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Grand Egypt Tour Package

17 Days/16 Nights

Cairo + Luxor + 4 Nights Nile Cruise + Aswan + Alexandria + Sharm El-Sheikh

Day 01
Arrival arrival

Welcome to Cairo! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel.

Day 02
Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour. In the morning you will be driven to see the Egyptian Museum: gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask; stare upon the mummies of some of Egypt's ancient pharaohs (optional); lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries, where thousands of artefacts are awaiting your visit.

In the afternoon, and after lunch, you will be taken to the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx: the most famous monuments of not only ancient Egypt, but of the entire ancient world! These massive stone structures were built around 4,500 years ago on a rocky desert plateau close to the Nile. At the end of this exciting day you will be driven back to your hotel.

Day 03
Cairo cairo

After breakfast you will be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, the fortress built between 1176 and 1183 AD, to protect Cairo from the Crusaders and rebuilt by Muhammad Ali Pasha, whose mosque is a "must see".

After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken on a tour of Cairo famous Churches, including: The Hanging Church and the Church of St. George the Martyr, 2 churches built into the walls of the Fort of Babylon and its remains could be Cairo's oldest structures; and the Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius), where, it is said, the Holy Family took shelter in a cave, with the church being erected her to commemorate this. This whole area is a world famous destination for Pilgrims.

At the end of this exciting day you will be driven to visit the old market of Cairo (Khan El-Khalili) to test your haggling skills, and then taken back to your hotel

Day 04
Cairo cairo

It is said that Egypt is full of Pyramids and after breakfast you will get the opportunity to visit 2 more of them. You will be taken, in an air pyramidsconditioned vehicle, to Dashur where you will see the two pyramids built by the Pharaoh Snefru. Not only will you be able to look at the Red Pyramid, the worlds first true pyramid, you will also have the opportunity to go inside it and gaze at the phenomenal corbelled ceilings in the 3 separate rooms. Next you will be able to stare at the wonder of the "Bent Pyramid", so called due to the change in angle caused by the architect wanting to relieve the weight which was causing it to subside. In the near distance you will also see the Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III, inaccessible due to it being on army land.

After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to Sakkara to see the very first pyramid ever built; the Step Pyramid of Djoser. You will also get the chance to see some fantastic mastabas, including the mastaba of Mereruka, the largest one built in ancient Egypt. You will then be able to marvel at the Pyramid Texts inside the Pyramid of Teti before heading off to the ancient capital of Egypt: Memphis. The Colossus of Ramses II dominates the museum here; do not forget your camera! After this amazing trip through Egypt's pharaonic past you will be driven back to your hotel.

Day 05
Nile Cruise: Luxor

After breakfast you will check out and our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your cruise boat: your floating hotel for your next 4 days. After lunch, which you will have on board, you will visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is complete you will return to the boat for your dinner.

Day 06
Nile Cruise: Luxor cairo

A new day, your first breakfast on board, and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the tombs of princes in the Valley of the Queens; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon.

After this visit to the Theban "City of the Dead" you will be taken back to your boat for your lunch, and then you can watch as it departs Luxor and sails for Esna. As the Nile flows gently underneath you, dinner will be served.

Day 07
Nile Cruise: Edfu and Kom Ombo

You can enjoy your breakfast watching as the cruise boat crosses the Esna lock then sails onward to Edfu, home of the best preserved temple in Egypt: the Temple of Horus. Your guide will then return you to your cruise boat for dinner as the boat sails majestically towards Kom Ombo.

Day 08
Nile Cruise: Aswan cairo

Your last day of sailing starts with breakfast, and then a visit to the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. Afterwards it is back to the boat for lunch and the sail to Aswan. Once ashore you will be driven to see the High Dam, the worlds largest rock filled dam, and the Temple of Philae, moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. It is then back to Aswan for your last dinner on the boat.

Day 09
Nile Cruise: Aswan cairo

You will have your final breakfast on the boat before you have to check out. You will then be taken to the Botanical Gardens by felucca. After this visit you will be transferred to Aswan airport for the flight back to Cairo (flight duration is about 55 minutes). Once there our representative will meet you and assist you with your luggage before transferring you to your hotel for check-in.

Optional Trip: You may choose to fly to Abu Simbel to see these marvelous temples, which were originally carved out of a rocky mountainside by Ramses II. You can either go by flight: it costs $285 per person all inclusive(flight duration 45 minutes each flight leg), or by coach: Costs about $150 per person all inclusive trip.

Day 10
Alexandria

Your day starts with breakfast in your hotel followed by a drive, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to Alexandria. Your visit to this beautiful city, originally built by Alexander the Great, includes a trip to the New Alexandria Library (Bibliotheca Alexandrina), inaugurated on October 16, 2002, with shelf space for eight million books, with the main reading room on eleven levels; then go deep into the catacombs (Kom el Shoqafa), where the early Christians were buried; the Roman Amphitheatre, which every town in the ancient Roman Empire had; the Alexandria National Museum, built in a former palace and now houses almost 2000 artefacts which tell the story of the city, including the recent finds from the sunken part of the city; and finally, the Citadel of Qaitbay, where about 1480 AD the Mameluke Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay fortified the site, which held the ruins of the Alexandria Lighthouse, and with successive improvements it now stands as a very prominent Citadel on the Mediterranean coastline.

Lunch will be supplied at a local restaurant in the middle of this exciting tour, and at the end of the day you will have a tired, but fulfilled, drive back to your hotel in Alexandria for dinner.

Day 11
Wadi El-Natrun and Cairo cairo

After breakfast the drive back to Cairo commences with a detour to see the Wadi El-Natrun; the site of 4 ancient monasteries, as well as being a huge salt-pan where the ancient Egyptians collected the salt for use in mummification and cleansing rituals.

After this visit it is onwards to your hotel in Cairo, where you can enjoy the rest of the day to yourself.

Day 12
St. Catherine And Mount Sinai

After breakfast you will be taken, in our air-conditioned vehicle to St. Catherine and the monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai. Though it is a 390KM, 5 hour drive, you will delight at driving underneath the Suez Canal, and the many sites along the way; including Moses Springs.

Upon arrival at St. Catherine it will be time to check-in before settling down for your dinner.

Day 13
St. Catherine And Sharm El Sheikh luxor

The day begins, pre-breakfast, with an optional early morning climb up Mount Sinai to watch the phenomenal sunrise. Please note: this trip is for volunteers only!

After breakfast it is time to check-out and then visit St. Catherine's Monastery before being driven to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival it is time to check-in, and you then have the rest of the day at leisure, enabling you to laze on the beach, do some exploring, take up some of the many water sport activities available to you here, or visit Naama-Bay Shopping area to find those gifts you just have to buy.

Day 14
Sharm El Sheikh

A full day of free-time, perhaps some sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Sharm El-Sheikh has to offer.

In the evening you may wish to go for a camel ride excursion in the desert and enjoy a BBQ dinner at a Bedouin tent.

Day 15
Sharm El Sheikh luxor

Another full day of free-time, perhaps some sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Sharm El-Sheikh has to offer

Day 16
Sharm El Sheikh and Cairo

After breakfast you will check-out and be driven to Sharm El-Sheikh airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and then transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to do as you please.

Day 17
Final Departure

Your final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure.


Prices & Departure Dates

Tour Package Price:

Per Person In 5 Star Package
Double Room $ 2750 USD
Single Room Supplement $ 750 USD

  • Above prices are WITHOUT international airfare ( Addtional )
  • Above prices are applicable all year: except for the Easter and Christmas periods.
  • This is a private tour with private guide and private transportation.

Travel on own Schedule:

Because all of our packages are all privately arranged whereas you will get a private tour with private guide and private transportation, there is NO fixed start or finishing dates, you can do it at your own schedule. If we have to, we will simply alter the itinerary so that it fits with the cruise embarkation, ensuring that no planned visits are missed, just rescheduled somewhere else. This allows you to get the best available flights, which is a huge asset if you are travelling on a budget. Obviously this is something that companies who only offer large group visits cannot offer.

  • All of our packages are private, which means that only those who accompany you will be in your party. NEVER will you be expected to join in with another group nor will others be expected to join with you.

Repeated Travellers:

  1. - If you are returning to Egypt and do not want to see the same sites that you have already visited, do not be afraid to ask for changes to be made. Just let us know, when making your booking and alternative visits will be suggested to you.
  2. - Once again, our itineraries are not ‘set in stone’; this is your holiday/vacation and we will fill any request; if it is possible!
    • - All prices shown are per person sharing in 'Twin/Double room'
    • - Prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room.
    • - The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

Price Policy:

  • - Our Egypt package prices are net and best guaranteed and estimated according to the season of travel, and the chosen hotel/cruise category.
  • - We basically quote all out travel programs based on 5 and 5 star deluxe accommodation and we don’t offer 3 star accommodation for hygiene purposes
  • - Prices are applicable all year around, except for the Easter and Christmas peak periods, where is peak period supplement negotiated at the time of booking.

 

Payment Policy:

  1. Please check our Terms and Conditions

Payment options:

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We accept all types of credit card payments, We have a safe and secured Credit card payment gateway for all of those who wish to pay deposits for our packages online. We also accept Pay Pal payments and partial depoists.

Highlights & Inclusions

Below is a list of key highlights and what is included on this tour. Further, where appropriate, we have listed the items that are not included in the tour price.


Trip Highlights:

Cairo + Luxor + 4 Nights Nile Cruise + Aswan + Alexandria + Sharm El-Sheikh

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What's Included

  • 7 night's accommodation in Cairo at a 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
  • 4 night's accommodation on board a 5 star Nile Cruise on full board basis (all meals included) including all above shore excursions.
  • 1 night's accommodation in Alexandria at a 5 star hotel on half board basis (breakfast and dinner included)
  • 1 night's accommodation in St. Catherine at a 4 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 night's accommodation in Sharm El-Sheikh at a 5 star hotel on full board basis (all meals included)
  • All transfers as per above mentioned program
  • Private and personalized sightseeing shore excursions for 4 nights on the cruise
  • Private English speaking Egyptologist guides as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing
  • All applicable taxes
  • Private and deluxe air conditioned vehicle for all transportation
  • Meals: 16 breakfasts + 13 lunches + 9 dinners
  • Arrival/departure assistance
  • Domestic flights: Cairo to Luxor, Aswan to Cairo, and Sharm El-Sheikh to Cairo
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels6 night's accommodation in Cairo at a 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis

What's Not Included

  • Tipping for guides, driver, Nile cruise crew, etc…
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, etc...)

We Use the Following Hotels:

For Cairo stay when applicable

Fairmosnt hotel
- Heliopolis
Semiramis Inter Continental
Le Méridien Pyramids Resort
The Mövenpick Resort - Cairo Pyramids
InterContinental Citystars
Sonesta Hotel Tower & Casino

For Alexandria stay when applicable

Sheraton Hotel Montazah
Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria
Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza
Helnan Palestine Hotel
The Radisson Blu Hotel
Cecil Sofitel Hotel

For Luxor stay when applicable

Sonesta St George Hotel Luxor
Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
Iberotel Luxor
Sheraton Luxor Resort
Maritim Jolie Ville - Island Resort

For Aswan stay when applicable

Sofitel legend Old Cataract Hotel
Movenpick Hotel Elephantine Island Aswan
Pyramisa Hotel Aswan
The Basma Hotel
Iberotel Aswan Hotel

For Hurhgada stay when applicable

Hurghada Marriott Red Sea Resort
Hilton Hurghada Resort
Steigenberger Al Dau Club
Iberotel Aquamarine Resort
Jaz Makadi Star
Sheraton Soma Bay Resort
Coral Beach Rotana Resort Hurghada

For Sharm El-sheik stay when applicable, we use the following hotels :

Sol Y Mar Sharks Bay
Sonesta Club Sharm el Sheikh
MaritimJolie Ville Golf Resort
Marriott Sharm El Sheikh Resort
Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort
Domina Coral Bay Aquamarine
Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino
Hilton Sharks Bay Resort
Domina Coral Bay Aquamarine

 

Optional Trips & Exentions

Abu Simbel Trip
by Flight

Inclusions

  • Transportation by private A/C vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Guidance
    (Private tour guide)

Description

06:30 am our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan, you will be transferred to Aswan Airport to take internal flight to Abu Simbel, where you will be able to gaze in amazement at these phenomenal rock-cut temples built by Ramses II. During your 2 hour stay here you will be able to enter both temples; the Temple of Ramses and the Temple of Nefertari. Please note that photography is not allowed inside the 2 temples.

Once your visit here is over you will be transferred to Abu Simbel Aiport for flight back to Aswan, followed by transfer to your hotel in Aswan.


Abu Simbel Trip
by Road

Inclusions

  • Transportation by private A/C vehicle
  • All Temple Entrance Fees
  • Tour Guiding and a cost during the Visit

Description

05:00 am: our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan, to start your overland 3 hours trip to Abu Simbel where you will be able to gaze in amazement at these phenomenal rock-cut temples built by Ramses II. During your 2 hour stay here you will be able to enter both temples; the Temple of Ramses and the Temple of Nefertari. Please note that photography is not allowed inside the 2 temples.

Once your visit here is over you will be driven back to Aswan.


Alexandria
Over Day Trip

Inclusions

  • Transportation by private A/C vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Guidance (Private tour guide)

Description

08:00 am, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, drive to Alexandria. Your visit to this beautiful city, originally built by Alexander the Great, includes a trip into the catacombs (Kom el Shoqafa), where the early Christians were buried; the Roman Amphitheatre, which every town in the ancient Roman Empire had; the Alexandria National Museum, built in a former palace and now houses almost 2000 artefacts which tell the story of the city, including the recent finds from the sunken part of the city; and finally a visit to the Montazah Gardens, a private park where world leaders often meet, 150 acres of numerous trees, palms, and flowers which overlook many bays and beaches.

Lunch will be supplied at a local restaurant in the middle of this exciting tour, and at the end of the day you will have a tired, but fulfilled, drive back to Cairo.


 

Luxor
over Day Trip

Inclusions

  • Transportation by private A/C vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Guidance (Private tour guide)

Description

07:00 am, pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative who will start your full day tour with a trip to the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the tombs of princes in the Valley of the Queens; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples.

Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is complete you will driven back to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo, where our representative will take you to your hotel.

 

Package Travel Experiences

If you want to capture the beautiful memories with your family members & friends then enjoy your vacation by sightseeing scenario of Egypt trips.


Our private Egypt tours are designed that we understand that children (and adults!) need a mix of included activities and down time for rest and relaxation while they're on vacation.

So day-by-day itineraries are crafted with all ages in mind. On a Private and escorted Family tour, all of your sightseeing arrangements are made in advance, so there's no chance that shows will be sold out or you'll miss anything important. Egypt family tour

You don't need to worry about picking up maps, figuring out directions or determining which attraction to visit first.

We make every effort to ensure that all travel arrangements and services, connected with the tour, will be carried out as specified All of our packages are private, which means that only those who accompany you will be in your party. NEVER will you be expected to join in with another group nor will others be expected to join with you All our Tour Prices are per person based on two persons sharing one room. Children are subject to charges as per hotel and cruise boat rules; i.e. there is no charge for children under 2 years of age at the end of package, and children under 12 years of age, at the end of the package, have a price reduction of 50%.

 

 

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