Egypt Classic Tours
Take this 8-day tour to cover the best of Egypt highlights. Visit Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and the famous Abu Simbel temples and enjoy sailing on the Nile Cruise to visit Aswan and Luxor most famous landmarks.
Day 1: Arrival Cairo
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will assist you through formalities. Then you will be transferred in an A/C van to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo’s landmarks
After breakfast, follow your private tour guide to explore Giza Plateau where you will see the great Pyramids of Giza, the only surviving of the ancient seven wonders of the ancient world. Then continue across the plateau where you can have a photo of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background. Then move on to the Sphinx that is considered the enigmatic symbol of Egypt for thousands of years. There is also an additional visit to the Solar Boat Museum housing the remarkably well preserved funerary boat of Khufu. The tour will be continued by visiting the Egyptian Museum at Tahrir square housing a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tut Ankh Amun such as his mask and sarcophagus.
The museum will be followed by going to Coptic Cairo “Old Cairo Zone” to visit the Church of Abu Serga, Moallaqa Church (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Egypt. Then you will stop at the Khan El Khalili Bazaar where you can browse and shop as you wish and also have a seat at the old style Cafes in the area.
Later, transfer to Giza railway station to board the sleeper train to Luxor. Dinner and breakfast on board the sleeper train. Overnight inside your compartment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Luxor Sightseeing
Upon arrival at Luxor train station, you will be met and assisted, then transfer transferred to the sites of the Nile’s West Bank (Thebes), including the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Then move on to the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut’s at Dier El Bahari. Then move on to the Colossi of Memnon that were made for Amenhotep III and were made from blocks of quartzite sandstone which exist in Cairo then moved 700 KM to Luxor.
Then move on to the East bank to visit the splendid Luxor Temple famous for the scenes of Kadesh battel that took place during the reign of Ramsses II. Then continue to Karnak Temples that is considered to be an evidence of the nobility of the glorious history of Egypt. Back to hotel and overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Luxor / Aswan Sightseeing
After breakfast, transfer by an air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan in about 3-hour and half drive. Upon arrival at Aswan, you will be check-in at your hotel in Aswan, and then start your tour visiting the world famous High Dam that has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt.
Then move on to Philae Temple, dedicated to goddesses Isis and Hathor. Philae, and was dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project
Then have a relaxing sailing around Elephantine Island by a felucca boat. Then you will be back to hotel and overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5: Abu Simbel Temples / Train to Cairo
Start your tour by a private air-conditioned vehicle to Abu Simbel Temples in about 3- hour and half one way drive. A breakfast box will be prepared and served to you in the early morning before starting your tour.
Upon arrival at Abu Simbel, you will visit the impressive Temples of Ramses II and his wife, Nefertari, at Abu Simbel. The Temple of Ramesses II is dedicated to three gods in addition to the deified Ramesses II himself. The two temples show how great the era of Ramsses II was, as the temples are gently dug into the mountains and still have very beautiful colorful paintings.
Then return to Aswan where you will be transferred to Aswan railway station for the journey in the Sleeper train to Cairo in about 14 hours. Dinner and overnight will be on board the sleeper train.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Back to Cairo
After breakfast on board the sleeper train, arrive at Giza train station and then transfer to your hotel in Cairo for a free time at leisure (you will check into your room as early as possible).
You can also enjoy any of the optional excursions available in Cairo such as visiting the Step Pyramid of King Zoser in Sakkara and the open air museum at Memphis. Overnight stay at your hotel in Cairo.
Day 7: Optional tour to Alexandria
Enjoy having a free day in Cairo or choose an optional tour to Alexandria City, the second biggest city in Egypt and it is known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean. Upon arrival at Alexandria, you will visit Qaitbay Fort that was built in the 15th century on the same spot of the famous Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse. Then move on to the new and much-acclaimed Alexandria Library “Bibliotheca Alexandria” a spectacular, disc-shaped building that echoes its forerunner. Then visit the Catacombs, the necropolis of 3 sub-levels dating from the 2nd century AD merges aspects of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture in its features.Overnight in your hotel in Cairo.
Day 8: Cairo – Fly Back Home
Enjoy time of leisure in Cairo before being transferred to Cairo international Airport for your onward flight.
• Meet & assist upon arrival and departure.
• All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
• English speaking tour guide.
• Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
• Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
• Accommodation for 1 night in Luxor including daily breakfast.
• Accommodation for 1 night in Aswan for including daily breakfast.
• Accommodation for 2 nights on sleeping train on half board basis.
• All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor & Aswan (Private Tours).
• Sightseeing tour to Abu Simbel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
• Meals as mention in the above itinerary.
• Bottled water during your trip.
• Portage when needed.
• All service charges and taxes.
• 30 minutes of local calling (5 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay or an Egyptian sim card for your unlocked mobile device.