Ancient Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise – Alexandria – Western Desert - 12 Days

See the major sites of Egypt. From the famous Pyramids in Cairo to the Valley of the Kings in Luxor this is an excellent introduction to Egypt. Also Egypt’s Western Desert it is one of the most arid regions on earth. Giant white chalk sculptures, Black mountain and natural springs along. A contrast of the most amazing natural desert formations.

Highlights of this itinerary

Cairo: Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza  &  Necropolis of Saqqara  &  Islamic areas & Memphis  &  Coptic area of Cairo &  Egyptian Museum &  Khan El Khalil
Luxor: Karnak Temple &  Luxor Temple &  Valley of the Kings  & Colossi of Memnon &  Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Edfu: Temple of Edfu.
Kom-Ombo: Temple of KomOmbo.
Aswan: High Dam and Philae Temple.
Bahariya: White desert & Black Mountain & Swiss tomb and Bahariya city tour.
Alexandria: catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa & Pompey’s Pillar & Roman theme and Alexandria Library.

Itinerary notes: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner.

Tour could be arranged Every Saturday


Day 1 – Arrival Cairo – Welcome to Egypt – Overnight Cairo Hotel.

Day 2 – Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing – Sleeper Night train to Aswan.

Day 3 – Arrival Aswan – Aswan Tours – Overnight Nile cruise..

Day 4 – Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu – Nile cruise.

Day 5 – Edfu – Luxor – Nile cruise .

Day 6 – Disembarkation -Luxor – Sleeper Night train to Cairo.

Day 7 – Cairo – Bahariya Oasis.

Day 8 – Bahariya Oasis – White Desert.

Day 9 – Bahariya Oasis – Cairo.

Day 10 – Cairo City Tour.

Day 11 – Alexandria Tour.

Day 12 – Departure and Flight to home.

Day 1
Arrival Cairo - Welcome to Egypt

Arrive at Cairo Airport where our representative will meet and assist you through customs and then you claim your baggage. You will be transferred to your selected hotel for a free evening. Overnight at your Hotel.

Meal: No meals

Day 2
Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing - Sleeper Night train to Aswan

Today you will be transported back to the time of the ancient Egyptians. Our friendly guide will accompany you to the awe-inspiring Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza and then onwards to Sakkara to see the first pyramid ever built – the Step Pyramid of Zosser. Later that evening you will be transferred to board the overnight sleeper train to Aswan and enjoy dinner and breakfast in your own compartment. Overnight Sleeper Train.

Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3
Aswan Tours - Nile cruise (B L D)

Arrive in Aswan where you will be met and transferred to your Nile Cruise. You’ll visit the world famous High Dam and the awesome Philae temple, which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. We’ll also visit the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, the Unfinished Obelisk. Overnight Nile cruise board.

Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4
Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu – Nile cruise (B L D)

Free Morning.Later afternoon Sail to Kom Ombo,enjoying lunch on board. Then we’ll visit the the Kom Ombo Temple, which is shared by two gods: Sobek and Haeroris. Sail to Edfu, Dinner and overnight on board.

• Optional Abu Simbel Temple by a private air-conditioned van)additional cost(

Breakfast box. Pick you up at 3.30 AM to Enjoy Abu Simbel by a PRIVATE air-conditioned van (Drive is approximately 3 hours each way). The two Temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom.Overnight Nile Cruise.

Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5
Edfu - Luxor - Nile cruise (B L D)

This morning, we will visit the beautiful preserved Edfu temple. The temple also known as Horus temple, the Falcon God.The temple built in 237 BC during the reigns of six Ptolemy’s. And then, we will return back tho the cruise and sail to Luxor. You will disembark by visiting the East Bank of Luxor where you will discover the complexes of Karnak & Luxor temples. Overnight on board.

Meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6
Disembarkation -Luxor – Cairo (B D)

Disembarkation -Luxor – Cairo (B D)

After an early morning start you cross over to the West Bank of Luxor where the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon await you. The afternoon is free to relax or for the energetic perhaps take a visit to the Luxor Museum. Later that evening you will board the overnight sleeper train to return to Cairo. Overnight Sleeper Train.

•Optional hot air balloon. (additional cost). Early morning There is the option of hot air balloon to float over Luxor in a hot air balloon and see area wake up and come alive.

Meal: breakfast , dinner

Day 7
Cairo - Bahariya Oasis (B L D)

Arrive in Cairo where you will be met by our guide then you will enjoy with the fascinating private tour to Bahariya Oasis by private minibus via the Desert Road. Transfer to Hotel. Check-In. In the afternoon, local tour by jeep: visit of the Temple of Ain el-Muftella, a Roman Water Source, the Tomb of Bannantiu, the Temple of Alexander the Great, the Museum of Bahariya where you will find the Golden Mummies (IF IT`S AVAILABLE), the English houses ‘Gebel al-Ingles’’ Dinner and overnight at our Hotel.

Meal : breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 8
Bahariya Oasis - White Desert (B L D)

Bahariya Oasis – White Desert (B L D)

In the morning, departure by jeep 4X4 to the White Desert. Visit of the Black desert and the dune area. We start our climb of a 50meter dune. Lunch in El Heiz Oasis. On the route to Farafra we visit the Crystal Mountain, the area of the wonders with the desert roses. We visit El Akabat and then we head to the White Desert. We start exploring the formations and wind carved sculptor. Then the New Desert. In the evening, we have a barbeque dinner and sleep in tents under the stars…

Meal : breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 9
Bahariya Oasis - Cairo (B L)

After the breakfast, return in the private vehicle air-conditioned for Cairo.

Meal: breakfast , Lunch

Day 10
Cairo (B L)

Arrive in Cairo where you will be met by our guide then you will enjoy the legendary treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Take a look at some of the most exquisite and ancient artefacts and statues in history. Then see the Islamic areas of Cairo including the Citadel of Saladdin – boasting the famous Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Then onto the Coptic area of Cairo where the Romans constructed the fortress of Babylon which is built over the ruins of two towers of the fortress the church of St Mary or more commonly know as the Hanging Church, followed by St Sergius which is said to be the resting place for the holy family. Head to Khan el Khalili market for a little last minute souvenir shopping. Overnight at your Hotel.

• Optional Sound and Light Show at Pyramids.(additional cost)

• (Optional) Enjoy a Nile River dinner cruise aboard the”Nile Maxim”, (additional cost)

One of the most elegant cruising restaurants sailing the world’s longest waterway. You’ll enjoy top-class service aboard your Nile cruise, gliding past Cairo’s illuminated skyline while you dine, and with entertainment provided by a spectacular belly-dancing and folklore show.

Meal : breakfast , Lunch

Day 11
Alexandria Tour ( B L )

you will be met by our guide then you will enjoy with the fascinating private tour to Alexandria from Cairo in the company of your own Egyptologist guide. The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria has an atmosphere that is more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern and is famous for its Roman remains. Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 312 B.C., and was the capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt. Your first stop in this historic city is the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, a Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below ground to visit the tomb and Caracalla Hall. Back above ground, continue to Pompey’s Pillar, an 82-foot (25-meter) granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people. Continuing the Roman theme, the next site your guide will show you is the Roman amphitheater, possibly the best preserved Roman site in Egypt. The site also includes the remains of a Roman street and homes. After lunch You will visit the famous Alexandria Library. In contrast to the ancient architecture found throughout Egypt, the Norwegian-designed building is a striking piece of modern design. A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. The library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books.

Meal: breakfast , Lunch

Day 12
Departure and Flight to home ( B )

Departure and Flight to home ( B )

In this day we will drive to Cairo Airport for the final departure with farewell.

Meal : breakfast

Package Includes

  • Meet and assist at the airport upon arrival and departure.
  • English-speaking tour guide degree qualified Egyptology.
  • Accommodation in Cairo for 04 nights including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation in Bahariya for 01 night (B L D).
  • Accommodation in White desert for 01 night desert camp (B L D).
  • Accommodation in sleeper train for 02 nights H/B. (Cairo – Aswan & Luxor – Cairo).
  • Accommodation in aboard Nile 5 cruiser for 03 nights Aswan to Luxor.
  • Touring of Cairo, Bahariya, Aswan, Alexandria and Luxor.
  • Boat journey to Philae Temple
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • All transfers as mentioned.
  • Lunches during the tour at local restaurant.
  • All taxes and services.

Package Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Entry Visa and departure tax.
  • Any optional excursions.
  • Personal travel insurance and any Personal expenses.
  • Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature.
  • Tips and any other expenses not mentioned.
  • Entrance fees for all the sites mentioned in the itinerary.( For entrance fees budget approx US$ 100– 130 per person).

Tour and Prices

    • Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip but you can pay in Euro or British pound.
    • The prices valid until 30th April 2019, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
    • The prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible.
    • Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
    From May to September
    Single From 2 till 3 Adults From 4 till 6 Adults From 7 till 10 Adults
    2090 $ 1195 $ 1040 $ 980 $
    From October to April
    Single  From 2 till 3 Adults From 4 till 6 Adults From 7 till 10 Adults
    2210$ 1365 $ 1190 $ 1099 $

Children Policy

  • 0 – 01.99 Free of Charge.
  • 2 – 5.99 pay 25% of tour price.
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

Payment Policy

Reservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired Nile cruise, spaces will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25 %, and during the Christmas and New Year holidays, the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by Online Payment, wire transfer and or the Western Union.

Tipping

It is a customary attitude for expressing one’s satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.

SPECIAL NOTES

  • In order to protect your personal property, please bring any valuable items with you at all times.
  • Egypt Run Trip, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any theft or loss at any location.

Reservation Info

  • Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
  • Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
  • An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
  • Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

  • Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
  • Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
  • Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
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Ancient Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise – Alexandria – Western Desert
From $ 1,195.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • 12 Days 11 Nights
  • Every Friday, Sunday and Tuesday.
  • Airport transfers included.
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle / Sleeper Train / Cruise boat.
  • 02 nights at 3-star hotel and 02 nights overnight sleeper train
  • 11 Breakfasts , 08 Lunches and 07 Dinners
  • English and other language upon request
  • Main site over Cairo , Luxor, Aswan , Alexandria and Bahariya Desert
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