Available every Tuesday.
We will pick you up right from your hotel and drive to Cairo by a modern air-conditioned bus, where you will meet your tour-guide, a qualified Egyptologist, to visit the famous Giza Plateau, the Great Piramids, including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Middle Pyramids of Chephren and the Small Pyramid of Mykerinos, as well as the mysterious Sphinx.
You will continue your programme by viziting the Egyptian Museum and a famous bazaar. During the tour you will be served lunch, after which we will transfer you to a 4-star hotel, where you will have your dinner and some free time.
After breakfast we will take you to Cairo Airport to take a flight to Aswan.
You will visit the High Dam of Aswan, an engineering miracle, built in the 1960s. From the top of the High Dam, you will see a wonderful panorama across Lake Nasser to Kalabsha Temple in the south and a huge power station to the north.
Continue to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan where much of the red granite used for ancient temples and the Colossi of Memnon came from. The Unfinished Obelisk still lies where it was carved when a crack was discovered while being hewn from the rock. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will explain how the 1-tonne obelisk was carved and why the crack caused it to be abandoned. After that we will take a break and have a delicious lunch at a restaurant.
The last of the three famous Aswan sites you will see are generally regarded as the best. Philae Temple was carefully moved to its current location (around 500 metres from the original site) when the construction of the High Dam caused the Nile waters to rise. A short motorboat ride will take you on the island for a walking tour to see the famous Philae Temple before giving you some free time to explore further on your own. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting in the river, which had been landscaped to match its original site.
Lunch during the tour is included, then we will transfer you to a 4-star hotel to stay overnight. You will have your dinner and some free time.
After breakfast we will take you to Luxor by a comfortable air-contitioned bus to visit the famous Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name ipet-isut means ‘the most sacred place’. The temple complex was being built over 2000 years by generations of pharaohs.
After having lunch at a restaurant on the Nile, you will take a trip to the west bank of this wonderful river to visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III called the Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of Kings, where magnificent tombs were discovered. Those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for a pharaoh’s after-life.
You will also visit the great Hatshepsut Temple.This impressive temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt, rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and mirages. After that we will take you to see alabaster workshops, where Egyptians manually produce their shop-products.
Finally, we will drive you back to your hotel in Hurghada.
Private tours: 2 persons minimum
- Transfer from/to the hotel
- English-speaking guide, qualified Egyptologist
- flight ticket Cairo/Aswan
- Entrance fees to the sights
- 2 nights in 4-star hotels in Cairo and Aswan
- 2x breakfast,3x lunch,2x dinner
- Felucca ride on the Nile
- All taxes and service charges
Price per adult 429$
Extra payment: El Gouna, Sahel Hashesh, Makadi Bay $ 7 per person