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Stunning 6-Day Egypt Holiday From UK: Cairo, Alexandria And Luxor. Welcome to a captivating 6-day Egypt holiday designed specifically for travelers from the UK. Prepare to embark on an incredible journey through the treasures of Cairo, Alexandria, and Luxor, as you delve into the rich history, culture, and beauty of this ancient land.
Begin your 6-day Egypt holiday from UK in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the first pyramid in the history of King Djoser at Saqqara. Discover the fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum, Khan El-Khalili Market, and the Citadel of Saladin in Cairo.
Travel from Cairo to Alexandria to discover the Roman Catacombs and the Citadel of Qaitbay. Fly from Cairo to the historical city of Luxor to explore the impressive Karnak Temple and the unique Temple of Hatshepsut. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the majestic Luxor Temple. Fly from Luxor back to Cairo for the rest of your 6-day Egypt holiday from the UK.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel for free time and the beginning of your 6-day Egypt holiday from UK.
Your actual 6-day Egypt holiday from UK begins when our professional tour guide picks you up from your hotel to commence your tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Saqqara.
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. Are you ready to explore it from the inside?
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. 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.
Today, your 6-day Egypt holiday from UK takes you to the beautiful City of Alexandria, the capital city of Egypt 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 drive back to Cairo.
Transfer to Cairo Airport to fly to Luxor. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal of Luxor Airport to commence your tour.
Explore the largest temple in the world, the Temple of Karnak. The Temple/Complex of Karnak was the great god’s chief sanctuary and much larger than any other monument in Egypt. This huge and splendid complex which actually contains many separate temples covers 1700 years of expansion and an area of 300 acres.
Then, proceed to the majestic Temple of Luxor. The Temple of Luxor was built by the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III (1387-1349 BCE), the grandson of the military genius Tuthmosis III, and expanded by the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE). Numerous other sovereigns, including Tutankhamun, Horemhab, and Alexander the Great enriched the construction with reliefs, inscriptions, and minor buildings.
Transfer to your hotel for a free evening in Luxor.
Explore 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, your guide will recommend the best 3 tombs of the ones open to visit.
From the glorious Valley of the Kings to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut who served 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.
Transfer to Luxor Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel for last night of your 6-day Egypt holiday from UK.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor
Discover 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 protect Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the citadel. Finish your tour today at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.
You will end your 6-day Egypt holiday from UK 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.