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Cairo /Luxor / Aswan
Overview

The Classic 8 Day Egypt Tour of Cairo, Luxor, Aswan. Eight days of non-stop magic that will see you visiting and exploring many of Egypt’s top ancient attractions.

From the imposing Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, to the massive rock cut temples of Abu Simbel, this tour has it all. Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of Kings near Luxor, and explore so many other sites of antiquity that you’ll never forget. In addition to enjoying culture, you will experience first-class service and comfort in the historical accommodation and follow in the footsteps of famous travelers in Egypt.

Your accommodations on this luxury Egypt tour with Cairo, Aswan and Luxor are:

Your hotel in Cairo: Marriot Mena House Hotel

Enjoy the wondrous beauty of the pyramids at the Marriott Mena House in Cairo. A popular destination for dignitaries and celebrities, this historic 5-star hotel, built in 1869, offers travelers a taste of modern luxury. Located at the foot of the pyramids, you can walk to one of Egypt’s most popular attractions.

Your hotel in Aswan: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel

Enter the legendary place where King Fouad once entertained and Agatha Christie drank cocktails: the 5-star Hotel Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan and experience the history of the Luxury Hotel in a Victorian Palace from the 19th century on the Banks of the Nile. The hotel opened in 1899 as part of the construction of the old Aswan Dam and has hosted guests such as Tsar Nicholas II, Winston Churchill, Howard Carter, Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter, François Mitterrand, Princess Diana and many other celebrities. Agatha Christie wrote most of her novel Death on the Nile here.

Your hotel in Luxor: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor Hotel

Experience the Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor, a 5-star Luxury Hotel built by British explorers in 1886. Set amid lush tropical gardens and ancient Temples on the Nile, it is one of Egypt’s most famous historical hotels. From Presidents and Politicians to Artists and Celebrities, Famous Dignitaries have stayed in the sumptuous suites of this Luxor hotel overlooking the Valley of the Kings. Agatha Christie wrote part of her famous novel here Death on the Nile here in 1937.

 

Include
  • 2 Nights in Cairo at the Marriott Mena House with breakfast
  • 2 Nights Aswan at the Old Cataract Hotel with breakfast
  • 3 Nights Luxor at Sofitel Winter Palace with breakfast
  • Flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • 1st Class train journey from Aswan to Luxor
  • All entrance fees of the mentioned sights
  • Local English-speaking tour guide during your tours
  • Bottled water during your tours and transfers
  • All trips in air-conditioned vehicles
  • All service charges and applicable taxes
Exclude
  • Costs for international flights (we will gladly book the flights for you)
  • Sights that are not in the program
  • Entry Visa
  • Personal expenses
Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival and Check-in

For your Egypt luxury tour Cairo, Luxor and Aswan you fly to Cairo today. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our tour guide and assisted with immigration and visa formalities. During the transfer to the Mena House Hotel, you will already get a first impression of the lively life of the metropolis, the largest city in Africa. Upon arrival at the hotel, your guide will help you check in, after that you can enjoy your first evening in Cairo in the Luxurious Ambience of your Hotel.

Day 2- The Pyramids of Giza / Saqqara

This day begins with a tour of the greatest highlights of Cairo – after breakfast you will visit with your guide:

Pyramids of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the Pyramids in the Giza Pyramid. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Giza Pyramid Complex, also called the Giza Necropolis, is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo, Egypt that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza. All were built during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, between 2600 and 2500 BC. The site also includes several cemeteries and the remains of a worker’s village.

Then we drive to a plateau panoramic view of the three pyramids of Giza.

The Sphinx

The Great Sphinx of Giza, commonly referred to as the Sphinx of Giza, Great Sphinx or just the Sphinx, is colossal limestone statue of a recumbent sphinx located in Giza, Egypt, that likely dates from the reign of King Khafre (c. 2575–c. 2465 BCE) and depicts his face. It is one of Egypt’s most famous landmarks and is arguably the best-known example of sphinx art.

After visiting the pyramids and the Sphinx, you will have an oriental lunch at a local restaurant. Then you go to your next destination, the necropolis of:

 Saqqara

The Pyramid of Djoser, or Step Pyramid, is an archaeological site in the Saqqara necropolis, Egypt, northwest of the city of Memphis. The 6-tier, 4-sided structure is the earliest colossal stone building in Egypt. It was built in the 27th century BC during the Third Dynasty for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser. It constitutes a significant historical turning point in ancient Egyptian funerary monuments, revolutionizing stone architecture and royal burials. In addition to its beauty and monumental scale, it is not only the very first pyramid that the ancient Egyptians ever built, but also the oldest known ancient Egyptian stone structure.

After the highlight on the tour of this impressive day, you will be transfer back to your hotel.

Day 3- Egyptian Museum / Citadel of Saladin / Alabaster Mosque

Today the morning is again dedicated to the pharaohs. After breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up and visit the impressive:

Egyptian Museum

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or the Cairo Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It has 120,000 items, with a representative amount on display and the remainder in storerooms. Built in 1901 by the Italian construction company, Garozzo-Zaffarani, to a design by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon, the edifice is one of the oldest and largest archaeological museums in the Middle East.

After visiting the museum, you will get an insight into the Islamic culture of Cairo. You visit the majestic:

Citadel of Saladin

The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Saladin is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. The Citadel is one of the most iconic monuments in Islamic Cairo, and among the most impressive defensive fortresses dating to the Middle Ages. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries.

The Citadel of Saladin is home to one of the most beautiful buildings in the city:

The Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali

The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha or Alabaster Mosque is a mosque situated in the Citadel of Cairo in Egypt and was commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848. It was intended originally to serve as the national mosque for a newly quasi-independent state of Egypt. It is today one of the first buildings visible when approaching Cairo from any direction.

This informative day of sightseeing ends and you leave the immortal city of Cairo. After your transfer to Cairo Airport, you will fly to your next destination on this luxury Egypt tour – Aswan.

At Aswan Airport you will be met by our tour guide and taken to your 5 star hotel where you check in. Enjoy the first evening in Upper Egypt under the starry sky of Aswan, the southernmost city in Egypt, and look forward to the next few days.

Day 4- Aswan Sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, where you can enjoy the view of the beauty and atmosphere of Aswan with its Green Islands and Red Granite boulders, take an excursion into the surroundings of the city. The first landmark on the tour of today is a boat trip to the Nile island of Agilika. The last great sanctuary of the ancient Egyptian religion, the magical one, awaits you there:

Philae Temple

The Philae Temple was dedicated to Goddess Isis of Love and beauty. The Temple complex was dismantled and relocated to nearby Island of Agilkia Island in Aswan. Is one of the last Temples to ever be built in Egypt. It also contains the remains of Several Ancient Temples. A great deal of information about the mythology of ancient Egypt was known through this temple like the Myth of Osiris.

Then you will visit the imposing dam, which dams the Nile to Lake Nasser, and the construction of which has had many positive and negative effects:

The High Dam

This was built across the Nile at Aswan, and has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt. Aswan High Dam is a water dam located on the Nile River in the southern part of the Republic of Egypt. The dam controls the Nile water flow rate and reduces the effects of its flood. It is also used to generate electricity in Egypt.

Tip of the day: This afternoon you have the opportunity to visit the beautiful botanical garden on Kitchener Island and a Nubian village on an excursion and get to know the hospitality of the locals. (optional)Worth taking a look at.

Day 5- Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel / Train Aswan – Luxor

Today you have the unique opportunity to take an unforgettable private excursion to Abu Simbel – or you have a day off in Aswan.

Abu Simbel is two massive rock-cut Temples in the village of Abu Simbel, A huge 3,000-year-old monument to Ramesses II, the two Temples of Abu Simbel are of the great sun Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari, which was built by Ramses II to his favorite wife Queen Nefertari among his other 200 wives and concubines. This fantastic monument is one of the best places to visit in Egypt.

The trip to Abu Simbel starts early in the morning. You drive through the desert with a private vehicle and your private tour guide and experience the sunrise during the journey – on the way back from Abu Simbel will be able to admire the mirage.

After the excursion you will be served a delicious lunch in a local restaurant before saying goodbye to Aswan. You have transfer to Aswan train station and take the 1st class train to Luxor. On the journey you will cross the typical Upper Egyptian landscape with its sugar cane and corn fields and many small villages where time seems to have stood still.

Arrived in Luxor, you will be met by our tour guide at the train station and transfer to the legendary Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel where you will check in.

Day 6- Thebes East

After a leisurely breakfast in your hotel, you will be picked up and, together with your Egyptologist, you will first visit:

Karnak Temple

The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, Egypt. It is a city of temples built over 2,000 years and dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. This derelict place is still capable of overshadowing many wonders of the modern world and in its day must have been awe-inspiring.

Then visit:

The Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the city today known as Luxor and was constructed approximately 1400 BCE. In the Egyptian language it is known as ipet resyt, “the southern sanctuary”. The temple was built by Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) but completed by Tutankhamun (1336-27 BC) and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC) and then added to by Rameses II (1279-13 BC). Toward the rear is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great (332-305 BC). At the Luxor Temple you can see a part of the Sphinx Avenue.

After visiting these imposing Temples, you can look forward to lunch in a nice local restaurant. This day of sightseeing ends and you will be transfer back to your hotel.

Tip of the day: In the evening you have the opportunity to experience the fascinating sound and light show in the Karnak Temple. (optional)An outstanding show not to be missed.

Day 7- Thebes West

After your breakfast, your Egyptologist tour guide will picks you up from your hotel and you will drive to Thebes-West. The first highlight of the day awaits you:

The valley of The Kings

Also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. It was part of the ancient city of Thebes and was the burial site of almost all the kings (pharaohs) of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties (1539–1075 BCE), from Thutmose I to Ramses X. In 1922 Englishman Howard Carter discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamun with its golden treasures.

We leave this unique valley and the magical atmosphere and go onto another magical place –

The Hatshepsut Temple

The Temple of Hatshepsut is a mortuary temple built during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its three massive terraces rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Hatshepsut was a female pharaoh who had herself represented pictorially as a male. She served as co-regent with her nephew Thutmose III (c.1479-1425 B.C.E.).

Enjoy the view from the terraces to the temple of Luxor and the Nile Valley, then continue to the next landmark:

The Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Since 1350 BCE, they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor. The Colossi Twin Statues are the still standing to welcome the visitors until our day.

Tip of the day: Today you have the opportunity to enjoy the unique view of the ancient treasures of Luxor on a Hot Air Balloon Ride at sunrise over Thebes West. (optional).

Day 8- Flight Back Home

Today it is unfortunately time to say goodbye to the immortal Nile and the treasures of the Pharaohs. Transfer to Luxor Airport, then fly back home via Cairo.

It is possible to combine this luxury tour of Egypt with a beach holiday on the Red Sea.

Price

 

  Summer (May 1st to September 30th) Winter (1st Oct to 30 Apr)
Single room / cabin 3155 $ 3355 $
Double room / cabin  2050 $  2190 $

5 * deluxe

Hotel in Cairo: Marriott Mena House
Hotel in Aswan: Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel
Hotel in Luxor: Sofitel Winter Palace