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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 55. 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 Snorkelling 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.

Cairo & Pyramids tour, 3-day stop over tour

A great small group tour within Cairo, 3-day tour of Cairo Highlights such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, and Egyptian museum.

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ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

  • 2 nights Cairo
  • Airport Transfers
  • Full day touring

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Giza Pyramids
  • Great Sphinx
  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
  • Coptic Cairo
  • Islamic Cairo
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Accommodation in Standard Hotel room in Cairo
  • 3 Meals: 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
  • Comprehensive sight seeing tours and entrance fees
  • Experienced English-speaking Egyptologist tour guide
  • Air-Conditioned tour bus.

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome to Egypt

Your tour starts at Cairo International Airport when you meet your tour guide. Our guide will assist you with transfers to your Hotel, check -in, and provide you with tour Itinerary, pick up times, and contact number.  The guided tours start the following morning.

Welcome drink.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo sightseeing

Your second day begins after breakfast, when your guide and driver pick you up at the hotel. A morning tour of the Pyramids of Giza, Cheops, Chephern and Mykerinus along with the famous guardian Sphinx. The Pyramids of Giza are one of the Seven wonders of the World, and amazing to see how big they are.  Lunch at a local restaurant. Then an afternoon of touring the Egyptian museum of Antiquities with its many objects from King Tutankhamen.  The afternoon continues with a visit to Coptic Cairo, and the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue.  Then a tour of the Islamic Cairo with tour of the Khan EI Khalili Bazaar Cairo’ s oldest market.  Afterwards you return to Hotel and enjoy your evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

 

Day 3: Cairo Free time, airport transfer

Day three is at your own pace, relax and enjoy the time before your scheduled transfer to the Airport for your return home or onward journey. 

Meals: Breakfast.

 

Jewels of Egypt with Nile Cruise

Take a delightful tour around the many sites Cairo has to offer, then see sites along the Nile as you sail along on a 4-night cruise. Meals included.

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ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

  • 2 nights Cairo
  • 4 nights Nile cruise
  • 1 night Cairo

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Giza Pyramids
  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
  • Great Sphinx
  • Karnak and Luxor temples
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Queen Hatshepsut Temple
  • Colossus Memnon
  • Edfu Temple
  • Aswan dam.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Accommodation in standard hotel room, Nile cruise berth.
  • 16 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours & entrance fees
  • Experienced English-speaking Egyptologist tour guide
  • Air-Conditioned tour bus.

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.

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. You will visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses the world’s largest collection of artifacts from the Pharoah’s, including many found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, KV 55. You will continue your tour with a visit to Coptic Cairo, and its famous 9th Century Hanging Church, and the 9th Century Ben Ezra Synagogue. The afternoon will conclude with a trip to Islamic Cairo, where you will explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s Oldest Bazaar, before heading back to your hotel for dinner, and your overnight stay.

Meals:  breakfast, lunch.

Optional Tour:  Sound & Light tour at the Giza Pyramids (request pricing).

 

 

Day 3: Flight to Luxor & Nile Cruise

You set of from Cairo Airport this morning for a short flight to Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor, your guide will meet and assist with transportation to the Nile Cruise ship that will be your accommodations for the next 4 nights.  After check-in, an enjoyable lunch will be served on the ship. Your afternoon tour will be to the impressive Karnak Temple complex and the Luxor Temple. These two temples had a powerful and significant meaning to the Ancient Egyptians. Our guides will be happy to tell you all about it. Your evening will be spent on board the cruise ship, with leisure time after dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Valley of the Kings & Pharoah Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple

After breakfast, you will visit the Valley of the Kings, where 63 Royal tombs from the New Kingdom period (1550-1069 BC) have been discovered. You will then visit to 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 see her story of this on the temple walls. You will also stop to see the Colossus Memnon, and the ongoing archaeological work at the site on which it sits. Then you head back to the cruise ship, where lunch will be served, as you set sail to Edfu.  Relax and enjoy the evening onboard sailing on the Nile.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Optional Hot Air Balloon Tour:  A Hot Air Balloon tour, over the Valley of the Kings, and see the Temples to start the day, Is a wonderful experience. (Request pricing).

Day 5: Edfu Temple

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. In the age of the Ptolemies, its immense size and style is very much in the grand scale of the famous Cleopatra. From there you will travel a little further down the Nile to Kom Ombo, and the Temple of Sobek.  Sobek, the Crocodile god, was thought to be a sign of strength given to the Pharaohs along with the god, Ra, also known as Sobek-Ra.    Enjoy your afternoon onboard the cruise ship for lunch. Then settle in to sail overnight to Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Aswan, Aswan dam

You will 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. You will the attend a quarry to view the unfinished Obelisk, and learn how these giant monuments were quarried in one piece.

You will then continue on to see the Philae Temple, built to honor the goddesses, ISIS and Hathor, it is truly a beautiful temple, one of the favourites along the Nile! You will then return to the cruise ship for the last dinner on-board, and your last night in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. 

Optional tour:  Abu Simbel Temple Built by Ramesses II, in the 13th century BC, See the magnificent Statues of Ramesses and Nefertari at the entrance to the Temple. (Request pricing).

Day 7: Aswan, Fly back to Cairo

After breakfast, you will disembark from the cruise ship, and be transferred to the Airport for the return flight back to Cairo. Once in Cairo you will be taken to your hotel for your last night in Egypt.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 8: Departure from Egypt

We truly hope that you have enjoyed your time with us! We wish you a safe journey to your next destination and hope to see you again! 

All Optional tours can be prebooked to make it your tour experience enjoyable and complete.

Cairo, the Nile & Petra Tour

Explore the Beauty of old Cairo, take in the sights in and around Cairo, 4-day Nile cruise from Luxor, a 2 optional days* in Cairo, fly to Amman, spend three days in Jordan to see the legendary “Rose-Red City” of Petra, the Wadi Rum and many sights.

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ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

  • 2 Nights Cairo
  • 4 Night Nile Cruise
  • 2 Nights Cairo
  • 1 Night Amman
  • 1 Night Petra
  • 1 Night Amman

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Giza Pyramids
  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Pharoah Hatshepsut’s Temple
  • Valley of the Kings’
  • Petra
  • Wadi Rum

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Standard accommodations in Cairo
  • Standard accommodations on Nile Cruise
  • Standard accommodations in Amman
  • Standard accommodations in Petra
  • 20 Meals includes 11 Breakfasts,5 Lunchs,4 Dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours
  • English Speaking tour guides
  • Air-Conditioned tour bus

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival Cairo - Welcome to land of the Pharaoh’s

Upon your arrival at the Cairo International Airport, you will be greeted by your tour manager who will assist you with your transportation to your hotel. Your tour manager will also assist you with your hotel check-in, and will review your holiday itinerary with you, to establish your pick-up times, for each day of the tour.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After breakfast at your Cairo hotel, your personal guide will meet you and will accompany you to Giza Plateau. There, you will visit one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world; the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure, the famous Sphinx, and the Valley Temple. Thereafter, lunch will be waiting for you at a well-known local restaurant. After lunch, your guide will arrange for you to go to enjoy the Egyptian Museum, with the Treasure Room built to display the riches of the child king, Tutankhamen. From the Museum, you will be driven to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili that is Cairo’s oldest bazaar. Finally, you will return to your hotel to overnight in Cairo.

Optional Tour

A dynamic tour to the Sound & Light Show at Giza Pyramids is available in the evening for an extra cost. Please ask your guide for the current pricing as it varies by season.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

 

Day 3: Fly Cairo to Luxor - Nile Cruise Tour

Your third day of tour begins with a morning flight Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor, you will be meet by your tour guide, board an air-conditioned vehicle, which will transport you to your Nile Cruise Ship. There you will check in and enjoy lunch on-board. After lunch, you will tour the impressive Karnak and Luxor Temples. Your day in Luxor ends with dinner on board your Nile Cruise Ship. Relax and enjoy an evening on board, take in the lights of Luxor from the ship’s deck.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

After you enjoy breakfast on your Nile Cruise Ship, you will be escorted to the Valley of The Kings, where some 62 Pharaohs were buried. You will then tour the mortuary Temple of the New Kingdom Pharaoh, Queen Hatshepsut, which was constructed in the 15th century BC. You will then head to the Colossi of Memnon. You will be served lunch in the afternoon, after which you will sail to Edfu while enjoying a leisurely dinner on-board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Optional Tour

A hot air balloon is a fabulous way to envision the “World’s Largest Open-air Museum”. During this early morning tour, you will have the chance to see Luxor’s ruins and temples in the beautiful morning light. Ask your tour manager for current pricing.

Day 5: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

After you have enjoyed breakfast on your Nile Cruise Ship, you will have the chance to visit the well-preserved Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus, at Edfu. After this visiting the temple, you will return to your Nile Cruise Ship and sail to Kom Ombo. There you will see the unique Temple of Sobek. This temple is dedicated to Sobek, the Crocodile God, and Horus the Falcon-headed God. After your tour, lunch will be ready on board your Nile Cruise Ship which will set sail for Aswan. Enjoy dinner and sleep overnight on the ship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Day six begins with breakfast on your Nile Cruise Ship. After breakfast, your will begin sightseeing in Aswan, starting with the High Dam, and then on to the largest known ancient obelisk; the Unfinished Obelisk, which is located in the northern axis of the stone quarries, of ancient Egypt. You will then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Philae. The temple is devoted to the two goddesses; Isis and Hathor. Your day ends with a lovey dinner and sleep-over on your Nile Cruise Ship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Optional Tour

Consider a tour to see the beautiful temples at Abu Simbel. Carved out of a mountainside, these temples were constructed during the reign of Ramses II, in thirteenth century. To avoid being submerged by Lake Nasser when the Aswan dam was built, these temples were meticulously dismantled, stone by stone and reconstructed on higher ground. Please check with your tour manager for current pricing for this tour.

Day 7: Fly Aswan to Cairo

After breakfast, you will disembark from your Nile Cruise Ship, and will be transferred to Aswan Airport for your return flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be assisted with transfer to your hotel for the night.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 8: Free Day in Cairo

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. You have the choice to enjoy a free day in Cairo, or join our most Valuable Optional Tour to the second capital of Egypt, Alexandria. There, you will be able to visit one of the most important defensive strongholds along the Mediterranean coast, Qaitbey Citadel. This stronghold was constructed in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbey. It is situated on the site where Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse once stood. The free tour then continues to the newly built and well acclaimed Alexandria Library. You can also take in a visit to the Roman cemetery, the Catacombs. After enjoying the free tour, you will be transported back to your hotel in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Cairo - Flight to Amman, Welcome to Jordan

Enjoy breakfast in your hotel. Thereafter you will have some free time to enjoy at your leisure. Later, you be transferred to Cairo International Airport, for your flight to Amman, Jordan. Your tour manager will assist you upon your arrival at Amman International Airport. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Amman by a private air-conditioned vehicle. After your arrival at the hotel, your tour manager will assist with the check in, and provide you with detailed information concerning the 10th day of your trip. You will then stay overnight at your hotel in Amman.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 10: Wadi Rum Jeep tour – Petra

Today you will enjoy a tour to the protected area of Wadi Rum, Jordan. The area is still inhabited by Bedouins who still live a traditional lifestyle. During this tour by 4×4 Jeep, you will have the chance to discover canyons, sand dunes, and the Nabatean rock inscriptions. After your tour, you will be transferred to your hotel, in Petra, for your overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 11: Petra Visit - Amman

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will enjoy a tour of the Red Rose City Petra which is the biggest attraction of Jordan. Petra was first established in the 6th century by the Nabataean Arabs. They are the nomadic tribe who settled in the area and founded a commercial empire. While touring the Petra area, you will enjoy seeing the Canyon and the amazing structure therein called the Treasury. Your tour continues via the Street of Facades, towards the Royal Tombs, and Pharoah’s Castle. You will then be transferred to your Amman hotel for the night.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 12: Amman - Fly Back Home

On this, your last day of your tour, your tour manager will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Amman Airport, for departure. 

Meals: Breakfast.

The best team of professionals in Egypt. Me and m daughter travelled to Egypt in June 2021, and it was a perfect vacation. The team at Beyond the Nile Tours exceeded our expectations, they were always on time, all tours were very organized, guided by professional Egyptologists and the number of days on tour were just perfect. We saw many points of interest.  We want to thank all the team that gave us such a memorable trip, Ahmed 1, 11 and 111 in Cairo, Ayman (the man behind the scenes) also thank you to the following guides, Mr. Abdul (Aswan and Abu Simbel), Mr. Sam (Edfu), Mr. Ayman (Luxor) and special thanks to Mr. Gaber (our guide in Cairo) and Mr. Mohamad (our driver in Cairo), we wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon.

Judy

Excellent tour! Beyond the Nile tours was in touch with me before I went to go over any questions I had. When I arrived in Cairo, Ayman contacted me immediately about my tour.  He told me I the only one on my tour (I had wanted to be with others) so he put me with another group. Great decision, Ayman also took care of arranging flights, booking additional tours and getting my covid test to name a few.  Everything was taken care of, Everyone at Beyond the Nile Tours to such good care of me I could not have asked for more. Being a Solo Female traveller, I felt very safe.

Kathy Formica