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6 Day Egypt by Train

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Enjoy one of the most fascinating journeys though Egypt's ancient past, visiting temples, burial tombs and ofcourse the famous Pyramids of Giza! We take you on a slow paced guided tour traveling by overnight sleeper train as well as cruising on the Nile River by luxury boat.

Learn about the history of the Egyptians spanning from the Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom including other major tourists attractions such as the Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Philae, Kom Ombo Temple and a whole lot more!

This is an All-in-One Egypt package designed to for those seeking a timeless adventure.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Pyramids and Shinx, of course!
  • The Valley of the Kings
  • Philae, Edfu and Kom Ombo & Hatshepsut Temples
  • The Colossi of Memnon
  • High Dam
  • 5 Star Nile Cruise (all meals included)
  • Experience the overnight sleeper train

Flights are included in the package departing from Johannesburg. We can arrange flights from Cape Town and Durban should you require this. Please ask your agent for assistance.

  • 6 Day Egypt by Train
  • 6 Day Egypt by Train
  • 6 Day Egypt by Train
  • 6 Day Egypt by Train
  • 6 Day Egypt by Train

Summary

  • 1+ Crew Member
  • Most Meals Included
  • Min 1 passenger
  • Egypt
  • 5 Nights/ 6 Days
  • A/C Vehicle, Sleeper Train & Cruise

*Please note that the order of this itinerary is subject to change to fit cruise schedules and flight schedules of Egypt Air.

Day 01 (Sat) - Arrival & Pyramids, Sphinx

Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel in Cairo. Your room might not be ready this early in the morning, however you will be given time to freshen up before starting the amazing half day Pyramids and Sphinx tour.

Your sightseeing will include, visiting The Great Pyramid, built by King Cheops in 2650 BC, The Second Pyramid, built by King Chephren, south west of that if his father Cheops and The Third Pyramid built by Mycerinus, son of Chephren. You will then visit The Great Sphinx of Giza (or, commonly, the Sphinx) which is a statue of a reclining or couchant sphinx (a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head) This is the largest monolith statue in the world. Throughout your tour you will be accompanied by an English speaking Egyptologist. Before your guide transfers you back to the hotel you will pass through the perfume or papyrus factories. The afternoon will be at your leisure and overnight at your hotel in Cairo.
Optional tours:
Evening Sound and Light show or Nile Dinner Cruise


Day 02 (Sun) - Sleeper Train
Today you will check out of your hotel, you have another full day at your leisure.
Late this afternoon you will be transferred to the train station for your train to Aswan. Dinner will be served on the train.

Optional tours:
Memphis and Sakkara
Egyptian Museum
Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaars
Old and Islamic Cairo

Alexandria Day Trip

Day 03 (Mon) Cruise Tour on the Nile
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your Nile cruise. After Lunch you will be taken to visit the temple dedicated to the goddess Isis, which consists of the temple of Hathor, Birth house and two pylons which glorify all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth. Philae temple was also dismantled and rebuilt on Agilika Island after the construction of the high dam.

You will then visit the world famous High Dam which was an engineering miracle when built in 1960. Today it provides irrigation and electricity to Egypt.
Transferred back to the boat where you will enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. (Lunch and Dinner will be served on the cruise; drinks at your own expense)
Overnight onboard the cruise ship.

Day 04 (Tue) - Cruise Tour on the Nile
After breakfast you will be in Kom Ombo, a city located 45km north of Aswan city. Here you will visit Kom Ombo Temple which consists of the temple of Haroeris (the medicine god) and Sobek (the crocodile god). This Temple is famous for its twin entrances, halls and sanctuaries. Sculpted wall reliefs included one showing ancient surgical tools, bone-saws and dental tools. Three mummified crocodiles found nearby are now in the Chapel of Harthor.

You will later visit Edfu which is 105km from Aswan. Here you will stopover to see the best well preserved cult temple in Egypt which is an essential landmark for archaeological enthusiasts. Dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god, it was build, during the reigns of six Ptolemies. The temple, which rivals those at Luxor in grandeur, also comprises a Nilometer, a court of offerings and a huge pylon at its entrance.Overnight onboard the cruise ship
(Lunch and Dinner will be served on the cruise; drinks at your own expense)

Day 05 (Wed) - Cruise Tour on the Nile
After breakfast you will start your day on the west bank also known as the City of the dead. You will visit, The Colossi of Memnon which is the only remains of Amenhotep Mortuary temple. Then off to visit Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple. Hatshepsut, the only women to rule over Egypt as Pharaoh, named her temple “Djeser, Djeseru” the splendour of Splendours.

Concluding of with the Valley of Kings, where in 1922, Howard Carter made the fabulous discovery of the famous King Tut Ankh Amon tomb which dates back to 1352 BC. The Valley of the Kings also houses the famous tombs of Ramses III, VI, Amenhotep II, Seti I, Horemheb and Thutmose III.Overnight on board the cruise ship

Optional tours:
Luxor Temple / Karnack Temple
Hot Air Baloon Ride in Luxor

(Lunch and Dinner will be served on the cruise; drinks at your own expense)

Day 06 (Thu) - Depart Luxor
This morning you will check out of the boat and you can have the day at leisure in Luxor until your flight departs late afternoon back to South Africa.

End of Tour

 

Rates quoted per person sharing

6 Day /5 Night Classic Egypt by Train

Egypt Guided Holiday Including Flights

IN ZAR 2 Adults
4 Adults 6 Adults
26 Sep - 25 Oct 2018 R14,990 pp R14,160 pp R13,450 pp
26 Oct - 18 Dec 2018 R15,190 pp R14,370 pp R13,660 pp
19 Dec - 25 Dec 2018 R16,095 pp R15,290 pp R14,575 pp
26 Dec - 02 Jan 2019 R19,850 pp R19,025 pp R18,310 pp
03 Jan - 14 Apr 2019 R15,190 pp R14,370 pp R13,660 pp
15 Apr - 25 Apr 2019 R16,095 pp R15,290 pp R14,575 pp
26 Apr - 30 May 2019 R15,190 pp R14,370 pp R13,660 pp

 Package rates includes:

  • Return flights included from Johannesburg
  • Airport taxes
  • All transfers as mentioned
  • Meet, assist at Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Airports
  • Private guided visit of the Pyramids & the Sphinx
  • Private guided sightseeing on cruise as per itinerary
  • 1 Nights accommodation in Cairo on B&B basis.
  • 1 Nights accommodation onboard sleeper train from Cairo - Aswan including Breakfast & Dinner
  • 3 Nights accommodation onboard a Nile cruise including all meals

Train/Flight?
Although a lot of people like going on the trains to experience Egypt please note that the trains are the local trains (Same as South African overnight trains here in South Africa and not Blue Train or Rovos Rail standards). We book the 1st class compartments but they are very basic, the cabins are small, with a small wash basin, sharing communal toilet, and the meals are very basic. If you are a single person you might be sharing your compartment with somebody else as there must be 2 people per compartment. You can opt to take the Overnight trains to the cruise and back or fly. The trains will give you an extra night per way on your package. Please enquire.

Package rates excludes:

  • Entrance into any of the Pyramids or the solar boat
  • Obligatory tips on-board cruises (5.00 USD per person per night)
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Visas (Free of chage for South African Passport holders / Must be arranged before travelling to Egypt)

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Prices are subject to change due to any changes in airfare, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

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