8 Day Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel [by Train]
The Classic 8 Day Egypt Tour of Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel. Eight days of non-stop magic that will see you visiting and exploring many of Egypt’s top ancient attractions.
From the imposing Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, to the massive rock cut temples of Abu Simbel, this tour has it all. Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of Kings near Luxor, and explore so many other sites of antiquity that you’ll never forget.
NOTE – Our 8 day budget Egypt tours run daily.
Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel
Day 1: Arrive in Egypt
Welcome to Ancient Egypt. Regardless of what time you arrive for your 8 day Egyptian adventure, a tour manager will be standing by to meet you at the Airport. They will assist you in any way they can, and then you will be taken to check-in at your 5-Star hotel in Cairo.
Your tour manager will then assist you with check-in, and then the two of you will discuss your tour itinerary and confirm the pick-up times for your various tours.
Enjoy a free “Welcome” drink on us, and spend the rest of your day any way you want. Go out and explore the city; sample local cuisine, or simply relax and unwind in the comfort of your hotel.
Day 2: Giza Pyramids/Egyptian Museum
You’ll enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, and then head out to the Great Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus.
Afterward, you will visit the Great Sphinx, and then the Valley Temple. The Egyptian Museum is also on the itinerary, where you will enjoy viewing ancient artifacts from Tutankhamen, as well as other great pharaohs. Visit the Hanging Church of Cairo; the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, and in the evening, you’ll board an overnight sleeper train bound for Luxor.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Luxor Sightseeing
You will arrive in Luxor, and be met by our representative. Immediately following, you will transfer to your hotel for check-in. Next up, you will head out to the Valley of the Kings, where you will also enjoy the Temple of Hatshepsut and the famed Colossi of Memnon. The Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temples are also on the itinerary. After your tour, you will spend the night in your hotel in Luxor.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4: Aswan Sightseeing
After you enjoy breakfast at the hotel, you will board an air-conditioned vehicle and drive to Aswan. Here, you will check-in at another 5-Star hotel before setting off to see the Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae, dedicated to Isis and Hathor. Finally, you will tour Elephantine Island aboard a Felucca boat and then return to your hotel for the night.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5: Abu Simbel Temples
You’ll start your day early with a breakfast box at 4:30 am. You will board a modern air-conditioned coach for a group trip to the spectacular Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, a journey which typically takes about 3.5 hours. Your return will take you to the Aswan railway station, where you will board an overnight sleeper train for Cairo, traveling first class in your own private compartment.
NOTE: If you would rather upgrade to a flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel, please advise us in advance because flights are subject to availability. A small surcharge fee is charged for upgrades.
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 6: Back to Cairo
On arrival in Cairo, you will be met at the Giza railway station and taken to the 5-Star hotel where you will be staying. You can either have the day all to yourself to spend as you wish, or alternatively, you can enjoy an optional tour to the Sakkara necropolis to visit the Step Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser during the day.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7: Free Day/Alexandria Sights
On day 7 you have the option of enjoying a free day to explore Cairo, or you can take the trip out to Alexandria. Should you visit Egypt’s second capital, you will visit the Qaitbay Citadel, built in the 15th century, as well as the Montazah Palace and the New Alexandria Library. Of course, the Roman Catacombs are always worth a visit. You will return to Cairo for the evening.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8: Final Departure
The final day of your tour has arrived. Enjoy another typical 5-Star breakfast at your hotel, and then at the appropriate time we will load your luggage and drive you to Cairo International Airport in style to catch your flight home. On arrival at the airport, you will again be assisted in every way possible, and then it will be with heavy hearts that we bid each other farewell.
Tour departs every day.
Inclusions – What is included in your Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel tour:
- Meet and assist upon arrival and departure
- All transfers to/from airports, stations and hotels by a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation in Cairo for 3 nights, including daily breakfast
- Accommodation in Luxor for 1 night, including breakfast
- Accommodation in Aswan for 1 night, including breakfast
- Two way train transfer (sleeper train): Cairo – Luxor and Aswan – Cairo.
- All sightseeing tours mentioned in the itinerary
- English Egyptologist guide for all tours
- Entrance fees to all sites as stated on the Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel itinerary
- Sightseeing tour to Abu Simbel by a modern air-conditioned bus
- Portage when needed
- Free mobile phone during your stay (charged) which is good for about 30 minutes of local calls, or 2 minutes of international calls
- All service charges and taxes
Exclusions – What is not included in your Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel tour:
- Any optional tours not mentioned in the Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel itinerary
- Personal expenses and beverages
- Entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum- Inside one of the Pyramids — Tutankhamen Tomb at Valley of the Kings
- Tips and gratuities
Note: Sleeper Trains in Egypt are designed and equipped to meet Egyptian Railway Authority standards, rather than international standards. The average journey from Cairo to Aswan on a sleeper train takes 14 hours. As an alternative, visitors can opt for a domestic flight which involves a supplement fee of $165 per person.
- Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel (5-Star)
- Steigenberger Hotel Luxor (5-Star)
- Tolip Aswan Hotel (5-Star)
|Price per 1 person||May to September||October to April|
|Triple Room (min. 3 pax)||$929||$989|
|Double (min. 2 pax)||$1,039||$1,109|
|Solo (1 pax only)||$1,669||$1,789|
Prices for our Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel tour are quoted per person in US$ and are valid until the 31st of December 2021, except during the Christmas, New Year, and Easter holidays.