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Egypt’s Itinerary

An Egypt holiday with Trafalgar will take you on a cruise down this iconic river, where lush riverbanks melt into a vast desert that holds some of the world’s greatest ancient wonders. The Egyptians formed one of the most extraordinary cultures, revered for their impressive architecture, legendary Pharaohs, and brilliant inventions that shaped the modern world. 

04:20 am

Check-in

Cairo Inn

05:00 am

Nap

06:30 am

Breakfast

Breakfast at the Hotel

08:00 am

Al-Muizz Street

Cairo

It is one of the oldest streets that dated all the way back to the time the city was founded by the Fatimids in the 10th Century.

Location:

Old Islamic Cairo

09:40 am

Khal El-Khalili

Cairo

It is an ancient trade center that dated all the way back to the 16th Century and you can walk its historical passageway and shop for souvenirs or find a nice cafe to sit in and enjoy a cup of Egyptian Coffee.

Location:
El-Gamaleya, El Gamaliya, Cairo Governorate 4331302, Egypt

12:00 pm

Naguib Mahfouz

Cairo

With its traditional magical Arab décor, guests are able to come for a light meal, the finest coffee, or the best shisha, served by the friendly staff dressed in Egyptian vests decorated in gold designs and the classic fez hat.

Location:
5 ش Sekat Al Badstan, خان الخليلى، El Gamaliya, Cairo Governorate 4331310, Egypt

13:00 pm

Bab Zuweila

Cairo

If you are looking for a high viewpoint to get a nice view of Cairo and its diverse architectural style, I highly recommend you climb up to the top of the Minarets of Bab Zuweila for a stunning panoramic view of Cairo’s Old City.

Location:
27V5+34J, محمد علي، الدرب الأحمر،،, El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

14:40 pm

The Citadel Of Saladin

Cairo

It is one of the most impressive structures in Cairo and it is my second favorite architecture in the city, second to the Pyramids of Giza, of course.

Location:
27H6+H2Q, Salah Salem St, Al Abageyah, El Khalifa, Cairo Governorate 4252360, Egypt

07:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast at the Hotel

08:00 am

The Great Sphinx

Cairo

In Hollywood movies, the Sphinx is often depicted as massive but in reality, it is only 20 meters tall and almost half of its body is below the ground level you are standing on so it will look much smaller than it should the moment you see it.

Location:
Al Giza Desert, Giza Governorate 3512201, Egypt

10:00 am

The Pyramids of Giza

Cairo

It is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo, Egypt including the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza.

Location:
Al Haram, Giza Governorate 3512201, Egypt

12:00 pm

Andrea Manasterly & Nile Peking Boat

Cairo

The walk with a view of the Alabaster Sphinx is what you can expect after dining at this restaurant.

Location:
Nile Corniche, New Cairo City 11511 Egypt

13:00 pm

Hanging Church In Coptic Cairo

Cairo

It is an ancient part of the city that dated all the way back to the 6th Century BC and it is a place that is preserving the Christian past of Egypt. It is home to the Coptic Orthodox Christians who resided in Egypt.

Location:
Kom Ghorab, Old Cairo, Cairo Governorate 4244001, Egypt

15:00 pm

The Egyptian Museum

Cairo

It holds the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the world and it can take you 2 hours to see all the exhibitions in the museum.

Location:
26XM+2G2, Wasim Hasan, Ismailia, Qasr El Nil, Cairo Governorate 4272083, Egypt

04:30 am

Check-in

Nefertiti Hotel

05:30 am

Nap

07:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast at the Hotel

08:00 am

Luxor Temple

Luxor

It is one of the first temples you will see when you arrive in Luxor. This ancient Egyptian temple complex is located right in the middle of Luxor City and you can easily pay a visit on foot.

Location:
Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate 1362501, Egypt

10:00 am

Mummification Museum

Luxor

It is another museum located not too far from Luxor Museum and Luxor Temple that is worth a visit if you are interested in the process of mummification or how the ancient Egyptians mastered the art of preserving the dead.

Location:
ش Kornish Al Nile, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate 1362501, Egypt

12:00 pm

Al-Sahaby Lane Restaurant

Luxor

They offer some of the best dishes in Egypt. The restaurant is very popular for its recommendation in many international guidebooks.

Location:
Al-Sahaby Street, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate 85951, Egypt

13:00 pm

Luxor Museum

Luxor

It is where they collected and preserved Ancient Egyptian artifacts discovered here in Luxor from everyday items to ancient sculptures, and even mummies.

Location:
Kornish Al Nile, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate 1362503, Egypt

15:00 pm

Karnak Temple

Luxor

It is another must-visit large temple complex that is not too far from Luxor City. Located just north of the city center, Karnak temple is a great place to visit especially if you plan to do Luxor independently and cheaply as you can. 

Location:
Karnak, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

07:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel

8:00 am

Colossi Of Memnon

Luxor

The fact that you can still make out the seated postures and the anatomy of the 3000 years sculptures really shows just how much of a master of builders the ancient Egyptians were.

Location:
Thebes, Al Qarnah, Al Qarna, Luxor Governorate 1341703, Egypt

10:00 am

Medinet Habu Temple

Luxor

It is an ancient temple dedicated to Amun and it is famous for its well-preserved inscribes depicting the defeat of the Sea People during the rule of Ramesses III on the walls of the temple.

Location:
Al Bairat, Al Qarna, Luxor Governorate 1340550, Egypt

12:00 pm

Tutankhamon

Luxor

This simple, rustic Egyptian restaurant’s biggest asset is its cooling and relaxed roof terrace, which affords fantastic views over the Nile.

Location:
Al-Gezira West Bank, Luxor Egypt

13:00 pm

Temple Of Hatshepsut

Luxor

It is an ancient Egyptian temple constructed by Queen Hatshepsut in the 15th Century BC and it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture.

Location:
Kings Valley Rd, قسم الواحات الخارجة، New Valley Governorate 1340420, Egypt

16:00 pm

Hot Air Balloon Ride over Luxor

Luxor

It is stunning tourist attraction from a perspective you have yet to see, from the air.

Location:
Television street, Gazirat Al Awameyah, Luxor, Luxor Governorate 85951, Egypt

04:20 am