Ancient Egypt and the Pharaohs Tour – Week Tour
8 Days and 7 Nights, From £575 per person (3-4 Star Package)
- Transfers to and from Cairo International Airport
- 7 nights’ accommodation in 3-4 star hotels
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Nile cruise costs
- Tour guides
- Entrance fees to all attractions on the tour (if any)
- Tour Details
Day 01: London to Cairo
Travel to Cairo from London Heathrow and the flight takes just five hours to a land which was the cradle of civilisation.
Day 02: Arrive in Cairo
Tour guide will meet and greet travellers as you enter the airport and they will escort and support you through customs and the baggage claims section. They will then transport you to your hotel and assist you with the checking in of your luggage.
Dinner will be provided within the hotel in Cairo.
Day 03: Tour to the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx, the Giza Plateau & Saqqara
The morning will start off with a camel ride and this will be followed by a guided tour to the Great Pyramid. This will be followed by a visit to the Great Sphinx and then by a trip to the famous Giza plateau. Lunch will be provided.
Travellers will then have a guided tour of Saqqara which is a vast ancient burial ground of the ancient Egyptians. It is the site of numerous pyramids and a key site to visit within Egypt. Known as the City of the Dead, it is the oldest Egyptian cemetery in the country.
Dinner will be provided within the hotel in Cairo.
Day 04: Tour to Aswan and a Nile Cruise
Travellers will check out of the hotel and will fly to Aswan in the morning.
On arrival in Aswan, you will be provided with a guided tour of the Philae Temple. It is located on an island in the Nile and the island was supposed to be one of the burying places of the god Osiris. It was held in high regard to Egyptians and to Nubians in the south. It was therefore regarded as a place of high reverence and it was said that no birds or animals approached the island. Participants will also visit the unfinished Obelisk.
Lunch will then provided on board the Nile Cruise after check in.
The afternoon will involve a Felucca boat ride to the Botanical Gardens and individuals will have the option of attending a sound and light show at the Philae Temple in the evening.
Dinner will be provided
Day 05: Tour to the Kom Ombo Temple and Luxor
After breakfast a guided tour to the Kom Ombo Temple will be provided. The temple is an unusual double temple which was built during the Ptolemaic dynasty and some additions were made to it during the Roman period. Its courts, halls and rooms were duplicated since it was commemorated to two gods. The gods included the crocodile god – Sobek – the god of fertility and the creator of the world, Hathor and Khonsu.
Lunch will be provided on the Nile Cruiser whilst sailing to Edfu.
The afternoon will involve a guided tour of Edfu. The Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian site located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu. In Greco- Roman times it was known as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus – Apollo and is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The temple was dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC.
The Nile cruise will then sail onto Luxor and dinner will be provided in the evening on the cruise.
Day 06: Visit to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshipsut’s Temples & Karnack and Luxor Temples
After breakfast, the morning will start off with a visit to the Valley of the Kings where from the 15th century BC to the 11th Century BC, the Kings and Pharaohs of Egypt were buried. The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile opposite the city of Thebes (modern Luxor). The Valley of the Kings is a must see attraction and it is in this valley that the famous Pharaoh Tut-ank-khamun was found in 1922 by Howard Carter.
This will be followed by a visit to Hatshipsut’s Temples and these are located on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings. One of these temples is the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshipsut and the temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon Ra. It is considered to be one of the most important monuments of ancient Egypt.
Lunch will follow the visits and travellers will then visit the Karnack and Luxor Temples. The Karnak Temple complex comprises of a vast mix of ruined temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings. The other buildings also include the Great Temple of Amun which was started by the Pharaoh Ramses II. Another wonder of Ancient Egypt it certainly is!
The Luxor Temple is a large ancient Egyptian temple located on the east bank of the Nile. Founded in 1400 BC and known in the ancient Egyptian language as ipet resyt or the ‘southern sanctuary’, the temple was dedicated to the gods Amun, Mut and Chons.
An optional sound and light show will be available to travellers at the Karnack Temple in the evening.
Dinner will be provided.
Day 07: Visit to Cairo and the Famous Cairo Museum
The morning will start off with breakfast and travellers will check out of the Nile Cruise and fly to Cairo.
On arrival in Cairo, a guided tour to the famous Cairo Museum will be provided and the Museum has recently been promoted through the works of the famous and bolstrous Dr Zaki Hawass who is the Head of Antiquities in Egypt and a man who has dedicated his life to ancient Egyptian antiquities.
Lunch will be provided and travellers will check in to the hotel in Cairo.
Dinner will be provided in the hotel.
Day 08: Cairo to London
Travellers will check out of the Cairo hotel and will be driven to Cairo International airport and return to London Heathrow.