Escorted Tour Middle East Singles 9 Days Egypt Escorted Tour

Price
$1499 per person
Duration
9 days
Destination
Egypt

EGYPTOLOGIST GUIDES Egypt Explorer Tour & Nile Cruise

Explore the monumental treasures of Egypt and ancient wonders that line the banks of the Nile. Egyptologist guides will escort you on this value-packed 9-day tour!
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Explore the Great Pyramids at Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak temple complex. Experience ancient temples, including Philae, Edfu and Luxor. Embark on a 5-star cruise down the Nile and top it all off with a two-night stay in an all-inclusive Red Sea Resort. All this and more, while being escorted by expert Egyptologist guides!

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Cairo, Egypt
Return Location
Cairo, Egypt
Tour Start Date & Time
December 10, 2022 1:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Departs 2022 & 2023: The tour departs most Saturdays, contact us for available dates Booking Code: EGEXP9M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Airport transfers
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Daily breakfast
  • Escorted tour
  • Expert local guides
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements
  • Visa handling fees
Additional Prices
Optional Single Supplement: Solo travellers can opt to pay a supplement from $500 for private rooms & cabin. Extend Your Stay: We can book hotels for you before or after the tour Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential - please contact us for a quote Entrance Fees Paid Locally: Allow approx. US$150 per person for tickets to sites & museums Pre-Departure Tests: COVID-19 PCR tests may be required at time of travel

Tour overview

Discover the many highlights of Egypt, from Cairo and Luxor to Hurghada on the Red Sea and everything in between. Walk in the footsteps of the Pharaohs at the Pyramids while tracing the path of the infamous Nubians along the Nile River. Board your 5-star Nile Cruise to sail in style. Roam the colourful Bazaars and savour the moments that you experience the rich tapestry of Egyptian life.

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Early Bird Specials

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From $1,499 per person twin share – depart Saturdays

Optional single supplement is from $500 to ensure your own room.

Please note: A local payment of approximately US$150 per person is due on arrival for all entry fees during the tour.

Inclusions at a glance

  • Accommodation – 8 nights
    • 5 nights hotel accommodation in twin share rooms with private ensuites
    • 3 nights 5-star Nile Cruiser in twin share cabin with private ensuite facilities
  • Meals – 8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners (vegetarian options available on request)
  • Transportation – Air-conditioned coach or mini-bus
    • Internal flight from Cairo to Aswan
    • Nile Cruise ship, 5-star with sundeck, swimming pool & bar
  • Airport Transfers – Arrival and departure transfers on first and last day of the trip
  • Tour Guiding – Services of experienced Eqyptologist guides

Special features

  • Experience Egypt in comfort on an escorted tour. Plus, a luxurious 3-night stay onboard a luxurious Nile Cruiser with sundeck, swimming pool and bar.
  • Explore ancient wonders including the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Karnak Temple Complex, Philae Temple, Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple with local Egyptologist Guides.
  • Get your camera ready for the incredible Citadels, Mosques and Museums of Cairo. Then haggle your way through the world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
  • Ditch the history books for swimsuits at the Red Sea paradise of Hurghada for an all-inclusive resort stay. Enjoy free time here to relax and swim amongst the world-famous coral reefs.

 

Giza, Egypt
Experience the thrill of seeing the pyramids in real life!
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
  • DAY 9
DAY 1

Cairo

Upon your arrival at Cairo airport you will be met by our local representative, who will assist you through immigration and passport control and collecting your baggage. You will then be transferred to your hotel, where your Egyptologist tour guide, who will accompany you for the duration of the tour, will brief you about the tour package and the incredible experiences you will have over the following eight days. Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

DAY 2

Giza Pyramids - Sphinx - Sakkara

This morning you will experience the icons of ancient Egypt! Your Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the Giza pyramid complex, where you can see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx. We'll then visit Sakkara to see the unique step pyramid of Zoser (also known as Djoser), the first ever pyramid, constructed of six tombs built on top of each other.

DAY 3

Aswan - Philae Temple - Nile Cruise

Early this morning you will be transferred to the airport for a short internal flight down to Aswan. Upon arrival you will be transferred to our 5-star Nile cruise ship. After some time to freshen up we'll begin our Nile quest by visiting the High Dam of Aswan, where your guide will explain to you how the construction of the dam and subsequent creation of Lake Nasser required the relocation of the Nubian people and several important historical monuments, including Abu Simbel, which you have the opportunity to visit tomorrow. We'll then take a short boat ride to Agilkia Island to explore the Temple of Isis at Philae. Built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom (305 BC to 30 BC), the temple is dedicated to Isis, one of the oldest goddesses of ancient Egypt and worshipped as the paragon of motherly virtues. It is believed that the last Egyptian hieroglyph was written on the island of Philae in the late fourth century.

DAY 4

Kom-Ombo - Edfu - Nile Cruise

This morning you will have the opportunity to join our optional excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel, two massive temples in southern Egypt. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments", these iconic temples were carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC, during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II.

The tour then continues with a visit to the Temple of Kom-Ombo, a unique 'double' temple dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek, and the falcon god Haroeris (Horus). After some time to explore the temple, we'll head to Edfu. Also dedicated to Horus, this temple is more than 2,000 years old but was covered by sand until it was re-discovered by a French expedition in 1798. Because it was hidden for so long it is the most well-preserved temple in Egypt. We'll then continue on to Luxor, where we'll spend the night onboard the 5-star cruise ship.

DAY 5

Luxor - Karnak Temple - Nile Cruise

After breakfast we will arrive in Luxor and tour the East Bank of Luxor. Experience the incredible Karnak temple complex, part of the ancient city of Thebes. Dedicated to the powerful ram-headed god Amun, it offers a vast mix of temples, chapels, statues and obelisks. We'll then explore Luxor temple, an place of worship that is dedicated to three gods: Amun, his wife Mut and his son Khons. Together these temples and gods are key players in the great Opet Festival which was held each year during the flood season.

DAY 6

Valley of the Kings - Hatshepsut - Hurghada

This morning we'll start our tour of the west bank with a visit to the World famous Valley of the Kings, where you can enter some of the incredible tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs, such as King Tutankhamen. We'll then get to experience the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir El Bahary), the mortuary temple of the only Pharaoh Queen that ruled Egypt. The day will finish off with a visit to the great Colossi of Memnon, the last remains of Amenophis III’s temple. We'll then take our air-conditioned private bus to Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, where we'll be staying in an all-inclusive resort.

DAY 7

Hurghada: Free Day

This is a free day for you to enjoy however you wish. The resort in Hurghada offers a large swimming pool complex, long sandy beaches and all-inclusive food and drink; total relaxation awaits! Alternatively, you can choose to take part in any number of water sport activities, including full-day snorkelling and scuba diving excursions. The seas around Hurghada offer some of the best coral reef dive spots in the world, giving the opportunity to see many colorful fish species, including the Red Sea Clownfish, Emperor Angelfish, Picasso Trigger Fish and Moray Eels. Overnight at the resort in Hurghada.

DAY 8

Hurghada - Cairo

This morning we'll take an air-conditioned private mini bus back to Cairo. After some time to freshen up at our hotel, we'll visit the Egyptian museum to learn more about the country's incredible ancient history, followed by the old city of Cairo where you can explore Khan El Khalili, a bazaar crammed with souvenir shops, cafés and shisha bars.

DAY 9

Depart Cairo

The tour ends after breakfast at our hotel in Cairo, with transfers included to take you to the airport for your flight home. If you wish to extend your stay in Cairo, please contact us.

More about Egypt Discover Egypt

Sure, you've seen photos of the pyramids and watched The Mummy movie, but nothing you can read or view will prepare you for the real-life thrill of experiencing Egypt! Egypt connects North Africa with the Middle East, but it feels like a world of its own. Of course, it's all about the historic monuments. From the colossal Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, to Luxor's rich Karnak Temple and the mind-blowing Valley of the Kings. Cairo is the capital city and the first thing you should allow time for is visiting the Egyptian Museum. It's the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East and houses the world's most impressive collection of Pharaonic antiquities. Many travellers regret not spending longer here, so make sure you put this high on your list. The second must-do experience is wandering around Khan El-Khalili. This 14th century market is a complete attack on the senses and bold introduction to Egyptian life. As well as being a thriving shopping area - selling everything from silverware and antiques, to spices, incense and souvenirs - it's a hub of cafes that serve traditional Egyptian food, a cultural melting pot and chaotic shapshot of medieval Cairo meeting modern day Egypt. You're also not far from Al-Hussein Mosque and Al-Azhar market.
Explore the Great Pyramids at Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak temple complex. Experience ancient temples, including Philae, Edfu and Luxor. Embark on a 5-star cruise down the Nile and top it all off with a two-night stay in an all-inclusive Red Sea Resort. All this and more, while being escorted by expert Egyptologist guides!

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Tour departures

This escorted tour departs Cairo on Saturdays in 2022 and 2023.

Departures are subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking. Please ask us for your preferred date and we will advise availability and cost. Contact us to find out about departures at other times of the year.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions in the itinerary are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority, especially as we adjust to a new world for travellers. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.

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Safe travel requirements:
A COVID-19 test must be taken 48 hours prior to departure from Australia and proof of a negative result submitted to the airline at check-in, along with your medical certificate showing a double vaccinated status.

Egypt Entry Requirements
There is currently no travel ban for tourist arriving Egypt. A COVID9 test may be required on arrival and travel is not recommend unless you have been fully vaccinated.

Returning to Australia - Pre-departure COVID-19 testing
When returning to Australia, you may be required to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR or RT-PCR test to your airline when checking in for your flight at the departure point (exemptions apply).

Masks must be worn on all international flights, including at airports.

Local authorities and airlines may have additional requirements in place for departures. We recommend you check these before arriving at the airport. If you're transiting through other destinations during your trip, check on any local requirements at each transit destination and confirm any specific requirements for onward travel with your airline.

Only get tested through verified official testing centres. Scammers are taking advantage of travellers by charging for fake tests. If you're unsure where to get tested, contact the local health authority for advice.

You may still need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result even if you've been vaccinated. If you've had a COVID-19 vaccine, you should carry your vaccination certificate along with your negative PCR test results while travelling, especially if you have one or more transit stops. Some destinations may ask for proof of testing and vaccination before allowing you to transit through or cross their border.

These guidelines are subject to change as the global situation evolves. The enforcement of certain measures (i.e. covid testing, social distancing, mask-wearing etc.) will vary in different regions. It's important that you defer to local health authorities for best practices in their region.

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9 Days Egypt Escorted Tour

Price
$1499 per person
Duration
9 days
Destination
Egypt

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