Delve into the rich history of this ancient region on an 8-day tour of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswar. Visit the 2 banks of the Nile River, the Valley of the Kings, the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and many other famous landmarks, or choose from optional cruises.
What to Expect
Take the ultimate tour through Egypt on this 8-day, 7-night trip that spends time in Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor. Enjoy accommodation in hotels and sleeper trains, and transport around the cities via air-conditioned vehicle.
Your daily itinerary will have you going to the most important sites in Egypt, and these full-day tours are jam-packed with sights and activities so that you make the most of your days. In addition, you will have free days in 2 cities to spend as you wish. More importantly, most days include 1 or more additional options, such as sailing along the waters or riding in a hot-air balloon over the area. Choose your area of interest, ensuring a tour itinerary that is closely aligned to your own desires.
Day 1: Cairo
After arrival to Cairo Airport, a representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification, and portage. From the airport, a private air-conditioned car will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo - Aswan (Meals: B, D)
Start your full day visiting the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities with its rare collection of 5,000 years of art and more than 250,000 genuine artifacts, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tutankhamen collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry. Visit the Great Pyramid and take a close-up look at the Sphinx. Then visit the Khan el-Khalili bazaars, legendary for fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques, and more. Transfer to the train station for your overnight sleeper train to Aswan and enjoy dinner on the train.
Optional Cairo Felucca Sunset Sailing Trip on the Nile:
Take a relaxing ride down the Nile on a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat, and see a different side of Cairo. This 1-hour ride gives you plenty of time to experience this unique mode of transport.
Day 3: Aswan (Meals: B)
After arriving, transfer to your hotel and then begin your full-day tour. Sail by felucca to the island of Agilkia and visit the temple that was removed from the original island of Philae. Return to the mainland and drive to Aswan for a view of the High Dam, which was completed in 1964. From here you can gaze across Lake Nasser. Overnight in Aswan.
Optional Sound and Light Laser Show at Philae Temple
Day 4: Aswan (Meals: B)
Enjoy a free day to explore Aswan as you wish, or take advantage of one of the many optional tours offered. Overnight in Aswan.
Optional Transfer to Abu Simbel:
Visit the Abu Simbel Temple, built by Ramses II. The temples here were built out of a sandstone rock cliff. Nearby lies the small temple of the king’s wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor.
Optional Full-Day Nubian Museum Tour
Visit the long-awaited Nubian Museum which was opened in 1997. This museum displays thousands of antiquities that would have been lost under the waters of Lake Nasser.
This museum takes its name from the ancient Egyptian Nbu, meaning gold, in reference to the area's famous gold mines.
<strong>Day 5: Aswar - Luxor (Meals: B)
Transfer to Luxor by train, and after meeting a representative and checking in to your hotel, start your full-day tour. Visit the West and East banks, exploring a variety of the sights such as the Valley of the Kings. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 6: Luxor – Cairo (Meals: B, D)
Enjoy a free day in Luxor with the option of taking place in additional activities. In the evening, transfer to the train station for your overnight sleeper train to Cairo and enjoy dinner on board.
Optional Visit to The East Bank:
Take an excursion to the Luxor Temple to see its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses the Great. Proceed by carriage or bus to Karnak, which is a serious of temples built in different reigns.
Optional Hot Air Balloon:
Drift peacefully over the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and the Mountain on the Nobles.
Day 7: Cairo (Meals: B)
After arriving in Cairo, transfer to your hotel, then depart to Sakkara to visit the Step pyramids and the other monuments in the area. Next, head to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Continue on to Old Cairo to see the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, The Hanging Church, and The Old Jewish Synagogue Ben Ezra Synagogue. Overnight in Cairo
Optional Dinner Cruise:
Enjoy transportation, dinner, belly dancers, and a show.
Optional Cairo By Night:
Take a city tour all around Cairo to see the city by night.
Day 8: (Meals: B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport and assisted with any final departure formalities.
- Entry fees
- Private transfer
- Taxes and services
- Bottle of water each day
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Aswan on bed and breakfast basis
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Luxor on bed and breakfast basis
- 2 nights on sleeper train board, dinner and breakfast included
- All transfers in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan
- 1 full-day tour in Cairo visiting the Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, and Khan el-Khalili
- 1 full-day tour in Cairo visiting Sakkara, Memphis, and Old Cairo
- 1 full-day tour in Aswan visiting High Dam and Philae Temple
- 1 full-day tour in Luxor visiting West Bank
- Free camel ride in the vicinity of the Pyramids
- Multilingual expert Egyptologist guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned bus
- Meet and assist at all your destinations
- All taxes and services
- Train ticket from Aswan to Luxor
What's Not Included
- Entry visa to Egypt
- Personal items
- Optional visits
Know Before You Go
Children up to 6 years old will be free, sharing parents room (the only charge will be for train or bus tickets where applicable).
Children aged 7-11 years will be charged 50% of adult price.
Children aged 11+ will be charged 100% of adult price.