Ravishing Ancient Egypt Travel Package: Giza, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, Old Cairo

 

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Day 1: Arrival in Cairo
Arrive at Cairo Airport where Star Shine Tours representative will meet, greet and assist you. Then transfer to your hotel. Our Egyptologist tour guide will provide you with a short brief about your Ancient Egypt tour itinerary along the way to the hotel. Arrive at your hotel to check in and have an overnight.

Overnight: a Cairo hotel
Day 2: Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara, and Memphis Day Tour
Star Shine Tours  private qualified Egyptologist tour guide will pick up in the morning by a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. Your first stop will be at Giza Necropolis that contains the Great Pyramids of Giza; the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), along with the smaller pyramids of Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaure (Micerinus). Decipher the secrets of the Great Sphinx of Giza that guards the Pyramid of Khafre and granite temple beside it known as Temple Valley. Move from Giza Necropolis to the Necropolis of Saqqara (also Sakkara) in which you can find the Step Pyramid of Djoser (also Zoser). Pharaoh Zoser was the first king of Dynasty III, Old Kingdom. Enjoy the superstructure of the Step Pyramid with six steps built in six stages of limestone blocks. Lunch will be served in a good quality Egyptian restaurant. Afterwards, you will be taken to Memphis, the first capital of Egypt which serves a number of the most important archaeological finds over the millennia. Then our representative will transfer you to Giza Railway Station to take sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner will be provided onboard and have an overnight.


Overnight: aboard sleeper train
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and onboard dinner 
Day 3: Nile Cruise Embarkation, High Dam of Aswan, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple of Isis
Have breakfast aboard the train then meet our representative in Aswan Railways Station. Star Shine Tours  professional Egyptologist tour guide will take you on a private guided trip and excursion day tour in Aswan in which you will visit the High Dam (also High Dam of Aswan) which was inaugurated in 1970 with 10 years construction process. Transfer to Nile Cruise Embarkation to check in before lunch. After lunch-time, visit the majestic Philae Temple of Isis which is one of the magnificent masterstroke temples on Agilkia Island in the River Nile as well as the Unfinished Obelisk which is the largest known ancient one and was intended to complement the so-called Lateran Obelisk. Transfer back to your Nile cruise to have an overnight in Aswan.

Overnight: aboard Nile cruise
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 4: Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel Temple, Aswan (Optional)
After breakfast, Star Shine Tours representative will pick you up from your Nile cruise to travel by an air-conditioned vehicle to Abu Simbel Village (approx 300 kilometers, 3 hours driving). Pay a visit to Abu Simbel Temples, known as the Nubian Monuments, are located on the western bank of Lake Nasser. The Great Temple at Abu Simbel was dedicated to Amun, Ra-Horakhty and Ptah gods, as well as Ramesses himself. The Small Temple (also temple of Hathor and Nefertari) was dedicated to the goddess Hathor and Ramesses II’s chief consort, Nefertari. The entire site was relocated 65 meters higher and 200 meters back from the river between 1964 and 1968. Temples of Abu Simbel relocation is one of the greatest challenges of archaeological engineering in history.

Then you will be transferred back to Aswan. Lunch will be provided aboard your cruise. Afternoon tea and dinner will be serves on board then set sailing to Luxor to have an overnight onboard.


Overnight: aboard Nile cruise
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 5: Nile Cruise in Luxor, Kom Ombo Temple and Temple of Edfu
Enjoy the morning sailing to Luxor, the site of Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. First visit will be made to Temple of Kom Ombo located on high grounds overlooking the Nile. Temple of Kom Ombos is a staggering double temple built during the Ptolemic Dynasty as a dedication to two sets of gods, Haroeris and Sobek. From there, sail to Edfu (also Idfu), the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus. Enjoy your lunch then take a tour in Edfu Temple of Horus (also Known as Edfu Temple). Continue sailing to Luxor. Take an unforgettable dinner on board and have an overnight in Esna (Tasenet).
 
Overnight: aboard Nile cruise
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Nile Cruise, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple
After having breakfast, our Egyptologist tour guide will take you in an awe-inspiring day to visit the Temple of Karnak, the greatest example of worship in history all over the world built as a dedication to the god Amon. Then have a sacred tour in the Temple of Luxor, one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It was built by Amunhotep III during the 18th Dynasty, the New Kingdom. Lunch will be served on board as well as the afternoon tea. Enjoy your last dinner in Luxor and have an overnight.

Overnight: aboard Nile cruise
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 7: Nile Cruise Disembarkation, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon and Hurghada
Breakfast will be served aboard your Nile cruise then disembarkation and check out. Today you will discover the west bank of Luxor by visiting the Valley of the Kings where 18th and 20th Dynasties powerful Pharaohs were buried in the Theban necropolis. Then move beneath Deir el Bahari cliffs to Valley of the Queens where wives of Pharaohs were buried. Visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt. On the way back to Luxor east bank you will visit the Colossi of Memnon, a twin statues depict Amenhotep III exist since 1350 BC. At the end of this historical tour, travel to Hurghda by driving a private air-conditioned vehicle for approx 2.5 hours. Arrive and check in your hotel at Hurghada on the Red Sea coast.


 Overnight: hotel at Hurghada
Meals: breakfast
Day 8: In Hurghada
Enjoy the day at leisure in the resort. An amazing snorkeling trip with desert island relaxation on the beautiful Res Sea coastline is an optional destination to Giftun Island to snorkel in various spots full of magnificent colorful fish with a chance to swim with dolphins.
 
Overnight: Hurghada hotel
Meals: breakfast
Day 9: Air Flight from Hurghada / Old Cairo, Saladin Citadel of Cairo, Egyptian Museum, and Khan El Khalily Bazaar
After taking breakfast in your Hotel, check out and meet our representative to transfer you to Hurghda Airport to catch your flight back to Cairo. meet our tour guide to start your city tour visit one of the most important and oldest museums in the world, the Egyptian Museum (Museum of Egyptian Antiquities) to savor pharaonic masterpieces such as the Lid of the Coffin of Maakare, Sedan Chair of Queen Hetepheres, The Goddess Selket, and the Sculpture of Amenhotep Son Hapu. Move from the museum to Old Cairo so as to the Islamic Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the famous alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali. Take lunch in a local restaurant after which you will visit Old Cairo Islamic areas. From Islamic to Coptic areas where you see the Hanging Church then Ben Ezra Synagogue (also El-Geniza Synagogue or Synagogue of the Palestinians) which is considered to be among the Jewish heritage in Egypt. Eventually, have a shopping opportunity in one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East, Khan El Khalili with 2000 little shops. Transfer back to your hotel and have an overnight in Cairo.


Overnight: a Cairo hotel
Meals: breakfast and lunch
Day 10: Final Departure
After check-out, you will be transferred by your tour manger who will take you to Cairo International Airport for to catch your flight back home.

Meals: breakfast
Package Inclusions
  • Meet and assist at Cairo International Airport upon arrival/departure
  • Accommodation in Cairo for 2 nights on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in sleeper train for 1 night on half board basis
  • Accommodation in 5 Stars Deluxe Nile Cruise for 4 nights on full board basis
  • Accommodation in Hurghada for 2 Nights on all-inclusive open buffet
  • Deluxe sleeper train ticket from Cairo to Aswan
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada by a modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flight ticket from Hurghada to Cairo
  • All sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All transportation provided by deluxe air-conditioned vehicle
  • English qualified Egyptologist tour guide
  • Lunch in local restaurant
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise
  • Bottled mineral water in Cairo and Giza
  • 18 Meals: 09 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • Free SIM card during your tour charged with 30 minutes for local calls or 2 minutes for  international calls
  • Portage when needed
  • All service and charge taxes
Package Exclusions
  • International flight ticket
  • Egypt entry visa
  • Any optional tour not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals except where indicted
  • Drinks and any personal expenses
  • Tipping Kitty
  • Travel insurance
Hotel Accommodation
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise/Alyssa Nile Cruise
AMC Royal Resort / Mirage Aqua park Hurghada
 
 Rates
Double1100 U$D
Single1390 U$D
 
Please Note: Gala Dinners Most of Egypt's hotels and Nile cruise boats arrange a very special Gala Dinner in the evening on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Gala Dinner prices are therefore not included in our prices above, and will be added to your booking if required. More information is available on request.
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Price (USD): 
$1,100
Price (EUR): 
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11 Days & 10 Nights
Tour Package Overview: 
Tour Code: EGY2006
Tour Duration: 11 days/10 nights
Transport: Vehicle, Sleeper train, Nile cruise, Air flight
Availability: any day around the year
Tour Style: Classic Tours
Tour Name: Ravishing Ancient Egypt Travel Package: Giza, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada, Old Cairo
Starting Point: Cairo, Egypt
Finishing Point: Cairo, Egypt
Price:  From 650 $ P.P
 


Enjoy Star Shine Tours comprehensive travel package to Egypt most magnificent destinations for eleven days and ten nights. Smell a whiff of history in Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara and Memphis. Then enjoy the sleeper train trip to Aswan and make a distinguished trip by deluxe Nile cruise sailing under the stars from Aswan to Luxor to savor the odor of sanctity in ancient Egypt great temples. Hit the road with an overland trip to Hurghada where you have a snorkeling option among the beauteous fishes of Res Sea. Catch an air flight to Cairo to walk among the remnants of Old Cairo and visit the Egyptian Museum and its mummy room. Make the most of Egypt destinations by booking our comprehensive travel tour package today.

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