11 Days Historical Vacation in Egypt
11 Days / 10 Nights.
Cairo – Alexandria – Luxor – Aswan – Dendera – Abydose – Abu Simbel
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11 Days Historical Vacation in Egypt
Be one of the lucky few American travelers who will get to discover the ancient Egyptian history through our majestic 11 days historical vacation in Egypt which will bring the history of the Pharaohs back to life while visiting the remarkable historical sightseeing & highlights to get the adventure which you have always dreamed about and head to the mesmerizing destinations which you have heard of hundreds of times in your life. We customized the most interesting tour itinerary for the history lovers to ensure that we covered the major historical sites in the land of Pharaohs such as Giza Pyramids Complex, the Valley of the Kings, and Abydos temple, so have a look at your tour itinerary and pack your bags to start your incredible vacation in the heart of the greatest attraction ever built in the history of Egypt.
- Giza Pyramids Complex
- Islamic & Coptic Attractions
- Memphis City
- The Egyptian Museum
- Valley of the Kings
- Karnak Temple
- Luxor Temple
- Abydos Temple
- The High Dam
- The Unfinished Obelisk
- Philae Temple
- Abu Simbel Temples
- Qaitbay Citadel
- Alexandria Library
- Pompey’s Pillar
- The Catacombs
- Assistance at Cairo International Airport.
- Private transfers in A.C vehicle during the tour.
- Domestic flights (Cairo – Aswan / Luxor – Cairo).
- 4 Nights accommodation in Cairo at a 5* Hotel.
- 2 Nights accommodation in Aswan at a 5* Hotel.
- 4 Nights accommodation in Luxor at a 5* Hotel.
- 1st Class train tickets from Aswan to Luxor.
- Private tours to the whole sightseeing on the itinerary.
- Choose from our English, Spanish, and French Tour Guides.
- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary.
- All meals mentioned in the itinerary.
- All service charges and taxes.
- International Airfare.
- Personal Expenses.
- Egypt's entry visa.
- Any other items have not mentioned.
Our representative will be waiting for you at Cairo International Airport holding a sign of Egypt Tours Portal . He is going to assist you all through the formal procedures at the airport and then you will meet your private tour guide who is going to transfer you in a private A.C vehicle to your hotel in Cairo to check-in and relax. In the evening, we will pick you up to have the best Dinner Cruise in your life. In such an activity, you will attend some fascinating shows created by traditional Egyptian bands, have an open buffet, know some interesting stories from your tour guide regarding the history of the Ancient Egyptian civilization and then after finishing your tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel. Your tour guide will inform you of your pick up time on the second day and will arrange everything for you. Enjoy an overnight at your hotel.
Enjoy an amazing breakfast at your hotel in Cairo before your private tour guide comes to pick you up to have your incredible tour to Giza, to witness its exquisite landmarks including:
Imagine with us that one the first day touring the attractions of Egypt, you will visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World .exciting, isn t it?? There are many other pyramids in Giza but this one is truly special due to its magnificent size, its unique method of construction, and a lot of other factors that make it the most visited destination in Egypt. It was built by the great king Khufu who tried to complete what his father Sneferu started and there you will see the real history of Egypt talks to you. In addition to the impressive pyramids in Giza, there is another remarkable attraction that amazes tourists who visit it.
It is called The Great Sphinx and it was built during the reign of King Khafre who wanted to build a great thing that can guard the Giza pyramids complex and that is how he came up with the idea of giving the Sphinx a body of a lion and the facial features of the king himself.
Due to the ancient Egyptian beliefs regarding the afterlife, they managed to reach an unbelievable way in mummifying the bodies of their dead and the Valley temple was the location where they used to do their Mummification & Purification processes of the bodies of their kings & queens.
Then you will proceed to have your lunch at a fabulous Egyptian restaurant and then you will join your tour guide once more in a totally marvelous tour to:
Besides the three main pyramids in Giza and the other smaller ones, you will find the first and the most distinguishable one among them that is called Djoser s Step Pyramid. It was constructed especially for the king and they wanted to make it more than a normal Mastaba The normal tomb for the ancient Egyptians so they kept building a one over the other until the pyramid took the shape of a stepped one.
Now, you will be transferred to the location of the first capital of Egypt that was the main center for the majority of the religious, social, and economic life in Egypt. There, you will find a lot of attractions & monuments but the most fabulous one among them will definitely be the lying statue of king Ramses II.
Finally, we will transfer you back to your 5* Hotel for overnight.
In the morning, enjoy your breakfast and we will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo to start an imaginary tour to Alexandria as upon your arrival, you will head with your tour guide to visit:
This magnificent citadel is considered one of the most essential defensive strongholds all along with the Mediterranean Sea coast. It was a very important site in Alexandria in the 15th century and in fact, it was constructed in the same location of the Lighthouse of Alexandria that was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World but it was destroyed and got replaced with Qaitbey Citadel.
This is considered by many, one of the most interesting & captivating tourist sites in Alexandria as it provides a wide space for knowledge seekers. There you will find the Mail Library plus six other specialized libraries including the Arts & Multimedia Library, the Taha Hussein Library, the children Library, the Young People s Library, the Exchange & Archive section, and the Rare Books Section.
After that, enjoy your lunch in an outstanding restaurant in Alexandria and get ready to complete your day with a special visit to:
This is a Roman Triumphal Column in Alexandria and it is considered the largest one of its type that was constructed outside the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople.
This unique masterpiece is one of the largest ancient monoliths ever erected.
You will get totally amazed when you know that this site was discovered accidentally in 1900 because of a donkey and it fact this catacomb is the largest-known Roman burial site in Egypt that was dedicated to religion in ancient Egypt. Inside the Catacombs, you will find three tiers of tombs & chambers cut into bedrock to a depth of 35m.
And then after finishing your tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo overnight.
You will have your breakfast in the morning at your hotel and then you are going to check-out from the hotel in Cairo so that we transfer you to Cairo International Airport to catch your flight to Aswan. Once you arrive, you will join your private tour guide to visit some of the best Aswan tourist attractions including: Enjoy a private tour to one of the most amazing modern attractions in Aswan that was constructed from 1960 to 1970 to save the priceless Nubian landmarks from the flood.
The amazing Aswan High Dam provides great importance regarding the economic, social, & political life in Egypt as it provides a great deal of electricity and changed the whole aspect of life in Egypt.
This is one of the most fascinating obelisks that were erected in ancient Egypt during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut. She intended to let it be one of the largest obelisks as a complement to the Lateran Obelisk in Karnak but its upper part got cracked and that is why the queen ordered her builders to stop constructing it and leave it that way.
This is one of the most visited sites in Aswan that was dedicated to goddess Isis , the goddess of love & beauty and it was a truly important religious temple in ancient Egypt and due to its importance, the government decided to relocate it to its current location in Agilikia Island as it was in great danger of being destroyed but now it is safe and visited by thousands of tourists.
Then we will transfer you to a wonderful restaurant to have your delicious lunch and then you will be transferred to check-in your hotel in Aswan and overnight.
In the early morning, you will get your breakfast boxes and we will pick you up so that you start your adventure towards Abu Simbel. Upon your arrival, you will meet your private tour guide to visit a true masterpiece:
These are two massive remarkable rock temples at Abu Simbel. They are actually 2 temples carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC during the reign of Ramses II. The largest one was constructed to commemorate the king s victory in the Battle of Kadesh and the other one was dedicated to the lovely wife of Queen Nefertari.
The most surprising thing about these temples is that they were relocated in 1968 with the help of UNESCO otherwise the two temples would have been submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser. After finishing your tour, we will transfer you back to Aswan to have your lunch in a fantastic Egyptian restaurant, and then after finishing, we will transfer you back to your hotel for overnight.
After having your breakfast and checking-out from the hotel in Aswan, we will transfer you to Aswan train station to catch your 1st class train to Luxor and upon your arrival, you will meet your private tour guide who is going to take you on a fascinating tour to visit some of the tiptop Luxor tourist attractions on the east bank including:
A visit to the largest religious temple in the world will definitely cheer you up and you will feel like being Indiana Jones in an adventure looking for the hidden treasures of the ancient Pharaohs. In Karnak, you will find three terrific temples dedicated to ancient Egyptian deities including Amun, Mut, & Khunso.
Then we will transfer you to have your lunch in a terrific Egyptian restaurant and then you will have a smooth check-in at your 5* Hotel to relax. In the evening, we will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor to join your tour guide to visit:
Among the most remarkable attraction on the east bank of the Nile River, you will find the hypnotic Luxor temple that was constructed around 1400 BC. This is one of the rare temples that weren t dedicated to specific deities but it was actually dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship.
Finally, we will drive you back to your hotel in Luxor for overnight.
Enjoy your breakfast at your 5* Hotel and then your tour guide will take you in another terrific adventure to the west bank of Luxor where you will visit:
It is one of the most visited sited in Luxor as it contains the last resting burial tombs of a lot of ancient kings of ancient Egypt. There, you will find the tombs of Seti I, King Tutankamun, Ramses VI, and many other fascinating sites that you can visit and enter to know all about the ancient Egyptian traditions and customs in arranging the burial rituals and getting everything ready for the dead one in his afterlife journey.
Another ancient Egyptian masterpiece from the days of glory of the incomparable Queen Hatshepsut who ruled like a real Pharaoh and managed to build the most amazing Temple that has ever been erected by a man during the 18th dynasty.
There are a lot of stories that revolve around these twin statues of king Amenhotep III who constructed a hypnotic mortuary temple but the whole temple got destroys and these two statues are the only remaining of this complex and visiting them is going to be a true adventure that needs to be prepared.
And finally, we will drive you to have your lunch in a well-chosen restaurant and we will transfer you back to your hotel in Luxor for overnight.
In the morning, breakfast will be served at your hotel and then your private tour guide will take you to enjoy some other breathtaking landmarks in Luxor that attract tourists from all over the world for their greatness & marvel including:
While touring around the majestic Valley of the Queens, you will find the tombs of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs & Queens including the tomb of Queen Nefertari that is called The Place of Beauty .
This temple is actually the Mortuary Temple of king Ramses III which is located in Madinet Habu which was truly important citing in the New Kingdom era and that is not all as the temple is probably best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent & the defeat of the Sea People.
Now you will head to a marvelous ancient Egyptian village that was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs of the Valley of the Kings from the 18th till the 20th century. It is a unique site that witnessed the most organized & fruitful life in ancient Egypt and there is no site all over the world that can be compared to such an ancient site.
Finally, enjoy your lunch in a wonderful restaurant and then enjoy a private transfer back to your hotel to spend the rest of the day.
In the morning of this special day, you will enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and join your private tour guide to visit some interesting attractions in Luxor including:
This is one of the most interesting temples that covers more than 40,000 square meters and it was actually inhabited in prehistory. Pharaoh Pepi I constructed this temple and inside it, you will find some features that include Hathor Temple, Isis Temple, Sacred Lake, Sanatorium, the Roman Kiosk, and some other unbelievable features that will let you explore more and more about the amazing history of Egypt.
It is the temple of Seti I who was the least well-known Pharaoh of the New Kingdom. Moreover, its believed to be the place where Osiris was buried and that is why it was an important cult center for Isis.
Finally, we will transfer you to have your lunch at a terrific restaurant and then we will drive you back to your hotel in Luxor for overnight.
You will check-out from your hotel after having your breakfast and then we will transfer you to Luxor airport to catch your flight back to Cairo. Upon your arrival, you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to visit some of the best favorable highlights in Cairo including:
No words can cover the incredible artifacts that you are going to witness in such an amazing site in Egypt. There, you will find mummies of ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, some statues, treasure, antiques, and all the things that you have heard of before visiting Egypt and surely you will enjoy a lot in such a place especially after seeing the exquisite death mask of King Tut.
Then you will have your lunch in a wonderful restaurant and after that, you will proceed your tour to:
It is the most favorable church for the majority of tourists who come to visit Egypt as it was built on the southern gate of the Roman Fortress and from the 7th till the 13th, it served as the residence of the Coptic Patriarch.
This is one of the most visited mosques in Egypt that got its name after the amazing commander Amr Ibn El-As and it is one of the most active mosques with a devout congregation and it is open to the majority of tourists and visitors to visit.
The most interesting thing about this synagogue is that it was actually a Christian Church and the Copts had to sell to the Jews in 882 AD. It got renovated and received many restorations and the current building date back to 1892 when the original synagogue collapsed.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is the key to fully explore a number of rare and incredible artifacts from the rich and diverse culture and history of Egypt that dates to more than 400 years from Pre-historical to Ancient Egyptian Periods, Greco-Roman, Coptic, Islamic, and Contemporary modern times.
The best site that you should visit before your departure from Egypt is Khan El-Khalili which is the largest and the most incomparable shopping center in Egypt.
There, you can get the whole souvenirs that you want for you and your family back home plus finding some impressive shops where you will find all of the differences that you may want to get at totally reasonable prices. And finally, after finishing your tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel for overnight.
After having your breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, you will check out and be transferred to Cairo Airport where you will meet our representative who is going to get everything ready for you to catch your flight back home and finish your 11 Days Historical Vacation in Egypt P.S. You can share your thoughts about adding or removing any tours from your itinerary to be able to accommodate your requirements and fulfill your needs.
Tour Safety Measures during COVID-19
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
Sunblock & Sunglasses.
Warm clothes in winter.
Cotton clothes in summer.
The Passport is valid for 6 months.
Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Egypt.
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