Travel through Egypt where you will witness sights beyond imagination and history encapsulated at every turn, all done with the beauty and glory of a bygone era. Trace the footsteps of the Pharaohs as you cruise along the world’s longest river and explore the charming history of this extraordinary land.
Our Itinerary in Discovery travel is simply a detailed tour plan for a journey which includes list of places – sites and activities plus Accommodation -Food & Beverage -Transportation -Fun are experienced on daily basis by our dear guests.
Your tour leader will meet you inside the arrival area; he will assist you through the airport formalities (arrival procedures) and then transfer you by private air conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Your tour leader will assist you with hotel check in and review your holiday itinerary with you to Prepare and confirm pick-up times for each tour.
After Breakfast, your qualified Egyptologist will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle and transfer you to visit the Egyptian Museum where you can see the collection of Tutankhamen amongst other splendid pharaonic artifacts which is said to exceed more than 120,000 items on display. Proceed to enjoy a spiritual day tour at the Citadel of Salah El Din where Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque is inside, and continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church, Abu Srga Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue.
After Breakfast, check out then your qualified Egyptologist will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle. The Egyptologist will be guiding you throughout the duration of the trip today to some of the most amazing historical sites in Egypt. Enjoy the civilization of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus of Giza which are erected on a rocky plateau on the west bank of the Nile River near Giza in Cairo. In ancient times they were included amongst the Seven Wonders of the World, and then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of pharaoh with a lion’s body, which dates from the time of Chephren, the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great statue. Continue to Sakkara area to visit the Pyramids of Sakkara which includeing the world famous Step pyramid of Djoser. Move to Memphis, the old kingdom’s capital and famous Necropolis. Move to the Step Pyramids and Ben Pyramids which is an ancient Egyptian pyramid located at the royal necropolis of Dahshur. Later you will be transferred to Cairo train station for departure to Luxor. Dinner is served on the sleeper train.
Breakfast is served on the sleeper train. Check in the Luxor hotel upon arrival, then the Egyptologist will transfer you to enjoy a visit to the Valley of the Queens, the secret necropolis of the royal wives. Then move to visit the Tombs of the Nobles, where the Tomb of Ramose shows the art of the Akhenaten’s era. Proceed to visit the Temple of Medinet Habu where Ramesses III engraved for eternity its successful battles against the Sea People.
After Breakfast, your tour leader will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle and transfer you to Qena, north of Luxor to visit the Temple of Dendera. Dendera is the name of the spectacular temple of Hathor, goddess of love and joy, also known for protecting women and nursing Pharaohs. Secluded at the border of cultivated land and desert, with its richly decorated chapels, its Hathor-headed columns, its obscure corridors and stairs, the unique vestige of the ancient city of Dendera is one of the best preserved most famous monuments in Egypt and offers a splendid view of Upper-Egypt countryside from the roof.
After Breakfast, your tour leader will transfer you by air conditioned vehicle to Abydos, a holy city and the cult centre of Osiris, regent of the Kingdom of the Dead and god of resurrection. From the Ancient Kingdom era, Abydos was an exceptional site of pilgrimage. The Temple of Seti I is a wonder with its colorful and fine bas-reliefs.
After Breakfast at the hotel, check out and then you will be transferred to embark the Nile cruise then enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Luxor. Enjoy visiting the marvelous Karnnak, which comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings, and Luxor Temple, which was founded in 1400 BCE. Lunch and Dinner on board of the Nile cruise.
After Breakfast on board, enjoy the Valley of the Kings, whose magnificently decorated tombs tell the afterlife journey of the dead. Move to Hatshepsut Temple, dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra and is located next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II which was built by Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmosis I, who ruled Egypt about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty. Then visit the Colossi of Memnon, are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Continue sailing to Edfu. Lunch and Dinner on board of the Nile cruise.
After Breakfast on board, you will be escorted to visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu. Then enjoy visiting the two temples of Kom Ombo which consist of a Temple to Sobek and a Temple of Haroeris. Lunch and Dinner on board of the Nile cruise. Continue sailing to Aswan.
After Breakfast on board, enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Enjoy visiting the significant construction which called the High Dam, Known as Saad el Aali in Arabic Aswan High Dam is one of the greatest engineering miracles of this world. Constructed in 1960’s, was built to control the annual flood of the Nile River. Then move to visit the spectacular Philae Temple, which was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Lunch and Dinner on board of the Nile cruise.
After Breakfast on board, disembark the Nile cruise then your qualified Egyptologist will transfer to your hotel in Aswan. After checking in at the hotel, you will be escorted to visit the Nubian museum which displays the ancient history and culture of Nubia. Proceed to visit the Unfinished Obelisk, one of the most popular sites in ancient Aswan and provides immense insight into the stone working methods employed by the ancient Egyptians.
After Breakfast at the hotel, check out then your qualified Egyptologist will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle and transfer you to Abu Simbel. Upon arrival, the Egyptologist will be guiding you throughout the duration of the trip today to one of the most amazing historical City in Egypt. Enjoy visiting the two temples of Abu Simbel, with their unique style, are considered the masterpieces of ancient Egypt, the great sun temple of RamsesII and the temple of queen Nefertari, Ramses II built the temple mostly to honor himself as inside there is a mural depicting his famous victory at Qadesh battle where his army defeated his enemies. Nefertrai Temple which was built by Ramses II to his favourite wife queen Nefertai among other 200 wives and concubines. Later, you will be transferred to Aswan train station for departure to Cairo. Dinner is served on the sleeper train.
Breakfast is served on the sleeper train. Upon arrival to Cairo, your tour leader will transfer you to your hotel for checking in, then you will be escorted to enjoy a day tour in Alexandria. Enjoy visiting Quaitbay Citadel and the Catacombs of Kum El Shukafa, is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the middle Ages, It was discovered in 1900 after they had been looking for it for about 12 years. Proceed to see Pompey’s Pillar, the largest of its type constructed outside of the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople. Move to visit the Alexandria Library, which contain copy of approximate every book published in the world. This makes the library one of the great literary sites in the world.
After Breakfast at the hotel, free time before your flight, check out and then your tour leader will transfer you to the Cairo International Airport for departure flight.
- Meet & Greet upon arrival at Cairo International Airport
- Accommodation for 3 nights in a four stars Cairo Hotel
- Accommodation for 3 nights in a five stars Luxor Hotel
- Accommodation for 1 night in a four stars Aswan Hotel
- Accommodation for 4 nights on board five stars Nile Cruise
- Hotel accommodation is on bed and breakfast basis
- Nile Cruise accommodation is on full Board basis
- Internal transfers from airports to hotels and vice versa
- Sightseeing tours include a qualified Egyptologist
- Entrance Fee’s as per the itinerary/programme listed above
- All ground transportation and transfers as per itinerary
- Company representative accompanying transfers
- Modern air conditioned vehicles
- Egypt Entrance Visa ($25 per person)
- Sleeper Train Tickets
- Beverages, room bills or food extra to programme>
- Personal Expenses
- Tipping / Gratuities (client’s discretion)
- Medical Insurance
All prices are quoted above in a selection of currencies and these are a based on the US Dollar at the rate of exchange when published. Prices are per person per trip and are valid until the 30th April 2019, except during peak seasons such as Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays. Single room occupancy is available against the supplement stated above; sometimes it may be a different rate when not travelling as part of a group. Please contact us anytime to check!
As you will be able to see from the table show above we operate a simple children’s price policy as detailed below; please note that any discount does not always apply to any holidays that involve an airfare, we will inform you when you enquire.
00 : 01.99 years Free of Charge 02 : 05.99 years 25% of Adult Price
06 : 11.99 years 50% of Adult Price 12+ years Full Adult Price
It is important that the ages above refer to the age when travelling.
Tipping & Gratuities (Clients Discretion)
Throughout all our tour pages you will see the words “tipping & gratuities” always shown within the excluded section of the tab on “specifics”. It is customary in Egypt to express ones satisfaction of the service received from the staff that have looked after him throughout his trip. It is not obligatory however it is well received amongst the staff that will be looking after you; our personal motto is “tip little but often”.
It is advisable to reserve your Egypt trip as early as possible, thus ensuring that you can relax with the knowledge that you have secured the best trip for you. To ensure the trip is reserved and secured with Discovery Tours Egypt we will request a deposit of 25% from the total amount due, as you can appreciate this deposit counts towards your final payment. Discovery Tours Egypt is able to accept payment by Credit Cards, Bank Transfer and/or Western Union. We are also able to accept PayPal .
Egypt Entrance Visa
Upon arrival to Egypt you need to hold a valid passport with at least 6 months validity beyond your scheduled date of departure. Most countries have the ability to obtain a visa upon arrival for US Dollars 15 per passport. It is suggested that you check with your local Egyptian Consulate before departure if you can obtain a visa on arrival or not.
- Please note hotel check-in is available from 2pm
- Please note that hotel check-out is 12 noon
- Once domestic flights are booked they are non-refundable
Extra’s To Program
All our Egypt tours include the sites as per the program however we do not include the special sites within these; such as entering inside the Pyramids, the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum, enter Tomb of Tutankhamen and others. There should always be sufficient time to visit these sites; please liaise with your Egyptologist at the beginning of the tour. They will try their best to provide you with the accurate information advise you of the extra costs and obtain the tickets for you.
All rates published on our website are correct at the date of creating this package. Please appreciate that some rates can change, as well as itineraries, entrance fees and much more. Therefore please contact us today for the best possible rate.