Pharaohs & Pyramids

Tour Itinerary Enquire Now

Days 1-2:  Cairo, Egypt

    Fly to Cairo, the heart of Egyptian contemporary culture and the gateway to the land’s ancient wonders. On arrival, transfer to your luxurious hotel.
   


Day 3: Cairo

    Travel to the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of Mycerinus, Chefren and the Great Pyramid of Cheops — the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Here, the Great Sphinx — measuring 190 feet in length and 65 feet high — still stands as centurion over these magnificent royal tombs. This monumental landmark was carved out of a single piece of rock in the shape of a lion with a pharaoh’s head. Continue to the Solar Boat Museum to view the 142-foot-long funerary boat of Cheops, hailed as the single most important archaeological find in Egypt since the tomb of Tutankhamun.
  


Day 4: Cairo

    Walk among ancient treasures with your local expert on a private tour of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities before it opens to the public. Admire the world’s greatest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the golden treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb and the Mummy Room, where many of Egypt’s former rulers lie in state, preserved for the ages. Continue to the ancient capital of Memphis and the world-famous Step Pyramid of Zoser, the oldest known Egyptian pyramid.


    
Day 5: Cairo/Abu Simbel/Aswan

    View one of Egypt’s most recognized landmarks today, the temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. Remarkably, the complex was moved to a higher elevation when floodwaters from Lake Nasser and the Aswan High Dam project threatened the temples’ preservation. Board your Nile cruise and, later, sail around the Aswan islands in a felucca (a traditional sailboat) if conditions permit.


    
Day 6: Aswan

    Visit the Aswan High Dam, a contemporary counterpart to Egypt’s monumental constructions of the past. Then, proceed to the granite quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and see the famed Unfinished Obelisk. Enjoy a short motor boat ride to the romantic, majestic Temple of Philae on the island of Agilika. Ancient Nubia was known to the pharaohs as the “Land of Gold,” and its wealth and lands were eventually incorporated into Egypt around 1500 BC. Explore the remnants of Nubian culture with a visit to the Nubian Museum, which is filled with monumental pieces reflecting the development of the Nubian culture and civilization. Later, journey to the Aswan Spice Market to sharpen your bargaining skills or simply take in the colorful scene. Your chef accompanies you to choose ingredients to prepare a special recipe.

 

Day 7: Aswan/Kom Ombo/ Edfu/Esna

    Sail to Kom Ombo for a visit to the site of the lovely Greco-Roman temple, dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god). The temple, built in the third century BC, stands at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodile basked in the sun on the riverbank. From here, return to your luxury yacht and sail for Edfu. Attend an Egyptian cooking lesson on board. Early this evening, visit the beautifully preserved Temple of Horus in Edfu.


  
Day 8: Esna/Luxor

    Take a short walk through Esna’s bustling streets to visit the Temple of Khnum, famous for its beautifully preserved Hypostyle Hall, built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius. The early afternoon is at leisure to sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery from your Nile cruise as you cruise toward Luxor. Later this afternoon, discover the complex Temple of Karnak, built by generations of pharaohs over a thousand-year period. Among this site’s stunning highlights is the Great Hypostyle Hall, a forest of stone columns covering more than 50,000 square feet.
    


Day 9: Luxor

    Today, visit the Valley of the Kings, where magnificent tombs were carved into the desert rocks and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of pharaohs. The highlight of your trip is an exclusive visit to the breathtaking tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens, closed to the public. This is an elaborately decorated tomb with vivid colors and spectacular scenes covering the walls. Nefertari was the favorite queen of Ramses II and one of the most beautiful women in ancient Egypt. Continue to the Temple of Hatshepsut, Ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh. This afternoon, embark on a tour of the Luxor Museum, where you view a priceless collection of artifacts. One of the main attractions in this museum is a hall displaying 26 well-preserved statues that were discovered in a cache under the open-air court of the Luxor Temple.
    


Day 10: Luxor/Abydos/Denderah

    Cruise northward to Nagaa Hammadi on a scenic route away from the crowds and other cruise ships. Along the way, your Egyptologist shares numerous insights about life in modern Egypt. Visit Abydos, the center of a holy city dedicated to Osiris, Lord of the Netherworld. The construction of its uniquely designed temple was started by Seti I and finished by his son, Ramses II. It contains seven sanctuaries dedicated to seven various deities. The temple is most notable for its ancient chronological list of the kings of Egypt from the first dynasty until Seti I.
    


Day 11: Denderah/Luxor

    Begin the day with a visit to the beautiful Ptolemaic temple of the goddess Hathor at Denderah. Well-preserved, this temple complex has a massive stone roof, dark chambers, underground passages and towering columns inscribed with hieroglyphics. Within the walls of this ancient complex, view the Zodiac, considered to be the basis on which later astronomy systems were founded. Explore traces of the Pharaonic temple built underneath the existing temple, the best preserved Roman Mammisi or Birth House, the Sacred Bark Shrine, the unique relief depicting Cleopatra VII with her son Caesarian and much more. In Luxor, view the graceful Temple of Luxor, dedicated to the god Amun and built by Amenhotep III, Tutankhamun, Horemhab and Ramses II during their respective reigns. On the walls of the sanctuary of this temple, there are unique reliefs depicting Alexander the Great that were later added during his reign.
    

 
Day 12: Luxor/Cairo

    Return to the Egyptian capital for a tour of Coptic and Old Cairo. Explore the remains of the fortress of Babylon, first built by the Persians around the sixth century BC; the Church of St. Sergius, where the holy family is reported to have stayed; and the Hanging Church, which was the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate for centuries. Finish your sightseeing at Egypt’s oldest synagogue, Ben Ezra. Inside this temple, the Cairo Geniza documents were found, a treasure hailed as an unparalleled source of information about the life of the Jews in Egypt’s past.
    


Day 13: Cairo

    After a morning at leisure, visit the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Later, a walking tour of Islamic Cairo takes you from one of the remaining gates of the city to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, where life has hardly changed for centuries. At the conclusion of your sightseeing, return to your hotel. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a special farewell dinner. This event provides a perfect opportunity to toast your journey and share experiences.


     
Day 14: Cairo

    Board your international departure flight.


Single $3050
2-4 Persons $2799
5-8 Persons $2650
9-16 Persons $2499

Inclusions Enquire Now

  • Meet & assist upon arrival and departure
  • Internal filghts (Cairo–Luxor-Aswan-Abu simbel-Cairo) 
  • All transfers by a Private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • All Accommodations at 5 star hotel on B.B basis.
  • 7 days 6 nights 5* deluxe Nile cruise.
  • Private English Egyptologist guide.
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
  • All Service charges & taxes.

Exclusions Enquire Now

  • Gratuities (recommended).
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Optional tours.

Pricing information Enquire Now

  • Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote contact us
    Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid till April 30.2016, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays. The price of Single is valid for single traveler who is travelling alone.
    ETG Products are available for purchase using seven global currencies: Great British Pound (GBP£), Euro (EUR€) or United States Dollar (USD$). The currency applied to the Client’s booking will be determined by ETG, in consideration of the booking location of the Client. The Client will be advised of the applicable currency prior to making any payment to ETG.
    Our pricing is updated constantly to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

    Due to the nature and the prices of the resources on which it depends, the published price of any Product is subject to change at any time, before or after booking confirmation, up to 30 days before the departure of such Product. After a Confirmation Invoice has been issued by YET to the Client, YET reserves the right to impose surcharges on any Product(s), but only for reasons arising from increases in transportation costs, fuel costs, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airport charges, currency and exchange fluctuations which impacts the price of the applicable Product(s), but only where the increase in question is greater than 2% of the original price paid for the Product (excluding add-ons, insurance, and taxes). YET shall provide notice to the affected Client as soon as reasonably possible upon learning of the necessity to impose a surcharge in accordance with this section.

    Where the increase in price is greater than 7% of the price of the applicable Product, upon receiving notification from YET the affected Client(s) may elect to either:

        (i) cancel the applicable Product booking without incurring any penalty; or
        (ii) accept the change of price.

    The Client must notify YET of their election within 14 days of receipt of notice of the increase, or they shall have been deemed to have accepted the price change and have accepted liability for payment of the increase.

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Payment Policy Enquire Now

Deposit: Half of the price per person payable to Your Egypt Tours through a bank wire transfer. We will send you additional information on how to do this. The deposit helps us plan your trip and make the necessary reservations.

Payment: Clients should refer to the confirmation invoice sent by ETG and/or its authorized agent and/or their applicable confirmation email for details regarding final payment for any Products booked. The final payment is made once you arrive in Egypt. You can pay in cash (US dollars, Euros, or Egyptian Pounds) or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Please note that there will be a 3% charge for using a credit card

Client Details: As a condition to valid confirmation of any booking with ETG (including all Day Trips and Tour Packages) the Client must provide all necessary information as requested by ETG along with their final payment. If the Client fails to provide such information before the departure of the purchased Product, an Administrative Fee will be charged to the Client, and ETG reserves the right to treat such booking as cancelled and levy any cancellation fees deemed reasonable by ETG, in its sole discretion. The information required from each Client will vary tour by Product purchased, and the requirements will be communicated to the Clients, or to ETG’ authorized agent, during the booking process.
Credit Card Charges: ETG is not responsible for any charges levied or charged by third parties and/or financial institutions and payable by the Client as a result of credit card or other payment transactions in connection with the purchase of Products and will not refund or return any fees charged by such third parties in connection with payments made by Clients to ETG.

 

Cancellation policy for tour packages:

1. CANCELLATION BY THE CLIENT
Any cancellation of a booking and/or a Product by a Client must be delivered to ETG in writing and be acknowledged by ETG in writing. The applicable cancellation fees shall be determined with reference to the date on which the request to cancel is received by ETG or its Agents and are expressed hereinafter as a percentage of the total price paid for the cancelled Product

Cancellation for Tour Packages and Tailor Made Tours:

i) Individual Travelers
30 - 20 days before arrival date 5% cancellation fee
19 - 15 days before arrival date 25% cancellation fee
14 - 10 days before arrival date 50% cancellation fee
10 -2 days before arrival date 75% cancellation fee

 ii) Groups (8 people or more)
30 - 20 days before arrival date 5% cancellation fee
19 - 15 days before arrival date 25% cancellation fee
14 - 10 days before arrival date 50% cancellation fee
10 -2 days before arrival date 75% cancellation fee

2. CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY ETG

ETG will not cancel a booking on any Tour Product once confirmed, in accordance with these Terms, except for reasons of ‘Force Majeure’, which shall be defined as unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside of the reasonable control of ETG . When a tour is cancelled by ETG before the agreed date of departure for reasons not arising from the fault or negligence of or within the reasonable control of the Client, the Client shall have the choice of:

    (i) accepting from ETG a substitute tour Product of equivalent or superior value, where such substitute is reasonably available; or
    (ii) accepting from ETG a substitute tour of lower value if no tour of equivalent or superior value is reasonably available, and to recover from ETG the difference in price between the price of the tour originally purchased and that of the substitute tour; or
    (iii) accept from ETG a full refund of all monies paid for the cancelled tour Product(s).

ETG is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the Client may have incurred as a result of the cancelled booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights, non refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc. ETG reserves the right to issue a full refund in lieu of the choices above, in its sole discretion. Where after departure a significant element of the Product(s) as described cannot be provided, ETG will make suitable alternative arrangements for the continuation of the trip Product(s). If it is not possible to provide a suitable alternative or the Client reasonably rejects any suitable alternatives, ETG will provide the Client a refund of unused Products or Product portions.

 

Additional Information Enquire Now

  • this tour is available by a sleeper train instead of internal flights.
  • Prices are based on double occupancy. Also, prices are valid around the year except during Christmas, New Year & Easter Feasts. Moreover; rates could be changed without prior notice, shall the government increase taxes.
  • You must have a valid passport to enter Egypt. (You must have at least 06 months of validity beyond your scheduled return date).