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Classic Egypt

Day 1 - Hello, Egypt !

Welcome to Cairo - Egypt’s capital – built on the banks of the river Nile. The main attractions in Cairo are primarily the various historical landmarks that dot the area from ancient to more recent times. There are also other attractions such as palaces, historical mosques, mausoleums, citadels and much more and Cairo is also known for its nightlife and various cafes.
Upon arrival at the Cairo International airport, you will be met by our local representative who will assist you. Head to your hotel while passing 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. Spend the day relaxing and taking in the breath- taking sights this colourful city has to offer. Else, you may opt to head out for a Sound and Light Show by the Pyramids (available at additional cost).
Overnight stay at the hotel in the comforts of your room at Cairo

Day 2 - Cairo

Wake up and grab a delicious breakfast at the hotel.
Then transfer to Alexandria via the desert road whereby you will start a guided tour to visit the Bombay’s’ pillars, the Catacombs & Montazah Gardens. You will also pass by Alexandrina Bibliotheca & pass by Qaite Bay citadel from the outside. Enjoy lunch (own expense) at a nearby restaurant before making your way back to your hotel in Cairo.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3 - Cairo - Aswan

Rise to a beautiful day and Savour a hearty breakfast and Check-out.
Today morning you will be met at the hotel by your guide for a full day tour of the Pyramids at Giza, Sphinx, papyrus fair, perfume factory and cotton shop. Thereafter visit the Egyptian Museum. Designed in the Neoclassical style by Marcel Dourgnon, the Egyptian Museum boasts 107 halls filled with artifacts dating from the prehistoric through the Roman periods, with the majority of the collection focused on the pharaonic era. The museum houses approximately 160,000 objects covering 5,000 years of Egypt's past. Post the visit to Egyptian Museum, proceed to Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. No visit to Cairo is Complete without a stop at the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, where you will be transported back in time to an old Arab souk. Shop owners calling you to their stalls, the scent of spices, the hustle and bustle of trade, and the many beautiful objects that can purchased will have you lost among alleys for hours. Put your
haggling skills to the test when buying statuettes, spices, souvenirs, silver jewellery, t-shirts, galabiyyas, belly dancing costumes, or anything for that matter. When your shopping’s done, do not miss out on a traditional cup of tea at the famous Fishawi’s cafe (own expense).
In the evening, you'll be transferred to the Cairo train station to board your train to Aswan.
Overnight on-board the sleeper train.

Day 4 - Aswan - Nile Cruise

Upon arrival in Aswan station, proceed for a guided trip to the High Dam and the Temple of Philae.
The latter is a special site, a shrine to Isis: your guide will explain how UNESCO took steps to relocate it to save it from flooding.
Thereafter, proceed to the Nile cruise for check-in.
Overnight on-board the cruise

Day 5 - Nile Cruise

Enjoy a lovely breakfast early morning (Boxed breakfast would be provided on this day). You will be taken to tour great Temples of Abu Simble.
Abu Simbel is a temple complex, originally cut into a solid rock cliff, in southern Egypt and located at the second cataract of the Nile River. The Temple was reclaimed from the dam to rescue from the rising water of Lake Nasser and reconstructed in its present site. Prepare to be blown away by the magnificence of these temples. They are undisputedly one of the world's most breathtaking monuments, and Egypt's second most visited touristic site. The two temples which comprise the site (The Great Temple and The Small Temple) were created during the reign of Ramesses II. Later you will sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Visit the Kom Ombo Temple which is about 30 miles (48 km) north of Aswan and was built during the Graeco-Roman period. The temple is unique because it is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels. The rest of the day is spent sailing to Edfu.
Overnight on-board the cruise.

Day 6 - Nile Cruise

After a lip-smacking breakfast, get ready to experience the energy of Edfu.
Today visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, where your guide takes you through the different halls and antechambers, explaining their significance. The well preserved Temple of Horus is the second biggest temple in Egypt. The temple is believed to have been built on the site of the great Horus-Seth battle. The rest of the day is spent sailing to Luxor. Enjoy the beautiful scenery pass by.
Overnight on-board the cruise.

Day 7 - Nile Cruise - Luxor

Indulge in a scrumptious breakfast onboard. Check-out after breakfast.
Make way to visit most famous sites on Luxor's West Bank - Valley of the Kings, and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Step back in time to ancient Egypt as you explore the elaborate tombs of the Valley of the Kings, visit the unique design of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the towering statues of the Colossi of Memnon. In the evening visit the age-old Temples of Karnak and Luxor Temple on the Nile’s East Bank. Explore the giant columns of the Hypostyle Hall, walk the Avenue of the Sphinxes, and see other highlights as you learn their history. Then, head for Luxor Temple to admire its columns, courts and statues; and discover how it was embellished by Tutankhamun and Alexander the Great.
Collect your luggage and head to Luxor Airport to board your onward flight to Cairo (must be evening flight)(Flight prices not included, available on request).
Overnight stay at Hotel in Luxor.

Day 8 - Luxor - Cairo

All great holidays must end. Relish a yummy breakfast at the hotel and pack your bags and memories.
Check-out from the hotel and get transferred to airport for your flight back home.
Tour Ends.

Stay Plan

Cairo – 2 Nights
Sleeper Train – 1 Night
Nile Cruise – 3 Nights
Luxor – 1 Night

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