10 day tour departing Cairo.
8 nights accommodation in 4- or 5-star Hotels.
1 night accommodation onboard an overnight train from Cairo to Luxor (private, 2 berth sleeper cabin).
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor and Hurghada.
4 days in Hurghada – Red Sea Stay.
Services of an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology.
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles.
Airport arrival and departure transfer.
SAVE 50% – $848 per person*.
Day 1 Cairo.
Tuesday. Marhaba, welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and check in. The rest of the day is free to relax or those arriving early can opt to join our optional Backstreets of Cairo tour which departs the hotel at 10am.
Day 2 Cairo to Luxor.
A big day out at the pyramids and sphinx at Giza. Perhaps opt to hire a camel Later we travel to Saqqara, to explore the myriad of tombs and temples at the site and see Zhoser’s step pyramid – constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC. Later there is time for dinner before travelling on the overnight sleeper train to Luxor.
Day 3 Ancient Thebes.
We arrive into Luxor and check into our hotel. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. This afternoon you can explore Luxor on foot following the waterside corniche, relax by the pool or maybe stop for drink at one of the many Nile side cafes and tea houses. Tonight, there is an optional visit to view the Temple of Luxor at night. Book and pay locally. Remainder of the evening at leisure.
Day 4 Valley of the Kings.
Today’s tour takes in the highlights of the West Bank. The twin seated statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first site we’ll see before we visit the legendary Valleys of the Kings and the imposing limestone, colonnaded Temple of Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was one of only 3 Egyptian ruling queens. The most famous tomb in the Valley of the Kings is that of the boy-King Tutankhamen. Archaeologist Howard Carter discovered his intact and treasure -filled tomb in 1922. After exploring the West Bank we take a break before visiting the colossal Temple of Karnak. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 5 Red Sea Riviera.
Departing Luxor we head east to Hurghada part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 4 days on the beach
Day 6-8 Hurghada.
The next 3 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. On day 6 there’s an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally. Hurghada is one of the most popular Red Sea resorts. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling and Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside town is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing.
Day 9 Hurghada to Cairo.
This morning we depart Hurghada and head back to Cairo. We take a guided tour of the enlightening Egyptian Museum, where you can see the famed solid gold death mask of King Tutankhamun and opt to visit the Royal Mummy room.
Day 10 Cairo.
Hotel check out and included onward transfer to airport.