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Pharaohs’ Path: A 21-Day Egypt Tour Package Through Ancient Egypt

Incredible 21-day Egypt tour package. Embark on a mesmerizing 21-day Egypt tour that will take you on a captivating journey through ancient wonders, stunning coastlines, and serene waterways. From the bustling streets of Cairo to the cultural riches of Alexandria, the pristine beaches of Hurghada, the legendary Nile River, and the majestic Lake Nasser, this 21-day Egypt tour offers a truly immersive and diverse experience of Egypt’s remarkable landscapes and historical treasures.

Begin your 21-day Egypt tour package in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the impressive Egyptian Museum. Travel from Cairo to Alexandria to discover the highlights of Alexandria in two days. Explore the Roman Catacombs and the Citadel of Qaitbay. Travel back to Cairo to fly to Hurghada for some relaxation on the Red Sea beaches.

Travel from Hurghada to Luxor to embark on your 4-night Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Explore the great sights along the Nile valley from Luxor to Aswan. Discover the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, and Philae Temple. Disembark from your Nile cruise to embark on a transfer to Abu Simbel to board your 3-night Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel to Aswan. Visit the rescued temples by UNESCO, the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel and Kalabsha Temple. Fly from Aswan back to Cairo for the rest of your 21-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 08 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Alexandria on a bed and breakfast basis for 01 night
  • 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada on an All-inclusive basis for 04 nights
  • 5-star standard Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 04 nights
  • 5-star standard Lake Nasser cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 44 meals: 20 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 11 dinners
  • Drinks at Hurghada hotel. Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transfer from Hurghada to Luxor
  • Transfer from Aswan to Abu Simbel.
  • 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 21-day Egypt tour package
  • 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 phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel
  • The fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum
  • The wonderful sunny beaches of the Red Sea and its awesome underwater world in Hurghada
  • Ponder over the ancient Egyptian afterlife and underworld at the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River from Luxor up to Aswan on a 5-star cruise ship for four nights
  • Sailing the magnificent Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel to Aswan
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
  • The impressive Roman Catacombs in Alexandria
Itinerary
21 Day Egypt Tour Package

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be greeted and assisted by our “Egypt Best Vacations representative, who will guide you through the arrival and visa procedures. Following that, you will be transferred to your hotel, allowing you some free time in Cairo to kickstart your 21-day Egypt tour package. Explore Egypt’s wonders with our exclusive 21 days Egypt itineraries.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

The curtain rises on your 21-day Egyptian odyssey! Your friendly Egypt Best Vacations guide awaits at your hotel, ready to whisk you away to the awe-inspiring realm of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Prepare to stand face-to-face with these ancient giants, gaze into the enigmatic eyes of the Sphinx, and delve into the mysteries of Saqqara’s necropolis. Brace yourself for a journey that will transport you through time and leave you breathless.

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 hear about the history of the pyramids, how they were built, and why they were built.

Then on to the first pyramid in history of humanity, the Step Pyramid of 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 4Cairo - Alexandria

On this day of your 21-day Egypt expedition, you will explore the enchanting City of Alexandria, once the capital city of Egypt during the Greco-Roman period. Upon arrival visit 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.

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then check into your hotel and free evening in Alexandria.

Day 5Alexandria - Cairo

Breakfast at the hotel then visit 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.

Then to the Library of Alexandria. The Library of Alexandria is a great library and culture center, not only in Alexandria but on the Mediterranean coast and the whole world. You will end your tour at the Roman Amphitheatre of Kom El-Dekka. The Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria is one of the great highlights of the beautiful city of Alexandria. The Amphitheaters were not just popular in Egypt, they were popular in other countries as Italy, Greece, Jordan and Turkey.

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then travel back to Cairo.

Day 6Dahshur - Memphis

Today, you are exploring the Pyramids of Dahshur, the Bent Pyramid, and the Red Pyramid which were built by pharaoh Senferu, father of Khufu. You will find out if the Bent Pyramid was planned to be bent or was a failure. While the Red Pyramid is the first complete pyramid in Egypt. 

Then to the Open Air Museum in Memphis, the first capital city of United Egypt. Located in the heart of the ruin field, the Open Air Museum of Mit Rahina consists mainly of a modern display area dedicated to a permanent collection of 81 stone artifacts of large size. 

Transfer back to your hotel in Cairo. 

Day 7Spiritual Cairo

Enjoy a spiritual tour to the Community of Religions in Cairo. The tour includes the famous 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.”

From the Hanging Church to the nearby Abu Serga Church. Abu Serga church was built around the end of the fourth century or the start of the fifth century AD. The church was named after the two saints Sergius and Bacchus, who were martyred near Syria in the 4th century AD after accepting Christianity during the reign of the Roman Emperor Maximian. The Abu Serga Church is a basilica with an entrance, a nave, and three altars.

You will end your Cairo Spiritual Tour at the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, (sometimes is closed due to restoration). The Synagogue is named after the great Jewish Rabbi Ezra the Scribe. The Ben Ezra Synagogue is one of Egypt’s largest synagogues. The synagogue was originally an orthodox church that was sold to Jews for 20,000 Dinars in 882 AD, to pay the taxes levied by Egypt’s ruler, Ahmed Ibn Tulun.

Transfer back to your hotel in Cairo.

Day 8Fly to Hurghada

Time to swap ancient marvels for aquatic adventures! The second part of your 21-day Egypt tour package whisks you away to Hurghada, a vibrant Red Sea resort. Dive into crystal-clear waters teeming with coral reefs and colorful fish, bask on sun-kissed beaches, and indulge in watersports galore. Four blissful days await before you continue your Egyptian exploration.

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

Day 9Hurghada

Enjoy the Red Sea beaches on your own. Tours such as diving, safari, snorkeling, glass boat, and submarine rides are available upon request. Our Hurghada transfers are available on request if you want to go around Hurghada. 

Day 10Hurghada

Enjoy the Red Sea beaches on your own. Tours such as diving, safari, snorkeling, glass boat, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 11Hurghada

Enjoy the Red Sea beaches on your own. Tours such as diving, safari, snorkeling, glass boat, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 12Travel to Luxor - Nile cruise

The next segment of your 21-day Egypt tour package is on the horizon: the Nile River cruise. Following a few days of leisure in Hurghada, your journey continues as you embark on a transfer to Luxor, initiating your 4-night Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan.

Upon arriving on board, you will check into your room. After that, you’re invited to explore the largest temple in the world, the Temple of Karnak, and the majestic Temple of Luxor. Both temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 13Kings Valley, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon

Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings. The pharaohs during the New Kingdom ceased building pyramids and cut their tombs deep into the mountain trying to hide them from grave robbers. There are 65 tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and your guide will recommend the best three tombs of the open ones to visit.

From the magnificent Valley of the Kings to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut who ruled as a solo pharaoh for about 20 years. You will end your trip at the giant Colossi of Memnon which survives from the Temple of pharaoh Amenhotep III.

Back to your Nile cruise ship to set sail to Edfu through the Lock of Esna. Overnight in Edfu. 

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Over Luxor 

Day 14Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples

After breakfast, you will take a horse and carriage to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple is the most intact temple in Egypt and 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 river cruise to sail up to Kom Ombo. Visit the twin Temple of Sobek, the Crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god. Then proceed to the Crocodile Museum in the vicinity of the temple. After the tour, the ship will sail up to Aswan where it moors for the next two days.

Day 15Aswan Tour

Welcome to the lovely City of Aswan. Your tour includes the largest engineering project in the 1960s, the High Dam. Then proceed to the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk. End your tour at the awesome Temple of Philae. This temple was built during the Greco-Roman era and dedicated to Isis, the goddess of Magic and Love in Ancient Egypt

Transfer back to your cruise for a free evening to wander through the city.

Optional tour: Tour to the Nubian Village in Aswan

Day 16Lake Nasser Cruise - Abu Simbel Temples

Time to trade river currents for open waters! After disembarking from your Nile River cruise, a desert adventure awaits. Prepare to journey to , where Lake Nasser, a shimmering haven carved into the ancient landscape, beckons. Board your majestic Lake Nasser cruise and set sail on a three-night odyssey amidst breathtaking scenery and timeless wonders.

Have lunch on board. Visit the phenomenal Temples of Ramses II 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.
Overnight in Abu Simbel.

Day 17Qasr Ibrim - Amada

The ship sets sail from Abu Simbel to Qasr Ibrim, which you will view from the top deck. Prior to the construction of the High Dam south of Aswan, Qasr Ibrim stood on the highest of three headlands on the east bank of the Nile some 70 meters above the River. Today, it is usually an island, though at times the lake as revealed a land bridge joining the island to the shore.

Then set sail to Amada to overnight there.

Day 18Amada - Wadi Es-Seboua - Aswan

Today at Amada, you will visit the Temple of Amada. This 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.

At Amada, you will also visit the tomb of the Viceroy of Nubia, Pennut, then set sail to Wadi Es-Seboua. This temple is named “Es-Seboua”, which means “Lions” and its name is justified due to the presence of the rows of lion-headed sphinxes before the entrance of the temple. The visit the Temple of Dakka, and the Temple of Maharaqa.
Back to your Lake Nasser cruise ship to set sail to Aswan to overnight.

Day 19New Kalabsha - Fly back to Cairo

Disembarkation. Visit the New Kalabsha area which includes the Temple of Kalabsha, the Temple of Beit El-Wali, and the Kiosk of Kertassi. The largest temple in the area is Kalabsha Temple. 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.

Head to Aswan Airport for your flight back to Cairo, and upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo for the final two nights of your 21-day Egypt tour itinerary.

Day 20Free day

Free day in Cairo.

Day 21End of your 21-day Egypt tour package

As the sun sets on your 21-day Egyptian odyssey, memories etched in sand and stone come alive. A bittersweet farewell awaits as we transfer you 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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