Classic Egypt

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Cairo, Egypt
  • Ends Cairo, Egypt
  • +3
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Iconic Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza
  • Egyptian museum
  • 5star cruise down the Nile visiting Karnak & Luxor temples
  • The Valley of the Kings
Starting and ending in Cairo, the "Classic Egypt" tour is a guided explorer trip that takes 12 days. You will travel through Esna, Luxor and Aswan in Egypt. "Classic Egypt" is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

A luxury Classic Egyptian tour, offering a higher standard of accommodation and transport to ensure your comfort at all times. We start in Cairo where you can explore the Great Pyramids of Giza including the Step Pyramid and the iconic Sphinx. A short flight takes you to Luxor the next morning where you will experience the incredible temples and world famous tombs of the Valley of the Kings as well as visiting Karnak, Medinat Habu, Queen Hatchepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Your luxury river boat cruise takes you all the way to Aswan, via the temples of Edfu and Komomo, where we will explore the romantic temples of Philae and the impressive Aswan High Dam, you'll then sail back to Luxor, making a stop along the way to visit Esna Temple. Flying back to Cairo, we then tour the world famous Egyptian Museum, accompanied by a certified Egyptologist, before you are free to explore the bustling markets and souks of this incredible city.
  • Day 1 : Arrive into Cairo. Transfer to hotel
  • Day 2 : Cairo. Pyramids & Saqqara tour
  • Day 3 : Luxor. West bank tour. Luxor temple
  • Day 4 : Luxor. Karnak Temple. Sail to Edfu
  • Day 5 : Edfu. Cruise to Kom Ombo & Aswan
  • Day 6 : Aswan. Philae Temple, Aswan Dam
  • Day 7 : Abu Simbel option. Cruise to Edfu
  • Day 8 : Cruise to Esna. Khnum temple. Cruise to Luxor.
  • Day 9 : Free day in Luxor (optional tours available)
  • Day 10 : Fly to Cairo, free afternoon
  • Day 11 : Egyptian Museum and Backstreets of Old Cairo
  • Day 12 : Cairo. Departure transfer to the airport
  • All hotel accommodation in 5-star hotels
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Domestic flights
  • All transport and transfers
  • 24-hour airport arrival abd departure transfer service
  • Services of a local Egyptologist tour guide for all sightseeing tours
  • 7-night 5-star Nile cruise from Luxor-Aswan-Luxor
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees (allow approx. US$135)
  • Tipping kitty (allow US$45)
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tour guide tips
  • Hotel gala dinners on 24 and/or 31 Dec (budget up to $180 p/p, see Tour notes)
  • Any other items not mentioned above
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Classic Egypt tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 21 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 November 2021, a deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 55 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Classic Egypt tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Classic Egypt tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Tours will be reduced to smaller group sizes to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This package trip adheres to protocols which are in line with the recommendations from the World Travel & Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travel’ guidelines.
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