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Great Pyramids & Luxor Temples

Egypt in 5 Days, 4 Nights in Destination

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The perfect combination to discover both Upper and Lower Egypt, this tour focuses on Ancient Egypt's most emblematic sights. Explore the Great Pyramids and the temples of Luxor and Karnak.

Trip Highlights

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    Cairo
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    Giza
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    Luxor

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

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  3. Solo travelers from + £ 190

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Accommodation: 4 Nights

Itinerary

An essential journey through Egyptian history, culture and landscapes! Begin in Cairo, home to the legendary Great Pyramids, the last surviving Wonder of the Ancient World! Next, explore the famous Karnak Temple Complex and Luxor's treasures in Upper Egypt.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Cairo
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It's time to unearth the secrets of Ancient Egypt and get to know the vibrant culture of Egypt's most emblematic cities. Arrive at your departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Cairo. Touch down in Cairo and transfer to the hotel. Once settled, the remainder of the day is free at your leisure to get to know the sights and sounds of the Egyptian capital. Why not explore the historic bazaars of the old town or stop by a local cafe to try authentic Arabic coffee! Overnight stay in Cairo.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar
tripadvisor rating

5085 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Experience Egypt: Pack of 3 Excursions

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Optional
Ultimate Egypt: Pack of 4 Excursions

Active

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2nd Day: Cairo
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Breakfast in the hotel. Visit the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World today. Head to the Giza plateau, home to the three Great Pyramids, built over 4,500 years ago and dedicated to the pharaohs of ancient Egypt! Explore the pyramids and learn about their fascinating history as you walk in the footsteps of the pharaohs. Afterwards, continue to the Great Sphinx, the symbolic guardian of the pyramids, and the incredible Temple of the Valley The remainder of the afternoon is free to explore Cairo at your own pace. We recommend an optional excursion to Memphis and the ancient Sakkara necropolis.*  The rest of the evening is at your leisure, we recommend rounding it off with an evening tour of Cairo with dinner and a show**. Overnight stay in Cairo.

Optional Excursion to Memphis & Sakkara: Visit Memphis, once the place of residence of the Egyptian pharaohs, and the nearby necropolis of Sakkara. See the stepped pyramid of Djoser, built by Imhotep, and explore the complete funeral complex of Mastabas. Continue to Mit Rahina to visit the open-air museum.


**Optional Cairo by Night: we take a walk around the most beautiful corners of Cairo (Tahrir Square, Zamalek, Cairo Tower and the Opera House) before heading to the restaurant where we will enjoy a delicious dinner with an Egyptian show. We will finish the evening with a visit to the famous Mirror Café.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar
tripadvisor rating

5085 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Great Pyramids, Sphinx & Temple of the Valley Excursion

Active

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Optional
Memphis & Sakkara Excursion

Active

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Optional
Cairo by Night

Moderate

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3rd Day: Cairo - Luxor
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Breakfast at the hotel. Early this morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Luxor*. Adventure awaits today as you explore the incredible Luxor Temple, dating back to 1400 BCE, before paying a visit to the legendary Temple of Karnak* complex. Home to a vast array of ruined temples, chapels, columns and other ancient buildings, explore the site, soak up the unique atmosphere and let your imagination run wild as you learn about life in Ancient Egypt! Afterwards, head to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. To discover more of historic Luxor, why not take an optional excursion to the famous Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut?** Overnight stay in Luxor. 

The order of the excursions and visits may vary, depending on the schedule of the internal flights, traffic and other logistical reasons. The planned visits will be carried out in any case.

** Optional Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut Excursion: Explore the Valley of the Kings, home to the tomb of Tutankhamon! It is here that the most powerful and influential kings of Ancient Egypt were buried. After touring the site, continue to the Temple of Hatshepsut and visit the incredible Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

Please note: The excursion to the Valley of the Kings includes visits to three tombs. Entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun is not included but, if you are interested in visiting, you can buy a ticket to see this tomb at the site during your visit.

For the fullest experience of Egypt, you can choose one of our optional excursion packages to add 3/4 optional excursions to your trip!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Iberotel Luxor or similar
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1408 Reviews

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Activities

included
Luxor & Karnak Temples Tour

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Optional
Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut & Memnon Colossi Excursion

Active

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4th Day: Luxor - Cairo
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Breakfast at the hotel. Early this morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cairo. Arrive, check-in at the hotel and get settled in for your last evening in Egypt. We recommend an optional excursion to the Saladin Citadel* and/or a visit to the famous Egyptian Museum and Khan El-Khalili Bazaar.** Overnight stay in Cairo.

Optional Excursion to Saladin Citadel: Visit the Alabaster Mosque and medieval fortification of Saladin Citadel, perched atop a hill in central Cairo and dating back to the 12th-century. Learn about the importance of the site to Egypt's Islamic heritage before walking through the Coptic Neighborhood, home to various churches.

** Optional Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar: Visit the iconic Egyptian Museum. This world-renowned museum is home to the largest collection of jewels, relics and statues from the golden age of the pharaohs. Afterwards, enjoy a stroll through the lively Khan El-Khalili neighbourhood, home to the largest and oldest bazaar in the city!

*** The order of the excursions and visits may vary, depending on the schedule of the internal flights, traffic and other logistical reasons. The planned visits will be carried out in any case.

For the fullest experience of Egypt, you can choose one of our optional excursion packages to add 3/4 optional excursions to your trip!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramses Hilton or similar
tripadvisor rating

5085 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Saladin Citadel Excursion

Active

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Optional
Egyptian Museum

Light

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5th Day: Cairo - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast * at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included
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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Great Pyramids, Sphinx & Temple of the Valley Excursion

Included activity for day 2 in Cairo

Visit the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Explore the pyramids and learn about their fascinating history, before admiring the craftsmanship of the legendary Great Sphinx and exploring the Temple of the Valley!

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Included
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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver

Luxor & Karnak Temples Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Luxor

Explore Luxor Temple and visit the legendary Temple of Karnak complex. Home to a vast array of ruined temples, chapels, columns and other ancient buildings, explore the site and learn about life and belief systems in Ancient Egypt!

Duration 04:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Active

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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Important: Please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

Experience Egypt: Pack of 3 Excursions

Suggested activity for day 1

Make the most of your time in Egypt with this package of three optional excursions: Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut Excursion (Luxor) Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar (Cairo) and a visit to the Saladin Citadel (Cairo).

Physical rating:

Active

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Optional
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Important: Please avoid booking the activities included in this package separately.

Ultimate Egypt: Pack of 4 Excursions

Suggested activity for day 1

Enjoy the fullest experience of Egypt with this package of four optional excursions: Memphis & Sakkara (Cairo), Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut (Luxor) Egyptian Museum & Khan El-Khalili Bazaar (Cairo) and a visit to Saladin Citadel (Cairo).

Physical rating:

Active

more information
Optional
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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Memphis & Sakkara Excursion

Suggested activity for day 2 in Saqqara

Visit ancient Memphis and the nearby necropolis of Sakkara. See the stepped pyramid of Djoser, built by Imhotep, and explore the complete funeral complex of Mastabas. Continue to Mit Rahina to visit the open-air museum.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 17:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Optional
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Vegetarian and/or children's menu available upon request.

Cairo by Night

Suggested activity for day 2 in Cairo

Walk through the bustling sites of Tahrir Square, Zamalek, Cairo Tower, and the Cairo Opera House. End with an included dinner at a local restaurant.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Cairo - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Cairo - Luxor *
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  • 4 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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  • 4 breakfasts.
  • Transfer in an air conditioned vehicle.
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking guide.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Visa (required)* drinks, tips** and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Visa issued on arrival. Price approx. $25 USD.

** Mandatory gratuities of $20 USD per person must be paid on arrival at the destination. 

Please note: Mandatory gratuities of $20 USD per person must be paid on arrival at the destination.These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Egyptian culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not. 

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days after you have made your booking or delivered to you on arrival at your destination.

Please note the following luggage allowances for your internal flight
  • Checked luggage allowance is between 21-23 kg (46-50 lbs)
  • Hand luggage (carry-on) allowance is 8 kg (17 lbs)

IMPORTANT: This trip is not suitable for a person with reduced mobility due to the nature of the excursions and the terrain.
However, please note that this tour can be taken privately. There will be a private guide and a specifically designed itinerary to ensure maximum enjoyment. The excursions will be taken via alternative routes with ease of access and the pace will be dictated by the passenger.
To take part in the private tour it is required that the person with reduced mobility is accompanied by a dedicated person at all times, to assist in any necessary situations, such as getting in and out of the transport vehicle, on excursions, and so on.

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with at least six months validity.

  • Visa

    A visa is required. Issued on arrival in the country. Price approx: USD25.

  • Currency

    Egyptian Pound.

  • Language

    Arabic.

  • Electricity

    220 V. Adapter not required but recommended.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the UK/Ireland.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 02:00.

  • Other useful information

    Egypt has a desert climate with mild winters and very hot summers.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.egypt.travel/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

Children: 2 - 11 years.

Triple room: In general, triple rooms will have a double bed/ two single beds and a rollaway or sofa bed.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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