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Explore Cairo and Luxor in 6 Days

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6 Days

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Overview

Take in the highlights of Cairo and Luxor on this compact 6 day tour of Egypt, which visits the legendary Pyramids of Giza, the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings and the spectacular temples ofKarnak and Dendera.

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the
right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi

Overlooking the Nile and offering distant views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, this Holiday Inn provides the perfect location for  your stay in Cairo. Each guestroom features a balcony and is well-equipped with modern amenities including free WiFi. Evenings can be spent enjoying international or Egyptian cuisine and unwinding with a cocktail at one of the hotel’s bars. Thanks to the friendly
hotel staff, you’ll soon feel at home. And with panoramic views of the city from the rooftop lounge and pool, there’s no better place to base yourself for exploring Egypt’s ancient wonders.

Steigenberger Nile Palace

The Steigenburger Nile Palace is a grandhotel and stylishly furnished, with many rooms overlooking the Nile River. The hotel has a health club with massage rooms, sauna, steam room and fitness room, and a tennis court on the roof, not to mentio a riverside pool. Its four restaurants offer a choice between Nubian, Lebanese, Italian, and Thai cuisine.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Cairo

Sunday. Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival at Cairo airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or those arriving early can opt to join a Backstreets Tour of Cairo which departs the hotel at 10am. At 7pm this evening meet your guide and the rest of the group at a Welcome
Meeting.
Note: If you would like to extend your stay we
offer an Alexandria Day Trip on the Saturday
before your tour starts or on the final day and
can arrange pre/post tour accommodation
upon request. Overnight - Cairo

Day 2 : Pyramids of Giza

Today see the incredible pyramids and the iconic Sphinx at The Giza Plateau. Perhaps opt to ride a camel. Later we travel to Saqqara, to explore the myriad of tombs and temples at the site and see Zhoser's step pyramid -constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh's chief architect in 2700 BC. Overnight - Cairo (B)

Day 3 : Egyptian Museum

Cairo - Luxor. We take a guided tour of the vast new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza this morning. In this incredible 490,000 sq.m complex we'll discover a mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of ancient Egyptian history, including
the treasures of King Tutankhamun. The afternoon is free to relax by the pool at the hotel or independently explore before we
board the overnight sleeper train to Luxor this
evening. Overnight - Sleeper Train (B)

Day 4 : Luxor & Dendera

We arrive into Luxor this morning and drive to Dendera which is one of Egypt's best preserved temple complexes, located 60km north of Luxor. This vast complex covers 40,000 square meters and its temples, chapels and shrines were gradually built over thousands of years. Dendera's crowning glory is the 2000 year old Temple of Hathor with its exquisitely decorated ceiling. After our guided tour of this incredible site we return to Luxor where the afternoon if free to spend at leisure. Take a stroll around town or enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool and soak up the sunshine. This evening there is an optional visit to view
the beautiful Temple of Luxor at night. Book and pay locally. Overnight - Luxor (B)

Day 5 : Valley of the Kings

4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its very best and this morning we visit Luxor’s famous West Bank. Our first stop is the famous Valley of the Kings, which is studded with beautifully decorated tombs, including the tombs of Ramses II, Seti I, Amenhotep II and of course, King Tutankhamen. After exploring this incredible site we travel on to visit the Valley of the Queens and the beautiful limestone, colonnaded Temple of
Hatshepsut, who was one of only three
Egyptian ruling queens. Our final stop on the
West Bank is to see the imposing 18m-high
Colossi of Memnon, which are all that remains
of the temple of the hedonistic Amenophis III.
Returning to the hotel at around midday
there's time to have lunch and relax by the
pool before we visit the colossal Temple
of Karnak later this afternoon. More than
a temple, Karnak is a spectacular complex
of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and
obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods
and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and
New Kingdom rulers. Overnight - Luxor (B)

Day 6 : Luxor

Friday. Our tour comes to an end today with
a transfer to Luxor airport for your onward
flight. Alternatively we can book post tour
accommodation upon request.(B)

Included/Exclude

  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels overnight train: Cairo - Luxor (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor and Dendera
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1 and day 6
  • Services of an Egyptian tour guide degreequalified in Egyptology
  • All relevant transfer and transportation in
  • private modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Kitty: USD$40-50pp, paid in local currency
  • Entrance Fees: USD$70-90pp, paid in local currency
  • International flights and visa
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per
  • traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

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