Egypt Luxury 12 days Tour to Cairo » 3 nights Nile Cruise» Luxor » Cairo

  • 11 Nights / 12 Days
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Itinerary
  • 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.
    Over night in Cairo.
  • Start your day tour to Giza Necropolis where our driver will pick up you from your hotel in Cairo or Giza and join our professional tour guide to witness the real magnificence ancient Egyptian attractions through visiting:
    The Step Pyramid of Saqqara
    It’s called also step Pyramid of Zoser or Josser, due to the King Zoser who ordered his minister Imhotep to build it, this pyramid consists of six-layers, its height was about 197foot (60 meters). It is the first Pyramid ever built and it is the first largest scale stone building in the world.
    The Step Pyramid Serdab
    The underground passages are vast and one of the most mysterious discoveries inside are the stone vessels. Over 40,000 of these vessels, of various form and shape, were found in two of the descending shafts of the pyramid.
    Pyramid of Unas
    The Pyramid of Unas is a smooth-sided pyramid built in the 24th century BC for the Egyptian pharaoh Unas, the ninth and final king of the Fifth Dynasty.
    New Kingdom Cemetery
    The vast necropolis of Saqqara, which served as the cemetery of ancient Memphis, contains tombs from almost every period of Egyptian history. The New Kingdom (c.1550–1069 BC) cemetery south of the causeway of Unas is where several important officials of the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasties were buried. Among these tombs are
    The Tomb of Hormoheb
    The tomb from the time in which he was not yet Pharaoh Horemheb was discovered a first time in the 19th century, then it disappeared again under the sands. It was rediscovered in 1975 by Geoffrey Martin and his team who cleared the monument in four seasons of excavation.
    The Tomb of Maya
    At the end of the 14th century BC, Maya was one of the major figures in the Egyptian state, from the reign of Tutankhamun to that of Horemheb. His prestigious career is attested by his many titles and epithets, the most important of which is "Overseer of the Treasury" (that is Minister of Finance).
    The Serapeum at Saqqara
    The Serapeum at Saqqara is the tomb of the sacred Apis bulls that were associated with the god Ptah, whose cult center was in Memphis. An avenue of sphinxes leads to the Serapeum, which is composed of two long corridors that once housed the mummified remains of the bulls. The tomb was in use from the time of Amenhotep III in the New Kingdom through to the Ptolemaic Period.
    Pyramid Complex of Teti
    Teti (c.2345–2323 BC), the first ruler of the Sixth Dynasty, built his pyramidal complex not far from the Step Pyramid of (c.2667–2648 BC), in Saqqara. Upon completion, it stood 52.5 m tall.
    The mastaba tomb of Kagemni also known as Memi
    The mastaba was discovered in 1843 by Richard Lepsius. It had to wait until 1905 before von Bissing would begin his publication of rooms IV to VIII, which wasn't completed until 1911.
    The mastaba of Nikauisesi
    The mastaba of Nikauisesi is situated in the north-east sector of the necropolis of Saqqara. The tomb was discovered in 1979-80 by the Supreme Council of Antiquities
    The mastaba of Ankhmahor
    The mastaba of Ankhmahor is situated on the northern side of Teti’s pyramid at Saqqara in the block of tombs belonging to the officials of the king’s Dynasty VI reign.
    Memphis Open Air Museum
    Memphis was the oldest capital of ancient Egypt, the first one that was founded after the unification of upper and Lower Egypt. The city was founded in the first dynasty (3100 BC).
    At the end of this exciting day, you will be driven back to your hotel after you will enjoy your lunch in one of the best local restaurants.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Overnight in Cairo.
  • After breakfast at your hotel we will meet in the lobby and start our unique day tour to the Pyramids of Giza: Giza Pyramids Complex
    The three main pyramids of Giza (Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure) are sufficient enough to build a 2-meter-long wall and span 100,000 square kilometers around the globe along with the equator.
    The Great Pyramid
    The Great Pyramid of King Khufu is considered largely represents the spirit of ancient Egypt, King Khufu who built this Pyramid as a cemetery has left little information about his reign. Khufu ruled for about twenty-four years. Ironically, despite the enormity of his pyramid, the only statue of King Khufu himself is really small statue carved from ivory
    Tomb of Queen Meres ankh III
    Under the shadow of the Great Pyramid lies the mastaba of Queen Meresankh III, the wife of Khafra and granddaughter of Khufu. Both very large and exquisitely decorated, this is indeed a tomb worthy of her rank and fortunately also contains the best-preserved wall reliefs in the Eastern Cemetery.
    Camel Ride
    During our visit to the Pyramids, you will experience the transportation of the ancient and will enjoy a camel ride for almost 01 hour to get the best shots around the pyramids you just need to prepare your camera. We will move from the highest point at the Pyramids till we reach the lowest where the Sphinx is located as ancient pharaohs did.
    The Magical Sphinx
    Who among us when mentioning the name of the Sphinx does not think about this stone sculpture that carved in the form of the human head and lion body, which is located in the Giza plateau in Egypt the Sphinx is one of the oldest and the largest sculptures in the world, it’s about 73.5 meters long and 6 meters wide.
    There have been many and different opinions about the symbol represented by the Sphinx, Old views said that it represents the wisdom of man and the strength of the lion together and these qualities were applicable to “King Khafre“.
    After that, continue your day tour from Cairo to Pyramids by paying a visit to:
    The Valley Temple
    It was used as a place for the embalming process. This temple constructed definitely for two functions: First, it was used for the purification of the mummy before its burial. Second, it was used for making the Mummification process of the king.
    Desert Safari by Quad Bike Around Pyramids
    enjoy the only place in Egypt where you can experience the wonders of the ancient world through the quad bike tour experience with a panoramic view of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. What is unique about this tour is getting there is half the fun, Being there near the great pyramids of Giza enjoying the adventure of quadbike.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Over night in Cairo.
  • Discover the history of pharaohs through an amazing tour that suits your needs, at the morning time we will take you from the hotel in Cairo by a private air-conditioned car to start a day trip from Cairo Museum, and Coptic Cairo starting with:
    The Egyptian Museum The Egyptian Museum is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East, and houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum displays an extensive collection spanning from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era.
    Centrally located on the edge of Tahrir Square in Cairo, the Egyptian Museum is hard to miss on any tour of Cairo. Opening in 1902, it was purpose-built to house the antiquities of Ancient Egypt. The museum was founded in 1857 by French Egyptologist August Mariette
    Located in Downtown Tahrir Square in Cairo, The Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses over 120,000 artifacts, including the contents of Tutankhamun's tomb and among the museum’s unrivaled collection are the complete burials of Yuya and Thuya, Psusennes I and the treasures of Tanis, and the Narmer Palette commemorating the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under one king, which is also among the museum’s invaluable artifacts.
    Coptic Cairo
    Coptic Cairo is unique area with Old Cairo that has a concentration of Christian churches and other sites that date from the centuries between the decline of the pharaonic religion and the arrival of Islam when Egypt had a Christian majority. Coptic Cairo is largely built around the fort of Babylon on upon the remains of its walls.
    Saint Mercurius Church
    Saint Mercurius Church in Coptic Cairo is a Coptic Orthodox church situated just to the north of the Babylon Fortress in Old Cairo among a group of important churches, and within the area known as the Abu Sayfayn Cloister is to be found three churches and a convent. One of these churches, dedicated to Saint Mercurius, and is the largest in the district of ancient Babylon. The church is named after St. Philopater Mercurius who is known as Abu Sayfayn ("double sworded").
    Hanging Church
    The Hanging Church is named for its location above a gatehouse of Babylon Fortress, the Roman fortress in Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo); its nave is suspended over a passage. The church is approached by twenty-nine steps; early travelers to Cairo dubbed it "the Staircase Church".The land surface has risen by some six meters since the Roman period, so the Roman tower is mostly buried below ground, reducing the visual impact of the church's elevated position.
    Church of the Holy Virgin (Babylon El-Darag)
    The Church of the Holy Virgin in Babylon El-Darag was occupied from the 11th to the 15th centuries by several Coptic patriarchs, seven of whom were buried in the church. Pope Zacharias was one of them.
    Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria used to pray in the church before assuming papacy. According to tradition, the church was one of the resting places of the Holy Family during their sojourn in Egypt, as well as the location from which Peter sent his epistle. Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church
    Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church is traditionally believed to have been built on the spot where the Holy Family, Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus Christ, rested at the end of their journey into Egypt. They may have lived here while Joseph worked at the fortress.
    The church is of significant historical importance, and in fact, it is where many patriarchs of the Coptic Church were elected. The first to be elected here was Patriarch Isaac (681-692). It is the episcopal church of Cairo, and it was the episcopal See of Masr (the district of Old Cairo) that replaced the former See of Babylon. Many bishops of the See were consecrated in the Church until the reign of Patriarch Christodulus (1047–1077).
    Cairo Tower
    The Cairo Tower or ElGezira tower or ( Brag El qahari) in Arabic language is consider one of the most prominent features of the Egyptian capital .Its partially open lattice-work design is intended to evoke a lotus plant. Cairo tower was built from 1956 to 1961 during the presidency of Gamal Abdel Nasser with Soviet assistance.
    Enjoy your lunch and it will be served at a local restaurant after the day tour. Then return to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Overnight in Cairo.
  • A new day starts with breakfast, and then you will be driven catch your flight to Aswan where your guide will take you to see the High Dam, the Temples of Philae, the unfinished Obelisk, check in your Nile cruise and have lunch and then visit The Nubian village and the Botanical Island. Your visit includes:
    Aswan High Dam
    At Aswan High Dam, you’ll hear from your tour guide the whole story of its construction and how it helped the Egyptians a lot to improve their economic and social state. Then, you’ll move to witness the miraculous:
    The Unfinished Obelisk
    The Unfinished Obelisk was supposed to be standing in front of Hatshepsut Temple but some cracks happened to it which leads Queen Hatshepsut to order her men to move it to Aswan and it is characterized with its majestic size.
    Philae Temples
    Philae Temple was constructed in 690 B.C and it had been relocated with the help of the UNESCO because it was in great danger from the High & Low Dams of Aswan. It was dedicated to goddess Isis.
    After the end of the tour, you will be driven to your 5 stars Nile Cruise where you will have your lunch meal and make your check in then the rest of the day is yours. Dinner will be served onboard and overnight in Aswan.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    Overnight in Aswan.
  • At the morning, enjoy your breakfast on the cruise then you will join your tour guide to the enchanting “Abu Simbel Temple” which is known to be a true piece of art. The two temples were carved out of the mountainside in 1200 BC during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II the second and his wife Queen Nefertari.
    All the carvings, artwork, wall paintings, statues are extremely beautiful and tell incredible stories about Ramses victories at the battle of Kadesh and honor many gods like Ra, Amon, and Ptah.
    Abu Simbel Temples
    Abu Simbel temple complex includes 2 individual temples that were built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II. The great temple was built for the king himself to commemorate his coronation and his birthday and it has been built in a very impressive accurate way which makes the whole world await the Sun Festival that occurs only twice a year in the great temple of the Pharaoh to witness the miracle that occurs there. The smaller temple was built as a sign of love & appreciation from the king to his beloved queen Nefertari and she was the only wife of the king for whom he has built a temple.
    Enjoy sun bathing and tea time on the deck of the Cruise. Once a shore you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. After this great visit you will return back to the cruise for your dinner being served as it sails majestically towards Edfu.
    The temple of Sobek in Kom Ombo
    The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC. Some additions to it were later made during the Roman period. The building is unique because its 'double' design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods.
    After the visit, you will be taken back to the boat for your dinner while it sails onward to Edfu, home of the best-preserved temple in Egypt: The Temple of Horus.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    overnight in Edfu
  • You can enjoy an early breakfast. Once the boat is moored you will visit the best-preserved temple in Egypt: The Temple of Horus. After your visit to this superb temple, you will be taken back to the boat for your lunch while the cruise boat crosses the Esna lock to the city of Esna and continue sailing to Luxor.
    Edfu Temple
    Edfu temple which was dedicated to Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris and its walls are really impressive with its inscriptions and pictures showing Horus having his revenge from Seth the brother of his father Osiris. It is the best preserved and most complete in Egypt temple and second largest after Karnak.
    After your visit to this superb temple, you will be taken back to the boat in plenty of time before it departs Edfu and sets sail for Esna. Once you reach Esna you will watch as it sails through the Esna locks. Once through the locks, the boat continues on its course towards Luxor, once the boat is moored you will visit the Temple of Luxor. Then return back to the cruise for dinner and overnight in Luxor.
    The temple of Luxor
    The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important festivals and one of the best temples which you will visit. It’s one of the most important and famous ancient Egyptian temples, located in the city of Luxor, which is about 700 km from Cairo, it’s an important tourist destination for its monuments and its distinctive weather, which makes it a wonderful destination for tourists from all over the world.
    After the visit, you will be taken back to the boat for your dinner while after dinner you can go out or you can rest in the cruise.
    Optional Tour Sound & light show in Karnak
    Enjoy Luxor Tours Watching Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show on the east bank illuminated at night with an audio-visual show that will explain how the temple was built and what life was like in Ancient Egypt. We will give you the chance to discover how life has been thousands of years ago? You will know about them through the splendid Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temples. This spectacle will take about 75-minute first takes you around the temple grounds, and finally, the last act is played while you are seated along the Great Sacred Lake. The performance relates the history of Luxor as the capital of the ancient world.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
    overnight in Luxor
  • In the beautiful morning after breakfast, our tour guide will meet you to take you to enjoy a journey in the west bank of Luxor where you will visit:
    The Valley of the Kings
    The rulers of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Dynasties of Egypt’s prosperous New Kingdom (c.1550–1069 BC) were buried in a desolate dry river valley across the river from the ancient city of Thebes (modern Luxor), hence its modern name of the Valley of the Kings. This moniker is not entirely accurate, however, since some members of the royal family aside from the king were buried here as well, as were a few non-royal, albeit very high-ranking, individuals.
    The Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun
    Despite the riches it contained, the tomb of Tutankhamun, number 62 in the Valley of the Kings, is in fact quite modest compared to the other tombs on this site, in both size and decoration. This is most likely due to Tutankhamun having come to the throne very young, and even then ruling for only around nine years in total. One can wonder at what riches the much larger tombs of the most powerful kings of the New Kingdom, such as Hatshepsut, Thutmose III, Amenhotep III, and Ramesses II once contained.
    The Tomb of King Set I
    The tomb of Sety I is one of the longest, deepest, and most beautifully decorated tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Sety I (c.1294–1279 BC) was the second king of the Nineteenth Dynasty, and father of Ramesses II (the Great). His tomb, number 17 in the Valley of the Kings, is sometimes called “Belzoni’s tomb” after its discoverer.
    The Tomb of King Ramses VI
    This tomb was begun by King Ramesses V (c.1147–1143 BC) of the Twentieth Dynasty. Although it is uncertain whether he was ultimately buried here, it is clear that his uncle Ramesses VI (c.1143–1136 BC) enlarged the tomb and used it for his burial.
    The Tomb of King Merenptah
    The second-largest tomb in the valley, Merenptah’s tomb has been open since antiquity and has its share of Greek and Coptic graffiti. Floods have damaged the lower part of the walls of the long tunnel-like tomb, but the upper parts have well-preserved reliefs. The corridors are decorated with the Book of the Dead, the Book of Gates and the Book of Amduat. Beyond a shaft is a false burial chamber with two pillars decorated with the Book of Gates.
    The Tomb of King Ramses IV
    Originally intended to be much larger, KV 2 was cut short at 89m on the early death of the pharaoh (1147 BC) and a pillared hall was converted to be the burial chamber. The sarcophagus is in place with a magnificent goddess Nut filling the ceiling above it. Close to the entrance of the valley, this tomb was opened in antiquity and inhabited (there is Greek, Roman and Coptic graffiti), and used as a hotel by many 18th- and 19th-century visitors.
    The Tomb of King Ramses III
    One of the most popular tombs in the valley, KV 11 is also one of the most interesting and best preserved. Originally started by Sethnakht (1186–1184 BC), the project was abandoned when workers hit the shaft of another tomb (KV10). Work resumed under Ramses III (1184–1153 BC), the last of Egypt’s warrior pharaohs, with the corridor turning to the right, then left. It continues deep (125m overall) into the mountain and opens into a magnificent eight-pillared burial chamber.
    The Temple of Hatshepsut
    Hatshepsut (c.1473–1458 BC), the queen who became Pharaoh, built a magnificent temple at Deir al-Bahari, on the west back of Luxor. It lies directly across the Nile from Karnak Temple, the main sanctuary of the god Amun. Hatshepsut’s temple, Djeser-djeseru “the Holy of Holies” was designed by the chief steward of Amun, Senenmut.
    The Colossi of Memnon
    These two faceless colossi (the plural of colossus, which just means larger-than-life statue) are the first thing visitors see when they reach the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor. This isn't surprising when you hear their dimensions: they tower 60 feet (18 m) above the plains and are estimated to weigh an enormous 720 tons each.
    The Complex of Karnak Temples
    Built over two millennia between the years of around 2200 and 360 BCE, Karnak is a massive Ancient Egyptian temple complex that was one of the country's most important places of worship under the rules of Hatshepsut, Seti I, Ramesses II and Ramesses III.
    Lunch will be served at a high-quality restaurant then proceed driving back to your hotel in Luxor by a private A/C car
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    overnight in Luxor.
  • Start your day tour to Luxor east & west bank where our driver will pick up you from your hotel or your Nile Cruise in Luxor and join our professional tour guide to witness the real magnificence ancient Egyptian attractions through visiting:
    The Valley of the Queens
    The Valley of the Queens, located in a neighboring wadi, or valley, to the necropolis of the Pharaohs, is home to the tombs of the royal women of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. The wives of Pharaohs, princesses and even a handful of princes were buried here from the 18th through to the 20th dynasties.
    The Temple of Ramses III
    The temple, some 150 m (490 ft) long, is of orthodox design, and closely resembles the Ramesseum. It is quite well preserved and surrounded by a massive mudbrick enclosure, which may have been fortified. The original entrance is through a fortified gate-house, known as a migdol (and resembling an Asiatic fortress).
    Deir El-Medina
    Deir El Medina has been the village of the workers who used to work in the archeological site of the tombs of the pharaohs. It was the home to many craftsmen & artisans of Thebes who were responsible for building and decorating the great royal tombs of the kings in both the valleys of the Kings & the Queens.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    overnight in Luxor.
  • Your day starts with breakfast in your hotel followed by checkout. Afterwards you will be driven, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to Luxor airport to catch your flight back to Cairo where you will check-in at your hotel upon arrival. The rest of the day belongs to you, but there will be opportunities for walking time or city tour in Cairo.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    overnight in Cairo.
  • Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour, I will meet you at 8 am in the hotel lobby and start our visit to the
    The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
    The first museum of civilization in the Arab world, the NMEC will present a comprehensive view of Egyptian civilization from prehistory to the present day, taking a multidisciplinary thematic approach designed to highlight Egypt’s tangible and intangible heritage. A museum of a new kind, unknown so far in Egypt and the entire Middle East region, the NMEC’s main goal is to “share knowledge”, to connect with the surrounding Egyptian society and to offer international visitors a richer and deeper insight into the meaning of Egyptian culture through the ages
    The Citadel of Cairo
    The citadel of Saladin contains many monuments dating back to different Islamic eras, it was not only just a fortified castle that was used to defend the city but also many mosques and other purposes was in the citadel for 800 years.
    Mohamed Ali Mosque was built on a rectangular area inside Salah al-Din Citadel, it’s divided into two parts
    National Military Museum
    This museum is the first of its kind to be devoted to the history of the Egyptian military through the ages. The museum was locates in al-Haram Palace in 1949 in the Cairo Citadel in 1949.
    National Police Museum
    The National Police Museum is one of the museums in the Salah al-Din Citadel, located in its northern section. Its exhibitions display the history of Egypt’s police force.
    Sultan Hassan & Elrefai Mosques
    Mosque of Sultan Hassan is a primal example of the early Islamic Mamluk architecture between 1356 A.D and 1363 A.D. The Mosque is 150m in length and covering 7,906 sq m inland and its walls reach the height of 36 m.
    Moaiz ST & Khan Khaliili
    Elmoaz Street the largest open-air museum for Islamic monuments in the world, and a unique heritage site that was added to The UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. While Khan Khalili is One of the wonderful places in Cairo and the oldest market in the Middle East it’s a medieval-style mall.
    Enjoy your lunch and it will be served at a local restaurant after the day tour. Then return to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Experience
    • Highlights
    • Visit the best of Cairo.
      Visit the best of Aswan.
      Visit the best of Luxor.
      Optional Tours:-
      Hot Air Balloon.
      Sound & Light Shows.
    • Includes
    • 06 night's accommodation in Cairo at a luxury 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
      03 night's accommodation on board a luxury 5 star Nile Cruise on full board basis (all meals included) including all above shore excursions.
      02 night's accommodation in Luxor at a luxury 5 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis .
      All transfers as per above mentioned program.
      Private English speaking Egyptologist guides as per the itinerary.
      Entrance fees for all sightseeing.
      Arrival/departure assistance.
      Domestic flights: Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo.
      Luggage handling at airports and hotels .
      Private and deluxe air-conditioned vehicle for all transportation.
      All Meals mentioned in the itinerary.
      All applicable taxes.
    • International airfares.
      Egypt entry visa.
      Tipping for guides, driver, Nile cruise crew, etc…
      Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, etc...)
      Optional Tours.
      Any extra visits which not included.

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