12 Days Cairo & Nile Cruise & Hurghada
- Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
- Tour Location: Cairo / Giza / Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu / Luxor / Hurghada
- Tour Availability: Available Everyday
- Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
- Tour Type: Private
Egypt Tours to Cairo, Nile Cruise, and Hurghada for 11 nights and 12 days
Our 12 Days Egypt tours Cairo, Nile Cruise, and Hurghada will open your eyes to the true beauty of Egypt and allow you to experience the true definition of entertainment. Explore the remarkable attractions and treasures of Cairo while admiring the extraordinary splendor of the Giza Pyramids Complex. While aboard our magnificent Nile cruise, take in the spectacular monuments of Luxor and Aswan. Enjoy Hurghada’s natural beauty while participating in all of the exciting activities, and take the holiday you deserve.
- Giza Pyramids Complex
- Islamic Landmarks In Old Cairo
- The Egyptian Museum
- Memphis City
- Philae Temple
- The Unfinished Obelisk
- Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples
- Abu Simbel Temple
- Karnak Temple
- Valley of The Kings
- Hatshepsut Temple
- Colossi of Memnon
- Meet and greet service at the Airport.
- All transfers by a private A/C vehicle.
- 4 nights accommodation at 5* hotel in Cairo.
- 3 Nights accommodation on 5* deluxe Nile cruise.
- 4 nights accommodation at 5* hotel in Hurghada.
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary.
- Private Egyptologist tour guide throughout your tours.
- Domestic flight (Cairo / Aswan).
- Domestic flight (Hurghada / Cairo).
- Mineral water and soft drinks.
- Safari by Quads.
- Snorkeling excursion.
- All service charges & taxes.
- International Airfare.
- Egypt entry visa.
The first day begins with your arrival in Egypt.
When you arrive at Cairo Airport, our representative will help you with passport control, luggage identification, and portage. You will be driven to your hotel for check-in in a private A/C car from the airport. We will pick you up from your hotel in the evening for a Dinner Cruise, where you will sit back and relax while watching a colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band, which will include the unforgettable Tannoura spin, in keeping with Egypt’s whirling dervishes tradition, before being transferred back to your hotel for the night.
Day 2: Visit the Pyramids, Saqqara, and Memphis.
After breakfast, you will meet your private Egyptologist tour guide to begin your 12-day Egypt tour at one of the world’s seven wonders: the Pyramids of Giza.
Giza Pyramids Complex
Three main pyramids, six smaller pyramids, the Great Sphinx, and the Valley Temple are all part of the complex. The structure dates from 2400 B.C. when it was built by the 4th dynasty.
The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid, also known as “King Khufu’s Pyramid,” is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids on the Giza Plateau, and the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to have survived intact. The enormous pyramid stands 147 meters tall, has 2,300,000 stones in its construction, and took twenty years to complete.
The Great Sphinx of Giza
“King Chephren” owns the Great Sphinx. It is the world’s largest statue, measuring 73 meters in length, 19 meters in width, and 20 meters in height. It is the oldest monumental sculpture that has been discovered.
The Valley Temple
This is the only surviving granite funerary temple used by Ancient Egyptians for the mummification procedure on the Giza plateau.
Lunch will be served at a restaurant with a view of the Pyramids or the Nile, after which you will visit:
Step Pyramid of Saqqara
It dates back to the era of King Djoser, who governed Egypt in the 27th century B.C., and is thought to be the earliest large-scale cut stone building. The 62-meter-high Saqqara step pyramid is made up of six steps stacked on top of one another.
King Menes established it as Egypt’s first capital, and it was strategically located between Upper and Lower Egypt. Memphis was said to be guarded by the god Ptah, who was the god of creation and art.
Finally, we return you to your hotel for the evening.
Day 3: Sightseeing Tour of Cairo
After breakfast, you’ll meet up with your own tour guide to visit some of Cairo’s most popular tourist destinations, including:
The Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum houses a unique 5000-year-old art collection. Nearly 250,000 real ancient Egyptian items are on display, including an exhibit dedicated to King Tutankhamen’s riches, gold, and jewelry, which was kept safe for over 3,500 years in his tomb.
Lunch will be served at a local Cairo restaurant before visiting:
Citadel of Salah El Din
Salah El Din Citadel is a majestic fortification that served as Egypt’s center of government until the 1860s. It was built under the reign of Salah ad-Din. Work on the structure began in 1176 and was finished in 1182.
Mohamed Ali Mosque
The mosque was built between 1830 and 1848 and is known as “The Alabaster Mosque” since the majority of the walls are composed of flawless alabaster. Mohamed Ali Mosque is a copy of Istanbul’s Blue Mosque.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a magical link between predynastic Egypt and modern and contemporary Egypt. The museum will use the most advanced museological methods to present all of Egypt’s wonderful art, history, and culture, which dates back over 4000 years, in the simplest and most amazing way possible.
Bazaar of Khan El Khalili
A journey to Cairo is not complete without a stop at the Khan El-Khalili market, the Middle East’s oldest and most famous bazaar. It was built about 970 AD, the same year that Cairo was founded.
We will transfer you back to your Cairo hotel for the night at the end of the day.
Day Four: Fly to Aswan and see the sights.
Enjoy your breakfast in the morning, then check out of your hotel and we will drive you to Cairo airport to catch your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, you will meet your tour guide to continue your 12-day Egypt tour in Aswan by visiting the stunning Aswan tourist attractions, which include:
The High Dam
It was erected between 1960 and 1970 across the Nile River at Aswan, and it has had a profound impact on Egypt’s economy and culture.
The Unfinished Obelisk
Ancient Egypt’s largest obelisk. It was commissioned by Queen Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BC) to accompany the Lateran Obelisk (originally from Karnak) and afterward transported to Rome’s Lateran Palace.
Temple of Philae
The goddess Isis of Love and Beauty is honored in Philae Temple. As part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign initiative, the temple complex was deconstructed and transported to neighboring Agilkia Island, safeguarding it and other monuments before the Aswan High Dam was completed in 1970.
At the end of the day, we’ll transfer you to a 5* deluxe Nile cruise, where you’ll have lunch and spend the night.
Day 5: Tour of Abu Simbel
Have your breakfast boxes first thing in the morning, then accompany your private tour guide for a visit to one of the world’s most historically significant locations:
Temples of Abu Simbel
The two Temples of Abu Simbel are regarded as marvels of ancient Egypt due to their distinct style. The Temples are rock-cut temples that were created during King Ramses II’s reign in 1200 B.C. King Ramses II is honored in one temple, while his loving wife Queen Nefertari is honored in the other. Both temples are adorned with magnificent sculptures and artwork. This temple has hand-carved pillars, wall murals, sculptures, statues, and much more.
Return to your cruise for lunch, then begin sailing and spend the night.
Day 6: Visit the Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
After breakfast, embark on a guided tour of the following locations:
Temple of Kom Ombo
A temple with a view of the Nile. The Kom Ombo Temple is split into two temples, each with two entrances, two hypostyle halls, and two sanctuaries. Continue your journey to:
Dedicated to Horus, the Egyptian god. Edfu Temple is Egypt’s best-preserved Greco-Roman temple, with a “Play” depicting Horus’ victory over the wicked god Seth painted on its walls.
Have lunch on board and then sail to Luxor, arriving late at night and spending the night on board.
Day 7: Visit Luxor’s East Bank Attractions/Fly to Hurghada
After breakfast, disembark and check out from the Nile cruise at 8:00 a.m. Then continue your journey with your personalized tour guide by viewing Luxor tourism spots such as:
No other Egyptian landmark is more impressive than Karnak, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Egypt. It is the world’s largest temple complex, and it represents the labor of many generations of ancient builders and Pharaohs. On 247 acres of land, Karnak Temple consists of three main temples, smaller walled temples, and other peripheral temples.
The Kings’ Valley
The tombs of Egypt’s monarchs from the 18th to the 20th dynasties can be found here, including those of the renowned pharaoh Ramses II and Tutankhamen. The tombs were well-stocked with everything a monarch may require in the afterlife. The majority of the tombs’ interior decoration is still in good condition.
Temple of Hatshepsut
Of all the Ancient Egyptian temples, it is one of the most magnificent and well-preserved. The temple was constructed on three levels, with two large ramps connecting the floors in the center.
The only remnants of a complete funerary temple are two huge stone statues of King Amenhotep III. The statues are fashioned from quartzite sandstone blocks found in Cairo and transported 700 kilometers to Luxor.
During the tour, lunch will be given at a Nile view restaurant, followed by a transport to Hurghada, where you will check into a 5* hotel for the night.
Excursion to Hurghada for Snorkeling on Day Eight
Take advantage of Hurghada’s wonderful warm weather by going snorkeling in the Red Sea, where you may marvel at the vivid colors, unusual shapes, and psychedelic patterns while observing the fish, coral, and plants.
Day Nine: Hurghada Safari Trip
A guided safari tour in Hurghada provides an incredible adventure. Cross the mighty sand dunes on a quad bike, discover the mysteries of a traditional Bedouin village and learn about their lives and traditions, ride a camel and witness the amazing sunset view with a barbeque dinner, mineral water, and soft drinks, and then enjoy watching the stars by night while driving back from the Bedouin village to your Hurghada hotel.
Day ten: Hurghada Free day
You have the entire day to yourself to explore Hurghada. Hurghada is where you’ll spend the night.
Eleventh day: Hurghada to Cairo
Enjoy your breakfast and afternoon before being transferred to Hurghada airport for your journey to Cairo, where you will be met and transferred to a 5-star hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 12: The Final Day of Your Egypt Tours of 12 Days
Breakfast at the hotel, then transport to the airport for your journey home, bringing your 12-day Egypt tours to a close. Tip: To adapt your requirements and meet your demands, you can express your opinions about adding or eliminating any tours from your tour itinerary.