8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

8 DAYS THE BEST OF EGYPT BY AIR

Alexandria - Aswan - Cairo - Edfu - Esna - Kom Ombo - Luxor
Starting from $1,405 (Land Only)

8 DAYS THE BEST OF EGYPT BY AIR

INCLUDES
  • 04 nights accommodation in Cairo based on Bed and Breakfast
  • 03 nights accommodation on board 5* Nile cruise based on Full Board (food only & no beverages) like Radamis cruise or Ruby Nile cruise
  • 2 lunches & 3 dinners in oriental restaurants
  • 1 bottle of mineral water during the tours every day.
  • Private guided tours to visit all sights as per the itinerary in Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu & Luxor with local English-speaking guides.
  • Private transfer from airports to the hotels/Nile cruises and vice versa as per above itinerary.
  • Meet & assist at Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Airports
  • 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)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry)
  • Domestic airfare
  • Entrance to any of the three Pyramids or the Solar Boat or the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum.
  • Christmas or NY Gala dinners. TBA if compulsory at any hotel at time of booking.
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 - 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. 

Drive back to your hotel for refreshment & then go out for dinner at an oriental restaurant

Drive back to the hotel & overnight at the hotel in Cairo


Day 3 - 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 4 - Cairo - Aswan visits – Nile cruise

Early wakeup & check out of the hotel

Tea & coffee will be served & breakfast box to take with.

Drive to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan – the southern gate of Egypt.

Meet & assist upon arrival at Aswan airport. Aswan is one of the world's best-known winter resorts. Start a guided tour to visit the Old Dam (just passing over it) and the High Dam, which provides irrigation and electricity to the whole Egypt and then a motor boat ride, will take you to the beautiful Temple of Philae on Isis Island then transfer to the Nile Cruise & Check in.

Lunch will be served onboard the cruise then afternoon relax tour by felucca to sail in around the Elephantine & Botanical Islands viewing the Agha Khan mausoleum.

Back to the cruise again for dinner and overnight onboard.

Abu simbel as an optional tour:
If the group would like to book Abu simbel by air, then they will fly to Abu simbel via Aswan & back.
Aswan sightseeing can be done in the afternoon or the following morning

In case the group would like to book Abu simbel by land then it can be done early morning the following day.

 


Day 5 - Nile cruise – Kom Ombo – Edfu

Very early wakeup call & breakfast box will be ready to start an optional excursion by coach to the great Temples of Abu Simbel flanked by four giant stone statues of Ramses II. The Temple was reclaimed from the dam to rescue from the rising water of Lake Nasser and reconstructed in its present site.

Sail to Kom Ombo upon returning from Abu simbel. Visit The Ptolemaic Temple Shared by Two Gods, Sobek and Heroeris in Kom Ombo.

Sail to Edfu & overnight on board.

 


Day 6 - Edfu – Esna - Luxor

Transfer by Kalesh or horse drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus to visit then back to the Nile Cruise and sail to Esna / Luxor.

Visit Karnak temple upon arrival to Luxor and over view Luxor temple from outside as it is like an open museum.

Overnight onboard


Day 7 - Luxor - Cairo

Early breakfast & check out then start a visit to the west bank in Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple & colossi of Memnon.

Drive to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival to Cairo, you will met and transfered to your hotel for overnight. 


Day 8 - Cairo - Departure

After breakfast, Chek out and transfer to Cairo airport for your final departure. 


DEPARTURE & RATES

Bronze Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From September 26 2019 to October 25 2019 $1425
From October 26 2019 to December 10 2019 $1445
From December 11 2019 to January 04 2020 $1615
From April 16 2020 to April 30 2020 $1615
From January 05 2020 to April 15 2020 $1445
From May 01 2020 to September 20 2020 $1405
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From September 26 2019 to October 25 2019 $275
From October 26 2019 to December 10 2019 $275
From December 11 2019 to January 04 2020 $340
From April 16 2020 to April 30 2020 $340
From January 05 2020 to April 15 2020 $275
From May 01 2020 to September 20 2020 $265

Silver Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From September 26 2019 to October 25 2019 $1455
From October 26 2019 to December 10 2019 $1475
From December 11 2019 to January 04 2020 $1635
From April 16 2020 to April 30 2020 $1635
From January 05 2020 to April 15 2020 $1470
From May 01 2020 to September 20 2020 $1440
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From September 26 2019 to October 25 2019 $255
From October 26 2019 to December 10 2019 $255
From December 11 2019 to January 04 2020 $345
From April 16 2020 to April 30 2020 $345
From January 05 2020 to April 15 2020 $255
From May 01 2020 to September 20 2020 $245

Gold Plan

Land Only
Dates Price
From September 26 2019 to October 25 2019 $1540
From October 26 2019 to December 10 2019 $1560
From December 11 2019 to January 04 2020 $1750
From April 16 2020 to April 30 2020 $1750
From January 05 2020 to April 15 2020 $1560
From May 01 2020 to September 20 2020 $1515
Single Supplement
Dates Price
From September 26 2019 to October 25 2019 $345
From October 26 2019 to December 10 2019 $345
From December 11 2019 to January 04 2020 $470
From April 16 2020 to April 30 2020 $470
From January 05 2020 to April 15 2020 $345
From May 01 2020 to September 20 2020 $320
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 or a similar 4* hotel in Cairo     
  • Silver plan:Barceló 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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