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Phenomenal 6 Days Egypt Unveiled Tour From Australia & New Zealand. Welcome to the enchanting land of Egypt, where ancient wonders and modern marvels collide. Embark on a captivating journey through time as you explore the iconic landmarks of Cairo, the coastal charms of Alexandria, and the awe-inspiring treasures of Luxor. This 6-days Egypt tour is designed to immerse you in the rich history and vibrant culture of Egypt, offering an unforgettable experience for travelers from Australia and New Zealand.
Begin your 6 days Egypt Unveiled Tour from Australia and New Zealand in Cairo. Marvel at the mighty Pyramids of Giza, standing as testament to the greatness of the pharaohs. Stand in awe before the enigmatic Sphinx, guarding the secrets of the past. In Cairo, delve into the captivating stories held within the Egyptian Museum, where the treasures of Egypt’s history await your discovery.
Venture to the coastal city of Alexandria, where ancient wonders meet the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. Explore the Qaitbay Citadel, a magnificent fortress overlooking the waves, and delve into the mysterious Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa.
In Luxor, the “World’s Greatest Open-Air Museum,” uncover the treasures of the West Bank. Step foot into the Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs were laid to rest in elaborate tombs. Stand in reverence before the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, an architectural marvel carved into the cliffs. Behold the towering Colossi of Memnon, guardians of an ancient civilization.
Cross the Nile to the East Bank, where the magnificent Karnak Temple Complex awaits. Wander through its majestic halls, adorned with imposing columns and intricate hieroglyphs. Discover the splendor of Luxor Temple, a testament to the grandeur of the pharaohs.
Join us on this unforgettable adventure, as we unveil the mysteries of Egypt, from the timeless pyramids of Cairo to the coastal charms of Alexandria, and the majestic temples of Luxor. Let the wonders of this ancient land leave an indelible mark on your soul, as you create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
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 days Egypt Unveiled Tour from Australia and New Zealand.
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. Are you ready to discover it from the inside?
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 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.
Drive to the beautiful City of Alexandria, the capital city of Egypt during the Greco-Roman era. Upon arrival, you will 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 nearby 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.
From the Pompey’s Pillar to the magnificent 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.
You will end your tour in Alexandria by visiting the Library of Alexandria from the outside. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then drive back to Cairo.
Today, your 6 days Egypt Unveiled Tour from Australia and New Zealand is taking you to the Ancient Thebes or Luxor. So we transfer you to Cairo Airport to fly to Luxor. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal 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. It lies about 3km north of Luxor Temple. This huge and splendid complex which actually contains many separate temples covers 1700 years of expansion and an area of 300 acres.
From Karnak Temple 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. The temple was 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.
Visit 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 suggest 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 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.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor
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 protect 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.
You will end your 6 days Egypt Unveiled Tour from Australia and New Zealand 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.