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Classical Egypt and Hurghada

Duration

10 Days

From

$2580

USD

Overview

The "Classical Egypt and Hurghada" tour is a captivating journey that immerses you in Egypt's rich history and natural splendor. Starting in Cairo, you'll stand in awe of the iconic pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, monumental testaments to ancient Egypt's architectural prowess. Your adventure continues as you explore Aswan, with its stunning temples and serene Nile River views.

The tour then takes you to Edfu and Luxor, where you'll wander through the Valley of the Kings, visit grand temples like Karnak and Luxor, and cruise along the historic Nile River, witnessing temples and tombs that line its banks.

A highlight of this journey is the visit to Dendera, a site renowned for its remarkable temple dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of love and joy. Finally, you'll arrive in Hurghada, a coastal paradise along the Red Sea, offering world-class snorkeling and diving experiences amidst vibrant coral reefs and an array of marine life.

This tour seamlessly blends Egypt's historical treasures with the natural beauty of Hurghada, providing a comprehensive exploration of Egypt's diverse offerings, from ancient wonders to underwater adventures.

Tour Highlights

Pyramids of Cheops, Kefren and Micerinos

The ticket admission to the Pyramids of Cheops, Kefren, and Micerinos offers a remarkable journey into the heart of Egypt's ancient wonders. As you enter this historic site, you'll be transported back in time to an era when these colossal pyramids were constructed as tombs for pharaohs. The Pyramids of Cheops, also known as the Great Pyramid, stand as a testament to human engineering and ambition, with Cheops being the largest of the three. Kefren's Pyramid, with its iconic Sphinx nearby, presents a stunning architectural marvel, while the Pyramid of Micerinos adds its unique charm to the landscape.

Aswan Dam

The Aswan Dam tour takes you to one of Egypt's most significant engineering achievements, the Aswan High Dam. This monumental structure spans the Nile River, creating the vast Lake Nasser. As you explore the dam, you'll learn about its role in controlling the annual Nile floods, providing hydroelectric power, and supporting agriculture. The tour offers insights into Egypt's modern development and its ability to harness the Nile's resources for the benefit of the country and its people, making it a fascinating blend of history, technology, and environmental impact.

Necropolis of Thebas

The Necropolis of Thebes, located on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt, is a sprawling ancient burial ground that holds a wealth of archaeological treasures. Tourists visiting this site can explore the intricately decorated tombs of pharaohs, nobles, and high-ranking officials from the New Kingdom period. These well-preserved tombs offer vivid depictions of daily life, religious ceremonies, and Egyptian mythology on their elaborately painted walls and ceilings. The most famous tomb in the necropolis is that of Tutankhamun, whose discovery in 1922 revealed a wealth of golden artifacts and sparked worldwide fascination. This historic site provides a captivating glimpse into ancient Egypt's burial practices, artistry, and religious beliefs, making it a must-visit for anyone interested in the country's rich history.

Inclusions :

Meals

- All Breakfast buffet include. - 7 Lunch included in:CAIRO, Aswan, Aswan, Esna, Dendera, HURGHADA, Monastry of St. Paul and St. Anthony - 5 dinner included in:Aswan, Edfu, Luxor, HURGHADA, HURGHADA

Transport

- Travel by bus with English speaking guide - Includes arrival and departure transfer. - Transfer: Red Granite Quarry and Unfinished Obelisk, El Gouna - Boat: Typical sailing boats felucca and show typical dance beduina - Flights included: Cairo-Aswan

Accommodation

- 09 nights of hotel accommodation is included.

Itinerary

Day 1

CAIRO

Welcome to Europamundo! Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the information boards in the hotel reception area for details of the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travelers.

 
 

Day 2

CAIRO

Full day visit where we explore the famous Pyramids of Cheops, Kefren and Micerinos (tickets to go inside the pyramids are not included), and also the impressive Sphinx, which is sculpted from rock. Visit to the Egyptian Museum with its ancient art and where the treasure of the Lost Tomb of Tutankhamen is kept. Lunch included. Citadel of Saladin and the Alabaster Mosque. We will take a walk through the Coptic neighborhood where we visit the Hanging Church built above a Roman fortress.

 
 

Day 3

CAIRO - ASWAN

Transfer to the airport early in the morning to depart by regular flight (included) to ASWAN. Arrival and transfer to the ship, embarkation procedures and accommodation. In Aswan you will visit the Red Granite Quarry, where the famous Unfinished Obelisk is located. We will observe the ingenious procedure used by the ancient Egyptians for the extraction of granite blocks. We will also visit the High Aswan Dam, a huge engineering work that retains the waters of the Nile. We will visit the beautiful Temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis and located on a small island that can only be accessed by boat. Finally, we will enjoy a felucca ride on the river, typical fishing boats. Full board. Accommodation on board.

 

Day 4

ASWAN - KOM OMBO - EDFU

Navigation to KOM OMBO. In the morning we will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, a unique temple dedicated to two Gods, Sobek and Haroesis, where there is a Nilometer (ancient Nile River level measurement system) and a mummified crocodile. Departure to EDFU. Arrival and transfer by carriage to visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the God Horus (represented by a Falcon), it was in the past partially covered by silt during the periodic floods of the Nile. Once the rescue and restoration work finished, we found one of the most beautiful temples of the Ptolemaic era in an exceptional state of conservation. Full board on board.

 
 

Day 5

EDFU - ESNA - LUXOR

Full Board on board. Navigation to Luxor crossing the Esna lock. Arrival in LUXOR and free afternoon. Night on board.

 
 

Day 6

LUXOR

During our stay in Luxor we will get to know one of the most impressive ancient cities on the planet. Early in the morning, from our hotel we will take a private boat to cross the Nile River, with its peace and impressive views early in the morning, we go to the west bank. We visited the "Valley of the Artisans" Deir el-Medina, a little-visited place, here they lived and are the tombs of great builders and craftsmen who built and decorated the royal tombs of ancient Egypt. We will visit three tombs, their paintings show scenes of daily life at that time. After that, we visit the fantastic temple of Medinet Habu, the temple of Ramses II, large and magnificently preserved, its scenes of wars will surprise us. We stopped in front of the Colossi of the Memnon, two impressive statues of Amenhotep II. We will visit the VALLEY OF THE QUEENS where the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir el Bahari) is located, considered the first woman to occupy the position of pharaoh. We also visit the famous VALLEY OF THE KINGS where the tombs of the main pharaohs are hidden. Among these tombs, composed of several rooms and corridors leading to the corresponding burial chambers (we include, in addition to the general admission, a ride in an electric cart to access the enclosure and tomb of Ramses -which requires additional entry-). Return to the east bank of Luxor. Free time for lunch.In the afternoon we visit KARNAK, it housed the most important religious complex in Ancient Egypt, highlighting the immense temple of Amun-Ra, our guide will take us to the little-crowded temple of Khinsu. We will also visit the LUXOR MUSEUM, which shows us an impressive collection of objects and mummies found in this area. After dark we include the entrance to the LUXOR TEMPLE, its lighting makes it magical at this time. Time to walk in the commercial area (souk) near the temple.Note: The order of the visits will vary based on climatological factors and procuring to visit the different locations at times of less affluence.

 
 

Day 7

LUXOR - DENDERA - HURGHADA

Free time in the morning stroll, shop or sightseeing in Luxor. At around 11am we will leave for DENDERA, one of the best preserved Egyptian complexes thanks to the fact that it remained buried by sand and mud until it was discovered in the mid-nineteenth century. Impressive enclosure of 40,000 square meters surrounded by a burly brick wall eight to ten meters high. We are surprised by its walls and its immense doors. Temple dedicated to Hathor, goddess of love and fertility. After the visit lunch included and continuation to the Red Sea. Our highway crosses desert mountain ranges, interesting landscapes. HURGHADA, arrival in the late afternoon. We are located in the most popular of Egypt´s resorts, its hotels stretch over a strip of almost 50 kilometers. Hotel accommodation on an all-inclusive basis.

 
 

Day 8

HURGHADA

Full day in Hurghada. Free time during the morning to relax in the hotel facilities or go on your own to visit the large aquarium or the museum of Hurghada. After lunch (included), an excursion to get to know the area a little more. We will go to EL GOUNA, a short distance from Hurghada, we are in the most luxurious holiday town in Egypt. Numerous canals and lagoons were opened to access most of the residences by yacht, free time to walk around this exclusive place. After the center of Hurghada, we will stop next to its mosque (we will get to visit it) and walking we will go to the marina, a very touristic and lively area, with shops and restaurants. After free time, return to our hotel. Stay on an all-inclusive basis.

 
 

Day 9

HURGHADA - MONASTRY OF ST. PAUL AND ST. ANTHONY - AL GALALA - CAIRO

Following the Red Sea, we travel to two impressive Coptic monasteries. St. Anthony and St. Paul are the oldest monasteries in Christendom, dating back to the fourth century, when monks began to settle in caves and hidden cliffs, at the foot of the Red Sea Mountain. The two monasteries are considered the holiest places of the Coptic church in Egypt. Between arid mountains, surrounded by powerful walls, the MONASTERY OF ST PAUL thrills us, with its orchards and palm trees, and the pilgrims who come to pray at its fourth century’s cave/church with its simple murals. After that we continue to the MONASTERY OF ST ANTHONY, also walled with its many buildings and adobe houses, its atmosphere seems stopped in time, the church of St Anthony, built on the tomb of the Saint houses magnificent Coptic murals of the thirteenth century. Lunch included in service area.After these emotional places we travel to EL GALALA, we will be surprised with the new cities that Egypt is building in the desert. We will go first to the luxury resort located next to the Red Sea, with its marina and water park; from here we include the cable car climb (the highest slope in Africa) to El Galala, a new city (its construction began in 2015), magnificently designed, houses a large university.Continuation to CAIRO. - Arrival at the end of the day.

 
 

Day 10

CAIRO

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and end of our services.

 
 

Included Activities

Our tour package includes 18 exciting activities that offer a variety of experiences. 

Dates & Availability

Departing

Nov 4, 2023

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Middle

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Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Nov 18, 2023

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Low

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Available

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$2,580

Departing

Nov 25, 2023

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Low

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Price

$2,580

Departing

Dec 2, 2023

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Low

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Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Dec 9, 2023

Seson

Low

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Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Dec 16, 2023

Season

Low

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Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Dec 23, 2023

Seson

High

Status

Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Dec 30, 2023

Season

High

Status

Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Jan 6, 2024

Seson

Low

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Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Jan 13, 2024

Season

Low

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Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Jan 20, 2024

Seson

Low

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Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Jan 27, 2024

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Low

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Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Feb 3, 2024

Seson

Low

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Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Feb 10, 2024

Season

Low

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Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Feb 17, 2024

Seson

Low

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Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Feb 24, 2024

Season

Low

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Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Mar 2, 2024

Seson

Low

Status

Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Mar 9, 2024

Season

Low

Status

Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Mar 16, 2024

Seson

Low

Status

Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Mar 23, 2024

Season

Middle

Status

Available

Price

$2,580

Departing

Mar 30, 2024

Seson

Middle

Status

Available

Price

$2,580

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