12-Day Best Egypt Tour with Sharm El Sheikh

A well-balanced vacation.

This is an exceptional Egypt tour, seamlessly combining ancient wonders with leisurely moments.

Witness the magnificent Pyramids in all their splendor, uncover the mesmerizing wonders of Alexandria, delve into Egypt's rich history by exploring ancient temples on a Dahabiya Nile cruise, and indulge in tranquility on the picturesque beaches of Sharm El Sheikh.

We are happy to customize this itinerary by accommodating your specific interests, adjusting the scheduling, or planning special themed events and activities for celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, retirement celebrations, or bucket list experiences.

Days:

12±

Price:

from US$3,687 p/p

Best For:

First-timer/Couples

Best Time:

Oct. - Mar.

Flights:

International on request

Day Highlights
1-3
Cairo
Witness the magnificent Pyramids in all their splendor.
4
Alexandria
Explore the Alexandria Library and Roman Ruins.
5
Cairo
Return to Cairo from Alexandria.
6-8
Dahabiya Cruise
Sail through the Nile on a dahabiya while exploring Aswan and Luxor.
9-11
Sharm El Sheikh
Beach bliss, and tranquil rejuvenation await.
12 Return to Cairo and Depart.

Journey Map (Suggested Route)

Map of Egypt journey
This journey through Egypt offers a well-balanced experience. I am here to make your Egypt exploration dreams a reality, with a perfect blend of rich history, culture, and tranquil beaches.
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Tour Highlights

Cruise along the Nile River on a dahabiya, embracing the timeless beauty of this historic waterway.
dahabiya nile cruise
Partake in a delectable Cairo Foodie adventure, and savor the vibrant flavors of the local cuisine.
Cairo foodie tour
Uncover the mysteries of ancient Pyramids as you delve into the evolution at Saqqara, Dahshur and Giza.
Bent Pyramid
Experience the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids on camelback and get to know the enigmatic Sphinx in Giza.
great Sphinx
Discover the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, unearth the treasures hidden within its ancient lanes and marketplace.
Hurghada desert safari
Discover the priceless artifacts within the Egyptian Museum, in particular Tutankhamun's treasures.
Tutankhamun's treasures
Discover the awe-inspiring wonders of Alexandria, from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina to the Citadel of Qaitbay.
Citadel of Quaitbay
Delve into the temples of Luxor, experience their rich history, and marvel at their architectural brilliance.
Citadel of Quaitbay
Indulge in the Sharm El Sheikh's breathtaking beaches, boasting crystal-clear waters and pristine white sand.
luxor temple

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Cairo Arrival
  • Welcome to the magical land of Egypt! Our English-speaking representative will meet you inside the airport and assist you with your Egyptian Visa on Arrival.
  • Experience a delightful and insightful introduction to Egypt as you embark on a private airport transfer accompanied by our well-informed representative.
Day 2
Cairo | Pyramids and Sphinx Discovery
great pyramidsExplore the Great Pyramids on a Camel.
  • In the morning, our private guide and driver will meet you at your hotel for an exciting full-day Cairo tour.
  • Begin the day by exploring some of the earliest examples of Pyramid architecture in Saqqara and Dahshur, including the Step Pyramid, Bent Pyramid, and the Red Pyramid.
  • Take a Camel Ride for a memorable experience of exploring the Giza pyramids(about 30 minutes).
  • Witness the majestic Great Pyramids on the Giza plateau, an awe-inspiring representation of ancient Egypt's civilization.
  • Enter the Pyramid of Khafre and explore the secret chambers inside.
  • Discover the captivating beauty of the Great Sphinx that once mesmerized Napoleon, presenting a striking scene against the vast desert backdrop.
Day 3
Cairo | Uncover Cairo's History and Cultural Gems
Citadel of SaladinCitadel of Saladin in Cairo
  • Explore the Hanging Church, one of Egypt's oldest and most revered churches.
  • Visit the Citadel of Saladin and Muhammad Ali Mosque, and enjoy the Islamic art, architecture, and design.
  • Discover the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities*, a remarkable repository showcasing the treasures of ancient Egypt, including the famed Tutankhamun collection.
  • Venture into the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and immerse yourself in a maze of local shops.
  • Embark on a delightful Cairo foodie with your private guide, and become acquainted with the city's lively essence and flavors.
  • *The Grand Egyptian Museum(GEM) is expected to open in the late Spring of 2024. GH will replace the Egyptian Museum with GEM by then.
Day 4
Cairo-Alexandria | Discover Alexandria's Historical Sites
Citadel of QuaitbayCitadel of Quaitbay in Alexandria
  • Embark on a guided adventure to Alexander, accompanied by your private guide.
  • Explore the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, the largest Roman Cemetery, and explore the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria, where you can witness the sunken monuments.
  • Drive by Pompey's Pillar, making a memorable photo stop.
  • Proceed to the Citadel of Quaitbay, constructed on the historic grounds where the legendary Lighthouse of Alexandria stood.
  • Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in the heart of Alexandria.
Day 5
Alexandria-Cairo | Alexandria Delights Continue
Library of AlexandriaLibrary of Alexandria
  • Explore the Library of Alexandria, including the open court with statues of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy the First, reading halls, and the museum.
  • Make a stop at the iconic Stanley Bridge, a renowned symbol of modern Alexandria, and appreciate its architectural grandeur and scenic views.
  • Retreat back to your Cairo hotel and indulge in some relaxation and rejuvenation time.
Day 6
Cairo-Aswan-Nile Cruise | Explore Aswan's Wonders Aboard a Dahabiya
the Philae templeThe Philae temple in Aswan
  • A private transfer is provided to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan. As you arrive, meet your guide and discover the wonders of Aswan.
  • Discover the Temple of Philae, harmoniously combining Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architectural styles across different periods of construction, offering insights into ancient Egypt's religious and mythological beliefs.
  • Witness the Aswan High Dam, a monumental engineering marvel forming Lake Nasser and symbolizing modern Egypt's progress, showcasing human engineering prowess and the ability to shape the natural environment.
  • Indulge in a delightful cruise experience and savor a delicious lunch onboard.
  • Experience a restful night aboard your cozy cruise ship, enjoying the comfort and tranquility offered on board.
Day 7
Nile Cruise | Uncover Treasures along the Nile
the Kom Ombo TempleThe Kom Ombo Temple along the Nile
  • Explorer the awe-inspiring Kom Ombo Temple, a unique architectural marvel dedicated to two sets of gods. Be amazed by its intricate design and delve into the captivating history of ancient Egyptian religion.
  • Uncover the profound significance of the Crocodile Mummies as you discover the right side of the temple. These mummies symbolize the power and authority of Sobek, offering a glimpse into the captivating world of ancient Egyptian beliefs.
  • Immerse yourself in the rock temple and uncover the Speos of Horemheb at Gebel el-Silsila.
  • Enjoy dinner in the serene atmosphere of the illuminated temple grounds.
Day 8
Nile Cruise | Stroll through Temple of Horus
Temple of HorusTemple of Horus
  • Experience a delightful horse carriage ride to the exceptionally well-preserved Temple of Horus, famously known as the Edfu Temple. Witness its awe-inspiring architectural beauty and delve into the rich history and spiritual significance of this ancient sanctuary dedicated to the revered god Horus.
  • Venture deeper into the temple to discover the exquisite halls adorned with intricate carvings and the sacred statue of Horus.
  • Throughout the day, savor delectable meals as lunch and dinner are served onboard.
Day 9
Nile Cruise-Luxor-Sharm El Sheikh | Admire Luxor's Huge Rock-Carved Relics
Colossi of MemnonColossi of Memnon on the West Bank
  • Disembark from your ship after breakfast.
  • Explore Valley of the Kings and learn about ancient Egyptian funerary practices by entering three of the royal tombs.
  • Have a photo stop at the massive Colossi of Memnon.
  • Discover the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut which is the only pharaoh's temple on the west bank of the Nile river.
  • Marvel at Luxor Temple's pillared hall and admire the stunning reliefs on the walls.
  • A private transfer is provided to Luxor Airport for your flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon your arrival, be met and escorted to your comfortable resort.
Day 10
Sharm El Sheikh | A day of Rejuvenation and Tranquility
relax on beachRelax in front of the Red Sea
  • Indulge in a relaxing day at a stunning Red Sea beach, where you can unwind and soak up the sun at your own pace.
Day 11
Sharm El Sheikh | A Day to Unwind and Relaxation
red seaThe Peaceful Red Sea
  • Indulge in a relaxing day at a stunning Red Sea beach, where you can unwind and soak up the sun at your own pace.
Day 12
Sharm El Sheikh-Cairo | Bon Voyage!
  • Enjoy a hassle-free private transfer to Sharm El Sheikh Airport, connecting with Cairo airport for your flight back home.

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Price Includes

*Price from: $3, 687 per adult

*The price is based on a 2 adults. If the number of guests exceeds two, the price will be more affordable. (tour code: gh-eg-hm-1)

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Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
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Breakfasts and meals as listed
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Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
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Transportation as listed
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