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Three day tour from Hurghada to the main historical cities of Egypt. Let's discover different cultures of Egyptian civilization. In Luxor its monumental religious complexes and famous pharaohs tombs, in Alexandria Greco-Roman monuments and in Cairo the Pyramids and Sphinx. all these treasures of the ancient civilization in one three days excursion from Hurghada. Book now.
Pick up in the early morning from any hotel in Hurghada. Should you wish to be picked up from other areas including Makadi Bay, Sahl Hashish, el-Gouna or Safaga additional transfer fee will be applied. Transfer to Luxor by a/c vehicle may take up to 4 hours. Arrival in Luxor and meet with our English speaking Egyptologist guide.
First part of our day will be dedicated to the east bank visit. Our goal is the Greatest religious complex of all times Karnak Temple. It is not just one temple, but temple within temple. So many small temples and shrines can be discovered there, old and new pylons , Sacred lake and a famous statue of a Scarab. We will spend around two hours walking inside temple and taking great pictures of the area.
Now time to cross the Nile and discover Valley of the Queens. Here we will enter some tombs of great queens which will be opened to public on the day of our visit. Next stop on the way to Queen Hatshepsut temple, a woman Pharaoh Queen, will be at newly discovered and restored Memnon Colossi and Amenhotep III temple.
After the visit let’s have a look inside an Alabaster factory and discover how in ancient Egypt Egyptians made their vessels and jars. Lunch in a local restaurant (drinks are not included and can be ordered with extra charge will be offered in the city after visits).
In the evening before the night sleeping train departs, approximately 9 pm, you can do several optional activities like visit to Luxor Temple and Sphinx avenue, visit to Luxor museum or Mummification Museum (additional charge will be applied). Catch night train to Alexandria, overnight in the train.
Next day in the morning our English speaking guide will meet you at Alexandria train station, breakfast in the city (optional) before we go to explore the city. Alexandria is a showcase of Egypt's Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic civilizations, a living symbol of interaction between these civilizations and the Greek and Roman civilizations. During our city trip we will discover another kind of art different from that one we saw in Luxor, here we will not find huge temples but will discover catacombs and Roman amphitheater, Pompay’s pillar and a cozy National Museum of Alexandria.
In the mid day let’s have lunch in a local restaurant and move to Cairo. We will take a fast and modern Cairo-Alexandria road, so the trip will take around 3 hours. In Cairo let’s check in into a cozy 4* hotel on BB basis. Overnight in the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast in your hotel our guide will pick up you in a scheduled time, around 8 am and let’s head for Giza plateau to explore the area and the only survived wonder of the ancient world – The Great pyramid of Cheops. Here we can spend some time walking around, entering inside (optional, extra ticket is required), climbing if possible or taking some wonderful pictures. Next let’s move to panorama playground where we can see all the pyramids together and take great panoramic pictures of the plateau together with three pyramids. Now time to discover smaller pyramids the one of Kephren and the smallest of three – the pyramid of Mycerinus. It is possible to enter both pyramids if they are open to public on the day of your visit, extra tickets will be required.
Next let’s move to the bottom of the pyramid of Kephren where the Great Sphinx and his valley temple are located. Let’s enter the temple and walk along its ancient walls until we reach the Great Sphinx. As a bonus our trip includes the entrance into a newly discovered and opened to public workers tomb.
Now we finished exploring Giza and have some time for shopping and lunch. Lunch will be offered in a local restaurant on set menu basis, drinks are not included (extra charge). After lunch we have a chance to get a Nile felucca ride along the Nile (optional activity) or go directly to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. National Egyptian Museum is situated on Tahrir square and is famous for its vast collection of rare Egyptian monuments and artifacts. The tour includes 2,5 hours walk around the museum’s halls where you will get information about different periods of Ancient Egyptian history, will see artifacts belonging to Old, Middle and New kingdoms. Visit to Tutankhamon room where his golden coffin and golden mask are exhibited. Visit to animal mummies hall and many other halls which will reveal you the ancient Egyptian mysteries.
After our tour finished transfer to Cairo International airport to catch your flight back to Hurghada. In Hurghada our representative will meet you upon arrival and drive to your hotel.