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Magnificent 8-day Egypt budget tour itinerary. Get ready for an extraordinary eight-day adventure through the captivating cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan, carefully designed to provide an immersive experience while keeping your travel budget in mind. This thoughtfully crafted itinerary combines the best of ancient wonders, cultural treasures, and affordable accommodations to ensure an unforgettable journey through Egypt.
Begin your 8-day Egypt budget tour (Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & Aswan) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum. Board your sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan. Drive from Aswan to Luxor visiting Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples on your way.
Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, and the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Board your sleeper train from Luxor back to Cairo. Drive from Cairo to Alexandria to discover the Roman Catacombs and the Citadel of Qaitbay. Drive back to Cairo for the rest of your 8-day Egypt budget tour package.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. You will be met and assisted 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 8-day Egypt budget tour.
Your actual 8-day Egypt budget tour itinerary (Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor & Aswan) begins when Egypt Best Vacations tour guide picks you up from your hotel for the tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and 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. 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, 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 to Giza Railway to board your sleeper train to Aswan.
Meet and assist at Aswan Railway by your guide to commence your tour to Aswan highlights. Visit the beautiful Philae Temple, which was built during the Greco-Roman era, and dedicated to Isis, goddess of Love and Magic in ancient Egypt. Then proceed to the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats of 1960s. End your Aswan tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.
Transfer to your hotel in Aswan. Free evening in Aswan.
Optional tour: Nubian Village Tour
Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to Kom Ombo to visit the Twin Temple of Sobek and Horus in Kom Ombo. 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. Then head to the Crocodile Museum beside the temple.
Drive from Kom Ombo to Edfu to have your lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.
Then drive to your hotel in Luxor.
A fabulous day of your 8-day Egypt budget tour in Luxor to explore its great highlights. So, enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before visiting the magnificent Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried. Then proceed to the unique Hatshepsut Temple, the female pharaoh who ruled Egypt for a bout 20 years as a sole pharaoh. Then take a look at the giant Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.
Transfer to Luxor Railway to board your sleeper train to Cairo.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Over Luxor
From Giza Railway to explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of the Egyptian past are displayed on 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.
Transfer to your hotel for a free evening.
Your 8-day Egypt budget tour is taking you to explore the coastal wonders of the beautiful city of Alexandria. So, you will take a transfer from Cairo to Alexandria. 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 for last night of your 8-day Egypt budget tour package.
You will end your 8-day Egypt budget tour with a transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guide about your next budget adventure in Egypt.