Mesmeric Egypt with Altertrips
Explore all the legends of Egypt in this fascinating 9-day tour! Visit the spectacular spots of Sakkara, Memphis, Giza and the Sphinx. Visit the High Dam, the Philae Temple and take a 4-day cruise down the Nile and go on to experience the West Bank of Luxor, the tombs of the valley of Kings and the Valley of Queens. End the tour in Alexandria. With the legend that is the destination, rich in its culture, architecture and history, this trip is a must-do!
Group Trip Dates
Please select your preferred Departure Date from the calendar below.
Group 1: Sep 6 – Sep 14, 2018 | 9 Days | Max 15 People
Group 2: Dec 6 – Dec 14, 2018 | 9 Days | Max 15 People
Come along for a fascinating voyage to Egypt while discovering the facts, figures and ancient history of this legendary civilisation.
Explore all the legends of Egypt in this fascinating 9-day tour! Visit the spectacular spots of Sakkara, Memphis, Giza and the Sphinx. Visit the High Dam, the Philae Temple and take a 4-day cruise down the Nile and go on to experience the West Bank of Luxor, the tombs of the valley of Kings and the Valley of Queens. End the tour in Alexandria.
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- In-land transfers in air-conditioned cars
- Nile Cruise
- All activities and entry tickets + Taxes
- Breakfast and Lunch and a few dinners
- Personal Expenses
- Tips and Gratuities
Meet & Greet in Cairo
Upon arrival, a representative will meet you at the airport and drop you up to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Cairo.
Sakkara, Memphis, Giza, The Sphinx
After breakfast and check out, your guide, an Egyptologist, will pick you up from your hotel and you can enjoy a private excursion to the Pyramids of Giza (Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus). Next comes a visit to the Great Sphinx, the head of a pharaoh with a lion’s body, which dates back to the time of the King Chephren. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramids of Chephren. Head to the Steps Pyramid of Zoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser.
After lunch at local restaurant, travel to Memphis, which was founded by King Menes and was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom. It was considered to be a centre of rule and culture for over 3000 years as the first capital of Egypt. Here we can see the Statue of Ramses II. Then you will be taken to Cairo Train Station to take your overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Cruise on the Nile
Upon arrival to Aswan train station, you will be transferred you to your cruise boat, your floating hotel for the next 4 days. Visit the High Dam, the world’s largest rock filled dam, and then go on to visit the Philae temple. Dinner will be served back on the cruise.
A new day and your first breakfast on board as the boat sails majestically towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus & Sobek. Have lunch while the boat sails onward to Edfu, home of the best-preserved temple in Egypt: the Temple of Horus.
Set sail for Esna. Once you reach Esna you will watch as it sails through the Esna locks. The boat continues on its course towards Luxor.
Visit the legendary West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings, the tombs of princes in the Valley of the Queens, the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon.
After lunch, which you will have on board, take a tour of the magnificent Karnak Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is completed you return to the boat where your last dinner, upon this floating hotel, will be served.
Cairo to Luxor
Your day starts with your final breakfast on the boat, followed by checkout. Catch a flight from Luxor to Cairo. Check in to the hotel in Cairo.
After breakfast, and according to your flight details you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Airport.
Accommodation is included in the cost. All accommodation is 3 and 4-star quality (with more than 8 point ratings on TripAdvisor). Amenities include all breakfasts, on-call medical assistance, 24 hours housekeeping and room service, WiFi and concierge service.