Highlights of Egypt - 11 Day | Egypt Tours | Ciconia Travel

Discover Egypt’s exotic wonderland of ancient temples and monuments, unparalleled culture and diverse unique experiences.

 

Journey to one of the oldest centres of knowledge, Alexandria, and haggle your way through the vibrant bazaars of Cairo. Stylishly pose with the Sphinx and soak in the marvellous Pyramids. Embark on a comfortable Nile Cruise over 5 days whilst uncovering the wonders and characteristic lifestyle of the Nile.

11 Days
5 Cities
1 Country
Discovery
5 Star Hotels
Max 20 People
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Welcome to Cairo

Our fascinating journey into the depths of Egyptian culture and history begins at the vibrant capital, Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport. In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director. Savour the exotic and delicious Egyptian cuisine tonight on a group dinner.

Hotel

Crown Plaza Cairo West

Meals

n/a

Optional Experiences

Group Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Group Dinner ( Optional Activity )

Depart for Alexandria

As we drive alongside the Nile towards the Mediterranean to Alexandria, kickstart your cultural adventure stopping at the gorgeous Coptic Monasteries at Wadi el Natrun (if open). Plentiful chances await to dive deep into history, stroll the shopping streets and taste excellent local seafood. Comfortably pacing our trip, we rest at Alexandria tonight after a delicious Egyptian dinner.

Hotel

Tolip Hotel Alexandria

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Coptic Monasteries ( if open )

Alexandria City Tour

It is time to explore this ancient city of utmost importance, home to the ruins of the Great Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Join your Tour Director for a guided walking tour covering all the must-sees of the lively port town, visit the ancient acropolis and Roman Amphitheatre. Journey through history at the National Museum and the impressive Kom El Shoqafa Catacomb. We depart towards Cairo. You will have personal leisure time to enjoy as you please, your Tour Director will be happy to advise activities ideal to your tastes.

Hotel

Crown Plaza Cairo West

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of the Qaitbay Citadel
Sightseeing of Ancient Lighthouse
Sightseeing of Catacombsof Kom El Shoqafa

Cairo

Prepare your lenses for an exceptional moment of cultural discovery, it’s time to soak in the glorious Pyramids and the Sphinx at the Giza plateau. Take a mental picture to engrave this unique sight in your memory and continue your adventure through the heart of Cairo frequenting all the hot-spots of cultural, historical, architectural and aesthetic importance. Following our comprehensive discovery, you can enjoy your personal leisure time to relax or continue your in-depth journey at your own pace.

Hotel

Crown Plaza Cairo West

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Giza Pyramids
Sightseeing of Sphinx

Fly to Luxor

Following a hefty breakfast, transfer to the airport for a seamless journey to Luxor, where you will start your discovery of marvellous monuments of various civilizations of the Nile. Walk the remnants of much-fabled ancient Thebes through the Avenue of the Sphinx and visit Temple of Amun nearby Luxor. Embark your 5-star Nile Cruise – with premium facilities including an outdoor pool on-board – and continue your discovery at the remarkable Luxor Museum. Here you can find an astonishing display of artefacts and items from various era, including pieces from Tutankhamun’s famed tomb. Your comfortable room aboard awaits you tonight as we dock at Luxor, where you may enjoy a sound & light show at Karnak Temple.

Hotel

Sunrise Semiramis Nile Cruiser

Hotel

MS Tulip Nile Cruiser

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Experiences

Sound & Light Show - $35

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Temple of Amun
Luxor Museum visit
Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show - $35 ( Optional Activity )

Luxor

Rising up to the breeze of the Nile, you will have the chance to float over Luxor valley in a hot air balloon today! Discover the stunning Valley of the Kings and savour the extravagant efforts to honour pharaohs of Egypt in eternity. Enjoy a locally prepared meal by our crew on board. Diving deep into ancient history, uncover the remnants of eras that have shaped the fertile banks of the Nile as we visit the Luxor Temple, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Board your premium cruise to sail towards charming Edfu.

Hotel

Sunrise Semiramis Nile Cruiser

Hotel

MS Tulip Nile Cruiser

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Experiences

Hot-air Balloon Ride - $124

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Luxor Temple
Sightseeing of Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Hot-air Ballooning - $124
Sightseeing of Colossi of Memnon

Luxor

Start the day by discovering the treasures of ancient Edfu. Sail upstream to where time almost hasn’t moved for a thousand years, Kom-Ombo. Experience the traditional architecture and way of living as you stroll the charming village with your Travel Director. We will sample local delicacies over a traditional dinner on board our cruise.

Hotel

Sunrise Semiramis Nile Cruiser

Hotel

MS Tulip Nile Cruiser

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Edfu
Sightseeing of Kom Ombo

Aswan

Sailing to Aswan in deluxe style, it is time to experience the unique traditional feluccas that were used for transport on the Nile for centuries. Changing to our charming felucca in Aswan, we set sail toward the impressive Kitchener islands to visit the lifeful Botanical Gardens, mighty Aswan Dam and the splendid monuments scattered around. Sampling sights as the Temple of Isis – the divine mother of the pharaohs, the semi-carved Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple, we dock ashore for an authentic evening. Watch the sun set behind the shimmering reflections of feluccas on the Nile. Join the optional Sound and Light Show at the stunning Philae Temple. Prepare for a unique dining experience served by the locals, accompanied by live music.

Hotel

Sunrise Semiramis Nile Cruiser

Hotel

MS Tulip Nile Cruiser

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional Experiences

Nubian Village Visit - $32, Sound & Light Show - $35

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Kitchener Islands
Sightseeing of Temple of Isis
Sightseeing of unfinished obelisk
Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance - $35 ( Optional Activity )
Traditional Nubian Village Visit - $32 ( Optional Activity )

Fly to Cairo

Explore the marvellous Abu Simbel on a fantastic optional excursion. Referred to as a must-see for all history and archaeology enthusiasts, ride out to discover the two massive temples carved into the bedrock in impressive detail to honour the rule of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Then transfer to Aswan airport and fly off to Cairo in comfort, leaving you time to rest following your astounding cultural adventure.

Hotel

Crown Plaza Cairo West

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Experiences

Abu Simbel Tour - $129

Sightseeing Activities

Abu Simbel Excursion - $129 ( Optional Activity )

Cairo City Tour

After a relaxing rest, we continue our in-depth discovery into vibrant Cairo and its countless treasures - allowing plenty of time for you to savour your adventure at ease. Stroll the city with our expert local guide on the second leg of our sightseeing tour. Visit the immense collection of ancient artefacts at the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church, and the buzzing famous bazaar of Khan el-Khalili. Late in the afternoon, you may discover the city on your own terms to have a final visit to your preferred sights and cement your favourite moments. Your seat for dinner is reserved at your hotel in the evening.

Hotel

Crown Plaza Cairo West

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Egyptian Museum visit
Sightseeing of Citadel of Saladin
Mosque of Mohammed Ali visit
Hanging Church visit
Khan el-Khalili Bazaar visit

Goodbye

Our epic adventure into the wonderland of Egyptian culture comes to an end over breakfast with newfound friends. Make sure to bid farewells and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complementary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey!

Meals

Breakfast

SERVICES

Ciconia Exclusive Tours include top-class accommodation and services, all entrance fees, breakfasts & dinners, tips, porterage and more.

5 Star Characteristic Hotels

Accommodation in authentic, comfortable and ideally located hotels.

Luxury Transportation

Deluxe air-conditioned coach and domestic flights between Cairo & Luxor and between Aswan & Cairo

5 Star Nile Cruiser

5-star Nile Cruise – with premium facilities including an outdoor pool on-board.

Exceptional Authentic Dining

10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Egyptologist Travel Director

Local & Expert Egyptologist Travel Director throughout your trip.

Journey Highlights

Must see sights, hidden gems & authentic experiences. Unique itineraries, more inclusions.

All Entrance Fees To All Sights

Entrance fees to all cultural, historical and natural sites on tour.

Private Airport Transfer

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure dates.

Baggage Handling

Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges

Tips at the hotels and restaurants, all taxes and porterage fees.

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

HOTELS

Knowing that your accommodation may separate a great holiday from a perfect one, we take ultimate care whilst hand-picking each location we host you. Only the truly exceptional in terms of comfort, character, amenities, location and service are suitable to our standards. (Hotels are subject to change depending on the group size.)

Tolip Hotel Alexandria

Alexandria

Set in Alexandria, 6 km from Alexandria Citadel, Tolip Hotel Alexandria boasts a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the sea. The hotel has a spa centre and a private beach area, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Private parking is available on site.

Crown Plaza Cairo West

Cairo

Located in the entertainment district, Crowne Plaza West Cairo Arkan, an IHG Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Sheikh Zayed City. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Mayrig, one of 3 restaurants, which serves international cuisine.

Sunrise Semiramis Nile Cruiser

Luxor & Aswan

Enjoy the fascinating scenery on your way from Luxor to Aswan and explore the enchanting culture and history of the Pharaos - where it all began.Enjoy all amenities of a luxurious holiday on our floating hotels.

MS Tulip Nile Cruiser

Luxor & Aswan

Prepare yourself to touch the beauty and the greatness of the ancient Egyptians` wonderland and build a wonderful memory in a floating hotel experience between Luxor and Aswan.

DATES AND RATES

All prices are per person, based on double or twin room share occupancy. Solo passengers may book a private room subject to a supplement.
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TWIN ROOM

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$2375

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3088

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2375

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3088

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2375

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3088

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2375

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3088

TWIN ROOM

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$2457

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

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$3194

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2429

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2429

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2429

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2510

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$4016

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2429

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2429

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2356

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

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$3770

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2356

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3770

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2356

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3770

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2356

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3770

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2356

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3770

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2429

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2429

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2429

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2429

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2429

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2429

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$3887

TWIN ROOM

Share with your travel companion
$2510

YOUR OWN SINGLE ROOM

Enjoy a room just for you
$4016

HIGHLIGHTS

Ciconia’s exclusive journeys in Egypt present the ultimate travel experience with unmatched sights of beauty. Witness some of the greatest monuments on earth and face the ancient glory of the Pyramids and the Sphinx.
Alexandria
Alexandria

Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt, it's more Mediterranean city than middle-east, it was also an important port town during the hellenistic time, most popular tourist attractive mark is it's Library.

Aswan
Aswan

Sunniest city of Egypt and a popular touristic stop for many cruises. The local market here is an excellent place to do some shopping and the best place to find Egyptian fresh spices.

Cairo
Cairo

With the Great Pyramids of Giza, ancient temples, magnificent monuments, and the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo offers an experience of a lifetime.

Edfu
Edfu

Edfu has the most complete and best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, which was constructed between 237 BC and 57 BC

Giza
Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one still remaining to this day. An absolute must see.

Kom Ombo
Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo means ‘hill of the gold’ crowned with Temple of Komombo. The temple is unusual as one side is dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek.

Luxor
Luxor

A top travel destination in Egypt with a wealth of historic monuments and buildings bringing Egypt’s fabled past to life. Luxor is called the world’s greatest open air museum.

Philae Temple
Philae Temple

This beautiful temple complex is one of the most picturesque in all of Egypt. It sits on Aglika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam.

Sakkara
Sakkara

The oldest complete stone building complex in history was built as Djoser's step pyramid and it is located in Sakkara.

Unfinished Obelisk
Unfinished Obelisk

The 42m long obelisk was left unfinished when some cracks appeared, but had this obelisk been completed, it would have been the heaviest, weighing nearly 1100 tons!