One of the finest tours to Egypt GAT Tours is proud to present, this Egypt travel package offers the traveler spending his vacation in Egypt with the chance to explore the highlights of Cairo, Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor.
The guests enjoying their vacations in Egypt will spend four nights in Cairo to visit the most fantastic highlights including the the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, Memphis, Saladin Citadel, Khan El Khalili, and The Egyptian Museum.
The second phase of this marvelous Egypt tour will be spending one night in Abu Simbel to explore the most wonderful achievement of the Pharaohs, the Temple of Ramses II in Abu Simbel.
This Custom tour to Egypt has the best balance between scheduled visits included in the program and free time for the tourists to enjoy Egypt in their own style; with many optional tours offered all along the trip.
Another wonderful feature of this perfectly tailored Egypt travel package is that it gives the tourist the chance to go for a wonderful tour in the south of Egypt exploring the two cities of Aswan and Luxor. At first, we will visit the highlights of Aswan including the High Dam, the Temple of Philae, the Unfinished Obelisk of queen Hatshepsut .
We will then drive towards the marvelous city of Luxor, so that we can visit the great temples and the unique collection of our kings and Nobles. Tour in Luxor includes the well-known Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, Colossi of Memnon, the Karnak Temple Complex and the Temple of Luxor.
Traveler who spend his vacation in Egypt has the chance to add many optional tours to his package, so he can enjoy the night by attending a Sound and light show in Cairo, Abu Simbel, Aswan or/and Luxor as well. Also one can see the great monuments of Luxor from the Sky! Yes, it is possible. We can arrange for a Hot Air Balloon tour over the West Bank of Luxor to see all the marvelous monuments from the sky.
We only deal with the best multilingual Egyptologist tour guides in Egypt, featured with their high level of education, knowledge, friendliness, the finest communication skills, and a long diverse experience in fulfilling all the requirements and desires of our beloved guests.
When you arrive at Cairo International Airport, you will meet our professional Representative who will be here to assist you with anything you may need.
Then, you will go with a private Air-conditioned vehicle to your new accommodation in Cairo where you will check in and have some rest at your own room.
Spend your first night in Egypt and get a deep sleep to be ready for tomorrow’s adventure.
After having the best breakfast in town, you will get ready to join your professional Egyptologist tour guide in an amazing tour in Cairo city.
Let’s start this unique tour at the great Pyramids of Giza which is one of the most famous sites in the whole. This includes the main 3 pyramids of Egypt, the one for Cheops, Khafre, and Menkaure which was established around 2500 BC. You can’t miss visiting also the marvelous Sphinx that was constructed with a lion’s body and a human’s head in order to guard the pyramids from any threats.
The next stop of today will be to Saqqara city which was the royal burial site of the 3rd dynasty during the Old Kingdom. The Step Pyramid of Djoser is the main highlight of this city as it is considered the first and the oldest proper pyramid to be built in Egypt.
Your last stop today will be at Memphis city, the first capital of unified Egypt. This marvelous city was established in the 32nd century BC by King Narmer who was able to unify Upper and Lower Egypt at that time and consider Memphis the first capital for both.
After having a marvelous tour in Cairo, you will enjoy your lunch break at a tourist restaurant in Cairo to taste the delicious Egyptian food.
Then you will get back to your hotel where you will be having some rest.
During the evening you will be having free time on your own in Cairo for relaxation at the hotel or you can go for an optional tour in Cairo to enjoy your night.
Overnight in Cairo
(Breakfast & Lunch)
In the early morning, you will enjoy your wonderful buffet breakfast at the hotel then you will go to meet GAT Tours’ Representative, who will take you to Cairo Airport in order to catch your domestic flight to Aswan.
Once you arrive at Aswan Airport, our local Representative will be waiting for you to assist you in all formalities.
Then get ready for your first visit to the city of Abu Simbel. In a ride from Aswan to Abu Simbel you will take around 3 hours to reach your destination.
Once you reach Abu Simbel city, you will head to your hotel where you will check in and get some rest.
During Afternoon you will be free at leisure in Abu Simbel, so you can relax at the hotel or you can seize the chance and go for an optional Sound and Light Show at the great Temples of Abu Simbel, built by the well-known king, Ramses II.
Overnight in Abu Simbel
(Breakfast & Dinner)
Today you will have to check out early from the hotel in Abu Simbel, then you will get ready to visit the amazing site having the two marvelous Temples of Abu Simbel. This site consider the greatest achievement of ancient Egypt as it was constructed by the well-known king, Ramses II.
The ancient Egyptians built this temple to be dedicated to god Rahotakhty and his family, however, the smaller king was built by the king Ramses II for his wife, Queen Neferari, but later on, they have been worshipped by people in other periods. The temples were actually relocated after the building of the High Dam by a UNESCO project.
After such a memorable tour of the temples of Abu Simbel, you will drive back to Aswan where you will check in your hotel to have a rest and refresh.
Evening time will be free at leisure on your own to relax at the hotel, or you can go for an optional tour in the city to enjoy your night.
Overnight in Aswan
In the morning of this fresh day, you will have a delicious breakfast then you will check out the hotel to go on another adventure.
You will move with a private Air-conditioned vehicle to your Nile Cruise ship to check in the cruise and get ready for the adventures of the day.
Your first tour will be at the High Dam which was constructed in the 1960s by the former Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser. The dam was mainly built to help in store the water from the River Nile flood and also in generating large volumes of electricity.
Then you will go on a motorboat ride to Agilika Island where you can find the marvelous Philae Temple. This temple was built in the Greco Roman era during the 3rd century BC to worship the goddess Isis. It was also one of the remarkable ancient Egyptian temples that were relocated after the construction of the High Dam when the water of the River Nile affected many historical monuments. This rescue mission happened by UNESCO.
Your last visit of the day will be to the marvelous site of the Unfinished Obelisk. This site will amaze you despite not being completed. If it were completed, it would have been the largest piece of stone in the whole world. This place was constructed during the New Kingdom.
After this full day tour, you’ll get back to your Nile Cruiser for rest and refresh, then in the evening you will have free time to relax on board and enjoy the Night activities operated by the staff, or you can go for an optional tour in Aswan to enjoy your night.
Overnight in Aswan
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
The most delicious breakfast will be served to you on board before starting another amazing day in upper Egypt.
Your ship will be sailing first towards the location of Kom Ombo Temple. This temple started to be built in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era. They built this temple to worship two different gods in two sections, the local crocodile, Sobek and the famous eagle god, Haroeris.
Now you will get back to the ship, to enjoy your delicious lunch meal in the middle of the Nile while sailing to the city of Edfu.
Your second visit of the day will be to the Temple of Horus in Edfu, this temple was one of the best preserved temples from ancient Egypt. It was constructed mainly to worship the god Horusin in the 3rd century BC during the Ptolemies era. By visiting this temple you will enjoy its marvelous stone columns and fascinating wall carvings.
After this long and exciting tour, you will get back to your Nile Cruise where you will get some rest and enjoy the fresh air in the middle of the Nile.
Your evening time will be an entertaining free time where you will enjoy the Egyptian folklore show on the ship with a belly dancer and many other entertaining performances, or you can go for an optional tour in Edfu to enjoy your night.
Overnight in Edfu
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
This morning, you will be free at leisure or you can choose our optional Hot-air Balloon ride that will help you to explore Luxor from the sky and have amazing views of the city.
After this great adventure, you will get back to the hotel to enjoy your delicious breakfast, then get ready to explore the West bank of Luxor.
This tour will start with the Valley of the Kings where you can visit the richest ancient tombs in Egypt. This site was the main burial place for the kings from the New Kingdom, so you will find there the famous tomb of Tutankhamen. This tomb was the greatest discovery in the 20th century by Howard Carter in 1922.
You will be visiting next, the Temple of Deir El Bahari, which is one of the greatest temples of ancient Egypt as it was built by the great Queen Hatshepsut in the 18th dynasty. This Temple was carved out of one of the great mountains of Thebes.
You will end your visits at the West Bank by exploring the Colossi of Memnon. This place was built in 1350 BC and it consists of two huge statues that were the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III.
Once today’s tour is over, you will get back to your Nile cruiser where you can enjoy your delicious lunch meal on board.
Enjoy your Afternoon tea on board while having a relaxing time on the sundeck facing the amazing view of the Nile.
At night, you will enjoy the funniest party on board which is called “Galabeya Party” or you can listen to some international music.
Overnight in Luxor
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Your morning at luxor city will begin with a wonderful buffet breakfast on board before starting today’s adventure at the east bank of Luxor.
First, you will be visiting the Karnak Temple which is considered the largest Pharaonic temple complex in the world. This complex was built over a period of more than one thousand years, as the most attractive items of the temple date back to the new kingdom.
Then you will go to visit the second great temple of Luxor city which is the Luxor Temple. This temple was established during the 14th century BC and its construction happened by more than one pharaoh, so Ramses II, and Queen Hatshepsut participated in this construction process.
After such a fruitful tour at the East bank of Luxor, you will be heading towards Luxor Airport in order to catch your domestic flight to Cairo.
Once you arrive in Cairo Airport, GAT Tours’ Representative will be waiting for you to take you to your beloved hotel in Cairo.
You will check in the hotel and get some rest after a great adventure in Upper Egypt.
Your evening will be free time at your hotel, or you can go for an optional tour in Cairo to enjoy your night.
Overnight in Cairo
Enjoy your Egyptian breakfast at your hotel and get ready to join your expert tour guide in another amazing tour in Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
You will start today’s adventure at the marvelous Egyptian Museum, the largest museum. This is one of the greatest museums in the world as it contains a huge collection of ancient Egyptian monuments. The main highlights of this museum are the golden exhibits of Tutankhamen, the mummies’ hall, large impressive reliefs, statues, and many other fascinating items.
Another great visit will be to the Citadel of Salah El-din which has been allocated there since the 10th century. King Saladin was the constructor of this amazing building and he made it to protect Egypt from any threats. But the citadel today has impressive monuments to visit like the famous Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Mosque of El Nasser Mohamed, and lots of interesting museums. For the fun part, you can take lots of amazing pictures at the panoramic views of the city of Cairo.
Now you will be having your lunch meal at one of the best local restaurants in Cairo.
You will proceed your tour by visiting the Old Cairo area where you can discover some of the most interesting Coptic monuments in the country. Now, you will start with the Hanging Church that was built in the 5th century to become one of the most important historical churches in Egypt.
Then to the Abu Serga Church which was constructed in the 7th century and we believe that the holy family rested here during their journey in Egypt.
Another great historical church to visit is the Church of Saint Mary which was constructed in the 5th century and got restored many times afterwards.
Finally, you will end such a great day by reaching your hotel in Cairo to get some rest and enjoy your evening time free at leisure in Cairo, or you can go for an optional tour in Cairo to enjoy your night.
Overnight in Cairo
(Breakfast & Lunch)
Today will be your last morning in Egypt so you will enjoy the best breakfast then check out the hotel.
Now you will meet GAT Tours’ Representative who will take you on a private Air-conditioned vehicle towards Cairo International Airport in order to catch your departure flight back home carrying amazing memories from this awesome tour in Egypt.