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Wonderful Egypt 11-day tour with Nile cruise from Australia & New Zealand. Explore the magnificent wonders of Egypt’s famous cities, Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor, and Aswan. Sail the peaceful Nile for three nights on a 5-star cruise ship from Aswan down to Luxor. Relax in Hurghada and enjoy the sunny beaches and the beautiful underwater world of the Red Sea.

Begin your Egypt 11-day tour from Australia & New Zealand in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and the Egyptian Museum. Fly from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Discover the great sights along the Nile valley from Aswan to Luxor.

Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, and the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Rove through the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple.

Travel from Luxor to Hurghada for some relaxation on the beaches of the Red Sea. Explore the wonderful underwater world of the Red Sea. Fly from Hurghada back to Cairo for the rest of your Egypt 11-day tour from Australia & New Zealand.

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 Bed and Breakfast basis for 04 nights
  • 5-star Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada on an All-inclusive basis for 03 nights
  • 22 meals: 10 breakfasts, 06 lunches, and 06 dinners
  • Drinks at Hurghada hotel
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights 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 'Egypt 11-day tour from Australia & New Zealand'
  • 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 fabulous contents of the impressive 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 Aswan to Luxor on a 5-star cruise ship for three nights
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

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 and beginning of your Egypt 11-day tour from Australia & New Zealand.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your actual Egypt 11-day tour from Australia & New Zealand 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 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 back to your hotel.

Day 3Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

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. Transfer back to your hotel.

Day 4Fly to Aswan - Aswan Tour - Nile cruise

You will spend the next four days of your Egypt 11-day tour from Australia & New Zealand on board a Nile River cruise. So, you will take a transfer to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor.

Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Aswan Airport to commence your tour. Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats in the 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island. End your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.

Transfer to your Nile cruise ship. Overnight in Aswan.

Optional tour: Tour to the Nubian Village in Aswan

Day 5Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple

Enjoy a free morning on board your cruise ship or join us on an optional tour to the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel.
Your Nile cruise ship will set sail to Kom Ombo around the lunchtime. Disembark at Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek. The right part of the temple is dedicated to Sobek (Crocodile deity), his consort Hathor and their son Khonsu. The left part of the temple is dedicated to Horus the Elder (Heru-ur or Haroeris), his consort Tasenetnofret (“the good sister”), and their son Panebtawy (the Lord of the Two Lands).

Enjoy a short visit to the Crocodile Museum before you go back to your river cruise to set sail to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.

Day 6Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Before/after your breakfast, you will take a horse and carriage to the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Sacred Lake was on the east side of the temple but now vanished under the city’s modern houses. The two obelisks were located in front of the main gate of the temple. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.

Take your carriage back to your cruise ship to set sail to Luxor via the Lock of Esna. Upon arrival in Luxor, you will visit the massive Temple of Karnak and the majestic Temple of Luxor. These temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad; Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 7Luxor West Bank - Hurghada

Disembarkation. Visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried to hide their tombs from the grave robbers. From the Valley of the Kings to the unique temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh. End your tour at the Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III.

Transfer to Hurghada to enjoy some relaxation on the next three days of your Egypt 11-day tour from Australia & New Zealand. Enjoy some beach activities and explore the magnificent underwater world of the Red Sea. 

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor

Day 8Hurghada

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

Day 9Hurghada

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

Day 10Fly back to Cairo

Transfer to Hurghada Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel for last night of your Egypt 11-day tour from Australia & New Zealand.

Day 11End of your Egypt 11-day tour from Australia & New Zealand

You will end your Egypt 11-day tour from Australia & New Zealand with a transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.

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