breakfast basis, in a standard room in the Pyramids Hotel or similar.
  • 3 night's accommodation on the River Nile Deluxe cruise board in a twin berth cabin on the Main/Middle deck on a full-board basis.
  • 4 nights accommodation in Hurghada Hotel 5* Orascom El-Gouna on a bed and breakfast basis, in a standard room in a Downtown hotel or similar.
  • 1 night's accommodation in Cairo hotel 5* Pyramids area on a bed and breakfast basis, in a standard room in the Airport Hotel or similar.
  • All transfers in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & Hurghada upon arrival & departure is below itinerary by Air-conditioned H/C - new Vehicle Cars.
  • Full-day Cairo sightseeing including: [Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, & Saqqara] with entrances fees & lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Full-day Cairo sightseeing includes [Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Salah El-Din Citadel, Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, Old Cairo, and Khan El-Khalil] with entrances fees & lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Classical Sightseeing during Cruise including of: [Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of Kings & Queens, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the colossi of Memnon in Luxor, Edfu Temple in Edfu, Kom Ombo Temple in Kom Ombo, Felucca, Philae Temple in Aswan, Elephantine Island, High Dam & Unfinished Obelisk] with entrances fees & Transfers to sites as per cruise program.
  • Domestic flights from Cairo to Aswan & Hurghada to Cairo.
  • Mineral water on board the vehicle during the tour.
  • Helpful Representatives, Qualified Drivers, Specialized Bilingual Egyptologist Guide during the whole Program.
  • 24 hours / 07 Days follow-ups Tour Operators.
  • All taxes & service charges.
  • ** International and domestic flight tickets by Egypt Air OR other airlines – subject to change according to any available class and supplement in booking time.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • International flight tickets.
  • The entrance fees to the mummies' chamber at the Egyptian Museum, the Great Pyramid, and the Solar Boat.
  • Any insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Beverages during meals.
  • Gala Dinners on 24 Dec. 2022 & 31 Dec. 2022.
  • Additional optional activity Services in Cairo & Upper Egypt.
  • Any other items not mentioned above are mentioned explicitly in "Program cost includes."
  • Tipping for the whole tour will be collected ($ 05.00 per person per day).

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Greater Cairo, CAI, Egypt

FAQs

A. When and where does the tour start/end?
Your tour will start/conclude from/To Cairo Airport as its private tour for approximately 12 days.
B. Do you arrange an entrance inside Pyramids?
Yes, this tour visits the Pyramids area plateau. However, some clients who wish to enter inside the Pyramids, especially the Great Pyramid (against charge), should indicate booking to pick them up earlier and purchase tickets directly on site.

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