Essential Egypt - 8 Days | Best Egypt Tours

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Essential Egypt - 8 Days | Best Egypt Tours

Cairo, Luxor, Abydos, and Alexandria- these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling guided Egypt tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions in each city, including Giza pyramid complex (the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact), Karnak Temple Complex (a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings in Egypt), Valley of the Kings ( the Great Necropolis of Millions of Years of Pharaoh), Abydos (the oldest cities of ancient Egypt), Alexandria ( Alexandria was founded 332 BC by Alexander the Great) and much. Prepare yourself for tales of royalty.

No of Days: 8 Days-07 Nights | Type: Private Tour | Run: Every Day

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Day 1: Cairo - Welcome To Egypt

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your trip to Egypt, meet your representative at Cairo international airport and transfer to your Cairo hotel. At hotel our representative will review your Egypt tours itinerary to establish and confirm pick up times for each tour- Overnight Cairo |Welcome Drink

Day 2: Egypt pyramids tour- Giza pyramid complex, Saqqara and Memphis

Guided sightseeing includes visits to Giza pyramid complex and the Great Sphinx (Start your tour by the Great Pyramid of Cheops (2551-2528 BC), is built of an estimated 2.5 million blocks, rising to 137m. Then move to Panorama area, enjoy fabulous photos for the three Pyramids, next move to the Sphinx, visit the Valley Temple)- drive to Saqqarra to visit the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, (the world’s first building in stone, Saqqara, there can be few archaeological sites in all the world, let alone Egypt, to compare with Saqqara)- Lunch at local restaurant in Cairo, continue your Cairo tour by visiting Memphis,( Egyptian Mennefer, was the royal residence and capital of Egypt during the early dynastic period and Old Kingdom and a city of major importance throughout the rest of its history, the ruins of the ancient capital of Memphis today lie around the modern village of Mit Rahina). Later you will be driven back to your hotel in Cairo. Overnight Cairo | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Fly Cairo To Luxor - Luxor East Bank Tours

Transfer to Cairo airport for flight to Luxor city, Upon your arrival at Luxor airport You will be met by your Luxor tour guide, Enjoy visiting the impressive Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple, Then transfer to your hotel in Luxor- Overnight Luxor| Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Tour To Dandara and Abydos Temples from Luxor by Car

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor to visit Abydos Temple, ( The site was the most important religious center of the ruler of the dead. Because of its association with the afterlife, many Egyptian kings constructed cenotaphs at Abydos, including the great New Kingdom cenotaph temple of Seti l Begun by Seti l and completed by Ramesses ll , This temple was built of fine white limestone and is one of the most impressive religious structures in Egypt) Then continue to Dandara, (the area in which the temple is located, Is that of ancient Tantere, Greek Tentyris, a provincial capital and important religious site during several period of Egyptian history. The temple of Hathor which stands at the site today dates to the Graeco-Roman period, however, and is one of the best-preserved temples of this period in Egypt). Later you will be driven back to your hotel. Overnight Luxor| Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Luxor West Bank Tours- Then fly To Cairo

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the royal cemetery for 62 Pharaohs Valley of the Kings, Then Visit The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut in the 15th century BC. Head to the Colossi of Memnon. Later transfer to Luxor airport for flight back to Cairo where you will be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Cairo- Overnight Cairo | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Cairo – Tour To Alexandria from Cairo By Car

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo and transfer to enjoy amazing day tour to Alexandria, first visit visit the Catacombs of Kom al Shuqafa (the most important hypogeum in Alexandria, the Kom al Shuqafa catacombs date from the 2nd century AD and their decoration is a result of the fusion of Hellenistic and pharaonic elements so typical of Alexandrian art and culture) Then visit Alexandria Library. Having your Lunch at local restaurant in Alexandria, before moving to see Qaitbay Fort( the fort of Sultan Qaitbay is one of the symbols of Alexandria. It was built on the ancient island of Pharos, over the ruins of the world-famous lighthouse) Later you will be driven back to your hotel in Cairo. Overnight Cairo | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Cairo – Tour To Museum, Citadel and Old Cairo

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo to visit the Egyptian Museum (the Museum of Egyptian antiquities, there are over 100,000 exhibits which could easily fill half a dozen museums this size, a unique storehouse of one of the oldest and grandest civilization on earth). Then proceed to visit Mosque of Mohamed Ali inside the Citadel of Salah El Din ( a Turkish delight on the Cairo skyline) Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Continue driving to the area of Islamic Cairo, where you will visit Khan El Khalili then move on to visit the oldest Coptic churches ( the Hanging Church, Church of Abu Serga, church of St. Barbara). Later you will be driven back to your hotel in Cairo. Overnight Cairo | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Cairo- Fly back home

Your trip to Egypt ends with breakfast this morning. you will be transferred to Cairo international airport for departure| Meals: Breakfast.

Tour Package Itinerary may change in sequence but not in visits, Journey To Egypt NOT liable for these changes.

Accommodation:

Cairo : Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa Or Cairo Pyramids Hotel Or Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir

Luxor: Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor Or Sonesta St. George Hotel - Luxor

Summer Rates Per Person ( May- Sep.)

Per Person in Double Room 1415  $ (based on two people)

Winter Rates Per Person ( Oct-April)

Per Person in Double Room 1500 $ ( based on two people)

Tour & Prices:

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children Policy:

1 – 5.99 pay Free of Charge | 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price

12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

Notes: Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents.

If your tour package includes airfare then extra charges for your children may apply.

Additional Info:

All our Egypt tours and excursions don’t include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering one of the Pyramids inside, to visit solar boat museum at the Pyramids area, to visit the mummies room at the Egyptian museum, or to visit the tomb of King Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings.

Payment Policy: Space will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25 % and during the Christmas, New year and Easter holidays and tour packages, the required deposit is 50 %. This deposit forms part of your final payment.

What You Pay Now Is Only 25% Deposit and The Remaining Balance To Be Paid On Arrival Cash Or by Credit Card but There is 3% Additional Charge If You Intend To Pay By Credit Card.

Payment & Cancellation Policy 

Tipping, We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great.

Confirmation, will be received within 48 hours of bookings.

Highlights

What’s included

Meet at Cairo International Airport plus transfer to hotel by air-conditioned Van

Accommodation for 05 Nights in Cairo at 5 stars Hotel including breakfast

Accommodation for 02 Night in Luxor at 5 stars Hotel including Breakfast

Domestic flight ticket Cairo/ Luxor / Cairo

Two day Tours in Cairo as mentioned in program

One Day and half excursion in Luxor as mentioned at the above itinerary

Tour To Dandara and Abydos Temples from Luxor by car

Tour To Alexandria from Cairo By Car

Entrance fees to the above mentioned sites

English speaking tour guides in Cairo & Luxor

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

All Transfers in Cairo & Luxor by air-conditioned Vehicle

Transfer to Cairo International airport for final departure

What’s excluded

International Airfare

Entry visa to Egypt

Any optional tours

Tipping ( Gratuities for your tour guides and drivers)

Optional Tours

Enhance your Egypt trip with these amazing added extra and bolt-ons

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor

Route

  1. Cairo
  2. Luxor
  3. Dandarah
  4. Abydos
  5. Luxor
  6. Cairo
  7. Alexandria
  8. Cairo