Egypt’s Cultural Sightseeing Treasures in 10 Days

Experience the best of Egypt’s cultural treasures on a 10-day sightseeing tour that takes you from the iconic Pyramids of Giza to the majestic temples of Luxor and the charming streets of Cairo. Immerse yourself in the rich history, explore ancient archaeological sites, and witness the vibrant modern culture of this captivating country. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and a thoughtfully designed itinerary, this tour offers a comprehensive cultural experience. Book now for instant confirmation and embark on a remarkable journey through Egypt’s captivating past and present!

Overview:

Embark on a captivating 10-day journey through Egypt’s cultural treasures, from the timeless pyramids and temples to the bustling streets of Cairo. Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza, delve into the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, discover the magnificent temples of Luxor and Karnak, sail along the Nile River on a traditional felucca, and experience the vibrant atmosphere of Cairo. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and carefully curated activities, this tour promises an immersive cultural experience that showcases the best of Egypt’s history and modern charm.

Highlights:

  • Marvel at the iconic Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the enigmatic Sphinx.
  • Discover the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, home to an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, including the famous Tutankhamun collection.
  • Explore the magnificent temples of Luxor and Karnak, renowned for their grandeur and architectural brilliance.
  • Sail on a traditional felucca along the Nile River, witnessing the picturesque landscapes and charming villages.
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings, where the ancient pharaohs were laid to rest in elaborate tombs.
  • Experience the vibrant culture of Cairo, exploring its bustling markets, historic mosques, and lively neighborhoods.
  • Enjoy a traditional Nubian dinner and cultural performance in Aswan.
  • Visit the ancient city of Memphis, once the capital of Egypt, and explore the impressive statues and ruins.
  • Explore the charming streets of Alexandria and visit its notable landmarks, including the Qaitbay Citadel and the Library of Alexandria.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture, trying traditional Egyptian cuisine and mingling with friendly locals.

Advantages:

  • Expert Guides: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable guides who provide insightful commentary and bring the rich history and culture of Egypt to life.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: Relax in carefully selected hotels that offer comfort and convenience during your stay.
  • Seamless Logistics: Enjoy hassle-free arrangements, including airport transfers, transportation, and guided tours, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience.
  • 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 immersive cultural journey.

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

  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, and Pyramid of Menkaure
  • Explore 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 – Alexandria Day Trip

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

Day 4: Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise Embarkation

  • Fly to Luxor and embark on your luxurious Nile cruise ship
  • Visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank

Day 5: Luxor – West Bank and Sail to Edfu

  • Explore the West Bank of Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon
  • Sail to Edfu, enjoying onboard entertainment and activities

Day 6: 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, admiring the beautiful Nile landscapes

Day 7: Aswan – Abu Simbel Excursion

  • Optional: Early morning excursion to the magnificent Abu Simbel temples, dedicated to Ramses II
  • Return to Aswan and visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis
  • Enjoy a traditional Nubian dinner and cultural performance

Day 8: Aswan – Cairo – Islamic and Coptic Cairo

  • Fly back to Cairo and visit the historic Islamic and Coptic quarters
  • Explore landmarks such as the Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the Hanging Church, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • Dive into the vibrant Khan El Khalili Bazaar for shopping and local experiences

Day 9: Cairo – Memphis and Saqqara

  • Visit the ancient city of Memphis, exploring its ruins and the impressive statue of Ramses II
  • Explore the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, one of the earliest colossal stone structures in Egypt

Day 10: Departure from Cairo

  • Airport transfer for departure

Inclusions:

  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • All transportation during the tour
  • Expert English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
  • Domestic flights (Cairo – Luxor, Aswan – Cairo)
  • 9 nights’ accommodation in carefully selected hotels
  • Daily breakfast and meals as specified in the itinerary

Exclusions:

  • International airfare
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities and personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers

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 Room1795 $1865 $1955 $
Solo traveler2855 $2975 $3095 $
Christmas & Easter – DBL or TRPL Room2400 $2440 $2500 $
Christmas & Easter – Solo Traveler3450 $3550 $3650 $
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 room2685 $2975 $
Solo traveller4095 $4635 $
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 room4000 $4450 $
Solo traveller5500 $6500 $

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.