Luxor and Cairo - 2 days

Cairo and Luxor from Hurghada by Air

Cairo and Luxor tour from Hurghada

Tour Highlights
·       Valley of the Kings                                                                 Adult: £290 GBP pp
·       Hatchepsut Temple                                                                Child: £270 GBP pp
·       Karnak Temple       
·       Pyramids
·       Sphinx
·       Egyptian Museum
 

Day 1

You will be transferred from your hotel to Hurghada airport for your flight to Luxor where your tour begins. Your Egyptologist will be on hand at the airport to meet and assist you.

Cairo and Luxor tour from HurghadaYour tour beings on the West Bank of Luxor, which was the funerary complex of the ancient Egyptians.The Valley of the Kings is the ancient cemetery of the pharaohs of the New Kingdom and is hidden in the limestone hills of Gurna.   Your visit includes entry to 3 tombs, however if you wish to see either the tomb of Tutankhamun or Ramses 6 there is an additional ticket cost.

 

Cairo and Luxor tour from HurghadaVisit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut with its unique design - the only temple in Egypt built in terrace formation into the cliff face. The relief sculpture within the temple recites the tale of the divine birth of a female pharaoh – the first of its kind, along with the first commercial trading expedition to the ancient land of Punt (today’s Somalia). 

 

 

 

Cairo and Luxor tour from Hurghada

The Colossi of Memnon are the only remaining standing statues fronting the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III and show the pharaoh sitting on his throne.

 

 

 

Cairo and Luxor tour from HurghadaAfter lunch at a local restaurant visit the magnificent Karnak Temple, the largest ancient temple complex in Egypt, which was in continuous use for 1700 years.  Walk through the largest Hypostyle Hall (columned hall) in the world, gaze up at the tallest surviving ancient obelisk on earth and sit by the sacred lake.  Karnak Temple truly is an amazing site to visit.

 

 

Cairo and Luxor tour from HurghadaLuxor Temple is one of the wonderful temples of Egypt. It was built by several pharaohs including Amenhotep III, Ramses II and Hatshepsut. The Avenue of Sphinx which links Luxor Temple to Karnak Temple is still being excavated today.

 

 

Overnight at the 5* Steigenberger Nile Palace hotel (or similar) in a standard room based on B&B basis.

Optional Luxor activities:

Evening Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple             £20 GBP pp
City tour by Caleche (horse and carriage)                       £15 GBP pp
Morning hot air balloon flight                                            £65 GBP pp

 

Day 2

 

Transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo.

Cairo and Luxor tour from HurghadaVisit the Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in Egypt which houses over 120,000 artifacts from ancient Egypt. You will have the opportunity to explore some of the highlights of the Museum such as the Royal Mummy room, the Animal Mummy room and the gold treasures room of Tutankhamun where you will see his famous gold mask.

Please note there is an extra ticket fee if you wish to enter the Royal Mummy room.

Cairo and Luxor tour from HurghadaAfter visiting the Museum it’s time to get away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Cairo with a sail on the River Nile on a traditional sail boat, a Felucca. This is a great opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy life on the Nile. After your sail you will enjoy lunch at one of the best authentic restaurants in Cairo with a Nile view.

 

Cairo and Luxor tour from HurghadaVisit the Giza Plateau, home of the famous Pyramids, the greatest of the Seven Wonders of the World and the only one still in existence and the Sphinx, the largest single block sculpture of all times. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Khafre and Menkaure which are surrounded by the Sahara Desert. Take your photos or ride on camel or horseback through the sand dunes which lay beside the monumental pyramid complex.

Please note there is an extra ticket fee if you wish to enter the pyramids or visit the Solar Museum.

Transfer to Cairo airport for your return flight to Hurghada, Our representative will meet and assist you upon arrival at Hurghada airport and transfer you to your hotel.

 

Notes:

      -      As this tour starts early we advise that you ask your Hurghada hotel to provide you with a breakfast box for your journey.

      -   Pick up from your hotel to Hurghada airport will be 2 hours prior to your flight departure.

      -     Ticket prices for optional sites as mentioned are as follows:

      o Royal Mummy room at Egyptian Museum – 100 LE

      o Entrance into the Great Pyramid (Cheops) – 100 LE

      o Entrance into Khafre Pyramid – 30 LE

      o Entrance into Solar Boat Museum – 50 LE

-    All transfers and sightseeing will be in a modern air conditioned car or motor coach.

 

Tour includes

·     All airports transfers.

·       All transfers and sightseeing in a modern air conditioned car/motor coach.

·      English speaking Egyptologist.

·      Visits as per program including entry fees.

·      Economy domestic air flights Hurghada / Luxor / Cairo / Hurghada.

 

Tour excludes:

·      Food and drinks unless specified.

·      Gratuities and tipping (recommended).

·    Extra tickets as mentioned above.

 

 

PRICE:

Adult: £290 GBP pp

Child: £270 GBP pp



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