Price: $ 3456 USD Per Person
23 Days / 22 Nights
Cairo + Alexandria + 4 Nights Nile Cruise + the Western Desert + Sharm El-Sheikh
Welcome to Cairo! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel.
Day Cairo Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour. In the morning you will be driven to see the Egyptian Museum: gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask; stare upon the mummies of some of Egypt's ancient pharaohs (optional); lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries, where thousands of artefacts are awaiting your visit. In the afternoon, and after lunch, you will be taken to the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx: the most famous monuments of not only ancient Egypt, but of the entire ancient world! These massive stone structures were built around 4,500 years ago on a rocky desert plateau close to the Nile. At the end of this exciting day you will be driven back to your hotel.
Cairo After breakfast you will be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, the fortress built between 1176 and 1183 AD, to protect Cairo from the Crusaders and rebuilt by Muhammad Ali Pasha, whose mosque is a "must see". After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken on a tour of Cairo famous Churches, including: The Hanging Church and the Church of St. George the Martyr, 2 churches built into the walls of the Fort of Babylon and its remains could be Cairo's oldest structures; and the Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius), where, it is said, the Holy Family took shelter in a cave, with the church being erected her to commemorate this. This whole area is a world famous destination for Pilgrims. At the end of this exciting day you will be driven to visit the old market of Cairo (Khan El-Khalili) to test your haggling skills, and then taken back to your hotel
It is said that Egypt is full of Pyramids and after breakfast you will get the opportunity to visit 2 more of them. You will be taken, in an air conditioned vehicle, to Dashur where you will see the two pyramids built by the Pharaoh Snefru. Not only will you be able to look at the Red Pyramid, the worlds first true pyramid, you will also have the opportunity to go inside it and gaze at the phenomenal corbelled ceilings in the 3 separate rooms. Next you will be able to stare at the wonder of the "Bent Pyramid", so called due to the change in angle caused by the architect wanting to relieve the weight which was causing it to subside. In the near distance you will also see the Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III, inaccessible due to it being on army land. After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to Sakkara to see the very first pyramid ever built; the Step Pyramid of Djoser. You will also get the chance to see some fantastic mastabas, including the mastaba of Mereruka, the largest one built in ancient Egypt. You will then be able to marvel at the Pyramid Texts inside the Pyramid of Teti before heading off to the ancient capital of Egypt: Memphis. The Colossus of Ramses II dominates the museum here; do not forget your camera! After this amazing trip through Egypt's pharaonic past you will be driven back to your hotel.
Your day starts with breakfast in your hotel followed by a drive, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to Alexandria. Your visit to this beautiful city, originally built by Alexander the Great, includes a trip to the New Alexandria Library (Bibliotheca Alexandrina), inaugurated on October 16, 2002, with shelf space for eight million books, with the main reading room on eleven levels; then go deep into the catacombs (Kom el Shoqafa), where the early Christians were buried; the Roman Amphitheatre, which every town in the ancient Roman Empire had; the Alexandria National Museum, built in a former palace and now houses almost 2000 artefacts which tell the story of the city, including the recent finds from the sunken part of the city; and finally, the Citadel of Qaitbay, where about 1480 AD the Mameluke Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay fortified the site, which held the ruins of the Alexandria Lighthouse, and with successive improvements it now stands as a very prominent Citadel on the Mediterranean coastline. Lunch will be supplied at a local restaurant in the middle of this exciting tour, and at the end of the day you will have a tired, but fulfilled, drive back to your hotel in Alexandria for dinner.
After breakfast you will be taken, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to El-Alamein where you will see the war cemetery and museum dedicated to the 2 battles fought here during World War II. After this visit it is onwards to your hotel in Cairo, with a lunch break en route, where you can enjoy the rest of the day to yourself.
Luxor After breakfast you will check out and our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your cruise boat: your floating hotel for your next 4 days. After lunch, which you will have on board, you will visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is complete you will return to the boat for your dinner.
A new day, your first breakfast on board, and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the tombs of princes in the Valley of the Queens; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon. After this visit to the Theban "City of the Dead" you will be taken back to your boat for your lunch, and then you can watch as it departs Luxor and sails for Esna. As the Nile flows gently underneath you, dinner will be served.
You can enjoy your breakfast watching as the cruise boat crosses the Esna lock then sails onward to Edfu, home of the best preserved temple in Egypt: the Temple of Horus. Your guide will then return you to your cruise boat for dinner as the boat sails majestically towards Kom Ombo.
Your last day of sailing starts with breakfast, and then a visit to the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. Afterward, it is back to the boat for lunch and the sail to Aswan. Once ashore you will be driven to see the High Dam, the worlds largest rock filled dam, and the Temple of Philae, moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. It is then back to Aswan for your last dinner on the boat.
You will have your final breakfast on the boat before you have to check out. You will then be taken to the Botanical Gardens by felucca. After this visit you will be transferred to Aswan airport for the flight back to Cairo (flight duration is about 55 minutes). Once there our representative will meet you and assist you with your luggage before transferring you to your hotel for check-in.
After breakfast, it is time to set off on your Oasis safari. You will first of all head to the Bahariya Oasis, stopping en route to visit the village of El-Bawiti, to see the remains of a Roman triumphal arch and two temples (one dating to the reign of the Late Kingdom pharaoh Apries (589-570 BCE) and the other to the time of Alexander the Great). From here it is a short drive to see the valley of the Golden Mummies before arriving at El-Qasr, the capital of Bahariya in the Pharaonic periods. After lunch the journey continues through Ain El-Bishmu, to see the Roman spring, and Ain El-Muftillah to see the chapels. After this exciting day, you will stay overnight in a hotel in Bahariya.
After breakfast you will be transported, in our 4x4 vehicle, to the district of Hayz (35 km from El-Bawiti), which was a very prosperous area during the Roman period. After lunch you will drive to the White Desert, a paradise for rock hounds and amateur geologists, with its impressive limestone formations shaped like giant mushrooms or animals. In the mid to late afternoon it will be time to stop and make camp; yes tonight will be under canvas, all camping equipment supplied, and erected, by us.
After breakfast it will be time to pack away all the camping equipment and head back to Bahariya to change vehicles before the drive back to Cairo, stopping en route for lunch. Once back in your Cairo hotel you will have time to freshen up before enjoying the rest of the day in relaxation.
A day spent at your hotel with no planned trips, allowing for a relaxing family Christmas Day.
After breakfast, you will be taken, in our air-conditioned vehicle to St. Catherine and the monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai. Though it is a 390 KM, 5-hour drive, you will delight at driving underneath the Suez Canal, the all-important lunch break, and the many sites along the way; including Moses Springs. Upon arrival at St. Catherine it will be time to check-in before settling down for your dinner.
The day begins, pre-breakfast, with an optional early morning climb up Mount Sinai to watch the phenomenal sunrise. Please note: this trip is for volunteers only! After breakfast it is time to check-out and then visits St. Catherine's Monastery before being driven to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival it is time to check-in, and you then have the rest of the day at leisure, enabling you to laze on the beach, do some exploring, take up some of the many water sport activities available to you here, or visit Naama-Bay Shopping area to find those gifts you just have to buy.
A full day of free-time, perhaps some sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sports activities that Sharm El-Sheikh has to offer. In the evening you may wish to go for a camel ride excursion in the desert and enjoy a BBQ dinner at a Bedouin tent.
Another full day of free-time, perhaps some sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sports activities that Sharm El-Sheikh has to offer
Another full day of free-time, perhaps some sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Sharm El-Sheikh has to offer
Another full day of free-time, perhaps some sunbathing, exploring, shopping, or taking up some of the many water sport activities that Sharm El-Sheikh has to offer
After breakfast, you will check-out and be driven to Sharm El-Sheikh airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and then transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to do as you please.
Your final day starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by check-out. You will then be transferred to the airport for your final departure.
Tour Package Price
|Per Person In||5 Star Hotel Package||5 Star Deluxe Hotel Package|
|Double Room||$ 3456 USD||$ 3880 USD|
|Triple Room||$ 3300 USD||$ 3820 USD|
|Single Room Supplement||$ 750 USD||$ 800 USD|
Because all of our packages are all privately arranged whereas you will get a private tour with private guide and private transportation, there is NO fixed start or finishing dates, you can do it at your own schedule. If we have to, we will simply alter the itinerary so that it fits with the cruise embarkation, ensuring that no planned visits are missed, just rescheduled somewhere else. This allows you to get the best available flights, which is a huge asset if you are traveling on a budget. Obviously, this is something that companies who only offer large group visits cannot offer.
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CHANGE / REVISION FEES:
There are no extra fees for name changes. If you require a room type change from double to twin or vice versa, there are no fees but it is subject to availability.
Changing a different tour date is possible 180 or more days before your holiday start date & if the new tour has availability. There are no administration fees but you would have to pay the difference if the new dates are more expensive. It is not possible to change the dates of your holiday within 180 days of the start date.
All cancellations must be advised in writing (by mail or e-mail) to AskAladdin prior to tour departure during normal business hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm GMT, Mondays through Fridays). Cancellations are subject to the following penalties:
60-31 days before tour start date – 50% of the total booking cost
30-15 days before tour start date – 80% of the total booking cost
Less than 15 days before tour start date – 100%
AskAladdin Tours do not sell Travel Insurance. We would recommend "Travel Insured" or another insurance company. AskAladdin however, requires that all passengers have travel insurance.
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Below is a list of key highlights and what is included on this tour. Further, where appropriate, we have listed the items that are not included in the tour price.
06:30 am our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan, you will be transferred to Aswan Airport to take an internal flight to Abu Simbel, where you will be able to gaze in amazement at these phenomenal rock-cut temples built by Ramses II. During your 2 hour stay here you will be able to enter both temples; the Temple of Ramses and the Temple of Nefertari. Please note that photography is not allowed inside the 2 temples.
Once your visit here is over you will be transferred to Abu Simbel Aiport for the flight back to Aswan, followed by transfer to your hotel in Aswan.
05:00 am: our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aswan, to start your overland 3 hours trip to Abu Simbel where you will be able to gaze in amazement at these phenomenal rock-cut temples built by Ramses II. During your 2 hour stay here you will be able to enter both temples; the Temple of Ramses and the Temple of Nefertari. Please note that photography is not allowed inside the 2 temples.
Once your visit here is over you will be driven back to Aswan.
08:00 am, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, drive to Alexandria. Your visit to this beautiful city, originally built by Alexander the Great, includes a trip into the catacombs (Kom el Shoqafa), where the early Christians were buried; the Roman Amphitheatre, which every town in the ancient Roman Empire had; the Alexandria National Museum, built in a former palace and now houses almost 2000 artefacts which tell the story of the city, including the recent finds from the sunken part of the city; and finally a visit to the Montazah Gardens, a private park where world leaders often meet, 150 acres of numerous trees, palms, and flowers which overlook many bays and beaches.
Lunch will be supplied at a local restaurant in the middle of this exciting tour, and at the end of the day you will have a tired, but fulfilled, drive back to Cairo.
07:00 am, pick you up from your hotel in Cairo, our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival you will be met by our representative who will start your full day tour with a trip to the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the tombs of princes in the Valley of the Queens; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples.
Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is complete you will driven back to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo, where our representative will take you to your hotel.
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