Have fun exploring Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and the surrounding desert's historic sites. tour the Salah el-Din castle, the Giza pyramids, and the sights in historic Cairo. Prior to your flight to Cairo and safari tour, book one of our Egypt vacation packages and enjoy the Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan!
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Cairo, Luxor and Aswan
Become a part of our specialized Egypt travel packages! Take advantage of our Cairo Nile Cruise & White Desert Tour, one of the highly regarded Egypt Family Tours. We will begin our Egypt tours by exploring the major attractions in Cairo, including the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, which were carved out of a single rock measuring 73 meters in length and situated on the Giza Plateau. Visit the Giza Pyramids, which for many years were regarded as the tallest man-made monument in the entire globe (146 meters high).
Following one of our thrilling Cairo Day Tours, you will embark on Egypt Nile Cruises to sail from Luxor to Aswan, where you will visit magnificent temples and important landmarks including the renowned necropolis on the eastern bank of the Nile. When taking one of the family tours to Egypt, see the country and learn more about its attractions.
Our tour guide will be waiting for you at Cairo International Airport with a sign with your name to assist you with all the requirements as you begin your vacation to Egypt. You'll travel in your opulent, air-conditioned car from the airport to your accommodation. Our tour guide from Cairo Top Tours will assist you with a smooth check-in when you get to the hotel. In order to confirm the pick-up times for each of the different trips, he will also go through the schedule for your Egypt luxury tours with you.
Overnight in Cairo
Have breakfast at the hotel before setting off on your Cairo Day Tours to the Giza Pyramids, Memphis, and Saqqara.
The Great Pyramid of Cheops, as well as the pyramids of Chephren and Mycerinus, are all located at the Giza pyramids, and our tour guide will accompany you there. Once there, you will witness the Great Sphinx, the Pharaoh's head, and the body of a lion to represent the king's strength and wisdom. King Chephren's royal corpse was mummified there before being buried. Each step of the mummification procedure will be discussed with you by your guide.
It's time for lunch! You'll be escorted to Sakkara to visit the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, which is claimed to be the oldest man-made monument constructed entirely of stone in the whole world, after pausing for lunch, which will be supplied at a top-notch restaurant (Djoser Pyramid). You will also view the Teti pyramid, which has the most breathtaking interior of all the Egyptian pyramids that are accessible, as well as the Kagemni tomb, one of the noble tombs at Sakkara that belonged to King Teti's son-in-law (neither of which require an additional ticket). These locations let you view images from everyday life in ancient Egypt, complete with all of its activities written and painted on the tombs' walls and passageways.
Then, in only 20 minutes from Saqqara, we'll take you to Memphis, where there is an outdoor museum with artifacts from the ancient capital of the pharaohs, including the huge statue of Ramses II and the alabaster sphinx made from an eighty-ton marble block.
You'll be driven back to your hotel for the night when your tour is done.
An expert tour guide from Cairo Top Tours will pick you up from your hotel to start the tour of Coptic Cairo and the Egyptian museum. You'll be brought to the museum of Egyptian antiquities. View the biggest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts now on exhibit as you go through the fascinating history of ancient Egypt. All the highlights, including King Tutankhamun's treasures, the only preserved royal artefacts, will be discussed by your Egyptologist tour guide. Prior to the tomb's excavation in 1 BC, a substantial collection of gold and jewellery had been buried under the sand for more than three thousand years.
Before beginning your well-known and often-visited Coptic Cairo tour, you will first make a stop for lunch at a reputable restaurant. One of the main attractions in ancient Cairo, The Hanging Church, will astound you. You'll also want to stop by the Church of St. Sergius, better known as the Cavern Church, which was built above the crypt where the Holy Family lived for about three months and the spring where they drank. The Ben Ezra Synagogue will be your final stop. It is said that this is where Moses retrieved the basket from the Nile at the pharaoh's palace.
Continue on with our Cairo Sightseeing Tours to explore the many mediaeval Cairo relics, including the ancient walls, mosques, and Islamic Cairo excursion. The city's historic stone-paved lanes and mediaeval madrasas, sails, and gates date to the 10th century. Tea is served at Fishawy's Oldest Cafe in the historic market of Khan El Khalili to round off the stroll. then take you back to our hotel in Cairo.
After breakfast, you'll go on a tour of Old Cairo with your tour guide. There, you'll see the Citadel of Salah El Din and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, which is a rare example of Ottoman architecture in Cairo since it was influenced by Istanbul's renowned Blue Mosque. Since the Citadel was constructed there during the reigns of Salah El Din and King Farouk in the early part of the 20th century, it is renowned as the seat of the Egyptian government.
The Cairo Structure, a free-standing concrete in Cairo tower, Egypt, will be our next stop to learn more about Egypt. Right now, it is the highest peak in Cairo. It has been the highest building in Egypt and North Africa for almost 50 years, standing at 187 meters. The Saladin Citadel, the Nile, and all of Cairo are seen from up there. It held the distinction of being the tallest structure in Africa from 1910 to 1971. Both the scenery and the experience are amazing.
Return to your hotel and spend the night there after that.
Your tour guide will pick you up from your lodging to start our beautiful and unique journey to Baron Palace. When Edward Empain arrived in Egypt, the French monarch granted him the title of baron in appreciation for his services to the building of the Paris subway. His will said that he was to be buried in Egypt. He proposed establishing Heliopolis, which means "city of the sun" in Greek, as a brand-new town in the arid region. The frightening Baron Empain Palace, which you may discover there, is the subject of many fairy tales.
You will next be transported to Abdeen Palace, which is known as one of the most luxurious palaces in the world because of its interior design, paintings, and several clocks that are scattered throughout the halls and wings and are frequently ornately decorated with pure gold.
Mohammed Ali's castle, also known as the Manial Castle Museum of Prince Mohamed Ali, is a unique royal residence where you can see a range of civilizations, including Islamic and European cultures from different eras, all in one place. There are fantastic places to take priceless pictures as a memento. Later, a vehicle will take you back to your hotel.
On this day, you will relocate to Luxor! You will be picked up from your Cairo lodging and brought to Cairo Airport where you will take a domestic flight to Luxor, the nation's tourism center. There, our agent will greet you, assist you, and drive you in an air-conditioned vehicle to your Egypt Nile cruise.
Your tour guide will take you to the magnificent Karnak Temple, which is dedicated to the sun-God Amun-Ra, Goddess Mut, and their son the moon god Khonso, before beginning the East Bank of Luxor tour. Next, you will visit the magnificent Luxor Temple, one of the most well-known temples that were built during the new kingdom era on the East Bank of the timeless river.
Enjoy your first night's meal on board your Nile cruise ship with the breathtaking scenery and a really engaging folklore performance,
Spend the night in Luxor.
You may join our optional early-morning hot air balloon ride in Luxor if you'd want to enjoy an exciting adventure.
Early in the morning, take advantage of the open buffet breakfast on board the Egypt Nile River Cruise. Then, go on with your Luxor day tours as your private driver and Egyptologist tour guide pick you up to begin your West Bank of Luxor trip to the Valley of the Kings. You can visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Temple of El Dier El Bahari, and the enormous colossal statues of King Amenhotep III, also known as the Colossi of Memnon, once you arrive at the Valley of the Kings. You will also receive a thorough explanation of how the royal tomb evolved in ancient Egypt.
After the trip, your Egyptologist guide will return you to the Nile Cruise where a delicious lunch will be provided before the boat makes its way to Edfu.
You'll have supper and then spend the night in Edfu.
On board the Nile river cruise ship, breakfast is served first and is prepared with fresh ingredients. After that, a representative from Cairo Top Tours will go touring with you today at the Edfu Temple of God Horus, who was the guardian of monarchy and was typically portrayed as a falcon-headed man with two enormous wings. The boat will then travel towards Aswan.
A delectable lunch will be provided on board the cruise ship before to your arrival in Aswan, and we'll make a stop in Kom Ombo, a little settlement with a long history. Your certified Egyptologist guide will pick you up and take you to the Ptolemaic Temple of Kom Ombo, which was constructed to commemorate the crocodile gods Sobek and Haroeris, before sailing down the Nile to Aswan.
After dinner is provided on board in the evening, you may see the Nubian performance.
Your filling open-buffet breakfast will be served on the boat before you are transferred to enjoy Aswan day tours, which begin with a visit to the impressive High Dam in Aswan. This dam was constructed to regulate the Nile's water during the agricultural year, making it simple to conserve water and produce electricity. Now you will see one of the most interesting temples constructed in the same style of architecture as in the Greco-Roman era, the Philae Temple which was dedicated to the worship of Goddess Isis. Continue on to The Unfinished Obelisk in the Granite Quarries, which was probably made for Queen Hatshepsut but was never finished.
You will continue your Nile Cruise into the evening while savoring your delicious meal. In addition, your dinner will be served on board your Nile Cruise as you spend the night in the fascinating city of Aswan.
You can sign up for our extra visit to the Abu Simbel temples in the morning. King Ramses II erected these magnificent temples for himself and his cherished wife Queen Nefertari.
Enjoy your final meal before preparing to leave your Nile cruise. Your tour guide will drive you to Aswan Airport at the conclusion of your Egypt classic tours.
The trip starts at six in the morning with pickup from your Cairo lodging and proceeds outside of the city through nearby desert landscapes. The beautiful Bahariya Oasis, which was formerly the primary agricultural hub of the Pharaonic Empire, is the day's first visit.
It is well known for having a lot of dates and olives. With the help of your guide, explore the oasis and take in the expansive setting of shaded palm trees and natural springs.
Visit the Black Desert after lunch for a breathtaking view of the region's craggy, mountain-like domes that stand out against the surrounding sand. After that, go into the picturesque Agabat valley, which is close by and features majestic white cliff walls and yellow limestone rocks.
Continue to the Crystal Mountain, an incredibly rare structure that glistens and glows in the Egyptian sun and is composed completely of calcite crystal.
The White Desert, which received its name from the huge expanse of white sand it contains, is the next stop. It is possible to climb a few sand dunes for breathtaking views that never seem to end.
Go back to Cairo, check into your hotel, and unwind while you spend the night there.
For your last departure, our representative will drive you back to Cairo International Airport after breakfast.
Our 12-day private trip to Egypt comes to an end.