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Great Pyramids, Sinai Peninsula & Nile River

Classic tour to Egypt, Luxor
OverviewItineraryPrices

 

 Day   activities                 accommodation  meals
 1  your Arrival to Cairo  Cairo  Welcome Drink
 2  Great Pyramids, Sakkara, travel to Aswan Sleeper Train  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 3  Aswan, High Dam, Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk   Nile Cruise  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 4 Aswan, Kom Ombo & Edfu temples  Nile Cruise  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 5  Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepswt Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak & Luxor Temples   Nile Cruise  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 6  Luxor, Sightseeing & Flight to Sharm El Shiekh  Shram El Shiekh  Breakfast
 7  Sharm El-Shiekh & optional tour to Ras Mohammed National Park  Shram El Shiekh  Breakfast
 8  Sharm El Shiekh, Optional tour to Colored Canyon  Shram El Shiekh  Breakfast
 9  Sharm El Shiekh, optional tour to The Monastery of St. Catherine  Shram El Shiekh  Breakfast
10  Back to Cairo  Cairo  Breakfast
11  Cairo, the Egyptian Museum, Old-Coptic Cairo, Saladin Citadel, Khan El Khalili Bazaar  Cairo  Breakfast, Lunch
12  Final Departure, Fly Back Home  …………….  Breakfast

 

 

What’s included:

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on a 5 star superior cruise on full board
  • Accommodation for 1 night on sleeper train on half board basis
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Sharm El Sheikh including bed & breakfast
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo (Private Guided Tours)
  • Tour to the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Temple of Philae in Aswan
  • Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple & colossi of Memnon
  • Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples
  • Lunch during your trip
  • Bottled water during your tour
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Domestic flight (Luxor/ Sharm – Sharm / Cairo)
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Portage when needed
  • Free loan of phone during your stay charged with 30 min local calls / 5 min. international calls
  • All service charges and taxes.

Items Excluded :

• International Airfare

• Egypt entry visa, for non-restricted nationalities you can buy it upon arrival before passport control. Visa Cost $ 15  = 11 Euro per person adult or child.

• Any optional tours mentioned in the itinerary

• Drinks and any personal expenses

• Entrance fees to special archaeological sites like (Mummies room at the Egyptian Museum- Inside one of the Pyramids — Tutankhamen Tomb at Valley of the Kings).

• Tipping Kitty.

 

Prices Per Person :

 

 Accommodation Plan  May – Sep.  Oct. – April
 Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa  Double  1325   $ 1410 
 Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Cruise  Single  1650   $ 1745 
 Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Resort, Villas & Spa

 

 

 

 

Day 1 : your Arrival to Cairo

 “Welcome to Egypt at any time”

Your tour leader/manager will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport at Arrival procedures and he will Accompanied you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle.

At hotel he will assist you with a smooth check-in then you together will review your holiday itinerary to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.

Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Day 2 : Great Pyramids , Sakkara, travel to Aswan

After breakfast at your hotel in Cairo check out, then meet your personal guide who will escort you to The Great Pyramids of Cheops, which built of a large number of huge stones about 2 million piece and inside it a lot of corridors and passages with an extra tickets Chephren and MenkuRaa as you can enjoy discovering there internal corridors like the great pyramid, then you can move to see the Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion’s body, which dates fro with an extra tickets m the time of Chephren, the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the pyramids of chefren.

proceed to Sakkara where first Step pyramid which located Among a Great funerary Complex considered as the oldest structure of stone in the world but the pyramid specially is one of the results of The Ancient Egyptians attempts to Achieve the complete form of the pyramid which appeared in The Great PYRAMIDS at Giza site.

Later, you will be transferred to Giza railway station to board the sleeper train to Aswan-dinner will be served on board. Overnight inside your compartment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Aswan, High Dam, Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk

On board the train have your breakfast, then our representative will meet you at Aswan train station and then you will be transferred by a private A/C vehicle to your Nile Cruise ship for embarkation in Aswan before lunch.

Visit the most famous Dam in the world the “High Dam”, proceed to magical Philae temple, island located in the center of Nile River at Aswan & consisted of a lot of huge stones and rocks of Pink granite stone, dedicated to Goddess “Isis” This temples show How the Extent of the influence of goddess Isis was in this period, the main temple back to the Ptolemaic period, the importance of it that this temples contains the last Hieroglyphic Text and Demotic text from Ancient Egypt and an important scene show the Headwaters of the Nile.

After that see the largest ancient obelisk back to the reign of Queen HatshepswtUnfinished Obelisk”.

Dinner on board and overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Aswan, Kom Ombo & Edfu temples

Have your breakfast on board and Sail to Kom Ombo, visit it ( the site which located 45 km far from North Aswan, It was called “Nibit” in the Ancient times means “the golden city”. This site has a distinct site as it is located in the big curvature which made by Nile River, The temple has 2 sections which form together the main temple, one of them dedicated to God “Sobek” and the other for “Horus wr” means the great Horus. There is a small building called MaMisy and a shrine for Goddess Hathor and other monuments).

Sail to Edfu, lunch on board after that Visit Temple of Edfu (Edfu is located in Aswan, its main deity was “Hor Behdty”, the main temple there was Edfu Temple and it is considered as one of the best preserved and marvelous temples in Egypt from the Ptolemaic era.

Construction process began in this temple in the reign of king King Ptolemy III, the temple combines between the elements of the Ancient Egyptian Art and the elements of the Ptolemaic Art.

Take afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepswt Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak & Luxor Temples

Sail to Luxor, take your breakfast on board After that Visit the Valley of the Kings, where you can see a great collection of tombs which dedicated for the kings of New kingdom era from Ancient Egypt, these tombs which carved into rock and decorated with a mythological scenes and writings, there the Ancient Egyptians buried their kings Such as Tut-Ankh-Amen, AmonhotepII, Tutmosis III, , King Ramssess VI with a great treasures of gold, silver, jewelry and sarcophaguses.

After that, the magical Temple of Queen Hatshepswt, which was carved inside the western mountain of Thebes by order of her.

You will passing by the colossi of Memnon ( two huge statues back to king Amenhotep III)
After that visit Karnak Temples (a complex of temples contains a lot of halls, the sacred lack which didn’t dry from the time of the pharaohs as a symbol to the eternal ocean and huge columns decorated with ancient Egyptian drawings and writings about more than 5000 years ago didn’t erase by the time) & Then visit the luxor temple, which located in the center of the city in a marvelous views combines between the ancient times and the modern times.

Enjoy afternoon tea during sailing. Have your dinner on board and overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Luxor, Sightseeing

Have Breakfast on board; disembark from your Nile cruise after Having your breakfast, and then you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for flight to Sharm.

After arrival to Sharm ElShiekh Airport, you will be transfered to your hotel in Sharm and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast
N.B: Most flight from Luxor to Sharm is indirect flight via Cairo Airport.

Day 7 : Sharm El-Shiekh, Ras Mohammed

Make a Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to Ras Mohammed National Park, Announced Ras-Mohamed in 1983 as the first nature reserve national bark in Egypt by the Prince Minister 1983 featuring Ras-Mohamed beaches reefs in the ocean depths aqueous Ras-Mohamed, colorful fish, sea turtles endangered and other aquatic such as mollusks and echinoderms. algae and other marine.

The surrounding coral reefs Ras-Mohamed in all its aspects is also a nature configurations has a significant impact on the formation of the area’s natural life.

As lead landslides from earthquakes to create water caves beneath the island different rock formations and coral reef stretching from the Ras-Mohamed National park in the northeastern direction and around the Islands.      

The park is situated in the tourist region of the Red Sea Riviera, located 12 km from the city of Sharm-el-Sheikh, Where there are two islands, Tiran and Sanafir.

The 480 square kilometer protected area lies where the Gulf of Suez meets the Gulf of Aqaba in Sinai’s southern extremity.

Overnight in Sharm.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 : Sharm El Shiekh, Colored Canyon

Free day in Sharm 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.

Overnight in Sharm.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 : Sharm El Shiekh, The Monastery of St. Catherine

Free day in Sharm or join our optional tour to The Monastery of St. Catherine located at the heart of Sinai and at the foot of the Gebel Musa, or Mount Moses. Fronted by gardens and cypress trees, the monastery is owned and run by the Greek Orthodox Church.

Its rich library houses the world’s second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts after the Vatican. You can see the Burning Bush and a large number of antique works of art: invaluable icons, beautifully carved doors, exquisite wall paintings and other fine religious ornaments.

Overnight in Sharm.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 : Back to Cairo

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

Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 : Cairo, the Egyptian Museum, Old-Coptic Cairo, Saladin Citadel, Khan El Khalili Bazaar 

Enjoy visiting the Egyptian Museum, which contains the most important artifacts from different eras of Ancient Egypt.

The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of royal ornaments like this collection of the famous king Tutankhamen of treasure, gold and jewelry, Egyptian Museum, Transfer to visit Saladin Citadel which was in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders, and then visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside it, have your Lunch in a local restaurant. proceed to visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, the most famous Bazaar in Egypt.

Continue to Old Cairo to visit the Hanging Church the oldest hanging Church in Egypt and Ben Ezra Synagogue, and back to hotel.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 12 : Final Departure

Take your Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Prices Per Person :

 

 Accommodation Plan  May – Sep.  Oct. – April
 Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa  Double  1325   1410 
 Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Cruise  Single  $ 1650   1745 
 Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Resort, Villas & Spa

 

 

General info :

About-Prices :

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till September 2013, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays. Single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy. So there will be a different rate for solo traveler.

 

Children Policy

0 – 01.99 Free of Charge

2 – 5.99 pay 25% of tour price

6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price

12+ pay full tour price as per adult person

If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.

 

Payment Policy

Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Egypt tour, spaces will be secured upon receive a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays and tour packages the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or Western Union

 

Egypt Entry Visa

You need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Egypt and you can obtain a visa from the Egyptian Consulate before departure. Also, entry visa is available upon arrival Egypt airports against USD 15 per passport for specific nationalities and need to check before.

 

Sleeper Trains in Egypt

Sleeper trains are designed and equipped according to a satisfactory standard and quality that was set up by the Egyptian Railway Authority. Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan is about 14 hours and sleeping train from Luxor to Cairo is about 11 hours.

 

Additional Entry Tickets

All our Egypt tour packages and programs don’t include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering one of the Pyramids inside, to visit the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, to visit the Solar Boat Museum at the Pyramids area or to enter the Tomb of Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings in Luxor

 

Tipping

It is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.