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Exhilarating Egypt Tour

Exhilarating Egypt Tour

  • No. of Days : 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • Destinations : Cairo - Alexandria - Cairo - Aswan - Nile Cruise - Edfu - Luxor - Hurghada - Cairo

Description

The second oldest cradle of civilization, Egypt boasts of one of the longest histories in the world, offering a world of some unforgettable experiences to its visitors. The well-planned Exhilarating Egypt Tour of 8 nights and 9 days offers you some of the best sights and sounds of this lovely place. The itinerary takes you to places and attractions like Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Alexandria, and Hurghada etc., giving you a complete insight into the Egypt’s millennia-old monuments and other attractions, religion, culture and landscapes. Explore the ancient Egypt and make your vacation a memorable one.

Attractions

Experience the difference that an excellent team can make as they guide you through this evolving tour market. our goal is to ensure an authentic and unforgettable life-changing experience for everyone.

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Accommodation

Hotels which are near to the location, attractive public rooms, comfortable and spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, attentive service, good breakfasts and most comfortable.

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Food

We provide buffet food with quality food services. Most of us have fond memories of food from our child hood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade or an outside food. Serving carries most important part of our expectation.

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Provisional Itinerary

Arrival in Cairo

Arrive at the Cairo International Airport. Meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities. The rest of the day is at leisure and you are free to spend the day as per your own liking. Set on the banks of River Nile, Cairo is a vibrant and welcoming city. The capital city of Egypt, Cairo is full of energy and offers interesting experiences to its visitors. You can explore the surroundings. Also known as ‘the city of a thousand minarets’, it has several architectural gems of Islamic style of architecture.

Stay overnight in Cairo.

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Cairo Sightseeing

On the 2nd day of the tour, have your breakfast at the hotel and embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Cairo, which starts from the great Pyramids of Giza- one of the Seven Wonders of the World. When the Greeks erected the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, guess they always wanted to constructed world wonders. These pyramids, constructed from a single pyramid, amounting to a total of 2.300.000 blocks, are real wonders. They have always been muses for artists and writers. Out of the three, Cheops is the most interesting one. Its burial chambers are accessible to the public. Close to this the popular Great Sphinx of Giza, dating back to 2620 BC, the time of Chephren. Built from natural yellowish limestone, 65 feet in height and 187 feet in length, it has a statue that is a mix of a lion’s body and a Pharaoh’s head. After this, a visit to a local perfume shop and papyrus institute can also be arranged. Have lunch at an Indian restaurant and then continue with the sightseeing.

The next visit is to the Egyptian Museum- founded in the year 1835 and reconstructed in 1900 in the new classical style, the museum has an amazing collection of more than 1, 60,000 objects, starting from the pre -historic time and continuing till the Greco Roman period. There are a total of 107 halls with huge statues at the ground floor. Jewels, mummies, small statues and the treasures of Tutankhamen are on the upper floors. The complex also has a huge library and a photography section. There is a separate hall for the Royal Mummies with the mummies of 11 kings and queens.

Post sightseeing, a small drive passing the downtown brings you to Khan El Khalili bazaar, one of the world’s most famous market with narrow alleys. This wonderful market is popular in the whole of Middle East and has a wonderful medieval feel. Dating back to the 14th century, this market houses some amazing stuff such as jewelry, carpets, oils, antiques and more. Back to the hotel.

Overnight in Cairo.

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Cairo – Full day tour of Alexandria – Cairo

After an early morning breakfast at the hotel on day 3, get ready for a full day excursion to Alexandria, nicknamed as the ‘Pearl of Mediterranean’. This lovely city is known for its cultural ambiance and a vibrant atmosphere. Get transferred to Alexandria through the desert road. Around 225 km away, on arrival, you enjoy a guided tour of attractions in Alexandria. The first visit is to Pompeii Column and Kom El Shoqafa- the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, made from Aswan pink granite with a height of 30 m, the Pompeii Column is known to be a gift to Emperor Diocletian from the people of Alexandria. A major part of the remains of this place can be found at the Greco-Roman Museum. The hilltop has the entry to Kom al-Shuqafa Catacombs belonging to the 1st and 2nd centuries, discovered in the 20th century’s starting.

The next visit is to Montazah Gardens- covering an area of 150 hectares, it envelopes the the palace of Khedive Abbas, which is known for its stunning architecture. Take a walk here. Next you can enjoy swimming at the sandy beaches. Thereafter, you visit Alexandrina Bibliotheca- the city’s new library, it is dedicated to the recollection of the scholarship and sincerity of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. This complex is the venue of several institutions, has around 13 varied departments too. Next in line is the visit to Qaite bay Fort. It is place at the last end of the Cornish and has been guarding the bay for centuries. Constructed in the year 1480 on the site of Alexandria lighthouse, it is crenellated walls. After sightseeing, relish lunch at restaurant and begin driving back to Cairo where you arrive, late evening.

Stay overnight in Cairo.

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Cairo – Aswan – Nile Cruise

The day starts early. Have a hot cup of tea or coffee and complete the check-out formalities. Carry packed breakfast while you are driving to the Cairo airport. Later, get onboard a flight to Aswan, the southern gate of Egypt. This flight is of about 70 minutes. Upon arrival at the Aswan airport, meet our tour representative. An ancient city, Aswan lies on the River Nile and is known to be one of the best winter resorts in the world. Have a guided to the Old dam and the High dam that provide electricity and irrigation to the whole of Egypt. Next, get into a motor boat, to have a ride till the wonderful Temple of Philae, which lies on the Isis Island. This brilliant temple, dedicated to the Goddess Isis was built by the ancient Egyptians. After the construction of Aswan dam in 1906, the temple was submerged. It was only the 1970s that steps to the save the temple were taken, after the High dam was built in 1971 and the water levels were stabilized here.

Thereafter, get transfer to the Nile Cruise. Complete the check –in formalities. Lunch is served on-board. Enjoy a relaxed tour on-board a felucca, a small boat that is used on the Nile. The boat takes you around the Elephantine of Kitchener’s Islands and Botanical Garden, enjoying a visit to the Agha Khan mausoleum. Dinner on-board the cruise. Treat your eyes to the lovely views. This day is going to be a great affair.

Overnight on-board.

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Nile Cruise: Abu Simble – Kom Ombo – Edfu

Day 5 of the tour is going to begin quite early. Your breakfast is packed. The day is scheduled for a day tour by coach to the magnificent Temples of Abu Simbel skirted by 4 huge stone statues of Ramses II- the celebrated 3rd pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty of Egypt. These temple are two giant rock temples in Abu Simbel. Placed on the western banks of River Nile, these temples were built by the Pharaoh himself. On returning back from the Abu Simble temple site, cruise to Kom Ombo exploring another popular temple of the region. This temple is dedicated to 2 Gods, Sobek and Heroeris. Dating back to 180 BCE in Ptolemaic era, new additions were made in the Roman times. The temple site is on the bank of River Nile. Later on, sail to the ancient Egyptian city of Edfu, lying on the western banks of the Nile.

Stay overnight on-board.

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Nile Cruise: Edfu – Esna – Luxor

Arrive in Edfu where you get down from your cruise to visit the Temple of Horus. Get into a horse drawn carriage or Kalesh. Also known as the Temple of Edfu, it is one of the best-preserved and most complete temples in the whole Egypt. This temple was built between 237 BC and 57 BC, atop the remnants of former temples. The entrance of the temple has a huge statue of Horus. After this, go back to the Nile Cruise that starts sailing to Esna / Luxor. As you reach Luxor, disembark to visit Karnak temple. This temple complex consists of a number of ruined temples, pylons, chapels, along with other buildings. This city of temples was created in a span of more than 2,000 years and is dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. Your next visit is to the Luxor temple that looks like an open museum. This ancient Egyptian temple complex, on the eastern bank of Nile River was established in 1400 BCE. Today known as Luxor, it was the Waset city in ancient Egypt. Back to the cruise.

Overnight on-board.

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Luxor – Hurghada City (4 hours by road)

On the 7th day of the tour, have an early morning breakfast and complete the check- out formalities. Keep your luggage on-board only as you are all set for sightseeing. Explore the west bank in Luxor city towards the Valley of the Kings- Also called the Valley of the gates of the Kings, this is the site where tombs of influential Pharaohs and nobles, belonging of the New Kingdom were built between the 16th to the 11th century BC; the Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut- dedicated to a rare female pharaoh, Hatshepsut, this temple is also called Djeser-Djeseru and the Colossi of Memnon- 2 extremely huge stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, lying in Theban necropolis from the past 3400 years.

In the afternoon, you return to the Nile cruise to take your luggage. Now is the time to savor sumptuous lunch at an Indian restaurant. Lunch is followed by a drive towards Hurghada City, popular for being Egypt’s luxury resort town of Egypt. The road journey from Luxor to Hurghada would take around 4 hours. After arrival, check-in and relax.

Overnight in Hurghada.

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Hurghada

Post breakfast on day 8, you are free to spend the day, as per your own liking. If you want, you can stay at your hotel and enjoy the facilities that they offer. Or, you can go out and indulge in the activities of their interest. This lovely beach resort town is extremely popular for its night clubs, swimming, deep-sea fishing, sailing, wind surfing and scuba diving. The party town of Egypt, the place was earlier a small fishing village and now it is a very popular holiday resort. You can also opt for a day’s excursion to the nearby villages. This laid-back city is known for its beautiful coral reefs.

Stay overnight.

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Hurghada – Departure from Cairo

On the last day, have a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel. Complete the check- out formalities. Get transferred to the Hurghada airport to board a flight back to Cairo from where board flight for your onward destination.

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  • Sightseeing in Cairo including the Pyramids of Giza
  • Shopping at the colorful Khan El Khalili bazaar of Cairo
  • Full day tour of Alexandria
  • Sightseeing tour in Aswan, including Temple of Philae
  • Go aboard the Nile Cruise
  • Visit the temples sites at Abu Simble – Kom Ombo
  • Explore Temple of Horus in Edfu
  • Guided tour of Luxor including Valley of the Kings and Colossi of Memnon
  • Leisure time at Hurghada city
  • Return group airfare for sectors as per the itinerary- Ex –Bangalore On EMIRATES
  • Cost of visa (Schengen)
  • Overseas medical policy for the period of the tour up to the age of 70 yrs. (Basic Travel Insurance)
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotels mentioned in the itinerary or similar.
  • All transfers & sightseeing in deluxe coach as per the itinerary.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • All entrances for monuments as per the itinerary.
  • All Tolls and border taxes.
  • Services of a Tour Leader throughout the tour.
  • Tips and Gratuities to drivers and Guides.
  • Any hike in the Airfare, Taxes, visa fees, border tax etc.
  • In case of visa rejection. Visa fees have to be paid again for any subsequent application.
  • Any expenses of any personal nature such as laundry, mini bar, safe deposit vault or any beverages that is not part of the meal.
  • Baggage allowances 20 kgs. Checked baggage & 5 kgs. Cabin baggage.
  • No liquids / Gel / paste / battery cells or any other item that can be used as a weapon or detonator in Hand Baggage.
  • Valid Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months
  • 3 Photographs
  • Company leave letter if Employed
  • Salary Slips if employed

50 % advance amountat the time of confirmation, balance amount before departure.

  • Cancellation made between 20 days before departure 50% of the tour cost will be charged as penalty.
  • Cancellation made between 15 days before departure, 80 % of the tour cost will be charged as penalty.
  • 10 days less / prior / Or No show on the tour 100 % of the tour cost will be charged
  • In Case of visas rejection, no visas amount will be refunded back to the passengers.
  • If you wish to travel in advance or deviate from the tour, additional charges will be applicable.
  • Passengers joining this tour directly must travel to / from their hub city on their own expense.
  • Continental breakfasts will be served throughout the tour.
  • Any damage caused to the hotel rooms or coach during the stay shall be payable by the passengers. Amazing Holidays will not be liable for the same.
  • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure, excursion advertised or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed necessary.
  • Any damage caused to the hotel rooms or coach during the stay shall be payable by the passengers. Amazing Holidays will not be liable for the same.
  • The cost of extension of validity of ticket is not included in Tour price.
  • For the convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary. However, all services will remain the same.
  • The tour price is subject to increase without notice if the rate of exchange changes substantially prior to departure.
  • The Company reserves the right to alter the order of the itinerary. The same will be informed to the client before departure.
  • Due to Trade Fairs and conventions in the cities, it is possible that the hotel accommodation provided would be outside the city. The same will be informed in advance.
  • Hotels mentioned are subject to availability.
  • Passengers can board the tour from the hub city. Those boarding from any other city can do so, however all expenses to/ from the hub city is to be borne by the passengers.
  • There are no refunds for any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour.
  • The Company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, delay, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out of the tour arrangement.
  • Certain departure dates will have surcharges applicable, please contact our local sales office for details.
  • Standard check-in time for the hotels is 1400hrs while check-out is at 1200hrs.
  • The management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in the schedule of trains, flights, coach, cruise or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expenses must be borne by the passenger.
  • Amazing will not be liable in any loss of baggage by the Airline.


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