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Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Tour by Train

8 Days
Private Tour
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A ‘must see’ for all history enthusiasts and lovers of Egypt on our Cairo Luxor Aswan Tour. This informative tour aptly named ‘Land of the Pharaohs’ will take you to all of the most famous Ancient sites of the Pharaonic Era which you could ever wish to see, including the Major sites in Cairo of the Pyramids, along with the most visited wonders of Valley of the Kings where Tutankhamen was discovered and a fascinating few days in Aswan exploring the sights of Old Nubian culture, Philae Temple and many more.

  • Met and assisted at Cairo International Airport upon arrival and departure by our Representative.
  • Expert assistance and guidance during your stay by our Personnel, including all tours mentioned.
  • All airport transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights at a Cairo hotel on bed and buffet breakfast basis.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights aboard Sleeper Train on half board basis.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in a Luxor Hotel on bed and buffet breakfast
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in an Aswan Hotel on bed and buffet breakfast
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo as mentioned are Private tours.
  • Day tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Sakkara and Memphis.
  • Day tour to Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Old Cairo
  • Day tour to Karnak and Luxor temples
  • Day tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple and Colossi of Memnon.
  • Day tour to the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Temple of Philae
  • Lunch meals during tours
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide.
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours.
  • Bottled water during the tours
  • Free loan of mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 3 min. international calls.
  • Applicable taxes for all hotels and Nile cruise included in the price.
  • International airfare.
  • Entry Visa to Egypt.
  • Personal spendings.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for Guides and Drivers.
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Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

You will be met and assisted at Cairo International Airport by your Tour Manager from Memphis Tours, who will accompany you to your Hotel for check-in and a free welcome drink. There you will be introduced to your Tour Leader for the trip who will explain what to expect on this Cairo Luxor Aswan tour. Your Tour Leader will be your point of contact throughout the whole tour holiday in Egypt, and will give you details of how to contact him at any time whilst in Egypt under the care of Memphis Tours. Throughout your holiday and in addition to the Tour Leader, you will meet a variety of English-speaking Tour Guides, who have been chosen for their expertise on each of the areas you are visiting. After check-in you are free to spend the rest of the day /evening at your leisure.
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Pyramids Tours - Train to Luxor

Check-out after breakfast, then your private Tour Guide will accompany you to visit the famous Pyramids of Giza and surrounding location. You will begin your Pyramids tour with Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara, the first Pyramid built in Egypt and was designed by Imhotep. It is at Saqqara where the first spells for the Pharaoh's afterlife were found. Whilst there, you will also see Teti's pyramid and several ancient Tombs. After Saqqara you will travel to Memphis, the ancient Capital of Egypt, to visit the colossal statue of Ramesses II. From Memphis you drive to the famous Giza Plateau to visit the only remaining wonder from the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the Great Pyramid of Khufu (called Cheops by the Ancient Greeks). Also on the plateau are the pyramids of Khafre (Chephren) and the smallest Pyramid of Menkaure (Mykerinos). The plateau is as famous for the mysterious structure 'the Sphinx' as it is for the Pyramids, where you will visit the Valley Temple. Your visit to Giza will include enough time to do the optional visit to the Solar Boat which was the vessel used to carry the Pharaoh’s mummified remains across the Nile, before being buried at the foot of the pyramid for use in his afterlife. This full day ends with dinner during an overnight trip to Luxor by a sleeper train (Private Compartment).
Please note * There is an extra charge for the Solar Boat Museum and entry inside any of the Pyramids.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Luxor Sightseeing Tours

Breakfast on-board the Sleeper Train after a pleasant overnight train ride to arrive at Ornate Luxor Train station where you will be met and assisted by your Tour Guide and driver for a day tour in Luxor and to learn more about the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt as well as the mysteries of the Pharaohs and their fascinating culture. At Luxor, you will visit Karnak Temple, the world's largest ancient religious site. The hypostyle hall with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt’s infamous landmarks. There will be free time to explore the different parts of the huge complex built during the reigns of various Pharaohs, then moving to Luxor Temple, built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for rituals and festivals that were dedicated to the God Amon. Highly recommended at night is the optional evening Sound and Light show which tells the story of Ancient Luxor and Karnak.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Luxor Excursions - Transfer to Aswan

Breakfast at your hotel in Luxor before being escorted by your Guide to cross to the West Bank of the Nile to the sites of Ancient Thebes, overall one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Visit the impressive colonnaded and terraced Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri, which was built into a high cliff face and has graphics telling the story of Hatshepsut’s expeditions to the mysterious land of Punt. Then you go to the Valley of the Kings to see a selection of the beautifully decorated rock-cut tombs, many of which still display vibrant colour and breathtaking detail of deities and scenes from the Book of the Underworld. The most visited tombs have walkways and electric lighting, and the internal walls are protected by glass where you will visit 3 tombs. (The three tombs visited are determined by the Egyptian Government as to preserve them from the large flow of visitors, therefore are rotated throughout the year and cannot be confirmed as to which tombs prior to your visit). For the rest of the day you will have free time to spend at leisure in Luxor to experience the modern culture, and from there you will be transferred to your hotel in Aswan for check-in and free time at leisure and overnight stay in Aswan.
Please Note: There is an additional Charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Aswan Sightseeing Tours

Enjoy breakfast at your Hotel in Aswan and then you will be escorted by your Tour Guide for a day tour in Aswan. Starting with a visit to the Aswan High Dam, built in the 1960’s to provide the much needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area which was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has known. Then you will go to view the ‘Unfinished Obelisk’ which still lies in the granite quarries which provided ancient Egypt with building materials. It would have been the largest piece of stone ever handled but when a crack was discovered it was abandoned where it was being hewn. Cross by boat to Angilika Island, to see the Temple of Isis at Philae which is one of the Nubian Temples rescued before the High Dam was built. Enjoy Philae’s long colonnades, towers and reliefs which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt. Then you will be transferred to your hotel in Aswan, free time at leisure and overnight stay in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Abu Simbel Optional Tour - Train to Cairo

Breakfast at your Hotel in Aswan with free day at leisure in Aswan. You may opt for an optional excursion to the awe inspiring Abu Simbel Temples by Private Vehicle or by Egyptair Domestic Flight. Abu Simbel undoubtedly remains one of Egypt's top tourist attractions to see the magnificence of these Temples. They are undisputedly one of the world's most breathtaking monuments, and Egypt’s second most visited tourist site, the Pyramids of Giza being top of the list. The most remarkable feature of the Temple of Abu-Simbel is that the construction is oriented in a way that twice a year, the morning sun rays shine through the length of the inner temple cave and illuminate the statues of the four Gods seated at the end of the cave. Finally you will be transferred to Aswan Train Station for an overnight sleeper train to Cairo (Private Compartment).
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Cairo Sightseeing Tours

Breakfast aboard the sleeper train before arriving Cairo. Once arrived you will be met and escorted by your Tour Guide to visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum in Cairo that was built in neo-classical style and designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum's vast collection of over 120,000 artifacts ranges from pre-dynastic era, through the Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period of Egypt. Amongst the most famous items which you may see are the funerary treasures of the child King Tutankhamun, the colossal statues of the heretic king, Akhenaten, and the only surviving image of Khufu, creator of Egypt's Great Pyramid. Visiting the museum is a great introduction to learning about the ancient Egyptian civilization, including their famous art of mummification. Continue your tour to the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo, including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the Hanging Church. This basilica Church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon and became the centre of the Christian Church of Egypt. You will visit also the famous Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, a major Souk in the Islamic district of Cairo, the bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike. From there you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo for free time at leisure and overnight stay.
Please Note* There is an additional charge for entering inside the Pyramids and also the Solar Boat Museum. Also an additional charge to enter the Mummies Room at the Museum. Please speak with your tour guide should you wish to purchase a ticket to enter one of these sites.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Breakfast at your Hotel in Cairo with free time at leisure followed by transfer to Cairo international Airport for your flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation Plan:
  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • Sonesta St George Hotel Luxor 
  • Mövenpick Aswan Resort
Per Person in Triple Room $ 899 $ 945
Per Person in Double Room $ 945 $ 990
One Person Traveling Alone $ 1495 $ 1565
  • Prices - Per Person in Sterling Per Tour and can be paid in US$ or Euros by credit card via a secure payment system with no extra surcharge. Current prices valid through April 30.2017 excluding Christmas Holidays.

  • Payment - Early Reservations advised to avoid disappointment in securing your spaces..Booking secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. During the Christmas holidays, packages require a deposit of 50%. forming part of your final payment. Packages and vacations which include International flights will require the full flight cost and deposit (25% or 50%) due to the regulations of the Airlines who require full payment

  • Transportation - Transport for all tours included: domestic flights, trains, and air conditioned vehicles by road.Wi-Fi, Bottled water and ice box all included whilst travelling by road. All are new vehicles of the latest design and technology.

  • Tour Guides - Are available to assist you with transfers to and from Airports, Hotels assisting at Airports with Visa, tickets, luggage. All tours of the sites in Egypt include constant guidance of a highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide.

  • Travelling with Children - Children delight in touring the Pyramids, Temples and Tombs in Egypt as often it is part of their school study programme. Memphis Tours offers packages to suit all ages with excellent combined multi location destinations such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea Resorts.

  • Wheelchair Travellers - Specially adapted Nile Cruise boat MS Amarco 1 has all amenities for wheelchairs and special assistance customers on the boat and disembarking for tours. Assistance from the Boat Crew and Tour Guides are always ready and available.For Wheelchair adapted tours and packages in Egypt (Please click here).

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