One of the best Egypt travel packages GAT Tours is proud to offer! This marvelous vacation in Egypt is a great chance for those who would like to spend a short but very rewarding tour in Cairo and Luxor.
Despite being relatively a short tour of Egypt, this package includes visiting all the important historical sites in the most the three most popular cities in Egypt; Cairo, Luxor, and Alexandria.
We begin our vacation in Egypt by spending two days visiting the Pyramids of Giza, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, the historical site of Memphis, the Egyptian Museum, the citadel of Saladin, and Khan El Khalili touristic market.
In Alexandria, the guests spending their holidays in Egypt will get to visit the library of Alexandria, the Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa, the Roman Amphitheatre, and the Qaitbay Fort in a one day memorable tour of Alexandria.
We have the pleasure to announce that we have all the experience, the qualified staff, the facilities, and the services to provide out guests with the best vacations ever in Egypt.
Arrival to Cairo (No Meals)
Overnight in Cairo
Giza Pyramids, Sakkara & Memphis (Breakfast & Lunch)
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.
Later on, we will have a short break for lunch at local restaurant in Cairo. After lunch, we will visit Memphis, the first capital of unified Egypt. Established in 32nd century BC by King Narmer 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.
After this amazing tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel for rest and refresh. Evening time is free at leisure on your own, so you can relax at the hotel or you can go for an optional tour in Cairo to enjoy your night.
Overnight in Cairo
Flight to Luxor, Full Day Luxor Tour (Breakfast)
We start our tour in Luxor in the west bank, where we 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. 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 of the day 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.
We will then proceed to the East Bank of Luxor, where we can 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.
At the end of the tour, we will move to visit 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.
Finally, we will transfer you to your hotel in Luxor for check in, rest and refresh. Evening time is free at leisure on your own to relax at the hotel, or you can go for an optional tour in Luxor to enjoy your night.
Overnight in Luxor
Flight to back Cairo & Cairo City Tour (Breakfast & Lunch)
We will then transfer you to meet your expert, Egyptologist tour guide, who will join you in such awe-inspiring tour to visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, 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 of the day 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.
We will then have a short break for lunch at local restaurant in Cairo, so you can taste the wonderful Egyptian food. 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 this amazing tour in Cairo, we will transfer you to your hotel in Cairo for check in, rest and refresh. Evening time is free at leisure in order to relax at the hotel, or you can seize the chance and go for an optional tour in Cairo to enjoy your night.
Overnight in Cairo
Alexandria City Tour from Cairo (Breakfast & Lunch)
Begin our tour in Alexandria by visiting the Library of Alexandria, with the ancient library being established in the 3rd century BC and destroyed in the 1st century BC, the library we see today which is a huge wonderful architectural work, was opened in 2002.
Our next visit will be to the Roman Amphitheatre, discovered in 1960, the theatre which was established in the 4th century BC with its marble steps is one of its kind in Egypt. We will then visit Qaitbay Citadel (from outside), this citadel was established in the 16th century and became the landmark of Alexandria today.
We will have a short break for lunch at local restaurant in Alexandria. The best dish is fish! After lunch, we will drive back to Cairo, so you can rest and refresh at the hotel. Evening time if free at leisure on your own, so you can take some rest before departure.
Overnight in Cairo