Port Said Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. (International flights not included).

Tomato seller

Day 2: Cairo

Day at leisure in Cairo.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo

Today we will take you to visit the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Gaze in awe at Cheops - Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Later we visit the Khan el Khalili Bazaar.

Hieroglyphics and figures

Day 4: Cairo

Memphis was once one of the greatest cities on the ancient world, today we have the chance to explore what little remains of this city. Continuing to Saqqara, we explore the myriad tombs and temples at this site and lastly we'll visit Dahshur, with its long field of pyramids from the 4th and 12th dynasty.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 5: Cairo

After breakfast we head out to visit the famous Egyptian Museum, here you can enjoy a guided tour and free time to browse and explore the famed treasures of King Tutankhamen. We then enjoy an in-depth tour of Old Cairo, visit the old Coptic suspended Church and city of the dead, the oldest Synagogue of Ben Ezra, drive to the Citadel of Saladin, and visit the alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali and more.

Day 6: Cairo - Luxor

This morning we transfer to the airport for our flight to Luxor. On arrival we are met and transferred up to Dendera - containing the Temple of Hathor, one of the best preserved temples, if not the best in all Egypt. Returning to Luxor, tonight we visit Luxor Temple for the illumination.

Valley of the Kings

Day 7: Luxor - Nile Cruising

Today the massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we’ll see as we arrive on the West Bank for our day's sightseeing. We visit the Valleys of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut, Temple of Hatshepsut and Karnak temple. We check onto the Nile cruise boat and then this evening, we will visit Luxor Temple for the illumination.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 8: Nile Cruising

As the sun rises it's anchor’s away! Our cruiser will depart Luxor in the early hours of the morning to wait in queue for the opening of the Esna lock. For us, we enjoy a well deserved day of complete R&R. Pull up a deck chair and relax as we sail upstream toward Temple of Horus at Edfu, which we may tour this afternoon or early tomorrow morning.

Looking across the Nile

Day 9: Nile Cruising

A relaxing day as we sail the Nile. Later today, we visit the waterside Temple of Kom Ombo. Arrive Aswan late evening.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 10: Nile Cruising

This morning we visit the High Dam and take a felucca boat journey to Elephantine and Kitchener Island. This afternoon we have free time to shop in the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset in Egypt's southern most town straddling the River Nile. This evening we enjoy the sound and light show at Philae Temple.

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 11: Nile Cruising - Aswan

Free day to explore Aswan your way...

Front view of Abu Simbel

Day 12: Aswan - Cairo

This morning we enjoy an air excursion to the Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, possibly the most awe-inspiring temple of all ancient Egypt, with its gigantic rock–cut façade, was created to revere the mighty ruler Ramses II. We the fly back to Cairo. On arrival we are met and transferred to our hotel. The remainder of today is at leisure.

Rows of graves at El Alamein

Day 13: Cairo - Alexandria

Driving north to the World War II cemeteries of El Alamein. In 1942 the Allies under Britain’s field Marshal Montgomery halted the German- Italian advance towards the River Nile. Marked as a major victory for the Allies, though not without loss of life, with some 11,000 killed and 60,000 wounded. We visit the Commonwealth cemetery, through the arches and beyond the gardens, 7,000 white headstones commemorate the soldiers who fought and died. We continue onward to Alexandria.

Alexander the Great

Day 14: Alexandria

Day at leisure In Alexandria.

Fort Qaitbay, Alexandria

Day 15: Alexandria

This morning we have guided sightseeing of the Catacombs, Pompeii’s Pillar, National Museum and stop at the Library of Alexandria. Afternoon sightseeing of Montazzah Palace, home to King Farouk – the last monarch of the Mohamed Ali dynasty who abdicated and fled to Italy and Quat Bay Fort, the site of the Pharos – Alexandria ’s great lighthouse.

Alexandria Boats

Day 16: Alexandria

Day at leisure In Alexandria.

Abou el Abbas mosque, Alexandria

Day 17: Alexandria - Port Said

Leaving early from Alexandria we drive south to Port Said, where we enoy an afternoon city walking tour, taking in the markets and the cornich, followed by a visit to the Suez Canal building and lastly cross the canal by ferry to Port Foad - a small town next to Port Said with free time to explore.

felucca at sunset

Day 18: Port Said - Cairo

Morning at leisure in Port Said. This afternoon we drive back to Cairo.

Day 19: Cairo

Day at leisure in Cairo.

Tea seller in Alexandria

Day 20: Cairo

Day at leisure in Cairo.

Tomb of King Tut-ankh-Amun

Day 21: Cairo

Day at leisure in Cairo.

A camel at the pyramids

Day 22: Cairo

Today we will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.

Egypt Spotlight
Luxor Temple at night


As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's ...

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