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The Best of Egypt in 12 Days with a Personalised Tour

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Duration

12 days 11 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

The Best of Egypt: Cairo, Nile Cruise & Sharm El Sheikh

The Best of Egypt tour is the perfect blend of history, culture, and relaxation, making it an ideal choice for those looking to experience the wonders of Egypt. This itinerary takes you to the famous Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and Sakkara, a leisurely Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan, and a rejuvenating stay in the picturesque beach town of Sharm El Sheikh. In addition, the desert and mountains of Sinai offer many activities and tours to enhance your experience.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome to the Land of Pharaohs
Day 1: Welcome to the Land of Pharaohs

Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, our tour manager will meet and greet you and provide assistance with the arrival procedures. You will then be escorted to your hotel in an exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. Our tour manager will ensure a smooth check-in process at the hotel and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.

Day 2: A Full-Day for Pyramids
Day 2: A Full-Day for Pyramids

Following breakfast in your Cairo hotel, you will meet your guide, who will take you to the Giza Plateau to visit the famous sphinx and Valley Temple facing the great statue and the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. After lunch, you will see the Sakkara Complex and the first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid) before returning to your hotel.

Tour Top Attractions:
~Great Pyramids of Giza
~Sphinx and Valley Temple
~Sakkara Complex
~Djoser Pyramid

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
*Hotel pickup and drop-off are included

Day 3: A Day for the Cairo Sightseeing
Day 3: A Day for the Cairo Sightseeing

After breakfast at your Cairo hotel, your private guide will take you to the Egyptian Museum to see many fascinating artifacts. Your lunch will be served at a Cairo restaurant. You will drive to Islamic Cairo to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo's old bazaar. Continue to Coptic Cairo to see the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Return to your hotel and spend an evening in Cairo.

Tour Top Attractions:
~Egyptian Museum
~Coptic Cairo
~Hanging Church
~Ben Ezra Synagogue
~Khan El Khalili

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
*Hotel pickup and drop-off are included

Day 4: Fly to Luxor - East Bank Sightseeing
Day 4: Fly to Luxor - East Bank Sightseeing

This morning, you will leave Cairo and travel to Luxor. You will meet your tour manager in the morning at your hotel, and he will accompany you to Cairo International Airport for your flight. A luxury Nile cruise, Salacia, will give you an unforgettable experience cruising on the Nile during your stay at Luxor. Upon arriving in Luxor, you will be assisted and taken away in an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle to board it. Your first stop in Upper Egypt will be the infamous Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple on the East Bank, followed by a delicious lunch on board. Return to your cruise and enjoy a warm and hand-crafted dinner.

Tour Top Attractions:
Karnak Temple
Luxor Temple

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
*Hotel and Cruise pickup and drop-off are included

Day 5: Luxor West Bank Sightseeing
Day 5: Luxor West Bank Sightseeing

Enjoy your first breakfast on board your cruise, surrounded by the calm waters of the Nile. After breakfast, head out to explore the West Bank of Luxor. Visit the Royal Cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings, then head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which the architects of the New Kingdom built during the 15th century BCE at Deir El-Bahari. Finish the day as you marvel at the towering Colossi of Memnon. After finishing your visits to the West Bank, return to your cruise and start sailing to Edfu while enjoying a delicious lunch on board. Relax the rest of the day as you sail; take advantage of the fantastic facilities of your cruise; enjoy some afternoon tea, get a massage, and de-stress in the Jacuzzi. End the day with a delicious dinner on board.

Tour Top Attractions:
~Royal Cemetery
~The Valley of the Kings
~Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
~Colossi of Memnon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
*Cruise pickup and drop-off are included

Day 6: A Visit to Edfu and Kom Ombo
Day 6: A Visit to Edfu and Kom Ombo

Upon arrival, head out and visit Edfu Temple, one of the best-preserved temples of the Greco-Roman era, that of Horus at Edfu. Enjoy a magnificent experience as you take a horse-drawn carriage ride back and forth to the temple and marvel at Upper Egypt’s local life. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking lush, fertile landscapes dotted with banana and date palm trees. Pass through the slow-paced, rural life of the local farmers and fishermen. Enjoy a mouth-watering breakfast on board your cruise as you sail to Edfu. After your visit, return to your cruise and coast to your second-day stop, Kom Ombo.
Touch down on the shores of Kom Ombo and walk through the town of Kom Ombo among the locals until you arrive at the unusual Kom Ombo temple with its two identical entrances, hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries. After your visit, return to your cruise, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch while sailing to Aswan. As the day ends, enjoy a warm, delicious dinner surrounded by the calm, serene water of the Nile River.

Tour Top Attractions:
~Temple of Edfu
~Kom Ombo
~Temple of Kom Ombo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
*Cruise pickup and drop-off are included

Day 7: A full day to Aswan Sightseeing
Day 7: A full day to Aswan Sightseeing

Enjoy yet another delicious breakfast on board as you sail to the colorful city of Aswan. Upon arrival, head out and enjoy a day of sightseeing in this beautiful city, meeting the kindest locals. Start with visiting the infamous High Dam and then head to the massive Unfinished Obelisk, still resting in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt. Afterward, you will go to the beautiful Temple of Philae, devoted to the two goddesses, Isis and Hathor. After your visits, you will return to your cruise and enjoy a delicious dinner in the middle of the Nile, surrounded by its beautiful waters.

Tour Top Attractions:
~High Dam
~Unfinished Obelisk
~Temple of Philae

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
*Cruise pickup and drop-off are included

Day 8: Fly to Sharm
Day 8: Fly to Sharm

Enjoy your last morning on your cruise with one last scrumptious breakfast on board, surrounded by the calm waters of the Nile. After breakfast, disembark your cruise and transfer to Aswan Airport for a flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival at Sharm Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Sharm and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast,
*Cruise pickup and drop-off are included

Day 9: Sharm El Shiekh Optional Excursions
Day 9: Sharm El Shiekh Optional Excursions

Free day in Sharm El Sheikh or join our optional tour to Ras Mohammed National Park, a terrestrial and aquatic nature reserve. The 480 square kilometers protected area lies where the Gulf of Suez meets the Gulf of Aqaba in Sinai’s southern extremity. The arid desert terrain of dunes, gravel plains, fossilized corals, and granite mountains is home to several rare mammal species: Dorcas’s gazelle, Nubian ibex, and red fox. The resident birds like terns, herons, gulls, and ospreys are easier to spot. Thousands of white storks pass through Ras Mohammed each year, heading south during September/October and back north during April/May. About 85 flora species live in the park, including mangroves.

Meals Included: Breakfast

*It's a Free day, an Optional tour to Ras Mohammed National Park you can opt for.

Day 10: Sharm El Shiekh Optional Excursions
Day 10: Sharm El Shiekh Optional Excursions

Free day in Sharm El Sheikh or join our optional tour to one of the natural wonders of the Sinai, the Colored Canyon is majestic. Take a walk among dramatic sandstone canyon walls streaked with melting yellows, purples, reds, magentas and gold. In certain places the canyon walls reach up to 40 meters. You feel as if you are enclosed in a spectacular coloring book.

Meals Included: Breakfast

*It's a Free day, an Optional tour to Optional tour to the Colored Canyon you can opt for.

Day 11: Back to Cairo
Day 11: Back to Cairo

Breakfast at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and then you will be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh
Airport for flight to Cairo.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12: This is not a goodbye, Habibi. This is a thank you. We’ll meet again soon.
Day 12: This is not a goodbye, Habibi. This is a thank you. We’ll meet again soon.

Breakfast at your hotel then transfers to Cairo Airport for your final departure.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meet and greet at the airport
  • Guest will be transferred to the selected Hotel
  • Check-in at Hotel
  • Overnight at Hotel
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping

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