8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

08 Days - The Best of Egypt by Train

Alexandria - Aswan - Cairo - Edfu - Esna - Kom Ombo - Luxor
Starting from $1,535 (Land Only)

08 Days - The Best of Egypt by Train

INCLUDES
  • 02 nights accommodation in Cairo based on Bed and Breakfast
  • 02 nights accommodation on-board the sleeping train from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo based on Half board
  • 03 nights accommodation on-board a 5* Nile cruise based on Full board (food only & no beverages) like Radamis cruises or Ruby Nile cruises
  • 2 lunches & 2 dinners in oriental restaurants.
  • 1 bottle of mineral water during the tours every day.
  • Private transfer from airports to the hotels/Nile cruises and vice versa as per itinerary.
  • Private guided tours to visit all sights as per the itinerary in Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu & Luxor with local English-speaking guides.
  • Meet & assist at Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Airports/ Stations
  • All transfer from / to airports in a/c vehicles on private basis.
  • Current entrance fees.
  • All Hotel taxes and service charge
EXCLUDES
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
  • Tips & Personal items
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa upon arrival
  • Entrance to any of the three pyramids, the solar boat or the mummy’s room in Museum
  • Christmas or NY Gala dinners. TBA if compulsory at any hotel at time of booking.
  • Single supplement INCLUDES a single cabin on the train
ITINERARY
Day 1 - Arrival Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, TPT Travel representative welcomes you and assists you through the immigration process. Escorted transfer by a modern air-conditioned coach will take you to the hotel through Old Cairo to enjoy the panoramic view of the citadel with the towering mosque of Mohamed Ali pass by Sultan Hassan & El Refaie mosques

Check in the hotel upon arrival & free time to refresh

Dinner in an oriental restaurant & optional tour of the Sound & Light Show by the Pyramids

Back to the hotel & overnight in Cairo


Day 2 - Full day tour to Alexandria

Early breakfast at the hotel in Cairo then transfer to Alexandria via the desert road –about 225 km– whereby you will start a guided tour to visit the Bombay’s’ pillars, the Catacombs & Montazah Gardens. You will also pass by Alexandrina Bibliotheca & overview Qaite Bay citadel from outside

Pompeii Column and Kom el-Shuqafa Catacombs Thirty meters high and built from Aswan pink granite, the Pompeii Column is thought to have been a present from the people of Alexandria to Emperor Diocletian. The majority of the remains found around the column can be been at the Greco-Roman Museum. At the top of the hill lies the entrance to the Kom al-Shuqafa Catacombs dating from the first and second centuries. They have been discovered by chance at the beginning of 20th, century.

Montazah Gardens; is about 150-hectare park surrounding the palace of Khedive Abbas with its amazing architecture worth of Walt Disney. Visitors enjoy strolling in the gardens or swimming of the nice sandy beaches.

Alexandrina Bibliotheca; the New Library of Alexandria, the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It is much more than a library as it contains 13 different departments

Besides, the New Library also hosts a number of institutions which is growing, and it is becoming the nerve center of many international and regional networks.

Qaite bay Fort has been guarding the bay for centuries; at the end of the Cornish rises the crenellated walls of the Mameluk fortress built in 1480 on the site of the Alexandria lighthouse

Lunch will be served during the tour in a local restaurant

Drive back to Cairo, dinner at a restaurant & overnight at the hotel


Day 3 - Pyramids, Sphinx, Museum, Khan El Khalili

Early breakfast at the hotel in Cairo then start a guided tour to visit one of the Seven Wonders the great Pyramids of Giza; (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus) were reckoned by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A single pyramid is built with 2.300.000 blocks, each weighing an average of two and a half tones. In the face of such immensity, one cannot help but feel the wonder and awe that, so many writers and artists have sought to convey over the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is more interesting, because its interior burial chambers are open for inspection by the public. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates from the time of Chephren (2620 BC). Hewn from natural yellowish limestone and standing 65 feet-high and 187 feet-long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. A quick visit to papyrus institute or a perfume shop can be arranged after the visit.

Lunch at an oriental restaurant then start afternoon visit to the Egyptian Museum for another tour

Egyptian Museum; was established by the Egyptian government in 1835.  The present museum building was built in 1900, in the new classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.  The museum exhibited collections now exceed 120,000 objects ranges from pre-historic era to the Greco Roman period. It has 107 halls, and the ground floor houses huge statues.  The upper floor houses small statues, jewels, Tutankhamen treasures and the mummies.  The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library. A hall for the Royal Mummies was opened at the museum, housing eleven kings and queens.

After the visit of the museum a short drive through the downtown will take you to Khan El Khalili bazaars; which is one of the most famous worldwide with its amazing narrow alleyways. 

Free time at leisure till departure time to the station to board the sleeping train to Aswan.

Dinner and Overnight in the sleeping train.


Day 4 - Train - Aswan- Cruise (Friday)

Breakfast onboard the train and meet & assist upon arriving at Aswan Station and transfer to the Nile cruise

11:00 Check-In

12:30 Lunch on board

13:30 Visit the High Dam, the Temple of Philae

19:30 Dinner on board.

Overnight in Aswan


Day 5 - Aswan – Kom Ombo– Edfu

07:00 Breakfast on board (Optional tour to Abu simbel)

12:30 Lunch on board

13:00 Sailing to Kom Ombo

17:00 Visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Combo

18:30 Sailing to Edfu.

19:30 Dinner on board.


Day 6 - Edfu – Luxor

06:00 Tea and Coffee Before the visit of Edfu temple

06:30 Visit of Horus Temple in Edfu.

08:00 Breakfast on board.

08:30 sailing to Luxor via Essna

13:00 Lunch on board.

Visit Karnak temple upon arrival & overview Luxor temple from outside as it is like an open museum

20:00  Dinner on board.

Overnight in Luxor.

 


Day 7 - West bank - Sleeping Train

07:00 Breakfast on board

08:00 Check- out after breakfast

08:00 Visit West Bank - Valley of the Kings, and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

After the visit, transfer to Luxor train station to Cairo.

Dinner and Overnight in the sleeping train.


Day 8 - Cairo

Meet & assist upon arriving at Cairo Station and transfer to Cairo airport for the final departure.

 


DEPARTURE & RATES

Bronze Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From September 26 2019 to October 25 2019 $1550
From October 26 2019 to December 10 2019 $1570
From December 11 2019 to January 04 2020 $1725
From April 16 2020 to April 30 2020 $1725
From January 05 2020 to April 15 2020 $1570
From May 01 2020 to September 20 2020 $1535
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From September 26 2019 to October 25 2019 $225
From October 26 2019 to December 10 2019 $225
From December 11 2019 to January 04 2020 $290
From April 16 2020 to April 30 2020 $290
From January 05 2020 to April 15 2020 $225
From May 01 2020 to September 20 2020 $210

Silver Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From September 26 2019 to October 25 2019 $1570
From October 26 2019 to December 10 2019 $1585
From December 11 2019 to January 04 2020 $1740
From April 16 2020 to April 30 2020 $1740
From January 05 2020 to April 15 2020 $1585
From May 01 2020 to September 20 2020 $1555
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From September 26 2019 to October 25 2019 $210
From October 26 2019 to December 10 2019 $210
From December 11 2019 to January 04 2020 $325
From April 16 2020 to April 30 2020 $325
From January 05 2020 to April 15 2020 $210
From May 01 2020 to September 20 2020 $200

Gold Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From September 26 2019 to October 25 2019 $1625
From October 26 2019 to December 10 2019 $1645
From December 11 2019 to January 04 2020 $1815
From April 16 2020 to April 30 2020 $1815
From January 05 2020 to April 15 2020 $1645
From May 01 2020 to September 20 2020 $1605
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From September 26 2019 to October 25 2019 $270
From October 26 2019 to December 10 2019 $270
From December 11 2019 to January 04 2020 $375
From April 16 2020 to April 30 2020 $375
From January 05 2020 to April 15 2020 $270
From May 01 2020 to September 20 2020 $250
Notes
  • All packages are based on & inclusive of current taxes, new transportation rates after June fuel increase and entrance fees applicable as of November 2019. Should the government increase any item(s) TPT Travel will update the packages accordingly
     
  • Bronze Plan: Oasis hotel  or  Pyramids Park Resort
     
  • Silver Plan: Barcelo Cairo Pyramids hotel or Mercure Le Sphinx or a similar 4* hotel in Cairo
     
  • Gold Plan: Le Meridien Pyramids or similar 5* hotel in Cairo

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