Egypt and Saudi Arabia Tours

At EgyptToursPlus.com, we don’t only sell exceptional high quality tours to Egypt and beyond, we make travel dreams come true, and our range of epic Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours are no exception. With nearly a quarter of a million tours already sold, you can be sure that your journey through Egypt and Saudi Arabia will be totally flawless from the moment you arrive until the moment you board your flight back home.

 

Egypt and Saudi Arabia Tour

15-Day Egypt and Saudi Arabia Tour

Book one of our professionally guided 15-day Discover Egypt and Saudi Arabia Tours and get ready for an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan Tours

17-Day Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan Tours

Enjoy a vacation of a lifetime, with an epic 17 day long Egypt, Saudi, and Jordan tours that includes everything you need for the ultimate dream holiday.
Cultural Egypt and Saudi Arabia Itinerary

13-Day Egypt and Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Embark on an unforgettable journey through time and antiquity with our high quality, professionally guided 13 day cultural Egypt and Saudi Arabia itinerary.

Combined Tours of Egypt and Saudi Arabia: Begin Your Magical Journey in Cairo

All of our Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours begin in Cairo, the bustling capital of Egypt, Land of the Pharaohs. Cairo is, after all, home to some of the world’s most famous tourist attractions. It is here that you will find the legendary Giza Pyramids, the Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and more. And, when you book one of our Egypt and Saudi Arabia travel packages you can look forward to private guided tours in Cairo that include your own personal English speaking guide, driver, and a deluxe air conditioned vehicle.

The Ancient Giza Necropolis

The Ancient Giza Necropolis

Every first time visitor to Egypt wants to visit the famous Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, so you will find that these are the first attractions you will visit when you book one of our Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours. While you are at this site you will get to see all three pyramids, the Valley Temple and the Great Sphinx.

Visitors are actually able to enter all three of the pyramids but this requires a separate ticket for each pyramid you want to enter. These tickets don’t cost much but are typically not included in the price of our Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours because not everyone wants to enter any of the pyramids. For those who do want to enter one or more of the pyramids, tickets can be purchased at the site when you visit.

All three of these pyramids have been looted in antiquity, so there really isn’t very much to see in any of them other than passageways, empty chambers, and stairs, plenty of stairs. Lastly, if you believe that you want to actually enter one or more of the pyramids it is highly recommended that you wear a pair of sturdy walking shoes rather than a pair of open sandals.

Visitors can also enjoy a camel ride at the site. There are various options available to visitors with the most common one being a short camel ride from the pyramids to the Sphinx. Because not all visitors want to ride a camel, we don’t include this in the cost of our Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours.

The Egyptian Museum

All of our Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours typically include lunch at a good authentic Egyptian restaurant after visiting the pyramids, and then it is off to explore the world famous Egyptian Museum in the heart of downtown Cairo.

This museum was, up until quite recently, home to the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian relics, many of which have now been moved to the new Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza. For example, the Tutankhamun collection has been moved to the new museum, as well as a number of Royal Mummies. Nonetheless, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is still home to a phenomenal collection of relics that showcase more than 5,000 years of Egyptian history.

Khan el Khalili Bazaar

For a real taste of Egyptian culture, one needs to visit Cairo’s famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Having been open since the late 14th century, this bazaar is one of the biggest and oldest in the entire Middle East. With its many treasure filled lanes and alleys, it’s a great place to visit even if you don’t have any intention to do any shopping.

Khan el Khalili is a great place to enjoy some refreshments and some delicious street food, or simply to watch ordinary Egyptians going about their daily lives. All of our Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours currently include a visit to this lively and colorful market. However, how long you get to spend at the market will depend on how much time is left after you have visited the pyramids and the Egyptian Museum.

Luxurious 5-Star Nile River Cruises

Luxurious 5-Star Nile River Cruises

All of our Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours include a five-star Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan or from Aswan to Luxor, with daily sightseeing excursions led by a professional Egyptologist guide. At Egypt Tours Plus, we only book our clients onto the very best Nile River cruise ships with full board. Expect spacious and elegantly appointed accommodation, excellent meals and a wide range of amenities to make your cruise experience more memorable than ever.

Not only will you have a thoroughly enjoyable and unforgettable time on board your cruise ship, but you will also get to visit several of Egypt’s most cherished and most breathtaking historical sites, including:

Karnak Temple

The Karnak Temple is one of the most impressive ancient temples in Egypt and is located in the city of Luxor. This expansive temple complex, dedicated primarily to the god Amun, covers an area of over 200 acres and is a testament to the grandeur and power of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The Karnak Temple is known for its massive columns, towering obelisks, and intricate hieroglyphs that adorn its walls. It is a popular tourist attraction and a must-visit for anyone interested in ancient Egyptian history and architecture.

Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple, located in the city of Luxor in Egypt, is one of the most iconic and well-preserved temples in the country. Built during the New Kingdom period, specifically around 1400 BCE, the temple was dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. It stands as a testament to the grandeur and architectural mastery of the ancient Egyptians. The temple features massive pylon gates, an expansive courtyard, and stunning columns adorned with intricate hieroglyphics and carvings.

Luxor Temple is not only a significant historical and cultural site but also a popular tourist attraction, drawing visitors from around the world who are eager to explore its ancient wonders.

Valley of the Kings

The valley of Kings is one of Egypt’s most famous and most visited historical sites. This was an ancient royal burial ground where many pharaohs and other royalty were laid to rest during the New Kingdom era. A total of 62 tombs has been discovered in the valley, including the tomb of King Tutankhamun. tourists who visit this historic site, can actually enter several of the tombs.

Our own Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours include entry to some of the tombs, although separate tickets need to be purchased at the site if you want to see Inside some of the most famous tombs, such as the tomb of King Tutankhamun.

Hatshepsut Temple

Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt

Hatshepsut Temple is a historical landmark located in Luxor, Egypt. It is one of the most well-preserved ancient temples in the country and attracts numerous tourists and history enthusiasts. The temple was built during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the few female pharaohs in ancient Egypt. It is renowned for its impressive architecture, featuring grand colonnades, vivid wall reliefs, and intricate carvings. The temple serves as a significant cultural and historical site, offering visitors a glimpse into the powerful reign of Hatshepsut and the ancient Egyptian civilization.

Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon are a pair of massive stone statues located in the Egyptian city of Luxor. These statues are world-renowned and have become a popular tourist attraction. Each statue stands at about 18 meters tall and depicts Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who ruled during the 14th century BC. The statues were originally placed at the entrance of Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple but over time, they have come to symbolize the grandeur and majesty of ancient Egypt. The Colossi of Memnon are not only a remarkable archaeological site but also hold significant historical and cultural value.

Edfu Temple (Temple of Horus)

The ruins of a temple with columns on the territory of the Edfu complex, located on the west bank of the Nile, Edfu, Upper Egypt

The Edfu Temple, also known as the Temple of Horus, is a significant ancient Egyptian temple located in the city of Edfu. Dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus, it is considered one of the best-preserved temples from the Ptolemaic period. Built between 237 and 57 BC, the temple showcases remarkable architectural and artistic details, providing valuable insights into the religious beliefs and rituals of ancient Egypt. The Edfu Temple is an important tourist attraction and a must-visit destination for those interested in Egypt’s rich history and heritage.

Temple of Kom Ombo

The Temple of Kom Ombo is an ancient Egyptian temple located in Upper Egypt, near the city of Aswan. Built during the Ptolemaic period, this unique temple is dedicated to two gods – Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon-headed god. The temple’s symmetrical layout is its most distinctive feature, with two identical entrances, twin sanctuaries, and a central axis dividing the temple into two equal sections.

The intricate relief carvings on the temple’s walls depict various religious and mythological scenes, offering visitors a glimpse into ancient Egyptian beliefs and rituals. As one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt, the Temple of Kom Ombo is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world who are interested in exploring the rich history and culture of this fascinating civilization.

The Unfinished Obelisk

The Unfinished Obelisk is an ancient artifact located in Aswan, Egypt. It is a massive, single piece of stone that was being carved into an obelisk by ancient Egyptians over 3,500 years ago. However, the carving process was abandoned due to a flaw in the stone, resulting in an unfinished obelisk that is now an iconic archaeological site. The Unfinished Obelisk provides valuable insight into the techniques and skill of ancient Egyptian stone masons, as well as the challenges they faced in creating these impressive structures. It also serves as a reminder of the ingenuity and ambition of ancient civilizations.

Philae Temple

Trajan kiosk at Philae Temple near Aswan

The Temple of Philae is an ancient Egyptian temple complex located on the island of Philae in the Nile River, near Aswan. Built between the 4th century BC and the 3rd century AD, it is dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple complex was originally located on the island of Philae, but due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam, it was relocated to nearby Agilkia Island in the 1960s.

The Temple of Philae is renowned for its stunning architecture and intricate reliefs, which depict various scenes from ancient Egyptian mythology and religious rituals. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt and attracts visitors from around the world.

The Aswan High Dam

The Aswan High Dam is an engineering marvel located on the Nile River in Egypt. It was completed in 1970 and serves several purposes. Firstly, it controls the flow of the Nile River, regulating the water supply and preventing floods that used to ravage the region. Secondly, it provides a significant amount of hydroelectric power, generating clean and renewable energy for Egypt. Additionally, the dam has created a massive reservoir called Lake Nasser, which serves as a source of irrigation for agricultural purposes.

The Aswan High Dam is not only a symbol of human innovation and mastery over nature but also an essential component of Egypt’s infrastructure and development.

Some of our Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours also offer an optional visit to Abu Simbel while you are in Aswan to see the magnificent rock-hewn temples of pharaoh Ramses II.

Goodbye Egypt, Hello Saudi Arabia

Egypt and Saudi Arabia Tours

Following your magical cruise through Upper Egypt, you then spend one more night in the bustling city of Cairo before boarding your flight to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.  Most of our Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours include at least two days of sightseeing in Riyadh and at least two or three days of sightseeing at Al-Ula. Some will also include sightseeing in Jeddah and/or Tabuk.

Visiting Riyadh

Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. Located in the central part of the country, Riyadh is a thriving metropolis and serves as the political, financial, and administrative hub of the country. It is known for its modern infrastructure, impressive skyline, and bustling economic activities.

The city is home to numerous cultural and historical attractions, including the King Abdulaziz Historical Center, the National Museum, and the Masmak Fortress. Riyadh also offers a range of entertainment options, from shopping malls and luxury hotels to traditional markets and local cuisine. Overall, Riyadh is a vibrant and dynamic city that represents the modern face of Saudi Arabia.

Visiting Al-Ula

Al-Ula is a historic and culturally significant city located in the northwest of Saudi Arabia. It is known for its mesmerizing landscapes, ancient archaeological sites, and rich heritage. The city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Madain Saleh, also known as Al-Hijr, which is a breathtaking collection of Nabatean tombs and rock-cut monuments.

Al-Ula is often considered a hidden gem, with its stunning rock formations, towering cliffs, and ancient ruins providing a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors. The city is also undergoing extensive restoration and development efforts to preserve its historical sites and enhance tourism infrastructure.

With its rich history and natural beauty, Al-Ula has become a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a glimpse into Saudi Arabia’s diverse cultural heritage.

Visiting Jeddah

Al Rahma mosque, Jeddah

Jeddah is a city located in the western region of Saudi Arabia. It is considered the commercial capital of the country and is known for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse culture. Jeddah is a popular destination for tourists, with many historical landmarks and modern attractions to explore.

The city is also a major hub for trade and commerce, housing numerous business establishments and international companies. Jeddah is known for its beautiful waterfront corniche, bustling markets, and the iconic King Fahd Fountain, which is one of the tallest fountains in the world. Whether it’s for business or leisure, Jeddah offers a unique and memorable experience for visitors.

Visiting Tabuk

Tabuk is a city in Saudi Arabia located in the northwest part of the country. It is the capital of the Tabuk Region and is situated close to the Jordanian border. The city is known for its rich history and cultural heritage, with numerous archaeological sites and landmarks to explore.

Tabuk is also famous for its natural beauty, with stunning landscapes and mountains surrounding the area. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and exploring the nearby Red Sea coast. With its unique blend of history and natural wonders, Tabuk offers a captivating experience for travelers and serves as a convenient gateway for those travelers who also want to visit Jordan.

Facts to be Aware of when Visiting Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a fascinating destination but it is also a very conservative Muslim country and there are certain things which potential visitors should be aware of before they choose to visit:

  1. Alcohol consumption

Drinking alcohol is not allowed in Saudi Arabia because it is strictly prohibited by Islamic law. The manufacture, distribution, and consumption of alcoholic beverages are against the law in this country. Therefore, drinking alcohol while visiting the country is not allowed.

  1. Unmarried Couples

Strictly speaking, men and women cannot live together in Saudi Arabia if they are not married or if they are not close family members. However, the authorities generally don’t enforce this when it comes to tourists.

  1. Dress Code

There is no strictly enforced dress code for tourists but visitors should dress modestly and woman should opt for loose-fitting clothes that cover their shoulders and their legs to below the knees. Woman are also required to cover their hair and wear a long loose-fitting robe (abaya) whenever visiting religious sites.

  1. Homosexuality

Same gender sexual activity is forbidden in Saudi Arabia but according to the country’s official tourism website, LGBT tourists are now welcome in the country. With that having been said, we would still recommend that LGBT travelers exercise a high level of discretion.

NOTE: As is the case in all Muslim-majority countries, public displays of affection is something which is largely frowned upon, and even more so when it comes to same gender couples. In short, regardless of your sexual orientation, it is best to leave and save your romance for the privacy of your hotel room.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan Tours

If you book high quality professionally designed Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours you can expect a truly unforgettable experience, but for an even more memorable and more enjoyable vacation, consider booking a tour package that also includes a visit to Jordan. The Lost City of Petra is Jordan’s most famous tourist attraction and probably one of the most breathtaking archaeological sites in the world, but the country is also home to numerous other attractions, including Wadi Rum, Mount Nebo, Jerash, Ajloun Castle, and of course, the Dead Sea.

While Jordan is home to numorous breathtaking attractions, if there is only one place you can visit, let it be the ancient city of Petra.

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Fully Customizable Egypt Tour Packages

At Egypt Tours Plus, all of our travel itineraries can be customized to meet your exact needs, including our Egypt and Saudi Arabia tours. Our tours are private guided tours that include your own private guides, drivers; clean and modern air conditioned vehicles, top class accommodation, and admission to many of the very best tourist attractions. It should however be noted that sightseeing excursions during our Nile River cruises are small group tours rather than private tours.

Nile River cruise itineraries cannot be customized but all other aspects of our Egypt and Saudi and Arabia tours can be customized and tailored according to your own unique individual needs and requirements. This allows you to see and do only the things that matter the most to you – Your budget, Your schedule, Your vacation!

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Last Updated on April 30, 2024