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Typical Classic Egypt (1)

Outlined Itinerary

If you are looking for a family trip to Egypt, we highly recommend this tour package: Typical Classic Egypt. With your privacy being ensured on board a dahabiya, you will enjoy the views of the river banks while cruising smoothly between Aswan and Luxor. Also you will be staying in Aswan for two nights, when you will have time to visit Abu Simbel if you would like to. Not only this, but you will also enjoy your time in Cairo: 3 nights, which gives you enough time to cover the major sites, including the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and much more.

This package includes: 3 nights in Cairo, 2 nights in Aswan, 3 nights on a dahabiya cruise between Aswan and Esna, all transfers, sightseeing in our private air-conditioned vehicles, and your own experienced guides.

Day by Day:

  • Day 1: Arrive Cairo
  • Day 2: Cairo
  • Day 3: Cairo/Aswan
  • Day 4: Aswan
  • Day 5: Nile Cruise: Aswan/Dahabiya Embarkation
  • Day 6: Nile Cruise: Aswan/Gebel El Silsila
  • Day 7: Nile Cruise: Gebel El Silsila/Esna
  • Day 8: Nile Cruise: Esna Disembarkation/Luxor/Cairo
  • Day 9: Final Departure

Photos of the Tour

Inclusions

  • 3 nights at a 4* or 5* standard hotel in Cairo based on bed and breakfast
  • 3 nights on a dahabiya Nile cruise boat based on full board
  • 2 nights at a 4* or 5* standard Nubian house in Aswan based on bed and breakfast
  • All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt
  • All transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
  • All sightseeing with licensed guides
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  • All hotel taxes and service charges
  • Bottled water, tea and coffee on the dahabiya
  • Domestic flight tickets: Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo
  • Meals: Breakfast x 8, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 3

Exclusions

  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visa upon arrival
  • Tips & personal items
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From

1160

Per person

  • Trip Duration :

    8 nights/9 days

  • Trip runs :

    Every Day

  • Pick-up Location :

    Cairo

  • Return To :

    Cairo

Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Cairo

    Ahlan wasahlan bekom fi Masr: Arde El Farahnah (Welcome to Egypt: the Land of the Pharaohs). Once you have arrived at the Arrivals Hall, after your short bus trip from your aeroplane, you will be welcomed by our Oriental Tours representative, who will be standing inside the doors holding a board showing your name. He will then help you purchase your visa (if applicable), get your currency exchanged to Egyptian Pounds (known as LE, which is short for Livre Égyptienne), and then take you through Passport Control. From here he will assist you with collecting your luggage, before escorting you to our waiting, air-conditioned, vehicle outside. You will then be taken to your hotel, with our representative explaining details of your package to you, en route, as well as answering any questions you may have. Upon arrival at your hotel he will assist you with check in, continue answering any questions from you.

    The rest of the day is free time for you, allowing you to relax and freshen-up after your flight, but should you wish an optional extra, such as a trip to the Giza Pyramids Sound and Light show or a River Nile dinner cruise, please feel free to ask our representative to arrange this for you.

    Overnight in your hotel in Cairo (X)

  2. Day 2: Cairo

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you and take you on a full day tour of Cairo. First of all you will be taken to Giza to see the world famous pyramids and sphinx. You will gaze in awe at the magnificent Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops): the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids of Khafre (Chephren), and Menkaure (Mycerinos), and then gaze in delight at the spectacle of the supreme Sphinx.

    A quick break for lunch (optional) and you will then be taken to the Egyptian Museum (or as it is officially known: The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities!). Marvel at the thousands of artefacts from Egypt’s almost eternal history, 160,000 items spread out over 107 rooms, and then be prepared for your face to face encounter with the golden Death Mask of Tutankhamun.

    From here you will be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, built on Cairo’s highest point: Mokattam Hill. Saladin erected the Citadel to protect Cairo, from the crusaders, between 1176 and 1183 CE and nowadays it houses 3 mosques (the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the Al-Nasir Muhammad Qala'un Mosque, and the Mosque of Suleyman Pasha), 4 museums (Al-Gawhara Palace Museum, the Carriage Museum, the Egyptian Military Museum, and the Egyptian Police Museum), fortifications, walkways and a cafeteria.

    At the end of this interesting day you will be driven back to your Cairo hotel. (B)

    Optional extras:
    During the tour:
    Entrance to the Great Pyramid of Khufu
    Entrance to the Pyramid of Khafre or Menkaure (only one is open at any given time)
    The Solar Boat Museum
    The Royal Mummies Room in the Egyptian Museum

    In the evening:
    Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show
    River Nile dinner cruise
    River Nile felucca trip
    Cairo Tower dinner and city views

  3. Day 3: Cairo/Aswan

    Once you have had your breakfast our representative will meet you and transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival our representative there will meet you and escort you, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to a Nubian house, on Aswan’s west bank, your Nubian abode for the duration of your stay in Egypt’s most southern city. Here you will be welcomed with Nubian Zafa and a traditional Nubian welcome drink. You can now either relax and enjoy the fabulous Nile nature on the terrace or: enjoy a tour around the Nubian Village; visit traditional Nubian houses and drink traditional Nubian tea; get really close up to some Nile crocodiles (don’t worry, they have been tamed); go shopping in the bazaar; or even, at an extra cost, go for a camel ride; take a sand bath; have a Nubian massage; or relax with some mud mask activities. Overnight at the Nubian house.  (B)

  4. Day 4: Aswan

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you and escort you to our air-conditioned vehicle for your day-long tour of Aswan. You will get to visit the Aswan High Dam, which created the world’s largest fresh-water lake, Lake Nasser, once it was completed. You will then be taken on a short motorboat trip to Agilkia Island, home of the Temples of Philae since their previous location was flooded due to the creation of Lake Nasser. The motorboat trip, back from the island, signifies the end of this exciting day and you will then be driven back to the Nubian house. You can now either relax and enjoy the fabulous Nile nature on the terrace or: enjoy a tour around the Nubian Village; visit traditional Nubian houses and drink traditional Nubian tea; get really close up to some Nile crocodiles (don’t worry, they have been tamed); go shopping in the bazaar; or even, at an extra cost, go for a camel ride; take a sand bath; have a Nubian massage; or relax with some mud mask activities. Overnight at the Nubian house.  (B)

  5. Day 5: Nile Cruise: Aswan/Dahabiya Embarkation

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you and escort you to our air-conditioned vehicle to embark the dahabiya, your floating hotel for the next 3 nights. Once you are settled in you will be able to enjoy a nice relaxing experience onboard your dahabiya. Dinner and overnight onboard in Aswan. (B, L, D)

  6. Day 6: Nile Cruise: Aswan/Gebel El Silsila

    During breakfast you will start sailing towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the temple. The Temple of Kom Ombo is very unusual as it is dedicated to two gods: Sobek and Haroeris (the Greek name for the Egyptian god 'Herwer', which translates into 'Great Horus' or 'Horus the Elder'). It is built symmetrically, with two entrances, two sanctuaries, and a clear division that separates the temple into one half Sobek and one half Haroeris. It is a Ptolemaic temple, built between the reigns of Ptolemy VI (Philometor) and Ptolemy XII (Neos Dionysos) with sandstone from the nearby Gebel El Silsila quarries. The forecourt and outer corridor were added during the Roman Period.

    After this amazing visit you will head back to the dahabiya before it sails for Gebel El Silsila. Once believed, by the ancient Egyptians, to be where the Nile started, Gebel El Silsila is situated where the Nile narrows, as well as where the bedrock changes from limestone to sandstone.  It was a very popular quarry, during the New Kingdom and Greco-Roman Periods, with stone being removed for the building of: Dendera, Edfu, Esna, Karnak, Kom Ombo, Western Thebes, and many more historic sites.  Nowadays you can see a small Amenhotep III chapel as well as an unfinished sandstone sphinx.

    The Speos of Horemheb is directly across the river from Gebel El Silsila and is a rock-cut chapel with four pillars forming five openings. It was built by the Pharaoh Horemheb and the sanctuary commemorates him with the god Atum. Ramses II completed the Speos and later pharaohs, such as Ramses III, Ramses IV, and Shoshenq I are commemorated on a stele offering to the gods of Thebes, Heliopolis and Memphis, which can be found to the south of the Speos. It is at this fantastic location that you will have your dinner tonight, enjoying the marvellous atmosphere. Overnight onboard in Gebel El Silsila. (B, L, D)

  7. Day 7: Nile Cruise: Gebel El Silsila/Esna

    During breakfast you will start to sail to Edfu, where you will visit the Temple of Horus, which is one of the best preserved temples in the whole country.  Dedicated to the god Horus, it was built between 237BCE and 57BCE, during the Greek (Ptolemaic) Period; it actually sits on the remains of previous temples that had been built here.

    The reliefs on the walls tell the story of Horus taking out his revenge on Seth, for the murder of his father; Osiris, and give a fantastic insight into ancient Egyptian religion. An enormous 10 foot tall  statue of Horus, the falcon god, stands at the entrance of the main temple building, and there are also a granite shrine to Nektanebo (360-342BCE) , the remains of a mamissi (birth-house), and the base of a pylon that once belonged to a Rameses II temple.

    The Temple of Horus is also the second largest temple in Egypt: Karnak being the largest!

    You will then visit the small bazaar in Edfu before heading back to the dahabiya for your dinner and a Galabeya costume party. Overnight onboard in Esna. (B, L, D)

  8. Day 8: Nile Cruise: Esna Disembarkation/Luxor/Cairo

    After your breakfast it will be time to say farewell to the crew of the dahabiya and disembark your cruise. You will then be driven to Luxor to experience a full day’s tour of the sites. First of all you will visit Luxor’s West Bank; the ancient Theban necropolis. Here you will get to visit the Valley of the Kings, where you can explore 3 tombs (the Tomb of Tutankhamen is an extra cost); the magnificent Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahri; the workers village at Deir El Medina; and finally, the remains of the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III: the Colossi of Memnon. You will then be driven to Luxor’s East bank where you will be taken on a tour of Luxor’s famous two temples: Karnak (the world’s largest religious site) and Luxor. Marvel at the immense columns in Karnak Temple’s Hypostyle Hall, as well as getting to see various obelisks, statues, more columns, and various artefacts that were primarily dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. Next you will visit the smaller, in size but not in spectacle, Luxor Temple. Mainly added to by Ramses II it is now missing one of its obelisks, which can be seen in the Place de la Concorde in Paris: swapped for a clock (in the Mohammed Ali Mosque at Saladin’s Citadel) which has never worked. This temple also boasts many columns, statues and various artefacts.

    Finally you will be driven, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to Luxor International Airport, in our air-conditioned vehicle. Here you will get your flight back to Cairo, where our representative will meet you, help you with your luggage, and transfer you to your Cairo hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax, explore, or take one of our optional extras. (B)

    Optional extras:
    Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show
    River Nile dinner cruise
    Cairo Tower visit and dinner
    Dinner show including belly dancers and/or whirling dervishes
    Felucca trip

  9. Day 9: Final Departure

    After breakfast our representative will arrive at your hotel to transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight, or to take you to any pre-arranged optional extra visits to fill in your time before transferring you to the airport, including that last-minute visit to the Khan El Khalili to buy those forgotten souvenirs and/or presents, and spend the last of your Egyptian Pounds. Bon voyage, and thank you for travelling with Oriental Tours Egypt. (B)

Price per person

Plan A (5* hotels)

All Year Xmas & New Year
(23 Dec - 07 Jan)
Easter
(28 Mar - 10 Apr)
Single € 1540.00 € 1715.00 € 1715.00
Double € 1200.00 € 1375.00 € 1375.00

Plan B (4* hotels)

All Year Xmas & New Year
(23 Dec - 07 Jan)
Easter
(28 Mar - 10 Apr)
Single € 1475.00 € 1610.00 € 1610.00
Double € 1160.00 € 1295.00 € 1295.00
PLEASE NOTE: Prices are based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room or cabin ... Xmas and New Year Gala Dinners are compulsory and will be charged at the hotel and/or the cruise company’s set rate ... Prices available on application.

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