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12 Days in Egypt: Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Aswan & Hurghada

Top 12-day Egypt Tour (Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada & Nile River Cruise) package. Embark on an extraordinary 12-day Egypt tour that will take you on an immersive journey through the country’s most iconic destinations, including Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Luxor, Aswan, and a captivating Nile River cruise. Get ready to explore ancient wonders, vibrant cities, stunning coastal landscapes, and the historic Nile River.

Begin your 12-day Egypt Tour itinerary (Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada & Nile River Cruise) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum. Travel from Cairo to Alexandria to discover the Roman Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa and the Citadel of Qaitbay.

Fly from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Discover the great sights along the Nile valley from Aswan to Luxor. Explore the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple, and the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Visit the most intact temple in Egypt, Edfu Temple, and the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan.

Travel from Luxor to Hurghada for some relaxation on the Red Sea beaches. Explore the great underwater world of the Red Sea. Fly from Hurghada back to Cairo for the rest of your 12-day Egypt Tour package.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 5-star standard hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis for 05 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada on an All-inclusive basis for 03 nights
  • 5-star standard Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 24 meals: 11 breakfasts, 07 lunches, and 06 dinners
  • Drinks at Hurghada hotel
  • Alexandria day trip from Cairo
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Licensed Egyptologists tour guides
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Arrival visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and drinks when not included
  • Any optional tour

Children Policy

  • Children from 0 – 2 years get 70% off
  • Children from 3 – 5 years get 60% off
  • Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
  • Children from 12 years are considered adults
Highlights of this 12-day Egypt tour
  • Visiting the only ancient wonder still standing, the Great Pyramid of Khufu, when you visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the giant Sphinx.
  • The fabulous contents of the impressive Egyptian Museum
  • The stunning Roman Catacombs in Alexandria
  • The wonderful sunny beaches of the Red Sea and its awesome underwater world in Hurghada
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River from Aswan to Luxor on a 5-star cruise ship for three nights
  • Ponder over the ancient Egyptian afterlife and underworld at the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
Itinerary
12 Day Egypt Tour: Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Luxor, Aswan, Nile Cruise

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Arrival at Cairo International Airport will be greeted with a warm welcome from our representative at “Egypt Best Vacations.” They will provide assistance and guidance through the arrival procedures and visa regulations. Enjoy a transfer to your hotel, where you can relax during your free time, marking the start of your 12-day Egypt Tour.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Begin your 12-day exploration of Egypt with a captivating visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, enigmatic Sphinx, and unearthed necropolis of Saqqara.

Today, you will visit the Giza Plateau. Today’s tour includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the great Sphinx. The only ancient wonder which still remains (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were constructed, and why they were constructed.

Then on to the first pyramid in history of humanity, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Saqqara is one of the most important and richest necropolises in Egypt. It was the cemetery of Memphis, the 1st capital city of United Egypt in 3200 BCE.

Transfer back to your hotel.

Day 3Alexandria highlights

Today, on your 12-day Egypt tour, you will explore the enchanting City of Alexandria, which served as the capital during the Greco-Roman era. Your tour includes the famous Roman Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. The catacombs are huge Egyptian tombs and royal cemeteries with Ptolemaic and Roman influences. The catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa are one the largest Roman burial sites not just in Alexandria but in Egypt. These catacombs started as a private tomb for a wealthy family, then became a public cemetery. The catacombs house more than 300 tombs.

From the catacombs to the Pompey’s Pillar. Many of the ancient historians did not tell us more details about the “Pompey’s Pillar” but about the buildings that stood nearby and have disappeared now. The hill on which the pillar is erected was covered with temples and houses a long time before the Roman era. It was the place of the Citadel of Rhakotis. A temple was dedicated to Osiris-Serapis was built on the mountain.

Then proceed to the Citadel of Qaitbay. The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria is one of the most important fortifications in Egypt. It was constructed by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay to defend Egypt against the Ottomans/Turks.

End your tour in Alexandria with visiting the Library of Alexandria from the outside. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then travel back to Cairo.

Day 4Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of Egypt’s past are displayed on the two floors of the museum.

From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to defend Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the citadel. You will finish your tour today at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.

Transfer back to your hotel.

Day 5Fly to Aswan - Aswan Tour - Nile River cruise

Surrender to the rhythm of the Nile as your home for the next three nights becomes a comfort vessel gliding through ancient landscapes. ️So, you will take a transfer from your hotel to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Aswan Airport to commence your tour.

Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan. Your first stop will be at the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats of the 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island. The temple was built during the Greco-Roman era and, was dedicated to Isis, goddess of Love and Magic in ancient Egypt. You will end your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.

Transfer to your Nile cruise ship. Overnight in Aswan.

Optional tour: Nubian Village Tour in Aswan

Day 6Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple

Enjoy a free morning on board your cruise ship or join us on an optional tour to the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel.

Your Nile cruise ship will set sail to Kom Ombo around the lunchtime. Disembark at Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek. It was built during the Greco-Roman period. It was built over the ruined temple of the New Kingdom. The temple began during the time of Ptolemy V and was completed by the time of Emperor Tiberius. The emperors Domitian, Caracalla, and others added to the temple. So it took about 400 years to finish.

Enjoy a short visit to the Crocodile Museum, before you go back to your river cruise to set sail to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.

Day 7Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Before/after breakfast, you will take a horse and carriage to the temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple is the most intact temple in Egypt and it was built during the Greco-Roman period. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.

Take your carriage back to your cruise ship to set sail to Luxor via the Lock of Esna. Upon arrival in Luxor, you will visit the impressive Temple of Karnak and the majestic Temple of Luxor. Both were dedicated to the Theban Triad; Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 8Luxor West Bank - Hurghada

Disembarkation. Visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried. Then to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh of Egypt. You will end your tour at the giant Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.

Proceed to Hurghada for three days of relaxation during the upcoming segment of your 12-day Egypt tour. Enjoy some beach activities and explore the magnificent underwater world of the Red Sea. 

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Balloon over Luxor

Day 9Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request. Discover the beauty of Hurghada with our stunning Hurghada day tours.

Day 10Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request. Hurghada private transfers are available upon your request to go through the city. 

Day 11Fly back to Cairo

Transfer to Hurghada Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel in Cairo for final night of your 12-day Egypt tour package. Free time.

Day 12End of your 12 Day Egypt Tour: Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada, Luxor, Aswan, Nile Cruise

Unfortunately, it is your last day in Egypt, so you will end your 12-day Egypt Tour with a transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.

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