16 Days Ultimate Archaeological Tour Package

16 Days Ultimate Archaeological Tour Package

Schedule:

Everyday

Tour Highlights:

The most Historical & Archaeological places of different eras in Egypt

Hotels / Nile Cruise:

Kindly note that the hotel rating in Egypt is not the same as in USA or Europe, so Luxury or Ultimate Luxury hotel options are always recommended as minimum in Egypt.

|5 Star Plan|

-Cairo: Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa –Steigenberger Pyramids/Tahrir Square - Ramses Hilton

-Luxor: Steigenberger Nile Palace - Sonesta St. George Hotel.

-Aswan: Helnan Hotel.

Tour Prices:


Accommodation Plan (A) 5 stars:

Cairo: Le Méridien Pyramids - Steigenberger - Ramses Hilton.

Luxor: Steigenberger Nile. 

Nile cruises: MS Emilio, MS Radamis, MS Princess, MS Sara


3 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars
Price per person in DBL or TRPL Room 3500 $ 3700 $ 3900 $
Solo traveler 4400 $ 4900 $ 5800 $
Christmas & Easter - DBL or TRPL Room 3800 $ 4000 $ 4300 $
Christmas & Easter - Solo Traveler 4800 $ 5400 $ 6500 $
Accommodation Plan (B) Luxury:
Accommodation plan (C) Ultimate Luxury Highly Recommended: Cairo:Marriott Mena House – Four Seasons. Alexandria: Four-season Hotel – Palestine hotel. Hurghada: Movenpick El Gouna Resort & spa. Aswan : Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. Luxor: Sofitel Winter Palace. Nile cruises: Sanctuary Sun Boat – Oberoi Zahra or Phiaele Cruises – Movenpick Royal Lili or Royal Lotus Cruises - Sonesta Cruises - Ms Farah -MS Amarco suites Only.
All year round Christmas and Easter
Price per person in dbl room 4900 $ 5600 $
Solo traveller 7000 $ 7500 $


Day 1: Arrive Cairo

Arrival to Cairo airport, Upon you arrival you will find our representative waiting you with the sign of Ramasside tours, then you will be transferred by  A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.


Day 2: Giza Pyramids, Sakkara, Memphis and Dahshur

Breakfast. Start your tour to The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus, then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren, visit the Valley Temple of the pyramids & many outstanding photo stops.

Move to visit Sakkara, Memphis, and Dahshur, First of all you will visit Sakkara and the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Sakkara which dating back to 2600 BC under the 3rd Dynasty, it’s considered the oldest stone structure and it was built for the king Djoser. In the same area is located Imhotep temple and Mastaba of Ti.

Proceed to visit Memphis which was the Capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdome and the first Capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II at Memphis

On your way to the south you will visit the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid of Dashsur.

(Optional) Evening trip to attend the Sound & Light show in the Pyramids area.

Overnight in Cairo.


Day 3: The Egyptian Museum & Old Coptic Cairo

Breakfast. Start your tour visiting The Egyptian Museum which has more than 250,000 pieces display a rare collection of Egyptian art Over 5,000 years, as well as Tutankhamen room which has treasure, jewelry and gold’s which was enclosed in his tomb over 3500 years before it was discovered in 1920 when his tomb was excavated.

Then, move to visit the old Coptic Cairo. This colorful quarter is the original home of the Coptic Christians, one of the worlds oldest Christian denominations. Stop to see the Hanging Church, aka St Virgin Mary Church. Built in the 7th century, this old church takes its name from its location: sited above a gateway in the old Roman fortress. Admire the courtyard and interior with its screens, marble pulpit and icons, and hear about its long history.

Next, after a visit to the Monastery and Church of St George, an early 20th-century church that is the only round church in Egypt, call at Abu Serga, a 5th-century Coptic Church. View the 24 interior columns and 12th-century icons on the walls, and learn how the church stands where the holy family is thought to have stayed during their flight into Egypt from Israel King Herod.  Then, take a look at the Ben Ezra Synagogue, once a Christian church, before finishing your tour at the Coptic Museum, located in one of Coptic Cairo oldest areas. See some of the 16,000 ancient artifacts on display, including precious icons and books that illustrate the history of Egypt Coptic community.

Overnight in Cairo.


Day 4: The Citadel & Cave Church

Breakfast. Start your tour to the Citadel of Salah El Din which was constructed by Salah El Din on the Moqattam hills in 1183 AD to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. After that visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque which was designed by the architect Yousif Boushnaq, a Turkish man who came specially from Istanbul and built this great mosque for Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Over 45 years.

Then move to visit the Monastery of Saint Simon, also known as the Cave Church of Zabbaleen. It is located in the Mokattam Mountain, a short drive through the so called “Garbage City’ – a large population of garbage collectors or Zabbaleen that live there. Several churches have been built into the caves found in Mokattam.

First we visit, Saint Simon the Tanner Hall and St. Mark’s Church. This huge cave was discovered in the year 1974. It was full of hundreds of tons of stones even up to the ceiling of the cave (which is 17 meters high from the ground), and was later prepared to contain two storeys: 1. The upper storey is the St. Simon the Tanner Hall, with seating capacity of 2000 people for spiritual meetings. The walls are decorated with many wonderful pictures engraved on the rocks representing scenarios from the Bible. 2. The lower storey is St. Mark’s Church, which was named after St. Mark the first preacher in Egyptian heritage.

Then we continue and visit the Cathedral of Virgin Mary and St. Simon the Tanner. The church was constructed around in the form of quarter circle to accommodate a few thousands of people and it is the biggest church in the monastery.

Overnight in Cairo.


Day 5: Luxor East Bank

Breakfast. Transfer to the domestic airport. Departure by the plane to Luxor. Arrival and transfer to visit The Temple of Karnak & the Temple of Luxor.

Excursion to the Luxor Temple to see its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses the Great Proceed by bus to Karnak, which is a serious of temples built in different reigns.

Starting by the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake.

Then move to visit Luxor Museum. After that transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Luxor.


Day 6: Luxor West Bank 1

Breakfast. Start your tour visiting Valley of the Kings, the magnificence of the grandeur of architecture which was used for burial, there are many kings buried in this valley. You will visit 3 tombs excluding Tomb of King Tutankhamun.

Move on to enjoy the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmosis I, who ruled Egypt about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty (approximately from 1490 to 1469 B.C), the only pharaonic woman who reigned ancient Egypt.

You will stop by the Colossi of Memnon for about 15 minutes, then transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight in Luxor.


Day 7: Abydos & Dendera

Breakfast. First, visit Abydos, the ancient Egyptian believed of god (Lord of the underworld) to be buried there. The temple was built by King Seti I, and completed by King Ramsess II, known as temple of Seti I. It is located in Abydos city about 420 km to the south of Cairo in Sohag Government, and 135 km from Luxor . The paintings of the Gods and Pharaohs on the walls of the Osiris Temple at Abydos are among the most beautifully preserved in Egypt.

Then continue to Dendera to visit the Temple of Hathor, goddess of love and joy.The temple is located in Dendera which is situated at the north of Luxor .

Transfer back to the hotel.
Overnight in Luxor.


Day 8: Luxor West Bank 2

Breakfast. Start your tour by visiting the temple complex of Medinat Habu, with its great Temple of Ramses III.

After that, visit the most magnificent tombs of the workers (Deir El-Madina), it was a special village for craftsmen working on the royal tombs, and for their families. It functioned mainly during the Ramesside period of the 19-20 Dynasties—for almost 500 years.

Then visit Valley of the Queens where there're many tombs for the wives and kids of the ancient kings, you will have chance to visit the magnificent colorful tomb of queen Nefertari with an extra ticket (70$ pp), and finally visit the Tombs of the Nobles

Transfer back to the hotel.
Overnight in Luxor.


Day 9: Esna, Edfu & Kom Ombo – Aswan

Breakfast. Drive to visit the Temple of God Khnum at Esna. It is one of the latest temples built in Egypt. Like Dendara, it was built during the Greco-Roman Era as part of the foreign rulers’ efforts to endear themselves to the Egyptians.

Then move to Edfu, you will be transferred to visit the majestic temple dedicated to Horus which is considered by most to be the best preserved cult temple in Egypt.

According to the Egyptian myths, it was the place where the falcon-headed god Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth.

Then transfer to see to the Temple of Kom Ombo standing on high grounds overlooking the Nile. It differs from other temples because of its double entrance, each one is dedicated to divinity: “Haroeris” with his falcon head and ” Sobek ” with his crocodile head.

The Temple of Kom Ombo was built on the honor of two deities the crocodile-headed Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world, and Haroeris or the ancient falcon-headed Horus. Also, Kom Ombo’s importance lies in its huge sugar-cane.

Then move to your hotel in Aswan.
Overnight in Aswan.


Day 10: Aswan Tour

Breakfast. Start your tour by visiting The Philae temple Sail by felucca (Egyptian sailboat) to the island of Agilkia. Visit the temple that was removed from their original island of Philae which lies submerged most of the year by the waters of Lake Nasser. The main Temple of Isis and its monuments were built between the 26th-dynasty and the Roman period.

Then move to visit the Temple of Kalabsha which has been dismantled and re-erected on a hill near the High-Dam site (Western Bank). This temple was originally built by Toutmosis II and Amenophis II at Kalabsha, 40 miles south of Aswan, and was restored during the Roman conquest.

After that, visit St. Simoen Monestery which is located opposing the southern tip of the Elephantine Island.Firstly, it was called Anba Hatre Monastery. The principal church of the Monastery was built during the first half of the eleventh century ( or possibly earlier, in the tenth century ) and represents the oldest of its kind in Egypt.

Sail on the Nile by Felucca around Kitchener’s Island and Agha Khan Mausoleum.

Overnight in Aswan.


Day 11: Abu Simbel - Cairo

Breakfast. Departure to visit the Temple of Abu Simbel, The colossal Temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramses II (XIXth. Dynasty) and lately saved from inundation of the Nile waters in among the glories of ancient Egyptian monuments.

The temples were built out of a sandstone rock cliff, and representation of the deities to which each was dedicated is carved on its huge façade. Nearby, also saved, lies the small Temple of the King’s wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Back to Aswan.

Transfer to Aswan airport and departure by plane to Cairo. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Overnight in Cairo.


Day 12: Old Islamic Cairo

Breakfast. Start your tour visitingThe mosque of Amr Ibn Al-Aa's, the oldest and the first mosque built in Egypt. Then visit Sultan Hassan & El-Refaie Mosques. Then proceed to Ibn Tulun Mosque, And then to Al-Azhar famous mosque and the first Islamic university.

After tha, visit Bab Zwayla which is an ancient gate of Cairo. Outside the gate you can see the mosque of Al-Saleh Talai’e. You will get the chance to climb up the stairs and reach its top to see a fascinating view of the minarets of a wide range of Cairo.

Just next to Bab Zwayla you can see the unique mosque of Sultan Al-Mo’ayyad which dates back to the 10th century.

Then you will get inside the complex of sultan Al Ghouri which is really near to AL Azhar mosque. Across the street you will see the complex of Al Mu’ezz with tremendous old Islamic architecture date back to 13th-15th century.

In Addition to the Qalawoun complex from the Mamluks time while crossing Copper, Silver and gold shops, you can visit an ancient Islamic house belong to Souhaimy which used to be the official accommodation for the students of Al Azhar School, takes up to 200 students.

Then you will be transferred from the location of Khan el Khalili to the site of Bab El futuh which is another ancient gate of old Cairo to take some photos and enjoy a great view from the Palace of Bishtack and the Souhaimy house. Finally you can set in a Café at the middle of Khan el Khalili which is called Al Feshawy Café.

Transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight in Cairo.


Day 13: Alexandria

Breakfast. Travel to Alexandria (Approx 3 hours). First visit the insides of the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa which is the largest Roman Cemetery consisting of three levels cut in the rock. Then you will drive to visit the Roman Amphitheater of Alexandria with the display of the sunken monuments of Alexandria which were discovered under the East harbor of Alexandria. You will also drive by Pompay’s Pillar and stop for a photo stop, (it was constructed in honor of the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the end of the 4th century) .

Next stop is the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. Visit it’s open court where you can see the statue of Alexander the Great and the statue of Ptolemy the first, which was found underwater nearby.

You will visit the library’s manuscript museum, president Saddat Museum and impressions of Alexandria Museum.

Note: Alexandria Library is closed on every public holiday.

The car will then take you to visit the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa. Through your drive you will see the old downtown and the local historical architecture which has baroque style designs and Italian and French style properties.

Then you will visit the National Museum of Alexandria.

Visit El Nabi Daniel Mosque which is believed by many people to be related to Alexander the great tomb,  It is said to contain the remains of the scholar and venerated teacher Prophet Daniel and his companion Sidi Lokman el Hakim, a religious story-teller.

Continue to visit the inside of Quaitbay castle which was built on the same site as the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria (one of the seven wonders of ancient world).

After that, move to visit the tombs of Mustafa Kamel which dates back to the Ptolemic era and dates back to the end of the 3rd century B.C.

The car will then take you to the gardens of Montaza Palace. The beautiful coastline and all the views of the city are en route to Montaza Palace and gardens including the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater.

Once in Montaza, you will visit the royal gardens of King Farouk (the last king in the history of Egypt) and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as walk along the famous Montaza bridge and reach the Tea Palace island and see the royal beaches of the queens.

Overnight in Alexandria.


Day 14: Rosetta Tour

Breakfast. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel.

Driving for 60 km To see the simple life of Rosetta and start your Over day to Rosetta from Alexandria.

Upon your arrival you will take a motor boat in the Nile where you will see the meeting point of the Nile and the Mediterranean and see the castle where Rosetta stone was found, It was discovered in 1799.

After that you will see a lot of Islamic monuments, Travel in comfort back to your hotel, Rosetta has so much to see, feel, eat and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary – just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you.

Overnight in Alexandria.


Day 15: El-Alamein (WW II Battlefield) - Cairo

Breakfast. Our guide will pick you up from your hotel, start full day visit to Alamain. You will get to visit the War Musum of Alamain, where you will see the story of the war, different weapons and outfits for soldiers of all participants forces. Then you get to visit the Commonwealth & German Cemeteries.

At the end of the day, you will be transferred back to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.


Day 16: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel, then our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities.

 

Includes:

8 Nights hotel accommodation in Cairo on Bed & Breakfast basis
4 Nights hotel accommodation in Luxor on Bed & Breakfast basis
2 Nights hotel accommodation in Aswan on Bed & Breakfast basis
2 Night hotel accommodation in Alexandria on Bed & Breakfast basis
Pickup and drop off services
All transfers by modern AC Car
Expert Egyptology English speaking tour guide
All entry fees to all the mentioned sites
Domestic flights: Cairo / Luxor – Aswan / Cairo.
All taxes and charges


Excludes:

Visa Entry for Egypt. (We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request)
International Flights.
Extra visits.
Personal items.
Tipping.

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    Hotel Rating in Egypt:

Kindly note that the hotel rating in Egypt is not the same as in the USA or Europe, so our Luxury or Ultimate Luxury hotel options are always recommended as minimum in Egypt - some 5 stars hotels in Egypt seem like 3 or 4 stars. Of course The 3*  & 4 * hotels aren’t recommended at all as we receive many complaints from our guests about them.

 

  • Visa Service:

    - Skip queues on arrival save time and complicated procedures. our rep will have your visa already prepared for you. Just send us copy of your passport.

    Note: For any nationally If you have a valid schengen or USA Visa or Uk Visa we can provide you with visa service upon arrival. You don’t need to apply in embassy before hand.

     

Traveling by overnight train NOT RECOMMENDED:

We don’t recommend it, it takes15 to 18 hours on a very noisy train. The toilets are not good and smelly. Food is not good in general. Beds: moderately comfortable. Comment from a client: “However, I am 6'0" (183 cm) tall and barely fit into the bed -- anyone taller would have to curl up.”

 If you don't fancy traveling by overnight sleeper train then upgrade to our flight option.  Enjoying extra nights of comfort in 5* hotel accommodation. We recommend that you upgrade this transfer to domestic flight. Extra supplement for a 1 way flight and 1 night at 5 star hotels is 150$ per person. Xmas. New Year and Easter supplements apply. Contact us for rates.

 

  • Travel Insurance - from AIG

  • Secure your trip and give yourself greater peace of mind with the Travel Insurance program proposed by AIG Travel Guard for you. One week 25$ per person, More than one week 50 $ per person. 

 

  • Cruise schedule & Sailing times:

    Sometimes due to sailing conditions on the River Nile some Cruises itineraries, schedule and sailing times may be updated. We assure that our clients will see all what is on their itineraries but maybe in different order


    Domestic flights:

    The programs quote the average price of domestic flights with approximate timings.Requests for specific flight times or changes to previously booked reservations may result in changes to the total price of the package. Some flights to sharm or Hurghada are indirect flights via Cairo Airport. 


 


  • Payment policy

We accept all methods of secure payment: Visa, MasterCard,Easy Wire Transfer & Bitcoin.

 


  • Tour and Prices

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.

 

  • Children Policy

0 - 01.99 Free of Charge (unless flights were included)
2 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price and 50% of tour price if it includes flights or sleeper train
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.

 

  • Additional Entry Tickets

All tours don't include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as walking inside one of the pyramid to see the deep burial chambers and the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo or to enter the Tomb of Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings in Luxor are also available at extra cost. 

 

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You can see more about our activities, tour guides, vehicles & daily tours in our

Very active facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ramasside

 

  • Alexandria Trip

Note: Alexandria Library is closed on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase an extra ticket.

 

 

  • Essential Packing

 Comfortable, flat (preferably covered) shoes are needed for the Pyramids and Valley of the Kings. Pack flip flops/sandals to wear aboard the Nile felucca or Nile Cruiser.

 
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We are not just selling tours; we provide you a real experience in Egypt: an experience of a lifetime.

 

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  • All Methods of Secure Payment

We accept all methods of secure payment: Visa, Mastercard, Easy wire transfer & Bitcoin.

 

  • Modern Fleet of Vehicles

We have our own modern fleet of modern air-conditioned vehicles, cars, deluxe limo, and mini vans, large coaches.

 

  • Certificate of Excellence & UN World Tourism Organization Award

Ramasside Tours Group has earned WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION & Trip Advisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence and also for last 6 years, This prestigious award, places Ramasside in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide.

 

  • Full Experience in Egypt

We understand very well, what you need. It’s not just about visiting touristic sights – it’s much more than this. We offer a full experience in Egypt

 

  • Active Social Media & Youtube

You can see more about our activities, tours guides, daily tours in our facebook page; facebook.com/Ramasside or our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/ramassidegroup

 

  • Pick your Guide

We are the ONLY tour company in Egypt that lets you pick your own guide!

You can pick your tour guide, check our Facebook page, read our latest reviews in TripAdvisor, watch our channel on youtube to choose the best guide you wish to have.

 

  • Accessible Tours

We offer accessible holidays for travelers with disabilities.

 

  • Tailor-made holidays

We offer fully customizable tours, want to check something out that’s not in the basic tour? No problem!

 

  • Private and Group Tours

Looking for private tours? We offer those. Looking to join a group and get a discounted rate? We do that too!

 

  • A personal Touch

Ramasside is very selective when choosing our staff. We don’t only choose qualified and professional tour guides and leaders but also choose those who are friendly, with a sense of humor who are committed to offer a superior level of service so you can enjoy your time with them.

 

  • Customer Service 24 hours, 7 days a week

Cell/whatsapp : 00201005759364 – 00201003304715

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Office number GMT +2 (9 am till 10 pm): 002034257705

 

  • Personal Tour Operators

Our tour operators, in the booking process, are not only offering you a tour but are advising you how to have a lifetime experience and how to fully enjoy and maximize your time in Egypt.



                                   We promise you the tour of your lifetime in Egypt.                     
Mohamed Yousef
Chairman Ramasside Tours


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Add-on Options:

Aswan Nile View Room 30$ Per Person Per Night ( 30$ )

Luxor Nile View Room 30$ Per Person Per Night ( 30$ )

Aswan Sound and Light Show at Philae temples ( 55$ )

Tut Anck Amon Tomb Visit ( 30$ )

Inside The Great Pyramid ( 30$ )

Wheelchair ( 20$ )

Child Car Seat ( 10$ )

Sound & Light Show at Karnak Temple ( 55$ )

Hot Air Ballooning ( 120$ )

Lunch (Traditional or modern Egyptian) ( 15$ )

Horse and Carriage Ride ( 35$ )

Camel Ride ( 15$ )

Sound & Light Show at Pyramids ( 55$ )

Travel Insurance ( 25$ )

Pyramid View Room ( 30$ )

Visa Upon Arrival ( 35$ )

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