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CAIRO ABU SIMBEL AND BACK OVERLAND


Experience Cairo Abu Simbel and back overland 8 Days 7 Nights. Explore the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Memphis the capital city of  ancient city Egypt. Then, travel to Aswan by first class sleeper train, Start to visit Aswan high Dam and Philae temple and Abu Simbel. Transfer to Luxor to visit the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsuit, the Karnak  and Luxor temple. Later on, Travel by Train from Luxor to Cairo, to visit the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel, Islamic & old Cairo and wander through Khan el Khalili bazaar. Before departure transfer

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Day 1: Arrive Cairo

Day 1: Arrive Cairo

  • Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (Around the clock), Nile Holiday representative will meet and assist you through the formalities and transfer to your hotel in Cairo. At hotel you will assist with a smooth check-in and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo
  • Meals: Welcome Drink
Day 2: Pyramids tours / Train to Luxor

Day 2: Pyramids tours / Train to Luxor

  • Breakfast & check out from your hotel in Cairo, and then your Egyptologist tour guide in Cairo will accompany you to visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, After a fantastic introduction to the only survived wonder of the ancient world. Whilst here, you can visit inside the Pyramids (Extra entry fee on spot). Drive to visit the Valley temple and the Sphinx
  • Drive to visit Memphis, the first capital of the united Egypt (3100 BC). Explore the ruins of the oldest main city in Egypt, explore an open air museum and see the statue of Ramses II, the alabaster sphinx and more
  • Continue to Saqqara, home to the step pyramid of king Djoser, built by Imhotep, the earliest known architect, engineer and physician in history. After finished, transfer to Giza train station for your overnight train to Luxor. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board the sleeper train, overnight inside your compartment
  • Meals: B.L.D
Day 3: Luxor Sightseeing Tours

Day 3: Luxor Sightseeing Tours

  • On arrival at Luxor train station, you will be met and transferred to visit the west bank of Luxor. See the Valley of the Kings, the burial place of the New Kingdom Pharaohs (1550 -1080 BC). Whilst here, you can visit the tomb of the young Pharoah Tutankhamon (extra ticket on spot). Proceed to visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari. This fantastic colonnaded design Temple was carved at the bottom of el Qurna mountain. And then see the two colossi of Memnon. After Lunch at a high quality local restaurant, you will visit Karnak temple, the largest religious complex ever built in Egypt. Transfer to your hotel in Luxor & overnight
  • Meals: B.L
Day 4: Luxor / Aswan Sightseeing Tours

Day 4: Luxor / Aswan Sightseeing Tours

  • Check out after breakfast, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan, about 4 hours drive. On arrival, you will be met and taken to your hotel, check-in. Then, start to visit the unfinished obelisk in Aswan granite quarry. Proceed to visit the high dam, an embankment dam built across the Nile River in Aswan. Continue to visit Philae temple Island, which has many ancient temple and shrines dates to the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Aswan
  • Meals: B.L
Day 5: Abu Simbel Temples / Train to Cairo

Day 5: Abu Simbel Temples / Train to Cairo

  • At 04:30am, your Egyptologist tour guide will accompany you to visit Abu Simbel temple. Drive for almost 3 hours to Abu simbel. On arrival, your will see the world renowned site, where Ramses II (1290-1223 B.C). ordered two sun temples carved from the Limestone Mountains
  • Explore the great temple, dedicated to Amon-Re and Ra-Harakhte, where the four famous colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically over 20 meters high. And then the small temple dedicated to Queen Nefertari and the goddess Hathor. After finished, return to Aswan. You will be transferred to Aswan railway station for overnight train to Cairo (Giza Station). Sleeping train from Aswan to Cairo”12 – 14 hours”. Dinner and Breakfast served in your sleeping Train compartment
  • Meals: B.L.D
Day 6: Cairo City Tours

Day 6: Cairo City Tours

  • On arrival at Giza train station, you will be assisted, picked up to visit the famous Egyptian Museum of antiquities, houses 120,000 ancient Egyptian artifacts, covering 5,000 years of Egypt’s past. While the priceless treasures of the young king Tutankhamon are the highlight
  • Drive to visit Mohamed Ali alabaster mosque in the Citadel of Saladin in Cairo. Continue to visit the hanging church, the churches of St. Sergius and Ben Ezra Synagogue. And then move on to visit Cairo’s oldest Bazaar of Khan el Khalili. Then, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo
  • Meals: B.L
Day 7: Optional Excursion on offer

Day 7: Optional Excursion on offer

  • Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo. Free day at leisure or choose an optional excursion on offerOptional A: Alexandria day tour to visit the second largest city in Egypt and see the catacombs of Kom El-Shuqqafa, Pompey’s pillar temple, the Roman amphitheater, Alexandria library, fort Qaitbay. Then return to your hotel in Cairo (12 hours tour).Optional B: Day tour to Islamic Cairo, El Moez street & Al Azhar Park (8 hours Tour).
  • Meals: B.
Day 8: Final departure

Day 8: Final departure

  • Breakfast, free time before your flight – check out, you will be transferred to Cairo international airport for your departure flight
  • Meals: B.
  • Cairo Abu Simbel and Back Overland – 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • If you don’t fancy travelling by overnight sleeper train, opt to undertake the journey by flight Upgrade. The option includes air travel between Cairo – Luxor, and Aswan – Cairo with two Night accommodation in the comfort of your hotel
  • If you would like to request this tour itinerary or create a Tailor Made Holiday Click Here to inquire

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Tour Price included: –

  • Meet and assist by our representatives at airports
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned Modern Vehicles
  • Accommodation for 3 Nights in Cairo hotel including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 Night in Luxor hotel including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 Night in Aswan hotel including breakfast
  • 2 Nights sleeper train Cairo / Luxor and Aswan / Cairo
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • Lunch at high quality restaurants
  • B.L.D – Stands for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water during the tours
  • Qualified Egyptologist tour guide
  • Portage when needed
  • All service charges and taxes

Tour Price Excludes : –

  • International airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Gratuities (Tipping)
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