Culture tour visiting Egypt most impressive sights starting from Cairo main historical places such as the pyramids of Giza, the treasures of the Egyptian museum, Citadel of Saladin, Khan El Khalili historical bazars street,
Traveling by sleeper train to the south visiting the ancient Egyptian capital of Luxor where to see the temples, tombs of the pharaohs “valley of the kings, Hatshepsut temple, Karnak temple “
What to expect in this program?
Arrival transfer from Cairo airport to the hotel by AC vehicle
5 stars hotel accommodation in Cairo as (bed and breakfast) 2 nights
Cairo main sightseeing as the pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili bazar
Sleeper train as half board booked from Cairo to Luxor.
5 stars hotel accommodation at Luxor city as (bed and breakfast) 1 night
Luxor west bank temples and tombs (valley of the kings, Hatshepsut temple, Memnon statues)
Luxor east bank temples (Karnak, Habu)
Departure transfer from the hotel to Cairo
a Sleeper train as half board booked from Luxor to Cairo
Day 1: Arrive Cairo & Hotel check in
Upon your arrival to Cairo airport, our representative will be there to Meet and assist at the airport, transfer to the hotel to check in.
Over night at your leisure, optional sound and light show or Dinner Cruise with Oriental Belly Dancing and Tanoura (whirling Darwish) shows.
Day 2: Pyramids & Egyptian Museum tour
Today you check out from Cairo hotel, after breakfast at hotel you will meet with your tour guide who will go through a quick briefing about your tour.
Go on a tour escorted by your Egyptology guide to explore the only standing wonder of the ancient world, the 3 Pyramids of Giza and its guardian Sphinx.
Short break for a light lunch.
Then You will have a short drive to Cairo's downtown to visit the overwhelming museum in Cairo, the Egyptian museum that displays a huge and rare collection, considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world, the Egyptian museum houses over 120,000 ancient artifacts are in display, explore the treasures from the most famous Tomb of the Golden King Tutankhamen that was discovered in the 1920s, you will have the option to visit Royal mummy room.
Later on you will be transferred back to your hotel to freshen up before the transfer to the train station to catch the 1st class sleeper train to Luxor about 9 hours.
Day 3: Arrive Luxor & visit Luxor East bank
This morning you will arrive to Luxor, drop your luggage at the Hotel, freshen up and be escorted by your Egyptology Tour guide to visit the east bank sites, including the gigantic complex of Karnak temples to get lost between its ruins and massive columns, after your visit to the Karnak complex you will also visit Luxor temple that was named after the city itself and was dedicated to the patron God Amon-Ra.
Back to the hotel , Overnight in luxor
Day 4: Luxor west bank and Back to Cairo
Early today you will be driven 30 minutes to visit the west bank sites, including the valley of the kings where the Royal tombs are combined where the famous tomb of the Young Pharaoh Tutankhamen was discovered, then have a short drive to the mortuary temple of the iconic Female Pharaoh queen Hatshepsut then continue to visit the Colossi of Memnon.
Transfer to the train station to catch the 1st class sleeper train back to Cairo (about 9 hours).
Day 5: Arrive Cairo
This morning you will arrive Cairo.
Meet our represintative at Giza train station, you may consider an optional tour to the medieval part of Cairo and visit some of the oldest churches in the history of Christianity, including the hanging church that was dedicated to the holy Virgin Mary, and St. Sergius church, that houses the crept believed to be used by the Holy family hiding from the Romans. In the same area, you will also see the Jewish Synagogue.
Then visit Saladin Citadel, constructed in 1172 AD together with the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, built in 1823 AD.
Drive back to check into Cairo hotel.
Day 6: Final departure
Based on your flight schedule, enjoy your breakfast at Cairo hotel and then transfer to cairo international Airport to catch your flight, or you if you still have some more time in Cairo you can consider another optional overday trip to visit Alexandria
Extra expenses (drinks – shopping).
Hotel phone calls and laundry.
Tipping and gratuities.