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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

This is an ideal trip for those who want a taste of Egypt’s wonderful sites and some time to relax in Sharm El Sheikh, which combines Egyptian culture and relaxation perfectly.

Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, and the Egyptian Museum while on a vacation to Egypt to experience the best of Egypt. Take a cruise along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan to explore the top sights in Egypt. When you return to Sharm El Sheikh, you can relax on the beach of the Red Sea and let your mind drift.

The desert and mountains of Sinai are home to a wide range of activities and tours that await you.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome to the Land of Pharaohs

Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures), escorting you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle.
At the hotel, the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.

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 visit 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

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, where you can 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

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

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 amazing facilities of your cruise; enjoy some afternoon tea, get a massage, and de-stress in the Jacuzzi. End the day with an appetizing 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

Enjoy a mouth-watering breakfast on board your cruise as you sail to Edfu. 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. Pass through the slow-paced, rural life of the local farmers and fishermen. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking lush, fertile landscapes dotted with banana and date palm trees. After your visit, head back to your cruise and start sailing 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 town's locals until you arrive at the unusual Kom Ombo temple with its two identical entrances, hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries. After your visit, head back to your cruise, where you will enjoy an appetizing 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

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 an appetizing 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 El Sheikh

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, Lunch & Dinner
*Cruise pickup and drop-off are included

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

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

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.

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

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • The assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flight (Cairo/ Luxor – Aswan /Sharm - Cairo)
  • Accommodation for four nights in Cairo, including bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation for four nights on a 5-star superior cruise on full board
  • Accommodation for three nights in Sharm El Sheikh, including bed & breakfast
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo (Private Guided Tours)
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise (Private Tours)
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship
  • Meals at hotels, Nile Cruise, and during tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All service charges and taxes
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping

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