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Ancient Egypt by Train I : 8 Days Sustainable Journey through Cairo, Abu Simbel, and Alexandria Ancient Egypt by Train I : 8 Days Sustainable Journey through Cairo, Abu Simbel, and Alexandria "

Ancient Egypt by Train I : 8 Days Sustainable Journey through Cairo, Abu Simbel, and Alexandria Ancient Egypt by Train I : 8 Days Sustainable Journey through Cairo, Abu Simbel, and Alexandria "

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Ancient Egypt by Train I : 8 Days Sustainable Journey through Cairo, Abu Simbel, and Alexandria Ancient Egypt by Train I : 8 Days Sustainable Journey through Cairo, Abu Simbel, and Alexandria "

8 Days Starting in MMFX+VX9, Luxor Governorate 85955, Egypt and ending in Heliopolis, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Visiting: Iberotel Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple Visitor Center, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Cairo, The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Alexandria, Khan el-Khalili, Mohamed Ali mosque

Tour operator:

Amisol Travel

Tour code:

08D09@23

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 14

Physical rating:

Medium

Age range:

18-65

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Halal

Tour operated in:

English , French , German , Spanish

Private Available:

Request A Private Tour

From: $1325 $1186 Operator discount: -$100 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$39

NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Join us on an extraordinary 8-day trip to Egypt, "Inspired by the TV Series Ancient Egypt by Train" with Alice Roberts. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the wonders of Cairo, Abu Simbel, Alexandria, Aswan, and the West Bank while making sustainable travel choices to minimize our environmental impact. By opting for train travel, the least harmful mode of transportation, you are actively contributing to reducing carbon emissions. We are proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds from this trip will be donated to the Egyptian Organic Agriculture Association, supporting their mission to protect and cultivate the green desert and ensure a sustainable future for all. This association consists of 45,000 Egyptian farmers who are committed to environmentally friendly practices. As a token of appreciation, everyone will receive a certificate of love economy from the esteemed Association, acknowledging your contribution to reducing climate damage. With this in hand, you can fully enjoy your visit to Egypt with a clear conscience, knowing that you are making a positive impact. Don't miss this remarkable journey that combines exploration, sustainability, and cultural immersion. Join us as we delve into the treasures of ancient Egypt, all while demonstrating our commitment to preserving the environment and supporting local communities.

Highlights

  • Luxor, West Bank and Karnak Temple

  • Aswan , High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk

  • Cairo , Pyramids , Sphinx and Egyptian Museum

  • Alexandria

  • Trains Travel

  • Nile Cruise Diner

Places You'll See

Alexandria Breakfast

Sekem

Cairo By Night

Felucca

Nubian Spices

Old Cataract Hotel

Abu Simbel

Boat Aswan

Alexandria Corniche

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Monday: Arrival In Luxor

Location: Luxor International Airport

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4* Hotel " Iberotel " or Similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Upon your arrival in Luxor, our friendly team will be waiting to greet you and assist with your transfer to the hotel. Take a moment to relax and settle in. We'll treat you to a delicious dinner in the evening, allowing you to savor the local flavors. You'll spend the night in Luxor, preparing for an exciting day.

Day 2 : Tuesday: Luxor - West Bank And East Bank

Location: Iberotel Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple Visitor Center

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

We kick off the day with a visit to the West Bank of Luxor, where you'll uncover the secrets of the legendary Valley of the Kings, home to the tombs of pharaohs. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the awe-inspiring Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and witness the grandeur of the Colossi of Memnon.

After lunch, we offer an optional excursion to the East Bank. Here, you can immerse yourself in the splendor of the Karnak Temple Complex, an architectural marvel that will leave you in awe. We'll also visit the majestic Luxor Temple, a testament to the grandeur of ancient Egypt. Return to your hotel in Luxor and enjoy a restful overnight stay.

Day 3 : Wednesday: Luxor To Aswan

Location: Aswan

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Obelisk or City Max

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, we embark on a train journey from Luxor to Aswan as we delve deeper into the wonders of ancient Egypt. Upon arrival, we'll visit the renowned High Dam, an impressive engineering feat that tamed the mighty Nile River. Our next stop is the Unfinished Obelisk, where you'll learn about the craftsmanship and artistry of the ancient Egyptians.
For those seeking even more adventure, we offer an optional visit to the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. In the afternoon, prepare to be enchanted as we take an optional felucca ride on the serene Nile River, circling Elephantine Island. You'll also have the chance to visit the Nubian Village, immerse yourself in the local culture, and admire the stunning old cataract. We'll conclude the day with a delectable dinner and a comfortable overnight stay in Aswan.

Day 4 : Thursday: Aswan To Cairo

Location: Abu Simbel, Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge

Accommodation Name: Sleeper Train From Aswan to Cairo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Start your morning with an optional excursion to Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its magnificent temples carved into the mountainside. Afterwards, we'll transfer to the train station for our journey to Cairo. Enjoy the scenic views along the way as we make our way to the bustling capital. Dinner will be served onboard the train, providing a dining experience as we head towards Cairo.

Day 5 : Friday: Cairo - Pyramids And Egyptian Museum

Location: Cairo, The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Egyptian Museum in Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Golden Tulip Flamenco

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

As we arrive in Cairo, prepare for an unforgettable day exploring the wonders of this ancient city. Our first stop is the iconic Giza Plateau, where you'll be left speechless by the grandeur of the Pyramids of Giza, including the majestic Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure. Marvel at these architectural marvels and contemplate the mysteries that have captivated generations.
Next, we'll visit the enigmatic Sphinx, a true symbol of Egypt, and explore the nearby Valley Temple. After a delightful lunch, we'll take you to the renowned Egyptian Museum, home to a vast collection of ancient artefacts, including the world-famous treasures of Tutankhamun. Prepare to be mesmerized by these walls' rich history and cultural heritage. Afterwards, Head to your Hotel and Stay overnight
During the evening, an enchanting experience awaits as you reserve a dinner aboard the Dahabpiya, a magnificent boat that will transport you on a memorable night cruise along the Nile River in Cairo.

Day 6 : Saturday: Alexandria - Full Day Tour

Location: Alexandria

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: flamingo golden Tulip

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, we embark on a train journey to Alexandria, a city steeped in history and brimming with charm. Prepare to be enchanted as we explore its iconic landmarks. Our full-day tour includes visits to the fascinating Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, an underground necropolis filled with intriguing sculptures and architectural wonders.
We'll also marvel at Pompey's Pillar, a towering monument that is a testament to the city's rich past. A visit to the Montaza Palace, with its exquisite gardens and panoramic views, offers a serene retreat from the bustling city. Lastly, we'll go to the famous Alexandria Library, a beacon of knowledge and a symbol of Alexandria's intellectual heritage. We'll pause for a delightful lunch during this captivating journey to satisfy your taste.
We'll return to the train station in the evening to catch your train back to Cairo. Once we arrive in Cairo, we'll transfer you to your hotel, where you'll stay overnight.

Day 7 : Sunday: Old Cairo

Location: Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Mohamed Ali mosque

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Golden Tulip Flamenco or Similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Cairo at your own pace. Explore the bustling streets, discover local markets, and fully experience the vibrant culture that surrounds you. Start your day by visiting the magnificent Mohamed Ali Citadel, where you'll be treated to panoramic views of Cairo. Continue your journey by strolling through the historic Al Moez Street, known for its charming older mosques. Don't miss the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar, a treasure trove of unique souvenirs and traditional crafts.
After a day of exploration, take some time to rest and relax during your overnight stay in Cairo. Reflect on the incredible journey through ancient Egypt that you have experienced so far. In the evening, we will gather for a memorable farewell dinner at a renowned local restaurant in Egypt, located within the vibrant Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Day 8 : Monday: Final Departure

Location: Cairo International Airport

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Golden Tulip Flamenco or Similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

On our final day together, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before checking out from your hotel. Depending on your flight schedule, we'll ensure a seamless transfer to the airport, bidding you farewell as you embark on the next chapter of your journey. We sincerely hope that this exploration of ancient Egypt has left you with cherished memories and a profound appreciation for the wonders of this remarkable civilization. Wishing you safe travels and extending our heartfelt thanks for joining us on this extraordinary adventure!

What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

  • Accommodation

    4 * Hotel

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Train Tickets

    From Luxor to Aswan by Seater Train , from Aswan to Cairo by Sleeper Train and from Cairo to Alexandria and back by Seater Train

  • Local Taxes

  • Fully Guided

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Transport

  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts – 4 Dinners – 3 Lunches

What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

    30 US Dollars

  • International Travel

  • Tipping and Gratuities

    Recommended 10-12 US Dollar per day per person

  • Optional Tours

    Philae Temple , Karnak and Luxor Temple , Nubian Village , Abu Simbel , Khan el Khali and Mohamed Ali Citadel

  • Additional Services

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Tipping

    All Tipping for Guides , drivers and Hotels , (recommended: 10-15 $ per per day )

Mode of Transport

Trains and Buses

Accommodation

Luxor Ibrotel Luxor 4* Or Similar
Aswan Nile Oblisk 4* Or Similar
Cairo Sekem Eco Village

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  • What is the tipping policy?

    Tipping plays a crucial role in supporting service workers in Egypt, as it serves as a gesture of satisfaction for the services rendered. The customary tip ranges from 10% to 15% of the total service cost and is influenced by the level of satisfaction experienced. To ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip, allocating approximately $10-15 per person per day is suggested for tipping purposes. Out of this amount, 75% is typically directed towards drivers, baggage handlers, and representatives, acknowledging their valuable assistance throughout the journey. The remaining portion is reserved for tour guides, who enhance the travel experience with their expertise and knowledge. To simplify the tipping process, creating a tipping wallet and providing an envelope for each service provider is recommended. Your tour escort or guide can assist in coordinating this, ensuring that each individual receives their well-deserved gratuity conveniently and organized. By adhering to these practices, travellers can effectively express their appreciation while actively supporting the local service industry.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    14

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    No

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    USD

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You will have a tour escort accompanying a minimum of 8 travelers throughout the entire round trip. For smaller groups, a tour manager and tour guide will be provided in each city visited. We have branches located throughout Egypt to ensure personalized service for individual clients who are traveling independently.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Free change of your holiday up to 21 days before the departure

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    By your booking, you are contributing to greening the desert in Egypt as part of our carbon neutralization of your trip

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    y

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel Itinerary with the name of Hotels booked incl. Adress , Phone number etc

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    31 Year

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Emil Adolfsen  

Super god service og effektive…

09-Jun-2023

We had a perfect experience, this is our second time here. Staff was excellent, Gstar animation team are great guys! Mido took really good care of us this time also. Looking forward to next time!

https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.amisol.dk?stars=5
by Sofie Skov DK  

Everything has been amazing

09-Jun-2023

Sharm Reef hotel Everything has been amazing at Sharm Reef hotel! The food was good and the kitchen staff and the waiters in the restaurant did an outstanding job. The bartenderes have been really nice and kind during the week. The animation team has contributed with an amazing atmosphere at the hotel - always with a big smile and a great sense of humor! We had an amazing time at the Taj Mahal with them aswell - they made us feel absolutely safe to explore Sharm El Sheikh by night❤️

https://www.trustpilot.com/users/625d3e4a3e17e70012568485
Magnus Johansson  

Really nice stay, above all expectations!

09-Jun-2023

Really nice stay! Hotel was way beond our expectations, spatious clean rooms and wonderful staff and a perfect laid out hotel area, beach-pools-walking paths etc. Indian restaurant was the best for evening and pool restaurant was a great place to hang out during day (be early to "book" sunbeds with a towel). A little bit noisy and stressful enviroment in breakfast restaurant. Food far better than expected!

https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.amisol.dk?stars=5

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of amisol travel charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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