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8 Days
Cairo International Airport (CAI)
Tour Details

Rate Includes

  • Meet & assist at Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Stations.
  • All transfer from / to stations in a/c vehicles on private basis.
  • Private transfer from stations to the hotels/Nile cruise and vice versa as per itinerary.
  • 02 nights accommodation in Cairo based on Bed & Breakfast.
  • 2 nights accommodation onboard the sleeping train from Cairo to Aswan based on Half Board.
  • 03 nights accommodation onboard a 5⭐ Nile Cruise based on Full Board (food only & no beverages).
  • Private guided tours to visit all sights as per the itinerary in Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Kom Embo, Edfu & Luxor with local English-speaking guides.
  • I bottle of mineral water during the tours every day.
  • Extras: 2 lunches & 2 dinners in oriental restaurants.
  • Service of Professional English Speaking Egyptologist.
  • Current entrance fees.
  • All Hotels/Cruise Taxes & Service Charges.

Rate Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Travel insurance (Recommended)
  • Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls, beverages.
  • Entrance to any of the three pyramids.
  • Any other item not mentioned above.
  • Single rate INCLUDES a single cabin on the train.

Day 1Arrival Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, TPT 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 2Full 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 ofthe 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.

Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 3Pyramids, 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. The museum also comprises of a photography section and large library.

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.

Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 4Train - 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.

Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 5Aswan – Kom Embo – Edfu

07:00 Breakfast on board (Optional tour to Abu simble)
12:30 Lunch on board.
13:00 Sailing to Kom Ombo.
17:00 Visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo.
18:30 Sailing to Edfu.
19:30 Dinner on board.
Overnight in Edfu.

Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 6Edfu – 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 Esna.
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.

Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 7West 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.

Breakfast – Dinner

Day 8Cairo

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