14 Days Signature Trip to the Best of Egypt

Embark on a 14-day signature trip to Egypt and discover the best this ancient land has to offer. From the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza and the legendary Sphinx to the stunning temples of Luxor and the enchanting Nile River, this meticulously crafted itinerary showcases the highlights of Egypt’s rich history and natural wonders. Explore the bustling streets of Cairo, sail along the Nile on a luxurious cruise, marvel at the treasures of the Valley of the Kings, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and warm hospitality of the Egyptian people. Book now and embark on an unforgettable journey to the best of Egypt!

Overview:

Embark on a 14-day signature trip to Egypt and experience the wonders of this captivating country. From the moment you arrive in Cairo and stand before the iconic Pyramids of Giza to cruising along the timeless Nile River and exploring the ancient wonders of Luxor and Aswan, every day of this journey will leave you in awe. Discover the ancient treasures of the Egyptian Museum, wander through magnificent temples, and witness the grandeur of ancient Egypt’s architectural marvels. With comfortable accommodations, expert guides, and seamless logistics, this signature trip promises an unforgettable experience that will immerse you in the beauty and history of Egypt.

Highlights:

  • Explore the legendary Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Sphinx.
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and marvel at its extensive collection of ancient artifacts, including the iconic treasures of Tutankhamun.
  • Sail along the iconic Nile River on a luxurious cruise ship, enjoying breathtaking views and tranquil moments.
  • Discover the temples of Luxor, including the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples.
  • Explore the West Bank of Luxor, uncovering the secrets of the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon.
  • Visit the stunning temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo, dedicated to ancient deities.
  • Witness the impressive structures of the Temple of Philae and the High Dam in Aswan.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and local life of Aswan, enjoying a leisurely felucca sail on the Nile.
  • Experience the charm of Nubian culture with a visit to a Nubian village.
  • Explore the lesser-known treasures of Egypt, such as the Temples of Abu Simbel.
  • Dive into the bustling streets of Cairo, experiencing its vibrant markets, historic landmarks, and local cuisine.
  • Enjoy authentic Egyptian cuisine throughout the trip, savoring delicious flavors and traditional dishes.

Advantages:

  • Expert Guides: Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of experienced guides who will bring Egypt’s history and culture to life.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: Relax and rejuvenate in carefully selected hotels and luxury cruise ships that offer comfort and convenience.
  • Seamless Logistics: Enjoy hassle-free arrangements, including airport transfers, transportation, and guided tours.
  • Authentic Experiences: Immerse yourself in the local culture with visits to Nubian villages, traditional sailing on a felucca, and interactions with friendly locals.
  • Customizable Itinerary: Tailor the tour to your preferences with our flexible options, including changing pickup times and adding extra activities.
  • Instant Confirmation: Book now and receive instant confirmation, securing your spot on this extraordinary journey through Egypt’s best attractions.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo – Welcome to Egypt!

  • Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel in Cairo
  • Free time to rest and explore the vibrant city at your leisure

Day 2: Cairo – Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Museum

  • Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, and Pyramid of Menkaure
  • Visit the enigmatic Sphinx and learn about its mysteries
  • Discover the Egyptian Museum and its remarkable collection of ancient artifacts, including Tutankhamun’s treasures

Day 3: Cairo – Saqqara and Memphis – Fly to Luxor

  • Visit the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, one of the earliest colossal stone structures in Egypt
  • Explore the ancient city of Memphis, including the impressive statue of Ramses II
  • Fly to Luxor and transfer to your Nile cruise ship

Day 4: Luxor – West Bank and East Bank

  • Explore the West Bank of Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon
  • Visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank
  • Sail to Edfu

Day 5: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

  • Discover the Temple of Horus in Edfu, one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt
  • Visit the unique Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to two ancient deities
  • Continue sailing to Aswan

Day 6: Aswan – Philae Temple, High Dam, and Nubian Village

  • Visit the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis, and explore its beautiful island setting
  • Witness the impressive structures of the High Dam, an engineering marvel
  • Enjoy a leisurely felucca sail on the Nile River and visit a Nubian village to experience the local culture

Day 7: Aswan – Abu Simbel Excursion – Aswan

  • Optional: Early morning excursion to the magnificent Abu Simbel temples, dedicated to Ramses II
  • Return to Aswan and free time to explore the city at your own pace

Day 8: Aswan – Luxor – Temple of Dendera

  • Sail back to Luxor
  • Embark on a day trip to the Temple of Hathor in Dendera, known for its exquisite reliefs and astronomical ceilings
  • Return to Luxor and transfer to your hotel

Day 9: Luxor – Leisure Day and Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride

  • Enjoy a leisure day in Luxor to relax or explore the city at your own pace
  • Optional: Experience a breathtaking hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings at sunrise

Day 10: Luxor – Cairo – Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

  • Fly back to Cairo and explore the historic Old Cairo district, including the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, and Mosque of Amr ibn al-As
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, renowned for its traditional crafts and bustling markets

Day 11: Cairo – Alexandria Day Trip

  • Embark on a full-day excursion to Alexandria, exploring its notable landmarks, such as the Qaitbay Citadel, Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, and Library of Alexandria
  • Enjoy a scenic walk along the charming streets of Alexandria and savor its unique blend of history and modernity

Day 12: Cairo – Islamic Cairo and Coptic Cairo

  • Discover the rich heritage of Islamic Cairo, including the Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and the Sultan Hassan Mosque
  • Visit the historic Coptic quarter, exploring the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Coptic Museum

Day 13: Cairo – Free Day and Farewell Dinner

  • Enjoy a free day in Cairo to relax, shop for souvenirs, or explore the city at your leisure
  • In the evening, savor a delightful farewell dinner, celebrating the end of your remarkable journey through Egypt

Day 14: Departure from Cairo

  • Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight, bidding farewell to the treasures of Egypt

Inclusions:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Cairo and on a luxury Nile cruise ship
  • Domestic flights (Cairo to Luxor, Luxor to Cairo)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Guided tours with expert Egyptologist guides
  • Entrance fees to all included sites and attractions
  • All transportation throughout the tour
  • Bottled water during tours
  • Farewell dinner

Exclusions:

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Optional activities and personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, and cruise staff

Pricing:

Accommodation Plan (A) 5 stars:

Cairo:Le Méridien – Steigenberger Pyramids- Ramses Hilton- Helnan – Barcelo Pyramids- Pyramisa

Luxor: Steigenberger Nile. 

Nile cruises: MS Emilio, MS Radamis, MS Princess, MS Sara

3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Price per person in DBL or TRPL Room2040 $2070 $2260 $
Solo traveler2940 $2985 $3070 $
Christmas & Easter – DBL or TRPL Room2485 $2520 $2770 $
Christmas & Easter – Solo Traveler3485 $3535 $3625 $
Accommodation Plan (B) Luxury:

Cairo: Kempinski – Fairmont Cairo – Hilton Curnrad -Marriott Sheraton- Hilton Golf pyramids

Luxor: Hilton – Sonesta St. George.

Nile Cruises: MS Amwaj Nile Cruise, MS Nile Premium, MS Bule shadow, MS Jaz Jubilee, Crown Emperor, Steigenberger.

All year roundChristmas and Easter
Price per person in dbl room3340 $4070 $
Solo traveller4530 $5030 $
Ultimate Luxury:

Cairo: Four Seasons -Marriott Mena House – Kempinski Nile Deluxe – Fairmont Nile Premium – Hyatt Regency

Luxor: Sofitel Winter Palace.

Nile cruises: Sanctuary Sun Boat – Oberoi Cruises – Movenpick Royal Cruises – Sonesta Cruises – Le Fayan – Ms Farah -MS Acamar 

All year roundChristmas and Easter
Price per person in dbl room4990 $5540 $
Solo traveller6600 $7200 $

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Respect local customs and traditions, particularly when visiting religious sites.
  • Dress modestly and comfortably, and bring sunscreen and a hat for sun protection.
  • Stay hydrated and carry a water bottle with you at all times.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for exploring archaeological sites.
  • Have travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Notes:

  • This tour requires moderate physical fitness due to walking and climbing stairs at the archaeological sites.
  • The tour itinerary may be subject to change based on weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • It is recommended to book this tour in advance to secure your preferred travel dates and accommodations.

FAQs:

  1. Can I customize the itinerary or add extra activities?
    • Yes, we offer customizable options to suit your preferences. Contact our team to discuss your requirements.
  2. Is the tour suitable for children and elderly travelers?
    • This tour is suitable for travelers of all ages. However, please note that there will be walking and climbing involved at the archaeological sites.
  3. What language will the guides speak?
    • Our expert guides speak fluent English. If you require guides speaking other languages, please inform us in advance.
  4. How do I make a booking and receive instant confirmation?
    • To book the tour, simply click the “Book Now” button on our website and follow the instructions. Instant confirmation will be provided upon completing the booking process.