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8 Days Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Alexandria

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Duration

8 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

24 people

Languages

Armenian, English

Overview

Discover the timeless treasures of 8 days Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, and Alexandria as we set off on an incredible adventure into the heart of ancient Egypt. Cairo is a vast city filled with history and energy. Explore the ancient wonders of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids, be in awe of the Egyptian Museum‘s artifacts, and stroll through the enchanting paths of Islamic Cairo which is home to the famous Khan El Khalili bazaar. Egypt tours usually consist of excursions to Cairo’s known treasures such the Citadel of Saladin and the Coptic Museum, for those looking for a deeper investigation. These 8 days Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, and Alexandria tour provide an in-depth exploration into the city’s difficult mix of cultures and civilizations.

Travelers are invited to relax in Aswan’s peaceful beauty and enjoy its wealth of archaeological monuments. Aswan is located on the banks of the beautiful Nile River. Aswan’s greatest features include the majestic Temple of Philae, the enormous High Dam, and the peaceful Nubian villages that lay out along the banks of rivers. Egypt travel packages often have visits to Aswan in the itinerary, providing chances for relaxing felucca cruises and excursions to the lively souks which are an excellent source of traditional crafts and spices.

Luxor is home to an outstanding wealth of historic structures and archeological treasures giving it what is known as “the greatest open-air museum in the world.” Explore the enigmatic Valley of the Kings, take in the beauty of the Karnak Temple complex, and stroll through the beautifully preserved Temple of Hatshepsut when visiting Luxor. Luxor is usually the center of Egypt classic tours which let visitors explore the heart of ancient Egypt and see the Egyptian pharaohs‘ heritage come to life.

Alexandria offers an unique contrast to Egypt’s historic treasures with its captivating mix of Mediterranean beauty and historic heritage. Visitors to Alexandria may take a relaxing stroll along the beautiful Corniche, visit the impressive Citadel of Qaitbay, which provides panoramic views of the city and the sea and explore the pieces of the ancient Library of Alexandria at the existing Alexandria Library. In Egypt luxury tours often include Alexandria as a smart place for visitors looking for luxurious experiences. Here, history, culture, and coastal elegance come together harmoniously.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cairo airport , Cairo ON

Arrival to Cairo airport, Upon you arrival you will find our Nile Booking representative waiting you with a sign that has your name on ,, then you will be transferred by A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Pyramids and Egyptian Museum Tour – Mummies

Breakfast. Start your tour visiting the Egyptian Museum of antiquities. On display is rare collection of 5000 years of art the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry. Includes entry to the royal mummies hall.
The Royal Mummies Hall inside The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities is a must-see area. It has a separate section where royal mummies unearthed from various tombs are preserved. The room is climate controlled and the mummies appear to be looked after well. Mummified over 4000 years ago, you can see the mummies of Kings of Hatshepsut, Tuthmosis and Ramses in good condition. The kings and queens have lean bodies and the mummies appear smaller and shorter in size than their original stature. Walk around leisurely in this room and look at Pharaohs and queen resting in peace in a climate controlled rooms, far removed from their original resting place.
Visit the Great Giza Pyramids – Cheops, Chephren & Mykerions, Sphinx & Valley Temples.
Enjoy your camel ride, you will enjoy special panoramic views of sphinx & Pyramids. Hear about all the hidden stories of Pharaohs life. I will give you hints and details that you cannot find on books!
(Optional) Evening trip to attend the Sound & Light show in the Pyramids area.
Overnight in Cairo.

Day 3: Cairo – Nile Cruise – Nubian Village, Cruise ON

Breakfast. Early Transfer to the domestic airport. Departure by the plane to Aswan. Arrival and transfer to visit the Philae temple in Egypt budget tours. Then transfer by motorboat to experience life in a traditional Egyptian village on this Nubian village tour. Leave the city behind and cruise to a Nubian village nestled on the west bank of the Nile River. Admire fine views over the riverside scenery, and visit a Nubian village to gain insight into local customs and culture.
Nubian village located on the west bank of the Nile River. Along the way, enjoy sweeping views over Soheil Island and the Aswan Dam, and capture the scenery on camera. Visit a local village with your guide and meet a traditional Nubian family. Learn about their lifestyle and culture, and gain insight into the traditions the Nubians have followed for thousands of years.
Transfer to the Cruise. Lunch on board. Overnight in Cruise.

Day 4: Edfu , Kom Ombo Nile Cruise ON

Breakfast on board. Visit the amazing temple of Kom Ombo. Afternoon tea. Visit the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Edfu. Dinner on board. Luxor. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board. Overnight in Cruise.

Day 5: Luxor Museum – East Bank, Cruise ON

Breakfast on board. Then transfer to visit Luxor Museum, This wonderful museum has a well-chosen and brilliantly displayed and explained collection of antiquities dating from the end of the Old Kingdom right through to the Mamluk period, mostly gathered from the Theban temples and necropolis.
Then move to visit the Karnak Temples, the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. It was constructed from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom to the Graeco Roman Kingdom.
Then move to Luxor Temple. It was built by Amunhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty.
King Ramses II was the most famous king in the 19th Dynasty. He ruled Egypt for about 67 years. It was dedicated to the great god Amun-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu together representing the Theban triad. Enjoy visiting Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the 1st Pylon. Overnight in Egypt Nile Cruise.

Day 6: Luxor King Tut’s tomb – Valley of Kings & Queens / Cairo ON

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation. Cross to the West Bank to visit Valley of the Kings, visit the tombs of various Dynasties. King Tut’s tomb which you will visit from inside. Tutankhamun ruled Egypt for approximately 10 years from around 1336-1327 BCE. In November 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered Tutankhamun’s near-intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The king’s mummified body was found surrounded by precious grave goods, in his golden coffin, after his burial chamber was officially opened on 17 February 1923 in the presence of Egyptologists and government officials.
Today, Tutankhamun is ancient Egypt’s most famous pharaoh. But how much do you really know about the boy king? Here during this tour, I will tell you the lesser-known facts about Tutankhamun…
Continue to Visit the Valley of the Queens, known as Ta-Set-Neferu “The Place of Beauty”. The valley served as a
necropolis for the tombs of royal family members and the elite, with about 90 tombs belonging to Queens and princes of the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom (1550-1070 BC). whilst here, you will have a chance to visit the magnificent colorful tomb of queen Nefertari (Extra Ticket)
Then move to visit the Temple of Deir El Bahari of Queen Hatshepsut. On the return journey stop at the Colossi of Memnon which are two gigantic sitting statues representing Amenopis III facing the Nile. Then visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Then transfer to Luxor airport and departure by plane to Cairo. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 7: Day Trip to Alexandria , Cairo ON

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, Travel to Alexandria.
start your tour to Alexandria. Start the tour with the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. Visit it’s open court and free museums.
Note: To enter the reading area you will need to purchase an extra ticket.
Then visit the Site of the Lighthouse; one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World on which now stands the Qaitbay citadel. Visit the royal gardens of King Farouk (the last king in the history of Egypt) and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as the royal beaches of the queens. Continue your Egypt Christmas tours by visiting the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, as well as the memorial of the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria and the statue of Alexander the Great.
You can then stop for lunch (Optional) before visiting the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa before driving along the Cornish (30 km) to see the whole city of Alexandria from the sea side which includes the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater. Stop over the famous bridge of Stanley – the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, before visiting the old downtown of Alexandria and walking through the old city-center of Alexandria: built by Alexander the great. Travel in comfort back to your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo.

Day 8 : Cairo Food Tour – Departure

If your departure flight time allows you’ll make this tour today if not we will fit it into another day earlier.
To enjoy the real taste of Egypt you have to try the Egyptian food the best foods in Egypt which is one of the life’s great pleasures, Discover off-the-beaten-path spots the real Egypt that is not covered in any guidebook.
To find the best place to eat in Egypt can be a challenge. Don’t worry we’ll take you to them, There are many delicious food tastings of the Best foods in Egypt.
Then our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

Included/Excluded

  • 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 Nights on Cruise board (Aswan & Luxor) full board (Sightseeing are included)
  • 1 Day tour in Cairo visiting the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, Sphinx
  • 1 Day tour in Alexandria
  • All transfers in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan
  • All your tours and excursions are with an A/C vehicle
  • The service of meet and assist at all your destinations
  • Expert tour guide
  • Bottled water during the trips
  • All your visits include entrance fees
  • Our prices include all taxes and services
  • Domestic airfare: Cairo/ Aswan & Luxor / Cairo
  • Transfer by an A/C vehicle: Cairo / Alex / Cairo
  • Visa Entry for Egypt
  • International Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping.
  • Any other items not mentioned.
  • Any Optional tours.

Tour Length

1 - 2 weeks

Group Size

2-10

Tour Type

Classic Packages

Location

Alexandria
Aswan
Cairo
Luxor

Tour's Location

from $1.800,00

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