9D8N CLASSIC EGYPT PRESTIGE
Ideal for adventurers, history enthusiasts, and culture seekers, this Egyptian odyssey promises awe-inspiring experiences. Explore ancient wonders, cruise the timeless Nile, and unravel the mysteries of this fascinating land. With expert guides and luxurious accommodations, this journey ensures unforgettable memories.
Day 1: Singapore to Cairo (Lunch/Dinner)
Begin your journey by departing from Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arriving in Cairo, you will be greeted by a knowledgeable English-speaking local guide and driver. Your first stop will be at the renowned Egyptian Museum, established in 1902. This museum is home to the world's most extensive collection of antiquities, showcasing the entire spectrum of ancient Egyptian history with over 120,000 artifacts on display. After your museum visit, you will proceed to check in to your hotel.
Day 2: Cairo - Alexandria - Cairo (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Start the day with breakfast at your Cairo hotel before embarking on a day trip to Alexandria. Your Alexandria tour includes:
Pompey's Pillar: A visit to the impressive Pompey's Pillar, the last remaining column from a Roman temple, standing at 28 meters in height.
Citadel of Qaitbay: Explore the medieval Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century fortress on the Mediterranean coast, showcasing historical artifacts, including those from Admiral Nelson's victory in 1798.
Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa: Discover the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, representing the largest-known Roman burial site in Egypt.
The Bibliotheca of Alexandrina: Visit the iconic Bibliotheca of Alexandrina, a renowned library founded in the 3rd century BC, featuring an 11-story structure capable of holding millions of volumes.
Enjoy scenic views of the corniche and the old harbour in Alexandria before returning to Cairo in the evening.
Day 3: Cairo to Luxor - Nile Cruise (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
On the third day, after breakfast, you'll fly from Cairo to Luxor. Your Luxor adventure begins with a visit to the East Bank of the Nile River, where you'll explore the grand Karnak Temple, a colossal religious complex dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. Then, you'll discover Luxor Temple, known for its impressive courtyard, massive columns, and statues of Ramses II, showcasing the evolution of Egyptian architecture.
A highlight of your Egyptian journey is experiencing the majestic Nile River, the world's longest, which holds great significance for the country. To make the most of it, you'll embark on a 4-night luxury cruise from Luxor to Aswan in the evening, offering you the opportunity to soak in the scenic beauty and history along the Nile's banks.
Day 4: Luxor to Edfu (Nile Cruise) - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Begin your day with breakfast aboard the cruise as you sail to the west bank of the Nile to explore the renowned Valley of the Kings. This historic site, situated near Luxor, is home to elaborate tombs built for pharaohs and influential nobles during the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt.
Following that, you'll visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, a mortuary temple dedicated to the Sun God, Amon-Ra. As you journey on, you'll pass by the Colossi of Memnon, two colossal stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, which have graced the landscape for an astonishing 3,400 years. This site also represents a pinnacle of classical Egyptian architecture.
Continuing your Nile cruise, you'll head southward to Edfu, passing through the Esna lock. The Esna lock is not only a significant part of your journey but also a notable tourist attraction in Egypt and one of the must-visit places in Aswan. Enjoy the unique experience as your cruise ship navigates this lock, enhancing your exploration of the Nile's historic treasures.
Day 5: Edfu to Kom Ombo (Nile Cruise) - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Start your day with breakfast, and then embark on a unique adventure by taking a Kalesh ride, an Egyptian horse-drawn carriage, to visit the Temple of Horus. This remarkable temple, constructed between 237 and 57 BC, stands as one of Egypt's best-preserved ancient monuments, offering a captivating glimpse into its rich history.
As your cruise continues southward, you'll reach Kom Ombo, where you'll explore the Temple of Kom Ombo. This temple is extraordinary because it's dedicated to two deities, Sobek and Horus, making it a distinctive double temple.
In the evening, the cruise will treat you to a galabia-themed party, providing a delightful opportunity to immerse yourself in Egyptian culture and enjoy a memorable onboard celebration.
Day 6: Kom Ombo to Aswan (Nile Cruise) - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Early in the morning, embark on an extraordinary journey to the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel Temples, among the most renowned ancient monuments in Egypt. These temples, originally constructed over 3,000 years ago, were carefully dismantled and relocated to their current location through a remarkable engineering endeavor in the 1960s. This massive relocation was necessary to rescue the temples from the rising waters of the Nile River caused by the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
In the afternoon, you'll experience the tranquility of a traditional felucca ride, sailing around Elephantine Island. As you glide on the Nile, you'll have the opportunity to admire the Mausoleum of the Aga Khan, situated on the west bank of the river, adding another layer of cultural richness to your Nile cruise experience.
Day 7: Aswan to Cairo (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Disembark from the Nile cruise in Aswan to continue your sightseeing adventure. Explore the monumental Aswan High Dam, a significant engineering marvel in modern Egyptian history. Witness the Unfinished Obelisk, gaining insights into ancient stone-cutting techniques, and visit the Temple of Isis, the last temple constructed in the classical Egyptian style.
Afterwards, take a domestic flight back to Cairo and check into your hotel.
Day 8: Cairo Exploration (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Discover the captivating wonders of Cairo on this day of exploration. Begin your adventure with a visit to the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza, showcasing the remarkable architectural achievements of ancient Egypt's Old Kingdom.
Marvel at the enigmatic Great Sphinx of Giza, believed to resemble King Chephren, and enjoy a unique camel ride in the pyramid area.
Continue your journey by exploring the ancient city of Memphis, home to the imposing statue of King Ramses II and various archaeological relics.
Conclude your day with a visit to the historic Step Pyramid of Zoser, the oldest stone pyramid in history, built long before the Great Pyramid of King Cheops, providing insights into Egypt's ancient civilization.
Day 9: Cairo to Singapore (Breakfast)
Conclude your journey with breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, join your guide in the hotel lobby for a visit to Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East, boasting over 4,000 stalls. Here, you can explore and shop for exceptional handicrafts, and perhaps indulge in Egyptian coffee and shisha, a traditional flavored tobacco, at your own expense.
Following your bazaar excursion, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
- 5* standard hotel: Helnan Dreamland and Sonesta Cairo or similar
- For cruises: there is M/S Crown Emperor and M/S Alyssa
Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect on the tour but is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and can be tailored based on the interests of the group.
- Round-trip domestic flights
- Itinerary-guided tours with local vehicles (typically SUV or MPV)
- 4-night stay in luxurious 5-star hotels and 4-night luxury cruise accommodation
- Guided tours led by professional English-speaking guides
- Meals and activities as per the itinerary
Prices start from $6088 per pax (minimum 6 for this promotional price)
Prices valid till 2024
All fares are subject to change.