Enjoy a week of Egypt, while visiting the major sights in Cairo and Luxor, and relaxing on the beach in Hurghada. You will be guided by a licensed Egyptologist tour guide and transported to all the sites by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
You will be picked up from your hotel at 8 AM to enjoy a day tour of Cairo. Your first stop will be at Giza Plateau, where one of the remaining wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza, still stands. You visit the Pyramids and enjoy panoramic views from the western plateau, then continue down the valley where the guardian of this Mortuary complex, the mighty Sphinx, stands with great pride. Then you will be brought to Tahrir Square, the heart of downtown Cairo. You visit the National Archaeological Museum and acquaint yourself with Egypt’s ancient history, spanning a period of over 50 centuries. The Museum has the world’s largest and richest collection of Egyptian Antiquities, among them the priceless collection of King Tut. Then you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for a short flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be taken to your Luxor hotel (Meals included: Breakfast and lunch).
Luxor East Bank
After breakfast your tour starts with an excursion to Karnak on the East Bank of Luxor. Karnak is a complex of temples built in different reigns, starting with the Avenue of Sphinxes, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis I, the Temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Karnak beats every other pharaonic monument: it is simply one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Egypt. After Karnak you will be brought to Luxor Temple, which is dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonsu. There you will see the granite statues of Ramses the Great. After visiting the temples you will be taken to your hotel in Luxor, where you can enjoy the rest of the day at leisure (Meals included: Breakfast).
Luxor West Bank
Today you start your guided tour of the West Bank of Luxor with a visit of the Valley of the Kings with the possibility of visiting the most famous attraction, the Tomb of Tutankhamun (which carries an extra charge). Your Egyptologist will be on hand to recommend and advise you as to which tombs to visit. This ancient necropolis is a must-see for Luxor travelers. Later, you will be taken to the impressive mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman ever to reign over Egypt as pharaoh, and the Colossi of Memnon. With a height of nearly 18 meters, these two statues originally stood in front of the mortuary Temple of Amenophis III, of which only ruins remain. After touring the sites you will be taken to Hurghada by an air-conditioned car (approx. 5 hours). Upon arrival in Hurghada you will be brought to your hotel, where you can enjoy an evening at leisure (Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
After breakfast at your hotel you will depart for a day of snorkeling in the Red Sea. After enjoying your snorkeling trip you will be taken back to your hotel for another night in Hurghada (Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
After breakfast at the hotel you will be taken for a full day of diving. You can enjoy two dives or you can spend your day at leisure. Afterwards you will be transferred to Hurghada Airport for a short flight to Cairo. Upon arrival you will be taken to your Cairo hotel (Meals included: Breakfast and lunch).
- All entrance fees included
- Qualified Egyptologist guide
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- 2 Nights 5 star hotel accommodation in Cairo (bed and breakfast)
- 2 Nights 4 star hotel accommodation in Luxor (bed and breakfast)
- 2 Nights 5 star accommodation in Hurghada (full board)
- Snorkeling trip with lunch on boat, one soft drink and one bottle of water
- Flight Hurghada - Cairo
- Meals as indicated in the above itinerary
- The service of meet & assist at all your destinations
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Hotel/port pickup & drop-off