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Ring in the new year by touring magical Pharaonic Egypt – visit the Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, walk with the pilgrims in Thebes, the Valley of the Kings, and more.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum, High Dam and the Temple of Philae, West Bank, Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple, and Karnak Temple.
Board your international flight to Cairo airport where our representative will welcome and assist you through all formalities. we will then accompany you to your hotel where you can enjoy your first evening in Cairo.
Overnight in Cairo hotel.
This morning you’ll be met at your hotel by your guide for a full-day tour of the pyramids at Giza and Sphinx.
In the early evening, you will experience a different side to travelling in Egypt – we head to the train station to board the sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight onboard sleeper train.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner.
After arriving in Aswan, we’ll visit the High Dam. Later, we’ll take a short boat trip to the Temple of Philae. After touring the Temple, you’ll be transferred to your chosen cruise.
Overnight onboard cruise ship.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Today we start bright and early as we head to the Temples at Abu Simbel – the temples are carved out of solid rock upon the orders of Pharaoh Ramses II at a site south of Aswan in the land of Nubia.
We continue to Kom Ombo with an evening visit to the temple dedicated to the two gods; Sobek the crocodile God and Harris the Sun God. While here, we’ll stroll through the temple’s colonnades, gazing up at scenes of pharaonic propaganda, and you’ll capture the ambience of this glorious history for yourself.
Overnight onboard cruise ship.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Enjoy your breakfast as we cruise along the Nile. We will dock at Luxor and go on to explore the wondrous and most mesmerizing valley of them all, the Valley of the Kings, the resting place of so many Pharaohs. The colossi of Memnon is also on the agenda. Your Egyptologist guide will also take you on a tour to explore a number of Tombs, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in the Valley of the Queens. Each of these sites still stands tall and is well preserved especially the Valley of the kings that will just give you chills when you enter the colorful tombs. At the end of your tour, your private driver will escort you back to your chosen Nile cruise for overnight.
Remember this is your last night on one of our finest floating hotels so make the most out of it and enjoy the entertainment on board.
Overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
After breakfast, we’ll hop on board to enjoy a relaxing cruise where your guide will lead the way down the avenue of Ram Headed Sphinx to reach the Monumental Temple of Karnak – famous for its myriad of temples, churches, and columns. Our next and final stop of the day is at Luxor Temple.
Nearing the end of the day, we’ll catch the sleeper train back to Cairo.
Overnight Sleeper Train to Cairo
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.
Today, we visit the Egyptian Museum where your guide will give you a brief history of the relics and ancient artefacts.
Later, we head back to the hotel where the evening will be yours free to explore and get an early nights rest before heading back home in the morning.
Overnight in Cairo hotel.
No Meals. After breakfast, you’ll head to the airport and head back home.
After breakfast, you’ll head to the airport and head back home.
Our tour specialists have a few suggestions to make the most of your time in Cairo – don’t miss out on anything!
You can add any optional tours to your itinerary – book in advance or decide later and book on the spot with your tour leader.
Nile Cruise Dinner: Depending on your arrival time, this evening you can add a Nile Dinner Cruise to your schedule. Here, your driver will transfer you to onboard a 5-star standard or deluxe Nile Cruise depending on your preference.
Sound and Light Show: Depending on your arrival time, you can attend the Sound and Light show – the show is exhibited on the Giza Pyramids Plateau itself which is a great way to get a glimpse of what awaits you tomorrow.
Camel Ride at the Pyramids at Sunset / Sunrise: Live the full experience of the middle east, leave your footsteps in the Sahara sands surrounding the pyramids while you ride a Camel and take in the beautiful scenery of the Great Pyramids.
Cairo By Night: Later this evening, take a trip to the old Cairo where you can stroll through the narrow streets of Cairo and visit the Khan Kalili Bazaar by night.
Evening Cooking Course/food tasting of traditional Egyptian dishes: Let the delicious local dishes mark your tasting senses for life – spend your evening either learning or discovering Egyptian foods.
Felucca sailing boat ride across the Nile: Feel the breeze of the afternoon as you sail down the River Nile on our sailing felucca.
Cairo City Tour: Take a guided tour of Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo that have marked Egyptian History forever. First, you’ll tour the Citadel of Saladdin and its Alaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali followed by a visit to the Hanging Church El Muallaqa.
Khan El Khalili Bazaar: Later, visit the largest bazaar in the middle east for some last-minute shopping.
Egypt offers a wide variety of 3-star hotels. The prices range from $12 to $20 per person per night in a double room. We suggest checking the hotel directories for rates and locations. Backpacker services are not popular in Egypt, although a few are available.
The best time to visit Egypt is from October to May. It is the peak travel season – temperatures are milder though comparatively warmer than in the northern hemisphere. This is our High-Season with its two busiest periods: the Christmas/New Year period and the Easter Period, whereby hotels and cruises will put their prices up.
When budgeting for an Egypt tour we recommend doing it through a travel agent like ourselves – this way everything is done for you and you would have a rough idea of how much money you would need.
We suggest spending a few nights in Cairo, then taking the sleeper train to Aswan, spend another two nights there while visiting Abu Simbel and the Philae temple, and maybe Kom Ombo too.
You can take a cruise down the Nile to Luxor, spend two nights visiting the valley of the kings and queens and the Karnak Temple complex.
The high-season is October to May, making June to September (the summer months and the hottest) the low-season and therefore prices are at their lowest.
Yes, it is completely safe for women to travel alone in Egypt.
The ones recommended are yellow fever (common to most parts of Africa), tetanus and hepatitis.
When touring Egypt, before leaving your hotel, we suggest letting your hotel know where you’re going – should you get lost, the hotel will be able to act on your behalf. We also suggest that you always have your hotels. Address and telephone number as you may need it if you get lost.
It is best to seek out a hotel chain or a well-reviewed restaurant (ask around if you can) then you can be assured to get good, clean food. The price will be worth it.
No, but learning the basic words: la’ (no) and shukran (thank you) is a real help.
We suggest using uber or careem as a means of transportation, alternatively ask your hotel for a cab but it’s best to negotiate the price before you go on your ride.
Usually, only the bigger shops, restaurants and hotels take credit cards. It is best to carry cash – local currency – as it will make your life easier, especially when paying for groceries, taxis, tourist venues, museums and souvenirs.
Taking photos inside many temples is restricted, so please follow the advice of your guide however, in some places, the government will charge you for taking photographs.
Due to new policies put in place by the ministry of tourism, cameras are not permitted in the valley of the kings. It is also forbidden to take photographs of the police, anything of a military nature or indeed bridges, airports and public works.
When visiting mosques, travellers must dress conservatively, i.e. half/long-sleeved shirt and no shorts. In public areas, this would also be our advice however, in some tourist areas such as the seaside, it is perfectly fine to wear shorts and sleeveless shirts.
Egypt’s national airline is egypt air. Most major international airlines fly to cairo. We suggest you check with your travel agent for more information.
Please visit https://visacentral.com/egypt-visa
Please note your passport should be valid for 6 months after the end date of your visa.