Egypt Grand Tour

Egypt Grand Tour

Cairo-Luxor-Nile Cruise-Aswan-Abu Simbel-Alexandria
Tour Lenght
Tour Length :
10 day(s)
Tour Type
Tour Type :
Private Tours
Tour Schedule
Tour Schedule :
Daily departure

 

 

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  • 3 Nights Cairo
  • 4 Nights Nile Cruise
  • 2 Nights Sleeper Train
  • All sightseeing & Excursion
 DAYSSAMPLE ITINERARYTRANSPORT
 MEAL PLAN
1Arrive at Cairo, EgyptCarNo Meal
2Cairo excursions to Ancient sights of GizaCar Breakfast, Lunch
3Cairo excursions to Modern sights - LuxorSleeper Train Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4Luxor Nile cruise holiday & Sightseeing Tours
Cruise
 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5Luxor Nile cruise holiday & Sightseeing ToursCruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6Nile cruise holiday & Sightseeing ToursCruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7Nile cruise holiday & Sightseeing ToursCruise
 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8Aswan / Abu Simbel Excursion / Cairo
Sleeper Train
 Breakfast, Dinner
9Cairo / Alexandria Excursion Car Breakfast
10Cairo at leisure and transfer for flight homeFlight Breakfast

Itinerary

Day # 1: Arrival, Cairo Egypt
Arrive in Cairo to discover the contrasts of this ancient city, our representative will meet you at Cairo international airport beyond passport control to handle your Egyptian entry visa then will be accompanied to your hotel for check in with free welcome drink and then the night is at leisure.

Day #2: Ancient Cairo Tour
Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo and then your private Egyptologist guide will take you to Sakkara that is part of Memphis's massive necropolis, and the burial site of the most ancient Pharaohs where you will see the first pyramids ever built in Egypt "Step Pyramid of King Djoser and the Teti Pyramid and tombs in Sakkara. Later you will be transferred to Memphis, the ancient Capital of Egypt to visit the colossal statue of Ramses II and nearby a still half-buried Hathor Temple. Lunch included during tour at typical Egyptian restaurant with tasty foods. From there we drive to the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s GREATEST attractions to visit The Great Pyramids, ONE of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos and The mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient pharaohs and a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great sphinx . Great shopping opportunity available with your guide and driver through the famous Bazaars later on you will be transferred back to your hotel for some leisurely free time a peaceful over night stay in Cairo. Tonight, if you wish, enjoy an optional sound and light show at the Pyramids in Giza

Day #3: City Sights of Cairo / Sleeper Train to Luxor
Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo and then you will be accompanied by your private Egyptologist tour guide to visit the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiques that was built in neo-classical style which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpieces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-roman period in Egypt including the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen, Pharaonic Gods and Goddess, optional visit to the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum where you may learn about the Great Egyptian civilization and the mummification art in ancient Egypt. Then you will also visit the Citadel of Saladin that is overlooking the city and Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside that was built in Turkish style and very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey and simply considered to be one of the landmarks in Cairo whose minaret can be seen from any part of old Cairo. Lunch at typical Egyptian restaurant with tasty foods. And then we will drive to Coptic Part of Cairo to visit the Hanging church this basilica church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon and then to the Islamic Cairo including Al Hussein Mosque and Khan El Khalili Bazaars and Old Market. Finally you will be transferred to Giza railway station to catch the sleeper train to Luxor with dinner and overnight stay aboard train (twin bedded cabins).

Day #4: Luxor / Nile Cruise Tour
Breakfast aboard the train before arriving Luxor, where you will be met and assisted by your own Egyptologist expert guide to visit Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built more than two thousand years ago by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars .Then you will be transferred to the majestic Luxor temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun Then enjoy some  free time for shopping in Luxor and then you will be transferred to your Nile cruise ship in Luxor for embarkation with lunch afternoon tea, dinner and overnight stay in Luxor aboard Nile cruise. Tonight, if you wish, enjoy an optional sound and light show at the Temple of Karnak

Day # 5: Luxor Nile Cruise Tour
Breakfast onboard the Nile cruise in Luxor, and then you will be accompanied by your expert guide and driver to enjoy a visit to the West Bank of the river Nile to visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs discovered, those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, then you will visit 3 tombs. You will also have the chance to visit the Hatshipsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshipsut the only female pharaoh who rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it then back to the cruise to sail to Edfu via Esna Luck with lunch, afternoon tea and dinner aboard your cruise and overnight stay

Day # 6: Nile Cruise Tours
Before breakfast aboard your Nile cruise you may enjoy the amazing sunset view from your river cruise in with leisurely free time while sailing to Edfu where you will be transferred by a horse drawn carriage to visit the famous Edfu temple also known as the temple of Horus & Haroeris, the falcon-headed solar War God is the largest and most perfectly preserved of all the Nile temples, back to the Nile cruise by the same way to sail to Kom Ombo to visit the temple the crocodile-headed God of fertility and creator of the world and then return to your Nile cruise vessel to take a relaxing sail to Aswan with lunch, afternoon tea and dinner aboard your cruise and a peaceful overnight stay

Day # 7: River Nile Cruise Tours
Breakfast aboard your Nile cruise ship in Aswan and then you will be accompanied by your Egyptologist speaking guide for an exciting tour to the world famous High Dam that was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops; continue to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptian pharaohs with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples. The quarries still hold the famous Unfinished Obelisk and then you will be taking by motor-boat to island of Egilka visit the majestic Philae temple that was dedicated to the Goddesses Isis. With final optional evening excursion will offer the sound and light show at the Temple of Philae Return to your Nile cruise ship for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and  leisurely free time in Aswan and overnight stay aboard the cruise

Day # 8: Aswan / Abu Simbel Excursion
Enjoy your breakfast aboard your Nile cruise in Aswan: Today is your day for leisure in Aswan with amazing optional excursion to Abu Simbel temples to discover the magnificent monuments and the majestic two temples of the Abu Simbel that were built by Egypt’s great Pharaoh Ramses II one is of the Great Pharaoh himself and the second was dedicated for his favorite wife Nefertari then return back to Aswan with free time at leisure and then you will be transferred to Aswan train terminal to board your first class sleeper train to Cairo with dinner and overnight stay board train ( twin bedded cabins)

Day # 9: Cairo /Alexandria Excursion
Breakfast onboard train before arriving to Cairo where you will be met by our Rep, and then transfer either to your hotel in Cairo or you may opt to the fantastic optional tour to visit the major sights of Alexandria, excursion to Pompeii Pillar, Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, Library of Alexandria, Alexandria National Museum  and Citadel of Qaitbay - with lunch during the tour in Alexandria. Free time at leisure then transfer to your hotel in Cairo, free time at leisure and overnight in Cairo

Day #10: Cairo/Home
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, Enjoy some free time in Cairo and then you will be transferred to Cairo international airport to fly back home

Inclusions

  • All meet & greet by Memphis Tours REP. at airport & railway stations
  • All transfers by deluxe air-conditioning vehicle through-out the trip
  • Accommodation of 3 nights Cairo hotel with daily breakfast
  • Accommodation of 4 nights on 5* Nile River cruise on full board
  • Accommodation of 2 nights aboard first class sleeper train on half board
  • All sightseeing tours and shore excursions mentioned as per itinerary
  • Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley temple, Sakkara and Memphis
  • Tour to Egyptian Museum, Citadel Mosques and Coptic Churches
  • Tour to Karnak temple and Luxor temple, East Bank Luxor
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple & colossi of Memnon
  • Tour to Edfu temple as per Nile cruise itinerary
  • Tour to Kom Ombo temple as per Nile River cruise route
  • Tour to the High Dam and Temple of Philae in Aswan
  • Tour to the islands and botanical gardens by felucca sail
  • English-speaking Egyptologist guide throughout the trip
  • Entrance fees to the sights mentioned above
  • Lunch during tours in Cairo and Giza at quality restaurants
  • All hotels & Nile cruise service charges and taxes included
  • Free mineral water and soft drink during the tours and onboard the vehicle in Cairo
  • Free Mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls/5 min. international calls

Exclusions

  • x Airfare to and from Egypt
  • x Personal expenses
  • x Optional excursions in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan



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