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8 Days Egypt Luxury Round Trip Cairo, Aswan and Luxor

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8 Days
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Cairo /Luxor / Aswan
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Discover the magic of Egypt and enjoy the service and comfort of our selected luxury hotels on this Private 8-day Egypt Luxury Tour with Cairo, Aswan and Luxor.

First you experience the highlights of the metropolis of Cairo and the world-famous Pyramids of Giza, and then in Aswan to explore the imposing buildings of the ancient Egyptians and the magic of the Nile landscape. The final point of this trip to the highlights of the ancient Egyptian culture is the beautiful Luxor, the ancient Thebes with its fascinating Temples and Tombs.

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 subsequent 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 which 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 take a drive 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, and the only one to remain largely intact. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is one of 104 Pyramids in Egypt with superstructure. And there are 54 Pyramids with substructure. The Great Pyramids belongs to “King Khufu” we know that the number of stones used in construction is 2,300,000 and it took 20 years to be built.

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

The Sphinx

The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a man. This is before the Khafre Pyramid. The Arab historian al-Maqrīzī, writing in the 15th century, attributes the loss of the nose al-Dahr to Muhammad Sa’im a Sufi Muslim from the Khanqah of Sa’id al-Su’ada in 1378, who found the local peasants making offerings to the Sphinx in the hope of increasing their harvest and therefore defaced the Sphinx in an act.

 

Saqqara

The Sphinx has the body of a lion and the head of a man. This is before the Khafre Pyramid. The Arab historian al-Maqrīzī, writing in the 15th century, attributes the loss of the nose al-Dahr to Muhammad Sa’im a Sufi Muslim from the Khanqah of Sa’id al-Su’ada in 1378, who found the local peasants making offerings to the Sphinx in the hope of increasing their harvest and therefore defaced the Sphinx in an act. You can also admire the beautiful graves from the Old Kingdom with their special paintings.

After the last item on the tour of this impressive day, you will be brought back to your hotel.

 

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

After breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up and visit the impressive.

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 Tutankhamun Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to King Tutankhamen collection of Treasure, Gold, and Jewelry

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

Citadel of Saladin

Citadel of Saladin is a Medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years.. The Citadel was the witness to all the biggest events that took place in Ancient Egypt. Built 1176–1183 You have a wonderful view over the capital Cairo. This medieval relic from the crusader era will leave you amazed.

The Citadel of Saladin is home to one of the most beautiful buildings in the city that never sleeps:

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. Muhammad Ali Pasha – whom many consider the father of modern Egypt for his numerous, enduring, modern reforms – commissioned this mosque to be built in 1830 in memory of his son. Construction took over twenty years. 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.

Day 4- Aswan Sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, where you can enjoy the view of the beauty and atmosphere of the city of Aswan with its Green Islands and Red Granite boulders, take an excursion into the surroundings of the city. The first item on the program 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. Aswan High Dam. 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.

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.

The Two temples at Abu Simbel were built by Ramses II in 1260 BC. and were under the sand until 1817, when the Italian Belzoni cleared the two Temples from the sand. The Ramses Temple extends 60 m directly into the rock and has a height of 30 m. The Temple of Nefertari is 21 m deep and 12 m high. After the construction of the dam, both Temples were moved approx. 62 m higher between 1964 and 1968 to protect them from flooding by the reservoir.

The trip to Abu Simbel starts early in the morning. You drive through the desert with a private vehicle and your private English-speaking tour guide and experience the sunrise during the outward 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 taken 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

In the Karnak Temple Complex there is no site in Egypt that is more impressive than Karnak Temple. Which was built more than two thousand years ago. It is the largest Temple complex ever built by man and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and Pharaohs. The Karnak Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of Decayed Temples, Chapels, Pylons, and other buildings near Luxor, in Egypt.  

The Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple is one of the most important and beautiful landmarks to be visited by many tourists on the East Bank of the Nile. 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 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 then ends and you will be taken 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 will pick 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

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. 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

This is also known as the Djeser-Djeseru, is a mortuary Temple of Ancient Egypt located in Upper Egypt Temple of Hatshepsut was an ancient funerary shrine commissioned for the Pharaoh Hatshepsut and located in the Theban Necropolis. The Temple has a great view which makes it one of the most beautiful and best preserved archaeological sites in upper Egypt.

Enjoy the view from the terraces of the temple of Luxor and the Nile Valley, then continue with the drive and with a stop. 

The Colossi of Memnon

The first attraction to be encounter in Luxor West Bank is the Colossi of Memnon which was built as a guardian to the Funerary Temple of King Amenhoteb III. The Colossi Twin Statues are 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)Well worth taking this trip as not to be missed.

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 2450 $ 2625 $
Double room / cabin  1685 $  1790 $