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Duration

12 Days / 11 Nights

Tour Location

Cairo, Alexandria & Sharm El Sheikh

Tour Availability

Everyday

Pickup & Drop Off

Cairo Airport

Tour Type

Historical & Recreational Tour

12 Days Explore Cairo, Alexandria, Sharm El Sheikh & Palaces Holiday

The vacation of your dream is now a reality through our incredible 12 days Cairo, Alexandria, Sharm El Sheik & palaces holiday where all the glamour, history, and exotic culture of Egypt will fill your soul with joy and tranquility. During every moment of the 12 days tour, every traveler will enjoy the most excellent service, accommodations, 24/7 customer service, and the finest tour guides.

Across these 12 magical days holiday, every traveler will enjoy all the allure and greatness of Egypt across its magical city starting with Cairo home to the immortal Giza pyramids complex, Khan El Khalili bazaar, Cairo citadel, the National Museum, and many more plus a number of very luxurious palaces from the modern era. The legendary city of Alexandria will showcase a number of rare attractions such as the Qaitbey citadel, the Catacombs, and many more. The city of peace Sharm El Sheik will offer a blessed trip to the holy saint Catherine monastery and the marvelous natural beauty of the Sinai Sahara. A miracle is waiting in the air, book this marvelous tour and experience genuine bliss and excitement.

Tour Highlights

Giza Attractions

  • Giza Pyramids
  • The Sphinx
  • The Valley Temple
  • Saqqara Pyramid
  • Memphis City

Cairo Attractions

  • The Egyptian Museum
  • The National Museum of Egypt
  • The Hanging Church
  • Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar

Islamic Attractions

  • Salah El Din Citadel
  • Mohamed Ali Mosque
  • Al Rifai Mosque
  • Sultan Hassan Mosque

Alexandria Attractions Part 1

  • Qaitbay Citadel
  • Pompey's Pillar
  • The Catacombs
  • Alexandria Libirary

Cairo Palaces

  • Mohamed Ali Palace
  • Abdeen Palace
  • Baron Palace

Alexandria Attractions Part 2

  • Morsi Abu Abbas Mosque
  • Montazah Gardens
  • Saint Mark's Church

Tour Inclusions

  • 5 nights accommodation at 5* hotel in Cairo on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • 1-night accommodation at 5* hotel in Alexandria on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • 5 nights accommodation at 5* hotel in Sherm El Sheik on all-inclusive basis.
  • Domestic Flights { Cairo to Sharm / Sharm to Cairo}
  • Meet and assist service at Cairo International Airport.
  • All your tours and excursions by a modern A/C car.
  • The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
  • Egyptologist tour guide throughout your tours.
  • All transfers by modern cars.
  • Admission fees to all the sights mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All service charges and taxes.

Tour Exclusions

  • International Airfare.
  • Egypt entry visa.
  • Drinks and any personal expenses.
  • Tipping.

Tour Itinerary

Day One: Arrive to Egypt - Pyramids Sound & Light Show

Sound and Light Show Giza Pyramids - Egypt Tours Portal

When landing in Egypt, our representative will be waiting for your arrival and help you with all the entry papers and the luggage. You will be taken to your hotel to check-in and relax.

At Night, you will head with your tour guide to the marvelous Sound and Light Show at the Giza Plateau to witness and hear the history of ancient Egypt come to life in the most magical and memorable manner.

After finishing the sound & light show, you will enjoy a dinner meal at a restaurant in Cairo, then back to your hotel in Cairo.

Meals: Dinner

Day Two: Tour to the Pyramids, Saqqara, and Memphis

Giza Pyramids and Sphinx - Egypt Tours Portal

After you had your breakfast, you will join your private Egyptologist tour guide to start your 12 days Egypt tour at one of the legendary wonders of Giza:

Giza Pyramids Complex - Egypt Tours Portal

Giza Pyramids Complex

The Giza Pyramids Plateau is one of the oldest archaeological locations on the face of the earth dating back to more than 4500 years, offering a golden path across the great pyramids of the 4th dynasty, the sphinx, and many more.

The Great Pyramids of Giza - Egypt Tours Portal

The Great Pyramid

The Pyramid of Khufu is a celestial construction built as a tomb by Khufu’s Vizier Hemiunu during the 26th century BC in 27 years to be 147 m "481 ft" tall on a base of 230.3 m "755.6 ft" one day become one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the oldest one to remain fully intact.

Giza Sphinx - Egypt Tours Portal

The Great Sphinx

The widely famous Great Sphinx of Pharaoh Khafre "2558 – 2532 BC" was cut from the limestone bedrock to showcase the facial features of King Khafre mixed the body of mythical creature of the sphinx that has the body of man the head of a human.

The Valley Temple - Egypt Tours Portal

The Valley Temple

The Valley Temple is rare construction built for preparing the bodies of the kings for their burial pressures through the mummification process. It is made of megalithic columns of red granite and alabaster floors with minor decorations and statues of Khafre himself.

Proceed to have your lunch at a Pyramids / Nile view restaurant, then move to visit:

Saqqara Step Pyramid - Egypt Tours Portal

Saqqara Step Pyramid

The Saqqara Step Pyramid is the first of its kind, built during the 27th century BC for Pharaoh Djoser and designed by the legendary Imhotep. It is by far the first Large-scale man-made cut stone construction with a height of 62.5 m (205 ft).

Memphis City Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

Memphis City

Memphis City the found 20 km (12 mi) south of Cairo near the Nile Delta, it was founded by Pharaoh Menes to be the first official capital of Egypt during the old kingdom and honor the god Ptah of Craftsmanship. In 1979 it became a UNESCO world heritage site.

You will head back to your hotel in Cairo to spend the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Three: Head to Cairo Attractions - Fly to Sharm El Sheikh

Khan El Khalili - Makadi Bay Excursion to Cairo by Plane in Two Days - Egypt Tours Portal

You will have your breakfast the head with your tour guide to:

The Egyptian Museum - Egypt Tours Portal

The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum was one of the first buildings of its kind, built-in 1901 to mold more than 120000 pieces of artifacts from all the different periods of ancient Egyptian history.

NMEC - Egytp Tours Portal

The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

The NMEC is an incredible museum built in 2017 to showcase the entire history and culture of Egypt from the prehistorical times to the current day. It holds all the mummies of some of the most famous kings and queens and about 40000 pieces of artifacts.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo, then proceed to visit:

The Hanging Church - Cairo Tourist Attractions - Egypt Tours Portal

The Hanging Church

The Hanging Church of the Virgin Mary a.k.a the staircase church was built in the 3rd century on the same location that held the holy family.

Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque - Egypt Tours Portal

Amr Ibn Al Aas Mosque

Amr Ibn Al-as Mosque is the oldest mosque ever built in Egypt and the entire African continent around 640 AD. It was reconstructed and enlarged many times across history and holds some of the most impressive examples of pure Islamic architecture.

Ben Ezra Synagogue - Cairo Tourist Attractions - Egypt Tours Portal

Ben Ezra Synagogue

The Ben Ezra Synagogue is a rare construction and the only one of its kind, found in the heart of Cairo and established in 882 AD.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar - Egypt Tours Portal

Khan El Khalili Bazaar

The Khan EL Khalili Bazaar has been the perfect spot for shopping since 1382-1389 AD during the reign of Sultan Barguq in the Mamluk era. The street will be filled with all kinds of exotic and rare items that can only be found in Cairo.

At the end of the day, we will transfer you to Cairo airport to catch your flight to Sharm El Sheik.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Four: Snorkeling in the Red Sea

Snorkeling in Hurghada - Egypt Tours Portal

You will be taken from the airport to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh to check in to relax, then you will head with your snorkeling instructor to begin your underwater adventure into the marine life of the marvelous coral reefs and rare colorful fish.

In the end, you will head to your hotel for the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft Drinks

Day Five: Super Safari Across the Sinia Desert

Sinai Mountains - Egypt Tours Portal

You will head with your tour guide to the heart of southern Sinia and witness the divine mount Sinai and explore the full natural allure a peaceful nature of the entire area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft Drinks

Day Six: Free Day in Sharm El Sheik

Red Sea - Egypt Tours Portal

You will enjoy a free day in Sharm El Sheik to fully enjoy your time across the incredible red sea.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft Drinks

Day Seven: Visit the Majestic Saint Catherine Monastery

St Catherine Monastery Sinai - Egypt Tours Portal

You will start your day at 3:30 Am when reaching the top of the mountain just in time for the heavenly Sunrise. You will then make your way down until you reach the mouth gap found at the foot of Mount Sinai where Saint Catherine city is found.

Saint Catherine - Egypt Tours Portal

Saint Catherine Monastery

The monastery of Saint Catherine was built in 565 AD by Justinian I where the prophet Moses has seen the burning bush. It is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries on earth and holds the world’s oldest continually operating library and many more amazing attractions.

You will head back to Sharm el sheik to spend the overnight at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft Drinks

Day Eight: Explore the Wonders of Islamic Cairo

Mohamed Ali Mosque - 2 Days from Hurghada to Cairo by Bus - Egypt Tours Portal

You will have your breakfast, checkout from your hotel and catch your flight to Cairo then check-in your hotel in Cairo, then explore:

salah el din citadel - Egypt Tours Portal

Salah El Din Citadel

The legendary Salah El-Din citadel is located on the highest point in Cairo and was constructed in 1174 AD by Saladin till 1848. It was the main headquarters for more than 700 years from the 13th till the 19th century. It became a UNESCO world heritage site as part of Islamic Cairo in 1976.

Mohamed Ali Mosque in Egypt - Egypt Tours Portal

Mohamed Ali Mosque

The Mohamed Ali mosque is located inside the citadel of Salah El-Din which was built in 1848 AD to become an ideal example of Ottoman architecture and the most marvelous Islamic decorations.

You will have your lunch then continue your Egypt tour to:

Sultan Hassan Mosque - Egypt Tours Portal

Sultan Hassan Madrassa-Mosque

The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a mesmerizing golden construction built in 1363 AD to hold some amazing architectural elements and the most impressive historical monuments from the Islamic Age.

Al Rifai Mosque - Egypt Tours Portal

Al Rifai Mosque

Al Rifai mosque stands line in line with the golden sultan Hassan mosque which dates back between 1356 AD to 1363 AD. The Mosque is an ideal example of the golden Islamic and modernized ancient Egyptian architecture.

You will spend the overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Nine: Head to the Epic City of Alexandria

Citadel of Qaitbay - Egypt Tours Portal

After you had your breakfast, you will head with your tour guide to the wonders of Alexandria such as:

catacombs of kom el shoqafa

Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa is a highly unique attraction that came to be in the 2nd century AD to become one of the middle ages seven wonders. It is a tomb for a single Greco-Roman family that merges the Hellenistic and Roman influences with ancient Egyptian funerary cult.

pompey's pillar

Pompey's Pillar

Pompey’s Pillar is a Roman Triumphal column that was constructed around 300 AD to honor Diocletian the Roman emperor. It was believed to hold the remains of General Pompey at the top of the pillar.

Enjoy your lunch at a sea view restaurant in Alexandria, then head to:

alexandria library

Qaitbay Citadel

Qaitbey Citadel is an incredible 15th-century fortress built on top of the same location as the ancient Alexandria Lighthouse using its salvaged rocks.

Alexandria library

Alexandria Library

The modern Bibliotheca Alexandria is an important cultural center established in 2002 across 20000 square meters to become the sixth biggest francophone library in the world and house many inner museums, art galleries, laboratories, and more.

You will head back to your hotel in Alexandria for the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Ten: Continue Your Magical Trip in Alexandria

Morsi Abu Abbas Mosque Tour - Egypt Tours Portal

Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, then head with your tour guide to visit:

Morsi Abu Abbas Mosque - Egypt Tours Portal

Morsi Abu Abbas Mosque

Morsi Abu Abbas mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Alexandria was built in 1307 AD for Saint Abu Abbas Al Mursi. It has been renovated many times and was deeply affected by the architecture of Egypt’s old Cairo.

Saint Mark’s Church - Egypt Tours Portal

Saint Mark's Church

Saint Mark Orthodox Cathedral church is the historical headquarters of the pope of Alexandria. It was constructed by St. Mark the Evangelist in 42 AD after a miraculous intervention.

Enjoy your lunch at a restaurant, then continue your vacation by visiting:

Montazah Gardens - Egypt Tours Portal

Montazah Gardens

The Montaza Royal Gardens was constructed in 1892 by Khedive Abbas II, it holds a number of rare plants and the most amazing landscapes.

Alexander the Great Statue

Alexander the Great Statue

The statue of Alexander the great was made in 332 BC by Sculptors Constantinos Baliou Loghos which can be found in Alexandria.

End your tour in Alexandria & transfer back to your hotel in Cairo for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Eleven: Enjoy An Epic Palaces Day

Cairo Palaces - Egypt Tours Portal

You will have your breakfast then head with your tour guide to the incredible palaces of Cairo such as:

Mohammed Ali Palace - Egypt Tours Portal

Mohammed Ali Palace

Mohammed Ali Palace is a grand ancient palace that embodies luxury which was built in 1875 AD by Mohammed Ali Tewfik in Minial in Southern Cairo. It is a house museum at the current moment showcasing the glamour and art of the royal price. It merges different styles of Mainly Islamic and European architecture and extensive artworks, furniture, clothing, silverware, objects art collections, and medieval manuscripts from the Middle Ages.

You will have your lunch then proceed to:

Abdeen Palace - Egypt Tours Portal

Abdeen Palace

The Abdeen Palace in Cairo is the presidential palace and the former official residential of the ruling family of Egypt. It was constructed from 1863 to 1874 AD for the cost of 2.7 million pounds. The palace is a true center of royal luxury, it holds many museums like the Royal Family Museum, the Arms Museum, the Presidential Gifts Museum, the Silver Museum, and the Historical Documents Museum that contains the most mesmerizing artifacts.

Baron Palace - Egypt Tours Portal

Baron Palace

The Baron Empain’s Palace a.k.a Le Palais Hindou "The Hindu Palace" is a rare gem built between 1907 and 1911 by Belgian businessman Edward Louis Joseph Empain. It is famous for providing a unique perspective in the world of foreign architecture from India.

You will head back to your hotel to spend the overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Twelve: Final Day- Fly Home

Final Day - 8 Days Hurghada and Nile Cruise Vacation- Egypt Tours Portal

You will have your Breakfast at the hotel, check- out then you will transfer to the airport by private car to catch your flight home thus ending your 12 days Egypt tour.

Meals: Breakfast

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  • Social distancing enforced throughout our tours.

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.

  • Regular temperature checks for staff

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.

  • Hand sanitizer provided for travelers and staff.

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

  • Face masks provided for our travelers, tour guides, reps, and drivers during tours.

  • Guides, reps, & drivers are required to regularly wash hands.

  • Accommodations are licensed to meet the general regulations for hotels & tourism resorts with a maximum of 50% of its total capacity.

  • 24/7 Follow up with our guests & staff in case of any symptoms appeared and immediately take the necessary actions.

What to Pack

  • Hat.

  • Camera.

  • Umbrella.

  • Medication.

  • Comfortable Shoes.

  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.

  • Warm clothes in winter.

  • Cotton clothes in summer.

  • Valid Passport for 6 months.

  • Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.

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