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19 Day Egypt Tour of Pyramids, Temples, Nile Dreams & Desert Magic 

Embark on an extraordinary 19-day Egypt tour as you traverse the captivating landscapes and cultural treasures of Egypt. This meticulously curated tour invites you to explore the mysteries held by the iconic Pyramids of Cairo, uncover the historical richness of Alexandria, and set sail on a mesmerizing journey across Lake Nasser, weaving through the ancient wonders from Abu Simbel to Aswan

Indulge in the epitome of luxury aboard a Dahabiya Nile cruise, where the timeless beauty of Aswan to Luxor unfolds before your eyes. Discover the stories etched into the temples, tombs, and monuments lining the Nile, each narrating the tales of a bygone era.

Find a serene retreat in the coastal haven of Hurghada, where sun-drenched beaches and crystal-clear waters invite you to relax and rejuvenate. But the adventure doesn’t end there – brace yourself for the thrill of a White Desert Safari, where surreal landscapes and unique rock formations transport you to another world.

Embark on this 19-day journey, thoughtfully designed to reveal the splendors of Egypt in a seamless blend of history, relaxation, and exploration. Immerse yourself in the diverse facets of this timeless land, and let each day unfold as a unique chapter in the grand narrative of Egypt’s unparalleled allure.

This isn’t a tour, it’s a living, breathing journey into the land of pharaohs, where every sunrise unveils a new marvel, every sunset whispers ancient secrets, and every grain of sand holds the echo of timeless stories. This is Egypt, not just seen, but felt, breathed, and woven into the very fabric of your being. Your 19-day Egypt tour awaits – are you ready to unravel its magic?

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 07 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada on an All-inclusive basis for 04 nights
  • Dahabiya Nile cruise on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 5-star standard Lake Nasser cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • White Desert Camp on a full-board basis for 01 night
  • 41 meals: 18 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 11 dinners
  • Drinks at Hurghada hotel & hot and soft drinks on the Dahabiya cruise
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees 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 19 Day Egypt Tour: Pyramids, Nile, Red Sea & White Desert
  • Visiting the Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Exploring the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, home to thousands of ancient artifacts
  • Thrilling White Desert Safari and camping
  • Discovering the historical and cultural sites of Old Cairo, including the Coptic and Islamic quarters
  • Cruising along the Nile River on a luxury Dahabiya and visiting the ancient temples of Luxor, Karnak, and more
  • Relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea and enjoying water sports and other beach activities
Itinerary
19 Day Egypt Tour: Pyramids, Nile, Red Sea & White Desert

Day 1 Arrive in Cairo, Egypt

Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our representative from “Egypt Best Vacations.” They are here to provide assistance and guidance through the arrival and visa procedures. Enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel, where you can unwind during your leisure time, marking the commencement of your comprehensive 19-day Egypt tour package.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your 19-day Egypt tour unfolds here! A friendly Egypt Best Vacations guide greets you at your hotel, ready to unveil the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx’s timeless gaze, and Saqqara’s necropolis secrets. 

Today, you will explore 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 exists (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were built, and why they were built.

Then on to the first pyramid in history of mankind, 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 3Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

Explore the fabulous contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Thousands of artifacts from all periods of Egyptian history 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 4Alexandria highlights

Today, as part of your 19-day Egypt tour itinerary, 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 5Spiritual Cairo

Enjoy a spiritual tour to the Community of Religions in Cairo. This tour includes the famous Coptic Hanging Church. Cairo’s Church of the Saint Virgin Mary was built on the ruins of the Roman Babylon Fortress. Because of its location over the ruins of the fortress, it is known as Al Mo’llaqah Chruch or the “Hanging Chruch.”

Then proceed to the Abu Serga Church. The Church of Abu Serga is located in the modern Old Cairo, in the midst of the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon. The Holy Family drank from a well in the church, so the church is characterized among the other Egyptian Coptic churches.

Then to the Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo is one of the most important and largest synagogues in Egypt. The Synagogue is named after the great Jewish Rabbi Ezra the Scribe.

Transfer back to your hotel.

Day 6Fly to Abu Simbel - Lake Nasser cruise

Prepare to set sail on an adventure! The next four days of your 19-day Egyptian odyssey unfold aboard a luxurious Lake Nasser cruise, where ancient temples bask in the desert sun and mirror-like waters whisper timeless secrets. So, enjoy your breakfast at the hotel or breakfast box, then transfer to Cairo Airport to fly to Abu Simbel to begin your 3-night Lake Nasser cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan.

Arrival at Abu Simbel airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations”. Transfer to your cruise. Have your lunch on board. Visit the phenomenal Temples of Ramses and Nefertari at Abu Simbel.

The temples of Abu Simbel are considered among the most celebrated achievements of ancient Egypt. The two temples were cut in the cliffs about 310 Km south of Aswan. The Great Temple was built for Ramses II (1279-1213 BC), while the Small Temple was built for his beloved wife, Queen Nefertari. Because of the rising water of Aswan High Dam, the temples had to be saved and rescued in a magnificent world rescue operation of temples in Lower Nubia.

Overnight in Abu Simbel.

Day 7Qasr Ebrim - Amada

Your Lake Nasser cruise ship will set sail from Abu Simbel to Qasr Ebrim, which you will view from the top deck. The only Nubian monument visible on its original site, Qasr Ebrim once sat on top of a 70m-high cliff, about 60km north of Abu Simbel, but now has water lapping at its edges.

Then set sail to Amada to overnight there.

Day 8Wadi Es-Seboua - Dakka

Today at Amada, you will visit the Temple of Amada. Amada Temple was built during the 18th Dynasty (c. 1550–1295 BC) in the New Kingdom, the temple of Amada is one of the oldest of the ancient Egyptian monuments lying along the shores of Lake Nasser. The reliefs and inscriptions of the temple are very well preserved because they were covered with a layer of plaster when it was converted into a church.

You will also visit the Tomb of the Viceroy of Nubia, Pennut. Then, your Lake Nasser cruise ship will set sail to Wadi Es-Seboua. Here you are visiting the Temple of Wadi Es-Seboua, the Temple of Dakka, and the Temple of Maharaqa. Then set sail to Aswan for overnight.

Day 9New Kalabsha Area - Dahabiya Nile cruise

Disembarkation. Visit the New Kalabsha area which includes the Temple of Kalabsha, the Temple of Beit El-Wali, and the Kiosk of Kertassi. This Temple of Kalabsha is the largest free-standing temple in Lower Nubia. It was built during the reign of Augustus (30 BC–14 AD), the first Roman emperor. Primarily dedicated to the Nubian god Mandulis, the gods Isis and her husband Osiris were worshipped here too.

The upcoming three nights of your 19-day all-inclusive Egypt package will be experienced aboard a Nile River cruise. So, take a transfer from your Lake Nasser cruise to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise to begin your 3-night Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Enjoy your lunch on board. Overnight in Aswan. 

Optional tour: Nubian Village in Aswan 

Day 10Kom Ombo - Edfu

Visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum at Kom Ombo. Kom Ombo Temple 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 begore you go back to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise to set sail to Edfu to overnight there. 

Day 11Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Take a horse and carriage to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The Temple of Horus in Edfu is the most intact temple in Egypt and one of the most beautiful temples built during the Greco-Roman period. The temple is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.

Take your carriage back to your Dahabiya River Nile cruise to set sail to the lock of Esna. Go through the lock and continue sailing to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 12Luxor highlights - Hurghada

Disembarkation. Visit the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period were buried. Then proceed to the unique Hatshepsut Temple, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh. Continue to the Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant then proceed to the impressive Karnak Temple and the majestic Luxor Temple. These two temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu. 

Hurghada, your haven of relaxation! Transfer to this beach paradise and spend four blissful days soaking up the sun, exploring shimmering coral reefs, and indulging in your own rhythm of leisure. Your 19-day Egypt tour awaits its most tranquil chapter. ️

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor

Day 13Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 14Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 15Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 16Fly back to Cairo

Transfer to Hurghada Airport to fly to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel to continue the rest of your 19-day Egypt tour package.

Day 17Cairo - Bahabiya Oasis - White Desert

Depart Cairo early in the morning and drive towards the Bahariya Oasis. Enjoy your lunch and be ready to begin your adventure. Take a 4×4 Jeep to visit the Black Desert, then to the Hez Village to enjoy the natural cold springs. Continue driving to the Crystal Mountain, after that you will arrive at Aqabat. Aqabat is one of the most beautiful areas in the White Desert National Park. Then drive to your camping area in the White Desert. Enjoy your dinner and spend your night stargazing. 

Day 18Travel back to Cairo

Enjoy one of your lifetime sunrise, then take your breakfast to be ready to take the 4X4 back to Bahariya Oasis. One last Cairo twilight awaits before your farewell. Your transfer whisks you back to the city, carrying the echoes of 19 days of Egyptian magic in your heart.

Day 19End of your 19-day Egypt tour package

Conclude your 19-day Egypt package with a transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure. While bidding farewell may be bittersweet, feel free to inquire with our guides about your next exciting adventure in Egypt.

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