The Egypt Treasures and Reefs of Hurghada tour starts in Cairo. Private guided tours to the ancient Pyramids and Sphinx and Old and Coptic Cairo. Follow in the footsteps of the Pharaohs as you drift along Egypt’s famous river on a Nile Cruise Liner. Moor up beside stunning historic sites and drift off to sleep above the gentle waves. Travel to Hurghada and enjoy the long beaches and clear waters of this Red Sea resort.
There's really nowhere like Egypt for the really discerning traveler. And there's really nothing like this tailor-made trip to do Egypt right.
In ten epic days, you'll see all the architectural wonders of this most fascinating of ancient worlds. Take a luxury cruise on that greatest of rivers, the Nile
Then discover all the treasures of Hurghada, with its privileged position between the desert and the Red Sea.
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At a glance
|Day 1||Welcome to Cairo. Transfer to your hotel|
|Day 2||Full day tour: Pyramids & Sphinx and Old Coptic Cairo|
|Day 3||Cairo: day at leisure|
|Day 4||Overnight sleeper train to Aswan|
|Day 5||Transfer to Cruise liner. Start of Cruise program|
|Day 6||Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples|
|Day 7||In Luxor, visit sites in West Bank, Temples of Karnak & Luxor|
|Day 8||Transfer from Cruise liner to Hurghada.|
|Day 9||Hurghada: day at leisure|
|Day 10||Hurghada: day at leisure|
|Day 11||Transfer to Hurghada Airport for return flight|
> Private tour to the Great Pyramids and Coptic Cairo
> In Aswan, see the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and tale a Felucca ride
> Visit the impressive Temples of Kom Ombo and Edu and Queen Hatshepsut Temple
> Cross the Nile for a tour of the Valley of Kings
> Sit back and enjoy 4 splendid days on the beaches of Hurghada
Cairo - Aswan (B-D)
- Check out after breakfast.
- The balance of the day at leisure until your transfer to Cairo station to board the Sleeper train to Aswan.
- Train departs Cairo at 8:00 p.m. and arrives Aswan at 8:15 a.m. (next day)
- Dinner and overnight on board the train.
Nile Cruise (B-L-D)
- Early morning arrival in Aswan.
- You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the Nile Cruise for check-in.
- (Check-in at 12:00 hours or prior if rooms are available).
- Visit the High Dam and Unfinished Obelisque & Felucca Sailing.
- Overnight in Aswan on board the cruise liner.
Nile Cruise (B-L-D)
- Early sail to Kom Ombo; visit Kom Ombo Temple.
- Sail to Edfu and visit Edfu Temple.
- Sail to Luxor.
- Overnight on board the Nile cruise liner.
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Transfer and transportation as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- Overnight sleeper train
- Accommodation at selected hotels in a double/twin room sharing
- Meal plan as per itinerary
- Local English speaking Guide
- Entrance fees
- International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- NOTE: The Nile Cruise program is subject to change without prior notice due to navigational and security circumstances. Shore excursions and sailing hours are subject to change for reasons beyond cruise control, however, all shore visits will be respected.
- Rate valid for travel between 01 APR to 30 SEP 2019
Contact us for any other date of travel required
- Best time to travel
The best time to visit Egypt’s sites (Cairo, red Sea Resort and Nile Cities) is from February to April and again between October and November. During these months, the sky and seas are perfectly blue.
Wintertime temperatures (December to February) are mild and can be overcast. Note that December is peak season and rates are calculated accordingly
- Egypt Culture and Greetings
Egypt’s Essential Views are defined as Honour, Loyalty, Education, Modesty and Pride
Greetings between men and women: A handshake may be acceptable in certain circumstances and the woman must extend her hand first. If she does not, a man should bow his head as a sign of acknowledgment.
- Drinks & Food
There is a wide variety of offerings available ranging from the cheap food carts and street food that serve Egypt’s working class to fancy restaurants that cater solely to tourists and the upper class. Tea (shai) is the national drink of Egypt. Invitations to sit and drink tea together are an important part of the culture. Egyptians generally drink tea sweetened with a large amount of sugar. Alcohol is not widely consumed because of Islamic rules. Beer is popular and readily available in the larger cities. Buy your duty-free alcohol before entering the country.
- City Travel
Government-owned Transport Authority run buses and tram services in Cairo (Very crowded). Private companies run buses and fixed taxi routes. The easiest way to get around Cairo is by Metro. Most used transport mode is taxis. Fix the rate before you start your journey. A comprehensive rail network runs through the country. Serving the Nile cities are various AC day and night trains with sleeping and restaurant cars serving Luxor and Aswan (Sleeper trains must be booked well in advance)
Also known as Backsheesh will be requested from you by “everyone”. Change your money into Egyptian Pounds for tips to porters, waiters, room staff and drivers. Official Guides are tipped in foreign currency. Remember that the tips supplement the income of low Egyptian wages paid.
- Local interesting meals:
Ful Mudamas: broad beans in sauce
Koshari: lentils, macaroni, rice and chickpeas
Mahshi: stuffed grapevine leaves
Fiteer Baladi: known as Egyptian pizza, fiteer is buttery and full of artery-clogging goodness
Falafel (Tameya): a deep-fried mixture of herbs and beans is a favorite, especially among vegetarians
Kofta: minced beef or lamb with spices, rolled onto a skewer and barbecued over coals
Enjoy the charm of the underwater coral reefs of the red sea at Hurghada, the clearest water which is suitable for diving through many different depths that make you discover the new secrets of this underwater world of the Red Sea.