This private tour for two people takes you to the highlights of Ancient Egypt, such as the pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings in Luxor and Abu Simbel. You will also visit the beautiful Red Sea and St. Catherine Monastery.
What to Expect
Drift back to Ancient Egypt as you enjoy one of the world's most famous rivers, with this two week tour of historical sites along the Nile and Red Sea.
Day 1 - Cairo: Arrival in Cairo and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.
Day 2 - Cairo: Visit the Egyptian Museum, with its more than 100,000 relics. Your guide will be with you for two or three hours, after which you are free to roam the museum yourself. The evening is free.
Day 3 - Cairo: Visit the Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza. You can travel by horse to the Plateau and feel like you've been transported back in time. Later on the tour visits Saqqara and the the funerary complex of Zoser. You will also see the Pyramid of Teti. In the evening you will board the first class train to Aswan.
Day 4 - Aswan: Arrival in Aswan in the early morning. Later in the day you will visit the Obelisk, Philae Temple, the temple complex of Isis and the High Dam of Aswan. The evening is free.
Day 5 - Abu Simbel: After an early morning bus or flight (optional) the tour vists the majestic Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II and the Temple of Nefertari. You will then return to Aswan in the early afternoon and can spend the afternoon wandering the souqs or visiting the Nubian Museum.
Day 6 - Aswan: The tour will board our local felucca to visit Kitchener and Elephantine Islands. In the afternoon you will begin a two night cruise down the Nile on a Nile cruiser. You'll get to spend the afternoon lying in the sun before the chef prepares dinner.
Day 7- Nile cruiser: Early morning visit to Kom Ombo, the temple of Sobek. The tour goes back to the Nile cruiser to continue sailing to Edfu then visit Edfu to see the Temple of Horus. You will spend the night on your Nile cruiser while you sail to Luxor.
Day 8 - Luxor: The morning is free. You can check out of the cruise and check into a hotel in Luxor. In the afternoon we will visit the East Bank and see Luxor Temple built by Amenhotep III and Karnak Temple.
Day 9 - Luxor: Visit the West Bank, Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. We will have the opportunity to visit 5 tombs with our guide or you are free to choose yourself. We may also visit the tombs of Tutankhamum (optional). We can also visit the Colossus of Memnon and the Temple of Hatshepsut (optional).
Day 10 - Luxor: The day will be free to lie by the pool or discover Luxor (depending on flight time). We will fly to Sharm el Sheikh and upon arrival drive to Dahab (a one-hour drive).
Day 11 - Dahab: We relax and enjoy our day and in the evening drive to Mount Sinai. We will leave the hotel at 11 in the evening, climb 2285 meters to the summit and wait for a magnificent sunrise.
Day 12 - Dahab: After we've seen the sunrise, we climb down the mountain and visit the Monastery of St. Catherine, dedicated to the legendary martyr of Alexandria. We return to Dahab for a well earned rest. The rest of the day is free.
Day 13 - Dahab: Today you'll get to take a snorkeling and sunbathing trip to the famous Blue Hole. In the evening we will transfer to the bus for the overnight journey to Cairo.
Day 14- Cairo: Arriving in Cairo for the last night and some last minute shopping.
Day 15 - Cairo: Transfer to the airport for your onward journey
- 11 nights accommodation in 3* hotel
- 2 nights accommodation with full board on felucca
- All breakfasts
- First class overnight train from Cairo to Aswan
- First class overnight bus from Dahab to Cairo
- All entrance fees
- English speaking guide at all attractions
- All transportation from the start (airport) until the end (airport again), including A/C buses and minibuses
- Flight from Luxor to Sharm el Sheikh
Know Before You Go
Don't forget to send us your flight number and arrival time so we can pick you up at the arrival hall at the airport.