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CLASSIC TOURS OF EGYPT AND BEYOND

ADVENTURE AWAITS!

Travel though Egypt in comfort and style, visits to all the Important sites, Giza Pyramids, Great Sphinx, Kings Valley and the Temples along the Nile.

ADVENTURE AWAITS!

Travel though Egypt in comfort and style, visits to all the Important sites, Giza Pyramids, Great Sphinx, Kings Valley and the Temples along the Nile.

Experience the best that Egypt has to offer.

Beyond the Nile Tours would like to invite you to see all the wonders that Egypt has to offer. Let Beyond the Nile Tours be your host. Visit places like the Giza Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings. As well as the famous sites along the Nile, Karnak and Luxor Temples to name a few. We will take you to all points within Egypt and beyond in style and comfort.

Flexible bookings can be made available, so if you like a tour program but not the dates, email us and we will do our best to make it work for you!

Adventure Awaits

 

Luxury 10- Day Tour – Small Group, Certified Tour Guide

Travel though Egypt in comfort and style, visits to all the Important sites, Giza Pyramids, Great Sphinx, Kings Valley and the Temples along the Nile.

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ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

  • 2 nights Cairo
  • 3 nights Nile cruise
  • 1 night Luxor
  • 3 nights red sea resort
  • 1 night Cairo

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Giza Pyramids
  • Great Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
  • Aswan High Dam
  • Karnak & Luxor temples
  • Colossus Memnon
  • Queen Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Winter Palace Hotel
  • Old Cairo, & Kham El Khalili Bazaar.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Accommodation in delux hotels and cruise ship
  • 23 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Comprehensive sight seeing tours and entrance fees
  • Experienced English-speaking Egyptologist guided tours in an air-conditioned bus
  • Airfare taxes, fees and fuel surcharges.

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Cairo International Airport

Welcome to Egypt! Your guide will meet you at the airport, assist you with your formalities, and take you to your Cairo Hotel. Once there, you have the night to relax, settle in, and prepare for your tours starting the following morning.

Welcome Drink.

Day 2: Giza Pyramids & Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

​You start the day with a tour of the Giza Pyramids complex. Built between the third Dynasty (old kingdom 2686-2613 BC) and the fourth Dynasty (golden age-Old Kingdom 2613-2494 BC). These amazing “Wonders of the World” stand as shining examples of the skill and strength of the Ancient builders.  You will get up close to see these magnificent structures, and the enormous size of the blocks that were used to build them. The three Pyramids with-in the Giza Complex are the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. You will also see the Great Sphinx, the guardian of the Giza Plateau.

After lunch at a local restaurant. You will be transferred to the heart of Cairo and visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, this museum houses the world’s largest collection of artifacts from the Pharoah’s, including many found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, KV 62. His tomb is the single biggest find of ancient Egyptian artifacts in our lifetime.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 3: Flight to Aswan & Nile Cruise

​As you set off from Cairo, you have a short flight to Aswan to start your day. You will be touring Aswan and checking in to your Nile Cruise Ship. Enjoy a full day of sight seeing starting with a visit the Aswan High Dam, built from 1960-1970. It is the worlds largest embankment dam, built to control the Nile and flooding within Egypt. Then you will continue to see the Philae Temple, built to honor the goddess, Isis. It is truly a beautiful temple, and it would have been lost to the floods had the Aswan dam not been built. Enjoy the trip back to Aswan, board your cruise ship, and enjoy lunch as it sets off for your next stop.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Kom Ombo and optional Abu Simbel tour

Early morning you will tour Abu Simbel, a beautiful temple that was saved from the flooding of Lake Nasser the reservoir created by the Aswan dam. You will learn the amazing story of how this temple was taken apart and rebuilt on higher ground to within millimeters of the original structure. Your next stop will be at Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Temple named after the God of the Nile, the crocodile. You will have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the views as you sail down the Nile.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Edfu Temple & Karnak and Luxor Temples by Night

Day 5 starts with an early morning tour of the well preserved, and immense Temple of Edfu. The Temple was built to honor the God Horus, god of the sky, the child of the Gods Osiris and Isis. The Temple was built in the Greco-Roman period in the reign of Cleopatra VII. After your tour you will continue the journey on the Nile arriving in Luxor in the afternoon, for a tour of the Luxor & Karnak Temples.  You will see how the Pharoah’s wealth was used to build the vast temples at Luxor and Karnak which honor of the God Amun Ra. You will see the newly opened avenue of the sphinxes, and so much more. The temple shows at night are a must to see and make for great photo opportunities. Enjoy your last night on the cruise ship with an evening of entertainment, a Belly Dancing show and music.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Valley of the Kings & Pharoah Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple

​After breakfast, your tour today starts with the Mortuary Temple of the Pharoah Hatshepsut, one of Egypt’s prominent female Pharoah’s and successful ruler of Egypt. During her reign, Egypt was prosperous, and she famously made trade journeys to the land of Punt, bringing back many goods. You will also visit the Valley of the Kings, where you will visit a royal tomb, and see the Colossus Memnon, and the ongoing archaeological work at the site on which it sits.  Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant beside the Nile. You will then check-in at the Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel, a historic Luxury Hotel.  This historic Hotel was built in 1896, by British Explorers, and is situated on the Nile, with beautiful views, of Gardens, and Temples. This five-star hotel features French and local cuisine, and is steeped in History, while offering Modern Conveniences and Luxury.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 7: Hurghada

Today you make your way to the Red Sea resort area of Hurghada. Your 3-hour trip will be in a private, airconditioned vehicle. You will be taking in the sites of the desert and catching glimpses of the Blue waters of the gulf. Your Red Sea resort is a retreat from the many days of travel, where you can relax by the pool, spend some time at the spa, or enjoy a cocktail on the beach. If you still want to do more, there are day trips into the desert, scuba diving or shopping within walking distance from the Resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8: Hurghada resort

Today you may be going on a Snorkeling Adventure to Paradise Island, or perhaps a desert tour Jeep safari. Whatever you want to do, there are plenty of opportunities to do it, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful Resort facilities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Hurghada resort

Enjoy another full day in beautiful Hurghada. Perhaps today you will take the Canyon and cave adventure tour, or quad biking tour, that are available. Whatever you choose to do in this beautiful area on the Red Sea, you will not be disappointed!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 10: Cairo, Old Cairo tour

​Today you leave the Red Sea resort in Hurghada and fly back to Cairo. Once you arrive in Cairo our dedicated team with be there to meet you. Tour Old Cairo, which includes visits to the Islamic Sultan Hassan Mosque, the Coptic Hanging Church, and Jewish Synagogue. Your day ends with a visit to the National Museum of Egypt Civilization, where your will see the display of Royal Mummies of Egypt. You will overnight at your Hotel near the airport for your last night in Egypt.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 11: International Departures as per your flights

Our team will arrange to transfer you to the airport for your international flight.

We truly hope you enjoyed your visit and would be happy to welcome you back

Anytime!

Beyond The Nile Tours.

We offer all tours on a ” Private Tour” Basis, to request this service please send us the request via email: bev@beyondtheniletours.com

This trip was amazing! If you have never been to Egypt and are wanting to experience and see as much as possible, this is the tour for you. The itinerary is packed with must see attractions and activities, and full of culture and history. The pyramids, temples, tombs, and historical sites were all amazing. There are optional add on tours, and I suggest considering them. I chose to do the hot air balloon ride, which was a great experience on it’s own, but add on the stunning views of Luxor, it made it even better. Abu Simbel – these temples are very well preserved and I would suggest making the trip to see them. The desert safari day was a lot of fun – to dune buggies, climbing up the sand dunes, the Bedouin tribe and village, camel ride – all very fun! The cruise ship on the Nile was great – the staff, food, activities, rooms, and views. The sleeper train – if you want to experience a sleeper train, then this is definitely an experience. However, I would suggest upgrading to the flight and hotel instead. The train was loud, cramped and bumpy. The washrooms very disgusting as well. Our guides: Ahmed – from the minute he met me at the airport, he made sure I was happy and taken care of. If I had any questions or needed anything, he was quick to take care of it. He made me feel very comfortable in such a busy and new country for me. Gabby – we only had Gabby for a day in Cairo, but he was very knowledgeable and explained everything well. He answered any questions that we had. Alaa – our tour guide from Luxor to Hurghada. I learned an immense amount from him – from the history of the temples to the Egyptian culture. He was very personable and went above and beyond for everyone in the group.
Stephanie Harriman