On this Egypt family holiday 9 days Cairo, Nile cruise followed by a beach holiday on the Red Sea, discover with your children the huge pyramids of Giza, and then admire the golden treasures of Tut Anch Amun in the famous Egyptian Museum. Explore the temples of Kom Ombo, Edfu and Aswan on the exciting Nile Cruise and explore the mysterious Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Your tour guide will assist you and your family in Cairo and throughout the Nile Cruise, bringing you closer to the culture and history of ancient Egypt. Even over land and people you will learn a lot of interesting things and get an insight into the everyday life of today’s Egypt.
Day 1- Cairo / Hotel Check In
For your Egypt family vacation 9 days Cairo, Nile cruise and beach holiday you will fly to Cairo . Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be met by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2- Cairo Sightseeing – Fly to Aswan – Nile Cruise
You will visit Cairo today with your tour guide:
The pyramids of Giza
The 3 famous pyramids of Giza are the last surviving wonder of the ancient world. They were about 2600 BC. Built on a large limestone plateau.
The Pyramid of Cheops is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids and is therefore also known as the “Great Pyramid”. It is the highest pyramid in the world, 147 m high and was built as a tomb for the Egyptian king Cheops .
We will admire this biggest pyramid of the world first. This is followed by a visit to the pyramid of Chephren and the Mykerinos pyramid .
Then we drive to a plateau, from which you have a beautiful panoramic view of the three pyramids of Giza.
The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a man and lies with a length of approx. 73 m and a height of approx. 20 m before the Khafre pyramid.
After visiting the pyramids and the sphinx, fortify yourself with an oriental lunch, then head to:
The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is the world’s largest museum of ancient Egyptian treasures and houses a unique collection of finds from 5,000 years of Egyptian history. Particularly impressive are the famous golden treasures of Tut-Ankh-Amun . It would open in 1902 for visitors.
After your program in Cairo you fly to Aswan , then transfer to your Nile cruise.
Day 3- Aswan Sightseeing – Sail to Kom Ombo & Edfu
After breakfast on the boat you visit in Aswan:
The Philae or Isis Temple stood on Philae Island south of Aswan, and after the construction of the high dam, the temple was under water for several months of the year. Therefore, the temple was transferred to the neighboring island of Agilika from 1977 to 1980. In 553 AD, the temple served as a church, so much of the relief in the temple was destroyed.
The High Dam
The construction of the high dam was initiated by President Nasser and lasted from 1960 to 1971, creating one of the largest reservoirs in the world, 500 km long and 32 km wide, at the widest point. The dam is more than 3800 meters long and 111 meters high, at the sole 980 meters and at the crown about 40 meters wide.
At noon, the ship leaves from Aswan to Kom Ombo. Enjoy the beautiful drive to Kom Ombo and in the afternoon visit:
The Kom Ombo Temple
It is the only double temple in Egypt dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus. The ruins of the temple were for a long time spilled over half by sand. They were first uncovered and restored in 1893. The temple was built during the Greek period from 304 to 31 BC. And hundreds of mummified crocodiles were found around the temple.
After that, the ship leaves for Edfu.
Day 4- Edfu Temple – Sail to Luxor – Luxor Temple
After breakfast on the ship you will visit today:
The Edfu Temple
He was built by the Ptolemies for the falcon god Horus Behdeti from 237 to 57 BC. Built. Until 1860 AD, the temple was hidden under the sand and Nile mud, only then it was exposed by the Frenchman Marriette. Every year, the wedding of Horus of Edfu with the Hathor of Dendara, as well as the feast of the victory of Horus over Seth, were celebrated here.
After visiting the Edfu Temple, the boat will depart for Luxor and in the afternoon visit:
The Luxor Temple
In the heart of the city of Luxor , you will find the Luxor Temple, built by Amemophis III. and Ramses II was built. Even Alexander the Great built a chapel for the ancient Egyptian gods. At that time, the Ancient Egyptians celebrated here the most important festival in Thebes, the Opetfest. In 1989, archaeologists happened to find an underground chamber with very well-preserved statues, which are now exhibited in the Luxor Museum . At the Luxor Temple you can see a part of the Sphinx Avenue, which connected the Luxor Temple with the Karnak Temple at that time.
Day 5- Luxor Sightseeing – Transfer to The Red Sea
Today you visit with your guide the highlights of Luxor:
The Valley of the Kings
Let yourself be enchanted by the more than 3000 years old, wonderful murals in the tombs of the Pharaohs. So far, 64 graves have been found in the Valley of the Kings, of which you can visit three. In the Valley of the Kings are the tombs of the kings of the New Kingdom (about 1550-1069 BC 18 to 20 dynasty) to find. In 1922 Englishman Howard Carter discovered the tomb of TutAnchAmun with its golden treasures.
The Hatshepsut Temple
The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut dates back to the 18th Dynasty, 1470 BC. She had her impressive terrace temple built by the architect Senenmut. She was always portrayed as a man, which can be clearly seen from the very well preserved statues in the temple. In the Christian era, a monastery was built on the temple, which was used until the 11th century and in the 19th century, the monastery ruins were demolished.
The Memnon Colossi
The Memnon colossi are two side by side ancient Egyptian colossal statues, about 18 m. high from the 14th century BC Both statues depict Amenhotep III ( Amenhotep III ) and were located at the entrance of his temple.
Then you will get a delicious oriental lunch.
Then you visit:
The Karnak Temple
It is the largest temple complex ever built. Here the ancient Egyptians immortalized the holy family of Thebes, Amun-Re , his wife Mut and the son Chonsu . The complete construction time of the temple lasted over 2000 years. One of the most important areas of the temple is the large pillared hall with 134 papyrus columns built by Seteth and completed by Ramses II.
After your program in Luxor transfer to your hotel on the Red Sea.
Day 6- Beach Holiday
Day 7- Beach Holiday
Day 8- Beach Holiday
Day 9- Return Home
Transfer from your hotel to Hurghada Airport, then fly home.
|Summer (May 1st to September 30th)||Winter (1st Oct to 30 Apr)|
|Single room / cabin||1235 $||1285 $|
|Double room / cabin||905 $||960 $|
5 * standard
Hotel in Cairo : Cairo Pyramids, Ramses Hilton
Nile cruise: MS Emilio, MS Royal Esadora, MS Princess Sarah
Hotel on the Red Sea: Desert Rose Hurghada, Hilton Hurghada, Serenity Makadi Beach
|Summer (May 1st to September 30th)||Winter (1st Oct to 30 Apr)|
|Single room / cabin||1450 $||1525 $|
|Double room / cabin||1115 $||1180 $|
5 * Deluxe
Cairo Hotel : Steigenberger El Tahrir, Sheraton Cairo
Nile Cruise: MS Steigenberger Minerva, MS Moon Dance, MS Amwaj
Red Sea Hotel: Jaz Aquamarine, Marriott Hurghada, Tropital Sahl Hasheesh