You will be met and assisted upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport ,check-in and a free welcome drink. There you will be introduced to your Tour Leader for your tour of Egypt, who will explain what to expect on your Cairo, Abu Simbel, Luxor and Aswan tour. Your Tour Leader will be your point of contact throughout the whole trip, and will give you details of how to contact him at any time whilst in Egypt. Throughout your tour of Egypt, in addition to the Tour Leader you will meet a variety of English-speaking Tour Guides, who have been chosen for their expertise on each of the areas you are visiting. After check-in you are free to spend the rest of the day/evening at your leisure.
After breakfast you will check out of the Hotel in Cairo at your hotel then you will be accompanied by your personal Tour Guide to guide to the famous Giza Plateau, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient world. Here you will be in awe of the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, famous Sphinx and Valley temple facing the Great Sphinx. Following this,a transfer to explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities including the Treasures Room of the child King Tutankhamun. Onwards to Old Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Jewish Synagogue. Continue driving to Old Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo's oldest Bazaar with time to collect those all important Egyptian hand crafted souvenirs and gifts. Finally, you will be transferred to Giza Railway Station to board the Sleeper Train to Luxor. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board whilst overnight inside your compartment. Awake to see the beautiful Nile Delta passing by before early arrival in Luxor.
Arrive at Luxor Train Station where you will be met and assisted by a Representative then transferred to enjoy a tour of three of the most interesting tombs at the West Bank of the Nile River, at the world famous Valley of the Kings. The magnificent tombs of the Ancients were discovered here (including the boy King Tutankhamun).These tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs.(The three tombs visited are determined by the Egyptian Government as to preserve them from the large flow of visitors, therefore are rotated throughout the year and cannot be confirmed as to which tombs prior to your visit). Continue the tour to visit the Hatshepsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut the only female pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. And then visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon) Then visit the splendid Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means "the most sacred of places." The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, the great "Hypostyle Hall" is an incredible forest of giant pillars. Then you will be transferred to the majestic Luxor Temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun. Evening at leisure or an optional tour of the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple, or free time to explore traditional Luxor City. Overnight in your Hotel in Luxor.
After breakfast at the Hotel, you will be transferred by air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan (approximately a 3 hour 30 minute drive) from Luxor. Enjoy the scenic Nile Delta and River views enroute, unchanged for centuries. Upon arrival, you will be met by a Representative and taken to your Hotel in Aswan for check-in.After this, you will be escorted with your Guide to See the world famous Aswan High Dam, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops; Following this a visit to see the granite quarries hosting the Unfinished Obelisk which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and Temples.Then a final tour to visit the majestic Philae Temple, originally of Nubian culture. that was dedicated to the Goddesses Isis and Hathor. Sail and move around Elephantine Island by a felucca boat. Back to hotel and overnight in Aswan.
Breakfast box from the Hotel in Aswan at 3:30am to begin your extra special excursion to the Temples of Abu Simbel. Approximately a 3 hour 30 minute drive one way from Aswan to Abu Simbel by a comfortable private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival at Abu Simbel, you will be totally amazed at the sheer size of the impressive Temple of Ramses II which is dedicated to the four universal Gods Ptah, Re-Harakhte, Amun-Re, and to Ramesses II. The second Temple is dedicated to Nefertari, the beloved wife of Ramesses II. Then return to Aswan Railway Station for your departure to Cairo. Sleeping train from Aswan to Cairo is about 14 hours with dinner and breakfast onboard with ample time to sleep. Overnight on board the train.
Breakfast aboard Sleeper Train before arriving Giza Train Station in Cairo where you will be met and assisted by our Representative who will transfer you to your Hotel for free leisure time. The Hotel will allow check in as soon as is possible. A full day ahead to either relax at your Hotel, explore the City of Cairo and it's sites with optional tours to visit Step Pyramids of King Zoser in Sakkara and Memphis, Nile Boat cruise with dinner and traditional Music and Dance show and more. Please ask your representative for details. Overnight stay at your hotel in Cairo.
A free day in Cairo or a highly recommended day optional tour to Greco- Roman Alexandria, to visit its famous sites of Qaitbay Fort, built in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay, Alexandria's ancient Lighthouse, and the much-acclaimed Alexandria Library (known as the Bibliotheca). A visit to a Roman Cemetery cut out of the rock, and known as the 'Catacombs'. Return for overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at the Hotel in Cairo before being collected by a Representative to transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your return flight home.
Days : 8 | Nights : 7