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Luxor and Cairo tour - 2 days

Tour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh

Tour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh

Tour Highlights
·       Valley of the Kings                                                             
·       Hatchepsut Temple                                                            
·       Karnak & Luxor Temples     
·       Pyramids
·       Sphinx
·       Egyptian Museum
 

You will be transferred from your hotel to Sharm El Sheikh airport for your flight to Luxor where your tour beginsYour Egyptologist will be on hand at Luxor airport to meet and assist you.  

Day 1

 

Tour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor West BankYour 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, Luxor.   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.

 

 Tour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh, temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Visit 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). 

 

 

Tour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh, Colossi of Memnon

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

After leaving the sites of the West Bank of Luxor enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

 

 

 

Tour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh, Karnak TempleAfter lunch 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.

 

Tour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor TempleLuxor 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, Luxor. (or similar) in a standard room based on B&B basis.

Optional Luxor activities:

Tour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh, Sound and Light Show Karnak TempleTour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor City TourTour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor Hot air Balloon

    Sound & Light Show       City tour in Luxor on caleche      Luxor Hot air balloon at sunrise

       Karnak Temple                         £15 GBP pp                          £65 GBP pp

         £20 GBP pp

Day 2

 

Transfer to Luxor airport for your flight to Cairo.

Tour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh, Egyptian MuseumVisit the Egyptian Museum, ( Cairo 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.

 

 

Tour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh, Felluca on the NileAfter visiting the Cairo 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.

 

 

 

Tour to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm El Sheikh, Giza PyramidsVisit 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 Sharm el SheikhOur representative will meet and assist you upon arrival at Sharm El Sheikh airport and transfer you to your hotel.

 

Notes:

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

      -       Pick up from your hotel to Sharm El Sheikh 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. ( Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo, Luxor )

·       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 Sharm / Luxor / Cairo / Sharm.

 

Tour Excludes

·         Food and drinks unless specified.

·         Gratuities and tipping (recommended).

·         Extra tickets as mentioned above.

 

PRICE

Please email us at info@sharmdaytours.com to get a quotation for this tour as the price depends on the price of Egypt air flight ticket.

 

 

Departure Details

 

 

Departure Point:

 

 

Selected Sharm el Sheikh hotels

 

Departure Time:

 

 

5.00am (approximately)

 

Tour Duration:

 

 

2 days

 

Return:

 

 

Returns to original departure point at approximately 9pm


During your free time in Luxor & Cairo, shopping or other excursions can be organized upon request.

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