Discover the beauty of Egypt in just 10 days – The great 5 city tour
Is ten days long enough to have a wonderful vacation & see all of the sights? Here at Inside Egypt we will give you the fantastic opportunity to have a quick tour with an amazing adventure. This tour program will cover all of the major sights in 5 major cities in Egypt (Alexandria, Cairo, Giza, Luxor and Aswan).
You will start your adventure and Saqqara and Dahshur to see the first ever step pyramid and the famous bent pyramid, set amongst the stunning desert. You will then travel from Cairo to Alexandria to spend a special day at the beautiful Egyptian seaside with highlights of Alexandria monuments and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with a gorgeous sea view and private access to the 19th-century Montaza Palace. On your return to Cairo you will visit the most famous monuments in the world at the Giza Plateau with a very rare private entry inside the magnificent Great Pyramid. The tour will also take you to the Islamic part of Egypt to visit the mosques and to learn about both the ancient and modern history. You will get to experience the life of a Egyptian with food and drink at a local coffee shop, following a shopping trip to the legendary Khan Khalil Bazaar. The following day you will take a flight to Abu Simbel to see the amazing Abu Simbel Temples & the Temple of Philae. You will then join your luxury Nile cruise ship sailing from Aswan to Luxor and stopping at each temple with our knowledgeable and passionate guide to show you the sights. You will be able to relax while sailing along the Nile, taking in the beautiful scenery. Prepare to be wowed when arriving at Luxor. See the Pharaohs final resting place at the Valley of the Kings, the beautiful temple of Hatshepsut and the awesome Karnak temple complex with its many huge columns and stunning statues. You will then fly back to Cairo to enjoy your last day of sightseeing, you will see the many artifacts at the Egyptian museum and get to have a royal experience at the Abdeen Palace, with a presidential visit and lunch.
Let’s make lots of memories together that will live in your heart forever.
2685 USD per person in a twin/double room (Our low deposit is just 500 USD!). If you are traveling alone, that’s no problem. We can allocate you a shared room with another tour member. If you would like to have a room to yourself, the single supplement will be 690 USD.
- $500 deposit to confirm the booking. Payable when booking.
- Remaining balance will be due two months before the tour.
Payments can be made via bank transfer or credit card. We accept Visa and MasterCard with 3-D Secure.
Five Star Accommodation - 5 nights in Five Star hotels in Cairo; 3 nights onboard a Five Star Deluxe Nile Cruise Ship; Domestic flights during the tour (Cairo - Abu Simbel; Luxor - Cairo); 3 meals a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner; All sightseeing tours and entrances included in the itinerary; bottled water during the sightseeing; English speaking guide; English speaking tour leader; Transfers in air-conditioned buses; Airport meet and greet; Airport Arrival & Departure transfers; Government taxes; Health Insurance.
International flights to/from Cairo in Egypt (we can help you with booking); Visa cost (visa is only $25 and issued on arrival at Cairo airport).
The option to upgrade your room, whether in the hotels in Cairo or on the cruise ship, is available upon request. Information regarding upgrade availability and prices will be provided before you begin your trip. Please note the upgrade availabilities will be limited.
Guests who are traveling alone should consider sharing a room with another tour member to avoid paying an extra charge for a single room. If you would like to share a room with another traveler, please choose the ‘Share’ option when booking your tour. You will always be matched with a guest of the same gender and we will attempt to place you with a guest of the same age group.
If you and another guest on the tour would like to share a room, but have booked your tours separately, please contact us with both names and let us know you would like to share a room.
If you are booking for two guests and choose one room, you will automatically be allocated the same room as the person you are booking with.
If you are arriving a few days before the start of the tour or staying a few more days after the tour ends, please let us know so we can make the necessary arrangements for your hotel accommodation and airport transfers.
The first day of the tour is dedicated to arrivals as our guests will be arriving throughout the day. We recommend you try to book a flight that arrives in the afternoon to allow you time to unpack and rest before dinner.
The final day of the tour (Day 14) will be dedicated to departures and the check-out time at the hotel is at 12pm.
All guests will be greeted by an Inside Egypt representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Transfers from the hotel to the airport are also provided for departures.
Guests are responsible for booking their international flights to and from Egypt. Please make sure to send us a copy of your flight itinerary so we can arrange your airport transfers. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance booking your international flights.
Our tour itinerary includes all of the major attractions and is sure to please you. Additional excursions are available for guests who would like to add on to our standard itinerary.
The additional excursions are scheduled around the main itinerary to avoid any conflicts should you choose to add them to your trip.
Below is a list of sites and excursions you can add to your trip.
Hot air balloon trip over Luxor and the Nile river - 155$
For unbeatable views of Luxor's famous temples, take a hot-air balloon trop over the River Nile's West Bank. Away from the crowds in the peaceful glow of dawn, your sunrise flight over Egypt's ancient monuments promises to be a highlight of your visit. The hot air balloon trip will give you the opportunity to take the most stunning photographs.
Entrance to the man-made mountain of Abu Simbel - 390$
With Inside Egypt you will have an opportunity to see this temple from a completely different perspective. View the temple from the inside of a man-made mountain erected to support the temple of Abu Simbel in its new location. You can go inside the mountain of Abu Simbel itself to see the dome and construction of the temple and learn more about the behind-the-scenes work of archaeologists on this unique complex. The site has been closed to tourists for almost 20 years.
Payment for these additional excursions can be via credit card or cash during the tour. Credit card payments include a 2.0% processing fee charged by the bank system.
Please inform your tour leader upon arrival if you would like to take part in any of these optional excursions.
Fayoum 1-day add-on organized on the standard arrival day (day 1)
The optional additional tour to Fayoum is a full-day trip. It will begin in the morning following breakfast and the journey will take approx. a one hour journey in an air-conditioned coach.
You will visit Wadi El Hitan (Whale Valley) - a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Then you will go to the Magic Lake where you will enjoy lunch before continuing to Quaroun Lake - the third largest lake in Egypt called "Breqet Qalun”.
Returning back to Cairo, you will enjoy your dinner at the hotel. The additional tour price includes an extra night in a hotel in Giza.
Price: $350 per person for a double room or $395 for a single room.
Beni Hassan & Tuna El Gebel 1-day add-on organized on the standard departure day (day 10)
If you are still eager for more exploring….
After breakfast you will move to Al Minya governorate, located in Middle Egypt, 2,5 hours drive from Cairo. You will start the visit at Tuna El Gabal, originally named the “Towns” for the kings’ area it’s the necropolis of Khnum. The first monument you will visit there is Akhenaton’s boundary Stelae, it shows the king with his wife “Queen Nefertiti during the worshipping the God Atun “God of Sun”. Then the guide will show you the Catacombs of Tuna El Gabal, the house of mummies.
After lunch you will visit Beni Hassan Tombs, the tombs for the nobles “ministries of the Kings”.
Your guide will share with you a different type of tomb and details of how the nobles created their tomb a little bit like the kings’ tombs, but you will see the difference in the decoration because the tombs of Beni Hassan will show the normal daily life, agriculture, food, dance etc. of the ancient Egyptians, not a funerary decoration like the kings’ tombs.
Returning back to Cairo, you will enjoy your dinner at the hotel. The add-on’s price includes an extra night in a hotel in Giza.
Price: $350 per person for a double room or $420 for a single room.
Please feel free to contact us if you need other add-on tour.