This great package named (Cairo and Luxor Highlights) gives the traveller a good chance to visit the most interesting sites in Cairo, Giza and Luxor.
The trip will start by visiting the Pyramids of Giza; Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, the most famouse site in Egypt which includes one of the World Seven Wonder (Khufu Pyramid). This unforgetable day tour to the pyramids includes also a chance to visit the oldest complete stone building in history (the Step Pyramid of Sakkara).
The next trip will be in another city to explore its important sites. This city is Luxor. Luxor has 1/3 of the world ancient monuments.
There will be another return to Cairo to complete exploring this great city. You will visit the great egyptian museum which houses a large collection of Pharaonic antiquities; and visit the Coptic Cairo Area with its historical churches.
Do not hesitate to choose this package if you have a short visit to Egypt.
Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport, you will be met with GAT Tours’ representative, your best friend for the coming few days, who will help you in passing the passport control and collecting your luggage. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel in Cairo by air-conditioned vehicle with qualified driver. Arrival to your hotel in Cairo, we will check in the hotel within few minutes! Then you will proceed to your nice room for overnight.
Energizing breakfast at the hotel. After that, you will join your English-speaking Egyptologist, who will join you in such awe-inspiring tour to visit the marvelous Pyramids of Giza, constructed around 2500 BC as the necropolis of the kings of the forth dynasty. Also we will see the marvelous sphinx constructed with a body of a lion and the head of a human to guard the pyramids from any threats. Our next visit will be to The Step Pyramid Complex in Sakkara, which is considered to be the oldest surviving stone monument in the whole world and the first proper pyramid to be constructed in ancient Egypt.
After finishing your day tour, you’ll be transferred to Giza Train Station to take your first class Sleeper train to Luxor. Dinner and overnight on the train.
Arrive Luxor. Breakfast on the train. Upon arrival to Luxor train station, you’ll be met with our local representative there, who will transfer you to your hotel for rest and refreshment. Then you will be met by your guide to start your day tour to the West Bank where you can visit the Valley of the Kings, the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. This was the burial site of the kings from the New Kingdom. The next visit of the day will be to the Temple of Deir El Bahari, constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the greatest rulers of Egypt. Our last visit will be to the Colossi of Memnon, these two huge statues are the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III constructed in 1350 BC and became a landmark of Luxor afterwards.
After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel for overnight.
Enjoy your delicious breakfast at the hotel before exploring the east bank of Luxor including two marvelous temple complexes. Our first visit of the day will be to Temple of Karnak, constructed over a period of more than one thousand years, almost all the impressive items of the Karnak we see today date back to the new kingdom specially the huge amazing columns of the hypostyle hall which are constructed by Ramses II, the greatest builder of ancient Egypt. Our next visit will be to the Luxor Temple, another startling temple which was established around the 14th century BC and the construction continued for many years afterwards by Ramses II, Queen Hatshepsut, and many other Pharaohs. After the tour, you’ll be transferred by private air-conditioned vehicle to Luxor train station to take your sleeper train to Cairo. Dinner and overnight on the train.
Arrive in Giza station. Breakfast on train. You will be met by your representative to continue your trip in Cairo. We begin our visits of the day by exploring The Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world with a huge collection of displays dating back to various periods of the ancient Egyptian history including the golden exhibits of Tutankhamen. Finally we will proceed to visit Coptic Cairo Area, including The Hanging Church, the Abu Serga Church and the Church of Saint Mary. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel for rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own in Cairo or (optional) Nile Cruise Dinner with a Tanoora show, a belly dancing performance, live music, and remarkable views of the River Nile. Finally, we will get back to the hotel for overnight.
Check out after breakfast. Later on, you’ll be met with GAT Tours’ Representative who will transfer you by private air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo International Airport in order to catch your departure flight carrying wonderful memories about your last trip in the land of the Nile, Egypt. [Breakfast]