Description

Cairo essential tour is a 4 days package covers Cairo, the modern capital of Egypt and Luxor the ancient capital or as we call it the ancient future of Egypt. In this multi day tour, our customers enjoy many sites in Cairo, Giza and Luxor. The arrival destination is Hurghada even the starting point and the end of the package.

Itinerary:-

Day 01:  Hurghada
 / Cairo Sightseeing

Early Morning  transfer by  Private deluxe  vehicle  to Cairo ( 450 km / 5.00 hours ) one stop by road for rest then continue driving,  arrive and proceed for a full day guided tour visiting the Great Pyramids (the only remaining wonder of world 7th wonders) the three largest and best preserved of all known 100 Pyramids of Egypt, the most well-known is  The Cheops's Pyramid  consists of 2.3 Million stone blocks, each weighing 2.5 to 15 tons, constructed as a tomb of the great pharaoh Cheops, The second largest pyramid was built for Cheops's son, King Chephren (also known as Khafra ) In addition to the usual parts of a pyramid complex, pyramid is guarded by a huge Sphinx and attached with the valley temple, the Mighty Sphinx which represents the King Chefren with human head and lion body as a guardian for the entire sacred palace protecting king's tombs from thieves and enemies, the third largest pyramid was built for the pharaoh Mycerinus (also known as Menkaure). Lunch at local restaurant, visit the Egyptian Museum which is located at downtown houses over 120.000 antiquities of ancient Egyptian as well different prehistory eras, the most remarkable objects and the marvelous treasure of King Tut Ankh Amun extracted from his intact tomb located in west bank at the valley of the Kings at Luxor's west bank which recovered by archeologist Howard Carter with most beautiful golden Sarcophagus (110 kg ) & solid gold mask displayed, transfer to hotel, balance of day at leisure  & overnight. (L)


Day 02: Cairo Sightseeing / Sleeper Train to Luxor    

Breakfast at hotel, 08.30 Proceed for a guided tour visiting Sakkara which is the best known for the Step Pyramid, the oldest known of Egypt's 100 pyramids. It was built for King Djoser of the 3rd Dynasty by the architect and genius Imhotep, who designed it and its surrounding complex to be as grand as it was unique and revolutionary, continue visiting Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt the remains of the Fortress of Babylon. First built by the Persians around the 6th century BC, these ruins are indeed Cairo’s oldest original structure. Within the confines you will find the Church of St. Sergius, where the Holy Family is reported to have stayed, and the Hanging Church, the seat of the Coptic patriarchate for centuries then visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Inside this basilica-style temple, the so-called “Geniza Documents” were found, a treasure hailed as an unparalleled source of information about life of the Jews in Egypt’s past,) Lunch at local restaurant, visiting the Citadel of Saladin (Built by Saladin in 1176 to protect Egypt from the enemies, overlooking the city it was easy to defend from any attacks) & visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque (one of the most famous mosques in Egypt. It is distinguished by its beautiful architectural design, numerous domes, and tall minarets. The architects modeled it after the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. ), end your visit at Khan El Khalili Bazaar as one wanders through the labyrinth of narrow streets you will find workshops and stalls selling all manner of things from woodwork, glassware and leather goods to perfumes, fabrics and Pharaonic curiosities, end tour, transfer to train station to board a sleeper train to Luxor (Cabins with bed) (10 hours), dinner on board & overnight (B/L/D)

Day 03: Luxor Sightseeing

Breakfast on board, arrive to Luxor, meet & greet by our representative in Luxor, A.M a full day guided tour visiting the temples of Karnak and Luxor. We visit the magnificent Temple of Karnak which contains collections of many temples adjusted by many great Pharaohs, visiting the majestic avenue of ram-headed sphinxes at open court, later we visit Temple of Luxor which used to be as the ancient center of many festivals and consider one of the most beautiful & huge temples of Thebes, lunch at local restaurant, transfer to your hotel in Luxor & overnight. (B/L)

 

Day 04:  Luxor Sightseeing / Hurghada

Breakfast A.M. guided tour visiting the Necropolis of Thebes at the west bank where located the Valley of the Kings which known as the “Place of Truth" and is where the burial tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs are located. The tombs were hewn from the rock and were intended to protect the mummies of the pharaohs from grave robbers. The tombs is rich in paintings and best preserved funeral scene on tombs walls in whole Egypt, while probably the most famous is that of Tutankhamun which was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922, visiting The Valley of the Queens, also known as Wadi el-Melikat, is a place in Egypt where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times, There are more than known 90 tombs, many of which are stylish and lavishly decorated. An example of this is the resting place carved out of the rock for Queen Nefertari (QV66) of the 19th Dynasty wife and favorite queen of Ramses II. She is one of the best known Egyptian queens; the polychrome reliefs in her tomb are still intact. is the largest and most spectacular in the Valley of the Queens. Continue visiting the temple of Queen Hatshepsut " Deir Al Bahary " the only female Pharaoh to have ruled Egypt declare herself as divine, and she is depicted in masculine form wearing a pharaoh’s kilt and artificial beard, finally visiting the twin Statues of 18 meters high Colossi of Memnon remains of funerary temple of Amenophis III, end tour and drive back to east bank. Lunch at local restaurant, then  transfer by Private deluxe vehicle to Hurghada ( 280 km / 4.00 hours ) one stop by road for rest then continue driving & transfer to hotel, end of our services   . (B/L)




5 (4 Reviews)

Destination: Hurghada, Cairo, Luxor

Tour category: History, Packages

Departure location: Hurghada

Duration: 4 days

Booking in Advance: 5 Weeks before the event

Physical Difficulty Level: Moderate

Travel mode: A/C Minibus, Car, sleeper train

Adult price: $990

Child price: $ 550

Infant Price: $ 0


What's Included

  • Accommodation for 01 night in Cairo including breakfast / 01 night in Luxor including breakfast / 01 night on Board sleeper train including breakfast and dinner
  • Meet & assist upon arrival and departure by our representatives
  • 04 Full days excursion including entrance fees.
  • Professional Bilingual Egyptologist tour guide during visits & along the stay
  • 04 Lunches in Cairo and Luxor during visits
  • 01 Bottled water during visits in bus
  • All transportations by air - conditioned deluxe vehicle

Exclusions

  • Beverages during meals and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional Excursions and visits not specified in tour itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Gratuities) for drivers and guides

Please Note

  • Above mentioned rates quoted in USD could be paid in Euro or any equivalent currencies.
  • Rates Subject to Change
  • Rates based on minimum 2 Persons travelling together
  • Pass required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate from 4 to 11 years
  • The confirmation is subject to availability and will be sent by e-mail

What do I need to bring

  • Hats
  • Sun glasses
  • Passports
  • Money
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun cream

Cancelation Policy

  • We charge a cancellation fee of 50% if the booking is canceled 3 weeks before the event

Live tour guide

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Deutsch

Leave a Review:



Post Comment

Timeless visit to Egypt

I have planned our tour since a long time, but I rally didn't imagine it will be such a memorable tour, we have been with samegypt staff all places, excellent arrangement, accurate timing, quality accommodation, we have enjoyed every moment. Great efforts and really we appreciated, thank you Samegypt tours.