Start: Cairo Finish: Cairo
Physical rating: Easy
Tour code: EA
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Group size: 13 - 35
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Amazing Egypt is filled with unparalleled history, ancient wonders and legends. Discover the famous city of Alexandria and visit the Great Lighthouse and the Great Library. After roaming vibrant Cairo bazaars, soak in the Pyramids and all their 4,600 year glory before you meet the Sphinx. Hop on board a traditional felucca for a complete Nile experience while sailing by temples and obelisks. Fly over Luxor valley and hail the pharaohs at the Valley of the King.
Accommodation Name: The Oasis Hotel – 4 Sta (or similar)r
Meals Included: Dinner
Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Cairo or board a cruise for an optional group dinner.
Group Dinner on Cruise - 450 EGP
Location: Cairo, Alexandria, Cairo
Accommodation Name: The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast
Rise and shine, we're travelling back in time to the home of ancient knowledge. Depart for Alexandria, the second largest city in Egypt and walk the ruins one of the largest and most significant libraries ever on earth. The Great Library of Alexandria stood for decades as the universal capital of knowledge and learning for all ancient scholars. Stand where the Lighthouse of Alexandria once stood, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the tallest structure men has seen for centuries. Alexandria is a must-see for all travellers alike! Once you get your daily dose of history and ancient culture, return to Cairo for overnight stay.
Sightseeing of Alexandria
Alexandria Library 70 EGP
Catacombs 80 EGP
Pompey's Pillar 80 EGP
Citadel 60 EGP
Location: Cairo, Great Sphinx of Giza, Saqarah, Aswan
Accommodation: Overnight Sleeper Train (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Set your alarms for 7.30am and fill up on plenty of breakfast before a big day exploring Egypt's iconic Ancient Wonder of the World – the Pyramids and Sphinx! Follow your guide for a tour across the ancient site to learn about the 4,600-year-old wonders. After everyone has had their dose of awe, we'll head out to Sakkara to see the iconic step pyramid built in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon, board an overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Sightseeing of Giza Pyramids
Sightseeing of Sphinx
Sightseeing of Sakkara Pyramid
Giza Pyramids/Sphinx - 200 EGP
Sakkara Pyramid - 180 EGP
Accommodation Name: Tolip Hotel – 5 Star (or similar)
Wake up in Aswan, ready to explore on a city tour with your local guide. Visit the Unfinished Obelisk for a look into the incredible building methods used to create the four-sided, hallmark monuments that are placed at the entrances of Egyptian temples. Take some time to walk along the 42-metre long lying bed of granite and learn about its significance from your guide. Visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, divine mother of the pharaohs. The temple is set beautifully on an island in the middle of the Nile. We will then arrive at the hotel for check in at 5.30pm with the option to join a traditional Nubian dinner in the evening.
Aswan City tour
Sightseeing of Philae Temple
Sightseeing of Unfinished Obeliks of Aswan
Nubian Dinner - 26 USD
Philae Temple - 180 EGP
Location: Aswan, Abu Simbel, Nile River
Accommodation: Traditional Felucca sailboat (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy a free morning to explore Aswan and the banks of the Nile River at your own pace. If you are feeling up to it in the afternoon, join the optional trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Abu Simbel. It is a must-do for all keen historians! Then we will hop on board the traditional Felucca sailboat and embark on our 2-night cruise down the Nile River.
Abu Simbel - 94 USD
Accommodation: Traditional Felucca sailboat (or similar)
Today is a chill-day sailing down the Nile, watching beautiful scenery and waving to the locals and fishermen. Whilst absorbing the stunning temples along the coast, sit back and enjoy the relaxing breeze. Have a dip in the Nile, play volleyball with the local kids and prepare for a local feast on the riverbanks as you watch the sunset with a cold drink in hand.
Sailing on the Felucca
Location: Nile, Edfu, Kom Umbu, Luxor
Accommodation Name: Steigenberger Nile palace Hotel – 5 Star (or similar)
Time to bid farewell to our lovely felucca as we hop back onboard the coach and drive north towards Kom Ombo. Visit the Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. Next stop will be Edfu, home to one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the temple was built over 180-years from 237 BC to 57 BC. We'll arrive in Luxor in the late afternoon, before checking out the Luxor Temple in the evening. Explore the dim-light temple after dark and learn from your guide of the temple complexes ancient history, dating back to the 14th century B.C.
Sightseeing of Edfu Temple
Sightseeing of Komombo Temple
Sightseeing of Luxor Temple
Edfu Temple - 180 EGP
Komombo Temple - 140 EGP
Luxor Temple - 160 EGP
Location: Luxor, Cairo
The West bank of the Nile River awaits you! Follow your guide to the Valley of the Kings, also known as the ‘City of the Dead', home to fancy royal tombs carved into desert rocks and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Next up, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Not to forget, a visit to the vast Karnak Temple Complex, one of the most important religious centres of ancient Egypt with its marvellous temples. Your Egyptologist guide will enlighten you with the most intriguing stories and mythologies from the temple complex. Feeling adventurous? Take to the skies on an optional hot air balloon ride over Luxor. In the evening, board an overnight sleeper train to Cairo.
Sightseeing of Valley Of The Kings
Sightseeing of Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Hot Air Balloon - 124 USD
Valley Of The Kings - 244 EGP
Queen Hatshepsut - 142 EGP
Wake up well rested as your overnight sleeper train pulls into Cairo!
The journey continues with one of the most important museums dedicated to the ancient world - Egyptian Museum of Cairo. Home to over 120,000 ancient Egyptian relics and antiquities, this place will leave you in awe! Then, roam around Cairo stopping by the Citadel of Saladin and the world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Make sure to wear your haggling hats and brace for the mayhem!
Sightseeing of Cairo
Sightseeing of Egyptian Museum
Sightseeing of Citadel of Saladin
Sightseeing of Mohammed Ali Mosque
Sightseeing of Hanging Church
Sightseeing of Bazaar Khan El- Khalili
Egyptian Museum - 220 EGP
Citadel of Saladin - 180 EGP
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates. Check-out of the hotel in Cairo (11:00am) and catch the transfer to the airport at the end of your tour. Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!
5 and 4 star hotels, traditional felucca boat.
From Cairo Airport to the Cairo Hotel on day one and return transfer.
9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Services of experienced Egyptologist guides
A/C coach or mini-bus, Felucca sailboat
2 overnight trains from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth)
Arrival and Departure transfers on first and last day of the trip
Tips and gestures
Items of a personal nature
Yes, children age 18 and above are allowed
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