This tour is designed specifically for people who want to make the most of their trip to Egypt in just one week. Experience the highlights of this beautiful country on a whistlestop tour and take away memories that will have you wanting to return. Let your imagination soar with our 7 night golden highlights tour! This tour will show you the highlights of Egypt, including both the ancient and modern history of the country. You will explore the best of Upper & Lower Egypt with our Nile experience.
Start your tour with a trip to the magnificent Egyptian Museum. You will also have a guided tour to al-Muizz street (Historic Cairo) to see how the Egyptians live and to visit Khan Khalili Bazaar, the medieval style, local market with the old culture and fantastic souvenirs, you can practice your bartering skills here. Don’t forget the photo opportunity at Mohamed Ali mosque, this is a stunning piece of architecture and decoration that gives you a view of the whole city of Cairo. The following day you will join your flight to Abu Simbel to see the amazing Abu Simbel Temples & the Temple of Philae.
Time to relax! You will join a 5-star deluxe Nile cruise Ship “floating hotel” where you will spend three wonderful nights. You will wake up sailing on the Nile and enjoy a leisurely breakfast, while enjoying the beautiful view. The ship will stop at each temple to allow you to start your archaeological tour with our knowledgeable and passionate guide. You will also get to enjoy the oriental party experience onboard the ship and you will never forget the delicious Egyptian Food, it’s a big part of the tour! Then prepare to be wowed with the spectacular sites that Luxor has to offer. See the Pharaohs final resting place at the Valley of the Kings, the giant statues of Colossi of Memnon, the beautiful temple of Hatshepsut and the awesome Karnak temple complex with its many huge columns, statues and calm sacred lake.
You will then fly back to Cairo to continue your trip, visiting the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. After breakfast you will visit the Giza Plateau privately, which is a spectacular wonder that you will never forget with the magnificent pyramids and the Great Sphix rising from the sand, followed by a journey to Saqqara, the place where the first pyramid (Step Pyramid) was built, located within the amazing desert, where you can learn how the ancient Egyptian people started to build the pyramids. It is also the place of new discoveries!
2495 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 670 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 - 4 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; Private entrance to the Great Pyramid of Khufu; Special entrance to the Sphinx Enclosure; 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.
A magical visit to the magnificent Luxor Temple in the evening after dark - 50$
The Luxor Temple is filled with blinding sunlight by day and the faces change at night. The sculptures and reliefs appear to come to life and tell their story with great expressions. At night, when the dark sky is dotted with stars, the atmospheric light falling on the walls of the temple brings out details that are invisible in the sunlight.
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. 2 hours 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: $390 per person for a double room or $545 for a single room.
Alexandria 1-day add-on organized on the standard departure day (day 8)
Alexandria is located strategically on the Mediterranean Sea. This city was the capital of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, the last dynasty of Egypt and also one of its greatest. Although much of the 2,000 year old city is covered by today’s modern infrastructure, there is still much to see. Originally designed and created by Alexander the Great, the city became the center of Hellenistic culture. Under the Ptolemies, the Library of Alexandria – the ancient world’s single greatest archive of knowledge – was created, along with Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. We visit the modern Alexandria Library, or the Bibliotheca Alexandrina as once called in Ancient Egypt, located on a magnificent site in the Eastern Harbor, the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa and the Alexandria museum. We will have lunch at a fish restaurant located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
Returning back to Cairo, you will enjoy your dinner at the hotel. The additional tour price includes an extra night in Marriott Mena House Hotel in Giza.
Price: $285 per person for a double room or $335 for a single room.