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Cairo & Luxor Overland, 7 Days 6 Nights

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Duration

7 Days 6 Nights

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

12 people

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Overview

Explore the amazing Capital of Cairo and ancient Thebes.
Experience the adventure that Egypt has to offer. Venturing through Cairo and Luxor you can admire the capital city of today and that of thousands of years ago.

Cancellation within 7 Day(s) before the date of arrival 50% will be charged.

What you see and what you get with this tour!

Includes

  • Meet & Greet upon arrival at Cairo International Airport
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a 4* Cairo Hotel
  • Accommodation for 2 nights on the Sleeper Train
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a 4* Luxor Hotel
  • Hotel accommodation is on bed and breakfast basis
  • Sleeper Train accommodation is on half board basis
  • Lunch during sightseeing on days 2 and 6
  • Sleeper Train Return Tickets from Cairo to Luxor and Vice versa
  • Internal transfers from airports to cruise or hotels and vice versa
  • Sightseeing tours include a qualified Egyptologist
  • Entrance Fee’s as per the itinerary/programme listed above
  • All ground transportation and transfers as per itinerary
  • Company representative accompanying transfers
  • Modern air conditioned vehicles

Excludes

  • Egypt Entrance Visa ($25 per person)
  • Beverages, room bills or food extra to programme
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tipping / Gratuities (client’s discretion)
  • Medical Insurance

Additional Information

  • Please note hotel check-in is available from 2pm
  • Please note that hotel check-out is 12 noon
  • Train tickets are non-refundable
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Egyptian Museum
  • The Great Pyramids of Giza
  • The Sphinx
  • Temples of Karnak
  • Luxor Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Salah El Din Citadel
  • Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque
  • Hanging Church
  • Abu Serga Church
  • Khan El Khalili

Itinerary

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Day 1: Cairo - Arrival

Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport you will meet your tour leader inside the arrival area. Your tour leader will then assist you through the airport formalities (arrival procedures) and then accompany you on a private air conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Your tour leader will complete the check-in procedure with you and take a moment of your time to review your holiday itinerary.
Overnight: Cairo. Meals: Dinner is not included.

Day 2: Cairo - Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum

After breakfast, your qualified Egyptologist will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle. The Egyptologist will be guiding you throughout the duration of the trip today to some of the most amazing historical sites in Egypt. Enjoy the civilization of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus of Giza which are erected on a rocky plateau on the west bank of the Nile River near Giza in Cairo. In ancient times they were included amongst the Seven Wonders of the World, Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of pharaoh with a lion’s body, which dates from the time of Chephren, the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great statue and then you will be transferred to enjoy the Egyptian Museum where you can see the collection of Tutankhamen amongst other splendid pharaonic artefacts which is said to exceed more than 120,000 items on display. Once your day of sightseeing is over, your tour leader or Egyptologist will accompany you to the train station for your overnight sleeper train from Cairo to Luxor.
Overnight: On board the train. Meals: Breakfast lunch and dinner are included.

Day 3: Luxor – Karnak & Luxor Temples

Breakfast is served on board the sleeper train and soon after breakfast you will arrive to Luxor train station. At Luxor train station you will find a representative waiting for you to assist with your luggage and with your transfer to your hotel. During check-in the representative will arrange a time to sit down with you and go through your scheduled whilst in Luxor. Shortly after, a qualified Egyptologist, will meet you at your hotel to guide you through this spectacular tour visiting the East Bank of the Nile River in Luxor. The licensed Egyptologist will be assisting you throughout the duration of this tour today to some of the most admirable sites in Egypt. Enjoy the marvellous Karnak Temple or Temples of Karnak, which comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Then onto Luxor Temple, which was founded in 1400 BCE. Luxor Temple is the only temple where you will see a combination of religions during the years.Proceed to Luxor Museum, is very modern and with an uncluttered layout. Top exhibits include pink granite and black basalt statues from many dynasties.
Overnight: Luxor Hotel. Meals: Breakfast and lunch are included. Dinner is not included.

Day 4: Luxor – Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut Temple & Memnon Statues

Breakfast will be slightly earlier than usual today, as we want to take advantage of the beautiful early morning to visit some of the fascinating sites available on the West Bank of the Nile River in Luxor. After breakfast your qualified Egyptologist will be waiting in reception for you to start his tour for today. You will sample the relaxing journey over the famous modern bridge in Luxor which now connects the East and West Banks. Depending on how the Egyptologist plans the morning you will usually visit the Colossi of Memnon, are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Followed by the amazing Valley of the Kings, which was built inside the mountains and away from the city to ensure that the Pharaohs, had each, their own secret burial chamber. Here you will be able to visit 3 of the tombs as advised by your Egyptologist. You will then move along to Hatshepsut Temple, dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra and is located next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II which was built by Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmosis I, who ruled Egypt about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty. After your sightseeing you will be transferred by to your hotel giving you some free time to enjoy Luxor, the main city in upper Egypt.
Overnight: Luxor Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 5: Luxor – Free Day or Optional Excursions

Enjoy a day at leisure in Luxor; after your breakfast maybe make your way down to the pool, sit on your balcony and enjoy the laid back local culture or alternatively do something different. Luxor really is a remarkable city and not like the capital city of Cairo. During today you can relax or alternatively consider one of the optional excursions. You will be required to check out of your hotel at 12 noon and you are allowed to use the hotel facilities until you are collected for your transfer. The representative will collect you and transfer you to Luxor train station for your overnight sleeper train to Cairo.
Overnight: On board the train. Meals: Breakfast and dinner are included. Lunch is not included.

Day 6: Cairo – Citadel, Old Cairo & Khan El Khalili

After your breakfast, served shortly before your arrival to Cairo train station, a qualified Egyptologist will collect you from the train station and accompany you for the duration of this tour in a modern air conditioned vehicle. Your Egyptologist will be showing you some of the fascinating historical sites in Egypt. Enjoy a spiritual tour to the Salah El Din where Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside, Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church, Abu Serga Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. After that you will discover one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East which is called Khan El Khalil. Then you will be transferred to your hotel
Overnight: Cairo Hotel. Meals: Breakfast and lunch are included. Dinner isn’t included.

Day 7: Cairo - Departure

After breakfast at your hotel, usually you have some free time to enjoy your last remaining hours in Cairo before your flight. It is customary to check out of your room at 12 noon however you will be able to use the hotel facilities until you leave for the airport. At the agreed time your tour leader will come to collect you from the hotel and transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departing flight.
Meals: Breakfast is included

Included/Exclude

  • Accommodation as stated Entrance fees
  • Local transportation
  • Qualified Egyptologists
  • Private tours in Cairo
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Private tours in Luxor
  • All service charges
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Bottled water on arrival
  • Details as per the itinerary on this tour page
  • Airfares – Domestic and International fares
  • Egypt Entrance Fee – US$25 per person / payable in USD
  • Personal Expenses – No gifts, drinks or extras not as per the itinerary
  • Guide – Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 – 6 per day, per traveller.
  • Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Gratuities & Tips – Any tips throughout your tour
  • Optional Excursions – Extra trips and tours not stated within the itinerary

Tour's Location

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FAQs

When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day where you will be collected from Cairo International Airport, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore the city. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are included in the price of this tour.

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