Cairo, Luxor and Red Sea

Would Egypt be a nice destination for our family vacation? Heck yes! The land of the Nile has all what it takes to make any person in the family delighted during his Cairo, Luxor and Red Sea holiday!

Will the kids enjoy their Cairo, Luxor and Red Sea vacation? What a question! Imagine visiting the pyramids they have always read about and exploring all the secrets of the Pharaohs along the way to Luxor. They will have the opportunity to enjoy various activities in the Pyramids like riding camels, horses or going inside the Solar Boat Museum, where they can find samples of the royal solar boats that they heard about while studying the ancient Egyptian history at school.

Cairo, Luxor and Red Sea including also visiting the great temples in Luxor and seeing the impressive Karnak temples complex, which is considered to be one of the master pieces in Egypt and the world as well. Also they will have the chance to visit the Small Temple of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon – the only survive monument of the funerary temple of King Amenhotep III, from the New Kingdom.

In Hurghada the kids would love the beaches and the day activities offered at the hotel; like riding jet skis, pedals, submarine, glass boats to see the treasures of the Red Sea, going snorkeling to view the beauty of the underwater by themselves. At night or in the evening, there are all sorts of entertainment as well for all the family members spending their Cairo, Luxor and Red Sea holidays in Egypt.

Imagine exploring all of this monuments in Cairo, Luxor and Red Sea package,  It is really the secret of Egypt’s greatness!

Program Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Cairo Int. Airport

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 to have some rest before the beginning of your awesome tour in Cairo.

At night, free at leisure on your own in Cairo, the capital, clean, safe and modern city. You can take the chance to go for a marvelous “Optional Tour” to Islamic Cairo in the Mouiz Street, where you can visit the most unique collection of our Islamic monuments like the collection of Qalaun, El Aqmar Mosque,Beit El Sehemy and other interesting places. After your free tour, you will get back to your hotel to spend your first night in Egypt before the superb coming days enjoying your Cairo, Luxor and Red Sea holiday in the land of the Pharaohs. (No Meals)

Day 02: Pyramids_Sakkara_Memphis

After breakfast, you will be met with our professional Egyptologist who will join you today in order to add more amazement to your Cairo, Luxor and Red Sea trip. Your unique tour in Cairo starts with The Pyramids of Giza, the most popular monument in the world. Constructed around 2500 BC as the necropolis of the kings of the forth dynasty, there is the pyramid of Cheops or the Grand Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the smaller pyramid of Menkaure, and 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 stop will be to Saqqara, the royal burial site of the 3rd dynasty of the Old Kingdom in Egypt and one of the richest archeological places in Egypt with treasures being discovered until today. The highlight and the centerpiece of Saqqara is the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the oldest surviving stone monument in the whole world and the first proper pyramid to ever be constructed in Egypt in the 27th century BC. This would be a marvelous chance to understand the evolution of the pyramids building in ancient Egypt. The step pyramid is considered to be one of the most important landmarks of pyramids construction in Egypt.

Our last stop of the day will be to Memphis, the first capital of unified Egypt. Established in 32nd century BC by KingNarmer after he unified Upper and Lower Egypt. The city served as the seat of the government until the 22nd century. However, all the displayed exhibited in the open-air museum we will explore today belong to the New Kingdom with the highlights being the amazing Colossi of Ramses II, the alabaster sphinx, and many other statues and items.

Later on, you will proceed to have the lunch meal at local restaurant. After lunch we will drive back to the hotel for rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own in Cairo or (optional) sound & light show at Giza pyramids, where the startling sphinx will tell you the whole story and history behind the creation of the pyramids in an entertaining blend of sounds and lights. Finally, we will get back to the hotel for overnight. (Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 03: Museum_Citadel_Old_Cairo

Breakfast meal will be served at your hotel. next deay of your Cairo, Luxor and Red Sea tour will begin by visiting 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 with the highlights being the golden exhibits of Tutankhamen, the mummies’ hall, large impressive reliefs, statues, and many other fascinating items.

Our next visit will be to the Citadel, constructed in the 10th century by Saladin to protect Egypt and became the residence of the rulers of Egypt for a period that lasted more than seven centuries. The citadel itself is one of the most impressive medieval fortresses and it contains many remarkable monuments like the famous Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Mosque of El Nasser Mohamed, and many interesting museums. This is besides offering the guests amazing panoramic views of the city of Cairo. Later on, you will enjoy your lunch meal at local restaurant.

After lunch we will proceed to Old Cairo area, a part in the Egyptian capital that hosts some of the most interesting Coptic monuments in the country. We will start our Coptic tour by visiting The Hanging Church, first established in the 5th century and one of the most important historical churches in Egypt. Our next visit in Coptic Cairo will be to the Abu Serga Church, believed to be constructed where the holy family rested at the end of their journey, it was constructed in the 7th century. Our last visit in Coptic Cairo will be to the Church of Saint Mary, an orthodox church, built during the 5th century, restored and rebuilt many times afterwards.

After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo for rest and refresh. At night, free at leisure on your own in Cairo or (optional) we can offer Nile Cruise Dinner, with the most delicious open buffet, 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. [Breakfast & Lunch]

Day 04: Karnak Temples Complex & Temple of Luxor

Enjoy your wonderful buffet breakfast at the hotel. After that, you will be met with our English-speaking representative, who will transfer you by private A/C vehicle to Cairo International Airport in order to catch your domestic flight to Luxor. to start the second part of Cairo, Luxor and Red Sea tour, Upon arrival to Luxor International Airport, you’ll be met with our local representative there who will welcome you at the airport to help and assist you in all formalities.

We will then leave the airport and proceed to our hotel for check in, rest and refresh. After that, you’ll be met with our Expert tour guide, who will accompany you to visit Temple of Karnak, the largest Pharaonic temple complex in the world. 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 of the day 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. The temple is featured with its variety of design outlines and architecture. This is besides the huge two statues of Ramses II which ornaments the façade of the temple.

After the tour, we will get back to the hotel for rest & refresh. We have many optional tours so you can enjoy in Luxor, however, the most attractive tour is the sound & light show at the Karnak Temple to enjoy the interesting show where you get to know the stories behind the construction of many sections of the temple and many facts about the different Pharaohs and kings who contributed to the construction of this marvelous complex. Finally, you will get back to your hotel for overnight. [Breakfast]

Day 05: Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon

Morning time is free at leisure or (optional) you can enjoy a Hot-air Balloon adventure to explore Luxor from the sky, having amazing views of the city. It is as if you are a bird flying across the marvelous monuments of Luxor.

Enjoy your delicious breakfast before exploring the West bank of Luxor, the city of the dead where many marvelous mortuary temples and necropolises are located. Our first visit of the day will be to 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. This includes the marvelous tomb of Tutankhamen, discovered intact by Howard Carter in 1922 as the most important archeological discovery in the 20th century. The tombs are featured with marvelous wall painting which survived until today.

The next visit will be to the Temple of Deir El Bahari, which was constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the greatest rulers of Egypt. The Temple is featured with its many terraces, the statues of the Queen with a beard, and its magnificent location carved out of one of the great mountains of Thebes.

Our last visit at the West Bank 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 the tour, we will get back to our hotel in Luxor for overnight. [Breakfast]

Day 06: Drive to Hurghada by A-C van

Check out after breakfast. Then you will be met with our local representative, who will transfer you by private air-conditioned vehicle towards Hurghada – distance takes approximately three hours by car. Upon arrival to the city of Hurghada, to start the third section of your Cairo, Luxor and Red Sea tripyou’ll be transferred to your chosen hotel there for check in, rest and refresh.

Afternoon, free at leisure on your own in Hurghada, so you can explore this amazing city by night. The downtown of Hughada is famous for hosting the largest number of nightspots including restaurants, cafes, discoes, bars, shops, and various stores and different types of entertainment.

Dinner meal will be served at your hotel, so you can choose your preffered meal from the buffet! Finally, you’ll proceed to your nice room to spend your first night in the heart of the Red Sea! [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 07: Free at Lesiure in Hurghada

Breakfast meal will be served at your hotel. Later on, you have a free morning in Hurghada, you can stay at the hotel to use the beach, pool or even use the facilities of the hotel like GYM and SPA (available, but not included).

You can also go on an optional tour for a glass boat ride, where you can view the wonders of the red sea from a modern equipped glass boat for a ride that is always memorable.

At night, Hurghada has all what a tourist might think about including nightspots including restaurants, cafes, discoes, bars, shops, and various stores and different types of entertainment. The guests have the chance to go for a an optional BBQ Dinner with Bedouin party in the desert, where they can enjoy the delicious Bedouin BBQ in the marvelous desert mood and enjoy Bedouin music and dances. Overnight in Hurghada. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 08: Free at Lesiure in Hurghada

Breakfast meal will be served at your hotel. Later on, you have a free morning in Hurghada, you can stay at the hotel to use the beach, pool or even use the facilities of the hotel like GYM and SPA (available, but not included).

You can also go on an optional tour for a Desert Safari Tour, where you can enjoy the amazing desert of Hurghada with your partner and gain a new experience. Also we can arrange for Dinner under the stars, if you wish.

At night, Hurghada has all what a tourist might think about including nightspots including restaurants, cafes, discoes, bars, shops, and various stores and different types of entertainment. The guests have the chance to go for a an optional BBQ Dinner with Bedouin party in the desert, where they can enjoy the delicious Bedouin BBQ in the marvelous desert mood and enjoy Bedouin music and dances. Overnight in Hurghada. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 09: Check Out – Final Departure

Final Day of your Cairo, Luxor and Red Sea tripCheck out after breakfast. Later on, you’ll be met with our English-speaking representative who will transfer you by private A/C vehicle to Hurghada International Airport in order to catch your domestic flight to Cairo, where you can catch your departure flight from Egypt, with wonderful memories about your last trip to this lovely destination of the world. [Breakfast]

Tour Details

09 Days / 08 Nights
$940.00 Per Person in Double

Validity

From 01 May 2017

To 30 September 2017

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Package Includes:

03 nights’ accommodation in Cairo – on (Bed & Breakfast) basis.

02 nights’ accommodation in Luxor – on (Bed & Breakfast) basis.

03 nights’ accommodation in Hurghada – on (Full Board) basis.

Internal flight tickets Cairo / Luxor - Hurghada / Cairo via Egypt Air based on ``Tourist Class``

Meet and assist by our Professional English-speaking representatives.

Entrance fees to all the indicated historical sites, temples, museums, etc.

Professional English-speaking Egyptologists in all the indicated historical sites.

Lunch meals at local restaurants during the tour in Cairo only.

Complimentary Local SIM Card for using within Egypt for local calls, messages, etc.

All transfers by private A-C vehicles with qualified drivers.

Excludes

Entry visa to Egypt.

International flight tickets.

All personal expenses like laundry etc.

Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc.

Any Optional tours may require.