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Discover the highlights of Egypt, the Nile, and Lake Nasser on this 12-day tour, the Horizon of Egypt Tour. Explore the highlights of Cairo and Alexandria. Sail the magnificent Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel to Aswan on a 5-star cruise ship for three nights. Sail the peaceful Nile from Aswan to Luxor on a 5-star cruise ship for three nights.
Begin your Egypt 12-day vacation (Horizon of Egypt Tour) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara. Discover the stunning contents of the Egyptian Museum and the impressive Citadel of Saladin. Drive from Cairo to Alexandria to discover the Roman Catacombs and the Citadel of Qaitbay.
Fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel to start your 3-night Lake Nasser cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan. Discover the great temples along the Lake. Discover the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel and the wonderful Temple of Kalabsha.
Disembark from your Lake Nasser cruise to embark on your 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, and the most intact temple in Egypt, Edfu Temple. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor. Fly from Luxor back to Cairo for the rest of your 12-day Egypt itinerary.
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.
Your actual Egypt 12-day holiday (Horizon of Egypt Tour) just starts right now.
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.
Transfer back to your hotel.
Today, you are driving to the beautiful City of Alexandria, the capital city of Egypt during the Greco-Roman period. Your tour includes the famous Roman Catacombs at Kom El Shoqafa, the Pompey’s Pillar, the Citadel of Qaitbay, and the Library of Alexandria from outside.
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant before driving back to Cairo.
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 defend Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel.
You will finish your tour at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to Cairo Airport to fly to Abu Simbel to begin your 3-night Lake Nasser cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan.
Arrival at Abu Simbel airport. Meet and assist by our representative. Transfer to your cruise. Have lunch on board. Visit the phenomenal Temples of Ramses and Nefertari at Abu Simbel.
Overnight in Abu Simbel.
The cruise ship will set sail from Abu Simbel to Qasr Ebrim, which you will view from the top deck. Then set sail to Amada to overnight there.
Today at Amada, you will visit the Temple of Amada, and the Tomb of the Viceroy of Nubia, Pennut.
Then the cruise will set sail to Wadi Es-Soeboua. Here you are visiting the Temple of Wadi Es-Soboua, the Temple of Dakka, and the Temple of Maharaqa.
Then set sail to Aswan for an overnight.
Disembarkation. Visit the New Kalabsha area which includes the Temple of Kalabsha, the Temple of Beit Al-Wali, and the Kiosk of Kertassi.
Transfer to your Nile cruise to begin your 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Free evening in Aswan.
Optional tour: Tour to Nubian Village in Aswan
Today, you are exploring the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan, the High Dam, the Temple of Philae, and the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.
Back to your Nile cruise ship to set sail to Kom Ombo. Disembark at Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of gods Horus, and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum.
Back to the ship to set sail to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.
Disembarkation. Visit the great highlights of Luxor’s west bank, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon.
Transfer to Luxor Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel in Cairo.
Optional tour: Sunrise hot air ballooning over Luxor
Transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.