Explore the best ancient monuments and tourist sights Travel to Egypt has to offer in 9 days Egypt tour itinerary you will visit both of Cairo’s and Alexandria’s landmarks, and sail on the thin line separating between reality and fiction on board a luxury Nile cruise through the beating heart of Egypt between Luxor and Aswan to behold some hypnotic ancient Egyptian temples and tombs such as Karnak, Queen Hatshepsut temples, Valley of the Kings, and other historical monuments.
Day 1: Cairo
Arrival Cairo airport, the representative of “Travel To Egypt” will meet and help you finish your travel papers, then transfer by a private air-conditioned car to 5* hotel in Cairo to check. Evening time the tour guide of our company will accompany you to enjoy a dinner cruise overlooking the Nile view, then return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Cairo
After Breakfast at your hotel, then join your tour guide and start the exploration of the 9 days Egypt tour itinerary by casting your eyes on one of the seven wonders of the world monuments.
Giza Pyramids: Discover the great civilization of the ancient Egyptians in Giza plateau, take some historical photos in there, ride the camels and enjoy your time, free your soal and immerse yourself in the sense of glory and power of the Egyptian pharaohs. the complex includes three main pyramids, six little pyramids, the great sphinx and the Valley Temple. The complex dates back to the 4th dynasty 2400 years B.C.
King Khufu Pyramid: It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids of Giza plateau and the only one to remain intact from the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The Pyramid belongs to King Khufu. The height of the great pyramid is 147 m, the number of stones used in construction is 2,300,000 and it took twenty years to be built. Its one of the greatest achievements of ancient Egyptians.
The Great Sphinx: The Sphinx belongs to King Chephren, it’s the largest statue in the world, standing 73 m. long, 19 m. wide, and 20 m in height. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture. the purpose of building this big statue in ancient Egyptians belief is to fear the enemy and protect the three Pyramid.
Valley Temple: A Granite mortuary temple used by the Ancient Egyptians for the mummification process and this is the only remaining one at Giza plateau.
Before ending your experience in Giza Pyramids, move with your tour guide to have your delicious lunch at local restaurant in Cairo. Then process to visit the oldest Pyramids in Egypt.
Saqqara Step Pyramid: It is considered to be the earliest large-scale cut stone construction it dates back to the reign of King Djeser who ruled Egypt during the 27th century B.C. The step pyramid consists of 6 steps built atop one another with a height of 62m.
Finally, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Cairo and overnight.
Day 3: Alexandria
Enjoy the breakfast and prepare yourself for a tour to witness the most famous tourist attractions in the city of Alexandria by a private A/C and Egyptologist tour guide starting with:
The Catacombs: A Roman burial site whose family tomb reveals the merging of Egyptian and Roman art and architecture. Descend below ground to visit the tomb and Caracalla Hall.
Back above ground, continue to visit:-
Pompey’s Pillar: An 82-foot (25-meter) granite column built to honor Emperor Diocletian, who freed the besieged city and brought food to its starving people.
Continuing to visit:-
The Citadel of Quitbey: A 15th-century fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast. It was established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qa’it Bay. Quitbay Citadel is situated on the same place as the Pharos Island.
Lunch will be served at a seafood restaurant, then move to visit:-
Alexandria Library: A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. Alexandria library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books.
At the end of the day transfer back to your hotel in Cairo and overnight.
Day 4: Aswan
Check out from your hotel in Cairo and transfer to Cairo airport to catch your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, continue your 9 days Egypt tourby a tour to witness the most famous landmarks in Aswan the “Nubian City” starting with:-
The High Dam: It was built across the Nile at Aswan and was constructed between 1960 and 1970, it has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt.
The Unfinished Obelisk: The largest obelisk in ancient time. It was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC) to complement the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak) and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome.
Philae Temple: Philae Temple dedicated to goddess Isis of Love and beauty. The temple complex was dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam.
At the end of the day check in at deluxe Nile cruise and overnight on board.
Day 5: Kom Ombo
Morning time join your tour guide and move to visit Kom Ombo temple, it’s overlooking the Nile. This temple is divided into 2 temples with 2 entrances, 2 hypostyle Halls and 2 sanctuaries, Continue sailing to:-
Day 6: Edfu
Edfu Temple: Dedicated to God Horus. Edfu temple is considered the most preserved Greco-Roman temple all over Egypt and on its walls portrayed a “Play” shows the overcome of Horus over the devil god Seth.
Sail to Luxor, arrive late night and overnight on board.
Day 7: Luxor
Check out after breakfast, then you will be accompanied by your tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle to complete your 9 days Egypt tour itinerary by visiting Luxor tourist attractions starting at:-
Valley of the Kings: Welcome to the best attraction in Egypt, The final resting place of Egypt’s rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty, it is home to tombs including the great pharaoh Ramses II and boy pharaoh Tutankhamen. The tombs were well stocked with all the material goods a ruler might need in the next world. Most of the decoration inside the tombs still well preserved. Valley of the Kings must be visited the place during your trip to Egypt.
Hatshepsut Temple: Queen Hatshepsut temple is one of the most beautiful & best preserved of all of the temples of Ancient Egypt. The temple was built on three levels with two wide ramps in a central position joining the levels together.
Colossi of Memnon: Two massive stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple. The statues are made from blocks of quartzite sandstone which exist in Cairo then moved 700 KM to Luxor.
Then move to have your lunch on an island, so your tour includes a boat trip on the Nile River. End your journey by a tour to:-
Karnak Temples: No site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak Temple. It is the largest temple complex ever built by man. It represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and Pharaohs. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples situated on 247 acres of land.
Finally, transfer to Luxor airport to catch the flight to Cairo and overnight.
Day 8: Cairo
The Egyptian Museum: The Egyptian Museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years.
At the end of the day transfer back to your hotel and overnight.
Lunch will be served at local restaurant in Cairo then proceed to visit:
Amr Ibn Alas Mosque: The oldest mosque to be built not only in Egypt but also all over Africa, it dates back to 642 A.D. Due to extensive reconstruction over the centuries, nothing of the original building remains
Hanging Church: One of the oldest churches in Egypt as it dates back to the 3rd century AD. The church named by the Hanging church because it was built above Babylon Fortress.
Ben Ezra’s Synagogue: Egypt’s oldest surviving synagogue, dating to the 9th century and housed in a former church constructed in the 4th century. The Copts were forced to sell to pay taxes then Ben Ezra bought it. The famed Geniza Documents, discovered in the synagogue basement.
Finally, enjoy visiting Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Khan El Khalili Bazaar: No visit to Cairo is Complete without a stop at the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, the bazaar is the oldest and the most famous in the middle east. It was constructed in 970 AD, the same year as the founding of Cairo.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 9: Fly Back Home
Breakfast at the hotel in the morning, then our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the final departure formalities to end your 9 day Egypt tour.