EGYPT DISCOVERY TOUR CAIRO | ALEXANDRIA | NILE CRUISE | HURGHADA 13 DAYS | 12 NIGHTS
Upon arrival at Cairo Airport you will be met and assisted by our Cairo office representative and transferred to your Intercontinental Pyramids park hotel, rest of your day at leisure to soak in Cairo atmosphere.
Evening your tour manager will take you for the magnificent sound and light show at the Pyramids Area.
Breakfast at hotel, full day tour. Excursion to the Egyptian Museum, the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities. After lunch, visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus: the only surviving wonder of the ancient world, and the great Sphinx of Giza which dates from the time of Chephren.
In the evening, OPTIONAL dinner dance on cruising restaurant. | B | L |
CAIRO | ASWAN (OPTIONAL Abu Simbel)
After an early breakfast or breakfast box, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival at Aswan Airport you will be transferred to your 5 star Isis Island Aswan hotel. After check in and having some rest you may have lunch then you'll enjoy the Felucca (sailboat) ride around the islands of the Nile. | B | L |
Abu Simbel OPTIONAL tour.
ASWAN | NILE CRUISE
After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to Liberty 5 star Nile Cruise or similar to begin your 3 nights cruise experience. | B | L | D |
Visit the High Dam & Temple of Philae. Start sailing to Kom Ombo. Visit the temple shared by the two Gods: Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Edfu for overnight. | B | L | D |
After breakfast, visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, then sail to Esna to cross the lock. You will then enjoy some of the Nile’s most breathtaking scenery enroute to Luxor. Overnight on board. | B | L | D |
LUXOR | HURGHADA
Disembarkation after breakfast. Visit to the West Bank, including the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Dier Al Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak on the East Bank.
Afternoon transfer to the lively resort town of Hurghada to begin your Red Sea odyssey. | B | L | D |
Free day at leisure to enjoy the breathtaking waters and white sand beaches of the Red Sea. | B | L | D |
OPTIONAL dinner dance at Alf Leilah Wa Leilah Village.
Day at leisure to view the underwater wonders of the Red Sea, either snorkeling or diving; or take a desert safari. | B | L | D |
HURGHADA | CAIRO
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Hurghada Airport for your Egypt Air flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Rest of day at leisure. | B |
CAIRO | ALEXANDRIA | HURGHADA
Depart on a three-hour journey to the charming Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Touring highlights of Alexandria include Pompey’s Pillar, the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, which is a blend of Pharaonic and Roman art, and the Bibliotheca Alexandria (Library). Back to Cairo and overnight. | B | L |
Breakfast at hotel. In the afternoon, visit the medieval Citadel of Salah El-Din, which has served as a fortress and Royal City of Egypt for almost 700 years. It features the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Conclude your tour with a -not to be missed- walk through Khan El Khalili bazaar. | B | L |
Morning at leisure until your transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. | B |
NB. (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner Tour may change slightly due to cruise schedule and/or Esna lock closure. However all inclusions on the itinerary will be visited.
Hurghada | Sharm El-Sheikh
Early morning transfer to Hurghada Port to board the jetcat ferry boat to Sharm El-Sheikh. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Check in. Rest of the day at leisure. | B |
Day 13 Friday
Sharm El Sheikh
Day free at leisure to enjoy the beautiful peninsula of the Red Sea. | B | OPTIONAL Dahab and Nuweibaa.
Day 14 Saturday
Sharm El Sheikh | St. Catherine
In the morning, transfer to St. Catherine, visit St. Catherine Monastery and climbing Moses Mountain. Back to hotel and overnight. | B | L |
Day 15 Sunday
Sharm El Sheikh | Cairo
After breakfast transfer to Sharm El-Sheikh Airport for your flight back to Cairo. Transfer to hotel. In the afternoon you will visit the medieval Citadel of Salah El-Din, which has served as a fortress and Royal City of Egypt for almost 700 years. It features the Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. You will conclude your tour with a -not to be missed- walk through Khan El Khalili bazaar. (OPTIONAL dinner on a cruising restaurant) | B | L |
Day 16 Monday
Cairo | Australia
Morning at leisure until your transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure. | B |
Day 17 Tuesday
Arrive in Australia.
NB. (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
accommodation in Sharm El-Sheikh on Bed &
from Hurghada to Sharm El-Sheikh.
accommodation in Cairo on Bed & Breakfast basis.
tour to St. Catherine Monastery & Mt. Sinai.
Transportation to and from airports & ports.
SHARM EL-SHEIKH & MT SINAI EXTENSION TOUR COST PER PERSON
CAIRO : COPTIC & ISLAMIC CAIRO $75pp
Visit the Old Cairo site of the Hanging Church, the Church of Abu Serga where Jesus is said to have taken refuge. Then you will see the oldest mosque in Egypt & the Middle East, Amro Ibn El ‘As Mosque. Conclude your tour with a -not to be missed- walk through Khan El Khalili bazaar.
CAIRO : THE PHARAONIC VILLAGE $110pp
The Pharaonic Village, covering an area of nearly 150,000 square metres, is built entirely in the ancient Egyptian style. It is inhabited by some 300 Egyptians living in an Egyptian atmosphere and practising all the agricultural and industrial activities with the same style of tools and implements conserved in the Egyptian museum. You will also visit the house of an ordinary peasant and the villa of a nobleman fully equipped with furniture of that time.
CAIRO : SOUND & LIGHT SHOW $80pp
This spectacular one-hour narrative of Egypt’s ancient history in high fidelity stereophonic
sound & light will enchant you. Be seated at the foot of the Sphinx with breathtaking views
of the Pyramids.
ASWAN : ABU SIMBEL TOUR $350pp
The colossal Temple of Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II and recently saved from the inundation of the Nile waters, is among the glories of ancient Egyptian monuments. The temples were built out of a sandstone rock cliff. The deities to which each was dedicated are carved on
the huge facade. Nearby, also saved, lies the small temple of the king's wife Nefertari, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor. This excursion includes economy class airfare Aswan / Abu Simbel / Aswan.
ASWAN : FELUCCA SAILING BOAT $25pp Ride a felucca (sailboat) around Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens. Enjoy the amazing sunset over the Nile.
HURGHADA : GIFTUN ISLAND TRIP $110pp
Enjoy the sea breeze enroute to Giftun Island. Snorkel, dive or just relax and enjoy the sandy beach. Expect to see turtles, blue-spotted rays and triggerfish.
HURGHADA : ALF LEILAH WA LEILAH VILLAGE $110pp
A visit to Alf Leilah Wa Leilah Village includes a shopping mall and cafes. Watch a horse and camel show, historical show and wonderful folklore. (8.30pm until 12.00am)
HURGHADA : SAFARI TRIP $160pp
A safari trip using Jeep vehicles to a Bedouin village to see the life of these nomadic people. Bedouins are known for their colourful and unique traditional dress. Ride camels, enjoy a barbecue dinner, drink the Bedouin tea and watch the sunset. (2.00pm until 7.30pm)
SHARM EL-SHEIKH : DAHAB AND NUWEIBAA $210pp
Drive to the ports of Dahab and Nuweibaa. These two relatively new tourist cities, which were originally Bedouin seaside oases, provide a beautiful relaxation resort for those who seek the simple kind of life. Tour includes lunch. (lunch box or lunch at one of the local restaurants) (7.00am - 4.00pm)
CAIRO : DINNER ON A CRUISING RESTAURANT $95pp
Cruise the Nile and see Cairo by night while enjoying superb entertainment including oriental music, whirling Durban and belly dancer.