Explore Egypt’s highlights in a 10-nights budget tour package. Begin your trip in Cairo, where you’ll visit the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili bazaar before heading to Luxor where you’ll embark on a Nile cruise ship to spend a memorable 5 days vacation tour sailing along the Nile to Aswan, and trace the footsteps of the mighty Pharaohs as you visit the mesmeric Egyptian temples and ancient ruins. After your Cruise journey, you’ll visit the magnificent Abu Simbel Temple then head back to Cairo to visit the Citadel and Coptic Cairo Churches.
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. After checking in at your hotel, you will be transferred to enjoy 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. Lunch will be served at a good quality local restaurant.
After Breakfast, your qualified Egyptologist will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle then you will be transferred to enjoy 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. After that you will be transferred to discover one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East which is called Khan El Khalili. 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. Upon arrival to Luxor, check in at the Luxor hotel, and proceed to visit Luxor Museum, is very modern and with an uncluttered layout. Top exhibits include pink granite and black basalt statues from many dynasties. Overnight at the hotel.
Sound & light show at Karnak Temple ( optional )
In the evening, your qualified Egyptologist will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle and transfer you to enjoy a spectacular audio visual display at Karnak Temple, narrating the history of Luxor. The show first takes you around the temple grounds, and finally, the last act is played while you are seated along the Great Sacred Lake.
After Breakfast at your hotel, check out and then your tour leader will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle and transfer you to embark the Nile cruise then enjoy a sightseeing day. Enjoy the Valley of the Queens, a place in Egypt where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. 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. Lunch and dinner on board of the Nile cruise.
After Breakfast on board of the Nile cruise, enjoy 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. Continue sailing to Edfu. Lunch and dinner on board of the Nile cruise.
After Breakfast on board of the Nile cruise, enjoy visiting the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu. Continue sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the two temples of Kom Ombo which consist of a Temple dedicated to Sobek and a Temple of Haroeris. Lunch and dinner on board of the Nile cruise.
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 and then your qualified Egyptologist will transfer you to your hotel in Aswan.
After Breakfast, check out then your qualified Egyptologist will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle and transfer you to 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, the Egyptologist will escort you to your hotel for checking in, then transfer you to enjoy a spiritual day tour to the Citadel of Salah El Din where Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque is inside, Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church, Abu Srga Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue.
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 2 nights in a four stars Cairo Hotel
- Accommodation for 1 nights in a five stars Luxor Hotel
- Accommodation for 1 nights 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.