Cairo, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan... on our complete tour we'll see all the unmissable sights in Egypt in 8 days. The best way to really discover the land of the Pharaohs.
Best of Egypt: 8 Day all Inclusive Tour
On the first day, we'll be waiting for your in the Cairo airport to give you your visa help you with immigration controls and take you to your hotel, eating in a local restaurant in the evening.
Having eaten breakfast we'll visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, where the bravest can see the inside, dodging the ancient booby traps the ancient builders left to deter grave robbers... (only joking!). Then with the visit to Egypt's most famous historical site over, we'll eat a traditional lunch and make our way to Memphis, Egypt's first capital, and to Saqqara, its necropolis.
Having rested at your hotel, we'll head to the Old Cairo, to the medieval area where we'll walk its oldest street, explore the Khan el Khalili market, and eat a typical dinner in the famous and historical Café of mirrors.
Today we'll visit the most emblematic spots in the centre of the city. We'll see the Citadel, explore the Alabaster Mosque, haggle in the Khan el Khalili, pass through the Coptic neighbourhood, eat, and marvel at the masterworks of the Egyptian Museum (entrance to the Mummy's Room is not included). Then in the evening, we'll eat in a local restaurant.
Having eaten we'll make our way to the airport to take a flight to Luxor, once called Thebes, the departure point for your cruise down the Nile. In the evening we'll visit the Luxor Temple lit up by night - which will perhaps be the most enduring image of your trip - and tour the city centre on board a horse-drawn carriage, before spending the night on board the boat.
We make our way to the Karnak temple first thing in the morning, separated from the Luxor temple by the majestic Avenue of the Sphinxes, nearly 2 miles long and lined with hundreds of human-headed sphinxes. The tour will then continue, crossing to the East bank of the Nile to see the Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of some of the most famous pharaohs can be found (entrance to Tutankhamun's tomb is an extra 16 euros, approximately). And we'll visit the Hatshepsut temple and the enormous Colossi of Memnon.
Then when we return to the boat we'll cruise southwards up the river Nile, towards Edfu, enjoying a wander around the floodgates of Esna in the evening.
We begin the day by visiting the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus, the sky God and perhaps the most important of the Egyptian deities, the best-preserved temple and most spectacular temple in the country.
Then we'll continue our cruise, sailing towards Kom Ombo, where we'll visit its temple, dedicated to the Gods Sobek and Horus - whose location makes it one of the most beautiful. Then at the end of the day we continue to sail the River Nile, towards Aswan.
The day begins with a bus trip to the Temples of Abu Simbel, the most famous in all Egypt, saved from rising waters thanks to co-ordinated international effort. We'll return to Aswan to visit the temple of Philae, found on a beautiful island known as the Jewel of the Nile, returning to the cruise ship to eat. Then after lunch, we'll sail around the region in a Felucca a traditional wooden boat found along the Nile, arriivng back to the cruise ship at 4 pm to spend the night.
Having eaten breakfast we'll take you to the Aswan airport where we'll take the return flight to Cairo. And when there we'll help you to take your international flight.
We'll adapt the departure time from Aswan depending on the timing of your flight from Cairo. If it leaves early, we'll leave Aswan earlier and offer you a continental breakfast, or something to go. If your Cairo flight is in the evening, we'll offer you breakfast on board the boat before taking you to Aswan to take your flight to Cairo.
What do I need?
The only thing you need to make this tour is a return flight to Cairo, arriving on the day you've reserved, and returning on the same day the next week. That means, if you arrive on a Monday you should return the next Monday.
Whenever possible, we'll adapt the different visits so that you can make the most of our complete Egypt tour.
Everything is included in the price, visa, internal flights, transport, hotels, boats, breakfast, lunch and dinner, guides, excursions, tickets and all tips including to the guide and the boat staff and other workers. The only thing that is not included are the drinks.
It's almost impossible to compare our prices to those of other agencies, we're the only ones who include everything, and for those who don't the final price could end up being double.
Hotels and Boats
We offer the circuit with 2 category options:
- Hotel in Cairo: The Oasis Hotel Pyramids or Pyramids Park Resort Cairo or similar.
- Boat: MS Miss Egypt, MS Tuya, MS Jasimn or similar.
- Hotel in Cairo: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence or similar.
- Boat: MS Blue Shadow, HS Moondance, MS Jaz C. Jubilee or similar.
The indicated price is per person, per double room. Anyone travelling alone will have to pay an individual supplement.
Want to visit the Red Sea too?
If you want to make the most of your time in Egypt and you've got a few extra days to spare, take a look at our 11 Days All-Inclusive Egypt Tour Package which follows a similar route to this 8 day route, and includes a visit to the Red Sea, where you can relax on the beautiful beaches at the end of your incredible Egyptian adventure.
|Adults||Children from 6 to 12||Children under 6|
Children from 6 to 12US$ 467.3
Children under 6US$ 233.6
Children from 6 to 12US$ 584.1
Children under 6US$ 233.6
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
The tour is exclusively in English.
All transport from start to finish.
Visa and assistance from minute 1.
English speaking guides throughout.
3 nights full board in Cairo.
4 nights of cruise all included.
All tickets, excursions and guided tours mentioned.
Domestic flights to and from Cairo.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Cairo local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - What if I arrive in Cairo the day before the tour begins?
A - We recommend that you arrive on the day the tour begins. but if you arrive ahead of time, you should pay the cost of transfers or hotel before the tour begins.
Q - How many suitcases can be taken on the domestic flights?
A - The domestic flights normally take place on Egyptair. You can take a cabin bag of up to 10 kgs and a main suitcase of up to 23 kgs.
Q - Are the restaurants always the same ones?
A - No. It depends on the group and the hotels.
Q - Can we eat in a different restaurant?
A - Yes, but you can contract a private transfer.
Q - Is it possible to adapt the meals to someone who can't eat salt?
A - Yes, you should indicate so in the comments when making the reservation and remind the guide on the day of the tour.
Q - Is it possible to include a visit to the Nubian Village?
A - If you would like to visit the Nubian Village you can do so, contracting a tour from Aswan on the last day of the tour.
Q - Is it possible to be picked up form the Cairo airport in the morning? Will there be any problem with visas?
A - Yes, we can pick you up at any time at the airport. There will be no problem sorting the visas, there are personell at any time of day.
Q - Is it possible to guarantee an exterior cabin?
A - All of the cabins are exterior.
Q - Does the visit to the Valley of the Kings include Tutankhamun's tomb?
A - No, during the tour of the Valley of the Kings we will visit three different tombs. If you want to see Tutankhamun's tomb, you must pay €10.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).